-Are you a God?
- they asked the Buddha.
- No.
- Are you an angel, then?
- No.
- A saint?
- No.
- Then what are you?


"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure of
the universe"-Albert Einstein-

Om Mani Padme Hum

Matthew 25:40

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 7 1-6

1. Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4. Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5. Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
6. Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Here's a Good Question About Life...or Another Life

Watching a Disney movie called The Kid started me thinking thoughts that may have occured to many I don't know, but they occured to me.  The main character was a man about to turn forty and one day he meets a kid he soon realizes is himself at eight years old.  They spend the movie trying to figure out what brought them together in time. Finally they think it's a schoolyard fight to rescue a three-legged dog, a fight that he lost many years before on his eighth birthday, this time he wins but that isn't it, then his father bawls him out for fighting and bringing his dying mother to the school, and then he sees his father through new eyes for the terrified man he is about to lose his wife. He and his younger self get dinner and come out to see an older self and his family, the older self flys away and the younger self disappears back to his own time.
What would you do if you suddenly met yourself as a kid? What would your younger self think, would you be happy with what has become of you as you grew up? How much of your childhood or adolecence do you actually remember?  Good things or bad things?  Do you remember the kids you went to school or grew up with? I wish I had answers instead of questions, but it's facinating to think over.

Lee Murray

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