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As a person thinketh, so they become.

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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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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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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The Culture of Rape

An epidemic of ignorance

Rape has always existed throughout human evolution as a short term expression of fulfilling desires but as we take life to live, you could say it is part of our character?

In primitive tribal societies where there existed a healthy fear of inbreeding, young men would go out and capture themselves a wife from a neighbouring tribe. This was accepted as a way of maintaining genetic diversity and women were always traded to cement political or economic agreements between tribes and kingdoms.

In times of war it has been customary for conquering troops to rape the women in addition to the general looting and destruction but let’s not forget the millions of men and women

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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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Why the British and Christians hated the Brahmin's

A legacy of imperial belief

(I am using the word “Brahmin” exactly as it is ment to be used: the class that represented the intelligentsia of Brahmic society: be it Hindu, Sikh, Jain or Buddhist.)

Something that intrigues me is that the bull and by inference cattle were revered in ancient times over greater India. Nandi carried Shiva, the curved horns symbolic of Vishnu also seen in the Egyptian priesthood with the cow worshiped as it nurtured the people. With the development of patriarchal capitalism, those west of India came to value power, wealth and pleasure, they despised the Hindus who were happy for no obvious reason. They made a sport of killing the bulls and despising Hindus turning their

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The Story of Omar

One man begins a global transformation

Young Omar was said to have been something of a precocious child yet he was also uncannily charming and got away with things that other children may have earned some reprimand. But children were loved because their parents saw them as an investment towards an unforeseeable future.

The village where young Omar lived was inconspicuous, the wall of woven twigs that kept lions and other creatures out of the village at night was in the process of being replaced with a much more solid mud brick wall. Omar and the other boys his age helped their elders as they were capable although much of the time they played as they watched.

The village was

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Secularism in Perspective

A grand hoodwink and political tool

Like before the last election in 2014, this time too, there are voices by so-called intellectuals that “secularism is in danger” if BJP comes to power again. Though Indians are generally highly intelligent, when it comes to secularism, most intellectuals, media and politicians get the concept wrong.

Since secularism is a western ‘invention’, I would like to put it into perspective:

Contrary to the general perception in India, secular is not the opposite of communal. Communal as such is not objectionable either. It means ‘pertaining to a community’. In Germany, elections to local bodies are called “communal elections” (Kommunalwahlen).

Secular means worldly and is opposite to ‘religious’. Now ‘religious’ in this context refers to

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Women In Vedic Culture

The rise of the Divine Feminine

The distinction between women within the Vedic culture and the women in other places is that the Vedic approach to life was deeply thoughtful and meditative. From that inward reflection came the comprehension that life has two polarities, masculine and feminine, positive and negative, darkness and light.

There was a knowing that even before the universe was born, there was an interplay between Shiva and Shakti, between two forces that gave rise to our dualistic world. These two forces are at play throughout creation and within all matter and all manner of things.

What we define as masculine contains masculine and feminine elements and what we call feminine also contains the elements of masculine

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