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21st Centered pentagonal number

In Alberta, Architecture, Buddhist philosophical concepts, by Hedy Bach, Colour photography, Fotografia, FujiX100V, New Topographics, Photography, Street photography, Words of music on 2022/01/16 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Do not accept any of my words on faith,
Believing them just because I said them.
Be like an analyst buying gold, who cuts, burns, 
And critically examines her product for authenticity.
Only accept what passes the test 
By proving useful and beneficial in your life
.

you say your heart is like a library book
to love is to trust he’ll bring it back
if i go and take it home for good
would you be okay with that?
would you be okay with that?

***

a week ago Calgary Public Library, ~ Calgary, otôskwanihk (ᐅᑑᐢᑿᓂᕽ) ~ January 2022

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In Alberta landscapes, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, FujiX100V, New Topographics, Photography, Rural life, Street photography, Words of music on 2022/01/02 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Be as careful as you can. Our minds are funny. Sometimes we are skeptical of things that are really worthwhile and completely accepting of things that we should avoid. Try to avoid extremes and follow the middle way, checking with wisdom wherever you go.

we’re on a road to nowhere
come on inside
takin’ that ride to nowhere
we’ll take that ride

***

a night or so ago -35 at the Esso Gas station in Gunn, Alberta ~ December 2021

Second power of 1.087.849. number

In Alberta, Buddhist philosophical concepts, close up, Colour photography, Emotion, FujiX100V, New Topographics, Photography, Reflection, Street photography, Words of music on 2021/12/15 at 04:00

According to Buddha

As human beings, we are all the same. So there is no need to build some kind of artificial barrier between us. At least my own experience is that if you have this kind of attitude, there is no barrier. 

it ain’t no joke, i’d like to buy the world a toke
and teach the world to sing in perfect harmony
and teach the world to snuff the fires and the liars
hey, i know it’s just a song but it’s spice for the recipe

***

walk and talk along the streets ~ Etown – Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ ~ December 2021

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In abstract, Alberta landscapes, Bird, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, FujiX100V, minimalism, New Topographics, Photography, Street photography, Words of music on 2021/12/08 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Then the usual everyday level of experience becomes altered; there is more ‘magic’ in the air. One can become ‘inspired’ or be on a ‘crusade’.

one flew east and one flew west
they both flew over the cuckoo’s nest one flew east and one flew west
they both flew over the cuckoo’s nest

***

yesterday over of the foot bridge ~ North Saskatchewan ~ Etown – Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ ~ December 2021

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In Alberta landscapes, Architecture, Art, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Fotografia, iPhoneography, Mobile photography, New Topographics, Street photography, Words of music on 2021/12/05 at 04:00

According to Buddha

…Each one of us lacks one thing or another. I am not exactly sure what we lack, but I can feel we lack something. In the West, even if at the moment you are going through a crisis, you actually have everything, or at least you think you do; all kinds of material goods are there, and are no doubt distributed better than they were in the past. But it seems to me that you are living in a constant state of tension, in an atmosphere of never-ending competitiveness and fear. And those who are brought up in such an atmosphere will find themselves lacking all their lives: they will not know that wonderful quality of depth and intimacy that is the richness of life. They will stay on the surface of the troubled sea, without ever knowing the calm that lies beneath. 

may the long time sun
shine upon you
all love surround you
and the pure light
within you
guide your way on
guide your way on

***

a week or so ago walking my iPhone in the backlanes ~ Etown ~ Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ ~ December 2021

2017 octal number

In Alberta, Black and White Photography, Buddhist philosophical concepts, close up, Documentary, FujiX100V, Landmarks, minimalism, New Topographics, Photography, Street photography, Words of music on 2021/12/01 at 04:00

According to Buddha

The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are out there.

a new world hangs
outside the window
beautiful and strange
it must mean i’ve fallen away
i must be

***

railroad car at The Alberta Railway Museum, Etown ~ Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ ~ November 2021

USS Bronstein number

In Alberta landscapes, Black and White Photography, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Documentary, Fotografia, FujiX100V, Hedy Bach Photography, Landscape, Monochromia, New Topographics, water, Words of music on 2021/11/24 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Words do not express thoughts very well; every thing immediately becomes a little different, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom of one human seems nonsense to another.

i ended up in search of ordinary things
how much of a tree bends in the wind
i started telling the story without knowing the end

***

a week ago Lesser Slave Lake known traditionally as ᐊᔭᐦᒋᔨᓂᐤ ᓵᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ ayahciyiniw sâkahikan ~ Treaty 8 lands AB ~ November 2021

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In Alberta landscapes, Architecture, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Documentary, FujiX100V, New Topographics, Street photography on 2021/11/14 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Look at appearance-emptiness forms,
Listen to sound and emptiness sounds,
Rest in mind's nature, clarity-emptiness,
And when your thoughts free themselves,
Laugh, oh laugh "Ha ha! Hee hee!
never saw the sun shining so bright
never saw things going so right
noticing the days hurrying by
when you’re in love, my how they fly
blue days
all of them gone
nothing but blue skies
from now on

***

water tower a couple of weeks ago in Town Of Viking ~ Beaver County.  ~ November 2021

Freaks horror year

In Alberta landscapes, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Documentary, Fotografia, FujiX100V, Imagemaker, minimalism, New Topographics, Photography, Words of music on 2021/11/07 at 04:00

According to Buddha

It is also possible within this lifetime to enhance the power of the mind, enabling one to reaccess memories from previous lives. Such recollection tends to be more accessible during meditative experiences in the dream state. Once one has accessed memories of previous lives in the dream state, one gradually recalls them in the waking state.

strange things are happening everyday
i hear the music up above my head
though the sight of my heart has left me again
i hear music up above

***

a couple of weeks ago at Aldon Auto Salvage Ltd ~ Lamont AB ~ on Treaty 6 traditional lands ~ October 2021

One piece tower chapter number

In Alberta landscapes, Architecture, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Documentary, FujiX100V, Landscape, New Topographics, Photography, Rural life, Street photography, Words of music on 2021/10/27 at 04:00

According to Buddha

So resolve yourselves. It’s not just by sitting with your eyes closed that you develop wisdom. Eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind are constantly with us, so be constantly alert. Study constantly. Seeing trees or animals can all be occasions for study. Bring it all inwards. See clearly within your own heart. If some sensation makes impact on the heart, witness it clearly for yourself, don’t simply disregard it.

i know somewhere
there is a party going down
interesting people
conversation to be found
i’ve lived in cities
where there is no solitude
i’ve made some friends here
that i hope i never lose
but, for now
i want to stay in this quiet town

***

a week ago ~ the Lund farm house ~ Dowling Lake ~ acknowledging Treaty 7 territory land ~ October 2021

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