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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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Gāyatrī Mantra

The power of now in sound

The Gāyatrī Mantra, also known as the Sāvitrī mantra, is a highly revered mantra from the Rig Veda dedicated to Savitr, the Sun. Gāyatrī is the name of the Vedic meter in which the verse is composed. Its recitation is traditionally preceded by oṃ and the formula bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ, known as the mahāvyāhṛti, or “great (mystical) utterance” said to have created by the sage Vishvamitra.

Gayatri Devi is known as the Mother of the Vedas, the source of Divine Wisdom. As well as having a calming influence, the Gāyatrī Mantra helps to harmonise the energies of body and mind giving it

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The Meditator in Love

Meditation is against false love

“If you can move into love making totally, the ego disappears because at the highest peak, at the highest climax of lovemaking, you are pure energy” – Osho (artist unknown)

Love is a many splendid thing and so misunderstood. At a base level love is seen or experienced as an attachment, at it’s highest it’s an inseparability with the universe. Due to karma, the consequences resulting in our situation and perception, everyone has a different understanding of love.

The fact that we can’t agree, that we so oft feel disconnected cannot be resolved intellectually, it is only through meditation, the art of yoga that provides an inner connection to life

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How We got to Here

Understanding Humanities Problems part 2

There is no doubt that various populations in the world are suffering from war, impoverishment, starvation, habitat loss, slavery and the myriad of other sufferings that have come about directly through the process of karma and what we call civilisation.

While there is archaeological evidence pointing to technological developments stretching back millions of years, there is no consensus, only a possibility to the implications which modern science and archaeology sweep under the carpet because it is too difficult to think about not to mention a lack of supporting evidence.

Therefore thinking about the current evolution and human’s problems must only cover the past 30,000 years and for many, even

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The Cost of Progress

And how do we value life?

As a species we generally say that we believe all life is sacred and we respect our fellow human beings. But these two ideas are in relation to the one’s own survival and perhaps one’s community. Every year countless lives are lost in conflict organised by people who should know better. Every year countless lives are lost in construction and the production of our technologies. In some regions, farmers are so badly treated that they resort to suicide.

When we look at conflict, the argument may be over land or resources to create new technologies yet behind this is a small collective who believe that they have the right to send the youth of

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Understanding Humanities Problems

What are our most pressing concerns?

This page is part of a submission to a global forum established to help reform global governance and an alternative to the current model that is clearly failing. This is less about political systems, it’s more about embracing our humanity and making civilisation sustainable based on our available resources and our real instead of imaginary human needs.

Understanding our problems

It is evident that the complete failure of human civilisation and the extinction of our species is an imminent possibility. The real question is, do we have the will and the guts to pull ourselves back from this precipice we have created for ourselves? For certain we have the capacity

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PetaPhobia

Misdirected animal rights activism

A response to PETA’s call to abolish the wool industry. When is enough enough and when is it too much? But please don’t get me wrong, Peta is a needed to prod to the social conscience and like all ideologies it sometimes strays beyond its mandate. For sure we need to treat animals ethically and with respect so they can live pleasant pain free lives even if they are to be killed and eaten some day.

The word ethics has little meaning because different cultures see things differently. Activities like cockfighting, dogfighting, bullfighting are clearly unethical to some mindsets but are clearly acceptable and therefore ethical to those who practice and profit.

Within Hinduism and Buddhism

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Links Between India and the Americas

A history many are reluctant to consider

As much as many modern archaeologists and researchers deny the possibility of ancient connections between India and the Americas, there is a massive amount of evidence indicating that it was so. It’s tragic that so much was lost under Islamic and European colonialism and that so much of Indian history has been reduced to legend.

There have been recent publications concerning DNA evidence supporting Hindu migration into Australia five thousand years ago and yet many modern historians downplay and sometimes continue to deny the fact that in this civilisation encompassed all of Asia from the Mediterranean to the Pacific Islands. We know from Angkor Wat in Cambodia that a Hindu civilisation flourished but

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Alcohol Causes Cancer

New evidence of alcohol industry distortion of science

It is well known in the scientific literature that alcohol is a causative agent in at least seven different types of cancer including two of the commonest – breast and colorectal – but also including mouth, pharynx, larynx, oesophagus, and liver. The evidence is based on over 100 studies since 2007, and the risk is not simply associated with heavy drinking; quite moderate amounts of alcohol are associated with an increased risk of cancer.

However, the public is surprisingly ignorant of these facts and one of the main reasons for this appears to be distortion of the evidence by the alcohol industry.

New research from Professor Mark Petticrew of the London School

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Who are the Rohingya?

And what’s their problem?

Most media sources and wiki describe the Rohingya as the world’s most persecuted people, a population of about 1.1 million people who live predominately in Rakhine state within Myanmar. The Rohingya people say they are descendants of Muslims, perhaps Persian and Arab traders, who came to Myanmar generations ago. Unlike the Buddhist community, they speak a language similar to the Bengali dialect of Chittagong in Bangladesh.

Looking back over 1000 years of history we cannot be precise. It is well documented that Southeast Asia was more influenced by Hinduism over the first few centuries of the B.C. era and this was followed by Buddhism which became the predominant philosophy. Under Hinduism and Buddhism, the region

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Debt - The Root of Suffering

And a form of self inflicted harm

It seems that the in today’s known world, every country and most individuals are in debt. This debt is the root cause of human suffering because the debtor is always obliged to serve the needs and wants of the creditor which equates as slavery.

It is thought that money evolved over the past 10,000 years and according to historian Paul Johnson, the lending of “food or seed money” was commonplace in Middle Eastern civilizations as early as 5000 BC leading to the idea of debt. For instance, when one community (group A) or even a family suffers a drought and neighbours (group B) step in providing them with the means of survival

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