“Let not a person revive the past
Or on the future build his hopes;
For the past has been left behind
And the future has not been reached.
Instead with insight let him see
Each presently arisen state;
Let him know that and be sure of it,
Today the effort must be made;
Tomorrow Death may come. who knows?
No bargain with Mortality
Can keep him and his hordes away,
But one who dwells thus ardently,
Relentlessly, by day, by night —
It is he, the Peaceful Sage has said,
Who has had a single excellent night.”
~ Bhaddekaratta Sutta
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Vimalakīrti Sutra, Ch VII. Devatāparivartah v.14-15 Show more
[Śāriputra] "Goddess, what prevents you from transforming yourself out of your female state?"
[Goddess] "Although I have sought my "female state" for these twelve years, I have not yet found it. Reverend Śāriputra, if a magician were to incarnate a woman by magic, would you ask her, ’What prevents you from transforming yourself out of your female state?’"
[Śāriputra] "No! Such a woman would not really exist, so what would there be to transform?"
[Goddess] "Just so, reverend Śāriputra, all things do not really exist. Now, would you think, ’What prevents one whose nature is that of a magical incarnation from transforming herself out of her female state?’"
[Thereupon, the goddess employed her magical power to cause the elder Śāriputra to appear in her form and to cause herself to appear in his form. Then the goddess, transformed into Śāriputra, said to Śāriputra, transformed into a goddess] "Reverend Śāriputra, what prevents you from transforming yourself out of your female state?"
[And Śāriputra transformed into the goddess, replied,] "I no longer appear in the form of a male! My body has changed into the body of a woman! I do not know what to transform!"
[The goddess continued] "If the elder could again change out of the female state, then all women could also change out of their female states. All women appear in the form of women in just the same way as the elder appears in the form of a woman. While they are not women in reality, they appear in the form of women. With this in mind, the Buddha said, ’In all things, there is neither male nor female.’"
[Then, the goddess released her magical power and each returned to their ordinary form. She then said to him] "Reverend Śāriputra, what have you done with your female form?"
[Śāriputra] "I neither made it nor did I change it."
[Goddess] "Just so, all things are neither made nor changed, and that they are not made and not changed, that is the teaching of the Buddha."
Ah, people are having bad opinions about software freedom again.
Software is a system, systems can do evil, it is the role of the engineer to ensure the health of the system and consider the larger societal effects the system has.
Basically, it's being a responsible adult who gives a fuck about their society and doesn't want their labour abused by those who would like to harm their society.
And visual barriers do work. Deplatforming works.
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Ravelry, the Knitting Social Network, banned Trump supporters, and they based their policy on an RPG.net policy, proving once again that TTRPGs and Knitting are the strongest forces for justice in the world.
There are many reasons Emilio Estevez is better than either of the Sheens.
This movie is a big one:
re: The bougiest thing on my harddrive. Show more
It's like the anti-swap. We no longer give a fuck about resources, there's a circa 1999 me somewhere crying into Kernighan & Ritchie's book.
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# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# /tmp mounted in RAM
tmpfs /tmp tmpfs defaults,noatime,nosuid,nodev,noexec,mode=1777 0 0
MH~ ADHD Show more
being ADHD means I've read the first 1~2/3rds of a LOT of books. I hope there was nothing too interesting in the last chapters.
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Rise my microbial legions! Rise from your grave! Mwahaha!
This article is by one of the women who was attacked on the bus. It is a very very well written take down of why this attack got so much coverage from an intersectional lens. I would read it. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jun/14/homophobic-attack-bus-outrage-media-white
Sometimes it's a photograph in the old way they used to be made for zines and punk band flyers and hacker mags at the headshop and if you stare to hard at the black stain of ink and developing fluid you might fall forever into June of some 1998 you can still smell but never touch the hot sun on your skin the deep deep impossible blue of the sky as a lone aircraft left lazy contrails and a dull roar in it's wake as it flew to some elsewhere not meant for poor kids in the decaying drainage canals of the suburbs on second hand real imitation bmx bicycles with the rattle of spray cans and too loud pop punk on the stereo with eight d cell batteries
Here's a json of all of the earthquakes in the US for the past hour, pretty cool, eh?
buddhist gardener; debian cultist; number wrestler; infosec artist; bougie Tejanx; eco-socialist (they/them) #nobots
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.