Walking the Kumano Kodo: Afternoon of Day 1 (Thursday 26 September), Takijiri-oji to Tsugizakura-oji.

(Takijiri-oji to Tsugizakura-oji - Distance: 18.2kms. Walking time 6hrs 25mins to 9hrs 40mins. Elevation 82m to 688m to 374m) Previous Post - Walking the Kumano Kodo: Midday of Day 1 (Thursday 26 September), Takijiri-oji to Tsugizakura-oji. The Kumano Kodo trail followed the road behind Chikatsuyu-oji and past a primary school. On the school grounds was... Continue Reading →

Walking the Kumano Kodo: Midday of Day 1 (Thursday 26 September), Takijiri-oji to Tsugizakura-oji.

(Takijiri-oji to Tsugizakura-oji - Distance: 18.2kms. Walking time 6hrs 25mins to 9hrs 40mins. Elevation 82m to 688m to 374m) Previous Post - Walking the Kumano Kodo: Morning of Day 1 (Thursday 26 September), Takijiri-oji to Tsugizakura-oji. The Kumano Kodo trail continued behind Takahara. Leaving the village, Mik, Patrick and I climbed steeply for another two... Continue Reading →

Musing 11: On My Biology.

My biology determines my desires and interests. I look at people, I talk to people, and I listen to people because they interest me. I am attracted to them. I don't look at dirt nor do I listen to dirt because dirt doesn't interest me. My biology shapes my consciousness and my consciousness is bound... Continue Reading →

Signs I.

God created the universe and from His virtues fashioned laws to bind the universe. He created physical laws to control the movements of the stars, the orbits of the planets, and the rising and the falling of the seas. And He created moral laws so that the living grow, societies prosper, and humanity evolves. Without... Continue Reading →

Happiness IV.

The body must learn self-discipline to achieve happiness. It must be strengthened. It must learn new skills and practice those skills so that it grows stronger. Only then can the body and the mind achieve freedom and walk the straight path. Only then are we happy. The Straight Path: A Religious Guide to Finding and... Continue Reading →

Happiness III.

The lazy are not happy nor are the greedy nor the lustful. They gain satisfaction from bodily delights, but these impulses are not happiness. They are a brief respite in the darkness. They weaken the mind's control over the body and weaken the body itself. A body chained to desire is lethargic and lacks the... Continue Reading →

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