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Kommo-o number

In Alberta, Architecture, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Documentary, FujiX100s, Photography, Rural life, Street photography, Words of music on 2019/06/23 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Duality is the real root of our suffering and of all our conflicts. All our concepts and beliefs, no matter how profound they may seem, are like nets which trap us in dualism. When we discover our limits we have to try to overcome them, untying ourselves from whatever type of religious, political, or social conviction may contain us. We have to abandon such concepts as ‘enlightenment’, ‘the nature of the mind’, and so on, until we no longer neglect to integrate our knowledge with our actual existence.

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and oh, how our glory may fade
fade, well, at least we’ve learned
some things along the way

and we can see life hand in hand
the green, the blue, the rock, the sand
and in our time and in our land, we’ll savour every day

***

Fedorah Ukranian Orthodox Church + school + Our Lady of Mount Carmelin the locality of Fedorah, Alberta ~ June 2019

Hakamo-o number

In Alberta, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Fotografia, FujiX100s, Landmarks, Photography, Street photography, Words of music on 2019/06/19 at 04:00

According to Buddha

May I see what I do. May I do it differently. May I make this a way of life.

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anywhere you are and you’ll go, i follow
mountain high and river low, i follow
take me to the bottom, drive me in low
wherever you go
mountain high and river low, i follow

***

Banff Avenue, Banff National Park ~ June 2019

Bruxish number

In Alberta, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Documentary, Fotografia, FujiX100s, Landscape, Photography, Street photography, Words of music on 2019/06/05 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Silence is the root of everything. If you spiral into its void a hundred voices will thunder messages you long to hear.

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i heard them calling in the distance
so i packed my things and ran

***

Herd of big horn sheepMt. Norquay, Banff National Park ~ May 2019

LGA Socket T number

In Alberta, Architecture, artist, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Documentary, Fotografia, FujiX100s, Photography, Reflection, Words of music on 2019/05/22 at 04:00

According to Buddha

All the happiness and virtue in this world come from selflessness and generosity, all the sorrow from egotism, selfishness, and greed.

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and we stood there.
side by side.
the two of us.
and didn’t speak.

***

Ortona Armoury Building Rehabilitation Project, Edmonton AB ~ May 2019

Planet Kepler(b) number

In Alberta, Black and White Photography, Buddhist philosophical concepts, FujiX100s, Learning, Photography, Reflection, Words of music on 2019/04/21 at 04:00

According to Buddha

In all truly sacred traditions there is an essential resolve to cherish life and treat others ethically and kindly. All these traditions encourage us to be open to divine presence, both within and without, and tell us ‘to practice what we preach’ without hypocrisy or sleight of hand. For many, this message is of essential importance no matter who is carrying it.

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if you want to meet me come on down
if you want to see me on the town
i will bring some of my mistakes
and you will bring a smile right to my face

***

 

2019 Orchid Fair – Orchid Society of Alberta ~ Etown ~ April 2019

John Atkins & Polly Johnson’s band number

In Alberta, Black and White Photography, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Documentary, FujiX100s, Lifestyle, Photography, Truth, Words of music on 2019/04/14 at 04:00

According to Buddha

You have to go through the darkness to truly know the light. This may sound like a cliche, but it’s true nonetheless. Often the greatest doubts occur just before a breakthrough.

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le soir ma mère nous chantait quand j’étais enfant
l’histoire d’un bateau perdu et d’un oiseau blanc
un jour le bateau s’en va droit vers l’océan
et seule, le cœur plein d’amour, une fille attend

***

Edmonton Opéra tour ~Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium ~ April 2019

 

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In Alberta, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Documentary, Fotografia, FujiX100s, New Topographics, Photography, Rural life, Street photography on 2019/04/03 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Being grateful to our parents is the foundation of being a decent person. We exist because of our parents. Our mothers suffered a great deal during pregnancy and while giving birth, much like the earth having to endure much ordeal as plants grow out of the ground.

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turn it up, turn it up
turn up your radio loud
don’t forget where you come from
it’s too soon to be proud

remember when
we… were… young
remember when
we… were… young

***

a morning walk in Star, Alberta ~ March 2019

Fluke Documenting Process Calibrator number

In Alberta, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Emotion, Horses, Outdoors, Photography, Words of music on 2019/03/10 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Love with expectation would never last. Last love must be intangible, pure and unconditional.

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that night in toronto
with its checkerboard floors
riding on horseback
and keeping order restored
’til the men they couldn’t hang
stepped to the mic and sang
and their voices rang with that aryan twang

***

horses at Free Rein Ranch ~ Lamont Alberta ~ March 2019

John Espinal’s gangster film number

In Alberta, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Documentary, FujiX100s, Photography, Sport, Words of music on 2019/02/20 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Be yourself. Life is precious as it is. All the elements for your happiness are already here. There is no need to run, strive, search, or struggle. Just be. Just being in the moment in this place is the deepest practice of meditation. Most people cannot believe that just walking as though you have nowhere to go is enough. They think that striving and competing are normal and necessary. Try practicing aimlessness for just five minutes,and you will see how happy you are during those five minutes.

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i howled at the moon with friends
and then the sun came crashing in
wo-o-o-o-o-oh, wo-o-o-o-o-oh
but all the possibilities
no limits just epiphanies
wo-o-o-o-o-oh, wo-o-o-o-o-oh

***

opening ceremonies ~ 2019 Canada Games, Red Deer AB ~ February 2019

131st prime number

In Alberta, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Fotografia, FujiX100s, Learning, Minimal photography, Photography, Words of music on 2019/01/16 at 05:00

According to Buddha

It is a very powerful thing that we could be by doing nothing. In fact, we be by not being. Struggle does not play an important part in order to exist. We don’t have to strategize further ways of maintaining ourselves or existing ourselves.

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someday they won’t let you
so now you must agree
the times they are a-telling
and the changing isn’t free
you’ve read it in the tea leaves, and the tracks are on tv

***

Legislature Library, Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Edmonton ~ October 2018

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