Sunday, October 30, 2011

Our Conversations and Cooperative Endeavors Must Continue

I must congratulate you on your dogged expositions.You are very articulate and you expand our consciousness.And this conversation must continue.The fairly well off, people like us,have been reduced to leading completely individualized lives,each minute of the day.We don't know each other,and we are essentially alone.

And, I would submit, this suits the ruling elites very well. Their empire will crumble when we start joining each other in Solidarity and working cooperatively for the common good of mankind.Because this Earth is our common home and,however we may irritate each other at times,how do we escape our common home.All alone, we are actually nothing,gullible playthings at the hands of the ruling elites!

Regarding the issue itself,I would submit that our Brain is a grand Receiver of various frequencies which it picks up from this Ocean of consciousness which is our common home.All our thoughts arise from this Ocean. Now what frequencies the brain picks up depends on what frequency it is itself vibrating at.We actually use only about 10-20% of the brain, corresponding to the intellectual brain,which is sufficient for our survival,sexuality and power plays.The higher frequencies of love,joy and genius pass us by because our brain is not sufficiently trained to receive these higher frequencies.The Ruling Elites will keep us so stressed so as to destroy our abilities to think creatively.And unless we are in peace,joy and harmony, how do we pick up these higher frequencies of genius?

I agree completely with what you say.My only submission is that we have to develop our brains to gain more from this Ocean that we inhabit.The brain is the grandest supercomputer ever invented.And there is no temple of God ever built that can match our Brain in brilliance.But, so far, we have only skimmed the surface of its Grandeur.

And, this is the unfinished task that we should bow down before in utmost reverence because only Knowledge can save humankind from a Militarist Elite bent on destroying this Earth with its attitude Racism, Inequality and a mindless Consumerism which can only give them so much satisfaction and no more.

The Elites Actually Exercise Control through a Military State called the USA

Dear Friends,

This caption will come as a rude shock to many of us long fed on the myth of the American Dream.But I urge that you listen to the five links of Professor Vijay Prashad at the Occupy Wall Street in the You Tube to understand how the things are the way they are.

Either we learn to work together for the common good or we perish.There is no other alternative.

Professor Prashad has rightly pointed out that the crisis in the U.S is not about greed of the 1%.It's about economics and politics and power exercised by the 1% not only over 99% of the Americans but over much of the world.

Therefore its not about 99% versus the 1%.The whole system has collapsed.And we have to start demanding the impossible.The American State is actually a Military State where social spending has been capped at 14.5% of the GDP.Military Spending is the tool whereby the elites exercise power and control over the entire world, not just 99% of the Americans.

Social Solidarity is what the elites do not want. The Americans have been driven to an utterly privatized existence.Because once the public at large start exchanging notes, they'd immediately understand the rottenness of the system.

Therefore this is the first flush Victory of the Occupy Wall Street movement. It has brought people together. Even newspapers from the Vatican, Financial Times and New York Times are forced to concede that Inequality in America is Obscene.

There will be more victories in this ongoing struggle.It will take time.But I am hopeful that the first nail in dismantling the Military State that America represents has been struck by the brave protesters of Occupy Wall Street.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Saving Capitalism and Democracy from Carpetbaggers

October 24, 2011 The 99 per cent versus the One

Kanishk Tharoor

AP Occupy Wall Street protestors march outside the Federal Reserve, the day after successfully resisting a potential eviction from their camp in Zuccotti Park, in New York on October 15, 2011.

At its simplest, the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement hopes to change American discourse on economic policy.

Nearly three years ago, Barack Obama won the U.S. presidential election on the back of incredible popular mobilisation. In a country often bogged down in plodding party politics, there seemed to be something transcendent and epochal about his rise. Observers suggested that Mr. Obama did more than inspire voters; he energised a generational movement. This sense was no doubt aided by Mr. Obama's charisma and the messianic rhetoric of his campaign. He called for “the audacity of hope” and promised that “we are the ones we've been waiting for.”

After three years of disillusionment, a more organic movement has taken root in the United States. The “Occupy Wall Street” protests began innocuously one month ago, but now claim public space and public attention. They reached new heights of spectacle on Saturday when thousands flooded Times Square in New York City as part of a wider “global day of rage” against the West's stuttering economic systems.

