On seeing your interest in Buddhist philosophy, I thought to write a post for you. I am living close to the site "Texila" where famous largest ancient Buddha university was there (now archeological ruins). I have no religious signs in my house except a artistic picture of Buddha.. I with my friends, are planning nowadays to make a "Budha Huts' in the same vicinity overlooking at beautiful site where is a dam surrounding green mountains.. We want to provide visitors a serene meditational place where they could spend their day off.
I appreciate Buddha philosophy being godless, cast less and classless..
Hi Hellrise, Nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my post. You mention that there is only one possible path, and that we choose it. But I don't see how this can be, because we can only "choose" if there are alternatives or options to choose from, but if there are not and there is only "one possible path" then there is nothing to choose from, and we are simply "determined" to our one possible path.
And... sorry about the loss. Our 4 year old rapscallion keeps asking for a "bird in a cage" so he can pet it - they never let him pet them in the back yard! But we have 2 very large dogs (Lab/Pit Bull and Belgian Shepherd) and a very old, crotchety cat. I can't handle any more - NO... Anyway, we would've loved to have caught a Saints game in Dallas this next season, but they're not scheduled to play each other. I have a feeling we'll meet somewhere down the line, 'cause we love wicked storms, too! We actually put our kid through Hurricane Ivan (though it was no threat to New Orleans - or so we assumed at the time - Katrina wasn't a direct hit, either, but look what happened).
My kids were unfortunate, my first wife was a fundie, so we couldnt be consistant with anything. Both my boys play guitar, bass, and drums. They have their own band. My daughter also plays guitar but she is more into ti-kwan-do.