Monday, February 15, 2021

Hello, Dalai


A few years ago, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama said that when he turns 90, he would decide whether he should be reincarnated. I suppose some of us have a choice.

The Dalai Lama is now 85 and CNN believes that when the Dalai Lama dies, his reincarnation will be a religious crisis.

When the current Dalai Lama shuffles off this mortal coil most observers believe the Chinese Communist Party will attempt to pick the 15th incarnation.

Should the D.L. choose to reincarnate, he says the responsibility for locating the 15th D.L. rests with a group he founded, the Gaden Phodrang Trust.

As I wrote in June, 2015, the D.L. as gone so far as to hint that the 15th D.L. might be an attractive blonde female. At the time, quite a few progressive, Western Buddhists took offense to the D.L.'s "sexist" remarks. I'm surprised he hasn't been cancelled.

According to the CNN report, in December 2020, the US threatened to sanction any Chinese government officials who chose a reincarnation of the Dalai Lama over the wishes of the Tibetan people. Of course, that was when Trump was POTUS and I'm sure POTUS Biden will soon sign an executive order overriding that - if he hasn't already done so.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The New Gate


Its been one week since I last posted on the wall we had built around our property in Magatas, Sibulan. The photos today are of the gate that has been installed.

Of course, we're very pleased with the work, although the gate is heavier than we expected. I'm not complaining......I was just surprised. I said I wanted a top quality gate, and that's exactly what we have.

We're to keep the gate closed for the rest of the day. There is some cement that will need to set up.

It's been my practice to divide the photos I've taken, using half on each of my blogs.

Links to both blogs will follow below.

Our New Gate
The New Gate







 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Tuesday's Wall Photos


As I wrote yesterday, these will be the final wall construction photos until the new gate is installed.

As there are only six photos remaining, I will post the same photos on both blogs - with links provided down below.

tuesdays-wall-photos
photos-for-tuesday






 

Monday, January 18, 2021

Wall Photos for Monday


As I mentioned earlier, the wall construction on the property in Magatas, Sibulan is pretty much completed. It only lacks smooth "finishing" which will be done at a future date.

There will be a gate, but it is being build off site. When it is finished, photos of the gate will also make the blog.

As before, the photos today will be divided between 2 blogs. Links will be below. Tomorrow should be the final wall photos until we have the gate and smooth finishing.

Wall Photos for Monday
Monday's Wall Photos






 

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Photographs for Sunday


As I write this, the construction of the wall going around our property in Magatas, Sibulan is complete (except for "finishing" which will be part of another project).

However, these photos do not show the completed wall. That will be days from now. Even though the wall construction photos have been divided between 2 blogs, I still have several photos to post......I'm not going to post too many at one time.

As has been the case with previous posts on the wall, both posts can be reached via the links below.

sorryalltheclevernamesaretaken.blogspot.com/2021/01/photographs-for-sunday.
robertsimms.blogspot.com/2021/01/sundays-photos