this blog is the continuation of a genuine mystical tradition, unless you get in daily contemplative time and abstain to a significant degree from "entertainment" then you are just wasting your time and mine !
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I hate Modest Mouse's song on Bukowski. Obviously, he didn't get Bukowski, probably from all the LSD he takes.
i'm not a fan of the song either i used to like their song little motel, not really of at all for the lyrics but for the instrumentals : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZhHcyKg0io&app=desktop
Have you read The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden? Her artwork of natural scenery is exquisite, and a lot of her poetry deals with solitude.I've started watching the TV series, which has a lot of poetry. I wish they had subs with the DVD set I bought:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGozIY2eiJk
interesting, had heard of the book but never gone into it !
yeah i don't think islam can survive in a climate of relgious freedom !
"To conquer Persia and force Islam, the Arab invaders resorted to many inhumane actions including massacre, mass enslavement of men, women and children, and imposition of heavy taxes (Jezyeh=Jizya) on those who did not convert. By the order of “Yazid ibn-e Mohalleb” in Gorgan so many Persians were beheaded that their blood mixed with water would energize the millstone to produce as much as one day meal for him, as he had vowed. The event of blood mill has been quoted by the generations of Iranian Zoroastrian families to this day, yet our books of history have been silent about it. In recent years however, disenchanted Iranian scholars have been writing about the blood mills and in fact this event has been reported by our historians of the Islamic era. On the way to Mazandaran the same commander ordered 12,000 captives to be hanged at the two sides of the road so that the victorious Arab army pass through. Upon arrival, many more were massacred in that province and heavy tax (Jizya) was imposed on the survivors who did not convert. Some historians have estimated that a total of 400,000 civilians were massacred."
Muhammad was just a fictitious creation by the Rashidun Arabs to justify their expansionist agenda. There are a couple of scholars that do argue this. It was just repackaged Nestorian Christianity with a central fictitious warlord. Zarathustra did exist, but he was not Persian. He was either Sogdian (or something nearby) or Indo-Iranian (e.g., Scythian or Sintashta culture). Also, it took a long time for his views to grow in popularity, and when they did, it wasn't pretty. Kartir Hangirpe used the Gathas to justify his oppression of idolaters and wanted to give predominance to Ohrmazd, making it more henotheistic, since original Indo-Iranian beliefs were more polytheistic without a central god.All religious nonsense either way you look at it, but the point is, religion is never pretty and just exists as social control. The Middle East needs to move beyond that, I feel.
Some quotes from Sa'di Shirazi's Bustan. Like Al Ma'arri (who I also like a lot), I'm pretty sure he wasn't a believer:* "The world is a false gem that passes each moment from one hand to another."* "Though one may rule and another may serve, though the one be exalted to the height of Saturn and the other languish in a prison, when death has claimed them it will not be possible to distinguish between the two."* "When he whose eyes are open to the truth scatters flowers over the dead, his heart burns, not for the dead but for himself. Why dost thou weep over the death of a child? He came pure, and he departed pure. Tie now the feet of the bird of the soul; tarry not till it has borne the rope from thy hand. Long hast thou sat in the place of another; soon will another sit in thy place. Though thou be a hero or a swordsman, thou wilt carry away nothing but the shroud. If the wild ass break its halter and wander into the desert its feet become ensnared in the sand. Thou, too, hast strength till thy feet go into the dust of the grave. Since yesterday has gone and to-morrow has not come, take account of this one moment that now is. In this garden of the world there is not a cypress that has grown which the wind of death has not uprooted."
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This is a better link: http://vigilantcitizen.com/vigilantreport/pizzagate-4chan-uncovered-sick-world-washingtons-occult-elite/
i remember an admitted paedophile with asperger's syndrome on an irc channel years ago who was also into the occulti mean the "occult" is just so much empty bullshit, what use is it except as a cover for paedophilia ?bit like the catholic church really !there's a few aleister crowley devotees on r|zen, why are they in it, well you can't really tell with the anonyimity of the net can you !