Four Supreme Justices Step Up Into The Nation’s Court…

I am appalled at all the superficial, cliched and outright idiotic criticisms news broadcast channels are cluttered with at moment. Not one thought dwelled on the immense, historic and unprecedented nature of this measure by the four senior most justices of the nation’s apex court, of stepping into the people’s court with their appeal to overturn the closed, opaque and unaccountable ways prevailing in this very important pillar of our polity : the judiciary. It is only occasioned by immediate instances of autocratic functioning by the office of the Chief Justice Of India, detailed in the letter the four justices addressed to the CJI, copies of which were distributed at their press conference this afternoon. But the real issues are endemic, global to the entire vertical, and principally fundamental to the way judiciary is being administered and points to shortcomings in the processes being followed.

Several aspects to this exposure, before and after the press conference, such as the involvement of long time Modi – and BJP – baiters with the move colours the “Justices Protest” as a left – liberal exercise and an attempt by the political opposition to undermine the authoritative and unitary character of judiciary as an institution. These narratives, both in mainstream and the social media, are being set up to bury the essential motive behind the public protest, which is to open up the administrative doings at the apex of the justice delivery structure, make a case for obvious lack of leadership in managing its state of affairs, take away the autocratic character of functioning in the offices of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and, by implication, of chief justices in state High Courts.

I hope, this opportunity created by the judicial protests pins the attention of our people, lay and currently in constitutional positions of great authority and influence, back to the task of introducing reforms in the nation wide justice delivery vertical, of making appointments and performance of justices in superior courts and judges in state and district courts more transparent and accountable. These much overdue reforms are far more important and valuable than all the political meanings presently being read and personal motives being attributed to the protesting stalwarts of law.

Let’s make good of this opportunity, I say !

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Song Bachelor — I

I am a working man on his day off

Mooning late on dreams lost

Now curled over the present past

Peering into this nothing, dark.

 

I am turned away

From the knocking day

That creeps in

Through gaps and slits

To reveal the dust

Zigzag afloat

In the light beam

In the room sparse.

 

I mull bubbles

Surrounded by shadows

Revv up the music

Of desert sand dunes

My home and that dance mad

In gray lucid haunts

And that lady old

Silhouetted against an oil lamp.

 

Here sometimes

In my worktown

I’d long stand on the sea shore

This awesome expanse

Of liquid gold

Which one presence

Its being immense

Would speak for all that I never had

While I’d measure its span

Upto the horizon

By the weight of throbs

In my sense

Of this present on past.

 

This morning but…

Listen !

They now have the news thrust

You know, this daily collage

They push under the door

With a rustle that spells

Fresh print smell

While the delivery boy

Rushes away

On his receding steps

Turning the day

Into barren texts

And curvy models

Kindling worlds loaded

In their boobs and butts

Lying smiles and skin cheered up

Projecting sad

Layered reckonings

Aggregating things

Grandstanding empty

About these lives strange

And their doings

That leave me scratching

My poor man’s head…

 

I pick up the creep

Glance at its first word heap

Sense the tidings and shake

Of these predictables lame

Before skipping over

To the sports leaf….

Judiciary : Tying Itself In Knots

Look at this : order, reviewing its order, re-reviewing its reviewed order… when we do not understand enough.

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It means that the supreme justices do not understand the merits of the matter or the locus standi of the law in its context, be it the LGBT or national anthem issue. It is getting more ideological than being “just.” These are situational matters and are hence best handled by the executive and the legislature than by judiciary. There is no need, in the first place, to invoke rights and freedoms all the time and underpin every social practice or personal situation with the legal lever. In such matters, judicial iterations signal the greater pointlessness of legal exercise than an urgent point for law.

Rather than tying our polity into knots, the supreme court of law must ask for help, from the executive or the legislature. There ought to be a more practical way of dealing with such issues than wasting precious time of the pendancy saddled judicial courts.

Maybe, the supreme justices must wizen themselves with a refresher course on Deming’s thought : reduce the must-do-s to just a few things and apply rigorously to ensure the delivery of those few. The world has benefited by this sagacious principle; it’s time the judiciary did, too.

