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26 December 2009 @ 12:35 am
To many, Buddhism goes beyond religion and is more of a philosophy or 'way of life'. It is a philosophy because philosophy 'means love of wisdom' and the Buddhist path can be summed up as:

(1) to lead a moral life,
(2) to be mindful and aware of thoughts and actions, and
(3) to develop wisdom and understanding.

• Are Other Religions Wrong?

Buddhism is also a belief system which is tolerant of all other beliefs or religions. Buddhism agrees with the moral teachings of other religions but Buddhism goes further by providing a long term purpose within our existence, through wisdom and true understanding. Real Buddhism is very tolerant and not concerned with labels like 'Christian', 'Muslim', 'Hindu' or 'Buddhist'; that is why there have never been any wars fought in the name of Buddhism. That is why Buddhists do not preach and try to convert, only explain if an explanation is sought.

• Is Buddhism Scientific?

Science is knowledge which can be made into a system, which depends upon seeing and testing facts and stating general natural laws. The core of Buddhism fit into this definition, because the Four Noble truths (see below) can be tested and proven by anyone in fact the Buddha himself asked his followers to test the teaching rather than accept his word as true. Buddhism depends more on understanding than faith.

The Four Noble Truths

1. The Noble Truth of Dukkha - stress, unsatisfactoriness, suffering;
2. The Noble Truth of the causal arising of Dukkha, which is grasping, clinging and wanting;
3. The Noble Truth of Nirvana, The ending of Dukkha. Awakening, Enlightenment. "Mind like fire unbound";
4. The Noble Truth of the Path leading to Nirvana or Awakening.

The Three Marks of Existence

Buddhism has been described as a very pragmatic religion. It does not indulge in metaphysical speculation about first causes; there is no theology, no worship of a deity or deification of the Buddha. Buddhism takes a very straightforward look at our human condition; nothing is based on wishful thinking, at all. Everything that the Buddha taught was based on his own observation of the way things are. Everything that he taught can be verified by our own observation of the way things are.

If we look at our life, very simply, in a straightforward way, we see that it is marked with frustration and pain. This is because we attempt to secure our relationship with the "world out there", by solidifying our experiences in some concrete way. For example, we might have dinner with someone we admire very much, everything goes just right, and when we get home later we begin to fantasies about all the things we can do with our new-found friend, places we can go etc. We are going through the process of trying to cement our relationship. Perhaps, the next time we see our friend, she/he has a headache and is curt with us; we feel snubbed, hurt, all our plans go out the window. The problem is that the "world out there" is constantly changing, everything is impermanent and it is impossible to make a permanent relationship with anything, at all.

If we examine the notion of impermanence closely and honestly, we see that it is all-pervading, everything is marked by impermanence. We might posit an eternal consciousness principle, or higher self, but if we examine our consciousness closely we see that it is made up of temporary mental processes and events. We see that our "higher self" is speculative at best and imaginary to begin with. We have invented the idea to secure ourselves, to cement our relationship, once again. Because of this we feel uneasy and anxious, even at the best of times. It is only when we completely abandon clinging that we feel any relief from our queasiness.

These three things: pain, impermanence and egolessness are known as the three marks of existence.

The Five Precepts

I undertake to:

1. Abstain from killing living beings;
2. Abstain from taking that which not given;
3. Abstain from sexual misconduct;
4. Abstain from false speech;
5. Abstain from distilled substances that confuse the mind. (Alcohol and Drugs)

The Five Precepts in positive terms

I undertake the training precept to:

1. Act with Loving-kindness;
2. Be open hearted and generous;
3. Practice stillness, simplicity and contentment;
4. Speak with truth, clarity and peace;
5. Live with mindfulness.

The Ten Paramita

Paramita means gone to the other shore, it is the highest development of each of these qualities.

1. Giving or Generosity; *
2. Virtue, Ethics, Morality; *
3. Renunciation, letting go, not grasping;
4. Panna or Prajna "Wisdom" insight into the nature of reality; *
5. Energy, vigour, vitality, diligence; *
6. Patience or forbearance; *
7. Truthfulness;
8. Resolution, determination, intention;
9. Kindness, love, friendliness;
10. Equanimity.
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18 December 2009 @ 04:20 pm
So, lately I have been coming to some newfound resolutions that have been calming and balancing my life.

~Lust is pointless -- I have come to terms that lustfilled emotions or urges are pointless. There's no point getting attached to obessive or strong urges simply to relieve stress or to gain happiness. Sure, I acknowledge that I am human and even I have urges every now and then but it's just nice to fill more calm and not as warped into it or desperate over it. This also has helped me come to terms that sex is meaningless unless for love, so when I find the one I love, then whatever happens, happens. However, I will not go searching for him/her, I will simply allow it to happen on its own. I will look for love, not lust. I will not allow sex be apart of my life, only love should matter.

