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While my computer (Old Betsy III) was down for the count for awhile, I had plenty of time to think about a subject that has been curling around my brain and my heart for all of my life and becoming increasingly to the forefront these days.

Religion.

And what the heck are we gonna do about it.

As soon as I was able to Netflix again, I treated myself to a lecture from His Holiness the Dalai Lama called Compassion in Emptiness. While I am a Buddhist, I’m not a Tibetan Buddhist, but when the Dalai Lama throws down, I’m always there to listen. I always learn something.

Interestingly enough, this teaching he gave was about how to maintain compassion and achieve inner (and outer!) peace in these modern times. (I believe this was filmed during a 3-day symposium somewhere in New York back in 2011.) I was struck dumb when here was this religious leader talking – with some urgency – about how the secular path was the way to go for us to achieve peace in our time and to ease conflict with dialogue. He was very clear about why he was saying secular instead of the religious path.

You see if we try to have a sit down with people (or someone) from differing faiths, it takes a whole lot of effort and sometimes drama to even get to the starting point of having a dialogue – sometimes never – due to the conflicts that arise – already proven my dears – between differing religions.

So instead if we go the secular route – seeking dialogue, and end to conflict, an achievement of peace outside the realm of religion – we have much better opportunities for success.
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All Is One

There is no separation. There is nothing that is apart from everything else. When we stray off the path, it is because we have forgotten this basic thing. When wrongs happen, when worlds collide when galaxies tilt and spin the other way: it is because we have forgotten this basic thing.

The planet provides. For every sting of the hornet, there is the mud along the river bank to soothe and draw the poison. For every Winter there is a Summer and when the old tree dies there is a seedling growing there out from the loam of its parent’s demise.

The planet is perfect and we a part of its perfection until we forgot that we are a mere cog in the wheel, and sought to own the perfect humming machine that is Nature.
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Joy, Happiness

 

 

Peace on Earth

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42 years ago something absolutely FABULOUS happened:

I was born!

This is a very special birthday for several reasons:

1. Biologically every 7 years our body completely renews itself. Do the math: I’m reborn! Nifty, neh? (who knows, maybe I’ll get it right this time lol) ;p

2. The meaning of Life, the Universe and Everything = 42

3. I’m still here :)

Others who were born on November 9th:

Dorothy Dandridge (1922)

King Edward VII (1841)

Benjamin Banneker (1731)

Lou Ferrigno (1951)

Sisqo (1978)

Hedy Lamarr (1913)

Carl Sagan (1934)

Elijah P. Lovejoy (1802)

Tom Fogerty (1941)

If some of those names aren’t familiar to you: utilizer la Google n’est ce pas?

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Short Story

In case you missed it:

Feathers In A Jar

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