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The New Shape of Education

Prioritising happiness

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Modern schools somewhat sadly have become institutions repeated for turning out children equipped with the skills that may or may not suit some adventure working in industry or the marketplace. There are high rates of dropouts and the most successful students adapt to what may be well called borderline misery.

The most successful school graduates of those who have survived despite being educated and have the natural intelligence to become successful at some endeavour with success being defined as how much money one has.

There seems little doubt that the modern education system which is still something of an experiment has little concern for any sense of happiness and well-being, the focus is on

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The Shiva Lingam

The Presence of Shiva and a universal centre

The Shiva Lingam has been in common use for many thousands of years in parts of Europe, across Asia and even some places in the Americas. The lingam at Mecca is hidden away within that big black box and the Christians have replaced theirs with a cross.

Today the lingam is mostly found in Shiva Temples although a great many remain carved into the beds of rivers across Southeast Asia to bless the water that so many depend on for life.

The Shiva lingam is a round, elliptical, iconic image that most often sits on a circular base or peetham. Most commonly made of stone, Shiva Linga can also be composed

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Defining Beauty

A state of perception

Beauty is a concept that crosses all of life, yet it’s as impossible to define as life itself, but there are some commonalities from passive perception to active experience.

At its root, beauty is mathematical as reprsented by the Fibonacci Sequence is the series of numbers, proportioned and pleasing to the eyes and is also expressed as the ‘golden mean’ or ‘golden ratio’.

Perception is an activity of our senses and to some extent influenced by our education, beliefs and state of mind. A depressed person may not recognise beauty as a happy person may do.

But as with life, there are many who attempt to decide for other’s what is beautiful and what is not,

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Om Mani Padme Hum

Praise to the Jewel in the Lotus – ॐ मणिपद्मे हूँ

Yeshe Tsogyal

Mantras in another language represent a challenge for many people if they are not clear on the meaning yet arriving at a meaning can be something of a challenge. When I was first introduced to this mantra it was something new age and sweet, and for some people around me who had distanced themselves from Western society, it represented a point of difference and that they were members of the club.

The origins of the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum is associated with Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the bodhisattva of compassion.

For many years I had the idea that when reciting this mantra

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Mister God, This Is Anna

Ancient wisdom manifests in a London six year old

I came across this book, Mister God this is Anna many years ago and enjoyed it thoroughly. Perhaps it inspired me to devote over 40 years of my life to becoming a little more conscious and aware of other dimensions in life beyond the humdrum found by following the crowd. I discovered there were mountains to climb, adventures to be had and if you sat still and listened, sometimes another dimension and life would open.

Such things come about through yoga and meditation such as opening new doorways and windows in the space-time continuum where real magic happens. To get there one needs to sharpen one’s

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A New Paradigm in Law

An ancient rational to be revived

From part one

In part one I have given an overview of how the law has been corrupted to serve the rich and powerful at the expense of not only the people but of continued human existence and life on earth therefore a new paradigm in law is way overdue. I don’t expect these ideas will be a more successful than attempts to save the Amazon rainforest or the Great Barrier Reef yet these ideas must be expressed and perhaps at some point before we go extinct some of the rich and powerful may find their social consciences awakening to the reality that is looking them in the face.

The ultimate prize in

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Hindu Economics

And the art of civilisation

Hindu civilisation in India preceded the ancient civilisations of Egypt, Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome However the further one travels from India, the weaker its influence and modern humanity more corrupted.

The purpose of this paper is to describe the evolution of money, capitalism and its influence on not only Hindu culture, but on global civilisation.

Introduction

The word Hinduism is a misnomer coined by invaders as a derivation on Hindustan reflecting a failure to grasp the significance of the Hindu way of life although it may be more accurate to say that Hinduism is a term given as part of the effort to break the spirit of India by the most recent invaders, the

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One of Our Greatest Mysteries

What is the origin of fair skin?

It is generally thought that before 6000 BC, the human population was universally dark skinned. If the out of Africa theory were true and this has largely been dispensed with in favour of the development of local independent human populations in various regions, we would all have African features including skin colour.

Some argue that the development of fear skin represents a natural process of adaptation to enable the absorption of more vitamin D in temperate and cold climates. The most obvious drawback to this idea is that the peoples of the extreme northern latitudes living in and around the Arctic circle are rather dark skinned. If that adaptation as some sometimes claim,

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Reviewing History

Unravelling the truth of our origins

In seeking knowledge of our origins and purpose, we firstly have to admit, we don’t know. There isn’t anyone who knows our universal origins, where we reside in relation to the whole or any clear purpose or reason for being other than to be happy!

Many of us were taught to believe that civilisation is less than seven thousand years old and the fossil record a trick of the creator. This underlying thinking continues to colour our history, dressing facts as fictions and fictions as facts. Creationism still has its following however the evolutionists now dominate the opinion polls regarding our origins, but are they right?

Michael Cremo and the science of forbidden archaeology

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Nikola Tesla

10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943

Tesla, aged 34, circa 1890. Photo by Napoleon Sarony

A personal acquaintance of Swami Vivekananda who made the first concerted effort to introduce the Holy Science of Yoga to the West, Nikola Tesla was a Serbian born inventor who moved to the USA. He is best remembered as electrical and mechanical engineer, a futurist who designed of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. He also developed X-ray imaging and wireless communication.

In 1882, Nikola Tesla got a job in Paris with the Continental Edison Company installing direct current incandescent lighting. He gained a great deal of practical experience in electrical engineering and improved system designs before moving to the

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