The Death Phenomenon

For an instant, I did seem to lose all self-awareness, but throughout the rest of the experience I was aware of the most remarkable clarity. I found that I felt more familiar and at ease traveling without the body than when I was dragging it along, anchored to it by my usual physical-body identification. I felt myself to be alive as Consciousness, at ease as the witness of mind and attention.

At different moments in this Cosmic journey, I felt the deep urges of the body-mind drawing me back towards embodiment, and I sensed the frustration of having no physical body through which to enact or fulfill desires. This made a stunning impression on me, and I remember feeling how foolish it would be to waste the opportunity of a human lifetime to do the [spiritual practice] that could help free me of the binding attachments I had now seen so clearly.

Then I became aware of a loud buzzing or humming sound as I slowly came back into [identification with] the body-mind, taking on each layer [or sheath], starting with the most subtle. The inner sounds quieted until once again I was aware of lying on the floor.

via The Death Phenomenon

Freedom, Death And Immortality : The Vedic Yoga Perspective — IX

There is no cause in the world, no phenomenal experience that, of itself, will trigger reversal of the object orientation of the individual self. On the other hand, the causal roots of individual being and its orientation are diverse and many, fathomless and deep, and inscrutably embedded at its source.

Karma eases the hold of attachments (or revulsions) a person has for objects in his world : people and things, what they mean to him and yield to his joy and pleasure or fear and pain. That easing of its bondage is in effect a slowing of the speed and intensity with which the individual self is preoccupied, overwhelmed and taken over, and reoccupied with its transactional associations in the mundane. Delinking of thought and concern from the result, except through the period when one exerts the goal focused effort, spells freedom : the effect affords time to the individual self to remain unoccupied, engage non transactionally, or study and reflect. While it prepares the domain bound self for its reorientation, which is still just a theoretical possibility at this stage, the taste of enhanced freedom and unburdened being gives a filip to its contrarian desire to turn away from its preoccupying world and weaken the engaging force of this hunger-satisfaction-dissatisfaction routine. The need for turnaround deepens and becomes a serious work in progress. But the seed of what to turn to, in which direction, remains undefined.

The secular nature of karma intervention by the individual self, to invest wholly in the effort and free itself of any attachment to the result, fruit or consequence, is only apparent. There is no secular, worldly cause for the individual to intervene thus except through the appeal we encounter in Vedic texts, heard or read. There are sayings in the Upanishads, the Gita speaks of it, and people have traditionally followed the advisory but not without heeding the exhortation to remember the Creator or keep the Godhead in mind.

On this Karma prepared ground, the three other comprehensive disciplines contribute with respective chart of their independent paths, to complete the turnaround and head toward the Godhead. Of the three, we were introduced to RajaYoga in the previous part.

via Freedom, Death And Immortality : The Vedic Yoga Perspective — IX

The Overarching Vedic Truth

Much transpired in the Indian subcontinent over a very very long period of time, in terms of definitive understanding about life and its reality before accepted, peer validated thought systems were codified for the civil world to ponder, practise and know. The happenings pertain to times so long ago that it is well nigh impossible […]

It does seem that Vedanta rose in view through two practice verticals : action and reasoning. The action vertical rose over several centuries, perhaps millennia, along Purva Mimamsa and (Raja) Yoga practice. The former has no place for a super deity — God, believing entirely on the power of action performed and regarding the unseen immanence as the sole cause behind the certain fruits or consequence of the deed done as prescribed. Yoga does have God — the super being, compared to the individual — in its core but not as a performer of miracles or as lord of the universe. God, Yoga suggests, embodies the ultimate evolved being the individual himself is heading to be when his own practice matures and completes.