The American protesters come from many of the groups who rallied to Mr. Obama in 2008: young people, students, urban middle classes, union members, the working poor, the underemployed, and the unemployed. Yet this time they are not hitched to the ascendance of one man. They denounce the growth of stark inequality and the erosion of social mobility in America. They decry what they see as the collusion of the state with corporate and financial interests. And they tap into the widely-shared belief that the bankers, speculators, and traders responsible for the economic recession have escaped it unscathed while leaving behind a vast hinterland of despair and struggle.

Mr. Obama's campaign hyperbole returned to life in an unexpected way. Among the many striking signs I've seen around these protests, one placard at Zuccotti Park (the square in downtown Manhattan “occupied” by activists for the past month) reprised his old line: “We are the ones we've been waiting for.” It was a rebuke to the President, not a pledge of fealty. For the newly galvanised left, those heady days of Obama-euphoria in 2008 seem terribly remote. The President and his party are not even auxiliary to the burgeoning movement. Its impetus doesn't spring from the imperatives of electoral politics, but from a much more inchoate and deeper well of feeling in American society.


We can trace this anger to the hardships that descended on many Americans following the 2008 economic collapse. The ranks of the unemployed have swollen; jobs are harder to come by for both the under- and over-educated; students graduate with unpayable debts; once free-flowing credit has dried up; prudent savers have seen their pensions vanish into thin air; government austerity measures threaten public sector jobs and what remains of America's social safety net. Protesters can summon an army of statistics to show how inequality in America has spiralled after three decades of intensifying deregulation (for instance, according to the Washington-based Economic Policy Institute, average incomes between 1979 and 2008 in the U.S. grew by over $10,000, but all that growth went to the richest 10 per cent of the country, while the incomes of the remaining 90 per cent effectively declined). Some activists replace the traditional slogans on their placards with economic charts, cluttering demonstrations with arrows and figures. It is perhaps fitting that the identity of this movement has coalesced around a number. Calling themselves the “99%,” the protesters assail a hypothetical “1%,” the rich elite that holds a country and its government in thrall.

The rawness and generality of this sentiment — aimed at financial institutions, corporations, the wealthy, and a supposedly complicit government — has convinced many critics that the protesters lack a coherent agenda: “What do these people want?” In fairness, it's difficult to summarise the movement. I've heard suggestions that the U.S. is in the midst of its own “Anna Hazare moment,” but the comparison doesn't hold water. “Occupy Wall Street” has no figurehead and only the faintest tracing of a leadership structure. Where Anna's followers demanded concrete legislative action in the Jan Lokpal bill, “Occupy Wall Street” activists maintain a long, pious list of causes, from the reform of the financial system to stopping house foreclosures to ending U.S. involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This series of grievances in the “Declaration of the Occupation of New York City” (the closest thing to a manifesto yet to emerge from the movement) can seem exhaustively idealistic or, worse, vague and impractical. But its role is not to serve as some blueprint for actual legislative reform. Instead, it allows the movement to remain open and inclusive to its growing number of sympathisers. While they frustrate the media and resist easy definition, the “Occupy Wall Street” protests continue to hit a nerve in an uncertain and depressed nation.

At its simplest level, “Occupy Wall Street” hopes to change American discourse. The demonstrations seek to re-centre American politics after they were wrenched off-kilter by the right-wing Tea Party movement, its Republican supporters, and by a pliant and weak Democratic party. This is a battle to be waged as much in front of cameras as it is in the finer points of political debates. Events in New York's Times Square on Saturday made for triumphant spectacle. The protesters — all critics of the current economic order — conquered the city's most garish and iconic plaza, its every edifice smothered in flickering neon advertisements. The rally confirmed the swelling appeal of the movement. I shuffled about a packed Times Square, in awe at the size, diversity, and remarkably good humour of the crowd.

