David Brazier's Blog – June 2016 Archive (2)

How the Cold War was (finally) Won/Lost

I expect that the following fictitious speculation will prove completely unfounded, but it is interesting to consider how impermanence can play out....

History Regarded from 2050

"Looking back on the early part of the 21st century, one can see that it was 2016 that was the turning point that has brought us to the position that we are in now at mid-century, when, rather as happened in the 20th century, everything that was taken for granted about the political order…

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Added by David Brazier on June 18, 2016 at 16:39 — 1 Comment

Yesterday

Yesterday the Labour MP Jo Cox was shot dead while campaigning to keep Britain in the European Union. A sad day. It is horrid to see politics degenerating into violence.

A friend passed on this message from a friend of hers...

"Nothing, recently , has shocked me more than yesterday’s senseless , horrible murder of Jo Cox , a young British MP , mother of two and only just 41 years old ...  Why ?  “ Morte pour l’Europe “ said the front page of our local newspaper .. but I’m am…

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Added by David Brazier on June 17, 2016 at 16:25 — 6 Comments

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Standing Watch

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Fragile Nature

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on April 5, 2020 at 11:34 1 Comment

I found this lovely quote in a book about Jizo bodhisattva:



"We perceive the fragile nature of our human life and it makes us afraid. As protection against the inevitable assaults of a human life - separations, failures, abuse, illness and death - we construct a set of strategies and defences called a self. Each time we perceive danger we fortify the defences until we find ourselves trapped and isolated inside its walls. Like a stone or wooden Jizo, we are frozen and lifeless. We… Continue

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