We are Advocates of the "Zen Lifestyle" which is little better than "Green" but a lot less than "Nomadic".Only when you experience, we learn. Social harmony and being cultured define - being civilized. - The Zen Index
Points here are worded a bit strongly, it is necessary as things going on in the world are not in harmony with the reality that is going to face us in the future. It is better to be forewarned and careful in actions.
Teach Children and Nourish Them. Do not Mislead or Manipulate them.
Let them be Themselves, Let them be Natural.
If you completely Eliminate the Ego, you may perish due to Malnutrition.
The Ego is the Emperor of Instincts, It is there in a Tiger and also in a Butterfly.
Do not get carried away by that, it is constantly changing.
It is needed to protect and feed yourself.
Anger and Greed are its two Horns, do not grow them.
This is a kind of disease, when a person gets easy money by gambling, lottery, cheating or unhealthy business models and exploitive practices.
These people who indulge in such, sooner or later go to their trap of self made troubles. This is a symptom of ignorance and lack of foresight. The karma acts, their money making machine fails. Even if that machine was legal, legitimate or much lauded by the governed and the governor. Even the Kings may be much impressed by such show of style, pomp and fashion. These ways are not sustainable.
This show of grandeur is a tip of the iceberg, the grandeur should be in public buildings and in our environment. There are many in need of the very basics in life all around the world. There are homeless huddled in the parks of America and the Slums of Asia.
Encourage the business men, celebrities and leaders who are setting fine examples in the way they lead their life and the way the money is spent.
The way they serve mankind and the planet by setting examples in simple living, sacrifice and service. Look away from those who are wallowing in self indulgence.
Move the development to smaller cities and towns. The Big Cities are having many disadvantages, due to the rapid and unsustainable development that has happened in the past decade. Smaller Towns have better prospects for many. Even Pensioners and Senior Citizens will be better off in towns.
I will note only the Positive Points for those that are sensible and responsible.
- The Cost-of-Living in the smaller cities and towns is much affordable and sustainable.
- The quality of Electricity and Water supply will be better by Harnessing Alternative Resources.
- The Sewage and Garbage density and collection will be not become a Health Care Hazard.
- The population density, rich-poor divide will be low, means less crime & anti-social activities.
- The Pollution levels will be low, less traffic and noise. More Nature, Trees and Fresh air.
More will be added as i study the issues in greater detail
Do not hurt Monkeys and Elephants to get a better crop or that they are a disturbance.
Keep aside some produce or food for them, neither too less nor too more.
They are the Guardians of the Green Ecosystem, if they are happy, rains will be plentiful.
Animals, Plants, Birds, Reptiles and Insects have all their roles and rights over this planet.
Without the Bees, there would be no Grains or fruits. Without the ants and others the decay of organics will create disease.
Plan proper storage of food, give away what is in excess. do not encourage over production.
Farmers should become more efficient, ethical and use the new implements and tools.
The debts and finances of farmers must be managed by the banking community itself.
or Decaying Food Grains, Vegetables and other Organic Matter can be
used for BioEnergy - Ethanol and Methanol which is a fuel for Vehicles
and also can help Electricity Generation in Farms and Towns.GEP or Global Ecosystem Preservation is more important than GDP
Advance from Darkness to Illumination.
Arise from Ignorance to Knowledge.
Transit from Television to Internet
First Educate yourself, then think of Entertainment.
Academics is limited in its own way, Get a Tablet and Internet to enhance your Knowledge. Then be an Apprentice and Practice with a Hobby too.
Develop Integrity, Honesty and Simplicity. Character is an Asset.
Spend Less and Save More - There are always Days without any Rain.
A section of the Media and Advertising Industry related to TV and other media like even Magazines have become proactive troublemakers. This is a new breed after the boom of Home Entertainment media.
They need to keep their shows going at any cost, They run out of original ideas, then they prey upon the other people and events. Web is a easy source for free ideas. They seem to stop at nothing.
When they cannot get ideas by normal espionage, the stir the pot, they agitate the system to get some events to run their shows.
In the past many years, money seems to have diluted the priorities of every section of society. There has been a moral degradation. Media is no exception.
Media has to be responsible and people and welfare oriented. The common man should be cautious and keep his privacy.
When the Potter makes the Pots, he has to form the clay on the Potters Wheel
and then put it in a Klin, the pots have to go through Fire before they are baked and ready.
the Blacksmith makes the Horseshoe or a tool, he has to put the Iron
job in the Furnace and make it Red Hot before he hammers it to shape on
the Sacred Anvil
From these two words Anvil and Wheel, Anwheel
was born, Even Gold has to go thru fire to be of great Worth or Use.
Life is the very Wheel, Anvil and Fire that a Man is put thru to shape
him or her to become an entity or an individual of worth.
When you have Power, Fame or Wealth; Many people will flock to you, smiling, Love and Respect Galore.
When you begin losing it, they will move away slowly, and you will understand what they were after.
None will care to bother about you, but some will say "Poor Thing" or "Oh, what a pity" or " I am so sorry for him"
This will go on, the dramatics, but none will help you or throw a peso or two to revive you or share the pain.
When the Wealth, Fame or Power return, so will they, the flatterers, the admirers, to sponge off you.
Some will even be jealous of you and try to exploit you or grab what you have by rob-n-con.
Moral - Keep away from flatterers, do not display your wealth, shun fame and power, be in good company.
Trust in only the God within, he is the sole refuge.
(When people meet me, they say this thing happened or that, then it accumulates in my brain, finally it leads to a post like this.)
These pages are a record of what i witnessed in the world over the the years.
Trust only in yourself, be independent but do your duties. Trust also in the Supreme Spirit and those that are genuinely good at heart (many fake it well).
Family, Friends, Society and Country all have their Agendas and Priorities. This has to be understood well.
Never get too involved with those Sweet Talkers or Cunning People, They will use you and accomplish their selfish ends. They will start creating trouble when their ambition and plans go awry.
The Supreme Spirit is everywhere, in fact it is indeed everything that you can see or perceive.
It is within you as the Soul and in the Sky as the Sun.
It needs no religion, or believers. It just is and will be.