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"western australia" Discussed on Buddhist Society of Western Australia
"We're gonna yes have a look at the more kind of messy mind states and how to deal with those so i was trying to find a catchy title so i settled for buddhist mind state management. I've used that in the past. But actually i know you know. Management is a bit of kind of modern term. I think when i was doing my slides i had management management management everywhere as like. Wow this is not a business kind of thing. We're doing here. So i settled for relating to mind states Which is actually. I think much more appropriate anyway. So i was here. Roughly a year ago. I think on the eighteenth february and this is basically a sequel to talk that i've given in the past. I started covering the four great efforts and last time we looked at the positive mind states at the wholesome line states in how we can invite them in our mind how we can grow them and how we can encourage them and that is really the groundwork that needs to be done and i also feel. It's it's much more worthwhile to focus on the positive mind states because they were very very naturally make sure that the unwholesome blondes are avoided. So i do encourage you to have a look at that talk. It's called a virtuous cycle vicious cycle on youtube. So you kind of have the groundwork so now we're more looking at patching up a problem. That has arisen already or making sure we don't fall into it so that means we learn how to let be and we learn how to let go so that will be the topic of today and i will be spending quite a bit of time defining the problem so please bear with me there because these requires quite a lot of wisdom and wisdom can't be developed that easily so we have to have an understanding of what we're dealing with because we can't get let go of things we don't understand that they're even there so i'm basically also just following what the buddha has been doing in his teachings. He usually defines the problem. And then gives you the solution. So what are unwholesome habits. I've taken quite a few things from the ceuta's here. I'll be just also saying where they're from because sometimes day take these talks and just put to audios on the kind of what is it pot or whatever. It's called over in western australia. So people have access to that. So this is from mudgee. Mudgee money kaya seventy eight from the someone on monday car ceuta and it goes as follows number one. These are unwholesome habits number. Two unwholesome habits originate from this number. Three unwholesome habits cease without remainder here and number four one practicing in this way is practicing the way to the cessation of unwholesome habits. If you look at that do you recognize some kind of pattern. That is familiar. Hopefully no he is correct. Yes so the buddha often uses am this kind of framework not just for the four noble truth so for the four noble truths. Of course we first define what suffering is then. We find origin of suffering. Then we find how we can go. How can make sure that it ceases without remainder and then we have the eightfold path which is leading to the cessation of suffering. So he's using the same framework to talk about unwholesome habits. So what are unwholesome habits. They are unwholesome. Bodily actions on wholesome verbal actions and bad livelihood so d.'s are called on wholesome habits. You might notice studying buddhism. We have the three doors that we talk bad. We have the bodily actions. We have the verbal actions and we also have the mental actions. You might be wondering. Where's the mind. And instead we have bad bad livelihood there this is basically what flows out into the world. The mind is kind of inside and very often or actually always it goes through the mind or first and then flows out through the doors at all two. So that's that's where to unwholesome habits exhibit themselves and what do these unwholesome habits originate from now coming to the mind. Their origin is stated they should be said to be a to originate from mind. What mind though mind is multiple varied and of different aspects. There is mind affected by lost by hate and by delusion unwholesome habits originate from this..
"western australia" Discussed on Buddhist Society of Western Australia
"Now from bushfires or other trees. Falling down on hits hits. That is beautiful trees. So i told the the audience crimes of the mental health service in western australia. So number one new your damaged. You'd be interested in her life. And that means that you belong. You belong in. This wonderful forest caught humanity. If you don't believe me just go and see how many twisted and bent trees belong in a real forest and other to the motorist the mode damaged. You are the more. I like to go and visit you and be with you and see underneath you. The most damaged trees most beautiful ones. So what. I was teaching here to change ones. We attitude towards what people say is not good enough or imperfect always wrong. Always bad it's see the beauty in that and one of the places. I really heard that very strongly was visiting prisons. Visiting jails and breezy. Excuse me but this actually happened. The there's one prisoner in our local jail and he was very wonderful man very good friend very kind very skilled us in jail for terrible crime which he commuted ron that we would hold him to retreat to in our retreat center coach to the monastery where i live are we didn't have a coke for the retreats and so we talked to the local prison officers mistake. Can he come to cope for us just in the morning time. We don't have the meal in the evening and no as a volunteer and he was really into it and the prison said. Yeah why not so. He became zone work released from prison. He was our coq and it was. One was fantastic cooks beaver. I couldn't believe that he'd make a pizza refugee. He make the pizza himself on flower. Make the dough and and bake the pastry or whatever and amazing things on it and he cooked such a lot of food for everybody. What is laughing so it and people commented on. What a wonderful cook he was. Where did you find it. The last retreat. I told people where we found him. He was a prisoner.
Travel to Australia During Covid-19: What You Need to Know
"And sadly a fresh covid nineteen breaking see me has prompted other australian states and territories to impose new traveling instructions. Either on or in some cases on the whole state of new south wales western australia and south. Australia were quick to impose hod borders with the state of new south wales and his paused flights from new south wales to new zealand until at least the seventh of july. Anyone who's been in new south wales since that pause came into effect is not currently allowed to fly to new zealand including viral state state but new zealand has now lifted pause on flights from victoria and most other australian states have also lifted most restrictions on travel for melvin. There are still some exceptions. The voter rolls off changing constantly. Unfortunately so if you are planning to traveling to state or to new zealand in the near future beef showed a check with the local state government authority and you can also check on. Afc overview of australian state and new zealand border restrictions article which is being updated at regular intervals. And you'll find that linked in the episode nights. Virgin australia has joined qantas and anchoring number of other airlines and tourism businesses in promising prizes and other incentives to anyone who gets vaccinated against covid nineteen last month corners announced plans to offer generous prizes to immunize trillions which could include things like frequent flyer points status credits. Flight vouches qantas also hinted that it would give away ten generous mega prizes which could include free flights for a year and free hotel combination. Meanwhile tralee will run a national competition which the airline is calling vacs and wind. One lucky winner will receive a million velocity points. While other prizes include free business class flight so smaller quantities of velocity frequent flyer points. The competition will be open to all australians over the age of eighteen once all adults are eligible to receive a vaccine
Buddhism and Atheism With Ajahn Brahmavamso
"But this evening's talk. I'm going to be talking about a subject. i hope i never thought about before. That's unlikely sings. I've been speaking here for over twenty years and it's come up in the newspapers recently and Few people have been discussing this on the email because apparently just before easter time there was an atheist conference over in sydney and that really upsets some people in the churches in sydney and because they were talking about eighty s and it affects them. Bickers is put this an atheist religion. Does it believe in god. If it doesn't why does support his position about this and so the first part of this talk no maybe just a bit of information about the stand on a garden some interesting things which many of you may not know for the most important part of this talk is That actually as far as buddhism is concerned is better reform does not believe in a supernatural being because there some very very grave consequences such a belief in your ordinary lives. I'm going to put this view and pointed point out that actually that you can become a wiser more compassionate person without such beliefs which sometimes obstruct no one's feeling of what's right and what's compassionate. Bullets go from the very beginning. Sometimes people ask is put some an atheist religion. What is a buddhist. Take on a guard but i vote is to go to the ancient scriptures twenty five hundred years ago when the border was around and of course you mentioned just the idea of god was very common at that time as far as the buddha was concerned. It wasn't just a theory but because of these great house which you can get through meditation you understand how the universe works.
"western australia" Discussed on Buddhist Society of Western Australia
"With member. What i said yesterday look at your mazarin law like mahayana buddhist and look like one kwan-jin with the face of your mother and now look at our like sort of like a buddha mother-in-law's price and then yet see regarding the different way and then okay the if we got people in a very compassionate kind way exchanges relationship so some that you which you can do and look with compassion rather than with competing bhikhuni. Ordination has caused disharmony massanga in thailand. Even in your own monastery. Why did you ordained kunis when all the eligible object. It's the ordination was a good idea. Why did you have to keep it a secret. Done it a different way. Like returning from what phone beforehand would you have changed your approach. Okay first of all is toll harmony in my modest win in and all of the people in western australia which is talking with the president. Dennis shepherd is it hasn't gotten one on negative comments about the baker and your nation. Everybody is totally behind it and again. Hopefully you signed the petition on the on the internet now is an i petition. Supporting the your donation with people like richard gere. He signed it and bernie glassman his famous musician. United states robert thurman as roma's father so very people sign them so one of the reasons. I think there are made a choice and it was nessim. The appropriate thing to do right already actually understood the entire proving flight from their reactions. No way they would actually give me permission to do that. You actually asked the pretty sure that they would say basically. It's a waste of time when it was a foregone conclusion that was saying even unfortunately the many of the other western senior marks. I'd already found out. They made a stand against that. And because i knew what the answer would be much point asking so we did it not really without do those things crisis harmony. We do those things intentions not to create a problem for anybody. Intention was to give opportunities for women to become equal input.
Flying to New Zealand in 2021
"Get i am welcome to episode fifty nine of af on its saturday. The first of may two thousand and twenty one. The trans tasman travel bubble between his trailer. New zealand is now well and truly arcton and thousands of these have already flipped to new zealand. Take advantage of it in this episode. Chatou alan land from netwave travel about the bible. And what you need tonight before travelling. Td's alienated the mainland. Also coming up how you can claim back. The gs on items eve boy in australia before leading the country for example to new zealand through the tourist refund scheme. And what happens to your frequent flier points after you die that and more is on the way but first let's begin as always with a roundup of the latest alien and frequent flyer news from the past fortnight. Firstly qantas says it has now fixed. What appears to have been a widespread problem that so customers with canceled. Classic flight were bookings for multiple passengers only receiving a refund for one passenger in response to questions from sterling. Frequent flyer quanta said that it had identified a temporary issue affecting some moti passenger bookings which has now been fixed but some sterling frequent-flyer members say that they've still experienced this issue in recent weeks. Is that if you have requested a refund for booking with multiple passages over the past few months from quantity might just want to double check that you have received in full. And if you haven't you might want to call qantas to get it rectified. Speaking of refunds if members have also discovered that if you're still waiting for refund of a cash fa or tax component of an award booking from qantas. You can call after eight weeks and the coal santa stop should then be able to process your refund on the spot. But only if you've already been waiting for at least eight weeks. Most destroy state borders have now reopened to travelers from perth and the peo- regions of western australia. After the city's three lockdown ended last. Monday night most states as well as new zealand had removed. Temporary restrictions added on arrivals from perth by the middle of this week and salvage tralee removed its remaining restrictions yesterday afternoon at the time of recording. Victoria is the only state which hasn't yet removed over
Maturing Mindfulness With Dennis Sheppard
"I wanted to pick up a little bit from what we were talking about last week mainly because often often most of you you didn't really get the the idea of the talk and because because i love the subject so much They when i when we sort of nine and the name of the talk tonight is maturing. Mindfulness cheering mindfulness. And i think that's quite a wonderful thing to think about. Because mindfulness itself is such an important factor in the iphone path such an important factor in in the way that we that we need to practice in the. Why rene to to understand a cells as we're looking inward wiz. We're self reflecting on our cells looking in and understanding what it is that we see in gradually coming to terms with what we are. What's new what's your yourself today inside which is always It's always very interesting just to watch just as the meditation. Settles down the men. Meditation saddles and settles. And then any of the issues that you might have deeper in your mind issues. Sometimes push us around terribly really but as that meditation gradually sales. We're able to sort of see what what is starting to come up for us starting to see the Just what it is. That's maybe down there. That's that's sometimes push us around. Put us around without us even knowing so this is a wonderful. This meditation is such a wonderful thing to be able to notice that what it is. That is as i mentioned. When i'm sort of talking about teaching meditation. I can remember that agenda. Medo one of my favorite monks Favorite teachers he wants said that mid that meditation is really nothing more than than a skillful mental breakdown. And i think that's such
Buddhist Attitudes towards Worldly Problems With Ajahn Brahmali |
"I thought tonight i was gonna talk a little bit about some of the problems in the world and how to deal with these problems from a buddhist point of year and how to think about them in a way that is constructive and what we can do about some of these things. What other buddhist attitudes to some of the problems we see in the world and one of those problems that we are seeing right now. We have seen the problems in myanmar in burma with the military account taking over the government and people protesting in the streets and then people being killed by them by the military. And of course is a very anti buddhist way of behaving. Yeah people killing getting killed and all of this so the question is what can we do and one of the things. That of course is on my mind is what can i do as a monk. What would i do if i was in burma and the military came up and said okay. You know pointing a gun at you or something like that. And i wonder the interesting things that you find in the buddhist sutras buddha's discourses and the buddhist vinegar is precisely this interaction between the monastic sir. And the lay people especially when the times of trouble and this times of trouble of course with the world was no different at the time of the buddha and it is now. Her world is pretty much the same. Maybe we on a little bit less spiritual so maybe we have gone a bit backwards. Since the time of the buddha people like to think we're going forward is right but i think sometimes we go backward in things like spirituality. There's no obvious reason why we're going forward spirituality go backwards noser and certainly at the time of the buddha things were quite different from what they are now but anyway because the problems are largely the same. What happened if the lay people behaving really badly. Let's was saying bad things about the buddha dharma sangha they were really doing bad things towards the monks and nuns. And whatever and what what you do and the buddha lay down a procedure that you can do as a monastic which is called the procedure of turning the ball upside down.
