Category Archives: karma

primordial process

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No  things, no time,

Just Process

Process, Process.

Continual becoming,

Such pressure ongoing!

Creation from  whence

The Big Bang  came.

But it’s happening

All the time,

All the time.

But I am here with a vertex

A point of view

A perspective

Anything can happen

Tho’ common things

Happen frequently.

Everything is everywhere

All the time.

Just wait and observe.

By the Law of Least Action

At random apparently

The universe is built.

Common events occur commonly

And I can choose

As I am conscious

And have free will..

The builder?

The Everything

And Anything

The Source

Of love and power.

Is Everywhere.

So something is observed

By me

But I did not create it.

And spacetime begins.

It is always beginning

And always ending.

gc

thinking about gaza-truths, half-truths and lies: help to tiptoe through the issues

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Map of gaza; Wikimedia Commons

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ali-a-rizvi/picking-a-side-in-israel-palestine_b_5602701.html

‘Both sides of this conflict need to compromise’ John Kerry. By the way the USA paid for the bombs that did the damage in Gaza and will pay for most of the aid to rebuild it.
Billions of dollars that could have been spent constructively-treating malaria and Ebola for example.

Also bizarre seeing the commemoration of the centenary of the start of the ‘war to end wars’ by Britain juxtaposed on the TV news with pictures of the Israelis waging a ‘hightech war’ bombing Gaza installations and incurring heavy and predictable civilian casualities in the process.

the 14th Shamarpa leaves us, but we have the teachings of a modern Buddha.

The Shamarpa, Shamar Rinpoche (the Red Hat Lama), seen by his followers as the embodiment of the Buddha Amitabha ( a bodhisattva named Dharmakara translating as the Buddha of infinite Light) who passed on the 11 June leaves us. Behind are the teachings of a modern living Buddha.

Wish him well in the immediate task of seeking the next incarnation.

This very recent and very frank and direct recording posted earlier this year provides a fascinating interaction between a lama educated in the tradition of Tibetan buddhism who is a modern Buddha and the presentation style of high quality modern journalism in the form of Barnet and Freeman on Cutting Edge Consciousness.

To start with the Shamarpa explains the tradition preventing a monk or nun from representing themselves publicly as a spiritual teacher.  He describes the traps and pitfalls that exist for spiritual teachers and how easily this position can be misused.

Some way into the recording there is a frank discussion about the traditional vows taken by Buddhist monks and nuns and why they are taken.  The conversation leads on to the profundities around meditation, reincarnation, karma and enlightenment.

After the Shamarpa leaves there is further deep debate between the two journalists of the implications resulting from the interview.

This valuable teaching is well worth listening to carefully over and over again.