Author Archives: Ron Pavellas

About Ron Pavellas

Expatriate American living in Sweden with wife. Retired from employment in the USA. Currently focused on blog articles, memoirs, and creative writing.

About Men

Men, the real men, not the cartoon characters of the movies, advertising and other media. The men who labor and support their families. The men who make and fix tools. The men who study the arts and letters, then tell … Continue reading

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“Fruit ripened is awakening completed/The flower opens and worlds arise”

The quotation above is a translation of the last two lines of the gatha of Dharma transmission by Punyamitra, the 26th Indian Buddhist Patriarch, given to his successor Punyatara, the 27th Patriarch, in a succession of patriarchs following the death … Continue reading

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