MAYA. A FIFTH FUNDAMENTAL FORCE OPERATING THE MAGIC OF CREATION
MAYA. THE CONCEPT OF A FIFTH FUNDAMENTAL FORCE OPERATING THE MAGIC OF CREATION
Man has already discovered numerous exoplanets outside our Solar System. Some of these exoplanets are described as ‘Earth-Like’ and even thought of as potentially habitable.
In my analysis, the known Fundamental Force such as the Gravitation can account for the revolving orbits or orbital motions of planets around their Sun. I am introducing the term “MAYA” described in the Sanskrit language as a creative force. In my view, the creativity is reflected in the varying rotational spin characteristics of all the known planets. To create original, new, one of its own kind of celestial objects, the Creator could be applying the creative force called “MAYA” to impart varying amounts of momentum to new planets as they are born to begin their varying rotational spins. No two planets are alike when we compare their rotational spins.
NASA Discovers 3 New Worlds 73 Light-Years Away: Are They Potentially Habitable?
Scientists from NASA have discovered three new alien planets orbiting a distant host star. According to their discovery, one of the planets could be habitable due to its environmental condition.
Using the space agency’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), scientists discovered a small system of planets and catalogued it into their TESS Object of Interest (TOI) program.
At the center of this system is an M3-type of dwarf star known as TOI 270. According to the scientists, the star is about 40 percent smaller than the Sun and is located about 73 light-years away. Orbiting around the star are three planets known as TOI 270 B, TOI 270 C and TOI 270 D.
The scientists noted that the conditions within these planets vary depending on their distance from TOI 270.
“This system is exactly what TESS was designed to find – small, temperate planets that pass or transit, in front of an inactive host star, one lacking excessive stellar activity, such as flares,” lead researcher Maximilian Gunther of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said in a statement.
“This star is quiet and very close to us, and therefore much brighter than the host stars of comparable systems,” he added. “With extended follow-up observations, we’ll soon be able to determine the make-up of these worlds, establish if atmospheres are present and what gases they contain and more.”
The planet TOI 270 B orbits closest to the host star and is about 25% larger than Earth. Due to its close proximity to TOI 270, scientists believe it has oven-like conditions and has an equilibrium temperature of around 490 degrees Fahrenheit.
The other two planets are about twice as big as Earth. Of the two, the planet farthest from the star, known as TOI 270 D, has the lowest temperature. Scientists estimated that it has an equilibrium temperature of 150 degrees Fahrenheit.
Scientists believe that further studies on this planet will reveal more helpful information regarding its environmental conditions. These future observations could also reveal if the planet is habitable.
“TOI 270 is perfectly situated in the sky for studying the atmosphere of its outer planets with NASA’s future James Webb Space Telescope,” the study’s co-author Adina Feinstein of the University of Chicago said.
“It would be observable by Webb for over half a year, which could allow for really interesting comparison studies between the atmospheres of TOI 270 C and D,” she added.
The findings of the scientists were detailed in a new study published in Nature Astronomy.
This infographic illustrates key features of the TOI 270 system, located about 73 light-years away in the southern constellation Pictor. The three known planets were discovered by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite through periodic dips in starlight caused by each orbiting world. Insets show information about the planets, including their relative sizes, and how they compare to Earth. Temperatures given for TOI 270’s planets are equilibrium temperatures, calculated without the warming effects of any possible atmospheres.
Photo: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Scott Wiessinger
JULY 26, 2019 – THIS DAY OF MY LIFE – MY CIA CONNECTION
Friday, 26th Day of July 2019. I am dedicating this Day of my life to Antislavery Campaign of 2019, Repeal PRWORA Project, The Great Awakening Movement claiming that I will not wrestle or struggle against people but, I will confront spiritual wickedness in highest places.
On the 26th Day of July 1970, I started my preparation to participate in the CIA’s Secret War in Occupied Tibet. In man’s plan, I exist as a mere pawn used in War on Communism, the legacy of the Cold War Era of Geopolitics. What is God’s Plan for my life?
On Friday, 26th Day of July 2019, I confess that I have not arrived at the destination of my life. I continue to struggle for my personal freedom and I continue to wrestle against dark forces keeping Tibetans away from freedom.
On this day, July 26, 1947, President Harry Truman signed the National Security Act that set up the Central Intelligence Agency. The Cold WarEra secret diplomacy shaped the course of my life that began in Mylapore, Madras, Chennai. My Life’s Journey from Mylapore to Doom Dooma, Assam and later to Ann Arbor, Michigan is a direct consequence of my CIA Connection destined on July 26, 1970.
