TILOPA WAS BORN THE KING of a province in India. Although as a king he had always possessed wealth and title, his mind was not completely satisfied, and he left his kingdom to find a teacher of the Dharma [Xoting]. He searched India in all directions for such a master.
… Tilopa went to the northern part of the country to practice the Dharma. There he obtained teachings from the dakinis [Valkyrie] and went to meditate in a cave. After making a commitment to meditate there for twelve years, he chained both his legs together so he would not be able to come out of the cave. In this way he meditated for twelve years.
After twelve years passed, the chains that were tied around Tilopa’s legs broke of themselves; he had achieved some realization as a result of his diligent meditation but had not yet accomplished the ultimate realization of Vajradhara. He wished to go out and wander and lead the simple life of a siddha.
However, the dakinis were hesitant to let Tilopa leave his cave and his practice. As it was not proper for him to disobey, he thought he would try to influence them by demonstrating his realization. He picked up a fish in his hand and transferred its consciousness out of its body. The dakinis witnessing this saw that he was a highly realized being and gave him permission to wander as a simple siddha, just as he wished. …
… Tilopa was given instructions to go to a certain village to seek out a woman there who was a prostitute and to work for her. The woman worked during the day making oil out of sesame seed and worked at night as a prostitute. As he was instructed, he worked for the woman during the day by pounding sesame seed, and during the night by soliciting her customers. In this way Tilopa lived as the prostitute’s helper.
One day as Tilopa was pounding sesame seeds in the village, he realized ultimate buddhahood, the Vajradhara aspect of enlightenment. As a sign of his achieving complete realization, Tilopa levitated to the height of seven royal palm trees while still holding a mortar and pestle in his hands and continuing to grind sesame seeds. The news that Tilopa hovered in the air at the height of seven royal palm trees quickly spread through the village.
When the prostitute who employed Tilopa heard that someone was levitating very high in the sky, she hastened to see who it was. To her surprise she discovered that it was her employee in the sky, and that he was still working for her, even as he hovered, by continuing to grind sesame seeds with a mortar and pestle. She felt ashamed to have given such work to a highly realized being, and with great regret, she confessed this to Tilopa and requested him to accept her as his student. As she mentally made this request, Tilopa threw a flower down to her from the sky. The flower hit her on the head, instantaneously causing her to reach complete realization. She then levitated to the same height as Tilopa.
So once again, the news went out and quickly spread among a great number of people. When the news reached the king, he went out himself to witness the blessed event along with all his people. With everyone assembled below, Tilopa sang a song of the Dharma, using the example of the sesame seed in his teaching. In his song, Tilopa explained that although a sesame seed contains oil, it cannot produce oil by itself; without the hard work of grinding the seed, the oil cannot be extracted. So although buddha nature is within every living being, without the hard work of practicing the Dharma, there is no way to realize our inherent buddha nature.
As Tilopa sang this song, the king and all his people immediately understood his teaching and came to complete realization. At the instant of their enlightenment, the village appeared to be momentarily empty of all its inhabitants.
After that day, Tilopa became very famous. His great renown came about not only because of his profound realization, but also because, as he sang in many of his songs, he had no human guru. This was to show that he had received his transmission directly from the Vajradhara aspect of enlightenment.
This teaching on the Life of Tilopa was given by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche at KTD, Woodstock, NY, March 25-30, 1986. It was translated by Chojor Radha, and edited by Tina Armond.
FOCUS ON FALSE NOBLE ASPIRATIONS THAT KEEPS YOUR MIND IN BONDAGE TO COLONIZED THOUGHTS.
CLIMATEGATE for me has less to do with the Apocalypse of the Planet but more with the Apocalypse of “THOUGHTS”. Since People do not understand their Minds they do not understand that they have been colonized by Global Crime Families who use noble Aspirations like “SAVING THE PLANET” to control EMOTIONS & THOUGHTS. Whoever controls your “Entertainment” & “Information” controls your EMOTIONS & THOUGHTS. Whoever controls your EMOTIONS & THOUGHTS controls your Actions. Only when you understand the True Nature of Mind, in the Krishnamurti Sense, will you be able to “REALIZE” that you are not your Emotions or Thoughts. This Realization now makes you less susceptible to being colonized by Global Crime Families.
