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Radioactive capsule that fell off truck found in Australia
"Authorities in Western Australia say they've recovered a tiny but dangerous radioactive capsule that fell off a truck while being transported along an 870 mile highway. Officials say the capsule, the size of a pea, was found south of Newman on the great northern highway. It was detected by a search vehicle traveling at 43 mph when specialist equipment picked up radiation emitting from the capsule, emergency services minister Stephen Dawson says this is like finding a needle in a haystack the capsule contains caesium one three 7 ceramic sauce. Commonly used in radioactive gauges which emits dangerous amounts of radiation equivalent of receiving ten x-rays in an hour search crews had spent 6 days scarring the entire length of the highway. I'm Charles De Ledesma
Australia mining company sorry for losing radioactive device
"A mining corporation has apologized for losing a highly radioactive capsule over an 870 mile stretch of Western Australia as authorities prone parts of the road looking for the tiny but dangerous substance. The capsules part of a device believed to have fallen off a truck are being transported between a desert mine site and the city of Perth on January 10, the truck transporting the capsule had arrived at a Perth depot on January 16, while emergency services weren't notified about the missing capsule, until January 25, the cesium one three 7 ceramic source commonly used in radioactive gauges emits dangerous amounts of radiation equivalent of receiving ten x-rays in an hour. It could cause skin burns and prolonged exposure could cause cancer. I'm Charles De Ledesma
Masks Reintroduced as WA Records Five New Local COVID Cases
"Masks are currently required to be worn at all public indoor setting across Perth. Biggest city in Western Australia. And the peel southwest wheat belt and great southern regions. 5 people were found to not be wearing masks. One of which had an exemption, which is also fascinating. How if you're killing people by not wearing a mask? How can you have an exemption? Well, they say the exemption is because your whatever health issue does not allow you and I believe that totally does not allow you to wear a mask. But I don't understand why that person is not endangering people as much as a healthy person.
"western australia" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"And it's a beautiful queries. And it's a nice way to finish off the trip. And then you head back to brain. So that trip sounds short but that total probably about ten days to do. And I've really tried to give the highlights. There are so many other little highlights. One thing that's about for me. And it was one of the most beautiful settings. El Cristo, and we went up to our lookout called pigeon hole, I'm not sure why it's called pigeon hole. Look at which is on the top of a mountain. And we saw the sunset over two rivers, which were sort of had beens in them like U shaped bins. So you're watching the sensor there are two different rivers with these beautiful mountains bright red all around you and we watch the sunset over that as we were. One of the tour guides was residing Australian poetry and we were drinking striving red wine. It was yeah, it was one of those unique experiences and one of the most beautiful settings. And unless you know these places, you wouldn't know the font. That's the other thing if you do drive, you'd really want to get a lot of good information because the signposting is not great. And this was one of the most spectacular scenes to watch the sunset that I've ever seen. And those sort of things are quite memorable. So there were lots of these little moments that as well as the big ticket items that I've mentioned that just adds so much to the experience. And I look back and say, look, I've traveled a lot of places around the world. The Kimberly is such a unique place. And it really does feel like you are in the wilderness. You really do feel like you're out back and it is one of those unique places that I think if you get the chance and you do have the money as you say, Chris, yes, it's not budget. But if but you can camp and you can't avoid the helicopters, so you don't have to be filthy rich. We're not but we decided we hadn't had any travel because of COVID. An opportunity and some of those places, you just without the helicopter. You wouldn't get the same experience. And if we will probably not going to go back there again. So, hey, let's do it. So that's probably in a nurse who will come back to broom and then if that's your trip, I think you would have had one of the best trips, but obviously when combined with it, you will have to fly. Either to Darwin Perth and then it can combine that with a trip to the northern territory or southern Western Australia, which are all beautiful places themselves. And we have separate episodes on Darwin and both and some other things in Western Australia that you can check out in the show notes..
"western australia" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"We could have touched the sides of the cliffs with our heads. So it was a lot of fun. You just closed your eyes and just pride and then we got through it. But it's a lot of fun. And it was one of the most unique experiences I could say I've ever done in my life was going on this almost rapid in the ocean. So the rest of the travel in the kimberley for us was actually the famous Gibb river road. Why the king was famous for its remoteness. Its waterfalls, the Bengal bangle range, which I'll talk about, which is the Unesco World Heritage Site. And it's so few people there. When we were there, it was very busy. It was July, which was school holidays. And Western Australia and South Australia, the only two states that have had very little COVID. And so we're the only states that have been open. So we're allowed to travel to Western Australia and vice versa. So as a result, western Australians who often used to go to barley because barley is just as close as Kimberly, they would go there, but now there's no other option. So we found it extremely busy if only it's a lot busier than normally. But as I said, if you are going to do the Gibb river road, it's 700 kilometers of corrugation and I've been on roads up in the flinders ranges and South Australia where it's corrugation for kilometer. 700 kilometers, which is what 400 miles or so. It's pretty intense. And we saw very good four wheel drives, land cruisers, jeeps, which were head been completely destroyed their axles along the way outside. We sort of at a dozen very good expensive recent four wheel drives that didn't get up didn't survive this road along the road. So hence why I say you need to be an experienced driver if you are, it's great. If not, I'd recommend it to, which is what we did. We did not have to think about it. Well, one thing to clarify here to make sure that I'm in the same page as you describe them is being corrugated, this isn't something that they did intentionally that the road is all bumps. But this is we would call it washboarding as the other thing that it's basically just every foot there's a bump. Exactly. Yeah. Is that what it's called today? Okay. We have a term, but when I looked it up, washboarding was the corrugation or the two terms that are used for it. Very rough road. Yeah, it is very rough and very mountainous. You're going as I said before. We counted. We actually did a count. We recorded every time we saw a dead cow because sadly, there's a lot of cattle stations up there and a lot of without fences. So we counted the number of dead cows. We mounted on the bus window. Thankfully, there was only 7 or ten. I think 7 to ten we saw, but we did do 80 river crossings. Some of the river crossings actually the water got into the bus. It was that deep. So you really need to know what you're doing, as I said. And some of the rivers, particularly the tidal rivers, do have saltwater crocodiles. There's two types of crocodiles, you see in the Kimberly. There's the salt waters, which are mayonnaise. And can get to 20 feet long. Then there's the freshwater crocodiles, which not just because they live in fresh water. They've completely different species. Their nose is much more elongated and really just designed to catch fish..
