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How to Save The World?

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How We got to Here

Understanding Humanities Problems part 2

There is no doubt that various populations in the world are suffering from war, impoverishment, starvation, habitat loss, slavery and the myriad of other sufferings that have come about directly through the process of karma and what we call civilisation.

While there is archaeological evidence pointing to technological developments stretching back millions of years, there is no consensus, only a possibility to the implications which modern science and archaeology sweep under the carpet because it is too difficult to think about not to mention a lack of supporting evidence.

Therefore thinking about the current evolution and human’s problems must only cover the past 30,000 years and for many, even

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Neo-Liberal Fascism

The destroyers of the world

It’s a popular opinion that we live in free and fair democratic societies where human rights apply, and that every individual has rights and freedoms according to their class. All those rights and freedoms are decided by the individual, and providing they don’t cause harm to anyone that matters, almost anything is permissible.

At an individual level, rights and freedoms are limited by laws and social conventions, but at a governmental or corporate level, things are very different. As a society we have fair degree of tolerance towards small-time bludgers and scam artists who if they are caught may suffer a loss of assets and sometimes prison time.

At a governmental and corporate level,

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So What about Islam?

And your new Muslim neighbours

It seems the only constant is change then yet we crave peace and stability. As such, we build our lives under the loose guise of democracy and religion that is supposed to ensure a degree of justice and social equity.

In some corners of the world, people have found this peace and stability although it has often come price. Prices have included defeating Germany in World Wars 1 and II. some people have been fortunate enough to buy a small slice of paradise only to be evicted by change.

It seems unlikely that they can ever be any absolute peace and certainly no life without change because the environment we live in is constantly

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The New World Order

Will not be the paradise many imagine

Every new generation imagines a utopian world of peace and happiness. This is one of the primary motivators to do anything in life because we’ll have an inbuilt desire to excel, to do better and above all, to experience a great on us in terms of peace, happiness and joy.

This is a primary desire to not only survive, but to survive well which also means ensuring the survival of future generations. Unfortunately when such desire is built on the shaky foundation of ignorance and compounded by greed and stinginess, well we can see where that’s got us.

You could say that in part the Industrial Revolution was generated by the desire for

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To Preserve Life - Preserve India

A message to friends of India

Aum Shri Sathguruve Namaha Aum Shri Pritviyai Namaha Aum Adi Yogishwaraya Namaha

Sarasvati by Amit Bhar via arjuna-vallabha

Depending on one’s perception in looking at India today, one may cry for the suffering or laugh because it is all an act, a play of illusion. We must remember that this life is a dream but in the words of my dear Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev and other great yogis, the dream is real.

To understand this leela, this drama, one must either look to the beginning of the nation or to the heart of one’s being. The heart of one’s own being can only be accessed

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Re-Organising the World

The search for social equity

The search for social justice and equity is an important topic and it was the motivation the establishment of democracy and various ‘isms’. (Please note this has nothing to do with the democracy perpetrated by the USA which is a form of fascism).

So in thinking about how we should organise ourselves, we must look to how we organised ourselves in the past and even look to the social arrangements of some animal societies.

Let’s take elephants for instance. Like most groups of mammals, they have a matriarchal society and present similar emotions and intelligence as human beings. We have seen through human interference that the absence of older males (that are typically killed by

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The Worlds First Universities

Great Universities of Ancient India

Nalanda in Bihar

Most Indians today are well aware of the two famous ancient universities of India which also are one of the oldest universities in the world – Takshashila University (Taxila) and Nalanda. But are these the only knowledge centres that existed in ancient India? Education has always been given great prominence in Indian society since the times of the vedic civilization, with gurukul and ashrams being the centres of learning. And with evolving times, a large number of centres of learning were established across ancient India of which Takshashila and Nalanda are the most famous ones known today. Below is a list of major ancient universities that flourished across ancient India.

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Surviving the Fall

Of civilisation

Civilisations with some exceptions characteristically take thousands of years to evolve, but then they literally vanish overnight. We can think of Persia, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome and even the Soviet Union.

These empires grew through inspired leadership and yet they fell because they were built on an unstable foundation. If we take Rome as an example, it ruled from England to Persia and as it began to fall apart the Emperor of the time instituted Christianity in a last-ditch effort to save the Empire.

The fall of these civilisations was no doubt assisted by natural disasters and climate change. We know that the people of the Nile Valley migrated there between 4000 and 6000 years ago as the

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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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Our changing world

2015 is sliding by

Some things do not really change, the rich are getting richer and the numbers of poor growing. Social injustice seems very secure as the status quo in the world seems unchanging.

As has been happening for a long time, new green energy like cars that run on water and other technologies threaten the dominance of the oil industry are suppressed. Similarly big Pharma still rules, but perhaps there are some cracks in the system as medical marijuana is being used more widely and Tesla motors looks set to shake up the energy market.

Organic food production is growing slowly as those who can afford the luxury support the producers, but unfortunately the majority must live on

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