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Posted: Jul 26, 2020 - 6:25pm

It is better to strive in one's own dharma than to succeed in the dharma of another.
Nothing is ever lost in following one's own dharma,
but competition in another's dharma breeds fear and insecurity.

~ Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 3 Selfless Service, Verse 35
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Posted: Jul 26, 2020 - 3:54pm

 black321 wrote:

Given the pandemic and its interrelated crises, there is so much bad news out there that a new term has been coined: “doomscrolling.” Doomscrolling is when we move from one news feed to the next on the various formats on our devices that proclaim doom and gloom.

Our current realities, not just that there is a global health crisis, but that leaders in various settings are making choices to make matters worse, bring to mind words of one of the stanzas of Martin Luther’s hymn, “A Mighty Fortress is our God.” The first line of stanza three goes like this in translation: “Though hordes of devils fill the land all threatening to devour us….”


The challenge and opportunity for me, for us, in this season of doomscrolling seemingly relentless bad news is to trust in the hidden power of God working in, with, under, and often in spite of our circumstances.

Here again, I invoke the encouraging words of Paul in today’s second reading: “The Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.” (Romans 8:26ff.)

 
Nice thoughts, for those that doomscroll and seek out ways to upset their personal apple carts.

I guess that I am ahead of the game because I do not do news feeds.  Never have and likely never will.

I suppose that I will pray for those of you who do ... if that is still allowed.
black321

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Posted: Jul 26, 2020 - 11:15am

Given the pandemic and its interrelated crises, there is so much bad news out there that a new term has been coined: “doomscrolling.” Doomscrolling is when we move from one news feed to the next on the various formats on our devices that proclaim doom and gloom.

Our current realities, not just that there is a global health crisis, but that leaders in various settings are making choices to make matters worse, bring to mind words of one of the stanzas of Martin Luther’s hymn, “A Mighty Fortress is our God.” The first line of stanza three goes like this in translation: “Though hordes of devils fill the land all threatening to devour us….”


The challenge and opportunity for me, for us, in this season of doomscrolling seemingly relentless bad news is to trust in the hidden power of God working in, with, under, and often in spite of our circumstances.

Here again, I invoke the encouraging words of Paul in today’s second reading: “The Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.” (Romans 8:26ff.)

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Posted: Apr 6, 2020 - 6:29pm



 bokey wrote:
This thread is pontificationist.
 
John 11:35 - Jesus wept.

oldviolin

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Posted: Apr 6, 2020 - 10:26am

A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.

C. S. Lewis


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Posted: Oct 2, 2019 - 1:20pm

"Desire links non-being to being."

“Who knows for certain?
Who shall here declare it?
Whence was it born, whence came creation?
The gods are later than
this world's formation;
Who then can know the origins of the world?
None knows whence creation arose;
And whether he has or has not made it;
He who surveys it from the lofty skies.
Only he knows-
or perhaps he knows not.”


The Rig Veda.
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Posted: Oct 1, 2019 - 8:35am

“Readers are advised to remember that the devil is a liar.”

C. S. Lewis
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Posted: Sep 30, 2019 - 2:44pm



 sirdroseph wrote:
 Lazy8 wrote:
In honor of Rumi's birthday:

"Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder."
 
Wow is that one timely.
{#Meditate}
 


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Posted: Sep 30, 2019 - 8:57am

 Lazy8 wrote:
In honor of Rumi's birthday:

"Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder."
 
Wow is that one timely.{#Meditate}
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Posted: Sep 30, 2019 - 8:38am

In honor of Rumi's birthday:

"Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder."
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Posted: Sep 29, 2019 - 8:40am



 oldviolin wrote:
An old Grandfather said to his grandson, who came to him with anger at a friend who had done him an injustice...   "Let me tell you a story."

"I too, at times, have felt great hate for those who have taken so much, with no sorrow for what they do. But hate wears you down, and does not hurt your enemy. It's like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die. I have struggled with these feelings many times. "

"It is as if there are two wolves inside me; one is good and does no harm. He lives in harmony with all around him and does not take offense when no offense was intended. He will only fight when it is right to do so, and in the right way."

"But...the other wolf... ah! The littlest thing will send him into a fit of temper. He fights everyone, all of the time, for no reason. He cannot think because his anger and hate are so great. It is helpless anger, for his anger will change nothing."

"Sometimes it is hard to live with these two wolves inside me, for both of them try to dominate my spirit."

The boy looked intently into his Grandfather's eyes and asked, "Which one wins, Grandfather ?"

The Grandfather smiled and quietly said, "The one I feed."


 
This one has been in my head for a week or so. Resonates, particularly now.  
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Posted: Sep 28, 2019 - 12:46pm

One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.

Kahlil Gibran
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Posted: Jul 24, 2019 - 12:42pm



 buzz wrote:

yesterday or tomorrow?
 

plus both
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Posted: Jul 24, 2019 - 12:41pm

THE FULL MOON

The full moon rose in glory upon the town, and all the dogs of that town began to bark at the moon.

Only one dog did not bark, and he said to them in a grave voice, “Awake not stillness from her sleep, nor bring you the moon to the earth with your barking.”

Then all the dogs ceased barking, in awful silence. But the dog who had spoken to them continued barking for silence, the rest of the night.

Kahlil Gibran

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Posted: Nov 23, 2016 - 8:04am

O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

1 Cor. 15:55

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Posted: Nov 13, 2016 - 4:21pm

And Moses said unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his sons, Uncover not your heads, neither rend your clothes; lest ye die, and lest wrath come upon all the people: but let your brethren, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning which the LORD hath kindled.

Leviticus 10:6
oldviolin

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Posted: Nov 13, 2016 - 4:17pm

An old Grandfather said to his grandson, who came to him with anger at a friend who had done him an injustice...   "Let me tell you a story."

"I too, at times, have felt great hate for those who have taken so much, with no sorrow for what they do. But hate wears you down, and does not hurt your enemy. It's like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die. I have struggled with these feelings many times. "

"It is as if there are two wolves inside me; one is good and does no harm. He lives in harmony with all around him and does not take offense when no offense was intended. He will only fight when it is right to do so, and in the right way."

"But...the other wolf... ah! The littlest thing will send him into a fit of temper. He fights everyone, all of the time, for no reason. He cannot think because his anger and hate are so great. It is helpless anger, for his anger will change nothing."

"Sometimes it is hard to live with these two wolves inside me, for both of them try to dominate my spirit."

The boy looked intently into his Grandfather's eyes and asked, "Which one wins, Grandfather ?"

The Grandfather smiled and quietly said, "The one I feed."


oldviolin

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Posted: May 6, 2016 - 12:16pm

 buzz wrote:

yesterday and  tomorrow?

 
yes
buzz

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Posted: May 6, 2016 - 11:19am

 oldviolin wrote:

Just teasing. It's all the same day to me. {#Good-vibes}

 
yesterday or tomorrow?
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Posted: May 6, 2016 - 11:12am

 lily34 wrote:

nothing. he was happily married, though. when he died in 2009 he was only 69. but still, happily married.
*edit. he ended up at my at an assisted living establishment where my mom was the head administrator and liason for patients and their families in regard to the patient's care. she told me she talked to him all the time and that he remembered me very well, which tickled me.

 
Just teasing. It's all the same day to me. {#Good-vibes}
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