Bharat Darshan – Welcome to Ugadi, the Telugu New Year Plava on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

Bharat Darshan – Welcome to Ugadi, the Telugu New Year Plava on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Chaitra (corresponds to April 13 to May 11) is the first month of the Telugu New Year 2021-22.
Bharat Darshan – Welcome to Ugadi, the Telugu New Year Plava on April 13, 2021. The first month of the Telugu Calendar, Chaitra begins on the first day of the waxing phase following the New Moon Day on April 12, 2021.
Bharat Darshan – Welcome to Ugadi, the Telugu New Year Sharvari on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

THE CELEBRATION OF SPRING SEASON –  SATURDAY, APRIL 06, 2019.WELCOME TO THE TELUGU NEW YEAR VIKARI – UGADI CELEBRATION:

The Celebration of Spring Season. Saturday, April 6, 2019. Welcome to Telugu New Year ‘VIKARI’.
The Celebration of Spring Season on Saturday, April 06, 2019.
IN SEVERAL INDIAN TRADITIONS, THE NEW YEAR BEGINS DURING THE SPRING SEASON.
THE CELEBRATION OF SPRING SEASON ON SATURDAY, APRIL 06, 2019. BEGINNING OF TELUGU NEW YEAR VIKARI.                                                      
THE CELEBRATION OF SPRING SEASON ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017. THE DAWN OF TELUGU NEW YEAR “HEVILAMBA.”

CELEBRATION OF SPRING SEASON : WELCOME TO TELUGU NEW YEAR "MANMADHA." UGADI CELEBRATION ON MARCH 21, 2015. EVERY NATURAL PHENOMENON IS POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF AN UNCHANGING REALITY . THINGS IN NATURE CHANGE WITH TIME FOR THERE IS AN UNCHANGING TRUTH THAT OPERATES ALL MANIFESTATIONS .
THE CELEBRATION OF SPRING SEASON: WELCOME TO TELUGU NEW YEAR “MANMADHA.” UGADI CELEBRATION ON MARCH 21, 2015. EVERY NATURAL PHENOMENON IS POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF AN UNCHANGING REALITY. THINGS IN NATURE CHANGE WITH TIME FOR THERE IS AN UNCHANGING TRUTH THAT OPERATES ALL MANIFESTATIONS.

THE CELEBRATION OF SPRING SEASON: WELCOME TO TELUGU NEW YEAR “JAYA” – UGADI CELEBRATION ON MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014:

THE CELEBRATION OF SPRING SEASON: THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW YEAR OR "UGADI" COMES WITH A NATURAL CHANGE IN THE ENVIRONMENT THAT BRINGS HOPE BY ITS RENEWAL, REGENERATION, REGROWTH, REVIVAL, AND REBIRTH. I SHARE THIS SENSE OF JOY WITH ALL MY READERS.
THE CELEBRATION OF SPRING SEASON: THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW YEAR OR “UGADI” COMES WITH A NATURAL CHANGE IN THE ENVIRONMENT THAT BRINGS HOPE BY ITS RENEWAL, REGENERATION, REGROWTH, REVIVAL, AND REBIRTH. I SHARE THIS SENSE OF JOY WITH ALL MY READERS.

TELUGU NEW YEAR VIJAYA: UGADI- THE DAWN OF NEW YEAR APRIL 11, 2013:

VIJAYA - TELUGU NEW YEAR 2013 - UGADI - GREETINGS: The Celebration of Spring Season.
VIJAYA – TELUGU NEW YEAR 2013 – UGADI – GREETINGS: The Celebration of Spring Season.

Spring is the season of the year between Winter and Summer. In the Northern Hemisphere it extends from the Vernal Equinox( day and night equal in length), March 20 or 21, to the Summer Solstice( year’s longest day ), June 21 or 22. The Seasons come with cyclical frequency at the expected time while planet Earth and the rest of the Solar system partake motion of Sun in the Milky Way Galaxy and their location in Space is never constant and is never the same.

THE SPRING SEASON – A REASON FOR HOPE:

The Celebration of Spring Season. Koel, the Nightingale of India is known because of its melodious call.
The Celebration of Spring Season. Spring Season brings a sense of Joy, uplifts the mood of man. The Joy could be compared to the sweetness of nectar gathered by butterflies from various Spring Season flowers.

The arrival of Spring Season is celebrated with a sense of Joy in numerous cultures and human traditions. The reason for Joy is because of the Season giving a sense of Hope. The reason for Hope is that of rebirth, renewal, regeneration, regrowth, and rejuvenation. In Spring, we witness the plant and animal life getting revitalized. Things in Nature change with Time but Nature remains unchanged. Nature remains constant, immutable, unchanged, or eternal. Nature does not change as mass, energy, and momentum always remain unchanged. The Laws of Conservation stated by classical Physics state that mass and energy can be neither created nor destroyed. Each Law of Conservation signifies that Nature does not change with the passage of Time. We have hope as Nature exists without change. There is hope that we can recover and renew and restart if a process is broken or worn out. Nature’s ability to support and sustain Life is maintained by operation of The Laws of Conservation and by operation of the Fundamental Force called Gravitation.

THE LORD OF SPRING SEASON – LORD MADHAVA WITH GODDESS MADHAVI: In the Divine Song called Bhagavad Gita, Chapter X, ‘The Infinite Glories of the Ultimate Truth’-‘VIBHUTI VISTARA YOGA’ that describes the LORD God Creator’s Infinite Divine Attributes, in verse # 35, Lord Krishna describes Himself as The Lord of Spring Season – The Flowery Season: “Rtunam Kusumakarah.”

The other name for Spring Season, known as Vasant or Basant is MADHAVAM. Indian tradition describes ideas by attaching them to personalities. The person known as LORD MADHAVA is the consort of a person known as Goddess MADHAVI. She derives her name from the word MADHU which describes the nectar gathered by butterflies. Madhu is used to name the taste experience called Sweetness, the sweet substances like honey, sugar, Jaggery and any alcohol derived by fermentation of sugars. The Sweetness gives Joy and Happiness and man can get easily addicted to its powerful intoxicating effect. The sweetness has to be experienced with a sense of restraint. Man experiences a sweet sensation called MADHURYA when he experiences MADHAVI as a FORCE/POWER/ENERGY called Mercy/Grace/Compassion. Spring Season is celebrated as MADHAVAM as Lord Madhava is the Controller of the FORCE/POWER/ENERGY of Mercy/Grace/Compassion described in the Sanskrit language as KRUPA. Man exists at all stages of his life because of God’s Mercy, Grace, and Compassion.

THE CELEBRATION OF TELUGU NEW YEAR – UGADI: 

The Celebration of Spring Season. Mangifera indica, the Cashew family of Anacardiaceae, the evergreen Mango tree is extensively grown across India. The unripe green fruits are used in the preparation of the traditional holiday dish in celebration of Ugadi festival. The fresh leaves are used in decorating the house. The taste and flavor of unripe Mango is unique, it is not sweet, it is not very sour or tart, and it is not bitter. Telugu people describe this taste as OGARU, the taste sensation imparted by eating unripe Pomegranate fruit.   Tamarindus indica, evergreen tree, a native of Africa, belongs to Pea family Fabaceae, the leaves are pinnately compound or feather-formed leaves, the freshly harvested fruits add rich golden color, a mild sour taste with a tinge of sweetness to the traditional holiday dish.
The Celebration of Spring Season. Tamarindus indica, evergreen tree, a native of Africa, belongs to Pea family Fabaceae, the leaves are pinnately compound or feather-formed leaves, the freshly harvested fruits add rich golden color, a mild sour taste with a tinge of sweetness to the traditional holiday dish.
The Celebration of Spring Season. The Neem tree is evergreen, known as Azadirachta indica, belongs to the Mahogany family Meliaceae and is popular for its medicinal properties. The flowers which impart a mild taste of bitterness add flavor to the traditional holiday dish.
The Celebration of Spring Season.The Covenant of Salt – The intimate connection of Salt with the idea of a Covenant or Binding Relationship between man and God or one person and another.
The Celebration of Spring Season. Sugarcane, Saccharum officinarum, a perennial grass gives the taste of Sweetness to the traditional holiday dish. Small chunks of Sugarcane are used and in addition freshly prepared sugar called Jaggery, Gur, Gud, or Bellam is used. The Covenant of Salt – The intimate connection of Salt with the idea of a Covenant or Binding Relationship between man and God or one person and another.

The Telugu speaking people of India follow the Lunar Calendar and the first month of the year ( March-April) is known as CHAITRA.

Bharat Darshan – Welcome to Ugadi, the Telugu New Year Plava on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

The Telugu New Year is traditionally celebrated as UGADI festival. A traditional holiday dish, a relish called ‘UGADI PACHADI’ is prepared to reflect the tastes and flavors of the Spring Season. Telugu people are celebrating the dawn of their New Year called “PLAVA” on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Happy Ugadi to all of you.

Rudra Narasimham Rebbapragada

Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.,

BHAVANAJAGAT.ORG

Bharat Darshan – Welcome to Ugadi, the Telugu New Year Plava on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

Musings on Buddha’s Birth Anniversary 2021. I do not see the Light at the end of the tunnel

Musings on Buddha’s Birth Anniversary 2021. I am trapped inside the belly of a Big Fish. I do not see the Light at the end of the tunnel. I lost the Freedom for which I cling to the Special Frontier Force.

On Thursday, April 08, 2021, I celebrate Buddha’s Birth Anniversary reflecting on the preaching of Gautama Buddha, “You only lose what you cling to.” I am trapped inside the belly of a Big Fish. I do not see the Light at the end of the tunnel.

Musings on Buddha’s Birth Anniversary 2021. I am trapped inside the belly of a Big Fish. I do not see the Light at the end of the tunnel.

My desire for Freedom has driven me to cling to the Special Frontier Force and now I live as a Refugee without a Refuge. For I live without any hope of Freedom in a Free Nation, it will be more honorable if I live as a prisoner in Occupied Tibet.

Musings on Buddha’s Birth Anniversary 2021. I am trapped inside the belly of a Big Fish. I do not see the Light at the end of the tunnel.

Rudra Narasimham Rebbapragada

Special Frontier Force-Establishment No. 22-Vikas Regiment

Musings on Buddha’s Birth Anniversary 2021. I am trapped inside the belly of a Big Fish. I do not see the Light at the end of the tunnel.
Musings on Buddha’s Anniversary 2021. I am trapped inside the belly of a Big Fish. I do not see the Light at the end of the Tunnel. I lost the Freedom for which I cling to the Special Frontier Force.

Here’s everything you need to know about Gautama Buddha’s birth anniversary

HindustanTimes.com
Hindustan Times, Delhi

Buddha’s Birth Anniversary or Buddha Jayanti is celebrated with great fervor in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and numerous other South East Asian countries including Thailand, Tibet, China, Korea, Laos, Vietnam, Mongolia, Cambodia and Indonesia. On April 8, Buddhists celebrate the commemoration of the birth of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, thought to have lived in India from 563 B.C. to 483 B.C. Actually, the Buddhist tradition that celebrates his birthday on April 8 originally placed his birth in the 11th century B.C., and it was not until the modern era that scholars determined that he was more likely born in the sixth century B.C., and possibly in May rather than April.

Musings on Buddha’s Birth Anniversary 2021. I am trapped inside the belly of a Big Fish. I do not see the Light at the end of the tunnel. I lost the Freedom for which I cling to the Special Frontier Force.

The birth anniversary of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, is celebrated as Buddha Jayanti with much fervor across the world. It falls on a full moon day in the month of Vaisakh (April/May) according to the Hindu calendar. This year Buddha Jayanti will be celebrated on Thursday, April 08. In Theravada Buddhism, it is also observed as the day when Buddha, born as Prince Siddhartha Gautama (c. 563-483 BCE) attained Nirvana (salvation) under the Mahabodhi tree at Bodh Gaya, Bihar, as well as his death anniversary. The Vesak full moon day is the most important day in the Buddhist calendar. Several Buddhists go to the pagodas to pour water at the foot of the sacred tree in remembrance of the Buddha’s Enlightenment.

Buddha Purnima is a major festival celebrated with great pomp and fervor in countries like Sri Lanka (where it is called Vesak), India, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, Thailand, Tibet, China, Korea, Laos, Vietnam, Mongolia, Cambodia, Singapore and Indonesia, though celebrations vary from country to country.

Devotees of Buddha visit temples, light candles and incense sticks, pray and offer sweets and fruits before the statue of Lord Buddha. Sermons on the life and teachings of Buddha are held and attended by followers all over. People usually dress in white, do not consume non-vegetarian food and distribute kheer, as according to Buddhist lore, on this day a woman named Sujata had offered Buddha a bowl of milk porridge.

Many followers also free caged birds on this day as a symbol of empathy and compassion for all living beings, one of the most important teachings of Lord Buddha.

In India, a large fair takes place in Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, a major Buddhist pilgrimage site where Buddha is said to have delivered his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. The relics of Buddha are taken out for public display in a procession. Many Hindus also believe Buddha to be the ninth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This year, with Coronavirus pandemic and nationwide lockdown, now in phase 3, the celebrations are likely to look different.

