"In the post-meditative experience become a child of illusion" is a slogan from the Tibetan mind training tradition. We engage the world as we experience it all the while realizing that reality is not as it seems to be.
From a committee hearing on Wednesday (I saw this on CSPAN today), Sen. Lindsey Gram said that waterboarding has stuck around throughout the centuries because it must, to some degree, work.I was appalled that he would say something like this.He wasn't trying to justify torture, but he was also trying to argue that the people who committed these acts shouldn't be considered criminals because they were trying to do what they thought was best for the country.(That logic just doesn't hold, in my opinion.)
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