Or avoiding another mass extinction event
The Doomsday Clock was created in 1947 to represent how close we are to a global catastrophe. It’s maintained by the members of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board.
The group of scientists, including 16 Nobel Laureates, announced this morning that we have moved dangerously close to all-out disaster. The Clock’s recent advance to two and a half minutes means that scientists and experts agree that we are teetering on the brink of societal collapse or an apocalyptic scale nuclear war, which symbolically occurs at midnight on their scale.
In the years since the Clock was created we have only been this close to midnight once, in 1953 when the
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The mechanics of energy in nature
By Gauri Mataji Devi
The word karma has entered the vocabulary of all the modern languages and has become a household word, but often its meaning is trivialized and distorted due to cultural superimpositions and lack of proper information. It is generally used with the meaning of destiny, retribution or punishment, ie. what goes around comes around, as you sow, so shall you reap, or what you put out comes back.
In Abrahamic ideologies, this destiny is the “lot in life” incomprehensibly and unquestionably assigned by a tyrannical God to each individual at birth, and that must be accepted without discussion and without attempting to improve one’s situation.
To this fatalistic
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The Heart of Wisdom Sutra
Buddha image taken at Borabador, Java
Introduction: The heart of wisdom Sutra is a short text defining the nature of existence as being non-existent. In other words it is describing the nature of existence that we perceive as an illusion.
What we think of as reality is perceived only within our own minds and consciousness, if you think for a moment that when you see something, the light is refracted from the object and that lighters reflected onto the retina in the back of the eye and from there an electrical signal passes to the brain which then interprets the signal and deciding what one is seeing. This is true for all our five
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Transcending space and time
Japan has a rich past and in the temples today one see the clear influence from ancient India. The Japanese like some other cultures have absorbed Hindu wisdom and made it their own giving it a unique flavour and form of expression.
If a problem can be solved, then it’s not worth worrying about it. If it can’t be solved, then it’s useless to worry about it. Having taken the time to think, venture to act. Once you’ve done so, stop thinking. Do not hold back that which is departing; do not chase away that which is arriving. Fast means going slowly without interruption. It is better to be the enemy of a good person than
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Into the Realm of Bliss and Wholeness with Sacred Sexuality
Sacred Sex Art from Khajuraho, India
Sacred sexuality has had a great deal of press in recent years however with new avenues of research and new understandings, these ideas are spreading within the wider community. There are those who continue to disparage this work, but they are an increasing minority.
It is hoped that the casual reader may get that sexuality has nothing to do with morals or social rules, it is more to do with a divine connection which occurs in the hearts of lovers and is fuelled by real intimacy and sex is only a part of that conversation.
Sacred sexuality is not about having
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Ancient knowledge confirmed by modern science
Copper, the ideal water storage. Note it must be well cleaned regularly
Most of us tend to think as water as a convenience and something to nourish our bodies. In fact we can’t live more than about three days without water which makes it a necessity for life.
Within ancient yogic and Hindu understanding, water was highly respected and even venerated because there was the knowledge that our bodies were approximately 70% water. So while water had all its practical applications, the perception of water was that as an entity it has memory.
Memory of water is subtle and yet powerful, if you mistreat the water it will not nurture and support life.
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A great awakening
Underwater off Japan
For most of us, the history we learned in school and the history that is most commonly portrayed is really a whitewash over what really happened. In part this is because people have no way of knowing exactly what happened and for others, well, they couldn’t care less because they are only focused on their survival.
While there is evidence of human habitation on all the continents pre-dating 100,000 BC with underwater cities and habitation sites pre-dating the end of the last ice age around 10,000 BC, it’s relevant to clarify some key points. Of significance is the lion-man image dug up in Germany dated to 40,000 BC and a solidified mercury Continue reading A History Snapshot 10000 BC
The Philippines stands up to the world
The USA has dominated the world for the past 60 or so years, it’s economic, military and social policies have been forced on most nations and often at the point of a gun. The Philippines is no exception, US troops evicted the Spanish over 100 years ago giving the Filipinos hope of independence. But the Americans refused to go away until their political policies had become entrenched.
Up until World War II, the Philippines was a very inconspicuous nation easily overrun by the Japanese who again were evicted by the Americans and Filipino militias. When the war was over the Americans turned the Pacific back to the US’s ‘big backyard’ and of
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An inversion of values
By lmsunshine94 @ Tumblr
In as much as very few people know the absolute truth of existence, humanity has always had a sense of what is true, what is untrue and the need for truth in a relative way. Our entire legal framework is established on the precept that there is some truth as to what happened in a particular situation and that truth must be revealed to establish innocence or guilt.
For the ordinary people, truth was that we must eat to live, we must reproduce to sustain the population and we must perform certain activities and behave in certain ways to maintain social harmony. Beyond this, any other idea such as the existence
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And does it affect one’s health?
The term “Islamophobia” is defined as “an unfounded hostility towards Islam and Muslims”, yet what is called the religion of Islam demands of its followers that they enslave or kill every non Muslim. Therefore Islamophobia is an instinctive response to survive.
There is another quote “as we think, so we become.” This means that whatever we think and whatever we believe will have some consequences. For instance, the person who thinks that they are unworthy is unlikely to become successful in life. Yet the person who believes that they are ‘right’ can be successful regardless of the cost to people around them.
Humanity today is at crisis point. In most countries there is a
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