June 2009 Blog Posts (62)

WINDOWFULL PEOPLE I use the word Windowfull as a play on words for wonderful. It was actually a joke inspired by my dear husband about someone in my life who was irritating me. I read a lot about the…

WINDOWFULL PEOPLE

I use the word Windowfull as a play on words for wonderful. It was actually a joke inspired by my dear husband about someone in my life who was irritating me.

I read a lot about the issue of staying clear of toxic or negative people, and in one sense it seems like a good idea. But…The Buddhist voice inside of me tells me something else is going on. If we have someone in our lives who, for example, insults us or puts us down and we are affected-that is our moment to… Continue

Added by BB BERG on June 30, 2009 at 11:26am — 1 Comment

A Touching Story - Hospital Window

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs His bed was next to the room's only window.



The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation.



Every afternoon when the man in… Continue

Added by KOI on June 29, 2009 at 11:00pm — 15 Comments

A Touching Story - How many guys r willing to do that today

From the very beginning, the girl's family objected strongly on her dating this guy.

Saying that it has got to do with family background and the girl will have to suffer for the rest of her life if she were to be with him.



Due to family's pressure, the couple quarrel very often. Though the girl love the guy deeply, but she always ask him: "How deep is your love for me?"

As the guy is not good with his words, this often causes the girl to be very upset. With that and the… Continue

Added by KOI on June 29, 2009 at 10:34pm — 1 Comment

A Story To Live By - Five Words

A boy was born to a couple after eleven years of marriage. They were a Loving couple and the boy was the gem of their eyes. When the boy was around two years old, one morning the husband saw a medicine bottle open.



He was late for office so he asked his wife to cap the bottle and keep it in the cupboard. His wife, preoccupied in the kitchen totally forgot the matter.



The boy saw the bottle and playfully went to the bottle fascinated by its colour and drank it all. It… Continue

Added by KOI on June 29, 2009 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

A Story To Live By - A Wonderful Story of LOVE

A woman came out of her house and saw 3 old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them. She said "I don't think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat."



"Is the man of the house home?” they asked.

"No", she replied. "He's out."



"Then we cannot come in", they replied.

In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened.

"Go tell them I am home and invite them… Continue

Added by KOI on June 29, 2009 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

A Story To Live By - I can sleep when the wind blows

Years ago, a farmer owned land along the Atlantic seacoast.



He constantly advertised for hired hands. Most people were reluctant to work on farms along the Atlantic. They dreaded the awful storms that raged across the Atlantic, wreaking havoc on the buildings and crops.



As the farmer interviewed applicants for the job, he received A steady stream of refusals.



Finally, a short, thin man, well past middle age, approached the farmer. “Are you a good farm hand?" the… Continue

Added by KOI on June 29, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Human Relationship - 45 things a girl wants but not asks for

This list making me wondering is it true or the guys haven't done enough for their beloved one.



1. Touch her waist.

2. Actually talk to her.

3. Share secrets with her.

4. Give her your jacket.

5. Kiss her slowly.



Are you remembering this?



6. Hug her.

7. Hold her.

8. Laugh with her.

9. Invite her somewhere.

10. Hangout with her and your friends together.



KEEP READING



11. Smile with her.

12. Take… Continue

Added by KOI on June 29, 2009 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

FNCC HERE I AM.... 3 HOURS AND ALREADY MET WITH PEOPLE,JACUZZI AND HAWK.

WILL KEEP PEOPLE POSTED DOING IN CAPITALS TO EXPRESS MY ENTHUIASM...NOT YELLING, MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE......... GOING TO CHANT NOW, THANKS TO ALL MY FRIENDS IN PASCO, TAMPA BAY , ROCHESTER...

Added by Rhonda Ward on June 26, 2009 at 4:08pm — 3 Comments

"THE FIRST THING IS TO PRAY"

Buddhism Day by Day for 25 June

"The first thing is to pray. From the moment we begin to pray, things start moving. The darker the night, the closer the dawn. From the moment we chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo with a deep and powerful resolve, the sun begins to rise in our hearts. Hope- prayer is the sun of hope. To chant each time we face a problem, overcoming it and elevating our life-condition as a result-this is the path of 'changing earthly… Continue

Added by Leaetta May Wacker on June 25, 2009 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Congratulations! : "SGI Day" in Shelby County, TN, USA

"The Seikyo Shimbun" dated June 25, 2009 released that Shelby County Government has proclaimed May 3 , 2009 as "SGI Day" as below; This is really members' hard work and effort. Congratulations!





