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  A wandering monk called Vaccha asked the Buddha if the Buddha would still exsist after death. The Buddha replied:
"Vaccha, the idea that I would exist or not exist after death - such ideas lead to dense jungles and arid deserts, to entanglements... continue...

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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: REDUCING SUFFERING
vertical line Posted on Jan.25.2009 @ 04:29PM EDT by Woodsman
Just thinking about it, how to make it more,  important, to myself, can't make anyone else see, if I can't see myself, as being in other's suffering.

And just within the last few minutes, became reflective on the fact that I am so fortunate, living, for the life which I have lived... no regrets. But no regrets in each and every moment, from this day forward, has to be continually before me, otherwise... I waste it, the chance to relieve suffering. I'm not writing about removing pain, pain is part of life, but suffering is optional, it's what I add to anything, making it bad. Looking at the simple fact of running water, warm dry clothing, ... I feel, very fortunate.

So, the fortunate feeling extends out to gratitude, and in gratitude I cannot do anything else but share, help.. As it has been done for me, so I must do for others.

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Reply from so_teh
Jan.25.2009
05:55PM EDT 
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Honoring the Light in you,                                                                                                        knowing the Light in me,                                                                                                          we are one.

This insight came to me this morning. The deep connections from Source will provide my happiness throughout a whole day. Each one will replace the previous with greater awareness and take its place in the great function... 

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Reply from Woodsman
Jan.25.2009
06:37PM EDT 
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vertical line As I go out tonight to work I look for the end of suffering. Uh oh. Ok, I'll settle for a reduction of suffering, but am still looking for the change, by becoming it. It will be!
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Reply from shayne
Jan.25.2009
07:39PM EDT 
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cant end suffering.

it happens too.

my mom had cancer and suffered.

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Reply from floating_a
Jan.25.2009
08:45PM EDT 
vertical line Thankyou sincerely, Woodsman.

Thankyou always.

Bows with head to ground.
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Reply from lehish
Jan.26.2009
05:32AM EDT 
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Qutoe: "it's what I add to anything, making it bad"
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there's an 'anything' which can be added to - subtracted from ?

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Reply from -----0
Jan.26.2009
11:48AM EDT 
vertical line One can't just simply decide to end suffering, or one actually can, but it won't work. Every attachment that we make will eventually cause some suffering.
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Reply from Woodsman
Jan.26.2009
04:43PM EDT 
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vertical line At one point another female nurse said, "You are too serious." And I asked her if she wanted some water, that I could dump over her head. Kinda like a late night Woody baptism, very somber and wet.
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Jan.26.2009
05:25PM EDT 
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Quote: "At one point another female nurse said, "You are too serious." And I asked her if she wanted some water, that I could dump over her head. Kinda like a late night Woody baptism, very somber and wet. "
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if no thinking this is good, that is bad, no serious

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Reply from Woodsman
Jan.26.2009
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Quote: "At one point another female nurse said, "You are too serious." And I asked her if she wanted some water, that I could dump over her head. Kinda like a late night Woody baptism, very somber and wet. "
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if no thinking this is good, that is bad, no serious

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tell her that, and give some water too
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Reply from lehish
Jan.26.2009
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Quote: "At one point another female nurse said, "You are too serious." And I asked her if she wanted some water, that I could dump over her head. Kinda like a late night Woody baptism, very somber and wet. "
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was referring to you posting thinking good-bad

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