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First Five Sonnets by William Shakespeare – the Buddha of the Heart. With a brief explanation of the meaning of these Sonnets on beauty and love

At the age of 14, I played in the class at school the part of Brutus in Caesar, one of the 37 plays of William Shakespeare. It was my first introduction to the playwright making a long-lasting impression. Brutus, a politician and orator, engaged in the plot to assassinate Caesar. The following year, I quit the John Fisher Roman Catholic School in Purley, Surrey, England to get a job and taste a new kind of independence. I never missed school except for the English literature class studying the bard of Britain. Continue reading 



The Buddha adopted a Relaxed Attitude to Nakedness

The Buddha extolled the virtues of the homeless wandering seeker. He described householders’ life as crowded and dusty while a life gone forth is wide open.” (Middle Length Discourses Sutta 36). That generalisation may have rung true then in a lifestyle of extended families living in the same building but for many of us today our homes are neither crowded nor dusty (unlike some monasteries!). Continue reading 



Sir Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones sing 12 ’Buddhist’ Songs.

 

We could consider the 12 songs of the Rolling Stones among the rock anthems.

There is a regular theme with Mick of his struggles with desire for pleasure and then finds he experiences love in his heart and then the love fades. Continue reading 




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