Voices from Russia

Sunday, 6 December 2015

6 December 2015. Hanukkah Begins Tonight

00 Have a Blessed Hanukkah. 2012. 08.12.12

_____________________________

Hanukkah began tonight at sundown… it’ll run until sundown on 14 December. Do recall WHY Jews celebrate it… Judas Maccabaeus whipped the plug-uglies and purified the Temple (short version). It’s a Festival of Freedom… ask your Jewish friends… they’ll tell you the same thing that I just did. Don’t forget to wish all the Jewish people that you know, “Happy Hanukkah! And a Happy Holiday to you!”

This is why “Happy Holidays” is germane to all of us… oh, do save me some latkes, if you will…

BMD

Advertisements

Sunday, 8 November 2015

7 November 2015. Wisdom from the Doadejing

00 a rowdy greek monk at anti-austerity protest. 220615

______________________________

  • When we lose goodness, we replace it with morality.
  • Without Darkness, there can be no Light.
  • The emptiness of a pot gives it usefulness.
  • The best people are like water, which benefits all things and doesn’t compete with them. It stays in lowly places that others reject. This is why it’s so similar to the Way.
  • When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly. When people see some things as good, other things become bad.
  • Try to change it… you’ll ruin it. Try to hold it… you’ll lose it.
  • Those who know, don’t speak. Those who speak, don’t know.
  • A journey of a thousand miles starts under one’s feet.
  • The more you give laws and regulations prominence, the more thieves and robbers we’ll have.

Laozi

Daodejing

(The Classic of the Virtuous Way)

Note well that Orthodoxy is the most “Eastern”-minded part of Christianity… that’s why the konvertsy are so clueless. They wish to bring a Western crusading spirit into a Zen-like paradox-embracing faith. They’re doomed to failure…

BMD

Friday, 28 August 2015

28 August 2015. A Thought from St Luka Voino-Yasenetsky

00 charity action feed the hungry in donetsk. st luka. 280815

______________________________

Saturday, 8 August 2015

8 August 2015. A Thought from St Luka Voino-Yasenetsky

00 st luka 080815

________________________________

Next Page »

Blog at WordPress.com.