Category Archives: SPIRITUALITY

Love is born: it’s why a man cannot be a loving mother


Love is born: it's why a man cannot be a loving mother

Love is born: it’s why a man cannot be a loving mother

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Just a thought: legea o face si o schimba omul…


Just a thought: legea o face si o schimba omul...

Just a thought: legea o face si o schimba omul…

Mother’s courage


Mother's courage

Mother’s courage

Haiku: Few dead leaves and sticks (© poetic thought by GeorgeB @ euzicasa)


Haiku: Few dead leaves and sticks (© poetic thought by GeorgeB @ euzicasa)

Few dead leaves and sticks make

live ikebana in vase…

No need to water.

Haiku: Few dead leaves and sticks (© poetic thought by GeorgeB @ euzicasa)

Haiku: Few dead leaves and sticks (© poetic thought by GeorgeB @ euzicasa)

Watch “Blacklist, Reddington’s Speech, Episode 9, ‘Anslo Garrick’.” on YouTube


Quote: Humanity should be our race. LOVE SHOULD BE OUR RELIGION


Quote: Humanity should be our race. LOVE SHOULD BE OUR RELIGION

Quote: Humanity should be our race. LOVE SHOULD BE OUR RELIGION

QUOTES: THE LIPS OF WISDOM ARE CLOSED…


QUOTES: THE LIPS OF WISDOM ARE CLOSED...

QUOTES: THE LIPS OF WISDOM ARE CLOSED…

Watch “Bartók: Hungarian and Romanian Dances” on YouTube


Watch “Berlioz – Symphonie fantastique, Op 14 – Jansons” on YouTube


Watch “Victor Borge – “Page-turner”” on YouTube


Watch “The Typewriter (a concerto for orchestra and solo typewriter)” on YouTube


Watch “Mozart – Sleigh Ride” on YouTube


Watch “”Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson & His Pops Concert Orchestra” on YouTube


HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020! Watch “HERBERT VON KARAJAN (2/2) – Vienna Philharmonic Radetzky March New Year Concert 1987” on YouTube


Watch “Santa Esmeralda – House Of The Rising Sun” on YouTube


IDEAS TO LIVE BY: WHEN PEOPLE MAKE YOU FEEL UNWANTED,…


IDEAS TO LIVE BY: WHEN PEOPLE MAKE YOU FEEL UNWANTED,...

IDEAS TO LIVE BY: WHEN PEOPLE MAKE YOU FEEL UNWANTED,…

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020


HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020

Watch “THE RAVEN. EDGAR ALLAN POE. READING BY VINCENT PRICE” on YouTube


Watch “JUDY COLLINS – Turn Turn Turn (1966 ).mp4” on YouTube


Watch “Leonard Cohen’s Muse Suzanne Verdal – Part 2” on YouTube


YOGA, HEALING: HEAT VS. ICE


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Quote: Remember the high vibrational being you truly are….


Quote: Remember the high vibrational being you truly are....

Quote: Remember the high vibrational being you truly are….

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Quote: “Every living being is an engine…” (Nikola Tesla)


Quote: every living being is an engine... (Nikola Tesla)

Quote: every living being is an engine… (Nikola Tesla)

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Just a thought: “Imagination is fearlessness applied, with mother’s courage as weapon.”


“Imagination is fearlessness applied, with mother’s courage as weapon.”

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??????????? Answered (© poetic thought by GeorgeB @ euzicasa): “Time is capricious, love unclaimed transcends.”


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????????????? Answered (© poetic thought by GeorgeB @ euzicasa)

(© poetic thought by GeorgeB @ euzicasa)

Love, love, love,
is it love,
if one cannot embrace human vanity
or is it just plain silliness?
Should love be sang, declared,
or deep in one’s heart vault be contained,
no,
not like in a prison cell, but like
a precious ore not yet uncovered, claimed, explored…
not yet EXPLOITED, by anyone,
ever so well unclaimed,
it shines like the sum of all suns

Time is capricious, love unclaimed transcends.
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Christmas at Wikipedia


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Christmas

Holiday originating in Christianity, usually celebrated on December 25 (in the Gregorian or Julian calendars)


Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is preceded by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night; in some traditions, Christmastide includes an octave. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world’s nations, is celebrated religiously by a majority of Christians, as well as culturally by many non-Christians, and forms an integral part of the holiday season centered around it.

