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Postby Candid » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:59 am

Think of it this way: your sister (and mother) will have to live with you, still bleating about your 'suffering' and blaming all of your life's choices on their dead father (and husband).

Not exactly a happy space for them... but that didn't occur to you, did it?
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Postby desperate788 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:07 pm

I think they want to live with me but i wont live with them if i dont have to
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Postby Candid » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:09 pm

desperate788 wrote:I would feel super if i could resign from my job

but you prefer to complain, and think how unlucky you are all day every day?
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Postby Candid » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:16 pm

This is from http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/buddhism/bt1_44.htm

Mittavinda asked him, "Oh king of gods, what have I done to deserve this torment?" The god replied, "Refusing to listen to the words of monks, you obtained no wisdom, but only money. A thousand gold coins did not satisfy you, nor even 120,000. Blinded by greed, you struck your mother on your way to grabbing greater wealth still.

"Then the pleasure of four Apsaras in their Glass Palace did not satisfy you. Neither eight Apsaras in a Silver Palace, nor 16 in a Jewel Palace. Not even the pleasure of 32 lovely goddesses in a Golden Palace was enough for you! Blinded by greed for pleasure you wished to be king. Now at last, you see your crown is only a wheel of torture, and your kingdom is a hell world.

"Learn this, Mittavinda - all who follow their greed wherever it leads are left unsatisfied. For it is in the nature of greed to be dissatisfied with what one has, whether a little or a lot. The more obtained, the more desired - until the circle of greed becomes the circle of pain."
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Postby desperate788 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:17 pm

There are even worse cases but im one of the most unfortunate persons in the world. Bad luck was a part of my suffering it was there when i was accepted for this job there are many more comfortable jobs in public sector bad luck was on when i went to college when i became a soldier after all when i was born having such a father
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Postby Candid » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:21 pm

desperate788 wrote:Bad luck [...] was there when i was accepted for this job

And yet you refuse to
 Resign from your job

Instead of complaining that the rose bush is full of thorns, be happy the thorn bush has roses. ~ https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/448952656593524029/
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Postby desperate788 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:23 pm

Candid wrote:This is from http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/buddhism/bt1_44.htm

Mittavinda asked him, "Oh king of gods, what have I done to deserve this torment?" The god replied, "Refusing to listen to the words of monks, you obtained no wisdom, but only money. A thousand gold coins did not satisfy you, nor even 120,000. Blinded by greed, you struck your mother on your way to grabbing greater wealth still.

"Then the pleasure of four Apsaras in their Glass Palace did not satisfy you. Neither eight Apsaras in a Silver Palace, nor 16 in a Jewel Palace. Not even the pleasure of 32 lovely goddesses in a Golden Palace was enough for you! Blinded by greed for pleasure you wished to be king. Now at last, you see your crown is only a wheel of torture, and your kingdom is a hell world.

"Learn this, Mittavinda - all who follow their greed wherever it leads are left unsatisfied. For it is in the nature of greed to be dissatisfied with what one has, whether a little or a lot. The more obtained, the more desired - until the circle of greed becomes the circle of pain."

Yes i understand that we must reach the holy truth instead of simple greed by doing only so we become not afraid from death which is inevitable
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Postby Candid » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:27 pm

Candid wrote:Instead of complaining that the rose bush is full of thorns, be happy the thorn bush has roses. ~ https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/448952656593524029/


The tax office is your thorn bush. You have to work, as do the majority of humans, but you get money and somewhere to live in exchange.

Work is a thorn (to you, not to me); payment is the rose.

Be thankful you don't work in Bangladesh
The majority of garment workers in Bangladesh earn little more than the minimum wage, set at 3,000 taka a month (approximately £25), far below what is considered a living wage, calculated at 5,000 taka a month (approximately £45), which would be the minimum required to provide a family with shelter, food and education. https://waronwant.org/sweatshops-bangla ... gJNt_D_BwE
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Postby desperate788 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:30 pm

If i were an healthy dynamic individual i could find a better job
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Postby Candid » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:31 pm

desperate788 wrote:I think they want to live with me


BE THANKFUL!!

Are you ever thankful for ANYTHING?
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Postby desperate788 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:33 pm

Im thankful for having a friend like you and my mother is healthy
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Postby Candid » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:35 pm

desperate788 wrote:If i were an healthy dynamic individual...

... but you're not, and you never will be unless and until you can BE THANKFUL for what you have. So
 Resign from your job
 Move in with your mother
 Go out ONLY for food and other essentials
 Wear a mask in the shops
 Wash your hands as soon as you get home

I am not your friend, desperate788. I'm an online contact who wouldn't tolerate your company for fifteen minutes.
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Postby desperate788 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:35 pm

There is a problem you wouldnt post so much whats it?
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Postby desperate788 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:36 pm

Candid wrote:
desperate788 wrote:If i were an healthy dynamic individual...

... but you're not, and you never will be unless and until you can BE THANKFUL for what you have. So
 Resign from your job
 Move in with your mother
 Go out ONLY for food and other essentials
 Wear a mask in the shops
 Wash your hands as soon as you get home

I am not your friend, desperate788. I'm an online contact who wouldn't tolerate your company for fifteen minutes.

Come on we are talking for a decade
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Postby Candid » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:39 pm

My motivation is none of your business. I do what I enjoy and when I stop enjoying I stop doing.

Your motivation is a mystery. More and more you seem like a TROLL.

Come on we are talking for a decade


We have neither met nor spoken. My friends are people I can hug.
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