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Nirvana

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The dictionary defines Nirvana as: ‘(in Buddhism) perfect bliss attained by the extinction of individuality.’

And the following — which may reflect the above definition — may be one pristine part of the bible that managed to get through without being adulterated much over time by those with mythological propensities:

35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers,[a] you did it to me.’

Roses as one. … Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2022

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  1. Yikes Tom even Christianity is considered mythological – all religions have universal mythical roots – this reality does not discredit any religion but it allows us to see the uncanny similarities beneath apparent differences if we study them carefully. Caring for others ( regardless of speices – this opinion belongs to me and is missing from organized religion except those of Indigenous peoples) and caring for oneself are laudable qualities that are part of all the religions I know of. How is it that these qualities seem to be missing from our dominant culture today?

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  2. Beautiful words – I like your linking between Buddhism and Bible. And I love that shiny burst in the upper right corner of the image – is that plant or a sort of spider web or ??? You sure captured the sparkle! [Perhaps it’s symbol for burst of insight?]

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  3. These scriptures were a profound revelation to the disciples as Jesus explained this proverb. “When you’ve done it unto the least of these, then you’ve done it unto me.” We should continue to follow suit with such a commandment that speaks volumes embodying our charitable contributions and compassion. Thanks for the reminder Tom! 🙏🏼🌞💐

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  4. The roses, magnified here with your lens, look different with their minute hairs and particles – it is good to stop and smell the roses sometimes, because look at all the details you have uncovered.

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