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Serena Williams’ Appalling Behavior At The U.S. Open — Definitely Wasn’t Cricket.

by Anura Guruge



Wow. WOw. WOW!

I have never seen anything like that from a professional, famous sports figure! That was totally uncalled for. She looked demented, even demonic. What was she thinking?

Why was she allowed to get away with it? Her $17,000 fine, given the $1.54 MILLION she got paid for playing in the U.S. Open, was a pathetic JOKE. She should have been FINED $3 Million.

I watch at least an hour of professional cricket, from around the world, every day. Cricket prides itself on the decorum of play. Players seldom take exception, on the field, to a decision made by an official. When they do, they are HARSHLY punished and penalized. They can lose ALL their match fees — and more. They can be banned for months.

Unlike cricket, which is very much a team sport, tennis (even with doubles) is an individual sport — and I guess tennis doesn’t want to lose the money-making power of star players. But her behavior brought the game and HUMANKIND into disrepute. What kind of example is this to our kids. They should NOT be taught that screaming at an official is acceptable behavior.

I really was shocked and even more so that she was allowed to get away with it.


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Buddha In A Snow Globe — The Supreme Irony.

by Anura Guruge


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This was today, at our local ‘Marshalls‘ in Rochester, New Hampshire.

It was, of course, nowhere near as offensive as the Incense Dispenser I saw at T.J. Maxx in 2016. [See below] Still amuses me how folks think nothing of disrespecting the Buddha. But, he doesn’t mind since he is not around and I doubt whether too many truly devout Buddhists shop at Marshalls or T.J. Maxx. C’est la vie.

The first thing that crossed my mind was Buddha and snow. After some thought I came to the conclusion that he probably did encounter some snow in his travels — since the physical domain he operated in (discounting the supernatural flying through the air stories) did encroach upon the foothills of the Himalayas. I doubt whether he saw much snow but he probably did see some — maybe just in the distance, on the mountains.

Then I was struck by the supreme irony. Buddha trapped inside a glass globe! Wow. He hated being trapped. He so desperately wanted out — out of everything. So, this is a rather cruel joke — of sorts.

Did I buy it? NO. Just too this picture with my Google Pixel 2.

What do YOU think?


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by Anura Guruge

Disrespecting The Buddha’s Image — An Incense Dispenser!

by Anura Guruge


We happened to be at T.J. Maxx in Gilford, NH yesterday
and I happened to see this.

An incense holder in the shape of the Buddha’s head.

It had been reduced from $4.99 to $4.00.

I bought it just to get it off the shelf.

T.J. Maxx should be ASHAMED!

There are HOLES drilled in the Buddha’s head!

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Here is the tag that is attached to the Buddha’s head
with the name of the company that had it made.

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I am no longer a Buddhist BUT I do not think that this is right.

I can’t see them doing this to the image of any other religious leader.

Not sure what Buddhists, worldwide, might want to do about this.


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by Anura Guruge