Getting Ahead in 3D

Getting Ahead in 3DLately, I have been interested in the Free Open Source Software package called Blender. The software had a reputation for being difficult to learn and not so good. While it is still difficult to learn, the capabilities have grown in the past few years. I eventually want to make some stuff to explain Abhidhamma. Recently, this post came up. It is so real, you wonder if it is a real person pretending to be fake…at least until the end of the 20 second flick. The Enlightened are able to see through the realities that make up a […]

If anyone is interested in reading up on great organization. This one seems to be very good. I have …

If anyone is interested in reading up on great organization. This one seems to be very good. I have read their newsletters for quite a while. There were some things I ethically opposed to and do not recommend, but for disaster relief (and that is my focus of praise), they are quite high. They are in Nepal now and often at every place where disaster strikes. I am most impressed in their way they deliver goods to victims. They bow their heads and offer. According to their newsletters, they don't just leave when the hype dies down. They rebuild and […]

Thumbs Up For Hitchhiking

Thumbs Up For HitchhikingHere is a story about receiving Metta when I was hitchhiking for the first time at age fourteen. We have only two more stories left in the queue to be published. Your stories may be short and simple and you may submit in unlimited quantity. Metta has no limits. Your stories help perpetuate the website. Thumbs Up For Hitchhiking Thumbs Up For Hitchhiking I remember when I was fourteen or so, some time in the mid eighties, when I started to test the realm beyond my parents’ advice. At that time, we had just moved to […]

Text posted by imron yousuf. At “Very little has been …

Text posted by imron yousuf. At "Very little has been said about this…..On December 2, Basque athlete Iván Fernández Anaya was competing in a cross-country race in Burlada, Navarre. He was running second, some distance behind race leader Abel Mutai – bronze medalist in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the London Olympics. As they entered the finishing straight, he saw the Kenyan runner – the certain winner of the race – mistakenly pull up about 10 meters before the finish, thinking he had already crossed the line. Fernández Anaya quickly caught up with him, but instead of exploiting Mutai’s mistake […]

I am feeling really my feet are not really touching the ground today! My dream to be a monk…

I am feeling really my feet are not really touching the ground today!My dream to be a monk and live in Hawaii, which specifically changed to Kauai, that started in 1999 might come true. I got the green light for air tickets and other things. I just need to get the visa for my Sri Lankan monastic friend who agreed to come. If this visa gets approved, I will be even more happy! So far three steps considered "impossible" have been cleared. Step by step one more to go. He has been to Australia and I did that visa […]

They might be Giants

They might be GiantsDuring this time, called, "The Water Festival" many "young and old" take robes temporarily. It is the "summer" equivalent like we have in the West. No School. Recently, a foreigner friend disrobed a few days ago. I think he was on his second or third year. He was the ideal monk, quite passive, talks only when you need him to, quiet most of the time and fairly progressed in meditation too (with pa-auk standards). However, things just did not go right. He was not happy with his situation, was sort alone with himself and he disrobed a […]

Before and After Water Filter

Before and After Water FilterI have been using this water filter for about a month or so now. It is working well and I have not had brown water days yet! I was going to leave because of the water and my ear problems which has now turned into Tinnitus. That is not fun when you meditate as your main gig. I asked a friend of mine, U Jotika who had offered a filter for me long ago when he showed me around his new kuti which also had a filter. Although it was so long ago and he forgot […]