Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva when practicing deeply the prajna paramita, perceived that all five skandhas in their own being are empty and was saved from all suffering. “O Shariputra, form does not differ from emptiness, emptiness does not differ from form. That which is form is emptiness, that which is emptiness form. The same is true of… Read More »
“I can’t help it if I like apples and am not afraid of snakes.”
I’ve been practicing a Sunday morning worship song on harmonium, a hymn to Shiva called Prabhu Mi. Last night I played it at choir practice with the choir. Actually, Wednesday night choir practice isn’t well attended, so there were only four of us. Still, I was nervous. But it came out just fine. My body… Read More »
I’ve been working on Christmas cards.
This morning, Erik and I took an early walk in the cloudy mist. We noticed “RON PAUL 08” posters on every telephone pole, and I was dismayed by them. I thought about ripping them down as we walked by, because I think it’s wrong to advertise political views on public property. Well, I’m more understanding… Read More »
Today I finished The Time Traveler’s Wife. I was dissatisfied with it over all. The ending especially was dark and unpleasant. It’s not that I want my literature all sunny. It’s just that darkness should be there for a reason. I thought the death at the end was predictable, and I didn’t like the way… Read More »
We’re home safe from our Thanksgiving travels. The holiday was beautiful. My favorite food was the buttery stuffing. My mom put in a minimum of celery, so it was perfect–well-seasoned and tasty and melt-in-your-mouth. Today I had Jagadahtri puja, which meant being there at 8 to help set up, choir practice, the puja itself, serving… Read More »
Yesterday I baked some pumpkin carob chip cookies. They turned out really good. The pumpkin flavor is subtle. This recipe called for two cups of chips, but next time, I’ll use just one. And maybe more nuts. Today I plan to bake some molasses cookies to bring my mom for Thanksgiving. Reading The Time Traveler’s… Read More »
My good friend Katie H interviewed me. I really love her questions and feel good about my answers. So please read it. http://www.thelalatheory.com/distro2.html
Yesterday we made seitan. It turned out good. It was easier than I thought it would be. There’s a method using whole wheat flour, which is harder (it involves rinsing)–we did the method using wheat gluten. I taught Erik how to knead.