woensdag 7 februari 2018

Kindness and Compassion



                             Kindness and Compassion 


The purpose of human life is, among other things, to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others. (Albert Schweitzer)

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. (Dalai Lama)

Here are the values that I stand for: honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values. (Ellen DeGeneres)

Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life's search for love and wisdom. (Rumi)

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. (Albert Einstein)

Religion is meant to teach us true spiritual human character. It is meant for self-transformation. It is meant to transform anxiety into peace, arrogance into humility, envy into compassion, to awaken the pure soul in man and his love for the Source, which is God. (Radhanath Swami)

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives. (Dala Lama)

Our lack of forgiveness makes us hate, and our lack of compassion makes us hard-hearted. Pride in our hearts makes us resentful and keeps our memory in a constant whirlwind of passion and self-pity. (Mother Angelica)

God created us for love, for union, for forgiveness and compassion and, yet, that has not been our storyline. That has not been our history. (Richard Rohr)

Words are not deeds and everything goes step by step. Kindness and compassion enlightened every step we take.

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vrijdag 2 februari 2018

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying Quotes. Sogyal Rinpoche






“We do not know where death awaits us: so let us wait for it everywhere. To practice death is to practice freedom. A man who has learned how to die has unlearned how to be a slave. MONTAIGNE” 

“The nature of everything is illusory and ephemeral, Those with dualistic perception regard suffering as happiness, Like they who lick the honey from a razor’s edge. How pitiful they who cling strongly to concrete reality: Turn your attention within, my heart friends".

“There is only one law in the universe that never changes-- that all things change, and that all things are impermanent.” 

“We are acting as if we were the last generation on the planet. Without a radical change in heart, in mind, in vision, the earth will end up like Venus, charred and dead.” 

“We may idealize freedom, but when it comes to our habits, we are completely enslaved.” 

“A human being is part of a whole, called by us the “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in”.

“Because the dying also are unable to help themselves, we should relieve them of discomfort and anxiety, and assist them, as far as we can, to die with composure.” 

“We need to make a very clear distinction between what is in our ego’s self-interest and what is in our ultimate interest; it is from mistaking one for the other that all our suffering comes.”

“Our society promotes cleverness instead of wisdom, and celebrates the most superficial, harsh, and least useful aspects of our intelligence.”

“learning to live is learning to let go” 

"Dragged along by the chaos of every moment, are we victims of the capriciousness of our minds".

donderdag 4 januari 2018

Plants and Animals don’t have a Voice, let Us be Theirs

Plants and Animals don’t have a Voice, let Us be Theirs




Photo from:  www.papergenocide.org

43 years ago, my parents owned a public swimming pool. In the summer season, there was a lifeguard that I remember fondly. He was a handsome, kind and idealistic young man, always with a pipe in the corner of his mouth. He studied to be a priest and wanted to visit the Amazon someday. He could talk about it passionately for hours. He was fond of saying that the Amazon region was “an adventure, an immense place, nearly twice as big as Europe.” He warned: “These regions are the lungs of our world, along with other tropical rain forests.”



Our whole family was present at his ordination, but after that we lost contact with him. It later turned out that he had fallen in love with my mother, a love that was unrequited. My mother was a particularly beautiful and strong woman, mother of six young children, and she had to tell him that he should finish his studies, and that there could be no future between them. Discouraged and severely depressed, he left for the Amazon as originally intended.

donderdag 28 december 2017

Dieren en planten hebben geen stem, laten wij hun stem zijn

                                    Dieren en planten hebben geen stem, laten wij hun stem zijn





From:  www.papergenocide.org


Mijn ouders hadden, 43 jaar geleden, een speeltuin, zwembad, café en benzinestation, waar mensen met prettige herinneringen aan terugdenken, zoals ik.


  

                     
In het zomerseizoen was er één badmeester die ik mij nog goed kan herinneren. Hij was een knappe, idealistische jonge man, altijd met de pijp in de mond. Een man die een warme, ontwapende aura om zich heen had. Hij studeerde voor priester en later wilde hij naar het Amazonegebied gaan. Hij kon daar uren met veel liefde en passie over praten; "Het Amazonegebied is één grote ontdekkingstocht, een immens groot gebied, anderhalf keer zo groot als Europa. Het waren en zijn de longen van onze wereld, samen met andere tropische regenwouden". 

zondag 10 december 2017

We are Heading Down a Dangerous Path

We are Heading Down a Dangerous Path





What President Trump stands for is not "America First", but unbridled capitalism, growing inequality, increasing racism, white supremacy, hatred of women, protectionism and constant provocation. He is purposely creating a crisis, as Trump's administration thrives by chaos. One man's loss is, after all, another man's gain.



