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08-03-2017, 04:59 AM
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Man and fascism cannot co-exist. If fascism conquers, man will cease to exist and there will remain only man-like creatures that have undergone an internal transformation. But if man, man who is endowed with reason and kindness, should conquer, then Fascism must perish, and those who have submitted to it will once again become people.

Vasily Grossman.

The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.

Mikhail Bakunin.
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08-03-2017, 07:34 AM
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My father was a paper plane
My mother was a wind-swept tree
My little brother's nearly twice my age
He taught me how to meditate
I taught him how to read
I grew up with a book in my bed
Got these dark circles before I turned ten
Heard my mother with her friends worry it was something she did
To get such a serious kid

[Hook]
I've learned how to paint my face
How to earn my keep
How to clean my kill
Some nights I still can't sleep
The past rolls back
I can see us still
You've learned how to hold your own
How to stack your stones
But the history's thick
Children aren't as simple
As we'd like to think

Before you came along I was a lone cub
Fell in love with language, tried to tell the grown-ups
About the storm clouds - the weather in my head
Hadn't heard the word for "melancholy" yet
Then you came in, five years behind
We thought you couldn't talk - turns out you were just shy
Mom said it was serious, dad said you'd be fine
I thought you were the prophet of 1989

You were so tender, we thought something was wrong with you
So patient, we thought that you were deaf
You were so solemn, so tiny but so ancient
Ma took you to see doctors, you scared her half to death
And I made you
A library
Of tiny books
With spines two inches high
You didn't say too much
But your smile taught me how to quiet down my mind

[Hook]

(You slept in my bed, and if I kept quiet
I could hear all the voices in your head)

When the wagon tipped I prayed over your body
I asked God to take the damage out on me
Ten years later, he finally gets the memo
Sent it to accounting and
Knocked out my front teeth
But you came to, and took my hand, and held my eyes and -
Me and you had a long walk home, so we decided not to cry

Now we've got a grown up love
And I know that's how its supposed to be
Same old story
Mom gets Easters
Lets dad have Christmas Eve

But I won't pretend I don't remember
How unusual we were
The little mystic
And his handler
All some children do is work

- Dessa, "Children's Work"

"Owl," said Rabbit shortly, "you and I have brains. The others have fluff. If there is any thinking to be done in this Forest - and when I say thinking I mean thinking - you and I must do it."
- A. A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner
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08-03-2017, 03:00 PM
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"Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religeous practice, O descentent of Bharata, and a predominant rise of irreligion - at that time I descent Myself."

Alternative translation:

"Everytime the Dharma is in decline and the meaning of Life is forgotten, I manifest Myself on earth. I'm born in every age to protect the good souls and to point out what and who is wrong, in order to sustain and maintain the eternal Dharma."

(Bhagavad-Gita, Chapter IV, Verse 7)
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08-03-2017, 03:52 PM
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(08-03-2017 03:00 PM)Billanja Wrote:  "Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religeous practice, O descentent of Bharata, and a predominant rise of irreligion - at that time I descent Myself."

Alternative translation:

"Everytime the Dharma is in decline and the meaning of Life is forgotten, I manifest Myself on earth. I'm born in every age to protect the good souls and to point out what and who is wrong, in order to sustain and maintain the eternal Dharma."

(Bhagavad-Gita, Chapter IV, Verse 7)

Datta. Dayadhvam. Damyata.
Shantih shantih shantih

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08-03-2017, 04:24 PM
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(08-03-2017 03:52 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(08-03-2017 03:00 PM)Billanja Wrote:  "Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religeous practice, O descentent of Bharata, and a predominant rise of irreligion - at that time I descent Myself."

Alternative translation:

"Everytime the Dharma is in decline and the meaning of Life is forgotten, I manifest Myself on earth. I'm born in every age to protect the good souls and to point out what and who is wrong, in order to sustain and maintain the eternal Dharma."

(Bhagavad-Gita, Chapter IV, Verse 7)

Datta. Dayadhvam. Damyata.
Shantih shantih shantih


OM purnam adah purnam idam....

(My laptop is old. It shuts down when too much windows are open and I'm streaming too much. And lately I was out to get me a new one with my brother because of that, and it it turned out that non of the new ones I like as much as I like this old one. Me bro said, "get yourself an apple, sista. I give you the rest, so you can affort it." And I totally love me bro, but said, "nah, thanks, bro, I love me my old supermarket-laptop and I'll stick with it till it really dies from old-age." And he said, "yes, I get that. There's a stick to save your data. What you have is a real donkey.")
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09-03-2017, 02:56 PM
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"You are enslaved by what you don't know." (Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj)
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09-03-2017, 03:11 PM
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Indeed, enough has already been said to indicate that socialism is a total project, aiming as it does at transcending present society completely and creating a whole new world and a new man. In other words, socialism is not something that exists or has existed in the real world; it is a utopia. Thus, in the capitalism-socialism dichotomy that we usually employ in discussing modern politics, the two terms of the antithesis are not symmetrical ones, with equal ontological status. Nor do they designate comparable yet competing systems of social organization or equally feasible policy options or political alternatives. Rather, they designate the really-existing (and of course messy) present order and a fantasy (and of course ideal) future alternative. Yet for almost two centuries now, and especially in the twentieth century, we have talked as if capitalism and socialism were equally real historical formations between which society could choose.

Martin Malia.

The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.

Mikhail Bakunin.
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09-03-2017, 04:29 PM
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"That squiggly double-line on the map is your spiritual path, which is basically just your life. You start where you start and you go where you go. It doesn't matter where you start or where you go or what you believe or what you do, all that matters is if you cross the event horizon. Untill that line is crossed, regardless of any other considerations, you are just a character on a stage playing a role, and any role, in the context of awakening, is the same as any other."

(Jed McKenna, Dreamstate - A Conspiracy Theory, page 55)
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09-03-2017, 04:34 PM
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(09-03-2017 02:56 PM)Billanja Wrote:  "You are enslaved by what you don't know." (Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj)

You are enslaved by what you know. - GirlyMan

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09-03-2017, 04:44 PM
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(09-03-2017 04:34 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(09-03-2017 02:56 PM)Billanja Wrote:  "You are enslaved by what you don't know." (Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj)

You are enslaved by what you know. - GirlyMan

You are enslaved if you un/sub-consciously choose to. - Billanja
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