"western australia" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"One. Billabongs and the bungle bungles. As we go to the kimberley in Western Australia. Welcome to the amateur traveler. I'm your host Chris Kristen. Let's talk about Western Australia. I'd like to welcome back to the show James Schoenberg, who I'm Adelaide. As you may recall, since we just did an episode on Adelaide, who has come to talk to us about Western Australia, James, welcome back to the show. Thanks, Chris, really looking forward to this. It was a holiday I'd my wife and I were lucky to do in July when the borders were open and Western Australia. And it's a magical place. And I should just say for the listeners, we normally don't bring people back like a month after they've been on. I used to have a 6 month rule. But she has mailed that episode so well, I really was looking forward to talking to you again. Thank you. So we're talking about Western Australia and I think to put it in the map we're talking about the western part of Australia. Is there anything more complicated we want to talk about than that? No, except the area I'm specifically going to talk about is the Kimberly. That's the region. That's its name. It's called the Kimberly. And it's in the western strada is obviously west. It's the largest state in Australia. And the north part of Western Australia are batting northern territory is the Kimberly. And the Kindle is a massive area. I had did some research encompasses about 420,000 km². So it's roughly three times the size of the United Kingdom and about the same size as California, just this one area on a map. If you looked on the mat, you wouldn't believe it set big. You might realize how big Western Australia and Australia are. And despite it being the size of California, there's only about 36,000 residents. And a lot of those living very small townships which are indigenous, which you can't access. There's one major city we call it a city. It's only 14,000 people at brain, which is sort of promotes itself as a tropical Paradise and it is a beautiful place and it's really the place. If you're going to be flying in, you fly into Perth, which is at the bottom of its in Australia and the south. And then it's about a three and a half hour flight to broom, which is in the start at the bottom of the Kindle..
"western australia" Discussed on Buddhist Society of Western Australia
"It's going to be healthy and the same with that if we just did at thoughts do whatever it wants to day. Snide exhausting is that a good partner said could station to be tuning into and so to get the program onto a good channel. We need to learn to harness the forces into hound us this forces that great era guida. I need the skills and you can't just think he can have a wonderful crop in the field. If you don't know how to irrigate water is nyman at the water comes. You're not gonna be able to get a ramiza and so this is like us if we just do meditation but we done to promptly appropriate lives in a way which is going to lead to good meditation than we do the meditation but but takes might take twenty years to get rid of good mental states but if we can prepare the soil learn about irrigation for people who now and who do it. Then you know we can china pie. The skills in lives then. The more we learn these things are sounds. We find how it works then we can just find that method is just like a cold significant but we just hope that what she used for twenty four hours a day on a channel love. Random thoughts is gonna lead to somehow being the best version of ourselves than we might be waiting time. It might be the painful inside path and says no is not back. All we have to do this. We have to do that. In the practice.
The MacKenzie Family Murders
"Although greenwich is considered to be a bit of a ghost town the major city of geraldton is just twenty four kilometers north as the largest city north of perth geraldton has many faces that put it on the map including thriving fishing industry stunning spring wildflowers and sperling surf beaches niece sixty kilometers offshore appel spot a sta and wallaby islands k. Locations of the deadly tovey shipwreck covered in episode one. Hundred thirty eight of case file for many travelers. Gerald is the main destination with isolated towns. Locked greenwich acting. Stop places along the way. However in the light summer of nineteen ninety-three greenwich would surpass the city in making headlines the unassuming and little known township was propelled into the national spotlight for what came to be cold one of the worst crimes in western australia for that reason. Greenwich was put on the map. It had dana typical morning at gerald since criminal investigation bureau on february twenty two nineteen ninety-three when detectives received in us. That a brutalized buddy had been found out. So i had a residence in slavery greenwich forensic inspect up. Bring giants send detective move cousins along with a team of uniformed officers immediately. Made the sixteen minute drive down the bruce highway. Arriving at the mckenzie property around eleven am as reported a blood-soaked body lay in the dust. Just outside the heim stead. Having been so savagely attacked that day face was indistinguishable. The victim was identified as sixteen year old daniel. The oldest of karen mackenzie's three children her other two children daughters seven-year-old amara and five year out katrina when nowhere to be seen karen to was missing. The detectives turned their attention to the house before them. The family's pet dog continued to bach from within towards rea- dual. The detectives were rattled. Was daniels killer still at the same. Unwilling to take any chances. They raised their hand guns before entering the property.
"western australia" Discussed on Buddhist Society of Western Australia
"And if you find that your mind settling down you becoming peaceful and sometimes it can be useful. Just to nudge their mind very gently towards some kind of positive perception. Maybe that can be recollection of the davis or it can be just a sense of gratitude to all the kalaiana meters in good friends. You have through the buddha's teachings and through the buddhist society here and by reflecting on that in a very simple way sometimes it will give rise to this positive energy. Drives you forward in the meditation.
