The Israeli film jury head suddenly u-turned. Had written abt it, but can’t find the tweet now. The point is India, is an Importing country, with Billions of customers, that status will be maintained, using all necessary pressure for that.
Biden praises India! And modi a self declared Charvaka (hedonist). Democracy, Morals, Values, …these are words of yester year. When all gets said and done, We start with ‘Water world,’ of course.
modi has bought SO much of putin’s oil. YET petrol-diesel is extremely expensive in India.
I am one of those old fools full of fears and doubts. Things are MUCH deeper than that, as I FULLY believe in the good Lord saying, “I’m not going anywhere.” That’s Why and How You see me plugging away. Found the above quote in:
the ‘Reblog’ button not working as usual, (modi’s most progressive India?) and hence sharing by copy n paste.
Liked that quote So much, made a graphic for my desk top!
Carvak (चारवाक) pronounced chaar-vaak, is the first of (Indian) philosophies. Its basic tenet is: Just be Careful of the Fish bone!
Starting from another angle, Google informs Us that a whopping 74% of India are of the lower caste.
The so-called upper castes called the others so because they found that these ‘others’ had No interest in ‘higher things,’ (music included!). [ Note: This is NOT a dissertation on the caste system. ]
Putting it all most simply, it can be said that the l.c. did not Care in things other than eating… etc!
Now does that not Expand the l.c.’s? And it starts getting applied to Much More than India.
I go on now to state that people are moving into the Carvak philosophy.
(Unless you want to say that they have Long lived there).
Let’s take the case of #Taiwanese-Citrus-Farmers.
In India, We would call such people (size of farm, t shirt, able to give interviews to the BBC/CNN in English) Rich.
Only about 7% of these products go to to china, which has now banned them on stupid and cooked-up charges (too much ‘sprays!’, they just found it out!). These farmers (and fishermen), are losing those 7 percents. Musk/Ambani losing some change. For that these will criticize their own government, no doubt ready to accept chinese dominion.
That Exactly is the point. MOST Indians (including Very particularly the employed middle class) do not mind who is at the helm so long as they can eat well, (NO PROBLEM IF THEIR KING EATS RS. 10,000 MEALS)
…buy up ‘Bullet’ motor cycles (status symbols in India), …hang the cost of petrol,
and visit Goa (booze and *** Easily available).
Taiwan, the satates, rooshia OR INDIA, good sofas, tv sets, and BIRYANI (a dish of meat in rice, special recipes, of course; sometimes made with veggies, but who wants those? …this for India),
these have become the ‘Needs,’ the VALUES(!), of this age.
To the Garbage with Democracy, Freedom, Justice, Decency, Greatness, பெருந்தன்மை, महानता, and all that rot.
When I was getting trained for my Priesthood some 45-50 yrs ago, We had classes on Values for quite a few periods. That, plus my latter studies on the subject and my Reflections, cannot be condensed into a post (of my type).
In the fewest words, Values are what Humankind Desires.
In my longish career, I had a student whose highest value was to cook and feed. …I do not think she was/is alone in that.
Thus there is a Hierarchy of Values (what are most important for an individual).
For a Long time, discipline was my most important value. People might find Courage, Honesty, Beauty, Cleanliness, whatnot as their first values.
Now I think Love, Peace and Happiness are the Most Important ones.
Pity the people (which is what Most people are today) who get their happiness from biryani, cars, …in short, Wine, Women and Song, as it is said.
Problem: the day they don’t get that, their happiness goes phut. So they have to make money, make money, make money, Every day, Every Hour; Even if they have to Sell their Honour, Honesty and Integrity. (Am sure none of my readers fall in this category)!
(MP is member of Parliament! Indians tolerate this – viz: gogoi becoming mp!)
Children are NOT born with the right hierarchy of values.
That is why the world has had teachers and gurus.
It surprises me, horribly, that people think Only about themselves.
The state, in the form of the ruling party, is NOT supposed to Interfere in teaching values.
In Ancient India, the king KNELT at the Rishi’s feet, STOOD UP for him, and GAVE HIM A HIGHER SEAT.
So, in the Original Indian way of things, IT WAS NEVER SUPPOSED THAT THE STATE WOULD DARE TO TEACH ABOUT RIGHT AND WRONG.
Unless supervised by Parents (parents worthy of that name), children have frequently turned out like this, and worse.
joodges and law-yers only know the law, (often made for their own advantage!). It is the Family (even, and particularly, Old Ladies, even if Uneducated) that knows about Justice, and Values. As such children should listen to their parents. Of course too many so-called parents take advantage of their children.
But We are not talking about them, are We? 🙂
There is very little sense of THE OTHER in India now.