Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Addressing food waste, important video

Interesting video on how food waste can be addressed and how some organizations are making an effort to make better use in order to help Earth

{From Vox YouTube}

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Here's how Pakistan's `friend` China treats its Muslim citizens


China is known for adopting harsh measures when it comes to making its citizens follow the state policies. Unperturbed by criticism of being human rights violator, China has come up with its own way of clamping down on religious extremism in the far western region of Xinjiang, home to the Muslim Uighur people.
Hundreds of people have died in recent years in Xinjiang in unrest blamed by Beijing on Islamist militants and separatists, though rights groups say the violence is more a reaction to repressive Chinese policies.
The government strongly denies committing any abuses in Xinjiang and insists the legal, cultural and religious rights of Uighurs, a Turkic ethnic group, are fully protected.
Pakistan, the all-weather ally of China, has chosen to stay mum on the ordeal of Muslims in Xinjiang. 
Here are a range of measures, from increased surveillance to strict controls of Muslim activities, implemented by China in Xinjiang:
  • In some cities in Xinjiang, people wearing headscarves and beards have been banned from riding buses.
  • Three times a day, alarms ring out through the streets of China's ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar, and shopkeepers rush out of their stores swinging government-issued wooden clubs. In mandatory anti-terror drills conducted under police supervision, they fight off imaginary knife-wielding assailants. Armoured paramilitary and police vehicles circle with sirens blaring.
  • Shopkeepers must, at their own expense, instal password-activated security doors, "panic buttons" and cameras that film not just the street outside but also inside their stores, sending a direct video feed to police.
  • Education rules say parents or guardians cannot "organise, lure or force minors into attending religious activities". They are also not permitted to promote extremist beliefs in children, or force them to dress in extremist clothing or other symbols.
  • In Xinjiang, weekly flag-raising ceremonies are held. Uighurs are required to attend to denounce religious extremism and pledge fealty under the Chinese flag during the ceremonies.
  • News agency Reuters reported that at one such event in Hotan, over 1,000 people filed onto an open-air basketball court where Party officials checked their names against an attendance list and inspected their dress and appearance.
  • Hotan authorities offer CNY 2,000 (USD 290) rewards for those who report "face coverings and robes, youth with long beards, or other popular religious customs that have been radicalised".

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

"Hinduism" Service by a Christian Reverend

In the video is a Christian Reverend throwing light on the good things about Hinduism and Hindus...

Monday, April 17, 2017

Anything that you practice always has behind it the element of greed - J Krishnamurti


Question: Are yogic exercises helpful in any way to human beings? 

Krishnamurti: I think one must go into this question fairly deeply. Apparently in Europe as well as in India, there is this idea that by doing yogic exercises, practicing virtue, being good, participating in social work, reading sacred books, following a teacher, that by doing something of this kind, you are going to achieve salvation or enlightenment. I am afraid you are not. On the contrary, you are going to be caught in the things you are practicing, and therefore you will always be held a prisoner and your vision will be everlastingly limited. Yogic exercises are all right, probably, for the body. Any kind of exercise-walking, jumping, climbing mountains, swimming, or whatever you do-is on the same level. But to suppose that certain exercises will lead you to salvation, to understanding, to God, truth, wisdom-this I think is sheer nonsense, even though all the yogis in India say otherwise. If once you see that anything that you practice, that you accept, that you develop, always has behind it the element of greed -wanting to get something, wanting to reach something, wanting to break a record-then you will leave it alone. A mind that is merely concerned with the 'how,' with doing yogic exercises, this or that, will only develop a sense of achievement through time, and such a mind can never comprehend that which is timeless. 

- J Krishnamurti

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Best President of the World - José Mujica of Uruguay

Mr. Jose is someone who has put many, so called, world leaders (in other words, heads of countries) feel ashamed with the kind of humble, simple, austere life he lived/living be it when he was President of Uruguay or post the prime post.

He is someone who speaks what he does and does what he speaks, for the people, for the humans, for the living beings without differentiating good and bad between human or other living beings.

For the world, for the living beings, for the humans, for the's the greatest living example the world should have as a world leader....Pepe Mujica!!!

