I've just come back from a 4 day camping trip with my family to Echuca, on the Victoria / New South Wales border. It was a lot of fun, but also really hot! It makes you realise how much we come to rely on air conditioning nowadays! We had to find creative ways to keep cool such as going ten-pin bowling (where I bowled my second ever 200 game!) and to the movies where we watched an excellent movie about a bodhisattva named Astro Boy. We also spent a lot of time at the swimming pool because my son Bennett loves swimming pools! I managed not to get sunburnt, so am pleased about that.
Back to work tomorrow, for a 3 day week.
“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)
What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)
"If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago and a racist today." (Thomas Sowell)