On Twitter, people think in phrases. On Facebook, people think in full sentences. Users can rise to the level of an essay on a blog. A website challenges its owner to create an organic whole. Twitter and Facebook are fundamentally democratic and populist. There is no entrance criteria, no need to construct cohesive thought, not enough content to contain quality. The writer can just blurt out any half-baked impulse that comes to mind. Witness POTUS.

"The law of karma is a special instance of the law of cause and effect, according to which all our actions of body, speech, and mind are causes and all our experiences are their effects."

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso (1)

This is the most satisfying definition of Karma that I have come across.

 I came to the notion of through Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment. Dostoyevesky's intent is to demonstrate how

 

 

(1) 1931-, Kelsang Gyatso, Geshe, (1995). Joyful path of good fortune : the complete guide to the Buddhist path to enlightenment

"The essential thing is action. Action has three stages: the decision born of thought, the order or preparation for execution, and the execution itself All three stages are governed by the will. The will is rooted in character, and for the man of action character is of more critical importance than intellect. Intellect without will is worthless, will without intellect is dangerous."
—Hans von Seeckt

Thought from one of my last runs, months ago. The silly bumper stickers are wrong: Freedom really is free. Freedom is a state of mind. I'm always hearing that we're the Land of the Free, as we sink deeper and deeper into debt and addiction. Despite all our declarations of freedom, we're not free.

What isn't free.....is often very expensive....is Justice.

Yes, Trumpism really is fascism.

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