I was granted Short Service Regular Commission in Indian Army Medical Corps in the rank of Lieutenant on July 26, 1970. On completion of my military training, I received the promotion, the substantive rank of Captain with effect from July 26, 1971. My first posting of Military Service sent me to Special Frontier Force, Headquarters Establishment No. 22 in support of CIA’s Mission in South Asia. I describe “My CIA Connection” as ‘Kasturi-Sarvepalli-Mylapore-Madras-India-Tibet-US Connection’.
On July 26, 1986, I left Muscat, Oman to arrive in the United States in search of Final Destination of my Life.
On July 26, 2019, I live in Ann Arbor, Michigan still hoping to arrive at the Final Destination of my Life. My CIA Connection may either sanction Slavery in the United States or Prisonhood in Enemy’s Camp.
President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act, which becomes one of the most important pieces of Cold War legislation. The act established much of the bureaucratic framework for foreign policymaking for the next 40-plus years of the Cold War.
By July 1947, the Cold War was in full swing. The United States and the Soviet Union, once allies during World War II, now faced off as ideological enemies. In the preceding months, the administration of President Truman had argued for, and secured, military and economic aid to Greece and Turkey to assist in their struggles against communist insurgents. In addition, the Marshall Plan, which called for billions of dollars in U.S. aid to help rebuild war-torn Western Europe and strengthen it against possible communist aggression, had also taken shape. As the magnitude of the Cold War increased, however, so too did the need for a more efficient and manageable foreign policymaking bureaucracy in the United States. The National Security Act was the solution.
The National Security Act had three main parts. First, it streamlined and unified the nation’s military establishment by bringing together the Navy Department and War Department under a new Department of Defense. This department would facilitate control and utilization of the nation’s growing military. Second, the act established the National Security Council (NSC). Based in the White House, the NSC was supposed to serve as a coordinating agency, sifting through the increasing flow of diplomatic and intelligence information in order to provide the president with brief but detailed reports. Finally, the act set up the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The CIA replaced the Central Intelligence Group, which had been established in 1946 to coordinate the intelligence-gathering activities of the various military branches and the Department of State. The CIA, however, was to be much more–it was a separate agency, designed not only to gather intelligence but also to carry out covert operations in foreign nations.
The National Security Act formally took effect on September 1947. Since that time, the Department of Defense, NSC, and CIA have grown steadily in terms of size, budgets, and power. The Department of Defense, housed in the Pentagon, controls a budget that many Third World nations would envy. The NSC rapidly became not simply an information organizing agency, but one that was active in the formation of foreign policy. The CIA also grew in power over the course of the Cold War, becoming involved in numerous covert operations. Most notable of these was the failed Bay of Pigs operation of 1961, in which Cuban refugees, trained and armed by the CIA, were unleashed against the communist regime of Fidel Castro. The mission was a disaster, with most of the attackers either killed or captured in a short time. Though it had both successes and failures, the National Security Act indicated just how seriously the U.S. government took the Cold War threat.
This Day in My Life – July 26 – My CIA Connection. God’s Calendar predestined events of my Life’s Journey From Mylapore, Madras to Ann Arbor, Michigan. Thanks to US President Harry S. Truman’s War on Communism.
This Day in My Life – July 26 – My CIA Connection. Cold War Era History. God’s Calendar predestined events of My Life’s Journey From Mylapore, Madras to Ann Arbor, Michigan. Thanks to US President Harry S. Truman’s War on Communism.
On July 26, 1908, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is born when U.S. Attorney General Charles Bonaparte orders a group of newly hired federal investigators to report to Chief Examiner Stanley W. Finch of the Department of Justice.
This Day in My Life – July 26 – My CIA Connection. In Man’s Plan, I exist as mere Pawn used in War on Communism, Legacy of Cold War Era Geopolitics. What is God’s Plan?
This blog post is dedicated to Goddess Sarasvati, the Goddess of Pure Knowledge and Perfect Wisdom. The question, “What do you do for Living” must be answered by attaching meaning to terms such as ‘Life’, and ‘Living’ using the information provided by Science. If the human Subject called “I” is existing, it has to be accounted for by the description of functions performed to maintain or sustain the fact of its existence.
What are Living Functions?
At a fundamental level, the Living System called man is thermodynamically unstable and it means that the System demands a constant supply of energy from an external source. The process or the mechanism called ‘Cellular Respiration’ is involved in energy acquisition, energy manipulation, energy transformation, and energy expenditure involved in the performance of the numerous Living Functions that establish the fact of the Living Thing existing in its given environment at any given place and time.
The Knowledge Theory vs The Living Functions:
I ask my readers to carefully examine the role of Knowledge in the performance of human living functions. The man exists in the physical world, not on account of learned experience, or acquired Knowledge which he may use in the performance of actions that relate to his social occupation that provides him with earnings or income with which he caters for his physiological needs like food, water, clothing, and housing. Man’s physical and mental work is not the ultimate basis of his existence. For example, the man has no direct sensory awareness of the numerous Redox or Oxidation and Reduction Chemical Reactions involved in the dynamic process called Life and Death.
WHAT IS KNOWLEDGE?
Knowledge is defined as the act, fact, or state of knowing a range of information. The act of knowing requires knowledge or information relevant to a particular act. The state of knowledge describes the condition that characterizes an object in which such knowledge or information exists. If knowledge is defined as a fact of knowing some information, it describes a clear perception, or understanding, or awareness, or cognizance of information that pertains to that fact. Knowledge can only exist, can only be found in an object which has the abilities of perception, understanding, awareness, or cognition. In other words, knowledge is an attribute of the act, fact, or state of living. A living object is the seat of knowledge and the presence of knowledge could be verified or detected in any of the actions or activities of that living matter. The act of living requires a state or condition of knowing information relevant to sustaining life’s functions.
In common usage, the word knowledge is used to describe all that has been perceived or grasped by the human brain or mind. The learning, the body of facts, principles, etc., accumulated by man is stated as his knowledge. The state of knowing becomes evident only when knowledge is transformed into action. The man displays knowledge in the use of his hands and feet in the performance of his actions. Man can communicate his knowledge in his speech, in his writings, and in his use of a variety of tools, instruments, gadgets, and machines. If the human brain or mind is viewed as the seat of knowledge, hands, and feet, or the muscles used in vocalization are the sites where knowledge is transformed into action. Knowledge involves receiving/storing information at one site and using that information in the performance of action at a different site. The ability and the quality of a man’s function reflect upon his state of knowledge relative to that function. Knowledge is verified during its application to perform a function. This concept or understanding of knowledge in action could also be used in the context of describing functions at the cellular level.
While information can be found in books, in writings, in speech/ speech recordings, and etc., it should not be described as knowledge. A robotic, mechanical arm could perform tasks with great precision while it has no knowledge of its own. Knowledge, awareness, and ability to use information exist only as an attribute of life or as an act of living.
WHAT IS LIFE? LIFE IS KNOWLEDGE IN ACTION:
Life is described as a state of an organism characterized by certain processes or abilities that include metabolism, nutrition, growth, motion, replication, reproduction, responsiveness to stimuli, and awareness of its own condition of existence or living in an environment. The act of living could be stated by describing the functions that characterize life. Functions depend upon the use of information; the information that is stored at a particular site or location is transferred to a different site or location where it is transformed into action which constitutes the nature of functioning. Life is always associated with its living functions and these functions depend upon the use of energy. If the Nucleus is viewed as the Seat of Knowledge of a Living Cell, it communicates its Knowledge to another Cell Structure known as Ribosome which is the Site of Action for the Knowledge transferred from the Nucleus. The Ribosome performs its action of Protein Synthesis drawing Energy provided by another Cell Structure known as Mitochondrion. So also the human brain provides information and sends signals to muscles to perform actions. Muscle cells perform actions drawing Energy from Mitochondria of their Cells. This process called Living depends upon the use of Energy. If Life is a manifestation of an Energy or Life Force, Life could be defined as Knowing the Connection between ‘energy-Seeker'( or energy-demanding molecules ) and an ‘Energy-Provider’ or Source of Energy( or energy-yielding molecules ). Life and its functions are evidence of its State of Knowledge. Hence, Life could be defined as “Knowledge in Action.” Life comes into existence or into a state called Living, and Life begins with the establishment of Knowledge in an object or matter that gains the identity of a Living Organism.
In my analysis, US President Bill Clinton’s “The New Beginning” is, in fact, should be known as “The Return of Original Sin.” President Clinton invoked the Curse of the LORD for his act of Disobedience. The Clinton Curse imposes the burden of Foreign Indebtedness on American People.
I am sharing an article titled ‘Sovereign Bonds and the Return of Original Sin from MoneyLife Magazine published on July 18, 2019.
Sovereign Bonds and the Return of Original Sin
Saket Hishikar 18 July 2019
Sovereign borrowing from/in foreign countries is not a new phenomenon. Documented history since the 15th century shows large-scale sovereign borrowings and a regular history of sovereign defaults too.
Over the last 300 years, this history shows many ups and downs. However, we will focus only on the period following the Second World War when most of today’s rules governing sovereign borrowings have come into being.
After the Second World War, the evolving monetary arrangement paved the way for more government lending and radically changed the sovereign debt market. The three decades following the War, most lending to developing countries, came from either governments or international institutions such as the World Bank or the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The Paris Club was created in the 1950s to deal with debts (defaults and renegotiation) owed to government agencies or wealthy sovereigns.
However, starting with the 1970s, banks or the London Club began to lend massively to developing countries. The reforms that took shape in Chile had a significant demonstration effect on the Less Developed Countries (LDC) and there was a considerable buildup of sovereign debt in foreign currency in many LDCs.
The Polish and Mexican defaults in 1981 and 1982 temporarily reversed the lending trend, leading to defaults by other countries. But lending resumed and it was not until 1990 that LDCs’ sovereign borrowings became the focal point for financial stability.
The issue in the 1990s in respect of sovereign borrowing was that sovereign risk had become concentrated in the hands of a few banks. To avoid a crisis, the US treasury secretary, Nicholas Brady, announced in 1989 a plan wherein bank debts were exchanged for marketable sovereign bonds with a lower present value but with 30-year US treasury bonds as collateral. Since the peak was attained in 1990, sovereign defaults had a declining trend which ended with the Greece sovereign bond crisis.
Surprisingly in this long history of sovereign foreign currency borrowings and defaults, India did not feature anywhere. Perhaps India’s outlook was shaped by the BOP crisis of 1991 at home and the unfolding LDCs sovereign bond crisis outside. As a result sovereign foreign currency borrowings have never made it to the list of policy options, almost never to finance the fiscal deficit. Even the IMF loan negotiated in 1991 during PM Chandrasekhar’s tenure had minimal conditions. Thus the decision to borrow in foreign currency on commercial terms is a major departure from the stated policy and needs some investigation.
The most recent official publication that talks about borrowing in foreign currency to finance fiscal deficit are the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) review committee report (Chairperson: Mr. N.K.
Singh). Largely unnoticed by most economists, it was in this report (pg 59) that the seed of the proposal to finance fiscal deficit using foreign borrowings was sown.
However, neither the final recommendations mentioned this aspect nor was it taken into account in debt sustainability calculations which gave the target debt-GDP ratio of 60% (40% for the Centre).
The reasoning goes as follows: “Based on the latest data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) and the Reserve bank of India (RBI), net household financial savings were reported at 7.6% of GDP for FY15. Further, India’s external borrowing needs can be proxied by its sustainable current deficit India in the medium-term, which is estimated at around 2.3% of GDP. Therefore, a total of 10% of GDP of household savings and external borrowing would be available, which can be assumed to be allocated equally between the public and private sectors. This would lead to a combined fiscal deficit of the Centre and the States of 5% of GDP, and at the same time ensure investment of 5% of GDP. ”
The above reasoning is problematic on many counts. Notably, the report did not specify why a drastic change in policy was warranted when the finance commission earlier had recommended only domestic borrowing. Then, in what currency should the government borrow, what should be the end-use of the foreign funds, who will bear the cost of exchange rate risk? If the exchange rate risk is left unhedged, how will debt sustainability be impacted? These questions have all been left unanswered. Thus everything appears to be on soft ground.
Then the issue of sovereign guarantees already extended in foreign currency has not been discussed at all. It was reported in April that the government of India, in 2009, had issued a sovereign guarantee on behalf of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS). Following the crisis in IL&FS, approximately $2 million was paid to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and about €600,000 to €700,000 have been paid to KfW.
As per the receipts budget 2019-20, the total contingent liability of government of India as of 2017-18 was Rs380,172.80 crore. Of this, Rs304,398.05 crore is towards guarantees given in pursuance of agreements entered into by the government of India with international financial institutions, foreign lending agencies, and foreign governments.
Thus 80% of the contingent liability has foreign currency risk. Since detailed data on foreign guarantees is not available it is difficult to gauge how much can crystalize in the near future. But a sovereign guarantee in foreign currency can be imagined as a put option on two risky variables -GDP and exchange rate. Given the trends in both, for the holders, this option is gaining in value.
In conclusion, the decision to tap international markets to finance fiscal deficit is in line with general trends observed across many emerging market economies (EME) since 2013. However, the reasons to change the currency composition have been unique in each case. They range from de-dollarization to geopolitical calculations, to take advantage of negative cross-currency swap basis. However, in each of these cases, there is also a strong cost risk analysis.
Surprisingly, the origins of the decision to change the currency composition of public debt in India are not very clear. FRBM review committee reports appear to be the most recent source but the logic used to justify sovereign borrowings is rather convoluted and devoid of any cost-risk analysis.
(The writer is an economist in the banking sector. Views are personal.)
HIGH-ENERGY COLLISION CANRESOLVE THE GREAT TIBET PROBLEM
HIGH-ENERGY COLLISION CAN RESOLVE THE GREAT TIBET PROBLEM
The Great Tibet Problem is described as illegal, illegitimate, military occupation of Tibetan Territory by a foreign invading force. The Great Tibet can be resolved by the application of physical force of a great magnitude that can evict the Occupier of Tibet without any further human intervention or effort.
Such forces with devastating power do exist in Nature. Planet Earth experienced the serious consequences of heavenly bodies such as asteroids, bolides, and meteorites colliding with Earth. These heavenly bodies acquire massive amounts of energy as Earth’s Force of Gravitation accelerates them as they enter Earth’s atmosphere.
The discovery of the highest-energy gamma rays by the Tibet ASgamma Experiment gives the hope of a Heavenly Strike acting to neutralize the military power of Tibet’s Occupier. While the gamma rays are prevented by Earth’s atmospheric shield from causing damage, the impacts by Near Earth Objects will not be undermined by the natural protection afforded by the Magnetosphere.
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The highest-energy gamma rays discovered by the Tibet ASgamma experiment
The left figure shows the Tibet ASgamma experiment observed the highest energy gamma rays beyond 100 Teraelectron volts (TeV)from the Crab Nebula with low background noise, the cross mark indicates the Crab pulsar position. And the right figure shows the Crab Nebula taken by the Hubble Telescope Credit: NASA
The Tibet ASgamma experiment, a China-Japan joint research project, has discovered the highest energy cosmic gamma rays ever observed from an astrophysical source—in this case, the Crab Nebula. The experiment detected gamma rays ranging from > 100 Teraelectron volts (TeV) (Fig.1) to an estimated 450 TeV. Previously, the highest gamma-ray energy ever observed was 75 TeV by the HEGRA Cherenkov telescope.
Researchers believe the most energetic of the gamma rays observed by the Tibet ASgamma experiment were produced by interaction between high-energy electrons and cosmic microwave background radiation, remnant radiation from the Big Bang.
The Crab Nebula is a famous supernova remnant in the constellation Taurus. It was first observed as a very bright supernova explosion in1054 AD (see Fig.1). It was noted in official histories of the Song dynasty in ancient China as well as in Meigetsuki, written by the 12th century Japanese poet Fujiwara no Teika. In the modern era, the Crab Nebula has been observed using various types of electromagnetic waves including radio and optical waves, X-rays and gamma rays.
The Tibet ASgamma experiment has been operating since 1990 in Tibet, China, at an altitude of 4300 meters above sea level. The China-Japan collaboration added new water Cherenkov-type muon detectors under the existing cosmic-ray detectors in 2014 (see Fig.2). These underground muon detectors suppress 99.92 percent of cosmic-ray background noise (see Fig.3). As a result, 24 gamma-ray candidates above 100 TeV have been detected from the Crab Nebula with low background noise. The highest energy is estimated at 450 TeV (see Fig.2).
The left figure shows the Tibet ASgamma experiment (Tibet-III array+ Muon Detector array); The right figure shows an event display of the observed 449TeV photon-like air shower. Credit: IHEP
The researchers hypothesize the following steps for generating very-high-energy gamma rays: (1) In the nebula, electrons are accelerated up to PeV, i.e., peta (one thousand trillion) electron volts within a few hundred years after the supernova; (2) PeV electrons interact with the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR) filling the whole universe; (3) A CMBR photon is kicked up to 450 TeV by the PeV electrons. The researchers thus conclude that the Crab Nebula is now the most powerful natural electron accelerator discovered so far in our galaxy.
This pioneering work opens a new high-energy window for exploring the extreme universe. The detection of gamma rays above 100 TeV is a key to understanding the origin of very-high-energy cosmic rays, which has been a mystery since the discovery of cosmic rays in 1912. With further observations using this new window, we expect to identify the origin of cosmic rays in our galaxy, namely, pevatrons, which accelerate cosmic rays up to PeV energies.
The China-Japan collaboration placed new water Cherenkov-type muon detectors under the existing cosmic-ray air-shower array in 2014. These underground muon detectors can suppress 99.92% of cosmic-ray background noise. Credit: IHEP
"This is a great first step forward," said Prof. HUANG Jing, co-spokesperson for the Tibet ASgamma experiment. "It proves that our techniques worked well, and gamma rays with energies up to a few hundred TeV really exist. Our goal is to identify a lot of pevatrons, which have not yet been discovered and are supposed to produce the highest-energy cosmic rays in our galaxy."
TIBETANS VIEW FREEDOM AS A NATURAL CONDITION, A NATURAL LAW OF THEIR LAND.
In my analysis, the Tibetan Resistance Movement can only be described as the Struggle for Natural Freedom. Tibetans resist military occupation of Tibet by a foreign invader for occupation totally undermines the Tibetan National Experience of Natural Freedom that defines the Land and its denizens. Freedom is not viewed as a Political Right. Tibetans cherish Freedom as a Nature’s Gift which no man has the power to trample upon.
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Dalai Lama Says Tibet Issue Is No Longer Struggle For Political Independence
Tibet Issue “No Longer Struggle For Political Independence”: Dalai Lama
Political independence is mainly meant for the happiness of the people, but does it alone guarantee happiness, the Dalai Lama asked.
All India | Press Trust of India | Updated: July 04, 2019 20:11 IST
The Tibetan issue is no longer a struggle for political independence, the Dalai Lama has said, asserting that there is a need to focus on preservation of Tibet’s cultural, religious and linguistic identity.
Political independence is mainly meant for the happiness of the people, but does it alone guarantee happiness, the Tibetan spiritual leader asked.
“There is a growing feeling among the top leaders in China that their policies have not been able to solve the Tibet issue in the last 70 years. So, they should follow a more realistic approach. Even though Tibet was an independent country, politically China occupies Tibet today,” he told news magazine ”The Week” in an interview.
“Under the given circumstances, I have been saying for some time now that there is a need to focus on preservation of Tibetan culture, religion and identity. It is no longer a struggle for political independence,” he said.
The 14th Dalai Lama left Tibet in 1959 to escape Chinese occupation and has been keeping China on tenterhooks about his successor.
In April this year, at a global conference, he had said people from Tibet have been seeking a mutually acceptable solution to the Tibetan issue with China since 1974 but Beijing considers him a “splittist” though he isn’t one.
The spiritual leader, who turns 84 soon, had said he preferred Tibet remaining with China, with “some kind of a reunion”.
In the interview, given in Himachal Pradesh’s McLeodganj, the Dalai Lama also said if the Tibetan people can preserve their thousands of years old cultural heritage, religion and identity, it will bring them inner peace and happiness.
“For this, I really admire the Indian Union for its unity in diversity. In a similar way, the People’s Republic of China and Tibet can coexist keeping Tibet’s cultural, linguistic and religious identity,” he said.
On a question, about his successor, he said, “I can only be concerned about this life; the next is not my concern. What is important are the teachings, the institution of the Dalai Lama comes after that.
“If reincarnation was so important, then why did the Buddha not have a reincarnation,” adding, “sometimes, I also feel the Lama institution has some connection with the feudal system and is not relevant today”.
The Tibetan spiritual leader recently apologized for his comment on women in a BBC interview, with his office in Dharamshala saying he has always opposed their objectification.
Responding to a question on whether his reincarnation could be a woman, the Nobel Peace Prize winner had joked that she should be attractive.
On a question on India, he said, the rich people in India should pay more attention to the study of Indian philosophy and texts “rather than just uttering ”Ram Ram” and doing puja”.
“It is better to create small libraries and learn about ancient Indian philosophy and psychology than just praying without any knowledge and performing rituals without understanding them,” he said.
On his association with prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, he said, “Pandit was very kind to me; he advised me under difficult circumstances. I followed his advice, and it was very practical. I came to India in 1956, during Buddha Jayanti. At that time, many Tibetan officials told me that I should stay in India and not return”.
He said, he returned to Tibet in 1957. “I tried my best (to maintain peace with the Chinese), but after some time… there (were) uprisings. In 1959, things went out of control and I decided to escape from Tibet,” the Dalai Lama added.
“I am grateful to the Indian government (and leaders such as) Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Morarji Desai, Narasimha Rao and the (later) generation of leaders, and also Indian officials who have been very sympathetic towards Tibet,” he said.
Today, India and Tibet are very close not only for political or economic reasons, but also spiritually and emotionally, he added.
On China calling him a separatist, and his 60th year of exile in India, he said, “Let them (Chinese) say I am a separatist. That will be helpful as I will continue to live in India peacefully”.
“If they sincerely ask me to return – although on many occasions to some Chinese individuals I mentioned that I prefer freedom – and if I return to China, I (will be) put in a big house with no freedom. There is no use. I am happy to live in India for the rest of my life,” the Dalai Lama said.
“Among all civilizations, whether it is Chinese or Egyptian, it is the Indus Valley civilization that has produced the best thinkers and philosophers. I consider Buddhism and Hinduism as twin brother and sister. India’s civilization is something wonderful and should be known for its contribution to the world,” he asserted.
I AM A REFUGEE FINDING HOPE IN THE PERIOD OF DARKNESS.
I AM A REFUGEE. I SIT IN DARKNESS. MY LIFE UNDER SHADOW.
“We Tibetans are eternally grateful to the lineage of the Dalai Lamas and ever more so to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for being our ray of hope and our source of strength in our times of darkness,” it said.
On behalf of ‘The Living Tibetan Spirits’, I pay my tribute to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for giving me hope while I live my Life Under Shadow, envelope of Utter Darkness.
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Tibet’s exile gov’t praises Dalai Lama on his 84th birthday – The Mainichi
File photo taken in April 2019 shows the Tibetan spiritual leader, the 14th Dalai Lama. (Kyodo)
NEW DELHI (Kyodo) — The advisory board of the Tibetan government-in-exile released a statement celebrating the 84th birthday of the Dalai Lama on Saturday.
“We Tibetans are eternally grateful to the lineage of the Dalai Lamas and ever more so to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for being our ray of hope and our source of strength in our times of darkness,” it said.
The statement said that, 60 years into exile, Tibetan cultural identity has been revived and preserved, a full-fledged democratic Central Tibetan Administration has been established, and “the spirit of Tibetans inside and outside Tibet remain strong and united.”
It added that the “Middle Way Approach” in resolving the Tibet issue through dialogue continues to be widely supported by many countries.
Born on July 6, 1935, in northeastern Tibet, the exiled spiritual leader was recognized as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso, at the age of 2.
In March 1959, the 14th Dalai Lama fled to India following a failed Tibetan uprising in 1959 against China’s control of the Buddhist region high in the Himalayas. He later set up the government-in-exile in Dharamsala, northern India.
He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his non-violent campaign for Tibet democracy and its people’s freedom but China always considers him as a hostile being for splitting Tibet from China. The Chinese government regards him as a dangerous separatist.
Succession plans for the octogenarian have been an issue of interest in recent years.
In April this year, he was discharged from a hospital in India’s capital New Delhi where he had been diagnosed with a chest infection.
THE LORD IS MY REFUGE. THE 84th BIRTHDAY OF DALAI LAMA
I AM A REFUGEE. THE 84th BIRTHDAY OF DALAI LAMA
On Saturday, July 06, 2019, I declare that I am a Refugee who needs a Refuge for I do not believe in “willpower,” or “Free Will.”. I join the Tibetan community in the celebration of the 84th Birth Anniversary of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. May God Bless Him with a Long Life.
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Dalai Lama 84th birthday | 10 Inspirational quotes from Tibetan spiritual leader Tenzin Gyatso
FOURTH OF JULY 2019 CELEBRATION – MUSINGS OF A SLAVE IN FREE COUNTRY
FOURTH OF JULY 2019 CELEBRATION – A SLAVE IN FREE COUNTRY: PLIGHT OF SENIOR ALIEN, #SENIORALIEN, SLAVE, NOT FREE.
Fourth of July is observed as US Independence Day. This celebration calls for a study on the problem of Freedom in World, and the problem of Freedom in individual human experience. I want to share the plight of Senior Alien (#SeniorAlien) living as a Slave in Free Country recognized as Champion of Freedom that values Individual Freedom and Personal Liberties.
Fourth of July 2019 Celebration – A Slave in Free Country: FREEDOM IN THE WORLD MAP
India is my country of origin. I left India in January 1984 due to a concern about my freedom after alienation or estrangement from my birth social community. I reached the United States during July 1986 to eventually experience that I have lost all freedom; I gave up freedom associated with my Indian citizenship and found that my existence is not dependent upon freedom but upon Divine Providence and Divine Grace. Do I have a choice? Is freedom an entitlement? Is there freedom in Free World??? Freedom is it self-determined or is it determined by external causes???
The word ‘freedom’ has many meanings – theological, metaphysical, psychological, moral, natural, and civil. Freedom may mean enjoyment of personal liberty, of not being a slave, nor a prisoner, and it speaks about the freedom in acting and choosing. Freedom may imply the state of not being subject to determining forces.
Fourth of July 2019 Celebration – A Slave in Free Country: Freedom in Free World:
I arrived in the United States for I believe in the Motto of this Nation: “In God We Trust.” The New Testament Book, The Epistle of Apostle Paul to Ephesians, Chapter 2, verse# 19 speaks of my quest for freedom: “Consequently, you are no longer Foreigners and Aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household,”
I seek freedom to enter God’s household for I am not a foreigner, or alien. There is a promise in The New Testament Book, The Epistle of Apostle Paul to Romans, Chapter 9, verse# 25: As He says in Hosea: “I will call them ‘my people’ who are not my people;”
“Free World” is a Cold War era term often used by the US to describe those countries that are not in the sphere of influence of Communist States like the Soviet Union, or the People’s Republic of China. United States is the Leader of the Free World, and it is the world’s Democratic Superpower. In response to Communist China’s military occupation of sovereign nation of Tibet, United States to defend its own national interests and to combat the threat of Communist Expansionism, President Truman and President Eisenhower initiated programs in 1950s to render assistance to Tibetan Resistance Movement to uphold principles of Freedom and Democracy in the Land of Tibet. John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States (1961-1963) created a military alliance/pact between the US, India, and Tibet to contain the military threat posed by Communist China.
In September 1969, I made a deliberate choice to serve in India’s Armed Forces to face the military challenge and threat posed by China after her brutal attack of 1962 on India across Himalayan frontier. On completion of my military training, I joined this US, India, Tibet military alliance/pact and was posted to Headquarters Establishment No. 22, a military organization known to public as ‘Special Frontier Force’. I view myself as very passionate defender of Freedom and Democracy. During years spent in India, I imagined that I had freedom to choose and act and deliberately expressed this sense of personal freedom when I got married in January 1973. This personal choice had its consequences. It initiated a process of alienation and estrangement from my birth-related Hindu-Brahmin, social community. The first blow to my sense of social identity and birth affiliation was delivered in May 1976 while I was at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. By year 1982, I fully recognized that I have no freedom to choose, or act without compromising my sense of self-respect, and self-dignity. For all practical purposes, in my estimate, I was transformed into a Foreigner or Alien while I was still serving my country as a Commissioned Officer of its Armed Forces. It undermined my ability to serve in the Armed Forces to defend Freedom of the Country while in my perception I existed as Foreigner or Alien. At that time, as the father of two young children, I felt that I have no choice other than that of leaving India to find a place in another part of Free World. Now, I am conscious of the lack of freedom to make choices, or I may state that I am only free to make a choice that is foreordained or predetermined.
In the drama of human life and history, do we have capacity to choose our Life according to our Free Will? The issue of human freedom, and Freedom in World may have to be reconciled with God’s omniscience, and omnipotence. We must understand as to what extent the will of an individual can and does determine some of his acts. If man is entirely dependent upon God’s power, can man make bad, or evil choices? Do we need divine grace for both meritorious, and even terrible acts? How to define the problem of the universal supposition of responsibility for personal actions? Can there be Freedom in absence of Divine Providence, and Divine Grace?
DETERMINISM AND FREE WILL:
Fourth of July 2019 Celebration – A Slave in Free Country: This Kid apparently has Free Will and can choose to get wet in the rain. He can also choose to remain under the shade and keep dry. This ability to choose is operated by an external contingency called rain. Does man have the natural ability to make choices in the face of all types of external contingencies? Plato held that actions are determined by the extent of a person’s understanding, or reasoning. The New Testament Book, The Epistle of Apostle Paul to Romans, Chapter 8, verses 28-30 describe the concept of “Predestination.” Verse# 30 reads: “Moreover, those He predestined, them He also called; those He called, them He also Justified; those He justified, them He also glorified.” I live in expectation of finding this ‘glory’ in the eyes of God.
The term Free Will refer to the power or capacity to choose among alternatives. It refers to the ability to act in certain situations independently of natural, social, or divine restraints. Will is the factor which turns human thought into human action and behavior. Existentialist thinkers like Jean Paul Sartre speak about the concept of a radical, perpetual, and frequently agonizing freedom of choice. Sartre claims that man is “condemned to be free” even though his situation may be wholly determined. Behavioral psychologists hold the view that human action and behavior is determined by the nature of an external environmental stimulus. Sigmund Freud held the view that human actions are determined by hidden mental causes which control their actions; “You have an illusion of a psychic freedom within you which you do not want to give up.” Freud recommends that this “deeply rooted belief in psychic freedom and choice” must be given up because it “is quite unscientific.” Man appears to be subject to the Law of Cause and Necessity or is governed by a doctrine of Determinism.
THE DOCTRINE OF PREDESTINATION:
Fourth of July 2019 Celebration – A Slave in Free Country: Saint Augustine (354-430), Doctor of the Church, founder of Christian theology followed the doctrine of predestination or divine grace that states God’s superintendence of the Whole Cosmos and everything in it.
Fourth of July 2019 Celebration – A Slave in Free Country: Martin Luther (November 10, 1483, to February 18, 1546), German theologian, leader of the Protestant Reformation held the view that everything is determined by God from the beginning.
Fourth of July 2019 Celebration – A Slave in Free Country: John Calvin (1509 – 1564), French Protestant theologian of the Reformation held the view that human free will is predetermined. While rejecting the role of free will, Calvinism maintains that God’s grace is irresistible.
Saint Thomas Aquinas held the view that God’s omnipotence does not include predetermination of human will. The Roman Catholic Church teaches that predestination is consistent with free will since God moves the soul according to its nature. Do I make my own choices while God foreordained my circumstances? Does God have foreknowledge of my reaction to His Choice? If God foreordained the circumstances, the choices, and the destiny of the person according to His Perfect Will, how to explain the exercise of free will? It appears to me that God may elect or predestinate the circumstances of a person and make a choice on His own initiative based on His knowing in advance the reactions of the person to His Will. Man’s free will is like the game of chess; man can make his moves while playing the game according to God’s plan while God is the second Player with whom man must contend.
Fourth of July 2019 Celebration – A Slave in Free Country: The Hindu Temple, Malibu, Southern California. Is this the Temple in which I am destined to worship the LORD GOD? The New Testament Book, The Epistle of Apostle Paul to Ephesians, Chapter 2, verse# 21 reads: “In Him the Whole building is joined together and rises to become a Holy Temple in the LORD.” Why does the Hindu-Brahmin community treat me as Foreigner and Alien providing an external contingency to take away my Freedom?