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The Rooster and the Stone

Translation into English Greg Suffanti After a fable from Aesop and De La Fontaine, vijfde boek, fabel XVIII[1] [1] Jean de La Fontaine (nagevolgd door J.J.L. ten Kate) – De fabelen van La Fontaine – Amsterdam, Gebroeders Binger, 1875? (1e druk). Geïllustreerd met platen en vignetten door Gustave Doré. Annelie van Steenbergen, text and images. …

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Binnie Took the Biscuit

International Rescue: Binnie Sharon Smallbone, text and photo I’ve found myself caught in some ridiculous situations trying to help animals. But the Binnie saga probably took the biscuit. I was walking the dogs round the dirt track near my house and, unusually, I had to turn back and retrace my steps. If I remember rightly …

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Sex, Yes Naturally!

It’s the woman who chooses… By Machteld Roede Translated into English by Greg Suffanti All images from my personal archives unless otherwise noted. A Red-Hot Hangover In his column in the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant, Sander Donkers recently wrote about  a red Tomcat ‘who mounted females whenever he felt like it’. However, it is the …

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The Great Goose Rap

The king requested Dhritarashtra and would not be deterred! For he longed to meet this most spectacular bird. Bodhisattva was reborn as Dhritarashtra, king of geese, he spread the wondrous Dharma, his teachings would not cease, for everyone’s good karma he worked hard to increase, bringing harmony and love to all with incredible peace. The …

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The Great Goose

Noble are the Bonds of True Friendship From: Buddha as an Animal, As Originally Told in the Jatakamala by Arya Shura Retelling and aquarelle illustrations by Greg Suffanti Thus it was said at one time … The Bodhisattva was reborn as Dhirtarachtra, the king of geese, he spread the wondrous Dharma, his teachings did never …

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Feathered Love

Every Bird Sings as it Should Hummingbird Travels with Condor to Visit God A myth from the Andes, Peru Retold by Heidi Muijen & translated into English by Greg Suffanti In ancient times only the Condor could visit God. Its incredible strength and enormous wings were needed to make the journey beyond the sun, moon …

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The Journey of the Soul

The Seven Raven A Fairy Tale from the Brothers Grimm Retold and translated by Heidi Muijen and Greg Suffanti Once upon a time there was a husband and wife who had seven sons. They were very happy, but their joy was even greater when they finally had a daughter. However, she was particularly delicate and …

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