….wild is the wind…creative freedom is the seed….
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying [Audio Download]
by Sogyal Rinpoche (Author, Narrator), John Cleese (Narrator), Peri Eagleton (Narrator), Susan Skipper (Narrator)
As population demographics change, we are all going to be facing a lot of death and dying….what surprises me is that so many are wasting their time…trying to “relive” their youths by sending their prejudices/bigotry out to the next generation and trying to abuse the planet “one more for the road” instead of preparing for certain experience in a dignified way like most ancient cultures that focus on Wisdom would……try this…instead of pretending you are not growing old…The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying (Audio Book) [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GTh5L44HF4]
I’ve seen people doing incredible things from the moment they are born to the moment they take their last breathe..and even beyond….what annoys me is that these are not the people the rest of the aging/dying babyboom populations are trying to emulate…quite a lot of them are still trying to be some sort of cross between Elvis/Easy Rider/Donald Trump/Nixon….which is kinda of really Gross! 😦
But possibly not as gross and disgusting as the latest self immolation at the Boudha Stupa of peace in Nepal.
Omg! Tibetan SElf-immolation at the stupa…we all know exactly where this is….and I have my breakfast in that restaurant almost daily…..what happened? What is causing this in Nepal…now? 😦 This is so sad and horrible….it just makes you wonder, given the philosophy of Tibetan Buddhism why more and more monks/nuns are self-immolating in protest?
RIP. I really hope that individuals will value their opportunities as human beings more and spend more time listening to Tsogyal Rinpoche’s book in order to get a more precise and genuine understanding of the esoterica philosophy they are working with, it is for the living and those dying….but no where in Tibetan Buddhism is there an encouragement for others to harm themselves or others in protest. For that reason it is still a peaceful philosophy that respects all sentient beings.
To glorify the act of suicide in protest as some kind of political agenda (pro or against) in order to promote violence in protest, is a disgusting disrespect of human dignity and as such, it is beneath contempt when done by ANY SIDE of the political divide. Everyone should take an active role in being compassionate to those who are at risk of suicides and not to encourage/glorify the violence to promote hatred and ignorance.
May all beings have happiness and the causes of happiness;
May all be free from sorrow and the causes of sorrow;
May all never be separated from the sacred happiness which is sorrowless;
And may all live in equanimity, without too much attachment and too much aversion,
And live believing in the equality of all that lives.
traditional buddhist prayer
Special Thanks to Dear Nangsa for her collation of some wonderful images of Tibet
You can find more of her beautiful images in UNFFT United Nations for Free Tibet
and I hope she is okay with me showing her choices of images about Tibet because I know there’s a lot of propaganda out there, sometimes people get very upset just because they see a chinese name sharing images…but that too is also kinda racist…cos there’s 1.3billion chinese on earth…do you think we are all just one mass of Chairman Mao loving Communist Losers? 🙂
Cecilia is a Hong Kong Chinese-Australian Social Entreprneur, Artist, Directors of NGO in Africa, South Ameria, Asia and California who really really likes to "tell it how it is", having travelled to over 40 countries around the world & seen some interesting things every so often.
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