Sunday, May 13, 2012

Pleading For Equality: The Case For Same-Sex Marriage

Via Facebook:

Via Viktor Egelund / Facebook:

Before you speak, ask yourself: Is it true, is it kind, is it necessary, does it improve upon the silence? – Shirdi Sai Baba

Via Facebook:

Via Re-Elect President Obama:

‎"Obama’s thoughtful statement sends a different message. It says that values like introspection, compassion, and justice support, rather than oppose, equality for LGBT people. We can interpret Leviticus, Romans, and Corinthians ten ways from Sunday. But what we can’t ignore are the calls to justice and compassion.

"What, according to the statement, led Obama to this position? The right kind of thinking. Over time, he said, he has come to understand the truth of same-sex couples: that they are as capable of commitment, love, and sanctity as opposite-sex ones; and that it is an injustice to deny the benefits of marriage to gay people. Those are religious values, expressed in a personal way. It demonstrates the growth of individual conscience: the president used to feel one way, but over time, in a careful and long process of discernment, he has now come to feel a different way. People on his staff, friends and family—these, not abstract principles, are what shifted his heart and mind. Thinking of his personal responsibility for the lives of soldiers serving our country—this, not some policy point, is the data that weighs into calculations of right and wrong."

— Jay Michaelson

Via Tricycle Daily Dharma:

Tricycle Daily Dharma May 13, 2012


The Safety of our Buddhanature

Love and compassion make us feel safe because they express the safety of their source—the deep buddhanature within us, the unchanging inner space of primal awareness that cannot be harmed.
- John Makransky, "Aren't We Right to Be Angry?"