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East vs West

Comparing a holistic against a superficial view

There is no doubt that the eastern world as philosophically and indeed spreadsheet different from the west. By the east a refer to the landmass that as today east of modern Iran previously known as Persia. Until the advent of Christianity and Islam, the civilised world was guided by Sanatana Dharma all the heart of Hindu (Indian) understanding.

If we take 6000 BC as a starting point of this discussion, Hindu civilisation was thriving and this is one of the proposed dates for the Mahabharata war. It is also a time when the Indus Valley civilisation was thriving with trade to Egypt, Greece and some

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Visitors Guide

Tips on how to find your way around webenz

In compiling and organising these two and a half thousand pages on a wide range of human activities and endeavours, the primary focus of this site is to remind people that we have a common origin from that very first spark of life, we have all taken different paths to get to here and to continue our story, we must all cooperate.

Here now in this modern world of 2019, it is clear that civilisation is in a very bad way and if we are going to remedy our current problems and continue as a species, we need to adapt which means letting go old habits, curing ourselves of addictions and

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Samkya Yoga

Samkya (or Sankya) Yoga – Yoga of Mind

Samkhya (सांख्य) is one of the lesser known schools of Yoga and is based on the sutras, or writings of the sage Kapila. Hindus believe this Yoga philosopher was none other than the god Vishnu, the son of Brahman in one of his earthly reincarnations.

On the surface, the sutras seem to be merely a series of philosophical propositions, yet students of this school affirm that a study of them will lead to samadhi and mental deliverance.

Samkhya also referred to as Sankhya, Sāṃkhya, or Sāṅkhya, a Sanskrit word that depending on the context, means “to reckon, count, enumerate, calculate, deliberate, reason, reasoning by numeric enumeration, relating to number,

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Growing Up

An art few truly accomplish

What does it mean to grow up? It means to become a responsible human being, and this is a subject rarely discussed and what is spoken of more commonly is that we become obedient citizens. Yet before we can become a citizen and carry out any civic duty, we need to become complete human beings.

It is from our incompleteness and failure to become human that we are engaged in so much conflict, that we are destroying our environment and living factionalised lives. If we were mature and responsible human beings we would coexist peaceably with each other and be proper custodians of our planetary environment.

By being grown up I mean that one has

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Aphrodite

The Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation

To some Christians Aphrodite is the Whore of Babylon, but as with many ancient Greek deities, there is more than one story about her origins. According to Hesiod’s Theogony, she was born when Cronus cut off Uranus’s genitals and threw them into the sea, and she arose from the sea foam (aphros).

According to Homer’s Iliad, she is the daughter of Zeus and Dione. According to Plato (Symposium 180e), the two were entirely separate entities: Aphrodite Ourania and Aphrodite Pandemos.

Aphrodite may be a derivation of Ashtaroth and the goddess Astarte and another story says Aphrodite arose from Semiramis the warrior queen who became known as the Babylonian “Ishtar” which is

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Redefining Law

Ideas to save our world

Some of us take time out to reflect on who we are but most are so firmly bound to the wheel of samsara, the illusion of life by their karma that they do not take time or even have time to reflect. This was probably also the case in the most ancient of times when all effort went into survival with momentary time out for recreation and pleasure.

The earliest known laws are encoded within the Rig Veda then further expanded and refined by Manu, the first known lawgiver who is thought to have lived somewhere between 5000 and 3000 BC. “The Law Code of Manu, has more than 2500 laws, although about 1000

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Hinduism and Economic Development in India

A conflict of knowledge and wilfulness

A discussion on a paper by by A.K. Saran:

If we look at the evolution of economic development in India over the past millennia, some may say it is playing catch up to the west and as of 2019, it is not only catching up but taking over. This is providing positive outcomes for some and further impoverishing others because that’s the nature of capitalism.

When we look at the Hindu political and economic sphere today, it seems to be operating an accord to an extract from the article ‘Hinduism and économic Development in India‘ by A.K. Saran who says: “The sociological problem of India’s economic development is

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Meet the Romans

Playboys get themselves an empire

With her ability to read between the lines and sense of realism, Mary Beard makes history interesting. She describes the legend of Romulus and Remus and its relevance to the development Rome, a city and state founded on bloodshed. Perhaps in no other time has human brutality ever been eclipsed yet the model of governance espoused by Augustus rules the world today.

Mary describes Rome as a city that takes what it wants and gives very little in return although in the modern era we tend to think that we got our language from Latin, good roads and an education system. But the Romans had no altruistic ideas, medicine was developed to serve the army

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Sex Education

One of the many failures of modern civilisation

For most of us, our parents lives were less than perfect. Like all children, at some point during those formative years, the opposite sex became attractive giving rise to sexual feelings without necessarily having any intellectual appreciation of what was happening.

The transition from childhood through adolescence can be a biochemical nightmare for a great many children. They have hormones flowing through their bodies and sometimes uncontrollable urges are so strong that they have to quickly find a private space to relieve themselves through masturbation or some other activity that relieves the pressure of that energy building up inside of them.

As our parents left us to navigate sexuality alone, most parents

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Vanity – Understanding and Knowledge

How to check our vanity and understand the score of our knowledge?

Sanskrit hides the most incredible wisdom that is not a mere treasure but an endless mine of absolutely bottomless ocean of Knowledge. In year 570 saw the end of the secular life provided by Roman culture. The invading “barbarians” contributed to the downfall of Rome. A period of end of original Christian movement and starting of the medieval church.

Byzantium had done its terrible work, everything began going wrong in 570. Before that time, under Justinian, the Avars (northern barbarians) and Persians (the Eastern empire) had been kept at bay. But in 570 it all started going wrong. In 570, the Persians began a series of conquests. They

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