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April 12, 2010

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John

I think I really don't want to read this week's Oxherding, but suspect I need to.

bob

I need to sit, but is my wanting to sit slipping into the realm of escapism?
This is the question that has rolled around in my head lately.

David Clark

For me, sitting is solidly in the need category. Unless I sit regularly, my little mind gets cranky and starts to whine, constructing 'Woe is me' scenarios. Who needs that?

wyllow

Ah very timely with things I have been pondering on my own. Looking forward to this weeks entries.

kitano0

the marks of existence are

dukkha

anatta

anicca

Suzanne

Just standing still, wants are revealed, and sometimes met; needs are met; and wants not revealed are also sometimes met - a nice surprise.

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