Quick facts: Also called, Observed by

The traditional Christmas narrative, the Nativity of Jesus, delineated in the New Testament says that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, in accordance with messianic prophecies. When Joseph and Mary arrived in the city, the inn had no room and so they were offered a stable where the Christ Child was soon born, with angels proclaiming this news to shepherds who then further disseminated the information.

Although the month and date of Jesus’ birth are unknown, the church in the early fourth century fixed the date as December 25. This corresponds to the date of the winter solstice on the Roman calendar. Most Christians celebrate on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar, which has been adopted almost universally in the civil calendars used in countries throughout the world. However, part of the Eastern Christian Churches celebrate Christmas on December 25 of the older Julian calendar, which currently corresponds to January 7 in the Gregorian calendar. For Christians, believing that God came into the world in the form of man to atone for the sins of humanity, rather than knowing Jesus’ exact birth date, is considered to be the primary purpose in celebrating Christmas.

The celebratory customs associated in various countries with Christmas have a mix of pre-Christian, Christian, and secular themes and origins. Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift giving; completing an Advent calendar or Advent wreath; Christmas music and caroling; viewing a Nativity play; an exchange of Christmas cards; church services; a special meal; and the display of various Christmas decorations, including Christmas trees, Christmas lights, nativity scenes, garlands, wreaths, mistletoe, and holly. In addition, several closely related and often interchangeable figures, known as Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, and Christkind, are associated with bringing gifts to children during the Christmas season and have their own body of traditions and lore. Because gift-giving and many other aspects of the Christmas festival involve heightened economic activity, the holiday has become a significant event and a key sales period for retailers and businesses. The economic impact of Christmas has grown steadily over the past few centuries in many regions of the world.

Etymology

“Christmas” is a shortened form of “Christ‘s mass“. The word is recorded as Crīstesmæsse in 1038 and Cristes-messe in 1131. Crīst (genitive Crīstes) is from Greek Khrīstos (Χριστός), a translation of Hebrew Māšîaḥ (מָשִׁיחַ), “Messiah“, meaning “anointed”; and mæsse is from Latin missa, the celebration of the Eucharist.

The form Christenmas was also historically used, but is now considered archaic and dialectal. The term derives from Middle English Cristenmasse, meaning “Christian mass”. Xmas is an abbreviation of Christmas found particularly in print, based on the initial letter chi (Χ) in Greek Khrīstos (Χριστός), “Christ”, though numerous style guides discourage its use. This abbreviation has precedent in Middle English Χρ̄es masse (where “Χρ̄” is an abbreviation for Χριστός).

Other names

In addition to “Christmas”, the holiday has been known by various other names throughout its history. The Anglo-Saxons referred to the feast as “midwinter”, or, more rarely, as Nātiuiteð (from Latin nātīvitās below). Nativity“, meaning “birth”, is from Latin nātīvitās. In Old English, Gēola (Yule) referred to the period corresponding to December and January, which was eventually equated with Christian Christmas. “Noel” (or “Nowel”) entered English in the late 14th century and is from the Old French noël or naël, itself ultimately from the Latin nātālis (diēs) meaning “birth (day)”.

Nativity

Gospel according to Saint Luke Chapter 2, v 1–20

The gospels of Luke and Matthew describe Jesus as being born in Bethlehem to the Virgin Mary. In Luke, Joseph and Mary travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem for the census, and Jesus is born there and laid in a manger. Angels proclaimed him a savior for all people, and shepherds came to adore him.

Matthew adds that the magi follow a star to Bethlehem to bring gifts to Jesus, born the king of the Jews. King Herod orders the massacre of all the boys less than two years old in Bethlehem, but the family flees to Egypt and later returns to Nazareth.

