Death is Certain — Life is Uncertain

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Death is Certain — Life is Uncertain

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:08 pm

Father says Leicester fire deaths 'were in God's plan'On YouTube (for non UK residents).

Whether you think it was God's plan or the result of kamma, it is always helpful to reflect on it skilfully.
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Re: Death is Certain — Life is Uncertain

Post by Samma » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:22 pm

Neither gods plan or karma eh?

Utuniyama: the natural law pertaining to physical objects and changes in the natural environment, such as the weather

It can help to make up greater stories like its all part of the plan or past actions, but ehhh sometimes life just hits you with a fire. Thats dukkha.

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Re: Death is Certain — Life is Uncertain

Post by Kusala » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:52 pm

"Like massive boulders,
mountains pressing against the sky,
moving in from all sides,
crushing the four directions,
so aging and death
come rolling over living beings:
noble warriors, brahmans, merchants,
workers, outcastes, & scavengers.
They spare nothing.
They trample everything.

Here elephant troops can hold no ground,
nor can chariots or infantry,
nor can a battle of wits
or wealth win out.

So a wise person,
seeing his own good,
steadfast, secures confidence
in the Buddha, Dhamma, & Sangha.

One who practices the Dhamma
in thought, word, & deed,
receives praise here on earth
and after death rejoices in heaven." ... .than.html

"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

"The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,
Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "

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Re: Death is Certain — Life is Uncertain

Post by cooran » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:44 pm

Life is only as long as your next out-breath, if you don't breathe in again.

With metta and karuna,
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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