"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
"Thanks things so Welcome to those in the whole welcome along tonight and also be welcome to those are on the internet watching trim wherever you Very nice to have you along and able to join in. Tonight's midweek meditation here at the buddhist singer in western australia and before we begin our to let everybody too especially though really for the benefit of those people that are listening outside the k group lines open now. There is listen writing in the house. Raided tycoon and is fine. Lines are open. You can find or saying the telephone numbers on the bottom of your screen and you very welcome to call in and you can talk about anything at all that you lie. Talk about something that's happened or anything particular that you're feeling at the monitor. Very welcome to during up. You're listening lia the care house to not so you can call from anywhere around the world. There's a telephone number there. The what set number but equally you can just call the regular number which is also the so. That's the group that's is open right now and we'll be until a bed non non o'clock tonight so probably just bar why of Advertising ones two things that i just mentioned to that. I brahms. Birthday is coming up. That's on august the seven thousand this Die that got planned down at jonah grind for him. He's of course. Well aware hall in this and and joining in the knicks week to the a very large scale. I think it will be very loud scowl meditation project that spain run by premium from santa here. And that's the sort of a real if people at one adjoining it'll be on the website and you will be able to saw details of that there but if you want to join in the in the The major meditation dedicated old red and brown for his birthday. That will stotts the the week before. He's birth things birth. i set it either. Seventh decide that week preceding there will be activities that are happening Here and around the world and the other thing that i just wanted to mention too for those that haven't heard or deny that we're very Said to hear its proximity. Paula dodd week before last proximity policy was one of the people that were very instrumental in. Having you know. Need help to get this saints listening strategy going. Assad christmas jolla and the buddhist society victoria actually did a very nice tribute to him. In fact one of how amongst agenda siren i guided harry nas very nas tribute to pry candy policy. If you'd like to see that it is if you just look in google and put in our bbc and probably. Can't he paolo. That's kai i think about that or not. can't he. policy is just the kyw ch and you'll be able to see that that wonderful tribute to him. He said he did a lot of things and he's law. Id id's all when he dont for those in the whole remember him You probably like me. Just said to see him yeah. He wrote many books to as many books now library. That's gone here's a very still is still only imprint. To i caught a wonderful main so it's not On guy to talk about or do liable the talk is the universe is always with us and this is really one of my five things to think about it because it goes with stillness to so well what i hope to do to not is to eat introducing this this wise really just to give you a little bit of odd an audio what. I'm mean by the fact that the universe is all lies with this whenever guys that have been following the meditations that i've done He will sort of notice that i do light to do. Spend a favorite of time and just being associated with the body at the start of a meditation and then also just allowing time to ground s. els grand cells into the earth and also into the universe itself. Because i've been hopefully shows and when we actually get to the meditation. That god had meditation pod. This evening i would like to sort of guide you into that. That knowledge is that knowledge of just having the that grounding in the earth with us and the end really and indeed the whole universe. Because as i've mentioned before that is very true that all is the elements really do come from the center of stars. It's not something you would normally think about. This is really true element that is heavier than is in the night in the center of stars is usually distributed into the universe this these titanic supernova explosions. That happened in spice squad. Doesn't that when you start thinking about it like that. But that's really the reality of really have him elements in about he got into on these really just from the syndrome of star so he can see that we are in very in a very real way connected into this universe you know we are why children of the stars and invade we We do we are. we cannot be anything else. But sort of pardons nurse to remind the answering back to. We'll look into all of that a little bit little bit more as we as we go on but i want to just show you really hundred sheets heartfully demonstrates just how of this does take thank into the very heart of what meditation is and that's really fond that students to fond and and really be that stillness but just to keep off. I just had written down. Just printed off this big print from assaults upon a very difficult to read these small talk at all nabet. I just wanted to raise your little. A little section of the power william like riot on our agenda is very fond of saying this. But i'm very much a fan of william blackout. Actually into his the room. That's set aside for him in the tight modern in in london. And there's a whole room. These paintings and versity right was just quite wonderful. But anyway i'll raise you this little first section of of one pounds that he He wrote that. Really go to this idea of the universe being with us all of the time and he says to see a world in dryness and a heaven wildflower hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in a now quite a wonderful wonderful missile stains that he wrote. And william like was a man who whilst he was sort of an unusual you very deep and quite profound in the way that he he right he's poetry and really saw the world. I think too but i'm sure that in his time he was really one of those people that was very skeptical about the idea of being able to measure the will. That's out saw the this. That's that's thought about l. bodies bond in dating the art gallery. He's rooms the tight in london. He there. Is this pining..
"western australia" Discussed on Buddhist Society of Western Australia
"Thank you and good evening. Everybody good evening to those people in the whole. That's also a very good evening to everybody watching it on the internet or not just a reminder first off the que group telephone lines now open so are we have the phone lines. Main up in the south anyone would like to call in Looking for someone to talk to you. There is someone and waiting for your call. Talk about anything and everything the telephone numbers around the bottom of screen. You can call really from anywhere in the world. Sira the sit arpan rotman. That's not once again. We're very privileged pleased to have cecilia vitriol and can't the day we haven't husband sitting up back during the audience. He's out of society audio main. All of these live streaming events and the the audience that comes in and out of the center so very very important team this the mitchell's cecilia. Meter not speaking and as a member here for a long time as long as i can remember and she has also whereas many heads in the community here in australia. She's being the president of the scoundrel of australia. The mind if i may say it's all the federation of driving with this councils and she was a visit for many years and it's wonderful. Were getting all that together. Just organizing councils around. Australia is still very active in the local western australia council. So cecilia is a lawyer. She looks for a lot of illegal stuff and she's also very well in the got plenty of life experience and on that you will give you very talk and also the taishin so that further dual hand to celia mutual. And thank you. Thank you dennis. So today i'm going to start with us meditation. Twenty minutes of meditation and then twenty minutes ossoff talk and in a discussion because I like for us to be able to discuss and have a good. Qna's session discussing among ourselves and the title of the talk. Tonight is the power of k. And to start with the meditation the twenty minutes meditation. We will have to say no to quite a few things. No till thinking notre warih not the past no to them. What's outside and just be with the breath so by saying no to the pass source of the pass in toss of the future we are actually saying yes to the present moment so i'm going to start my time for twenty minutes and in at the end of twenty minutes there will be bell so make yourselves comfortable if you need to sit on a chair. That's fine if you prefer to sit on the floor that's also fine. The important thing is for you to to be comfortable to have a straight back..
