Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Via JMG: Hillary Launches Gay Rights T-Shirt

From the campaign store:
"In honor of 2011 International Human Rights Day, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared at the United Nations that 'being LGBT does not make you less human….[G]ay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights.' If you couldn’t give that a standing ovation then, let the world know you agree with this shirt."
It really was an astounding speech. The shirt is $30.

Reposted from Joe Jervis

Via Sri Prem Baba: Flor do Dia- Flor del Día- Flower of the day 03/06/2015

“Você é capaz de influenciar o mundo. E a melhor maneira de fazer isso é transformar a si mesmo. Além da conscientização sobre as questões ambientais e sociais, você deve tratar de ser verdadeiramente feliz, porque a felicidade vai se expandindo como ondas de luz. Você deve contribuir com o planeta fazendo a pergunta: Onde está a felicidade?”

“Eres capaz de influenciar el mundo. Y la mejor manera de hacerlo es transformarte a ti mismo. Además de la conciencia de las cuestiones ambientales y sociales, debes tratar de ser verdaderamente feliz, porque la felicidad se va expandiendo como ondas de luz. Debes contribuir con el planeta haciendo la pregunta: ¿Dónde está la felicidad?”

“You are capable of influencing the world, and the best way to do this is to transform yourself. In addition to being aware of environmental and social issues, strive to learn how to be truly happy, because happiness spreads outward as waves of light. You will make a lasting contribution to the world by posing the question: Wherein lies happiness?”

Today's Daily Dharma: Buddhism's Radical Contribution.

 Image: Allen Ginsberg in New York City, 1953, taken by William S. Burroughs

Buddhism's Radical Contribution
The central philosophy [of Buddhism] is compassion rather than the Darwinian notion of survival of the fittest. The central notion is giving your space rather than clinging to your space and making it secure. It seems to me Buddhism has a tremendous amount of wisdom to contribute right now to the huge world life political dilemma, i.e., what are the limits of compassion? What are the limits in our relationship to chaos and how do we relate to chaos? Right now, politically speaking, basic Buddhist notions are really radically different from the general popular philosophy of life that is taken for granted among intellectuals, even liberal intellectuals.

- Allen Ginsberg, "Spontaneous Intelligence"