An Agenda [of 4 aspects] for Moderates: Starting with Promoting policies to make sure children are enmeshed in webs of warm relationships

Quote from “An Agenda for Moderates: The policy implications of love your neighbor. By David Brooks” on https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/25/opinion/moderate-politics.html
Today’s left and right are fueled by anger and seek conflict. The big idea for moderates should be solidarity, fraternity, conversation across difference. A moderate agenda should magnify our affections for one another.
There are four affections that bind our society, and moderates could champion a policy agenda for each:
We are bound together by our love of our children. The first mission is to promote policies to make sure children are enmeshed in webs of warm relationships: child tax credits, early childhood education, parental leave, schools that emphasize social and emotional learning.
We are bound to society by our work. The second mission is to help people find vocations through which they can serve the community: wage subsidies, apprenticeship tracks, subsidies to help people move to opportunity, work councils, which are clubs that would offer workers lifelong training and representation.
We are bound together by our affection for our place. The third mission is to devolve power out of Washington to the local level. Out-radicalize the left and right by offering a different system of power, a system in which power is wielded by neighbors, who know their local context and trust one another. Create a national service program so that young people are paid to serve organizations in their community.
We are bound together by our shared humanity. The fourth mission is to embrace an immigration policy that balances welcome with cultural integration. It’s to champion housing and education policies that encourage racial integration. Neither left nor right talks much about racial integration anymore. But it is the prerequisite for national unity.

A Buddhist Song in Mandarin language: #郭喬伊 ~ #菩提梵唱

【感人靜心優美心靈天籟暖心佛曲】#郭喬伊~#菩提梵唱; 作詞:聖慧法師 作曲:浮克 演唱:郭喬伊 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NB8HnQ7zzH0

Quote from https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E8%8E%B2%E5%AE%97%E5%AF%BA
歷任住持 釋際然(-1996年) 釋聖慧(1998年-) 蓮宗寺是一座位於天津市和平區保安街36號的尼僧寺院。始建於1936年,由際然法師設計並籌建。當時因蓮宗寺地處天津南市與天津日租界交界處,周邊建有妓院,大煙館等場所,因此便取周敦頤的散文《愛蓮說》中名句「出污泥而不染」之意,並結合「蓮宗」所表達的淨土宗念佛法門的內涵為該寺取名「蓮宗」。目前,該建築為一般保護等級歷史風貌建築[1]。並且,該寺廟還保留有宗教功能並對外開放,現任住持為聖慧法師。
歷史
蓮宗寺的創建者是身為滿族正白旗的際然法師。1936年,際然法師在天津開始籌建蓮宗寺。1938年,際然法師在兩位比丘尼法師昌文和光道的幫助下建成蓮宗寺大殿,之後,他們又修建了寺廟的山門、東西兩廂和後樓的念佛堂。蓮宗寺的全部工程由際然法師親自設計,自行購買原料,親自監理工程進度,整個工程於1947年完工。蓮宗寺建成之後,際然法師在當時開設了尼僧學習班並請一些比丘僧和社會學者到蓮宗寺進行教學,在當時,學員的人數有70人左右,以青年尼僧為主。1947年,結夏安居時,際然法師邀請比丘尼大德瀋陽般若寺的逝波法師來天津蓮宗寺講解《四分律比丘尼戒相表記》。中華人民共和國成立後,蓮宗寺作為1949年後天津僅存的一座尼僧寺院被保留下來。[3]但1966年,寺廟在「文化大革命」中被改為民居,蓮宗寺中的佛像和經典法器被毀壞和洗劫。雖然如此,際然法師仍在蓮宗寺內清齋淨修。1980年,天津市人民政府按照蓮宗寺原有風格對其進行重新修葺。1988年,蓮宗寺開光的時候,際然法師由香港大光法師重新圓頂落髮。1996年,際然法師圓寂,其弟子在蓮宗寺東跨院的院北建立「際然師紀念堂」以紀念這位創始人,際然法師的舍利也供奉在這座紀念堂的舍利塔中。[4]
建築特點
蓮宗寺是一座具有蘇州園林風格的兩進院式中式建築群。其中,建築的三門殿向東西兩邊各延長半間,三門殿內部設有韋馱、彌勒、伽藍菩薩和兩尊金剛。寺院內部的大雄寶殿坐北朝南。山門上設有一方中國佛教協會會長趙朴初的親題匾額。寶殿外面設有金泊撲底,黑漆描字的抱柱,抱柱上設有龔望書寫的一副棣書楹聯,上書:「九品蓮台獅吼象鳴登法座,三尊金像龍吟虎嘯出天台」。大雄寶殿內部主要供有三尊佛像,中間的佛像為釋伽牟尼佛、兩邊的佛像為阿彌陀佛和藥師佛。大殿內部的兩側還設有龕,裡面供奉觀音和地藏菩薩。這五尊佛祖和菩薩的塑像都為明朝時期的銅質包金。大殿二層設有念佛堂,其東西兩壁設有有對聯,上書:「一念真純靈山地,六時諷誦大羅天。」念佛堂內供奉有阿彌陀佛並藏有一部《大正藏》。[5]

