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  1. The Vedas have stated the equality and fraternity of all human beings. The large percentage of the vedic sages belonged to the lower economic groups. The caste system came up later on as a social feudal system in order to preserve, consolidate and develop knowledge systems of each profession. Universities were not wide-spread in ancient times, and it was easier for the father to teach his sons and nephews the technical details of his profession. This enabled a certain specialisation of culture and disciplines. For example, mathematics as in the numeral system, zero and basic mathematics used around the world commonly were developed in India. I am not an advocate of the caste system as it is obviously obsolete in today's world, but it had its relevance in ancient times as a practical system. In todays world however, you can choose any profession, and the best universities in the world teaching that course by virtue of enhanced transportation and logistics. The caste system continues at present by mere tradition alone as an extended family and social security system, much like tribal affiliations. Yes, the castes of Brahmana (saint-intellectual), Kshatriya ( warrior-administrator), Vaishya (businessman) and Shudra ( manual work and services) are there in every society. But it is not necessarily of a biological order. Newton was the son of a farmer while Gauss was the son of a bricklayer.
  2. All life is yoga, and under the right conditions kundalini rise can come up serendipitously as well, which is why some people stumble upon the unitary perception , also known as samadhi or satori on their own. Kundalini awakenings are accompanied by heavy sexual energies which ought to be channeled to the upper chakras. But most people dissipate it uselessly through masturbation or sex. Swami Vivekananda had himself stated of this phenomenon... Mother Radha had also reported on the same ... Knowledge of this process of kundalini is important as it can shed light on monks or religious practicioners in many religions getting involved in sexual issues frowned upon by society. It is just an inability to understand the kundalini awakening process or control it properly. The energies properly channeled without dissipation can lead to higher states of consciousness. . Such sexual energies can be trasmuted to higher states of consciousness if the yogi is well-trained and disciplined and have a good personal regimen of daily sadhana and exercise.
  3. It is an enlightened sage named Lahiri Mahasaya who had these abilities. There were no video cameras or cell phone cameras to record it then. There are similar sages with such abilities in today's time as well, and I have personally witnessed such stuff. Sri M or Madhukar in his autobiography had also testified to such abilities he witnessed in advanced yogis. However these are not considered that important with respect to spiritual development and enlightenment. For the unenlightened yogi, it becomes an ego trap, and so the Buddha and Ramakrishna had warned their disciples against cultivating such abilities. These abilities are safe only in an enlightened sage as a rule. He gave up his body through mahasamadhi while standing, and also stated the same to his disciples as well prior to the event as he felt that his life mission was coming to an end.
  4. A major cause is that most of the the food we consume contains microplastics. https://www.delish.com/food-news/a46362671/microplastics-in-food/ Research has shown a correlation between plastic and high cancer rates. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/mar/29/plastics-cause-wide-ranging-health-issues-from-cancer-to-birth-defects-landmark-study-finds https://www.thecancerspecialist.com/2023/10/28/what-is-the-link-between-plastics-and-cancer/
  5. But it still keeps winning the last time I checked the western news reports. https://www.politico.eu/article/why-ukraine-losing-russia-war/ Here you keep under-assessing Russian economy. Russia is the largest country on earth and obviously it is bound to have extensive mineral resources that can make it wealthy on its own. Just their oil and gas ensure self-reliance and sales to the rest of the world is enough to keep it going for a long, long time . Their human resources with ingenuity in science and technology is also bound to bring productivity and wealth to the country. Without the Russian bad boys and jets, American movies like Top gun series and Rambo would have to close shop and run out of business due to lack of formidable villains. How is this not a terrible result. China can adopt the latest Russian technologies to get in par with western technologies. China already has the third largest number of nuclear warheads and is expected to attain parity with the US and Russia in a few years at its current rates of expansion. https://time.com/6323059/us-china-russia-nuclear-threat/ Also China seeks a weaker US , so providing Russia with military and economic resources to continue the war is a strategic objective on its part and that is what it is doing at the moment. This can ensure Taiwan slipping to its hands comfortably in the future with the US looking elsewhere and stating that it does not consider Taiwan to be independent from China as usual.