"western australia" Discussed on Buddhist Society of Western Australia
"Jesus just didn't have our own. You just just went from the price in big ten posted live in big houses ba- trying to live very very simply and in fact. He actually says no in the christian bible what is it is more difficult for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven and a woman as well especially a priest to enter the kingdom of heaven than a camel to go through an iv needle. And i told that story wants at the chinese chamber of commerce meeting here in western australia holding the high. It's a great place to give that. Similarly near the chinese chain will call us up your way through him many buddhists. They're trying to get a few converts by attending the less what it says in christianity. That's also harder for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven than for a camel to go through the eye of a needle. Now there's been lots of discussion about whatever actually means a camel gone to the i've uneatable whatever interpretation. You have a camera gardens who are either nato. You know it's damn hard to do so it's very difficult for which man to get into heaven as a christian but as buddhist. We don't have that say so much easier and put them if you're a rich man to go to heaven so any which people here you better convert soon because you guys know post chance in hell of going to heaven. It's a question. And i said that as a joke but he does traditions. How come. we've lost our traditional simplicity and frugality religion. We say nice tradition now. The pope before lived here. So now i have to know. You don't have to follow tradition. That must be something wrong. It and this is something where you can see. The relations or a tradition does become strong. It doesn't just follow. What the guy before it. Even this is one of the reasons why i love being with a teacher by cha one of the last things he gave in before. I came here to perth seventy years ago. After i came me a couple of months after i arrived here jentzsch. I had a stroke. Family didn't didn't teach anymore. So i got some of his last teachings and i remember him he get his hand out and he have his hand like a pool like a crab and make this crap walking a funny way and he said once there was a mother crab who had a bad leg so when she walked she walked with a limp and she had a baby crabs and she's told her baby crabs. Look i've got a bad leg. You don't have to walk right this. But nevertheless or the baby crabs also walk with a limp. That's what baby crabs do. They follow the mother. The mother had a reason for walking with had a bad leg. The young babies didn't but they still follow their mother. And shall you be like that. Don't just follow what i do because i've got a limp. The cost you know. What do people do. They always follow. What the teacher did without really thinking for themselves. This is a problem with traditions. Sometimes the person knows where they're coming from and they they know the the contents but always sees a container. We go imitating art teacher without realizing where they're coming from. Never ever sort of imitate me. Never for me please. Don't just what i say. Just believe because it comes imagined pro and don't even believe that excellent so the point is here that we have to go to the contents. Not the contains where the traditions come from. So sometimes people madam brown. What's so tradition i use. I know mahayana theravada. Watch for janas. Then thailand sri lanka go to languages. Planning the next priorities for malaysia or indonesia. And sometimes i go to stay in other people's modest monasteries. Sometimes people have told me that know that time. A terrified among with mariana heart. That what that really means. But i've had his great sort of arguments with people are supposed to be terrified about. I might see more mahayana than you'd you are you sit in your modesty. Meditating teaching a working on the boat is out for not. You have these wonderful arguments. It does not matter what you call yourself in fact that you know you come from and where is a good monka. Good non come from a good person come from don't care if they're in in robes are not words coming from a place of peace place of kindness a place of selflessness price of just relationship to this moment in with as i said earlier with mindfulness with kindness. That is a buddhist. I don't care what you yourself is a buddhist buddhist tradition most of those great leaders of religions. There were rebels. The buddha was a rebel. He turned a gains especially the caste system which was in india at the time he went against hinduism of that time was promised in which was very much into rituals. If you wanted to have good luck kanter store to one hundred cows or something. And he said look now. That's not getting you any way more. How more bad cower by killing all these and was making sacrifices and thinking that somehow you're going to get some rain for your crop so you get wealthy or the the country's going to serve over commerce enemies. That's not sort of truce. Anyone against that knew when a gates if the the way of most people living their lives with with lots of possessions and he just home he was so rebellious. According to the tradition he was a prince wealthy suburb. He just home. That's how sort of rebellious he was a dropout. And that's not what is like why people drop out they rebuild. This hasn't got any meaning to them. Now that was totally untraditional was no filial piety. Because he did against his father's wishes no responsibility for his wife. He left over the tab. Now that was really bilious and that gives you an idea. Why did he do that. And the reason was because there was something really important the meaning truth now real love not so attachment now. The real loud have attachments. Someone asked me to give a talk on the different types of love. You know that. I've given a talk on. The different types of love is love with attachment and love with freeze love. Free many of you may know. Is the love which you may have to your child which my father said son with you..
