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Old 02-09-2011, 06:04 PM
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Wouldn't that be something? The thought of you two being able to spend time with each other someday makes me very happy. You're all right, man.
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Yes it would. Thanks Rarechild
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:01 PM
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LR, Thank you. If I really knew how to play the piano, I'd try to learn that song. Sadly, I'm primarily a banjo player and beautiful songs just don't translate to that God forsaken thing.

Mono, We will one day meet and I got the first round. Bet.

River, Consider it read. And many thanks to you again for your invaluable perspective.
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:06 AM
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Oh it's a hell of a long song.
I don't really know how to play piano-someday. It's on my bucket list!
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:43 AM
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Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With The Heart Of A Buddha. I'm about 33 pages into it and it simply rocks!

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Picked it up this afternoon and I am amazed at how it's resonating with me. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:53 AM
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68. Compassion

Compassion is the finest weapon and best defence.
If you would establish harmony,
Compassion must surround you like a fortress.

Therefore,
A good soldier does not inspire fear;
A good fighter does not display aggression;
A good conqueror does not engage in battle;
A good leader does not exercise authority.

This is the value of unimportance;
This is how to win the cooperation of others;
This to how to build the same harmony that is in nature.
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:25 PM
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Picked it up this afternoon and I am amazed at how it's resonating with me. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Many welcomes and also my own thanks. Every healing heart is the heart of the one life dwelling as many, as one.

This book is just what I needed. It will be my bible for a while.
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:31 PM
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A Guide To Cultivating Compassion.
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:12 PM
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If you keep one foot in the past and one in the future, you're just pissing on the present. —Ellen Muth
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:13 AM
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From "Radical Acceptance"...

"In Buddhism, the three fundamental refuges are the Buddha (our awakened nature), the dharma (the path or the way) and the sangha (the community of aspirants). In these refuges we find genuine safety and peace. We discover a place to rest our human vulnerability, and a sanctuary for our awakening heart and mind. In their shelter we can face and awaken from the trance of fear."

I have been quiet lately, but not silent. I have been working on a building. Whistling as I scrape away cracks and diligently mixing my mortar to the right consistency.

I've been reading and praying. Pausing and breathing. Feeling flush. I've been looking around and purposefully seeing the rhythm of things. The sequence of each process. It's humbling to feel so connected by myself.

My gift is to share this with you... My sangha.
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:49 PM
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I am presently taking a break at work, leaning up against a shop table and eating an apple as I thumbtype on my cell phone. I am pretty content with my day's doings and steadily crossing things off my list.

Rarechild, however, is convalescing (sp?) at home. Earlier this week she had a 103.4 temp. The sickest I've ever seen her. She didn't eat for nearly two days and sweat through two sets of sheets. She was a very sick lady.

So why am I leaning on this bench calmly munching on an apple while she is laid up with a four day headache and no strength to do anything but attempt eating and sleeping as best she can? Because Charlie drove two hours to help out a sick friend and her frazzled husband.

This moment right here is an example of what can be accomplished as three.
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