Floating down the river on a bamboo raft the Buddha floated effortlessly as he passed by my meditation rock. Dragonflies spun off the water as if in celebration. Squirrels appeared everywhere, flocks of birds filled the sky and you could hear a whoosh, whoosh, sound as if a jet airplane was taking off. Moments later the Buddha appeared mysteriously in the sky. And then it happened—- the sky burst forth like never before showering every color of the rainbow and just before falling back to earth— the colors aligned themelves in Google fashion and spelled out the following message. HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!
QUOTE: Only when faced with the activity of enemies can you learn real inner strength. From this viewpoint, even enemies are teachers of inner strength, courage, and determination.
—–The Dali Lama
THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: Interstingly enough, Mitch Kapor, computer programmer and developer of the Lotus 1-2-3 program, is a practicing Buddhist. Where did you think the name Lotus cme from?
THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Moose! Aside from the fact that they are way cool they are most important to the entire ecology of the North West.
ZENTRAVELER SAYS: The Chinese invented firecrackers so it is very fitting to see fireworks everywhere—–just wait until the Chinese Olympics. You aint’t seen nothing yet!
From here to Infinity is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone!
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