In memorium...Individual...

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In memorium...Individual...

Postby appicchato » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:35 pm

Today's his birthday... :candle:

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Re: In memorium...Individual...

Postby clw_uk » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:48 pm

What happened to him?

He who binds to himself a joy
Does the wingèd life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity's sunrise.

William Blake

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Re: In memorium...Individual...

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:26 am

:candle: :candle: :candle:
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Re: In memorium...Individual...

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:26 am

May he be truly happy, wherever he is.
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:26 am

:candle: :candle: :candle:
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Re: In memorium...Individual...

Postby plwk » Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:28 am

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Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: In memorium...Individual...

Postby plwk » Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:30 am

What happened to him?
This
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: In memorium...Individual...

Postby Ben » Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:33 am

Where ever realm you may be
My merits I dedicate to you, Individual
For your benefit and welfare.
:candle:
“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

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loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: In memorium...Individual...

Postby appicchato » Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:31 am



Re-reading the above I seemed to have jumped the gun a week...although still an 'individual' worth remembering...

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Re: In memorium...Individual...

Postby Crazy cloud » Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:25 am

Sat here reading some poems, and between two, I saw this tread, and felt for sharing these words

Rain, hail, snow and ice:
All are different,
But when they fall
They become the same water
As the valley stream.

The ways of proclaiming
The Mind vary,
But the same heavenly truth
Can be seen
In each and every one.

Cover your path
With the fallen pine needles
So no one will be able
To locate your
True dwelling place.

(Ikkyu)

:candle:
your name Mori means forest like the infinite fresh green distances of your blindness

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Re: In memorium...Individual...

Postby PeterB » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:12 am

He is in my thoughts and prayers. He often is.

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