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Jundo
12-16-2012, 04:31 AM
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Samsara, this world we live in, is thus. It is a world filled with great beauty and sometime great ugliness, human beings who live in peace and those who kill. Sometimes innocent children die. Today is a day for tears.

The true evil doer is greed, anger and ignorance, mental illness. That is the disease, that is the real culprit.

Yet, the Buddha also Teaches of a View of Views, free of birth and death, beyond violence, with no separate killer or killed, no gain or loss in Wholeness ... and so no hearts which can be broken thus. We must keep the View that these little children have returned to This which is never left. May their parents and loved ones also find Peace.

Even though there is This beyond violence and death, nothing to break or repair ... hand in hand, we must work hard to fix this world and make it better for the future, ending the violence, poverty, sickness.

All at once. This is our Practice.

PS -

I would suggest that the best place to make a contribution is to a charity dedicated to ending gun violence or violence in general. Here are some suggestions ...

Brady Center To Prevent Gun Violence
http://www.bradycenter.org/

Futures Without Violence
http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/


http://youtu.be/2MiOeYXdfi4

chessie
12-16-2012, 08:41 PM
Thank you so much for your teaching, for putting this in perspective in both time and place, for connecting this tragedy with our lives and our world. Finally, thank you for continuing to point us in a direction of action, when such a tragedy can and often does lead to a helpless paralysis. Many bows,

Ann/Josho

Geika
12-17-2012, 02:33 AM
Gassho

Shingen
12-17-2012, 02:40 AM
Thank you Jundo. :)

Gassho
Michael

Hoyu
12-17-2012, 03:41 AM
The depth of this talk and also that of Josho's reply say it all best. So I will simply gassho and sit in silence. Thank you!

Gassho,
Hoyu

Jundo
12-17-2012, 04:08 AM
I think Alan's question on another thread, and my reply, also connect here. Some Buddhist perspectives can seem, at first blush, too cold. They are anything but cold and uncaring ...

Where do we turn?
http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?10436-Where-do-we-turn

Gassho, J

ScottM
12-17-2012, 04:59 AM
Thank you Jundo.

And good to see you Hoyu!

Gassho,
Dosho

Myozan Kodo
12-17-2012, 12:08 PM
Gassho, with thanks.
Myozan

Ed
12-17-2012, 05:56 PM
Gassho, Ed

Risho
12-17-2012, 10:59 PM
Thank you

Daitetsu
12-17-2012, 11:39 PM
[gassholook]
Thanks, Jundo

Jakudo
12-19-2012, 04:13 AM
Thank you for this teaching Jundo.

Dokan
12-21-2012, 12:36 PM
Thank you Jundo.

Gassho,

Dokan

PS - Up on podcast.

Byokan
11-06-2015, 06:01 PM
Thank you Jundo gassho2

Gassho
Lisa
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Jika
11-25-2015, 10:53 AM
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