What People Find Clever and Funny

In France it is common to read documents and sign and date them to acknowledge explicitly having read them. It is also common to initial each page of a sometimes considerable tome. It is a sensible if slightly time consuming procedure. Like with many things here there is a good reason behind it.

When I was younger, I looked into the possibility of changing my name by deed poll to Stephen Henry Ian Taylor or maybe Charles Ulysses Nigel. The idea being that it would be lawful for me to initial documents. Instead of AGT, which I recently saw on a numberplate, there would be another set of initials. This notion amused me for a while. Sometimes colleagues used to refer to people by initials. I never went ahead with it, and I am not sure if people at the deed poll office would allow such a set of initials. This is the kind of thing that tickles for a while but is best left un-actioned.

On Sunday we were on the receiving end of what someone may have thought was either clever or funny or intimating and malicious.

If someone genuinely thinks that doing that kind of thing either with or without incantation is a good idea, they must be configured in a strange way.

We have thought about who might have done it.

Was it just some random?

Was someone paid to do it?

Does someone have a grudge?

Using black magic like this has a big karmic downside.

The osteopath asked me today what news there was from chez nous, and I nearly told him. That kind of story would spread like wildfire.

People can imagine all sorts of things clever and funny, when they are not.

A long time ago, so as to have an excuse for failing exams, someone once made up a story about an assault and told the police about it. It cost the police a lot of money to investigate. The coppers concerned were very adept and I was impressed with the way they handled it. They came to see me several times and we had to use a lot of tact. What was intended to be clever caused a massive Stephen Henry storm.

These “bright” ideas like Brexit can have far flung bad consequences. Things that seem so clever can turn out to be ill advised.

As a direct consequence of the jolly jape, I have taken to checking the property and meditating on a full Vajrapani image. There is one behind me now.

I am, as I write, projecting several Vajrapani thought forms at various positions around the property. I am asking them to stand guard in case someone wants to be a clever Jeremy again.

Here is something about Vajrapani in French in case the perps are French speakers….

From Wikipédia

Vajrapāņi (sanskrit : वज्रपाणि) ou « vajra (वज्र) en main (पाणि) » (ch. 金刚手, jīngāngshǒu (entre autres) ; ja. Shukongōshin (執金剛神?) ou Kongō (金剛?) ; ti. ཕྱག་ན་རྡོ་རྗེ། (Chana Dorje)) est l’un des huit grands bodhisattvas du vajrayāna.

Protecteur du Bouddha

Il apparaît dès le IIe siècle dans l’iconographie mahāyāna comme doué d’une grande force et comme protecteur du Bouddha. Dans l’art gréco-bouddhique il ressemble à Héraclès ou Zeus, tenant en main une courte massue en forme de vajra, un foudre stylisé. On l’identifie au protecteur, « puissant comme un éléphant », qui aurait veillé sur Shākyamuni à sa naissance. De même, on prétend que c’est lui qui protégea le Bouddha d’un éboulement lors de son prêche au Pic des Vautours. Sa force le fait parfois confondre avec Mahasthamaprapta (Mahāsthāmaprāpta) ; comme lui, il est représenté accompagné d’Amitābha et d’Avalokiteśvara.

Émanation de bouddha

Dans le bouddhisme vajrayāna, il peut être considéré comme une émanation d’Akshobhya, l’un des cinq bouddhas de méditation, chef de file de la lignée du vajra.

Il peut aussi être vu comme la forme courroucée de Vajrasattva ou Vajradhara. Il a alors l’aspect d’une divinité protectrice féroce qui maintient les démons à distance et aide le méditant à vaincre ses pensées négatives. Dans cette fonction, on le représente dans la pose du guerrier (pratayalidha), une jambe repliée et l’autre tendue, tenant à bout de bras un vajra et dans l’autre main un lasso (vajra-pāśa) pour capturer les démons. Il porte une couronne de crânes, un collier de serpents, un pagne en peau de tigre. Sa peau est bleu foncé ou noire, un troisième œil s’ouvre sur son front. Comme Vajrasattva, il est « Seigneur des secrets » (Guhyapati). Émanation du Bouddha primordial Vajradhara ou Samantabhadra, il concentre en lui la sagesse et la force de tous les bouddhas. Il est souvent représenté accompagné de Mañjuśrī, manifestation de la sagesse, et d’Avalokiteśvara (compassion). Sous sa forme non courroucée, il se confond en pratique avec Vajrasattva.

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