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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

THE SECRET TO HEALING SHAME

THE SECRET TO HEALING SHAME

The secret to healing shame is found deep inside shame itself, the last place we'd ever think to look. Shame is a misunderstood vessel of self-love, weaved of non-ordinary materials and only longing to be infused with your warm awareness, curiosity, and…

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Added by Eva Libre on February 7, 2019 at 6:13pm — 2 Comments

Happy New Year!

Wishing You all a healthy, happy, and successful New Year!

Much love,

Eva

Added by Eva Libre on December 31, 2018 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Merry Christmas and a peaceful holiday season to all.

Photo: Claudia Dose

Merry Christmas and a peaceful holiday season to all.



‘One of God's names is Love.



He Himself resides within all, at every moment, everywhere.’



~ Sri Anandamayi Ma

‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy…

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Added by Eva Libre on December 22, 2018 at 12:30am — 5 Comments

Tolerance

A few days ago, a user on Reddit shared this image along with the description below. And I just had to share it with you:

 "Heading home on the Q train yesterday when this young African American guy nods off on the shoulder of a Jewish man. The man doesn't move a muscle, just lets him stay there. After a minute, I asked the man if he wanted me to wake…

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Added by Eva Libre on November 5, 2018 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Today we lost the one and only Roshi Bernie Glassman

Today we lost the one and only Roshi Bernie Glassman , one of the world's great Zen Clowns, a brilliant teacher, a man who danced with gravity and joy on the tightrope of the Scared and the Sacred. He did Bearing Witness retreats in places like Auschwitz and the streets of New York City, helped found the Zen Peacemakers order, and so much more. Thank-you for…

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Added by Eva Libre on November 5, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Happy Birthday to a great soul

Happy Birthday Grandpa. I hope someday your philosophy of nonviolence will be understood and accepted by the world and save it from devastation. Although it is so obvious people seem to ignore the fact the the culture…

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Added by Eva Libre on October 2, 2018 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

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