Australia's interstate borders fully open for first time since COVID-19 arrived
"Internal australian state and territory borders on now open full the first time in a year at one minute past midnight w a time lost monday morning western australia removed and cheer restrictions that applied to people arriving from victoria after a year of constantly changing border restrictions and plenty of uncertainty is. The boat is open enclosed. This was the loss remaining state border closure and since it was removed on monday all states have now been opened for interstate travel and there are no more declared covid nineteen spots in australia. Other than a few specific exposure sites such specific restaurants. Some states do still required travelers to register their travel plans or apply online for a pet before travelling into state. And you may still be unable to traveling to state if you have been to one of those specific high risk public exposure steitz in the past fortnight. Which would mean that. You are currently required self isolate but other than that the fact that all israelian state borders now open is simply fantastic news and it's an encouraging sign for the feature. Unfortunately there is still one hundred percent guarantee. That state borders went close again if there is another outbreak somewhere in the country while some premiers and chief health offices have recently said that future border closures would be unlikely particularly after frontline board awake his get vaccinated have not made such a commitment yet. However with quarantine border in healthcare work is now being vaccinated against covid nineteen. The risk will continue to reduce over
Latest Melbourne hotel quarantine leak proves 'we're not learning'
"Happened in melbourne's melbourne's now in a five day down because of a hotel quarantine skype and we need your wisdom on it. Nominee basically. What we've seen is there was an escape from high to- quarantine that's a couple of times in the last few weeks and months all ever ustralia but unlike what happened in western australia and queensland they it's lead to more cases than just one or two zero so over the weekend we've seen another cases come out A few more exposure sites being recommended that people who were they're going get tested and isolate so the question is is five days going to be enough for victoria to bring these quarantine lake under control from reports. Seems clear that for a short period of time the contact tracing hesitate to use words Lost the plot but the behind it could be because it's a variant purdue could've conceivably happened with the wuhan virus as well is it's very infectious foreigners anyway and you've had a bit of escape and that's the problem that they're chasing a bit in melbourne and i think the the tracing commander in victoria does excellent work probably was prematurely the other day when he said they're on top of it you know i don't think they wear on top of that day and it's just got a beat out in the question is how much virus there is out there. There's positive sewage from various places including cobra. Where interestingly the was this private event where there's it seems to have been a bit of a spreading events how much spreading event we've remains to be seen and yet again we see with his forest that it's cluster-based that you get clusters so you're gonna cost situation in the holiday inn and then goes to other areas where you can get further sub clusters if you like developing the question is just to what extent you've got other clusters going and the extent to which they're tying them dina what's really good. News is a lot of victorians are coming forward for testing. The now seem to be on top of the contact tracing at least according to the press conference yesterday and they're the people who are becoming positive already in quarantine which is really good news artan about although it's relatively recent moved into quarantine see don't know backtracking the extent to which they were spreading the virus before they became positive. So my guess is the. I can't really guess because no inside information but what to watch for is just. How many new cases develop each states. If you remember from western australia queensland particularly when they went to short shot lockdowns zero cases each day's me say well. Why did they bother doing it here. There are not zero cases each day but now cases coming forward questions what happens today but if there are more cases each day particularly new venues than they are going to be a bit anxious about letting this go on wednesday so we'll just need to wait and see. unfortunately there's no crystal ball gazing. You mentioned just now this idea of a short short incubation period which is something that we've sort of his that it's language that's been used almost every time this being an outbreak so we heard it in south australia and in sydney last year as well. Is there any evidence that this time. They truly is a shorter incubation period. Looking at national evidence. No it's more that you the you're much more likely to spread it to other people are not the reproduction number is more like three point. Four and two point five with the wuhan version of the virus. The number of people that you're likely to infect if it was going on chick to live in faith but which is an artificial number because if you look at say the crossroads motel they are not there. I don't know guessing. But fifteen maybe fifteen people or something like that because it spreads and clusters the are not as average when you can get into super spanning the are not becomes really quite large and scary and with this new variant presumably even larger and scarier. And then you get people emerging probably with a lot of virus on board early on who helped the super spreading to a car and that makes it looks as the incubation period is shorter. It's just i think they've got a viral load. That develops faster rather than the the condition period being shorter luck with other times that we've seen a short shop look down as the company to fly over this idea of a five day quarantine. Is it an overreaction. I don't believe it is controlled. Every time i say it but the fact is you've got this new variant around. There's increasing information from britain that it's more virulent that there may be hospitalization and maybe even har- death rate with it still uncertain so i don't think it is and i think it's just a question of getting things under control and letting the contact tracers get on top of it really quickly and not really damaging and it's been damaging weekend for the restaurant trades in victoria with valentine's day we can also the lunar new year but it's an important thing to do and you if you go back to the middle of last year. If tornado had done this kind of thing probably for about two weeks just says it was spreading in the northwest corridor. They wouldn't almost certainly have had a lockdown lasting well over hundred
From wild idea to COVID vaccine meet the mRNA pioneer who could win a Nobel
"Renew and november. When the first cases started the pop up and wuhan china their description of the virus there description of how easily it was transmitted between families once. We heard that we knew that. This virus had the potential to be a bad actor at that moment in time we said. How are we going to get the sequence for this virus and we started calling our friends and china. We called our friends at the cdc trying to get the sequence of this virus the minute that was published. We started to make our vaccines back on. I think it was january twelfth. We started making the first aren a vaccine that day. It has all happened. Unfathomably fast has an at twelve months later and the pfizer and maduna vaccines have made their way through large clinical trials with good results into syringes and now already into millions of arms. But this quite a back story here. We thought that it would be useful in a pandemic. We thought it would be influenza pandemic but you back in two thousand and five. When we made the initial observation we knew that aren a had a great potential therapeutics. Who with his collaborator catala career. How is a good bit to win a nobel prize for the science driving. Mri vaccines. he's one of my guests on science fiction today. What's been lost in the fast pace race to develop covid nineteen vaccine. This past year is a hidden story of dogged. Pursuit of a nollie scientific idea over decades often in the face of skeptics and nice ideas we went through pharmaceuticals venture capitalists. All other people. it said. Hey we have a great new invention here. And they weren't interested. They said now aren as too hard to work with. We don't think it'll ever work and they just weren't interested now with a pandemic bang with suddenly counting on mri vaccines lock eyes and medina's to help save us. But before this pandemic this brand new technology of marigny vaccines had never been approved for use in humans before. It's incredible isn't it. The heddon even made it to the stage of large scale clinical trials in humans. I don't think anybody could have predicted. Just how effective these vaccines were. And i still get chills. When i remember the moment when that announcement was made a few months ago biologist onto fox is future fellow and associate professor at the university of western australia. It has proved the nice as wrong. I mean given that fifty percent effective is the baa that the world health organization would've liked to say as the minimum to be getting ninety. Five percent is just astounding really hardly any vaccines have that level of efficacy. Cullen pat and professor of pharmaceutical biology at monash pharmaceutical sciences. He's team is working on two different. Mri vaccines for covid. Nineteen in collaboration with the doughy institute in melbourne change from the point of view the future of emo toy syrupy and we haven't had a vaccine working against corona virus. Before i could understand the science. And i could see how theoretically it might work. But i just couldn't see how we could actually make enough to be the billions of doses needed for the world. And that's still looking doc- rod it's entirely contingent on just to pharmaceutical companies meeting. The world's entire supply demands including ours here in australia. Will you receive the pfizer vaccine together just before christmas. We did the vaccine driven by your discovery. Can you describe what that moment was like figuring. My family always yells at me. Because i'm not excited enough. And they're right for man who co owns the intellectual property licenses to medina and i dream osman humble kind of guy. We were incredibly excited. When we saw the results of the phase three trial that are vaccine. Worked and of a safe and had ninety. Five percent efficacy. I'm already moved on to the next thing the next back scene. The next gene therapy you. I'm incredibly excited. That this vaccine is working that it's gonna make a dent in this pandemic many think that there's a nobel prize in chemistry waiting in the wings for you and dr katie. Rico what do you make of that. So people tell the too modest. And i really don't do things for prizes or recognition or anything else.
