Sand

 

The Sands of Life

We are all but little grains of sand on the beach of life.

James Tucci, September, 2013

Photograph by Matthew Tuthill

Labor Day Weekend 6 AM EDT

Riviera Beach, Florida

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Mr. Ikeda, SGI and Nichiren Buddhism- Life Success, Difficulties

Mr. Ikeda, SGI and Nichiren Buddhism- Life Success, Difficulties.

 

Human society is made up of people who have met success and those who have not. No one knows for sure whether their life will be blessed by fortune or burdened by fate. The elation of triumph is short-lived, but those who understand that every setback, too, is only temporary and who continue to make steady efforts with confidence and conviction, can achieve truly great things. Ultimately, victory comes from never giving in to defeat.

 

President Ikeda writes on ” Success”

 

Hear a discussion about Mr. Ikeda’s writings about Life, Success and Difficulties. Today, Sunday Sept.1 on http://www.i-netradio.com at 2 and 8 PM NY time 10 PM Moscow time. Two SGI members, Bob and Rosemarie, apply Mr. Ikeda, Nichiren and SGI to today’s world.

Mr. Ikeda and Nichiren Buddhism- SGI

Mr. Ikeda and Nichiren Buddhism- SGI.

 

Life is about scaling one mountain, then facing the next one, and the one after that. Those who persevere finally succeed in conquering the highest of mountains. On the other hand, those who avoid such challenges by taking the easy route will only descend into the valleys.

 Mr. Ikeda

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo- Mr. Ikeda and Nichiren Buddhism- Sat. Aug 31 at 11 AM, 2 and 8 PM NY time Life, Success, Difficulties- SGI

 

Russia’s Eternal Glory- A beautiful Poem, the Wanderer by Dmitry Bazilenko

Russia’s Eternal Glory- A beautiful Poem, the Wanderer by Dmitry Bazilenko.

wanderer
Dmitry Bazilenko
Heavy road wanderer.
Not a penny to his name.
And as if his feet bare,

on the cobblestones.
Blood oozing, knocked legs hurt.
Heart beating out of my chest.
Like a lonely bird,
from the depths to the heights breaks.
Broad Russian mother.
Throughout the temples and palaces.
But everywhere on the porch,
Poverty is missing.
Though Russia eternal glory
the breadth of his soul.
How to find a shelter.
If everywhere is not so.
As written in Scripture,
Is not that for us.
And everywhere now wanderers
and deceit in business.
From very early in the morning mayhem.
The first guests at the ball.
Those that remember you gentlemen,
Remember his Christ.
In the church I see often go.
Not only on you cross.
And with chains of gold,
Decoration of Satan.
After all, the camel is even easier
jump through the eye of a needle.
On the perfidy of your gold,
on tears and blood.
And that is where the wanderer
to find happiness.
After all, Russia eternal glory
the breadth of his soul.

We hope to have Dmitry as a guest soon on English Speaking Russian Talk Radio I-NETRADIO.COM

Nichiren Buddhism- It’s about wisdom ,enlightenment and acquiring inner peace and harmony and success in today’s world.

Nichiren Buddhism- It’s about wisdom ,enlightenment and acquiring inner peace and harmony and success in today’s world..

 

And do not go around lamenting to others how hard it is for you to live in this world. To do so is an act utterly unbecoming to a worthy man.
The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 850
The Three Kinds of Treasure
Written to Shijo Kingo on September 11, 1277

Nichiren Buddhism is about the writings and teachings of Nichiren Daishonin and his his search for enlightenment and wisdom and inner peace, harmony and tranquility. His words transcend time and are as valuable in today’s world as they ever were. Listen to the philosophy today Tues Aug 20 on WWW.I-NETRADIO.COM at 1,4,7, 10 PM NY time and 9 PM and 12 Midnight Moscow time, Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

Nichiren Buddhism- It’s about wisdom ,enlightenment and acquiring inner peace and harmony and success in today’s world.

Nichiren Buddhism- It’s about wisdom ,enlightenment and acquiring inner peace and harmony and suc

cess in today’s world..

 

And do not go around lamenting to others how hard it is for you to live in this world. To do so is an act utterly unbecoming to a worthy man.
The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 850
The Three Kinds of Treasure
Written to Shijo Kingo on September 11, 1277

Nichiren Buddhism is about the writings and teachings of Nichiren Daishonin and his his search for enlightenment and wisdom and inner peace, harmony and tranquility. His words transcend time and are as valuable in today’s world as they ever were. Listen to the philosophy today Tues Aug 20 on WWW.I-NETRADIO.COM at 1,4,7, 10 PM NY time and 9 PM and 12 Midnight Moscow time, Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

Pushkin and Tucci-Love and a Woman

Pushkin and Tucci-Love and a Woman.

