Tag Archives: Buddha

Not Necessarily Flowers …Floral Friday

Today is home decor tweaking day in my little house. I felt the urge to add some highlights of interest in a few rooms just because the ideas appeared in my mind out of nowhere. Two of the projects involve … Continue reading

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Happy Bodhi Day

I’ve been thinking about the perpetual troubles of the world.  Humanity is engaged in greed, selfishness, self-centeredness, hatred, bigotry, warfare, and all the rest of the thoughts and actions that are harmful to other people, animals and the environment.  Nations … Continue reading

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Rohatsu

The first Japanese holiday I ever celebrated is Rohatsu or Bodhi Day.  My Zen Buddhist roommate, Takeo, had celebrated the holiday since his childhood.  So I got all caught up in the excitement and preparations for the very special day. … Continue reading

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Misfortune

Unhappy, events like accidents and difficulties happen to everybody rich or poor.  We may try to shield ourselves and loved ones from misfortune, but we soon find out how futile that is. You may be familiar with the experience of … Continue reading

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Hana Matsuri Flower Festival

In Japan, today is a very special celebration called Hana Matsuri.  The name translates to flower festival.  It is the Japanese version of Buddha’s Birthday.  Various Asian countries have different traditions regarding the birth of Shakyamuni Buddha.  Most abide by … Continue reading

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Living Lightning Fast

“People need to be made more aware of the need to work at learning how to live because life is so quick and sometimes it goes away too quickly.” — Andy Warhol I’m not quite sure why, but it seems … Continue reading

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