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Favourite Poets and Poems

Nine Favourite Poets and Poems

Language can struggle to communicate the Inexpressible. Perhaps it is only through beautiful and illuminating poetry that language reaches its zenith. In that respect, a profound poem brings us all closer to the Truth of things than any other form of language. A sublime poem ‘speaks’ to us of the realm that is beyond the words and beyond the constructed. I believe we cannot live meaningful lives without poetry. Continue reading 



The Buddha and War

Intentions, Ethics, Action and Consequences.

A Dharma Perspective on wars and moral superiority

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SUB-HEADINGS

Ignorance and Conflict

Ethics, Intentions, Actions and Consequences

Action and Suffering

Buddhists and War

Enquiry into so-called Cause and Effect

Powerfully armed countries, such as USA, UK, France and Israel, and military organisations, such as NATO, propagate our moral superiority over threats, real and imagined, from other nation states or political/pseudo religious organisations, such as found in the Arab/Islamic world. Continue reading 



Je Suis Charlie” – and the terrorist too!

Those who hold up the sign “Je Suis Charlie”

need to read  the  poem

“Call Me by My True Names.”

I recall in the late 1970s reading the Poem Call Me by My True Names by the beloved Buddhst monk, Venerable Thich Nhat Hahn. The poem has perhaps became the best loved  poem in the Buddhist world in recent generations. Continue reading 



The Buddha, Mindfulness, Views

The Buddha’s Words on Mindfulness,

plus contemporary views on Mindfulness

32 Quotes from the Discourses
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