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This is a translation of the first of four volumes of the Mahāyāna version of the Mahāparinirvāṇa-sūtra, one of the most revered and influential Buddhist texts in East Asia. It is based on the Chinese translation by the Indian monk Dharmakṣema (385–433) from a Sanskrit text of which only fragments remain. Not to be confused with an early Buddhist sutra of the same name, the Nirvana Sutra (as it is called in East Asian Buddhism) is most famous for its doctrine of the “buddha-nature” as universally present in all living beings. However, the text is also well known for its teachings on vegetarianism and for its discussion of nonemptiness as commensurate with emptiness that reverses Buddhist traditions of nonself, impermanence, and suffering; a class of nonbelievers called icchantikas who can still be saved; the denial of any corporeal dimension to Śākyamuni; and for its assertion that violent defense of the Dharma is justified when threatened, among others. The first Chinese translation made some ten years earlier by the Chinese pilgrim Faxian stirred controversy because it’s depiction of the icchantika problem suggested these individuals were bereft of the buddha-nature and thus without hope for spiritual renewal, prompting the prominent monk Daosheng to denounce Faxian’s text as flawed. Daosheng was initially ridiculed for his position, but when the Dharmakṣema translation began to circulate, his view was validated, and he went on to become one of most influential thinkers in Chinese Buddhist history.

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One of the most sought-after experts in the field of functional medicine shares her proven four-step program to treat, reverse, and prevent autoimmune conditions and repair your immune system.

• Are you constantly exhausted?

• Do you frequently feel sick?

• Are you hot when others are cold, or cold when everyone else is warm?

• Do you have trouble thinking clearly, aka “brain fog”?

• Do you often feel irritable?

• Are you experiencing hair loss, dry skin, or unexplained weight fluctuation?

• Do your joints ache or swell but you don’t know why?

• Do you have an overall sense of not feeling your best, but it has been going on so long it’s actually normal to you?

IF you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have an autoimmune disease, and this book is the “medicine” you need. Among the most prevalent forms of chronic illness in this country, autoimmune disease affects nearly 23.5 million Americans. This epidemic—a result of the toxins in our diet; exposure to chemicals, heavy metals, and antibiotics; and unprecedented stress levels—has caused millions to suffer from autoimmune conditions such as Graves’ disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, lupus, and more. In The Immune System Recovery Plan, Dr. Susan Blum, one of the most sought-after experts in the field of functional medicine, shares the four-step program she used to treat her own serious autoimmune condition and help countless patients reverse their symptoms, heal their immune systems, and prevent future illness.

DR. BLUM’S INNOVATIVE METHOD FOCUSES ON:

• Using food as medicine

• Understanding the stress connection

• Healing your gut and digestive system

• Optimizing liver function

Each of these sections includes an interactive workbook to help you determine and create your own personal treatment program. Also included are recipes for simple, easy-to-prepare dishes to jump-start the healing process.

The Immune System Recovery Plan is a revolutionary way for people to balance their immune systems, transform their health, and live fuller, happier lives.

Hands-On the Shaper Origin: A Tool That Changes How We Build

I bet the hand saw really changed some things. One day you’re hacking away at a log with an ax. It’s sweaty, awful work, and the results are never what you’d expect. The next day the clever new apprentice down at the blacksmith’s shop is demoing his beta of his new Saw invention and looking for testers, investors, and a girlfriend. From that day onward the work is never the same again. It’s not an incremental change, it’s a change. The world of tools is seeing a new change, and I think this is the first of many tools that will change the way we build. Like most things that are a big change, the components to build them have been around for a while. That actually does what everything else has been promising to do. It’s not new, but it’s the difference between crude and gasoline. My poetic rasping aside, the Shaper Origin is the future of making things. It’s tempting to boil it down and say that it’s a CNC machine, or a router. Suddenly complex cuts on any flat surface are easy. There’s no need for a 25,000 dollar gantry router to take up half a garage. No need for layout tools. There’s not even a real need to jump between the tool and a computer. It can be both the design tool and the production tool. It’s like a magic pencil that summons whatever it draws. But even I had to see it to believe it. Enough Ranting, What Is It. Shaper Origin is an augmented reality CNC router. The augmented portion is a suite of sensors and an onboard computer. You give it a few reference points on a surface and it uses that to track its position on the surface. It then augments your view of that surface with a rendering of the paths you’d like to create, edit, or cut. Unlike most AR devices, it doesn’t just augment the data available to you, it actually changes physical things about the world around it. This includes your ability to use the tool. When you use the router to trace the paths it’s projecting on its display, it automatically corrects any errors you make by moving the bit opposite of them. Previously, your best freehand work might have been to stay within a half inch of the path. There are undoubtedly many ingredients in the secret sauce that makes up the Origin. One of them is the fiducial tape used by the system. The tape looks like (and is) a perpetually randomized pattern of dominos. There are only a few hundred possible dominos, but the tool’s computer vision software interprets both the dominoes and. Source: Hackaday

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  • Fort Wayne, Allen County school board elections will feature many contested races

    08/26/16 ,via News Sentinel

    Longtime board member John Blum didn't seek re-election. District 2: Mark W. Gilpin, 56, Roanoke, the incumbent and current board vice president, who works in sales for Applied Technology Group. District 3: Meagan K. Milne, Fort Wayne, the incumbent

  • Literary guide

    08/26/16 ,via SFGate

    Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa. www.socowomenevents.com. Elva Nelson Hayes “The Unnamed.” 6 p.m. Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St., Oakland. oaklandoctopus.org. Fat Fury, Fat Love: Claiming Fat Space

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Everyone loves a Tree Frog - photo by Mark Blum. Did you know they live up to 5 years! #cuteanimals https://t.co/K8pYboq1SM 08/26/16, @flipscope3d
RT @Suits_USA: Mark his words. #Suits https://t.co/ANDwnC1usp 08/25/16, @Arnaud_Blum
You can even see the markings inside its mouth - stunning! Photo by the talented Mark Blum - https://t.co/XiPYA9ngOH https://t.co/naXXCbuXsq 08/24/16, @flipscope3d

Recipes

  • Mark's Clam Chowder

    butter, celery, flour, half and half, clams, onions, black pepper, potato, salt

  • Mark's Nearly Famous Sloppy Joes

    barbecue sauce, ground beef, black pepper, brown sugar, celery, parsley, green pepper, ketchup, lemon juice, liquid smoke flavoring, onions, salt, white vinegar, worcestershire sauce, mustard

Books

  • Big Trucks and Diggers in 3-D

    Chronicle Books. 2001. ISBN: 0811831728,9780811831727. 56 pages.

    The bucket of a backhoe swoops toward you. A disk plow sweeps across fields. You can almost smell the hot asphalt being laid down by the paver in this exciting 3-D book. Stereoscopic photography has been around for more than 100 years, and it hasn't lost it's capacity to amaze both children and adults. Look through the stereoscopic glassesbuilt right into cover so they can't get lost--and view these massive building machines in all their glory.

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Mark Blum - IMDb

Mark Blum, Actor: Shattered Glass. Mark Blum was born on May 14, 1950 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Shattered Glass (2003 ...

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Mark Blum; Born (1950-05-14) May 14, 1950 (age 66) Newark, New Jersey, U.S. Occupation: Actor: Years active: 1976?-present: Spouse(s) Janet Zarish

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