Sunday, May 11, 2008

Having a life. Fake monks.

I have now finished with a huge writing task. (Let's see how that will do...) I will start having a life again.

Now here comes a short list of things occupying my mind, and what we have been discussing with Mr HP. (Sorting these out would perhaps put things in some kind of an order in my mind.)

1) Mothers' Day. The best day during the year, besides my birthday, which is looooong ahead... We rode 15 kilometres by bike to the recreational area of Pirkkola in the Central Park of Helsinki, and back, and swam in the Pirkkola pools. Lovelylovelylovely.

I really feel it in my thighs – yesterday I rode Icelandic horses again, at Mintzun tallit. We were nine people, and went to a two hour ride in the woods, sort of. (Very industrial woods, but for me, living in the centre of Southern Helsinki, it'll do.) With saddle, this time. (Tomorrow I will add here a photo of the horse I rode, Aira.)

2) Burma. How will the suffering get the aid? Who are to blame of the ongoing humanitarian crimes of not letting the aid be recieved or distributed further: The junta of Myanmar, or China, or both?

3) Tibet and China. There are rumours the Chinese military orchestrated the monks' protests themselves. Not surprising. But is it really so?

If it is, I will have no more Olympic spirit left. And I usually love watching the games, no matter how dirty the biggest sports business is..! Nothing can bet the pleasure of watching top boxing or weigh lifting or canoeing or gymnastics or almost whaver there is on, between 3 and 5 am, you know. (You do know, do you...)

The picture below is spreading over the net, so here's my contribution:

The Chinese military police being disguised, changing into the fake gowns of the Tibetan monks before the so-called riots.

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His Holiness Dalai Lama, on political pursuits for freedom:

For thousands of years people have been led to believe that only an authoritarian organization employing rigid disciplinary methods could govern human society. However, because people have an innate desire for freedom, the forces of liberty and oppression have been in continuous conflict throughout history. Today, it is clear which is winning. The emergence of peoples' power movements, overthrowing dictatorships of left and right, has shown indisputably that the human race can neither tolerate nor function properly under tyranny.

Please read the rest of Buddhism and Democracy on his website.

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