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VEGETABLES and VEGETARIANISM

2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate THE LIFE OF THE VEGETARIAN. 

If vegetarians eat vegetables, what do humanitarians eat?

VEGETARIANS IN PARADISE :RAW FOODIST: Those who follow the raw food diet, sometimes called a living foods diet, include all fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and soaked and sprouted grains and legumes. Further, the raw foodist does not cook or heat the foods above 118 degrees, but eats them close to their natural, raw state in order to preserve their valuable enzymes. In addition, they will warm some of their foods in a dehydrator with a temperature regulator. In order to preserve the valuable enzymes that raw foods contain, some warm food to temperatures no higher than 105 degrees, while others will tolerate a little higher heat at 115 to 118 degrees

Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is like expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.

 

For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.”
Pythagoras, mathematician 

Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
Albert Einstein

 

 

 

“I am not a vegetarian because I love animals. I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.” 

 

I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the sunlight.

 

 

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JOY

2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate JOY. That was her mother’s name. JOY. Joy BELL in fact due to she was a Bell Girl born near Christmas and also called Sard – for Sardine because she was tiny. Environmentally friendly my niece Josefine calls the Smallness of our womenfolk.  Joy does not seem to be Lizzy’s default position but SHE can work on it.

  Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. Theodore Roethke -Thich Nhat Hanh.
Thich Nhat Hanh

 

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He who shares the joy in what he’s grown,
Spreads joy abroad and doubles his own.
Author unknown

  We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.

 

 We have within ourselves, enough to fill the present day with joy, and overspread the future years with hope.

     Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.

Kahlil Gibran 

   

   


Do not look for rest in any pleasure,
because you were not created for pleasure:
you were created for joy.
And if you do not know the difference
between pleasure and joy
you have not yet begun to live.

Thomas Merton

Osho

 

DEVOTION

2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate DEVOTION.

“Attention is the beginning of devotion.”
– Mary Oliver

Everybody likes to go their own way–to choose their own time and manner of devotion.
Jane Austen

Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need. The devotion of thought to an honest achievement makes the achievement possible. Exceptions only confirm this rule, proving that failure is occasioned by a too feeble faith.
-Mary Baker Eddy
I pledge devotion to the earth, our one and only home,
and to the life this earth sustains;
one nation, one spirit indivisible,
with freedom and fulfillment for all.
– Bruce Hagen, New Pledge of Allegiance, 1983
There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman; it’s a thing that no married man knows anything about.
The library is not a shrine for the worship of books. It is not a temple where literary incense must be burned or where one’s devotion to the bound book is expressed in ritual. A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas – a place where history comes to life. ~Norman Cousins
Complaint is the largest tribute heaven receives and the sincerest part of our devotion. ~Jonathan Swift

DEVOTION

The devotion to God as seen in every religion is divided into two parts: the devotion which works through forms and ceremonies and through words, and that which works through love.
(Notes from a lecture Lessons on Bhakti yoga)

“In The Arena”

The credit in life goes not to the critic who stands on the sideline and points out where the strong stumble. But rather, the real credit in life goes to the person who’s actually in the arena. Who’s face do sweat and dust mar. Who knows great enthusiasm and great devotion and learns to spend himself or herself at a worthy cause. If they win, they know the thrill of great achievement, and if they lose, at least they lose while daring greatly so that their place in life will never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

Paraphrased from Theodore Roosevelt

TREES – THE SHELTER OF THE INTERTWINED

FOXYBreak open a cherry tree and there are no flowers, but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms. ~Ikkyu Sojun

DONT KNOW

Beneath these fruit-tree boughs that shed
Their snow-white blossoms on my head,

With brightest sunshine round me spread

Of spring’s unclouded weather,
In this sequestered nook how sweet
To sit upon my orchard-seat!
And birds and flowers once more to greet,
My last year’s friends together.
– William Wordsworth
GHOST
SACRED TREES
In the early historical period, however, there is considerable evidence that trees held a special significance in the cultures of the ancient world. In Ancient Egypt, several types of trees appear in Egyptian mythology and art, although the hieroglyph written to signify tree appears to represent the sycamore (nehet) in particular. The sycamore carried special mythical significance. According to the Book of Dead, twin sycamores stood at the eastern gate of heaven from which the sun god Re emerged each morning. The sycamore was also regarded as a manifestation of the goddesses Nut, Isis, and especially of Hathor, who was given the epithet Lady of the Sycamore. Sycamores were often planted near tombs, and burial in coffins made of sycamore wood returned the dead person to the womb of the mother tree goddess.
JUDGE
"The night is darkening round me,
The wild winds coldly blow;
But a tyrant spell has bound me
And I cannot, cannot go.

