@CNN, @BBC, @spudayakumar It wd b EXTREMELY UNFORTUNATE if #Nuc energy is considered Clean; thence chosen & pursued. …HAVE THEY FOUND SAFER WAYS TO DISPOSE OF NUC WASTES?
The lower pic Not related to one above.
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!
“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder”
Actually Lost the above link; the page had suddenly closed. Found her page after some effort, and found the link after a LOT of scrolling. Had a hard time passing them by. YOU WOULD FIND HER SITE INTERESTING. 🙂
This is a picture worth paying attention to.
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.
स्वांतसुखाय, परान्तसुखाय, कर्म, कर्मफल, धर्म-अधर्म
(Roughly, Selfish, Selfless, Actions and their End, Right vs Wrong)
were Common words of the time of my Youth. Now they are fed on hitler’s ‘nationalism’ and religious rituals.
This year (2022), modi had asked that Every house display the National flag. The man in the toon above asks modi when he is going to give them a House.
Above: For a Long time, running down the Bull dozer became a political tool of the bjp.
And the Well-fed middle class snores away.
Not only अहंब्रह्मास्मि, (AhamBrahmaasmi, India’s most famous mantra), but
(Tattvamasi, You too are ‘That,’ and Nehanaanaastikinchan, there is No multiplicity here)
are also Mahavakyas.
(LokaSamasthaSukhinoBhavantu: meaning “Let the entire world be happy.” Somebody had told me this is the One verse Common in All the Vedas. Now Internet does Not say this! …And)
(VasudhAivKutumbakam: the Entire Earth is my Family; much touted by modi during his trips abroad)
are Lost. Where?
If Love, Peace and Happiness are the Most Important values, what peace, what happiness can be found without Freedom, and Democracy, and Justice?
It took the Bapu (Gandhiji) nearly half a century to get India her freedom.
Saving and Keeping Decency, Respect, Freedom, Democracy and Justice, etc, are Not going to enter a Child’s head. Parents have Inculcate them.
People, esp Relatives and Friends, Books, all help.
Here’s a Picture that has helped me. (Nearing 75, a heart patient, very little money, left hand near palsied(?), poor balance, Unsupported by my church, constantly fighting, what not).
Makes much sense. And have found this true. 🙂
(Posted by copy n paste)
The world talks of the 1%. They are supposed to be the mega-business (owners) of the world, swaying it.
I call it the 10%, bec, without the bootlicking judges, politicos, police officers and other officials, the 1% cannot function.
But if We take the case of India, it would be said that the 2% rule the country, laughing their backsides off meanwhile. They shall not be named.
I had said that ‘it would be said.’ Bec, that is not True, either!
The 0.001%, actually, hold sway over the world.
[ Take India, according to me a whopping 70% of the 1.3 billion of the populace, are ‘yes men,’ apathetic (so long as the bamboo is not up MY a**, i do not raise my voice), ‘wise‘ (just as it is a crime to use the word war in russia, SO is it to question the ruling regime; lands you in jail. let my children n grand children face it in their time!)
thus the 70% being just Cowards n Fools (not in the market for collecting friends or likes).
So who ARE the 0.001%?
They are the RELIGIOUS LEADERS of the world; n pl note the names (not extensive)… Christ, Ram, Buddha, Muhammad.
Pl note that I do Not include all their proponents, least of all kirill, n not even pope francis.
Giving just ONE graphic here:
men came, and men went (salutes to Alfred Tennyson!), but the 0.001% and their thoughts, their teachings n their Hold, Have remained, n Will remain.
Drama queens are the Dust in the wind.
MANY are going to be impressed by modi’s sudden reduction in petrol n diesel prices, etc. PURE drama. 8 yrs should be enough to weigh a man and his company.
And so? An Oft repeated thought.
So, where, or with whom, are………….YOU? 🙂
BBC has good stuff. This impressed me.
I agree with Most of Aaron’s thoughts. Particularly appreciate his putting Deep Most things through 3 simple words in the Title. The words ‘Everyone loves slavery,’ is Almost true, like 99.9999%. I, being a Nut, just Hate it. …Am writing on this.
Now, over to Aaron.