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The Price of Progress

Avoidance, destruction and blame

We have come to think of progress as having more comforts, more technology and greater security for our long-term survival. This is what our ancestors worked for and we have led to believe that by following the directions of industrial leaders that our wealth and security are steadily improving. You should be stand back and look critically at this idea there are many flaws.

Progress in the modern sense is all about capitalism and market forces driving inventiveness and productivity. Thanks to our modern communications we can now perceive on a global scale the environmental destruction and increasing scarcity of resources with which to make things or even produce our food. The small lead to dictate

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The Bhagavad Gita

An extract from the worlds greatest book; The Maharbarata

Arjuna seeking answers from Lord Krishna

The Bhagavad Gita (भगवद्गीता)(often referred to as ‘the Gita’) translates as “Song of the Lord” – Gita means song and Bhagavad means God. It is an eternal message of spiritual wisdom from ancient India and a 700 verse extract from the Hindu epic scripture; The Mahabharata (chapters 23–40).

Regarded as one of the world’s most valued scriptures, the story line of Bhagavad Gita is set in the narrative framework of a dialogue between the Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide and charioteer, Lord Krishna. The conversation takes place as Arjuna faces his duty as a warrior to fight the Dharma Yudhha,

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Defining the Creative Force

How different religions and ideologies define the Creative Force – aka God

Religions-of-the-world By Tsuyoshi Nagano

ब्रह्मैवेदममृतं पुरस्तात् ब्रह्म पश्चात् ब्रह्म उत्तरतो दक्षिणतश्चोत्तरेण । अधश्चोर्ध्वं च प्रसृतं ब्रह्मैवेदं विश्वमिदं वरिष्ठम् ॥ 2.2.11. Translated it says: I am in the east, the west, I am above [North] and below [South], I am this entire Cosmos as recorded in VEDIC Scripture from a time when there were no organized religions.

But what all religions that came much later say: “God is omnipresent (present in all particles) in it’s un-manifest aspect & is always present all around us. This omnipresent God consists of knowledge & knows everything about this whole world & also knows about all the people

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Who Are The Saints?

A History of Saints around the world, in all faiths, cultures & communities

St. Therese of Lisieux

Sant in Sanskrit means a Sentient being who can go into deeper realm of his soul. In India a Sant is usually associated with an ascetic who is usually refrained from worldly affairs but a person with certain noble attributes can also be considered “Saintly”. Latin word Sentir, sentimento, Sentient also originates from Sant. SantAH also means serene and calm as an adjective or noun. Most derivatives of that have similar meanings eg. Shaant is Pacific and calm.

Santaap means one who feels the grief and heat of pain. Santulan is balancing ups and downs. Santosh means who can be content with

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The Function and Morality of Clothing

The ways we dress and why

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Over these thousands of years we have moved from animal skin cloaks, through a long period of rough-sown garments and simple footwear to highly sophisticated clothing and footwear not only for protection from all manner of extreme conditions, but also to define our character, personal identity and role in life.

Anthropologists think that we humans began wearing clothing about 200,000 years ago as we became a distinct new species, but primarily clothing was to protect ourselves from the elements. It’s quite obvious that we need layers of clothing when the weather it’s cold, waterproof clothing when it rains, and when we are engaged in physical activities related to our work

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