S'ha acabat el Nadal
i tournem a normalitat
tot apunta al desastre mundial

Un altre any que s'en va
altres somnis que arrivaran
somnis de pau, anem en davant

El somni d'uns, els somnis de tots
els de cadascu, les veus de nosaltres
els camins que alguns han fet
el cami que a altres deixare

Una remor, s'escolta al bar
veus trancadas de tant cantar
rondas de nit, bom temp viandra

Totes les portes, obertes fins ara
i las que esperan, aquelles que esperan
tots els dies son teus i s'en van
tan sols aixo, aixo es el que vola

(Amparo Sánchez)

Quote of the Day (Shantideva VI, 10)

If a problem can be solved,
What reason is there to be upset?
If there is no possible solution,
What use is there in being sad?

Bodhicharyavatara, VI, 10

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¿Tienes Miedo?
....siempre hay hombres ke tienen ke soportar más ;-)

I just came across a huge list of phobias - some of them are very strange, others are really funny - at least I had a good laugh about some of them, so I thought I'll share the funniest ones.... Here are my top 60 phobias (I'm really curious if there is anybody on this little planet who suffers from all of them....)

Acerophobia- Fear of sourness
Allodoxaphobia- Fear of opinions
Apeirophobia- Fear of infinity
Arachibutyrophobia- Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth
Asymmetriphobia- Fear of asymmetrical things
Bibliophobia- Fear of books
Cacophobia- Fear of ugliness
Cenophobia or Centophobia- Fear of new things or ideas
Chronophobia- Fear of time
Cibophobia- Fear of food (Sitophobia, Sitiophobia)
Cleptophobia- Fear of stealing
Consecotaleophobia- Fear of chopsticks
Coulrophobia- Fear of clowns
Dementophobia- Fear of insanity
Dikephobia- Fear of justice
Ecclesiophobia- Fear of church
Ecophobia- Fear of home
Ephebiphobia- Fear of teenagers
Ergophobie - Fear of work
Euphobia- Fear of hearing good news
Geliophobia- Fear of laughter
Geniophobia- Fear of chins
Genuphobia- Fear of knees
Gnosiophobia- Fear of knowledge
Hagiophobia- Fear of saints or holy things
Hedonophobia- Fear of feeling pleasure
Homilophobia- Fear of sermons
Hygrophobia- Fear of liquids, dampness, or moisture
Ideophobia- Fear of ideas
Kathisophobia- Fear of sitting down
Kinetophobia or Kinesophobia- Fear of movement or motion
Mageirocophobia- Fear of cooking
Maniaphobia- Fear of insanity
Mechanophobia- Fear of machines
Megalophobia- Fear of large things
Metrophobia- Fear or hatred of poetry
Neopharmaphobia- Fear of new drugs
Neophobia- Fear of anything new
Novercaphobia- Fear of your step-mother
Ommetaphobia or Ommatophobia- Fear of eyes
Optophobia- Fear of opening one's eyes
Ouranophobia or Uranophobia- Fear of heaven
Panophobia or Pantophobia- Fear of everything
Philosophobia- Fear of philosophy
Pogonophobia- Fear of beards
Polyphobia- Fear of many things
Proctophobia- Fear of rectums
Psychophobia- Fear of mind
Sesquipedalophobia- Fear of long words
Siderophobia- Fear of stars
Sophophobia- Fear of learning
Stasibasiphobia or Stasiphobia- Fear of standing or walking
Staurophobia- Fear of crosses or the crucifix
Symbolophobia- Fear of symbolism
Symmetrophobia- Fear of symmetry
Tapinophobia- Fear of being contagious
Teutophobia- Fear of German or German things
Uranophobia or Ouranophobia- Fear of heaven
Verbophobia- Fear of words
Xenophobia- Fear of strangers or foreigners


Quote of the day (Patrul Rinpoche)

Remember the example of the old cow: She's content to sleep in a barn. You have to eat, sleep and shit - that's the unavoidable - anything beyond that is none of your business. Do what you have to do and keep yourself to yourself.

(Patrul Rinpoche)


For months I was looking for a chart with Tibetan dbu-med scripts, and now I finally found a copy of a paper with the 'bru tsha script. Since there isn't much information about dbu-med on the internet, I thought I should share this one, for the case that some people are interested in learning a dbu-med script. Unfortunately I forgot the original source, but here it is....