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John Davis

"One who seeks delight in form seeks delight in suffering. One who seeks delight in suffering, I say, is not freed from suffering. -Buddha,"

Bristol, VA, USA
male, age 63
married, 3 children
Speaks: English, Welsh
Joined May 20, 2004

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I am here because:

* I believe in making the world a better place.
* I believe in treating others with trust and respect.
* I believe everyone has something to contribute.

The concept of this pledge comes from Sue Braiden a member in a progressive
internet network; it has been adapted for use here on Care2.

Prayer to Give Aid

May I become at all times, both now and forever
A protector for those without protection
A guide for those who have lost their way
A ship for those with oceans to cross
A bridge for those with rivers to cross
A sanctuary for those in danger
A lamp for those without light
A place of refuge for those who lack shelter
And a servant to all in need.

- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Prayer for Freedom From Suffering

May all beings everywhere plagued
with sufferings of body and mind
quickly be freed from their illnesses.
May those frightened cease to be afraid,
and may those bound be free.
May the powerless find power,
and may people think of befriending
one another.
May those who find themselves in trackless,
fearful wilderness--
the children, the aged, the unprotected--
be guarded by beneficent celestials,
and may they swiftly attain Buddhahood.

- The Buddha

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Hometown Baltimore, MD 
Birthday April 16, 1956  
About Me I am just this guy, you see. I'm nobody speical. I just have a sence of what my best highest use of my abilities would have been. I have studied Reiki and the teachings on Ki Development and Aikido of Koichi Tohei Sensei, but have no "credentials" to use this stuff. I am a Spiritualist who claims no particular brand of religion, and a practical pacifist. I consider myself a moderate liberal and feel that there are problems that can be solved but we must begin with ourselves and then inspire others to follow. With King George II on the throne, that is all we can do.
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Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Liberal
Wild Fact About Me At times I can be a paradox within an enigma. Or vice-verse.
My Philosophy Do the thing in your mind, and when you are done relax completely knowing that it is finished.
What Gives Me Hope My belief that man is essentially good and if given half a choice will act in the best interest of all. Also my understanding of the teachings of Zen Buddhism: that humankind can find its true nature and realize the above truth.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Mayor: Immediately work to form a coalition to improve the economic circumstances in my city. This would include bringing in my opposition.
Governor: Introduce legislation to increase availability of food and shelters to homeless and poor people as well as to nullify "pro life" efforts to ban abortions. Next, ban nuclear war ships, missiles and war heads. Also work with coalitions of busniss and academic people to improve the state's environment and economy. In a democracy coalition building is the best way to go.
President: Immediately find a list of pro-choice and liberal judges to fill any vacancies. Work to undo the social inequities by the prior administration (were I running in this election). I would work to build a coalition of moderate to liberal people to work on such problems as the environment and the economy and the various wars.
What/who changed my life and why Star Wars (Episode 4, A New Hope) because it led me to the teachings of Koichi Tohei Sensei.
Quotation O're the hills and o're the main,
To Iraq and Afganistain.
King George commands and we obey,
Over the hills and far away.
(J.B. Daivs, 5/5/05)
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