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April 2011 Blog Posts (38)

TRAINING COURSE IN NON-VIOLENCE IN THE US

I have volunteered myself to be a trainee in INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON NONVIOLENCE going to be held in June 2011. The organisers of the Seminar have been kind to provide part of the expenditure to me as I was not able to spend all the money. I am greatful to them. My basic interest is to learm more about the ideas of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his approach to practice Nonviolence in solving social probelems at the global level. In today's World we have been witnessing

unrest and…

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Added by Arya Bhushan Bhardwaj on April 29, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

GOOD FRIDAY

Today in the morning I opened my laptop, I saw an email from my friend from Canada, Gerald Feltham. I know Gerry

since 1982. He was at that time was working as a teacher in a High School in Torento. But after visiting some of the poorest villages in South India his Third Eye was opened and he decided to work for the most deprived people. He started a small group, HAVE, Help a Village Efort. Since then he and his friends have been working. Till now they have been able to provide…

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Added by Arya Bhushan Bhardwaj on April 23, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Gandhi on the AIR!

Gandhi on the AIR!

 

It was way back in 2004 when I was writing a series of articles on Gandhian principles in the regional language Tamil and sending them to All India Radio (AIR), Chennai to air a speech on them. After few weeks of sending papers on four or five different issues, I received a letter from AIR stating that they would require me to give a small speech on Subramania Shiva, one of the well known freedom fighter from my state (Tamilnadu, India) and it…

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Added by Balamurali Balaji on April 22, 2011 at 6:13am — No Comments

IT IS ESSENTIAL FOR SELF GROWTH------ 4

In this world where the science and technology has taken over the upper hand, we usually forget the Reality and just live with the outwardly happenings around the physical- world, thinking that this is all that is taking place and there is nothing else which suppose to be beyond the scene of the two eyes. This preseption of the world is misleading and therefore creates confusion in the minds of the people. We forget that it is a temporary phenomenon and not going to stay for ever. What is…

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Added by Arya Bhushan Bhardwaj on April 21, 2011 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Pour un vrai dialogue islamo-chretien au Cameroun/Towards a true islamo-christian dialogue in Cameroon



Many countries suffer daily violence of religions. Among the major world religions, the Christians and Muslims have always been at "war" in many countries. In our world, shipwrecked by violence in all forms, especially in the area of Religion. There is a dire need for dialogue as a panacea. On this note, Rev. Fr. Jude…
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Added by Jude Thaddeus Langeh on April 21, 2011 at 3:24am — No Comments

Parenting Strangers, Grand Final - State Owned

They live in my house, but they're not my kids.  They are owned by the State of Texas.



My wife and I are 'Professional Parents.'  The state hires us to raise their kids.



We wanted a second or third grader.  You know...young, cute, malleable, easy, sweet.  We wanted a child without parents, a true orphan.  Instead they gave us a really angry thirteen year old on heavy medication with a psycho-mother.



And we fell in love.



When a child first comes into… Continue

Added by James E Burnside on April 20, 2011 at 8:45pm — No Comments

IT IS ESSENTIAL FOR SELF GROWTH---- 3

In the previous Blog, I tried to explain the elementry sum of Addition, means the ABC of Yoga. How the physical-body Energy can be converted into mental Energy, is beautifully explained in the Sharirsthan of Charak Sahimta. There is a symposium going on between the Acharyas and the scholars of Ayurveda.The theme of the research is how the human body functions both internally and externally. How the process of Energy moves from inside the body to outside the outwardely universe and again…

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Added by Arya Bhushan Bhardwaj on April 20, 2011 at 9:12am — 2 Comments

Parenting Strangers, part 2 - Thugs & Gangsters

First, a fact - better than 30% of the kids that enter high school do not graduate.  It's been that way for a long time.



In the early 90's, I took a job with the City in a youth program that didn't yet exist.  The idea was simple.  Hire kids who had dropped out, were on probation or parole, and give them a job and teach them primary job skills.



Primary job skills are the stuff most of us understand without being taught; how to show up, how to show up on time, how to dress… Continue

Added by James E Burnside on April 19, 2011 at 6:08pm — No Comments

Dear Garvin

I am happy to learn from you about your visits to India and the Gandhian work you do. The URI meeting was held last year, You may write to the leaders listed here below to get a report of the meeting and the follow-up:



thomasninan21@yahoo.com, upasanadr@dataone.in, john_muzhuthettu@rediffmail.com, sarpvchaturvedi@rediffmail.com,karickam@gmail.com.



Regarding you request for a selfless person doing educational work for the underpriviledged, I will have to search. Most… Continue

Added by Delia Maria Knaebel on April 19, 2011 at 5:29am — No Comments

Hi Arya,

I really enjoyed reading your blog and I'm with you totally. We won't get anywhere if we don't go within and find our inner guidance/tuition. Following outside leaders leads to more of the same suffering and is essentially giving ones power away.

