Not even death can stop The Purple One’s name from changing.
On Wednesday night, the University of Minnesota posthumously awarded the Prince of Funk with an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.
This (Tchaikovsky’s Overture 1812) was one of his favorite pieces -and, man, did he (and his brand-new hi-fi stereo) let the neighbors know it.
Anyway, today was his “service” so I publish and play this for the memory of him … on full blast …
Space Oddity … SpaceX’s live feed of the Tesla launch to Mars
Sadly, the tremendously talented singer, Dolores O’Riordan (of the Cranberries), has passed away … 😔
Oprah for president … -100% brilliant.
Good people, that’s who we need in the White House, good and intelligent people. We are now outside the box.
“They go low …. -we go high”.
😊~ SPREAD THE WORD ~ 😊
Why do what you will regret?
Why bring tears upon yourself?
Do only what you do not regret,
and fill yourself with joy.
Life of the Buddha
According to traditional dating, Shakyamuni Buddha (Shakya thub-pa), also known as Gautama Buddha (Gau-ta-ma), lived from 566 to 485 BCE in central north India. Buddhist sources contain numerous, varying accounts of his life, with further details appearing only gradually over time. Since the first Buddhist literature was written down three centuries after Buddha’s passing away, it is difficult to ascertain the accuracy of any of the details found in these accounts. Further, just because certain details emerged in written form later than others is not a sufficient reason to discount their validity. Many details could have continued being passed down in oral form after others were written down[…]
The earliest sources for the life of the Buddha include, within the Theravada scriptures, several Pali suttas from The Collection of Middle-Length Discourses (Pali: Majjhima Nikaya) and, from the various Hinayana schools, several Vinaya texts concerning monastic rules of discipline. Each of these texts, however, gives only pieces of Buddha’s life story.
Just wanted to pass along this wonderful and gentle stir from Bill on keeping mindful of being present, being awake and being conscious …
Here is the rest of Bill’s interview with Charlie Rose …
Conquer badness with goodness.
Conquer meanness with generosity.
Conquer dishonesty with truth.
Netflix has an outstanding and engaging documentary on four friends with Asperger’s who’ve formed a comedy group, “Asperger’s Are Us”. Here it is on YouTube, for those without access to Netflix … …