According to the British Library blog, “Every full moon day is an auspicious day for Buddhists, but the most important of all is the day of the full moon in May, because three major events in the life of the Gautama Buddha took place on this day. Firstly, the Buddha-to-be, Prince Siddhartha was born at Lumbini Grove on the full moon day in May. Secondly, after six years of hardship, he attained enlightenment under the shade of the Bodhi tree and became Gautama Buddha at Bodh Gaya also on the full moon day of May. Thirdly, after 45 years of teaching the Truth, when he was eighty, at Kusinara, he passed away to nibbana, the cessation of all desire, on the full moon day of May.”

Buddha’s teachings to use in your daily lives:

Soon after Buddha achieved enlightenment, he gave his first discourse called Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta or Turning the Wheel of Dhamma, to five ascetics in the deer park at Isipatana in Benares (present-day Varanasi). These five ascetics became his first disciples and his teachings attracted many followers, who then joined the Sangha, the community of monks. Lord Buddha thereafter visited his ailing father to preach the Dhamma. After hearing his teachings, the king attained arahatta (perfect sanctity) before he passed away. This was followed by The Buddha preaching the Abhidhamma or the Higher Doctrine to his former mother, who was reborn as a deva with other deities in the Tavatimsa heaven. He then founded the order of Buddhist nuns. During his long ministry that lasted forty-five years, Lord Buddha walked throughout North India, and taught about the suffering of life, how to end it, how to attain peace and nibbana, to all those who listened.

Here are some of Gautama Buddha’s teachings that you can use in your daily life:

“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you.”

“If you knew what I know about the power of giving you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way.”

“Learn this from water: loud splashes the brook but the oceans depth are calm.”

“You only lose what you cling to.”

“The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment for you to live.”

“The trouble is, you think you have time.”

“Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.”

“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”

“The tongue like a sharp knife… Kills without drawing blood.”

“Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.”

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”

Musings on Buddha’s Birth Anniversary 2021. I am trapped inside the belly of a Big Fish. I do not see the Light at the end of the Tunnel. I lost the Freedom for which I cling to the Special Frontier Force.
Musings on Buddha’s Birth Anniversary 2021. I am trapped inside the belly of a Big Fish. I do not see the Light at the end of the Tunnel. I lost the Freedom for which I cling to the Special Frontier Force.

Chaitra or Vasant Navratri 2021. Knowing God through the worship of the Divine Mother

Chaitra or Vasant Navratri 2021. Knowing God through the worship of the Divine Mother. The celebration of the Divine, auspicious forms of God’s Power.
DEVI NAVRATRI - NINE-NIGHT CELEBRATION OF DIVINE POWER, LOVE, MERCY, GRACE, AND COMPASSION TO SECURE HEALTH, WEALTH, WISDOM, AND PERFECT WELL-BEING OF MANKIND.
CHAITRA OR VASANT NAVRATRI 2021. Knowing God through the worship of the Divine Mother. NINE-NIGHT CELEBRATION OF DIVINE POWER, LOVE, MERCY, GRACE, AND COMPASSION TO SECURE HEALTH, WEALTH, WISDOM, AND PERFECT WELL-BEING OF MANKIND.

In Physics, Power/Energy/Force is not associated with gender. But, when living things exist as male and female, description of Power/Energy/Force may have gender association.  In the Indian tradition, ‘Deva’ means God and ‘Devi’ means Goddess. Devi in the Indian tradition is the personification of God’s Supreme Power/Force/ Energy or ‘SHAKTI’. To fully account for the human existence, the man needs two distinct or separate Principles that come together to produce the harmonious singular identity of the man. The issue is not about God’s gender. Father Principle is called the Originating Principle. The Mother Principle is called the Source Principle, for Mother is the Source of Matter, Energy, and Knowledge to establish Life. Father provides Identity to human form, Mother provides Substance, the structural and functional basis of the human form.

BHARAT DARSHAN - DEVI NAVARATRI - GOD AS MALE AND FEMALE. GOD IS THE SUPREME BEING AND DESCRIBED AS OMNIPOTENT. THIS POTENCY OR POWER IS CALLED 'SHAKTI' IN SANSKRIT LANGUAGE. DEVI IS PERSONIFICATION OF 'SHAKTI'. SHE DISPLAYED THIS GREAT POWER IN SLAYING OF A DEMON KING CALLED "MAHISHASURA."
CHAITRA OR VASANT NAVRATRI 2021. Knowing God through the worship of the Divine Mother. GOD AS MALE AND FEMALE. GOD IS THE SUPREME BEING AND DESCRIBED AS OMNIPOTENT. THIS POTENCY OR POWER IS CALLED ‘SHAKTI’ IN THE SANSKRIT LANGUAGE. DEVI IS THE PERSONIFICATION OF ‘SHAKTI’. SHE DISPLAYED THIS GREAT POWER IN SLAYING OF A DEMON KING CALLED “MAHISHASURA.”
Chaitra or Vasant Navratri refers to the Navratri Celebration during the Spring Season.which begins with the New Year Day called Ugadi.

During 2021, Indians celebrate ‘DEVI NAVRATRI’ or ‘CHAITRA NAVRATRI’ that begins on Tuesday, April 13, and ends on the tenth day, Thursday, April 22. The term ‘Nav’ or ‘Nava’ means Nine. ‘Ratri’ means night. This celebration happens in the first lunar month called ‘CHAITRA’ ( March-April), during Shukla Paksha or the Waxing Phase of Moon following the New Moon Day.

BHARAT DARSHAN - DEVI NAVRATRI - GOD AS MALE AND FEMALE. DEVI OR SHAKTI IS OFTEN CALLED 'DURGA' FOR SHE IS EMBODIMENT OF GREAT STRENGTH. SHE IS ALSO CALLED BHADRAKALI, JAGADAMBA, ANNAPURNA, SARVAMANGALA, BHAIRAVI, CHANDIKA, LALITA, BHAVANI, AND MOOKAMBIKA.
CHAITRA OR VASANT NAVRATRI 2021. Knowing God through the worship of the Divine Mother. GOD AS MALE AND FEMALE. DEVI OR SHAKTI IS OFTEN CALLED ‘DURGA’ FOR SHE IS EMBODIMENT OF GREAT STRENGTH. SHE IS ALSO CALLED BHADRAKALI, JAGADAMBA, ANNAPURNA, SARVA MANGALA, BHAIRAVI, CHANDIKA, LALITA, BHAVANI, AND MOOKAMBIKA.

Devi or Shakti is often called ‘DURGA’ for She is the embodiment of great strength. She is also called BHADRAKALI, JAGADAMBA, ANNAPURNA, SARVA MANGALA, BHAIRAVI, CHANDIKA, LALITA, BHAVANI, AND MOOKAMBIKA. During the 9-Night or Navratri festival, Indians worship nine different forms of Goddess Durga with 1,000 names. She is simply adored as Divine Mother and often addressed as ‘MOTHER’ (“MATA” or “MAA”) whatever may be the name or form She assumed on different occasions.

BHARAT DARSHAN - DEVI NAVRATRI - SHARAD NAVRATRI - GOD AS MALE AND FEMALE. NINE DIFFERENT FORMS OF MOTHER DURGA OR SHAKTI ARE REMEMBERED WITH DEVOTION AND ADORATION.
DEVI NAVRATRI – CHAITRA OR VASANT NAVRATRI 2021. Knowing God through the worship of the Divine Mother. GOD AS MALE AND FEMALE. NINE DIFFERENT FORMS OF MOTHER DURGA OR SHAKTI ARE REMEMBERED WITH DEVOTION AND ADORATION.

Goddess Shakti has three Supreme Forms called DURGA, SARASVATI, and LAKSHMI. In India, traditions vary from region to region. First 3 – days of Navratri are dedicated to Goddess Durga, following 3-days are dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and concluding 3-days are dedicated to Goddess Sarasvati or Goddess of Knowledge, Wisdom, and Speech. 

NINE DAYS OF CHAITRA NAVRATRI 2021

Day 1, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 (Pratipada)- Ghatasthapana, Chandra Darshana Shailputri Puja

Day 2, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 (Dwitiya)- Sindhara Dooj, Brahmacharini Puja

Day 3, Thursday, April 15, 2021 (Tritiya)- Gauri Puja, Saubhagya Teej Chandraghanta Puja

Day 4, Friday, April 16, 2021 (Chaturthi)- Kushmanda Puja, Vinayaka Chaturthi

Day 5, Saturday, April 17, 2021 (Panchami)- Naag Puja, Lakshmi Panchami Skandamata Puja

Day 6, Sunday, April 18, 2021 (Shasthi)- Skanda Sashti, Yamuna Chhath Katyayani Puja

Day 7, Monday, April 19, 2021 (Saptami)- Maha Saptami, Kalaratri Puja

Day 8, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 (Ashtami)- Durga Ashtami, Mahagauri Puja Annapurna Ashtami, Sandhi Puja

Day 9, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 (Navami)- Rama Navami

