once again, for emphasis


Great bodhisattvas

arrive at consummate skill in means;

they are always concerned with the welfare of all

sentient beings, they do not reject the realm of common

ignorance, do not seek individual escape, do not cling to their own

happiness. They only strive to edify and liberate others; they are

able to enter and exit meditations and liberations, and have

attained mastery of all concentrations. They come

and go in birth and death as though

roaming through a park,

never getting sick

of it.

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may live in the palace

of demons or may be celestial beings —

they manifest their bodies in all realms of life.

They may become mendicants in non-buddhist groups,

yet they always avoid false views…They may appear as beautiful

women, intelligent and talented, foremost in the world…Though they

show attainment  of true enlightenment moment to moment, still

they do not stop the practice of bodhisattvas. This is their

fourth  unique quality, the ultimate consummation

of skill in means without relying

on the teaching of



Avatamsaka Sutra


calling all angels

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If anyone who reads this site has money and wants to save the world from the depredations of humankind (er, see links just below), I’m proud to say the man in the middle there is my pal and has recently finished the most important film the world could possibly see now, about the most important subject that humanity has ever faced.


This film needs an angel now, huge financial and karmic upside, wee investment for many, not me. Bill has won some jewelry along the way, not just Oscar, through his films at HBO and elsewhere. Very much deservedly.

You can email me brian@ about this, and I hope you will.

What follows: I could go on and on for days like this, these are old-ish, and can be updated with more catastrophic links to equally reputable sources:

The Earth’s oceans are DYING: Researchers warn time is running out for marine life due to global warming


World’s Aquifers Losing Replenishment Race, Researchers Say


Shush, Meg, you’vw heard about all this for years, just shush.Do nothing, as per usual. Fairies!

Earth has entered sixth mass extinction, warn scientists

Humans are responsible for so many species dying out that we are now in a sixth mass extinction, Stanford University has warned


Mass Extinction: It’s the End of the World as We Know It


Rising carbon dioxide emissions pose ‘intoxication’ threat to world’s ocean fish: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160120141525.htm

Overfishing causing global catches to fall three times faster than estimatedhttp://www.rightrelevance.com/search/articles/hero?article=63baedd4d947ee1c4dfa974f20ed757e4a4c1b29&query=marine%20biology&taccount=marinebiologyrr

Global marine analysis suggests food chain collapse


Are We Approaching the End of Human History?


NASA’s terrifying new discovery shows how quickly the Earth is running out of water


Much of China Is Now An Unrepairable Ecological Disaster


The world’s most famous climate scientist just outlined an alarming scenario for our planet’s future


But sit on your hands, Meggie Sutherland Cutter, Rustle your malas, P&P.