Loves

Tori Kelly – Colors Of The Wind

So beautiful; “How high will the sycamore grow If you cut it down, then you’ll never know.” … “You can own the Earth and still All you’ll own is Earth until
You can paint with all the colors of the wind.”

Tori Kelly – Colors Of The Wind https://youtu.be/XpIMGamlvwg

Lyrics:
You think you own whatever land you land on
The Earth is just a dead thing you can claim
But I know every rock and tree and creature
Has a life, has a spirit, has a name
You think the only people who are people
Are the people who look and think like you
But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger
You’ll learn things you never knew, you never knew
Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon
Or asked the grinning bobcat why he grinned
Can you sing with all the voices of the mountains
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind
How high will the sycamore grow If you cut it down, then you’ll never know
And you’ll never hear the wolf cry to the blue corn moon
For whether we are white or copper skinned
We need to sing with all the voices of the mountains
We need to paint with all the colors of the wind
You can own the Earth and still All you’ll own is Earth until
You can paint with all the colors of the wind

Music for the lonely, exhausted, in pain, deserted

今年,二零一八年, 十二月十五日於加州聖地牙哥家聽韓德爾的彌賽亞聖歌及以下的聖誕節於挪威的歌唱,我似乎悟到原來宗教能給孤單、疾苦、微弱、無助、被遺/棄的人一些心靈的扶助、解脫及寄望。

On December 15, 2018 in San Diego, California home, I become realizing that the religious belief provides a shelter, sanctuary and healing.

.Love, love, love. May love be with you. JUL I NIDAROS / CHRISTMAS IN NORWAY https://youtu.be/5Io_7-jVfYU

. Christmas in Vienna 2018 https://youtu.be/L-A4Maw6Jn0

Christmas Eve is one week to go, so this: “The best of Silent Night – Christmas in Vienna” https://youtu.be/1Rh1xzpKc-o

Silent Night lyrics:

Silent night, holy night
All is calm and all is bright
Round yon virgin, mother and child
Holy infant, so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace, ooh
Sleep, sleep in heaven, heavenly peace
Silent night, holy night
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories streams from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing, alleluia
Christ the savior is born, he’s born
Christ the savior is born
Round yon virgin, mother and child
Holy infant, so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace, oh
Sleep in heavenly peace


World of Thousands Helping Hands (千手世界), a video

It has to be love: World of Thousands Helping Hands (千手世界) – https://youtu.be/LZY-4YxzKb8?list=RDLZY-4YxzKb8

WorldOfThousandsHelpingHands
Lyrics:
聽不見幸福的節奏 說不出悲傷的緣由 只因我已化身千手裡 舞動人生不空過 不曾為艱辛而停留 不曾為命運而低頭 只因我已化身千手裡 為了奉獻而婆娑 看那生命的缺陷 演出無憾的完美 舞著柔軟的勇氣 展放大愛的力量 一手 一手 百手 千手 化解生命的悲苦 因為善讓生命美麗 因為愛讓生命延續 因為慈悲讓生命寬濶 因為感恩讓生命歡喜