Monday, April 20, 2015

Via David J. Fischer / FB:

"I am speaking of the lie of silent assertion; we can tell it without saying a word, and we all do it- — we that know ... There Is No Art To The Silent Lie- It Is Timid And Shabby" ~ Mark Twain

"There is a special place reserved in hell for those who do nothing in a time of moral crisis " ~ Dante

 "Those who do not move, do not notice their chains." ~ Rosa Luxemburg

Via JMG: Woman Donates House Down Payment To NOM Hate March Because Gay Nazis

From NOM's hate march GoFundMe page:
Thanks for this donation may be directed to Frank P. Conway, Todd C. Allis, and William Duke who inspired us to remove savings for the down payment of our home and instead dedicate it to NOM. Gentlemen, if you are reading this, know that your $1 donation and pro same-sex marriage comments were meant “for evil” but God has turned it “into good” by impressing us to donate much more than the $25 we originally planned to give. Just as in the case of Memories Pizza, LGBT Bullies have crossed the line one too many times. All of you have actually proven that there is a GOD by motivating those of us who have been sitting on the sidelines to step forward and stand for what only GOD created – marriage between one man and one woman.  America sees you for the hate-filled Projectors and Manipulators that you really are. But, your side is not just fighting 96% of America. GOD is the One that you are really fighting and just like Hitler’s Nazi regime – they won a number of battles but LOST the WAR. For God says “Remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like Me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done.” Isaiah 46:9 – 10. Every time you spend an American penny remember it proclaims what the Founders of this nation and our Constitution established for America “In God We Trust.”
Her donation was $777. (Tipped by JMG reader Joel)

Reposted from Joe Jervis

Via Sri Prem Baba: Flor do Dia- Flor del Día- Flower of the day 20/04/2015

“Existem ações que te aproximam da verdade, e ações que te afastam dela. A ação que te aproxima da verdade, ou do coração, é o serviço. É quando você transforma a ação em oração. Muitos acreditam estar servindo, mas estão se distanciando do coração. O serviço para ser uma oração na forma da ação, precisa ser desinteressado, ou seja, há que se renunciar o fruto da ação.”

“Existen acciones que te aproximan a la verdad, y acciones que te alejan de ella. La acción que te aproxima a la verdad o al corazón, es el servicio. Es cuando transformas la acción en oración. Muchos creen estar sirviendo pero se están distanciando del corazón. El servicio para que sea una oración en la forma de acción, necesita ser desinteresado, es decir, hay que renunciar al fruto de la acción.”

"There are actions that bring us closer to the truth, and actions that take us further away from it. Actions that bring us closer to the truth and to our hearts come in the form of service. This is when we turn our actions into prayer. Many people believe they are being in service, but are only moving further away from their hearts. In order for service to be a prayer in the form of action, it needs to be selfless. We must be able to renounce the fruit of our actions."

Via JMG: SCOTUS Denies NOM's Last Attempt To Repeal Same-Sex Marriage In Oregon

Via Oregon Live:
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear one last legal attempt by the National Organization for Marriage to overturn a federal judge's ruling allowing gays and lesbians to marry in Oregon. The high court's action came nearly a year after U.S. District Judge Michael McShane of Eugene on May 19, 2014, struck down Oregon's voter-approved constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage. "It's a good day," said Portland attorney Lake Perriguey, who brought one of the two lawsuits that led to McShane's ruling. "It's a distraction we don't have to worry about anymore." Tom Johnson, a Portland attorney involved in the other lawsuit, said he was confident that the Supreme Court would deny the National Organization for Marriage's last-ditch legal appeal. But until the court ruled, there was "that tiny, little bit of uncertainty," he said.
What a perfect way to set the stage for next week's hearings!

Reposted from Joe Jervis

Via Daily Dharma

The Self-defeating Nature of Self-seeking | April 20, 2015

If there is an inner logic in Pure Land [Buddhism], it is found in the example of Siddhartha and of others like him who have given their all in a vain search for mastery and in the end have had to give up. That is not really the logic of salvation, however; it is the logic of the self-defeating nature of self-seeking, the logic of dependent origination. The ego cannot achieve freedom from itself.

- David Brazier, "The 'Inner Logic' of Other Power"