Ripe for dignity

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maybay
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Ripe for dignity

Post by maybay » Tue May 03, 2016 7:22 am

People will know nothing and everything
Remember nothing and everything
Think nothing and everything
Do nothing and everything
- Machig Labdron

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Re: Ripe for dignity

Post by Grigoris » Wed May 04, 2016 1:44 pm

Bzzzzzzzzttt... Wrong! The problem is not too much democracy, the problem is the abuse of democracy.

Back in about 400BCE the Ancient Greeks had the same problem:

"Our Democracy is destroying itself because it abuses its right to freedom and equality. Because it teaches its citizens to consider audacity as a right, lawlessness as freedom, abrasive speech as equality, and anarchy as progress."

Isocrates 436-338 BCE

Sounds like he is describing Trump to a "T", yes?
"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
The Supreme Source - The Kunjed Gyalpo
The Fundamental Tantra of Dzogchen Semde

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