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Bring Nature In

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Re: Bring Nature In

Postby meindzai » Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:32 pm

People that take care of Bonsai put an enourmous amount of time,care, discipline and effort into what they do. I do think it is a bit insulting to somehow pass such people off as being somehow cruel or doing something that the plant somehow "doesn't want." We are talking about some pretty spoiled plants here - watered, fed, maintained, cared for, with the capability to live indefinately as opposed to a tree fending for itself. If I wanted to be a smart arse, I could almost say it's cruel NOT to have bonsai, couldn't I? LOL. I feel a repeat of the "kids" thread coming on...

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Postby Thaibebop » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:55 am

But first let me know if you want them. You sound like your mind is made up.[/quote]
Not at all, please share. I was thinking of Bonsai because my daughter and both like them and it could be a family project. Other suggestions are more than welcome, thanks!

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Postby christopher::: » Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:38 am

My wife tends plants and flowers on our patio. Her mom has a vegetable garden behind her house. She grows cucumbers, broccoli, eggplant, and then sends them to us. It's definitely a very helpful and therapuatic form of mindfulness practice for both of them, a way to express metta, mudita and karuna to nature and family. It helps them to cultivate calm, equanimity, concentration...

It's just a win/win in so many ways.

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"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)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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"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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Postby Cittasanto » Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:30 am



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Postby Annapurna » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:25 pm

It's also healthy. They don't get diseases so easily.

Never seen lice on it, even though it's on the patio in the summer.
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