109-Year-Old Veteran and His Secrets to Life Will Make You Smile

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Bundokji
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109-Year-Old Veteran and His Secrets to Life Will Make You Smile

Post by Bundokji » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:05 pm

I just came across the following video which i found interesting. What constitutes a healthy life?

And the Blessed One addressed the bhikkhus, saying: "Behold now, bhikkhus, I exhort you: All compounded things are subject to vanish. Strive with earnestness!"

This was the last word of the Tathagata.

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Post by suriyopama » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:13 am

Very interesting.

No greed, good intentions, and probably a great bunch of good kamma from the past. That seems to lead to a healthy life.

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Post by Zom » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:11 pm

For people who have very good health one of major, or possibly, the major reason why they live for so long - is the will to live itself. This man seems to have a stong will to live still. My wife told me a story about her grandmother. Don't remember how old was she, but quite old. She also smoked a lot, till death, never had issues with health because of that. And she died just because she lost will to live, not because of a disease.

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Post by TLCD96 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:13 am

A monk once told this wonderful story about how, when he was on a trip to Thailand, he got to meet with a very old monk (around 100 years old). He asked the old monk a question, to my memory:

How did you get to be so old?

Me? Well if you want to live to be old like me, all you need to do is keep breathing in and out, in and out!
All of us are bound by birth, aging, and death.

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Re: 109-Year-Old Veteran and His Secrets to Life Will Make You Smile

Post by mrgrtt123 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:32 am

This is really such an interesting video, and I am so glad that you have to share it with us.

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