 

I Loved You

 I loved you; and perhaps I love you still,

The flame, perhaps, is not extinguished; yet

It burns so quietly within my soul,

No longer should you feel distressed by it.

Silently and hopelessly I loved you,

At times too jealous and at times too shy.

God grant you find another who will love you

As tenderly and truthfully as I.

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

A woman with a smile

Her head rested on her hand

A scarf wove its way around her shoulders

She looked straight into the camera

And her smile

It was slight

And it was serene

But nonetheless it was a smile

What is she thinking

He wonders as he looks into her eyes

Is she dreaming

Is she thinking

Is she wondering

Or does she know

Know what it is she is looking for.

Or just waiting for it to happen.

Is she sure of herself

And of her destiny

Or is she apprehensive

About the things to come

Thinking of her future

Is she to be alone for the journey

Or with a mate

A mate who understands her soul her heart her feelings

Is that what she wants or does she yearn for something else

A life with just her thoughts to keep her company

Maybe she is not sure

Is it best to answer to herself alone

To be the captain of her own course

To think her own thoughts

And write her own poetry

But what is poetry if no one is there to read it

No one to share it with

To understand what she is saying

To care what she is writing

And thinking and doing

She has her thoughts

Many thoughts

Of love of happiness of a future

Of peace

Of serenity

And yet she wants someone to know all this

To know how she feels

To feel it along with her

The feelings of success of defeat

Of sorrow of joy

What are these feelings if there is no one to share them with

Are they without meaning

Without any footprints in the sand

No

She knows what she wants

And only time will tell if it all comes true

Or if she is left to ponder her thoughts for eternity

James Tucci, Miami, Florida, October 2012.

 

Pushkin-

Pushkin and Tucci – Two Poems About a Woman

Pushkin and Tucci – Two Poems About a Woman.

 

I Loved You

I loved you; and perhaps I love you still,

The flame, perhaps, is not extinguished; yet

It burns so quietly within my soul,

No longer should you feel distressed by it.

Silently and hopelessly I loved you,

At times too jealous and at times too shy.

God grant you find another who will love you

As tenderly and truthfully as I.

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

A woman with a smile

Her head rested on her hand

A scarf wove its way around her shoulders

She looked straight into the camera

And her smile

It was slight

And it was serene

But nonetheless it was a smile

What is she thinking

He wonders as he looks into her eyes

Is she dreaming

Is she thinking

Is she wondering

Or does she know

Know what it is she is looking for.

Or just waiting for it to happen.

Is she sure of herself

And of her destiny

Or is she apprehensive

About the things to come

Thinking of her future

Is she to be alone for the journey

Or with a mate

A mate who understands her soul her heart her feelings

Is that what she wants or does she yearn for something else

A life with just her thoughts to keep her company

Maybe she is not sure

Is it best to answer to herself alone

To be the captain of her own course

To think her own thoughts

And write her own poetry

But what is poetry if no one is there to read it

No one to share it with

To understand what she is saying

To care what she is writing

And thinking and doing

She has her thoughts

Many thoughts

Of love of happiness of a future

Of peace

Of serenity

And yet she wants someone to know all this

To know how she feels

To feel it along with her

The feelings of success of defeat

Of sorrow of joy

What are these feelings if there is no one to share them with

Are they without meaning

Without any footprints in the sand

No

She knows what she wants

And only time will tell if it all comes true

Or if she is left to ponder her thoughts for eternity

 

James Tucci, Miami, Florida, October 2012.

James Tucci appears on WWW.I-NETRADIO

.COM, World Wide and English Speaking Russian talk radio.

Is Russia ” Russian” Rather than European?

Is Russia ” Russian” Rather than European?Is Russia “Russian” rather than European? Are Russian people spenders rather than savers? Is there a love for “Mother Russia?” Find out the answers to these questions and more on “The Russian Mindset.” Fri Aug 16 on WWW.I-NETRADIO.COM at 1, 4, 7, 10 PM NY time 9 PM and 12 Midnight Moscow time.

Nichiren and the Path of Youth

Nichiren and the Path of Youth.  “When you devote yourself to achieving your goal, you will not be bothered by shallow criticism. Nothing important can be accomplished if you allow yourself to be swayed by some trifling matter, always looking over your shoulder and wondering what others are saying or thinking. The key to achievement is to move forward along your chosen path with firm determination.”

–Nichiren Daishonin

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