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Insight into Dharma

The original science and key to our survival as a species

Any science is a step-by-step process producing measurable or verifiable results be it within physics, chemistry or the life sciences that come under the umbrella of Dharma. There was a time when Dharmic traditions governed humanity and there is currently a determined drive by rampant forces to extinguish them in their homelands, yet they are appearing as if self sown in the most unlikely places because to the educated mind, they represent sanity in an insane world.

Dharmic traditions all recognise that we exist and that we are unique within the animal kingdom, yet we have the same rights as all other life, we are part of life and

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Belief – A Redundant Idea

Updated from June 2016

As we think, so we become

Beliefs are the thoughts and convictions that we generally hold to be true, they are ideas without substance having no actual proof or evidence. Beliefs may contribute to or hinder our development and understanding of the world, and who we are.

People used to believe the earth was flat, but today we know it’s round from testimony and scientific consensus, or you maybe you have flown and seen the curvature of the Earth. The erroneous belief has been replaced by acquired or direct knowledge, therefore we no longer have to believe because we know. But so many were so attached to that particular belief, it took hundreds of years to

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Caste and Class

Social divisions throughout history

In looking at the world we have naturalism which sees biology as being the determining factor in life, modern humanism that sees cultural norms as the defining factor which is where we are now, yet this is based on the perception of power and possession of animalism or base survival.

The natural world isn’t fair, just or kind. It’s a place where the strong dominate, exploit, use or even kill the weak because it’s the natural order of life. In the race for survival, the fittest and strongest life-form on Earth are humans. The natural world is not devoid of compassion and kindness, it’s just that the more powerful rule over the weaker and from a

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The Core of Yoga

The path to truth and happiness

There is no absolute scientific certain, no proven origin or reason for mankind in this world. There is no proof of creation, there is no proof of evolution; there are many maybes and yet we know we have this potential and yet were are caught up in suffering when we have the potential to be happy….

But the fact that you wake up every morning is proof that you are alive and depending on the combination of your actions and circumstances, you are either happy or unhappy. For the happy, yoga is a celebration of life and for the unhappy, yoga is a journey to create an enduring happiness.

We all experience moments of

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Reflections on Sunday Morning

Do you want to live and be happy?

Were it not for our technology, the knowledge of the world at War and all the atrocities that go on would be a distant rumour that would have taken months to circle the globe. But last week when a naive and excited young girl went on a date with a Muslim man she thought charming and safe, images of her dismembered corpse appeared in the world media the next day.

While our media is full of horror stories and it seems like Doomsday is fast approaching, how do we make sense or even retain any semblance of sanity? Our politicians are playing games with our lives for the betterment of their

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The Future of Health Care

Where are we going?

Are we in love with death? by Yannick Bouchard

We still don’t know what life is and yet somehow we know we are alive. We know that the best conditions for life and evolution involve a recipe of peace, an adequate diet that provides proper nutrition and the freedom to form meaningful social relationships.

But on analysis of modern life, too many of us live on junk food that provides little more than enough nutrition to keep us alive; peace has become a luxury and those lucky enough to have jobs work long hours to make ends meet.

A consequence of our crazy lifestyle is that the increase in longevity and health

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Time Is An Illusion

“Being causes time and time causes being.”

Prof. dr. Wubbo J. Ockels is a Dutch physicist and astronaut. He is a Professor of Aerospace Sustainable Engineering and Technology at the University of Delft who is trying to stimulate a mentality change in our perception and understanding of physics and our universe.

Philosophy for a New Age

A New Paradigm is Long Overdue

All the world’s philosophies and religions in setting out to create meaning and purpose for our existence have failed to address basic requirements for our long term survival as a species. Our starting point without reference to what has been proposed before is seen in the following circumstances of what we do or don’t know:

We do not know who we are or why we are here. A fundamental idea is that we are here to simply experience life. But this seems rather pointless if we screw the world up to make a difficult time for our children’s children. We must accept responsibility for who we are. We know that we exist, in

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Philosophy - East Verses West

Before Christianity and Islam

There are two fundamentally different approaches to our reality the determine how we see ourselves, our world and shape our civilisation. In simple terms, the West is exclusive and separatist, the East inclusive.

Some Differences between Eastern and Western Philosophy

Broadly, speaking, Western society strives to find and prove “the truth” in quantifiable terms, while Eastern society accepts the truth as given and is more interested in finding balance, and as a consequence, Westerners put more stock in individual rights and Easterners practice greater social responsibly.

Within Eastern Philosophy there are the schools of Vedanta, Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Yoga, Taoism, Zen which describe a cosmological unity and life is seen as a journey towards a greater

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Philosophy

And the truth shall set you free

Discussing the philosophy of the whole in order to understand how we arrived where we are today. For students of life, this area is being set out so that your search for answers comes from understanding history, human evolution and developments in understanding.

Philosophy itself is an a rational examination of ideas and relationships, of the truths and principles of being, of knowledge and conduct. Yes as ideas and beliefs are generally not established truths, philosophy is something of a hair brained science.

For example Christian philosophy is based on a belief in God, but God cannot be proved and is therefore simply an idea or belief based on personal and

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