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10 Pictures facts you must know this Sunday

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2.The word Queue is the only word pronounced same as first letterimages--Q
3.The earth we live in is the only planet in solar system not named after a God because human live here .images--earth in solar system
4.Elephant is the only mammal on earth which can not jump.019 - Copy
5.More people are killed by bees than by snakes.

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6.More number of people are allergic to cow milk than other food.
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7.Pure honey is only food which never spoils.Proved from Egypt Pharaoh tomb.download (3)--pure honey
8.Most of the dust particles on your bed are from dead skin.images--dust of skin
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The earth is on the verge of destruction. Preparation is underway for evacuation. Preparing safe shelter on earth is on progress . Digging of long caves shelter with a food…

MACHIAVELLIAN MAXIMS

-MODERN CHANAKYA
65 Laws of Machiavelli-

“The lion cannot protect himself from traps, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves. One must therefore be a fox to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten wolves.” – Niccolo Machiavelli

Contents:
1.) Introduction
2.) The Maxims
3.) Relevant Reading / In Closing

1.) Introduction:

Back in December I published a collection of Machiavellian Maxims that precede the assortment here. If you missed that, you can find it here. As for the creation of yet more maxims? Only time will tell. With that said, I present the latest set of Machiavellian maxims for your reading pleasure.

2.) The Maxims:

1. – Hijacking is a special kind of Machiavellianism, for it wears the agenda of another whilst pursuing its own, like a metaphorical Russian doll, it hides an agenda within an agenda.

2. – Read between the lines, if you can deduce why somebody is asking a question and you do not like the reasoning for their question, do not deign an answer. Ignore or dismiss traps, do not fall into them.

3. – When someone attempts to undermine rather than refute you, they’re the enemy.

4. – Undermining is personal, refutation isn’t. Refutation communicates “I believe you’re wrong due to the findings of the available evidence”. Undermining communicates “I’m going to humiliate you because your opinions invoke my disdain.” Refutations are logical retorts, undermining is interrelational violence. Learn to distinguish between the two, for they oft appear similar.

5. – Bending the rules is no more than the abuse of technicality to circumvent the spirit of the rule without violating its letter.

6. – Love doesn’t conquer psychopathy.

7. – Only pick fights that’ll yield profit; pettiness will erode your credibility, fighting on many fronts will exhaust you.

8. – The crab bucket mentality is pervasive, a jealous friend is a betrayal waiting to happen. Know when to cut the gangrenous limb, do not allow the sentimental nostalgia to sustain poisonous ties.

9. – If you are drawn into something emotionally, the odds of damaging your reputation and engaging in regrettable acts exponentially increases.

10. – Many arrogant men believe anger is the safe emotion they can display without real consequence, this belief is folly. Man should endeavour to be mindful, for this will allow him to rein in unruly emotion.

11. – He who does not control his emotions is puppeteered by them. Strict adherence to emotional data is tactical death, whilst ignoring emotion idiotic, and suppressing it tiresome. As such, emotion should be channelled, not ignored or obeyed.

12. – On national anniversaries of loss or celebration, people are at their most vulnerable. It is at times of heightened cultural emotivity that reflection takes root in the mediocre, and filled with regret, the populace is at their most manipulable.

13. – Self-deprecation builds trust, when people see even minor imperfections, they’re endeared by the transparency.

14. – People are susceptible to negativity bias, if something is negative, it is more likely to be believed without rigorous investigation. Acts of virtue come with a burden of proof, acts of unvirtue do not.

15. – Appear easily provoked, then ignore those who see it as an opportunity to attack; this is good for enticing the lurking foe to reveal himself. Present an illusion of disordered vulnerability, seduce an attack, and by the time your foe realises the ruse it is too late, he has revealed himself.

16. – An effective strategist knows when to utilise counterintuitive gambits to get a better view of the battlefield. For example, if you are strong in one area, make your enemy think you are weak. If you are weak in an area, make your enemy think you are strong. If you confuse the enemy’s data points, he cannot successfully analyse you. If he cannot analyse you, he cannot defeat you.

17. – Be wary the plausible deniability of jokes, “it’s just a joke” is the most common phrase used to disguise a transgression. All good jokes contain truth, as such if one crosses your boundaries under the guise of humour, they are still trespassing, humour but smoke and mirrors for such trespass.

18. – He who acts boldly under the cloak of sadistic humour is not to be trusted, for humour is the jester’s shield and sword.

19. – People who get caught doing something they shouldn’t do not reveal the complete truth at once. they opt to reveal the least self-incriminating aspects first.

20. – The objective of trickle truth is damage control, to minimise the damage done to one’s reputation when a loss of reputation is all but unavoidable.

21. – As lies compound, trust erodes, and the more difficult it becomes to lie. The more it is perceived that you lie, the better you must be at lying to successfully do so. As such, compulsive lying is tactically unsound – lie only when necessary.

22. – Trust can be earned and spent, but if you spend too much too quickly, your account with the betrayed individual is permanently closed, no matter what you do, you will always be spent.

23. – People love to be seduced, but they do not like to know how. Honesty doesn’t pay when transparency compromises the beauty of the illusion that sustains you. Like any magic trick, people enjoy the perception of mystery, not what creates it.

24. – Apply seduction to romance or sales, never reveal your tricks. Give your pitch, not your essence.

25. – Effortlessness and dismissiveness foster an appearance of strength.

26. – If people feel judged by you, they hate you. In diplomacy, suggest via statement, do not undermine with command or overt dispute.

27. – Honesty is ugly, most people want their opinions validated, not disproved. It is but a minority of intellectuals who enjoy being disproved.

28. – Manufacture a threat and you can sell its solution.

29. – Control both sides and simulate a conflict, monitor organic responses for potential allies and enemies.

