Prayers for SATTVA

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by Ben » Fri May 11, 2012 11:31 am

Another, very pleasing, update....
Hello again,

I'm happy to say that Louise has phoned me a few times just recently. She wanted me to say hello to you and pass on the latest news. Her kidney function, while still not where it should be, is stable: so, no dialysis! Tomorrow she's moving to the sixth floor Physical Therapy, and she'll probably stay there for about two weeks, I think. She sounds MUCH more vibrant and happy!

Smiling!
C
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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: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by Cittasanto » Fri May 11, 2012 7:13 pm

Good News!

Hope she has a speedy recovery and comes back on soon :hug:
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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by Modus.Ponens » Sat May 12, 2012 12:21 am

I'll repeat: have a steady and fast recovery Louise! :group:
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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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by jonno » Tue May 15, 2012 8:54 pm

HI my beloved LB. hang on in there blessed one. My thoughts and prayers are with you. LOVE LOVE LOVE John

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by sattva » Thu May 31, 2012 4:23 am

Thank you everyone for your prayers, chants, and the sending of good thoughts to me. I won't reply in depth right now. Forgive me. I still don't feel up to a lengthy reply. After getting out of the hospital, I went to a nursing rehab facility where i ended up getting an infection on the surface of my skin. The heart surgeon put me back in the hospital for a week. I just got out yesterday and will be receiving IV antibiotics for awhile longer here at home. I am using oxygen now too. Hope that changes. I am tired, but glad to be home.

Love and hugs to you all :heart: :group:

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by retrofuturist » Thu May 31, 2012 4:25 am

Greetings Louise,

Take care.

Metta,
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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by Ben » Thu May 31, 2012 8:59 am

:heart:
:anjali:
“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: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Thu May 31, 2012 10:48 am

Take care of yourself and rest well Louise. Sukhi hotu! :anjali: :heart:
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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by Modus.Ponens » Thu May 31, 2012 12:59 pm

Love and hugs to you too. :group:
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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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by Cittasanto » Thu May 31, 2012 2:43 pm

Good to know you are back at home :) and recuperating in a familiar environment!

Be Well My Friend :)
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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by DNS » Thu May 31, 2012 3:05 pm

Glad you're back home and doing relatively well. Metta.

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by Reductor » Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:00 am

I'm glad you pulled through the operation, Sattva.

May you be well and happy!

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by manas » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:23 am

Hi sattva,

there's a time and a season for everything, and right now for you it's the season for lots of rest, relaxation and healing...definitely don't exert yourself with replies to us, we are fine...just get well!

:heart: ,

manas. :anjali:

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by sattva » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:36 pm

I am still struggling with new and old complications, but so thankful to be here with all of you!
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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by Modus.Ponens » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:00 am

How are you doing sattva? Hope you're doing well. :group:
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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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by sattva » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:44 am

Modus.Ponens wrote:How are you doing sattva? Hope you're doing well. :group:
Thanks for asking MP :heart: What I wrote in my previous post still holds true. Hope all is well with you :)

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by Reductor » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:23 pm

May you be well, Sattva. Hope those complications dissipate like so much dew in the sunshine.

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by jonno » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:03 am

Hi lb, glad to hear you are home again.As always my prayers and love are with you. Love bb

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by Modus.Ponens » Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:18 pm

Hello Sattva

I haven't been in the chat these days so I haven't seen you in a while, or heard about you. How are you doing?

Metta
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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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by Annapurna » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:07 pm

(((Sattva)))

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