The day before, I was an observer at another victory of the “Occupy Wall Street” protests. Thousands arrived in the small hours of Friday morning to successfully prevent the New York Police Department from evicting the encampment at Zuccotti Park. As people in the park celebrated, several politicians from the Democratic party — mostly local councilmen — spoke to the crowd. Already, segments of the Democratic party have taken notice of the movement and try to exploit its momentum. Buoyed by recent successes, the protesters are here to stay. When asked for his own opinion about “Occupy Wall Street,” Mr. Obama has equivocated, stopping short of offering a full endorsement. One suspects that the longer the protests last, the more Mr. Obama will have to consider bending to its sentiments. In Zuccotti Park, I watched one Democratic party official struggle to make himself heard. His speech was swallowed in the din of a movement committed to going forward, with or without him.

(Kanishk Tharoor is a writer based in New York City.)

Trust the Human Genius to Eventually Flower and to Prevail

No,my friend,our exchanges are not an exercise in futility.It may strike a chord somewhere.Let us live in hope.Though,in the interregnum,things might seem quite hopeless.Trust the human genius to eventually flower, and to prevail.
                      My exposition wasn't about the misuse of religion at all. That's quite another story.I'm convinced that Religion itself is the MOST important tool of socialization in the hands of the ruling elites to subjugate the populace to readily accept the thesis that they have to bow down before a class of "SUPERIOR "people,just as they get used to bowing before deities in the temple.
                         Mind you, bowing down in itself doesn't debase us.The point is to WHAT we bow down to.I would say that bowing down to the concept of universal EQUALITY of all and the world as one family, Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam, are concepts any rational person will agree are worth bowing down before.
                          Again,I believe, there is a Creative Principle which holds us all together. Otherwise the gravitational pull will cause us to implode.This is the Universal Spirit.I bow down in utmost reverence to this Spirit,which is generally called  God. A Oneness with this Universal Spirit makes my day and takes care of whatever I may want.
                             I'll also clarify that I have nothing against any religious practice which may remind us and help us to be ONE with this GOD.But we have to understand and be ONE with the concept of Aham Brahmasmi. Just as I Am That, everyone else is .Because it is the SAME power,same Energy, which pervades everything in this Cosmos.Unless we are One with this power, nothing will ever seem quite right,something will always seem missing, howsoever money, power or fame we might earn.
                     Unfortunately,everyone, most of all the ruling elites,are only interested in dividing peoples on the basis of religion or nationalities or anything.DIVIDE and RULE is a classic policy used by the ruling elites since antiquity.But the sad part is that we fall prey to such propaganda because we haven't yet understood who we REALLY are.
                     But I'm hopeful that in this information age that we live in,it will not be very difficult for people to find whatever they may want.And when the people are empowered, the old hierarchies are bound to crumble.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Religion Reduces the Populace into Manageable Herds for the Ruling Elites

Absurd, as it may sound, religion is the most potent tool in the hands of the ruling elites to subjugate the populace into manageable herds. What swords and armies could not achieve,religion did so with gusto in one fell swoop.

And the delicious irony is that we congratulate ourselves in our exalted roles as "BELIEVERS."

What we ARE can never be a question of Belief.What we Are, we are inherently,ipso facto.We don't have to walk a straight and narrow path prescribed by religion,guided by wise men called Gurus, to be what we Are.And this has been succintly described us "AHAM BRAHMASMI" not only in the Upanishads,but in all the ancient traditions all over the world.

Imagine a king's son being kidnapped and raised among beggars.He doesn't have to BELIEVE in anything. He just has to KNOW,a priori, that he is a King and not a beggar.It's as simple as that.He doesn't have to go through elaborate rituals and practices to reclaim his lost heritage.

The purpose of religion is to confuse and brainwash us into thinking that we are beggars and we have to remain in perpetual serfdom to best serve a hypothetical entity called GOD.When we are socialized in this culture of perpetual serfdom,we are trained not to question the depredations of the ruling elites.

Whether Organized Religion is Evil or not, is a value judgement which is best avoided. But it certainly crushes our Creativity,our Originality, our Pulsating Energy and our Freedom.And that is a very important reason for the majority of humanity living in absolute squalor,poverty and disease.

The moment humanity Wakes up to this Knowledge, they will set right things for themselves.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Religion Reduces the Populace into Manageable Herds for the Ruling Elites

Absurd, as it may sound, religion is the most potent tool in the hands of the ruling elites to subjugate the populace into manageable herds. What swords and armies could not achieve,religion did so with gusto in one fell swoop.

