Very simple, from my understanding of prayer, you pray to a ‘higher being‘ that can in someway intercede in matters down here on Earth. OK?
Who is that ‘higher being’ when it comes to Buddhism? That is my issue.
Please do not tell me that it must, of course, be the Buddha. But, it cannot be, by definition. The Buddha is no longer around. He is gone. He reached ‘Nirvana‘. The state of NOT being here, there or anywhere else. So the Buddha is not like God. The Buddha was adamant that he will cease to be. So you can’t pray to Buddha — at least in a meaningful way. He can’t intercede. He is not there. Bit like an imaginary friend.
Yes, Buddhists do pray — but to gods (small ‘g’) from other religions. My adoptive mother, who believed that she was a model Buddhist, was renowned for her prayers, which people, around the world, claimed worked. [I have one rebuttal. If her prayers were that good how do you explain ME?] But she prayed to everybody and anybody. Though claiming to be 100% Buddhist she prayed to the Christian God, Hindu gods and whoever she could rustle up. She had more Holy Water from different parts of the world, Lourdes her favorite, at her apartment in Paris that soda. It would always be ‘would you like some Holy Water? Got some special from Lourdes, last week’. But that was my adoptive mother (who birthday it was today). Not the Dalai Lama.
He is said to be a Buddhist leader. So who does he pray to — because that is the religion you should check out. SMILE.
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Click here for the ‘official’ Acadia Centennial 2016 Webpage
— by the ‘Friends of Acadia’ as opposed to U.S. Park Service.
Quite a few events listed BUT NOTHING
on Friday, July 8, 2016,
the actual centennial at the Park itself.
I thought there would be a public ceremony say
atop Cadillac Mountain by the
Stephen Tyng Mather plaque.
Seems a ‘poor show’.
Possible that the Rangers will still do something.
I guess I should check around.
>> >> Price FIXED 2 hours after my call! << <<
Corrected Price, 2 hours later.
This would appear to be a ‘Fat Finger‘ problem. They have put the $899.95 price for the KIT against the body. And that appears to have propagated throughout, with the kit being $250 more — as it is supposed to be.
I spoke with an Amazon Rep. just now. Yes, it is possible to speak with Amazon Reps with no hold-time. I do so often. SMILE. I reported the problem and using my persuasive skills even managed to secure myself a small monetary reward for doing so — though Amazon does NOT have a policy for rewarding those that help them keep their product listings kosher. I am happy. Can’t stop smiling. SMILE.
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Doing crafts is Teischan’s second love in life, watching videos/TV her first. Actually what she really likes to do is work on crafts while watching videos on YouTube (on her pad).
Yesterday, i.e., Sunday, she built this bathroom — all by herself. Check out the shower — with showerhead and controls.
I am encouraging her to go into business. Make ‘sets’ on order for other kids.
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No problems. Very smooth. In total took less than 10 minutes for all 4 updates and I, intentionally, took it slow so as to avoid any ‘finger trouble’. I even gave the Fuji battery a quick ‘top up’ charge in between the body update and the lens updates!
Did the body, i.e., X-E2s, with just that update on the card.
Then I formatted the card, topped up the battery, and copied ALL 3 updates to the card at once. As I had read on a Fuji forum that was no problem. Camera effortlessly picked up the right update for each lens that was mounted. That saved quite a few steps and time. Lens updates, with the file size just 388KB, were quick. I think I could have had all 4 update (or more) on the card at the same time BUT I was willing to do the body separately.
Did the 55-200 zoom last. Then couldn’t resist taking some pictures, in my darkened study, at ISO 12,800 using manual focus. I will upload the images laters. It could be my imagination and WISHFUL thinking, BUT they seemed sharper!
Lens updates I succesfully installed.
For the record here are images of each update.
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