Day 10, Thursday, April 22, 2021 (Dashami)- Navratri Parana

Chaitra or Vasant Navratri 2021. Begins on Tuesday, April 13 during the Shukla Paksha or the Waxing Phase and ends on the tenth day, Thursday, April 22, 2021.
Chaitra or Vasant Navratri March-April 2021. HINDU CALENDAR OR PANCHANGA.
BHARAT DARSHAN - DEVI NAVRATRI - GOD AS MALE AND FEMALE. NINE DIFFERENT FORMS OF WORSHIP CALLED TARA - TARINI SHAKTI.
CHAITRA OR VASANT NAVRATRI 2021. Knowing God through the worship of the Divine Mother. GOD AS MALE AND FEMALE. NINE DIFFERENT FORMS OF WORSHIP CALLED TARA – TARINI SHAKTI.
BHARAT DARSHAN - DEVI NAVRATRI - GOD AS MALE AND FEMALE. NAVA DURGA, NINE-FORMS OF ADORATION.
CHAITRA OR VASANT NAVRATRI 2021. Knowing God through the worship of the Divine Mother. GOD AS MALE AND FEMALE. NAVA DURGA, NINE-FORMS OF ADORATION.
BHARAT DARSHAN - DEVI NAVRATRI - GOD AS MALE AND FEMALE. NINE REASONS TO CELEBRATE GODDESS DURGA.
CHAITRA OR VASANT NAVRATRI 2021. Knowing God through the worship of the Divine Mother. GOD AS MALE AND FEMALE. NINE REASONS TO CELEBRATE GODDESS DURGA.
CHAITRA OR VASANT NAVRATRI 2021. Knowing God through the worship of the Divine Mother. GOD AS MALE AND FEMALE. EACH FORM IS ASSOCIATED WITH A SPECIAL LEGEND AND HAS SOME VERY SPECIFIC FEATURES.
BHARAT DARSHAN - DEVI NAVRATRI - GOD AS MALE AND FEMALE - FIRST DAY OF NAVRATRI IS CALLED PRATIPADA. DEDICATED TO GODDESS SHAILAPUTRI, DAUGHTER OF RULER OF MOUNTAINS. SHE IS ALSO KNOWN AS PARVATI, HEMAVATI, SATI BHAVANI AND OTHERS.
CHAITRA OR VASANT NAVRATRI 2021. Knowing God through the worship of the Divine Mother.GOD AS MALE AND FEMALE – FIRST DAY OF NAVRATRI IS CALLED PRATIPADA. DEDICATED TO GODDESS SHAILAPUTRI, DAUGHTER OF RULER OF MOUNTAINS. SHE IS ALSO KNOWN AS PARVATI, HEMAVATI, SATI BHAVANI AND OTHERS.
BHARAT DARSHAN - DEVI NAVRATRI - GOD AS MALE AND FEMALE. FIRST DAY OF NINE-NIGHT CELEBRATION.
CHAITRA OR VASANT NAVRATRI 2021. Knowing God through the worship of the Divine Mother. GOD AS MALE AND FEMALE. FIRST DAY OF NINE-NIGHT CELEBRATION.
DEVI NAVRATRI - CELEBRATION OF DIVINE POWER. NAVRATRI, ON DAY-2, OR DWITIYA, DEDICATED TO GODDESS BRAHMACHARINI.
CHAITRA OR VASANT NAVRATRI 2021. Knowing God through the worship of the Divine Mother. CELEBRATION OF DIVINE POWER. NAVRATRI, ON DAY-2, OR DWITIYA IS DEDICATED TO GODDESS BRAHMACHARINI.
Chaitra or Vasant Navratri 2021. Knowing God through the worship of the Divine Mother. On Day-3, Tritiya, is dedicated to Goddess Chandraghanta.
Chaitra or Vasant Navratri 2021. Knowing God through the worship of the Divine Mother. Day-3, Tritiya is dedicated to Goddess Chandraghanta.
Bharat Darshan-Devi Nava Ratri-Kushmanda
CHAITRA OR VASANT NAVRATRI 2021. Knowing God through the worship of the Divine Mother. GOD AS MALE AND FEMALE. THE FOURTH DAY IS CALLED CHATURTHI. GODDESS KUSHMANDA REPRESENTS CREATIVE POWER, AND SHE EXPRESSES A SENSE OF JOY FOR HER OWN CREATION.                                                                                                                      
BHARAT DARSHAN - DEVI NAVRATRI - GOD AS MALE AND FEMALE . GODDESS OF FOURTH DAY OR CHATURTHI IS KNOWN AS KUSHMANDA.
CHAITRA OR VASANT NAVRATRI 2021. Knowing God through the worship of the Divine Mother. GOD AS MALE AND FEMALE. GODDESS OF FOURTH DAY OR CHATURTHI IS KNOWN AS KUSHMANDA.
BHARAT DARSHAN - DEVI NAVRATRI - GOD AS MALE AND FEMALE. GODDESS OF FIFTH DAY OR PANCHAMI IS KNOWN AS SKANDAMATA, MOTHER OF SKANDA OR KARTIKEYA.
CHAITRA OR VASANT NAVRATRI 2021. Knowing God through the worship of the Divine Mother. GOD AS MALE AND FEMALE. GODDESS OF FIFTH DAY OR PANCHAMI IS KNOWN AS SKANDAMATA, MOTHER OF SKANDA OR KARTIKEYA.
Bharat Darshan-Devi Navratri-Devi-Katyayani
CHAITRA OR VASANT NAVRATRI 2021. Knowing God through the worship of the Divine Mother. GOD AS MALE AND FEMALE. GODDESS OF SIXTH DAY IS KNOWN AS KATYAYANI.
BHARAT DARSHAN - DEVI NAVARATRI. GODDESS SARASVATI PUJA OR WORSHIP ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2015.
CHAITRA OR VASANT NAVRATRI 2021 Knowing God through the worship of the Divine Mother.. GODDESS SARASVATI PUJA OR WORSHIP ON THE SEVENTH DAY MORNING, SAPTAMI, Monday, April 19, 2021.
BHARAT DARSHAN - DEVI NAVRATRI - GOD AS MALE AND FEMALE. GODDESS OF SEVENTH DAY OR SAPTAMI IS KNOWN AS KALRATRI(BLACK OR DARK NIGHT), AND SUBHANKARI FOR SHE GIVES PROTECTION FROM TROUBLE.
CHAITRA OR VASANT NAVRATRI 2021. Knowing God through the worship of the Divine Mother. GOD AS MALE AND FEMALE. GODDESS OF SEVENTH-DAY OR SAPTAMI IS KNOWN AS KALRATRI (BLACK OR DARK NIGHT), AND SUBHANKARI FOR SHE GIVES PROTECTION FROM TROUBLE.
BHARAT DARSHAN - DEVI NAVRATRI - GOD AS MALE AND FEMALE. GODDESS OF EIGHTH DAY OR ASHTAMI IS KNOWN AS MAHA GAURI.
CHAITRA OR VASANT NAVRATRI 2021. Knowing God through the worship of the Divine Mother. GOD AS MALE AND FEMALE. GODDESS OF EIGHTH DAY OR ASHTAMI IS KNOWN AS MAHA GAURI.
Chaitra or Vasant Navratri 2021. Dya-8 or Ashtami is dedicated to Goddess Durga. Knowing God through the worship of the Divine Mother.
BHARAT DARSHAN - DEVI NAVRATRI - GOD AS MALE AND FEMALE. GODDESS OF NINTH DAY OR MAHARNAVAMI IS KNOWN AS SIDDHIDATRI FOR SHE BESTOWS ASHTA SIDDHIS.
CHAITRA OR VASANT NAVRATRI 2021. Knowing God through the worship of the Divine Mother.GOD AS MALE AND FEMALE. GODDESS OF NINTH DAY OR MAHARNAVAMI IS KNOWN AS SIDDHIDATRI FOR SHE BESTOWS ASHTA SIDDHIS.
Chaitra or Vasant Navratri 2021. Day-9 is dedicated to Goddess Siddhidatri Devi.
CHAITRA OR VASANT NAVRATRI 2021. Knowing God through the worship of the Divine Mother. GOD AS MALE AND FEMALE. A HYMN IN PRAISE AND WORSHIP OF GODDESS DURGA DEVI.
BHARAT DARSHAN - DEVI NAVRATRI - GOD BOTH MALE AND FEMALE. DEVI OR GODDESS HAS THREE SUPREME FORMS CALLED SARASVATI, LAKSHMI, AND PARVATI. THESE NAMES DESCRIBE DIFFERENT ATTRIBUTES OF GOD'S OMNIPOTENCE.
CHAITRA OR VASANT NAVRATRI 2021. Knowing God through the worship of the Divine Mother. GOD BOTH MALE AND FEMALE. DEVI OR GODDESS HAS THREE SUPREME FORMS CALLED SARASVATI, LAKSHMI, AND PARVATI. THESE NAMES DESCRIBE DIFFERENT ATTRIBUTES OF GOD’S OMNIPOTENCE.
DEVI NAVRATRI, NINE-NIGHT CELEBRATION, DAY - 9, MAHA NAVAMI, AYUDHA PUJA, WORSHIP OF ALL WEAPONS, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT USED BY MAN TO ACCOMPLISH ACTION.
CHAITRA OR VASANT NAVRATRI 2021, NINE-NIGHT CELEBRATION, DAY – 9, MAHA NAVAMI, AYUDHA PUJA, WORSHIP OF ALL WEAPONS, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT USED BY MAN TO ACCOMPLISH ACTION.
DEVI NAVRATRI - NINE-NIGHT WORSHIP OF DIVINE POWER, LOVE, GRACE, AND COMPASSION TO ACCOMPLISH VICTORY OF GOOD OVER EVIL FORCES. 10th DAY, DASAMI IS KNOWN AS VIJAYA DASAMI OR DUSSEHRA.
CHAITRA OR VASANT NAVRATRI 2021 – NINE-NIGHT WORSHIP OF DIVINE POWER, LOVE, GRACE, AND COMPASSION TO ACCOMPLISH VICTORY OF GOOD OVER EVIL FORCES. 10th DAY, DASAMI.
Chaitra or Vasant Navratri 2021. Wednesday, April 21, 2021, the Ninth or Navami is celebrated as Sri Rama Navami, LORD Ram’s Birthday.

Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free Nation Prays for the Blessings of Whole Patience

Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free Nation Prays for the Blessings of Whole Patience.

THE SLAVE IN FREE NATION PRAYS FOR THE BLESSINGS OF WHOLE PATIENCE ON GOOD FRIDAY – WHOLE PATIENCE: TO KNOW, TO UNDERSTAND THE QUALITY, THE ABILITY, OR THE FACT OF PATIENCE, I PRAY TO THE SON OF MAN KNOWN AS JESUS, A NATIVE OF NAZARETH, GALILEE.

Good Friday is the Friday before Easter Sunday. It is observed in commemoration of the crucifixion of Jesus. Friday, April 02, 2021, is observed as Good Friday. I pray to the Son of Man, a native of Nazareth, Galilee to know, and to understand the quality, the ability, or the fact of “PATIENCE.” I am using the phrase “WHOLE PATIENCE” for Jesus clearly demonstrated His other supernatural abilities. Jesus had several options if He chose not to wait, not to tolerate, not to succumb, and not to experience the horrors of pain and humiliation imposed on Good Friday. Today, the Slave is beholding the Son of Man to learn the Art of Patience. I am “alien” for I have not yet entered the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth.

WHOLE CHRIST–WHOLE LOVE–WHOLE REDEEMER

Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free Nation Prays for the Blessings of Whole Patience.

GOOD FRIDAY 2021. THE SLAVE IN FREE NATION PRAYS FOR THE BLESSINGS OF PATIENCE AND ENDURANCE. GOSPEL IS OF VERY SPECIAL INTEREST TO MAN AS IT REVEALS GOD’S COSTLY PLAN FOR MAN’S REDEMPTION THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.

Good Friday is of very special interest to man for it reveals God’s costly plan for the redemption of man. The word redemption means to release, or freedom from payment of a price and man’s freedom or deliverance, or liberation involving the greatest possible depth of suffering. The price paying concept lies at the heart of redemption and hence it is a costly action. For man is a “SLAVE” to sin, to set him free, a ransom-price is paid. “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” (Gospel According to Saint Mark, Chapter 10, verse#45) The emphasis is on the giving of Life as a ransom. Good Friday is a completed act for Jesus paid the ransom-price. Jesus performed this action with Whole Patience. It is immaterial as to whom Christ paid this price. For man, the only concern is to experience the results of this full redemption by receiving God’s grace and mercy through Christ and His Love. On Good Friday, Jesus had gone through the whole of human experience including the worst horrors of pain and humiliation.

Endurance is the ability to stand pain, distress, and fatigue; it is the ability to resist and withstand suffering and hardship with fortitude and patience.

Good Friday 2021 The Slave in Free Nation Prays for the Blessings of Patience and Endurance..

GOOD FRIDAY 2021. THE SLAVE IN FREE NATION PRAYS FOR THE BLESSINGS OF PATIENCE AND ENDURANCE: THE TRIAL AND EXECUTION OF JESUS ON GOOD FRIDAY. IT IS A LESSON TO HUMANITY, A TEACHING TO KNOW AND UNDERSTAND THE QUALITIES OF PATIENCE AND ENDURANCE. ROMAN GOVERNOR PONTIUS PILATE THOROUGHLY SCOURGED JESUS AND ASKED PEOPLE IF HE NEEDS TO PUNISH MORE.

Endurance speaks of the ability to hold up under pain, to tolerate, to put up with, to bear pain without flinching. It is the Will, ability, quality, or fact of waiting without complaint. It demands steadiness, perseverance, self-control, resoluteness in the face of grave provocation. This ability to bear suffering results from firm sustained courage and it is a mistake to interpret endurance as cowardice. Jesus remained calm and unperturbed while people angrily shouted demanding his crucifixion.

On Good Friday, the Son of Man was a picture of STOICISM displaying grit, and courage that refuses to succumb under any circumstances, courage that involves utmost indifference to personal pain and suffering.

Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free Nation Prays for the Blessings of Patience and Endurance.. .

GOOD FRIDAY 2021. THE SLAVE IN FREE NATION PRAYS FOR THE BLESSINGS OF WHOLE PATIENCE: “THEN SOME BEGAN TO SPIT AT  HIM,  THEY BLINDFOLDED  HIM,  STUCK  HIM  WITH  THEIR FISTS,  AND  SAID, ‘PROPHESY!’ AND THE GUARDS TOOK  HIM  AND  BEAT  HIM .” BOOK OF   MARK, CHAPTER 14, VERSE#65.

Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free Nation Prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.

GOOD FRIDAY 2021. THE SLAVE IN FREE NATION PRAYS FOR THE BLESSINGS OF WHOLE PATIENCE: TO WHICH LAND AND TO WHICH KINGDOM DOES THE SON OF MAN TRULY BELONGS? IF JESUS BELONGS TO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, WHO HAS GIVEN THE AUTHORITY AND POWER TO MAN TO DEFINE HIS TERRITORY AND HIS DOMAIN?

Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free Nation Prays for the Blessings of Patience and Endurance.

GOOD FRIDAY 2021. THE SLAVE IN FREE NATION PRAYS FOR THE BLESSINGS OF WHOLE PATIENCE: IF THE SON OF MAN WAS CRUCIFIED ON GOOD FRIDAY, IT ONLY SPEAKS ABOUT HIS WILL TO REFRAIN FROM RETALIATION, AND FORBEARANCE. PEOPLE TAUNTED JESUS TO SAVE  HIS  OWN  LIFE  AND  TO  COME  DOWN.  HIS FORTITUDE IS NOT TO BE  MISTAKEN  OR  MISINTERPRETED   AS WEAKNESS. 

Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free Nation Prays for the Blessings of Patience and Endurance.

GOOD FRIDAY 2021. THE SLAVE IN FREE NATION PRAYS FOR THE BLESSINGS OF WHOLE PATIENCE: ON GOOD FRIDAY, ROMAN GOVERNOR PONTIUS PILATE OR HIS SOLDIERS POSTED A WRITTEN NOTICE ABOVE THE CROSS ON WHICH JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED.

On Good Friday, Jesus was repeatedly taunted, mocked, and ridiculed by people, by criminals, by officials, by soldiers, by the high priest, King Herod, and Roman Governor Pontius Pilate. The ultimate act of indignity was that of calling Him, “THE KING OF THE JEWS” showing utter contempt for His failure to save His own life and get away from the Cross on which He was nailed.

Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free Nation Prays for the Blessings of Patience and Endurance.

GOOD FRIDAY 2021. THE SLAVE IN FREE NATION PRAYS FOR THE BLESSINGS OF WHOLE PATIENCE: ON GOOD FRIDAY, JESUS DID NOT EXPRESS ANY THOUGHTS OR FEELINGS OF SELF-PITY. JESUS SAID, “FATHER, FORGIVE THEM, FOR THEY DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING.”(THE BOOK OF ST LUKE, CHAPTER 23, VERSE#34).

On Good Friday, Jesus did not rebuke the people who offended and punished Him. Jesus did not express any desire to retaliate against them and did not express any thoughts or feelings of Self-Pity. Jesus after His crucifixion said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”( The Gospel According to Saint Luke, Chapter 23, verse#34)

ECCE HOMO – “BEHOLD THE MAN”

  • There is no easy cure, and there is no easy remedy for man’s problems for man’s problem is that of alienation or estrangement from his own true or real nature that God implanted in man while making man in His own image. Man lives as an ‘alien’ for man has lost his connection with his own LORD God Creator. The divine nature of the Son of Man becomes self-evident when man learns the Art of Patience and Endurance. I ask my readers to ‘Behold The Man’ and see His Patience, Fortitude, Forbearance, Perseverance, Calmness, Steadiness, Strength, Self-Control, and His resolute Endurance.
  • Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free Nation Prays for the Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free Nation Prays for the Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free nation Prays for the Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free Nation Prays for the Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free Nation Prays for the Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free Nation Prays for the Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free Nation Prays for the Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free Nation Prays for the Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free Nation Prays for the Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free Nation Prays for the Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free Nation Prays for the Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free Nation Prays for the Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free Nation Prays for the Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free Nation Prays for the Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free Nation Prays for the Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free Nation Prays for the Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free Nation Prays for the Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free Nation Prays for the Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free Nation Prays for the Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free Nation Prays for the Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free Nation Prays for the Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free Nation Prays for the Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free Nation Prays for the Blessings of Patience and Endurance.

     

    Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free Nation Prays for the Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free Nation Prays for the Blessings of Patience and Endurance.

    On this Good Friday, I am sharing a collection of images that depict Jesus when Roman Governor Pontius Pilate presented Him to a mob of people who gathered outside the palace shouting to crucify Jesus. The Slave in Free Nation has no access to care or comfort while he faces the difficult problems of his simple, mortal existence. The Slave understands the proverb that instructs man to endure problems that cannot be cured.

    Good Friday 2021. The Slave in Free Nation Prays for the Blessings of Patience and Endurance.

    GOOD FRIDAY 2021. THE SLAVE IN FREE NATION PRAYS FOR THE BLESSINGS OF PATIENCE AND ENDURANCE: IF PROBLEMS HAVE NO ANSWERS, IF PAIN AND SUFFERING CANNOT BE CURED, MAN TO KEEP HIS EXISTENCE HAS TO LEARN THE ART OF PATIENCE.        

    REMEMBERING GOOD FRIDAY 2021. THE SLAVE IN FREE NATION PRAYS FOR THE BLESSINGS OF WHOLE PATIENCE. “TAKE MY YOKE UPON YOU….FOR MY YOKE IS EASY AND MY BURDEN IS LIGHT.” BOOK OF MATTHEW 11:28-30.

     

    Good Friday 2021. I am alien, foreigner, sojourner, stranger, tenant and traveler with no place to call home. Where is my final destination?

    Good Friday 2021. Where is my final destination?

    SENIOR ALIEN PRAYS FOR THE BLESSINGS OF WHOLE PATIENCE ON GOOD FRIDAY

    WHOLE PATIENCE: TO KNOW, TO UNDERSTAND THE QUALITY, THE ABILITY, OR THE FACT OF PATIENCE, I PRAY TO THE SON OF MAN KNOWN AS JESUS, A NATIVE OF NAZARETH, GALILEE.

    Good Friday 2021. Where is my final destination?

    Good Friday is the Friday before Easter Sunday. It is observed in commemoration of the crucifixion of Jesus. Friday, April 02, 2021, is observed as Good Friday. I pray to Son of Man, a native of Nazareth, Galilee to know, and to understand the quality, the ability, or the fact of “PATIENCE.” I am using the phrase “WHOLE PATIENCE” for Jesus clearly demonstrated His other supernatural abilities. Jesus had several options if He chose not to wait, not to tolerate, not to succumb, and not to experience the horrors of pain and humiliation imposed on Good Friday. Today, Senior Alien is beholding the Son of Man to learn the Art of Patience. I am “alien” for I have not yet entered the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth.

    WHOLE CHRIST–WHOLE LOVE–WHOLE REDEEMER:

    Good Friday – Detached Devotion – Senior Alien prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.

    GOOD FRIDAY – SENIOR ALIEN – WHOLE PATIENCE: GOSPEL IS OF VERY SPECIAL INTEREST TO MAN AS IT REVEALS GOD’S COSTLY PLAN FOR MAN’S REDEMPTION THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.

    Good Friday is of very special interest to man for it reveals God’s costly plan for the redemption of man. The word redemption means to release, or freedom from payment of a price and man’s freedom or deliverance, or liberation involving the greatest possible depth of suffering. The price paying concept lies at the heart of redemption and hence it is a costly action. For man is a “SLAVE” to sin, to set him free, a ransom-price is paid. “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” (Gospel According to Saint Mark, Chapter 10, verse#45) The emphasis is on the giving of Life as a ransom. Good Friday is a completed act for Jesus paid the ransom-price. Jesus performed this action with Whole Patience. It is immaterial as to whom Christ paid this price. For man, the only concern is to experience the results of this full redemption by receiving God’s grace and mercy through Christ and His Love. On Good Friday, Jesus had gone through the whole of human experience including the worst horrors of pain and humiliation.

    Endurance is the ability to stand pain, distress, and fatigue; it is the ability to resist and withstand suffering and hardship with fortitude and patience.

    Good Friday – Detached Devotion – Senior Alien Prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.

    SENIOR ALIEN – GOOD FRIDAY – WHOLE PATIENCE: THE TRIAL AND EXECUTION OF JESUS ON GOOD FRIDAY. IT IS A LESSON TO HUMANITY, A TEACHING TO KNOW AND UNDERSTAND THE QUALITIES OF PATIENCE AND ENDURANCE. ROMAN GOVERNOR PONTIUS PILATE THOROUGHLY SCOURGED JESUS AND ASKED PEOPLE IF HE NEEDS TO PUNISH MORE.

    Endurance speaks of the ability to hold up under pain, to tolerate, to put up with, to bear pain without flinching. It is the Will, ability, quality, or fact of waiting without complaint. It demands steadiness, perseverance, self-control, resoluteness in the face of grave provocation. This ability to bear suffering results from firm sustained courage and it is a mistake to interpret endurance as cowardice. Jesus remained calm and unperturbed while people angrily shouted demanding his crucifixion.

    On Good Friday, the Son of Man was a picture of STOICISM displaying grit, and courage that refuses to succumb under any circumstances, courage that involves utmost indifference to personal pain and suffering.

    Good Friday – Detached Devotion – Senior Alien Prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.

    SENIOR ALIEN – GOODFRIDAY – WHOLE PATIENCE: “THEN SOME BEGAN TO SPIT AT  HIM,  THEY  BLINDFOLDED  HIM,  STUCK  HIM  WITH  THEIR  FISTS,  AND  SAID, ‘PROPHESY!’ AND THE GUARDS TOOK  HIM  AND  BEAT  HIM .” BOOK OF   MARK, CHAPTER 14, VERSE#65.

    Good Friday – Detached Devotion – Senior Alien Prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.

    SENIOR ALIEN – GOOD FRIDAY – WHOLE PATIENCE: TO WHICH LAND AND TO WHICH KINGDOM DOES THE SON OF MAN TRULY BELONGS? IF JESUS BELONGS TO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, WHO HAS GIVEN THE AUTHORITY AND POWER TO MAN TO DEFINE HIS TERRITORY AND HIS DOMAIN?

    Good Friday – Detached Devotion – Senior Alien Prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.

    SENIOR ALIEN – GOOD FRIDAY – WHOLE PATIENCE: IF THE SON OF MAN WAS CRUCIFIED ON GOOD FRIDAY, IT ONLY SPEAKS ABOUT HIS WILL TO REFRAIN FROM RETALIATION, AND FORBEARANCE. PEOPLE TAUNTED JESUS TO SAVE  HIS  OWN  LIFE  AND TO  COME  DOWN.  HIS FORTITUDE IS NOT TO BE  MISTAKEN  OR  MISINTERPRETED   AS WEAKNESS. 

    Good Friday – Detached Devotion – Senior Alien Prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.

    SENIOR ALIEN – GOOD FRIDAY – WHOLE PATIENCE: ON GOOD FRIDAY, ROMAN GOVERNOR PONTIUS PILATE OR HIS SOLDIERS POSTED A WRITTEN NOTICE ABOVE THE CROSS ON WHICH JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED.

    On Good Friday, Jesus was repeatedly taunted, mocked, and ridiculed by people, by criminals, by officials, by soldiers, by the high priest, King Herod, and Roman Governor Pontius Pilate. The ultimate act of indignity was that of calling Him, “THE KING OF THE JEWS” showing utter contempt for His failure to save His own life and get away from the Cross on which He was nailed.

    Good Friday – Detached Devotion – Senior Alien Prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.

    SENIOR ALIEN – GOOD FRIDAY – WHOLE PATIENCE: ON GOOD FRIDAY, JESUS DID NOT EXPRESS ANY THOUGHTS OR FEELINGS OF SELF-PITY. JESUS SAID, “FATHER, FORGIVE THEM, FOR THEY DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING.”(THE BOOK OF ST LUKE, CHAPTER 23, VERSE#34).

    On Good Friday, Jesus did not rebuke the people who offended and punished Him. Jesus did not express any desire to retaliate against them and did not express any thoughts or feelings of Self-Pity. Jesus after His crucifixion said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”( The Gospel According to Saint Luke, Chapter 23, verse#34)

    ECCE HOMO – “BEHOLD THE MAN”

  • There is no easy cure, and there is no easy remedy for man’s problems for man’s problem is that of alienation or estrangement from his own true or real nature that God implanted in man while making man in His own image. Man lives as an ‘alien’ for man has lost his connection with his own LORD God Creator. The divine nature of the Son of Man becomes self-evident when man learns the Art of Patience and Endurance. I ask my readers to ‘Behold The Man’ and see His Patience, Fortitude, Forbearance, Perseverance, Calmness, Steadiness, Strength, Self-Control, and His resolute Endurance.
  • Good Friday – Detached Devotion – Senior Alien Prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday – Detached Devotion – Senior Alien Prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday – Detached Devotion – Senior Alien Prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday – Detached Devotion – Senior Alien Prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday – Senior Alien Prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.

     

    Good Friday – Senior Alien Prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday – Senior Alien Prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday – Senior Alien Prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday – Senior Alien Prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday – Senior Alien Prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday – Senior Alien Prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday – Senior Alien Prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday – Senior Alien Prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday – Senior Alien Prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday – Senior Alien Prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday – Senior Alien Prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday – Senior Alien Prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday – Senior Alien Prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday – Senior Alien Prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday – Senior Alien Prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday – Senior Alien Prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday – Senior Alien Prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday – Senior Alien Prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.

     

    Good Friday – Senior Alien Prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday – Senior Alien Prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday. Senior Alien prays for Blessings of Whole Patience.
    Good Friday. Senior Alien prays for Blessings of Whole Patience.

    On this Good Friday, I am sharing a collection of images that depict Jesus when Roman Governor Pontius Pilate presented Him to a mob of people who gathered outside the palace shouting to crucify Jesus. SENIOR ALIEN has no access to care or comfort while he faces the difficult problems of his simple, mortal existence. Senior Alien understands the proverb that instructs man to endure problems that cannot be cured.

    Good Friday – Senior Alien Prays for Blessings of Patience and Endurance.
    Good Friday 2021. What is my final destination?

    SENIOR ALIEN – GOOD FRIDAY – WHOLE PATIENCE: IF PROBLEMS HAVE NO ANSWERS, IF PAIN AND SUFFERING CANNOT BE CURED, THE MAN TO KEEP HIS EXISTENCE HAS TO LEARN THE ART OF PATIENCE.        

     

    Reflections on Good Friday 2021. The slave will walk to his grave with the burden of the Cross

    Reflections on Good Friday 2021. The slave will walk to his grave with the burden of the Cross.

    On April 02, 2021, Good Friday, this humble slave has accepted the reality of walking to his grave carrying the burden of the Cross. There is no real Freedom unless and until this slave enters the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth.

    SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - REMEMBERING GOOD FRIDAY - BEHOLD THE MAN.
    SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – REMEMBERING GOOD FRIDAY – BEHOLD THE MAN. BEHOLD THE YOKE OF BURDEN CARRIED BY JESUS ON GOOD FRIDAY.

    Good Friday is the Friday before Easter Sunday. It is observed in commemoration of Crucifixion of Jesus. Friday, April 02, 2021 is observed as Good Friday and I “Behold The Man” who promises to set me “FREE” from Slavery, Serfdom,  and Bondage to Sin. These Blessings of Salvation are shared by Saint Matthew in His Gospel, Chapter 11, verses 28-30: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” In the literal sense, yoke is a wooden frame or bar with loops or bows at either end, so constructed as to unite two animals, usually oxen, enabling them to work in the fields. Yoke is figuratively used in the sense of Servitude. Yoke is a symbol or mark of Bondage, Subjection, Serfdom, Slavery, Forced Labor, and Involuntary Servitude.

    SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - REMEMBERING GOOD FRIDAY - BEHOLD THE MAN.
    SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – REMEMBERING GOOD FRIDAY – BEHOLD THE MAN. BEHOLD THE YOKE OF BURDEN CARRIED BY JESUS ON GOOD FRIDAY.
    SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - REMEMBERING GOOD FRIDAY - BEHOLD THE MAN. "TAKE MY YOKE UPON YOU....FOR MY YOKE IS EASY AND MY BURDEN IS LIGHT." BOOK OF MATTHEW 11:28-30.
    SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – REMEMBERING GOOD FRIDAY – BEHOLD THE MAN. “TAKE MY YOKE UPON YOU….FOR MY YOKE IS EASY AND MY BURDEN IS LIGHT.” BOOK OF MATTHEW 11:28-30.

    On this Good Friday, I ask my readers to reflect upon the Yoke of Burden carried by Jesus and my burden is light for He paid penalty on my behalf. However, I have not yet entered the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. There is no escape from the reality of walking to my grave carrying the burden of the Cross.

    SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - BEHOLD THE MAN - ECCE HOMO: Roman Governor of Judea, Pontius Pilate of 1st century A.D. had presented Jesus to a big crowd of Jews of Jerusalem making this announcement: "Ecce Homo."( etcha homo. Latin. Behold The Man). I would like to Behold Jesus, the Son of Man to describe the physiological function called 'Homeostasis' that maintains stability and equilibrium to preserve constant the conditions of Life.
    SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – REMEMBERING GOOD FRIDAY -BEHOLD THE MAN: Roman Governor of Judea, Pontius Pilate of 1st century A.D. had presented Jesus to a big crowd of Jews of Jerusalem making this announcement: “Ecce Homo.”( etcha homo. Latin. Behold The Man). This reality of Jesus actually represents the fundamental problem of man who exists as a prisoner because of the problem called ‘Sin’. To liberate man from the burden of Sin, Jesus was arrested and was tried like a criminal. I would like to Behold Jesus, the Son of Man to describe the physiological function called ‘Homeostasis’ that maintains stability and equilibrium to keep constant the conditions of Life.
    SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - BEHOLD THE MAN - ECCE HOMO: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche(1844-1900), German philosopher wrote his last book titled "Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One Is" in 1888 before losing his mental lucidity. I Behold The Man to describe the physiological condition called 'Homeostasis' that provides stability and equilibrium within the organism to maintain all the vital mechanisms to keep the conditions of Life constant in the face of varied internal and external environmental conditions.
    SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – REMEMBERING GOOD FRIDAY – BEHOLD THE MAN – ECCE HOMO: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche(1844-1900), German philosopher wrote his last book titled “Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One Is” in 1888 before losing his mental lucidity. I Behold The Man to describe the physiological condition called ‘Homeostasis’ that provides stability and equilibrium within the organism to maintain all the vital mechanisms to keep the conditions of Life constant in the face of varied internal and external environmental conditions.

    I define the term ‘Spirituality’ as an internal mutually beneficial partnership between the cells, the tissues, the organs and the organ systems of the human organism and the Whole Organism which exists as the singular, specific Individual with Individuality. Spirituality brings structural unity and functional harmony and is the fundamental basis for man to discover Peace, Harmony, and Tranquility in his living condition and in his living experience in the given external environment as a member of an external community. In terms of Science, the human being is a biological community of independent, individual cells and each of these building blocks of life exist with its own internal environment and an external environment and constantly interacts with its own intracellular organelles and other living cells found in its external environment. Similarly, the man has an internal environment called ‘Milieu Interieur’ and the organism tries to maintain ‘Homeostasis’ which is defined as the tendency to maintain internal stability by coordinated responses of the organ systems that automatically compensate for environmental changes and it is analogous to maintenance of stability or equilibrium while participating in social interactions within a social group. French physiologist, Dr. Claude Bernard(1813-1878) described ‘Homeostasis’: “All the vital mechanisms, varied as they are, have only one object; that of preserving constant the conditions of Life.” In this context of the structural and functional relationship of the human organism to maintain stability and equilibrium within the organism and while participating in social interactions within a social group, I would ask my readers to “Behold The Man.” I would like to present two men, 1. Jesus, and 2. Nietzsche to provide contrast as to how their ‘Homeostasis’ was compromised and as to how they failed to keep their existence; 1. Jesus faced an external threat posed by the social group, people with whom He lived and participated in social interactions, and 2. Nietzsche faced an internal threat posed by another living organism (Syphilis) with which he participated in biotic interactions. Readers may note that Nietzsche in his last book titled ‘Ecce Homo’ made an attempt to contrast between himself  and Jesus.

    BEHOLD THE MAN – ECCE HOMO – THE SON OF MAN:

    SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - BEHOLD THE MAN - ECCE HOMO: Jesus Christ, the Son of Man lived as a human being. The phrase 'Ecce Homo'(Latin. Behold The Man) is used to describe a picture or statue of Jesus wearing a Crown of Thorns. This picture describes the nature of man's dependent and conditioned existence. Man in his mind and imagination makes himself "Free" and in reality exists as a Slave and there is no "Freedom" or "Salvation", or "Liberation" without the operation of an uplifting Force of God's Unconditioned Love called "Divine Providence", the Force of Mercy, Grace, and Compassion called "KRUPA" in Indian Sanskrit language.
    SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – REMEMBERING GOOD FRIDAY – BEHOLD THE MAN: Jesus Christ, the Son of Man, lived as a human being. The phrase ‘Ecce Homo'(Latin. Behold The Man) is used to describe a picture or statue of Jesus wearing a Crown of Thorns. This picture describes the nature of man’s dependent and conditioned existence. Man in his mind and imagination makes himself “Free” and in reality exists as a Slave to a sinful nature. Man can either exist as a Slave of God or as a Slave of Sin. There is no “Freedom” or “Salvation”, or “Liberation”, or Deliverance from Bondage without operation of an uplifting Force of God’s Unconditioned Love called “Divine Providence”, the Force of Mercy, Grace, and Compassion called “KRUPA” in Sanskrit language.

    The Vulgate or Latin Version of the Bible, the official biblical text of the Roman Catholic Church, in the New Testament Book of The Gospel According to Apostle John, Chapter 19, verses 4 and 5 describe the words used by the Roman Governor of Judea, Pontius Pilate when he presented Jesus to a huge crowd of Jews that had gathered outside his palace to demand that Jesus must be punished by Crucifixion: Once more Pilate came out and said to the Jews, “Look, I am bringing him out to you to let you know that I find no basis for a charge against him.” When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe, Pilate said to them, “Ecce Homo !”(Behold The Man)

    SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - BEHOLD THE MAN - ECCE HOMO: Man leads a dependent and conditioned existence. The existence of Jesus, the Son of Man was conditioned by God's Plan for humanity who acquired Sin through acts of disobedience that violated God's Will and Purpose in man's life. Jesus when confronted by an external threat, the demand for crucifixion, that takes away the stability and equilibrium needed for his existence, He did not beg for mercy, did not plead with Pilate to set Him free.
    SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – REMEMBERING GOOD FRIDAY – BEHOLD THE MAN: Man leads a dependent and conditioned existence. Existence of Jesus, the Son of Man was conditioned by God’s Plan for humanity who acquired Sin through acts of disobedience that violated God’s Will and Purpose in man’s life. Jesus when confronted by an external threat, the demand for crucifixion, that takes away the stability and equilibrium needed for his existence, He did not beg for mercy, did not plead with Pilate to set Him free. Existence of Jesus as a human being was threatened from the time of His conception for He was sent to the world to live in an environment and interact with a social community that had already inherited Sin.

    To maintain Life, man has to always preserve the stability and equilibrium of his internal and external living conditions. But, man constantly faces several threats to his existence and these threats may exist within or without, the environment in which the existence is maintained. Jesus faced the threat called the demand for his crucifixion because of His social interactions with members of His own social community of Jews who failed to understand God’s Will and God’s Purpose in human life. The Roman Governor of Judea, Pontius Pilate was unwilling to find any crime in the conduct of Jesus and had repeatedly told the gathering of Jews that he finds no basis for a charge against Him. Pilate very reluctantly imposed the capital punishment not only because of the insistent demand of Jews , but because of the unwillingness of Jesus to beg for mercy or a plea to set Him free. Apostle John has reported on the conversation between Pilate and Jesus : ( John 19:10-11) “Do you refuse to speak to me?” Pilate said, “Don’t you realize I have power either to free you or to crucify you?” Jesus answered, “You have no power over me if it were not given to you from above. Therefore the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin.”  Before His arrest and trial by Pilate, Jesus had demonstrated various kinds of supernatural powers and performed miracles. In fact, both the Jews and the Romans had mockingly told  Jesus that He could save Himself from crucifixion using supernatural powers and prove His claim to be ‘The Son of God’. I understand the Biblical narration of crucifixion to behold the human being, to understand the human condition that has no real freedom and is simply dependent upon an external source of support called ‘Providence’. Jesus who had stated that His mission or purpose in life as that of sharing the ‘Truth’, knows that the human being has no ‘Free Will’ and understands that man has no choice apart from living in obedience to God’s Will and Purpose in human life. It is not surprising to find that Jesus made no attempt to run away from the threat, and did nothing to defend His existence. He simply desired to bear witness to God’s Will and God’s purpose for His mortal human existence. Jesus as a Spiritual Being showed patience and showed tolerance of people who were persecuting Him and for His Deliverance, He called upon His Father: “Jesus called out with a loud voice, ‘Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.’ When he said this, he breathed his last.”(The New Testament Book of the Gospel According to Apostle Luke, Chapter 23, verse #46). The fact that Jesus has simply existed like any other mortal human being is revealed in His final announcement as mentioned in The Gospel According to Apostle John, Chapter 19, verse#28 which reads: Later, knowing that all was now completed, and  so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” In my view, thirst is the clearest symptom of mortal existence.

    BEHOLD THE MAN – ECCE HOMO – NIETZSCHE:

    SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - BEHOLD THE MAN - ECCE HOMO: Nietzsche wrote this book in 1888 and it was published twenty years later in 1908. He signs the book "Dionysus versus the Crucified." Nietzsche made an attempt to draw a contrast between himself and Jesus Christ.
    SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – REMEMBERING GOOD FRIDAY – BEHOLD THE MAN – ECCE HOMO: Nietzsche wrote this book in 1888 and it was published twenty years later in 1908. He signs the book “Dionysus versus the Crucified.” Nietzsche made an attempt to draw a contrast between himself and Jesus Christ.
    Spirituality Science - Behold The Man - Ecce Homo: In his final book, Nietzsche claimed that he truly is a man and in his view, to be a "man" alone is to be more than a "Christ."
    Spirituality Science – Behold The Man – Ecce Homo: In his final book, Nietzsche claimed that he truly is a man and in his view, to be a “man” alone is to be more than a “Christ.”

    To Behold The Man named Nietzsche, as a practitioner of Medicine, I would give the least amount of attention to his views and perspectives about human values and human existence. I would like to ascertain his complete medical history and assess his medical condition through a careful physical examination and use any investigative tools that may help me to know the man under my observation. Nietzsche born October 05, 1844 was apparently in good health during 1864 when he went to the University of Bonn to study theology and classical philology and in 1865 he transferred to University of Leipzig. He began military service in October 1867 in the cavalry company of an artillery regiment, sustained a serious chest injury while mounting a horse in March 1868. He resumed his studies in University of Leipzig in October 1868 while on extended sick leave from the military. In 1869, the University of Leipzig conferred the doctorate without examination or dissertation and paved the way for his selection for professorship in classical philology (Linguistics) in the University of Basel, Switzerland. He took leave during  August 1870 when he participated in Franco-Prussian War as a voluntary medical orderly. He had to quit that service when he contracted dysentery and diphtheria. His health problems continued to persist and by October 1876, Nietzsche requested and received a year’s sick leave. Because his health continued to deteriorate steadily he resigned his professorial chair on June 14, 1879. Nietzsche was seriously ill, half-blind, in virtually unrelenting pain during a decade of isolation from 1879 to 1889. He lived in boarding houses in Switzerland, France, and Italy with only limited human contacts. His most acknowledged literary and philosophical masterpiece, “Thus Spake Zarathustra” was published between 1883 and 1885 in four parts. Nietzsche’s final lucid year was 1888, a period of supreme productivity. He wrote and published ‘The Case of Wagner’, wrote a synopsis of his philosophy, ‘Twilight of the Idols’ (published later in 1889), The Antichrist (published later in 1895), ‘Nietzsche contra Wagner’, and ‘Ecce Homo: How One becomes What One Is’, a reflection on his own works and his human significance. Ecce Homo got published in 1908, twenty years after its composition. Nietzsche collapsed in the streets of Turin, Italy in January 1889 and lost control of his mental faculties. He spent the last 11 years of his life in total mental darkness. He was first moved to an asylum in Basel, then he lived in Naumburg under his mother’s care and after her death in 1897, he lived in Weimar in his sister’s care. He died on August 25, 1900. His medical condition suggests the diagnosis of Atypical General Paralysis caused by the Tertiary Stage of Syphilitic infection and is known as Neurosyphilis which is involvement of brain and nervous system due to dormant Syphilitic infection. I am most surprised to note that Nietzsche had failed to take into account the problems of his own injury and sickness that compelled him to change direction of his life repeatedly without giving him the opportunity called “Free to Will.”

    Spirituality Science - Behold The Man - Ecce Homo: This Spirochete bacterium known as Treponema pallidum which had infected Nietzsche had eventually wiped out his mortal existence. This Syphilitic infection causes Meningoencephalitis, inflammation of the brain and nerve tissues that destroys cerebral cortex leading to general dissolution and death within 3 to 10 years after the onset of clinical symptoms of brain involvement.
    Spirituality Science – Remembering Good Friday – Behold The Man – Ecce Homo: This Spirochete bacterium known as Treponema pallidum which infected Nietzsche had eventually wiped out his mortal existence. This Syphilitic infection causes Meningoencephalitis, inflammation of the brain and nerve tissues that destroys cerebral cortex leading to general dissolution and death within 3 to 10 years after the onset of clinical symptoms of brain involvement.

    Nietzsche’s ability to maintain ‘Homeostasis’ was undermined when he got exposed to infection by a Spirochete bacterium called Treponema pallidum which infects man during sexual relationship with an infected individual. It is very easy to ignore this infection as in its Primary Stage the infection causes a painless sore at the site of infection and the sore heals without application of any medication. This bacterium remains dormant and may manifest signs of infection called Secondary Stage after a lapse of several months. During that Secondary Phase there would be generalized eruptions of the skin, mucous membranes, inflammation of eyes, bones, and central nervous system. It must be noted that during Nietzsche’s lifetime, there were no proper antibiotic drugs to treat the Syphilitic infection. The Tertiary Stage is delayed for some time (15 to 25 years) after the initial infection. During the period Nietzsche had lived, this kind of Syphilitic infection accounted for 10 percent of all admissions to mental hospitals. In Nietzsche’s case, looking at the medical problems that he had experienced during 1876, I would like to suggest that he had contacted Syphilitic infection during 1861 while he was about 17-years of age, because of a social interaction with another human being who was already infected by Syphilis.  Nietzsche formulated all his perspectives and views about human values, and human existence not knowing that he has no “Will to Power”, or “Will to Life” if he fails in the battle against invasion of his body by this Spirochete bacterium. In his book Ecce Homo, Nietzsche proclaims the ultimate value of everything that has happened to him including his near-blindness as an example of ‘Love of Fate’ (amor fati). He might not have given attention to problems like injuries and diseases which have a direct relationship to the course of action that man deliberately chooses to express his sense of Freedom of choice and action. The madness that claimed Nietzsche only months after he began writing Ecce Homo had already begun its work. He reveals the tragic fact that his very aliveness was in a state of being overwhelmed, consumed, by powerful unconscious emotion, the condition called ‘decadence’. He writes about Christianity’s decadence while in reality his brain was getting destroyed by the Syphilitic infection.

    SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - BEHOLD THE MAN - ECCE HOMO: Nietzsche has correctly stated that people don't want to hear the 'Truth'. As a human being, he is not an exception to that Rule. The Truth is, man needs an Illusion if he has to exist on the surface of fast spinning object called planet Earth.
    SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – REMEMBERING GOOD FRIDAY – BEHOLD THE MAN – ECCE HOMO: Nietzsche has correctly stated that people don’t want to hear the ‘Truth’. As a human being, he is not an exception to that Rule. The Truth is, man needs an Illusion if he has to exist on the surface of fast spinning object called planet Earth.

    In the last Chapter of Ecce Homo titled, “Why I am a Destiny”, Nietzsche suggests a contrast with Jesus to claim that he truly is a “man.” In his view, to be a “man” alone is to be more than a “Christ.” In my opinion, both Nietzsche and Jesus lived their lives as human beings and they faced great threats to their existence from different directions. It is indeed correct to suggest that man is like Christ for man is created in God’s own image. Nietzsche’s Spiritual Being was challenged by the problem of a bacterium that entered his body and similarly, the Spiritual nature of human society is challenged by the problem of Sin and acts of disobedience. Man finds it to difficult to experience Peace, Harmony, and Tranquility as there is no stability or equilibrium in his living condition. I would like to invite my readers to “Behold The Man” to know the human being and know the physiological mechanism called ‘Homeostasis’ that is central to mortal human existence as it faces internal or external threats. Eventually, the man depends upon the Force/Power/Energy of Divine Mercy, Grace, and Compassion called “KRUPA” in the Sanskrit language even when the man has no direct knowledge of God’s existence.

    Rudra Narasimham, Rebbapragada

    BHAVANAJAGAT.ORG

    Reflections on Good Friday 2021. The slave will walk to his grave with the burden of the Cross.

    Monday, March 29, 2021–Bharat Darshan–The Celebration of Holi, the Festival of Colors

    Bharat Darshan-The Celebration of Holi, the Festival of Colors

    Indians celebrate Holi for they have the choice to choose their personal God. For them God comes in various vibrant colors giving them sense of joy from several directions.

    Rudra Narasimham Rebbapragada

    BHAVANAJAGAT.ORG

    Bharat Darshan-The Celebration of Holi, the Festival of Colors.

    WHY INDIA CELEBRATES HOLI: THE LEGENDS BEHIND THE FESTIVAL OF COLOR – CNN

    By Manveena Suri, CNN

    New Delhi (CNN): It’s the bold image of India most often seen in ad campaigns, films and music videos.

    But what is Holi and why do Indians celebrate it?

    Bharat Darshan-The Celebration of Holi, the Festival of Colors.

    Hindu devotees play with color during Holi celebrations at the Banke Bihari temple on March 27, 2013 in Vrindavan, India.

    The beginning of Spring

    Holi is a Hindu festival that marks the start of Spring.

    Celebrated across India, it’s an ancient festival with the first mentions of it dating all the way back to a 4th century poem.

    It was even described in detail in a 7th century Sanskrit play called “Ratnavali,” written by the Indian emperor Harsha.

    “Witness the beauty of the great cupid festival which excites curiosity as the townsfolk are dancing at the touch of brownish water thrown … Everything is colored yellowish red and rendered dusty by the heaps of scented powder blown all over,” wrote Harsh.

    Bharat Darshan-The Celebration of Holi, the Festival of Colors.

    Indian students smear colored powder during an event to celebrate the Hindu festival of Holi in Kolkata on February 26, 2018.

    How it looks today

    Although a Hindu festival, Holi is celebrated by Indians across the country and is a great equalizer.

    Children can douse elders with water, women splash men with color and the rules of caste and creed are briefly forgotten with everyone taking part.

    The evenings are spent visiting friends and family.

    A national holiday, it takes place on the last full moon day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar month, which is usually March.

    This year’s national holiday falls on Monday, March 29.

    The festival takes place a day earlier in the eastern states of West Bengal and Odisha. In some parts of northern Uttar Pradesh state, the festivities take place over a week.

    Bharat Darshan-The Celebration of Holi, the Festival of Colors.

    An Indian artist dressed as Hindu god Lord Shiva takes part in a procession ahead of the Holi festival in Amritsar on February 26, 2018.

    Mythological roots

    The roots of the festival lie in the Hindu legend of Holika, a female demon, and the sister of the demon, King Hiranyakashipu.

    Hiranyakashipu believed he was the ruler of the universe and superior to all the gods.

    But his son, Prahlad, followed the god Vishnu, the preserver and protector of the universe.

    Prahlad’s decision to turn his back on his father left Hiranyakashipu with no choice. He hatched a plot with Holika to kill him.

    It was a seemingly foolproof plan; Holika would take Prahlad onto her lap and straight into a bonfire. Holika would survive because she had an enchanted shawl that would protect her from the flames.

    But the plan failed. Prahlad was saved by Lord Vishnu and it was Holika who died as she was only immune to fire if she was alone. Soon after, Lord Vishnu in His Narasimha Avatar killed Hiranyakashipu and Prahlad became king.

    The moral of the story is that good always triumphs over evil.

    Bharat Darshan-The Celebration of Holi, the Festival of Colors.

    Indian Hindu devotees throw colored powder during celebration of Holi Festival at Sriji temple in Barsana in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on February 23, 2018.

    The love story behind Holi

    In modern day Holi celebrations, Holika’s cremation is often reenacted by lighting bonfires on the night before Holi, known as Holika Dahan.

    Some Hindus collect the ashes and smear them on their bodies as an act of purification

    Rangwali Holi takes place the next day and is an all-day affair where people throw and smear colored powder on each other.

    Bharat Darshan-The Celebration of Holi, the Festival of Colors.

    Indian college girls throw colored powder to one another during Holi festival celebrations in Bhopal on February 28, 2018.

    The tradition of throwing colored powder and water is believed to originate from the mythological love story of Radha and Krishna.

    Krishna, the Hindu god depicted with dark blue skin, is believed to have complained to his mother about Radha’s fair complexion.

    To ease her son’s sadness, his mother suggests he Radha’s skin color by smearing her with paint. It’s believed that this is where the custom of smearing loved ones with color during Holi came from.

    Monday, March 29, 2021-Bharat Darshan-The Celebration of Holi, the Festival of Colors.

    Septuagenarian Celebrates Septuagint Prophecy on March 28, 2021 Palm Sunday According to the Whole Gospel

    PALM SUNDAY ACCORDING TO THE WHOLE GOSPEL

    Septuagenarian celebrates the Septuagint Prophecy on Palm Sunday According to the Whole Gospel

    Welcome to the Celebration of Palm Sunday on March 28, 2021. Septuagenarian celebrates the Septuagint Prophecy on Palm Sunday for Jesus fulfills Prophecy revealed by The Old Testament Prophet Zechariah.

    Septuagenarian Celebrates the Septuagint Prophecy on Palm Sunday According to the Whole Gospel.

    I am inviting my readers to reflect upon the choice made by Jesus Christ when he rode into Jerusalem riding on the back of a donkey.

    Septuagenarian Celebrates the Septuagint Prophecy on Palm Sunday According to the Whole Gospel.
    Septuagenarian Celebrates the Septuagint Prophecy on Palm Sunday According to the Whole Gospel.
    Septuagenarian Celebrates the Septuagint Prophecy on Palm Sunday According to the Whole Gospel.

    PALM SUNDAY ACCORDING TO THE WHOLE GOSPEL: GREETINGS FROM SEPTUAGENARIAN CELEBRATING THE SEPTUAGINT PROPHECY ON HAPPY PALM SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 2021.

    Septuagenarian Celebrates the Septuagint Prophecy on Palm Sunday According to the Whole Gospel.

    PALM SUNDAY ACCORDING TO THE WHOLE GOSPEL: Greetings from Septuagenarian Celebrating the Septuagint Prophecy on Happy Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021.

    Septuagenarian Celebrates the Septuagint Prophecy on Palm Sunday According to Whole Gospel.

    PALM SUNDAY ACCORDING TO THE WHOLE GOSPEL: Greetings from Septuagenarian Celebrating the Septuagint Prophecy on Happy Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021.

    Septuagenarian Celebrates the Septuagint Prophecy on Palm Sunday According to the Whole Gospel.

    #PALMSUNDAY – PALM SUNDAY – #WHOLEGOSPEL – WHOLE GOSPEL. Septuagenarian Celebrates Septuagint Prophecy.

    Septuagenarian Celebrates the Septuagint Prophecy on Palm Sunday According to the Whole Gospel.

    #PALMSUNDAY – PALM SUNDAY – #WHOLEGOSPEL – WHOLE GOSPEL. Septuagenarian Celebrates the Septuagint Prophecy.

    Septuagenarian Celebrates the Septuagint Prophecy on Palm Sunday According to the Whole Gospel.

    #PALMSUNDAY – PALM SUNDAY – #WHOLEGOSPEL – WHOLE GOSPEL. THE ABOVE ARTISTIC CREATION CORRECTLY DEPICTS THE CELEBRATION OF PALM SUNDAY DESCRIBED IN THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO APOSTLE MATTHEW .

    Septuagenarian Celebrates The Septuagint Prophecy On Palm Sunday According to the Whole Gospel.
    Septuagenarian Celebrates the Septuagint Prophecy on Palm Sunday According to the Whole Gospel.

    Palm Sunday According to the Whole Gospel: The Gospel According to Saint Matthew is the First Book of The New Testament. Its historical account of Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday differs from the other three Gospels. The Gospel Story that I am sharing describes vision of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.


    THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO SAINT MATTHEW:

    Septuagenarian Celebrates the Septuagint Prophecy on Palm Sunday According to the Whole Gospel..

    The Gospel of Matthew was written in Greek language; is the most highly valued, most popular, and widely read of the four Gospels. This is revealed not only by its position in the canon, it is found in first place in most of the known lists of the Gospels but also by the fact of its widespread citation and for it is by far the most often quoted Gospel. Matthew, the Apostle (The Book of Matthew, Chapter 10, verse 3) was eyewitness to the most significant events of Christ’s life and mission. Matthew (Greek. Maththaios) was initially known as Levi, a tax collector(telones) whom Jesus met at the tax office (Matthew, Chapter 9, verse 9). Levi changed his name to Matthew (Hebrew. “Gift of Yahweh”) and it may mean “Amittai” or “True”, when he became a disciple of Jesus. He carefully recorded all the teachings and sayings of Jesus and the Book of Matthew is the teaching Gospel par excellence. Matthew’s Gospel is also the Gospel of fulfillment and it is especially concerned with showing that Christ is fulfillment of the Revelations of The Old Testament. Matthew’s Gospel is the historical record of Jesus Christ, the King of Jews. It describes the birth of the King, preparation of the King, the Law of the kingdom, the power of the King, proclamation of the kingdom, rejection of the King, the growth of the kingdom, the Mission of the King, the fellowship of the kingdom, the Triumphal entry of King into Jerusalem, consummation of the kingdom, the death and Resurrection of the King, and finally the great challenge of the kingdom. I would like to focus upon the most important event of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem as a King in a ceremonial procession.

    Spetuagenarian celebrates the Septuagint Prophecy on Palm Sunday According to the Whole Gospel.


    CROSS AND DONKEY CROSS – THE SYMBOLIC REPRESENTATION OF REDEMPTION:

    Septuagenarian celebrates the Septuagint Prophecy on Palm Sunday According to the Whole Gospel.


    Cross (Greek. Stauros): There are three biblical uses of the term: first, the wooden instrument of torture; second, the Cross as a symbolic representation of redemption; third, death on the Cross, i.e., Crucifixion. The English word ‘Cross’ is derived from the Latin ‘Crux’. The Cross existed in different forms, the most important form is known as ‘The Crux immissa’, the type of Cross usually presented in Art in which the upright beam extends above the cross beam, and traditionally this depiction of Cross is held to be the Cross on which the ‘Redeemer’ suffered and died. It is often called the ‘Latin form of Cross. Because of the sacrificial death of the Savior on the Cross, it is presented as the medium of Reconciliation (The Epistle of Apostle Paul to Ephesians, Chapter 2, verse 16) between man and God. In The Epistle of Apostle Paul to the Colossians, Chapter 1, verse 20, states that Peace is effected through the Cross and Chapter 2, verse 14 also claims that the penalties of the law are removed from the believer by the Cross. The Epistle of Apostle Paul to the Galatians, Chapter 2, verse 20 says that man is crucified with Christ and lives by faith of the Son of God. Crucifixion is a dreaded event, and in common usage, the cares and troubles of life are often compared to a Cross. Kindly examine the connection between Cross and the humble Donkey which man uses as a beast of burden.

    PALM SUNDAY ACCORDING TO THE WHOLE GOSPEL. GREETINGS FROM SEPTUAGENARIAN CELEBRATING THE SEPTUAGINT PROPHECY ON HAPPY PALM SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 2021.

    Palm Sunday According to the Whole Gospel: The ‘Cross’ is a symbolic representation of redemption, it describes the act known as Crucifixion or death on the Cross on which the Redeemer suffered and died. Donkey, Equus africanus asinus has a dark stripe from the mane back to onto the tail and a prominent crosswise stripe across the shoulders.
    Donkeys are domesticated descendants from African ass ( true ass ) known as Equus asinus which belongs to the Horse family of Equidae. Donkeys derived from Nubian and Somalian subspecies of African wild ass have served mankind since 4,000 B.C. It is tamed and trained for work. It is sturdy, surefooted, known for its endurance and for its ability to carry heavy loads. Donkeys were a fundamental part of economy, they undertook heavy work on the farm and sometimes used for personal transportation. In the southwestern United States, the small donkey is known as ‘Burro’, the word for donkey in Spanish language. Many Americans are very fond of eating ‘burrito’, a Mexican dish consisting of a flour tortilla wrapped around a filling of meat, cheese, refried beans, etc. However, most Americans are not familiar with the crosswise stripes on Donkey’s back that could be termed as ‘Donkey Cross’. Donkey is frequently mentioned in the Books of Bible; Prophet Abraham’s journey of testing, with his son Isaac, was made with a donkey (The First Book of Moses, Genesis, Chapter 22, verses 3,5), Balaam’s donkey was given the temporary power of speech in order to rebuke the foolish prophet (The Fourth Book of Moses, Numbers, Chapter 22, verses 21-33), Israelites captured some 61,000 donkeys from the Midianites (The Fourth Book of Moses, Numbers, Chapter 31, verse 34). Mule is the offspring of a male donkey and a horse mare and it is sterile. King David introduced the use of mule for riding. In the Biblical times, mules were used by kings, officials, and army officers for personal transportation. Jesus Christ, the one coequal with God descended to agony and torture of death due to Crucifixion by riding on the back of a donkey to fulfill the prophecy of Zechariah 9:9

    “Tell the daughter of Zion,
    ‘Behold, your King is coming to you.
    Lowly, and sitting on a donkey,
    A colt, the foal of a donkey.”

    PALM SUNDAY ACCORDING TO THE WHOLE GOSPEL. GREETINGS FROM SEPTUAGENARIAN CELEBRATING THE SEPTUAGINT PROPHECY ON HAPPY PALM SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 2021.

    PALM SUNDAY ACCORDING TO THE WHOLE GOSPEL. GREETINGS FROM SEPTUAGENARIAN CELEBRATING THE SEPTUAGINT PROPHECY ON HAPPY PALM SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 2021.
    It is very interesting and important to note the difference in narration of this event. In the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 21, verse 2, Jesus instructs two of his disciples, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a (female) donkey tied, and a colt (young, male donkey) with her. Loose them and bring them to Me.” In the Gospel According to Mark, Chapter 11, verse 2, in the Gospel According to Luke, Chapter 19, verse 30, and in the Gospel According to John, Chapter 12, verse 14, no mention was made about the female donkey which was needed by Jesus and fetched by His disciples. Many Biblical scholars are not able to explain this apparent discrepancy in the four Gospel accounts and they are not certain if one or two donkeys are involved and the gender identity of the donkey(s) that Jesus used for His victorious entry into Jerusalem. The four Gospel accounts are incomplete and have not revealed the Whole Story of the Donkey and the Donkey Cross.


    Rudra Narasimham Rebbapragada
    BHAVANAJAGAT.ORG

    Septuagenarian celebrates the Septuagint Prophecy on Palm Sunday According to the Whole Gospel.

    March 26, 2021. Musings on the 50th Anniversary of Bangladesh Independence Day

    March 26, 2021. Musings on the 50th Anniversary of Bangladesh Independence Day.

    I was granted Short Service Regular Commission in the Indian Army Medical Corps during September 1969 while I was studying in Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India. On March 26, 1971 I was serving in the Military Hospital, Ambala Cantonment, Haryana, India undergoing the professional training to serve as a Medical Officer in the Indian Army Medical Corps. It was becoming increasingly clear that a huge crisis was brewing up in East Pakistan with immediate consequences to my military career. It did not take too long for the real possibility of War between India and Pakistan to materialize on account of a major influx of Bangla refugees into India from East Pakistan.

    March 26, 2021. Musings on the 50th Anniversary of Bangladesh Independence Day.
    March 26, 2021. Musings on 50th Anniversary of Bangladesh Independence Day.

    On July 26, 1971, I finished my professional training and was granted two months of annual leave. Just after a month of my leave, I received a telegram at my home in Rajahmundry, that asked me to immediately report back to my military duty at the Military Hospital in Ambala. On September 22, 1971, I was promptly dispatched to serve in Special Frontier Force-Establishment No. 22-Vikas Regiment to begin my military career as a Medical Officer and got fully involved in the launching of military action to initiate the Liberation of Bangladesh.

    March 26, 2021. Musings on the 50th Anniversary of Bangladesh Independence Day. The term ‘Refugee’ has become the central focus of my Life Journey.

    The term ‘Refugee’ has entered my life story with the tragic humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh. The term ‘Refugee’ is also central to my military mission in the Special Frontier Force where I worked with thousands of Refugees who were brutally expelled from Occupied Tibet. On March 26, 2021, the term ‘Refugee’ is still the central focus of my life story. My direct, physical involvement with the problems of Refugees from Bangladesh and Tibet has impacted my life journey and today I think of myself as a Refugee without Refuge while I may live in a Free Country.

    March 26, 2021. Musings on the 50th Anniversary of Bangladesh Independence Day. My Connection with Bangla and Tibetan Refugees in India.

    I am pleased to share the blog post titled “Looking Away From Genocide” authored by Gary J Bass, Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. This blog includes excerpts from the conversation between US President Richard M Nixon, and US National Security Adviser Dr. Henry Alfred Kissinger. President Nixon makes a direct comparison to the slaughter in East Pakistan to other atrocities against humanity and asks Kissinger for his opinion on Biafra massacre(Nigeria) and the persecution of Jews in Germany by Hitler. President Nixon reveals his personal understanding of such historical events in this brief conversation and it would have a most chilling effect on any reader. I am not surprised to note that Kissinger had no interest in formulating a true national security policy. He was totally obsessed with his own plans to dominate the foreign policy conversation and getting rid of William P Rogers, the US Secretary of State. In the face of such moral bankruptcy, India’s Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had boldly launched her Secret War in East Pakistan and I am glad that I had participated in the training of Bengali guerrilla fighters and later initiated the Liberation of Bangladesh on 03 November, 1971 with military action in the Chittagong Hill Tracts with attacks on Pakistani border posts deep inside the enemy territory.

    SERVICE INFORMATION:

    R. Rudra Narasimham, B.Sc., M.B.B.S.,
    Personal Numbers:MS-8466/MR-03277K. Rank: Major.
    Branch:Army Medical Corps/Short Service Regular Commission(1969-1972); Direct Permanent Commission(1973-1984).
    Designation:Medical Officer.
    Unit:Establishment No.22(1971-1974)/South Column,Operation Eagle(1971-1972).
    Organization: Special Frontier Force.

    NOVEMBER 20, 2013

    LOOKING AWAY FROM GENOCIDE

    WholeDude - Whole Genocide: US President Richard M Nixon in his taped conversation with US National Security Adviser Dr. Henry Kissinger reveals his personal understanding of historical events such as the persecution of Jews in Germany by Hitler, the massacre of black Catholics in Biafra region of Nigeria, the slaughter of civilian population of East Pakistan. I am not surprised to note that they had no sympathy for the suffering of Tibetan people and they took the sinful action to formulate a new US foreign policy that involved establishing trade, commerce, and diplomatic relationships with Communist China.
    Whole Dude – Whole Genocide: US President Richard M Nixon in his taped conversation with US National Security Adviser Dr. Henry Kissinger reveals his personal understanding of historical events such as the persecution of Jews in Germany by Hitler, the massacre of black Catholics in Biafra region of Nigeria, the slaughter of civilian population of East Pakistan. I am not surprised to note that they had no sympathy for the suffering of Tibetan people and they took the sinful action to formulate a new US foreign policy that involved establishing trade, commerce, and diplomatic relationships with Communist China.

    POSTED BY GARY BASS

    On March 25, 1971, the Pakistani Army launched a devastating military crackdown on restive Bengalis in what was then East Pakistan. While the slaughter in what would soon become an independent Bangladesh was underway, the C.I.A. and State Department conservatively estimated that roughly two hundred thousand people had died (the official Bangladeshi death toll is three million). Some ten million Bengali refugees fled to India, where untold numbers died in miserable conditions in refugee camps. Pakistan was a Cold War ally of the United States, and Richard Nixon and his national-security advisor, Henry Kissinger, resolutely supported its military dictatorship; they refused to impose pressure on Pakistan’s generals to forestall further atrocities.
    My new book, “The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide,” tries to reconstruct this dark chapter of the Cold War, using declassified documents, investigative reporting, and countless hours of White House tapes, including about a hundred newly transcribed conversations. Thanks to the secret taping system that he installed to record his own blunt conversations, Nixon inadvertently left behind the most transparent Administration in American history. The tapes offer the most revealing account of Nixon and Kissinger’s raw thinking. Staffers at the White House and the State Department were often more pragmatic than their principals, so the documents they produced make the Administration appear more moderate than it was. It’s only on the audio tapes that Nixon and Kissinger’s full radicalism is on display.
    But the White House tapes are maddeningly hard to use. The State Department’s official historians have done excellent work in declassifying some of the most sensitive discussions, but to this day, particularly embarrassing portions of the tapes are bleeped out on the basis of specious national-security concerns. (I’ve made my own requests for a mandatory declassification review of these bleeps under the terms of an executive order.) The tapes remain a largely untapped resource, in part because they are enormous, unwieldy, badly organized, often bleeped, crackly, laborious to transcribe, and hard to understand.
    You can hear Nixon and Kissinger at work in the following audio clip, which is followed by an annotated transcript I made for “The Blood Telegram.” (Some snippets from this conversation are available in a volume of the State Department’s “Foreign Relations of the United States” series, but this is the first full transcript.) This discussion, which also involved the White House chief of staff, H. R. Haldeman, took place not long after the start of the crackdown in East Pakistan. Nixon and Kissinger are having one of their typically prolix and digressive conversations, concentrating this time on foreign policy. The tape is unusually clean: the sound quality is good, and there are no bleeps, though there is some music playing in the background.
    The clip below begins just as the conversation has turned from the Vietnam War to the possibility of an opening to China. To establish communications with Mao Zedong’s regime, the White House was exploring several clandestine channels, including messages carried to the Chinese leadership by Romania’s Communist despot, Nicolae Ceausescu, and Pakistan’s military dictator, General Agha Muhammad Yahya Khan, known as Yahya. The Pakistan channel would soon culminate in Kissinger’s first secret trip to Beijing, in July, 1971. He flew direct from Pakistan, which provided an airplane and a cloak-and-dagger cover story—another reason for the White House to support Pakistan even as the killing continued.
    WHITE HOUSE TAPES
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    APRIL 12, 1971, 10:24-10:33 A.M.
    NIXON: Now, another thing. I want to know about Yahya and Pakistan.

    Nixon had a great personal fondness for Pakistan’s military ruler, who was carrying out the brutal crackdown on the Bengalis. “He’s a decent man,” Nixon repeatedly said, as the death toll mounted.

    I want to be sure that we’re not caught in a crack here where State then puts out a whole lot of stuff that they’ve done. Now Bill has not said that he wants to say anything about Pakistan, has he?

    The President seems to be making sure that the distrusted State Department would not, on its own, condemn Yahya for killing Bengalis. “Bill” is William Rogers, Nixon’s ineffectual Secretary of State, who had been reduced to near-total irrelevance by his rival Kissinger.

    KISSINGER: No.
    NIXON: Has Sisco?

    Joseph Sisco, the headstrong assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern and South Asian affairs, was a particular annoyance to Nixon and Kissinger, who would later call him “a maniac” and “such a whore.”

    KISSINGER: No. But it’s out there, out there [indistinct]. The Dhaka consulate is in open rebellion.

    American diplomats in East Pakistan, horrified by the slaughter, had been reporting the killing in gruesome detail. On April 6th—just a few days before this conversation—the U.S. consul general in Dhaka, Archer Blood, sent a telegram signed by almost all of the U.S. officials in East Pakistan, formally voicing “strong dissent” from the White House’s pro-Pakistan policy, which they characterized as “moral bankruptcy” in the face of “genocide.” In retaliation, Nixon and Kissinger would soon eject Blood from his post in Dhaka.

    NIXON: I understand…[indistinct] I want to know how we can respond to it [indistinct]. We’re going to be…[indistinct] you know what I mean?
    KISSINGER (emphatically): Mr. President, we’re going to wind up on the worst side if we start backing a rebellion there now.

    Though Nixon and Kissinger were discussing actual rebellions in East Pakistan and Biafra, Kissinger was also accusing Blood of “open rebellion” for having sent his formal cable of dissent through official channels. Kissinger would later call Blood “this maniac in Dacca, the Consul General who is in rebellion.”

    NIXON: But Bill—but Henry, we did not back the rebellion in Biafra, did we?

    Even before the crackdown in East Pakistan began, U.S. officials had warned that the country could descend into the kind of bloody chaos that had recently been seen in Biafra, an oil-rich region of Nigeria that attempted to secede in 1967. The Nigerian government managed to crush the Biafran resistance in 1970. As a candidate for President in 1968, Nixon had denounced genocide in Biafra; by 1971, yesterday’s inaction in Biafra had become a rationale for today’s support of Pakistan.

    KISSINGER: That’s right.
    NIXON: That’s a hell of a lot more reasonable. I know, there are less people in Biafra. Is that the reason? Does morality become—look, there weren’t very many Jews in Germany.

    As Nixon knew, Kissinger was one of those German Jews; at least thirteen of his close relatives had been murdered in the Holocaust.

    KISSINGER (murmurs): That’s right.
    NIXON: Was it immoral—was it therefore not immoral for Hitler to kill them?

    Nixon, unprompted, is comparing the slaughter in East Pakistan to Biafra and the Holocaust.

    KISSINGER (murmurs): That’s right.

    Kissinger goes along with Nixon’s comparison of Hitler and Yahya, but still maintains his support for the Pakistani dictator.

    NIXON: See, that’s my— [indistinct] And the Biafrans are black— [indistinct] Catholics!

    This part is hard to hear, but may be about how Americans ignored the Biafrans because they were black, and about Catholic support for the Biafran cause. As Nixon later said, “Biafra stirred up a few Catholics.”

    KISSINGER: Mr. President, if we get in there now—
    NIXON (cross-talk): It’s ridiculous.
    KISSINGER: —we get West Pakistan turned against us, and we get—the Bengalis are going to go left anyway.

    The State Department had repeatedly noted that the Bengali leadership was quite pro-American, but Kissinger dismisses that.

    NIXON: Yeah.
    KISSINGER: They are by nature left. Their moderate leadership is in jail, maybe they shouldn’t have been put in jail, but that’s the way it is now, and, uh—

    Kissinger realizes he’s made a wrong turn, is actually criticizing Yahya, and falls awkwardly silent.

    NIXON: I just want to [indistinct]… get a little work… [indistinct] Is that in the West—West Pakistan thing or not? [indistinct]
    KISSINGER: Why don’t you wait ’til Wednesday, Mr. President, when we have the meeting and then we can get a paper to you.
    NIXON: All right.
    KISSINGER: Because I am afraid in the present state of the State Department if you interfere too early—
    NIXON (annoyed): I’m not interfering, I just want to know what he thinks!

    Nixon snaps at Kissinger for the nonstop bureaucratic combat against Rogers. To handle Kissinger’s obsessive feuding with the Secretary of State, the President had Haldeman set up an informal “Henry-handling committee.” In the end, Kissinger drove Rogers out, and claimed both top foreign-policy jobs, national-security advisor and Secretary of State.

    KISSINGER: Well, he’s going to submit a paper to us and then you’ll know what you think—what he thinks.
    NIXON: Oh. He’s going to submit a paper?
    KISSINGER: Yeah.
    NIXON: You’re sure he knows I want it?
    KISSINGER: Oh yes, he knows you want it. No, he’s—Bill is all right.

    Kissinger starts to walk back, trying to praise Rogers.

    Bill is—
    NIXON: I just got to know what the hell they think. I mean, I’m not trying to—… [indistinct] I think if we get in the middle of the whole thing [indistinct], it’s a hell of a mistake.
    KISSINGER: It’s a disaster. No one else is doing it.
    NIXON: Look—let’s face it. The people that bitch about Vietnam bitched about it because we intervened in what they say was a civil war.

    This was one of Nixon’s most potent arguments to silence Americans who were outraged by the suffering in East Pakistan. Democrats like Ted Kennedy, the White House argued, were simply trying to drag the United States into another civil war in Asia.

    KISSINGER: That’s right.
    NIXON: Now some of those same bastards, like… [indistinct] want us to intervene in Biafra. And some of those same people want us to intervene here. Both civil wars. Real civil wars. Now what in the hell are we talking about?
    KISSINGER: They want us to cut out economic aid to West Pakistan.
    NIXON (surprised): For what reason?

    Kissinger is careful to defend U.S. aid to the Pakistani military government, despite the atrocities. Blood had argued that the bloodshed in East Pakistan was a very good reason to cut off economic aid to Yahya.

    KISSINGER: It’s—pure doctrinaire reasons. Because India is screaming in turn, because they’re scared to death of their own Bengalis. Deep down the Indians don’t really want an independent East Pakistan, because within ten years of that the West Bengalis are going to start bringing pressure on them for autonomy. It’s a classic situation for us to stay out of. There’s nothing for us in there to take sides in this. And for us to cut off aid will infuriate the West Pakistanis.

    Millions of Bengalis in India were deeply shocked by the killing of their brethren across the border in East Pakistan. The Indian state of West Bengal, unstable and impoverished, was already a headache for the Indian government—and the crackdown in East Pakistan sent some ten million refugees fleeing into India’s border states, above all into West Bengal. This left the Indian government fearful of further unrest in the state, and desperate to find a way to get the refugees to return home. India secretly sponsored Bengali guerrillas fighting back against Pakistani troops. Finally, in December, 1971, India and Pakistan would fight a brief fourteen-day war, ending with an Indian victory and the creation of the new country of Bangladesh.
    Unlike Blood and the other Americans in Dhaka, Kissinger seems not to realize that the loss of so many Bengali lives might impact American foreign policy. For all his mastery of the use of American leverage, he nevertheless rules out the possibility of applying any pressure on the Pakistani military.

    Photograph by Frederic Lewis/Hulton Archive/Getty

    Nixon and Kissinger: A Forgotten Genocide in Bangladesh
    March 26, 2021. Musings on the 50th Anniversary of Bangladesh Independence Day.

    Saturday, March 20, 2021. The Celebration of Spring Equinox

    Saturday, March 20, 2021. The Celebration of Spring Equinox.

    Lord of Seasons – The Celebration of Spring Equinox on Saturday, March 20, 2021.

    Saturday, March 20, 2021. The Celebration of Spring Equinox.

    I wish all my readers, ‘Happy First Day of Spring’. In 2021, the March equinox happens on Saturday, March 20, at 5:37 A.M. EDT. In the Northern Hemisphere, this date marks the start of the Spring Season. At that time, the Earth will reach the point in its orbit where its axis isn’t tilted toward or away from the sun. Thus, the sun will then be directly over a specific point on the Earth’s equator moving northward. On the sky, it’s where the ecliptic and celestial equator cross each other. While the Sun passes overhead, the tilt of the Earth is zero relative to the Sun, which means that Earth’s axis neither points toward nor away from the Sun. (Note, however, that the Earth never orbits upright, but is always tilted on its axis by about 23.5 degrees.)

    Saturday, March 20, 2021. The Celebration of Spring Equinox.

    After this date, the Northern Hemisphere begins to be tilted more toward the Sun, resulting in increasing daylight hours and warming temperatures. (In the Southern Hemisphere, it’s the opposite: the March equinox marks the start of Autumn, as the Southern Hemisphere begins to be tilted away from the Sun.)  Equinoxes are the only two times a year that the Sun rises due east and sets due west for all of us on Earth!

    Saturday, March 20, 2021. The Celebration of Spring Equinox.

    After the spring equinox, the Northern Hemisphere tilts toward the Sun. Although in most locations (the North Pole and Equator being exceptions) the amount of daylight had been increasing each day after the winter solstice, after the spring equinox, many places will experience more daylight than darkness in each 24-hour day. The amount of daylight each day will continue to increase until the summer solstice in June, in which the longest period of daylight occurs.

    Saturday, March 20, 2021. The Celebration of Spring Equinox.

    EVERY CHANGING PHENOMENON IN NATURE IS OPERATED BY UNCHANGING REALITY.

    Every changing phenomenon in nature is operated by Unchanging Reality. Spring Season brings a change, and this change is possible for it is governed by Unchanging Reality. In the Indian tradition, Spring Season is glorified for it symbolizes LORD MADHAVA, the Lord of Seasons.

    Welcome to Spring Season 2021. Lord Madhava with His consort Goddess Madhavi.

    The Divine Song called Bhagavad Gita, Chapter X, ‘The Infinite Glories of the Ultimate Truth’- ‘VIBHUTI VISTARA YOGA’, describes LORD God Creator’s Infinite Divine Attributes. In verse # 35, Lord Krishna describes Himself as The Lord of Spring Season – The Flowery Season: “Rtunam Kusumakarah.”

    Welcome to Early Spring Season 2020. Lord Krishna as Madhava symbolizes the Season of Flowers, the Season of Joy.

    The word ‘Spring’ describes the move upward or forward from the ground, it denotes resilience or bounce, and it means to grow or develop or come into existence quickly. Among the Seasons, the Spring Season is the time during which plants begin to grow after lying dormant all Winter. In the North Temperate Zone, the Spring Season includes the months of March, April, and May, the period between the Vernal Equinox and the Summer Solstice.

    Welcome to Spring Season 2021.

    A not-so-equal equinox

    On the day of the equinox, the sun will appear to rise exactly east and set exactly west. Daytime and nighttime are often said to be equally long with the equinox, but this is a common misconception — the day can be up to 8 minutes longer, depending on your latitude. 

    The sun is above the horizon half the day and below for half — but that statement neglects the effect of the Earth’s atmosphere, which bends the rays of sunlight (called refraction) around the Earth’s curvature when the sun lies close to the horizon. But, because of this bending of the sun’s rays, the disk of the sun is always seen slightly higher above the horizon than it really is. 

    In fact, when you see the sun appearing to sit on the horizon, what you are looking at is an optical illusion; the sun at that moment is actually below the horizon. So, we get several extra minutes of daylight at the start of the day and several extra minutes more at the end.

    Saturday, March 20, 2021. Welcome to Spring Season.

    Astronomers can calculate the moment of the vernal equinox right down to the nearest second. In the days that follow, the direct rays of the sun migrate to the north of the equator and the length of daylight in the Northern Hemisphere will correspondingly appear to increase.

    LORD MADHAVA–LORD OF THE SPRING SEASON:

    Welcome to Spring Season 2021.

    In the Indian tradition, Spring Season is called ‘BASANT’, ‘VASANT’,’KUSUMAKARA’ or ‘MADHAVAM’. A chief, alluring feature of this Season is the flowering of plants. Mangifera indica, MANGO plant, a native of India bears flowers and promises to deliver its sweet, and delicious fruits.

    Saturday, March 20, 2021. The Celebration of Spring Equinox.

    The Spring Season is a time for rebirth, regeneration, renewal, and regrowth after a period of dormancy. Man derives a sense of joy and happiness when the plants start their growing process and quickly bear attractive flowers. It gives the experience of ‘Sweetness’ which is called ‘Madhurya’ in the Sanskrit language. It is a manifestation of a creative process, or operation of creative energy that makes human existence possible giving the man the sensation associated with consuming nectar, honey, or sweet wine. In the Indian tradition, this creative energy is personified as Goddess Madhavi, and Her consort Lord Madhava is the Controller of Creative Energy. Today, I seek Blessings of Lord Madhava and Goddess Madhavi to renew my creative energy and to guide expression of my thoughts using sweet words and to promote the well-being of all my readers and become a source of Happiness to all people.

    Rudra Narasimham Rebbapragada

    BHAVANAJAGAT.ORG

    Welcome to Spring Season 2021.

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