Category Archives: Global problems

Blue Moon, Planet, Sky

    Good morning!   After sittings and service we can feel the calm and clear world penetrated by emptiness (śūnyatā) like the penetrating blue sky we see now. As we sit still, karmas – conceptions, emotions, and volitions penetrated by the Triple Poisons of desire, divisiveness, and delusion – still also, settling into nirvana, unconditioned peace, and bodhi, unsurpassed awakening.   We could see the bright blue full moon a couple of days ago. The full moon represents the Buddha’s heart and mind in brilliant clear and calm prognosis and peace. Anyone can witness this full moon mirror mind and heart settled in the high, clear, and calm sky, illuminating the whole world brightly and quietly. Constant and continuous cultivation is conducive to verification.   The blue planet on which we live with all has been under threatening dark clouds with global warming, mass extinction, etc. The most imminent and worst disaster, however, is nuclear holocaust, not only nuclear bombs at hair trigger alert on our cities, but also nuclear power plants at risk of a terrorism attack, accident, earthquake, etc.   I forwarded two articles to our listserv, etc. last night. The first one says that even a “small” exchange of 50 – 100 nukes could create clouds that would cool the earth to cause two billion deaths, and that we must insist our rulers learn lessons from Hiroshima and Nagasaki: No more Hiroshima, No more Nagasaki, No more nukes!  The second article says that it’s time for the US and other nuclear powers to disarm.     Note: The titles of the articles are: Joseph Gerson. Our 70th Anniversary Homework: Confronting the Myths and  Learning the Lessons of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Sarah Lazare. Iranian Foreign Minister: Time for US, Other Nuclear Powers to  Disarm           … Continue reading

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On Earth Day, 20 Gorgeous Photos Of Natural Wonders Under Threat

The Huffington Post  | by  Nick Robins-Early Email RSS Posted: 04/22/2014 9:00 am EDT Updated: 04/22/2014 3:59 pm EDT Print Article MORE: Earth Day PhotosEarth DayEnvironmentUNESCO World Heritage SiteClimate ChangeUnesco World Heritage April 22 marks Earth Day, the annual U.N.-sponsored event to celebrate the planet and … Continue reading

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Ego, Economy, Ecology, and Ethic

Good evening! My article presented at the Global System and Global Ethic Association on the last April 15 appeared in the Op-ed News: http://www.opednews.com/articles/Ego-Economy-Ecology-and-by-Rosan-Yoshida-120416-316.html Please read it and offer your comment, if possible.

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Man’s Manipulation and Menace

Good morning!   Because of the clouds we cannot see the beautiful bright round moon today. Yesterday the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the “Doomsday Clock” a minute forward, to five minutes before Doomsday.   Like the radiation rain … Continue reading

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Karma Kinetics

Good morning!   We have a nice, quiet, peaceful Sunday morning. With three sittings now, we have a little longer day since the time of the winter solstice. Tonight we can see the full moon. We can also see the … Continue reading

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Individual Karma, Shared Karma, Non-karma

Good evening!   We had a very warm day going up to seventy. We got the news that the economic damage related with the severe weather was the biggest ever. This is the shared karma.   A few days ago … Continue reading

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Death at Deadend

Good morning!   On the way here I listened to NPR, which reported the losing of millions of dollars by the lack of snow. Before that I got the news of the Japanese government not allowing nuclear reactors operating more … Continue reading

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Limitless Truth, Goodness, Beauty, and Holiness

Good morning!   We have very cold temperatures, going down to 19 degrees. So, our car windows are frosting – it’s very difficult and dangerous to drive.   When we come out of our cars, we can see beautiful stars … Continue reading

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Night of Nescience

Good evening!   We are going to have three sittings at this year’s end. What kind of year did you have? For me, the biggest thing was the nuclear meltdown, which represents the meltdown of our nescience. We started using … Continue reading

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Washing Way: Pure Path

Good evening!   We had a nice warm winter day today with the temperature going up to 61 degrees. When I saw snow recently, I imagined radiation falling like snow, covering everything.   This evening I watched an NHK special … Continue reading

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