30. – Utilise counterintuitive strategies, it pays to create a group to undermine your interests. By creating a group to threaten your interests, you prevent a concealed threat from mobilising. Those interested in undermining your interests will join your artificial opposition rather than form their own.

31. – The truly best deceivers begin with themselves, and therefore tend to be more emotional than rational in disposition.

32. – Environments come with varying expectations and codes of behaviour, environments define expectation unless you are bigger than your environment.

33. – It is better to define what will be expected of you, than allow others to define their expectations. If you do not define what people expect of you, they will define it for you.

34. – He who defines his role has more freedom, for people become their roles.

35. – Your benefactors should overestimate you and your enemies should underestimate you.

36. – The lower the average intellect of a man’s company, the more he must show aggression to be respected, more intelligent company demands the inverse.

37. – As a Machiavellian, it is always pertinent to ascertain the intellect of one’s company, and then adjust one’s demeanour as relevant. A person who cannot dial-up their personality up or down is unfit to wield power.

38. – Intelligent narcissists require consistent displays of histrionic aggression in order to respect somebody.

39. – Acting is necessary. Just as one key cannot open every lock to every door, a single disposition cannot unlock every favour from every person, as such, adaptability.

40. – People are like safes with combinations, by correctly calibrating your traits to align with their values, you unlock their trust, desire, and respect. Incorrect calibrations create apathy and disdain.

41. – Disagreement is acceptable for it can teach, but sabotage is never. A leader’s task is to discern the prior from the latter. When in doubt, assume sabotage.

42. – It is important to work smarter than harder, but better to be seen as dumb and hard-working. Few like a rich man who earns more in a less arduous condition, for jealousy of his privileged position is rife. A smart man earns more than a hard-working man, yet a smart, hard-working man who appears average outearns both.

43. – It’s easy not to outshine the brilliant, but it’s difficult not to outshine the incompetent. Regardless, know your place and behave accordingly.

44. – Ignore powerless idiots, ridicule powerful ones. Powerless idiocy is an annoyance, powerful idiocy is a problem. Relevance and status shall determine classification.

45. – The man confined to reason will be humiliated by psychic warfare, whilst the man confined to cunning will have his sophistry undressed. Logic and cunning are the most powerful psychological tools, therefore you would do well to cultivate them both. To cultivate neither is to be weak and to cultivate one is to be average, but to cultivate both – this is to be dangerous.

46. – Logicians look for reasons, Machiavellians look for loopholes.

47. – Incentive is the most persuasive use of soft power, with fear its hard power counterpart. Those who can’t be bribed can be threatened, whilst those who can’t be threatened can be bribed – very few are immune to both.

48. – Be egotistical only when necessary. [Read More Here]

49. – You bond with people over the things they hold dear, pets, media franchises, hobbies – this is how you gain trust. In matters of trust one should appeal to emotion, never to reason. Give plenty of reasons you should be trusted, give nonsense reasons for why you shouldn’t.

50. – In social matters, people do not reward he who is most logical, but rather he who is most impressive.

51. – Cunning and rhetoric almost always triumph over logic, fact and statistic in matters of persuasion.

52. – Despair in the moment is tantamount to forfeiture.

53. – Most are foolish, instead of befriending power, they hate on it. These people aren’t cut out for the game, for one does not acquire power by hating the powerful.

54. – A champion must always defend his crown, for as much as he is admired, there is always a man who lusts to take the powerful’s wealth and status for himself.

55. – The least patriotic leader’s one who so utterly dominates his kingdom, that he does not allow it to flourish out of the insecurity that permitting so would remove him from power.

56. – All abusable systems are abused, and so it is folly to expect any system not to be abused. Systems should be designed on the assumption they will be abused, and where less than infallible, retroactively amended to be so.

57. – Absolute dignity is rare, most pride is no more than resistance that can be removed for a price. The weaker the ego, the lower the price. For the right price, fantasies of all persuasions find manifestation.

58. – In matters of effective sophistry, one must calibrate language to the discerned intelligence of their listener.

59. – Disdain precarious alliances, it is better to have no alliance than a precarious one, for weak alliances foreshadow betrayal.

60. – Taste isn’t just a matter of food or scent, but likewise of personality. One man’s annoyance is another’s joy, delicate tastes require finesse. And yet if is a taste is too demanding, specific or exacting, one may wish to wholly reject the fetishist notion and cease all association.

61. – Don’t become the slave of another man’s tastes. Exercise prerogative with association. If you know the taste you can leverage its fantasy, but if the taste is concealed and used as a benchmark for invalidating you, leave.

62. – People decide quickly who they do and do not like. When factions form, anybody not on your side should be assumed to collaborate with the enemy. As for those who do join your cause, analyse their motives.

63. – Whilst punishment should be swift, reward should be gradual.

64. – It is far more profitable to see things from your point of view than from the opposition’s. The more you acknowledge the opposition’s point of view, the more power you give it. Therefore for your point of view to dominate, you must dismiss your enemy’s.

65. – Displays of agility typically indicate one of two things: you’re being mesmerised by a diversion, or you’re witnessing mastery

Why solo adventures make you stronger

IMG-20170516-WA0000Why  their dream-home is, and they’ll tell you: “a one-bedroom apartment.” In a place where you’re rarely alone for more than a couple hours, being alone isn’t a problem — actually, it’s more expensive.

But whereas being alone in the city is a refuge, being alone in nature — truly alone, with no other person, no cell phone (okay, you can have a cell phone…) — is entirely different. You’re not recovering from overstimulation and mixing your life with thousands of others, but instead receding to the margins with a view of just one life (that would be yours).

And that’s where the following things will start to happen.

You’ll appreciate your insignificance.

Because you will feel small beneath trees, minuscule before oceans, and insignificant beneath an infinite expanse of space that mind is not capable of fully visualizing. And you should feel insignificant. Because you are. You are living, as Carl Sagan wrote, “on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.”

