Monarchy vs Democracy

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Re: Monarchy vs Democracy

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Re: Monarchy vs Democracy

Postby Grigoris » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:41 am

"My religion is not deceiving myself."
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Re: Monarchy vs Democracy

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Re: Monarchy vs Democracy

Postby Grigoris » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:34 pm

"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
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Re: Monarchy vs Democracy

Postby shaunc » Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:37 pm

Just out of interest. Is anyone keen on a benevolent dictatorship. :lol:

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Re: Monarchy vs Democracy

Postby Grigoris » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:23 pm

I asked the question a while back: "what is the fundamental difference between a monarchy and a despotism/dictatorship?" but nobody answered. Gee... I wonder why?
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Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
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Re: Monarchy vs Democracy

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Re: Monarchy vs Democracy

Postby Grigoris » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:48 pm

"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
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Re: Monarchy vs Democracy

Postby Grigoris » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:55 pm

"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
The Supreme Source - The Kunjed Gyalpo
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Re: Monarchy vs Democracy

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Re: Monarchy vs Democracy

Postby Nikolay » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:53 pm

Oh, and it probably doesn't help that my very own democratically-inflicted government recently passed their first Internet censorship law, and I am still pretty bitter about the whole thing.
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Re: Monarchy vs Democracy

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Re: Monarchy vs Democracy

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"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

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Re: Monarchy vs Democracy

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"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

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Re: Monarchy vs Democracy

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"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

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Re: Monarchy vs Democracy

Postby Grigoris » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:31 pm

"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
The Supreme Source - The Kunjed Gyalpo
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Re: Monarchy vs Democracy

Postby Konchog1 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:29 pm

Democracies are peaceful are they?
Equanimity is the ground. Love is the moisture. Compassion is the seed. Bodhicitta is the result.

-Paraphrase of Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel citing the Guhyasamaja Tantra

"All memories and thoughts are the union of emptiness and knowing, the Mind.
Without attachment, self-liberating, like a snake in a knot.
Through the qualities of meditating in that way,
Mental obscurations are purified and the dharmakaya is attained."

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Re: Monarchy vs Democracy

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Re: Monarchy vs Democracy

Postby Konchog1 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:48 am

Equanimity is the ground. Love is the moisture. Compassion is the seed. Bodhicitta is the result.

-Paraphrase of Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel citing the Guhyasamaja Tantra

"All memories and thoughts are the union of emptiness and knowing, the Mind.
Without attachment, self-liberating, like a snake in a knot.
Through the qualities of meditating in that way,
Mental obscurations are purified and the dharmakaya is attained."

-Ra Lotsawa, All-pervading Melodious Drumbeats


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