19 comments on “Buying Vowels to Replace Consonants

  1. An IQ is a “Western thought”, an expedient of personality which has nothing to do with who we are. This, too, is a way of bracketing people off.

  2. You are in Sacramento, California. It is the last place for the New World Power to come. You are not insane. It doesn’t take the human brain 20 plus years to learn ABC and 123. But it takes a lot of experience to gain more knowledge and adult maturity. A single loss of adult emotional maturity and all those years of ABC and 123 are lost.

    Being in Sacramento ,you are in United Nations Hell. The New World Power the United Nations is keeping from all the media is in Sacramento, California. The one claim that takes them all. Your town is about to make world history 2013.

  3. No, you are not insane, it’s people out there who think that logic is life, that calculus is honour, that rules are tradition, that nurturing is about spelling, that cultivating ’round pegs in round holes’ means citizenship… you are not insane at all. You just understood, simple.

    • I was always the square peg they tried to force into the round hole. They still found a way around that though. My parents had my IQ tested at the age of 7, and I was promptly installed in the “Gifted” program at my school. They made me round by putting me with the rest of the odd shaped pegs. I still refuse to be catalogued by social norms and conventions. My brain just isn’t wired that way. It is wired backwards. I question, and will continue to do so until someone doesn’t lie to me.

        • That would be why I am a Buddhist. It is life from a completely different perspective than Western thought.

            • Okay….first of all it is a set of philosophies that developed over several thousand years in the Far East. In Western religion, God is external to the worshipper, in all sects of Buddhism, there is no real idolatry. There are statues of the Buddha but these are not worshipped. It is the philosophy of the sect that is important. Buddhism is an internal life philosophy that can be very austere or quite lively. My particular sect follows the teachings of a man (monk) that lived about 700 years ago. He taught that one and all people including women could become enlightened through chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo which essentially means “Devotion to the Mystic Law of Cause and Effect through Vibration or Sound.” Myoho is the Mystic Law of the Universe that binds all beings together in a relationship of interdependence. We are all connected somehow be it through the food chain or through personal relationships but everything is connected. Renge is the Japanese word for the Lotus Flower which seeds and blooms at the same time and represents the law of Cause and Effect. You make a cause (action, thought or speech) and there is an effect be it latent or manifest. Kyo is sound or vibration. Nam is from the Sanskrit for devotion. So, in essence, we do not really spend all our time meditating as is often what is thought of when one thinks of Buddhism. We believe that by remaining in harmony with the Universal Laws of Cause and Effect, we can change ourselves into better, more compassionate, respectful, humanistic beings.

              The writings of Nichiren Daishonin (the monk) are the “guide” for how we are to treat one another, how we are to overcome obstacles or struggles that we may have. My major obstacle, as you know, is mental illness. So, I chant twice a day for as long as seems necessary to keep myself in the flow of the Universe. I know this all sounds New Agey, but it actually has its origins in India about 2000 years ago. Its hard to explain, but the chanting and other parts of the daily rituals really seem to balance people and “turn poison into medicine” which is basically that struggle is part of life, and if you overcome it, you have turned “poison”/struggle into something that has made you stronger/”medicine” and more capable of taking on the next hurdle.

              It is a very humanistic way of life. instead of passing people off as lost causes, our goal is to help them lift themselves up from whatever situation they may be in. For me, it is usually a depressive episode which can be a very serious situation. For others, it is different. But the same philosophy of performing the daily rituals in the morning and evening and taking action to make what you want manifest itself in your life is the same whether you are Japanese, Chinese, American, etc. It is the same ritual for everyone who believes in this faith. It has a lot to do with community, and creating a peaceful society where people are respectful of difference but also recognize similarity, and also creating a society that is compassionate and helps one another through encouragement.

              It is a difficult life view to explain. But it basically comes down to people making conscious decisions to be “better” selves: to be less judgmental, to be more compassionate, to be less argumentative, to take actions that are positive in nature, to be involved with other people and really care about them and their welfare. In the meantime, there is a great deal of writing to study, and periodically, I find I will read something on any given day, and it is completely pertinent to a problem I am having.

              You’d probably get better, less scattered information from SGI-USA.org.

            • you know, that you are one of the first persons who can explain their Religious principle and Understands, Religion is what You do, Driven by what You believe and these beliefs steer you into Knowing, knowledge evolves your being…do you perceive Buddhism in these Revilos…peace

            • Yes, I do. Since Buddhism can be most readily described as a “life philosophy” or a guide for living in a humanistic way, you can’t separate your Buddhist practice from your life. Everything you do is informed by the way you believe that the world should be, and that is kind and peaceful. It starts with the individual person who takes up the belief, and they start to make their life positive through changing themselves, and it is natural that their environment will follow.

            • I see that in any religion or philosophy, it is your actions that really matter, and you cannot act from a place of wanting something in return. It has to be a good cause/action that you want to do because it is the right thing

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