A Villager's Lament

Saturday, August 2, 2008

The reality of an attempt to be spiritual

I want to be peaceful. I want to write. I know that I should 'turn the other cheek.' It is so hard when you feel wronged. It is hard to rid myself of the nightmarish thoughts and memories of times when I made myself miserable trying to the right thing. Some time ago, an opportunity to help someone... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Spiritual indebtedness

Lately, I have been fried mentally, physically, and emotionally. I feel like there is something missing in my life. I guilt myself for the few moments a week that I take to entertain myself. I haven't attended services of any kind in about 5 years. My meditations are infrequent, and erratic. I try... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Why I do some of the things I do...

“ Each person is born to one possession which out values all his others - his last breath ” Mark Twain I'm certain that there are those out there who don't think that I try to live my life 'right'. I mean, mistakes are part of the experience of being human, right? Because if we were perfect, or... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

The House is Falling...

“The man who backbites an absent friend, nay, who does not stand up for him when another blames him, the man who angles for bursts of laughter and for the repute of a wit, who can invent what he never saw, who cannot keep a secret - that man is black at heart: mark and avoid him.” Cicero quote... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Seijo's Two Souls

Seijo's Two Souls Chokan had a very beautiful daughter named Seijo. He also had a handsome young cousin named Ochu. Joking, he would often comment that they would make a fine married couple. Actually, he planned to give his daughter in marriage to another man. But young Seijo and Ochu took him... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Shelomo Wrote:

"Wisdom and chastisement fools have despised." There are two main reasons why a person cannot take hold of the good in themselves. First, non-recognition of their faults, or lack of discrimination of their unseemly ways. The second is one who seeks to do good but will never attain the way of the... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Put no barriers between you and where you are.

Do not accept any of my words on faith, Believing them just because I said them. Be like an analyst buying gold, who cuts, burns, And critically examines his product for authenticity. Only accept what passes the test By proving useful and beneficial in your life. The Buddha I have been in this... Sign in to see full entry.

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