|—||Mufti Ismail Menk (via chador-lover)|
Part two of a collection of best tweets found in the #bisexualfacts twitter tag.
(Part one here.)
|—||Nelson Mandela has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announces. (via think-progress)|
It’s worth remembering that the U.S. government officially considered Nelson Mandela to be a “terrorist” for decades because of his role in the struggle against racial Apartheid in South Africa. His name was actually not lifted from the State Department’s terrorist watch list until 2008. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-24709294)
“During the lifetime of great revolutionaries, the oppressing classes constantly hounded them, received their theories with the most savage malice, the most furious hatred and the most unscrupulous campaigns of lies and slander. After their death, attempts are made to convert them into harmless icons, to canonize them, so to say, and to hallow their names to a certain extent for the “consolation” of the oppressed classes and with the object of duping the latter, while at the same time robbing the revolutionary theory of its substance, blunting its revolutionary edge and vulgarizing it.” - Lenin, State and Revolution
===Mr. Mandela’s decades in prison and insistence on forgiveness over vengeance made him a potent symbol of the struggle to end his country’s system of racial domination.
|—||Nelson Mandela (via maarnayeri)|
Brenda Fassie - Black President. #RIPNelsonMandela
Tilopa was a tantric practitioner and mahāsiddha. He developed the Mahāmudrā method, a set of spiritual practices that greatly accelerates the process of attaining bodhi (enlightenment). His main student is regarded as Naropa.
Ethiopian girl guarded from gang rape & assault by three lions.
“The girl had been taken by seven men who wanted to force her to marry one of them. She was beaten repeatedly. Then the lions chased off her captors. The three lions guarded her for about half a day. They stood guard until we found her and then they just left her like a gift and went back into the forest.”
Then, Stuart Williams (the local wildlife ‘expert’) suggests that perhaps the lions mistook the 12 year old girl’s cries for a lion cub. Which seems awfully silly, considering that lions are perfectly capable of telling apart the gazelles they eat from their own cubs, aren’t they?
if fuckin lions know that rape is bad then so should you
From the heart of the Protector of the hundreds of deities
of the Joyful Land,
To the peak of a cloud which is like a cluster of fresh, white curd,
All-knowing Losang Dragpa, King of the Dharma,
Please come to this place together with your two chief disciples.
In the space before me on a lion throne, lotus, and moon,
The Venerable Gurus smile with delight.
Supreme Field of Merit for my mind of faith,
Please remain for a hundred aeons to spread the teaching.
(The Hundreds Of Deities Of The Joyful Land [Gaden Lha Gyai Ma], Tibetan Buddhist Prayer)
I weave them into my life,
Cutting out hollow spaces for no one,
Searching for a depth in those who don’t deserve,
And I don’t deserve,
Content with closeness and imaginative realities,
Pretending as we push along,
Too impatient for patience’s prize,