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Re: DO WE HUNAN BEINGS HAVE A RIGHT TO KILL ANIMALS? ESPECIALLY INNASS SCALE.

Ramu
 


On Tue, Apr 27, 2021, 11:40 AM Ramu via groups.io <peacebliss=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
One more reason why I am not proud of being part of the human beings like those behind these cruelties against animals.
 
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/27/idaho-gray-wolf-population-bill 


Silences of Jiddu Krishnamurti. By T. M.Krishna.

Ramu
 

Silences of Jiddu Krishnamurti. 
By T. M.Krishna.
 
'Krishnamurti forced us to excavate the hubris buried in our body and soul but refused to share his own ambiguities ... he shut the door on himself, probably as much for self-preservation, as for keeping us away.' An essay on the questions JK did not ask.
 
https://www.theindiaforum.in/article/silences-jiddu-krishnamurti
 


IS CONSISTENCY A SPIRITUAL VIRTUE?

Ramu
 

IS CONSISTENCY A SPIRITUAL VIRTUE?
 
Any how, it has been famously said that 'Consistency is a virtue of the donkey'. Even mother nature is hardly consistent.
 
That is why our brain's conditioning or obsession with consistency or expectation of consistency in the external world or that everything should be free of any trace of contradiction, often cause mental distress to us. 
 
Many people question (what they perceive as) inconsistencies in some spiritual teachings and scriptures. One commentator said that the Bhagavad-Gita is a book of philosophical inconsistencies. But the fact is Krishna's teachings to Arjuna therein keep getting higher as Arjuna's level of understanding keeps rising. A good teacher adjusts his or her teachings based on a clear understanding of the disciples' level of consciousness and mental abilities. 
 
As is such perceived inconsistencies, so is the case with any superficial contradictions. 
 
When Jesus referred to Himself as the Son of God and said that the Father sent Him, or when He stated that "Father is in me, and I in the Father" and also said that "I and the Father are one”, some may perceive a contradiction. But the fact is all these are reconciled when we understand another message that “the one whom the Father set apart as his very own and sent into the world" which means Jesus emanated from God. 
 
Even in the Vedantic teachings of the Mahavaakyas such as  "I am Brahman", or Tatvamasi, one should remove the  misconception of creation as creation of something out of nothing or something out of material external to God. The essence of Vedantic teachings in this regard is emanation rather than creation. Only 'emanation' makes union of the self with the Self or God possible which is the ultimate goal of spirituality. 
 


Nature knows.

Ramanujachary nallanchakravarti
 


Expectancy blocks the coming.
Receive what has already been afforded to you. 
Work not for a reward or award.
Nature knows what you want and will give at an appropriate time. 


Literature is for Portrayal of Philosophic Ideas.



Dr N C Ramanujachary(Srivirinchi)
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Re: A SAD WHITE LOTUS DAY

Ramu
 

The fish rots from its head.




REINCARNATION OR TRANSMIGRATION?

Ramu
 

REINCARNATION OR TRANSMIGRATION?
 
'Everyone is capable of exiting the cycle of reincarnation. And to do so doesn’t mean joining with something; it means disjoining entirely, or ‘extinguishing’ the fire of life.'
 
https://aeon.co/essays/why-modern-buddhists-should-take-reincarnation-seriously?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=24d90d962a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_05_05_01_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-24d90d962a-72018288


A SAD WHITE LOTUS DAY

M K Ramadoss
 

A SAD WHITE LOTUS DAY


Covid19 has shaken up the world in ways no one could imagine. Theosophists are optimistic due to their conviction that the Inner Guardians know what is going on and the end of Covid19 would be a better world.

But HPB who brought Divine Wisdom to the world and sacrificed everything she had, her health and all her money, would be very sad looking at the state of Theosophical Society.

In the land when she launched Theosophy, situation is pitiful. The membership which was 8,000 four decades ago has shrunk to 2,500 in spite of Kern Foundation funding $1 million plus annually.

USA is a melting pot of men and women of every color and every belief. Current minorities are the future. Yet there are very few minority theosophists. When did you see a black theosophist? Future consequences of not taking theosophy to the minorities in USA is going to be painful.

When HPB came to USA on the orders of her Guru, she did not ask her Guru how much monthly salary she would be paid for her work. She self sustained through work. And she never benefited from theosophy money all her life. She gave even her jewelry to help spread theosophy.

What do you find today? All leaders are on salary like christian priests and yet the membership is going down. Of course the leaders do not tell their followers how much salary they get for spreading theosophy.