Along the other practice vertical — of reason — is Nyaya or logic and Samkhya. Buddhism is largely drwn from the Nyaya method of right knowledge to attaining moksha or nirvana. It also allied to the insistence on certitude of knowledge in respect of any real thing, as detailed in Vaisheshika school of thought, which Jainism borrows. In their ultimate consequences however, Yoga and Samkhya are almost identical, though the latter ends with dualism being the eternal reality while the former eschews such consideration and presents the Self Absolute as the supreme truth.

via The Truth Overarching : Yoga II — Truth Within, Shines Without

“It’s Not About Sexuality. It’s About Power.” Really ?

People might have legitimate romantic notions of approaching each other sexually in the flow of deep goodwill and love, after interacting with dilated intimacy, understanding and feeling of togetherness, but that flow does not become an overpowering need without wanting something from the other for oneself. It is no longer the want for the other person, as one might have felt in the flow, but for something that the person must yield to the other. Nothing changes in the best of concurrent circumstance, when the wanting is equally intense in both. Right then, it is that respective something wanted by each from the other that is of utmost value to them individually, overriding the personal respect and regard the best of lovers would otherwise have for each other.

via “It’s Not About Sexuality. It’s About Power.” Really ?

Gandhi’s Righteousness And Its Truth

I believe that the pursuit of truth can lead to madness … when egotism prevails. There is a wilfullness in overreaching by being “good,” on moral high gounds raised on ambition, howsoever merged in its accord with historical timeline. That was Gandhi … moral and right, up there as the ‘great leader’ of men, grafting a nation’s destiny all by himself … without an iota of the truth in respect of himself ! All that remains of him today are the falsehoods he had strayed into and embraced unawares.

via Gandhi : Righteousness Vs Truth

Mainstream India Must Apply To Change The Direction In Which The Polity Is Demographically Headed

It is because of directions pervasively embedded among fundamental institutional verticals over several decades before and after the country’s independence, by Gandhi – Nehru – Congress Party legacies, that the task needs strategic application, perseverence, patience and time.

The good thing is that we are started and are finally at work, thanks to the change ushered in through general elections held in May 2014.

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via Mainstream India Must Apply To Change The Direction In Which The Polity Is Demographically Headed

Dear Readers ! Give It To Your Joy And Make Merry With Everyone Present…

I am being sentimental …

But, in this moment, the joy is real.

You know, I love Christmas as an occasion for joy and merry making, not as any concern whatsoever to things religious or Church routine.

So here’s to you, Dear Reader, wherever you be on the planet : don’t let anything interfere with how you wish to find your joy and put the merry making together for yourself and your loved ones, and for the strangers who join in.

I look at this spread herebelow and feel its rise within me … Merry Christmas to You !

Let your cheer extend to usher in the New Year !!

And may your happiness continue through the days and months that follow !!!

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Libertes philosophica : The Right To Think, To Make Philosophy.

One only is immutable, eternal and ever endures,

one and the same with itself. 

Nothing could be closer to the Upanishadic truth. But the man who came to the conclusion lived in an era, amidst beliefs that were not just contrary but deadly inmical to such liberating sense of One reality. He was born in rabidly Christian and deeply medieval Europe.

It is difficult not to get sentimental about Bruno. He was a man without a country and, finally, without a church. There, near the end of the 16th Century, he was closed in on all sides by the authority of priestly tradition, making a philosophical survey of the world which the science of the time was disclosing. The scientists themselves were too intrigued with telescopes, microscopes and chemical glassware, to bother about philosophy.

In 1581 Bruno went to Paris and delivered lectures on philosophy, infusing people with the fire of his ideas. His reputation reached King Henry III, who became a real patron in making a success of his short career in Paris. He published his work, De Umbras Idearum ( The Shadows of Ideas ), which was shortly followed by Ars Mernoriae ( Art of Memory ). He held that ideas are only the shadows of truth and denied the value of establishing Church dogma with reason. That, Christianity was entirely irrational and contrary to philosophy, and it disagreed with other religions.

In his fourth work he selects the Homeric sorcerer Circi who changed men into beasts and makes Circi discuss with her handmaiden a type of error which each beast represents. The book ‘Cantus Circaeus,’ The Incantation of Circe, shows Bruno working with the principle of the association of ideas, and continually questioning the value of traditional knowledge methods.