"western australia" Discussed on Buddhist Society of Western Australia
"Never seen this ankle burma interesting. Tradition is actually. They gave me to cut the. I give him the first haircuts so tradition. When the baby's born you just take a few trips of their baby here must be because they think those put us months. We're very good at sort of giving heck us. We don't give the full job to the baby because now let's go too far. Just a couple of the one tradition which i really didn't like and i think this was a tradition which i saw entirely was actually when they actually gave the baby to the muck but actually presented it just now. That's sometimes you give the monks give them above chocolate or capacity. Here's a baby. And actually they really mean this is here you have it. I'm very worried when that first happens what to do with the bible especially if it poos on your robe. You only got one job. It's gonna smell for a long time. You can't get it off but anyway you go out of close you can go and water and change. This is it so what they do that. They're giving it to you almost being the godfather so they give it to you and it because my baby and then i gave it back to the mother or the father. Say it's my baby but you look after it for the rest of the life but you know in any trouble. I'll try and help you. Out is a nice nicer to ceremony when it was explained to me what it really was. We're not really giving it to you and we want it back again afterwards. That was that was a great relief for me and it became quite a nice tradition. A tradition of some sort of meaning it was given a like a connection between must sell for another manco tradition here so that there will be a connection there when those the tradition with a meaning. Fine i understand that. I can accept that but every time i have to know that meeting and you also have to know that meaning otherwise it becomes a tradition with. No one knows exactly why you're doing it. What the purpose is for and sometimes it becomes a stupid reason. Some religion circumcision. Why are you doing that for reason. All it's a tradition. That's not good enough to sing. It's a tradition. Why am souvenir is culture traditions. Yes why is it good mentioning this because nothing is exempt from questioning. Just because it's a tradition is not good enough to say it must be right. And i got this story for not dennis eggington. He's the head of the original legal service one of the senior indigenous people in western australia. Because he told me this lovely story. I was giving a talk on put as many human rights in curtain and he was actually in the class and when he i given some a my is the sort of stories you hear every friday night he came up with his story. He said just been a two or three years ago now. There was a car crash. I think down in the southern suburbs in as some drunken drivers had rammed into a car and killed the occupants of that who earn to indigenous people. Young people just coming back from university. Some really good kids and they had wise why that lives wiped out by a drunk driver. The problem was the drunken driver was also indigenous which meant according to the tradition. Paperback sort of an iphone tooth for tooth. Something too much more than just. I'm going to jail beaming or some sort of really tough physical punishment but because it happened here in purse the police had to arrest driver and when it came to the funeral service which was held in calcutta parody but they had the funeral service to families presence. No same tribe. The father and mother are the parents of the day children but also the parents of the boy who had actually committed the the The manslaughter you'd call it. Please presents because the police wanted to prevent pay back wanted to prevent sort of the family of the deceased attacking the family of the person who drove the car and as it happened in the middle of the service the father of one of the slain children jumped up and went to the for the father of the boy who drove the car. And the police were to slow payback time. But this father just put his arms around the father of the boy who killed his son and said i forgive you and everybody was just so impressed. That man became an elder. He was seeing for his actions as being so wise and compassionate to stop a terrible tragedy just going further into that community creating more pain more anger more separation. But he said he'd broken the tradition he perkins traditional payback with. Everybody saw that. That was the right thing to evening. Indigenous culture tradition can be changed. If there's a good reason for it in fact the real tradition is not these ceremonies and these laws and these rules which lay down from year to year generation to generation century to century. What the real tradition is where those walls come from. Why are there in the first place. Because sometimes what we take to be traditionally not tradition. A toll is just the way. Those principles have expressed from time to time from generation to and and his principles which the real tradition. I remember giving another toll con law and religion at uw way just about a year ago and actually turning to the indigenous representative and just ask him straight out an indigenous culture. Can you train change. Traditions is a mechanism to change. He said yeah of course his so marvelous than your tradition can survive because without that mechanism to change traditions when we realized the principles behind them a not being used in the way they were intended then. The culture tradition eventually will fall apart people rejected. It doesn't make sense. And that's an important thing. Which i found was in buddhism for the very beginning in the calama suit is look. You don't just depend upon traditions. You find out where they come from why they were there in the first place. I know i've given this similarly many times but it comes in right here in imported one which makes it quite clear what i'm meaning is a difference between the container and contents containers out. Books containers are chanting containers of these ceremonies for the contents. what do they contain. And the principal was. I might pace like kindness forgiveness justice truth love. Those are the principles which sometimes the put in her contain. How do we express our love in a light with flowers. Now that's tradition this nick. Give flowers to someone expresses love. Please do not give flowers to me. I have hay fever. Yeah you're showing your love below. You're killing me. So here's a tradition. Yes but you know it doesn't work where it comes from now. What what how to express love just want to show by giving a gift which is useful for us a good example now is sometimes that people whenever they give not as this is gifts the monastery they give. This is three lankans okay. I'm not getting it you because tiso worst malaysians. It just as bad then. I how many times i go to our house with some sort of seventy and people give at tau gets so many towels would you do that. For is tradition. Because that's what you saw your.
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"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.
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"In western australia. So he just said me to pass and you know about two or three weeks. After at john. Cia sent me to live in australia. John cia had this sub this stroke from that time on. He because jansher could not speak. He could not ask me to go back to thailand. What toco anywhere. So i've been stuck the last thirty seven years. You may think that's an exaggeration but it was true. One place is as good as another in my Attitude is usually reasonably good and it was wonderful would be able to stay here and grow with buddhism in australia and learn so much and one of the things which i did learn. This is one of the stories of the early stories that when we were here. No one really trusted. I was a young mark. No one you. If i was going to stay the course and so that We hardly had any donations at all. In fact we in debt a lot of the time and then where we had to build a monastery who that was really hard. What because i was number two at the time i was the one who you know all the hard work while the building work. And you may know. The i was started off my life as theoretical physicist in cambridge and theoretical physicist. Don't do anywhere. They sit down there and think about equations and the solution to the equations and the