Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Aug 25

Today’s Quote:

A learned scholar set forth on a long and difficult sea journey. Desiring to impress the crew with the depth of his learning, he would stop and question the simple sailors as they went about their duties. “Tell me my good man,” he would ask a sailor, “have you studied philosophy?” The sailor would answer, “Oh no, I’m just a simple sailor. I only know how to sail this ship from one shore to the other.” The scholar would reply, “You poor man, you have wasted half your life.” The following day he would again question the sailor. “Have you studied geometry, my good man?” The sailor would reply again, “No, I’m sorry, Sir. I just rig the sails and steer the ship.” The scholar again would shake his head in despair and say only, “You poor fellow, dwelling in ignorance, you are wasting much of your life.” Day after day the questions would go on, “Have you studied anthropology, zoology, psychology?” The sailor could only shake his head in denial.

One night the ship foundered in a storm. The scholar anxiously watched the crashing waves and held tightly to the mast. The sailor approached the scholar and asked him, “Have you, my good man, by any chance studied swimology?” In puzzlement the scholar could only shake his head. “That really is too bad,” said the sailor. “You have wasted your whole life, for the ship is sinking.”

— A Buddhist Story, from the book Stories of the Spirit, Stories of the Heart, Edited by Christina Feldman & Jack Kornfield

Today’s Most Important Stories, Information & Links:

• Boulder Integral: Integral Philosophy DVD Set: McIntosh, Zimmerman, Salzman (includes video excerpts)

Disclosure Project UFO Meeting (February 11, 2006)
NHNE’s UFOs & Extraterrestrials Resource Page
The Disappearing Male (online documentary)
Why So Many Teen Age Boys Are Wimpy, Irresponsible, Unmotivated & Bored by Douglas Buchanan (from July)
EPA Fails To Inform Public About Weed-Killer In Drinking Water (Huffington Post)
NHNE Body Burden (pollution in our bodies) Resource Page
Don’t Inject Me (The Swine Flu Vaccine Song)
Secret Letter To Senior Neurologists Links New Swine Flu Jab To Deadly Nerve Disease (Daily Online)
NHNE Swine Flu Update Page
Averting A Perfect Storm Of Shortages (BBC News)
Turning Bathrooms Into Mini-Eco-Systems By Recycling & Regenerating The Wastewater (Daily Mail)
Obama Administration Admits Recession Deeper And Longer Than Expected (Bloomberg)

Today’s Recommended Book:

Signs: A New Approach to Coincidence, Synchronicity, Guidance, Life Purpose, and God’s Plan by Robert Perry

New Additions To Website:

The Business Of Death (video)

Today’s Video: The Business Of Death

Throughout the developed world the business surrounding death has often been an uneasy topic of discussion. Originating in the mid-19th Century, the modern funeral has evolved into an economic and cultural monster, with a vast network of supporting industries and myriad options for your earthly remains. This original GOOD Magazine animation takes you inside the business of death.

For more information of death and dying, visit NHNE’s Death & Dying Resource Page.

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