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Re: So, Anthony Bourdain...

Post by Kunga Lhadzom » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:24 am

Queequeg wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:59 pm
That was a bit of cathartic mind dump
It was a beautiful spilling of a mind of jewels :heart:
It was a heart beating with compassion for the human condition :heart:
It was love leaking from a cracked vase patched with gold :heart:

I think the only reason i haven't been able to end it for myself
is because I'm too weak. Only the strong willed can pull off what is against your nature.
Self preservation is one of our strongest instincts.
My weakness.. has become my strength...
The Universe flowing through my veins...stars falling from my eyes......rocks rolling in my head...lemon juice dripping down my chin....

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Re: So, Anthony Bourdain...

Post by Jesse » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:15 pm

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:24 am
Queequeg wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:59 pm
That was a bit of cathartic mind dump
It was a beautiful spilling of a mind of jewels :heart:
It was a heart beating with compassion for the human condition :heart:
It was love leaking from a cracked vase patched with gold :heart:

I think the only reason i haven't been able to end it for myself
is because I'm too weak. Only the strong willed can pull off what is against your nature.
Self preservation is one of our strongest instincts.
My weakness.. has become my strength...
Both true, and untrue. It take's alot of strength to end one's own life, (or alot of delusion, and suffering.), but I think it takes alot more courage to live, and to live well especially...

Wanting to die is a terrible experience, and I'd wish it on no one. I for one am glad you've chosen to live. :smile:
The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
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Re: So, Anthony Bourdain...

Post by Queequeg » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:56 pm

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:24 am
Queequeg wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:59 pm
That was a bit of cathartic mind dump
It was a beautiful spilling of a mind of jewels :heart:
It was a heart beating with compassion for the human condition :heart:
It was love leaking from a cracked vase patched with gold :heart:
Thanks, KL. :heart:
I think the only reason i haven't been able to end it for myself
is because I'm too weak. Only the strong willed can pull off what is against your nature.
Self preservation is one of our strongest instincts.
My weakness.. has become my strength...
In Buddhist cosmology, that self preservation instinct is the strongest force in the universe. Its the grasping that leads to being.

Suicide seems to me a coarse impulse to end being. The yogi's approach is more refined, working with it at the subtle levels of mind. But in higher teachings, the goal is not to cut off being, but rather, refine ("restore"?) it to the "Original" purity. As I understand, cutting it off is actually not possible - this is expressed in some forms of Mahayana as the critique of the Hinayana path as ending in only an illusory parinirvana; that the sravaka eventually continues on the path to Buddhahood.

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Re: So, Anthony Bourdain...

Post by anjali » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:04 pm

Queequeg wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:56 pm
... Suicide seems to me a coarse impulse to end being. ...
Years ago I was discussing suicide with a therapist friend who made a comment I'll never forget, "How to kill the ego without harming the body?"
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Re: So, Anthony Bourdain...

Post by Queequeg » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:30 pm

anjali wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:04 pm
Years ago I was discussing suicide with a therapist friend who made a comment I'll never forget, "How to kill the ego without harming the body?"
"So, you ever heard of this guy, Siddhartha Gotama?"
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

I think each human being has things to find out in his own life that are inescapable. They’ll find them out the easy way or the hard way, or whatever.
-Jerry Garcia

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Re: So, Anthony Bourdain...

Post by anjali » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:26 pm

Queequeg wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:30 pm
anjali wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:04 pm
Years ago I was discussing suicide with a therapist friend who made a comment I'll never forget, "How to kill the ego without harming the body?"
"So, you ever heard of this guy, Siddhartha Gotama?"
My friend had Buddhist sympathies, and would work with clients along pragmatic lines in a theraputic encounter without mentioning Buddhism per se--and he was pretty good at it. On his office walls were the 10 Ox Herding pictures inconspicuously scattered around, along with a number of other interesting pieces of art.

In my own life, I have also seen too many friends, family and colleagues commit suicide, and back when I was a teenager, I came close to it myself.
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Re: So, Anthony Bourdain...

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Re: So, Anthony Bourdain...

Post by Malcolm » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:33 pm

Apparently, he was offed by Hillary and Harvey Weinstein, according to the internet..,
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