From the time there appears in this world one who has seen the truth, a
fully awakened one, blessed by the truth, abounding in happiness, a
teacher of wisdom and goodness, a buddha. He, by himself, thoroughly
knows and sees this universe, and knowing it, makes his knowledge known
to others. The truth, lovely in its origin, lovely in its progress,
lovely in its consummation, he proclaims. A new life he makes known, in
all its fullness.
Thanks to Nano technology, he'll be a Lethal Superman who can Heal Himself
By Alan H. Goldstein, Salon, October 20, 2005 Vast government contracts have corrupted the American university system, turning off the fountainhead of unfettered ideas and scientific discovery. Multibillion-dollar federal R&D budgets have replaced the solitary inventor with veritable armies of scientists and engineers in laboratories across the country. Public policy itself has become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.
2005? Try 1961. The paragraph above was taken with only minor changes from President Dwight Eisenhower's famous farewell address.
Things have only gotten worse in 44 years. More here: link
After a walk round Gosforth in the teaming rain I'm glad to back home, clothes steaming, while I read Dr Jo's Adventures (friend from the uni, whom I first met several years ago at silk painting evening class). She's just arrived in Cambodia, where she's working with VSO
society a group of individuals joined together because of their belief
in self and work in self-strenghtening? Is society, as a natural
consequence of that self-preoccupation, immoral and impure? if the
entire society structure is immoral, where is the place of a moral and
pure individual in such society? Is the adjustment to and being a part
of such society immoral and impure? How is it possible to be pure and
to remain a part of society? Or is it that a pure individual cannot be
a part of society
The Buddhist journey is a journey from beginning to end in which the end is also the beginning....It is an ongoing journey [in a vehicle] without reverse and without brakes. It is an ongoing process. Beginning this journey is committing yourself to a particular karmic flow, a karmic chain reaction. It is like being born. When you are born, nobody can say, "That was just a rehearsal" and take the whole thing back.
I'm a Minister with Amida Shu, a Pureland Buddhist Order. Now semi-retired, I teach on-line and hold Pureland Buddhist sangha gatherings in Perth, Scotland. This site is mainly Buddhist in content. I share the teachings of the Head of our Order, Dharmavidya David Brazier