Sidd Weeps for Japan
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This shot taken outside Omaha Nebraska in Sept of 2010 shows Sidd the Travelin Buddha resting upon a fallen tree.
Siddhartha's heart, mind, body and soul altogether weep for Japan and those lost and affected by this tragedy of unimaginable scope.
By endeavor, diligence, discipline and self-mastery, let the wise man make (of himself) an island that no flood can overwhelm.
Dhammapada (Words of Wisdom) #25
What this says is this, when one strives for betterment, even though one may fail, or bad things happen,one still desires for improvement, one still makes an effort with the heart in the right place.
This is sufficient in the eyes of whomever we perceive to be overlooking our world, be it Buddha or 'God'.
The tragedy in Japan will test this in those who live there and
those who watch this horrible scene unfold.
For the suffering has only begun for those just trying to survive.
Know that all things are impermanent.
Live your life according to what is right..(tolerance, thoughtfulness, compassion and love), for when the time comes, no mater what the circumstances, one will be received into the embrace of the all powerful no matter what any elect to call it.
For it, he, she, God, Buddha, they all arise from the same energy.
Also by Steven Schutz
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