September 11th, 2009



We have not come here to take prisoners,
But to surrender ever more deeply
To freedom and joy.

We have not come into this exquisite world
To hold ourselves hostage from love.

Run my dear,
From anything
That may not strengthen
Your precious budding wings.

Run like hell my dear,
From anyone likely
To put a sharp knife
Into the sacred, tender vision
Of your beautiful heart.

We have a duty to befriend
Those aspects of obedience
That stand outside of our house
And shout to our reason
"O please, O please,
Come out and play."

For we have not come here to take prisoners
Or to confine our wondrous spirits,

But to experience ever and ever more deeply
Our divine courage, freedom and
"The Gift" ~ versions of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky

Руми, РУБАЙ # 1211

Раскрыв объятья, напоролся на отказ,

Кусаю пальцы, встретив взгляд жестоких глаз.

Но о Тебе одной попрежнему мечтаю:

– "Что хочешь Ты? Дай мне какой-нибудь приказ!"

Рубайат # 1211

Руми, РУБАЙ # 1212

Хоссейн Бехзад, Персия, 20 в., Шамс Тебризи
То тоска меня сжигает по пропавшей красоте,

То покой мой разрушает друг, забывший в суете!

Нету даже увлеченья – скучен путь исканья счастья!

Чем смирить, хоть на мгновенье, сердце в мира пустоте?

Рубайат # 1212, Исфаган # 1220
Иван Дурак

"Death Cult of the Incas" (2006)

500 years ago, when Spanish conquistadors descended on the New World in search of gold and treasure, they were dazzled by the splendors of the Incan empire. But they were also amazed by the presence of mummies among the living accorded places of honor at banquets, sought out as sources of guidance and advice, even maintained in vast estates!
THE DEATH CULT OF THE INCAS journeys high into the Andes to investigate the mysterious role the dead played in Incan culture. Leading experts such as Jorge Flores-Ochoa, from Peru's Cuzco University, detail the astonishing beliefs that governed the Incas' relationship with their dead, and reveal how the mummies were preserved. Period accounts from the Spanish invaders tell of opulently dressed mummies being offered the finest food and drink at ceremonies, while ancient art and artifacts help shed light on the pervasive death cult. It is often said that one can tell how civilized a society is by how they treat their dead.
The dead of the Incas were treated very well indeed!
Иван Дурак

Грипп: без аспирина

Специалисты Санкт-Петербургского НИИ гриппа, где идет тестирование нового лекарства от A/H1N1, строго-настрого запрещают россиянам принимать аспирин для лечения и профилактики свиного гриппа.Collapse )