meaning of the university astrophysics of the galaxy the quantum mechanics of subatomic particles plasma physics all that really intellectual stuff. Imagine a quantum physicist. A few years later had to learn how to lay bricks. It was quite a shock over. No living in your head and now having to connect with your hands and lay bricks and this was a story of my first brick wall. We could not afford to employ a builder or professional brick. Where so. I volunteered to do it. Well could be easier than laying breaks just put one on top of the other and another one bit of more in between is as simple things to do in theory when you actually try it all those bricks. They don't want to be in line. One corner is too high so you tap it. Down another corridor comes higher the tap that one down and he goes out of line. You tap nine. Another corner goes up. All it's just endless trying to get it perfect. I didn't realize what my mistake was. The time i wanted every brick to be perfect and if it wasn't straight i'll take it off and stopped again then. What happened when i finished my first brick wall this day. I don't know how this happened. But two bricks. Were out of line. There were cook. It and there are only two bricks but to me they spoil the whole wall my to imperfections and i was so upset by those two bricks. Now this is no exaggeration. I did have nightmares. I woke up in the middle of the night. Thinking about those too bad breaks. And i asked the other mark with me. Can we afford to buy some explosives to blow the wall up and start again. He said no. You can't we couldn't afford it so for three months. I was stuck now with this terrible will the first wall ideals and i thought you'd never get any more donations now. I would help us. We race it so much money but then what happened. That i was taking somebody around and i saw that wall and they said it was beautiful wall and i could not believe what they said. I had i asked. Have you left your your spectacles in the car. All you blind cotton. You see those too bad bricks and you haven't heard this story before it was a very powerful one at least for me and for many authors they said yes we can see the too bad bricks but we can also see the nine hundred ninety eight perfect weeks as well to me. That changed my whole attitude. Because the reason why i did not like that wall the reason why i had nightmares about that war and that i wanted to blow it up and start again number one because y all i said i was responsible for it a number two because every time i saw it my is. This went to two bricks my mistakes. I couldn't see anything else. I was supplied one winner. The person showed me there was more than my two mistakes. I realized he was right. It was a beautiful still today. You'll be years. I forgot where it's books were because they were important anymore but what he said was true. It was beautiful too bad rigs nine hundred ninety eight good breaks and later on when i told the story to cancer group now people have his toby diseases by kansas and again there's a lot of negativity associated with that disease. Another fear as well how you can deal with that. Tell to say which lost much longer than coach in the human being and is much more dangerous but anyway that This gentleman who was a builder. He came up to me after i told him that story. And he said i temper Please don't be so negative about yourself. He said to me that even professional bricklayers they make so two out of a thousand bricks. Which crooked is pretty much quaw for the costs.
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"I'm gonna read out a few housekeeping news. Today i all participants audio and video functions will be switched off. He will not be allowed to turn it on throughout the entire events. If you do have any questions please posted on slide show. It is a platform to post your questions and you can vote for other people's questions as well that may or may not well. Maybe he would like it could be similar end. Maybe interesting for you. So please scan the qr code over here and Throughout the event itself our friends will be posting the link continuously on the check box. So you can click the link and submit your questions there. He's being formed that we will not read out all the questions need to time constraints but we will be covering those that are most voted on slider on. Good next likely. Okay so here. We have our donation links. This event is free for everyone to join in. But it would be great if you can help us by supporting to these donation links One is on the ropes and other requisites and another one is for the new bream on the street building fundraising okay. So let's now invite agenda to spotlight. Yeah of read a bit of a bio but you so yeah jen. Brown is a popular buddhist teacher. Known internationally in a growing community of people interested in meditation and deeper spiritual understanding. he's a cambridge graduate. He started a monastic lifestyle. In nineteen seventy four at the age of twenty three under the late time. Meditation master agenda in bunker china in bangkok thailand. So we invited new from the british society of western australia agenda moved to quit in nearly three and became the co founding monk and abbot up the body anna on a street where he resides in until today he is also known as the author of several books. Sold internationally some of them. You might have read before One of it is called opening the door to your which has been translated into twenty four different languages so agenda from frequently travels to throughout the entire world to give talks to large crowds whenever to invite a to teach people the past to inner contentment and peace so he never seems to stop giving and fine piece in the present always o. k. Without further. Ado i jen brown. The stages all yours crops. The stage could see the screed so mine now the first of all. That's when you said about all the books which i've written. It's not just one this many books and that's a big problem for me. Because i remember that when i was a young lay buddhist about nineteen or twenty. I went to listen to a talk by zen monk. This was some fifty years ago now and said monk. He gave me some advice. His advice was be careful. Never write a book because anyone who writes a book as to spend the next seven lifetimes reborn a donkey gotta lug duckie reconnect instill live through so please because many donkeys you meet. It might be one of the nice monks you know who wrote a good book. However ecorse i say such things and audit really meant to me was to tell me that you're gonna write a book for very good purpose and in a way which people can understand not theory because people can see siri all over the place but something which is more relevant to people's lives and today of course the topic of learning what is perfection and imperfection. And how do we deal with it. Then all the us which i being a monk. I still have an answer that question. What is perfect imperfection. Put it to the side instead of worrying trying to be a perfect monk on trying to overcome my imperfections instead you make peace with them all new for all of your characteristics. All of your may be saying the wrong saying saying it's city joke all of those things we've soosai unto. It's just your characteristics. Of course that. I i use all of these examples from mostly of my own life because i can trust those. I got a good memory. And i do always remember this growing up and try to be a perfectionist trying to be a perfectionist. I'm not quite sure what i had to do to be perfect and everyone was telling me what to do. And i wasn't really feeling in my own heart what i need to do to be perfect and they actually know what perfect is and one of the examples which taught me the meaning of perfection imperfection. It's an old story for my life. But when i did come over here to australia. I'm not sure if you know that why. I came to australia why i arrived in purse and the reason was once site became a monk and i was so inspired by being a monk with adventure. Nine years i stayed with jansher and it was such an inspiring example. That i made a vow. I made a determination that i would never ask to go anywhere away from our jansher. He would have to send me. He would have to say john from yuko over here. You over the an out. Make sure would stay there until he asked me to come back so where i lived was after my teacher at an shop and then what happened that they needed another monk in posts.
