HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF THE CLASS OF 64 FROM CANADA !
Snowy Owl- the Iconic Arctic Bird- says –” Wish all of you A Very Happy
and Healthy Year 2018. ” .
Snowy Owl ( Eng) – Bubo scandiocus ( Latin ) Ukpigjuac ( Inuktitut )–
A regualr Winter Visitor to the Lower Great Lakes Regions of Canada and
Photo by EagleD – Dec 28th- 2017 , Near my home, Temp minus 20 deg C .,
perched on top of the tallest spruce tree in the area .
New Year Greetings from Sree
2018 New Year Resolutions and greetings
My New Year Resolution Benevolence, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy and Equanimity towards all beings
Shall strive for harmony, sharing happiness and peace In this world over the short time, I am destined to live, Four-fold noble practice, to counter anger and cruelty, Imposters, jealousy & bias towards own, must be dimmed
Antidote for anger, benevolence, I should learn and adhere To the heinous crime, cruelty, compassion is the act humane Jealousy, the green-eyed monster, doused with sympathetic joy Avoid partiality to own views, kith and kin by way of equanimity
Loving kindness, also called benevolence is a quality sublime Being aware of illnesses and dangers to others and protect in time Good example here is how a pregnant mother, protects her baby From possible dangers & illnesses, even by giving up her pet hobby
Compassion, my heart should soften, seeing others suffering I should endeavour with all my might to reduce their burden It is ‘Karuna’ described as a fragrance of the quality humane Like Metta, kindness should be extended beyond kith and kin
Sympathetic joy or ‘Muditha’ a sublime quality, opposite of envy Genuine rejoice over others success conquering thoughts, jealousy Congratulatory attitude coming from sweetness of heart and rejoice It is that heavenly attitude makes friends and the world very happy
‘Upekka’ equanimity, the toughest status of the four, must develop ‘Discerning rightly and viewing justly with absolute impartiality Ups and downs are the rule, I should face the fame and the infamy, Loss or gain, praise or insult, as well take pain and comfort equally
I wish a very happy New Year, 2018 to all my batch mates!
Ariya De Silva
London Fire works