Watch “Handel – Messiah – by London Philharmonic (Complete Concerto/Full)” on YouTube


Handel – Messiah – by London Philharmonic (Complete Concerto/Full)

Messiah, composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel, with a scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible, and from the version of the Psalms included with the Book of Common Prayer.
It was first performed in Dublin on 13 April 1742 and received its London premiere nearly a year later.
After an initially modest public reception, the oratorio gained in popularity, eventually becoming one of the best-known and most frequently performed choral works in Western music. ( From Wikipedia)

Quote: I looked in temples, churches and mosques…-Rumi


Quote: I looked in temples, churches and mosques...-Rumi

Quote: I looked in temples, churches and mosques…-Rumi

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Rusinea Romanilor cei ce au fost trimisi in rusia bolsevica si cate nu s-au mai intors!


Quote: Regret is stronger than Gratitude…(Anne Frank)


Quote: Regret is stronger than Gratitude...(Anne Frank)

Quote: Regret is stronger than Gratitude…(Anne Frank)

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Quote: Regret is stronger than Gratitude…(Anne Frank)


Quote: Regret is stronger than Gratitude...(Anne Frank)

Quote: Regret is stronger than Gratitude…(Anne Frank)

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Quote: Don’t limit a child…(Rabindranath Tagore)


Quote: Don't limit a child...(Rabindranath Tagore)

Quote: Don’t limit a child…(Rabindranath Tagore)

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Quote: The one who plants trees…(Rabindranath Tagore)


Quote: The one who plants trees...(Rabindranath Tagore)

Quote: The one who plants trees…(Rabindranath Tagore)

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Access many fabulous websites from EUZICASA! (SEVERAL OF THEM ARE FEATURED IN THE SCREENSHOT BELLOW)


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Access many fabulous websites from EUZICASA! (SEVERAL OF THEM ARE FEATURED IN THE SCREENSHOT BELLOW)

Access many fabulous websites from EUZICASA! (SEVERAL OF THEM ARE FEATURED IN THE SCREENSHOT BELLOW)

Quote: no one is more hated…Plato


Quote: no one is more hated...Plato

Quote: no one is more hated…Plato

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Quote: understand the nature of impurity RUMI


Quote: understand the nature of impurity RUMI

Quote: understand the nature of impurity RUMI

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Thought: Consumarism


Thought: Consumarism

Thought: Consumarism

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Intrebare de 30 de ani: cum e mai bine…


Cum e mai bine:

Sa fi pribeag binevenit printre straini

Sau

Sa te simti pribeag nedorit in tara in care te-ai nascut si care

ti-ngropat pe toti si toate?

Godly music: “29/06/1985, Sat.: First performance in the St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome: “Krönungs-Messe” by Mozart” on YouTube


Watch “Rie Sinclair Island of Loneliness” on YouTube


☆Rie Sinclair – Island of Loneliness

☆Lyrics:

Where do I go, when it’s all blown over?
Where do I start, when it’s all gone to the dogs?
I am not bitter, I’m just trying to recover,
From my island of loneliness.
Where do I hide from the careless words you speak?
The words aren’t chic,
I can’t be pulled underneath.
I’m not immune, I just want to see beyond.
Beyond my island of loneliness.
I don’t want a fraction of your kiss to fill my empty heart.
I sail in my own sinking ship to the place where I belong.
So, what should I say?
I hear the cannons fire in the distance.
Is there a place for the tide to change my heart?
Stop wasting time, collecting lines of girls.
Wake up out of it
In my arms, out of your island of loneliness.

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Watch “Love Is Blue (1968 original version) – PAUL MAURIAT” on YouTube


Watch “Love Is Blue (1968 original version) – PAUL MAURIAT” on YouTube


  1. Blue, blue, my world is blue

    Blue is my world now I’m without you

    Gray, gray, my life is gray

    Cold is my heart since you went away

    Red, red, my eyes are red

    Crying for you alone in my bed

    Green, green, my jealous heart

    I doubted you and now we’re apart

    When we met how the bright sun shone

    Then love died, now the rainbow is gone

    Black, black, the nights I’ve known

    Longing for you so lost and alone

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    Songwriters: POPP ANDRE CHARLES JEAN / LEMAIRE PIERRE LOUIS / BLACKBURN BRYAN ANDRE

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Quote: Silence and Smile are two powerful words. Smile is the way to solve many problems and Silence is the way to solve many problems. BUDDHA


