Scripture: Dhammapada 170-174

Just as one would look upon a bubble,just as one would look upon a mirage –if a person thus looks upon the world,the King of Death sees him not. Come, look on this world as a beautiful royal chariot.Fools flounder in it,but the discerning do not cling. Whoever recovers from doing evilby doing something wholesomeIlluminates…

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Gems and Crystals:Fire Opal

    Fire Opal is a gem stone that varies in color from red to yellow.  Most of the gem quality stones are orange and come from Mexico.  They are found in other places and recently Brazil has been producing quality fire opals.  Fire opals essentially come in two types.  The ones that are simply colorful gemstones,…

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Human Cloning

   Cloning has been a hot science topic in the past several years.  Scientists have successfully cloned a variety of animals.  A few have even claimed to have cloned humans, but have not provided evidence of it.       Without getting into the moral implications of bringing back the dead, my objection to cloning is that I don’t believe…

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Mortality

    Accepting our own mortality is difficult for most of us.  I don’t think I really accepted that I was mortal until my younger brother died.  Probably most people come to the realization in a similar way.  Some don’t want to accept it, but it is important for us to do so.  We must accept that…

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