Thank you for the affirmation that I'm doing what I need to do for myself in order to grow. Silence is my friend as in that silence my guidance has space to give me what I need to know.

May your path be smooth and abundantly filled…

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Added by Claudia von Januszkiewicz on April 18, 2011 at 8:06pm — No Comments

IT IS ESSENTIAL FOR SELF- GROWTH--- 2

As I have told in the last Blog, I will now first write the Elementary Inner Maths, the Addition,  in Sanskrit langguage it is called Yoga. Every student of elementary Maths. has to learn this sum of addition after learning how to read and write Numbers, one to hundred. In simple Maths Addition means how to add two numbers like one pluse one is equal to two. In the Inner-self Maths it is the formula that teaches us how to use your mind-power with the body-power, (p+m),(p+m2) and it goes on…

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Added by Arya Bhushan Bhardwaj on April 18, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Weekly News - 18 April 2011

- Welcome to all new members who joined GandhiTopia last week! Now we are 1099 co-members, see

http://www.gandhitopia.org/profiles/members



Latest Activities on GandhiTopia:



- Balamurali Balaji added a discussion "What would Gandhi reveal about his sexuality if he were alive?!":…

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Added by GandhiServe Foundation on April 18, 2011 at 7:43am — No Comments

ESSENTIAL SUBJECT FOR SELF - GROWTH

Learning is always good for self-growing. Apart from formal education which has been ever flourishing in present- world and we all have been enrihed immensly; we are yet in dire need of non-formal self-education. One such Subject is Inner-Self-Mathematics to which in Sanskrit langguage is called Sankhya, the science of Numerations. The begining of this Subject is called Adition, which in Sanskrit langguage is known Yoga. So, Sankhya and Yoga look like two Subjects but basically it is one.…

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Added by Arya Bhushan Bhardwaj on April 17, 2011 at 11:18am — No Comments

                                                  UNGANDHIAN ACTS IN TAMIL NADU ELECTION                                                                       -  NEED FOR CORRECTIVE STEPS     While I…

 

                

                               UNGANDHIAN ACTS IN TAMIL NADU ELECTION

                                                                      -  NEED FOR CORRECTIVE STEPS

 

 

While I wholeheartedly applaud the dedicated efforts of Election Commission in conducting the polls in…

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Added by N.S.Venkataraman on April 16, 2011 at 4:42pm — No Comments

WNDERFUL EXPERIENCE AT MILAN MELPENSA AIRPORT

It was six in the evening when our plane landed at Milan Airport. When the Wheelchair-Lady droped me outside in front of  the Arrival Area, an anxious-worried youngman approached me fearstriken-telling, I am here in Italy for the first time, have you come from Pakistan? By seeing my white beared he innocently asked me are are you a Musalman? I smiled and told him I am a human being first and I have come from Delhi. Please tell me your problem, I may be able to help you as my visits here are…

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Added by Arya Bhushan Bhardwaj on April 16, 2011 at 10:52am — No Comments

Parenting Strangers, part 1 - The Early Years

I began working with children shortly after my 10-month old son died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in 1982.  I was attending the University of Texas after 4 years in the Air Force.  I came home one afternoon and got a phone call that my son was in the hospital.  By the time I got there, he was pronounced dead.



A few months later, a friend at the Episcopalian/Anglican church we were attending asked if I wanted to teach a Sunday School Class of second graders.  I don't know why I… Continue

Added by James E Burnside on April 15, 2011 at 5:58pm — No Comments

Stress be on a Healthy and Fair Criticism

          On March 13, 2011 I had gone to deliver a keynote address at the UGC sponsored national seminar on Nehru and Socialism organized by the DAV [PG] College for Women [affiliated to Kurukshetra University, Haryana]. As excepted it was attended by several professors and scholars. Most of them examined the theme of seminar critically, while some of them discussed the subject in the current perspectives. Thus, to a large extent, they catered towards fulfilling the genuine purpose of…

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Added by Dr. Ravindra Kumar on April 15, 2011 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Gandhi Story as a Software!

Gandhi Story as a Software!



Gandhi too is not left alone in this technology intense world!



For the first time in India, Gandhi and his life-works have been made available in the form of a software application. There might be a few animation or cartoon kind of software already available elsewhere in the world, but this is the first of its kind that the Gandhi Story - A comic book has been modified and translated to Indian languages and is available as just as any… Continue

Added by Balamurali Balaji on April 14, 2011 at 5:53am — No Comments

Sloth

"But my creed is non-violence under all circumstances.  My method is conversion, not coercion; it is self-suffering, not the suffering of the tyrant.  I know that method to be infallible.  I know that a whole people can adopt it without understanding its philosophy.  People generally do not understand the philosophy of all their acts." - 'Independence v. Swaraj,'  Young India, 12 Jan. 1928 (from The Essential Writings of Mahatma Gandhi edited by Raghavan Iyer)



I'm one… Continue

Added by James E Burnside on April 12, 2011 at 6:50pm — No Comments

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