Bastille Day Truck attack, Nice, France.

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Bastille Day Truck attack, Nice, France.

Post by Ben » Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:18 pm

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For all our friends and relatives in France.
For those who were hurt, killed and those that have lost those they love.
For the perpetrators
And for those who will be targeted for revenge.
This is what should be done
By one who is skilled in goodness,
And who knows the path of peace:
Let them be able and upright,
Straightforward and gentle in speech,
Humble and not conceited,
Contented and easily satisfied,
Unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways.
Peaceful and calm and wise and skillful,
Not proud or demanding in nature.
Let them not do the slightest thing
That the wise would later reprove.
Wishing: In gladness and in safety,
May all beings be at ease.
Whatever living beings there may be;
Whether they are weak or strong, omitting none,
The great or the mighty, medium, short or small,
The seen and the unseen,
Those living near and far away,
Those born and to-be-born —
May all beings be at ease!

Let none deceive another,
Or despise any being in any state.
Let none through anger or ill-will
Wish harm upon another.
Even as a mother protects with her life
Her child, her only child,
So with a boundless heart
Should one cherish all living beings;
Radiating kindness over the entire world:
Spreading upwards to the skies,
And downwards to the depths;
Outwards and unbounded,
Freed from hatred and ill-will.
Whether standing or walking, seated or lying down
Free from drowsiness,
One should sustain this recollection.
This is said to be the sublime abiding.
By not holding to fixed views,
The pure-hearted one, having clarity of vision,
Being freed from all sense desires,
Is not born again into this world.

-- SN 1.8
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“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

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Bastille Day Truck attack, Nice, France.

Post by bodom » Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:56 pm

:candle:

:namaste:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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Re: Bastille Day Truck attack, Nice, France.

Post by DNS » Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:24 am

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Re: Bastille Day Truck attack, Nice, France.

Post by Spiny Norman » Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:08 am

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Re: Bastille Day Truck attack, Nice, France.

Post by Mr Man » Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:58 am

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Re: Bastille Day Truck attack, Nice, France.

Post by Tex » Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:48 pm

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"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -- Heraclitus

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Re: Bastille Day Truck attack, Nice, France.

Post by sattva » Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:57 am

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Re: Bastille Day Truck attack, Nice, France.

Post by jagodage » Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:29 am

A tree lives its own life.
Bear flowers,
Bear fruits in time.
The fruits mature.
Sometimes fruits may falls before
Young ones,Old ones before mature.

A man may die as a boy,as an adult.
Or live a life.
Death is so.

Life is so short as a dew on the tip of grass leaf.So impermanent
How true is the Buddha's principle of Annicha.

May merits be cause a good birth for all victims.

With Metta

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Re: Bastille Day Truck attack, Nice, France.

Post by Sprouticus » Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:08 am

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Namo buddhaya

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Re: Bastille Day Truck attack, Nice, France.

Post by Buddha Vacana » Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:22 am

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For all those who have been victims of this terrible tragedy.

I would like to also light e-candles for all those who have been experiencing over the past few days in Zimbabwean prisons what president Mugabe means by "full wrath of the law"; for the Turkish soldiers who have been or are being beaten to death in the streets or tortured in prisons; for all civilians and children who are considered collateral damage in air strikes in the Middle East; for all those who are being tortured in prisons around the world in China, North Korea, Syria, Ukraine and so many other countries; for all those who are probably still being used as human guinea pigs for testing biological or chemical weapons, or those who are still suffering the consequences of such experiments. The list has almost no end. Let's not forget them either.

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Re: Bastille Day Truck attack, Nice, France.

Post by Ben » Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:48 am

Buddha Vacana wrote::candle:

For all those who have been victims of this terrible tragedy.

I would like to also light e-candles for all those who have been experiencing over the past few days in Zimbabwean prisons what president Mugabe means by "full wrath of the law"; for the Turkish soldiers who have been or are being beaten to death in the streets or tortured in prisons; for all civilians and children who are considered collateral damage in air strikes in the Middle East; for all those who are being tortured in prisons around the world in China, North Korea, Syria, Ukraine and so many other countries; for all those who are probably still being used as human guinea pigs for testing biological or chemical weapons, or those who are still suffering the consequences of such experiments. The list has almost no end. Let's not forget them either.

:candle: :candle: :candle:
Yes, the list is almost endless. The intention of this thread was to highlight what was going on at the time and to recollect the brahmaviharas. It was never to limit our attention to some at the exclusion of others.
“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

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Bastille Day Truck attack, Nice, France.

Post by Buddha Vacana » Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:47 pm

Ben wrote:The intention of this thread was to highlight what was going on at the time and to recollect the brahmaviharas. It was never to limit our attention to some at the exclusion of others.
I did not mean to condemn the message in the OP, empathy is always a good thing, I just wanted to highlight that we all (myself included) have a "natural" tendency to selective empathy, which we all need to constantly keep in check. I hope this can be viewed as a constructive remark despite its somewhat unskilful wording that may well sound judgemental.

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Re: Bastille Day Truck attack, Nice, France.

Post by Buddha Vacana » Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:53 am

I thought it could be worthwhile providing some context for the statement below, as I live myself not very far from Nice in a town that has a very large Muslim community, and I have seen this pattern arising in myself (in all kinds of cases, not specially with Muslims), despite constant practice, so that I regularly need to keep it in check, and my experience is that everyone else, even very advanced practitioners, has the same problem, though at varying intensity of course.
Buddha Vacana wrote:we all (myself included) have a "natural" tendency to selective empathy, which we all need to constantly keep in check
So here is the experiment I had in mind while writing the above (it starts at 36:10):


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