Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Via Sri Prem Baba: Flor do dia - Flor del día - Flower of the day 17/11/2015

“Temos que olhar para o ser humano - não importa o time que ele torce, o partido político que ele prefere ou a religião a qual ele pertence – para ver se existe a disponibilidade de se comprometer com o bem. É preciso compreender o que está se passando dentro. Se dentro existe abertura para a paz, abertura para o amor e para se tornar um instrumento do Eu Maior.”

“Tenemos que mirar hacia el ser humano -no importa a qué equipo aliente, el partido político que prefiera o la religión a la que pertenezca- para ver si existe la disponibilidad de comprometerse con el bien. Es necesario comprender lo que está pasando adentro. Si adentro existe apertura para la paz, apertura para el amor y para convertirse en un instrumento del Yo Mayor.”

“We need to look at the human beings within people, looking for a willingness in them to commit to the greater good. This willingness might exist regardless of one’s favorite team, political party stance, or the religion one belongs to. We must understand what someone is going through internally, looking for any openness for inner peace and love, really wanting to become an instrument of the higher self.”

Today's Daily Dharma: A Tempered Response

A Tempered Response
In Buddhism, we say yes, there is an ocean of suffering. So it’s not bad to show that there’s anger, hatred, delusion, and greed in the world. In a way, the media are presenting some very important facts. Given that, we can look for different emotional responses
in ourselves.
—B. Alan Wallace, "What Is True Happiness?"
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Via Breitbart: I’m a Gay Man and Mass Muslim Immigration Terrifies Me

I’d hate to be thrown off a roof. I mean, imagine if I landed on this face. But that’s the future Europe and even the US are sleepwalking into if we let wacky progressive hand-wringers keep apologising for radical Islam and calling the rest of us racist for expressing our concern at mass immigration from cultures that care nothing for the rights of women and gays.

You want to see a “patriarchy”? Fly to Riyadh or Tehran. In the former, women can’t drive. (Alright, fair enough, they might be on to something there.) In the latter, gays are hanged, often from cranes in public places. ISIS is even more brutal, hurling fags off the roof after ritually humiliating them. In Raqqa you’ll see women and children sold for a few hundred dollars.

These are the attitudes we’re importing by allowing millions of Muslims to settle in western Europe. Sorry if that sounds intolerant, but remember women and gays aren’t just treated like shit by ISIS, but mainstream Muslim culture, too. I can’t remember how many Muslim countries have the death penalty for homosexuality. What is it, ten? Eleven?

We now know that at least one of the Paris terrorists came into Europe posing as a “refugee.” This confirms all the worst fears of progressive commentators who were hoping the political Right was wrong about the security threat mass immigration presented.

But there’s a more general concern for liberal western democracies: it’s not just the jihadis, but the attitudes of ordinary Muslims that are a grave cause for concern, not just for the women being gang-raped in Malmö but homosexuals everywhere in Europe.

So you can accuse me of being “islamophobic” if you want, because no, I don’t want to be shouted at or spat on in the street. Maybe my gayness is standing in the way of a Muslim utopia… but I’m going to be selfish here and say maybe we don’t import all the people who want to murder me.

Read the full article here