On the White Lotus Day, May 8, the best way to show our gratitude to HPB would be to call your leaders and demand action for steps to spread theosophy with the help of committed self sacrificing volunteers. All spiritual organizations have succeeded because of committed volunteers and not salaried leaders.

Do you know how much salary spiritual leaders like Lord Buddha, Lord Shankaracharya, Lord Jesus were drawing? Zero. Time for theosophy to have leaders who are self-sacrificing volunteers committed to the cause.


Peace


What HPB did to the world.

Ramanujachary nallanchakravarti
 


She opened a new continent of Thought to the thinking men and women. 
Science and Religion should be read together. 
Occult Science need be understood in its right perspective. 
Divine Wisdom is the sure way for human progression and perfection. 

Literature is for Portrayal of Philosophic Ideas.



Dr N C Ramanujachary(Srivirinchi)
Besant Gardens, The Theosophical Society, Adyar, Chennai 600 020
Phone: 044/24913584, Mobile: 9444963584

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MAHATMA KH VISITING SRI RAM

M K Ramadoss
 

MAHATMA KH VISITING SRI RAM

May issue of Theosophist has an interesting info

In 1956, when he was very ill, the doctor had asked her(Radha Burnier) to prepare herself for the worst. And she said that she was rather dejected because death was imminent. Then she said that one day the house was full of benediction, there was this enormous influence pervading the entire house; she could not see anyone, but she knew intuitively that Master KH had been there, visiting Sri Ram. And from that date onwards he started to improve, and he lived for another 17 years.

Do anyone know if any Mahatma visiting Radha Burnier?


The miracle of the commons.

Ramu
 

The miracle of the commons.


Far from being profoundly destructive, we humans have deep capacities for sharing resources with generosity and foresight.

 
 


Shrinking American Section

M K Ramadoss
 

American Section is shrinking in spite of Kern Foundation funding $1 million plus annually and Cleveland Lodge donating $50,000 annually

The latest count of voting members is 2,149.

American Section had more members in early 1900s than today.

The shrinkage should concern all of us.

En masse secret kicking out going on?

Added is the lack of diversity in a country which is melting pot and future is in the minorities.

When have you seen black members?

Unless something is done urgently, future does not look rosy

Let us all pray to our Gods and Goddesses and Gurus.

Peace



Theosophy World News » 1st Quarter 2021

Steven Otto (Söhne des Feuers)
 


Dear friends of Theosophy,

I've just published the 29th issue of Theosophy World News:

https://theosophy.news/node/363
 

Topic of the quarter in this issue: 
Black magic, abomination, and spiritual sorcery within the Theosophical Society!

Thanks for visting.

Best wishes and kind regards

Steven Otto
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DO WE HUNAN BEINGS HAVE A RIGHT TO KILL ANIMALS? ESPECIALLY INNASS SCALE.

Ramu
 

One more reason why I am not proud of being part of the human beings like those behind these cruelties against animals.
 
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/27/idaho-gray-wolf-population-bill 


How to make the unconscious, conscious?

Ramu
 

How to make the unconscious, conscious?
 
"Until you make the unconscious conscious it will direct your life and you will call it fate” – Carl Jung
 
I am not able to get much help to understand how to make the unconscious, conscious. 
 
I will appreciate if anyone here can give me suggestions or instructions on any systematic methods of making the unconscious, conscious.
 
Epilogue:
 
There is no clarity in my understanding. 
Self-delusion is very easy and the mind can play all kinds of tricks. As of now, it seems the conscious mind with its intellect just derisks the drives of the unconscious mind while simultaneously trying to optimise opportunities for the fulfillment of the desires of the unconscious which are mostly limited to pleasure and self-preservation and to tackling threats to them. 
 
The conscious does not seem capable of knowing the unconscious or the unconscious is beyond the grasp of the conscious.
 
On a different note,
 
the possible exception could be simultaneous preoccupations of both the conscious and the unconscious with  evolution of the soul to a state of total freedom or the state of brahma-nirvāṇa (release from material existence or attaining the fuly liberated state of Brahman) mentioned in the Bhagavad-Gita. I hope this is not part of avidya (false knowledge) and worth 'working on myself' (to use the phrase of Gurdjieff and  Ouspenskii.) This (working on myself) I hope to do by self-transformation through self-observation; and from a position of utter humility, by cultivating a reverential approach to connect with the higher or supra-human forces for their grace for I did not create myself.


