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More of my world views, insights, thoughts, observations and this is what I intended to say…

06/08/2015

There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless.’ There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard. ~Arundhati Roy

Slavery never truly ended, it merely transformed itself. Once, we had horrors like the Dutch slave trade, and now we have the horrors of global debt slavery. As more nations like Greece collapse under the weight of debt obligations to the international banking cartel, and as more of the world’s people are forced into austerity and suffrage in order to appease the richest people in the world, it will become ever more clear that the global system of debt slavery is finally collapsing.

At some point in our evolution, humans developed the fear of death and future loss, traits that animals do not share. When used against us, these arguably irrational fears make us highly exploitable, and as such, humans have long been the most valuable resource on the planet, capable of the most extraordinary achievements, all too often receiving the most inhumane treatment. ~Stefan Molyneux

If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the government is inefficient, top-heavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it. Peace, Montag. Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of non-combustible data, chock them so damned full of ‘facts’ they feel stuffed, but absolutely ‘brilliant’ with information. Then they’ll feel they’re thinking, they’ll get a sense of motion without moving. And they’ll be happy, because facts of that sort don’t change. ~Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Buddhism, which is a tapestry of Gods and demons offers enlightenment through purifying the body, mind and soul by setting a compass for: In the end YOU are God, but until you reach that state, we have to deal with the celestial realm of minor Gods in in-depth mediation. ~Soren Dreier, (25 July 2015) The Hidden Awakening Inside Religion, Waking Times

Learn to co-exist with uncertainty – as if your life is a mystery novel and you have no idea what’s going to happen next. ~Gregg Krech

Don’t waste the miracle living inside other people’s fears. Be the drop of water that disperses through the infinitely wide ocean. ~James Altucher

Living Graves by George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
We are the living graves of murdered beasts,
Slaughtered to satisfy our appetites.
We never pause to wonder at our feasts,
If animals, like men, can possibly have rights.
We pray on Sundays that we may have light,
To guide our footsteps on the path we tread.
We’re sick of war, we do not want to fight –
The thought of it now fills our hearts with dread,
And yet – we gorge ourselves upon the dead.

Like carrion crows we live and feed on meat,
Regardless of the suffering and the pain
we cause by doing so, if thus we treat
defenceless animals for sport or gain,
how can we hope in this world to attain,
the PEACE we say we are so anxious for.
We pray for it o’er hecatombs of slain,
to God, while outraging the moral law,
thus cruelty begets its offspring – WAR.

10 Rules to Live By from Soyen Shaku (1860-1919), a senior teacher of the Rinzai school of Zen

  1. In the morning before dressing, light incense and meditate
  2. Retire at a regular hour
  3. Partake of food at regular intervals. Eat with moderation and never to the point of satisfaction
  4. Receive a guest with the same attitude you have when alone. When alone, maintain the same attitude you have in receiving guests
  5. Watch what you say, and whatever you say, practice it
  6. When an opportunity comes do not let it pass you by, yet always think twice before acting
  7. Do not regret the past. Look to the future
  8. Have the fearless attitude of a hero and the loving heart of a child
  9. Upon retiring, sleep as if you had entered your last sleep
  10. Upon awakening, leave your bed behind you instantly as if you had cast away a pair of old shoes

Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death all occurred on full-moon nights. Meditating during a full-moon night is an opportunity for calmness, mindfulness and stillness. Full-moon nights energise spiritual progress and awakening. This fact was known to the ancients.

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