Monday, May 18, 2015

Texas vs. Supreme Court: May 18 MNW

Via JMG: RBG Emphasizes The Word "Constitution" As She Officiates Third Gay Wedding

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg coyly poked the haters this weekend as she officiated her third same-sex wedding. Via the New York Times:
Wearing her black robe with her signature white lace collar, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg presided over the marriage on Sunday afternoon of Michael Kahn, the longtime artistic director of the Shakespeare Theater Company in Washington, and Charles Mitchem, who works at an architecture firm in New York.

The gilded setting was elegant: Anderson House in the Embassy Row neighborhood, the headquarters in Washington of the Society of the Cincinnati, a club for the descendants of the French and American soldiers who fought in the Revolutionary War. During the ceremony, the couple slipped black and gold Harry Winston rings onto each other’s fingers.

But the most glittering moment for the crowd came during the ceremony. With a sly look and special emphasis on the word “Constitution,” Justice Ginsburg said that she was pronouncing the two men married by the powers vested in her by the Constitution of the United States. No one was sure if she was emphasizing her own beliefs or giving a hint to the outcome of the case the Supreme Court is considering whether to decide if same-sex marriage is constitutional. But the guests began applauding loudly, delighted either way.
I guess it's too late for the wingnuts to demand that she double-extra recuse. (Tipped by JMG reader Ed)

Reposted from Joe Jervis

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Via Sri Prem Baba: Flor do Dia- Flor del Día- Flower of the day 18/05/2015

“O vitimismo é extremamente pernicioso. A pessoa que atua nessa máscara acredita ser muito pura. Ela não entende porque Deus é tão maldoso com ela. A vítima tenta dominar o outro através da ideia de que ela não dá conta da vida, de que é impotente e frágil. Mas, o que ela quer é manipular o outro: “Ou você faz do meu jeito ou eu me mato, tomo veneno, pulo a janela”. E às vezes ela até faz isso mesmo. Mas, entenda que essa é uma estratégia, uma forma de manipulação. A vítima se arrasta no chão, arranca os cabelos, mas esse teatro é com a intenção de dominar o outro.”
Para ler o Satsang completo, acesse:

“El victimismo es extremadamente pernicioso. La persona que actúa en esta máscara cree que es muy pura. No entiende por qué Dios es tan malo con ella. La víctima intenta dominar al otro a través de la idea de que ella no da abasto con la vida, de que es impotente y frágil. Pero lo que ella quiere es manipular al otro: "O lo haces a mi manera o me mato, tomo veneno, salto por la ventana." Y a veces incluso hasta lo hace. Pero entienda que ésta es una estrategia, una forma de manipulación. La víctima se arrastra en el piso, se arranca los pelos, pero este teatro es con la intención de dominar al otro”.

“Victimhood is extremely harmful. A person who wears this mask believes that they are pure, and they do not understand why ‘God’ is treating them so badly. The victim attempts to dominate others with the idea that they cannot cope with life, that they are powerless and weak. What they really want is to manipulate the other person. Basically they’re saying, ‘Do things my way, or I’ll kill myself! I’ll drink poison or jump out the window, and then you’ll see.’ Some people actually do it! Others just thrash about on the floor and tear out their hair, putting on the most manipulative dramas so as to finally have power over the other person.”

Via Daily Dharma

Positive Habit | May 18, 2015

Since all habit belongs to either the deluded panic of samsara or the noble path of enlightenment, it is best to develop the positive habit of the path of enlightenment that always creates the positive energy of love and faith, until we attain the selfless appearance of the buddhas.

- Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, "Continuous Mind"