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The great American "Show-Off"

"So you want to be in pictures, you want to be a movie star..."

Your life is so important, we must follow you whoever we are.
Be it Instagram or Facebook, your business shines by far.
But when i want to know more about you, the 'members only' is a bar.

I am a leader so far out there, I reject all followers.
No one can easily find me as I lead the way for all others.
Leaving no trace of my ego, no trace of the birds path in the sky.

(With apologies to all sentient beings)
Posted by sanatanadharma | Mon May 15, 2023, 05:38 PM (0 replies)

"Gun Scum" - interesting metaphor

As grandma taught, scum rises to the top.
Out of the entire gun-desire culture, certain stories boil to the top.
They are not stories about the manufacturers, distributors, sellers, suppliers, advertisement and magazine writers, hunters, skeet and target shooters, collectors, ...

No the stories are of crazies using their guns to get their kicks, their desires met, to experience god-over-lordship over life.
The 'proof-positive' stories about guns used cruelly are stories that are born out of the gun-desire culture.
They are stories about modern life, born in the USA losers armed by NRA terrorism.

The entire gun-desire culture is responsible for gun-desire, the belief in gun-protection, gun distribution with almost no tracking, gun-legislators, and all gun-carnage be it one suicide or dozens mass-murdered.

The scum is the cream of the gun-culture, the true-uncivilized-gun-god-devotees who walk the walk that the culture talks.

Posted by sanatanadharma | Mon May 8, 2023, 10:12 AM (0 replies)

Thus confirming that the more lax or worshipfull laws are about guns, the more they are used

The more guns there are and the less oversight by civilized society, the more wrongful deaths there are and will be.
Less oversight about who gets guns gives guys and gals, without a clue, the overlordship power of life and death.

The USA must begin gathering gun and gun abuse data at the Federal level.

'Can't say gay, can't teach kids reality (like menstruation)' is simply 'can't study guns' repackaged by the republican't team.

Society, TV, movies, video games, make-up and other artists of bodily gore, the entire gun-industry, the evening news, and so many purveyors of illusion all hypnotize people into thinking a delusion is reality.

Posted by sanatanadharma | Sun Apr 23, 2023, 11:26 AM (0 replies)

It is religion with a god and a short scripture, half ignored

The gun is Divine
The 2nd amendment is scripture
Scripture is inviolable
The offering is body and flesh and blood
The worshipers are born-againers
The dead will not be born again
The gun is the Devil
Posted by sanatanadharma | Wed Apr 19, 2023, 04:39 PM (0 replies)

All actions have consequences

Not all consequences are foreseen nor desired.
All action is impelled by desire.
If an action to be taken is known to not satisfy the desire, why act out.
If an action will satisfy the desire, action may be taken to satisfy the desire. Success is not guaranteed.
Desire clouds wisdom and the unintended and unwanted results ruin our best made plans.
Satisfaction achieved fails to last.
New desires grab us, ever more and more driving desires deluge and delude the dull.

Some karmic-comeuppance is quite entertaining to watch when one is sitting outside of those dubious desires.
Posted by sanatanadharma | Sun Apr 9, 2023, 06:22 PM (0 replies)

Indeed! We should all honor our daily resurrection wherein the world is returned to us

Indeed! We should all honor our daily resurrection wherein the world is returned to us in consciousness whereby with conscience, we get a second chance to right the wrong previously done.

When one is unconscious, the world goes away, not the one.
Posted by sanatanadharma | Sun Apr 9, 2023, 09:31 AM (1 replies)

Wrapped in costumes of concern, moping over motes while bragging about beams

So many embodied-folk are so uncertain of their own certainty*, seemingly believing that their very being may be false and thus needing to deny to others the right to their own being.

*Self-identity: Everybody has one but only the few know it. Everyone claims to know the self but most mix-up self with non-self (Nation, State, color, religion, education, work, wealth, mind, activities, desires ... ad infinitum).

Today's assignment, class, is to write a short essay describing yourself. However, you can not use adjectives nor adverbs.
Your self is not what you know, have, do, make, hate or love.
Your self has constantly been there your entire life as witness of all the changes, remembered and unremembered over time. From infancy to now, from preschool ignorance to life-long learned knowledge.

Describe that 'Self'

The crazies at the gate haven't a clue about you because they are ignorant about their selves.
They are dangerous because they act out their pain by giving it away.
Posted by sanatanadharma | Tue Feb 28, 2023, 12:21 PM (0 replies)

To be those who publicly, before family, friends, neighbors, ...

... and their own gods, proclaim themselves to be 'hate-ists', requires an especial breed of dull, dense, doltish, deplorable, and deluded.

Hate is mental imbalance, an illness of self-identity, a dangerous social-disease and society has the right to quarantine carriers.
Evolution serves the benefit of the collective, not the individual.

Bullhorn amplified expression of hate is not victimless activity.
Denigration means bringing others down to one's own puny size.
Posted by sanatanadharma | Sat Feb 25, 2023, 05:13 PM (1 replies)

It is totally about me!

I only have control over my thoughts, emotions, and actions. If I am bothered in life I can work to change the world around, but only have power to change myself.

If it seems that the world is an obstacle in my way, how can I remove the obstructive part from the whole?
If the obstruction is real, I can not remove it. If the obstruction is not real, I need not remove it.

The secret of life is to 'be it', not to 'seek it'.
I try to take not personally my constantly changing mind, desires, fears, memories, body, and all the senses reveal.
Posted by sanatanadharma | Thu Jan 26, 2023, 07:51 AM (1 replies)

Krishna's answer to Arjuna's dilemma

Following up a bit on my comments in posts 8 & 19, I return to the Gita.

For years prior to throwing down his bow and slumping into a panic attack on his chariot, Arjuna had be itching for a fight; he had grievances (pretty good ones too). But now, this brave warrior wanted to run away from the blood to be shed on the fields of Kurukshetra.

Krishna told Arjuna to suck it up, saying all that was about to unfold was due to desires. Arjuna's desires and those of his cousins who had usurped the throne.
The desires led to actions, the actions had consequences and the results were out of Arjuna's control.

Krishna also explained how to avoid such dramas in the future, clarifying many common human errors and explicating an entire life-style of self-defense without being defensive, offensive, or confused about the nature of "self-defense".
Posted by sanatanadharma | Mon Dec 12, 2022, 03:03 PM (0 replies)
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