Australia will lift weekly caps on international arrivals in an effort to get stranded citizens home
"Be back but first. Let's begin with a roundup of the latest airline and frequent flyer news from the past fortnight and fiscally moist ustralian states will restore their international arrival caps to pre-january levels from monday. The fifteenth of february following a decision at yesterday's national cabinet meeting but western australia will retain its reduced arrival cap of just five hundred twelve passengers per week until further notice as perf emerged yesterday from its five day. Covid nineteen lockdown from the fifteenth of february new south. Wales will again double number of passengers at takes per week to just over three thousand queensland will restore its capacity from five hundred to a thousand a week and victoria will increase slightly as well as the stralia. The increase in rival caps is welcome news of course for the many trillion. Still desperately trying to return home from overseas but even with lost months capacity increase out the howard springs facility near darwin. The new arrival caps as of february are still below the old caps that were in place before January when the government temporarily half those caps in in many of the states prior to lost month's reduction australia had the capacity to accept around six thousand nine hundred weekly arrivals overseas including three the howard springs facility. The number right now is about four thousand five hundred fifty per week and this will increase from the fifteenth of february to around six thousand. Eight hundred weekly arrivals which is still just below what it was a ago. The government recently said that around thirty six thousand trillions currently registered with dave fat as being stuck overseas and this number has been repeated many times in the media as representing the number of australians. Trying to return but the tree number is likely far haya as many of the papal trying to come to his trail. You have not registered with fat qantas will wet lease up to fourteen embraer. One hundred ninety regional jets from alliance airlines for the next three years qantas plans to take delivery of. Its first three least jets in june this year for use on routes between adelaide. Alice springs and darwin the jets will be crewed by alliance airlines pilots and flight attendants but flights will be marketed by qantas in have accused flight. Number corner says that the nineties which have ten business class seats and four economy seats are the right size for flights between some of australia's regional centers and smaller capital cities. Lie ellen routes like alice springs to adelaide while also offering a great range. Then qantas links. Boeing seven one seven. The nineties can fly for up to five hours. Singapore airlines full service regional subsidiary silkair has been merged into the singapore airlines brand. Singapore airlines will gradually take over service on suk's existing routes starting with flights between singapore and pikit from the fourth of march. Nine of silk as boeing seven three seven eight hundred will eventually be transferred to the parent company and although the merger has been finalized at the moment with many of the airlines. Flights grounded covid nineteen. This was already planned a well before the pandemic began soak it has been a full service. Regional airline since it began operations in nineteen ninety-two but it had been viewed by some as the poor cousin of singapore airlines singapore airlines is now addressing some of these concerns by reupholstering. The seats on its silkair planes. It will also introduce a singapore airlines dining experience on regional flights including book the cook in business clause and on routes over five hours saute skew is fascinating business clause including on routes like hands to singapore which was previously so k. Route these seven three seven flights will also now be stopped by singapore airlines trained cabin crew wearing these singapore airlines uniform. And chris whoa in-flight entertainment will be available to stream on passengers. I devices these flights will also now be part of the star alliance which is great news for frequent flyers with star alliance partner airlines. He previously got no benefits when they were put onto a silkair flight. Although there's no change velocity members because velocity already made a upon of both silkair and singapore airlines qatar airways emirates and cathay pacific are among the latest group of airlines to provide a second year of t. Status extensions to their frequent flyers. Almost every airline gave as you probably know. Twelve months status extension to top team embassy in two thousand and twenty g to the covid nineteen pandemic and the associated travel restrictions which made it difficult for people to retain this status otherwise. But it's now quite clear that the travel restrictions and get lost in some form for longer than one year and so many airlines on out. Granting a second year of status extensions all existing silver gold and
Single Covid case in Western Australia leads to 5-day lockdown for 2 million
"The western city in Australia. Perth Going into full lockdown after a troubling case of covert has been founded, Baxter covering it all. From the Bloomberg 9 60 newsroom and San Francisco Ed. Yeah, exactly right, Douglas. This comes from a hotel quarantine worker who tested positive. He had multiple contacts outside the hotel and Bloomberg's Paul Allen reports of full scale contact. Tracing effort is now underway. But until that could be done while two million residents and Perth and the surrounding area and they're on a hard lockdown, they can only go out for essentials. Workplaces, schools and restaurants or closed and there's some talk that it could have some impact on the West Australian election, which is due to happen in about six weeks. Now officials of fear he contracted the variant that is running rampant in the UK currently This lockdown is five days we'll see what happens down the road.
Is WA overreacting by locking down so much?
"Hello this is. Corona cast a daily podcast. All about the coronavirus. I'm health reported teigen. Tulloch position journalist alter norman swan. It's monday the first of february. That's right and yesterday. We were mocking the longest stretch. Nationwide without any luck transmission since february last year was fourteen consecutive days. But we've seen that stretch broken With a case announced in western australia yesterday norman male cortel quarantine security guard in his twenties. Who was working at the sheraton four points quarantine hotel and w i has not surprisingly jumped really hot on the web announced a really tough five lockdown basically. No one's going anywhere for five days until they figure out what's going on so one case and a really tough five day lockdown. Is this an overreaction. Or is this the right level of reaction. No i think it's the right level of reaction and the mandatory masks as well and they've just done everything to get this under control. It's one person but this person's been to a lot of different areas potentially a lot of contacts. Luckily so far his flatmates were are negative and they would be the people most at risk so the may well be very little if any spread here. But you just don't know and it's possible that he's got the uk variant of the virus since the uk very was on. That was on the floor of the people. He was speaking after him so one of the things they're doing is they're canceling weddings for the next five days like you say this Mosques are expected to be in place and a lot of other measures that have been put into place in norman. You've said basically since the very start of this podcast. If people can bear the cost him on set far back that the way to get on top of these fires is to go in hard into going to ease their limit to the hardness and early. Nece that you are prepared to endorse. This is still within your your realm if you want to control this virus. There's only one thing that works when you really when you when you don't know where the virus is and that is a longtime which stops people coming in contact with each other and running the risk of spreading the virus. You got to keep the virus away from other people. So the lockdown is what works now. There's no question. As new south wales has shown that guerrilla good contact tracing high testing ritz contact tracing. An isolationist required does make a difference and can get under control. But that's taken weeks in new south wales when there's been no uk variant the uk variant as people listening to chronic will know eddie homes on from the university of sydney a little while ago. Is that the wuhan. Virus spreads from one person to about two point five the uk variant spreads from one person to about three point four. That's probably the best way of thinking about it. Robin the percentage is a fifty percent or seventy percent more contagious so it is a lot more contagious and remember. This is a virus that spreads in clusters rather than evenly spread through the community. That's why these venues are so important to come to actually pin down get tested. Who were at those venues at those times published by the west australian government so it could be like southeasterly korea and queensland where it turned out to be a fisher on nice vizner to have and they're able to lift the lockdown early and that's great but a three four or five day locked on is much better than some stopping and starting not controlling the the virus which is what they've done and look what happens and the other problem and w. unlike new south wales and unlike victoria is they haven't had any community spread for ages knives since early be early last year and so people had returned to normal soon. Can't expect them to kind of do half of a social isolation process. You've really got to pull the whole population back. And then just your sees it up for five days and the you know the good news is likely to be that there hasn't spread but it's possible has in which case just got to give under
"western australia" Discussed on Buddhist Society of Western Australia
"Very difficult to know i mean you know sometimes it's it's obvious that something is ally or something he's not stated truthfully but tried to listen beyond the lie try to listen beyond what a person is saying. Try to hear where they're coming from. Try to understand what is happening there. So that example. That i used during my talk yesterday where Someone was telling me you know that they couldn't get in contact with me. And if i just listen to the words that they wrote. I could say this is wrong. This is ally. This is not correct. But if i try to listen beyond that and understand where the person is coming from where the truth is in that conversation and the truth in that conversation from as i tried to explain it yesterday was that there was just so much stuff going on in that person's life that that person's wife was hostile for whatever reason that they were in a difficult situation in that in that job that we were basically asking them to do was just too much and the message that was coming across was. I'm i'm not available right now. There's too much going on. That's noise that is coming through and that that was kind of the message that was passed back so instead of thinking of the person lying. Try to dig for the truth in whatever is happening and as i was trying to explain yesterday's while tried to connect with that person Rather than with the language and with the words that are coming from that person and when you truthfully yourself authentically connect to that other person without hiding behind language so much jamming language is important. It's a vehicle and we use it. Try not to abuse it but again a conversation can can happen and if you through truthfulness from your own side invites the other person to have a conversation with you to be able to open up to not have to lie to not have to pretend to be able to be themselves to be able to be authentic because you're showing that authenticity from your side. You're inviting them to play along with you in that song. You're inviting them to be part of that concert jr hope that concert of that conversation or that conserve connecting with each other being with each other. Then yeah this not being truthful this lied is pretending can fade away into the background. Gave way to something much more beautiful and much more true real and truthful. I hope that helps good so it seems like we have reached the end in terms of questions. Thanks a lot for also questions for listening for tuning in for Yeah allowing us to be together in this virtual space now for the people who have joined life but of course also for the people who will be joining in the future and listening to this on youtube. So i wish you holwell wherever you might be wherever you are. When you're listening to this on your journey. I'll be joining back to western australia. But when people come and say goodbye to me very often i say look we are all along the journey so i wish you at pleasant journey as well. We are on the journey of life. We are on the journey together. And we we meet and we part and we meet again. That's what life is until we ride off into the sunset and merge into the song of life where we are no individual note anymore. Where the self where the clinging to the self disappears okay. I'll leave you with that. Have a good night and by by..
Is it Time to Add Colchicine to the CVD Cocktail?
"I think most people would consider loco to to be a positive study again. Demonstrating the positive effects. That culture scene can have on cardiovascular outcomes in looking at the conduct of the study. What do you consider to be the strengths and potential weaknesses. What concerns does it raise and does this study established culture seen as a standard of care that should be offered to most patients with coronary artery disease or just to some patients or just a limited view. Yes i'm going to go ahead and quickly Discussed the strengths. This was a randomized placebo. Controlled double blind trial. They had a large sample size around fifty. Five hundred patients were randomized. These patients were on solid background. Therapy as i discuss previously. And i think this answers are very important. Clinical question about further risk reduction in patients with cad. Yes so. I completely agree. I mean this is a a well done study with no real fatal flaws. But certainly. There's some things discuss here so i or a couple of things regarding the design of the trial. That really. Back to the generalize ability the findings so i the trial like taylor said was done primarily male patient population specifically in western australia and netherlands. So as unfortunately we see often cardiovascular literature women were underrepresented here in the extrapolation other ethnic groups may be challenged. But the. I don't see this at this. Point is a fatal flaw and i don't have any real biological reason to think that the results wouldn't extrapolate other groups next specifically the culture seem does that was used was point five milligrams which is different than the zero point six milligrams at least we have here in the us. So for some of this could be an issue in what's unknown at this point is if this twenty percent difference in concentration could ultimately impact you the outcomes whether the efficacy or safety however again my gut says it's it's probably k. We've extrapolated from some of the pericarditis data and used are kinda us doses with benefit. So with those said. I think the biggest issue kind of discuss regarding this trial is the priroda musician running phase so against dealer alluded to patients after they were enrolled went into a one month. Essentially tolerability running phase in which fifteen percent of patients actually dropped out during this phase before random ization patients dropped out about sixty percent or overall about nine percent of the overall enrollment phase was lost to perceived side effects for which about half were gi related. As you'd expect with culture scene for me this dropout rate largely for eighty are reasons. Make really me question. The finding of equal discontinuation rates between the trial arms in might skew what we might actually see in clinical practice so i don't think losing sight of shore educating patients about possible side effects from a statistical standpoint you can have the consideration that dropping patients pre random ization due to tolerability concerns. Kind of enriches your potential drug effect. You don't have those patients in the intention to treat arm who aren't exposed to the drug so possibly is looking drug effect versus placebo. Based on what you'd expect in practice you may potentially not see the same overwhelming benefit but the benefit was very strong. And i don't think adding those patients back in would necessarily change the overall Interpretation trial or the application. So really from running phases very much a A safety issue versus inefficacy issue. So alternate of. Bring that back to get back to coach. Seems place in therapy ultimate At this point. I really think lonzo to help to continue to confirm the potential benefit of colchicine in cad management. When we look at this along with other trials whether it be the local one and then probably most importantly combine this along with the whole cod study. We see it but largely consistent benefit with culture seeing reducing cardiovascular events out for those familiar with the study may also seen that at the same time the lotto co two was presented also. A study called cops was presented and this is specific australian study that looked at culture again in an acs population now. This was a negative study. But the real caveat with that is the trial was actually powered for very large difference in events so it really was underpowered to potentially detect. What we what was suggested as possibly clinically relevant differences power. Find about a fifty percent difference in. It looked like there might have been about thirty percent difference. Which is what's consistent with other studies. So kinda really negates. The ability for that trial to kind of pooh-poohed on potential benefits here and i really think ultimately what we have to ask ourselves is is this nonfatal event risk reduction enough to make a therapy part of standard therapy in will i'd say softer endpoint is at play here. It's probably at least reasonable that it's something that we can't just throw out
The carnivorous woman a saga from Charles Darwin to Wheatbelt Western Australia
"Yes sir dra okay. All over the world spotted another one. Sorry wearies leash. She'll need gone. I have devoted much time to a class of plants that seem to have reversed the regular order of nature and like avengers of kingdom have turned upon animals incarcerating and finally killing them whether the plants are really hungry and entrapped the animals for food or whether it is only an example of the wanton destructiveness of nature. I leave the reader to judge. Mary treat eighteen eighty five throughout history. The gripe botanical artists have often been women but were many of them infect scientists to just without the endorsement of the botanical establishment which often shunned or ignored them. The paintbrush deemed more appropriate tool for a lady than a microscope. I guess botany has always been an interesting one. Because i suppose that the study of flowers and plants historically was maybe seen as a bit more of a suitable pursuit for the women feminine because of flowers and that sort of thing but still it still also quite mild eliminated. I guess in terms of the scholars in that field throughout history. Well one determined woman on a farm in weight belt western. Australia defied the odds and changed. How the world sore australia's incredible carnivorous plants and listen to artists. So with laura skates of botanical scientist doing her phd on carnivorous plants. Right now i am taking you down a bush trial in pursuit of his story. Oh is that it. Oh cute so this is actually one of the climbing ones. That i was just talking about so you sixty centimeters long and it's just spreading out of an embankment. He and a lot more of them seem to have caught prey on this one. I think it might be dresser. Menzies the i ultra ceramic grant though draw sarah makram throw or the bridal rainbow with its little sunlight sticky leaves hence the name sanju. It was a man. English naturalist biologist charles darwin n-i-l-l-a-s who is a first credited with helping us understand that coniferous plants lived off flesh. Here's particularly interested in dresser. There's a european species coatdress harare folio which he did a lot of his experiments on so he would put different things on the leaves like for example. He would put a piece of sand orbit of gloss and not really see any reaction. But if you put something like little piece of aig or some meat juices suddenly the plant would have reaction to that and the tentacles would start to wrap around. So what he basically showed is that these plants are reacting to substances that have not to general protein in them so so the plants i almost instantaneously they know not that'd be the descend concrete that Cheese like an eight that. Yeah exactly so you know. They don't waste any energy wrapping around something. That's not going to be nutritious. They instead wraparound when it's going to be something that will give them a good boost. Trajan i mean even in my phd. Thesis i go right back to dahlan's original studies and some of his original thoughts and ideas of things that with testing to this day and so he really liked the groundwork for the foundation. Full kind of verse plant research but one american woman was on the case of carnivorous plants. Around the same time as darwin. I will give you my observations on draw surra which seemed to have escaped the notice of botanists and she's struck up a correspondence with darwin in a series of letters from eighteen. Seventy one four years before he got to publishing his influential book on insect diverse plants. I had two or three species of these pretty plants growing for window ornaments and soon saw the deal on. The folio was a fly trap of considerable power when it comes to congress plants. One of the women that i kind of came across in my studies was married trait and i came across her. Because he in allen's book insectivores plants. There was a little footnote. That talked about what mary trait had done to contribute to that particular chapter and i thought wow. Who's mrs trait. I want to find out more about him.
"western australia" Discussed on Buddhist Society of Western Australia
"The ways this mind. I stopped this month. Beijing up stories because the truth is more delightful in our fate anymore. The truth is whistle for stillness peace. And all this stuff in the world we worry about. This party aches and pains. It's sicknesses and stuff all you have to keep rules on the outside. No you can't travel to some mail. I could travel. We could've travelled to melbourne just. We wouldn't have been able to get back into western australia. I mentioned that to my face. It depends of society. Whistle ustralia said. Oh the president's of victoria said no no problem until you can still come on. You are able to get to a stralia and it'd be very happy with that. The bucks stocking on in new brief. I know we'll get onto but won't be able to get back to western australia very happy with that proposition. But not the president of this association. We good anyway so we learn how to make peace be confidential and that stumps has five hindrances and as the five hindrances that's wrought pivots the cognitive process that makes you see what you what is real. You see what you want to say. Negatively second hindrance use e you to see what is challenging to you. It's just too hard to admit you're wrong too hard to see that phnom to To heart to see that there's nothing wrong with it all.
"western australia" Discussed on Buddhist Society of Western Australia
"Things really helps a lot. Wisdom is is the best medicine so this this sense of training the mind developing positive emotion very useful. And it's very good. If we do this before we get to a situation where we have a stroke that having a body this is possible and so if we have developed a sense of contentment being out own best friend used for mater or loving kindness. Then when we are if we are in that situation we can make the best on it and to me. You know and i see this. You've probably seen it with people you know to someone who is really sick but it's still radian really just amazes me like i see probably many of you. Don't know her. On john william. She's in western australia and start the nuns monastery the but she has a degenerative brain disease. And so you know. Losing can't can't speak much you know the non who's looking after it has to do the interpreting and everything for her has to turner at night and so on it's pretty incredible losing mobility in a wheelchair. And all this sort of thing but just right when you say. Oh my goodness could i do that as inspiration isn't it. Because what it's pointing to is really the mind the mind that she's developed the mind we can all develop. You know which doesn't have to suffer with the body doesn't have to go the way of the body and you hear that with the would. As advice he gave two very old Lay laymen the visited him not to peter and said even though your body might be sick. Do not let your mind be sick and that is something we can all do to some degree in the more we know the mind. We're more comfortable with the mind. We can do better and better so. I like to encourage everybody trying to develop more contentment and l. lives and see. See the results of that. This is what we're looking for. So i hope you. Can you find this useful and helps you meditation. Now show live so like to finish their and those would like to if you wish to can we to put marines and he was the most content amongst the most content..
Why 2021 will be an even bigger year for coronavirus
"But a lot of the people who are testing positive people who are already in quarantine in isolation we kind of feeling like it. It's not yet. But has new south wales more or less nile. The sydney outbreak have christmas and christmas under reasonably relaxed circumstances. You did have a massive gathering on eastern suburbs breach at bronte. Beach will only see the results of that in five to ten days time. But it's looking okay is still perplexes. Me that the premier of new south wales and the health minister are digging in refusing to mandate masks when that would give them an extra degree of security. I mean you had people the other day swarming. All over on boxing day swarming over the shops. There were some mask wearing but not as much as you'd hope and it would just be such a small thing to go to mandatory masks. You sort of need it to be a rule so that people follow it so that you get that mess coverage that you need for it to be effective. The other thing that i thought was interesting that they mentioned in the press conference yesterday was that some of the people who had testing positive had tested positive on ten or eleven of the isolation actually quite light in the isolation and that just goes to the varying incubation periods of this virus five days is average but it can go eight ten fourteen sometimes even longer than fourteen very. It's very small percentage of the golden fourteen. And then as we've said many times a corona cast your false negative rate right at the beginning of the infection is really quite high. Could it be could be anything up to eighty percent but then goes down to a low roundabout eight days and what you're seeing here is the false negative rate getting done pretty low as the infection proceeds in some people and it's just prudent to watch to see whether or not people are still negative as they come out of that chelation period. We've actually got a question from someone who is in quarantine or was at least when they wrote this letter to us. Lazy saying You norman and also the primary of new south. Wales urge people to celebrate christmas outside. But what about the quarantine is who have no fresh air for fourteen days and are relying on many hotel ventilation. Is it safe for them. Depends on the movie hotel. The ventilation has been a problem in some of them. And i think in some hotels they've try to fix up the ventilation so that is as it can be. But there's no guarantee in this the problem is if you're in quarantine and you're taking outside. That creates risk as they showed in victoria. So unfortunately you do have to remain confined to the room tough though that may be and question from phillip corinthian as well phillips making the comment that you say politicians talking about noncompliant behavior as being disappointing or surprising but He sort of going well. Why don't you just put them in jail. Where the regulations that there to make people comply with With regulations the problem here is coercion does not always work. They find that out in victoria. We mentioned this before wherever they please surrendered a supermarket. They arrested a woman. If you remember rightly And then they realize that you just alienate the community by too much coercion. You've got to bring the community along with you. That's what's happened in the northern beaches. It's not perfect. Didn't happen in suburbs of sydney over the christmas period. But you really just go to try and bring people with you and for really agree. Jesus offenders then you might have to find them or do something stronger. Yesterday they were talking about a woman who escaped quarantine in western australia and serious finds a waiting car but apart from the odd case. You just can't be seen to be too heavy-handed about this. You've got to bring the community with you. This many people in quarantine associational coming for testing like literally tens of thousands of people coming forward for testing. It seems a little unfair to focus on the very few people who aren't doing the right thing when so many people That's right and then. This is the problem of behavioral economics. If you like which is that if you think. The norm is misbehavior. Then you will change your behavior towards the norm. We we like to. Our behavior is typical of other people's with a few exceptions and therefore if all we're doing is broadcasting bad