Saturday, December 9, 2017

The best way to get DRUNK

Ac. Mahaviirananda Avadhuta (The Tantric Guru: Enchanting Stories of His Life, p. 251, Ananda Marga Publications, 2011); Dhr. Seven, Ashley Wells (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly; Ananda Purnima


This better be good, cuz I'm not in the mood.
A student from Muzzafarpur in Bihar, India [the state where Siddhartha became the Buddha, the "Awakened" or "Enlightened One"] went to the Ananda Marga meeting place in Beautiful Town.

Many devotees were around "Baba" [Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji born P. K. Sarkar, who developed Progressive Utilization Theory].
 
Baba told him, "Come close to me." Then he said, "What do you drink in your hostel? Why do you keep a bottle [of alcohol] hidden on your bookshelf? Nobody knows about it, but I know. Move closer, [more] near to me."
 
Then as he touched the student's trikuti [forehead], the student went into samadhi.
 

Where exactly is the trikuti or confluence to three sacred "rivers"?

Baba explained, "During samadhi [a coherent and blissful state of mind, mental unification, collectedness] there is a hormone [DMT, melatonin?] secretion from the pineal gland. It is amrta rasa [amata, ambrosia, a "nectar of immortality"], a nectarean hormone. The student is not senseless; rather, he is in samadhi.

Thanks but I prefer water to immortality.
"After a while his senses will become active again and when he regains normal consciousness his eyes will be red, as if he is drunk. This is divine intoxication, not wine intoxication."

After 20 minutes the student opened his eyes. Everybody could see that they were reddish as if he were drunk.

Baba asked him, "How do you feel? Are you enjoying it?"

The mysterious pineal gland for endo-DMT
Baba then added, "The student's state is a thousand times better than being in a wine-drunken state. When people drink wine their senses become dull, and their minds become more crude and blind [obtunded].

"But when devotees go into samadhi, they go into a fine [sublime] state of subtlety. And after, when they become normal again, they are fully refreshed."

Ananda Marga devotees dance, sing kirtan
Baba requested the student, "Promise me not to drink wine again." Then Baba promised him, "If you do more spiritual exercises (sadhana), you will be able to enjoy samadhi.

"The hormonal secretion from the pineal gland will give you more concentration of mind and you will be able to study well, whereas after drinking wine, you lose your sensory awareness and feel sleepy. Then you miss your studies and waste you father's money by purchasing wine. For the blissful experience of samadhi, you don't have to spend a single [cent]."

Free Meditation Retreat (Ven. Rahula)

Bhante Rahula; Ananda M., Wisdom Quarterly

Sunday, December 10th: A Day of Mindfulness Meditation with Ven. Rahula (author of the illicit drug and spiritual search travel memoir One Night's Shelter), 8:00 am-5:30 pm at the Shanti Vihara, 1750 Mountain Ave., Pomona, California. This event is free, and lunch/refreshment is provided. For more information contact Ananda: (858) 752-2331. More (Retreat flyer)

LA Buddhist Vihara, Pasadena, Full Moon Day Retreat, Dec. 10th.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Learning a Mantra for Meditation (meeting)

Ananda M., Jen (Dharma Meditation Initiative, L.A.), Dhr. Seven, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly
Pasa Dharma Buddhist Meditation in Pasadena, FREE, Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 PM
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On Dec. 7th ("Secrets of Buddhist Meditation") we learned about karma (kamma), the three roots of all skillful actions, and the roots of all unskillful actions.

The question is, If unconscious motives keep leading us to suffering, what is the solution?
 
The Buddha taught three powerful things to counteract bad karma and bring about the end of all suffering in this very life:
  1. virtue (sila)
  2. coherence (samadhi)
  3. wisdom (prajna)
These three secrets were revealed and explained, and we learned a technique for getting into a deep meditative state right now, no matter what.
 
On Dec. 14th we'll do Neptune's yoga, mantra*, mindful walking, and a special practice of letting go -- forgiving ourselves and others -- to deepen our meditative states.
  • *SPECIAL ACTIVITY: How to use a Sanskrit mantra to clear the mind and touch deep serenity and bliss. To learn this mantra in advance, listen to Alan Watts' latest Sunday morning show (Dec. 3rd, 2017, 8:00-8:30 AM) free at Archive.KPFK.org.
  • FREE/by donation. Vegan refreshments served.
Our Thursday night meditation practice sessions are for full-body physical and spiritual experiences in our pyramid-assisted amethyst and quartz crystal circle.

Sasquatch: How much proof needed? (video)

Sylvanic Bigfoot, April 19, 2017; Pfc. Sandoval, Pat Macpherson (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

PhDs "Astounded" by Sasquatch videos and Proof of Bigfoot
(Sylvanic.com) Dr. Jeff Meldrum and Dr. John Bindernagel are taken out into "Sasquatch Country" by Bigfoot Researcher Todd Standing. Both are immensely impressed with his work. They are "firmly convinced." Standing has filmed "Portraits of the Sasquatch Face."



