Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Only...

"He who does not realize to what extent shifting fortune and necessity hold in subjection every human spirit, cannot regard as fellow-creatures nor love as he loves himself those whom chance separated from him by an abyss. ... Only he who has measured the dominion of force, and knows how not to respect it, is capable of love and justice." Simone Weil

"It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences." Audre lorde


“Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” Albert Camus


Sunday, April 13, 2014

The XXI "idle person"...

"Surely this traffic cannot be good, which spreads like a pestilence, and taints what it touches! which violates that first natural right of mankind, equality and independency..." Olaudah Equiano

 
"The forgotten history of Britain's white slaves...In the 17th and 18th centuries, tens of thousands of men, women and children lived as ill-paid, ill-treated chattels, bound in servitude to their colonial masters. It is a sobering illustration of human gullibility that, in return for vague promises of a better life, men would sign away their lives for 10 years or more...

..."It shall sweep your streets, and wash your doors, from idle persons, and the children of idle persons," declared the poet John Donne."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/3664862/The-forgotten-history-of-Britains-white-slaves.html

XVII/XVIII
 
XXI

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The inkling...

"The worst blind is the one who doesn't want to see."

 
So the remaining question is,
 
 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Shu...as an Hymn to Wisdom...

The utter and sheer law is..Shu

"The Golden Rule or ethic of reciprocity is a maxim, ethical code or morality that essentially states either of the following:
  • One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself. (Positive form)
  • One should not treat others in ways that one would not like to be treated (Negative form, also known as the Silver Rule)..."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Rule

So...

"Why Do The Righteous Suffer?" the answer would be...because the monsters that are causing that suffering on others will with time be taught with the golden rule...and the evil caused by them will be repaid with JUSTICE!!!!


" My wrong will be avenged, if not by me, then by another, if not on you, then on your children. Remember! The greed in your breasts has harrowed the people with iron claws. You have sowed malice; don't expect mercy!”..." Mother, by Maxim Gorky

Don´t forget...
 
"When you repay kindness with kindness then the people are encouraged to do good. When you pay evil with evil, then people are warned from doing bad."


"Someone said, "What do you think of repaying evil with kindness?" Confucius replied, Then what are you going to repay kindness with?" " Repay kindness with kindness, but repay evil with justice (or severity)."

                          The wisdom of Confucius - Lin Yutang p.145


 
 "A injustiça, senhores, desanima o trabalho, a honestidade, o bem; cresta em flor os espíritos dos moços, semeia no coração das gerações que vêm nascendo a semente da podridão, habitua os homens a não acreditar senão na estrela, na fortuna, no acaso, na loteria da sorte, promove a desonestidade, promove a venalidade [...] promove a relaxação, insufla a cortesania, a baixeza, sob todas as suas formas." Ruy Barbosa



Saturday, April 5, 2014

The order...

To the Carmel of Moncorvo - Portugal, I will apologize myself with the same words of Thérèse of Lisieux:

"To be betrothed to you, Jesus, to be a Carmelite, to become, through my union with you, a mother of souls — surely that ought to be enough for anybody? But somehow, not for me. I seem to have so many other vocations as well! I feel as if I were called to be a fighter..."

Monday, March 31, 2014

The round pegs..."Iesu, trugarha wrthyf"...

“Here’s to the crazy ones.
The misfits. The rebels. ....
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
...
You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them,
disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They invent. They imagine.
They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire.
They push the human race forward.
Maybe they have to be crazy.
How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art?
Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written?
Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?
While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world,
are the ones who do…”
 
Jack Kerouac
 
 
Sir Richard Gwyn "...In May 1581 Gwyn was taken to church in Wrexham, carried around the font on the shoulders of six men and laid in heavy shackles in front of the pulpit. However, he "so stirred his legs that with the noise of his irons the preacher's voice could not be heard." He was placed in the stocks for this incident, and was taunted by a local Anglican priest who claimed that the keys of the Church were given no less to him than to St. Peter. "There is this difference", Gwyn replied, "namely, that whereas Peter received the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven, the keys you received were obviously those of the beer cellar."
...Just before Gwyn was hanged ...His last words, in Welsh, were reportedly "Iesu, trugarha wrthyf" ("Jesus, have mercy on me")."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Gwyn_(martyr)

Friday, March 28, 2014

Guilty of complicity...

 "Everything had a beginning and an end, that it could not be otherwise. But shall we live to see the end?...We must fight for that...fight with all our might and not downhearted...I want very much to live and see the defeat of our executioners which is why I am doing my utmost and will continue to do everything in my power for us to survive, for us to escape their clutches! If we do not succeed, that will be too bad. A person only dies once, and though I would regret losing my life, I do not fear death."
Hope is the last to die - Halina Birenbaum

 
If I were to remain silent, I'd be guilty of complicity.” Albert Einstein
 
"Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies." Nelson Mandela
 ...and to avoid resentment nothing better than to see justice being done ... after all the resentment of injustice is like a poison that tortures and kills  humanity ...