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This is a story about a lion. Well, in truth the story hasn't begun yet, and as of right now, I have no story in mind. Let us see where this goes.
The nature of fleeting things is similar to our perception of light. There is some confusion about 'can one truly attain satisfaction from the world of impermanence.' The answer, contrary to a lot of verbiage, is obviously 'yes'. With a certain understanding of fulfillment and moderation, one can easily attain satisfaction, if one knows…Continue
Added by Shikha on August 30, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
Bismillahir Rahamanim Rahim- In the name of God, the most beneficient, the most merciful
Can you look this badger in the eyes?
This photograph must be included for several reasons, among them indeed in order that you may look into its innocent, playful eyes. It is not that I am trying to be a ridiculous person or make some kind of joke, here. The world is already filled with enough absurdity to last for eons of funny jokes. It is to…Continue
Added by Shikha on August 27, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments
As a local Occupy organizer I am focused on the evolution of Occupy. Our local Occupy group is a progressive and spiritually conscious group made of mostly of Unitarian Universalists and Unity members along with a healthy representation from the local ACLU and a local women's organizations. We are not so much into “occupying” as much as collaborating and co-creating. It seems dissent raises…
19 Arise, cry out at night,
At the beginning of the watches;
Pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord.
Lift your hands toward Him
For the life of your young children
Who faint from hunger at the end of every street
- Lamentations, 2:19
Most of us have heard the tranformation metaphor. The caterpillar spins his delicate house of isolation, where he endures the pain…Continue
Added by Shikha on August 21, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
I first heard the term, 'Cosmic Consciousness' in a book by Leonard Shlain, called Art and Physics, about the guy who wrote the book and um coined the term, before the first world war, (Burke? Is his name Burke?)- anyways, I can't for the life of me find it at the moment, else I would more properly cite it; but forgive if my use of the term seems…
Added by Shikha on August 18, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
It's funny to think that our tears can be occupied. Like there is some divine presence on the inside of our tears. I remember one time Rabbi Gafni said that God cries on the inside not on the outside [of His face, presumably] because if one single one of God's tears fell and touched the Earth, the whole world would become destroyed because God's pain is infinite.
I thought it was beautiful, to think that.
Why is there such a deep deep depth to pain and sorrow? There is…Continue
Added by Shikha on August 9, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
The article I'm reposting below was written by S. Brian Willson, author of Blood on the Tracks, an internationally respected peace activist who is totally committed to nonviolence. I agree with Brian's conclusions. Rather than making demands on the system or trying to work within it, we need to develop nonviolent revolutionary strategies of the sort he suggests and that many here on Occupy Cafe are dedicated to.
Link to source:…Continue
Added by Mark E. Smith on August 4, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
Ananada: The Vedic term for the quality of unconditional love, or bliss, inherent in the fabric of reality.
so...why do humans suffer?
Furthermore: do we create or co-create the condition(s) of our suffering problem, or are the conditions simply inherent within the structures of our personal individual to personal collective relationships? Didn't we MAKE those structures? Are we just terrible at making helpful things?
Why the heck…Continue
Added by Shikha on August 1, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments