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21st Century Work and Income

A new paradigm for living

In our modern world governed by patriarchal capitalism, we compete to work at jobs that ostensibly pay higher wages yet many of those jobs contribute to environmental destruction and the dispossession of populations.

Take the steel industry, iron ore is extracted from lands from which the indigenous populations have been evicted, transported across oceans to be smelted to create products. The original purpose was to facilitate greater human well-being but that has now been corrupted into greater shareholder profits and the end products have an increasingly short term usable life.

There was a time when things were made to last, electric cars and scooters appeared 100 years ago to be pushed out of existence by

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The Nature of Suffering

And the Key to Happiness

In the modern world of today, billions of people are fearing coronavirus and many governments are acting to politicise the fear as much as acting to contain and hopefully exterminate the virus.

The nature of suffering is twofold:

1. The physical; as in suffering caused by physical incapacity, the common cold, coronavirus and accidental injuries that compromise our physical ability to act in the world. A great amount of effort is put into alleviating these physical sufferings by the use of various treatments within the realms of allopathic medicine.

While chemical medicine and surgical interventions take care of some of the physical aspects of human existence, these do little to alleviate the suffering caused by

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Alien Life

A distinct possibility but are they a danger?

The TV program ancient aliens continues to feature on the History Channel. It presents ideas that alien visitors have been coming here for millennia and asks amongst other things if they represent any threat to our security and well-being?

In a recent program they discussed Majestic Twelve, a supposed organisation under the auspices of a US shadow government charged with the administration of communications with aliens and the recovery of crashed alien craft. The program also claimed that M twelve may have actually been behind the assassination of John F. Kennedy who was about to reveal details of alien contacts.

We have no way of knowing if this is true or not,

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What is The Soul?

And the nature of being human

Meditation by Alex Gray

For many people, this question is irrelevant to their lives as they have in a way made peace with their suffering and are content to live in relative darkness. In contrast, those who give thought and attention to this question find that they can transcend their suffering, identify themselves as being human and unlocking the mysteries of the universe.

Before plunging into an attempted definition let us remember that we live within a realm of existence whose boundaries are incalculable. We are dealing here with cosmology as well as metaphysics and like the universe itself, ideas that are so immensely huge few people attempt them.

Asking such a

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Lucifer

The Christian villain people are taught to fear and loathe

Christianity since its inception has been attempting to drive a wedge between positive and negative, darkness and light which has led to the science of separation as a means of knowing life. This has been an absolute failure because once something is dissected, it ceases to be and therefore cannot be known.

Over a period of several thousand years, the ideas that gave rise to Christianity were distorted from the original Hindu understanding that we live in a dualistic universe and we named these dualities as darkness and light, positive and negative, feminine and masculine. As the Hindu understanding of life travelled westward, the ideas were distorted and in

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Dharmic Capitalism

How does Dharma equate Capital and prosperity?

Conventional capitalism that runs the modern world requires free capital, slave labour and gullible consumers. Within the modern capitalist market place, resources are ripped from the earth, transformed and sold for profit.

The lifespan of many products is sometimes so short, the time from manufacture to waste is measured in days and the environmental, social and economic impact damaging to life.

The consequences of conventional capitalism are seen by many as a driver of our own extinction but along the way causes great pain, hardship and suffering. Conventional capitalism is related to or correlatable with a certain country and entities functioning as a military industrial complex to dominate our world.

Dharma Capitalism

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Patriarchy versus Matriarchy

Patriarchy represents the root of human failure. Matriarchy represents an eternal possibility

Please do not be misled into thinking of matriarchy in terms of modern feminism, this is more to do with women adopting a patriarchal attitude and going to war with men. The matriarch in all societies, insect, animal and human leads her species, community or society on a path of sustainability for long-term survival. In other words she wants to create a comfortable nest, ensure a future for future generations and pass on the wisdom required to ensure continuity.

Patriarchy on the other hand is more egotistical and selfish. Men want to compete, to be heroes and lord over things with very little concern for their survival unless

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East vs West

Spiritual truth in the East and the lack there of in the West

Gaia as the world tree by Alex GrayThe tree of life giving life – East but being destroyed by human greed, the West

The philosophical and lifestyle differences between East and West are apparent particularly when travelling from any western country to India. It is such a crazy chaotic place and yet there is something wonderful and transcendent in India not in addition to the resplendent colours and the joy on people’s faces.

I’ve written several posts on the subject and now thanks to a line by Chaman Lal, the penny has finally dropped in regard to what I’m attempting to

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Creating a Better World

By way of Sanatana Dharma, Human Duty or Humanism

I have written extensively on the failure of modern civilisation that I need say no more. This is clearly seen by watching any newscast – is it only good news? The reason why civilisation is failing is evidenced within our social behaviour and many of our movies contain rather eloquent examples.

In so many movies we have a principal character or set of characters desiring to be happy and they equate happiness with possessions and financial wealth. Yet almost always in these stories, the only outcome of antisocial behaviour is an increase in pain and suffering, often placated by some happy moments for some winners at the end of the story.

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The Dharma Manifesto

A New Vision for Global Transformation

If you are a regular reader of this blog site, you will know that the content represents a search for truth, knowledge and solution to the world’s problems. It’s become clear that the only sustainable way forward is for humanity is by following a lifestyle consistent with Dharma.

To put Dharma into a nutshell, it is a way of life to ensure humankind’s continued survival into the unforeseeable future. The modern world seems bent on self-destruction and many are arguing that such a scenario is imminent. Some predict the end of humanity within the next hundred years as conflict, squabbles over resources and the

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