Yesterday I received a short note from Aloke Kumar on StumbleUpon. He had posted a short biography of the Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh with the dedication:
"This tribute is for Wilbau from Austria who believes in Spirituality ...".
I had one of these 'electrifying moments' with some feelings of guilt of not having done enough to promote Human Rights in the last few months.
These months weren't always sunny, people get suspicious and sometimes one can get the feeling of running against walls etc. However, this tribute of course does make me very happy and encourages me a lot. Thank you Aloke!
Before I will pass on the 'glory' or better said: 'credit' to my fellow Bloggers (and Stumblers) and to BlogCatalog I share some words about Aloke.
Aloke, 50-something, is from Calcutta, India. He sais in his profile: "We live in a fantasy world ... sometimes ... when not ...like having a bad dream", well you can read for yourself in his profile at the above link or check into the story of Aloke Kumar's life.
On StumbleUpon, Aloke has over 1k subscribers and favored 43k items. If you want to stumble and see great pages then subscribe to him.
You can see his post on Thich Nanh Hanh below.
Now, already for a couple of years the Bloggers Unite action of BlogCatalog gives Bloggers, Vloggers and PhotoBloggers an opportunity to use their blog to make the world a better place.
"Use your space
to make the world
a better place".
Yes that sounds like something that people like John Lennon, Yoko Ono or Michel Jackson would like to hear, because they also sang about it and promoted peace (and better living qualities) years ago.
The last Action on BlogCatalog in May 2008 was for the promotion of Human Rights. Now in October 2008 if you search for the term 'human rights' at BC's new improved search you can find nearly 20.000 items ON BlogCatalog!
A lot of stumbler are also 'specialised' in stumbling pages that concern Human Rights.
And here you find my stumbled pages on Human Rights.
Now I come back to Aloke's post and I put it here, as the posts on SU have the tendency to 'disappear' in the SU blogs archives.
With these three last sentences (precepts) of Thich Nhat Hanh I finish this post. If you wish, you can get here some information on his 2009 US Tour.
And please feel free to comment on this post, stumble, digg, mixx ... :)