Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Happiness is all around us. It is everywhere in our daily life, even in our sleep, even in our dreams. We can just sit and think of our happy moments in life and we are happy instantly. But where is real happiness? Where is the reality that happiness is satisfying?
Having a Big Mac is happiness, a new PSP for John or new I Pod for Jane is happiness. Having a new born at home is happiness, a new car, a new big bike or brand new shoes is happiness.
A winner in the lottery is happiness, a beautiful girlfriend or spouse is happiness or a handsome gay spouse is happiness too.
Being Mohammad Ali or Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is happiness. Once, Ali quoted, “I am the greatest”
Think for yourself that you are Princess Dianna, the unsullied virgin Princess of Wales, that is well prepared looking out for love and she only knew that she was loved for herself and nothing more, is that happiness?
Imagine if you are Gates, Ford or Getty and you had the most amounts to spend on what? What will I buy to make me happy, mansions, luxury cars, high tech homes, or beautiful women or handsome men?
Beauty, Power, Wealth, Strength, Fame, are having these qualities gets us to happiness, bliss and satisfaction?
“Hostel” depicts the unsatisfactory nature of a person, unsatisfied with sex which always used to be, people tried to seek satisfaction to obscure, vague and inhuman acts. “Snuff” movie is another. Andrei Chikatolo, a Ukranian serial killer, "The Rostov Ripper", a sexual deviant, confessed that he was only able to achieve orgasm by slashing and stabbing his victims rather than outwardly raping them. De Rais, a French noblemen and a serial killer, would sit on the stomach of his dying victim and pleasure himself.
Sex is named as the highest enjoyment in life but it is the most unfulfilled. Opposite sex becomes boring and same sex, rapes, orgies and heterosexuality is next. Still, sex with children or pedophile is another pursuit. Sex with animals is another chase. Still not satisfied, people look over and over again for another quest and pursuit to happiness.
Do not forget JOKES. You can see laugh bars and comedian cafe like “Clowns” and others are fully booked. It is another pursuit of happiness.
In his book Small Is Beautiful, noted British economist E. F. Schumacher wrote:
Insights of wisdom … enable us to see the hollowness and fundamental dissatisfaction of a life devoted primarily to the pursuit of material ends, to the neglect of the spiritual. Such a life necessarily sets man against man and nation against nation, because man’s needs are infinite and infinitude can be achieved only in the spiritual realm, never in the material.*
It is a fact that no matter how much sense gratification a person gets, he will never be satisfied. Material food, material things, material sense gratification cannot satisfy the atma (spirit soul). Just as the body needs material food, so the spirit soul needs spiritual food. To try to satisfy one’s spiritual craving with material things leads to endless consumption, greed, envy, violence, and war. Western people have as much sense gratification as one could ever want, yet they are not satisfied. Why? Because they are spiritually empty.
On the brighter side;
When a mother gave birth to her child, in spite of the painful experienced, she automatically puts a smile upon seeing her new born. And as the years go by, she always give a smile seeing her child grows doing laughing tricks or even naughty jokes, even though engage everyday on taking care of her child.
A mother and child relationship or parents and children, or friend to friend relationship, boy or girl, husband and wife relationship, or a politician or king to his followers and kinsmen relationship exist a certain degree or phase of happiness.
In every relationships manifest a different phase angle of happiness and of coarse sadness and grief comes along. This is another subject to discuss sometime.
A philanthropist or a non- profit organization that donates or give cash, food, goods or services to the needy in every part of the world is experiencing a special form of bliss.
Bono's campaign to cancel Third World debt to developed nations; the Gates Foundation's massive resources and ambitions, such as its campaigns to eradicate malaria and river blindness; the E.V.A Charity Foundation aims to support the Aeta people, displaced by the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo; are just some of institutions that gives charity for a certain cause.
Seeing the alleviation of those needy, gives an overwhelming feeling, a certain kind of happiness no one can describe. A motherly love, friendship or a loving relationship and a servant to master kinship, gives a special smile or felicity; especially when one do not expect something in return. This is more of a higher taste and thoughts for every person, cause “human life is meant for thoughtfulness”
"If you believe that you are your body, you will strive endlessly to give your body sensual pleasure. You will struggle to fill up your inner emptiness with fleeting sensual flashes. But no amount of sensual pleasure will satisfy you. No matter how many taste orgasms, sexual orgasms, and other kinds of orgasms you may have, you still won’t be actually satisfied. You’ll always have a never ending desire for more".
