Category Archives: Bamboo Leaves

STARTING OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT

Phuket is blessed with theHAPPY TOOTH DENTAL CLINIC,which offers Preventative Dentistryand Pediatric Dentistry. It seems that by preventing teethgrowing in the first place,they will save you a lifetime’s dental fees. Like the Jesuits they believe,“Get them young enough and you have … Continue reading

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MULTIPLE

In Buddha’s sunlit laboratory(or Dhamma chamber),experiments by laboratory assistants(or monks)demonstratethat if you shine the lightof investigationon form, feeling, perception, thoughts and consciousnessand apply continuous mindfulnessat the very centreof the rising and fallingof these phenomena,all things are seento be without a … Continue reading

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POETRY

Poetry begins with pain(like any other kind of birth)but though it breeds and feeds on earth,it aims at not becoming back again and reaches to the roots of thingsin search of the eternal springs. .

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GRASS CUTTING

Today a hundred yards of green lawnalong the river promenade,interspersed with small trees and bushes, are ready for trimming.Fifteen men and womenwith strimmers, baskets and long-handled brushesare given the job of creating great cloudsof fine green and brown dust,interspersed with … Continue reading

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THE DEVA

Sawang sits meditatingin front of the large Buddha image.His loose top is gold,his trousers gold and green.He has short hair and a pleasant face.He has been the Guardian deityfor five hundred years.In the beginning there were many tigers.The last tiger … Continue reading

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BAMBOO LEAVES

Their leaves of grass* emerge and fade;with windblown rustling tongues converse.The grove has grown throughout the universe,spreads everywhere its pleasant living shade;creating north south east and west (the fierce, unending struggle to be best);relentlessly growing.The variety is unimaginable,the sameness unknowingand … Continue reading

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LIGHTING CANDLES

“If I make merit by doing goodand share it with others,how much will I be left with?” “All of it.” “How can that be? If I have a hundred bahtand share it with you,how much will I have?” “Fifty.” “How … Continue reading

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