But at the same time, the vastness of nature will comfort you. The fear of powerlessness and insignificance will fade as you turn your gaze inward to the universe’s worth of experience that exists within you — and realize that the infinity of what lies within is far grander than that outside.

You’ll understand your immense strength.

Because you will feel gigantic above insects and intelligent beyond measure as the only sentient being for miles. You will the feel the sand enveloping your feet, because they are the only feet on the entire beach. You will feel colossal even atop a mountain millions of times larger than you, because you know the mountain, for all its strength, will never stand on top of you.

And yet you will not feel dominance, but instead supreme responsibility — you are the only thing in this place that can ensure all is as it should be, not to mention the only thing that can truly screw it up. As you are alone with nature, it becomes less of a threat (as a thunderstorm in the city might be) and more of a close friend.

You’ll learn the value of silence.

Because you will feel uncomfortable with the silence — at first. There are no voices or other intelligence from which to validate anything you’re thinking — there is only the echo and response in your own head. And possibly your own mutterings to yourself, if it comes to it.

But as with all of life’s quietest moments, your subconscious will learn to speak softer. You will begin to listen and observe rather than endlessly think and evaluate — skills which, as you might imagine, often come in handy both in solitude and among others.

You’ll start holding yourself accountable.

You will blame only yourself when something goes wrong because there will only be yourself to blame. You left the water in the car. You locked yourself out of the car. You lost your footing and slipped down a rock quarry.

Bad things might happen, but you’ll move on even faster than you would have if you were not alone. You will skip the entire process of how you arrived upon this problem — because all that matters when you’re alone is the solution.

You’ll start trusting yourself.

Because you will not hesitate. You have no one to ask for advice, and no one to question your own. Should you risk surfing alone on a day like this? Maybe it’s worth it. Maybe it’s not. You’ll have to take risks — even the mere act of venturing alone into nature is a risk in itself. But risks are the measure of your sense of judgment — and how imperfect it truly is.

You’ll feel your vulnerability fade away.

Because the only person to feel vulnerable before is yourself. Feel self-conscious about your body? Take a short three-mile hike into the woods. There’s no force other than yourself that put you in the place you arrive. Sure, that might be an apt metaphor for any regrets or insecurities you might be feeling — but more literally, being alone gives you a greater self-awareness of yourself.

You’ll better understand your freedom.

Eventually, you will return from nature. And yet, it’s not so much a feeling of re-joining civilization and your loved ones, but leaving the place that you found yourself in alone — and on some level, leaving yourself to return to others.

In the end, this decision is what makes solo adventure in nature so fulfilling: You realize the weight of your freedom to make your own decisions, and regardless of whether they’re right or wrong, the important thing is that they were your own. 

The 4 Different kind of Truth

Types of World Views Chart.jpg--World View Pia ChartFour Types of Truth

In 1995, The UN established a committee to discover the underlying reasons behind events that occurred in Bosnia and South African apartheid. The committee became known as the TRC or Truth and Reconciliation Committee.

Amidst their voluminous 1999-2000 report was a new categorization and/or redefinition of “truth”. They presented four types of truth as:

1. Forensic Truth – What happened to whom, where, when, and how, and who
____was involved. Basically the TRC tried to define this truth along the lines of
____the United States justice phraseology of “the truth, the whole truth, and
____nothing but the truth.” But a certain leniency was applied to this definition
____because of the elusive nature of a truth not confined to the “strictures of
____science”
2. Personal or Narrative Truth – This is truth of personal recollection and
____memory. In the words of the TRC, “Memories of pain, however flawed with
____forgetting, indelibly scar the victims of unjust suffering inflicted by agents of
____the state…””Personal stories are not the whole of truth, but they are integral
____to the truth that leads to new justice.”
3. Social Truth – TRC jurist Albie Sachs defines this as “The truth of experience
____that is established through interaction, discussion and debate. Another
____member of the committee, Alex Boraine states, “the process of dialogue
____(among South African apartheid victims) involved transparency, democracy,
____and the participation as the basis of affirming human dignity and integrity”.
____Simply put when a number of stories of a given society are told publicly,
____together they form a “social” truth, or more aptly put, a “societal” truth.
4. Reconciliatory or “Healing” Truth – Also called “Public Truth” is the
____exposing of the past events in order to raise a public awareness of atrocity
____and to elicit a “never again” position toward such atrocity resulting in a
____“healed” or “reconciled” society.

Alex Boraine, in his book “A Country Unmasked: Inside South Africa’s Truth and
____Reconciliation Commission”, further expounds on the “truth” findings of this
____commission. Much of this is re-digested in an article by the blogger Andrew
____Bernardin in a blog entry entitled “Four Types”

____1. Personal Truth – This is rehashed “subjective truth” that has been made
________popular by “Dr. Phil” the daytime talk show psychologist.
____2. Social Truth – Similar if not identical to the TRC version of “social truth”
________llisted above
____3. Human Truth – An odd categorization or “type” of truth, but is defined by
________Bernardin as pertaining to the universal dispositions and abilities of the
________Homo Sapien species. He lists sexual preferences and dominance
________hierarchies (i.e. the belief in a Deity)as indicators of truth relative to the
________human race.
____4. Universal Truth – Mostly akin to “forensic truth” listed by the TRC above.
________It is basically the retreat of those that once adhered to the idea that
________“all truth is relative”. The relativists realized that their very statement of
________truth was itself “absolute” and therefore, was self-defeating as “relative”
________or “subjective” and therefore, unnecessary for anyone to accept.

