[Robert Talk] Anicca is Really True !: Compassion and Impermanence

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NOTE: THE DHARMA TALK BEGINS AT TIME STAMP 01:18:17, PRECEDED BY: MOVEMENT MEDITATION (STARTING AT TIME STAMP 00:47:10)  AND ANNOUNCEMENTS.

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A FEW HIGHLIGHTS OF ROBERT'S TALK ARE BELOW:

 

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AT THE VERY BEGINNING OF THE TALK, ROBERT TELLS THE STORY OF FINDING THE STATUE OF QUAN YIN ("SHE WHO HEARS THE CRIES OF THE WORLD")

 

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ROBERT READ THE FOLLOWING POEM:

 

The Time of Our Lives

 By Tony Taccone

 

This, then, is what we are given.

 

ten or twenty thousand days

wherein we watch

a billion leaves

born then blush, fall

turn to earth, to silt,

to ash so soft

it will not bear a name.

 

from this black dust

we make our things, clothes

shelter, jewlelry

fiction--

 

stories in which

we seek conclusion,

our highest

and most dangerous invention.

 

for this culling of days

this harvest of dust

gathers meaning only

by our watching, our being,

 

our sensation of

what is forever being given—

that our bodies

are really only leaves seeking light

 

loved at last

by the wind

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FROM THE BUDDHA:

"THUS SHOULD YOU LOOK UPON ALL THIS CHANGING WORLD
ALL COMPONENT THINGS ARE IMPERMANENT
ALL COMPONENT THINGS ARE SUBJECT TO DISSOLUTION
SEE ALL THIS WORLD AS A STAR AT DAWN
A BUBBLE IN A STREAM
A FLASH OF LIGHTENING IN A SUMMER CLOUD
A FLICKERING LAMP
A PHANTOM AND A DREAM"

 

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ROBERT REFERENCED A VIDEO BY JOANNA MACY, IN WHICH SHE TELLS THE PROPHECY OF "THE SHAMBALA WARRIORS". HERE'S THE LINK:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fVqrFNIRAc

 

 

Date: 
Sunday, June 23, 2019