When it comes to peace, how would you describe yourself?
I feel the pain in the world
What do you believe are the 'burning issues' today?
War, Hunger, Poverty, Education, Our Planet, Violence
What must we overcome to achieve peace?
As an American it is the greed that drives the war machine. The lucrative contracts, the huge military industrial comples, and the power that our 750 foriegn military bases give us in the world econlmy. The World BAnk and the International Monetary Fund all run for the greed of it.
Can we change the world?
More about me
I am a self published author of a book that exposes the roots of our cultural greed and militarism. I hope that people will wake up to what is truly important, developing loving hearts. As an American teacher in public schools I am amazed at the amount of decisons that are made in ignorance and how ignorant we are about who we are as a people over a 1600 year period. The period where we left Germany, displaced the Cymraeg in Britain and then did the same on this continent 1000 years later. People do not have a clue as to why we have Wodensday and Thorsday each week and who those archtypal characters are. We must learn and teach peace.
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Salam (peace), George. Thank you for your visit and your lovely comment. Yes, progressive materialization has led humankind so far from that Source of which we speak. We can deny all we want in this realm...but I have discovered that there are those who seek this way back...and I am truly blessed to have stumbled upon them. A friend of mine posted a multimedia graphic with the mantra that you hear. It's wonderful, isn't it? Hava wonderful week, George!
Dear divine brother George
Here comes my blessings. With immense love and joy I hear your interest in India's spirituality. Jesus' road to India is speculation, because his early life till the age of 30 is not that much recorded. But if you read and understand Bible clearly, you can see a holy soul (holy spirit) entering him while John baptizes him in Jordan river. Hitherto he is Jesus Christ, a double souled person. He started a miraculous public life from there. When on the cross, it is Jesus, the first soul being killed and Christ, the pure soul doesn't suffer. If you want to understand what I say, you have to be deep in karma philosophy or the law of action..
Christ was not killed, (only Jesus crucified) and you can find out the inner meanings of resuurection from this. Christ is still in this world, instrumental in leading Christianity in some way or other. He had prophecied that he will be with us till the end of the world.
One more thing: All founders of great religions are double souled, including Budha. When a pure soul enters in Goutam in meditation, he becomes Budha.
Thanks for reference to the New Harmony experiment. I took time to read some pieces on Robert Dale Owen. I find this is quite typical of rural community initiatives upon which both the US and Canada were founded but when we go back in history as you have done in your research, we find the same fragmented colonial settlement pattern being repeated over thousands of years in Asia, the Middle East and Europe in reaction to the feudal, commercial and industrial organisation of cities and empires.
Yet if we go back in time to the indigenous period we find a whole range of checks and balances to harmonise community development. Our urban based participatory cohousing for tolks is to remain in the urban settings where we are and transform them through these indigenous methods of communication and economy.
Just listened to your other videos learning What Our Hearts are For and History of Endless American War. I appreciate the importance of your historical focus. I'm involved here in support of elders in mapping Mohawk and other first Nation placenames in the greater Montreal Tiohtiake region as part of a look at heritage. Our group is involved in implementing 'indigenous' (Latin = 'self-generating') practices as a blueprint for peace in our time. High among these are the Great Law of Peace based in the Longhouse and String-shell (wampum, esnoguay, seewan, kayoni, quipu and other names across the hemisphere. We are developing Cohousing based in practices of the Longhouse in ecological apartment and townhouse building styles.
Thank you for your comment on Tree food production as well as the valuable references to Oikos and your own page. I've visited your page and an article on Anglo Saxon war. I like your resume of our Celtic history. It rings true. Very few understand how traditional indigenous tree-led food production is so productive at 100 time that of agriculture. Agri means field which results primarily from the cutting of trees. I can send you an article or you can visit http://dcnstrct.org/indigenous/ where I have an article called Indigenous Welcome and Orchard Food Production Efficiencies. The references are a bit scrambled in that web-version but tell me afterwards if you want the full version.
When we are talking peace, its important that we understand the role of ecological efficiences because when we destroy th earth's capacities, we also destroy human capacities and relationships.
Australia also has a big debt. I used to worry about it, but this is one of the things I’ve given up thinking about. My simplistic figure-work indicates that Australia has a national debt of about $30,000 per head of population.
Individually, the personal debt level is also appalling. But no one except me sees it that way. There has been a lot of speculation in land and housing, with it now costing way too much to buy a house, coupled with people being able to get loans that are far too high for my comfort. The house I live in is worth more than 3 times what it was when I bought it 15 years ago. But it is the same house. Nothing else costs much more than before.
We don’t see much about Obama, so he is still looking good in our eyes. He is due to visit Australia in March, which will be considered a big event for our government.
Palestine is dear to my heart, because of the experiences of some elderly relatives. I would like very much to see Palestinians free and independent, whatever that ultimately comes to mean, within my lifetime. I think it will happen, because there are now so many people who are concerned about what is happening in the Holy Land. I am very surprised by the groundswell of support for Palestine, because 20 years ago, it could not have been imagined.
I always like to tell myself, ‘things are getting better’, but it is getting harder to convince myself that it is so.