In the year 1582, at the age of 34 he wrote a play Il Candelajo, The Chandler. Its protagonist is a candle-maker who works with tallow and grease and then has to go out and vend his wares with shouting and ballyhoo :

“Behold in the candle … that which shall clarify certain shadows of ideas … I need not instruct you of my belief. Time gives all and takes all away; everything changes but nothing perishes. One only is immutable, eternal and ever endures, one and the same with itself. With this philosophy my spirit grows, my mind expands. Whereof, however obscure the night may be, I await the daybreak, and they who dwell in day look for night … Rejoice therefore, and keep whole, if you can, and return love for love.”

When the novelty of Bruno’s ideas had worn off on the French, he went to England to begin all over again. With a fresh audience. He did not make contact with Oxford which, like other European universities of the time, paid scholastic reverence to the authority of Aristotle. It was not the methods of Aristotle nor his fine mind that was so much issue, as it was the authority of Aristotle. That, a thing must be believed because Aristotle said so.

In his work The Ash Wednesday Supper, a story of a private dinner with English guests, Bruno spreads the Copernican doctrine as new astronomy offered to the world, upon which people were laughing heartily because it was at variance with the teachings of Aristotle. Bruno pushed a spirited propaganda in in favour of new truths when, between 1582 and 1592, there was hardly a teacher in Europe who was openly and actively spreading news of the “universe” that Copernicus had charted.

Having no secure place in either Protestant or Roman Catholic religious communities, Bruno carried on with his long fight against terrible odds. He had lived in Switzerland and France and was now in England, which he soon left for Germany. He translated books, read proofs, and got together groups and lectured for whatever he could get for it. It requires no great stretch of the imagination to picture him as a man who mended his own clothes and was often cold, hungry and shabby. There are only a few things that we know about Bruno with great certainty and these facts are the ideas which he left behind in his practically forgotten books, the bootleg literature of their day.

But Bruno continued to write books. In his book De la Causa, principio et uno … On Cause, Principle, and Unity … we find his most prophetic phrases pre-empting Newton, Einstein and Heisenberg :

“This entire globe, this star, not being subject to death, and dissolution and annihilation being impossible anywhere in Nature, from time to time renews itself by changing and altering all its parts. There is no absolute up or down, as Aristotle taught; no absolute position in space; but the position of a body is relative to that of other bodies. Everywhere there is incessant relative change in position throughout the universe, and the observer is always at the center of things.”

Amongst other works, he wrote : The Infinity, The Universe And Its Worlds and The Transport Of Intrepid Souls. One of his works discusses the pretensions of superstition. This “ass,” says Bruno, is to be found everywhere, not only in the church but in courts of law and even in colleges. Elsewhere, he flays the pedantry he finds in Catholic and Protestant cultures. In yet another book, we find him leaving a clue for the French philosopher, Descartes, to take up in the next century. The book was written five years before Descartes was born. It says : “Who so itcheth to Philosophy must set to work by putting all things to doubt.”

By the year 1582, Bruno had issued very science-centered thoughts, considered heretical by the clerical authorities of southern Europe. He had written of an infinite universe that had no room for a yet greater entity called God. That blasphemed against schema outlined by Aristotle and tenets in Genesis taught by the Church and universally believed by low and high everywhere. Bruno’s philosophy negated the mysteries of Virgin Mary, Crucifixion and Mass. He seemed to have been so absorbed in truths he hurriedly exposed that he did think of them as heresies. He considered the Bible as a book which only the ignorant could take literally and the Church’s methods were, to say the least, unfortunate.

After 14 years of wandering about Europe Bruno turned his steps toward home. Perhaps he was homesick. After twenty years in exile, we may imagine him craving the sound of his own native tongue and the companionship of his own countrymen. Some writers have it that he was framed. For Bruno to go back to Italy is as strange a paradox as the rest of his life seems in that bigoted era.