Quote: Silence and Smile are two powerful words. Smile is the way to solve many problems and Silence is the way to solve many problems.  BUDDHA

Quote: Silence and Smile are two powerful words. Smile is the way to solve many problems and Silence is the way to solve many problems. BUDDHA

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QUOTE: Suffering is not holding you, you are holding suffering. BUDDHA


QUOTE: Suffering is not holding you, you are holding suffering.  BUDDHA

QUOTE: Suffering is not holding you, you are holding suffering. BUDDHA

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Quote: Stop trying to leave…Lao Tzu


Quote: Stop trying to leave...Lao Tzu

Quote: Stop trying to leave…Lao Tzu

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A semi-legendary figure, Laozi was usually portrayed as a 6th-century BC contemporary of Confucius, but some modern historians consider him to have lived during the Warring States period of the 4th century BC. A central figure in Chinese culture, Laozi is claimed by both the emperors of the Tang dynasty and modern people of the Li surname as a founder of their lineage. Laozi’s work has been embraced by both various anti-authoritarian movements and Chinese Legalism.

Names

In traditional accounts, Laozi’s personal name is usually given as Li Er (李耳, Old *ʔ ʔ, Mod. Ěr) and his courtesy name as Boyang (trad. 伯陽, simp. 伯阳, Old *Pˤrak-lang, Mod. Bóyáng). A prominent posthumous name was Li Dan (李聃, Dān).

Laozi itself is a honorific title: (Old *rˤu ʔ, “old, venerable”) and (Old *tsəʔ, “master”). It has been romanized numerous ways, sometimes leading to confusion. The most common present form is Laozi or Lǎozǐ, based on the Hanyu Pinyin system adopted by Mainland China in 1958 and by Taiwan in 2009. During the 20th century, Lao-tzu was more common, based on the formerly prevalent Wade–Giles system. In the 19th century, the title was usually romanized as Lao-tse. Other forms include the variants Lao-tze and Lao-tsu.

As a religious figure, he is worshipped under the name “Supreme Old Lord (太上老君, Tàishàng Lǎojūn) and as one of the “Three Pure Ones“. During the Tang dynasty, he was granted the title “Supremely Mysterious and Primordial Emperor” (太上玄元皇帝, Tàishàng Xuānyuán Huángdì).

Historical views

In the mid-twentieth century, a consensus emerged among scholars that the historicity of the person known as Laozi is doubtful and that the Tao Te Ching was “a compilation of Taoist sayings by many hands”. Alan Watts urged more caution, holding that this view was part of an academic fashion for skepticism about historical spiritual and religious figures and stating that not enough would be known for years – or possibly ever – to make a firm judgment.

The earliest certain reference to the present figure of Laozi is found in the 1st‑century BC Records of the Grand Historian collected by the historian Sima Qian from earlier accounts. In one account, Laozi was said to be a contemporary of Confucius during the 6th or 5th century BC. His surname was Li and his personal name was Er or Dan. He was an official in the imperial archives and wrote a book in two parts before departing to the west. In another, Laozi was a different contemporary of Confucius titled Lao Laizi (老莱子) and wrote a book in 15 parts. In a third, he was the court astrologer Lao Dan who lived during the 4th century BC reign of Duke Xian of the Qin Dynasty. The oldest text of the Tao Te Ching so far recovered was written on bamboo slips and dates to the late 4th century BC; see Guodian Chu Slips.

According to traditional accounts, Laozi was a scholar who worked as the Keeper of the Archives for the royal court of Zhou. This reportedly allowed him broad access to the works of the Yellow Emperor and other classics of the time. The stories assert that Laozi never opened a formal school but nonetheless attracted a large number of students and loyal disciples. There are many variations of a story retelling his encounter with Confucius, most famously in the Zhuangzi.

He was sometimes held to have come from the village of Chu Jen in Chu. In accounts where Laozi married, he was said to have had a son named Zong who became a celebrated soldier.

