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My beloved Cuba:::

EL CAPITOLIO The incomparable Capitolio Nacional is Havana’s most ambitious and grandiose building, constructed after the ‘Dance of the Millions’ had gifted the Cuban government a seemingly bottomless treasure box of sugar money. Similar to the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC, but (marginally) taller and much richer in detail, the work was initiated by… Continue reading My beloved Cuba:::

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On Detachment:::

  The Cultivation of Detachment: There is only attachment; there is no such thing as detachment. The mind invents detachment as a reaction to the pain of attachment. When you react to attachment by becoming “detached” you are attached to something else. So that whole process is one of attachment. You are attached to your… Continue reading On Detachment:::

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The Third Noble Truth:::

The third noble truth states that we can give up that craving or desire, but first it must be identified. Most people think their situation is normal and does not require any kind of investigation, thus they go through life suffering, unaware that anything can be done about it. Once people become aware – which… Continue reading The Third Noble Truth:::

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Thought of the day :::

“Nothing contains all things. It is more precious than gold, without begining and end, more joyous than the perception of bountiful light, more noble than the blood of kings, comparable to the heavens, higher than the stars, more powerful than a stroke of lightning, perfect and blessed in every way. Nothing inspires… Nothing is everywhere”.… Continue reading Thought of the day :::

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“The Thousands”

Better than a thousand senseless verses  is one which brings the hearer peace. Better than a thousand useless verses is one word of the law which brings the hearer peace. Though one man conquer thousand times a thousand men in battle, he who conquers himself is the greatest warrior. THE DAMMAPADA-VERSES 101-103 THE TEACHINGS OF THE BUDDHA… Continue reading “The Thousands”