For six years from 1593, he lay in a Papal prison. Was he forgotten, tortured ? The Papal authorities have till date not summoned enough the courage to overcome their shame and publish the historical records. Bruno was interrogated several times by the Holy Office and convicted by its chief theologians. He was given forty days to consider his position and, by and by, he promised to recant but did not desist from his “follies.” He got another forty days for deliberation but did nothing but baffle the Pope and the Inquisition. At last, in the custody of the Inquisitor, on 9th February, Bruno was taken to the palace of the Grand Inquisitor to hear his sentence, on his knees.

Bruno answered the sentence, of death by fire, with damnation : “Perhaps you, my judges, pronounce this sentence against me with greater fear than I receive it with.” He was given eight more clays to see whether he would repent. But that was futile.

Bruno was led to the stake on the 17th of February, 1600. He was offered a crucifix, which he pushed away with scorn.

Six months later, Bruno’s works were placed on the Index Expurgatorius; his books became rare. They never gained popularity and were soon forgotten. As was the martyr himself… the pioneer who roused Europe from its long intellectual blindness.

Bruno is the numero uno among all martyrs who were persecuted for their beliefs. He was not a religious sectarian, caught up in the psychology of a hysterical mob. He was a sensitive, imaginative poet, fired with the enthusiasm of a larger vision of a larger universe … and he fell into the ‘ error ‘ of heretical belief. He was kept in a dark dungeon for years, for his quest of an order that admits intellectual integrity. And, at the end, he was taken out to a blazing market place and roasted alive.

It is an incredible story.

The “Church” will never outlive him. Amen.

Source :

http://www.infidels.org/library/historical/john_kessler/giordano_bruno.html

A Song To The Self In Itself

With light steps

The words emerge

Gathering up the world

Culminating in the heart.

 

It’s one surfaced emotion

Over a million within

That words include

By the sounds I sing

To the being deep

At their core.

 

Who sings ?

For the being I am

Just hears, sending along

More words without speech

Wrapped in sounds that reach

That he who sings

Sings of feels

Sprouting rich

In nowhere space

Peripheral

About that empty core.

 

Where am I ?

Who creation accompanies

Creating more

Words in sounds

That flow deep

And wide

Perambulating

In abundance.

 

How shall I ever know

Who sings ?

Who hears ?

Whose are the words ?

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Success Agrees And Disagrees

So you may find me shaking my head at a Dalai Lama quote that pitches successful people against compassionate human beings, and emphasises his preference for the latter. I do not see the premises it is based on as correct. There is no real reason why agreeable success and compassion must be mutually exclusive. On the other hand, such a position is so far divorced from our real world, of real people situated from one end of personal evolution and attainment scale to the other, that the harker must be moved far into the sidelines.

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The disagreeable aspect to success is inevitable to the phenomenal package, and hence must be accepted. People will err but, then or later, will ultimately learn; those who have not caught on the agreeable part cannot be faulted or denied of their urge to attain and succeed.

via Success Agrees And Disagrees

Will A Real Exposure Of Vatican’s Hypocrisy And Sham Religious Posturing Start From Down Under ?

It’s a tragedy that has been happening since over a millennium now : predatory sexual assaults, child sex abuse and nun ravages in millions of Church establishments across the world.

I reckon about 95% of these crimes behind the garb of venerableness and dressed up piety does not even come to light. But revelations of extreme misery and lasting trauma of victims of those reported inform us of the nature and extent of crimes that are nurtured by the failed leadership of frocked appointees and protected by declaredly pious institutions operating under Vatican’s global umbrella.

The conclusion is simple but terse : people across the world — urban, rural and remote — need protection from sexual predators among “very Christian” crowds of Vatican’s massive global army of church officials, priests and pastors, and christian missionary hordes funded, equipped and sent abroad its hundreds of Orders and institutions to convert people with perfect spiritual health. They might be diversely stressed by existential vagaries but do not need another social and personal trauma that conversion pulls them into and then keeps them perpetually bound.