And the delicious irony is that we congratulate ourselves in our exalted roles as "BELIEVERS."

What we ARE, can never be a question of Belief.What we Are, we are inherently,ipso facto.We don't have to walk a straight and narrow path prescribed by religion to be what we Are.And this has been succintly described us "AHAM BRAHMASMI" not only in the Upanishads,but in all the ancient traditions all over the world.

Imagine a king's son being kidnapped and raised among beggars.He doesn't have to BELIEVE in anything. He just has to KNOW,a priori, that he is a King and not a beggar.It's as simple as that.He doesn't have to go through elaborate rituals and practices to reclaim his lost heritage.

The purpose of religion is to confuse and brainwash us into thinking that we are beggars and we have to remain in perpetual serfdom to best serve a hypothetical entity called GOD.When we are socialized in this culture of perpetual serfdom,we are trained not to question the depredations of the ruling elites.

Whether Organized Religion is Evil or not, is a value judgement which is best avoided. But it certainly crushes our Creativity,our Originality, our Pulsating Energy and our Freedom.And that is a very important reason for the majority of humanity living in absolute squalor,poverty and disease.

The moment humanity Wakes up to this Knowledge, they will set right things for themselves.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Organized Religion Emasculates our Creativity and Spirit

Firstly, I'm not mocking religion but ORGANIZED religion. There Is a distinction between the two .And one does not have to be super-brilliant to discern that difference. My relationship with my God is Personal. Infact, I'm ONE with it and I don't need intermediaries or the temples to fulfil my inner urgings.

Secondly, all these outstanding individuals who changed the course of history, challenged status quo and liberated the oppressed ,entities such as Ram, Krishna,Buddha,Mahavir, Jesus and Mohammed, have now been appropriated by the same Organized Religion to perpetuate the status quo which these geniuses so ardently fought against.

Organized Religion emphasizes that we must bow down before a Superior Entity called God for our well being.They belittle a very basic urge such as Sex which is the very reason for our existence.This way they condemn the entire humanity to live in perpetual guilt complex. This kowtowing before a Superior entity has also been appropriated by the political and business elites to perpetuate this ideology of Serfdom which destroys the psyche and well being of the populace.

Mind you,in All the spiritual traditions of this world, the greatest thinkers have taught the concept of "Aham Brahmasmi." Buddha said, 'Be a Light unto Yourself." Christ said,"The kingdom of God is within you." Muhammed forbade any kind of idol worship.Ram and Krishna said that you and I are one and the same.Only I know who I am and you don't know who you are.

My quarrel is with this tradition of bowing before a superior entity. The very act of placing us below someone destroys our Creativity and prevents us from attaining our highest potentials.We may attain such ephemeral things as power, status and money. But,in the light of all Eternity, to which we are All proud heirs of,what is all these material assets worth?Humanity can immeasurably benefit by being Free and Creative, rather than being a Slave of anyone.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Super Rich Have Degraded us Enough!


You might, perhaps, like to check out this story The Panic of the Plutocrats by Paul Krugman in the New York Times.How the wealthiest one hundred of one per cent,despite their puny numbers,are able to push 90% of the populace to submission.

And have you considered how this has come to pass?

It is through their total domination of the mass media.Also Organized Religion has played a very important part in smothering our psyche so that we have become entities that only react to events rather than being Creators of All our realities, which, in our pristine glory,we were meant to be.

In India, especially,we have become past masters in donating heavily to these stone gods of the great temples,while turning our faces away from the Living gods that live in utter squalor and degradation. That's the Power of Organized Religion at work!!!

Thank God, the Cold War is long over.Otherwise the 700 odd protestors of Zucotti Park would have been branded as Russian agents, rather than a home grown protest utterly fed up with Wall Street chicanery

.It remains to be seen whether the Occupy Wall Street protests will change America’s direction.

Yet the protests have already elicited a remarkably hysterical reaction from Wall Street, the super-rich in general, and politicians and pundits who reliably serve the interests of the wealthiest hundredth of a per cent. And this reaction tells you something important — namely, that the extremists threatening American values are what FDR called “economic royalists,” not the people camping in Zuccotti Park.

