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Two films that helped me understand Brexit and Trump:
I, Daniel Blake - have seen and been involved in some of the desperation/exasperation involved. I found this hard going, so 'enjoyed' is not the right word ... Frankly I was ashamed for my country ...
Hell or High Water - the same exploitation/struggle/extreme poverty in USA, did enjoy this as it was a tale rather than a 'documentary' type film
Belief is no substitute for knowing. Dharma is a gnostic not a belief system.
When alone, watch your mind.
When with others, watch your speech.
Yes indeed. I don't really differentiate much between speech and mind, alone and company.
So when alone speak kindly.
When with others think of them.
Good reminder from @Dhammika / Ajahn Chah
You can run but you can't hide (from yourself) - that is why it is useful to know through and through - no-self = know thy self.
Thanks guys for daily inspiration. Remember to kick trump in the pussy It is the kind thing to do and perfectly wrathful and loving ... [naughty corner for lobster ... ah well ...]
Zen Buddhist Stories
Maybe (Taoist story)
There is a Taoist story of an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. "Such bad luck," they said sympathetically.
"Maybe," the farmer replied. The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. "How wonderful," the neighbors exclaimed.
"Maybe," replied the old man. The following day, his son tried to ride one of the untamed horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. The neighbors again came to offer their sympathy on his misfortune. "Maybe," answered the farmer. The day after, military officials came to the village to draft young men into the army. Seeing that the son's leg was broken, they passed him by. The neighbors congratulated the farmer on how well things had turned out. "Maybe," said the farmer.
Gosh what a wise and pertinent tale - maybe
Yesterday I was dreaming about a Buddha under a tree. I blame it on a hypnosis session from Youtube.
Hypnosis is a good way to program the subconscious and there are many examples of restful sleep inductions on Youtube that might prove helpful.