Friends: Comparison of Destruction: 4000 people have so far been counted as killed here on Sri Lanka due to high Tsunami Waves following the major earthquakeMessage 1 of 2 , Dec 26 8:53 PMView SourceFriends:Comparison of Destruction:4000 people have so far been counted as killed hereon Sri Lanka due to high Tsunami Waves following themajor earthquake deep in Indian Ocean. Fishermen livingin huts along the coast were most badly hit. Quite tragic!May all who looks for merit, help the victims in whateverway they can, by supporting the helping organisations...However, the destruction of lust, anger & confusion arekilling millions of people ao. beings prematurely each day !!!These mental forces are much more destructive than anyearthquake! The vibrations of the major earthquake couldbe sensed during meditation. So can these fierce forcesof Greed, Hate & Ignorance... These invisible 'killers'though, never hit the worldwide attention on Television!!!May they in the future achieve a proper consideration...Floods:Friends, there are these four floods. Which four?
The flood of sensing, the flood of becoming,
the flood of views, & the flood of ignorance.
These are the four floods... Samyutta Nikaya XLV.171Surprise:
Death carries off the man while distracted
by gathering the flowers of sense-pleasures,
exactly & even so as a great flood carries
away a sleeping village. Dhammapada 47
Death sweeps away the man distracted,
not yet had his fill of sensual pleasures,
even as he gathers these flowers. Dhammapada 48
When a man is in love with sons, friends & family,
his mind is passionately absorbed therein.
So distracted, the King of Death carry him off as a
raging wave sweeps away the sleeping village.
Dhammapada 287Friendship is the Greatest !Bhikkhu Samāhita, Sri Lanka.
hmmm.... i ll store this under food for thought .... it is and was interesting! ;-)Message 1 of 2 , Jan 3, 2005View Sourcehmmm.... i'll store this under 'food for thought'.... it is and was