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Monday, February 04, 2008

Yes We Can!!!

Check out this moving video of a Barack Obama speech set to music. It gives me chills of inspiration and hope for a new day. And right now in my life I need to believe in something hopeful.

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thelizzious said...

This almost makes me sad that I am not an American, because I know who to vote for. Thanks so much for sharing this.

david said...

voted for Barak today in NY .

sometimes you just gotta believe we can do things as the should be done, and not just accept the status quo.

the moment of transformation is upon us!

one love.

PeterAtLarge said...

I sure hope we can, James. We need this one! Blessings...

Christian said...


"A Buddhist who is fully convinced of the doctrine of kamma does not pray to another to be saved but confidently relies on himself for his purification because it teaches individual responsibility.

It is this doctrine of kamma that gives him consolation, hope, self reliance and moral courage. It is this belief in kamma "that validates his effort, kindles his enthusiasm," makes him ever kind, tolerant and considerate. It is also this firm belief in kamma that prompts him to refrain from evil, do good and be good without being frightened of any punishment or tempted by any reward.

It is this doctrine of kamma that can explain the problem of suffering, the mystery of so-called fate or predestination of other religions, and above all the inequality of mankind"

Hope outside of yourself, I have seen, is an illusion and leads to clinging and suffering.

They call him James Ure said...


You're welcome. I am glad that it inspired you too. The next best thing to not being an American would be to have Obama as a better American President to the world than George W. Bush.


That's great!! I'm about to vote for him in about an hour just down the street from my house.


We do need this one and I can feel the energy building for this new direction. We shall see!!


I agree with you for the most part. However, I will say that sometimes having inspiration in someone else can help give us the courage to remain hopeful.

That being said, I do agree that our courage and hope must for the most part be something we cultivate within ourselves.

Gregor said...

Great Video, just beautiful.

I cannot wait to cast my vote!

Anonymous said...

Holy Trinity Church anybody? Louis Farrakhan: "Hitler was a great man"

They call him James Ure said...


Obama didn't say those things. I think that we should be leery of guilt by association.

I know several Buddhists that I disagree with and who say offending things to me. However, I am not going to discard my Buddhist tradition because of those few people.

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