The giant trees are bending
Their bare boughs weighed with snow.
And the storm is fast descending,
And yet I cannot go.

Clouds beyond clouds above me,
Wastes beyond wastes below;
But nothing dear can move me;
I will not, cannot go."
-   Emily Bronte, Spellbound      BAB ON CLOUD

Climbing a propped-up ladder, I’m daunted
by the tree’s springing and spreading. Its top-
most, tapering poles are bare; but the sap
still flows along its horizontal limbs
to feed the scale-like leaves, some red, some green.

– Geoffrey Haresnape, Mulberry in Autumn

 

 

MANTIS

The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.
Moliere

MISC

Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.
Faith Baldwin



TROPICAL GARDENS

LIZZY IS IN BRISBANE THIS WEEK IN BERYL MORTIMERS LUSH GARDEN. GOOBURRAS IN THE TREES AND PARROTS . VINES TWISTING ROUND THE RAILS OF THE STEPS AND A METAL GARDEN SETTING UNDER THE NUT TREE. WEEKEND SHE WAS DOWN IN BILAMBIL WITH THE GRASS NEAR AS HIGH AS HER MIDDLE AND TREES REACHING ACROSS THE BACKROADS TO TOUCH OVER TELEPHONE WIRES. ASHA HAS HAD ANOTHER SNAKE IN HER GARDEN TODAY. THATS 2 IN 2 DAYS THE TROPICS ARE ON US AND THEY ARE LUSH !
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FAERIE
In the garden the door is always open into the “holy” – growth, birth, death.
Every flower holds the whole mystery in its short cycle, and in the garden
we are never far away from death, the fertilizing, good, creative death.
– May Sarton
FISH

Should I pluck it,
My hands
Would defile the flower;
I offer it, as it stands,
To the Buddhas of the Three Worlds.
– Empress Komyo, Japan

 

GUEST

 

An ant guarding a mango

Used for a boy who is careful not to let other boys near his girlfriend

GIRAFFE TWISTED

4000 BCE

“As in the case of the cereals, the legumes are amongst the oldest crops cultivated by the human race. Between the cereals and legumes there is a parallel domestication: wheat, barley, pea, lentil, broad bean, and chick pea in West Asia and Europe; maize and common bean in Central America; ground nut in South America; pearl millet, sorghum, cowpea, and bambara groundnut in Africa; rice and soya bean in China.” – – The New Oxford Book of Food Plants, xviii, 1997, by J. G . Vaughan and C. A. Geissler.

 

POOH HEART

The Peace of the Mango Tree

My love you, my grandchildren. Come over and sit by the mango tree. I have a question I want to ask it.

“O beautiful mango tree who gives us such refreshing shade, do you have peace? If you do, could you teach us how to have peace? You seem so cool and tranquil. What makes you this way? Can you tell us?”

Children, come closer and listen carefully to the mango tree’s answer.

“I am a member of the tree family, and you are human beings. I do not know if you can understand our peace. Even though God has given you judgment, subtle wisdom, analytic wisdom, and divine luminous wisdom, you also have qualities that cause you to take our fruits, cut us down, and destroy us.

“If you want to attain peace, do not cut down a tree, whether it is useful to you or not. And don’t cut down a man, whether he does good deeds or bad. If, because of your pride or selfishness, you think about taking revenge or deceiving and ruining another person, or of making another man suffer in any way, that will destroy your peace. It is your own state of mind that will destroy your peace. But if you can avoid bad thoughts, then you can be happy and peaceful. This is my advice to you.

LAWN

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees,
then names the streets after them.
– Bill Vaughan

BEE

Hui Tzu said to Chuang Tzu: “I have a big stinktree in my garden. The trunk is so bent and knotty that nobody can get a good straight plank out of it. The branches are so crooked you can’t cut them up in any way that makes sense. There it stands beside the road and no carpenter will even look at it. Such is your teaching, Chuang – big and useless.”
Chuang Tzu replied: “Have you ever watched the wildcat crouching, watching its prey? This way it leaps, and that way,
high and low, and at last – it lands in the trap. Have you ever seen the yak? It is great as a thundercloud, standing in his might.
Big? Sure. But, he can’t catch mice! So for your big tree. No use? Then plant it in the wasteland – in emptiness. Walk idly around it and rest under it’s shadow. No axe or saw prepares its end. No one will ever cut it down. Useless? You should worry!.
– Chuang Tzu, The Useless Tree, circa 200 B.C..

 

 

 

 

 

 

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