Saturday, May 09, 2009

Miracles are all around…..

British soldier Phil Packer was told a year ago that he would never walk again, but on Saturday he finished the London Marathon.

He completed the race 13 days after it started, walking on crutches for two miles a day -- the most his doctor would allow -- in order to raise money for charity.

Flanked by cheering soldiers and supporters, an obviously emotional Packer had defied medical opinion after his lower spine was badly injured in the aftermath of a rocket attack on his base in Basra, Iraq, in February 2008. Read full article »


and do you know this young guy from the film ‘Australia’ ?

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The latest star of the film industry – capturing everyone’s heart with his amazing acting (his first acting role). But did you know that Brandon Walters (Nullah in the film) who is now 13 years old, fought with Leukaemia when he was 6 years old?

Friday, May 08, 2009


The Sanskrit term Bodhisattva is the name given to anyone who, motivated by great compassion, has generated bodhichitta, which is a spontaneous wish to attain Buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings. What makes someone a Bodhisattva is her or his dedication to the ultimate welfare of other beings, as expressed in the prayer:

If you are experiencing an unhappy time at the moment, check this out:

Happiness is not a destination to be reached but a journey of self-motivated experiencing and manifestation.

thks Kristine for the link



Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Bless the internet :)

As readers of this blog will note over the many years that it has been running,I am not exactly unbiased when it comes to ‘religious lies,misrepresentations or downright manipulations”.

In the age of the Twitter,YouTube,SMS texting,blogging – you would think that ‘persons of supposed influence’ would have learnt the absurdity of lying.

Well, just to show how arrogant and disrespectful this can be,have at look at this video from ’MediaMatters’  about the blatant way in which FoxNews

‘misunderstands’ the value of accurate reporting:

Now that’s what they do with modern technology…….. imagine what ‘wrong motivated persons’ managed to do in times when people did not receive education,could not read or write…..

If this is what they do with video/tv reports…imagine what could have been done with linguistic/grammatic/translation alterations in some of the more famous religious ‘Holy Books’


Tuesday, May 05, 2009

chaos theory in religion

I am always fascinated by the ability of the human mind to pole-vault the obvious in favour of the obnoxious.

Take, for example, the creation stories that are fundamental to Middle Eastern originated religions. In the first place ‘God creates…and it is good”

Then along comes another story,added later , which becomes a judgmentalists heaven, full of implications about human failings and such stuff.

And – amazingly – the obvious contradiction that ‘all is not good’, or the assumption that Man can defy God (thus creating a far lesser God), doesn’t seem to arise in the consciousness of  so-called ‘dedicated followers

Thus have such intellectual athletics developed and promoted the ‘chaos theory of religious understanding’.  This theory postulates that there can be no other truth in the universe beyond that which they themselves are willing to accept and promote.