Democracy in the country that gave birth to democracy

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Re: Democracy in the country that gave birth to democracy

Postby kirtu » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:44 pm



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Re: Democracy in the country that gave birth to democracy

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"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: Democracy in the country that gave birth to democracy

Postby Tarpa » Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:51 pm

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The nonexistence of the transcendence of suffering
is what the protector of the world has taught as the transcendence
of suffering.
Knots tied on space
are untied by space itself.

May I never be seperated from perfect masters in all lives,
and delightfully experiencing the magnificent dharma,
completing all qualities of the stages of the paths
may I quickly attain the state of Vajradhara

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Re: Democracy in the country that gave birth to democracy

Postby ronnewmexico » Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:17 pm

I agree with T's sentiments about 100%.

As to the present we must be aware of what is and not avert nor shun it. If we do we create habit of aversion and shuning, closeing our eyes to things and all that. Bad habits are they.

Rationalization is also a bad habit.
Agreeing with Namdrols point....what we have is way way off from what is possible within the present construct of power, governmental and economic.
This could with not to much change be a pretty good place..not perfect but OK.

There do exist places peoples and economies in the world that are not subject to such disparity of income purvasive violence and harm. Right here and now as example has been partially provided in specific.
Looking for a perfect solution to things means always we aim to do nothing.
"This order considers that progress can be achieved more rapidly during a single month of self-transformation through terrifying conditions in rough terrain and in "the abode of harmful forces" than through meditating for a period of three years in towns and monasteries"....Takpo Tashi Namgyal.

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The nonexistence of the transcendence of suffering
is what the protector of the world has taught as the transcendence
of suffering.
Knots tied on space
are untied by space itself.

May I never be seperated from perfect masters in all lives,
and delightfully experiencing the magnificent dharma,
completing all qualities of the stages of the paths
may I quickly attain the state of Vajradhara

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Re: Democracy in the country that gave birth to democracy

Postby ronnewmexico » Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:07 pm

A bit aside from topic but....the disease is always me. No drug to alliviate tha thing. The drug they imbibe of particular choice of theday..... greed gluttony hatred...me is the impetus.

Of any recourse is perhaps the thought....this life is particularly short no matter how seemingly horrible the fate or witness of others.
In the bardo....they all will fly. Their me will serve them little in that place. In fact the me it will be the source quite obviously of all they suffer.
And suffer they will and do greatly.
It is not of free will they come to other births...it is of great fear and from escape to other from this me that hounds them is what chases them to that.
Running wildly fastly as they may from that thing they go....so they rebirth....not as they choose...few have fortunate births, but as it is the best they may find running full tilt away as they are.

So only sadness is their fate this life is so short.
"This order considers that progress can be achieved more rapidly during a single month of self-transformation through terrifying conditions in rough terrain and in "the abode of harmful forces" than through meditating for a period of three years in towns and monasteries"....Takpo Tashi Namgyal.

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Re: Democracy in the country that gave birth to democracy

Postby Malcolm » Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:26 pm





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Free of hope and fear, relax.
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Re: Democracy in the country that gave birth to democracy

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:34 pm

I don't know. I was watching the news in Spanish last night for a alternative report because I don't have any particular trust in American news we receive, and five more people were arrested yesterday.

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Re: Democracy in the country that gave birth to democracy

Postby ronnewmexico » Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:34 pm

My appologies to the OP for deviating from post intention but...

I thought I was the only one to do that :smile: .
Yes the spanish news stations are quite superior in content and display to american news media.
Sad what once was a thing of intelligent design has become a thing of uselessness in america.
China even though surpressed and controlled..... objective issues of no political import to the powers that be....those also in reporting are quite superior to the pap the masses see on national tv in america.
Al Jazeera has its faults and controling influence but that also can be superior. Their coverage initially on the gulf spill in america was quite more found true thatn the corporate pap being spoon fed the americans initially.

Speaks unfortunately to the future by my take...americans are rapidly degenerating. Other places are maintaining or increasing mostly it seems.
Ebb and flow.
"This order considers that progress can be achieved more rapidly during a single month of self-transformation through terrifying conditions in rough terrain and in "the abode of harmful forces" than through meditating for a period of three years in towns and monasteries"....Takpo Tashi Namgyal.

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Re: Democracy in the country that gave birth to democracy

Postby Adamantine » Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:44 pm

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Re: Democracy in the country that gave birth to democracy

Postby alwayson » Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:45 pm

I never said I lived in Manhattan.

And I think we put the whole homeless issue to rest pages ago.

99% of Americans have housing. Thats good enough.

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Re: Democracy in the country that gave birth to democracy

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Re: Democracy in the country that gave birth to democracy

Postby Grigoris » Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:29 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
The Fundamental Tantra of Dzogchen Semde

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Re: Democracy in the country that gave birth to democracy

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Re: Democracy in the country that gave birth to democracy

Postby alwayson » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:20 pm

Oh right.

We should make our policies based on your own psychic omniscience instead.

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Re: Democracy in the country that gave birth to democracy

Postby Sönam » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:24 pm

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