Journey in Life: 01/29/19

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

"The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" nghĩa là gì?

mệt lắm rồi... Photo by Cris Saur on Unsplash.

'The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak' nghĩa là (ai đó) có mong muốn, ý định để làm/thay đổi điều gì (có ích/có lợi) nhưng thiếu nghị lực/quyết tâm/động cơ thúc đẩy để thực hiện.

Ví dụ
One infamous AI fail was biblical: Matthew 26:41 “the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak” machine translated to “the vodka is strong but the meat is soft” when reversed from Russian.

Star turns of the tasting menu include a vivid tower of beetroot (củ cải đường), ricotta (pho mát ý trắng, mềm) and smoked eel (lươn hun khói), a lobster (tôm hùm) tail made doubly rich with deep carrot and caramel flavours — and that cheeseboard, so alluring it's embarrassing not to be able to do it more justice. We try. We really try. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak and brimful. We've been utterly vanquished by Alyn Williams at the Westbury, but in the most pleasurably genteel (quý phái, thượng lưu, trưởng giả), Mayfair-esque way possible.

For decades, Philip has put duty first, whatever the cost. During the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, it meant shivering without a coat in the rain for four hours during the Thames river pageant. It was Philip, a brave young wartime naval officer, who particularly wanted a waterborne tribute to his wife of 64 years, and the Queen was happy to do it his way. It must have occurred to palace advisers that for this couple of such great age to spend the entire time on their feet was at least unwise and at worst, foolish. But Prince Philip is stubborn, and while fit young people all around this upright, elderly man wilted in the long hours of a wet and chilly afternoon on the river, he stuck to the business at hand. The upshot was an infection and a stay in hospital. It was partly because of that experience that the prince decided to retire. ‘The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak,’ he laughingly told one retainer at the time.

Phạm Hạnh

Lưu ý cho người bắt đầu tập yoga

đừng để thầy dạy gạ tình (lạm dụng tình dục),

vụ việc chấn động ở trường dạy yoga lớn nhất thế giới tại thái lan,
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The world’s biggest tantric (mật giáo, mật tông) yoga school, which closed after multiple women alleged (tố cáo, cáo buộc) rape (hiếp dâm) and sexual assault (tấn công tình dục), has reopened with the accused leader back in charge and amid accusations that management suppressed (đàn áp, chặn; nín, nén, cầm lại) an investigation (cuộc điều tra) into the abuse (lạm dụng).

Agama Yoga, which is located on the Thai island of Koh Phangan, shut down for “restructuring” in September after the Guardian published allegations by 14 women accusing the school of facilitating rape, sexual assault and misogynist (ghét đàn bà) teachings at the hands of its leader, Swami Vivekananda Saraswati, a Romanian whose real name is Narcis Tarcau, for 15 years.

...Tarcau was also accused of using his influence to promote “dangerous” health theories (lý thuyết sức khỏe nguy hiểm), which allegedly contributed to at least two women not seeking treatment for cancer (không chữa chạy ung thư) with “devastating consequences” (hậu quả đáng tiếc)...

Ô nhiễm nhựa: Hiểm họa thức tỉnh nhân loại

cá voi chết dạt vào bờ biển, bụng đầy chất thải nhựa...
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...Plastic pollution (ô nhiễm nhựa) is not only impacting (ảnh hưởng/tác động) our waters (nguồn nước) and marine life (đời sống thủy sinh), but also the human food chain (chuỗi thức ăn của con người), and our overall health (sức khỏe tổng thể/tổng quát). How do we plan on living healthfully if we treat our oceans with so much disrespect?

We are now producing over 300 million tons of plastic every year, half of which is for single use. More than 8 million tons of plastic is dumped (vứt bỏ, xả bỏ) into our oceans (đại dương) every year.

Plastic bags are one of the worst, with around 500 billion plastic bags being used annually. More than one million bags are used every minute.

Once plastic pollution ends up in the ocean, it becomes entangled on the bodies of marine mammals, or ends up in their stomachs.

A sperm whale (cá nhà táng) was found washed ashore dead after swallowing 64 pounds of plastic debris...