Tuesday, April 21, 2015

VIa JMG: CHILE: Opus Dei Sues LGBT Group For Ownership Of "Opus Gay" Web Domain

The secretive Catholic group Opus Dei has filed a lawsuit against a Chilean LGBT group whose name translates as the Movement For Homosexual Integration & Liberation (MOVILH). The suit seeks control of the OpusGay.cl web domain and claims that the words "Opus Gay" create confusion in the public's mind and suggest that MOVILH's mission is supported by the Catholic Church. The domain was registered in 2002 and the URL redirects to the group's digital magazine. The suit further claims that the word "Opus" is "inextricably linked to the prelature." The lawyer for MOVILH notes that other sites begin with the word "Opus" and accuses Opus Dei of "irrational homophobia." At the time of the domain's registration Opus Dei filed an objection against the use of  "Opus Gay" as the title of a Chilean print magazine. That demand was granted in 2007.

Reposted from Joe Jervis

Via Sri Prem Baba: Flor do Dia- Flor del Día- Flower of the day 21/04/2015

“Existem diferentes interpretações para o conceito de karma. Essa é uma palavra sânscrita que significa “ação”. Porém o conceito é mais profundo: trata-se da lei universal de ação e reação, uma lei mecânica inerente a este plano, ou seja, estando aqui você está submetido a ela. Muitos compreendem Karma como uma dívida de sofrimento, mas essa é uma compreensão equivocada. Karma é uma dívida de aprendizado. Quando você aprende, o karma se dissolve.”
Acesse ao Satsang completo: http://migre.me/pyRpH

“Existen diferentes interpretaciones del concepto de karma. Esta es una palabra sánscrita que significa “acción”. Sin embargo el concepto es más profundo: se trata de una ley universal de acción y reacción, una ley mecánica inherente a este plano, es decir, estando aquí estás sometido a ella. Muchos comprenden Karma como una deuda de sufrimiento, pero es una comprensión equivocada. Karma es una deuda de aprendizaje. Cuando aprendes, el karma se disuelve.”

"There are different interpretations of the concept of karma. This is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘action’. But this concept is even more profound: it is the universal law of action and reaction. Karma is a mechanical law inherent to this realm. Just by being here on Earth, we are under its influence. Many people understand karma as a debt of suffering, but this is a misunderstanding. Karma is a debt of learning. When we truly learn, our karma dissolves."

Via Daily Dharma

Why Attain Freedom? | April 21, 2015

Sometimes people get very rigid and tense trying to be good, disciplined, and ethical. Tension can also arise when we become more aware of the immense amount of destruction—seen and unseen, intentional and unintentional—that our mere physical existence causes. From a Buddhist point of view, however, this is what it means to be born in samsara [suffering], and this is why we need to attain freedom from samsara.

- Khandro Rinpoche, "Complete Abandon"