~Food is irrelevant -- Lately, I have been feeling like I have been fasting, only eating one meal a day or only at night and yes my stomach has been growling but I believe that I have to get rid of the hunger within my head in order to fill my stomach. I will explain what that means. Many of us feel like we need to eat even when we don't have to. We overindulge ourselves and usually eat more than our body needs and we wind up suffering from it later whether it upsets our stomach, corrupts our mind, or makes us sick or unhealthy. So, I will stop thinking I am hungry simply because I want to eat and whenever my stomach is hungry, is the time when I truly need to eat. And I mean truly eat, no junkfood or unheathy garbage. I will eat when I need to, not because I want to. I will balance my meals and make sure I am eating right.

~Time is pointless -- Why rush or feel like I am pressed for time all the time. I am a very punctual person yes and yet when I am late or feel like I am late, I usually rush or wind up speeding and what is that going to solve other than put myself in danger. I need to grasp the concept of patience and balance out my timeframes. I need to either wake up early to be on time early or I need to compromise a work schedule and make sure that I am there when I need to be without the hassle or stress of being pressed for time. Patience is the key, so if I am behind a slow driver I will not grow frustrated because his or her speed limit or time frame is different from mine. I will simply wait and move around the person when I can if I need to. However, again that doesn't mean my pressed for time will affect my speed, I will take my time. I have noticed I have been more cautious with my driving and not speeding as much as I use to which is really a good thing I think!

~Sleep should be balanced! -- I need to stop staying up late and always waking up late. I need to forget about what I am doing at late hours and go to bed. I know I need at least 6 hours asleep a day so I might as well stick to a schedule of only 6-8 hours of sleep a day. I hate waking up late even when the extra sleep feels good but waking up late seems to make me lazier than normal and that's not a good or healthy thing. I need to balance my sleep more and try to wake up early so I can do my chores, work, and more important stuff done and out of my way. What's the point of life if I spend my entire life sleeping it away? I need to respect and acknowledge that life isn't always about surviving with sleep, eat, and water, it also needs the exercise, the fresh air, the entertainment, and the company.

~Material things, who really needs them!? -- Material things whether toys, jewelry, blankets, or the things that just make you all warm and fuzzy inside. Yes, having nice or new things is wonderful but its also wonderful to just let them go. Don't be a pack rat, there's no point to having so many things or feeling the need to buy everything you particularly want. I know its nice to feel happy with something new, fun, or exciting but what's the point to it when you wind up forgetting what you already have. Material things are really a drag when you come to think of it. All that clutter, all that mess, all those attachments. Just let them go. Don't feel the need to think that you have to have everything you want. If you don't need it or it's not beneficial to your life then why bother with getting it!? Why waste money on pointless crap when you honestly don't NEED IT, you just WANT IT! I know I am going to stop buying things for other people if they really don't NEED it. If it's food then sure, but toys or whatever in that area, forget it. I may want certain things but if I get them then I get them, but I won't make a big deal over wanting it because honestly I don't really need it.

My resolutions have been coming to me little by little, each a phase and yet the lesson I have learned remains with me. These are some things I have acknowledged and took part in and I will continue to use these lessons as my guide to give me a more happier life. A happy life is really the best life, so I need to make the most of it! I am passively and calmly living my life by accepting and acknowledging my weaknesses and trying to better myself with them. I am trying to grow and mature and make something of myself and that includes balancing my life.

I know I should work hard at school and focus more in class and I am trying to, but why stress myself out by becoming something I am not? I believe that if I can simply get by and pass, then that's all I need. All I need is to balance my work load by not always focusing on just the work or just the play but doing both at different times and balancing them out evenly so I am not stressed or far behind. That goes for everyone! Working too hard at something is just going to stress you out in the end and then your life will wither away and becoming depressed or stressful. I believe that stress is the number 1 killer of humans and most likely the number 1 cause of suicidal incidents. So, I am not going to let stress ruin my life. I am going to live my life in a balance and make sure my life isn't harmed in anyway by the overkill of certain things I put myself into. I am not going to get in over my head and I am certainly going to make sure I know my limits and not try to be something I am not, there's just no point to it. So, I hope my lessons will help everyone learn the benefits of a balanced, calm, and unattached life.
Current Mood: calmcalm
17 December 2009 @ 02:06 am
Enemies lose their toxic venom after tainting my veins for years, while friendships wither away like black roses, growing heavier with each petal as if tainted with dense metals. The universe has turned upside down in the world I once knew, it keeps on spinning and I want to get off! I wish my normal life would turn back into the peaceful garden it once was, yet even the weeds of my enemies are welcomed here now. My garden will become peaceful and filled with love, and no more will I have to suffer!

~I have lost all means for hating the enemies I once have. I don't care or it doesn't matter to me what they do anymore or that they are problem or thorn in my side.

~However, the friendship I hold dear I grow weaker with, to where I feel more and more disappointment and frustration with each passing second I think about them whether they ignore me, neglect me, or prove to me how much they bug me. I dunno if I have spent too much time with them or not and I need a break from them, but if so the more I am away from them or the more I can't see or talk to them like I use to, I wind up growing more and frustrated by the minute. I am at a lost here guys.

