Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Leh'd back

A Lazy day in Leh
Leh, Ladakh

You can always feel the energy drain when HH leaves town. He consecrated some Buddha relics, gave the Avalokiteshwara initiation and failed to complete the Lam Rim teachings, on purpose I think, so he had to promise to come back next year.

I'm ready for a few days just sitting around doing laundry (clothes are full of dust and dirt), downloading photos, and reading books, instead of getting up at 6am fighting crowds and breathing diesel fumes from the huge lorries (trucks to you Yanks) delivering western crap all day long.

Here's my reading list:
Ladakh: Crossroads of High Asia by Janet Rizvi

Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh by Helena Norberg-Hodge (the author was in town and I got to meet her yesterday! So good to meet an academic who has actually helped people with her work)

In Xanadu: A Quest by William Dalrymple

37 Practices of a Bodhisattva: HH Dalai Lama's Commentary

I think I have talked the net guy into letting me upload a few photos when no one else is around. Will try again tomorrow.

I spent my 90rs internet budget today just goofing off.
These internet personality quizzes are so addictive.

Which Simpsons Character Are You?


You Are Lisa Simpson


A total child prodigy and super genius, you have the mind for world domination.

But you prefer world peace, Buddhism, and tofu dogs.

You will be remembered for: all your academic accomplishments

Your life philosophy: "I refuse to believe that everybody refuses to believe the truth"




What Should You Major In?
(see Mom, I told you....)


Your Scholastic Strength Is Deep Thinking


You aren't afraid to delve head first into a difficult subject, with mastery as your goal.
You are talented at adapting, motivating others, managing resources, and analyzing risk.

You should major in:
Philosophy
Music
Theology
Art
History
Foreign language



This is great, because at one time or another, I think I actually have majored in all of these.

The next one is something I've been wondering all my life. Finally, an answer.
What Planet Are You From?


You Are From Mercury


You are talkative, clever, and knowledgeable - and it shows.
You probably never leave home without your cell phone!
You're witty, expressive, and aware of everything going on around you.
You love learning, playing, and taking in all of what life has to offer.
Be careful not to talk your friends' ears off, and temper your need to know everything.




This one was a bit of a surprise. I figured in the classical 5 Hindu elements, I would be Space.
What's Your Element?



Your Element Is Air


You dislike conflict, and you've been able to rise above the angst of the world.
And when things don't go your way, you know they'll blow over quickly.

Easygoing, you tend to find joy from the simple things in life.
You roll with the punches, and as a result, your life is light and cheerful.

You find it easy to adapt to most situations, and you're an open person.
With you, what you see is what you get... and people love that!




and finally...What Kind of Writer Should I Be?



You Should Be a Comedy Writer


You're totally hilarious, and you can find the humor in any situation.
Whether you're spouting off zingers, comebacks, or jokes about life...
You usually can keep a crowd laughing, and you have plenty of material.
You have the makings of a great comedian - or comedic writer.

2 comments:

Tolly_Girl said...

You Are Lisa Simpson
A total child prodigy and super genius, you have the mind for world domination.

But you prefer world peace, Buddhism, and tofu dogs.

You will be remembered for: all your academic accomplishments

Your life philosophy: "I refuse to believe that everybody refuses to believe the truth

Your Scholastic Strength Is Developing Ideas
You can take a spark of inspiration and turn it into a full fledged concept.
You are talented at brainstorming, visualizing, organizing, and independent thinking.

You should major in:

Natural sciences
Computer science
Creative writing
Math
Architecture
Journalism

You Are From Mercury
You are talkative, clever, and knowledgeable - and it shows.
You probably never leave home without your cell phone!
You're witty, expressive, and aware of everything going on around you.
You love learning, playing, and taking in all of what life has to offer.
Be careful not to talk your friends' ears off, and temper your need to know everything

Your Element Is Water
A bit of a contradiction, you can seem both lighthearted and serious.
That's because you're good at going with the flow - but you also are deep.

Highly intuitive, you tune in to people's emotions and moods easily.
You are able to tap into deep emotional connections and connect with others.

You prefer a smooth, harmonious life - but you can navigate your way around waves.
You have a knack for getting people to get along and making life a little more peaceful


You Should Be a Film Writer
You don't just create compelling stories, you see them as clearly as a movie in your mind.
You have a knack for details and dialogue. You can really make a character come to life.
Chances are, you enjoy creating all types of stories. The joy is in the storytelling.
And nothing would please you more than millions of people seeing your story on the big screen

Linda (Sama) said...

You Should Be A Poet
You craft words well, in creative and unexpected ways.
And you have a great talent for evoking beautiful imagery...
Or describing the most intense heartbreak ever.
You're already naturally a poet, even if you've never written a poem.
What Type of Writer Should You Be?

yah, been there, done that....

Your Hidden Talent
You have the natural talent of rocking the boat, thwarting the system.

And while this may not seem big, it can be.

It's people like you who serve as the catalysts to major cultural changes.

You're just a bit behind the scenes, so no one really notices.

yah, catalyst to a major cultural change is in my natal chart, post-2010....

I just go with the flow....