"If I go into the place in myself that is love and you go into the place in yourself that is love, we are together in love. Then you and I are truly (in) love, the state of (being) love. That's the entrance to Oneness." - Ram Dass

Although all accomplished practitioners of training the mind practice humility, they will nonetheless accept whatever social position enables them to benefit the most living beings. Such a practitioner may become a wealthy, powerful, and respected member of society, but his or her only motivation for doing so would be to benefit others.

—Geshe Kelsang Gyatso - “Eight Steps to Happiness” (via dancingdakini)

halftheskymovement:

After being repeatedly sexually harassed and stalked, two teenage girls committed suicide at their school in India. The engineering students, Madhu and Nikita, both left suicide letters at their desks decrying the way women are viewed in society."Every day a new man would come and chase us. They would pass lewd remarks and offer us phone numbers. The people around us would stare as if we had done something wrong,” wrote 16-year-old Madhu in her six-page letter."I have not done anything wrong to bring shame on my family. I am ending my life because I cannot take this daily tension," 17-year-old Nikita wrote, urging police to crackdown on sexual harassment and warning of more suicides happening if action is not taken.Read more via Thomson Reuters Foundation.

halftheskymovement:

After being repeatedly sexually harassed and stalked, two teenage girls committed suicide at their school in India. The engineering students, Madhu and Nikita, both left suicide letters at their desks decrying the way women are viewed in society.

"Every day a new man would come and chase us. They would pass lewd remarks and offer us phone numbers. The people around us would stare as if we had done something wrong,” wrote 16-year-old Madhu in her six-page letter.

"I have not done anything wrong to bring shame on my family. I am ending my life because I cannot take this daily tension," 17-year-old Nikita wrote, urging police to crackdown on sexual harassment and warning of more suicides happening if action is not taken.

Read more via Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Oil & Energy Interests influencing Geopolitical World: Koch Industries in the U.S./Noble Energy in Israel-Gaza/ Exxon in Russia/Ukraine.

—Watchdog Progressive

It doesn’t much matter what line of argument you take as a woman. If you venture into traditional male territory, the abuse comes anyway. It’s not what you say that prompts it—it’s the fact that you are saying it.

—Mary Beard, speaking at the British Museum in February. Rebecca Mead profiles the Cambridge academic and “troll slayer” in this week’s issue. (via newyorker)

(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

Try to sit in the silence and quietness for as long as you can. It’s in the silence where you will receive the message. It’s in silence where pure awareness reveals itself to you. Never be afraid to sit in the silence. It’s your greatest asset.

—Robert Adams (via ashramof1)

ashramof1:

If the question has caught fire in you, then the Guru’s work is done.
The rest belongs to the fire.

ashramof1:

If the question has caught fire in you,
then the Guru’s work is done.

The rest belongs to the fire.

The problem is that ego can convert anything to its own use, even spirituality.

—Chogyam Trungpa (via thecalminside)

(via inhabitude)

I rest in God

ashramof1:

This is the day of peace. You rest in God, and while the world is torn by winds of hate, your rest remains completely undisturbed. Yours is the rest of truth. Appearances cannot intrude on you. You call to all to join you in your rest, and they will hear and come to you because…

Hurt people hurt people. That’s how pain patterns gets passed on, generation after generation after generation. Break the chain today. Meet anger with sympathy, contempt with compassion, cruelty with kindness. Greet grimaces with smiles. Forgive and forget about finding fault. Love is the weapon of the future.

—Yehuda Berg (via shaktilover)

The method of Self-inquiry is: to turn the outward-going mind back to its source, the Heart, the Self-Awareness, and fix it forever there, preventing the rising of the empty ‘I’.

—Sri Muruganar (via ashramof1)

united-nations:

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomes today’s announcement of an open-ended ceasefire for Gaza, brokered under Egyptian auspices.
"The children of Gaza and Israel must be able to start the school year without the sound of rocket alarms and airstrikes. After 50 days of profound human suffering and devastating physical destruction, any violations of the cease-fire would be utterly irresponsible," he said.
Full statement is here: http://bit.ly/1qfi5XI

Photo of a family in Gaza from UNRWA.

united-nations:

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomes today’s announcement of an open-ended ceasefire for Gaza, brokered under Egyptian auspices.

"The children of Gaza and Israel must be able to start the school year without the sound of rocket alarms and airstrikes. After 50 days of profound human suffering and devastating physical destruction, any violations of the cease-fire would be utterly irresponsible," he said.

Full statement is here: http://bit.ly/1qfi5XI

Photo of a family in Gaza from UNRWA.

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Priorities of Millennials

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Priorities of Millennials