~Yet in the end, I will not let my frustrastion keep me down. I will move on and accept this as a test in maturing and growing up. I will vent as much as I want to get it off my chest but at the same time I am letting go. I don't cry over this ordeal and I don't feel saddened or upset by it either, I just simply wish things would return to normal.

~But, I will even allow the enemies I have had in my life to walk in my open garden. I will take whatever they throw at me but I will stand up for myself without violence, anger, or throwing anything back. I want peace and I want respect, I will give respect even to those I have disrespected and hated for so long now. My meditation has worked well and it has helped me grow within mind and heart and I will continue to care less about my enemies, not let them get to me, and I will try to rekindle any friendships I have despite my needing a break from them. I know I feel alone but I am accpeting it as simply a maturing process. I will survive and I will not be emo or pathetic over such tidious things any longer. I am not the brat I once was and I will show more humility and truth behind my words, actions, and feelings but that does not mean I will be blunt or rude. I will keep to my beliefs to being open-minded, respectful, calm, and balanced and whatever happens HAPPENS!

This is me at my best! Take it or Leave it, either way, your decision isn't my problem or solution, it's yours.

~If I offend you, that is not problem, it's yours for getting offended.
~I am not here to put on a show and I am not here to be your guide, I am merely here.
~I'll respect you, if you respect me.
~Be honest and I'll be true to you.
~Practice what you preach or hit the road, Jack!
~Have an open-mind for once. Change and Chances are invevitable to fight, so give in and just accept them!
~Anything and Everything happens, accept it!
~I am not here to serve you, I am here to serve myself.
~Happiness is the key. Anything aginst that is immoral. -- If people are happy, leave them be. If they are happy with someone, leave them be. If they are happy believing or feeling a certain way, leave them be. It's not your business, so butt out!
~Peace, Love, and Happiness --- NOT DONUTS! But they are welcomed!
~Love me, Hate me, either way you are thinking about me!
~Everyone and everything that has life deserves the right to keep it. Make Love, not WAR! And let animals live their lives naturally, killing them is wrong, including road kill!
~Sex is meaningless, love is infinite.
~Love is infinite, not intimate!
~I seek the truth, therefore I search! You may seek God, but if it isn't "the truth" then there's no hope for the search.
~Don't complain without doing something about it!
~Don't sit there and stare at me, it only makes you look stupid.
~My belief, my dreams, my hopes, my preferences, my opinions, and my views are mine and mine alone! I am entittled to them, just like you so don't sit there and yell or bitch at me for simply doing the same you are doing even if they are different!
~To discriminate is to hate as Acceptance is to giving someone a Chance!
~Harmony is a balance with a beautify sound, it is a natural feeling.
~The person who gives life should be the more respected person, WOMEN are the true GOD! Mother Nature is God and she's female!
~Nature corrects itself. If a population is overpopulating, nature will fix it till it balances itself out. So, with 7 billion people on a planet that can hold 9 billion tops, how will nature correct itself then? The answer -- less children. Let Gays rule for once! xD Lol
Current Mood: peacefulpeaceful
09 December 2009 @ 01:47 am
"A forced path keeps the confused soul lost."

What is God? Can we justify his existence with one book? Can we determine that he is real because we have seen him, heard him, or felt his presence? How does one hold God true their hearts when merely his act of being is more on the mindset of hope and personal faith. However, does this "God" really exist or is mankind fooled by the religious sects of Christianity and too ignorant and too illogical to think for themselves that they need a guide of morals and values to base much of their being of life upon?

Why is God a Male?

It makes much more sense that the true God is female because women provide life and stabilize that life within the coming of adulthood. Mother Nature is a great example. Mother Nature provides much of life within the environment and stabilizes the processes of life from its four stages of Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter which can also be sybmolized as a cycle of life from birth to happiness to doubt to death.

Why is The Bible the only Source for God?

In college, they teach you how to cite your sources and with this they tell you that to back up your facts you need more than one source otherwise it isn't accurate to write upon. So why is the Bible the only source given throughout history that explains the story of God? To make it truthful or accurate, don't you need an extra source such as documents or factual evidence from the places listed within the Bible?

Christmas was not a Christian entity!

Christians have adopted the Christmas idea from the Pagans, which many Christians believe to be immoral beings able to weild evil magic and be able to doom mankind to terrible forecomings. However, that is not true. The Pagans were spiritual beings of both genders who believed in the natural things within life, the plants, the animals, and their element was indeed the Earth. This has nothing to do with the element of Earth given within Astrology. Pagans celebrated the Winter Soltice on December 21st before the birth of Christianity was even existed. The winter brought many bad tidings to their harvest and animals and they were unable to stablize a good structural foundation to survive after believing that the Sun had depart from their world, never to return. So, they decided to make most of this cold weather and bring good tidings among their brotherine including their slaves who dressed in formal attire and joined in the merry making of feasts, stories, and yes drinking. Much of our Christmas was taken from these ideas of these Pagan party goers with many of our traditionals and elements of Christmas such as a tree, Ol' Saint Nick, and feasts, mistletoe, and holly.


