Episode 36 - Black Elk's Vision, Thranduil's Dilemma And The Bodhisatva Way
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The "Rant of the Day":
- Why so few women? The "Get Women for Bolelli Campaign". Bring us some ladies as listeners and we'll even shower and wear deodorant for our female audience.
- The Thranduil dilemma. When evil is running loose, and the world is getting destroyed, can you afford to shut yourself away in a tiny, safe forest?
- Until I bring happiness to all, fix all environmental problems, and defeat Death, I am a complete failure.
- I understand all too well Black Elk's pain.
- The Bodhisatva path: I will not access full enlightenment until the last blade of grass is enlightened.
- The Bodhisatva wakes up in the middle of the night with pearls of sweat running down his spine.
- How to affect the environment you live in.
- Heroism in the face of hopelessness.
- Chapter 8 of On the Warrior's Path: "The Warrior as Bodhisatva".
The "I Have A Dream" Corner:
- Iz "I need to go back in the dream to save him."
- High as a baby.
- Who's that dog barking? Oh... it's me.
The "Storytelling Moment":
- Little Norwegian boy driving a car: "I'm not a boy. I'm a dwarf who forgot his driving license."
- The epic tale of Hugh Glass and the grizzly.
The "Iz Moment":
- Broke a promise? Then chop your ear off.
- I wanna see the movie where they cut his father's head off and he wants revenge.
- I really like the song, but not the meaning. I don't wanna be like other girls. I wanna be like me.
The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:
- How to find a spiritual practice in the midst of parenting an infant: micro-meditation.
- Self-indulgence balanced with healthy/altruistic actions.
- I love mid-life crisis.
- Taoism: philosophy or religion?
- Fighting or not fighting--that is the question. No attachment to outcome.