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"So when you come. Meditation always come on gently than the sit down quietly and try not to move around too much and continue to enjoy the calmness and peace. So one thing i find. We've loving kindness. If if i worked too hard or like in the i can win someone. Then go back and carry that argument or hurt. Then find that meticias getting any way. It's not getting peaceful than than some tidy to learn to forgive people for who they are but most important thing is to keep myself because we all human beings and we all trying and you see a benefit adopt to people because regardless. Abc monastic offer. Layperson we all meet mistake. So loving counties is learning to forgive oneself and other people while mistake so on we give out the people and we've forgive keep ourselves then become free. We don't carry things in our heart because we carrying the hard then. Fac- is like the buddhist say is like carrying a hot coal. we hand we carry bird's eye hand and we try to froyo someone in my miss. The menaka get he. So it's like picking out a hot coal pick you you get burn probably is someone. So there's no benefit to holding. Anger would say anger is like sickness or minor minus defile. So we developing kindness. Then we find that. We've become more happier more relaxing than don't have a bad mind. State and monday's practice will then relief. A life of peace happiness and other people do east calm and there is a business but what we can do laced. Take your own body suspicion. Mine and create the loving kindness and the weakness to all being later on people become more more friendly and also trust will build up because we all know that we see someone that's always angry and frustrated with. Just wanna keep away from people that are all. We say like mentally unstable. We've deferments and we all like to hang around with nice calm kind people but the you get those eleven benefit where you sleep. Well wake out. Will you have nice dreams of flying. And sometimes you can dream of in samadi so there are some monks in the monastery. They have a loving kindness when they sleep. The sleep very peaceful mind then. He dreamed that they're meditating. And when they wake up wake up. Bright radian minor so it becomes like the meditations as policy dream so insulting. Meditating come the minor is just become automatic in the dream because the mice pure were so meditation candidacies to purify the mind the mall. We purified the mind to my happier. More free become become so we ever find imitations getting traction apply of bill loving kindness then thinks said pretty rapidly. Okay you say any questions so very nice.
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"You are making an amazing wonderful society. You are creating a happy world. Well not of blame not a criticism. None of people putting each other down but of recognizing the buddha nation and each one of us when you recognize that put at night so you praise up of nature. How bad comedy is it to criticize your wife. You criticize your husband. You're criticizing the buddha in them. Why do you do that what you criticize yourself and thing. I'm no good. is the buddha. No good if you put a nicer. That's what you're doing so look inside of ourselves and see the beauty in it if that's what you see that's what you focus on that grows and you're creating credible source of happiness and peace and joy which makes more service more calmer is like a snowboard affect your service your happiness your goodness gets bigger and bigger and bigger. No all the ends enlightenment. You get so much happiness so much entity if you wanna meditate easing the world doesn't matter if you haven't got time doesn't matter if you're tied does even matter if you're sick and in pain the easiest thing in the world to when you can have all this incredible source of energy from the calm of the service and you know how to make use of it even here another this. Many bef members tried meditation. It hasn't really hit. The reason is not. you don't know how to do it. Not you can't do it. You have all of the good comedy. You have heaps of good common. You got this huge bank accounts of good comma his just. You forgotten your pin number and that pin number is s. e. l. s. p. a. s. self-praise. And you get into doing that. It's also compassionate also called meta and that means you know how to create good karma you know how to use a com- you've created at how to create a wonderful world better. This firing will start with yourself onto your family. Then you go into your state that you go into your world as it were we creating an amazing world the last story because it's not too late in the last this entire last week against them all i people ask me where i live. I live in aircraft true. Spend more time in airports. I do my ministry and they asked me to give talk. This is on my teacher. Fanshawe's anniversary he died on the sixteenth of january and one year later he is cremated every anniversary of his death. Have a big meeting in. His monastery northeast of thailand. So because i was a child coon. Because i got an award from the king of todd as well not that my present myself for that. I deserved it for the hardware. Which i've done and so the maybe give a talk in thai mommy. That's why i could still speak thai but not very well but you don't mind you gave a twelve so i told a simple story made people laugh. One of my disciples is a man called dr geoff gallop. He was a former premier of western australia. Where we had the thirtieth anniversary of society in path. He was the one who came along to lead the celebrations. He was at the the global conference which we held in purse giving the keynote speech and also to give a talk on religion and politics because he was the premia. The head politician of the state of western australia honest schwarzenegger of western australia. He had the same sort of power. This huge site big economy and now being a federal system the states have a huge amount of responsibility empower fast. Just about two years ago. He resigned at the height of his popularity because of depression he found himself clinically depressed and to the surprise of anyone. Everyone is front page news australia. He announced that he was resigning because of depression. And then he kinda my modestly. So i taught him. Meditation gave him some cognitive therapy gave him a copy of opening the door of your heart which he quotes all the time. And he's true is the patient that's why that That jonah grove meditation retreat center which rebuilding over in perthshire just announce. It should be finished by the end of this year. Because the building right now as i speak. He's patron for that. But he's a very interesting man. Dr jeff got up because he went to oxford as a rhode scholar and his best friend. His best friend from his college days is a man called tony. Blair he was tony and cherries best. Man they're waiting. So he's the best friends. Tony blair so. I've already got my plan and it's already beginning to work now. I've thought to cata. I'm sure he's gonna get his best friend. Tony plan come to my retreat center and become a buddhist and once once i have tony blair then. The next step is george w bush..