No one knows what day Jesus Christ was born on. From the biblical description, most historians believe that his birth probably occurred in September, approximately six months after Passover. One thing they agree on is that it is very unlikely that Jesus was born in December, since the bible records shepherds tending their sheep in the fields on that night. This is quite unlikely to have happened during a cold Judean winter. So why do we celebrate Christ’s birthday as Christmas, on December the 25th?

The answer lies in the pagan origins of Christmas. In ancient Babylon, the feast of the Son of Isis (Goddess of Nature) was celebrated on December 25. Raucous partying, gluttonous eating and drinking, and gift-giving were traditions of this feast.

In Rome, the Winter Solstice was celebrated many years before the birth of Christ. The Romans called their winter holiday Saturnalia, honoring Saturn, the God of Agriculture. In January, they observed the Kalends of January, which represented the triumph of life over death. This whole season was called Dies Natalis Invicti Solis, the Birthday of the Unconquered Sun. The festival season was marked by much merrymaking. It is in ancient Rome that the tradition of the Mummers was born. The Mummers were groups of costumed singers and dancers who traveled from house to house entertaining their neighbors. From this, the Christmas tradition of caroling was born.

In northern Europe, many other traditions that we now consider part of Christian worship were begun long before the participants had ever heard of Christ. The pagans of northern Europe celebrated the their own winter solstice, known as Yule. Yule was symbolic of the pagan Sun God, Mithras, being born, and was observed on the shortest day of the year. As the Sun God grew and matured, the days became longer and warmer. It was customary to light a candle to encourage Mithras, and the sun, to reappear next year.

Huge Yule logs were burned in honor of the sun. The word Yule itself means “wheel,” the wheel being a pagan symbol for the sun. Mistletoe was considered a sacred plant, and the custom of kissing under the mistletoe began as a fertility ritual. Hollyberries were thought to be a food of the gods.

The tree is the one symbol that unites almost all the northern European winter solstices. Live evergreen trees were often brought into homes during the harsh winters as a reminder to inhabitants that soon their crops would grow again. Evergreen boughs were sometimes carried as totems of good luck and were often present at weddings, representing fertility. The Druids used the tree as a religious symbol, holding their sacred ceremonies while surrounding and worshipping huge trees.

In 350, Pope Julius I declared that Christ’s birth would be celebrated on December 25. There is little doubt that he was trying to make it as painless as possible for pagan Romans (who remained a majority at that time) to convert to Christianity. The new religion went down a bit easier, knowing that their feasts would not be taken away from them.

Christmas (Christ-Mass) as we know it today, most historians agree, began in Germany, though Catholics and Lutherans still disagree about which church celebrated it first. The earliest record of an evergreen being decorated in a Christian celebration was in 1521 in the Alsace region of Germany. A prominent Lutheran minister of the day cried blasphemy: “Better that they should look to the true tree of life, Christ.”

The controversy continues even today in some fundamentalist sects.

Is the Bible accurate?

No. Many of the places located within the Bible are not truly their in the world. Much of the places in Jeruselum are not in Jeruselum and are actually in Saudia Arabia where many Taliban were located.

Why do people believe in Christianity?

For many centuries, the Church was law and if anyone disobeyed that law, went against it or did not believe in it, they were severely punished, many of who were brutally killed or sentenced to treason against the King and his Law under the Church. So, this forced religion placed on many has descended throughout the ages from parent to children as a forced and taught view as if it was part of the logic they needed to know as a person. However, is this right?

Should people be forced to believe something at young ages without giving them a chance to think and act for themselves? Sure, many Christian views are based around morals and values to live one's life with good intentions, but does that truly make it an accurate thing to believe?

We have been forced to take in this stuff at young ages and were disciplined to believe it whether we truly did or not within our own heart and minds.

I went to a Christian Private School and to me, I thought Bible class was just another CLASS, nothing more! Now, I have expanded and opened my religion to the complete opposite or something different than what I was taught. My rebellious nature and individualistic state of mind made me not want to follow the norm of what many of my friends now believe. I will say this, I am more proud in those friends I have who have strayed away from their taught beliefs when they were little and grew up to expand and be more open to the logical things in life. However, there are some that I ashamed of because they are still clinging and growing stronger within their forced beliefs without once being open-minded or logical on whether or not what they believe is truly accurate or truthful to the logic and sound proof that has been found against their belief. They continue to give me their view day in and day out without considering the possiblity that no one really cares or wants to listen to their beliefs, especially if they are completely one-sided, ignorant, hypocritical, or illogical. Then they pose as the intelligent, logical person who gives great advice and yet contradicts themselves when it comes to religion and logic, separating the two as if they were just that, separate. Then they give me some crack pot idea that if someone does not think or believe in the same thing they do, that the topic should not even be discussed when relationships and friendships need that compromise and constructive disputes in order to move on and at least respect the other view, otherwise, the relationship will never evolve or progress.