The following two points basically summarize the entire TRC redefinition of truth:
________Point One: Only certain truths are objective and/or absolute but they,
________the authors, are the ones who will define which truths are subjective
________or objective and absolute or relative, and not the reader.
________The second point these “four truths” make is that MOST “truth” is

Definition of World View

A world view is the foundational belief system upon which one’s entire understanding of the “big picture” of all existence, and the more immediate “small picture” one’s personal existence, is based.

 

    1. It is the answer to “why” things happen, exist (or don’t exist)

 

    1. It answers “where” things come from and “where” they go

 

    1. It is the motivation for one to act and not act

 

    1. It is the motivation for one to believe and not believe

 

    1. It is the underlying reason for emotional response: i.e. fear, peace, etc.

 

What is Your World View and How Do You Determine It?:

EVERYONE has a world view, but not everyone is aware of the one they hold. We all operate by a set of governing rules that we believe at our deepest core to be the “best” set for us. Some of us might claim to be pacifists in our praxeology yet when we are wronged, the first thing we seek to do is “fight” (either verbally, psychologically, or physically) to defend our position or worse, to “even” the score. This would demonstrate that we “think” we’re pacifists but our actions i.e. where the “rubber hits the road” would demonstrate that we more “passive aggressive” than “pacifist”. Because we might have conflicting ideas about what our worldview might be, I’ve begun to construct a list below of categories and subclasses that I would like someday to transform into a “worldview test”

Philosophy: Philos (loving) Sophia (wisdom/knowledge)

• Prov 4:5-7 Get wisdom (Chokmah)! Get understanding (biynah)! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth. Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you; Love “ ‘ahab” (philos) her, and she will keep you. Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.

We are all philosophers, old and young, its just a matter of what our “personal philosophy” is i.e. our “worldview”. We are a reasoning and thinking species. It is this very ability to “reason” that secular scientists and thinkers feel, separates us from the animals.

We are complex and unique creatures and our view of the world can be equally complex and unique as well. Although there are 7 basic, but universal philosophical disciplines which provide a framework for a person’s worldview, many of philosophies of one particular category may overlap into a category of another. i.e. Postmodernism is both a methodological and an epistemological approach to one’s view of the world. I’ve listed the 7 major categories below with many (not all) of the philosophical approaches, traditions, and disciplines as they apply to that component of one’s overall world view:

Philosophy of Religion – Who or what is the supreme authority in the Universe?

    1. Some common world views pertaining to the philosophy of religion

 

      1. Theism – belief in the existence of a god or gods, usually belief in one god in the monotheistic sense or one overall god of which all are a part as in the pantheistic sense. God as creator of the universe, intervening in it (monotheistic) and sustaining a personal relation to his creatures. (monotheistic)

 

      1. Monotheism – The belief in a singular omnipotent God – i.e. Christians, Judaism, Islam

 

      1. Deism – belief in the existence of a supreme being, specifically of a creator who does not personally interact in His universe. Deism was birthed and reached its zenith during an intellectual movement of the 17th and 18th centuries that accepted the existence of a creator on the basis of reason but rejected belief in a supernatural deity who interacts with humankind. The god of deism has often been referred to as the “Watchmaker god” in that he creates a machine i.e. the universe, and simply lets it wind down of its own accord. Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin were said to have been deists, however, a closer examination of their actual writings reveals a belief in a Deity that is personal and “providential” (supernaturally intervening) in the affairs of His creation. Their writing more closely resemble the God of Judaeo-Christianity than that of the deists of their day.

 

      1. Polytheism – The belief in and worship of more than one god. This often applies differing attributes to a multiplicity of gods who are usually at odds with one another such as in Greek, Roman, or Near Eastern mythology. Most all of polytheism was wiped out in the west with the arrival of Christianity and in the East with the arrival of Islam.

 

      1. Pantheism – The theistic belief that all beings in the universe (including the universe itself) comprise the being known as “god” such as in Brahman of Hinduism. This is often confused with Panentheism which is actually a differing belief that all things and the universe are in god. A misnomer about pantheism is that it is a theology that permits or tolerates all gods. This is decidedly false in that the exclusive God of Christianity and the exclusive god of Islam are both said to be “accepted” but the claims of exclusivity by both gods are utterly rejected. That is to say, Pantheism is inclusive of all religious systems except true Christianity and true Islam

 

      1. Agnosticism – The belief with regards to all religion and/or supernatural that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena; a person who claims neither faith nor disbelief in God. There are usually two subtypes of agnostics: hard skeptics which claim that if there is a god nothing can ever be known about Him in that He is “wholly other” – that is, knowledge of god is impossible. The other variety of skeptic is considered a “soft” skeptic which claims that if there is a God – we probably couldn’t know or have knowledge of him, i.e. knowledge of god while not impossible, it is improbable

 

      1. Atheism – A (without) theism (belief in God). Essentially a belief system of faith unto itself whereby the assertion is held that God does not exist.

 

      1. Nihilism – One of two definitions pertaining to nihilism. This one pertaining to philosophy of religion whereby all religious and moral principles are rejected due to the fact that life is meaningless

 

      1. Relativism – a belief system that stretches across epistemology, ethics/morality, and religion which holds to the idea that absolutes do not exist in the realms of knowledge, morality, and truth but rather exist only in direct relation to the culture, history, and society in which they are encountered. The flaw of this belief system is that it requires “absolute” knowledge and truth to claim there is “no absolute” truth or knowledge regarding religion etc.

 

      1. Solipsism – A somewhat obscure and simple system of belief that by its very simplicity affects nearly every category of one’s world view that adheres to it. Solipsism is simply the belief that nothing can be known outside of one’s self. In fact nothing can be known to even exist outside of one’s self. Because of its odd simplicity I have placed it in a number of categories. In this case, with regards to religion, it is similar to the hard agnostic view that knowledge of God cannot be known, obviously because he would exist outside of one’s self.

