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This picture was taken at a Buddhist temple in Singapore during one of my travels to the city. This Dharma Wheel is dedicated to Quan Yin.~ Roselle Quin

“If you look the part and act the part, you’ll be surprised at the results you will produce. This is true with negative impressions as well as positive ones.” ~ Les Brown

Oh’ wow, just what I need! How grand fantabulous is that! Look what it reads, Visualize the mantra disc at your heart – always be able to cultivate the Dharma and — liberation from suffering…” It goes on with the venerable advice to, “Visualize a rain of jewels…” Well, well, I sure will! Goodness, I wonder if I had sense to take a full photo of this mantra wheel description. 

A man is raised from the earth by two things- Simplicity and Purity. There must be simplicity in his intention and purity in his desires.

Must be in my other PC -the one I no longer use. It’s about time I get the ol’ clunker going on again and while at it, upload stored photos in the Cloud. I know now why my silly heart seems restless. How blind could I be, truly? Instead of immersing myself in books and readings that uplift – which is my normal way of life encouragement, I instead unconsciously parceled my energy and peace away by wallowing in the strange circumstances  of this world replete with trouble, injustice and sorrow. As if it were all new occurrences. I should know better – the world has always been a house of sorrows. 20160313_121853

“You will make great progress if you keep yourself free from all temporal cares, for to value anything that is temporal is a great mistake.” ~ Thomas A. Kempis

To keep oneself free from temporal cares  doesn’t mean living in a secluded glass house with rose colored spectacles – turning a blind eye on everything that’s going on. Can’t be done, anyway. But, surely, there must be something more productive I can do than gnash my teeth, shake my head and wildly ponder a fatalistic dystopian world in the offing.

 The mantra above admonishes to “rejoice in the awe-inspiring power of the —- wheel…” An imposing advice  alluding to the way life unfolds in a roundabout of ups and down and concentric  cycles of pleasure, pain, good and bad.

The glory of the good is in their conscience and not on the lips of men.

My coffee is downed and the Help has arrived to do her cleaning. I have writing to accomplish and projects to tackle. Must not forget today’s yoga. More importantly, take time to recollect with the saints and wise ones. Their writings are artisian springs..upward movements of refreshing waters of wisdom to drink from.  20160314_074028

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