If they can't have an open-mind about the entities that are stopping our friendship from progressing further, then I really can't do much other than say that that's all our friendship has to offer and that nothing will evolve it into a more, well-oiled machine based on trust, truth, respect or love.
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
04 December 2009 @ 10:38 pm
It is almost time for me to graduate from Brookhaven and figure out a choice on what university to go to. My dad wants me to go to North Texas like my friend Dene did and a friend of mine considered UTD. I think a friend of mine also goes there, and yes I know you can read this Miss Erin so give me some good advice on whether or not UTD is a good choice for me or not and what good fields of art they have at that college.

So, it seems I am evolving into someone who is really sticking to her mindset, views, and morals as a person. I speak greatly on having an open-mind and I think that is the top biggest importance one must have in order to live. This open-minded state of thinking has opened my views to expanding my religion to more than just Atheism. I am now also a Buddhist. I believe and practically always believed in Buddhism, I just never considered it. I have learned much of Buddhism without taking an effort in wanting to know till Anthropology has opened my mind to it. I have learned that Buddha is not a God, he's a prophet. Buddhism does not believe in a god which is good for my Atheist views but they do respect God as an entity to personal beliefs. In other words, they do not judge, ridicule, or put someone down for having different beliefs and they are open and respectful to a person and theirs regardless of their own beliefs and they do not force their views on anyone unless that person is willing to accept the belief as their own. Again, I support this.

Buddhism believes in reality, common sense, percepts, truth, karma and the journey of life. I have always believed that ALL life is scared which is why as a liberal I do not support war or any weapon that can cause harm or kill any living being whether animal or human. I also hate animal abuse and intoxication and I honestly don't care that much about alcohol. I have always believed that lying and deception is wrong and that truth is always the best policy. I am even not becoming as active in my sensual pleasures as much anymore. Before, I use to be frequent at it, but now I am starting to not care about physical desires, attachments, or intimacies as much. I can't say I have gone completely celibate and swore a life against sex, I just don't feel as active in my sexual needs as I have in the past which is good for me because I have gotten rid of any desperation I have had in wanting a relationship. Plus, I never cared for sex with a man anyways and with women I am never turned on as much when its happening to me, just when I see it happening with someone else. It's part of my whole uncomfortableness with being intimate with someone.

I am trying to mediate and reflect more on my life and maturing from my mistakes, accepting them, and warding away any attachments I have in order to become stronger physically, emotionally and mentally. I am not physically active in yoga, martial arts, or actually meditating in a pose, I simply try to calm myself more and not let things get to me as much. Which is good for me because I have a short-temper and really want to get rid of that.

I am trying my best to learn more about Buddhism and picking and choosing what I truly believe in rather than accepting all of it as my belief. I honestly hate people who think just because they are Christian, that that means they are suppose to believe and should believe in everything the Bible tells them is supposedly true. My big question on that is, do you really believe in what you preach and think you believe in? Give me a 5 page paper on why you believe in every aspect of the Bible and God without using the Bible as a reference and using other resources other than the Bible to back-up your "facts" given from the Bible. If you can't do that in full depth, detail, and truth to your personal beliefs burried deep down in your heart, then you are nothing more than a hypocrite who can't understand that what you were taught to believe in isn't always the way you truly believe in your heart.

Buddhism is based on getting rid of anything that can damage or destroy one's happiness. Any negativity that blocks a chakra from your circulations of happiness, are things you should avoid and learn from how to avoid in order to better your life and make it to what your true happiness wants. If you aren't happy because your light chakra is being blocked forcing illusions onto your insight, then that's a sign that you need to fight off the illusions and accept the insight without allowing it to be clouded. If the sound chakra is being blocked by lies, you cannot tell the truth.

Life is a pathway with many different branches of different sizes and directions. However, your decisions and your common sense within life will guide you on what path you should take. This can relate to that famous poem of which path should the man take, the clear and easy path or broken down and damaged path? Everyone would pick the easy path but will that really help you on your path? What obstacles do you face on an easy path? Little, and when you avoid obstacles you don't learn anything and wind up becoming spoiled. While the man walking down the broken path had to face the obstacles and survive against them and he learned from his mistakes and how to avoid such obstacles in the near future. He gained knowledge and logic and was able to face anything that came at him while the easy-path taker will not know how to avoid from the same obstacles and then their view is that they can't survive causing them to wimp out in the end. I would much rather take the path of the broken and learn from mistakes rather than always taking the easy way out. I may be lazy but if I get into a car wreck, I can learn how not to do that again. As apposed to the cautious driver who freaks out when they get into a car wreck and doesn't know what to do.

So, I support, love, and am proud of my new found believes and I am glad that my open-minded views are expanding my insights and not keeping me pinned down or restricted to one thing and I am able to accept, respect, and be open to things beyond what I am use to. I guess you can say, I am evolving into a much better, brighter, and mature person and that even though I have always believed in the ways of Buddhism, I never really thought much of it till now that naturally I am by heart, mind a soul a Buddha with more open views to Atheism, The Spiritual, and Scientology which you know by now I have always supported given my love of evolution, the universe, and factual evidence that can be proven.

I'll take being open-minded over being ignorant any day! <3
Current Mood: peacefulpeaceful
01 December 2009 @ 06:04 pm
I totally want the wedding peach art books I found on ebay! I am such a fanatic it's scary. ^___^

But yeah there's like 8 of them. I couldn't find #3 and I don't care if they are in Japanese, as long as I can have beautiful artwork of the animation, then I am just peachy keen right here. xD Lol I made a pun, a peachy keen pun. >3

So, I edited the images of the covers in paint and put them together on my X-Mas List. I am asking for quality items that I know I want or could use or need, and I just hope most of my dreams and wishes in gaining them come true!

I also want a mini laptop possibly pink but that doesn't matter so much as just getting the mini laptop itself. I know my dad has refused numerous times in getting me one because he doesn't understand that it could be used for good, essential qualities towards my college education and could help me out along with it a lot easier than always having to use this computer 24/7 and hogging or making excuses to use it. ^^; So, that's like the biggest thing I am looking forward to this year. However, I have been doing a boatload of x-mas shopping this year and I have mostly my mom squared away. I almost went broke buying for her. xD Lol

But anyhoo, I am giving more this year than really caring on receiving. I am not going to be spoiled or selfish this year. I want my mom, especially to have a great x-mas this year and not have to worry about everything 24/7 like with Meme, Bill, or her work. I am trying my best to get things done and make sure she is happy and less stressed. I just wish I could do more for my dad. We were going to buy him a powermat but then then the extra cost of the receivers per specific electronic devices you could charge on it so it was kind of too good to be true. It sounded magnificent and perfect for him but then mom and I were like, "we'll wait till its cheaper or more receiver for other devices come around".

So, yes I am again watching and drawing more Wedding Peach. I am psyched over this show and I wish there was more. <.< I found some awesome images that I don't know if they are real of a new, another series of Wedding Peach but its Wedding Peach and the other girls as robot heroes, I think Limone wears a Nazi hat xD Lol and Yosuke is the helpless civilian as it should be. >3 And JamaPi is a giant little round robot machine with tank wheels!!! xD Lol So, when I found out whether or not its real because I can't read or translate Spanish, I will let you know, watch it if I can find it, and squeal my ass off again. xD Lol I love this show to death man. >3
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
27 November 2009 @ 12:01 am
What is a rant?

To many, it's a long passage of negative writing against or towards something or someone in particular.

Why do we rant?

Our emotions get the better of us and it is only natural for us to let off some steam from time to time. Many of us rant because when something irks us at a specific point in time and we feel the need to get it off our chests, we will. We are open to our emotions because emotions are more powerful that our common sense and lack of judgment. However, some of us do it as a way to get it off our chests simply because we don't want it crowding our emotions and we try to better ourselves by letting it out and then calming down afterwords. Its the same as writing a hate mail to someone and not sending it.

What is the state of being offended?

Being offended is the state in which we sink into when we have felt defeated in some way by someone in a topic we feel strongly about. Or it is a state in which we sink into when we have felt defeated when someone has ridiculed or humiliated us without concern.

Does being offended control our emotions?

Yes! When we get offended, we feel betrayed and we feel the need to rebel with anger and hate. However, should we allow our emotions get the better of us?

No! We shouldn't! By letting emotions get the better of us, we are literally defeating ourselves from the inside out. When we feel defeated as emotional creatures, we have a hard time moving on from something and tend to give into grudges. However, grudges should not control our emotions because it truly is better to forgive and forget and move on. By moving on, you are accepting that people are not always going to like you for specific things regardless of your relationship with them. It is only natural as emotional creatures that we feel the necessary anger towards others and need to rant about them in order to seek peace with ourselves otherwise we will only have more fuel at a later time that will overflow and explode.

Which is better?

Would you rather someone rant about you now and have it forgotten later? OR Would you rather them not rant about you now and then later on something detrimental comes to you, your friend, or your relationship with them?

So, when a person on a site such as this rants about something in particular whether it's about you or not, don't let grudges fuel your own angers and don't be offended so easily. It is your fault you found some sort of irk that someone has said about you, your friends, or something you support, not the person because that person is only doing it to seek peace with themselves. However, think of this. What caused them to be offended by you in the first place? It must have been something you either did to them to start the chain and then after that it's nothing more than a back and forth uncomfortable compromise that will never end till anger and hate controls your emotions and lives towards that person which serves what purpose other than more anger and hate.