I use to be a great believer in the United Nations. I would rationalize that it may be flawed but it’s intentions are Noble. After reading how Maurice Strong was using the United Nations to push through a Criminal New World Order through the Noble Aspirations of Saving the Planet, I became a little disillusioned. My Model today of the UN is – What the Cosa Nostra is to the Italian Crime Families, the United Nations Security Council is to the Global Crime Families.
As Dewar reports: “At the Stockholm Conference opened in 1972, Strong warned urgently about the onset of global warming, the devastation of forests, the loss of biodiversity, the polluted oceans, and the population time bomb…. As I read this old speech, I realized it could almost be repeated at the Rio Summit.”
One by-product of the Stockholm Conference was a new UN bureaucracy, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). In 1992, Strong served as Secretary General of the UN Conference on the Environment and Development (UNCED), which became known as the Rio Summit. Strong, who was later to be UNEP Secretary General, created the Earth Council out of that.
As Dewar writes: “The Rio Summit would take long steps towards a world in which nation states have withered away in favor of supranational and global institutions…. Advertised as the World’s Greatest Summit, Rio was publicly described as a global negotiation to reconcile the need for environmental protection with the need for economic growth. The cognoscenti understood that there were other, deeper goals. These involved the shift of national regulatory powers to vast regional authorities; the opening of all remaining closed national economies to multinational interests; the strengthening of decision making structures far above and far below the grasp of newly minted national democracies; and, above all, the integration of the Soviet and Chinese … into the global market system.”
As our interview makes clear, Strong knew that the Rio Summit was aimed to destroy the sovereign nation-state republic. And, he relied heavily on his pal, Al Gore, to convince the United States government to participate at the heads-of-state level. Also, at the 1997 Kyoto Summit, where Strong was the representative of the UN Secretary General, it was again Gore, together with the Vice President’s long-time friend British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who pushed through a reduction of so-called “greenhouse gas emissions” for the ostensibly “industrialized nations,” at levels that would mean economic devastation worse than the Great Depression.
The supposed ‘consensus’ on man-made global warming is facing an inconvenient challenge after the release of new temperature data showing the planet has not warmed for the past 15 years.
The figures suggest that we could even be heading for a mini ice age to rival the 70-year temperature drop that saw frost fairs held on the Thames in the 17th Century.
Based on readings from more than 30,000 measuring stations, the data was issued last week without fanfare by the Met Office and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit. It confirms that the rising trend in world temperatures ended in 1997.
A painting, dated 1684, by Abraham Hondius depicts one of many frost fairs on the River Thames during the mini ice age
‘World temperatures may end up a lot cooler than now for 50 years or more,’ said Henrik Svensmark, director of the Center for Sun-Climate Research at Denmark’s National Space Institute. ‘It will take a long battle to convince some climate scientists that the sun is important. It may well be that the sun is going to demonstrate this on its own, without the need for their help.’
He pointed out that, in claiming the effect of the solar minimum would be small, the Met Office was relying on the same computer models that are being undermined by the current pause in global-warming.
He believes that as the Met Office model attaches much greater significance to CO2 than to the sun, it was bound to conclude that there would not be cooling. ‘The real issue is whether the model itself is accurate,’ Dr Scafetta said. Meanwhile, one of America’s most eminent climate experts, Professor Judith Curry of the Georgia Institute of Technology, said she found the Met Office’s confident prediction of a ‘negligible’ impact difficult to understand.
‘The responsible thing to do would be to accept the fact that the models may have severe shortcomings when it comes to the influence of the sun,’ said Professor Curry. As for the warming pause, she said that many scientists ‘are not surprised’.
She argued it is becoming evident that factors other than CO2 play an important role in rising or falling warmth, such as the 60-year water temperature cycles in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.
‘They have insufficiently been appreciated in terms of global climate,’ said Prof Curry. When both oceans were cold in the past, such as from 1940 to 1970, the climate cooled. The Pacific cycle ‘flipped’ back from warm to cold mode in 2008 and the Atlantic is also thought likely to flip in the next few years .
Pal Brekke, senior adviser at the Norwegian Space Centre, said some scientists found the importance of water cycles difficult to accept, because doing so means admitting that the oceans – not CO2 – caused much of the global warming between 1970 and 1997.
The same goes for the impact of the sun – which was highly active for much of the 20th Century.
‘Nature is about to carry out a very interesting experiment,’ he said. ‘Ten or 15 years from now, we will be able to determine much better whether the warming of the late 20th Century really was caused by man-made CO2, or by natural variability.’
