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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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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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The root of all evil

A discussion on Money and Economics

As the Pink Floyd song Money goes, money is the root of all evil, but is it really?

Archaeologists and ancient researchers say that writing was invented for the purpose of accounting and about the same time some form of token system was developed as a reminder about an exchange where some reciprocity was expected before the tokens became values of exchange.

Money itself is not inherently evil, it has no inherent attribute beyond the substance is made from, and the value that we attribute to it.

As a token of exchange as pointed out in the Ann Rand video below, money is a token with an agreed value which enables us greater flexibility

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Economics and a Cashless Society

Is money a root of evil?

First, let’s look at origins of money.

Within our earliest cultures, people created things for their personal use as well as for use by the tribe or individuals. Early on in this process, the idea of barter arose allowing people to exchange goods and services in exchange for other goods and services.

There is no doubt that some individuals or even groups of individuals came up with the idea of trade for profit and we know this because traders have been traversing the globe for the past 20,000 years seeking fame and fortune.

Most trade was direct, goods or services for goods or services. With the advent of writing trade began to be

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Demonetising India

The winds of change

In a country of 2.3 billion people where corruption thanks to foreign intervention has long been institutionalised, the government faced a huge challenge. Because many previous governments have for so long has often worked against the interests of the people, a huge black market developed that some say is greater than the officially recognised economy.

This separate economy has for years been a drain on the official economy and is one of the reasons why the welfare of the nation has lagged behind the rest of the world. For people who are honest, those who declare their income and pay their modest amount of tax, this move is being celebrated.

According Indian media websites, this music

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Sand a diminishing resource

As valuable as oil and vanishing fast

When you go to your local beach and see photos of great beaches and great deserts all round the world, you may think there is no way we could ever run out of sand. But we are running out of sand as well as so many things like water and even the oxygen we breathe.

Humanity has this little habit of using up everything until there’s nothing left, so is there a moment to consider that one day we may run out of sand and those trips beach may not be quite so pleasant, and even deserts may be stripped back to stone.

Sand is vital in the production

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The Brassier

Should You Wear a Brassier?

A brassiere or bra is an item of women’s underwear consisting of two cups that totally or partially cover or support the breasts and there is considerable debate as to the merits as to weather one should wear a bra or not.

For Balance

Most women will notice her breasts are slightly uneven, one may be slightly larger and one may sit lower than the other. So here wearing a bra creates the illusion of uniformity.

For Support

It is claimed that wearing a bra supports the breasts and eliminates sagging or the effect of gravity. However there is no evidence to support this theory, but it certainly helps the bra manufacturers to make

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Movements to Save the World

Responding to imminent disaster

Sadhguru

There are many movements there have gathered in response to the degradation of our environment and global conflict. They have many names such as the friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, the zeitgeist movement and many others. Their memberships are made up of people from all walks of life, but it seems fair to suggest that a majority may be atheistic in their outlook on life.

Earlier today I responded to a question on Facebook asking how we could save the world by returning to a ‘natural law resource based economy’.

This is a good idea because it would also mean abolishing credit in yet to put that into place,

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Time for change

But how to change?

It is all very well and good to poke fun at past and current administrations and institutions, but we must also remember that they too are victims of circumstance. It is well known that suffering stems from ignorance and that suffering perpetuates further suffering.

We need to wise up to the mistakes of the past and yet somehow be compassionate even towards prime ministers who look after their rich mates and impoverish the majority who are largely confused and struggling just to survive.

The real question is how do we extract ourselves from this social and economic quagmire?

Clearly Reaganomics is a disaster and we cannot see New Zealand’s situation as being separate from the world

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A holistic political view

Ideas for balance

“The loony fringes don’t represent a nation and the media is a cause for concern in the way it acts irresponsibly to shape public opinion.”

Sadhguru speaks on the topic of inclusion and the role of enlarging one’s identity to include a larger whole. Responding to a query about the state of the economy in Asia and India, he then touches upon how spirituality can have a positive impact on the leadership of the world.

“The battles in the world are between those with different ideas, it’s not about right and wrong, and the errors of belief.”