So, personally. If I rant about something because I am angry or upset, don't let it get to you so easily. Don't hate the person based off of one rant that is over by the time it is written and posted. Once its sent, the person can move on and they are seeking amends with themselves and if it causes trouble along the way, it is not their fault, it is the person who caused that specific person to write the rant in the first place.

Plus, why are people offended so easily?

Its because my set of values, beliefs, perspective, or morals aren't the same as yours. I see the world differently because I was raised or came to terms with different views than you and when I think someone is acting immature, that's my perspective. It may not be true, it's just how I see the person. If I think someone is stupid because they think gay marriage is wrong, then the person who I consider stupid isn't illogical to their own beliefs, I am just merely not acceptant of their beliefs because it contradicts mine.

So, again. Don't let hate and anger fuel your rage against someone and hold a grudge so easily. By doing so, you are only letting your emotions win and in order to move on, forgive and forget just accept that that person may see the world differently than you or if its directed at you, don't get offended off the bat. Just figure out why they are mad at you and ask to compromise with them and have a little humiliation in your bones in order to say you are sorry for making them so mad. Seek peace, not war. What comes from war? MORE WAR! Then who wins? NOBODY! The person who wins is the person who gives up war and seeks peace, because they have come to terms with what is truly logical and sensible.

A Buddhist knows that anger, attachment and hate are meaningless. By giving into such emotions, you are tying yourself down to a track only to be run over once the train comes. By giving into such emotions, you are not being able to free yourself from your own stubborn attachments, and then you are trapped not within a dispute with someone but with yourself. If you seek peace and humiliation with yourself and accept the truth that not everyone is going to like you for certain things, then you can better understand more about yourself through another person's eyes. So, again make peace with others and learn how to accept yourself otherwise you won't be able to be free.
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11 November 2009 @ 07:28 pm
Get off your high horse! Anything it doesn't do for you is an inconvenience for you!

A woman rides a horse. This woman is the snobbiest woman there is. She strives on perfection and selfish attitudes. She is on the horse not to ride, but to only have something convenient for her and only her, never the horse.

If the horse did not jump perfectly in order to avoid the obstacle, and forced her to lose her place when reading, it was an inconvenience for her. You know what she did? She scolded it when the horse was only trying to walk its path the way it knew how. She gave no regards for the horse's intelligence.

If the horse did not run fast enough, it was an inconvenience for her because she was late for a date. You know what she did? She whipped it to go faster, with no regards for the horses health or its limitations.

If the horse reared back because it saw a snake, that was an inconvenience for her because she fell off and got dirty. You know what she did? She beat the horse senseless, disregarding its fears and insecurities.

If the horse's foot was broken, that's an inconvenience for her because she can't use it. You know what she did? She killed it. She gave no regards for the horse and it's well being.

People make others victims of discrimination, with no consideration whatsoever. They pass judgments based on their own views and never regard someone else's. Anything that is inconvenient is an insult, a threat, or seen as an immoral thing based on values and attitudes. We hurt people every day based on our own viewpoints and perceptions. We never think of the victim and we never care if they get hurt. Don't be the woman, don't be the horse, be the one who can stop them both, become what the woman isn't and avoid becoming what the horse is forced to be.
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10 November 2009 @ 11:36 am
Do you hate the idea of Polygamy because you think it's immoral, unjust, wrong, or a terrible thing? Well, IT'S NOT ABOUT YOU!!! It is about them and their individual rights to think and feel how they want to based on their beliefs, morals, and values.

Want to know the difference between a pimp and a polygamist? Pimps don't LOVE their whores. Polygamists care for, love, and have a unified respect for one another in the family. How many normal relationships within society do that? Hmm? Many normal relationships fail whether in a dating or marriage aspect.

These people are being discriminated and some people who I have known say discrimination is wrong and yet they go and find one nick-picky fact about someone whether based on their religion, views, way of thinking, how they feel, what their political or orientation status is. So why be hypocritical when things become personal for you? Hmm? It's not your business what people do and it's not about you in the least. So why bother making it sound like it is all about you? Are you really that selfish and conceited? Don't let judgments and hypocrisy get in the way of your common sense.

Many polygamists follow their ways of living through religion. And the state says its illegal? Isn't church and state suppose to be separate? What gives the government the right to butt into someone's personal life? Marriage shouldn't be a governmental branch amongst society. The government has no right to control who marries, how many can marry each other, or base judgments on people who wish to marry. Same goes for gay marriage. The government has no control or right to authority to tell people that they can't be together. This is why I have lost faith in America. This is why I see America as nothing but hypocrites and nazi-controlling asses. People are hypocritical, people are liars, people are selfish, immoral cockroaches. Humanity as we know it is so involved and focused on mainstream society that they have lost sight of their own people. They ridicule, judge, bash, and even use hate crimes against one another. The government is controlling us as if we are its servants, not its people.

