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Eye-opening 8 minutes and 19 seconds….

March 23, 2015

Greetings,

To dispel one of the MOST POWERFUL myths being thrown around the world today, one which I have always felt, in my bones, to be a crafted false-hood, watch this:

Hug thy neighbour ;-)

V

And the gift keeps on giving…..

March 16, 2015

Greetings,

More beautiful music….intensely serene :-) Imagine that….

Wandering Sadhu…..

And then there is this gentleman, Sunil Chuah from Malaysia…

The lazy, delayed playback of a slow internet camera adds to the mix…pure rhythm….just follow it through….

In joy…

;-)

Vivek

Music does it’s number…..

March 15, 2015

Greetings,

Something genre crossing superb about this group singing devotional songs in various languages. On a devotional singing competition on TV at that :-)

So dynamic and innocent….

Here is one magical seven minute piece: in Marathi….I don’t understand it, but the sense is strong…listen on good speakers or head-phones….

The young man on the dholak/mridangam is playing with a sensitivity and force way beyond his y-ears…. ;-)

All the young women…..girl power…

Un-speeched!

Wisdom for RAWriors….

March 14, 2015

Greetings,

Rawriors you say?

I had this Epiphanous moment last year, that RAW is the opposite of WAR.

The raw state has no fight, it is the tabula rasa….the plane of infinite possibilities. Only RAW material…

WAR on the other hand, is the most progressed state. The peak of our technological prowess goes towards better killing people. If you figure out a painfully tortured way for many to die(White phosphorous), you make a lot of money.

WAR is the rotten extreme of the humanity’s growth.

So, Warriors fight wars.

Rawriors are.

Would you rather fight or be?

;-)

Videos worth watching…..Pictures worth perusing….Thoughts worth considering…

March 7, 2015

Greetings,

This is some amazing music I just found….amazing to my ears anyways :-) It may or may not be your thing, but if you do give it a listen, do it with a good pair of earphones….

Samsara – Naked Rain

and

Samsara – Purple Sunrise

Now this next one is a TRIP! It made me intensely aware of myself. Intensely so….Be ready to face core issues as you watch this.next video. Anthropologists are the forward feelers of our race and usually end up ruining that which they first observe. But that is a topic for a whole other Saturn’s day….

Isolated: The Zo’é tribe

And this should be to your taste whether you like it or not…this is the sound of bitter medicine…the collective Stockholm Syndrome cries out in fear of it’s imminent demise….

Internalised Indoctrination of the Myth of Progress – Joaquin

Do take the time/space to watch/listen. From my perspective, when you wish to work your mind, you need to do it with the understanding that true balance is always when all potential extremes are fully expressed.

Below is Ekta-ji’s fusion with her muse, Khalil G. It fits the bill at this moment, almost exactly….

Handling her work in real time is mind-excoriating…..

So, here we are then, I’m getting grey-er but still seeking that lost chord, but this time in the company of three rockers…grey-beards all…. ;-)

Me in my rasta cap….jaaaaaamin….I’mmmm jaaaamin….

I had not played with anyone in 5 years and suddenly, on stage with veterans…..it was well received… ;-)

All good though, most people able to sit and peruse this thus far are probably in what would be considered “blessed” conditions by 90% of the world’s population (at least)…look around us….

Blood-lust my friends is the air in high places. A sense of “sacrifice” is in the air as well. Boko Haram, Al Qaida, ISIS….many dead in Nigeria today, blasts….

The veil is at it’s thinnest, we are collectively at our most vulnerable (wide open due to intensive pro-gramming…see that, pro-gram…gram is a measure of weight….more pro-grams consumed, the heavier you get…..imagine that then, all these years of lies, bigger lies about who we are, why we are here…how ANYTHING really works, history as it was…..the ways back…language pro-gramming from the womb….)

And then, just look around at the imagery strewn around in your daily life. Put two and 2 two gather.

Somehow this seemed worth a re-post:

dropping thousands of wordsworth

so the pear tree won’t shake

and no one will take

or give

from the lake

of their plenty

to the dried up

ones and

twos

possession clown

possessive noun

always asking…..

which is witch

and what is

Whose?

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Be bold…

Be boldness….

Don’t be old….

Or give way to Oldness…

Most of all…

Ask….

WHO AM I?

Scream it: WHO AM IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII?

Till you are hoarse.

The sooner this question becomes the itch whose scratch lies so deep with-in that you know no finger or cough or retch will reach it….the better.

Be-cause (see that?) you see….

it is infinity we are after, not outfinity….

See-cause, y’know…..

You DO get it.

It just takes too much doing sometimes….

Don’t be tired…

get wired…

;-)

Vivek

Who is be-cause…

Japanese sword

Gracefully then, ehhhhh?

Read in Dune today that true wisdom knows when to apply just cruelty to a situation where kindness now will SURELY produce great trouble ahead (paraphrased and badly at that….)…..

How much cruelty have you doled out on your-self? It takes cutting, healing, letting go, un-knotting, un-hooking, un-binding…

Why not just start with sugar?

