Let us pause now in our regular obeisance to the Constitution, whose veneration tends to peak in the months leading up to a presidential election, to note that the extraordinary events of the last week powerfully call to mind another foundational document in American history. That would be, of course, the Declaration of Independence, whose anniversary is almost upon us, without which there would have been no United States, or Constitution, at all.

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“O my Lord, as powerful as fire, O omnipotent one, now I offer You all obeisances, falling on the ground at Your feet. O my Lord, please lead me on the right path to reach You, and since You know all that I have done in the past, please free me from the reactions to my past sins so that there will be no hindrance to my progress. ”~Sri Isopanisad

anonymous asked:

So does that #lds post mean you don't support lgbtq+ marriage?

That is correct. I do not support lgbtq+ marriage, for religious reasons. God has ordained marriage to be strictly between a man and a woman, and thus, acting on homosexual attraction constitutes a sin. (To clarify, it is acting on the desires that is the sin, not having the desires).

I do not know exactly why He has commanded this, but I trust in my God. He has so much love for each and every person, and He has our best interests at heart. I have a deep testimony of Christ and Heavenly Father, founded on my personal experience and interactions with them. I do not understand this commandment, but I do understand that He knows best. (More clarification: this is not blind obeisance. As I stated, I have a strong testimony of Him and His commandments. If you want to know how I know, shoot me another ask. :) 

That being said, I want to make sure you know that I love and respect members of the lgbtq+ community, and as such, I will treat you with love, respect, and kindness. Christians have been commanded to love one another- not ‘love only those like you’ or ‘love only straight people’. Christ declared that commandment to be second only to the commandment to love God. Lgbtq+ people are… well, people. It’s ridiculous to think otherwise. I will fight anyone tooth and nail if they treat lgbtq+ folk with dislike, contempt, prejudice, etc. on the sole basis of their sexual identity. Being gay is not a sin.

***For more resources on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (my church), head on over to mormon.org. To read the real Book of Mormon for free online, go here (they has it in different languages, too). This article sums up the church’s view on same-gender attraction. And this is my favorite chapter of the Book of Mormon; it is about Christ visiting the Nephites (the ancient people of the Americas) after His death.***

I love you! All of you!! Every single person reading this. And every single person not reading this. All of you. <3 you are rays of sunshine with infinite potential. stay alive and stay street, my preciouses. |-/ Please feel free to shoot me a *kind* ask, whether you want clarification, information, or even if you just want to talk. anything!! I don’t get messages very often, it makes my day. <3

[[I know this is an unpopular opinion, especially on tumblr. However, I stand by my beliefs. Please do not attempt to change my mind. I am not shoving my beliefs down your throat- please do not shove yours down mine. :) ]]

Artist: V.V.Sagar

“Let us offer our respectful obeisances unto the Personality of Godhead, who, by His own effulgence, while situated in Himself, has manifested this cosmos. May He also protect religion for all goodness.”~Srimad Bhagavatam 3.12.32


i offer my most respectful obeisances to all Vaisnavas for always and forever

Harinam Sankirtan at the  L.A. Art walk 6/11/15

What is ‘impersonal’ writing but denial of self? If withholding is an ideology worth teaching, we should be clearer about that as the bottom line of the enterprise. We should also acknowledge the extent to which denial of one’s authority in authorship is not the same as elimination of oneself; it is ruse not reality. And the object of such ruse is to empower still further; to empower beyond the self, by appealing to neutral, shared, even universal understandings. In a vacuum, I suppose there’s nothing wrong with that attempt to empower: it generates respect and distance and a certain obeisance to the sleekness of a product that has been skinned of its personalized complication. But in a world of real others, the cost of such exclusive forms of discourse is empowerment at the expense of one’s relation to others; empowerment without communion. And as the comfort of such false power becomes habitual, it is easy to forget that the source of one’s power is quite limited, not the fiat of a heavenly mandate. It is easy to forget how much that grandiosity of power depends on the courtesy and restraint of a society of others no less equally endowed than you.

