Wednesday, November 24, 2004

IAHV and Ravi shankar

Geneva-based International Association for Human Values, founded by Ravi Shankar, will commit volunteers to help restock and rebuild the much-needed facilities such as hospitals and schools as well as create trauma centres in Iraq.

The IAHV, which is also a United Nations accredited non-governmental organisation, is calling on volunteers from all ethnic, cultural and faith traditions to join them in delivering aid to the Iraqi people.

The first group of volunteers to be drawn predominantly from the association's Mid-East offices will work to provide resources to institutions made destitute by the war and subsequent looting. The initial step will be to assess needs and to see how the skills of the volunteers can be best applied.

"Basically what Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is saying is that this (rebuilding) is not a job of one or two organisations or governments. He says that all the major religions of the world have resources and they should utilise these resources to help Iraq. That is what is needed now," one aide said.
"He wants people from other faiths to come together and say 'yes' to helping the hapless people of Iraq."
The humanitarian crisis in Iraq, according to IAHV that has a consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the UN, may very well be one of the most serious in recent years and because of this it is calling volunteers from around the world to form a multinational coalition of rebuilders.
"The provision of aid through a multinational and multifaith coalition will demonstrate that this is an opportunity to bring greater unity and cooperation to the world," Ravi Shankar said.

- courtesy rediff.

This laudable effort from Ravi shankar, i sincerely appreciate the positive approach and seeing the opportunity in aversity; to demonstrate, that there is level above religions to work on this. hats of to you sri sri.

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Human-mind and Human-values

The human mind has great potential is known truth. Great people have proved it time and again to human kind that, astonishing deeds can be achieved with mind/brain powers. Almost anything is possible by putting your mind to it.

In physics potential is the cause for the flow from higher level to a lower level. In electricity it is the flow of charge with voltage difference, in mechanics it is the flow of fluid because of potential energy etc. If there is channel to flow any thing will flow given enough potential difference, But work needs to be done to increase the potential. This is precisely the tendency of the mind too. Mind is like water(out of the 5 cosmic elements) . So what are human values in this analogy, human values are the foundation for the like check damns of discipline(societal rules and regulations.) or rather they should be.

The degenerative tendency of the mind is known phenomenon. You don't need to do anything to go mad, just don't do any constructive activity and allow you mind to do what ever it likes. Body based pleasures, emotional involement, worries, huge attachment, egoism, vanity, envy, addiction etc. Infact all the problems we face are problems of our mind. adwaitic philosophy goes one step a head and says, the whole world is just an artifact of our own minds. Everyone lives in their own mental world this is the truth if, I am right with my psychology and mind studies. No two individuals are similar in this world, no even two electrons, leave alone anything else.

(I have merely stated that these are degenerative, without give a detailed explanation.
This is huge question by itself,which I would probably try answer in the future and mostly you could find answers yourself.)

Monday, November 15, 2004

who is a human?

Man is a social animal- is a general saying. while, there are many animals which have societies(Ants have some kind of society i believe, many other animals move in herds). hu-man does add something to man, because there is something exceptionally different in man,compared to any other species on earth.

The ablity to think,express, and understand the the world. The knowledge component is what is makes human truely different.yes we have great resources, volumes of knowledge, probably more than a trillion giga bytes of knowledge. Knowledge by itself is useless without discipline and practise of the discipline(hope i don't need to explain this one).

Inspite of the huge amount of knowledge and various attempts to discipline ourselves, most of us sccumb to the basic animal tendencies. Infact a great amount of business, depend quite a bit on sex. (The advertising industry, most of the Film industry, fashion industry, cosmetics industry, pornographic industry, prostitute/brothel business, nightlife business etc). someone like frued, went to write a whole human psycology based on sex.

Does sex deserve this much attention.are we trying go back to animal instincts or try to move away and move into better things in the world? should we waste our efforts on sex or work for basic necessities for all, like food, clothing and shelter. are these Need based businesses or vanity based businesses?

while, millions are starving and running around naked, and live in unhealthy condtions,we work for vanity. is this why we call overselves marvels of creation. while we are potentially marvels of creation. are we?

while no ones freedom is questioned here, are we discriminating our actions, is our discriminating power used in the proper way?

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

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