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The Chronicles of Samsara

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The Chronicles of Samsara

Postby Ben » Sat Nov 21, 2009 2:16 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: The Chronicles of Samsara

Postby pink_trike » Sat Nov 21, 2009 2:49 am

To be expected in our global cult of commodity. Everything is for sale.
Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

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Re: The Chronicles of Samsara

Postby christopher::: » Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:44 pm

"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
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Re: The Chronicles of Samsara

Postby cooran » Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:48 am

Hello Ben,

As it turns out in this case ~ it didn't happen. The policeman has been suspended from duty.


Police last month said they had broken up a gang suspected of killing dozens of people. (Reuters)
Peru has suspended its top organised crime investigator after he misled the country by saying he had caught a gang of serial killers who acted out an ancient Andean legend and sold their victims' fat.
Eusebio Felix was put on leave from his job for telling Peruvians last month that four suspected murderers apprehended by police were Pishtacos - the legendary killers who roam the Andes mountains extracting fat from travellers.
In the legend, the Pishtacos strung up the torsos of their victims above candles and heated them to collect fat.
Police initially said the gang murdered up to 60 victims and exported their fat for thousands of dollars a litre to Italian cosmetics makers. In the end, there may have been only one victim.
When they announced their big find, police held a news conference and displayed what they said was human fat stored in an empty bottle of Inca Kola, the electric-yellow soft drink popular in the Andes.
They also showed a video of police pulling body parts from a shallow grave at a house in the mountainous region of Huanuco.
But on Tuesday, after weeks of doubts about the case, police in Lima said the investigation had been botched.
General Miguel Hidalgo, the head of Peru's police, said he was embarrassed.
"This affects the image and respectability of the police," he said.
Police in Huanuco, who complain they were excluded from the inquiry, said there was only one murder victim and that he was linked to the cocaine trade.
They believe the four alleged killers, who are still in custody, may have bottled his fat to intimidate their rivals in an area rife with drug trafficking and violence.
Anthropologists said investigators foolishly believed the Pishtacos legend when searching for a motive for the murder and then played on people's fears by turning the legend into reality.
"It seems a myth that has been in Peruvian culture for a long time was used to explain a very strange crime," said Juan Rivera of the Catholic University in Lima.
Politicians blamed the police for scaring away tourists.
"This has been a ruse of bad taste," said Jorge Espinoza, president of the region of Huanuco.
Doctors said it would be pointless to kill people to harvest their fat when it could be easily collected from plastic surgery clinics that perform tummy tucks.
"We wouldn't throw out hundreds of litres of human fat if it were worth $15,000 a litre," said Julio Castro of Peru's board of medicine.
Others said fat spoils too quickly to be useful.
- Reuters
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009 ... 759374.htm

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Re: The Chronicles of Samsara

Postby catmoon » Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:28 am

And another one bites the dust....

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Re: The Chronicles of Samsara

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:30 am

Greetings,

How superificial... at least Soylent Green was food. :mrgreen:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: The Chronicles of Samsara

Postby zavk » Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:39 am

With metta,
zavk

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Re: The Chronicles of Samsara

Postby Ben » Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:24 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: The Chronicles of Samsara

Postby vocalyz » Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:20 pm

Hello my name is Laura
I'm not sure this is the right place to post this but I was hoping some of you could help
Buddhist Monks are featured on the new 30 Seconds to Mars album 'This Is War' the track L490
The album itself has a spiritual vibe or specifically the battle for the soul or in buddhist circles Samsara

The Echelon/fans of the band would like to understand the meaning of the chant in the song
The band encourages us to search and discover the true meaning
Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated


please click play on L490 it has a slow beginning that is either a gong ring or radio signal sound, then acoustic guitars & monks chanting at the end
the album is streaming on that site

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The band was very honored and happy that the monks participated in their album project
Jared Leto is the frontman along with his brother Shannon on drums & guitarist Tomo Milicevic. They are from Los Angeles
It would be wonderful if we could fully understand the meaning and words of the chant
Again thank you in advance. Any insight would be greatly appreciated :smile:

Sincerely,
Laura/Vocalyz

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Re: The Chronicles of Samsara

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Re: The Chronicles of Samsara

Postby cooran » Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:31 pm

---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: The Chronicles of Samsara

Postby vocalyz » Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:47 pm

Thank you so much for your quick response Chris and Mikenz66

My sincere apologies on the site link. It was provided by the band with a worldwide fanbase I thought it would be accessible


perhaps this will work the monks are at around 3:33 of the track Equinox/L490

Thank you for the explanation & identifying type of monks .
Jared called it a battle for buddhists too is that incorrect description?

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Re: The Chronicles of Samsara

Postby cooran » Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:44 pm

Hello Vocalyz,

You would be better posting on a Tibetan group. Theravada doesn't use the same language.

Here are 618 groups to post the music on:
http://dir.groups.yahoo.com/dir/1602624710

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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Re: The Chronicles of Samsara

Postby vocalyz » Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:04 pm

Thank you so much Chris for giving me some direction
It is greatly appreciated :smile:

~Laura


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