  6. An interview with Dr. Brian Weiss ... https://omtimes.com/2013/12/brian-weiss-md/#google_vignette
  7. This is a good panacea for all social and international issues if universally applied and can create a heaven of earth. The fact that we are not able to do so means that humanity is more unconscious than aware, and prone to conflict with the neighbor rather than harmony. "We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell. " - Oscar Wilde
  8. Indian researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have designed a sustainable hydrogel to remove microplastics from water. https://www.deccanherald.com/science/iisc-bengaluru-develops-sustainable-hydrogel-that-removes-microplastics-from-water-2975465
  9. On January, the Indian navy had responded to distress calls from a UK oil tanker and an American merchant vessel, rendering fire-fighting services and crew rescue. https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/british-oil-tanker-marlin-luanda-ins-visakhapatman-fire-under-control-gulf-of-aden-2494416-2024-01-28 On 27 January, the Indian navy responded to a distress call from a UK oil tanker MV Merlin Luanda, that caught fire after Houthi missile attack. Indian Navy's INS Visakhapatnam, a guided missile destroyer, deployed in the Gulf of Aden deployed a team to help fire-fighting on the United Kingdom's merchant vessel. According to Navy provided information the distress call was made on the night of 26 January, Friday. The captain of the UK merchant vessel praised the Indian Navy for fighting fire on his vessel after it was hit by a missile. He says “The Indian navy went out of the way with its specialised team to help them" On 18-1-24, the Indian Navy on Thursday successfully rescued the crew of the US-owned vessel Genco Picardy in the Gulf of Aden after an attack by Yemen’s Houthi movement, Reuters reported. https://www.marinelink.com/news/indian-navy-rescues-crew-usowned-ship-510897
  10. An acronym I found useful in creating a reference framework for breaking bad habits is M3 or MMM. It expands to ... Make a commitment. Modify your environment. Monitor your performance. I would say a high state of consciousness, mental strength as well as enthusiasm, as well as acting out the ideal habits for a duration of a month at least is necessary to get rid of old habits and develop the new ones.
  11. An another informative article on spontaneous awakenings by psychologist Jessica Corneille. https://therapytips.org/interviews/what-happens-when-you-have-a-spontaneous-spiritual-experience
  12. @Princess Arabia Interesting and useful inputs. Thank you for this.
  13. Prana means life-force in sanskrit and is an integral element of eastern medical arts like Ayurveda, Tibetan medicine, acupuncture, reiki, pranic healing as well as martial arts. It is known as chi in Chinese and Ki in Japanese. Every sentient being possess a certain amount of prana, and low prana levels are supposed to correspond with poor physiological and psychological health. High levels of prana is associated with good physiological and psychological health, faster healing, youthfulness and being mindful or aware without much effort. Eastern religious and medical philosophies thus focus on increasing and stabilising prana for human betterment and well-being. Here is an insightful article by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on the nature of prana, and ways to increase it. https://www.artofliving.org/wisdom/knowledge-sheets/yagna
  14. The arms industry is a highly lucrative business. This is one of the reasons why Nato did not come to a full stop after the Cold War and continues inspite of the bickerings and lack of cohesion among the member states. Imho, like in Afghanistan the war in Ukraine will continue for some time till optimal profits are reaped by the military industrial complex. As Assange stated , a long unsuccessful war is more profitable than a short successful war. The stock values of westen defence companies have skyrocketed after the Ukraine invasion as well as the Hamas-Israel conflict. https://www.forbes.com/sites/sergeiklebnikov/2022/03/04/war-stocks-are-surging-as-russia-ukraine-conflict-rages-on-lockheed-martin-northrop-up-20/ https://theconversation.com/ukraine-the-worlds-defence-giants-are-quietly-making-billions-from-the-war-178806 https://www.newsweek.com/politicians-defense-stock-profits-israel-hamas-conflict-1840327 The fact that politicians are among the major reapers of profits as shown in the above article shows that they have advance knowledge of such conflicts. Engineered conflicts thus are bound to be lucrative to the arms industry and I would say that world attention should scrutinize such events proactively to ensure that the hidden agendas do not get a chance to materialize.
  15. It is not correct to under-assess Russian military capabilities. Inspite of all the volunteers and aid the west has poured into Ukraine, Russia is still progressively gaining more Ukrainian territory, and even western propagandists have sobered down in recent times as their predictions of russian collapse a year back has not materialised. The Russians have a proud military tradition, being the ones who ended Napoleon's dictatorship and the Nazi war machine, which were the greatest military powers in their time. Their economy has also improved more than any G7 nation. Even now, Europe still buys gas worth billions of dollars from Russia amply replenishing its war chest. The US has also recently stated that China is boosting the Russian military capabilities. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/apr/12/china-supporting-russia-in-massive-military-expansion-us-says I am sorry to see all this conflict which I find nonsensical in the first place. It is a failure of the UN and NAM ( non-aligned movement) to prevent conflict by creating the necessary diplomatic mechanisms for peace and consensus in this regard.