Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Owning Our Faith

JMG REPORT: ISIS Beheads Gay Men In Iraq

Via News 24:
ISIS has publicly beheaded three men in northern Iraq, two of them for allegedly engaging in homosexual acts, according to photos shared by sympathisers on social media on Tuesday. The jihadist group, which controls swathes of Iraq and neighbouring Syria, has carried out hundreds of executions as it has imposed its brutal version of Islamic law, many of them photographed or videotaped. The latest images did not show the claimed beheadings and their authenticity could not be independently verified. A series of photographs shows the blindfolded men kneeling in the centre of what appears to be a traffic circle with a crowd of people looking on as a masked, black-clad executioner stands by with a long, rusty blade. Accompanying captions said the trio were then executed, the third of them for alleged blasphemy.
Some reports say all three young men were accused of homosexuality, adding that two of them may have been a couple. However ISIS is known to accuse its enemies of being gay in order to "justify" their executions.

Reposted from Joe Jervis

Via Sri Prem Baba: Flor do Dia- Flor del Día- Flower of the day 10/03/2015

“A mente é um veículo que precisa ser bem conduzido. Se um veículo não é bem conduzido, inevitavelmente haverá acidentes. E o principal acidente de uma mente mal conduzida são as repetições negativas. Durante algum tempo, você segue acreditando que a vida pode ser diferente, mas quando menos espera, o drama se repete. Então, aos poucos você se torna uma pessoa sem esperança.”

“La mente es un vehículo que necesita ser bien conducido. Si un vehículo no es bien conducido, inevitablemente habrá accidentes. Y el principal accidente de una mente mal conducida son las repeticiones negativas. Durante algún tiempo, sigues creyendo que la vida puede ser diferente, pero cuando menos lo esperas el drama se repite. Entonces, de a poco, te vuelves una persona sin esperanza.”

“The mind is a vehicle that needs to be driven well. If we do not drive a car properly, we will unavoidably have accidents. The main accident resulting from a poorly driven mind is negative repetitions in our lives. For a while, we continue to believe that life can be different, but when we least expect it, the drama repeats itself. Then, little by little, we begin to lose hope.”

Via Daily Dharma

Profound and Subtle | March 10, 2015

Shakyamuni Buddha taught that all suffering can be overcome by understanding its true nature. This is a profound and subtle process. It can take a while.

- Patricia Anderson, "Good Death"