I cannot remember that anyone of "SGI Buddhism" probably post the beaytuful picture of the new Memphis Comunity Center.…



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Added by Yasutoshi Kevin Yumoto on June 25, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

A Day Off

As a float bank teller I never know when I will be working. I have been working most days, thankfully! Tomatoes in the garden are doing very well!! The entire garden is growing well, except the peppers are slow to come around. My son just woke and walked in, chat later! OH! I have got to mention the baby bird I found… Continue

Added by Theresa on June 24, 2009 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Who is Shin'ichi Yamamoto?

And why is he called Shin'ichi Yamamoto when his name ought to be Daisaku Ikeda??

PRAY TELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Added by Ricky Heng on June 24, 2009 at 1:02am — 2 Comments

Men's Summer Course N.Ireland 2009

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Twenty five men's division members met for a one day course on 20th June 2009.

Experiences from Satish Kamar who attended recent conferral of Honourary Doctorate.

Ken Gill on planned trip to Japan which didn't go as planned





Lecture by Robert Harrup assisted by Mike Yeadon



The men who attended… Continue

Added by George Kyle on June 23, 2009 at 4:04pm — No Comments

FROM ATLANTA ARTS DEPARTMENT MEMBERS TO MARY WHITE: "Art is the cry of the soul from the core of one's being. Creating and appreciating art sets free the joyous soul trapped deep within us. That is w…

FROM ATLANTA ARTS DEPARTMENT MEMBERS TO MARY WHITE:

"Art is the cry of the soul from the core of one's being. Creating and appreciating art sets free the joyous soul trapped

deep within us. That is why art causes such joy. Art, quite aside from any question of skill or it's lack, is the emotion, the pleasure of expressing one's life exactly as it is. Those who see such art are moved by it's passion, it's strength, it's intensity and it's beauty. That is why it is impossible to… Continue

Added by Dianne Mae Alfonzo on June 22, 2009 at 11:23pm — No Comments

President Daisaku Ikeda discusses Art continued...

Music speaks directly to the heart. This response, this echo within the heart, is proof that human hearts can transcend the barriers of time and space and nationality. Exchanges in the field of culture can play an important role in enabling people to overcome mistrust and prejudice and build peace.

Added by Mary White on June 22, 2009 at 10:02pm — 1 Comment

President Daisaku Ikeda discusses Art

I received this at the Atlanta Arts Meeting and have been meaning to post it on my blog to share with everyone :)





"Art is the cry of the soul from the core of one's being. Creating and appreciating art sets free the joyous soul trapped

deep within us. That is why art causes such joy. Art, quite aside from any question of skill or it's lack, is the emotion, the pleasure of expressing one's life exactly as it is. Those who see such art are moved by it's passion, it's… Continue

Added by Mary White on June 22, 2009 at 9:46pm — 2 Comments

A Story To Live By - The Blind Girl

There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind.

She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend.

He was always there for her.

She told her boyfriend, 'If I could only see the world, I will marry you.'



One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her.

When the bandages came off, she was able to see everything, including her boyfriend.



He asked her, 'Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?'

The girl looked at her boyfriend… Continue

Added by KOI on June 22, 2009 at 3:30am — 9 Comments

Star Date June 21st 2009

The Summer Solstice is upon us.

I am making calendula soap now. I will load some pictures of the process, it is easier than I thought it would be.

Happy Father's day!!!

Added by Theresa on June 21, 2009 at 11:26am — No Comments

My Tears are not my weakness

My Tears Are Not Weakness



My tears are my emotions

They show my empathies

It makes me wonder why ever a person can makes one’s tears

Tears come reflections

Tears after, move on.

Tears is a scene of touching moments

Is a moment of love

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Tears of my helpless despair

Makes me stronger thereafter

Tears now

Tears… Continue

Added by Duck on June 19, 2009 at 4:14pm — 4 Comments

What is a Buddha?

Is the fat guy Buddha, or is the skinny guy who meditates Buddha?









They are both Buddha, but different Buddhas. The fat, laughing Buddha emerged from Chinese folklore in the 10th century. He is called Pu-tai in China and Hotei in Japan, and is said to be an incarnation of the future Buddha, Maitreya.





How Many Buddhas?







How many do you need?… Continue

Added by Philip James Brett on June 19, 2009 at 2:00am — 3 Comments

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