Category: wisdom culture

Come on, Come on – What? I have to spend 5.7 Billion Dollars for a border wall to block out Mexico’s illegal immigrants?

This is Donald Trump. Hmmm, but I am a billionaire and I like spending money. The people: Hmmm, but Donald, darling, we don’t have 5.7 billion dollars to spend on a border wall. What’s the drum, babe? Well, the thing is, isn’t America still…

What is wrong with the Mental Health Care System in Australia

Seventeen years ago, my mother lied to the mental health care service. My mother wrongly accused me of threatening her with a knife. No such incident occurred. Indeed no thought of threatening my mother ever occurred to me. My mother offered to act as…

Nights in the Moon Lily Garden – Chapter Six

Mayhem and Misery – Catastrophic Suffering Ignorance breeds confusion. When you lack discipline and a proper understanding of ethics, or turn away from the dharma, from the types of mental states and actions that hold one back from suffering, only disappointment and unhappiness, degradation…

Nights in the Moon Lily Garden – Chapter Five

Grasping At A Self Of Person Running, terrified. Am I in hell? I told my parents to get a divorce, to sell their holiday house and farm. Now I have no money, no prospects. All signs of sanity have gone. This is what happened…

A Retrospective – Sunday 6 June 2004

Sunday 6 June, 2004 Here I am again.  11 am Sunday morning. Christian is at the discussion group and I am alone. I recited some Praises to Chenrezig to try and make myself feel a bit better.  May all my wishes quickly be fulfilled….

The One – The Lover and the Best Friend

I saw a movie several years ago. Three times. It’s called The Lincoln Lawyer. It struck some deep notes. In samsara, when you meet beauty, when you meet true love, things can go awry. This is a story about a young man, a wonderful…

The Elephant in the Room

  This is why I am bankrupt. A while ago I listened to an advertisement 60 Minutes was running for one of their shows. In this advertisement, the journalist from 60 Minutes discussed the issue surrounding Australia, as a nation, being at war with…

Dharma Discussion

One of the key aspects and purposes of buddhistdesigns.com is to lead the community into a discussion over or concerning the Buddha Dharma. Today I would like to lead a forum within the community into a discussion on the ID, the ego, and the…

What’s Going On at the Palace with the Children?

Princess Charlotte is heading for divorce. Prince George, formally Henry the Eighth has swung his noose. Charlotte is unimpressed. Charlotte is determined to challenge Henry the Eighth, Prince George. He looks the part don’t you think? Charlotte feels she is the mother of Queen…

Esoterics of the pancake and Morning Pages

As I used to practice writing like so many others by considering the virtues of morning pages, taught by Julia Cameron, I now consider the esoterics of this practice, whilst contemplating my next meal. The tea I have just prepared, first offered to the…

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