If you know me, I take a hard stand against any form of discrimination and I am open-minded to anything. I put my own personal beliefs aside for the sake others and not let my personal feelings get in the way of my judgment or my common sense. So with that said, why do most of my friends feel otherwise? Why are they hypocritical and why do they let selfish, personal morals and values get in the way of their friendships or their relationships? Many are blunt and tell others up front, "Please don't talk about that, I don't want to get into a long debate about this because it'll ruin our friendship." Avoiding will not keep the relationship, it will only prolong the issue. Things like these need to be talked about in order to gain respect, otherwise the friendship or relationship will never progress further.
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08 November 2009 @ 01:33 pm
"People in America are so riled up within creating their own personal perfect society, they have forgotten and disrespected the society they already have."

We are no better than Hitler when we have closed our minds and hearts to respecting our fellow man despite our differences and wind up discriminating each other for simply being who they are within their own hearts and minds. Most of Americans believe that the perfect society is conservative, Christian, white, and straight. And when anything against those qualities comes into place on the chess board, the fight begins and differences turn the ideal perfect society into a jumbled mess of disputes and debates. And then they believe that solving the matter is to persuade or convert people to their side rather than respecting them as fellow Americans. If we become close-minded, stubborn, and discriminate each other for being who we are then we have failed as Americans. If we fight against each other, then isn't it the same as our enemy making us fight amongst ourselves? Hasn't that always proven to be the downfall of a group or society, when they fight amongst themselves? So, blame yourself for the economy and the way it is, don't blame someone else. See the fault within yourself first before gaining any accusation towards someone else.

The Reagan years ended the Hippie, peace-loving generations and started to put liberal vs conservative, brainwashing each other in believing that the other is wrong and they themselves are right. We are not wrong, none of us are when it comes to our own attitudes, views, and beliefs. And we aren't right either. We simply believe what we believe through our morals, attitudes, and values. And that's fine, but that does not mean we can bash each other and be at each others throats. However, are our beliefs getting in the way of our common sense? Is it getting in the way of our kinship as friends and family? You bet!

People have become selfish wanting to do their own thing and letting other people do certain more higher duties for them. They are so selfish and close-minded that they don't even see the truth about their own country and yet they feel the need to take care of 3rd World countries before their own? Poverty is outrageous in American. Most Americans see those in poverty as the weaker of the bunch and that should just be exiled or worst exterminated and not doing a damn thing in order to help them. How many of you have given 5 dollars to that poor, one-legged man? Many would be shaking their heads right now. If we took care of our own people rather than discriminating them then maybe our economy wouldn't be as bad as it is. If the numbers in poverty are greater than those who are in better shape, then no wonder our country is in a downfall. We should be doing everything we can in order to get those in poverty some decent food, water, and shelter and eventually working our way up to getting them in the workforce. That way they can pay taxes like the rest of us and add to the economy. Same goes for our children who take a life of crime, turn to drugs, or fall through the cracks, make sure they are being well-provided for and put them to work. And those who are already in good shape who do nothing and simply tend to their own lives, get a job and add to the economy, don't complain that the economy is bad and then not agree to the point that it could be partially your fault. That's absurd!

Same goes for those who complain about their lives and then do nothing about it. If a friend can't drive and then expects her friend to drive her and her kids to work or school, then complains when her friend is unable to help her out, then why not get off your lazy ass and get a license, it's not that hard! Do things for yourself before burdening yourself on others. Simple as that!

We have disrespected our fellow man simply because we think differently. However, the key here is to simply respect and acknowledge those who think differently and be open-minded to their views while still staying true to yours. Make sure you don't bash them for the way they think, making them feel insecure and terrible about themselves, that will only tear them up inside. Simply respect the view, but don't let your own selfish beliefs get in the way of your friendship. I mean come on! Differences are inevitable so why think that if something stirs up within politics, religion, or simple personal views that that would get in the way of a good friendship. A strong friendship based on love, peace and respect would not allow that to happen.

Again, we are no better than Hitler when we have torn each other apart in ways of personal ideal views. We are ALL unAmerican when we have disrespected each other and fight amongst ourselves whether it's minor or not. Our pride as an American does not determine that we are American, it is our actions that make the difference. We may talk about being American and how proud we are to be one, but do we do anything for America that will better ourselves in the long run? No! Do we do something in order to solve a problem or do we complain about it and then get all riled up in the end? We don't solve it and yes we do complain about it! Why has America fallen through the cracks? It's because no one is thinking clearly and letting personal differences get in the way of their unity as a whole.

In conclusion, Respect is the key! If you respect me then I will respect you, if you don't bash me I won't bash you, if you acknowledge and support my ideas rather than turning them down then America will be better than it has been. Don't let personal stubbornness towards your own views and opinions get in the way of your common sense and most certainly, don't let it get in the way of your friendship with your neighbors, friends, and family!

"If Most of threw our hats over the wall, we wouldn't be sitting here in this mess, we'd be zooming over it in the flying car."

"What's that suppose to mean?"

"Throw our hats over the wall? It means being committed to doing something..."
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