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Notre Dame Paris on fire

Post by kalden yungdrung » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:13 pm

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Re: Notre Dame Paris on fire

Post by Tenma » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:23 pm

kalden yungdrung wrote:
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Oh lä lä! MON DIEU! C'est très mal!

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Post by Dan74 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:46 pm

So sad to see this monument to human history destroyed...

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Re: Notre Dame Paris on fire

Post by kalden yungdrung » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:03 pm

Dan74 wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:46 pm
So sad to see this monument to human history destroyed...
Nothing in this and other worlds is everlasting. :namaste:
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Re: Notre Dame Paris on fire

Post by justsit » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:37 am

kalden yungdrung wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:03 pm
Nothing in this and other worlds is everlasting. :namaste:
True. But, just as with the Bamiyan Buddhas, it is still sad to see something very old that brings beauty to the world and joy to many people destroyed.

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Post by Dorje Shedrub » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:43 am

A loss for the Church, especially if the relics in the spire were lost, a loss for Paris, and a historical loss for the world, of this 800+ year old cathedral.

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Post by TharpaChodron » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:36 am

Never had the fortune to see it in person. Tragic.

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Post by 如傑優婆塞 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:17 am

My parents were there in the 70's and they left the Cathedral star struck. What a loss to the French and its global admirers. Hopefully, the Cathedral may be restored as best as they could. Already, I have encountered snarky online comments by some religious conspirators that it's a divine retribution / warning of some sort :shrug:

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Post by 如傑優婆塞 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:18 am

Just found out that the Kōya Town mayor and town council at Kōyasan in Wakayama, Japan; home to Kōyasan Shingon-shū, has galvanised donation efforts towards the Cathedral reconstruction. Authorised collection will be at three designated places of the town hall, town office and tourist information centre Here's a Google Translate of the Mayor Hirano Yoshiya's appeal in the link

Today, I would like to express my heartfelt sympathy for the large fire of Paris Notre Dame in Paris, France, which occurred in the early morning of Japan time. I think that I want to support everyone in France even if it is Kōya Town with the same world cultural heritage. I sincerely pray for reconstruction as early as one day.

Friend of the French from Kōya Town

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Post by Johnny Dangerous » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:52 am

justsit wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:37 am
kalden yungdrung wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:03 pm
Nothing in this and other worlds is everlasting. :namaste:
True. But, just as with the Bamiyan Buddhas, it is still sad to see something very old that brings beauty to the world and joy to many people destroyed.
It’s a real loss, no doubt. Still, sometimes the loss of such things is the most powerful teaching, even if bitter medicine.
There's no hoarding what has vanished,
No piling up for the future;
Those who have been born are standing
Like a seed upon a needle.

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Re: Notre Dame Paris on fire

Post by kalden yungdrung » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:25 am

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:52 am
justsit wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:37 am
kalden yungdrung wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:03 pm
Nothing in this and other worlds is everlasting. :namaste:
True. But, just as with the Bamiyan Buddhas, it is still sad to see something very old that brings beauty to the world and joy to many people destroyed.
It’s a real loss, no doubt. Still, sometimes the loss of such things is the most powerful teaching, even if bitter medicine.

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What never can be lost that is the core of Dzogchen Teachings, the rest seems to be illusion, even buildings, statues, likes and dislikes, good or bad etc.

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Post by Grigoris » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:34 am

kalden yungdrung wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:25 am
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Tashi delek JD,

What never can be lost that is the core of Dzogchen Teachings, the rest seems to be illusion, even buildings, statues, likes and dislikes, good or bad etc.

Best wishes and a nice day !
These get lost too. Kali Yuga and all that jazz...

I got to see Notra Dame in 1990. Can't say I was that impressed, personally I believe the Sante Chapelle in the Palais de Justice (just across the square from Notre Dame) was much more impressive (albeit smaller).

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Post by £$&^@ » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:45 am

Apparently, the beautiful Rose Windows are almost intact. Which is wonderful.

St Chapelle is glorious, and weirdly you have to approach it by going through the court buildings..
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Re: Notre Dame Paris on fire

Post by cyril » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:41 pm

Apparently, the New York Cathedral had a close call, too:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2 ... a28d009a1d
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Re: Notre Dame Paris on fire

Post by shaunc » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:11 pm

Is it known yet how the fire started.

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Post by AvaLily » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:58 am

it was one of the worlds treasures just like the statue of liberty ...all that work and history gone it was a beautiful place of prayer and art
its heartbreaking to see it in such a mess i really hope no one did this on purpose eg set the place a light
i hope not its a pity i never got to go there but it also teaches me that nothing can wait to be seen if i want to go places and see things in this world that is beautiful and unique i should grab the chance by the horns and go where i like to go and see the beauty of this world built by man or built by nature

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