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The four noble truths of Triadic Philosophy

The four noble truths of Triadic Philosophy  can be expressed in many ways  but they all boil down to  statements about four words:  Tolerance, Helpfulness,  Democracy and Non-idolatry.  These words are the ontological basis  for the ethical barrier or gateway  between all human beings and  Reality on one side  and on the other the Aesthetic realm  which we occupy and where we fashion  our ongoing performance  as occupants of Earth.  These words describe the only  ascriptions of worth that  would be worth saying  if you were toting up things  you had done that made you admirable,  good, noble, etc.  You might then say: "I have practiced tolerance  by being strong in the face of difficulties  and forgiving in the face of things I abhor  and non-judgmental toward those  with whom I profoundly disagree.  I have practiced helpfulness by keeping  my eyes open to the needs of others  and by giving of myself as I am able.  I have practiced democracy  by speaking out for humane values and rights  and by exercising my …

Triadic Tales - It's Lovely Out There - Part Two Short Story

IT'S LOVELY OUT THERE - PART TWO PART ONE
She heard it all, At 94, Mildred Panflick felt younger than springtime. She was able to tolerate wakefulness with consummate grace. There was no rise in her steady heartbeat when, from down the hall, came the pleasant sounds of  love-making. The ringing phone surprised her. She could  hear every word. Adam sounded cold, as if he was avoiding something. More words. Then the front door opened. Then Adam returned. There was a welcome change in tone.  Then she fell softly  to sleep. 
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Adam sat in the chair by the phone in his underwear. He did not exactly look at Ellie. She watched him. 
Abba whose home in heaven is  Hallowed and holy is your name Let your realm come your will be doneTill earth and heaven are the same 
He sang to himself,  knowing, enjoying an inner exaltation. 
Give us this day our daily bread  Forgive the wrongs that we have done  As we forgive those who do wrong  Lead us not into temptation
There!  He exhaled audibly, then sm…