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3 years ago  ::  Dec 03, 2011 - 3:54PM #1
Kwinters
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How do you work on this truth?
Jesus had two dads, and he turned out alright.~ Andy Gussert

“Feminism has fought no wars. It has killed no opponents. It has set up no concentration camps, starved no enemies, practiced no cruelties. Its battles have been for education, for the vote, for better working conditions…for safety on the streets…for child care, for social welfare…for rape crisis centers, women’s refuges, reforms in the law.

If someone says, “Oh, I’m not a feminist,” I ask, “Why, what’s your problem?”

Dale Spender
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3 years ago  ::  Dec 03, 2011 - 5:23PM #2
Aka_me
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Dec 3, 2011 -- 3:54PM, Kwinters wrote:

How do you work on this truth?



excellent question, looking forward to reading some answers.


personally I'm still working on the first step.

internet troll... anyone who won't stop posting about bad spelling.
the government KILLS and EXPERIMENTS and TORTURES people, without ever apologizing, being held accountable or punished. and you expect me to believe they've automagically grown a conscience to not continue? like bloody hades they have.
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3 years ago  ::  Dec 04, 2011 - 12:25AM #3
Bob0
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One day at a time. Meditation. Allowing the wisdom of the teachings to enter. Observing change. Knowing that what we don't know is infinite. Somehow the passing of years seems to help.
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3 years ago  ::  Dec 04, 2011 - 4:50AM #4
Kwinters
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As some of you may know, in the last 14 months I have experienced the truth of impermance deeply and directly.  It has been a struggle, to say the least, but I feel I am finally reaching a state of acceptance with all the changes that happened.  I had found a few talks on the third noble truth that speak very directly to the challenges I have faced when grief, depression, fear and anger arise.  I have been practicing noticing them, observing them with mindfulness, becoming aware of their opponent forces and allowing them to pass away.  Whatever arises, ceases.


Others may find this interesting/helpful:


dharmaseed.org/talks/audio_player/79/246...

Jesus had two dads, and he turned out alright.~ Andy Gussert

“Feminism has fought no wars. It has killed no opponents. It has set up no concentration camps, starved no enemies, practiced no cruelties. Its battles have been for education, for the vote, for better working conditions…for safety on the streets…for child care, for social welfare…for rape crisis centers, women’s refuges, reforms in the law.

If someone says, “Oh, I’m not a feminist,” I ask, “Why, what’s your problem?”

Dale Spender
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3 years ago  ::  Dec 04, 2011 - 8:02AM #5
dio
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what is the third noble truth again?

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3 years ago  ::  Dec 04, 2011 - 11:16AM #6
RenGalskap
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Dec 4, 2011 -- 8:02AM, dio wrote:

what is the third noble truth again?


Liberation from duhkha.

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3 years ago  ::  Dec 04, 2011 - 3:04PM #7
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3 years ago  ::  Dec 05, 2011 - 10:16AM #8
dio
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wow reading all that information was starting to make my head spin. Reading about the end of suffering was actually causing me to sufferLaughing.

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3 years ago  ::  Dec 05, 2011 - 3:16PM #9
Bob0
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Possibly some day you will be ready.

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3 years ago  ::  Dec 05, 2011 - 4:47PM #10
SeraphimR
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Dec 5, 2011 -- 3:16PM, Bob0 wrote:


Possibly some day you will be ready.




I am not sure why anyone would want to do this.

People with a mission to save the earth want the earth to seem worse than it is so their mission will look more important.


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