Very English Reasons to Bremain in Europe

Wether it’s wiser to Brexit or Bremain is Anybody’s Guess
The EU has been around about as long as I have. Now we, the British electorate, uninformed by any facts anybody in power can agree upon, have to decide wether to stay in the EU or not.

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Lucky us.
Most Britishers seem to be either confused or apathetic with regards to Europe. In truth, nobody really knows whether Britain will be better off tying the knot with the EU or not. Any opinion is just guesswork.

So here’s my best guess.
(Not that I think that voting on Europe will make any difference to a foregone conclusion, polling stations being as illusory as our democracy

For the most English of reasons (shorter queues at airports) I voted Remain.

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And all the health professionals I’ve seen recently at my local hospital have come from elsewhere in Europe. (They stand out coz my own British consultant is a right dick who doesn’t understand my wish to be pain free and not so drugged up I can’t think. At least people from outside our island tend to listen.)

I’ve got friends who come from elsewhere in Europe too.
Voting Brexit feels a bit, well, unfriendly.
Certainly the discussion in itself seems impolite. After all, Europe can hear us!

nb. (‘come from elsewhere in Europe’ is more to type / read, but the fact that it’s necessary is a reminder that the Brits are in Europe, anyway.)

I also like that Europe’s not had any infighting resulting in a major war recently. Being in the European Union might help this to continue?

Chaos in Slow Motion
Anyway “The EU’s rubbish, but leaving it will be chaos.” (Jeremy Hardy)
It’d be total havoc kept in check I suspect, only by the agonising slowness that characterises changes in British government.

The 4 horsemen of the apocalypse could be summoned whichever way you vote, according to who you listen to, so who knows?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯     deadpigcameron
Certainly not Cameron, our pig loving prime minister. Even tho he’s campaigning for Remain,  apparently his“instinct” is for Brexit.

I think Cameron’s clever bit of policy-avoiding policy is just avoiding responsibility.

There’ll sure  be trouble ahead whatever.
This is true whatever the government’s policies. It’s just in samsara’s nature for things to fall apart around us.

Sometimes that’s a lazy Sunday afternoon sort of disintegration; sometimes it hurts more; but entropy is the inescapable 2nd law of thermodynamics.

And when it all goes wrong, as it inevitably will given that we all live in samsara, a crappy state of dissatisfaction, unknowing and confusion; we can just blame Europe.
Il est simple, n’est-ce pas?

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Ballot Paper image taken from a leaflet recalled due to complaints of bias, via Have I Got A Bit More News For You on the BBC iPlayer

(Also worth checking out are EU & Yours Vote Now Radio Show,
Jack Dee’s Referendum Help Desk
and 4OD’s Power Monkeys.)
Airport via www.walkbase.com
Piggate via lovingenergies.net

 

UK Elections: Postscript :(

election resignations

 

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Here’s the translation…

“UK election and the bad guys won 😦
Miliband, Farage and Clegg all resign.
I don’t blame them. A Tory majority is enough to make anybody want to give up.”

See also: Why it’s OK to cry about this election

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Best we can do?
I reckon it’s to cherish those near us, and as Chandrakirti says, “Have compassion for those with rough minds.”

See also: Economic Crisis ~ What Would Buddha Do?
(Guest article by Dawa at MKMC) on how to cope in a fiscal downturn.
From giving comes wealth” Chandrakirti

Pray for those afar.

Prayer is stunningly effective,
both in the short and long term.
* See: Prayers do Work _/\_Thanks! on here.
And Why Pray? in Kadampa Life. 

There’s Scientific Evidence for the Power of Prayer.
I’ll add a link when I find it; or you can comment below with something.

nb. Post taken and expanded from comments on UK Elections: Go on, vote!

 

 

May the 4th be with you.¸¸. ✡.¸¸.♡ Nepal Earthquake Aid Link

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Doctor Who vs. Star Wars

Meditation is a super-good way of keeping us looking younger.
Most effective on worry lines ;~)

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The Real Human Race is About Helping Others

The Real Human Race is about Helping Others

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“Show class, have pride, and display character.
If you do, winning takes care of itself.”

