Spiritual Symbols: Willow Tree

                The willow tree is a spiritual symbol in many parts of the world. It’s drooping branches tend to make one think of sadness or mourning and it is often used as a symbol of mourning. That is probably where the term “weeping willow” came from. It is also a symbol of magic, dreams and inner…

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Random Thoughts 11-27-2011

I was glad that the CNN science reporter said that the new Mars rover, Curiosity, will be searching for signs of life “as we know it”. That’s important to mention because it isn’t the same as searching for sings of life. It is possible that there is life on Mars that is so very different…

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Scripture:The Pali Cannon AN 1: xvii

Just as when a seed of neem, bitter cucumber, or bitter gourd is planted in moist soil, it transforms any nutriment it obtains from the soil and the water into a fruit with a bitter, harsh, and disagreeable taste, even so it is for a person of wrong view. For what reason? Because the view…

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Positive Health

“The type of thought we entertain has it’s effect upon our energies and to a great extent upon out bodily conditions and states. Strong, clear-cut, positive, hopeful thought has a stimulating and life-giving effect upon one’s outlook, energies, and activities; and upon all bodily functions and powers. A falling state of the mind induces a…

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