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To Speak, Or Not to… Part 3.

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[ Would make better sense if You start from Part 1, and go thro Part 2, too. 🙂 ]

Continued from Part 2.

MOST people seem to think Democracy is this: Vote once in 5 years or so, then DO whatever the ‘gorement’ says. (Popularly called government; but they just Gore You, don’t they?).

It raises Petrol/Diesel prices? Ok Sir! It helps its cronies and throws scraps to the populace? Yes Sir!

Below is a graphic of a supporter of modi, from his comment, by screen capture:

 

I decline to translate this; So crass it is. It will be understood by Most of the locals of India.

For the rest of the Mortals, here’s what Most think Democracy is:

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I come to my point now:

SOMEBODY has to say/tell/teach What is Right and what is Wrong.

In Christianity, of which I am one, it falls upon priests (and bishops and the pope).

Here’s a quote (Lamentations 2.14, New Living Translation):

“Your prophets have said so many foolish things, false to the core. They did not save you from exile by pointing out your sins. Instead, they painted false pictures, filling you with false hope.”

So, the modern day prophet, the priest, bishop and pope should speak and teach what would avoid Calamity, and Bring Good.

‘They,’ the 1%, the Arms Manufacturers, the ‘Conglomerate’ as the senator in the movie ‘Shooter’ puts it,

Are NOT going to say or teach How to change the system.

Linus says it too.

The ‘tyrant’ FEARS opposition. he is nothing but a Big bully.

And this brings us to

The Responsibility of Speaking Up, and Keep Speaking,

…For the Sake of our Loved ones.

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Can We Not do our little bits of kindness and good, and Just Stop looking at the News?

Can We?

Really?

Do We Really think hitler’s ideas, Fascism, modi and Xi and all the other autocrats will just cease if We do that?

No. To Repeat what I have said, the tyrant Fears Opposition.

We have to keep hammering away, chipping away, the ploy said to have been used by Michaelangelo for his David.

It is a Spiritual Battle; And It will take Decades.

And that’s Why I Shall Keep Speaking. 🙂

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To Speak, Or Not to… Part 2.

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[ Would make better sense if You start from Part 1. 🙂 ]

Continued from Part 1.

Here’s what I think; What say You?

Let me talk today of Prisons.

Here’s what an Indian prison looks like:

The Odd thing is that Many of them might not even have been proved Guilty. India has a LARGE percentage of those who have not yet been Tried; yet are in jail, for Decades!

Whereas for people like this man, Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who, it is said, killed 77,

Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik (C) gestures as he arrives in the court room at Oslo Courthouse August 24, 2012. The Norwegian court delivers its verdict in the ten-week trial of gunman Breivik on Friday, deciding whether to send the anti-Muslim militant to jail or a mental hospital for the massacre of 77 people last summer. REUTERS/Heiko Junge/NTB Scanpix/Pool

live like this in prison:

Two inmates are watching a television program in one of the common kitchen and living room areas established to be a meeting point between inmates and guards and to facilitate rehabilitation inside the luxurious Halden Fengsel, (prison) near Oslo.

An inmate is brushing his teeth in the bathroom inside one of the single-person prison cells build with various amenities in the luxurious Halden Fengsel, (prison) near Oslo.

Yet, even these Norwegian/Scandinavian things are called ‘Prisons,’ aren’t they? And they are Hated, if not Feared. …Loss of Freedom is a Terrible thing.

We might not be Raving and Ranting, but would Scream, (perhaps without effect), if We get ‘Banged Up Abroad,’ which is Reality. Would We not?

We would expect Help from our family and friends, who might have to run from pillar to post for an unspecified amount of time; with or without success.

From Whom are The Voiceless to Expect Help?

We Rejoice in our Freedom, from Hunger and Restrains, and,

Seem to have Forgotten Words like Duties and Responsibilities.

Cont. 🙂 …

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To Speak, Or Not to… Part 1.

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Am in famous company! “To be, or not to be,” and all that! 🙂

Am writing this (these) inspired by the Very Frank question raised by a blogger friend, who had written: “Maybe we should start ignoring the newest and trendiest head line topics of the day and simply start doing good in our immediate neighbourhood, friend Swamiyesudas. Love, cat.” https://ckpeacemaker.wordpress.com/

I Really Appreciate that. Thank You,  my Friend. …I Really wish More would write like that.

Am Most gratified that this my Trying to Get People Involved in Questioning and Challenging society, Has borne Fruit.

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This consists of 3 posts, and is around 300 words Each.

So, Today, am starting with my surroundings!

Both the above shots are from the North of our Ashram.

This one to the South:

The one below is from within the Ashram compound.

Below, the Eucharist just having been celebrated, Cat Boy has taken over his favourite cushion!

And here’s my famous gate, with my ‘Watchman!’:

“Breathes there the man with soul so dead,” had said Walter Scott, to whose words I would like to add: “Who does not like ‘Likes!

…I would dearly like a Lot of ‘Likes.’ But Alas.

It would be SO easy for me to post much more of the above sort;

Of which I have quite a collection!

I would get Lots of likes and comments, too!

But, can I do that?

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What I feel Impelled to do is post the sort of things which You see from me. …Here’s my latest:

So, the Question is More like: “What to Speak, or Post!”

…More in Next. 🙂

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WHY doesn’t the pope speak like this?

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Or bishops, for that matter.

Some tweets of mine today:

Extraordinary, and Uplifting. Something I am going to peruse Again and Again. …And from Such a Young person. …Words We expect from world leaders, and me, from my prime leader, the pope @Pontifex.
 
@Pontifex, Francis, am Absolutely sure Most of yr speeches r written for u, and yr internet (twitter) is handled by a Team. WHERE are your advisers, and WHERE is your courage and will to speak like this? Do you think Christ is going to give you (and the other popes) an easy time?
 
PS: @Pontifex is the current pope’s twitter handle.
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A little Poetry!

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इश्क पे 

तुम कवितायें बनाओगे तो 

कुछ सालों के लिए तुम्हें 

तालियां मिलेंगी,

मोहब्बत नहीं।

Roughly translated, this means:

If You create poetry on love,

You might get a few claps for a few years;

Not love.

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How to have Everything!

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…Many, many years ago, when I was praying that my youngest sister get married, – it all depended on money, in India, weddings mean money, especially for a Girl, – Dowries are needed, and We are a poor family, …I got what I would call a message from God:

“You take care of my family; and I will take care of Yours!”

…I was in the seminary at that time, so started concentrating on my studies, and thinking and praying on what I could do for suffering Mankind. I can even say I stopped praying for my sister, EXCEPT for One very small prayer for her every day.

…She got married into a Very good family; am Very Happy, and I literally have More than I need.

…Do look up Matthew 6:33. It says, in effect:

Seek first the Kingdom of Heaven, …and All the Rest will Fall in Line!

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