Paul Bryant

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours.
It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.”
Buddha

“Honesty won’t get you many friends, but it will get you the right ones”
John Lennon

“A good name is more desirable than great riches;
to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.”
Beaudean Gilbank Proverbs 22

I didn’t know anything about this and that shows just how bad our media really are. Just watched a pathetic overpaid footballer appear to bite another player and we’ll hear about this for months. An act of remarkable good grace by an athlete however and tv, radio and the papers couldn’t give a toss!”
Richard Blackwell

2nd in the race but 1st in life well done!”
Mark Cartlidge

A long time ago I know Mike Palmer, but I love the story from the ’36 Olympics.
Jesse Owens had ‘no jumped’ twice in the first round and was in danger of being eliminated before the final. His biggest rival, a German named, quite ironically, Lutz Long went up to Owens and pointed out that Jesse was so good that even if he only made an ‘average’ jump it would be easily long enough to qualify.

He suggested that Jesse should therefore start his ‘run up’ six inches behind where he normally started from, thus ensuring a ‘clean’ jump and certain qualification.
Owens took his advice, qualified and won the Gold the following day. Lutz Long came second and stated that he had no regrets as winning Gold without Owens in the competition would have been a hollow victory.”
Thomas Balls

Credits:

via  Graduate Fasttrack on FaceBook
The final comments borrowed from there too.

Equinox + the Supermoon Solar Eclipse

Equinox + the Pisces Supermoon Solar Eclipse =

a Powerful Time for Making Positive Changes,
and Washing Away Negative and Unhelpful Aspects of Self.

Perigee moon seen over the The Peace Monument, Washington DC

Equinox!

Northern Hemisphere Spring equinox: March 20, 22:45 UTC.
(USA, Central America, Canada, Europe, Asia, northern Africa)

Southern Hemisphere Autumn equinox: September 23, 08:20 UTC.
(Australia, New Zealand, South America, Southern Africa)

nb. eclipse not visible in the US.
Sorry.

Perigee moon at Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Supermoon!

 Or perigee moon, is seen when the moon comes closest to Earth.
This makes it look bigger than it normally does; making it feel stronger,
and producing some spectacular effects.

 

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See also on here:
 Affirmations and qualities to promote for the Capricorn Supermoon.

See also elsewhere:
This full moon might be one to be wary of! Darkstar Astrology

Images:
Perigee moon seen over the The Peace Monument, Washington DC,

and at Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
(Credit for both:  The Independent:
Solar eclipse, Supermoon, Spring equinox: Friday will see three rare celestial events)

Wishing you Love and Peace for 2015

GSBHeruka HYN

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Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka New Years card 🙂

With images from Tharpa Publications and Robert Beer
(Click on picture to make biG)

Like this on here:

✿ Loads of New Years stuff;
just enter ‘New Year’ into the search box up there on the right.

Buddhist Sutra & Tantra on Vajrayogini Day

Just as both wings are equally important for a bird to fly,
so both Sutra and Tantra are equally important for practitioners seeking enlightenment.

Gyatso

Somerset Flood Images. Seeing Beauty in the Devastation

Somerset floods, Shaun Green

The flooding of the Somerset Levels UK, seen through a different lens.

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Although Devastating and Heartbreaking the levels still look Stunning.
Hopefully there is brightness ahead for all those suffering
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A. King

Just reading the Facebook posts (where I borrowed these quotes and some of these images from), it seems that that brightness and loving-kindness is already shining through people.
Like M. Perry said, “I think that it has brought many people together.

Flooded Somerset Levels Peter Spencer

Empowering Ourselves

Because seeing things with a lighter mind makes us feel brighter.
Changing how things appear to us, changes what they are in the here and now.

Everything being merely an appearance to our mind empowers us to change the way things are.
We’re not the powerless victims of circumstance,
we’re in control.
We are co-creators of our own destiny.

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