 

    1. Asceticism – An approach to religion whereby the comforts and amenities of this world are typically viewed as “excess” and therefore evil. The response is usually a separatist and or monastic lifestyle to scorn the pleasures of this world in order to gain a greater appreciation for the spiritual pleasures and disciplines. Buddhist monks and medieval Christian monks are an example of the ascetic lifestyle. Because this comprises a methodology to material life, and a motivation with view to ethics and morality, it is also a sub-category of the praxeology/methodolgy and the ethics/morality world view categories as well

 

Philosophy of Politics – How should people be governed?

    1. Some common world views and ideologies pertaining to the philosophy of politics:

 

      1. Socialism – A philosophy or system of governance whereby production, distribution, and large scale commerce are either owned or highly regulated by government which is comprised of officials that are put in place via a limited election process. Adherents and the system’s founder, Karl Marx, define it as governing by the community as a whole, although it rarely works out this way. In most socialist governments in the world today, an even smaller few rule over an even greater majority than in a true democracy or representative republic. Marx believed socialism to be a transitional social state between capitalism and communism. Along with communism and fascism, socialism is one of three primary forms of collectivism.Other names associated with socialism are leftists, nanny state, progressivism, social democracy, communism, marxism, labor, entitlement state

 

      1. Communism – a political system of governance founded by Karl Marx whereby all property is “public-owned” which translates to “government-owned” which then equates to the public having little to do whatsoever with property, commerce, or distribution whatsoever. Each citizen works and is paid according to their abilities and needs. Normally, communism attempts to overthrow existing governmental infrastructures by way of class warfare, pitting the lower and middle classes of a society against the higher or highest classes (i.e. the ones with power and influence). i.e. 99% vs the 1%. This results in animosity and if successful, a violent coup or takeover via populist-leaning political powers. Unfortunately, history has shown us that the corruption at the heart of mankind results in a government which filters and skims most of the “public” proceeds leaving a society overcrowded, cramped into multi family living quarters, hungry, and destitute of purpose. This is a far more “hardline” approach to “community ownership” and governance than that of its little sister socialism. Along with facism and socialism, communism is one of three primary forms of collectivism.Communists are often referred to as leftist, liberal, progressive, radicals, sometimes mistakenly referred to as “socialists”

 

      1. Fascism – A method of governing whereby social organization is achieved via nationalism and enthusiastic support of a central charismatic leader. It has, in the past, exalted a particular race or nation over others as in the case with Germany in 1932-1944, but this is more an exception than the rule. Usually it is a party-led fight for national prominence and growth via a centralized and autocratic leader. c.f. Venezuela, and some Central African nations. Like communism, this system involves stringent social regimentation for the “better of the state” and usually there is a high level of suppression of opposition which preserves the fascist government’s control of the populace. This method of governance is often used synonymously with the term “dictatorship” or “totalitarianism”. Along with communism and socialism, it is one of three primary forms of collectivism.The argument for this position of governance is the absence (usually) of red tape and bureaucracies which have been known to delay major national decisions. The problem is that reform is usually impossible outside of removing the fascist in power. (Most dictators don’t see a need to reform themselves just everyone else)

 

      1. Anarchism – The political philosophy which contends that all governmental authority is useless and undesirable. The anarchist opts instead for a voluntary community of cooperation, affiliation, and association of societal groups and individual citizens

 

      1. Autocracy – One person with absolute and unchallenged authority. Often used synonymously with fascism, despotism, totalitarianism etc. The current political environment in post-communist Russia would greatly resemble an autocratic governance with Putin acting as an unchallenged authority, arresting and oppressing opposition

 

      1. Nepotism – Although most commonly used today in the context of employment, this can be considered a method of governance within a given government infrastructure. It is the practice of appointing favorites, usually relatives, to ideal positions primarily based on kinship as opposed to qualification. This was a fairly common practice within the hierarchy of the the Catholic Church whereby Popes, Cardinals, and Bishops would appoint their relatives to church positions. Today the political practice is most evident in American politics with the President appointing key positions within a Representative Republic to family and friends. i.e. President John Kennedy appointing his brother Robert to Attorney General, etc.

 

      1. Hegemony – The political approach whereby a dominance of one social, economic, political, ideological, or cultural group is exerted over all others. i.e. There is a decided liberal hegemony within the university hiring system, etc. Democracies, Republics, Socialist, and Communist nations all have a level of hegemony, no political system is immune to this approach.

 

      1. Oligarchy – A system of governance where a small exerts control over the larger community (the tail wags the dog) usually in a manner that serves corrupt or self-serving goals. i.e. The lobbyists in Washington D.C. exercise a great deal of control over the U.S. Senate which in turn exercises a great deal of control over the United States.

 

      1. Capitalism – Primarily an economic system that calls for private and corporate ownership of all capital goods. It is driven by the free market system whereby competition determines the economic success and failure of the individual and the corporation. It is extolled by conservatives as providing an opportunity to everyone willing to work to improve their standard of living and achieve financial success by ingenuity. It is condemned by liberals, socialists, and communists who echo the 150 year old attitude of Karl Marx who paints capitalism as “unbridled greed” and “oppressive of the proletariat”.

 

      1. Conservatism – One of the most ill-defined political philosophies in the world today. Often times referred to as “preferring an existing or traditional situation” which is incorrect. Conservatism is a political philosophy which calls for small or highly limited government and free market system which establishes the best product or service at the best price due to healthy competition within the marketplace. Conservatism condemns the high taxes required by progressive or liberal political system which fund big government. Socially, conservatism tends toward a more Judaeo-Christian moral structure with approach to governance versus the Darwinian humanist social emphasis of progressives and liberal social governance. Referred to as “rightist” or “conservative right” on the political spectrum.