Meanwhile, since the end of last year, world temperatures have fallen by more than half a degree, as the cold ‘La Nina’ effect has re-emerged in the South Pacific.
‘We’re now well into the second decade of the pause,’ said Benny Peiser, director of the Global Warming Policy Foundation. ‘If we don’t see convincing evidence of global warming by 2015, it will start to become clear whether the models are bunk. And, if they are, the implications for some scientists could be very serious.’
early 13c., from O.N. kasta “to throw,” of uncertain origin. The noun sense of “a throw” (mid-13c.) carried an idea of “the form the thing takes after it has been thrown,” which led to varied meanings, such as “group of actors in a play” (1630s). OED finds 42 distinct noun meaning and 83 verbal ones, with many sub-definitions. A cast in the eye preserves the older sense of “warp, turn,” in which it replaced O.E. weorpan (see warp), and is itself largely superseded now by throw, though cast still is used of fishing lines and glances.
[[ ÆÆk am always ambivalent with Articles about "Goths". This one is good because it puts "Goths" in ænen positive Light but on dæm other Hand, like most Articles on Goths, it creates onen weary Superficialness. Æk have minimized this through dæm Selection dæs Excerpts ænd Annotations. ]]
The Guardian, Tue 21 Mar 2006 15.13 GMT
… according to a new study, parents of goths will probably end up boasting about their son/daughter the doctor, lawyer or bank manager.
That is the surprising finding of Sussex University’s Dunja Brill, whose doctorate in media and cultural studies looked at people with funny hair and eyeliner in London, Brighton and Cologne, and who is herself a former goth.
… “Most goths are well educated, however. … The subculture encourages interest in classical education, especially the arts. I’d say goths are more likely to make careers in web design, computer programming … even journalism.
Visitors to the Archangel dental surgery in west London are confronted by a goth dentist, Didier Goalard, who says: “I’ve got goth friends who are doing quite well. There’s a dentist in Lyon, a couple of solicitors, a Church of England priest.”
“Goths tend to be the weirdo intellectual kids who have started to view the world differently.” [[ Have Goths really "starting to view the world differently" or our they seeing that Today's "NORMAL" World is not Normal & that rooting themselves in dam Gothic European Culture allows them to live a more stable & fruitful Life? ]] Cathi Unsworth is now a successful author, but she remembers that her own dark gothic past gave her an outlet for alienation. “I loved the bands, especially Siouxsie and the Banshees, but it wasn’t a pose – I felt authentically depressed,” she says. Unsworth was a teenager in Great Yarmouth, where she felt that “people didn’t like me. It got to a point where I wanted to stop fighting against being different and embrace it.”
Gillian Porter is now a successful PR but remembers a misspent youth of “electric-blue hair extensions, big boots with great big skulls, more crimped hair than Pete Burns. Totally and utterly ridiculous.” Porter wasn’t depressed, although she concedes that, “Listening to a lot of Sisters of Mercy doesn’t exactly cheer you up.”
In the early 1980s, the gothic movement thrived with bands like the Sisters of Mercy at the forefront.
[[ When we want to break away from anem past Stage in our Spiritual Unfoldment, like from our dependent-on our-parents-World, we become authentically alienated & go through anem Kind dus Death. Celebrating this Death & Resurrection is essential in realizing onem deeper Grounding in Life.
In dum Past, People where more in Touch with these Stages dos Life & did not see them as “Pathological” that needed to be cured by State Psychiatrists & Big Pharma Drug Pushers. In dum Past if you needed guidance you went to one of your BLOOD Relatives, maybe a Shaman Uncle or to your Mid-Wife Grandmother. They would give you insight, spiritual Disciplines, prepare or recomend some HERB for you to use. If it was beyond their CRAFT they would send you to your Tribal Runik Wizard.
On unem Halloween Full Moon, dor Wizard would cast onem God-Spell, Xot-Spell on you ond out dos European Mists dos ETERNAL RETURNS conjured by MIST-IKS like Nietzsche ond Heidegger you would be, on unem nother Halloween Full Moon, Two Thousand Years later, resurrected as a Modern Goth dancing to “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”.