Consider first how Republican politicians have portrayed the modest-sized if growing demonstrations, which have involved some confrontations with the police — confrontations that seem to have involved a lot of police overreaction — but nothing one could call a riot. And there has in fact been nothing so far to match the behaviour of Tea Party crowds in the summer of 2009.

Nonetheless, Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, has denounced “mobs” and “the pitting of Americans against Americans.” The GOP presidential candidates have weighed in, with Mitt Romney accusing the protesters of waging “class warfare”, while Herman Cain calls them “anti-American”. My favourite, however, is Senator Rand Paul, who for some reason worries that the protesters will start seizing iPads, because they believe rich people don’t deserve to have them.

Michael Bloomberg, New York’s mayor and a financial-industry titan in his own right, was a bit more moderate, but still accused the protesters of trying to “take the jobs away from people working in this city,” a statement that bears no resemblance to the movement’s actual goals. And if you were listening to talking heads on CNBC, you learned that the protesters “let their freak flags fly,” and are “aligned with Lenin.”

The way to understand all of this is to realise that it’s part of a broader syndrome, in which wealthy Americans who benefit hugely from a system rigged in their favour react with hysteria to anyone who points out just how rigged the system is. Last year, you may recall, a number of financial-industry barons went wild over very mild criticism from US President Barack Obama.

They denounced Mr Obama as being almost a socialist for endorsing the so-called Volcker rule, which would simply prohibit banks backed by federal guarantees from engaging in risky speculation. And as for their reaction to proposals to close a loophole that lets some of them pay remarkably low taxes — well, Stephen Schwarzman, chairman of the Blackstone Group, compared it to Hitler’s invasion of Poland.

And then there’s the campaign of character assassination against Elizabeth Warren, the financial reformer now running for the Senate in Massachusetts. Not long ago a YouTube video of Ms Warren making an eloquent, down-to-earth case for taxes on the rich went viral. Nothing about what she said was radical — it was no more than a modern riff on Oliver Wendell Holmes’ famous dictum that “Taxes are what we pay for civilised society.”

But listening to the reliable defenders of the wealthy, you’d think that Ms Warren was the second coming of Leon Trotsky. George Will declared that she has a “collectivist agenda”, that she believes that “individualism is a chimera.” And Rush Limbaugh called her “a parasite who hates her host. Willing to destroy the host while she sucks the life out of it.”

What’s going on here?

The answer, surely, is that Wall Street’s Masters of the Universe realise, deep down, how morally indefensible their position is. They’re not John Galt; they’re not even Steve Jobs. They’re people who got rich by peddling complex financial schemes that, far from delivering clear benefits to the American people, helped push us into a crisis whose aftereffects continue to blight the lives of tens of millions of their fellow citizens.

Yet they have paid no price. Their institutions were bailed out by taxpayers, with few strings attached. They continue to benefit from explicit and implicit federal guarantees — basically, they’re still in a game of heads they win, tails taxpayers lose. And they benefit from tax loopholes that in many cases have people with multimillion-dollar incomes paying lower rates than middle-class families.

This special treatment can’t bear close scrutiny — and therefore, as they see it, there must be no close scrutiny. Anyone who points out the obvious, no matter how calmly and moderately, must be demonised and driven from the stage. In fact, the more reasonable and moderate a critic sounds, the more urgently he or she must be demonised, hence the frantic sliming of Elizabeth Warren.

So who’s really being un-American here? Not the protesters, who are simply trying to get their voices heard. No, the real extremists here are America’s oligarchs, who want to suppress any criticism of the sources of their wealth.

By arrangement with the New York Times


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The World as One Country

Yes, Annie di, I empathize with your angst. With our three children away,I do understand what you mean.But I counter any self pity with the opposite thought that I must live life fully in THIS moment.Because, perhaps, this MOMENT is all we have.What can we really HAVE in this world! Everything is so transient.Living joyfully and giving our BEST in this very moment.That is, perhaps, the ONLY thing we can do.

I believe every moment has to be lived in this AWARENESS. Otherwise negativities,unaware to us,slowly poison our psyche and destroys our innate intelligence.There is SO much to be done and, like a long race horse,I feel we ALL have much to live for.