behavior actually the behavior of the community will drift towards bad behavior whereas if you focus on the positive and say the vast majority of people in new south wales during the right thing that becomes the norm and we do it. The same thing goes for just changing the subject from covid nineteen to say obesity. The more we say. Obesity is accused problem. Forty percent of people are obese or whatever. The number happens to be at that particular time people who are putting on weight thing. Oh well relatively normal. It's not a problem with being obese. Might not like it that much. But that's the way it's going whereas the actually say the majority strains are not obese and feeling gooden so on and so forth then you will tend to think. That's the norm and drift towards that so changing your behavior in that sort of form. And that's and that's how it works here to forcing you to hard doesn't work is the same the case with masks then like we were saying before that if you make the mandatory and people are wearing them then people just wear them well there is a there is a singing promoted by some people in healthcare. Which is there is a. There's something that you just do. It and mandatory mask wearing is adjusted. It's an easy thing to do You're not restricting people's behavior you're just asking them to wear a mask so it's not too onerous and therefore it's a reasonable thing to ask it's mandatory to others. We'll give him the is ls episode for at least a couple of weeks unless something big happens and we will be back if it does. Norman what sort of mindset show be should we be taking into two thousand twenty one. Well let's start with the so-called uk strain ovo people in britain. Are you jacking up with the uk strain. It's like people saying that. The krona viruses the china virus. So that feeling anxious about that anyway. There is a strain. I identified in south east of england which we saw yesterday in a preprinted that it looks as though the estimated increase in transmission ability. If you like is about fifty six percent not seventy percent for started. It doesn't look as though it's increasingly virulent in other words during more damage or even less damage to people and it. He's slowly taking over. In terms of the prevalent virus in that part of england and will probably start moving there and maybe even overseas once border. Start coming down. So there's not to panic about the comment in this. Pre print is the control of this virus. You've variant is the same as before it's lockdown. Actually it's a serious lock down the predict from their modeling that in the uk they won't control this variant with. Half-hearted lockdown measures is going to be the full thing including universities in schools. They predict unless britain does that. It's not going to be able to control this new variant given its increased contagious nece. Don't nothing i'd say. Twenty twenty one is what's for vaccines. The astra vaccine comes in and reports better effectiveness with new dozing van. We're in good shape and australia. And because we manufacturing it here but if they are stuck around sixty two percent. Australia has a major problem on its hands with a second rate vaccine and to acquire early doses of the vaccine from pfizer or moderna. So that we can be prepared particularly for clusters where if new clusters arise. We can immunize healthcare workers or even experiment with what we talked about before and chromecast ring vaccination but the astra vaccine is for australia's one to keep an eye on because if that doesn't pan out in the next few weeks to be in a highly effective vaccine. Australia's got a problem because we have a second rate vaccine on our hands. And the thing. I'll say for twenty twenty one. I'd love to leave you with a positive sense is that we've really got to begin for twenty twenty. One is going to be a long time before this comes under control and for most of two thousand twenty one. We are going to be at risk in australia from overseas. importation of virus from corona virus fatigue. Which i'm sure many people are feeling already. So we've just got to keep our vigilance. Keep our borders strict and hope that the vaccine gets in early and we can vaccinate as quickly as possible so that we get this under control and hope that those vaccines do prevent transmission. Those are the things to watch out for. And we're just gonna take a deep breath and digging for twenty twenty one absolutely but you've got to say that in terms of globally australia's going into twenty twenty one in a really good position competitive many other places in the world. It's really fantastic. And so as new zealand and conceive from south korea are fragile that can be sued. Just go to maintain our vigilance. Not rest on our laurels. But we've done well. Well
A wild and whimsical world of flesh-eating plants
"Pretty much up ended all of our lives before covid nineteen. I got to travel to the perth hills in search of some beautiful flesh-eating beings so it's a warm dry day in calamander national park with bright blue sky above yellow worth crunchy underfoot the yellowish shrub. Whole yes we go. Yes laura and i are looking for something special in the bush it's tiny but shawnee and so it should catch season dawn. These the ninetieth be baltimore. Rare impression. s- potential specimens not. Oh that's a tremendous one. So this is Dresser a guy again tia and it's named because it's pretty giant. He's that's about fifty sixty centimeters high. Yeah and it's like a little mini. trae it is. Yeah like these are. Actually the leaves the plan. Yeah so the the flowers are up the very top here. Just in bad i think at the moment but the leaves are they do look like a flower bill. Little son to me and so it's a little pad that is surrounded by sticky hairs and what you'll notice it on some of them. The sticky has wrapped around into the center and now Can you see the little sort of bug remains in the middle there and then others are out ready to catch something new so hi. My name's lois gates. And i'm a botanist from western australia. And i'm doing my phd on plants but this young botanist has an alter-ego floor escapes. Yes so that's my twitter and instagram. Flora 'cause laura and i'm all about plants so more than that laura aka florus gates is all about plots that ate flesh. We always tend to kind of chris. Plante picked it up these sort of managing monsters aliens from outer space it. It goes out. If got dave the little shop of horrors that sort of thing or a new car and killed but it even goes back much earlier than that. It's not for the greater glory of science. I just want us to survive. Even a botanist said there was the story of a gemini explorer in the madagascan john. Google is it a plant coming across this atrocious cannibal tree central nervous system which had these serpent like branches which captured a woman and coiled. Its branches around and around. There is actually the atrocious kind of betray or if anyone's going to find it maybe that just not come back all that don't usually pull themselves out of the ground chase you. He sees the depiction of this atrocious tree. It looks so much like a dresser in the way that it's those separate like branches the sticky glands dresser and the way that they wrap around and coil around the pool. Woman is the same way that these dresser wrap around the insect pry. But yeah they. They always get painted as these vicious preaches. I do tend to notice that. A lot of the time the victims in these stories Women don't like that aspect. Yeah there's a whole gender story to be talked about here. I think definitely. And i mean often when we talk about verse plants. We often hear about charles. Darwin because dow indeed right the first scientific book all about kind of verse. Plants gave the first scientific evidence that they are actually able to capture and digest insect prey. But there's been a lot of amazing women who have also contributed to converse plant science and our understanding of ecology throughout history and. I'm really interested in their stories as well. And so am i this week. We are in wnba which incredibly is home to up to a third of the world's converse plant species. I wanna find out why that eason have. I've managed to survive in such an intense environment and knicks. Week got totally caught up in a saga full of twists and turns and tendrils about the life of just one congresswoman. We're gonna venture from hilltop home of an internationally renowned joola share. He wanted the all the glory for himself. I really can't go into the mind of charles gardner but he said he did. Not mother might lot very difficult for him. We'll head deep into the heart of a magnificent end museum for plants. So we're entering a quarantined area. Okay hidden on stays now.
How to avoid a super-spreading coronavirus Christmas
"Let's talk quickly about some tips to stay safe because we know that this coronavirus out there and we know that when it appears it can happen quickly by surprise and it's hard to get back to control so a good offense is the best defense as they say so norman. Water some about top tips for avoiding catching coronavirus around the christmas table. Okay so let's start white around australia before. We zero in on new south wales and queensland where the there are reported cases so everywhere around australia regardless. Whether it's christmas day or not. You got a symptom runny nose. Cough fatigue headache go and get tested. They'll be testing places. Open christmas day. Go and get tested. Don't wait that's the main thing that you can do in states where there are territories where there are. There's no virus circulating are apparently knows virus circulating. But there could be because you've got people coming in from overseas so any symptoms get tested. That's the main thing there and follow the rules in your state in terms of any restrictions that might be there. Victoria great news for hard work of july and august and september. Two has paid off. You've got a great christmas with virtually no or no fara circulating in victoria. So it's fantastic and it's just reward for the heart stuff that you've been going through in new south wales really regardless of whether your new south wales you just got to stop moving around and unfortunately you've got the best way to control from really spreading fast is for people not to be mixing with each other as so be mixing little as possible. Try cutting back. Your christmas lunch was probably too late by by the time. You're listening to this but really there are strict rules in place for the beaches area the northern beaches area of sydney but everywhere else. Just don't go out unless you really have to minimize the number of people who are coming into your home. That's the main thing that you can do wear masks when you go out to shop when onto public transport that should be mandatory. New south wales. It's not at the moment but you do your bit wear masks part from that. Have a great christmas. The you know it's important to enjoy it within that framework queenslanders. Some virus circulating. There's somebody from new south wales coming in. And there's a personal for super yachts apparently in far north queensland where the authorities are complaining that people are not being that forthcoming. Let's hope they are. to be alert and careful. What about around the table norman. We know that we talked before about whether or not you can catch the virus by eating it and we think we came to the conclusion that you probably can't but when you've got people touching their faces and sitting across the table from each other and there's food around should we doing christmas a bit differently the when it comes to eating and drinking. I think that's very hard to insist upon people coming together and having fun i think the main thing to say about christmas day wherever you are to make a safe as possible is if the weather allows it for example in western australia western stray where it can be very very hot and parts of regis trivia can be very hard as well but if it's possible to be outside that's the best place to be and you can really be much more relaxed outside than inside. So that's the key here. Try not to have an indoor christmas. And there's a little bit of evidence that you can consume it by eating. You can get captured by eating but not very much. There's not very much evidence really. That surfaces are a common source of infection. It's really through the air. That's why outside is so much more important. It's really unusual to catch this virus outside and kissing under the mistletoe. Yeah i think that's right you know. Just keep yourself to yourself. And there's of course i remixed if i didn't add that when you go to the bathroom flush with the done one can't have a coroner cast christmas without some party
"western australia" Discussed on Buddhist Society of Western Australia
"Healthy. So you may pay pecan pie with all the paper to come into this room on a friday night. All the members are no members of the society of western australia. No matter what age no matter what race gender gender. Lgbtq a plus all very welcome and any physical impairments. You most welcome in other words caring for as many possible people as possible that insulting the strength of our monasteries society of western australia just built on something which is truly spiritual and never forgets though we are here not to create more buddhists we here to create more kindness. We're here to to emphasize caring. And curing the world's problems caring for them and then the problems vanished by themselves and then families just not expecting perfection seventy percent. And when you say something wrong that that's wonderful that's what you learn together a new way of accepting the person you meant is not perfect and you are not perfect.
"western australia" Discussed on Buddhist Society of Western Australia
"Really helps a lot. Wisdom is is the best medicine so this this sense of training the mind developing positive emotion very useful. And it's very good if we do this before we get to a situation where we have a stroke or something like that having a body this is possible and so if we have developed a sense of contentment being out own best friend used for mater or loving kindness. Then when we are if we are in that situation we can make the best on it and to me. You know and i see this. You've probably seen it with people you know to someone who is really sick but it's still radian really just amazes me like i see. Probably many of you don't know her. But i'm john william. She's in western australia and start the nuns monastery the but she has a degenerative brain disease. And so you know. Losing can't can't speak much you know the non who's looking after has to do the interpreting and everything four hundred has to turner at night and so on it's pretty incredible losing mobility in a wheelchair. And all this sort of thing but just right when you say oh my goodness i do that as inspiration isn't it because what it's pointing to is really the mind the mind that she's developed the mind we can all develop which doesn't have to suffer with the body doesn't have to go the way of the body and you hear that with the would. As advice he gave two very old Lay laymen the visited him. Not to peter and said even though your body might be sick do not let your mind be sick and that is something we can all do to some degree in the more we know the mind. We're more comfortable with the mind. We can do better and better so. I like to encourage everybody trying to develop more contentment and l. lives and see. See the results of that. This is what we're looking for. So i hope you. Can you find this useful and helps you meditation. Now show live so like to finish their and those would like to if you wish to can We can to put marines and he was the most content amongst the most content..
"western australia" Discussed on Buddhist Society of Western Australia
"Well so in a tragedy hits instead of getting negative. We say what are we gonna do about this and is always something you can do with whatever hits you was it. Last year we had the the The bushfires in victoria in nine hundred ninety one for those of you who remember we had an enormous bushfire swept through voting autumn honesty. And i was there at the time. This was the time the hottest day ever recorded in western australia or impasse rather forty six point. Something degrees a couple of weeks later he got even hotter but on that day. A big bushfire a crown fire canes report. In the autumn honesty fire came. The temperature was above forty six degrees. That are how hard it was. It was an amazing experience to see these trees explode by bombs going off because how the bush flies work in those very hot days the eucalypt leaves and the bark the eucalypt loyal fair prices. And you have the sheath of combustible oil mixed with the air just waiting for a spark. I know sparks come and you have these explosions bombs going off so amazing to.
