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June 23, 2011

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Joseph

When my friend Joe first started introducing me to Buddhism a few years ago, he told me loss is returning to an original state of not having.

It strange who difficult it id to go back to a place that we were once relatively content in.

Joseph

It's strange how difficult... *^^*

David Clark

Grief and anguish are two of the flavors of human existence, part of the broad spectrum of "tastes" that are ours to be known. In a full-lived life, we get to taste them all, even these bitter ones. We may not enjoy them all, but it is how we may know that we live.

If we are still alive to know loss, we have not yet lost all. When we can no longer know, then we have finally lost all.

Barry Briggs

Thank you, Joseph and David.

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