Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Consistent orientation towards death, which breaks the pretensions of everything which claims attention, my own pretensions above all, without any slackening of responsibility and energy in choosing and fulfilling the possibilities that are open on each occasion, that alone is the mode of existence of the enlightened and resolved human being.
HJ Blackham on Heidegger
Six Existentialist Thinkers
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Honorable George W. Bush
The White House
Washington DC, USA
Le Pey 24240
Dear Mr President
Last night, I saw my brother (who died two weeks ago in the USA) coming back to me in a dream. He was with all his children. He told me, "Let's go home together." After a millisecond of hesitation, I told him joyfully, "Ok, let's go."
Waking up from that dream at 5 am this morning, I thought of the situation in the Middle East; and for the first time, I was able to cry. I cried for a long time, and I felt much better after about one hour. Then I went to the kitchen and made some tea. While making tea, I realized that what my brother had said is true: our home is large enough for all of us. Let us go home as brothers and sisters.
Mr. President, I think that if you could allow yourself to cry like I did this morning, you will also feel much better. It is our brothers that we kill over there. They are our brothers, God tells us so, and we also know it. They may not see us as brothers because of their anger, their misunderstanding, and their discrimination. But with some awakening, we can see things in a different way, and this will allow us to respond differently to the situation. I trust God in you; I trust Buddha nature in you.
Thank you for reading.
In gratitude and with brotherhood,
Thich Nhat Hanh
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“Mother Teresa,” Sr Nirmala added, “respected people of all faiths. Devotion to her is spreading across religious boundaries, and she is surely watching over us all, praying that universal brotherhood and love may encompass all humankind.”
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Sr Nirmala Remembers
Saturday, September 09, 2006
Gain, loss, neglect and attention
Insult, praise, pleasure and pain
These unstable human experiences
Are transient changing vissisitudes of life
Knowing this, the mind of sage
Closely observes the changing experience
His mind not lured by pleasing experience
What is not pleasing, he does not hate
Treasury of Truth