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How Will the World End?

Many say the end is nigh

Doomsday forecasters and prophets like Nostradamus have forever been predicting the end of the world. The current end of days forecast was for December 2012, but that failed to happen yet extinction seems inevitable to many.

There are many theories about how life on Earth may end, they include being struck by an asteroid or comet, gamma-ray bursts from some far off dying sun, a shift in the Earth’s magnetic poles or global warming, a fire that most of us are adding fuel to.

We know that Earth has a finite life as does our entire solar system, but this life is counted in billions of years and it seems logical that if we

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The Question of Truth

And that truth will set you free

As children growing up we are taught to speak the truth as we see it, yet we learn to see that truth is often a matter of perspective and in some situations where a number of people have witnessed the same event, their telling is different because they all saw from a different perspective, a major problem when the law is involved. So what is referred to as the truth today is a convenient concept that most of us can agree upon.

This most of us has come to distinguish between various truths in relation to what we choose to believe this. The Christians believe that there heavenly guard is real even though

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The legacy of Colonialism

A grand deception and a corruption of knowledge

According to wikipedia and many dictionaries, (1.) Colonialism is the policy of a nation seeking to extend or retain its authority over other people or territories, generally with the aim of developing or exploiting them to the benefit of the colonizing country. Then it says (2.) “and helping the colonies modernize in terms defined by the colonizers, especially in economics, religion and health.”

Europe was the last region of the world to become civilised and armed with snippets of knowledge from other places they put their minds to trying to make themselves appear better, smarter than anyone else yet the behaviour of taking over someone else’s lands and possessions is a criminal

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Buddha's Wife

Finding meaning in the legend

There are many legends of Buddha’s wife, some close to truth and some completely fabricated. But it’s an accepted fact that he was married and left his life in the palace sometime after his marriage.

This is not mentioned in the Tipiṭaka or Pali canon, the collection of primary Pali language texts which form the doctrinal foundation of Theravada Buddhism. In the Tipitaka she is only ever referred to as Rāhulamātā, that is ‘Rāhula’s mother.’ In the earliest reference to her, she is called Bhaddakaccānā, which may be her real name (Bv.26,15) whereas Yasodharā is an honorific title meaning ‘Fame-bearer’ and became the name of legend. Other than this, there is almost no information

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Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

An inspiration to millions

If you become fully meditative, you will be beyond karma

A knower and exponent of life, Jaggi Vasudev is more popularly known as Sadhguru. He is an Indian gentleman from South India, a Yogi, mystic, Padma Vibhushan awardee, and New York Times bestselling author with a following of many millions of spiritual seekers.

He founded the Isha Foundation, a non-profit organization which offers yoga programs around the world, including India, the United States, the United Kingdom, Lebanon, Singapore, Canada, Malaysia, Uganda, China, Nepal, and Australia.

The Foundation is also involved in various social and community development activities, which have resulted in the Foundation being granted special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

A modern peace maker

Ravi Shankar was born on 13 May 1956 in Tamil Nadu, India. He is also frequently referred to simply as “Sri Sri” (honorific) or as Guruji or Gurudev. He is a spiritual leader and founder of the Art of Living Foundation created in 1981, which aims to relieve individual stress, societal problems, and violence.

In 1997, he established a Geneva-based charity, the International Association for Human Values, an NGO that engages in relief work and rural development and aims to foster shared global values. For his service, he has received some of the highest awards of several countries including India, Peru, Colombia, and Paraguay. In January 2016, he was awarded the “Padma Vibhushan” by the

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A Modern Heroine

The Provocative Entertainer; Madonna Ciccon

A queen of style and an antagonist to the ruling elite, Madonna achieved popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content and social values in mainstream popular music and imagery. Her music videos were lapped up by millions of fans for various reasons.

A powerful feminist with a difference, Madonna Louise Ciccone known simply as Madonna was born August 16, 1958 in Bay City, Michigan. She is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, director, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Madonna is known for reinventing both her music and image, and for maintaining her autonomy within the recording industry. Music critics have acclaimed her musical productions, which have generated some controversy. Referred to as the “Queen of Pop”, Madonna

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The Real Truth

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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Osho

The controversial yogi

Osho was born 11 December 1931 and departed this life 19 January 1990

Born Chandra Mohan Jain, and like a chameleon, Osho was known as Acharya Rajneesh during the 1960s, as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh during the 1970s and 1980s and as Osho from 1989. Over his lifetime, he became an Indian mystic and spiritual teacher (guru) with a large international following.

As a professor of philosophy, he travelled throughout India in the 1960s as a public speaker and his outspoken criticism of socialism, Mahatma Gandhi and institutionalised religions which made him controversial. He also advocated a more open attitude towards sexuality: a stance that earned him the sobriquet “sex guru” in the Indian and later international press.

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Entrapment

And the nature of suffering

Most people at some stage in their lives, and more so if they fall into the middle and lower socio economic classes in Western society will disparage their life and experience of time passing. How often have you heard someone say that they hate their life or that they can’t wait for it to be over?

There are many reasons to take on such an attitude. When we are very young, adults tend to act very nonsensical and as such child’s minds are filled with trivia until such time as they can make sense of their world. There is a time and place to go “goo goo gaga” but very often parents do not know

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