The leader anyone will dream want to be...

He says in an interview:

"Imagine we are sailing in a boat and as a species we are responsible for the boats destination. No country can solve climate change alone. We have to take global measures. And i see the world's powerful leaders worrying about who is going to win the next election."

"What are we missing?"

"We're missing leadership."

"We are missing the decision which says we're going to improve the entire planet."

And at the UN summit on climate change...

"Are we ruling globalization or is globalization ruling us? Is it possible to speak of solidarity and everyone being together in an economy based on ruthless competition? How far does our fraternity go?"

A documentary of Pepe called, Delicate Balance below everyone should watch.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Can you and I live in this world without being identified with anything?

"Is it possible to forget oneself without any motive? Because, we can see very well that any motive has within it the seed of the self with its anxiety, ambition, frustration, its fear of not-being, and the immense urge to be secure. And can all that fall away easily, without any effort? Which means, really, can you and I, as individuals, live in this world without being identified with anything? After all, I identify myself with my country, with my religion, with my family, with my name, because without identification I am nothing. Without a position, without power, without prestige of one kind or another, I feel lost; and so I identify myself with my name, with my family, with my religion, I join some organization or become a monk we all know the various types of identification that the mind clings to. But can we live in this world without any identification at all?"

- J Krishnamurti, Hamburg 1956

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Live Vegetarian

“To my mind the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. I should be unwilling to take the life of a lamb for the sake of the human body. I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to the protection by man from the cruelty of man.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

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“Do you know why most survivors of the Holocaust are vegan? It’s because they know what it’s like to be treated like an animal.” ―   Chuck Palahniuk

Friday, April 07, 2017

Something to be decided in the United Nations?

"War is merely the catastrophic effect of our daily living, and so long as we do not change our daily living, no amount of legislation, controls, and sanctions will prevent war. Is peace in the mind and heart, in the way of our life, or is it merely a governmental regulation, something to be decided in the United Nations? I am afraid that for most of us, peace is only a matter of legislation, and we are not concerned with peace in our own minds and hearts; therefore, there can be no peace in the world. You cannot have peace, inward or outward, so long as you are ambitious, competitive, so long as you regard yourself as a German, a Hindu, a Russian, or an Englishman, so long as you are striving to become somebody in this mad world. Peace comes only when you understand all this and are no longer pursuing success in a society which is already corrupt. Only the peaceful mind, the mind that understands itself, can bring peace in the world."

- Jiddu Krishnamurti, 
Hamburg 1956,Talk 1

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Be careful China! India is not what you think it is...grow up...

The Chinese foreign policy is impatient and their dual standards are clearly visible with the ongoing rhetoric about His Holiness The Dalai Lama's visit to a part of Indian state bordering China.

Economic and military dominance alone doesn't make China feel itself a self imagining growing world power as its foreign policy is purely opportunist unlike other countries who give priority to relationship between countries. The Chinese policy concentrates only in growing itself rather than allowing anyone take along with it dealing in exclusive and pure commercial terms.

The fear on Chinese side is clearly visible as they feel threatened by a noble Buddhist monk who is following and preaching his teachings in peace.

His Holiness is more Indian and like every other Indian, he is doing what a citizen in a democratic country does unlike a communist, state controlled, threatening, propagandist Chinese state does.

Intimidating India doesn't make any sense as China has to grow from child state to a grown up adult state where bilateral talks makes more sense than threatening indirectly of consequences.

India has a strong Prime Minister whose foreign policy is simple and straightforward. Chinese agenda doesn't stand a chance to make its way. China has to bite its own tongue as India is also equally strong power when it is challenged.

Be careful what you speak China.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Seeking achievement, you will be a cause of war

"So long as there is nationalism, so long as you are a German or a Russian or an American, clinging to sovereignty, to an exclusive nationality, you are sure to have war. So long as you are a Christian and I am a Hindu, or you are a Muslim and I am a Buddhist, there is bound to be war. So long as you are ambitious, wanting to reach the top of your society, seeking achievement and worshiping success, you will be a cause of war." 

- J Krishnamurti

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