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Insanity is An Infectious Disease

The worlds most misunderstood disease

No one is sure how long modern humans have lived on earth. Some suspect that it may have only be 200,000 years, and while we have survived, it’s debatable if we have actually evolved. We have figured out what it takes to survive physically and technically, but we have always been at odds about what it takes to survive intellectually and emotionally.

We know that we have a fundamental desire to be happy, and we know that happiness comes from the fulfilment of our desires. Yet for a great many people, the fulfilment of those desires is dependent on other people’s compliance, unhappiness and sometimes even their termination.

There was a time when we simply

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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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Osho on Corruption

Corruption is an inevitability in this social structure of ours

One friend has asked, “There is so much corruption, so much bribery, so much favoritism going on in the present capitalism! Do you support this as well? This bribery, this corruption, this favoritism is not because of capitalism. Its causes are entirely different. They have nothing to do with capitalism.

If a country where there is so much poverty can be without corruption, that will be a miracle. That is not possible. Honest people in a place where it is so difficult to survive is a difficult proposition. Yes, a rare honest individual may exist. Some man of real will may exist. But all don’t have that much will power

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A World in Decline

Politicians dream and populations suffer

The Russian pilot shot down over Syria by what may turn out to be just a trigger-happy Turkish pilot claims that they were well clear of Turkish airspace and not given any warning before being shot at.

When the Russians began their anti-terrorist campaign in Syria a month or so ago, a Russian jet actually crossed into Turkish airspace for a few seconds we did not bother the Turks at all, but within hours after pressure from NATO and the US administration, the Turks changed their tune.

Now that Russia and the US have cut off the cheap oil deliveries from Syria to Turkey, the Turks are really annoyed because now they have to

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Meditation

An inward journey

There are a great many forms of mediation emanating from our spiritual traditions and it is widely recognised that meditation helps to:

calm the mind provide relaxation provide focus and meaning in life improve general health and even cure some medical conditions.

It is a challenge to define meditation, but simply put, when one is present with an undivided mind, meditation happens. Meditation is helpful because by being present with a still mind, it is possible to observe the root cause of illness or discomfort.

Meditation is actually a natural process for human beings and it is largely intuitive. People have been meditating and if we take Buddhist culture as an example, we can see there is

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The Long Cycle

Beyond memory

Image courtesy of Amaura

Time is not just a concept that we invented; it is deep-rooted in the system, in the very way we are made.” – Sadhguru.

If you really think about it, you will realise that we know very little about our history. What history we think we know or believe is from the stories and books compiled by those who won the battles and the accounts are designed to make them look good; not the truth.

The archaeological record gives us some independent ideas about what may have happened in the past, but deciphering the archaeological record is no easy task especially as there are many complicated factors such as human

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Friendship

Because you are my friend

My life is enriched in a myriad of ways. Like a cool breeze on a sweltering day, like a ray of sunshine parting glowering clouds, you lift me up. In good times, we soar, like weightless balloons over neon rainbows. In bad times, you are soothing balm for my pummeled soul. I learn so much from you; you help me see old things in new ways. I wonder if you are aware of the bright seeds you are sowing in me. I’m a better person for knowing you, so that everyone I interact with is touched by your good effect on me. You relax me, refresh me, renew me. Your bounteous heart

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Need for secular ethics

HH The Dalai Lama says the world needs a global system of secular ethics and I agree

Saying that it’s past time that people stopped relying on religion for their ethical laws, the Dalai Lama has called on the need for humanity to develop a system of secular ethics.

“The reason for this is that there are those who have faith in religions and there are many who don’t,” the Dalai Lama said, adding that even among religious leaders, “there are some who are responsible for injustice, deception, hypocrisy, and exploitation.”

Current education, he said, is almost always geared towards economic development, which “neither helps solve individual mental problems nor society-level problems.”

“Regardless of whether or not one believes in

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The five wisdom principals

A simple solution to world conflict

By practising these principles, you will dress yourself in a suit of spiritual armour. Even in the midst of chaos and in the face of evil, your heart will be unsullied, your relationships strong.

1. Be compassionate: Compassionate in both thought and deed. Learn to recognize that the actions of others is often caused by spiritual pain. Avoid contempt. Avoid those mental judgements we always make of others. Compassion leads to harmony and harmony and balance is the key to inner peace.

2. Be kind: Very simple. In every interaction you have you have an opportunity to add to the sum total of good. No act of kindness or charity is too small. It

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