 

      1. Liberalism – Widely considered “leftist” on the political spectrum with a decided socialist or communist approach to governance in its call for big government or total government involvement or ‘regulation’ in the lives of its citizenry. The liberal’s (recently adopted moniker “progressives” to shed the negative connotation with the term “liberal”) approach to economic governance is in keeping with Karl Marx, the founder of communism, in that liberals condemn free market capitalism as the height of greed and source of all social and economic woes (c.f. Michael Moore documentaries, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Hollywood methodology in general). To this end, liberalism calls for a highly regulated economy by the government and high taxes to fund that resulting mammoth government. A common holding of all taxes, land, and goods which are then redistributed by this government are said by liberals to solve the social and economic woes of society. Most recently liberalism in Washington D.C. and the mainstream media hired a number of ‘protestors for pay’ to simulate a grass roots movement called “Occupy Wall Street”. Ultimately employing class warfare to promote the views of liberalism. Socially, liberalism is Darwinian and humanist in its approach, which randomly borrows ethics and morals from the Judaeo-Christian worldview, without adhering to the Deity which claims to be the source of those ethics and morals.

 

      1. Centrism – The political position of the moderate whereby radical change of the left (liberal) or the right (conservative) is scorned for a more “please everyone” approach to political reform by employing a gradual change and repeated compromise in policy. “He who stands for everything – stands for nothing” and “You can please some of the people some of the time but you can never please all of the people all of the time.” are both famous credos of centrist opposition. In social matters, the moderate tends to lean to the left and in economics to the right, somewhat.

 

      1. Pacifism – The position whereby resistance to government or authority is scorned in an effort to “pacify” those in power and maintain the status quo. This attitude is found in those who call themselves “liberal, moderate, or conservative” yet refuse to vote – which belies the underlying political philosophy of pacifism. Many who scorn participation in the affairs of governance (politics) can usually be identified with pacifistic tendencies. This is more often used in modern vernacular as a descriptor of a praxeology or methodology than a political philosophy or world view in that it usually pertains to someone who is in direct opposition to military conflict of any sort usually due to moral objections or religious convictions i.e. Amish, Mennonites, and Transcendentalists, are usually pacifists.

 

      1. Democracy – A system of government whereby the power resides in the hands of the people by way of majority vote. Democracies exert their governmental power through frequent general and free elections. This can be accomplished at times with limited administrative representation but in a genuine democracy, the people vote on all public policy, social machinations, military, foreign relations, taxation, and economic policy are all set by a vote of the people in conjunction with the administration of elected officials. This ‘purist’ form of democracy today only exists in concept only and is referred to sometimes as “Direct Democracy” and as such does not currently exist among first or second world nations (second world meaning “limited industrialization, etc.”. Many Representative and Social Republics today are mistaken for democracies and have even coined the term “preserving the world for democracy” even while those governments are not democracies themselves.

 

      1. Republic – A form of governance modeled after ancient Greek and Roman governments circa1st-2nd century B.C. This government infrastructure consists of a hierarchy of elected officials who act as “representatives” acting on behalf of their constituencies (ideally) in casting votes which form public policy, social machinations, military, foreign relations, taxation, and economic policies, etc. Policies such as 2, 4, and 6 year terms and overall term limits are put in place to prevent an imbalance of power. Because these officials are put in place by public vote, this system of government is often confused with a democracy and like a democracy, there are loopholes for abuse whereby votes by the elected officials are manipulated special interest groups, lobbyists, and outright bribery. (c.f. United States “Obamacare” kickback scandals). Abuses like this result in representatives voting according to their own interests when it comes to taxation and military action and not necessarily the “will” of their constituents. As evidence that corruption is so rampant in this system of governance, candidates will raise hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars or pounds to get themselves elected to the position of congressman, parliamentarian, or senator while the position itself only pays a middle class wage.

 

      1. Laissez-Faire – This is more a “creed” against government interference in public and economic policy beyond the bare minimum to protect and maintain geo-political peace (secure national borders) and the personal property of the individual. Because of this, military action outside the role of national protection is usually condemned by a laissez-faire doctrine.

 

      1. LIbertarianism – This is the extreme embodiment of laissez-faire as a governmental system. Although there is a more strict condemnation of military action than the typical laissez-faire creed calls for, libertarianism maintains a very similar set of ideals with regards to individual rights and freedoms while condemning a “big government” or “big brother” state.

 

      1. Imperialism – A nearly extinct system of governance whereby a particular government seeks to expand its own influence and power usually by military action or “strong-handed” foreign policy. Soviet Russia accused the United States of this policy repeatedly during the cold war years (1947-1987). Whereas Soviet Russia expanded its territory by way of military action (Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Afghanistan) and heavy-handed foreign policy (overuse of veto or “Nyet!” during U.N. General Counsel sessions) during this period than any other nation on earth. Nazi Germany was a perfect example of Imperialism during the events that led up to World War II. Whereas the United States and Great Britain have had a history of imperialism during the 20th century, the political philosophy seems to be a dying albatross in light of today’s emphasis on globalism

 

      1. Globalism – The prevailing political attitude of the 21st century whereby the interests of the world as a whole overrule the interests of a particular nation or individual. The early attempts at globalism include the failed “League of Nations” which was an international organizational response to the nationalism and arms race that was said to have brought on World War I. It failed due to existing national exceptionalism found in the world powers of that day: England, France etc. The second attempt at globalism was the formation of the United Nations after World War II. This institution has been largely ineffective at carrying out true globalist policy in that it has historically relied on the U.S. military to provide a ‘bite’ to its international bureaucratic ‘bark’. Today we see INTERPOL and cap and trade carbon tax policies that seek to undermine and overthrow existing nationalism and national exceptionalism. This has led to establishing environmental, economic, and social policy along with military action determined by a globalist political world view.