The Trump Family is characterized by lawlessness, megalomania, and a general sense of superiority over common rules and laws. Trump takes advantage of his presidency in all sorts of ways. Trump will use orchestrated chaos to push through even more radical items on his agenda, such as: dismantling the rule of law, the welfare state, social services and the free press.

We begeven ons op een zeer Gevaarlijke Weg

We begeven ons op een zeer Gevaarlijke Weg 


Waar President Trump voor staat, is niet 'America First', maar ongebreideld kapitalisme, groeiende ongelijkheid, toenemend racisme, blanke suprematie, haat tegen vrouwen, protectionisme en voortdurende provocatie. Hij creëert opzettelijk een crisis, want de regering van Trump gedijt door chaos. De een zijn dood is de ander zijn brood.


De familie Trump wordt gekenmerkt door wetteloosheid, megalomanie en een algemeen gevoel van superioriteit ten opzichte van gemeenschappelijke regels en wetten. Trump profiteert op allerlei mogelijke manieren van zijn presidentschap. Trump zal georkestreerde chaos gebruiken om nog radicalere items op zijn agenda te zetten, zoals: ontmanteling van de rechtsstaat, van de verzorgingsstaat, van sociale voorzieningen en de vrije pers. 

In de nachtmerrie van het werkelijke leven, verkopen dromen goed.   (Naomi Klein)


donderdag 2 november 2017

Many Leaders Make Hate Acceptable


                     Many Leaders Make Hate Acceptable



Hate is spreading like an oil stain over the Earth. Hate is even further encouraged by populists who purport to speak in the name of the people. Populist politicians try to obtain the support of the electorate by all means without worrying about the viability of their proposals. They invariably rage against the 'elite'.



Ever since Trump took office, the number of reports of racist violence, murder and death in the US has increased exponentially. There is a "rising tide of violent crime", according to figures from the FBI, with Las Vegas and Charlottesville as recent examples. More and more people feel that their radical ideas are legitimized by Trump.

Veel Leiders maken Haat Acceptabel

   

 Veel Leiders maken Haat Acceptabel



Haat verspreidt zich als een olievlek over de Aarde en wordt daarbij aangewakkerd door populisten die beweren in naam van het volk te spreken. Populistische politici proberen met alle mogelijke middelen de steun van de kiezers te verwerven, zonder zich al te veel te bekommeren om de inhoudelijke kwaliteit van hun voorstellen. Daarbij zetten ze zich steevast af tegen 'de elite'.


Sinds de winst van Trump neemt het aantal meldingen van racistisch geweld, moord en doodslag in de VS toe. Cijfers van de FBI wijzen op een landelijke stijging van geweldsdelicten, met als voorlopig dieptepunt Las Vegas en Charlottesville. Steeds meer mensen voelen dat hun radicale ideeën door Trump worden gelegitimeerd.

vrijdag 20 oktober 2017

TO ALL NEW ARRIVALS, WE LOVE YOU.(Faithless 2006) older and customized article

TO ALL NEW ARRIVALS, WE LOVE YOU. (Faithless 2006)




In our world, Malaria kills a child every 30 seconds. 11 Million children die every year of malnutrition. In our world, 15 Million children have been orphaned by AIDS. 30,000 children die of preventable causes every day. 


In our world, 2 million children are working in the sex trade this moment. 1.1 Billion people in the world, earn less than a dollar a day. (These are old figures 2006)


If there's a God, be aware, I'm a man newly made. My son lies here, and only of him, am I afraid. As I gaze into that face, I perceive that which is true. I created him, and we created you... in his image. And I never knew love like this. 




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donderdag 19 oktober 2017

Similarities and Commonalities (Older article 19-11-2016)

                          Similarities and Commonalities




There is so much similarity and commonality among people, voters, left, right, social, center, liberal, or not politically interested. Almost everyone has had enough of the establishment, of the selfishness of greed, of the failure of the elite. The degradation of society, spiritual values and decency.



Similarities: Hard work, work longer, without getting anywhere. The gap between rich and poor is widening. Unequal opportunities, income inequality, discouragement. Mutual envy. The angry voter does not benefit, while the top  benefits extreme. Economics is always under pressure, the middle class is under pressure, changes in the labor market, flexible work, wage developments, job losses. Growing underclass. Difference between rich and poor, (in) equality, freedom. (Un) equal opportunities for all.

zondag 8 oktober 2017

Walking the Holy Road

Walking the Holy Road

                                                                                                       

GRANDFATHER,

Look our fragility.


We know that in whole creation
Only humanity
Has lost The Holy Road .


We know we are the ones
who are divided
And we are the ones
That must come together again
To walk the Holy Road.



GRANDFATHER,

You who are holy
Teach us love, compassion, self-honor,
That we may heal the earth
And each other.
Ojibway - prayer


De Heilige Weg bewandelen


GROOTVADER,
Zie onze gebrokenheid aan.

