Episode 36 - Black Elk's Vision, Thranduil's Dilemma And The Bodhisatva Way

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Intro:

  • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
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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.

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