June 25th, 2008

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Thank you for everything.

The story is told about a woman Zen master named Sono who taught one very simple method of enlightenment. She advised everyone who came to her to adopt an affirmation to be said many times a day, under all conditions. The affirmation was, “Thank you for everything. I have no complaint whatsoever.”

Many people from all arenas of life came to Sono for healing. Some were in physical pain; others were emotionally distraught; others had financial troubles; some were seeking soul liberation. No matter what their distress or what question they asked her, her response was the same: “Thank you for everything. I have no complaint whatsoever.” Some people went away disappointed; others grew angry; others tried to argue with her. Yet some people took her suggestion to heart and began to practice it. Tradition tells that everyone who practiced Sono's mantra found peace and healing.

Thank you for everything. I have no complaint whatsoever.

Originally found at http://tribes.tribe.net/healthyself/thread/9a115c9c-253b-418c-a015-8006789506fe
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Hi. I am new to this community and I am looking for some advice. Recently, one of my students passed away who was buddhist. I know little about this religion and I have tried googling for the answers but havent come up with anything useful. I was pointed in the direction of this community by another LJ user.

I would like to send a card to her family on behalf of our department. Are there any images that I should be aware of when picking this card? I know that the wheel symbolises reincarnation, but cards with wheels on are few and far between...

I hope to attend the funeral. Is there anything I should bring with me such as insense? Or wear?

The only funerals I have attended have been christian-based and I am anxious to represent the department well as she was very highly thought of.

Many thanks for your help.
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Man, do you ever have this wave of compassion hit you, and part of you wishes you were still living in ignorant bliss of the suffering of others? The ignorant bubble of self is just so comfy sometimes.
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