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The Desert is Quiet

Postby Mr. G » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:19 pm

    How foolish you are,
    grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
    - Vasubandhu
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Re: The Desert is Quiet

Postby Josef » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:22 pm

Thats what it looks like across the street from my house.
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Re: The Desert is Quiet

Postby rory » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:14 am

It's beautiful; where are you; New Mexico, Arizona? I bet the sky at night is amazing.
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Om amogha-padma-pasa-krodhakarsaya praveshaya maha-pashupati-yama-varuna-kuvera
brahma-vesa-dhara padma-kula-samayan hum hum

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Re: The Desert is Quiet

Postby Josef » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:36 am

rory wrote:It's beautiful; where are you; New Mexico, Arizona? I bet the sky at night is amazing.
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Arizona, north of Scottsdale.
The sky at night is absolutely beautiful.
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Re: The Desert is Quiet

Postby rory » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:16 am

Aha, I know Scottsdale, was at Orme for a summer, the desert is incredible. Must be wonderful to meditate there...I love the quiet myself, unfortunately in the video the pinky character never stopped.
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Om amogha-padma-pasa-krodhakarsaya praveshaya maha-pashupati-yama-varuna-kuvera
brahma-vesa-dhara padma-kula-samayan hum hum

heart mantra: Om amogha vijaya hum phat
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Re: The Desert is Quiet

Postby tomamundsen » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:04 am

Nice. Yea, Arizona has amazing night skies. I wish I could see them more often!
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Re: The Desert is Quiet

Postby maybay » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:34 am

Next you're going to tell me samsara is beautiful...
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Re: The Desert is Quiet

Postby rory » Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:30 am

Sure; Samsara is Nirvana!
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Om amogha-padma-pasa-krodhakarsaya praveshaya maha-pashupati-yama-varuna-kuvera
brahma-vesa-dhara padma-kula-samayan hum hum

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Re: The Desert is Quiet

Postby maybay » Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:52 am

rory wrote:Sure; Samsara is Nirvana!
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Where did you get that idea?
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Re: The Desert is Quiet

Postby rory » Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:31 am

Nagarjuna!
Hence Nagarjuna writes: "There is nothing whatever which differentiates samsara from nirvana; and there is nothing whatever which differentiates nirvana from samsara. The extreme limit of nirvana is also the extreme limit of samsara; there is not the slightest bit of difference between these two" (M 25: 19-20
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Dharani of Amoghapasa Avalokitesvara:

Om amogha-padma-pasa-krodhakarsaya praveshaya maha-pashupati-yama-varuna-kuvera
brahma-vesa-dhara padma-kula-samayan hum hum

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Re: The Desert is Quiet

Postby justsit » Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:34 pm

...the desert's quiet and Cleveland's cold...

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Re: The Desert is Quiet

Postby maybay » Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:14 pm

rory wrote:Nagarjuna!
Hence Nagarjuna writes: "There is nothing whatever which differentiates samsara from nirvana; and there is nothing whatever which differentiates nirvana from samsara. The extreme limit of nirvana is also the extreme limit of samsara; there is not the slightest bit of difference between these two" (M 25: 19-20
ttp://www.religion-online.org/showartic ... title=2364

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Seems like the long way round. Why take the long way round unless he was trying to avoid something.
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Re: The Desert is Quiet

Postby dianah » Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:53 pm

Beautiful, thank you!
I live in the Mojave desert northeast from the city of Mojave in a place called California City. I can see the Sierras from my back yard.
The Desert does have its great beauty and solitude...
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