Monday, October 13, 2014

Via Daily Dharma

Not What You Think | October 13, 2014

The early teachings deconstruct many habitual ways of being and seeing. We think we’re permanent, but we’re not. We think that by craving things we’ll find happiness, but we won’t. One after another the Buddha challenges our established views, our ways of constructing our version of the world, and takes them apart: you think it’s one way but it’s not; you want an answer, but the problem is your very wanting of an answer. 
- Henry Shukman, “The Unfamiliar Familiar”

Flower of the Day: 10/13/14

"I have called your attention to this cycle of time we are living in. I have almost no words to express the characteristics of this period; suffice it to say that it’s a very strange or different period. We are entering the peak of Parivartan, the great planetary transformation, so fasten your seatbelts, for we are entering turbulence. Tightening one’s seatbelt means becoming steadfast in one’s sadhana, one’s spiritual practice, because everything will shake. At the same time, we are having wonderful opportunities to serve and to grow in all aspects."
Sri Prem Baba

Via JMG: UPDATED: Wikipedia Marriage Map

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Top 10 schadenfreude marriage equality states (so far):

1. Utah (LDS)
2. Virginia (Matt Barber, Liberty U., so many others)
3. Oklahoma (Sally Kern)
4. California (Frank Schubert, Randy Thomasson, many others, prop 8 voters)
5. Alaska (Palins)
6. Illinois (Peter LaBarbarian)
7. Massachusetts (MassResistance)
8. North Carolina (a whollllle lotta folks)
9. Hawaii (5000 speakers at the House hearings)
10. Colorado (James Dobson)

More to come, including Mississippi & Texas!

Reposted from Joe Jervis