How to die well, by living well
"It is good to see seventy people this evening but it's worth booths three months. B- can always say some golden oldies on youtube of those really really desperate. You can always come to monastery or even better. Terrace will announce if you haven't seen already on the twelfth of august cut university. That's just about a month from now. So if you re so desperate and four weeks time. We had giving a talk at curtin university in the evening on wednesday evening. Seven to eight at john brahm. I is archbishop halved the agronaut bishops the clouds will be on just have a good time on the subject of jesus met the buddha what they say to each other. I know whether i would say it's a turn water into wine. That's breaking your precepts anyway. Tonight's talk. I wanted to do a special. The you're not just because it's the last topic because for those of you who were here last week to stay behind. You would've noticed this excitement. One of the members of becoming for awhile just talking to me just passed out and died so he died. Actually just right where. This gentleman is sitting right now but his name was robert and he was a member. Sort of dedicate this talk to him so wonderful thing to do because given me the privilege. I've had that privilege several times of being with somebody and watching them die. And it's not something which you afraid of. It's not something which disturbed by something which is a very beautiful moment in a person's life journey the moment of their death. And so the topic for this evening's talk his is how to die well by living will and of course we all know. We're gonna die one day but it's a nice reflection which put kept on asking the monks in any case to keep reminding yourself that one day you will die and what it does. It means that we learn how to live well and a person who lives where i've seen so many times because this is part of my life. I have a really interesting job of being a monk. I can really recommend a macabre. Non is a lifestyle which people just don't appreciate. It's sitting in your cave all day meditating. They'll be doing a lot of that in the next few months. Sometimes you know you with people when they're dying go into prisons and now you can actually have meet the queen and work sort of you know in the gutters with all the other mass can use. Oh filthy dirty and you have all this amazing life natoli in the icu unit and a meet all these interesting people like watcher penrose discovery of black holes and having dinner with him. I just had some chocolate. And but i'm going to give a black hole in here when it comes to chalk it just disappears that my throat. It goes and all these other really interesting. People should get to meet as of mark but one of the things which i really enjoy and you may feel. It's a strange thing to say. This is being funeral. Services kazaa reminded about the important things in life and how a person can live. Well and again. I've always noticed the people who live beautifully in other words a kind generous and understand what's important in life is the people you see them when they're dying and you with them so that whole process and they die beautifully gracefully inspiring. The why they do that because they've lived well they have been kind. They have been gentle and that attitude by which they've lived their life there. It's for them when they die. And that's why. I have this beautiful opportunity seeing so many incredibly wonderful people in that dying process. And you with an it's not paying for all is as if you're being with a person i like sort like interestingly like symphonies i used to love music before i was among. It's one of those things you can't do as listen to music except one of the exceptions funeral services because every now and again they pay the person's favorite music because i'm the age now that many people my age at dying when they play the favorite music and service. Sometimes it's being used to like so remember. Just go to run funeral service and they can bashed year and they were playing jimi hendrix because that's what the guidelines light when he died and that's what i used to like so you get this sort of age people. My age are popping off. I listen to this music to listen to otherwise so anyway. I like the idea of symphony. Because another great symphonies. And they have this team and they just build up. This beautiful crescendo. Which is at the very end man. That's like a person's life. And sometimes that crescendo is just last moments of life when they're with their family and loved ones
"western australia" Discussed on Buddhist Society of Western Australia
"At each other of life. Anyway you respect someone like that when you see something good. Is someone else they see themselves. Actually that's why they respected me and they love me. Because i showed him some love in themselves and that was actually why just about all those business came to my class. Never back to jarrett again. It became billeted. Because of kind. Before i spoke i could establish a beautiful relationship and they could see the kindness. Good themselves and then they were free from the reasons why they did those crops in the first place so they can go back in society and just live useful life rather than stay all the time in jail so anyway. This is just ideas before you actually are speak. Be kind not your wife. Goodness say the how many times relationships lasted and bought in society. And you don't have to have a marriage counselor. Just learn how to speak to each other with kindness. First of all. Is that much sort of divorce. Laws will be out of a job that all closed down and do some other businesses like environmental law or sort of refugee. Whatever divorce. I just actually today just went. Pass a family court. I couldn't believe just how big is. Why is the family court in western australia. Big must have a lot of businesses. Either going to be wonderful to bear to turn that into something else like no meditation central something because all the people that i did to get divorced anymore because they can actually talk tiny tweets other so when we actually speaking number one be kind and this is one of the reflections put aside before utah. Make sure your number to make sure you use of our time and place so if you're going to talk to another check him out first of all and are they tired now they negative. Do they want to spend a bit of time by themselves. First of all teach tore my monks in pasadena involved. If you wanna ask me something they wanna to ask me now. Go visit by brother. United states because we calculate his combative united states. Now can i sort of have a new mattress from my heart. Can i go visit my mom for the weekend. i said. Look if you asked me that question. When i just come back from a busy week didn't matter of course on this. I know you way into. I've had a good a good meal. Has he sees has how much that after the meal. We only the day after meal. They knew us me. And of course when you happy had a good meal cup of tea and of course they yeah. Yeah for sure is obvious that is why if you want anything from your partner instead of just asking them take them out for meal first of all go to their favorite restaurants and then when it comes to the last cost then hit them. Let's say yes to anything. They've stow suffered up by that as it is how people don't do this simple things and they just blurted out the right time the wrong place and of course you get all this negativity how you feel. Sometimes that you in a bad mood is part of life. You're tired had sort of a light. And i busy tibert work. We don't feel well physically people ask you something. That's the time to be quiet. And then sort of when they are in a good mood then you can ask you get much more sense out of people in a good mood and the other thing when you're being kind always had praise people and this is one of the unskillful speech which is see so often in a controversial strata. Just how people just put each other down and you see this in. Sometimes marriage is all story in the first year of marriage the first year of marriage. The husband's listens as the wife speaks. In the second year of marriage the wife disciplines is the husband speak in the third year of marriage. The neighbors of both of them are happened that way. This is good people too stupid. That's why so that we can listen to each other and so speak kindly on one of the things. We always want to hear from kindnesses being respected in other words. Praise praise gates. You are all norm way. Aver even gets you a long way economically one of the stories in open the door of your heart when we just started out building boating on a monastery the first year i know the story the brick wall but i didn't didn't just lay bricks. I did the plumbing toilet block the very first building. I did all the could. We couldn't afford a plumber. They cost a fortune plants. So i had to learn how to do the plummy. So how can you learn. Plumbing are waiting to the shop. It was galvin's but my giving an advertisement for galvin's because they really could shop and they put the plans on the table. And basically i said help and of course is a reasonable size building is quite a few pipes and fittings actually worth the the The sales person's time in are looking at it. And so you need one of the need one of those and getting all the parts and just showing how to glue it together. It's quite simple. Pretty not only needed five minutes to show the glue round this way to twisted around so the glue spreads hold it together for a ten fifteen seconds. Then you can leave us spirit able to make sure you get just the right drop wanting forty which is about a third of a bubble under spirit level. They gave me all these beautiful.
The Power of Goodness |
"Lost friday when i gave a talk here to the talk was finished. People left tie went to the airports. Go to thailand and just came back this afternoon. I sound which my trips between these friday night talks but the trip over to thailand was as part of the waste sack sermonise ways is one day of the year in my the full moon nights of my which happens to be tonight in the sky. You see the full moon and his mocks birth enlightenment. Final passing away voters a huge so many throughout the world and being popular mankind. Get invited and have to go to many places to celebrate many ways. Sex and part of the seventies was a huge seventy in bangkok. Every last year was in a hanoi. This year in bangkok united nations-sponsored way sack ceremony. An one so. I was over there representing australia. And it was very inspiring to not just have ceremonies with many of the most senior and powerful monks and scholars announce but also to have the opportunity to use his great buddhist teaching to solve some of the bigger problems of the world. So we talked about how we can use what is not just to help a human being achieved more peace in their life no interest in the individual and avoid sometimes saying the put us image just about the individual how you can really happier more peaceful more free but also to make use of these put his teachings in the international arena so we did talk about things like the global economic crisis. And those of you who think that these conferences now have no effect her soon as we finished our three day conference the share market rose throughout the world love. The evidence is out there. We're told about the political crisis in the world and look the last few days. Thailand has been peaceful again so maybe we should take responsibility for these things but one thing which we did discuss which is going to be. The topic of this talk tonight is not only in the individual theater. What also in the national theaters of our world. How much we underestimate the power of goodness. It's not hard power. It's not soft power. It's how of ethics and virtue and goodness which has a huge effect on this planet. Everybody keeps on say the reason for the current economic crisis which is about to hear is because of our conference. Of course. The reason why is about to heal. Africa is because the problem was because of access greed. Not looking at the proper things in life. I mean how much money to people need to be happy and well you want to know how much money a person needs to be really happy. Go look at me or the monk sitting next to me. We've got absolutely nothing and we're very happy. It's a great symbol like among all none of what is what is non one of the most important parts of them one. We've few possessions. We rely that competence. People have all sorts of stuff. You know all sorts of gifts prime minister of thailand. Deputy prime minister this great person network. They've they've only source of gifts. But what you do some mark when you receive all these things you say thank you very much and give it to somebody else so i never any of that stuff home with me because my home in my heart is peaceful and free. I don't want clot it up and say way that when you get a gift what a wonderful thing it is somebody gives you a gift very kind of you. Love happiness when they give you something. So what do you do next. You give it to someone else and they get a lot of happiness and they give it to someone else. Please don't store possessions this. Pass it around like passing the paso and eventually working to somebody who really needs an appreciate it. Then they can keep here. What a wonderful thing. It is not to keep things but to be part of a static but it's this process is dynamic active giving and receiving enjoying the gifts and enjoy the process of giving an a passing it to someone else impossible to someone else in passing it to someone else so one gift keeps going round and round and round making many many people happy and eventually and it's happened to me and the gift i gave someone they say we've got a president for you are temper this a gift like if someone else about three weeks ago this happened see as the law of power walk out cubs literally but we all know that that sort of agreed thing is this you get a gift you wanna keep it you have money you think it's yours you have a house you don't share it what things for any way they are for sharing for enjoying not just by yourself. It's not very nice enjoying things by yourself. in fact it's almost impossible to enjoy it by yourself for sharing it. It's a wonderful thing to you. Get much more happiness that way as they say in business you get far more bang for your bucks when you share your box. So you'll know that greed is a why are people so just greedy and why are people just like in politics. We also talked about the political problems in the world. Why people angry. What was the point of getting anxious. Somebody does that help at all
"western australia" Discussed on Buddhist Society of Western Australia
"I was having a very busy week last week. Many things went wrong but they always tend to just because you're a monk rights side. It'll saying i ca car just as been to the The fixes up the garage about two or three times and now has to go back again. Subtract hall for the money which you donate is seems to be going wrong up. Pay her in bangkok. I'm going to todd. Save name for the not nations weizsaecker seventy seven messing around with. Everything's had to read through the whole tickets and a few days. That's busy walking into retreat center. Still doing some plumbing getting myself. Nas dicey nat boys being boys now. The boy underneath messing with the plumbing in the Founded was not water in the shower. So these are just things which happened in line. Just a couple of days on the vehicle which we using with somebody Magnesia now on at wash the windscreen Use my finger on the time service sucks. Salaries of samsar is a buddhist words of life using that car to come in this afternoon another free. Why will behind the taxi. Another taxi there was an advocate on the back had burst out laughing because on the advert it was. If you hear anyone say that live sox send him to. And i just been side by side. We did not see what you supposed to send him. And i must be. The buddhist society of western australia. Behave out side. Livestock setting them here. We understand this so that sometimes what happens in life. isn't it. let things go wrong so the told this evening is what to do when things go wrong in my show about you but when i was young i try to fix up life. I worked really hard trying to fix things out but didn't make much difference as you make things much worse. Some sometimes you tried fix up. Live with on amazing patriots. Wealth lot doing trying to fix up the world at another world Directions spots Sometimes you wander. What's happening and then live. We go around oughta life not years and things go. Rising sky will now after a while. Now when you get old you should start to realize that cicis that night of li- nebo directly taught the first novel. Truce the truce of suffering. But i caught it life socks. I i will try. That's what buddhist said if he was speaking the language what he is suffering. But you don't have to be depressed about this because there is a sensation way saying live each troublesome. We all get into this appointments frustrations things go wrong. And i notice myself that sometimes using why did it go wrong. Why instead though when people put in the vanity units in toilets a retreat center. They put the screws right through the water. Pipes is that narrow water public. All this whole big wall watched actually come right through the central water pipes. And so you can at a cost because this is what happens. Isn't it this lock ever. You built a house on show. You've had even us experience. The officer while sometimes i get to the the to say. What do you expect touch prom. It's another time. It's my expectations of the cause. Suffering by now utah to all the other people that just before we did our opening ceremony of our trade center now tokyo that we were working. That's two o'clock in the morning. This might was working to two o'clock in the morning trying to finish things off. Then people said yeah that was. That was what it was like when we had our house. Yeah that's what we did our project. The builders always takes the very last minute to things off what to expect really. I should have expected that from the very beginning. Actually i was telling papery probably finish midnight on the night before is actually wrong. It wasn't midnight it was too. I am but a lotta time suffering. A lot is when we expect to be somehow difference and a few years ago when a person singapore me i said i'm in a bit of a rush. I got an appointment to go to. Can you please teach me. What is life in brief said the mafia suffering and he said why come on be quick about it. What is suffering. You know what is that. What sometimes people don't have time for how hours talk and this is a luxury to come here and actually listen to a talk and recent probably you can come to talk on. Friday night is because you've probably been laid off because of the economic crisis. Whatever anyway or you just doing the time but anyhow most people are very very busy in south about this coming i love she being challenged sometime because when you really talented have to teach very quickly it you'd think they'd get his great aunt's is coming out. Announcer was that folks. The suffering is asking from life. Could never give you like that. Definition is asking from life. What life will never be able to supply coal. That's why i've sat sometimes. Not actually what live because life is always been this way. What is expectations and our request. One out of life. I won the best retreat center in the show. I want all the tortoise to what's right away. I want to get a car and habit service. Never go wrong especially just a day off. The country expires and across. It happens. That right does it. I remember this motorbike. I had the motorbike. I had when i was equally matched me in a motorbike. Had long had nice dies in. The big motorbike was obvi- cise metal pipe guy. That was imposed my motorbike. Any one year had the warranty. I did believe the actual they after the very day. Afterwards it was going fine until then started developing providence. And of course. I don't see how they do. This must be very clever. These jeopardy's multiplex actually time. That is perfect for one year but one day after was it breaks down because she'll have money all this poor person that if is hey. This evening was armstrong on a saturday morning and he told me to what happened when he got his nine hundred dollars from the government from mr rod. Got it that morning and he was driving in this copper down the afternoon the clutch costume. Eight hundred nine hundred dollars at least twenty bucks anywhere powdery. That's what you're supposed to do that. Nine hundred dollars put it back in the economy. Did straight away a really good australian but these.