A logger's Bigfoot encounter in California
Sasquatch Central II, Feb. 17, 2016
(BFRO.net) Salt of the Earth testimony: a logger saw a Sasquatch first hand. This testimony is narrated by BFRO's android story teller, Micah. "Distant Tension" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

White killer cop given 20 years for murder

Associated Press (ap.org); Pfc. Sandoval, Ashley Wells, Seth Auberon (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
But all I did was kill an [n-word]. All the guys at the station brag about doing it.
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Lots of cops kill blacks! Why jail me?
Through tears, [murdered black motorist Walter] Scott's family told [racist killer cop] Slager they felt sorrow for him and the loss his young children would feel in his absence.

In the end, a judge sentenced Slager to 20 years in prison [instead of a death penalty for capital murder with extenuating circumstances like felony murder under color of law and civil rights abuses for Officer Slager's racist motivations], giving the Scott family the justice they had sought ever since a stranger came to them with the shocking video of [Officer Slager repeatedly shooting] Scott [as he was] being killed [by yet another racist cop in South Carolina].
 
"I forgive Michael Slager. I forgive you," Scott's [good Christian] mother, Judy, said as she turned toward her son's killer. "I pray for you, that you would repent and let Jesus come in your life." Sitting just a few feet away, Slager wiped tears from his eyes and mouthed: "I'm sorry [or perhaps mumbled the n-word as he might have done during the murder of black motorist Walter Scott]."

Murder in the 1st degree in progress, but Officer Slager allowed to plea to lesser charges.
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Since when do Black Lives Matter?
The punishment wrapped up a case that became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement. Slager, 36, is one of only a few police officers to go to prison for a fatal shooting, and his sentence is by far the stiffest since the shootings came under extra scrutiny in recent years.
 
Attorneys [lying] for the former North Charleston officer said he shot the 50-year-old Scott in self-defense after the two fought and Scott grabbed Slager's stun gun. They said race didn't play a role in the shooting and Slager never had any "racial animus" toward minorities [and that when Officer Slager moved the stun gun next to the corpse, he was just? He wasn't defending himself then, just cooking the crime scene to get away with murder were it not for video of the murder].
 
Still, Slager pleaded guilty in federal court to violating Scott's civil rights. As part of a plea agreement reached in May, prosecutors dropped state murder charges. "This is a tragedy that shouldn't have happened," U.S. District Judge David Norton said [but, you know, no need to ruin Officer Slager's whole life over it. I'll give him 20 years, let him out on appeal or early for good behavior as he's treated like a king by racist prison guards housing him in protective custody]. More




Cops have been going bad and murdering civilians for a long time. Shown here is the infamous "Dalton Gang," who had police among them who became criminals, murderers and thieves, in the Wild West (posthard.com).

Gotta get some Bitcoin! Here's how

Pat Macpherson, Seth Auberon, Pfc. Sandoval, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly
Bitcoin is not physical, like the trick "bit" shown here. It's only digital and a bubble.
If Bitcoin is man in black, woman in white is the new investor trying to get rich quick.
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Cash me outside, bitch, and pay me in Bit!
Get rich schemes are getting harder to come by since Internet search engines allow us to research more sides of the story than just the one that makes scammers money.

But have you seen what Bitcoin (BTC), the hot digital cryptocurrency, has been doing lately? It's volatile and has no future in its present form. But along the way from here to there, one can ride the wave of volatility and cash out ahead of the game. Set a reasonable automatic sell point.
I can pay you in bit. Are you on tour soon?
It's a risky game. Be prepared to lose it all. Unlike most things, Bitcoin is not a good thing to hold for the long term. Why? Banks and governments are not going to allow themselves to be undermined by an independent alternative currency. They will subvert it, much as they are currently doing by inflating this bubble.

If Bitcoin is so valuable, why are current owners trying to seduce so many new investors into the market? That's how you make money from a bubble. It's like having a poker game among friends. How are you going to get rich? Invite a bunch of nonfriends to join the "friendly" game and milk them for all their money. In this example, you are the nonfriend about to be milked yet you think you're joining a friendly game to get rich off them.

I so wanna get rich quick, I lose it all.
Ever wonder why it is suddenly so volatile? It's because it's about to be listed in normal stock markets so investors can buy futures. Bitcoin is constantly being remade, reformatted, robbed from electronic vaults (which should be impossible but apparently isn't that hard), and precariously depends on the objective Internet, subjective net access, the bitcoin network, and the WWW. One solar flare or pulse bomb, and it all goes bye bye. An investor will still have it in cyberspace but will have no way to cash it in. Ask Danielle Bregoli.

More suckers needed to join our game
It was once possible to buy one Bitcoin for 8 cents. That was a few years ago. One guy bought $600.00's worth. He forgot about them in his hard drive then threw the hard drive away -- and with it, $122,000,000.00 at current prices, depending at what time of day one sells, of course, because the price is changing hourly by thousands of dollars per coin.

