Category Archives: Voluntary simplicity

Life in Dharma, not Dharma in Life

Good morning!   We had nice compassionate rain for two days. So, plants and animals seem to be revived from their dry, desperate states. They came back to their original states in purity and peace.   Almost half of this … Continue reading

Posted in Awakened Way (Buddhism), Global ethic, Voluntary simplicity | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Awakened Way (Buddhism), Civilization, Culture, Ecology, Global ethic, Global problems, Nuclear bombs, nuclear disaster, Nuclear plants, Philosophy, Religion, System, Voluntary simplicity, War, Zen | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Awakened Way (Buddhism), Global ethic, Global problems, nuclear disaster, Religion, Voluntary simplicity, Zen | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Awakened Way (Buddhism), Cultivation: culture, Ecology, Global ethic, Global problems, Global warming, Nuclear bombs, nuclear disaster, Nuclear plants, Philosophy, Religion, System, Uncategorized, Voluntary simplicity, War, Zen | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Awakened Way (Buddhism), Civilization, Cultivation: culture, Ecology, Global ethic, Global problems, Nuclear bombs, nuclear disaster, Nuclear plants, Religion, System, Voluntary simplicity, War, Zen | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Buddhism, Civilization, Cultivation: culture, Culture, Ecology, Global ethic, Global problems, Nuclear bombs, nuclear disaster, Nuclear plants, Philosophy, Religion, System, Voluntary simplicity, War, Zen | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Buddhism, Civilization, Cultivation: culture, Culture, Ecology, Global ethic, Global problems, Nuclear bombs, nuclear disaster, Nuclear plants, Philosophy, Religion, System, Voluntary simplicity, War, Zen | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sit and Savor Amrita (Ambrosia, Immortality)

Good evening!   We have now a nice warm, wet atmosphere, which gives life to plants and animals. Trees survive thousands of years, even ten thousand years. Tree and true have the same root of dhrî (the root form of … Continue reading

Posted in Buddhism, Civilization, Culture, Ecology, Global ethic, Global problems, Philosophy, Religion, System, Voluntary simplicity, War, Zen | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Return to Restart

Good morning!   The full moon has quickly changed into the half moon. Now we have a nice bright Sunday. In a few days we will have the winter solstice, when the night is the longest and our distance to … Continue reading

Posted in Buddhism, Civilization, Culture, Ecology, Global ethic, Global problems, Nuclear bombs, nuclear disaster, Nuclear plants, Philosophy, Religion, System, Voluntary simplicity, War, Zen | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Good morning!   Low grass and plants have been covered and frozen by frost since last evening. Tall trees are brightened and beautified by the brilliant sun light this morning.   The Buddha compared the fourfold food to the son’s … Continue reading

Posted in Buddhism, Civilization, Culture, Ecology, Global ethic, Global problems, Nuclear bombs, nuclear disaster, Nuclear plants, Philosophy, Religion, System, Voluntary simplicity, War, Zen | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment