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Catholicism Peruvian History Polish History Politics World Matters

76 years after the second world war

All of Europe is celebrating the end of World war II this month. We don’t want to be dying for the things that matter.

This is an atrocity that people hate and kill. As human beings we are interconnected.


Czy widzisz te gruzy na szczycie?
Tam wróg twój się kryje jak szczur!
Musicie, musicie, musicie
Za kark wziąć i strącić go z chmur!
I poszli szaleni, zażarci
I poszli zabijać i mścić
I poszli, jak zwykle uparci
Jak zawsze – za honor się bić

Czerwone maki na Monte Cassino
Zamiast rosy piły polską krew
Po tych makach szedł żołnierz i ginął
Lecz od śmierci silniejszy był gniew
Przejdą lata i wieki przeminą
Pozostaną ślady dawnych dni
I wszystkie maki na Monte Cassino
Czerwieńsze będą, bo z polskiej wzrosną krwi

Runęli przez ogień straceńcy
Niejeden z nich dostał i padł
Jak ci z Samosierry szaleńcy
Jak ci spod Racławic sprzed lat
Runęli impetem szalonym
I doszli, i udał się szturm
I sztandar swój biało-czerwony
Zatknęli na gruzach wśród chmur

Czerwone maki na Monte Cassino
Zamiast rosy piły polską krew
Po tych makach szedł żołnierz i ginął
Lecz od śmierci silniejszy był gniew
Przejdą lata i wieki przeminą
Pozostaną ślady dawnych dni
I wszystkie maki na Monte Cassino
Czerwieńsze będą, bo z polskiej wzrosną krwi

Czy widzisz ten rząd białych krzyży?
Tu Polak z honorem brał ślub!
Idź naprzód – im dalej, im wyżej
Tym więcej ich znajdziesz u stóp
Ta ziemia do Polski należy
Choć Polska daleko jest stąd
Bo wolność krzyżami się mierzy
Historia ten jeden ma błąd

Czerwone maki na Monte Cassino
Zamiast rosy piły polską krew
Po tych makach szedł żołnierz i ginął
Lecz od śmierci silniejszy był gniew
Przejdą lata i wieki przeminą
Pozostaną ślady dawnych dni
I wszystkie maki na Monte Cassino
Czerwieńsze będą, bo z polskiej wzrosną krwi

Słowa z iSing.pl Pieśni Patryjotyczne.

Featured image is Niedzica Castle erected 1320. Read the legend, and find out where the map pointing to Incan treasures is hidden.

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Economy Environment Ethnic Lore Poetry Politics Social Issues World Matters

Coming up for air [Poem]

It is a poignant issue that we look at each other thinking that one of us is better off and the other thus lesser and disposable.

It is a big problem that we look and think only of the next year or two for ourselves and not for the future generations.

These problems along with greed for money, power and control amount to the air pollution problems we have today.

Short lived comfort, flashy 5 minutes of fame to feel good, at expense of someone(s) else.

And some don’t even notice they are suffocating in their bad thinking.

Exploitation of earth and people, to satisfy no one, and we all can see our wounds now.

Good God people!

Turn off pollution.

Bite the price to go ecological.

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Daily Life Environment Ethnic Lore Family & Community Life & Death Poetry Politics Shamanism Social Issues World Matters

What are you Kanata? [Poem]

What are you?

What are you becoming, saying, wanting and giving?

Is there a Huron-Iroquois left standing free today?

Do we remember what freedom is?

Do we have the right to stand on this land?

I have to tell you I am thinking of leaving.

This is not my Kanata.

Here we don’t value elderly people or disabled or women.

Now in Kanata every 60 hours a woman is killed.

I must travel over an hour

surrounded by construction and bad architecture

to reach a lake shore.

Kanata you are squandered like me,

left with very little voice.

What are you Kanata?

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Contemplation Feelings & Emotions Happiness Laughter Poetry Politics Social Issues World Matters

Aham Prema [Poem]

Welcome in 2021

I in poetic language express the insight from my soul in symbolic language

In places where we all seek financial gain and control over spiritual insight’s power we reveal fearlessly emotions

We will help people laugh at absurdity and hypocrisy

With great passion and devotion unbridled appreciation of the one we love

I decided.

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Buddhism Contemplation Daily Life Family & Community Guru Yoga Jewish Mysticism Laughter Life & Death Poetry Shamanism The 4 Noble Truths Women's Affairs World Matters Yoga Zen

Special Glasses [Poem]

This perspective, that perspective, new view, differences in opinions.