 

      1. Nationalism – The political mindset that holds one particular nation superior to all other nations with regards to culture, heritage, interests, methodology, and an overall way of life. i.e. American exceptionalism. With the rise of Globalism, nationalism has quickly been regarded as misplaced and misguided enthusiasm by a fanatical few. c.f. American mainstream media’s approach to the grassroots Tea Party movement. Nationalism has seen a sharp decline in the west but seems to be on the rise in some of the newer first world nations like Brazil and China.

 

      1. Monarchy – A method of governance defined by the absolute sovereignty of a single individual. Usually this chief of state either establishes a hereditary line or is a part of an already-established hereditary line of monarchs. The UK is considered a “monarchy” but the role of royalty in state affairs is primarily determined by a parliament and the Prime Minister. The UK more resembles a form of a socialist republic than it does a monarchy in the 21st century. Many third world and some second world nations still have established monarchies.

 

    1. Egalitarianism – The political position that declares that all citizens are of total equality, especially with regards to political, economic, and social policies and interests. It is most common among socialist and communist ideologies – although it is rarely practiced among such governments. i.e France, Cuba, Italy, Great Britain, China, North Korea. Australia seems to operate primarily by an egalitarian political world view today.

 

Epistemology (Philosophy of Knowledge) – What is reality? What is truth? What can be known?

    1. Some common world views pertaining to epistemology

 

      1. Skepticism

 

      1. Rationalism

 

      1. Externalism

 

      1. Internalism

 

      1. Reliablism

 

      1. Empiricism

 

      1. Constructivism

 

      1. Infinitism

 

      1. Foundationalism

 

      1. Existentialism

 

      1. Postmodernism

 

      1. Realism

 

      1. Defeatist

 

      1. Idealism

 

      1. Nihilism – The second definition of nihilism in this case is a sub-category of epistemology in the sense that it asserts that nothing in the world has a real existence. Christian Science holds a nihilistic view with regards to sin, sickness, and pain. They assert that these things do not exist but are a figment of the imagination. It is for this reason that traditional medical aid (doctors) are rejected. c.f. Church of Scientology

 

    1. Optimism

 

Metaphysics (Philosophy of Matter) – Where does everything come from? How does it all relate?

    1. Some common world views pertaining to metaphysics

 

      1. Theist

 

      1. Deist

 

      1. Nihilist – The second definition of nihilism in this case can also be considered a sub-category of metaphysics in the sense that it asserts that nothing in the world has a real existence to begin with and therefore it comes from nowhere and cannot relate to anything as it is not real. Some early strands of Gnosticism might be considered nihilist in approach in that the material is an illusion and only the spiritual is real. Some Chinese traditional religions are somewhat nihilist in a metaphysical sense by way of denying that the pleasures of this life are an illusion and must be disregarded. i.e. Taoism.
      2. Agnostic

 

      1. Atheist

 

      1. Pantheist

 

    1. Naturalist

 

Futurology (Philosophy of the Future)-Where is mankind headed? What does the future look like?

    1. Some common world views pertaining to futurology

 

      1. Nihilist

 

      1. Relativist

 

      1. Solipsist

 

      1. Hedonist

 

      1. Objectivist

 

      1. Absolutist

 

      1. Postmodernism

 

    1. Egalitarian

 

Philosophy of Methods or Methodology) – How do things get done in the world?

    1. Some common world views pertaining to praxeology

 

      1. Materialist

 

      1. Empiricist

 

      1. Positivist

 

      1. Pragmatist

 

      1. Utilitarian

 

      1. Existentialist

 

      1. Determinist

 

      1. Postmodernism

 

      1. Libertarianism

 

      1. Fatalist

 

      1. Stoic

 

      1. Laissez-Faire – The laissez-faire methodology is usually closely aligned to one’s political philosophy which is usually laissez-faire itself. This methodology insists on personal freedom’s and liberties to formulate one’s own choices and actions. i.e. “Leave me alone, I’ll figure it out myself” or “Don’t tell me what to do!” are both laissez-faire attitudes toward ones methodological approach to life.

 

      1. Altruistic

 

      1. Epicureanism

 

    1. Ascetic

 

Philosophy of Ethics/Morality – How should things get/be done in the world?

    1. Some common world views pertaining to Philosophy of Ethics and/or Morality:

 

      1. Theist

 

      1. Individualist

 

      1. Mystic

 

      1. Nominalist

 

      1. Altruistic

 

      1. Epicureanism

 

      1. Ascetic

 

      1. Laissez-Faire – The laissez-faire approach to one’s own philosophy of ethics and morals is usually consistent with one’s own praxeology or methodology which is usually laissez-faire itself. This approach or attitude toward the formulation and maintenance of a moral or ethical structure insists on personal freedom’s and liberties to formulate one’s own choices and actions. i.e. Jungian Psychology – “Each person is basically good and must find their own way.” or “Don’t push your morals on me!” are both laissez-faire attitudes toward one’s ethical or moral philosophy of life.

 

      1. Postmodernism

 

      1. Nihilist

 

    1. Atheist

 

Test To Determine Your Worldview:

The following test is a general guide to helping us examine and ultimately define the world view we already hold. It will eventually be an automated results test but for now it is completed via manual entry.

The test is phrased with the pronoun “we” which applies to the human race in general. The idea is for us to think in generalities to determine our view of the world, how it works, how it applies to us, the people in it, and how we relate to them, and they to us. Obviously, there are no wrong answers and similar to an enneagram test, the more honest you are, the more accurate the results. Also, our world view can change over time.

