I just finished watching all 5 seasons of 6 Feet Under about a family that runs an independent mortuary and funeral home. So they are familiar with death. The series is basically a drama about the characters, their relationships, and all the emotions they go thru with life's difficulties. It has a happy ending. I particularly was impressed with the last episode of the final season. I watched it on hulu.com
''The Shambhala Warrior Prophecy.
There comes a time when all life on Earth is in danger. At that time great powers have arisen, barbarian powers, and although they waste their wealth in preparations to annihilate each other, they have much in common. Among the things these barbarians have in common are weapons of unfathomable devastation and death and technologies that lay wast to the world. And it is just at this point in our history, when the future of all beings seems to hang by the frailest of threads, that the kingdom of shambhala emerges. Now, you cant go there because it is not a place. It exists in the hearts and minds of the shambhala warriors .
Now the time is coming when great courage is required of the shambhala warriors: moral courage and physical courage, and thats because they are going to go right into the heart of the barbarian powers to dismantle their weapons. They are going to go into the pits and citadels where the weapons are made and deployed. They are going to go into the corridors of power where the decisions are made, to dismantle the weapons in every sense of the word. The shambahla warriors know that these weapons can be dismantled because they are made by the human mind. They can be unmade by the human mind. The dangers that face us are not brought upon us by some satanic deity, or some evil extraterrestial force or some unchangeable preordained fate. They arise out of our relationships and habits, out of our priorities. They are made by the human mind; they can be unmade by the human mind.
Now is the time the shambhala warriors go into training. They train in the use of two implements. One is compassion and the other is insight into the radical interdependence of all phenomena. You need both. You need the compassion because that provides the fuel to move you out where you need to be to do what you need to do. That means not being afraid of the suffering of your world. When youre not afraid to be with that pain, then nothing can stop you. You can be and do what youre meant to.
But by itself that implement is very hot it can burn you out. So you need that other tool you need the insight into the radical interconnectivity at the heart of existence, the web of life, our deep ecology. When you have that, then you know that this is not a battle between good guys and bad guys. You know that the line between good and evil runs through the landscape of every human heart. And you know that we are so interwoven in the web of life that even the smallest act, with clear intention, has repercussions through the whole web beyond your capacity to see. But thats a little cool; maybe even a little abstract. You need the heat of the compassion the interplay between compassion and wisdom.
And he doesn't believe in climate change. This is getting serious. I'm really afraid what these assholes will do.
Mark Twain said everything there is to say about anything. It's been a while since I read his War Prayer. Everyone should be familiar with it. Please read the whole thing.
All hat and no cattle, as we say in Texas. No matter what this crop of GOP house reps do, their stupidity chaos, me-me-me, and bigotry will continue. I predict they lose by big margins in 2024. Americans are just so tired of them.
Thurman is an American Buddhist author and academic who has written, edited, and translated several books on Tibetan Buddhism. He was the Je Tsongkhapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, before retiring in June 2019.
This is an interesting video about his take on Trump.
today's embarrassing performance?
Some repub members didn't even bother to attend. 3 of their witnesses testified UNDER OATH that they witnessed no direct criminality by Biden.
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