Sidd the Travelin Buddha on a Cup
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Sidd the Travelin Buddha is shown here perched atop a large white coffee cup in the back yard of my son's house in Lincoln Nebraska. Sidd enjoys a good cup of Joe now and then, but only if it is made with a French Press and uses good organic beans, such as dark Peruvian beans, they make a very good cup with a rich earthy taste with a hint of chocolate. Of course, Sidd likes a generous dose of half &half in his coffee, and enjoys the cup with a tasty pop tart, preferable a brown sugar cinnamon, or raspberry, non-frosted, heated in a toaster. A passage from the Dhammapada (Words of Wisdom) tell us this, He whose senses are mastered like horses well under the charioteer's control, he who is purged of pride, free from passions, such a steadfast one even the Gods envy (hold dear).
This means that one who endeavors to learn the TRUE law, who treads the path of right living, banishing worldly passions and pride, he who practices compassion, thoughtfulness and tolerance, thinking of others will gain the attention of the Gods. These practices and characteristics are not easy to come by, it takes will and discipline as well as an awareness and desire. Man is not perfect, the Gods know this and look upon one who strives down these paths with admiration. for we live in the time of the Later Day of the Law, when mankind seems to be heading towards oblivion and self-destruction. Let us all, each one look upon others with a compassionate, non-judgmental and tolerant eye. Let us taste of the cup of right living, correct and equal exchange.
In the story Buddhism.
Also by Steven Schutz
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