Update on Orlando Shooting

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Re: Update on Orlando Shooting

Post by The Thinker » Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:16 pm

:candle: May peace enter the hearts of all who live and breath on this planet.
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Re: Update on Orlando Shooting

Post by sattva » Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:24 pm

The Thinker wrote::candle: May peace enter the hearts of all who live and breath on this planet.
Yes. Just so sad....

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Re: Update on Orlando Shooting

Post by Aloka » Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:28 am

Really tragic, 50 people shot dead and 53 wounded.


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Mass shooting in Orlando, Fl

Post by Ben » Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:33 am

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Anicca vata sankhara
Uppada vaya dhammino
Uuppajjitva nirujjhanti
Tesam vupasamo sukho

All things are impermanent.
They arise and pass away.
Having arisen they come to an end.
Their coming to peace is bliss

“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.
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Re: Update on Orlando Shooting

Post by Kusala » Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:32 am


"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: Update on Orlando Shooting

Post by _anicca_ » Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:23 am


:candle: :candle: :candle:

"A virtuous monk, Kotthita my friend, should attend in an appropriate way to the five clinging-aggregates as inconstant, stressful, a disease, a cancer, an arrow, painful, an affliction, alien, a dissolution, an emptiness, not-self."



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Re: Update on Orlando Shooting

Post by Dinsdale » Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:29 am

:candle: :candle: :candle:

Terrible to see the LGBT community targeted in this way.
Buddha save me from new-agers!

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Re: Update on Orlando Shooting

Post by Tex » Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:29 am

"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

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