Order in Disorder
Chaos is the score upon which reality is written.
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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.
Clearly this is a pivotal generation. Global communication is possible.”
~Dalai Lama, An Ethical Approach to Environmental Protection
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.
“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.”
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.”
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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)