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  • AlanLa
    Member
    • Mar 2008
    • 1405

    Christmas emptiness

    Ebenezer Scrooge was famously visited by three ghosts who woke him to the wonders of the life right before his eyes. We can also let the past, present and future converge on us to the same effect. All we have to do is step outside and let the night sky become a time machine.
    AL (Jigen) in:
    Faith/Trust
    Courage/Love
    Awareness/Action!

    I sat today
  • Shinzan
    Member
    • Nov 2013
    • 338

    #2
    Truly yummy. There is something about the darkest night sky, winter solstice, like hanging over the edge of the universe, that wipes out any sense of self.
    Thanks.
    Shinzan

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    • TimF
      Member
      • Dec 2013
      • 174

      #3
      Great read! Love it! My favorite part:

      We are all profoundly separated and yet deeply connected at the same time. This is our fundamental truth. And just as Scrooge's initially frightening ghosts were actually messengers of hope, the deepest truths of science and the infinite night are there for us as well. What else can we do but live with compassion and reverence and joy.
      Thank you for finding this!

      Gassho,
      Tim
      "The moment has priority". ~ Bon Haeng

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      • Myosha
        Member
        • Mar 2013
        • 2974

        #4
        Thank you.

        Liked Jay K' s comment:

        The realization that the night sky is made up of light shining from so many points in time all converging is almost as amazing as the points of light themselves. What a wonderful, amazing, connected world.


        Gassho,
        Edward
        "Recognize suffering, remove suffering." - Shakyamuni Buddha when asked, "Uhm . . .what?"

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        • AlanLa
          Member
          • Mar 2008
          • 1405

          #5
          What's cool is how we are receiving of those star's light.
          What's more cool is how we can drop that reception.
          AL (Jigen) in:
          Faith/Trust
          Courage/Love
          Awareness/Action!

          I sat today

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          • Kyonin
            Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
            • Oct 2010
            • 6742

            #6
            Merry Christmas, Treeleaf!
            Hondō Kyōnin
            奔道 協忍

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            • Heion
              Member
              • Apr 2013
              • 232

              #7
              Thanks for sharing!

              I was always interested in space. It puts into perspective how insignificant we are, yet connected. The sky is like a blanket indiscriminately covering us all! \

              Gassho,
              Alex
              Look upon the world as a bubble,
              regard it as a mirage;
              who thus perceives the world,
              him Mara, the king of death, does not see.


              —Dhammapada



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