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"And all i need to do next is actually a knowledge that goodness and kindness and that's one of the hardest parts to accept praise and to feel good about oneself and to know it is wonderful. It is right. It is positive to not to remember your fault but remember your goodness and so. They're not as other people who say how good you are found four years ago. I got medal from this unit. Prestigious metal the john curtin medal for community service ship leadership and something else forget. What and this was not a buddhist prize. This was like a prize from prestigious university in western australia. Just given to one person a year. And i quote it in two thousand and four for my leadership qualities and how much i'd work for the buddhist community more than a buddhist community the bigger community when i was given this metal never the charts and all these big cheeses as i say in attendance. I thought why are you giving it to me. I'm just doing my job. And i'm in my steps speech. I say was very nice to receive this but is other people more deserving than me. I don't know why you give to me. I was being humble. I thought but then the next year i attended. Also because there's a pbs meadow. When you get an attendance. And i thought what other people came to see me getting the medal. I should go and see other people get the medal. And then the person was this professor trophy who was the head hematologist in such odd garden hospital one of the main to teaching hospitals in purse and the reason he he told his story a lot of other people told the story why they thought he deserved this medal and being the head hematologist. He was one of the people. One of the experts was dating with cancer patients in the hospital and he knows his one thing that they had the best medical care for hardly any compassion there which is almost warmer table coming into factory being treated not as people but as cancer objects and being given professional treatment. But there was something missing. Just the care for these people so he used his influence to raise money and to find a part of the hospital where they had alternative therapies. Homeopathy rakia massage the weirdest stuff. He didn't mind he wanted to. In his center and being a scientist being ahead hematologist. He was putting his reputation on the line many of his friends his fellow doctor. Saudi gone wacky. But he did this because it didn't really matter whether massad worked when your being massaged someone is caring for you. Feel the hands on your body there being kind even ricky you can feel that someone has focusing on you and trying to help you and he realizes i know that that was an important part of the treatments. Never underestimate the power of kindness is huge and so he put his reputation on the line. Got the money together. Open the center and now in this hospital in perth. Every patient who has cancer can go in there and get a foot. Massage reflects allergy while some caring treatment for free and they go off with off of the camera. Therapy feeding cat. For and i find. He's found he's done his research over the years that the recovery rights a much greater than average. And that's why he got. That price. And i was always crying when i had that. Wow what a great guy but a wonderful things done but when he gave his acceptance speech he said the people more important than me should have got the prize at nyu gave it to me..
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.
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"You don't for your head when you get home you're lying is like what do you have to have a perfect life to lover push utah. That's why we love because what love is is loving person. Know that impact. My say that mike how i saw it really. What he's done is a lot of headaches but still it doesn't matter i can still lock even care for him because i don't expect my mum so any marks to be perfect. I expect life to be like this. Now when you do something and say you know straight. You can't make omelet without cracking eggs. So whenever you do something that good in the world someone is gonna get upset. And that's what happens so you don't have it. Many experts argue expectations of life of more realistic. So you don't get frustrated so say oh here we go again. Here comes again husband having another argue but what getting upset again so except this nothing wrong with this. This is why this is realistic. This is what relationships about this is about. This is what life is about so where we could actually except for what it is. That's called inside now inside. It's nothing fancy. You know you see what you get beautiful blazing lights in your mind and you see the truth and the permanence emptiness of all things really instead of the real incisive lie is actually seeing live as it is your life but how it was. I want should have this. You realize that nothing has gone wrong. Don't get angry here. We go again. I'm comes in two forms first of all his anger to other people. But it's also the worst for his anger towards yourself and that's the most insidious for so when you have problems in life anger towards other people is when it all goes wrong. You get frustrated and you play somebody else you know. It's not their fault. They're doing what they're doing and they can't really do anything else. You get it ever got a dog sparking when you try to concentrate. Why are you getting angry at dogs. Barking dogs do a meditation retreat. We've got crows meditation center. When jack ack ack you know the comet coz of being reborn as a quote if you got gag guy to your wife gag. I get bought as a crow so he can't with your partner so this is well. This is what dogs do well husbands. Do what do bosses do. What monks illnesses pop. The 'cause it's like so. Let me have this beautiful. Oh here we go again. This is what we don have seventy expectations then. We don't need to get angry whenever there's a problem so we blame other people was part of the act. It's not blaming this blaming yourself now. How frustrating and depressing laugh can be. You weren't really really really hard at work and the other person the officer promotion is that having to you. You are so lucky. Think about it. If get the promotion. What happens you get more money but know you just get more stress. That's all so you don't live long enough to spend the extra money is just in seventy people you know. They've got plenty of money but that poor in time enough time to enjoy ourselves so if you don't get the promotion at work we'll pay less stress extra time for me to enjoy a stupid people. They can become the high flies. Become see getting a heart attack by the time. They're forty-five as me. Now i can enjoy myself at time. The buddhist fellowship meditate enjoy cups coffee. Ceos i'd have the opportunity. You're lucky promotion so we look at it that way. You can up positive anything so you don't get angry yourself when things that work out the way you wanted it to. This is why you can deal with. This is no big deal. So now. Whether it's i taught me in trouble if i execute munich from what by party if i get excommunicated from todd if i got excommunicated from the vanishing all then i cannot see style. Halley travel so much wonderful thing s communicated next from the put assertive western australia itemize style. My cable locks now. Many people have actually visited the cuyahoga we saw live. I don't have enough time to listening. That's more toll is vice versa. So i always look this way. It doesn't matter what happens with both ways. You can win so because whatever enough is a problem you go left you go out which ever way. It works out. Doesn't matter so what happened the end so i called this wonderful attitude. This is such a positive fashion. No matter what happens in life get sick. You die you getting sick and die shortcuts a heaven. Why have to wait for another ten years. Twenty years old. He was getting cancer. Getting sick contains a short car cancer. Now.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
Guided Meditation With Venerable Upekkha
"It's three o'clock so we'll stat the guided meditation though. Many people are back is yet I'm vendor hookah and I'm from amazon and monastery supposed to say something about myself. So i'm not really sure what. But i've been there since two thousand nine and i does a big kuni in Two thousand and fourteen. So what can i see vinegar. Goethe me is with me invented an analysis on the other side. We've been together for many years now. So they're my good friends. And so yeah. So we just begin the guided meditation. So just become aware being here right now becoming aware of sitting in this room on this seat in this study knowing your surroundings just a little aware of where you're sitting and bringing your attention to how it feeds to be here right now now ing whatever it is to arrive sensations in the body and feelings in your heart letting everything be control things to arise bringing has since warped in goodwill towards what you feel right now goodwill that is faith in this room immersing yourself in it how in your said to relax washburn have been listening to and trying to come comprehend mine might go back to that