Category Archives: old age/illness/death

Welcome to Hell

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The Four Snakes

You have life, health, safety, food … It is inevitable that just about everyone takes the precious situation of safety they enjoy for granted. Putting off meditation to another day, putting on a movie as a cheap but ultimately worthless … Continue reading

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The Law of Attraction

Saturday’s movie – The Secret – has seen a lot of success in recent times. Aside from adding a steep irony to the title, the movie has been tailored for the masses. Cheesy ?  yes. Marketed (successfully) for the American … Continue reading

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Ageing

Reflecting on age, sickness and death is a central practise in Buddhism – so that you arouse urgency for the practise, not so you become depressed. In fact, the older you get, hopefully, the wiser you become. It becomes easier … Continue reading

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New Age Remedies III

Last part on New Age Remedies continued from Part II Bridging the Gap Modern treatments are continually producing results and extending people’s life spans, even if it sometimes seems otherwise. There is a continual advance, and that includes acknowledging the  … Continue reading

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New Age Remedies II

A look at new age remedies and healing. Continued from Part I Scientific Method With most of the new age ‘alternative’ therapies, there is a feeling that modern science has tackled the problem in the wrong way. Science has failed, … Continue reading

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New Age Remedies I

 Just about every ‘new age’ discipline seems to have astonishing claims for curing illness, especially cancer. Has science failed to tackle cancer; has it been looking in the wrong direction all these years? Healing New Age senior citizen Louise Hay … Continue reading

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Old Age, Old Sage

[Summary: this is a copy of a chain email that is doing the rounds at present. Someone’s reflections on getting old] Old Age, Sickness and Death are three of the Devaduta – the heavenly messengers that awakened Siddhartha to the … Continue reading

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Confusion with Colds

 [Does meditation help maintain good heath? Personal whinge at getting a bad cold. ] Practically every Vipassana meditator feels that meditation is healing both mentally and physically. If that is so, why have I been battling a terrible cold for … Continue reading

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Ironing out the Wrinkles

Ever wonder why somebody doesn’t just throw all of today’s best anti-agers into one cream? I bet you have. Bliss wondered, and so they created the Youth as We Know It moisturizer ($79.00, Amazon.com). The company claims the product is … Continue reading

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Turning a Blind Eye

No one can have missed the situation in Burma (Myanmar) over the past week. uTube has lots of videos on the happenings, and there are lots of bloggers still managing to get their messages through. The situation over the years … Continue reading

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