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Being Human

A discussion on our humanity

Over the past few thousand years we have looked outwards in an attempt to understand and tame the world we live in, yet for the most part we have avoided looking into the nature of being human. We are the only species capable of breaking the bonds of karma and creating the life we desire, but unfortunately the emphasis is on external control instead of self-knowledge and responsibility.

When will we ever learn?

We struggle to break free of any binding yet in our struggles we bind ourselves more tightly in groundless beliefs that directly causes suffering to self and others. At the core of our humanity is a desire for

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Safronisation

Reclaiming India

The land we know today as India was undoubtedly the centre of global civilisation from which knowledge and spiritual practices flowed to eventually be corrupted. Some time back in the distant past people thought about where they lived, their place in the universe and our confinement to this planet.

Consequently they began exploring and discovered a great many aspects of our remote corners within our galaxy and our universe. The people for the most part discovered that by living a life according to Sanatana Dharma and maintaining a personal spiritual practice that they became co-creators on this planet and unlocked rivers of joy within themselves.

Lesson course not pretend that everything was perfect, it is probable there was

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Sun Worship

Is this age old tradition still relevant?

Historians tell us that our ancestors in most countries at one time worshipped the sun yet in the modern world many think of the sun only as a convenience that gives us heat and light. Our ancestors were not stupid, they wanted to know how life worked and how they could better survive, sun worship helped in many ways.

The sun of course was and still is the most significant phenomenon in our local universe without which we could not survive. In fact if the sun suddenly stopped performing its current function, all life on earth would perish within a couple of days and in the resultant -270° and darkness, the planets of

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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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Manu for The Modern Era

Ideas for Creating a Stable Civilisation – Part One

Manu is a somewhat ambiguous figure because there is no evidence pointing to one particular character in one particular period of our history yet it’s thought that he or more likely a continuity of thinkers existing over the past three or four thousand years gave thought to how we could organise ourselves in relation to what is fair and just.

It seems most probable that as humanity began to develop permanent communities thanks to the advent of agriculture and improved technologies, thought was given to the organisation of social structures and the concept of the rights of individuals and the rights of societies.

We have seen all manner of societies come

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Never Trust a Lawyer

A cautionary tale from the case files

How does an attorney sleep? Well, first he lies on one side, then he lies on the other and now from humour to fact: Dear Sir or Mdm, Many years ago I was happy with your service and more recently when I rang asking if you held any documentation in regards to my estate and for information in regard to hiring your service, the lady who identified herself immediately took control of the conversation and began asking questions in relation to making the document.

I thought at the time it was unnecessary and I had some difficulty getting a word in edgewise to actually ask what I really wanted to know which was

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Amen

The word AMEN is one of civilisation’s grand deceptions

Amen is commonly used as a declaration of affirmation or agreement, a concluding word and a response to prayer as in the Hebrew אָמֵן, the Greek ἀμήν, Arabic آمِينَ, Amharic አሜን and in Christian English.

In modern use, amen is literally taken to mean; “The truth (subjective) has been spoken”. It can also be used to express strong agreement, as in, for instance, “certainly”, “to be sure” or “amen to that”. Other English translations of the word amen include “verily”, “truly”, and “so be it.”

Phonetically the A infers collusion and agreement to men as superior. The more drawn out use of AaaMenn (reflects a natural instinct for unity) ending hymns

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Saving India

Articles 28, 29 30 of Indian Constitution, must be removed or amended

The overall situation in India is a consequence of 1000 years of occupation, brainwashing and other abuses. It’s my wish for greater social equity, and the value of Dharma to be recognised and uplifted. The removal or amendment of these articles will assist the emergence of a much truer vision of Sanatana Dharma as a science, a truer picture of Hindu history, facilitating the emergence of a more appropriate social and political responsibility.

Failure in this will encourage vested anti India organisations to continue wrecking havoc in the country so the government must be encouraged to amend these articles of

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Who Were the Brahmins

The leaders who followed

We don’t know exactly when Indian society began to develop but is widely thought that pockets of what we can define as civilisation have existed on the Indian subcontinent continuously over the past seventy thousand years. But it’s only in the past ten thousand that what we can generally define as Hindu civilisation began to unify and flourish.

At one time the people were hunter gatherers as elsewhere in the world with Shamen developing spiritual concepts. You could say these Shamen were the original scientists questioning the nature of existence and it seems apparent from the evidence that in India the Shamen (also referred to as mystics and yogis) were numerous enough

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A Sanskrit Glossary

Commonly used Sanskrit words used in Yoga and Dharma studies

Sanskrit is thought to be the world’s first language from which all have evolved or been influenced by. The sounds are primal and focussed on describing a world view based on the intrinsic nature of matter, and an internal world view describing the nature of mankind.

These words are used in books about Yoga, Buddhism and Hinduism and they are often a challenge to understand.

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Abhyasa: practice – the act of practising

Acharya: teacher

Adwaita a philosophy according to which there is no duality – only a singular state of consciousness

Agni: fire

Agnisar kriya: one of the shatkarmas (cleansing practices) -intestinal cleansing

Aham: ego

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