Wij weten dat in heel de schepping
Alleen de mensheid
Van de Heilige Weg is afgedwaald.

Wij weten dat wij degenen zijn
Die verdeeld zijn
En dat wij degenen zijn
Die weer samen moeten komen
Om de Heilige Weg te bewandelen.

GROOTVADER,
U die heilig bent,
Leer ons liefde, mededogen, eergevoel,
Opdat wij de aarde mogen genezen
En elkaar.
Ojibway - gebed


All are together


The spirit of separation, the spirit of domination, these have led to the genocide of indigenous peoples throughout the world: the Inquisition, the Nazi Holocaust in Europe, the destruction of countries, cultures and peoples in Asia and the invention of 
weaponry that all peoples on earth can destroy more than twenty times. (Now, many times more destruction), The Tsalagi doctrine considers such suffering unnecessary. It is the consequence of the idea that one would be better or more important than the other. In reality, in the circle of proper relationship there is no higher or lower, no inside or outside all in the holy circle. Dhyani Ywahoo

Allen zijn samen


DE GEEST VAN SCHEIDING, de geest van overheersing, deze hebben overal ter wereld geleid tot de volkerenmoord op inheemse volkeren: De Inquisitie, de Nazi-holocaust in Europa, de vernietiging van landen, culturen en volkeren in Azië en de uitvinding van wapentuig dat alle volkeren op aarde meer dan twintig keer kan vernietigen. ( Nu inmiddels vele malen meer vernietigingstuig), De Tsalagi-leer acht een dergelijk lijden onnodig, Het is het gevolg van de idee dat de een beter of belangrijker zou zijn dan de ander. In werkelijkheid  is er in de cirkel van juiste verwantschap geen hoger of lager, geen binnen of buiten- allen verkeren samen in de heilige kring.  Dhyani  Ywahoo

dinsdag 3 oktober 2017

Our unique Planet Earth.

                                        Our unique Planet Earth


We’ve all done it at one point: look up at the stars and wonder about the meaning of it all. Is the universe infinite? Is there life on other planets? Is someone looking back at us, right now, somewhere out there in the inconceivable vastness of space? How small, how fragile must the world seem to him -,- Little more than a tiny speck of light.


It makes you realize how precious our planet is, this dust ball, this oasis in -the- vast barren -space-. Isn’t it wonderful that life exists on this insignificant rock, in -the- dark and empty void? 


Onze unieke Planeet Aarde.

                                        Onze unieke Planeet Aarde.


We hebben het allemaal op een gegeven moment gedaan: omhoog kijkend naar de prachtige, fonkelende sterren en ons afvragend over de betekenis van dit allemaal. Is het universum oneindig? Is er leven op andere planeten? Kijkt iemand terug naar ons, nu, ergens daar in de onbegrijpelijke grootheid van de ruimte? Hoe klein, hoe broos moet de wereld hem lijken. Weinig meer dan een klein stipje licht.


Het laat u beseffen hoe waardevol onze planeet is, deze stofbal, deze oase in een uitgestrekte dorre woestijn. Is het niet geweldig dat er leven op deze onbeduidende rots bestaat, in deze donkere en lege leegte? 


dinsdag 26 september 2017

Corruption

 The corruption of the best things gives rise to the worst. (David Hume)


The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.(Kurt Cobain)

If something can corrupt you, you're corrupted already. (Bob Marley)

Democratic socialism means that we must reform a political system that is corrupt, that we must create an economy that works for all, not just the very wealthy. (Bernie Sanders)

Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupted blood. (Khalil Gibran)



I don't believe newspaper reporters can substitute for a district attorney, but a newspaper has a very valid investigative role. Newspaper reports on corruption in government, racketeering and organized crime conditions can be very helpful to your communities and the whole country. (Robert Kennedy)

Power corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. (Lord Acton)

But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought. (George Orwell)

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

Politics is the most corrupt profession on Earth, no matter where you are. (Charles Dance)

When somebody steals from the bank, he go to the prison. When a bank employee steals from a customer, with wrong performances and false promises, he gets a bonus.

Lanaria Amberkira 26-09-2017
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maandag 18 september 2017

LIFE

    Afbeeldingsresultaat voor Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life. Buddha     LIFE  .


Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. (Carol Burnett)

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.(Buddha)

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. (Confucius)

Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful. (Thich Nhat Hanh) 

Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive. (Matt Cameron)

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. (Norman Cousins)

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. (Marcus Aurelius)

God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well. (Voltaire)

When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself. (Tecumseh)

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. (Lao Tzu)

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. (Oscar Wilde)

Lanaria Amberkira 18-09-2017
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