Sep 3, 2005


"Education to be complete, must be humane; it must include not only the training of the intellect but also the refinement of the heart and the discipline of the spirit." - Dr. Radha Krishnan -


"The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the others willing to let them." - Robert Frost -

Sep 2, 2005


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead -


"I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself." - Aldous Huxley -

Sep 1, 2005

Our prayers dedicated to New Orleans

Our prayers are with each and everyone that was affected by Katrina. Here is a dedication by His holiness the Dalai Lama.

"May all beings everywhere,
Plagued by sufferings of body and mind,
Obtain an ocean of happiness and joy
By virtue of my merits.

May no living creature suffer,
Commit evil or ever fall ill.
May no one be afraid or belittled,
With a mind weighed down by depression.

May the blind see forms,
And the deaf hear sounds.
May those whose bodies are worn with toil
Be restored on finding repose.

May the naked find clothing,
The hungry find food.
May the thirsty find water
And delicious drinks.

May the poor find wealth,
Those weak with sorrow find joy.
May the forlorn find hope,
Constant happiness and prosperity.

May there be timely rains
And bountiful harvests.
May all medicines be effective
And wholesome prayers bear fruit.

May all who are sick and ill
Quickly be freed from their ailments.
Whatever diseases there are in the world,
May they never occur again.

May the frightened cease to be afraid
And those bound be freed.
May the powerless find power
And may people think of benefiting each other."

Please find below a dozen helping hands for anything you can offer to the affected families:
1. Red Cross
2. The Salvation Army
3. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
4. Feed the children
5. Second harvest
6. Americares
7. MAP International
8. Mercy corps
9. Network for good
10. United way
11. World Emergency Relief
12. Direct relief

Better or Better Off

The world would be better off,
if people tried
to become better.

And people would
become better
if they stopped trying
to be better off.

For when everybody tries
to become better off,
nobody is better off.

But when everybody tries
to become better,
everybody is better off.

Everybody would be rich
if nobody tried
to be richer.

And nobody would be poor
if everybody tried
to be the poorest.

And everybody would be
what he ought to be
if everybody tried to be
what he wants
the other fellow to be.

- An Easy Essay by Peter Maurin - Thanks Tom O'Leary for sharing this.