Too Much Snow, Too Much White, my eyes, my eyes.

There is a saying of the Buddhist monk Nichiren Daishonin, that

Winter Always Turns to Spring

Those who believe in the Lotus Sutra are as if in winter, but winter always turns to spring. Never, from ancient times on, has anyone heard or seen of winter turning back to autumn. Nor have we ever heard of a believer in the Lotus Sutra who turned into an ordinary person. The sutra reads, “If there are those who hear the Law, then not a one will fail to attain Buddhahood.”

Well I just wish that it’d hurry up because after my recent travels, I’m getting rather fed up with white.  Even though we all know that white is made from all colours as Newton proved with his prisms experiment, I’d just like the opportunity to see some of them some time in the near future!

Austrian Trip Photos


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By Strangely

Founding member of the gifted & talented band, "The Crawling Chaos" from the North-East of England.


  1. I’m sure there’s a joke about false pearls… Good news about the internet access – you’ll be able to get some proper work done now.

    As for the photos; that’s the NextGEN Gallery plugin which you already have in your blog, you just need to activate it.
    What I do is resize & rename a group of photos using Irfanview in batch mode. I set all the photos to be a max dimension of 800 pixels and save with ~85% compression as jpegs. This means the max size of a photo is about 100k. This way they upload fairly fast and are easily viewable on-screen.
    Then upload into a new NextGen Gallery.
    Add some tags and descriptions if appropriate.

    The gallery is then added to the post or page using a simple tag from the toolbar icon. The bottom one shows as:
    [slideshow id=22]
    If I wanted a thumnail picture list I’d use:
    [nggallery id=22]

    It’s quite neat once you get the hang of it. The interface and usability has improved a lot over the past year.

  2. wow how d’ya get yr photos to do that! I’m in a hotel WITH INTERNET and it’s FREE!!!!!! Who could beieve my luck!!!!! It is beautiful here and what’s more there’s a local Buddhist I met in Wien so will give her a call soon. Just arrived and bought some false pearls, they’re great. Well off to email everyone I know. c u soon

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