There is so much wrong in the US right now I need to focus on something else; something other than how Donald Trump now wants to ban the Chinese TikTok application in the US because they keep making fun of him; something other than how Trump’s Press Secretary said “blame the Democrats” when asked about the $600 addition to our unemployment checks that just ended because the Republicans don’t want to fund it; something other than how our Social Security benefits have been cut again by the Republicans and it doesn’t even make the evening news. No, I needed something else to think about so I hit my Buddhist studies hard and came away with this:
Dedicating our lives to the Buddha’s teachings means taking on the struggle inherent in the “threefold transformation of the land“: the struggle to fundamentally transform society — a place afflicted by the three poisons of greed, anger, and foolishness. I also remembered that suffering idiots like Trump and the Republicans is a blessing for out of suffering comes enlightenment:
Enlightenment to vote Democrat this time.
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