Death Poems

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fuki
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Re: Death Poems

Post by fuki » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:16 pm

Mason wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:19 am
Just talked to my step-mom. My dad's prognosis is: "If it weren't for the pain, it wouldn't be a problem." Kind of morbid but also kind of easeful.
That's "good" right, I mean pain is ineviatble, where there is consciousness there is the alternation between pain and pleasure, but suffering/dukkha is a mental thingy, meaning resisting whatever is or hoping that it will be otherwise, so no one enjoys pain but it sounds to me that if "only" the pain is the problem he's in a relatively "good" place if you catch my dift, nothing lasts forever, the pain will go. But I never hear people saying "if it weren't for the pleasure, it wouldn't be a problem" So nothing morbid to me, sounds like a healthy comment.
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Re: Death Poems

Post by Mason » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:39 am

Today, I will not answer.
:namaste:

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Re: Death Poems

Post by Mason » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:05 am

Busy with nothing, growing old.
Within emptiness, weeping, laughing.
Intrinsically, there is no “I.”
Life and death, thus cast aside.

-Ven. Sheng Yen (FEBRUARY 5, 2009)
:namaste:

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Re: Death Poems

Post by Mason » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:35 am

The Method of Organic Liberation

Your nature is the sun and moon.
Do not stare at the sun, but acknowledge
It's brightness. Do stare into
The deep and radiant moon;
This, too, is authentic practice.

Do not attempt meditation.
Rather, look at the fullness
of your self-sprung awareness.
It is not a leaf, nor the whole tree.
It is organic knowing, simple humility,
The bliss of the three times, subdued
In the presence of wondrous
Nirvana.

Do not linger in coarse worlds,
Nor should you abandon them.
Instead, practice wholeheartedly
To awaken all beings, primarily
The host who is beyond all guests,
That is - the guest, beyond all hosts.
:namaste:

Kaya

Re: Death Poems

Post by Kaya » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:40 pm

Wow! You should cite attribution when you compose. You certainly should be recognized, Mason.

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Re: Death Poems

Post by fuki » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:03 pm

Mason wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:52 pm
Too long, didn't read. :106:
I hope you didn't suffocate, oh it's read. :P

"There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. And such is the paradox of living,
this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive"

~Jack London
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Re: Death Poems

Post by Fruitzilla » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:01 pm

People, the topic of this thread is Death Poems. Please stay on it.

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Re: Death Poems

Post by desert_woodworker » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:42 am

-
Busy with nothing, growing old.
Within emptiness, weeping, laughing.
Intrinsically, there is no “I.”
Life and death, thus cast aside.


-- Ch'an Master Sheng Yen (1930-2009)

- translated by Guo Gu, 2009

--Joe

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