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Order in Disorder

Order in Disorder

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Chaos is the score upon which reality is written.

HENRY MILLER

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“Peace and the survival of life on earth as we know it are threatened by human activities which lack a commitment to humanitarian values.

Destruction of nature and nature resources results from ignorance, greed and lack of respect for the earth’s living things. This lack of respect extends even to earth’s human descendants, the future generations who will inherit a vastly degraded planet if world peace does not become a reality, and destruction of the natural environment continues at the present rate.

Our ancestors viewed the’ earth as rich and bountiful, which it is. Many people in the past also saw nature as inexhaustibly sustainable, which we now know is the case only if we care for it.

It is not difficult to forgive destruction in the past, which resulted from ignorance. Today, however, we have access to more information, and it is essential that we re-examine ethically what we have inherited, what we are responsible for, and what we will pass on to coming generations.

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Clearly this is a pivotal generation. Global communication is possible.”

 ~Dalai Lama, An Ethical Approach to Environmental Protection

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What’s in a Name

What’s in a Name?

1-What's in a Name

This year summer has been bonny with plenty of clear, sunshiny days and record hot temperatures.  Drawn to water, there are plenty of things to do on the wonderful beaches and in the countless harbours situated close by.  Ha! The cool breeze of the lake, there is nothing like it on the hot summer’s day.  

Have you ever taken notice of the names of the various water vessels, these second homes for the water loving natives? They tell a lot about their owners and some of them are a hoot!

Here are some examples, and I didn’t need to go far, only to Port Credit, to obtain this sample. Lastly, for fun, you can ponder your preference for the name of your own water escape.

2-Seaquel

3-Monterey

4-As Much As I Can

5-Bello Fortuna II

6-Tachila

7-Cheers

8-My Way

9-Esto es Vida

10-Glory Daze III

11-Idylours

12-Quigley

13-Sly Fox

14-Good Spirit

15-Solo

16-Sunny Daze

17-Southern Belle 1

18-Loonsong

19-Wildthing

20-Tiercel II

21-Finito

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BoSt Galleries- The Four Seasons

BoSt Galleries- The Four Seasons

In North America we are fortunate indeed to enjoy the splendor of Nature’s four seasons.

Winter is a delight; when the first snowfall blankets the earth and everything is glossy and gleaming in pristine white resembling thousands of scattered diamonds, or stars plucked from the sky, adorning every surface.

Springtime; when night and day nature’s perfume permeates the air and new life in all its abundance is perpetually bathed by the resplendent spring showers that create precious pearls on the budding trees.

Let us not forget the golden splendors of Autumn; when the world is bedecked in rich browns, yellows and oranges. It’s as if the sun takes up a temporary residence on Earth while everything quietly prepares for the long winter’s sleep.

My most favorite time of all however, has to be Summer.  Ahhh, summertime, when during those two short months we abandon all care along with the cumbersome clothes of the other three seasons. Dressed in colourful, cool outfits we burst outside to bask under the hot sun, engaging in outdoor activities: relaxing on a patio café, strolling in parks and enjoying summer’s multitude of events. Time is well spent frolicking at the beach, sharing a picnic, engaging in sports, or laying lazily under an umbrella while partaking of cool refreshments along with abundant fruit. Then for added cooling, a quick dip and splash or a prolonged swim in the pristine lakes that dot the map of North America.

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BoSt Galleries- Realism 2

BoSt Galleries- Realism 2

In Dreamland

A disciple of Soyen Shaku once related how his schoolmaster used to take regular naps every afternoon and, when a curious pupil once asked the master why he had this repose in midday, he was told, “I go to dreamland to meet ancient sages like Confucius. When Confucius slept, he would dream of the sages and later tell his followers about them.”

It so happened that one a real scorcher of a day some of the pupils, unable to help themselves, took a nap under a huge and ancient tree where they benefited from the delightful breeze. The schoolmaster, chancing upon them, scolded them for being lax in their duties.

“We went to dreamland, the same as Confucius did, to meet the ancient sages.” a few of them protested.

“I see,” The master pursed his lips. “What was the message from those sages?” he called their bluff.

The bravest of the bunch responded with a serious demeanor, “When we were in dreamland we asked the sages how well they knew you since, according to your claim, you visited them every afternoon. Oddly enough they said that they had never seen any such fellow.”

Zen Story

Missed Opportunity

“In affairs it is ability that matters;

In action it is timeliness that matters.”

“Thus Something and Nothing produce each other;

The difficult and the easy complement each other;

The long and the short off-set each other;

The high and the low incline towards each other;

Note and sound harmonize with each other;

Before and after follow each other.”

Tao

Re-visiting Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

An irresistible draw- I had to re-visit High Park for another delightful afternoon.

“Whoever does anything to it will ruin it,

Whoever lays hold of it will lose it.”

Tao

Good Against Evil

Good against Evil

In a resolute struggle of the good against evil there are definite rules that must not be disregarded if good is to succeed.

First: Resolution must be based on a union of strength and compassion.

Second: A compromise with evil is not possible; evil must be openly discredited- nor must our own shortcomings be glossed over.

Third: The struggle must not be carried on directly by force; if evil is branded it thinks of weapons. It is important to recognize in our own persons and debilitate the weaknesses and faults we may have. Finding no opponent the weapons of evil become dull.

Fourth: We should not combat our own faults directly lest they be used against us and we get entangled in hatred and passion.  As long as we wrestle with them evil will continue to be victorious.

Fifth: The best way to fight evil is to make energetic progress in the good.

I Ching  (Breakthrough)