A must-read article about the collective madness of our society in war. Get to know why the current leadership are war-criminals. Here's a quote:
Remaining outside the frame of mainstream U.S. debate was any serious examination of the war’s fundamental illegality.
During the post-World War II trials at Nuremberg, the United States led the world in decrying aggressive war as “the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within… Continue
ONE HUNDRED & ONE REASONS TO GO VEGETARIAN
Every year in the UK we feed our livestock enough food to feed 250,000,000 people while in the world 30,000,000 people die of starvation
20 vegetarians can live off the land required by one meat eater
Every 3 seconds a child dies of starvation somewhere in the world
If Americans reduced their meat consumption… Continue
Added by Chris Tinney on March 28, 2008 at 3:26am —
So I wrote a little php app that allows my district to visit my server and privately view our activities calendar. I'm using a mix of my own code and an embedded google calendar. I think I've found a way around publishing a non-public calendar for safe viewing. You can see the page, but not the calendar here. I obviously wont post the password here but you can see the page. I'm going to put a sample calendar up for people. If anyone wants the php files for… Continue
Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened -- as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding -- she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful story of recovery and awareness -- of how our brains define us and connect us… Continue
Added by Pat on March 24, 2008 at 12:43am —
I awakened this morning to the gentle murmur of my own heart.
I am seeing for the first time my beauty, my soul, my life itself.
This grace and radiance runs deep into my bones and all my cells.
My glory transcends all social mores.
It is a a blissful, serene beauty, independent of the outer realms of existence.
I am brimming with a pure joy of my own unconditional love.
This overflowing bliss bathes all my dear friends
in a crystalline… Continue
Added by BB BERG on March 17, 2008 at 9:44am —
Today is the 50th annyversary for Kosenrufu day in 1958 March 16. More than 6,000 youth attended a ceremony where President Josei Toda passes responsibility for the spread of the Daishonin's Buddhism to all youth division members. Mr. Kitabayashi is one of the 6000 youth members who attended the ceremony. He has continiously wroked for Kosen-rufu for 50 years with President… Continue
Added by Takahiro on March 16, 2008 at 2:00pm —
I have two friends it very critical crossroads in their lives. Both often would ask if they could sit-in on my Gongyo. Of course, I always suggested that they try it themselves. I think most of us have had the experience of non-Buddhist friends asking to be chanted for. As if the blessings of the Sutra came from outside of themselves, and even weirder, from me. It presents me with interesting challenges to help them see the true nature of Buddhist practice where it relates to them. Patience,… Continue
I am so excited about Sunday's activities. We are going to have such a good time. So many people are coming as guests. I even have a friend who will receive her Gohonzon at the event. I know that for me, I am finally awakening - if just a tiny bit - to the reality that I am a real part of the human family and have good things to contribute. So I am really feeling the rush of excitement as the time draws close. I hope everyone has a breakthrough day full of love, laughter, hope, dialog and… Continue
Added by Grady Broyles on March 13, 2008 at 11:59pm —
[A note on this first youtube clip-it is an episode of this show that came on back in '97 called Austin Stories-it aired on MTV-anywho six minutes in they introduce the "goths" & one of them is Crow-Lou's first Fling!!! So enjoy.]
In the days after the Stillborn Lake awakened-the Spooky Kid Coven spent most of their time diner hopping-as if trying to take shelter in a storm-the following are three sketches of three diners & three ways these kids… Continue
Added by Nod on March 12, 2008 at 12:36am —
i quite think that the SGI members are really wonderful. yesterday, i told my family about this site. they were surprised at SGI members' fighting sprits. i am a fortune baby and have learnt Soka education for 6 years.
i have met sensei several times. sensei always told us Courage, Hope, Passion. Win!! Never defeat!! sensei always told us. of course, now. the fact that i seemed to be crushed sometimes.
i was belittling myself when comparing me with my classmates.
wanting to say… Continue