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Prognosis Shift

Good morning!   Due to the abnormal weather we have been enjoying cool wet conditions with abundant greenery and vibrant flowers here now, while other places are afflicted with record heat, wild fire, drought, pouring rain, flooding, and land slides. There was nothing, but grass in the yard here when we moved in, but now we have dense plants thriving and variegated animals playing. So, please enjoy strolling and sensing the peacefully prospering life system here.   Here we have now practitioners for four, three, two, one decades, cultivating and verifying flowers and fruits of practice of their lives and hearts, just like cultivating and verifying our lands and habitats. We have been reading Dogen’s Yūji, Possessing  Time. He mentions the virtues of experience and the virtues of practice.   I forwarded Chomsky’s informative commentary on the really existing capitalist democracy (RECD) titled “A Roadmap to a Just World” to our listserve. He does not discuss in detail whether capitalism and democracy are compatible, but what he describes there clearly tells them incompatible: lower 70% wealth scale population having no policy influence, but only 0.1% get what they want, which is not democracy, but plutocracy.   He gives the roadmap of RECD, more of its failures, and for the future, dark shadows under it, two particularly ominous ones: environmental catastrophe and nuclear holocaust. He shortcuts the former, as it is clear it is occurring. He cites many opportunities to eliminate the latter’s threat, not acted on due to the dogma of the U.S. hegemony. Such sole supremacy can never be compatible with the salient system security and sure survival.   He mentions the two components of the Magna Carta, the source of the Anglo- American laws and modern democracy: the Charter of Liberties, which has been dismantled, and the Charter of the Forests, which is for the protection of commons. The latter has been dismantled by the capitalist dogma of privatization – the tragedy of commons – commons of community of all. Privatization is creating the pyramidal power poisons.   Our modern civilization (from civitas, city) is forced by five fictitious bodies of nation, corporation, media, education, and religion, all infected by the five maladies of militarism, materialism, money-ism, me-ism, and mannerism, essentially stiff sectionalism. We must have the prognosis shift from the triple poisons to the triple learnings, essentially wholly wholesomeness of all with all – beyond divisions such … Continue reading

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Without Wintry Wind

Good morning!   We can see now almost the half moon, some flowers inside and out, many birds and branches, and rabbits and raccoons even.   I thought we had the first spring storm (haru ichiban:春一番), but that was a … Continue reading

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Good Day Every Day

Good morning!   With warm wet weather we can now enjoy green grass already up to almost 60 degrees. In contrast in Japan people there have two to three times more snow waiting very late spring with the nuclear disaster … Continue reading

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