Thursday, February 4, 2016

Via Free & Equal / FB:

Did you know that United Nations Postal Administration has been issuing postage stamps since 1951 to celebrate United Nations' goals and achievements? Tomorrow they become the very first postal service to launch a collection of stamps promoting #LGBT equality!

#stampcollecting #philately #humanrights #geekingout

Via Unofficial: philosophy: Why is it that everyone in America can not grasp the concept?

Via Daily Dharma: Gathering Merit

What do I mean by gathering merit? First, it is to be able to cultivate compassion; to have an altruistic motivation and to do things to benefit others. It is to help people in an appropriate way, such as giving advice, and likewise to be generous and disciplined and to develop patience—to develop these kinds of qualities and do things with a pure, sincere wish to help.

—Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche, "Four Simple Tips for Living a Buddhist Life"

Via Sri Prem Baba: Flor do dia - Flor del día - Flower of the day - 04/02/2016

“Tenho falado sobre a honestidade como o primeiro valor a ser desenvolvido. Porém, sinto que pode haver uma distorção desse ensinamento. A honestidade, como uma manifestação da Verdade maior, deve sempre se manifestar com sabedoria e compaixão. Muitas vezes, a pessoa se sente o cavaleiro da verdade, hasteia uma bandeira, e sai por aí falando tudo que pensa. Aparentemente ela está alinhada com a verdade, mas, ao machucar o outro, ela passa a ser um canal da mentira.”

“He hablado sobre la honestidad como el primer valor a ser desarrollado. Sin embargo, siento que puede haber una distorsión en esa enseñanza. La honestidad, como una manifestación de la Verdad mayor, debe siempre manifestarse con sabiduría y compasión. Muchas veces, la persona se siente caballero de la verdad, iza una bandera y sale por ahí hablando todo lo que piensa. Aparentemente está alineada con la verdad, pero al herir al otro, pasa a ser un canal de la mentira.”

"Honesty is the first value that needs to be developed. However, this teaching can become distorted. Honesty, as a manifestation of the greater truth, should always manifest with wisdom and compassion. Oftentimes, we feel like we are the Knight of the Truth, as we hoist a flag and go around sharing all that we think. It may seem as if we are aligned with the truth, but by hurting others, we actually become a channel of deceitfulness.”