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"Find all fall off. All of them. And there's nothing underneath. Card. But I remember here. This is this is actually how Buddhist with violence. This is a true story. I told the kids are very impressed. When we first came to this? SOPA when I type of this centre here's twenty years ago now. Forget exactly when maybe twenty three years ago. This whole wasn't built. Yeah. We had the community hall next door. And we just moved into this new center. So he had an opening ceremony. And we thought we would never know you're locked in fighting to then governor of Western Australia Gordon read now the rate highways named after him. And just to our delight accepted. Never thought near the governor would accept to come to a small price thought this but he accepted the cameras was so thrilled. And even know we're struggling for support. Nevertheless, who is going to be a big day? So our treasurer at the time told, me look. We WanNa make a really good show of it. My job might pace of the action that was to order the monarchy and the Chaz. No for the monkey outside and the chairs for our people not guests. So, because I was told by the treasurer, it didn't matter how much it costs wasn't very best. I ran around for the top high company in Perth Encarta. which hide out the Marquees enough a peppermint grove and Said we're going to get the governor. We Really WanNa put a show you know Buddhists have come to town and we want to show. We're here we don't. Sort of now a small signal me when I pressed people. So can I have a really nice marquee and so really good chess. We got the governor of the state coming. And so the lady who was took the call said yes. Yes. Yes. It will cost us. It doesn't matter Treasury said we want to put on a good show. Okay, the deal was made. On a Friday afternoon. Friday often because we're going to have the sermon on Sunday so we had to set up on a Friday before people start working. The Friday afternoon when the truck came with a marquee and the chairs I was a kind man I was helping someone else with their chops. I never actually saw them unload. But when I checked. The Marquee we say had was absolutely filthy had oldest Red Dawson been on some agricultural show. I was very upset because I offer some good but. Instead of complaining rather light a candle them complain about dot. We hosted down, you had a couple of days for it to dry. So the chairs and also really dusty. So had lots of helpers. We've got wet cloths we started cleaning the dust of the chairs that could be done. But then I saw the ten VIP chess. And this is no exaggeration of those ten shares not one of those chairs had lakes assignment eggs. They all wobbled on lot. and. That was just too much. Could wipe down the chairs you can hose down the Ted, but you can't fix those wobbly chairs. and. So I ran. So the phone you're in the room over here and I managed to catch the manager the lady I talked to was closing the office on lay on Friday afternoon. My said look. This is what you've delivered. Don't you remember I asked for the best we've got the governor of Western Australia and his wife coming we can't have the folding over. Because it shares on the right leg for legs oxide the equal sizes. and The lady was very apologetic. And said, what must be some mistake I'll get them changed immediately. Thank you. But what happened was this? The men had already knocked off the weekend. There were down the pub starting the evening drinking. When the manager came in and said. The Buddhist needs some new chairs. Get back to work. So you can imagine how they felt. This time I was waiting for them just in front of the building here, and there's that truck turned the corner. It pame halfway down Nansen Nansen way you know what? I'm talking about just from concentrate to this was about two hundred meters. Halfway a man jumped out of the trap. It must be twenty thirty carpenters an hour he jumped up and came running towards with his fist clinched wears a bloke in charge.
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"Sick and ill, that was because you were careless and you were polished. And part of that book. Chapter which I will always have member. Was a court scene in which there was a poor man who had a cold. And when he had a cold as many calls, going around right now is a cough. Already UBS trouble in this society. Because he had a cold. He was in the dock charged with being sick. because. He was sniffling. He had no defense, so the judge pronounced him guilty of having a cold. And, he before he goes judgment sentence so in the punishment. He said this is not the first time you appear before me. You were here last week or three weeks ago with a cold I. Want to them. If you don't eat better, take better care of your health. Let go of your stress. Is Your responsibility to be healthy, and you have been negligent, and your coat is causing a danger to other people. You're being heedless. You're not caring for others. You're spreading germs, other people that's not appropriate. Use should be punished three years in jail for having a cold being fed. This some logic to that. And the says if you are sake. Isn't always supposed to teach to exercise and eating well and keep yourself healthy. And if you are sick, you are scourge on society. You're loving. This resources. You heedless. Scotty Wag Retro Bright Delinquent for always having colds. And, they were punished. Now obviously what that really made very very clear to me. Is that the double status which we have? Why is it? When was sick? No one gets punished for being sick. Now what's the difference between some of behavior of human beings which we call criminal? So when I was asked about what do we sinking? Put us about? Punishment is very much the case that. Yes sometimes just like a sickness. You do need quarantine to be put away, so you don't harm other human beings for the time. That sickness is still struggling. Yeah, and you're still a danger to others. But when you equality, and it's never looked upon as being punishment is always looked upon as being rehabilitating. To, take, that problem to work with it, so it's no longer there, and you stay in quarantine as long as you are contagious day to society. The same way. Why don't we look at that as penal reform to stay as long as you're a danger to society? But not looked upon as being a punishment. Look apart being problem which needs to be healed. Mo- punishment. But we tation. That's how I understand some. Of the many many years of a Buddhist and also how understand a positive way forward. But why is it that people want don't want that? They want people to be punished for their. Way, they've heard. US. Very much that we can just understand. Why it is that people do these terrible scenes why these mistakes to have a deep understanding? And also have a deep understanding, not just wear. These crimes is hurts is harms come from, but how in the future we can lessen chance of Harmon hurt. Big attached to being a victim does not help. Sometimes I just wonder why people want punishment. Of others when if you'RE A Christian? You know that God will punish afterwards. What do you need to punish for? If you're Muslim out of luck after it if you put this comma will look after it and if you don't believe in any religion. That person would have to go into psychotherapy for many many years afterwards. Whatever it is no one ever. From the problems! Of the bad behavior. Also one of those insights which I had from experience of visiting pisses many times in the early part of my life here in Western Australia. Visit imprisoned so many times and getting some knows some of these. People spending years in jail never once. Did I find a prisoner who had no conscience? ACT TO, as if they have no conscience and think yeah, when I get Outta here I'm just gonNa up as many houses as I. Can I don't care about the system I'm just going to bed with this until I can get out. I got to know some of these business. That would always in every case expressed his how bad and terrible. They felt about what they've done to others. It wasn't a case. They never felt deep inside. The hurt which had given to others. They, always felt there was always more say this. Usually, it was a tough guy. Syndrome did not want to express it. So, there is always a punishment comes. Someone who's done something bad to you. They hurt this what we call it off camera. It has to come back to them. And that is not whether you put is a Christian or whatever. That's the law like the law of gravity you don't. Believe in that. Not believe in happens irrespective of your beliefs. Need to punish others instead we can lead the whole thing go. This will let them go. Then we are victim. For the rest of our lice. Doesn't matter who has harmed her abused you. Until, you can let that go. You're always the victim and you can never be free. His just how we can reach that points of letting go. And sometimes just think we need to confront. That person is harmed us. We need to fix the situation ourselves. We need to be acknowledged. We need to be.
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"Welcome by name is panty. Bodey dodger and this is my last talk here in Western Australia at a chilly morning here. Nwea before I will be going over to Mellon we have been talking about the four efforts which I coined the four inclinations and today it's turned for the right inclination number four. So we're talking about the wholesome states the positive mind states or we could even call them the skillful line states. Whatever word kind of makes sense to you and works so today we are going to talk about let each show so title for today is let it show and it means that once we have invited those skillful mind states into our minds that we talked about last time so we let them in and we let them grow and once they start to grow and establish themselves they start to show within our character and stay star to even overflow out into the world so we start to share them with the beings around us and they kind of become natural to us. They become interwoven. With who we are or if you want to be a bit more accurate who we have conditioned ourselves to be that is basically. What seal is what character as? It's just a habit that we have established that has taken root and that starts to just manifest itself very very effortlessly. It's something which starts to happen automatically. It's like a reflex but it positively flex it's a wholesome reflex instead of a negative or unwholesome reflex and that's what we talked about in the beginning of these stations in number one and number two when we have to unwholesome mind states that we try to avoid stay away from and try to make sure that once we get caught up in them that we find a way out that we can overcome them and abandoned them so with those positive skillful line states. We now tried to stay with them as long as possible. But it is a practice especially for people who are learning to meditate for example which is a way of cultivating those positive joyful. Mine States you will realize that it lasts for a little while you get relaxed. You get peaceful but then it somehow escapes you. This tractions breaking gain or you get a bit bored. Maybe and your distract yourself so you have to return back to it. Said there is an application of mindfulness which is required. So you take your awareness. You take your mindfulness and you put it on an object that will help you to calm down and to focus and to settle on it and this movement will have to be repeated Quite a few times when we are practicing and learning this skill but the longer we are doing this the easier it actually becomes to settle on it and to remain on our positive mind states and on our meditation object. So I like to compare this with riding the wave so I've never been surfing myself and I haven't really been exposed to it that much but every now and then you you catch a glimpse of of someone somewhere on TV. Even though is a layperson or sometimes even on the billboards. When I'm traveling is see these guys and girls with their surfing boards going out and riding those waves so you have to. I find a spot. Where does waves are those positives? And then you get out there and you get on that way if you jump on that way so to speak or your jump on your board and you get in the right place and then you ride and ride and ride. That wave as long as you can. And that's the same thing with positive. Mind States so whenever they start to arise we try to make sure we don't fall off them too quickly but we actually learned skill of writing them for as long as possible and to take us the longest distance as possible. And then if we fall off which will naturally happen every now and then especially in the beginning. It doesn't mean we just get out of the water and we got old frustrated and we say we can't do this in the last retreat Online retreat that we stayed recently. We talked about the growth mindset instead of having a fixed mindset and growth mindset means that you are willing to learn. You're realizing that practicing is going to get you there eventually but that it is a journey that it isn't just something natural that comes to you so we practice like the people in the water when full off one wave. There is always another way to catch so they go and do that. And with this riding the wave. It's a little bit like a game. It's something which is interesting your joyful about it. Hopefully you're not scared of the process so when you are standing on your board you're not all stiff and Kana forceful. You are flexible. You're enjoying yourself and you are going with the flow there. And that's the same in meditation and also the same in your life pleased on be too rigid about these things be playful. Be Positive Now. Once we are starting to establish those positive mind states. Sometimes we get distracted. Sometimes we destroy these beautiful mind states and that is very sad so if we can try to avoid destroying the beautiful energy that we have built up I sometimes try to compare that or used a similarly of the room all the teenager who has finally gotten his time her time together went in there and cleaned up the mess and it's nice and shiny and cleaned it so it even smells nice at that time as well. So that's when you have invited the mind states into your mind and established him to a certain degree and now the maintenance stars and really take that much effort if you keep putting.