In thirty days, you will thank me ;-)

More…in a bit and a few bites….

Heh……

ViVake

Upside Down

20th Century of lies and deceit….

February 24, 2015

Greetings,

As long term readers know well, I’m of the firm belief that the 20th century was the century of lies.

It is the century in which Maya (illusion) came into it’s own. Humanity at large was led around by their collective noses into a general milieu of war, destruction, self-loathing and abject confusion about our real place in this universe.

While deeply (and always) compromised media was the megaphone, the bait used to lure the masses was a series of caricatures built into living messianic characters. Count amongst them Gandhi, Mandela, MLK, Einstein, FDR, various sporting heroes, the modern art movement with all of it’s attendant weird characters (Picasso and Warhol come to mind), all of the Jewish authors/nobel laureates…..on and on and on and on.

One after the other, these heroes (and heroines) were all clay footed, deeply flawed constructs.

Yet, as Sickmund Frued and his famous nephew Eddy Bernays laid the groundwork of modern dystopia, a technologically shaken, constantly re-training, busier global population mostly swallowed the hook, line and sinker.

Since these false giants are so deeply engrained in the global psyche, perhaps it’s time to pour some water on these clay-footed denizens, so we may be free….

Today’s take down, courtesy of two psychologists in Montreal:

Excerpts:

Mother Teresa: anything but a saint…

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The myth of altruism and generosity surrounding Mother Teresa is dispelled in a paper by Serge Larivée and Genevieve Chenard of University of Montreal’s Department of Psychoeducation and Carole Sénéchal of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Education. The paper will be published in the March issue of the journalStudies in Religion/Sciences religieuses and is an analysis of the published writings about Mother Teresa. Like the journalist and author Christopher Hitchens, who is amply quoted in their analysis, the researchers conclude that her hallowed image—which does not stand up to analysis of the facts—was constructed, and that her beatification was orchestrated by an effective media relations campaign.

More:
The sick must suffer like Christ on the cross
At the time of her death, Mother Teresa had opened 517 missions welcoming the poor and sick in more than 100 countries. The missions have been described as “homes for the dying” by doctors visiting several of these establishments in Calcutta. Two-thirds of the people coming to these missions hoped to a find a doctor to treat them, while the other third lay dying without receiving appropriate care. The doctors observed a significant lack of hygiene, even unfit conditions, as well as a shortage of actual care, inadequate food, and no painkillers. The problem is not a lack of money—the Foundation created by Mother Teresa has raised hundreds of millions of dollars—but rather a particular conception of suffering and death: “There is something beautiful in seeing the poor accept their lot, to suffer it like Christ’s Passion. The world gains much from their suffering,” was her reply to criticism, cites the journalist Christopher Hitchens. Nevertheless, when Mother Teresa required palliative care, she received it in a modern American hospital. 
More:
The grand media plan for holiness
Despite these disturbing facts, how did Mother Teresa succeed in building an image of holiness and infinite goodness? According to the three researchers, her meeting in London in 1968 with the BBC’s Malcom Muggeridge, an anti-abortion journalist who shared her right-wing Catholic values, was crucial. Muggeridge decided to promote Teresa, who consequently discovered the power of mass media. In 1969, he made a eulogistic film of the missionary, promoting her by attributing to her the “first photographic miracle,” when it should have been attributed to the new film stock being marketed by Kodak. Afterwards, Mother Teresa travelled throughout the world and received numerous awards, including the Nobel Peace Prize. In her acceptance speech, on the subject of Bosnian women who were raped by Serbs and now sought abortion, she said: “I feel the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a direct war, a direct killing—direct murder by the mother herself.”
Full Article at : http://www.nouvelles.umontreal.ca/udem-news/news/20130301-mother-teresa-anything-but-a-saint.html
May she rest in piece and the false charity she created crumble into dust…
As a wonk famously said, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions”. With a twist (of lime) it fits ;-)
For something truly up-lifting, meanwhile, take a good look this amazing man and his moving art…
I miss street performances here in India, they have nowhere to ply their beautiful craft in our crowded cities…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uue6oJ_jDns

Oscar, Oscars, O Scar, O Scar…..Scar……

February 22, 2015

Scaaaaaaarrrr…..

Today is O Scar day…..

After scarring our collective minds for 365 days, they insult our intelligence further by a-ward-ing their best scarrers with an O-scar.

And of course, who but an Oscar, in this endlessly recursive (re-cursive, yesssssss, dive into that one for a bit) world of ours, could capture the intellectual bankruptcy of Holyshitwood…

Oscar Wilde

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”

Right to the heart of the matter… wild Wilde…. :-)
Of course, Dune provides the icing on the fake cake that is Holywierd….
I give you the desert chameleon, whose ability to blend itself into the background tells you all you need to know about the roots of ecology and the foundations of a personal identity.
  • Book of Diatribes from the Hayt Chronicles

Now look into a mirror for a good long time. And watch the changes…..

;-)

and here we have, your average actor/actress…..

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