Jagad Guru Chris Butler (Siddhaswarupananda Paramahamsa)
© 2007 Science of Identity Foundation
"It is natural for us to want to be happy, satisfied, and free. But due to ignorance of our true identity, our natural longing becomes misdirected and leads to further bondage and unhappiness".
Jagad Guru Chris Butler, © 2007 Science of Identity Foundation
Monday, May 18, 2009
No one gets sick overnight. Usually, nature sends her warning signals every time there is a breach of any law. If the person ignores her signals, and continues with his present diets and habits, then nature has no other recourse but deprive the person of his normal functions.
For instance due to a person's bad diet, unclean habits, and other distressful activities, less urination occurs. More toxins accumulate in the body. In the Ayurvedic medicine, the fire of the stomach becomes weak, so there is loss of appetite. The ingested food then cannot properly breakdown, resulting in constipation or loose bowel movement. This, in turn , affects the quantity of impure blood produced. when there is improper oxidation of blood, wastes are not eliminated.
An accumulation of carbon dioxides and toxins slows down the function of a particular organ, thereby reducing its vitality and increasing its fatigue. These accumulated wastes inhibit the flow and penetration of the internal energy and the recharging needed by that organ. This is how diseases flourish around the particular organ, later becoming reflected on the specific areas of the person's palms and soles.
Before looking for or getting some treatment or relief, we must first understand the language of the body. Body signals like belching indicates that the stomach is full. An ache or pain in the certain areas shows congestion of carbon dioxide, water, fire element, air. Runny nose or sneezing means the body is trying to throw out excess water.
Cough signals that the body is feeling cold or congestion has to be cleaed up the throat and the chest.
Itching shows that a greater flow of blood is required around the affected part. Fever indicates the war inside the body, i.e., the white blood cells, our well trained soldiers, battling with germs or pathogenic bacteria.
Loss of appetite reveals that the congestion and constipation, or the body is busy fighting the disease. In such a case, only lukewarm water and fruit juices or buttermilk should be taken instead of further taxing the stomach with food. Pain in the heart or chest pains shows that the heart is longing for total rest. Try to have some bed-rest for 24 to 72 hours.
Understanding the language of the body and paying heed of its warning signals is more vital than just taking in medications to suppress the symptoms. In some cases, the sudden stoppage of fever has oftentimes resulted in some worst disease-even in paralysis.
To obtain a quick relief from the early warning signs of a sick body and to break the vicious cycle of diseases mentioned, health experts advise age-old methods to recharge our inner battery or to make the subtle internal energy or chi circulate properly. One method is pranayam or deep abdominal breathing, where the abdomen expands upon inhalation and contracts upon exhalation. Drink lukewarm water or an electrolyte drink like Gatorade.
Skip a meal or two. Reduce food intake and have more fruits and vegetables juices and buttermilk, thereby allowing the digestive system to rest. Sleep recharges the battery of our body. More valuable than medicine is a good sleep, especially when one feels tired, or when there is pain in more than two or three points in your palms and soles.
One of the vital points check is the solar plexus, or the nabhi chakra, which is located below the sternum.
According to the Ayurvedas, this is the controlling center for all the organs below the diaphragm. There are ways to also confirm if the solar plexus is in the proper condition. In the morning, on an e,pty stomach, when you lie down on a hard surface on your back, press your navel with your finger or thumb. Throbbing sensations like that of the heart is felt. That means that the system is alright.
Another way of checking the condition of the solar plexus is measuring the distance between the right nipple and the navel and the left nipple and the navel. If the distance is equal, then you have no problem, but if the center has shifted upwards or downwards, then you've got a problem. Also, you can lie on your back, keeping yours arms straight on your sides. Keep the legs straight and the toes upright.
The two big toes must be level. If they are not, it indicates a disturbance in the solar plexus.
The center shifts upward or downward when excess weight is lifted, or when there is severe gas trouble. In such cases, the throbbing will not be noticed somewhere around the navel. The upward shifting of the solar plexus leads to constipation, and the downward shifting brings more motions every time there is a pressure. If a person has cancer of the colon, there is chronic constipation and it has been found out that the solar plexus has moved upwards. It is advisable to check the position of the solar plexus before starting a treatment. The solar plexus is like the mains springs of a watch. Unless it is set right, treatment may not give the desired result. Thanks to FLICKER & Marilitz "thoughts".