Happy 😃 Christmas 🎄 and a bright healthy New year to all our batch mates
Christmas is coming and the 🦃 turkey is getting fatter,
And with the temperatures dropping the cold is getting bitter.⛄️❄️
So it’s time to wish all our friends near and dear,
A very happy Christmas 🎄🎄🎄and a joy filled New Year.🥂🥂
Ranjit and Praxy
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL MOTHERS OF CLASS OF 64 .
Enjoy these pics of Mother Earth and Her Children and treat ALL Mothers
with Tender Loving Care .
I took these pics over a few years, at different places – Sri Lanka,
Arctic Canada , and Ontario, Canada around the place I live .
Robin and chicks — on my own door step when Mom Robin thought my Christmas
Cactus pot was a good home for her 4 babies .
When the chicks flew the coop- I cried a bucket of tears …
sukha sanghassa samaggi
samagganam tapo sukho
Happy is the arising of a Buddha;
happy is the exposition of the Ariya Dhamma;
happy is the harmony amongst the Sangha;
happy is the practice of those in harmony.
Best Wishes from the ‘Blog Master’
Thank you for your continued support
Click Below to check the “Avurudu Litha’ for 2018, kindly shared by Ariya
Quiz from Deepthie
Do you know the significance of the bunch of keys on top of the drum ?
Is it to make it bounce around and make a tinkling sound ?
Shared by Rani
Jesus rose from death on a day like today
To make our lives joyous and to prop up the weak
Above all to teach the value of sacrificing for each other
My Easter pledges
Contentment and Generosity
Compassion and Forgiveness
If I had measured happiness and success in terms of assets
And exhausted my time in expanding my wealth & treasures
I’ve learnt a lesson that happiness does not lie in the riches
But on one’s generosity as the lord scarified His Life
If Compassion and forgiveness was not prominent
In my hitherto life, will be the whole mark from now onwards
However desperate the position or the encounters,
I shall have hope in the goodness of heart
Ariya De Silva
TO THE CLASS OF 64 —-HAPPY VALENTINE DAY !
Best Wishes to ALL —
eagleD Bird Lover !
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
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