There are some "shair" I'd like to share with you to make you feel revived and energetic.

' Woh jahan bhi hoga,Roshni Bikherega

Kisi Chirag ka apna Makan Nahi Hota"

and " Swadeshe pujyate Raja, Vidwan Sarwatra Pujyet"

--- On Wed, 10/12/11, Anandmayee Sinha wrote:

a good one-yet i would not envy.Getting together becomes such a far cry.Family is so distant from each other.One forgets how it feels to be relative-even how to be a mother or a father.Communication becomes difficult.even the food choice changes.It does not quite remain the same. One world ye-but all hotch-potch.

annie di

Subject: Aiyerisation of the world

Very interesting piece written by Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyer (Veteran Journalist) about himself. Published in The Times of India. Read on...

In 1992, I wrote a book titled Towards Globalisation. I did not realize at the time that this was going to be the history of my family.

Last week, we celebrated the wedding of my daughter, Pallavi. A brilliant student, she had won scholarships to Oxford University and the London School of Economics. In London, she met Julio, a young man from Spain. The two decided to take up jobs in Beijing, China. Last

week, they came over from Beijing to Delhi to get married. The wedding guests included 70 friends from North America, Europe and China.

That may sound totally global, but arguably my elder son Shekhar has gone further. He too won a scholarship to Oxford University, and then taught for a year at a school in Colombo. Next he went to Toronto, Canada, for higher studies. There he met a German girl, Franziska.

They both got jobs with the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC, USA. This meant that they constantly travelled on IMF business to disparate countries. Shekhar advised and went on missions to Sierra Leone, Seychelles, Kyrgyzstan and Laos. Franziska went to Rwanda, Tajikistan, and Russia. They interrupted these perambulations to get married in late 2003.

My younger son, Rustam, is only 15. Presumably he will study in Australia, marry a Nigerian girl, and settle in Peru.

Readers might think that my family was born and bred in a jet plane. The truth is more prosaic. Our ancestral home is Kargudi, a humble, obscure village in Tanjore district, Tamil Nadu. My earliest memories of it are as a house with no toilets, running water, or pukka road.

When we visited, we disembarked from the train at Tanjore, and then travelled 45 minutes by bullock cart to reach the ancestral home. My father was one of six children, all of whom produced many children (I

myself had three siblings). So, two generations later, the size of the Kargudi extended family (including spouses) is over 200. Of these, only three still live in the village. The rest have moved across India and across the whole world, from China to Arabia to Europe to America.

This one Kargudi house has already produced 50 American citizens. So, dismiss the mutterings of those who claim that globalisation means westernisation. It looks more like Aiyarisation, viewed from Kargudi.

What does this imply for our sense of identity? I cannot speak for the whole Kargudi clan, which ranges from rigid Tamil Brahmins to beef-eating, pizza-guzzling, hip-hop dancers. But for me, the Aiyarisation of the world does not mean Aiyar domination. Nor does it mean Aiyar submergence in a global sea. It means acquiring multiple

identities, and moving closer to the ideal of a brotherhood of all humanity. I remain quite at home sitting on the floor of the Kargudi house on a mat of reeds, eating from a banana leaf with my hands. I feel just as much at home eating noodles in China, steak in Spain, teriyaki in Japan and cous-cous in Morocco. I am a Kargudi villager, a

Tamilian, a Delhi-wallah, an Indian, a Washington Redskins fan, and a citizen of the world, all at the same time and with no sense of tension or contradiction.

When I see the Brihadeeswara Temple in Tanjore, my heart swells and I say to myself "This is mine." I feel exactly the same way when I see the Church of Bom Jesus in Goa, or the Jewish synagogue in Cochin, or

the Siddi Sayed mosque in Ahmedabad: these too are mine. I have strolled so often through the Parks at Oxford University and along the canal in Washington, DC, that they feel part of me. As my family multiplies and intermarries, I hope one day to look at the Sagrada

Familia cathedral in Barcelona and Rhine river in Germany and think, "These too are mine."

We Aiyars have a taken a step toward the vision of John Lennon. Imagine there's no country, It isn't hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for, And no religion too.

