Kings and Kingpins
"After the game, the king and pawn go into the same box."
~~ Italian Proverb
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"Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others."
~~ Be Here Now 1931-2019 Baba Ram Dass
Genghis Khan's enthronement in 1206 CE
"One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."
~~ Plato, The Republic
"First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way." ~~ 1 Timothy 2:1-2 (ESV)
|~~ Malcolm Forbes||"Few businessmen are capable of being in politics. |
They don't understand the democratic process.
They have neither the tolerance nor the depth that it takes.
Democracy isn't a business."
The Pocket Dalai Lama, compiled and edited by Mary Craig (p.92)
"There is an Indian saying: if you are struck by a poisonous arrow, it is important first to pull it out, there is no time to ask who shot it, what sort of poison it is and so on.
First handle the immediate problem, and later we can investigate.
Similarly, when we encounter human suffering, it is important to respond with compassion rather than question the politics of those we help.
Instead of asking whether their country is enemy or friend, we must think,
Our attitude towards suffering is very important because it can affect how we cope with it when it arises. Our usual attitude consists of an intense aversion and intolerance of our own pain and suffering.
However, if we can transform our attitude, adopt an attitude that allows us greater tolerance of it, this can do much to help counteract feelings of mental unhappiness, dissatisfaction and discontent."
Jaimini Sutram ,
"If from the lords of the first and seventh houses from the Atmakaraka,
the fifth house has Jupiter, Venus, or the Moon,
the native has political or governmental power or authority."
~~ Joseph Conrad
"You shall judge of a man by his foes as well as by his friends."
~~ Satyagraha 1869-1948 Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi
"Power belongs to those who use it."
~~ USA Civil Rights 1929-1968 Rev. Martin Luther King
"The time is always right to do what is right."
~~ Will Durant.(1944). The Story of Civilization. Vol 3 Caesar and Christ Epilogue -"Why Rome Fell"
"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within .
The essential causes of Rome's decline lay in her people, her morals, her class struggle, her failing trade, her bureaucratic despotism, her stifling taxes, her consuming wars."
~~Russ-Soviet 1878-1953 Man-of-Steel Josef Stalin
"Revenge is a dish that tastes better when it's cold."
~~ Be Here Now 1931-2019 Baba Ram Dass
"The most exquisite paradox:
as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all.
As long as you want power, you can' t have it.
The minute you don' t want power, you' ll have more than you ever dreamed possible."
~~ Gore Vidal
"We only have one political party in the U.S., and that is the property party, which has two right wings."
World Leaders and Kala-Sarpa Yoga
Whether beneficent humanitarians or repressive tyrants, world leaders often (not always) have some version of Kala-Sarpa Yoga.
A classic Kala-Sarpa radix with all planets hemmed in between Ketu and Rahu (Version 1)
All planets hemmed in between Rahu and Ketu * version 2, confirmed as a kala-sarpa configuration in"300 Important Combinations " by Shri B.V. Raman *
or, an equally strong pattern of a modified KSY with one, and only one, planet outside the Rahu-Ketu axis [typically that one graha is Shani].
Dalai Lama defends Politicians
14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso . (2004).
365 Dalai Lama: Daily Advice from the Heart, Matthieu Ricard (Ed.)
"In defense of politicians , they are necessarily the products of a society.
Dalai Lama says: Yes (Virginia) there are Human Rights
~~ 14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso .
(2006, rev. and updated, 25th anniv. ed.). Kindness, Clarity, and Insight 25th Anniversary Edition. Jeffrey Hopkins (Trans. and Ed.), Elizabeth Napper (Ed.).
Kindness, Clarity, and Insight 25th Anniversary Edition.
Jeffrey Hopkins (Trans. and Ed.), Elizabeth Napper (Ed.).
"If you ask"Do humans have rights?" [I respond] yes, there are human rights.
How is it that humans have rights?
With this appearance as its basis,
is the very reason for there being human rights."
Politicians Need Religion
14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso with Felizitas Von Schonborn.
(2005). Path of Wisdom, Path of Peace . Foreword by Wei Jingsheng; Crossroad Publishing Co.
"I consider it very important for religion to have an influence on politicians. Politicians need religion much more than pious people who have withdrawn from the world need it.
There is a constant increase in the scandals in politics and business that can be traced back to the lack of self-discipline on the part of the responsible parties.
In India, the minister-president of West Bengal once said to me, with what he considered a humble attitude, that he was a politician and not a religious person. I responded to him:
A politician must have moral principles .
I am convinced of this. Seen in this light, politics and religion belong together.
In the United States, church and state may be separate,
This means that God should be the witness that the president will conscientiously fulfill his official duties."
Compassionate society begins at Home
~~ 14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso . (2005).
Many Ways to Nirvana: Reflections and Advice on Right Living,
Renuka Singh (Ed.)
"...We can't blame one individual for what happens in our world. I think we should blame our entire society.
Society produces our leaders and politicians,
and if we try to develop a more compassionate and affectionate society ,
we will have human beings with a more peaceful nature.
I think one way is quite simple.
We might have one or two setbacks, but generally I think we could develop a sensible society.
Sensible here means a sense of community, a sense of responsibility, and a sense of commitment."
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