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found on the side of a road in Japan.

sometimes near a park , sometimes not

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what can I say

two wild and crazy guys

traveling with us in Japan

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a shop along the way

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a place to pray and meditate

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seen from the window of the bullet train

as we flew by on tracks of iron

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as if it was yesterday

the energy and drive

remains with me today

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we came from lands far away

to learn and to pray

what I found most amazing

was that these teachers spoke not one word of English

The majority of the listeners

spoke (Brazilian)Portuguese, Spanish and a very few of us English

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we gathered to pray for World Peace

to this day

the energy from this last visit

drives me to work harder every day

to become a better person

one who can dedicate and focus on

living in a way to bring about

World Peace

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In  Japan while there, it was hot the vegetation was lush

it was growing everywhere

where ever there was space

the green buds would push their way towards the light

LOVE is what nurtures growth

LOVE is what will see us through

LOVE should be part of everything we do

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LOVE is beautiful

LOVE IS YOU

PL Precept # 11  Always be with God

dedication and faith

Panoramic view of the Greek-Orthodox monasteries of Meteora

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There was a time when our desire to pray and be closer to God/Universe was seen in the physical world around us.  Many dedicated their lives to the practice of living only for that  purpose.

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A closer look at St. Stephen’s Holy Monastery, it was not built as high as the others, (during 16th century) it was badly damaged during world war 2 by the Nazis and abandoned.  However dedicated nuns, came back and reconstructed it and are living and praying there today.

We no longer feel that we need to remove ourselves from the world around us, we know that God is everywhere and lives within us.  The majority  of us, need to live and provide for ourselves and family. It is sometimes hard to remember to make time for ourselves  Precious time where we reconnect to the Spirit within.

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I understand wanting to live where i can be with others who share my dedication to serving and being of service, to attain this, one must climb a steep and rocky path.  In one of the monasteries I read about, the only access was by rope ladders and nets.  Replacement happened only when “God  let one break”

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wherever you are, today is the present

 you will only live it once

live it so that you will not have any regrets

 life is…..you are

no more ….. no less.

namaste …..- ….. oyashikiri

monasteries of Meteora are listed by UNESCO as world heritage sites (Babamail).
journeytohimalayas.com Phugtal Gompa, Buddhist monastery
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Smiles -Autism – Buddhism- churches

Smile and the world smiles with you

A friend sent me this picture and I returned the smile from ear to ear. Smiling is contagious.
First i would like to give you some information re. Autism that I have for those of you who venture into SL.
If you key in the world autism in the search window, you will be given a number of choices.
Autism Society of American and GBFA Commumity Center and Mall is a favourite.
Autism Support
Autism Society
Second Life Autism Network
The list goes on. I apologize that sometimes I take for granted the wealth of information and places to visit in SL.
Where I personally do not deal with autism in my life, I have friends that do. I’ve learned that where a child/individual who has difficulties in daily interactions in RL, shines and demonstrates amazing creativity with the tools SL offers.

To the other question about the various churches in SL, there are far too many to list. Again, once in SL, use the search window, type in the church, philosophy, teachings you are looking for and you will be directed to the various destinations.

For example, you can attend Buddhist Dharma teachings at the Buddha Center. This can be a busy place, they have traffic in the 1000s from all over the world at any given time.
Please dress accordingly.

Today I was visiting the Buddhist Temple in Aosagi,  Japan. This sim is themed as a region of Japan in the Edo period (1603-1868 AD). It is designed to support a number of cultural, educational and roleplay groups for the benefit of all. The owning group is Kurogawa Cho. a wonderful way to revisit history and learn about how life was in the late 17th century.
This region is set in sengoku period of the late 17th century of feudal Japan.
Please remember that SL is International, often you will encounter people who are from a different country and culture, some do not speak English, on this sim (community) the main language is Japanese.

Wherever you go, who ever you visit with, remember today’s teaching (PL teaching) People Grow by Being Praised and Applauded by Others.
When people recognize your accomplishments and celebrate with you. What happens?, we become more enthusiastic ourselves and want to do better.

Success is achieved by working in Harmony with others.

Applaud someone in your circle today, SMILE, the world is ours when we SMILE and live the PL Way.

Blessings all…. arms open wide to embrace you, my heart is singing ” I   L O V E    Y O U”     love is in the air, reach out and grab your share.

Ari thank you for the wonderful picture!

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Have a Good Balance Between Mind and Body

Have a Good Balance Between Mind and Body

PL teaching for day #20
> Have a Good Balance Between Mind and Body…………..Being overly concerned ab out things, or overexerting yourself physically will cause you to be off balance mentally and physically. Be careful not to overdo things.

I read an article today by Geri Larkin, founder of the Still Point Zen Buddhist Temple in Detroit, Fashionista as Monk.  It was in the March/April 2012 issue of Spirituality & Health, if you can find it, it is a good read. Probably more for the women then the men, however, it applies to both if you’ve ever shopped and found that you are one size larger than you thought you should be.  After reading her fun thought provoking piece, I know that I will be more mindful of not what I eat, but of how much I eat.  I’m already a conscientious eater, my problem is quantity. Today’s  lesson today will be applied to my eating habits.

This teaching comes up every month on the 20th.  And every month, it has a different meaning for me.  Time to remember and put into practice, PL Principle 13.  Concerning food, I will not have complaints, likes and dislikes nor preferences; nor will I overeat, over drink nor eat irregularly.

PL Principle # 15   I will not do anything overly.

A balanced life, takes into account, all our needs.  Lets take a moment to reflect on how balanced our personal scales are.  For myself, I will work harder towards achieving balance

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