My father's generation was the first to leave the village, and loosen its regional shackles. My father became a chartered accountant in Lahore, an uncle became a hotel manager in Karachi, and we had an aunt in Rangoon.

My generation loosened the shackles of religion. My elder brother married a Sikh, my younger brother married a Christian, and I married a Parsi. The next generation has gone a step further, marrying across the globe.

Globalisation for me is not just the movement of goods and capital, or even of Aiyars. It is a step towards Lennon's vision of no country.

You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope one day you'll join us. And the world will be one ...

Thursday, October 6, 2011

You Are Already Naked.There's No Reason Not to Follow Your Heart.

Fw: Your Inner Voice vs Noise of Others' Opinions

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Subject: Dump the Herd, Follow Your Heart

REUTERS - Here are some key quotes from Steve Jobs, the legendary co-founder and former chief executive of Apple Inc, who died on Wednesday after a years-long battle with cancer.


"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything -- all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure -- these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma -- which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice."


"There's nothing that makes my day more than getting an e-mail from some random person in the universe who just bought an iPad over in the UK and tells me the story about how it's the coolest product they've ever brought home in their lives. That's what keeps me going. It's what kept me five years ago, it's what kept me going 10 years ago when the doors were almost closed. And it's what will keep me going five years from now whatever happens."


"I don't think I've ever worked so hard on something, but working on Macintosh was the neatest experience of my life. Almost everyone who worked on it will say that. None of us wanted to release it at the end. It was as though we knew that once it was out of our hands, it wouldn't be ours anymore. When we finally presented it at the shareholders' meeting, everyone in the auditorium stood up and gave it a 5-minute ovation. What was incredible to me was that I could see the Mac team in the first few rows. It was as though none of us could believe that we'd actually finished it. Everyone started crying."


"One more thing ..."


"Innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea, or because they realized something that shoots holes in how we've been thinking about a problem. It's ad hoc meetings of six people called by someone who thinks he has figured out the coolest new thing ever and who wants to know what other people think of his idea."

"And it comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don't get on the wrong track or try to do too much. We're always thinking about new markets we could enter, but it's only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important."


"In most people's vocabularies, design means veneer. It's interior decorating. It's the fabric of the curtains and the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service."

"My position coming back to Apple was that our industry was in a coma. It reminded me of Detroit in the '70s, when American cars were boats on wheels."


"You think I'm an arrogant [expletive] who thinks he's above the law, and I think you're a slime bucket who gets most of his facts wrong."


"These technologies can make life easier, can let us touch people we might not otherwise. You may have a child with a birth defect and be able to get in touch with other parents and support groups, get medical information, the latest experimental drugs. These things can profoundly influence life. I'm not downplaying that. But it's a disservice to constantly put things in this radical new light -- that it's going to change everything. Things don't have to change the world to be important."

(Reporting by Alexei Oreskovic in San Francisco, Liana B. Baker in New York and Lisa Richwine in Los Angeles; Editing by Richard Chang)

False Propaganda Smothers Our Innate Genius

Thanks, my friend for the super thought.Those crazy enough to think they can change the world are, very often, the ones who do.The point is to love oneself, trust oneself. Very often we are slaves of things which completely emasculate us, destroy our intelligence.

Things like I, Me, Myself.Excessive sentimentality for people,places,times, things and events(PPTTE).Things like the Material.Beyond a point, the law of diminishing returns applies to most things. This Greed is the very antithesis of Love.And, it is Love which is the seed of everything that is good ,indeed a Blessing,about this world and our Lives.

If All of us listened to our inner voices, rather than being a slave of others' opinions and propoganda of the elites, just imagine the Infinite Energy that would be at our command to share with each other. Just Like Steve Job's Mac, iPhone,iPod or iPad,which is now a common heritage of All.

At what self-effacing lives such geniuses lead.Such people reaffirm our belief in the basic Goodness of the human race.

The problem lies with the massive propaganda of the super elites which we are unable to withstand or counter, because our Inner Self lies in tatters against the onslaught of the Super Elites.It is only our Stupor which propogates their ongoing kingdom and our continued degradation.

Apple Advertisment, 1997

"Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do" - Steve Jobs