Money hungry, power starved, people run on their fictitious mind.

Sane or insane, mad or not, everyone will pick and choose thoughts and ideas, perspectives and opinions, based on what you consider wisdom, on good looks, and few tones of gold, more wealth and more noise appears to hide the lies well.

Lies lies lies and more lies adding confusion to our suffering.

God All Mighty help us All

What can you tell about reality? Majority of us are wearing special glasses shaded with ignorance attachment and aversion. Through these glasses if you try to take the lie away hatred arises. What a stressful living this is.


Image by Ylanite Koppens from Pixabay

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Altruism Buddhism Compassion Daily Life Dzogchen Politics World Matters

What makes a modern global citizen and thinker?

Todays politics, and interactions in the world need to be really less reactive and more reflective and response-able. Cultivating dialog and remaining sensitive to cultural, economical and human values will allow us to be best dynamic thinkers and make our actions positive in the world. 

Essentially majority of people in the world are looking to offer their gift fully, they are

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looking to live a life that is really of service. They are looking for expression and recognition. When I look around at people who surround me, everyone wants to be naturally useful for others in their lives in their own way, they all look to be recognized, what becomes an obstacle is lack of education and lack of dynamism, lack of humour, compassion or resources and lack of ability to remain present and think bigger than small me. 

Are you thinking about solutions?

We are obligated to think about the larger picture until everyone is doing well. We are all part of this world. We honour our heritage and roots and we recognize that we are a drop in an ocean. As a mandate to be able to say that you are a ‘good person’ means you are a person who cares about the global, cultural, political, religious views than just about your own affairs. 

The small me is entrapped in the ego and in the fears that are only obstacles. While we allow life to shape us, we have to remember that we are in charge of the circumstances we are co-creating with others, as well as our attitudes, perspectives and ways of being. We always are working with our circumstances. It is unavoidable. We can actively do it with dynamism, or be passive to it. 

Becoming educated, getting involved and interested in variety of cultures, topics, and showing genuine interest in others will help anyone be a modern global citizen and thinker, actively participating in life rather than just watching what others are doing. 

His Holiness Karmapa is admired not only for his knowledge of the Tibetan Buddhism, Tantras, meditation and good looks, he is recognized for his creativity and high level of dynamism.

Dynamic individuals who have a focus on the positive development for the well being of people on Earth are the ones who are the change makers in todays global economy, politics and religion.

We have to take into consideration that the global era has offered us much more closeness and togetherness via internet, media, social structures and common problems we all face, yet we are still struggling with resolving big issues within ourselves and within humanity.

Dynamism is something that can be cultivated with a lot of work. Meditation is one of the tools that helps in cultivating higher dynamism.

Dynamism is what we need today people to become.

Dynamism is an ability to adjust and adapt and preform in a way that is both a flow and a vessel at the same time.

Soft Power, or an ability to magnetize the right thinking and results without the use of force is where we are going with humanity. When we are cultivating new skills by interacting in dynamic new ways with people of different cultures and when we are learning about ways to be dynamic, pragmatic and joyous in our interactions we then are able to forget that we are working or doing something, we are present and giving our gift, everyone benefits.

Dynamism as an action happens to us all, we are constantly influenced by the environment and circumstances and now we can either be passive to this or actively involved. Some may say that the active involvement means becoming compassionate yet I think compassion is the dynamic action of wisdom being applied to the circumstances so that we are creating better circumstances for everyone else.

Dynamism is what we need to be really into in todays world.


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Buddhism Compassion Guru Yoga Mahayana Vajrayana Women's Affairs World Matters

Tibetan language lessons

 

I had the pleasure just a few days ago to run into Lama Tenzin Kunchen in Zurich [first image]

I received some valuable guidance as to where to go next and where I can find more support in my research for the Feminine Brilliance Temple and my PhD about the feminine spiritual work.

Here are some photos from the last few days. I hope to write more poetry and share more as the days unfold. 

The climate is cold, the sun is warm and the people where I am at are very kind and open hearted. It shows me and gives me hope for the natural presence of compassion in humanity.

In the next days I will be visiting other spiritual centres to connect and dialog.

Thank you Buddhas

Rev. Dr. K. Sonam Wangmo

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My first authentic Tibetan Class

 

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Bön Buddhism Poetry

Dakini’s Laugh [Poem]

I laugh the Dakini’s laugh
it scares me sometimes you see
she takes over unexpectedly
and then I have to just trust her
completely.

