Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day!

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A mother’s love

is unique,

cannot be measured,

is divine,

is the purest love.

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We are born of love. Love is our mother – Rumi

  There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.

– Chinese Proverb.

Here are some flowers to all the mother’s out there!

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♥ With Love ♥

Ute

Some Awww moments of motherly love….

Pictures are from google, and Pinterest.

Cartoon from Sketches in Stillness/ Francois

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There is No Buddha-Dharma Outside the Mind, by Harada Sekkei Roshi

points the way…

Buddhism now

Guanyin as the Nine-Lotus BodhisattvaAt the beginning of Keizan Jokin Daishi’s Zazen Yojinki, there is the teaching ‘Zazen directly lets people illumine the mind and rest peacefully in their fundamental endowment.’ In Eihei Dogen Zenji’s Fukanza-zengi, we can find this same teaching expressed as `When you seek the Way, it is found to be essentially universal and complete. How, then, can it be contingent upon practice and enlightenment? The Dharma vehicle is free and unrestricted. What need is there for concentrated effort?’ Both of these teachings are expressions using words. These are words spoken from the final result or the ultimate of zazen. In other words, they are the teaching of zazen itself.

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Sad News

Our thoughts, prayers and condolences to Rara and Dave’s family. Rest in peace dear one.

The Matticus Kingdom

I have terrible news to share with the blogosphere today.

Horrible, no good, awful news.

Many of you knew him as Grayson Queen, author and artist extraordinaire.  Perhaps you’ve read one of his novels.  Perhaps you’ve purchased, or at least enjoyed, some of his paintings or sculptures…  Perhaps you knew that he was also Rara‘s husband, Dave.

I don’t have a lot of details, but I can confirm that Dave passed away earlier this week.

Please share this post wide and far.  Please say a prayer for Dave and Rara.  Please send her every ounce of spare energy you can muster.  She needs us.  Dave’s family and friends need us.

And send her mail to show her your love, your RawrLove:

Radhika Jaini WF0124
CIW LA 249 UP
16756 Chino-Corona Road
Corona, CA  92880

You don’t need to know what to say.  You don’t need to say anything…

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Police Seize 10 Children From Off-Grid Family Because They’re Homeschooled

If this doesn’t show the loss of freedom and basic human rights like self determination, than i don’t know what. This is disgraceful, immoral, illegal and unconstitutional to restrict people from living their lives, they are not hurting anyone or doing anything illegal. Why not just arrest the whole Amish community or the Mormons or Hasidic Jews because they don’t conform to the “norm”. This is setting a dangerous precedence.

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The Naugler Family The Naugler Family

The mom is not in this first photo because she was taking the picture. Image source: http://saveourfamily.info

Nicole Naugler Nicole Naugler

An off-grid homes-chooled family of 12 in rural Kentucky was raided, the mother arrested, and the 10 children seized simply because the government disagrees with their lifestyle and their educational choices, family members and friends say.
Until Wednesday, Joe and Nicole Naugler lived with their 10 kids in a cabin on 26 acres in Breckinridge County, about an hour southwest of Louisville.
“They are an extremely happy family,” family friend Pace Ellsworth told Off The Grid News.
Acting on an anonymous tip about the family’s off-grid lifestyle, sheriff’s officers entered the property and home Wednesday, and even blocked the access road to the family property, the family says. Joe and eight of the children were away, but Nicole – who is five-months pregnant – was home with the…

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