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  1. Designed Chaos

    Communist techniques for 'fundamentally transforming' a nation. Be sure to watch the five minute video from a KGB defector at the bottom of article: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/07/_the_left_is_following_communisms_playbook_for_revolution_.html
  2. In Praise of Virtue

    Master Hua
  3. Golden Light Sutra

    The famous past life event of Buddha when he, as Prince Mahasattva, gave his body to a starving tigress is told in prose and verse in chapter 18. Buddha gives the karmic links of the major persons involved in that event at the end of the chapter:
  4. Golden Light Sutra

    Chapter Four is useful.
  5. Golden Light Sutra

    A much revered sutra filled with blessings & merit for those who recite, copy, memorize and share it with others: https://fpmt.org/wp-content/uploads/teachers/zopa/advice/pdf/sutragoldenlight0207lttr.pdf
  6. In Praise of Virtue

    The value and power of faith, from Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 39:
  7. Break up of Facebook?

    No techie am I, but for persons, keep their email & snail addresses in your Contacts file. For websites, make bookmarks & favorites. I never used or joined Twitter, Facebook etc.
  8. Break up of Facebook?

    A founder wants government to do it - will it happen? https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/09/opinion/sunday/chris-hughes-facebook-zuckerberg.html
  9. Roger Scruton Fired

    Twas only an unpaid advisory position but he is an irritant to many, so off with his head. https://theimaginativeconservative.org/2019/05/iconoclasm-profanity-roger-scruton-sacking-paul-krause.html
  10. Victims of Communism

    A patriot for Venezuela whose family has had to flee Soviet, Cuban, then Venezuela's Communism: [only 10 min. video]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdLJBVkL3RU&feature=youtu.be
  11. In Praise of Virtue

    The rest of Porphyry's comments on stage two of virtues:
  12. In Praise of Virtue

    Part of Porphyry's comments based four stages of virtue from his Master Plotinus' teachings. The passages in quote marks are from the Enneads.
  13. The essence of Buddhism

    If I had to pick one Mahayana text that covers every aspect of doctrine, path & results, I would suggest this one - in Sanskrit titled Mahayanasutralamkara. There are two excellent English translations, with commentaries. It is a large book with the commentaries, but those comments are needed to clarify many verses. One came out in 2014 done by the Dharmachakra translation group and the other from the Padmakara translators just came out late in 2018. The root text was taught to Asanga (a bodhisattva of the 5th century) by Maitreya a 10th stage bodhisattva, who will become in the distant future our next Buddha. Ornament of the Great Vehicle Sutras is the title of the Dharmachakra version. The Padmakara version is called A Feast of the Nectar of the Supreme Vehicle. Both are in epub versions also.
  14. Victims of Communism

    The Prime Minister of Poland addresses a Victims of Communism gathering: https://youtu.be/ikDyiTGPf-o
  15. I used to visit that site often, but do not recall if they included Sri Jnanadeva's long yet profound commentary. Here is one translation by Yardi that is online: https://estudantedavedanta.net/Jnaneshwari.pdf