What a force of nature, you are
I can not even say in words to find
someone like this, one in a million
and so many more are coming like her

To fill this space of transformation
with grace and positivity.
Empty space has no energy
it has no intention it in,
it is there to show itself
from the imagination of being

So here I am telling you again
you can meet me if you want
I will be nice I will be coy
and I already know my own ploy

So better know that I already know
and I know that you do too
I love you so much, Dakini style
and Love knows of no bounds.

This body lives strong, although it is weak,
support is needed and I laugh at this feat
that is a design of a humorous game
of a chase of a Dakini into her rein

But she knows well that this game
also holds some responsibility
and maybe she will play this role
once she’s allowed to do what she wants

Visions emerge from the space of laughter
with insights that no one could believe
A floating lotus, and many colors
I trust that you know what it means.

Dakini needs her spontaneity
creativity and some liberty
Few nice things to wear she likes
a nice man, and in the modern times
a new teaching to share with the world
Peace is possible and while I laugh out loud
Everyone is on board.

I stomp my feet, my leg is whole
I see the scars, I speak of it no more
I shake my head at this adventure
I must liberate her

Rev. Dr. K. Sonam Wangmo

 

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Buddhism Culture & Art Daily Life Poetry

Beyond Intellect [Poem]

Don’t let yourself be sharp,
By the cutting coldness of your intellect
That you forget the heart that lives in you
That you forget the luminosity.
For when we recognize the nature of mind
We receive everything we can,
Until then we are only
Spinning endlessly in circles
Like a dog chasing its tail
But
When we really open to compassionate Love
When we really see the Earth as our teacher
When we understand that beauty and
pleasure and sensuality
are the ways of the Tantras
Then we can find another measure
Of the healing that lives beyond.
Intentions that are in the land
The prayers that are so deep
More than you will ever know
For the wisdom I carry is one
And the Path of the One Dharma is Holy,
I do not tolerate your judgements
And your ways of war and of coldness
I do not speak and take on this time
In which you have so eloquently entrapped me
I stand for compassionate Love
and there are many ways
To make you understand
One Love and the Buddha Dharma
Rev. Dr. K. Sonam Wangmo

 

 

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Buddhism Culture & Art Poetry Women's Affairs World Matters

For Shakti Sisters [Poem]

Sisters,
The way of the Shakti is such you see
that what you grasp with mind you will never believe
That when the direct experience comes
All your practicing, bam! It is a blast.
It shows you clearly then who you are
and furthermore who others are
In their fears and triumphs and tribulations
knowingly not knowing what to say.

For the way of the mind always knows what to say,
The masculine answers in her defence,
While the tender heart of a woman knows
What rage is, and how to walk that road

For love my friend has many faces you see
And it is not as easy as it seems
For while everyone will share their final point
Few will know how to hold your hand.

Through the challenging times and the painful things
While facing you deeply into the things
That live inside you as well, woman
And things that you don’t want to face

And then one day your heart will understand its opening
Allowing all of the universe to come in
While in the most unexpected ways
You will see that life is interconnected to the Buddha Dharma
and pointing you in the direction of compassionate Love
In this way the remembering stays
and people who speak from experience know
That book knowledge serves so much only you see
And the things lived together are deeper

For the walk we take and the beat we play
is higher ground of the Pachamama’s heart.
In the Mystery of compassionate Love you see,
Sister my rage is your rage too.

Rev. Dr. K. Sonam Wangmo


Image Pixabay

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Buddhism Poetry Politics Vajrayana

Her name was freedom [Poem]

For her name was freedom;
I had to clearly establish my boundary
and tell you precisely who I am
that love only lives in this temple
and that there is no one else other than Grace

This home of wisdom this Vajra body
these elements balancing in effortless space
spontaneously arisen, so still in presence
and always responding to the knowing flow
of the environment and all that it holds within
balancing and arriving in equanimity

So how does this elemental spirit  
move through time and space?
What brings it together again night
after night from long journeys afar
Where the spirit belongs to the body
and the body is its permanent home

My thoughts return to a place in time
where our eyes met and I fell in love
with the presence so powerful and clear and blue
where I knew just what I had to do

For Love is so wild and it will make you do
the unbelievable things through
the movement of time and growing pains
you have changed so completely,
I can not understand

And now I know that there are
no boundaries to this home
This love and this life that it is all whole.
That the universe is our playing field
and the Buddhas and Dakinis
are laughing with you.

Rev. Dr. K. Sonam Wangmo