Jan 1, 2007

Predictions for 2007

Absolute Take-it-to-the-Bank Certain

1. Beings will continue to be born, age, suffer, sicken and die. In brief, samsara will still suck.
2. Most humans will still be motivated by greed, hatred and delusion.
3. Nevertheless, there will be, here and there, moments of wisdom and acts of kindness to lighten the load.
4. Everyone of us who survives the year will be one year closer to death.

Pretty Safe Bets

1. 2007 will be hotter, as a world average, than 2006
2. Politicians in many countries will make soothing mouth noises about climate change but nothing of consequence will be done about it.
3. People in the Middle East will continue to kill each other for land, water, oil, religion, looking at each other funny and for no damn reason
4. President Bush will say something stupid
5. In Canada, the minority government will fall on a no-confidence motion and there will be fresh elections
6. Also, the Maple Leafs will not win the Stanley Cup
7. Stupid celebrity scandals will dominate the American media to distract from most of the above. (except the really crucial no.6 about which they don't give a damn)

Maybe Just Wishful Thinking

1. The Democrats in the US will begin seriously investigating the crimes of the Bush administration
2. The US will begin pulling out of Iraq
3. The US and Israel will realize a war with Iran would be catastrophically insane and will back off
4. The Maple Leafs will get to the playoffs

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice. We share almost the same hopes. However, I would like to emphasize some of them.

First, I hope that the USA, Israel AND IRAN will let go the ideas of war. Not just the first two.

I also hope that human rights problems in several countries outside the middle east, such as China, (Fallon Gong, Tibbet) will be solved as well.

I guess we both share the same hope that the jenocide in Sudan should be stopped. In my opinion, jenocide should be stopped BY FORCE if necessary.

Let's hope that while rushing out of Iraq, there will be no vacum left for Iran/ Osama and others. We all know that a country, ruled by terror, causes the rest of the world to suffer (Refer to Afganistan).

May all beings be at ease!!

Unenlightened said...

"Beings will continue to be born, age, suffer, sicken and die." Could you clarify the statement, i.e., will they be reborned? You seem to have avoided the issue of reincarnation.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your humour! Really appreciate it.

jen said...

3. Nevertheless, there will be, here and there, moments of wisdom and acts of kindness to lighten the load.

Wow. Nice!

Ajahn Punnadhammo said...

anonymous said "First, I hope that the USA, Israel AND IRAN will let go the ideas of war. Not just the first two."

I would agree with this if Iran was actually doing anything war-like. Building nuclear reactors for electricity in their own country is not war-like.