Quote: Enlightenment


Quote: Enlightenment

Quote: Enlightenment

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Watch “Ottorino Respighi: Pini di Roma (“The Pines of Rome”) CSO Fritz Reiner conducting.” on YouTube


Watch “Ottorino Respighi: Pini di Roma (“The Pines of Rome”) CSO Fritz Reiner conducting.” on YouTube


Quote: Chang Jian (708-763)


Quote:  Chang Jian (708-763)

Quote: Chang Jian (708-763)

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Play “The Traitor”

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Now the Swan it floated on the English river
Ah the Rose of High Romance it opened wide
A sun tanned woman yearned me through the summer
And the judges watched us from the other side

I told my mother “Mother I must leave you
Preserve my room but do not shed a tear
Should rumour of a shabby ending reach you
It was half my fault and half the atmosphere”

But the Rose I sickened with a scarlet fever
And the Swan I tempted with a sense of shame
She said at last I was her finest lover
And if she withered I would be to blame

The judges said you missed it by a fraction
Rise up and brace your troops for the attack
Ah the dreamers ride against the men of action
Oh see the men of action falling back

But I lingered on her thighs a fatal moment
I kissed her lips as though I thirsted still
My falsity had stung me like a hornet
The poison sank and it paralyzed my will

I could not move to warn all the younger soldiers
That they had been deserted from above
So on battlefields from here to Barcelona
I’m listed with the enemies of love

And long ago she said “I must be leaving,
Ah but keep my body here to lie upon
You can move it up and down and when I’m sleeping
Run some wire through that Rose and wind the Swan”

So daily I renew my idle duty
I touch her here and there, I know my place
I kiss her open mouth and I praise her beauty
And people call me traitor to my face

GeorgeB

General Comment:

Well I guess, it is fundamentally positive, and for a long time I just amaze myself at the beauty of the methaphore, the idea of the world as a stage, as the scene of a quest, in which the spectators are the judges as well, then I heard Leonard Cohen’s explaantion of the line of thought that made him write the poem. It goes like this:

“It was called “The traitor”. It was about the feeling that we have of betraying some mission that we were mandated to fulfill, and being unable to fulfill it, and then coming to understand that the real mandate was not to fulfill it, and that the deeper courage was to stand guiltless in the predicament in which you found yourself”.

It talks about the unvoidable predicament of failure from without, and the only right posture when one’s faced with a situation in which one cannot but fail: standing guiltless, in the predicament in which you find yourself. I think that is positive: not blaming yourself for outcomes of which you could not fully control.

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12 Years AgoWinters

General Comment:

  1. It seems to be about a man settling for someone who is not right for him rather than what his heart desires. He becomes an enemy of love, The Men of Action Falling back is the man too weak to take action and leave, following his heart. He has a relationship of physical love but not real love. He is a traitor to himself.

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11 Years Agobhoover247

General Comment:

The rose is the womans genitals, the swan would be his. The line “run some wire through the rose and wind the swan” would be the woman asking him to have sex with her. He daily performs his “idle duty” but he doesn’t love her. He has become an “enemy of love” for betraying his true love.

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9 Years AgoRJSoftware

General Comment:

Damb, aint any Cohen song remotley happy?

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9 Years AgoStrangerinme

General Comment:

And long ago she said “I must be leaving,
Ah but keep my body here to lie upon
You can move it up and down and when I’m sleeping
Run some wire through that Rose and wind the Swan”

God what a punishment ( the cruelty of the victim is almost far more than of the criminal)
He betrayed her , she doesn’t love him no more but she keeps her body for him to have sex with while her soul is somewhere else …

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6 Years AgoJohnnyBee

My Interpretation:

What the Traitor has betrayed is the ideal of love. His ‘scarlet fever’ is lust, but when it is satisfied by ‘lingering on her thighs’, the Traitor is shamed. He recognises that other young men go off to battle without high ideals and they too become ‘the enemies of love’.
Lovely metaphors – great Leonard Cohen.

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4 Months Agoalerique

General Comment:

Please, note parallels with famous ‘O Rose Thou Art Sick’ by William Blake, with specific reference to Englishness to remove further doubts. This is widened reinterpretation of the famous poem from the worm’s point of view.

O Rose thou art sick.
The invisible worm,
That flies in the night
In the howling storm:

Has found out thy bed
Of crimson joy:
And his dark secret love
Does thy life destroy.

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