The other thing contained in assumption of neutral, impersonal writing styles is the lack of risk. It is not only a ruse, but a warm protective hole to crawl in, as if you were to throw your shoe out the front door while insisting that no one’s home. I also believe that the personal is not the same as 'private’: the personal is often merely the highly particular. I think the personal has fallen into disrepute as sloppy because we have lost the courage and the vocabulary to describe it in the face of the enormous social pressure to 'keep it to ourselves’ - but this is where our most idealistic and deadliest politics are lodged, and are revealed.

—  Patricia J. Williams in The Alchemy of Race and Rights: diary of a law professor, 1991
Feminist Imperialism

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Feminists are imperialists. They look around for some part of civil society which is not yet subject to the feminist yoke, they invade it, demand it show obeisance to feminist dogma, and then extract money, privilege and power. A central strategy they use is to appeal to the prejudiced concern society has for the well-being of women and the prejudiced indifference society has for the well-being…

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Hare Krishna! Pure love
In a temple of jewels in Vrindavana, underneath a desire tree, Sri Sri Radha-Govinda, served by Their most confidential associates, sit upon an effulgent throne. I offer my humble obeisances unto Them. The Gaudiya Vaisnava, generally, following the footsteps of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, they aspire to become one of the assistants of the gopis. There are others also who like to be the assistants of the cowherd boys. So our Gosvamis, Rupa Gosvami, sri rupa sanatana bhatta raghunatha, they were all the assistants of the gopis.
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kxrei asked:

k heads i kill you tails you go pick up some milk from the store. flips it.................... tails

She cannot fathom the reason for which she obeys his word blindly; perhaps there is no true reason for the obeisance she displays when in the Priest’s presence, running errands as requested. So he says that her life is his to contend, and she does not dispute this, does not rebuke his arbitrary behaviour, nor does she shy away from him when most would find his expression and intention reprehensible.

A Servant properly made, she is.

Power Play: New green pope’s encyclical colors climate change debate:

“Some conservative Catholics have expressed concern to me that Pope Francis is pulling a ‘reverse Galileo’ by endorsing science that could turn out to be wrong, thus harming the credibility of the Catholic Church. Perhaps there should be more concern in the alternative. If the science is correct, then how would the church’s silence in obeisance to conservative climate skepticism enhance its credibility?”

Check out columnist Kirsten Powers’ thoughts on why Pope Francis’ upcoming encyclical focusing on climate change is the right move for the Catholic Church: http://usat.ly/1MJ1FAk. 

Humans paying obeisance to animals.  Back then, the natural order was that god ruled over all things, the king served just under god, all the way down the line to the lowest order of mankind, but mankind was given dominion over the earth, power over the animals.
—  Rose Thorburn, Pact


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lover's pranama

gasping for air, i
grovel at your feet,
licking the salt from
your sweat-soaked toes.
lovestruck obeisance,
worship inspired
by broken heart’s
quiet despair.
beseeching both
you and god within.
begging for my
heart to be whole.

6/18/2015 JTN

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Obeisance/oh bā (or bē) səns/noun: respect for something or someone; reverence; honor; homage: ☆

|origin : Middle English | first use : 14th century| ☆

“We don’t like to admit but we do worship power. We give obeisance to power. We give favor towards power. We are impressed and in some cases intimidated by power. That was the case in the disciples’ day. That is the case in this day. ”-Henry Wright, Pastor SDA Church, 6/13/15, from sermon entitled ‘Peter and The Cross’ and Mark 10:45. ☆

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President arrives in Hyderabad for southern sojourn

Hyderabad, June 29 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee arrived here on Monday on a 10-day southern sojourn.

Telangana Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, his cabinet colleagues and senior officials received the President at Hakimpet air force station.

In a gesture of reverence, the chief minister touched the feet of Mukherjee after presenting him a bouquet.

After arriving from Delhi by an India Air Force aircraft, Mukherjee drove to Rashtrapati Nilayam at Bollarum in Secunderabad, where he will stay till July 8.

Police have made tight security arrangements at Rashtrapati Nilayam and imposed traffic restrictions in the area.

Mukherjee will attend a reception at Raj Bhavan on Tuesday. He will visit Tirupati on July 1 to pay obeisance at Tirumala temple.

He is likely to inaugurate ‘Telangana Harithaharam’, a massive plantation programme, at Yadgirigutta on July 3.