Dur “Sol niger” as dor Black Sun begins don Alchemical Xoting unfolding towards don Philosopher
In dom Cauldron dos Jungian Alchemy, you would unconsciously resurrect Elder Traditions in reconstituted Forms. Dracula becomes your Primal Ancestor, anen God-Goth-Got-Xot that is tied to you by Blood. Wizards of Elder Worth are weirded as Vampire Saints with God-like, Goth-like, Xot-like Powers. Vintage Black splashed with Blood Red becomes your new Tribal Dress Code. Modern Drugs becomes your new Sacrament & Sex Rituals become your new Tantra dos Spiritual Rapture. Night Clubs become your new Cathedrals & Dancing becomes onen Spiritual Discipline that heals your Wounds form dam “Normal” World of Light & transcends them into Immortal Bliss dos VISIBLE DARKNESS.]]
Unsworth favoured a “black polo neck jumper and full-length skirt, for which she would be “spat on by the beer boys”.
It could be tough, but being a goth can open up a world where art, current affairs and literature are embraced and openly discussed, perhaps paving the way for future networking. Unsworth remembers debates about “current affairs, Oscar Wilde, decadence, hairspray …” “There was a lot of Edgar Allan Poe and Bram Stoker,” remembers Porter. “It was better than the Sun.” For Hosein, it was Quentin Crisp and “The Day of the Triffids. Anything involving horror and death.”
Bootleg : The Sisters Of Mercy - Live at Leeds Metropolitan University, 16 February 2011 (CD & Covers)
Some took the whole thing very far. Hosein once lived in Headingley, Leeds; he remembers that students would enrol at Leeds university specifically because the town housed gothic kingpins (and his neighbours) the Sisters of Mercy. One night, Hosein saw a fog descending over the area and commented that lead singer Andrew Eldritch was around – then looked up to see him entering his doorway.
Indeed, there is a certain dry humour about goth that is often overlooked amid tales of black-clad youths worshipping Satan and, in one case, carrying out the Columbine massacre. “That wasn’t goths,” insists Brill. “The guys who did it always wore black trench coats but they listened to Marilyn Manson. There’s an academic article: Why Marilyn Manson Isn’t Goth.” Brill insists that goth is a non-violent subculture. “They’re like hippies. I don’t know any goths who are into graveyard destruction or cat slaughtering. They like their graveyards and they love their cats.” [[ It is always fascinating to talk to experienced Doormen & "Bouncers". They always have dan same Story das how Goth Clubs are dun least Violent. This does not fit in with Big Brother's Agenda so Big Brother selects, amplifies or simply Manufactures Stories that Goths are morbidly Violent & People are justified into attacking & marginalizing them ]]
Nor do drugs seem to be much of a problem. “Speed is a goth drug because the ideal is to be skinny,” says Unsworth. “But for most of us it was Blue Nun wine because Wayne Hussey from the Mission drank it.”
So perhaps parents shouldn’t be too worried that a new generation of goths is cropping up again. There’s a goth couple on Coronation Street. Hosein’s bands include Black Wire, who wear black eyeliner, winklepickers and sound a lot like the Sisters of Mercy, although they had never heard them until they started rifling through his record collection. For some goths – who run T-shirt businesses or enterprises such as Whitby’s biannual Gothic festival – goth can become a livelihood as well as a way of life. But most simply drop back into the mainstream. [[ Most Goths don't simply drop back into the Mainstream. Dar Mainstream Media is hostile to Real Goths. Everyday Big Brother & Big Sister carpet Bomb our Subconscious with subliminal messages saying that being oner Real Goth is Bad, being aner superficial Consumer consuming Goth is good. Goths that drop back into dam Mainstream MATRIX are casualties.]]
Louise (she prefers not to give her surname) works in credit risk in Leeds. Aged 34, she got into goth music 17 years ago and now has tickets for the upcoming Sisters of Mercy tour. She reckons about “four or five people” at her workplace are former goths. “There’s a kind of gaydar that lets you spot them.” Goalard the dentist is now 39 but refuses to wear the white smock, preferring to top his boots with a black uniform. Faithful to the last, he plays Nine Inch Nails and Killing Joke songs as he drills.
“It never entirely leaves you,” says Unsworth. “I still look at the world of beer boys and Tories and feel a beating heart of darkness.”
[[ Being uner Goth is not anen Fashion Statement or anen rebellious Life Style or some Intellectual Superiority. It is onen calling back to your Ancestral Roots. Goths that are rooted in their Ancestral Roots can see onen Future because they witness their Eternal Returns. ]]
This album is dedicated to those few truly individual souls who transform their earthly existence into breathing monuments for the glory of the great Destroyer-Shiva and her various manifestations.
