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A Special Message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama

My dear brothers and sisters,

I am writing these words in response to repeated requests from many people around the world. Today, we are passing through an exceptionally difficult time due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

In addition to this, further problems confront humanity such as extreme…

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Added by Eva Libre on March 30, 2020 at 4:09pm — 4 Comments

~ Lockdown ~ POEM

Marvelous poem Nada. Here is another: courtesy George Gorman

Lockdown



Yes there is fear.

Yes there is isolation.

Yes there is panic buying.

Yes there is sickness.

Yes there is even death.

But,

They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise

You can hear the birds again.

They say that after just a few weeks of quiet

The sky is no longer thick with fumes

But blue and grey and clear.

They say that in…

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Added by Eva Libre on March 17, 2020 at 2:53am — No Comments

Please read my last post....

PLEASE READ MY LAST POST about what I believe we can do that may actually help get through those "hard-headed" young people who think they know the best way to deal with this!! It starts with CHE POSSIAMO FARE NOI....



I wanted to say, get this off my chest, that I am SO moved by goodness in these days. Reading about it online, and actually caring thoughts of others, it really moves me to tears. Could it be my emotions are all messed up? Could it be I have anxiety? I am working…

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Added by Eva Libre on March 12, 2020 at 2:30pm — No Comments

CHE POSSIAMO FARE NOI PER AIUTARE? HO AVUTO QUEST'IDEA....

Ieri ho visto quel video di una ragazza giovane "Influencer" (??) che dice più o meno, "Non mi importa, io esco lo stesso. Tanto sono i vecchi a morire da questo virus."

E se noi trovassimo queste persone sul web, tramite fb, oppure cercando "Influencer" su instagram, ecc, e mandassimo un link che parla proprio dei giovani che sono colpiti sperando che lo leggessero, secondo me è MOLTO MEGLIO DI NIENTE. Questi giovani sono pericolosi per la società, perchè ispirano, convincono,…

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Added by Eva Libre on March 12, 2020 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Prepare a tall cup of coffee if you plan on reading this long post....

I'M NOT A JOURNALIST, NOR A DOCTOR OR NURSE. I am not an expert, but a normal person who happens to be American living in Italy. All I can do right now at this time of Coronavirus is to tell you what has happened here, in simple terms, perhaps on a more humanistic viewpoint, definitely not a scientific one. It may be of help, and that is why I am writing it.

When this new virus began, all of us were doing our normal lives: going out, getting together with…

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Added by Eva Libre on March 11, 2020 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update and Thorough Guidance

Friends outside of Italy, this gives an idea of the problem we face, and therefore are on lock down.

Follow the link:…

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Added by Eva Libre on March 11, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments

Fifth World Holocaust Forum at Yad Vashem

Jerusalem/Israel, 23 January 2020

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הַעוֹלָם שֶׁהֶחֱיָנוּ וְקִיְּמָנוּ וְהִגִּיעָנוּ לַזְּמַן הַזֶּה׃

Blessed be the Lord for enabling me to be here at this day.

What a blessing, what a gift, it is for me to be able to…

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Added by Eva Libre on January 23, 2020 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

From 'Love Letter to the Earth'

Before eating, we may like to take a moment to reflect on our food... we vow to eat in a way that preserves our compassion and reduces the suffering of living beings. Someone without compassion can’t be happy, because they’re cut off from others and can’t relate to the world. We need to have compassion, too, for the Earth, our mother. When we…

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Added by Eva Libre on January 10, 2020 at 2:22am — No Comments

Patti Smith Celebrates Greta Thunberg’s 17th Birthday With Poem

“Happy birthday/to Greta, who stood today,/as every Friday, refusing/to be neutral”

Patti Smith shared a heartfelt poem to celebrate the 17th birthday of climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Christian Monterrosa/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock, Kristin…

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Added by Eva Libre on January 3, 2020 at 6:30am — No Comments

We are all concerned with taking action

We are all concerned with taking action, doing things, resolving problems, providing for others.

We are always trying to plan something, conclude something else, discover a third.

There is nothing wrong with that -after all, that is how we build and modify the world. But the act of Adoration is also a part of life. To…

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Added by Eva Libre on December 7, 2019 at 6:32am — No Comments

Samari Spiritual Warrior

H.H. the Dalai Lama

Sometimes forgiving ourselves is not enough. Although it is hard to do, when we manage to forgive ourself the pain of hurt and violation often remains. Something else is need to completely heal. Repair means emotional hygiene. That is, to clean up our residual pain often associated…

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Added by Eva Libre on November 9, 2019 at 6:20pm — 1 Comment

Greta Thunberg today...

From Greta Thunberg today...

I have received the Nordic Council’s environmental award 2019.

I have decided to decline this prize.

Jag har vunnit Nordiska Rådets miljöpris 2019.

Jag har valt att inte ta emot priset.

Here’s why: “I am currently traveling through California and…

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Added by Eva Libre on October 30, 2019 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Buddhist fairy tale

Once upon a time there was a Buddhist monk who lived secluded in a small hut in the forest for many years. He meditated while sitting and lying down. He was always mindful of his thoughts, striving for the right knowledge, the right attitude, the right speech, the right action and the right pursuit. He read the spiritual scriptures everyday, awakening his spiritual energy through mantras, visualizations, and spiritual songs, walking in the forest three times a day, and doing good to all…

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Added by Eva Libre on August 14, 2019 at 5:43pm — No Comments

You, who they call Lord

You, who I can feel deep inside my soul.

You, who has created this world.

When I look into the microcosmos, in the macrocosmos, everywhere I find you.

I sense your greatness.

You, who they call Lord,

who they call Father,

who they call Allah,

who they call Jahwe,

You, who is…

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Added by Eva Libre on August 7, 2019 at 9:25pm — 2 Comments

Kafka and the Doll, The Pervasiveness of Loss

Franz Kafka, the story goes, encountered a little girl in the park where he went walking daily. She was crying. She had lost her doll and was desolate.



Kafka offered to help her look for the doll and arranged to meet her the next day at the same spot.



Unable to find the doll he composed a letter from the doll and read it…

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Added by Eva Libre on May 14, 2019 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

HAPPY RAMADAN MUBARAK

HAPPY RAMADAN MUBARAK

Wishing a blessed Ramadan that will inspire us with courage and strength that will help us to win every challenge of life!

May the spirit of Ramadan stay in our heart and illuminate our soul from within also illuminate the world and show us the way to peace, love and…

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Added by Eva Libre on May 6, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Three Sisters

Three Sisters

by  David Sparenberg

2019-05-05 08:46:25

Once there was a country couple. They had one cow, no sons, but three daughters. The girls were a bit of a…

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Added by Eva Libre on May 5, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments

How the light comes

I cannot tell you

how the light comes.



What I know

is that it is more ancient

than imagining.



That it travels

across an astounding expanse

to reach us.



That it loves

searching out

what is hidden

what is lost

what is forgotten

or in…

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Added by Eva Libre on April 27, 2019 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

I am just a human being like you brothers and sisters

H.H. The Dalai Lama

Photo by Ruven Afanador for TIME MAGAZINE, March 2019

“I am just a human being like you brothers and sisters."

~ His Holiness The Dalai Lama ~

“You have problems and so do I. You find yourself having to deal with emotions like…

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Added by Eva Libre on March 9, 2019 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Happy Women's Day

~ Sambuddha Duttagupta

Acrylic on paper

A successful woman was asked to share her secret of success. She smiled and said "I started succeeding when I started leaving small fights for small fighters. I stopped fighting those who…

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Added by Eva Libre on March 8, 2019 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

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