Tokyo to receive 2 Pandas from China next year.
Fewer tigers in forests than captive in US
US troops eating scorpions, drinking cobra blood: Report!
All this news in one day...So much love inside all of us, so much good work to do for the planet...so much we have already consumed greedily without giving even a fraction of it back to this beautiful planet...man hasn't even spared man...
There are always choices in life: the way of inner-engineering, knowledge and service...or the highway...and only one with a broad vision, can drop petty me-mine mentality and do something worthwhile in this lifetime with a Sangatchadwam attitude.
As Guruji says, "three things can get a job done: fear, greed, or love."
Certainly the best way is of love. And love emerges from belongingness...belongingness comes through awareness...and awareness...well, the smart people on this planet know the secret to better awareness: meditation, of course. The energy, the enthusiasm, the strength meditation brings, nothing can match it...The ones who ain't meditating today, now, are missing out on a lot in life...A LOT!
I simply cannot comprehend... how parties like the Shiv Sena, that lose the elections, still get to dictate to the city, state and country their agenda. Clearly the masses voted against such ideologies. So why are they allowed to still prevail with their rule of terror?
I simply cannot comprehend... why a cosmopolitan city like Mumbai, that contributes over 40 per cent of the country's income tax and corporate tax, hasn't had the state and central government jumping in to protect its image and tax-paying populace from terror attacks, menacing goons and divisive politics...
I simply cannot comprehend ... why the Jain, Sindhi, Marwari, Parsi, Gujarati, South Indian communities and business/industry heads, along with every single tax-paying non-Marathi individual in Mumbai (that's a massive chunk of Mumbai and tax payers right there) don't demand an apology from the two Senas for their actions and from the elected government for its inaction!
What I can comprehend ... is that peace cannot be achieved by violence. It can only be attained by understanding... but will the Senas comprehend that? Probably not! Because it's a Ralph Waldo Emerson quote. And forget being Marathi, he's not even Indian!"
These days, I was pondering over an emerging trend in the country...From macro-division, from Pakistan, and Bangalesh decades ago...mentality has narrowed into micro-division...with the likes of UP-Bihar divide...the Uttaranchal divide...now flashes of political idiots misguiding people in the state of Andhra Pradesh to divide it into Telengana (people who are originally Telegu-speaking) and non-Telengana...and fuelling gullible people and hormone-awash youth into creating violence...
H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Some say the purpose of life is to ensure that one doesn't come back to this planet because it is bereft of love. They feel if there is love then why is life so painful? All that one want in life is love. Every human being is longing for a love that doesn't die out, a love that doesn't cause pain, a love that grows and stands forever. By taking a multilateral view of life, one can see life in a different way and realise that the purpose of life is to achieve this kind of love and blossom in that ideal love.
Suppose you are immensely successful and have all the riches at your command but there is no love in your life, then life would not really be worthwhile; it would appear barren. But still most of the people lead a loveless life. Have you ever thought why this happens? It is your ego that prevents you from achieving that love. As long as there is ego, there cannot be love. And when there is love, there is no sign of ego. What is ego? Ego is simply being unnatural. Half knowledge brings ego but when knowledge becomes complete, ego drops and simplicity dawns.
The question arises that if the ego is so unnatural then why does every human being have an ego? We have the ego because it is necessary in some way for our growth in life. That doesn't mean it should not have been there from the very beginning. Ego is necessary, but with knowledge you can now grow out of it. In the Narada Bhakti Sutras one sutra says: "Knowledge is one of the aids to uncover the naturalness". Through observing oneself and deep into one’s self in meditation one can overcome ego.
Often, when someone shows a lot of love you do not know how to respond, you feel obliged and bound. This is because you are not natural. There is an ego coming in between. The ability to receive genuine love comes with the ability to give love. The more you are centered and natural and know that love is not an emotion it is your very existence, the more you feel at home with any amount of love expressed in any manner. A seed has a covering or shell over it, and when you soak it in water, it sprouts and then the shell peels off. Similarly, the ego is a necessary unnaturalness that develops as you grow. When you were a child of two or three years, there was no ego; you are in a state of total, innocent, blissful love. Then the ego forms a cover. Knowledge uncovers this shell and make you a child again; natural, simple and innocent. When you are natural, simple and innocent, there is no ego. The ego is not a substance; it is a non-substance, much like darkness. Darkness is only lack of light. There is nothing called an ego that has substance. Ego is just a lack of total development, a lack of total understanding. It is just a lack of maturity or lack of knowledge.
("Maintain the innocence of the Gods and cultivate the Intelligence of the Guru")
BT BRINJAL IS HARMFUL!
I call GM food a hazardous stunt show, by politicians and Monsanto-species.
Certainly, BT COTTON proved half the point with miserable failure, and complications.
No doubt farmers had a great crop for a season, and then the eco-system crashed...
- soil was depleted of its capacity to grow other forms of crops!
- further tests showed BT COTTON caused liver malfunction, skin allergies, and even carcinogen properties
- In fact, GM food can also cause unknown mutations to the consumer or to the future generations, at any point of life...It like having dormant HIV which can appear at any time...
- And the biggest flaw is that INSUFFICIENT tests were performed on BT COTTON before approving it.
Yes, you are right...the same guys who approved it, the very corporates who created it.
We don't want human rights crushed in this bureaucrat game and political monopoly...we don't want farmer suicides...we don't want our earth to turn sterile.
And today, BT BRINJAL is contending to enter India, and through whom? The Environment Minister, Jairam Ramesh!
How can we even blame them?
These are the scientists who were taught the "BENEFITS" of GM food, not the negative ramifications, in their college. These are the very scientists who actually work for the companies that invent, produce and market GM food!
These organizations manipulate the tests, bribe their way past the regulatory hurdles, and promote themselves through the greedy pockets of the same government that WE elect! Very smart selling strategy, but it doesnt stop at that...
I am sure we all have got the picture here.
By "labeling" I mean, the footprint of the vegetable/fruit that you buy...where was it grown? was it exposed to fertilizers & pesticides? If yes, which fertilizers & pesticides? was it grown under organic conditions? If not, what is the level of toxicity it contains?
NOTHING! We are told nothing, and made to consume food with invisible footprints, the same way that your pet dog or a cow unquestioningly eats the food you give it!
"There is no law fixing liability in the event of contamination of non-Bt brinjal by the GM variety."
As consumers we think we monopolize the trend? WRONG! We may decide what fashion wear or movie should reach our wardrobes and bookshelves, but we are compromised on the most essential products-- our food system.
I ask Jairam Ramesh, did he put a labeling mechanism in place, before deciding to even encourage talks with GM companies? No he didn't. I am asking you, did you cast your vote in the last elections?
No? Then I am sorry you do not have a say in the government's affairs.
My friends, Europe including Germany, Austria, Hungary, Italy, France, Luxembourg, Greece, Denmark, Ireland has banned GM food, half of Brazil has done so too. In fact some of them have banned Monsanto completely, and Nestle (yes sir, they also inject GM ingredients into popular food products like Cerelac, Maggi noodles, Munch and Kitkat chocolates etc)!
I am sure we Indians are not cuckoos, or perhaps some politicians are...and greedy cuckoos at that too.
Have you decided to vote yet, now?
Perhaps we can start with a signature campaign.
You don't want your girl friend/boy friend/wife/husband, or mother or father or siblings (sisters, brothers)...anyone you love or care about developing an irreversible disease because one day when you had a chance, and you knew, still you didn't act...
I love myself, and I love my family...my extended family is you too.
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