Old age, sickness and death ... The Good News.

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  • Myozan Kodo
    Friend of Treeleaf
    • May 2010
    • 1901

    Old age, sickness and death ... The Good News.

    Only one of those is certain. You might elude the other two.

    Gassho
    Myozan
    Last edited by Myozan Kodo; 04-02-2014, 07:08 AM.
  • Nindo

    #2
    Ummm ... yeah. Not so sure what to make of this right now . Dying young is not so fun, either, at least not for those left behind .

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    • Myozan Kodo
      Friend of Treeleaf
      • May 2010
      • 1901

      #3
      Old age, sickness and death ... The Good News.

      Nindo,
      That is it. We are blessed if we live to old age, if we live long enough to be old and frail. Often we don't recognise the 'good news' that is ours. We complain to grow old, but we are privileged to do so.

      Gassho
      Myozan




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      Last edited by Myozan Kodo; 04-02-2014, 07:01 AM.

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      • Shokai
        Treeleaf Priest
        • Mar 2009
        • 6391

        #4
        True! Children shouldn't die but, it does such to grow old

        gassho, Jindo Shokai, an itinerant monk emeritus still learning the way and knowing nothing.
        合掌,生開
        gassho, Shokai

        仁道 生開 / Jindo Shokai

        "Open to life in a benevolent way"

        https://sarushinzendo.wordpress.com/

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        • Nengyo
          Member
          • May 2012
          • 668

          #5
          I'm pretty surprised I managed to NOT elude those other two. Now I'm just happy to be here.
          If I'm already enlightened why the hell is this so hard?

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          • 6yx
            Member
            • Jun 2011
            • 48

            #6
            Thank you.

            Gassho.

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            • Mp

              #7
              Originally posted by Nengyo
              I'm pretty surprised I managed to NOT elude those other two. Now I'm just happy to be here.
              Diddo. =)

              Gassho
              Shingen

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              • TimF
                Member
                • Dec 2013
                • 174

                #8
                I've managed to make it to 45, and would absolutely love to have another 30 or 40 years on top of that. However, with impermanence being what it is (or isn't), I'll take each day as a continued blessing, whether it be stormy or sunny.

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

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                • Sydney
                  Member
                  • Aug 2010
                  • 120

                  #9
                  I've made it to 43, which is nearly twice as long as I once thought I had coming to me. A couple of hospital stays managed to get a little of my attention, so you'd think I'd quit screwing around.

                  Maybe they need a pic of tigers and berries instead of a TV in the cardiac rooms. lol
                  Diligently attain nothing. Sort of. Best not to over-think it.
                  http://www.janxter.com/

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                  • Rich
                    Member
                    • Apr 2009
                    • 2601

                    #10
                    Old age is all in your mind and so far its not as bad as they said. Regardless of age acceptance is the key.



                    Kind regards. /\
                    _/_
                    Rich
                    MUHYO
                    無 (MU, Emptiness) and 氷 (HYO, Ice) ... Emptiness Ice ...

                    https://instagram.com/notmovingmind

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                    • Eishuu

                      #11
                      One down, two to go...yes I think acceptance is the key I don't know anyone who has escaped sickness entirely. Come to think of it, I don't know anyone who has not been affected by death and old age in some form, whether of friends, family or pets.

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                      • Geika
                        Treeleaf Unsui
                        • Jan 2010
                        • 4980

                        #12
                        Find me a seed from a house where no one has ever died. Gassho
                        求道芸化 Kyūdō Geika
                        I am just a priest-in-training, please do not take anything I say as a teaching.

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                        • mohamed zen

                          #13
                          Zen Master Thich nhat hanh said , when you heve right understanding of death there will be no fear of death .
                          Our nature is like the cloud nature . The cloud nature is no birth and no death . When the cloud turn to rain it is not Die . It Continue as rain . But it never die .
                          Our nature is like the cloud nature . No birth and no death just continuation .

                          أرسلت من GT-N7000 بإستخدام تاباتلك

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                          • RichardH
                            Member
                            • Nov 2011
                            • 2800

                            #14
                            Originally posted by mohamed zen
                            Zen Master Thich nhat hanh said , when you heve right understanding of death there will be no fear of death .
                            Our nature is like the cloud nature . The cloud nature is no birth and no death . When the cloud turn to rain it is not Die . It Continue as rain . But it never die .
                            Our nature is like the cloud nature . No birth and no death just continuation .

                            أرسلت من GT-N7000 بإستخدام تاباتلك



                            And yet there is also birth and death . Both are true enough.. no-birth and no-death, and birth and death. No-birth and no-death is precisely birth as birth and death as death. So I will practice no-birth and no-death by being born and dying.

                            Gassho, Daizan

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                            • Joyo

                              #15
                              Originally posted by Rich
                              Old age is all in your mind and so far its not as bad as they said. Regardless of age acceptance is the key.



                              Kind regards. /\
                              Love this, so true!! I have made it to 38, just enjoying the ride as best as I can

                              Gassho,
                              Joyo

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