Sunday, March 26, 2017

Compassion

I believe having compassion for others is of great importance but, if one doesn't have compassion for oneself, how can that take place.  This is one of the reasons I stay away from certain individuals that judge me for my beliefs or who I am, out of compassion for myself, even though my heart goes out to all sentient beings.  There's an individual that's been harassing me, which I mentioned to him that I've had enough and that I'm going to report him for harassment.  Which I did.  I don't want to wish him any harm, because if I do, that would mean I'm no better than him.  My only wish is that he stops what he's doing to me, or that he leaves the workplace I work for.  If not, my only response can be silence.  One of my biological sisters has harassed me throughout the years to such a degree that I refuse to ever talk with her again even though I still love her as my sister.  She claims to be a born-again Christian, and believes my being a Buddhist that I'm going straight to hell, seeing I don't believe in God or believe that Jesus is Christ.

I strongly believe discrimination against others is wrong!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Exhaustion and Whatnot

First of all, I want to thank all of you who comment to my posts, for your comments are greatly appreciated as well as those of you who follow me here.

I love the look of Zen Rock Gardens, but this to me, looks like a Zen Key Garden.


Lately I've been feeling really drained from all the long hours I work to the point like someone stronger than me, has been sinking their fangs in, sucking my blood almost dry.


A few days ago, my lovely wife bought me a new computer seeing my old one is a little over ten years now.  Then yesterday we took a train to a place in Mall of America to have my old computer cleaned from all its viruses.  Afterwards, we decided to get some food to eat, which I wish I wouldn't have, seeing I'm trying to lose weight.  Oh well, today's a new day, so today I can eat less . . . or nothing at all.  Which by the way, I DON'T RECOMMEND FOR SOME.  I know in the past I fasted for a little over three days, which wasn't by any means for religious purposes seeing I'm not a religious person but, it certainly did drop off the pounds.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Owl Bookend, One of My Great Finds


My biological father had a great liking for owls and for some reason I've discovered I have a great liking for owls as well.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

My Thoughts and George Carlin on Religion

For me as a Buddhist I don't feel Buddhism is a religion, even though some may disagree, I just try to follow Buddha's teachings to the best I can even though I'm this flawed person I am.  Furthermore . . . I want to emphasize, I don't dislike anyone; my heart goes out to all sentient beings no matter what they've chosen to believe . . . or who they are.

In this video below George Carlin talks about God's "divine plan" which I cannot help but to think about my prior post . . . Fortune


 If you're unable to view this video, click here.

For me there is no "divine plan" all I have is the karma I do within each moment I'm in.

Peace to all,

Lon

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Fortune


I don't believe what has been written in a cookie determines my fate.  Nor do I believe what has said to be predestined is my future, hell, if that was the case, what use would there be for prayer.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017

Will I Be Sent To A Lake Of Burning Torment


Will I be sent to a lake of burning torment for all of eternity, seeing I don't believe as they do, like I mentioned in I'm Getting Sick and Tired, if so, so be it, I'm going to remain having compassion for others as well as for myself even though my beliefs differ.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

I'm Getting Sick and Tired


I'm getting sick and tired of being around people who keep preaching to me about their God and their liberator Jesus Christ, in telling me I must believe as they do if I want eternal life so I won't be sent to a lake of burning torment for all of eternity.  If this is what they believe, SO BE IT, but take your CONCERN off of me, for their God didn't create me, nor did this Jesus they call Christ shed His blood for me.

Those who have accepted God as their Creator and believe His Son Jesus Christ is their savior, I have nothing against them for what they've chosen to believe, but stop pushing your beliefs on me.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Where Would I Be Without Time


Have you ever asked yourself,
where,
would I be . . .
without time?


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Silhouette Sunset

When looking out my window here in Minneapolis Minnesota, I told my wife that I had to step out quickly to capture what I call a Silhouette Sunset, for whoever stops by here to see.


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Reality

WHAT IS REALITY?

For me, I cannot help but to think it's what we make it . . . or don't.  What's real for some may not be real for another, and what's not real for some may be real for another.

As a Buddhist I believe reality is how I see things within my own mind, it's not what's outside of me, in other words it's not external, it's only how I perceive things.  Therefore I believe each and every one of us has their own reality depending on how they observe things within their own mind.

Which brings me to a prior post I posted called . . . My Haiku Poem which might clarify what I was thinking for some, when I wrote that poem.

Other than that, I'd like to share with you, A MUST SEE VIDEO, I found on YouTube today!


Dr. Miles Neale

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

My Haiku Poem

Night light and shadow,
Isn't always what it seems,
Reality is.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Compassion and Anger

Some people may think I'm foolish for having compassion for all sentient beings, which is their choice, but I feel if everyone would rid themselves from the coldness they feel for others, there wouldn't be the war there is today.

Then there are those who may think I never get angry, well, let me just say, there are plenty of times I get angry, as a matter a fact, I may be one of the angriest people there is, but when I recognize the anger, I realize it's like a paradox, seeing it's not who I truly am.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Equality


I believe we're all interconnected with the living, no matter if that's a tree, flower, or whatever that may be, or who we are, for I believe we're all equal, and that no one is better than anyone else.

The other thing I believe, is there is no end, once we leave these bodies we're in, our life keeps carrying on, but for those who believe different than me, I'm not here to tell you you're wrong, you have the right to believe as you will.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Are You Unhappy


Are you unhappy,
let that go,
another day,
and night will come.

~ Lon Anderson

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Thinking about Death

Perhaps one should think about one's own death often!

This video is from the Shantideva Meditation Center showing an interview with Geshe Thubten Sherab which I greatly enjoyed, for it really made me think.


If you're unable to view this video, click here.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Blockage

What's stopping you from fulfilling your dream,
is it the roadblocks you allow others to place in your way,
or is it your own blockage you allow to stand in your way.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year My Friends


I WISH YOU ALL MUCH HAPPINESS IN THIS YEAR OF 2017.

If you have hate and anger bottled up inside, please rid
yourselves from this, changing to having compassion
for all sentient beings, even those who have wronged
you, for it's not worth harming yourselves with such
hate and anger my friends, or anyone else for that
matter.


Saturday, December 31, 2016

Dear Blogger Friends

I've been away for awhile from posting, seeing my mind has drawn a blank as to what to write, going places with my wife, out to eat, weightlifting, and watching over and over short documentaries of Eddie Pepitone, put together into a movie called The Bitter Buddha.  Watching and listening to Eddie Pepitone, has truly placed me in a happy mood.

I'm not angry or bitter towards anyone but, by my seeing and hearing Eddie Pepitone, I've been given so much clarity.

Yesterday my wife and I went to a secondhand store where I purchased two speakers that were compatible to connect to my laptop.  Afterwards . . . we went out to eat again at one of our favorite Vietnamese restaurants for their noodle soup.  Oh . . . and before that, I bought a sterling silver earring for my pierced hole in my left earlobe, seeing when my wife and I joined in marriage over thirty one years ago I wore one then, and decided I'd wear one once again.


Sunday, December 18, 2016