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Debbie Cenziper’s Citizen number

In Alberta, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Fotografia, Photography, Street photography, Urban life, Visual Narrative, Words of music on 2020/04/01 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your transformation.
Use it.

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well we know where we’re going
but we don’t know where we’ve been
and we know what we’re knowing
but we can’t say what we’ve seen
and we’re not little children
and we know what we want
and the future is certain
give us time to work it out

we’re on a road to nowhere

***

parked cars yesterday ~ Etown, AB ~ March 31, 2020

Franzia asteroid number

In Alberta, Black and White Photography, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Documentary, Edmonton, Fotografia, FujiX100s, Photography, Street photography, Words of music on 2020/03/22 at 04:00

According to Buddha

We are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we are so deeply interconnected with one another.

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every moral has a story
every story has an end
every battle has its glory
and its consequence

***

walking around Strathcona, Etown ~ March 2020

Lipperta Themistian asteroid number

In Alberta, Black and White Photography, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Documentary, Fotografia, History, Memories, Photography, Reflection, Street photography, Visual story telling, Words of music on 2020/01/26 at 04:00

According to Buddha

A human being is an animal, a part of nature. But we single ourselves out from the rest of nature. We classify other animals and living beings as nature, as if we ourselves are not part of it. Then we pose the question, “How should I deal with Nature?” We should deal with nature the way we deal with ourselves. Harming nature is harming ourselves, and vice versa.

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here on this mountaintop oh oh oh
i got some wild, wild life
i got some news to tell ya oh oh
about some wild, wild life

***

‘don’t feed the bears’ Banff National Park~ fotos by f.fynebuik ~ circa 1958 ~ January 2020

Benjamin Moore Old Blue Jean number

In Alberta, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Foto, Humour, Imagemaker, iPhoneography, New Topographics, Photography, Street photography, Words of music on 2020/01/01 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.

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i am a workin’ (wo)man
but i ain’t worked for a while
like some old tin can
from the bottom of the pile
from the bottom of the pile

i have lost my way
but i hear tell
about a heaven in alberta
where they’ve got all hell for a basement

my words are like a rope
that’s wrapped around my throat
wash my mouth with soap
for words unfit to quote

and now i’m free to go
but time cannot remove
the only life i know
now only time will prove
yes only time will prove

yeah i lost my way
but i hear tell
about a heaven in alberta
where they’ve got all hell for a basement

***

it’s done! happy new year 💚welcome 2020💚 ~ Calgary (Mohkínstsis) ~ December 2019

One area code – Five stories – One party – film number

In Alberta, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Documentary, Fotografia, FujiX100s, Photography, Street photography, Visual story telling, Words of music on 2019/10/20 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Climate change is not the concern of just one or two nations. It is an issue that affects the whole of humanity and every living being on this earth.

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if only we could all just find serenity
it would be nice if we could live as one
when will all this anger, hate and bigotry be gone?

i’m just a dreamer, i dream my life away (today)
i’m just a dreamer, who dreams of better days (okay)
i’m just a dreamer, who’s searching for the way (today)
i’m just a dreamer, dreaming my life away (oh yeah yeah yeah)

***

humans ~ Climate Strike (Greta Thunberg) visted Amiskwaciwâskahikan (etown) ~ October 2019

7th Dodecahedral number

In Alberta, Alberta landscapes, Black and White Photography, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Emotion, Fotografia, FujiX100s, Landscape, Monochromia, Photography, Words of music on 2019/10/13 at 04:00

According to Buddha

One of the ways in which one can counterbalance excessive thinking is contact through nature and the elements. One can develop one’s sense of consciousness by contact with earth, fire, water, space – it’s as simple as that. This will take a lot of the tension and one-sidedness out of one’s metal development, and out of one’s will.

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maybe i’m still searchin’ but i don’t know what it means

all the fires of destruction are still burnin’ in my dreams
there’s no water that can wash away this longin’ to come clean

hey yeah yeah

***

Road to Ya Ha Tinda, Central Alberta, 2019

Tatra truck family number

In Alberta, Alberta landscapes, Black and White Photography, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Fotografia, Monochromia, Photography, Words of music on 2019/10/09 at 04:00

According to Buddha

An answer seeks to dissolve the question, a response recognizes the ongoing validity of the question, and seeks to remain in connection with it.

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the bright horses have broken free from the fields
they are horses of love, their manes full of fire
they are parting the cities, those bright burning horses
and everyone is hiding, no one makes a sound

***

Paint horses, Central Alberta, September 2019

 

 

Lunala number

In Alberta, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Documentary, Fotografia, Photography, Rural life, Words of music on 2019/07/21 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Empty cognizance is our nature. Empty means “not made out of anything whatsoever”; our nature has always been this way. Yet, while being empty, it has the capacity to cognize, to experience, to perceive. It’s not so difficult to comprehend this; to get the theory that this empty cognizance is Buddha nature, self-existing wakefulness. But to leave it at that is the same as looking at the buffet and not eating anything. It’s like staying hungry. Once we put the food in our mouth, we discover what the food tastes like. This illustrates the dividing line between idea and experience.

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if you have two, give one to your friend
if you have three, give one to your friend and me
it’s always more fun
to share with everyone
it’s always more fun
to share with everyone

***

Loop Resource, goats at Free Rein Ranch ~ Lamont Alberta ~ July 2019

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

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