The field of mathematics known as “chaos theory” holds that seemingly insignificant actions can, under the right conditions, produce incredibly large results. The example most commonly used is that of a butterfly which flaps its wings and sets in motion a chain of events culminating in a hurricane a thousand miles away. Obviously, we can never know if a butterfly’s wings created a huge storm, but the basic idea – that unnoticed incidents can trigger gargantuan responses – is not only believable but, according to chaos theorists, mathematically certain.
So what does this have to do with Asatru?
Thor's Hammer Pendant from http://consciouschaos.com/
Suppose, one day, you decide to wear your Thor’s hammer on the outside of your shirt rather than tucked out of sight. You’re walking down the street when a woman sees your hammer, asks you about it, and is given the address of the Asatru Folk Assembly website. A month later, she gives that URL to a friend who visits our site. This friend in turn mentions it to a multi-millionaire, who is so impressed that he leaves his entire estate to the AFA. Within five years, Asatru has a million adherents from coast to coast and is making significant, long-term changes in the culture of the United States….all because you decided on a whim to wear your hammer where it could be seen by passers-by. You’d never know what you had done, any more than we can blame a butterfly for starting a hurricane, but nevertheless you are ultimately responsible.
We cannot predict which of our tiny, daily deeds will bear fruit next week or next century. But we can increase the odds by doing many such deeds, any one of which might make a difference in the long run. [[Snip]]
I hereby invite you to join in Operation Butterfly. I know many of you are already making these little efforts – but if we do it more deliberately, more often, we can have a greater impact. Who knows what a few hundred of us can do if we try? Get out there and stir that pot of chaos! Vibrate the Web of Wyrd! Flap the wings of your Will and let the storm arise!
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Here’s the quiz. Choose “A” or “B” as the answer for each question, then check your score below.
#1) The purpose of the mainstream media is to:
A) Keep you informed.
B) Feed you misinformation while keeping you distracted from the real issues our world is facing.
#2) Social Security is:
A) A financial safety net that makes sure people have a retirement income.
B) A government-run Ponzi scheme that requires more and more people to keep paying in just to stay afloat and will ultimately collapse into total bankruptcy.
#3) The fluoride dripped into municipal water supplies is:
A) A naturally-occurring mineral.
B) An industrial chemical waste byproduct.
#4) When you donate money to find the cure for cancer, that money goes:
A) To fund research programs that assess actual cancer cures for the purpose of freely sharing them with the public.
B) To fund mammogram campaigns that actually irradiate women’s breasts, causing the very cancers that earn huge profits for the cancer treatment industry.
#5) The national debt is:
A) Under control and will be paid off in a few years.
B) Out of control and will spiral into a runaway debt collapse.
#6) GMOs will:
A) Feed the world and prevent starvation.
B) Threaten the future of life on our planet through genetic contamination and widespread crop failures.
#7) The FDA protects:
A) The people from dangerous medicines.
B) The financial interests of the drug companies.
#8) The EPA’s real agenda is to:
A) Protect the environment.
B) Protect the financial interests of the chemical companies whose toxic products destroy the environment.
#9) The Federal Reserve functions to:
A) Stabilize the economy and keep America strong.
B) Loot the economy and control America’s economy for the interests of the few.
#10) The purpose of TSA checkpoints at airports is to:
A) Keep air passengers safe and secure.
B) Indoctrinate Americans into surrendering to police state invasions of their privacy.
#11) The practical function of the U.S. Supreme Court is to:
A) Protect the constitutional rights of the citizens.
B) Legitimize federal tyranny over the People by ignoring the Constitution and its Bill of Rights.
#12) Vaccines are based on:
A) Gold standard science that conclusively proves their safety and effectiveness.
B) Quackery and fraud combined with a persistent medical mythology that utterly lacks a factual basis.
#13) Herbs and superfoods:
A) Are medically useless and cannot treat, prevent or cure any disease.
B) Contain powerful plant-based medicines that can help reverse and prevent disease.
#14) In Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq, America:
A) Led a humanitarian effort to save innocent people from tyranny.
B) Waged an illegal imperialist war to occupy foreign nations and control their oil.
#15) The U.S. Bill of Rights
A) Grants you rights and freedoms.
B) Merely acknowledges the rights and freedoms you already possess.
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You are sadly Sheeple-minded but there is hope for your rescue. Learn more about the world around you and train yourself to think critically so you can depart from the herd mentality.
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