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  • upasaka@aol.com
    Dec 1, 2006
      Hi, Sarah (and Han) -

      Thank you very much for the following, Sarah. You are very kind - as
      usual! :-)

      With metta,

      In a message dated 12/1/06 12:40:36 AM Eastern Standard Time,
      sarahprocterabbott@... writes:

      > Hi Howard, (Han &all),
      > --- upasaka@... wrote:
      > > We're leaving for the Dallas area tomorrow for a week's visit.
      > >It's
      > >our granddaughter, Sophie's, first birthday, a fact for which we are
      > >very
      > >grateful.
      > ...
      > S: Quite a first year and a real celebration that she's doing so well.
      > Have a lovely time with her, as I know you will:-).
      > May I just add here that the recent sensitive on-going discussions which
      > have concerned you so much have been extremely helpful for everyone to
      > reflect on, I would suspect. I'd like to particularly thank you in
      > this regard as, like you, I think we all need to consider a lot whether
      > our actions follow our words and whether they really manifest in our daily
      > lives. I know you are always very sincere and honest in this regard.
      > (I was also glad to hear about Rita's work too).
      > ...
      > I plan on keeping in touch with the list while
      > >away but
      > >probably less than usual. Be well, all. :-)
      > ....
      > S: Thx for keeping us informed and pls do keep in touch while you're away.
      > I'm sure that even those who have a very different understanding from you
      > on certain topics appreciate the opportunity you give them for voicing
      > those understandings in their own voices and styles:-).
      > I'm sure Han would also sympathise with your recent concerns and have been
      > following the discussions closely. Han, can I encourage you to add any of
      > your reflections on the sotapanna-sila/reasons for not killing/mixed
      > motives whilst 'doing good' and other recent controversial topics?
      > Metta,
      > Sarah

      /Thus is how ye shall see all this fleeting world: A star at dawn, a bubble
      in a stream, a flash of lightning in a summer cloud, a flickering lamp, a
      phantom, and a dream./            (From the Diamond Sutra)

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