What Happened to Simon E ??

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A Ah Sha Sa Ma Ha
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What Happened to Simon E ??

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I noticed a while back he stopped posting...
I hope he is OK :heart:
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I believe he came to his senses and resolved that this mutual prapanca society was not conducive to the spiritual path.

To paraphrase Marlon Brando, "The only reason I'm here is that I don't yet have the moral courage to turn down the prapanca."

:crying:
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Upaya Chapter

純一実相。実相外。更無別法。法性寂然名止。寂而常渉照名観。
There is only reality; there is nothing separate from reality. The naturally tranquil nature of dharmas is shamatha. The abiding luminosity of tranquility is vipashyana.

-From Guanding's Introduction to Zhiyi's Great Shamatha and Vipashyana
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Kunga Lhadzom wrote: Thu May 24, 2018 6:29 pm I noticed a while back he stopped posting...
I hope he is OK :heart:
Yes, he's taking some time off.

I am finding it lonely as the only Grumpy Old Brit in the DW village. ;)
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Thanks Mantrik...Glad he's ok...I feel like I know you guys..and I'm like a mother hen ... :jumping:
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Queequeg wrote: Thu May 24, 2018 6:45 pm I believe he came to his senses and resolved that this mutual prapanca society was not conducive to the spiritual path.

To paraphrase Marlon Brando, "The only reason I'm here is that I don't yet have the moral courage to turn down the prapanca."

:crying:
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Didn't he say somehwere that he would be on retreat for some time ?
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Marc wrote: Thu May 24, 2018 7:18 pm Didn't he say somehwere that he would be on retreat for some time ?
Nah, that was Captain Oates. :)
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Queequeg wrote: Thu May 24, 2018 6:45 pmprapanca
Never heard of that word.....reminds me of theatrical props...
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Kunga Lhadzom wrote: Thu May 24, 2018 7:29 pm
Queequeg wrote: Thu May 24, 2018 6:45 pmprapanca
theatrical props...
In a way, there might be a metaphor in there...
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Upaya Chapter

純一実相。実相外。更無別法。法性寂然名止。寂而常渉照名観。
There is only reality; there is nothing separate from reality. The naturally tranquil nature of dharmas is shamatha. The abiding luminosity of tranquility is vipashyana.

-From Guanding's Introduction to Zhiyi's Great Shamatha and Vipashyana
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Hi Simon,When you get a chance maybe tell us of your travels.I miss that. :cheers:
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Glad he is OK. Thanks for info Mantrik-la
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Kunga Lhadzom wrote: Thu May 24, 2018 7:29 pm
Queequeg wrote: Thu May 24, 2018 6:45 pmprapanca
Never heard of that word.....reminds me of theatrical props...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conceptual_proliferation
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Mantrik wrote: Thu May 24, 2018 7:09 pm
Yes, he's taking some time off.

I am finding it lonely as the only Grumpy Old Brit in the DW village. ;)
Well at least we have one Grumpy Old Brit. But I miss Simon. :tantrum:

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I'm not around much either, but have noticed that Simon had moved on. as far as I can see, he was beyond descriptions .... be well Simon.
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Queequeg wrote: Thu May 24, 2018 6:45 pmmutual prapanca society
Brilliant! :twothumbsup:
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