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The Art of Living

Creating a sustainable lifestyle

If you happened to be an outsider looking in on this world and all its lifeforms, you would see that the human population has become excessive to the point where it is destroying the environment that it depends on for its existence. If we carry on like this for another generation or so, humanity and most other species will become extinct. Life on earth will carry on without us and do very well, therefore we need to adopt a lifestyle that sustains and celebrates life instead of destroying life.

“Once joy is your constant companion, you are no more an issue in your life. After that, life is a journey of endlessly unfolding celebration and discovery.”

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Mother Theresa

Saint of fraud

Published on: 7 Sep 2016, updated 16 July 2018

Mother Teresa was a Catholic nun who many believe devoted her life to helping India’s poor and she was declared a saint in a canonization Mass held by Pope Francis in the Vatican on September 4 2016.

Because so many actually revere Mother Theresa, it can appear insensitive to fact-check her more odious pronouncements, but any journalist should check the facts and not just be a voice of the establishment as there’s more to this story.

Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu was born in August 26, 1910 in Skopje which was then part of Kosovo Vilayet in the Ottoman Empire. This was a volatile period and she lived in the shadow of the Mother Teresa

Chamundi Viche

Celebrating the Mother of Mothers and obtaining her blessing

Within Hinduism, Chamunda/ Durga is the fierce aspect of Devi, the Supreme Mother and Goddess. Characteristically she is portrayed as a doll-like figure riding a lion or tiger, or at times other animals depending on her purpose. But there is no doubt that when she is astride a lion or tiger, her intent is more serious.

For a moment, put aside the iconography and the plethora of and the basis of Devi being the earth mother, representing the earth and everything she gives us. Remember too that we come into this life through our mothers and we owe her a debt of gratitude. That debt also extends into the earth from

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Max Muller

An anti Hindu scholarly bigot

It is true that Friedrich Max Muller, the German born philologist and Orientalist, spent most of his life studying the Vedas. It is also true that he edited and published a 51 Volume Sacred Books of the East. But few people knew that he was an employee of the East India Company who started translating the Vedas to specifically denigrate them and in so doing help to break India.

“The Christianity of our nineteenth century will hardly be the Christianity of India. But the ancient religion of India is doomed—and if Christianity does not step in, whose fault will it be?” ~ Max Muller

As he matured, he changed his views a little. But even

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Clinton Memoirs

And other books

The US senator from New York offers an thought-provoking, candid chronicle of her eight years as First Lady of the United States, looking back on her husband’s two administrations, the challenges she faced during the period, the impeachment crisis, her own political work, and more. She even has books for kids, click the link below to purchase.

Reviews:

“Hillary Clinton’s 506-page memoirs has come out. So much of her personality shines through, that in the end, you, too, will want to sleep with an intern.” ~ Craig Kilborn

“In Hillary Clinton’s new book ‘Living History,’ Hillary details what it was like meeting Bill Clinton, falling in love with him, getting married, and living a passionate, wonderful life

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Rembering Vlad Dracula

And his responsiveness to Muslim invasions

Is there any relevance to this historical figure, a man who has been vilified across the world as a monster, a tyrant, a bloodthirsty psychopath and of course a vampire in the realm of popular entertainment?

One must realise that troubled times breed men and women who act ‘abnormally’ to deal with the various shapes of adversity. What the teenage Vlad Țepeș (the second son of Vlad Dracul, who became the ruler of Wallachia in 1436) was dealing with were the divisions of a newly Christianised Europe and rule by fear. As Christianity took root, society became more pleasantly capitalist for some with a more clearly defined class structure or cast

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Dharma

The art and science of living while supporting life

Published on: 23 Jun 2016 updated June 8 2018

Dharma is described as a noun meaning to live by the eternal law of the cosmos that is inherent in the very nature of things. For many people, this may be too much of a stretch of the imagination, but it can be redefined as living in accord or in harmony with nature.

The idea of Dharma arises from Yoga and Hinduism because the ancient yogis were able to identify and relate with nature. Unfortunately this is beyond any people’s ability today because we live in such a consumer driven world where personal identity and happiness is dependent on external phenomena.

But

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Origin of Fair Skin

Have you ever wondered where light skin color originated?

It’s only in the past couple of thousand years that would become aware that other populations have variances in skin colour and in today’s multicultural world, these colours are mixing. We must remember that regardless of skin colour we are still the same species and what separates us most are the ways in which we think.

Our distant ancestry remains theoretical and as our science and technology improves, some theories are becoming probabilities yet we are far from any actual proof. The best we can hope for is a probability that satisfies the majority. In terms of human evolution within the past hundred thousand years, we know of Neanderthal, African,

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A Billion

The immensity of numbers

Published on: 31 Mar 2015 updated June 5th, 2018 1,000,000,000,000 = one billion in long scale is a million million. In short scale, a billion is only a thousand million and you can get an idea from the graphic…

The true story about a Billion Dollars but it could be a billion anything and while this story is about the USA, it can be any country and too true to be very funny.

The next time you hear a politician use the word ‘billion’ in a casual manner, know they refer to the short scale and think about whether you want the politicians spending YOUR tax money.

A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but

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Modi: a Leader for the World

Elected Prime Minister of India in 2014

Indians love to backbite and still continue to not understand the conspiracies meshed around them and how they have been victimized by thug elements and ideologies. Modi is the first ever genuine Leader of India that has rekindled hopes and revived spirit of India that was suppressed and boxed in by vested interests. In my view real freedom of India has only begun when Modi took over the helm of India.

Indians love to criticize in general and in specific of the only real working top leader who is changing the way India lives and works. These critics love to find flaws in Modi but never look within how imprudent they are. It

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Crime and Punishment

Laws are interpreted differently for the rich and poor

Published on: 4 May 2015, updated May 31 2018

Is there such a thing as just and unjust? In the animal world life is all about the survival of the fittest and the human society strong lording over the week and those wanting power taking advantage over those less powerful as normal, or at least it would be if we reduced ourselves to the same level as animals.

We are in some ways the most creative species able to transform the materials of the planet into technological things and we have recognised herself as being a collection of communities, societies and civilisations to make up a collective civilisation with a

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