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Can Peace Be Imposed?

Can we impose peace via any religion or man made ideology’s?

May all beings everywhere plagued with sufferings of body and mind quickly be freed from their illnesses. May those frightened cease to be afraid, and may those bound be free. May the powerless find power, and may people think of befriending one another. May those who find themselves in trackless, fearful wilderness– the children, the aged, the unprotected– be guarded by beneficent celestial’s, and may they swiftly attain the wisdom of Liberation or Buddhahood.

Firstly, who are we?

We call ourselves human beings and we see ourselves as the dominant species in this environment. We have demonstrated the ability to dominate life on this planet by

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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

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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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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 and you will know yourself.

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

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Politics and holism

There is no holism without freedom

It’s well known that the US military machine rules the world and from their fear they are instituting a global police state. If you’ve not been keeping up with world events, have a listen to this video which is an honest overview of how the human crisis is deepening as Gerald Celente of Trends Research Institute is interviewed by ABC Australia Adelaide on NSA spying, Edward Snowden, the military-industrial complex, and world wars.

Today we live in a world where rules are made by corporate giants out to make a profit and governments are complicit. The result is that we as individuals loose our freedom and free will. We are also loosing our rights

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Tao & Zen

An ancient possibility for the modern world

All human beings are creative, wise and loving by Nature. Unfortunately, modern cultures and educational systems don’t always recognize or support the development of these qualities in each of us. We live in a fractured and compartmentalized world, where information is presented to us in fragments- science, art and spirituality seen as separate, unrelated.

The result is a feeling of powerlessness, for most of us, with “power” concentrated in the hands of a few. This may help explain why modern civilizations are so out of balance, why our “consumer” lifestyles and economics are sometimes so heartless and destructive. We can change this, beginning with ourselves.

The cultivation of wisdom begins with curiosity and

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Sex and The Bible

From old stories come new myths

 

Unfortunately many believe about sexual relationships is an modern invention for population control. The old Bible is clothed in metaphor and innuendo, Washing the feet is a metaphor for sexual intimacy. There is so much read into the bible and the faith which was by intentioned scholars. Please remember the first four books of the old testament is the Torah or Hebrew bible.

This documentary is a stab at unravelling some truths and yet it is far from complete. Play part by part or scroll down for the complete video.

Part 1.

Children were highly prised and essential to increase population numbers and therefore ensure the survival of the community.

Part 2.

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Developing bodhichitta

The desire for the well-being of all sentient beings

1) The basis for generating bodhichitta. Right now, we have the great good fortune to have found these rare Mahayana Buddhist teachings and the ability to put them into practice. We may not have this opportunity in our future lives, so we should take advantage of them now.

2) The nature of Bodhichitta and how it is generated. Bodhichitta is a spontaneous wish, motivated by great compassion, to attain enlightenment to benefit all living beings. When we have generated superior intention we are determined to lead all living beings to full enlightenment.

3) The divisions of bodhichitta. There are many types of bodhichitta that can be categorized in the following four

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Sexual harassment

Work and life distractions

It seems fair state that modern societies have degenerated into sexualised soups. All the clear boundaries that used to exist with the use of standardised dress codes and morality have been stripped away and the world is totally confused.

We live in an age of ever shifting morals and gender roles that causes so much confusion. This is not about men harassing woman or a woman harassing men, it’s a combination of both and it involves a lot of confusing social behaviours.

For instance the man who is in touch with life and successful is very attractive to the opposite sex as well as some of the same sex. People will be drawn to him,

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