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"Hello Everybody Nice that. You're watching to be as w a Buddhist Society of Western Australia as Youtube Channel and makes me really happy to know that people are watching Buddhist teachings here on the Youtube where so much stuff that you could be watching you chose to watch to some trauma and just any thinking of that. All these people watching these videos and makes me really happy. So thank you for joining us. My name is junior and I am currently staying here in Albany in little place together with another among Moto you may have seen yesterday on the on the on the channel and we are living here together peacefully and doing meditation and the Buddha Society of Western Australia. He's trying to set up a new place here for amongst to live and practice and I moved here about three weeks ago. I came here and one of the people drove me here in the car. They asked me federal. Are you not afraid of the corona virus and I said and my immediate response? I said No. I'm not afraid because the mind cannot get corona virus only two body can get corona violence because as monks and also as bookish today people and also you don't have to be booed as we develop our minds and find a happy place where we can dwell inside. We got your meditation so meditation. There's no need to be afraid of anything so today I will give you a little short talk. Maybe ten minutes. We'll see we'll see how it goes and then after that we will do a thirty minute meditation about thirty minutes together and I'm a safe. He was a bit weird. I'm just talking to this camera. Motives sitting behind it but Let's see so just Just stopped around move at government of Western Australia where we are. They started closing down to regions between between cities. So then I now. I can't easily move back to the honesty anymore where I live and it just thinking. Now I'm SORTA stuck here and also Western Australia itself also closed borders around. You stuck there as well and I was planning to visit my parents in in amongst time from now. I haven't seen them for years and I was looking forward to seeing them again and now that can't happen property so I felt a bit. Yeah I felt sort of. I couldn't do what I want it so I felt a bit stuck in a corner and I realized as many people now on the on the in the world who are stuck. They're stuck maybe in a country where they don't want to be because of all the measures against Corona virus a maybe stuck inside their house in quarantine stock in a city and that sounds really negative to be stuck but I realized that many good meditations. I had an insights where all when I was stuck. So when you're stuck as as a good opportunity to let go because why because when you're stuck you can't go anywhere you can't go left you can't go ride conjure up down so there's only one thing to do was just let go and make peace with the situation. So that's why I think it's a beautiful thing now in the world. All the people are stuck in their houses because it gives us a great opportunity to make peace and let go of all the things that are outside and worrying us and Israel minded me of the little quote by Christian monkey called the Desert Fathers. And he said stay in your cell and your cell will teach you everything and the cell is like an old Christian word for for meditation or prayer room for the Christian monks and I think what this Trying to say was if you set limits you stay inside your room you will have to learn to live with that and then to let go of everything that is outside of that and and then you will. That will teach you everything that you need to know and also reminds me a little story. I don't know where this comes from our wedding as somebody thought it before but I just made it up but this is the story of the the postman and the angry dog postman comes to deliver a message to a letter to somebody's house. I mean just walks up the house. No worries opens up the gate and outcomes this angry dog jumping at one of these big rottweilers. You know with these. We call her on with all these spikes and he chased after the postmenopausal and got scared and run. Run Away and run through. All the streets left the ride run everywhere. He true true is packages at the dog. Trying to get rid of the dog but the dog kept chasing after him and deposed still come running and he was just just quick enough to keep away from the dog. The dog he never never lost any distance between him and the dog but then he took a turn and what was there. He turned into a dead way in the back of the alley. That was a big wall to the right of him. That was a big wall to the left of him. A big wall below him solid concrete and he couldn't climb up. You couldn't go left. It couldn't go right. He couldn't go anywhere so he turned around. And face the dog and the Dog Game Adam and jock dog jumped on and the dead moment to postmen. He'd let go. There was nothing he could do. He was GONNA be bitten by the dog all destroying the packages. All the running had no use so he let go. Let me be bitten by the dog victim in the face and ran off and that story that story the postman is a good Buddhist. It's like a Buddha and the dog is similarly for suffering suffering chases us around and we tried to get rid of it. We tried to run away from it. We throw stuff at it rerun. Someday we'll get stuck and we have to face the reality and then all we can do that. Go so this letting go also is what we do in meditation to try and find peace and accept our our lives as they are and the situations we are in. Now we're stuck inside quarantine or not and and sometimes your mind can do really funny things going stuck in a situation and I remember one time I was living at a layperson and in the Netherlands where I'm from and we did a lot of Buddhist friends did what is called Meditation Flesh Mall. Don't know if you know what a flash mob is but it's not a people come together and do something unexpected in a public place so we were doing. We went to the biggest train station in the Netherlands which is in the city of lot of train stations. All the train network from the Netherlands. They all come together in that city. It's really busy station. And there's all these messages all the time of train delays people running around and shops and bill boys and everything and we decided to do meditation there too. So people about these. So unexpected group. Meditation in the middle of the hall and this was to be about twenty minutes. I think I can't remember exactly what I do. Remember getting down there when we started the group meditation on the hard concrete. All the loud messages going around and I thought how this is. GonNa be worse meditation ever. I can't sit here. I don't have a cushion. It's hard floor and it's allowed. How can meditate here so when the leader off of US talk thinking? What's called Sunday when he rung a bell? I come meditate here. Why am I even try? I don't have to try. I like oh I'm going to happen. Is A mind go really peaceful? Because I wasn't trying to do anything and it got so piece. I didn't couldn't even feel my body anymore. All I noticed us just happy. Mind far off in the distance. I heard took very far corner of the hall. I could hear something. So meditated for twenty minutes like that and just to keep it a bit short for the talk. I went back home and I looked up video that they made of it. And what was the song that I could hear? Very far away was actually a lady on High Hughes who rent right in front of me so she was the right could be just an arm's length away so that's the kind of thing that your mind can do. If you let go hang out of your minds can do as well. When you let go meditation you can get these beautiful piece and withdraw from the world so hope that gives you song. Spirit or some thoughts to reflect upon. So let's do some meditation together and we have to stop the video hair. Resume it again because the camera can only record thirty minutes. So I'll see you opted reset.
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"To Friday nights at saw domino loker center in Western Australia and again for this evening. I'll be giving the thirty minute. Meditation guided for mostly and then just Watson last five minutes to be peaceful to give you a child's to also enjoy the calmness for meditation and afterwards I will give a Dhamma talk and of course it's a tape giveaway today because these things over here in front of me the eggs and rabbits especially this big one over here that just a p. I'm not quite sure where from here when I mean anyway he just lets people know that this is Easter today. The Good Friday I. I've Easter so I'm sure that somehow other we'll find a use for these these eggs and money as well so anyway. We'll see how we can make the best use of those but fatty announcements because in our code lockdown time in purse and a hold of Western Australia. It means I'm speaking to just about an empty room to Sony to people who are working here and looking after the place so it can't be a public talk but nevertheless beautiful time over here in Western Australia. Great time to be a monk because I have more time to be quiet. So wartime to have seclusion more time to have social isolation which to me is a one who otherwise. It's like big on retreat. But anyway there's still a few pieces of business done as well and of course this last week. When I was here I was actually saying that Certainly putting the honesty is a enough food is coming to a monastery now and a few donations coming in now through most with pay pal account which is amazing. So thank you and all the mayors to you're giving nurse donations and of course very soon. They will pay for the Thai community and Community Burmese community actually all of the southeast and South Asian Community. We're having the Songkran it's a new year. Unfortunately we're not allowed to celebrate because that'd be breaking the rules so I would've taffy parties to do something good while you're at home something. Which is I'm generous forgiving at that particular time that saw on Monday. Thirty th of April fourteenth and fifteenth. Please we don't need a whole lot of people coming to our monasteries because I'll be breaking the law and you're not just breaking the law it will show. The put is in Australia in the world and not really doing their part to help solve the problems of this pandemic. So it's great to celebrate those occasions but set a pay to that home author coming to monasteries. Okay so now we can do it if a bit of meditation and again if you'd like to get yourself in meditation posture and just to see just how peaceful that rabbit is sitting next to me. It has a move since I came here. That's what we'd call physical tranquility so anyway see what we can do many years ago. Somebody made a lifelike statue. Statue is like a model adventure and it was so convincing. They put him on Sanchis. Usual seat and people will come there about three times and they start meditating and I said wow tha- Jansher so peacefully he doesn't even move. I didn't realize it wasn't just model very funny. When people found out that it was just an image of him rather than seeing real things move real. Things move. Because that's how we get comfortable but once we are comfortable let go of much of the movement we can inclined towards stillness. So what's what's in the suit. As they call Kai Assadi and data tranquility of the body and tranquility of the mind so to get the tranquility the body first of all kosher is place with your eyes closed being attention to your physical body sitting here. I don't know where here is for you because as talks go all over the world. Wherever here happens to be your mind also come see recover into your body and you feel it's X. box and back feel and you inclined towards comforting those parts of your body you start by asking simple question thanks. Are you comfortable? How do you feel when I inquire of parts of my body? How they are. I soon get an answer. Let onset tells me whether I need to adjust my buddy. I'm kind enough to my body to make that. Adjustment my buddy again especially my legs. Thanks. Are you comfortable so anything else you need now. Don't leave my lakes until I'm confident that they are in a good position if not been meditating. Fifty years stood on. Make sure not to rush the beginning stages careful patient. I'm kind my legs saying that. They are reasonably comfortable. They're not go out to my Boston. I feel the pressure of my whole upper body on my cushion through my bought. Recognize that feeling. Make sure it's as comfortable as I can make it a justice suggests that if I can and then let it go moose loaded up my back in the back making sure this nice curve the toback feeding it is. I go out making sure he's comfortable and it is a useful method. I've been using this for years to stretch good stretch and then let go of control girl holding let it go to a position if he sees nothing is being pooled. Nothing is being squashed. The whole pack is comfortable. Mindfulness and kindness together what we call kind. Fullness applied to parts of my body. Relax those parts of.