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“The two most common elements in the world are hydrogen and stupidity.” - Arthur Miller
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Across the world 7 million people die every year due to air pollution……..
Wind chimes not only make beautiful sounds they were once used to ward off evil spirits and to warn sailors of shifts in weather patterns.
November 11th is Origami Day-Japanese word oru (to fold) and kami (paper)
"Lord, it is time.  The summer was very big.  Lay thy shadow on the sundials, and on the meadows let the winds go loose. Command the last fruits that they shall be full; give them another two more southerly days, press them on to fulfillment and drive the last sweetness into the heavenly wine." -  Rainer Maria Rilke
Pigs are the 4th smartest animals in the world, chimps are first, dolphins second and elephants third……
 The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings. - Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution
Snakes are able to sense earthquakes from 75 miles away 5 days before it happens…
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. - Dalai Lama
“According   to   Buddhism,   the   root   of   suffering   is   neither   the   feeling   of pain   nor   of   sadness   nor   even   of   meaninglessness.   Rather,   the   real root    of    suffering    is    this    never-ending    and    pointless    pursuit    of ephemeral   feelings,   which   causes   us   to   be   in   a   constant   state   of tension,   restlessness   and   dissatisfaction.   Due   to   this   pursuit,   the   mind is   never   satisfied.   Even   when   experiencing   pleasure,   it   is   not   content, because   it   fears   this   feeling   might   soon   disappear,   and   craves   that   this feeling   should   stay   and   intensify.   People   are   liberated   from   suffering not   when   they   experience   this   or   that   fleeting   pleasure,   but   rather when   they   understand   the   impermanent   nature   of   all   their   feelings, and    stop    craving    them.    This    is    the    aim    of    Buddhist    meditation practices.   In   meditation,   you   are   supposed   to   closely   observe   your mind   and   body,   witness   the   ceaseless   arising   and   passing   of   all   your feelings,   and   realized   how   pointless   it   is   to   pursue   them.   When   the pursuit   stops,   the   mind   becomes   very   relaxed,   clear   and   satisfied.   All kinds   of   feelings   go   on   arising   and   passing   –   joy,   anger,   boredom,   lust –   but   once   you   stop   craving   particular   feelings,   you   can   just   accept them   for   what   they   are.   You   live   in   the   present   moment   instead   of fantasizing   about   what   might   have   been.   The   resulting   serenity   is   so profound   that   those   who   spend   their   lives   in   the   frenzied   pursuit   of pleasant   feelings   can   hardly   imagine   it.   It   is   like   a   man   standing   for decades   on   the   seashore,   embracing   certain   ‘good’   waves   and   trying to    prevent    them    from    disintegrating,    while    simultaneously    pushing back   ‘bad’   waves   to   prevent   them   from   getting   near   him.   Day   in,   day out,   the   man   stands   on   the   beach,   driving   himself   crazy   with   this fruitless   exercise.   Eventually,   he   sits   down   on   the   sand   and   just   allows the waves to come and go as they please. How peaceful!” ― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind