Daily Archives: August 4, 2020

45% Of Buddhism’s Doctrines In One Picture.

by Anura Guruge

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I kid you NOT.

If you can understand & appreciate this picture you have mastered 45% of the Buddhist doctrine.

Yep. One picture that is worth 300,000-words.

I am NOT kidding.

It all has to do with the impermanence of all things living & beautiful.

This flower was at its glory for a few days.

Now it is withering. Soon it will be dead — & GONE.

So, will YOU!

That is a FACT. That is TRUE.

That is 45% of Buddhism in this one picture.

I am an EXPERT on Buddhism. I kid you NOT.

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by Anura Guruge

‘Birthie Stick’ — Take Online Selfies While Giving Birth, PERFECT For Social Distancing.

by Anura Guruge

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Yes, it is REAL. Click to access Amazon product page.

I live & learn — & I LOVE that.

I learnt of this from a post on Facebook by a friend. WOW. She got ‘it’ as a present at her shower.

I can SEE the potential — as you can see from my comment (1st image).


How clever.

Up to the ‘mother’ to DECIDE on the audience.

Humans are so ingenious.


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Category ‘Humor’.

by Anura Guruge


The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — August 4, 2020.

by Anura Guruge

NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

The also rans:

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by Anura Guruge


Tonight’s Full-Moon With Jupiter & Saturn To The Side — Monday, August 3, 2020.

by Anura Guruge

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By now YOU must know the drill. Jupiter, the brighter of the two, is to the RIGHT. So, to the left, fainter (& smaller) is Saturn.

Got it?

The Moon is the big round thing.

Enjoy. Cheers.

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Category ‘astronomy.

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by Anura Guruge


Is Ex-Pope Benedict Entitled To A Full Papal Funeral?

by Anura Guruge

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I do NOT know. We are in uncharted territory. The previous pope to resign, i.e., Gregory XII, genuinely retired & went into obscurity OUTSIDE of Rome. He did NOT get a papal funeral — & from what I can see, even one due a cardinal.

I do NOT think the ex-pope is entitled to a full papal funeral.


For the very simple reason that he was NOT a pope when he died. He, by choice, was an EX-POPE.

Yes, he will be buried in St. Peter’s at the Vatican (I am sure (unless he has managed to fanagle it so that he can be buried in Germany)). I have no problem with that. As one who had been pope he is entitled to be buried in St. Peter’s.

But, to afford him a FULL papal funeral, with the 9-days of formal mourning — i.e., novendiales — would be wrong. He is an EX-pope, an the ex- was NOT because he died.

Francis already has enough trouble from this ex-pope. Affording him a full papal funeral will just exacerbate matters.

That is what I think? What do YOU think?

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by Anura Guruge