Tuesday, November 24, 2015

VIa Aniabal - Obrigado!

Gayatri Mantra 108 Times With Lyrics - Chanting By Brahmins - Peaceful Chant

Oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ 
tát savitúr váreṇyaṃ 
bhárgo devásya dhīmahi 
dhíyo yó naḥ pracodáyāt

Via JMG: Pew Research: White Christians No Longer A Majority


Pew Research: White Christians No Longer A Majority

Politico reports:
White Christians now make up less than half of the U.S. population, largely receding from the majorities of most demographic groups, with one notable exception: the Republican Party. According to the latest results from Pew Research Center’s Religious Landscape survey published Monday by National Journal’s Next America project, just 46 percent of American adults are white Christians, down from 55 percent in 2007.
At the same time, according to the report, the share of white Christians identifying as Republican has remained steady, even equal with the share of the party that carried President Ronald Reagan to his 1984 reelection. Nearly seven in 10 white Christians — 69 percent — identify with or lean toward the GOP, while just 31 percent do the same with Democrats.
More from the National Journal:
Even as White Chris­ti­ans shrink in their over­all num­bers, they still ac­count for nearly sev­en-in-10 Amer­ic­ans who identi­fy with, or lean to­ward, the Re­pub­lic­an Party, the Pew study found. White Chris­ti­ans, in fact, rep­res­ent as large a share of the Re­pub­lic­an co­ali­tion today as they did of Amer­ic­an so­ci­ety over­all in 1984, when Ron­ald Re­agan won reelec­tion. A clear ma­jor­ity of all White Chris­ti­ans across the United States now identi­fy as Re­pub­lic­an, Pew found.
In sharp con­trast, the Pew data show, the Demo­crat­ic co­ali­tion has evolved in­to a three-legged stool that di­vides al­most evenly between White Chris­ti­ans, non-White Chris­ti­ans, and those from all races who identi­fy either with a non-Chris­ti­an faith or, in­creas­ingly, with no re­li­gious tra­di­tion at all. Most Amer­ic­ans who don’t identi­fy with any re­li­gious faith – a rap­idly grow­ing group—now align with Demo­crats.


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Via Sri Prem Baba: Flor do dia - Flor del día - Flower of the day 24/11/2015

“Você está aqui para aprender a dirigir o seu veículo, o corpo. A mente é parte do corpo. Se o veículo anda sem condutor, inevitavelmente encontra um poste ou um abismo. Se a mente não tem condutor, ela é conduzida por impulsos inconscientes.Conduzir o veículo significa escolher quando e para onde você vai.Essa é uma metáfora para o estado de equanimidade mental gerado pela presença. Isso só é possível quando você pode ocupar o seu corpo.”

“Estás aquí para aprender a manejar tu vehículo, el cuerpo. La mente es parte del cuerpo. Si el vehículo anda sin conductor, inevitablemente encuentra un poste o un abismo. Si la mente no tiene conductor, es conducida por impulsos inconscientes. Conducir el vehículo significa elegir cuándo y para dónde vas. Esta es una metáfora para el estado de ecuanimidad mental generado por la presencia. Esto solo es posible cuando puedes ocupar tu cuerpo.”

“You are here to learn how to drive your vehicle, which is your body. The mind is a part of the body. If the vehicle moves without a driver, it will inevitably drive into a light post, or worse,down a cliff. If the mind doesn’t have a driver, it is conducted by unconscious impulses. Driving a vehicle means deciding when and where you want to go. This is a metaphor for the state of mental equanimity generated by presence. This is only possible when you are able to occupy your body.”

Via Lion's Roar: Orginal Caligraphy of Thich Nhat Hanh

Today's Daily Dharma: Two Aspects of the Path

Two Aspects of the Path
The spiritual path consists of two aspects: seeing beyond the limited self and refining the limited self. As you move along this path, you have to consistently attend to both.
—Shinzen Young, "The Point of Contact"
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