CLIMATE CHANGE & CHILDREN

Ramu
 

https://youtu.be/W-46PgrWW3E 

We will die of old age but our children may die young, of climate change.


Re: NEURO- SCIENTIFIC APPROACH TO SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION.

Ramu
 

The author does not talk about anything outside our body and the brain in the context of spirituality or spiritual state or spiritual consciousness and its characteristics. Please see the title - 

"Spirituality is a brain state". 

The author also surprises us by saying, "I have seen how spirituality can be experienced in the lab!"

This is called reductionism, which the author admits as can be the view of some people. 

Please read the following words and sensentences in the article to understand what the author means by spirituality and what are its characteristics. 

"ecstatic states characterised by a sense of unity and bliss.

spiritual states are reflected in the brain and other parts of the body. Spiritual practices have been shown to be closely linked to self-awareness, empathy and a sense of connectedness, all of which can be correlated with the frequency of brainwaves as measured by electroencephalogram. 

Absence of conflicts between our behaviour, thinking, feeling and communication. 

enhanced brain ‘harmony’ or ‘integrity’ – achieving a state in which the brain works in a more congruent way, adopting a more global perspective. Other findings point to the psychological consequences of this state – greater neuronal synchronisation tends to enable a greater ability to make moral judgments and problem-solve creatively, greater self-awareness 

Absorption is also closely related to spirituality, meditation and empathy, likely because all involve openness to self-altering experiences and voluntarily increasing awareness.

This is the kind of experience some call spirituality, namely the interconnectedness of being. 

As a neuroscientist, knowing that brain change is possible (even among grown-ups) keeps me optimistic and motivated in my research. Through simple non-invasive techniques, we can all train and monitor our spirituality and, in turn, live more vibrantly."

On Wed, Apr 21, 2021, 12:08 PM Ramu via groups.io <peacebliss=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
NEURO- SCIENTIFIC APPROACH TO SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION. 
 
It seems Spirituality is a brain state we can all reach, through Neuronal synchronisation. 
 
 


NEURO- SCIENTIFIC APPROACH TO SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION.

Ramu
 

NEURO- SCIENTIFIC APPROACH TO SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION. 
 
It seems Spirituality is a brain state we can all reach, through Neuronal synchronisation. 
 
 


Coleridge the philosopher, stands vindicated.

Ramu
 

Coleridge the philosopher, stands vindicated. 
The author of this article,  Peter Cheyne,
 has rekindled our interest in some great teachings of eternal values and in the synthesis of science and spirituality.  
 
"Though far more often remembered as a poet, Coleridge’s theory of ideas was spectacular in its originality and bold reach".
 
"Forces and fields of force are more fundamental than matter". 
 
Or I would say, the fundamental forces are more fundamental than fundamental particles (like elementary particles.)
 
"Without denying physical matter, Coleridge contended against what he saw as abject materialism, which reduced all qualities to quantity and collapsed physical forces into matter'.'
 
"Coleridge’s philosophy of ideas countered the view of the Universe as ‘an immense heap of little things’".
 
"His philosophy gained a comprehensiveness beyond psychology and philosophy of mind as his enquiries progressed into cosmology and the metaphysics of matter." 
 
"Coleridge championed cultural and spiritual concerns, and opposed the ethical elevation of sensual pleasure, and the reduction of that and everything else to base matter'.
 
"It’s only when we’re self-consciously aware of ideas that we’re fully awake."
 
"Coleridge saw that matter is a synthesis that arises out of the opposition of the fundamental forces of existence. It’s the elementary forces that are primal, and the matter that arises out of them is the efflorescence in which we take part, only dimly aware that we’re ‘connected with master-currents below the surface’."
 
"He persuaded many of his empiricist and utilitarian British contemporaries of the dangers of understanding everything mechanistically, including mind and humanity itself. With these methods, Coleridge achieved not only an astonishingly broad and holistic philosophy of great intellectual richness and scope, but also forged a brilliant synthesis within the culture wars of his time, which we could well heed today.'
 
 


QUITE SURPRISED TO BE ALIVE!

Ramu
 

QUITE SURPRISED TO BE ALIVE!


HOW IS THIS NOT UNETHICAL?

Ramu
 

HOW IS THIS NOT UNETHICAL?
https://www.economist.com/leaders/2021/04/17/the-creation-of-part-human-part-monkey-embryos-will-discomfit-many?utm_campaign=the-economist-today&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=salesforce-marketing-cloud&utm_term=2021-04-15&utm_content=article-link-1&etear=nl_today_1

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