Easy is the seed of ease . It is often said that “raku” is the seed of pain and bitterness is the seed of ease,” but when you thank “raku” and wish for the happiness of others, “raku is the seed of ease,” even more happiness comes around.
If you illusion that you have gained comfort as if it were your own power and forget to appreciate it, you will be a source of pain.
PL teaching from Japan as received 9.22.21
I will ask my “teacher” what she means, the translation or definition I found for raku is
History and Etymology for raku Japanese, literally, pleasure; from the use of the character for this word on a seal given to the family of the potter who introduced the style.
I will reflect on this passage.. I see it as a reminder that we are to be appreciative and grateful, not take things for granted.. not think only of ourselves but importantantly think of the happiness of others.
Pouring but going to check feeders anyway. Have a good day everyone!!
hello! HELLO! pinches self.. yup.. still here… Not what I expected, I got to have wonderful long uninterrupted conversation with my sister-in-law who lives away, and a friend who has been playing telephone tag with me for months. It was great!
Yesterday in my travels as you already know I ventured down an unknown path, tried some video software .. it was a day of exploring.. Today, well… being retired… guess I’ll get out to check the feeders and replace one that needs repair. Are you taking advantage of this wonderful late summer, early fall weather. The picture above is an area I will often photograph depending on the sun/shadows.. I like the possibilities, and I always wonder.. what stories this location could tell.
This location I visited yesterday is one where it is not a big area compared to others nearby, but it has a certain feel, it holds enchantment, and places that I can easily envision little wee ones “holding community”… I keep telling myself, to bring a notebook, and flesh out a storyline… but I don’t do it.. Guess the idea is still forming.. or… I want to keep it a secret. =^_^=
Do everything willingly and joyfully. Your upbeat attitude will make things more cheerful and enjoyable.
Perfect Liberty 2021.18
Thank you to my very talented friends who left me fun greetings on my cell. I won’t name you, but the singing was something else!!!! I loved it! we’re all nuts, but two of you are “cracked”..
Have a great day everyone!
THANK YOU flowers arrived (from down under)… beautiful!
fyi. Youth science fiction filmed here in Ottawa. This fall on ici tele and/or IciTou.TV Extra Its called Makinium, stars three young people who live in Mecanopolis a metal town on an almost desert planet.
Let’s begin today with a smile. Let’s start the day with a positive outlook, looking forward to what we can discover.
Perfect Liberty 2021.12
There is no wilderness like life without friends. Friendship multiples blessings and minimizes misfortunes; it is a unique remedy against adversity and it soothes the soul.
If you stand still long enough, it is amazing what happens around you. When we are in motion, we see what is around us as we pass, but if we stop.. then the focus is on the immediate.
For the sake of others, society, and world peace. Always live keeping in mind everything you do is for the sake of others, society and World Peace.
Perfect Liberty 2021.10
I thought it was a nightmare. I woke up and actually got the vacuum and used it. then by rearranging a few things, I cleared out an area beside the bed allowing me to make more efficient use of the space/area. What a dangerous way to live!
Discover the joy of transforming yourself. When you realize how much you have changed for the better, it fills you with true happiness. Strive each day to improve yourself.
Tell yourself “things Happen” Even if something is inconvenient, once you accept it you’ll be able to move onto the next step
Perfect Liberty 2021.8
Don’t give up! Keep at it until you accomplish What you’ve started. The key to achieving something is to stick to it. If you are able to continue something from start to finish you will be sure to accomplish it no matter how difficult the task is.
Today is a special time for those who are celebrating the start of a new year. We have so much to be thankful for .. it is time to give thanks to our ancestors and to our parents, all the special people in our lives who make our personal lives complete.
We exist today thanks to our ancestors and parents. Express appreciation by devoting yourself for the sake of others and society.
Perfect Liberty 2015.11
Applaud the Makoto of others. when you encounter good faith or kindness in others, make sure that you acknowledge it fully. This will make both you and them happy. (Makoto: One’s utmost sincerity)
Perfect Liberty 2016.23
No one can take away the joy you get from putting your whole heart into something. The joy you feel when you’ve put your all into something is yours and yours alone. Nobody can take that away from you.
Good Morning everyone.. I have a thought I’d like to share with you, I am open to your input. For years now I have been doing special prayers. Seldom does a day go by where I don’t meet up with someone, and/or get asked to pray for someone who is going through, or having a difficult time with .. whatever… Certainly in these times of multiple tragedies, whether due to climate change, or day to day circumstances, there is a need for prayer.
In PL, we, as members are encouraged to pray everyday, and yes there are days, set aside for special ceremonies and prayers that are led officially by a minister or Hokyoshi. Through this site, I often will get a personal request for spiritual help, for someone who just needs a “helping hand” I have taken to doing silent prayers for individuals at a time I set aside, just for the purpose of doing what I call a power prayer.. Would anyone out there be willing to add their voice to this power prayer? It is simply a matter or putting aside a few minutes a day, to pray for those who have asked for help, who need a special prayer in their lives. It is the act of dedication, the sincerity of the request that is important.
Do you think it would interest you? It would take only a few minutes of your time… but it would be a time that would be of great service to others. Thank you for considering this request for input. There is a by-product, you get to spend a minute on yourself too =^_^=
Improve yourself to have a kinder heart. Do what you can to be caring and considerate to make others happy.
When I saw this picture that Michel took I knew I had to share it, (he said OK) isn’t it a heart-breaker. Michel is a wildlife photographer here in the Ottawa area, many of his pictures are stunning, but this one… it had a WOW factor I couldn’t resist. Especially as you all know a family of racoons has been trying to redo the feeders at one location, and doing a rather good job of it… I arrived at the feeders yesterday to find that the bicycle is now in two pieces.. sigh.
This is why I began to research early what will work over the coming winter season. These past weeks I have seen possibilities, but of course, the birds who will spend most of the winter months in the area, have not started to arrive. Presently there is a different clientele =^_^=
Don’t think overly about people. Instead of being excessively concerned about others, focus on what you should do.
Perfect Liberty 2021.31
Value your Intuition. When you suddenly have an “a-ha” moment, or when a thought pops into your mind, it is God sending you a message. As soon as you notice something, you should act upon it right away.
Perfect Liberty 2014.19
This last quote is one that I try hard to practice daily, To do so, I have to also practice, “stillness” “listening” and “patience”. It is a habit to rush, to be busy, to be on the go. I am much better now, but at one time I had a day timer and it was used every day, I scheduled, planned and wrote in it every day.. Now, I seldom use one at all. Every day is a new beginning, every day we get a chance to start a new canvas or revisit an old one.. but it is a day of possibilities. My husband’s motto was always “seize the day” =^_^= He did his best to do so till the day he passed on…
No one ever said life would be easy.. but it is always interesting and AND.. FULL OF LOVE!
When we live with love in our hearts, it spreads into the world around us… =^_^=
TAOIST Life is Art (Perfect Liberty precept #1)
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of our lives.. with Makoto (sincerity)
The only constant in life is change. I am grounded in the reality of Living.
This is true, in all worlds. RL or virtual. I am me and only me.