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.