It Can Never Never Be

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  1. The word “exist” comes from a Greek word that means “to be apart.” So, for example, Shiva is non-existent because he-she-it is not apart from anything. Shiva represents non-existence from a yogic perspective, in fact, for reasons having to do with inseparability.

    • Heidegger made much of that etymology. You can often tell a Heideggerian by an occasional insistence on spelling “exist” with a hyphen: “ek-sist.” The problem with the term “separate” is that it’s self-contradictory: The term itself joins the things it is meant to describe as separated. So that means both that there are different kinds of separateness and that discourse, language not only does join but may be the joining of the separate in an equally primordial way, as the structure of more-than/beyond-being (infinitude).

          • Since you stand with the so-called non-dualists, I presume that you take exception to that side of the compliment, so here’s a bit of support for my presumption:
            Non-dualists express their brilliant dualistic understanding with ideas like the samsara-nirvana concept, the ultimate truth and relative truth awareness, and the realism vs nihilism middle path perspective on reality.

    • Thank you, bob. I was wondering a little whether I had to put things in even blacker-whiter.

      Not going to belabor it all, and will let some dust settle as I keep my eyes open for a CARRIE ending and scope out my situation, which I would put at uncertain at best, probably not very good even by my customary reduced standards, but not necessarily Code Red..

  2. Scott Miller:
    Non-dualists express their brilliant dualistic understanding with ideas like the samsara-nirvana concept, the ultimate truth and relative truth awareness, and the realism vs nihilism middle path perspective on reality.

    And these ideas are taken as ideas, therefore not definitive.

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[E]ven Fox didn’t tout Bartiromo’s big scoops on Trump’s legislative agenda, because 10 months into the Trump presidency, nobody is so foolish as to believe that him saying, “We’re doing a big infrastructure bill,” means that the Trump administration is, in fact, doing a big infrastructure bill. The president just mouths off at turns ignorantly and dishonestly, and nobody pays much attention to it unless he says something unusually inflammatory.On some level, it’s a little bit funny. On another level, Puerto Rico is still languishing in the dark without power (and in many cases without safe drinking water) with no end in sight. Trump is less popular at this point in his administration than any previous president despite a generally benign economic climate, and shows no sign of changing course. Perhaps it will all work out for the best, and someday we’ll look back and chuckle about the time when we had a president who didn’t know anything about anything that was happening and could never be counted on to make coherent, factual statements on any subject. But traditionally, we haven’t elected presidents like that — for what have always seemed like pretty good reasons — and the risks of compounding disaster are still very much out there.

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So, does Mitchell make any money on the work, which has been shared so many times? He uploaded a high-res image of the symbol and granted permission for anyone to use it personally for free. But for those who want to support his work or simply want something readymade, you can also buy T-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, and journals emblazoned with the symbol through Threadless.“I really just want to spread the image as much as possible and cement it in history,” Mitchell says. “In all honesty, the amount I’ve made from my Threadless shop so far is still less than my hourly rate, so I don’t really see it as a big deal. If you look at my Twitter, half the replies are people wanting to know where they can buy a shirt. Threadless is happy to help them out with that, and so I’m happy to let that happen.”Now that the symbol has flooded our streets and our timelines, Mitchell just has one request: “Impeach this idiot already,” he says.

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This is a Waterloo moment for Trump, the tea party and their alliance. They have been stopped in their tracks not only by Democratic opposition but because of a mutiny within their own ranks. Although never particularly liked or respected, it is now clear that they are no longer feared. The bankruptcy of their ideas and their incompetence have been exposed. Their momentum has been dissipated. Their rejection of political norms has itself been scorned. Our long national nightmare may finally be coming to an end.

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