It is a rare focus of this Australian Commission on this hypocritical and sham ‘celibacy’ made compulsory under vow by Catholic Church. These men and women of clay, with same hunger, thirst and sense organs as of any other among the laity, are called upon to abide in an unreal realm, qualified by fake godliness and false piety. It takes little then to break this bubble because its a real world they interact with : women with lips and breasts, and vagina, and children whose innocence are easy to plunder and ravage.

Maybe, this would be a real start; beyond the not so funny ‘settlements’ that Church has thus far dealt with exposure, all out of money donated by people of the same victimised communities.

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Adjudicating Jackal In Sheep Skin

I do not trust the “activist” judiciary and I want the country’s #CJI to know. No, sir, nothing, nothing, should prompt you to misuse your priviledged power and ingress or encroach upon the Executive domain. Not even the “inactivism” of the executuve and bureaucracy, you proffer in defense of your cheap, unbridled ambition to be what you are not — an extra constitutional governing limb in the show.

You, sir, were never meant to be that, not on your appointment, and not by your instituted foundational belief firmament.

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The nation’s Executive bears the responsibility of managing the nation’s affairs, by constitutionally instituted people’s mandate. You, CJI, can only dwell upon the right or wrong of their action and inaction, and pronounce corrections to orient it along direction by constituted law of the land.

Your current stance seems motivated, ulterior and malafide, when we recall how silent you have been towards Sonia Gandhi’s extra constitutional usurpation of power, through her NAC, and through those ten long years of mega scams and well documented “policy paralysis” of UPA govt. That was indeed the era of “inactivism” you lamely fling for public consumption today.

Your decision seems even more ludicrous when there is evidence galore of your institution’s plain ineptitude at delivering on your primary responsibility : affordable justice to people, simplification of law, accountability to your constitutional mandate, and in-time dispensation of redressal of injustice experienced by common citizens.

We remember your outright rejection of the NJAC law that sought to make you accountable. And we remember your recent decision to block setting up of an invesgitative panel to probe pervasive corruption in judiciary, especially prevalent in superior courts.

There is a beam in your eye, sir.
Let’s not talk of flaws of a government that is now hard at work.

It has our trust, not you.

Wisdom : What ‘s That ?

“What can be readily observed is that “wisdom” is an unworldly attainment that flows from the Knower-Self, in which the ego-self is entirely subsumed. It is the latter which empowers us to ride over and reign the mind, with which capability one is able to constantly separate the grain from the chaff.

“How secular is that when wisdom is not attained simply by more worldly occupation or mere increased exercise in thought and speech ?”

via Wisdom : What ‘s That ?

Journal : The Whole Problem

“As I understand, it is lamentable that decent folks are frequently unsure and the bigots are so totally convinced. The liberal rangers however present a different interpretation : that, everybody who is clear and firm in his knowledge of things is a fanatic, a fool who has yet to evolve into the meritorious state of doubt.

“And that is the whole problem. Is it that people do not have knowledge of avenues to evolve from that inevitable state of doubt to a state of knowledge ? Or, are they simply lazy, merely inhibited for one reason or other ? Or, is it that they are just terrified of becoming clear, of finding answers that can no longer be refuted ?”

via Journal : The Whole Problem

Mainstream India Must Apply To Change The Direction In Which The Polity Is Demographically Headed

The mainstream people of India — the Hindus — have legitimate fears regarding its survival. It is found on extrapolations based on demographic data, evident facts, and reason. Take a look :

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For instance …

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Now, one would be inclined to panic and begin issuing exhorting calls on Hindus to change, to start thinking this and doing that.

But I feel the change should be less a matter about Hindus believing and living differently and be more in the way our polity is directed by our constitution, our government, our judiciary, and our political and community leadership.

It is because of directions pervasively embedded among fundamental institutional verticals over several decades before and after the country’s independence, by Gandhi – Nehru – Congress Party legacies, that the task needs strategic application, perseverence, patience and time.

The good thing is that we are started and are finally at work, thanks to the change ushered in through general elections held in May 2014.