How does one get rich in an investment market? "Buy low, sell high." (The trick is there's no way to know ahead of time what "low" means and when the "high" is hit; that's all guesswork). When are people going to be buying? Right now, which is high. When will they be selling? When it's low, after the bubble bursts.
 
How likely is anyone entering the market right now to get rich with Bitcoin? Not likely at all, zero percent. It violates the fundamental rule.

But then why do ads and agents keep promoting Bitcoin? That's so you can salivate, get in higher praying it'll go higher, then you'll be cleaned out when you try to divest after the plunge. They come in and clean up, you go lick your wounds and wish you hadn't mortgaged the house.

Let dana be your path to gold.
Buy gold or silver, as their value never goes to zero. Bitcoin will be supplanted by another cryptocurrency banks and governments control and regulate and treat just like the fiat currency we live under now. What's that other truism about markets? "A fool and his money are soon parted."

See, this is how they get you: by changing the subject right away. Q: "Should I buy bitcoin?" A: "Digital currencies are the future." No one's arguing whether or not digital and cryptocurrencies are sound. The question is whether the bitcoin brand is sound. There will be, there already are, alternative currencies. Like Napster, bitcoin will not be allowed to succeed or come out on top. Bitcoin is not a sacrificial lamb so much as it is a Judas goat that leads others to slaughter.

Stop making sense! I want to buy BTC anyway
Gold, being real, is the opposite of bitcoin. There is no such tangible thing as a Bitcoin.
  • Standard Exchanges (bitcoin.com) Buy bitcoin, create bitcoin wallets, read bitcoin news, and more.
  • How to buy bitcoin: A step-by-step Guide (businessinsider.com) Using the app Coinbase, we ventured to buy and sell bitcoin, the popular cryptocurrency whose cost has seen massive spikes in recent weeks.
  • How to buy Bitcoin (coinbase.com/buy-bitcoin) Coinbase [according to Coinbase] is a secure online platform [app] for buying, selling, transferring, and storing digital currency.
  • How to buy bitcoin: A beginner's guide... (independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/new...) The value of bitcoin has hit a new record high of $11,850.00 [now much higher, 16-17K per BTC), and mainstream interest in the cryptocurrency has skyrocketed. 
  • How To Buy Bitcoins (howtobuybitcoins.info) Quickly discover how to buy and sell bitcoins in your local currency. Find the best rates and get streaming price quotes across bitcoin exchanges everywhere! 
  • How to buy Bitcoin and Ethereum (mashable.com)
  • Basics for Buying and Investing in Bitcoin (investopedia.com) Bitcoin (BTC) is a decentralized cryptocurrency payment system designed by Satoshi Nakamoto. The software-based currency was released to the public in 2009. Since then, updates and improvements have been made by a network of developers, partially funded by the Bitcoin Foundation... 
  • Buy - Bitcoin (bitcoin.org/en/buy) Discover people selling Bitcoin in your community. "Local Bitcoins" lets you search and browse through various sellers of Bitcoin in your area. Sellers have reviews and feedback scores to help you choose [sucker].

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

UCLA closes due to California FIRE (photos)

Associated Press (ap.org); Seth Auberon, Pfc. Sandoval (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly



Bel Air wildfire joins the siege across SoCal

Santa Ana winds seen from high above
LOS ANGELES, California - A wildfire erupted in Los Angeles' exclusive Bel Air [near UCLA, where the Reagans live] section today as yet another part of Southern California found itself under siege from an outbreak of wind-whipped blazes that have consumed multimillion-dollar houses and tract homes alike.

[What does the city skyline and general region look like? There is a choking haze of particulate matter (10 microns or less) joining the usual smog and temporarily halted chemtrails. Getty Villa is affected. UCLA has cancelled classes and gone on emergency power for its medical center. Here are some AP photos:]
Hundreds of homes across the L.A. metropolitan area and beyond were feared destroyed since Monday, but firefighters were only slowly managing to make their way into some of the hard-hit areas for an accurate count.
 
As many as five fires have closed highways, schools and museums, shut down production of TV series, and cast a hazardous haze over the region. About 200,000 people were under evacuation orders. No deaths and only a few injuries were reported.
 
From the beachside city of Ventura, where rows of homes were leveled, to the rugged foothills north of Los Angeles, where stable owners had to evacuate horses in trailers, to Bel Air, where the rich and famous have sweeping views of L.A. below, fierce Santa Ana winds sweeping in from the desert fanned the flames and fears....


"Conditions are going to change again tonight," Pimlott said. "They're going to be extreme tomorrow. We need to have everybody's heads up -- heads on a swivel -- and pay very close attention."

Before dawn Wednesday, flames exploded on the steep slopes of Sepulveda Pass [connecting the San Fernando Valley to the Skirball Center and UCLA], closing a section of heavily traveled Interstate 405 and destroying four homes in Bel Air, where houses range from $2 million to more than $30 million. More