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  • hardie karges 8:23 pm on November 8, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 2016, Clinton, election, Trump, vote   

    Jesus of LA, Going Home to Vote, a capella… 

    img_1068End of Days got you bummed? Not sure what to do if/when the rapture comes? You need the new best-seller “Apocalypse for Dummies: 10 Survival Tips for the Future” by Hardie Karges, available now in standard or e-book edition. But first, the news:

    “Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. This was the first census to take place whilea Quirinius was governor of Syria. And everyone went to his own town to register.
    So Joseph also went up from Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the City of David called Bethlehem, since he was from the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to him in marriage and was expecting a child.
    While they were there, the time came for her Child to be born. And she gave birth to her firstborn, a Son. She wrapped Him in swaddling cloths and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”

    Fast forward two thousand years and we have no more decrees, just degrees, of madness and mayhem, on the threshold of a catastrophe, on the threshold of a dream. And we don’t need a census, per se (that’s Latin), since everyone is registered from the moment of birth, with ugly rumors of conspiracy and data chips embedded within us, and the orders come down from Washington, D.C. these days, not Rome, but… (More …)

     
    • Esther Fabbricante 9:37 pm on November 8, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      My goodness – how you do express yourself so well – and keep us informed!

    • hardie karges 11:17 pm on November 8, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you, Esther, I will do that…

    • davekingsbury 8:16 pm on November 9, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      A fable for our times given a suitably heavy biblical treatment. Brexit, Trump … you wouldn’t have bet on them, would you?

    • hardie karges 8:50 pm on November 9, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      You said it. I guess I should have waited a day for this post, but the point is that the damage is done, regardless…

  • hardie karges 2:22 pm on November 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Kathina, , Vassa   

    Final Stop on the Forest Temple Pow-wow Circuit: Kathin(a)… 

    img_1034Kao Pansaa and Awk Pansaa are the big deal for the Forest Temples in Thailand, and Buddhist Temples in general, but the entire ‘rains retreat’ season—Pansaa or Vassa—lends itself to priestly gatherings, a time when monks are expected and obligated to stay put at their home temple the entire three months, so it’s a good time to meet up with the Sangha (Buddhist priestly brotherhood), since you know where they are…

    At other times, most of the year, a priest can go anywhere he wants, and many even go ‘tudong‘, walking in the woods wherever they can, on streets where they can’t, sleeping wherever and living off contributions. But many more are more civilized, staying at any temple anywhere, whatever they can accomplish without the usual hotel bookings, rental car reservations, group tours and—money… (More …)

     
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