And that, thanks to PM Modi and the BJP President, Amit Shah.

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Alternate History : Dating The Epics

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There is a passage in Ramayana too that mentions Rama being engaged in “forming” the wet region named Pushkara, presumably by creating a fresh water source there, in the midst of a desert (Maru-kantara) that lay to the north of Lavana-sagara, the saltwater-sea.

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The verses below describes a terrible drought, as informed by Sage Vishwamitra.

Mbh.12.206 : “Towards the end of Treta and beginning of Dwapara, a frightful drought occurred, extending over twelve years. There was no rain. The planet Vrihaspati (Jupiter) was retrograde and the Moon was at its southernmost point. Not a dew-drop could be seen, what to speak of clouds gathering ? The rivers shrank to being mere narrow streamlets. Everywhere the lakes, wells and springs had gone dry.

“With life having become impossible, the charitable outlets became desolate and dysfunctional. The Brahmanas abstained from sacrifices and stopped reciting the Vedas. They no longer uttered Vashats nor performed other propitiatory rites. Agriculture and cattle-keeping were given up. Markets and shops were abandoned. Stakes for tethering sacrificial animals disappeared… All festivals and recreational occasions came to be unheard of. All over, heaps of bones were visible; and every place resounded with the shrill cries and yells of fierce creatures. The cities and towns of earth became ghost towns.

“Anarchy prevailed; villages and hamlets were burnt down. Some were set upon by robbers, some were taken over by the weapon-bearing, and some were plundered by cruel kings. But, in the end, they all flew away in fear of one another. Temples and places of worship became desolate. The aged were forcibly turned out of their houses. Kine, goats, sheep and buffaloes fought for food and perished in large numbers… Herbs and plants died. The earth was shorn of all her beauty and looked painfully awful, like the trees in a crematorium. In that period of terror, when righteousness was nowhere, men in hunger lost their senses and began to eat one another.”

It is likely that such drought and famine visited the land a number of times … until it turned arid and into a desert.

Mbh.9.49 too mentions a twelve year drought, when Vedic traditions were disrupted. Sage Saraswata is said to have revived the Vedic practice by teaching the Vedas to Brahmanas, who had lost the knowledge through their constant migrations.

via Alternate History : Dating The Epics

Also related : A groundwater civilization – the history of the well

@ https://vamadevananda.wordpress.com/2013/03/07/2130/

Maybe, The World Needs To Allow Trump’s Jerusalem Plan

Trump’s decision on Jerusalem is disruptive. It breaks ranks from a status quo through decades that has done nothing except half installing a state afloat on donations and perpetuate religious wars of the direct and other kinds.

Every ME nation has found traction in this heavily funded status quo, fueling turf conflicts, experimental battles, conjuring state positions where there were none, and entrenching those lies and religious rabidity. Bigger powers have joined in the peculiarly fertile emotional trails to animosity because the consequences have been so ghastly and solutions have been made to seem impossibly complicated.

Maybe, the world needs to allow Trump’s plan. It has been opposed by almost every quarter because, it seems, they each suspect that it might just about succeed in putting the satanic genie back into nowhere, the never to be found again bottle.

Palestinians, as a people, have proved horribly inadequate at raising a state for themselves, setting themselves to work, and building up an economy that serves them and the world about. Maybe, they just need to vacate the area in favour of an enclave in Saudi Arabia and other “Muslim” and “Islamic” countries and get to living, being and doing what good humans everywhere do. They haven’t made the area any better, prosperous and peaceful, since they got their autonomy decades ago. As Trump says, peace in Palestine, and in Middle East overall, is as far from the horizon as it was when he was a kid.

The Palestine people, it seems to me, have simply gotten too used to conflicting constantly and are now totally addicted to easy aid and grants. In any family, such behaviour would be construed as irresponsible conduct and plain incompetence.

I hence believe that all diplomatic diarrheal ideation must stop and pen pushed faux liberal banners must be lowered for a long while, please.

Below : Night time Ben Yehuda Street in Jerusalem

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