1. Where do you think everything came from?

 

    1. Big Bang or similar theory whereby all life evolved

 

    1. A Creator of some kind

 

    1. Can’t know the answer to this question

 

    1. Everything always existed in some way, shape, or form

 

  1. A Creator who has turned it over to mankind

 

2. How do we know what is good or what is bad (evil)?

 

    1. It is inherent (nature), inborn naturally, Deity has nothing to do with it

 

    1. It is nurtured, our morals are shaped by experience: people, stimuli, etc.

 

    1. It is inherent in our nature, we are born with it, as a result of the original tree of good and evil

 

    1. It is a combination of A and B

 

  1. It is a combination of B and C

 

3. Why do good things happen to good people?

 

    1. Its a matter of pure chance, not luck, nor destiny, just chance

 

    1. What goes around, comes around, its the law of the universe (not a Deity)

 

    1. God rewards good people with good things

 

    1. No one deserves good things. All good comes as a gift from a generous God.

 

    1. Good people put themselves in a position to receive good things

 

    1. Combination of A and E

 

  1. Combination of C and E

 

4. Why do good things happen to bad people?

 

    1. Its a matter of pure chance, not luck, nor destiny, just chance

 

    1. Good things are sent even to an evil person by a Deity as a special gift to teach them to be good

 

    1. God gives good things to all people good and bad without discretion at times

 

    1. Good is a reward from good deeds done in a past life, received in a person’s current incarnation

 

    1. There is no rhyme or reason whatsoever to the universe. Life is not fair

 

    1. Combination of A and E

 

  1. Combination of B and C

 

5. Why do bad things happen to bad people?

 

    1. Its a matter of pure chance, not luck, nor destiny, just chance

 

    1. What goes around, comes around, its the law of the universe (not a Deity)

 

    1. God repays bad people with bad things

 

    1. Some bad is caused by the person, some is the result of a fallen, broken world, some is the result of an unseen adversary

 

    1. Bad people put themselves in a position to receive bad things

 

    1. Combination of A and E

 

    1. Combination of C and E

 

  1. The notion of “bad” whether pertaining to people or ‘things’ is highly subjective and therefore it depends on what type of things and people you are talking about specifically

 

6. Why do bad things happen to good people?

 

    1. Its a matter of pure chance, not luck, nor destiny, just chance

 

    1. What goes around, comes around, its the law of the universe (not a Deity)

 

    1. God repays bad people with bad things

 

    1. Some bad is caused by the person, the rest is the result of a fallen, broken world

 

    1. Bad people put themselves in a position to receive bad things

 

    1. Combination of A and E

 

    1. Combination of C and E

 

  1. The notion of “bad” or “good” people or ‘things’ is highly subjective and depends on which specific things and people you mean

 

7. Why is there evil in the world at all? i.e. How did it get here?

 

    1. There is no evil in the world, just terribly uneducated people

 

    1. Evil comes as a curse and a consequence of poor choices of the earliest man and woman

 

    1. Evil exists and it comes from uneducated people

 

    1. Evil comes from the wicked spirits that move on the Earth and sometimes live in trees, rivers, animals, and people

 

  1. Evil comes from a cyclical series of bad choices over the course of thousands and thousand and thousands of years of poor choices

 

8. How do we get rid of all evil in the world?

 

    1. List Item 1

 

    1. List Item 2

 

    1. List Item 3

 

    1. List Item 4

 

  1. List Item 5

 

9. Why should we do good things for people?

 

    1. List Item 1

 

    1. List Item 2

 

    1. List Item 3

 

    1. List Item 4

 

  1. List Item 5

 

10. Why do we sometimes fail to do good things for people?

Mahatma Gandhi

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
( 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā (Sanskrit: “high-souled”, “venerable”—applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa—is now used worldwide. In India, he is also called Bapu ji ( endearment for father,Gandhi ji. He is unofficially called the Father of the Nation

Born and raised in a Hindu merchant caste family in coastal Gujarat, western India, and trained in law at the Inner Temple, London, Gandhi first employed nonviolent civil disobedience as an expatriate lawyer in South Africa, in the resident Indian community’s struggle for civil rights. After his return to India in 1915, he set about organising peasants, farmers, and urban labourers to protest against excessive land-tax and discrimination. Assuming leadership of the Indian National Congress in 1921, Gandhi led nationwide campaigns for various social causes and for achieving Swaraj or self-rule.

Gandhi famously led Indians in challenging the British-imposed salt tax with the 400 km (250 mi) Dandi Salt March in 1930, and later in calling for the British to Quit India in 1942. He was imprisoned for many years, upon many occasions, in both South Africa and India. He lived modestly in a self-sufficient residential community and wore the traditional Indian dhoti and shawl, woven with yarn hand-spun on a charkha. He ate simple vegetarian food, and also undertook long fasts as a means of both self-purification and political protest.

Gandhi’s vision of an independent India based on religious pluralism, however, was challenged in the early 1940s by a new Muslim nationalism which was demanding a separate Muslim homeland carved out of India.Eventually, in August 1947, Britain granted independence, but the British Indian Empire was partitioned into two dominions, a Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan. As many displaced Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs made their way to their new lands, religious violence broke out, especially in the Punjab and Bengal. Eschewing the official celebration of independence in Delhi, Gandhi visited the affected areas, attempting to provide solace. In the months following, he undertook several fasts unto death to stop religious violence. The last of these, undertaken on 12 January 1948 when he was 78,[also had the indirect goal of pressuring India to pay out some cash assets owed to Pakistan. Some Indians thought Gandhi was too accommodating.Among them was Nathuram Godse, a Hindu nationalist, who assassinated Gandhi on 30 January 1948 by firing three bullets into his chest.

Gandhi’s birthday, 2 October, is commemorated in India as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and worldwide as the International Day of Nonviolence.

Jokes for Intelligentia

A Mathematician, A Physicist and an Engineer…


Fire

An engineer is working at his desk in his office. His cigarette falls off the desk into the wastebasket, causing the papers within to burst into flames. The engineer looks around, sees a fire extinguisher, grabs it, puts out the flames, and goes back to work.

A physicist is working at his desk in another office and the same thing happens. He looks at the fire, looks at the fire extinguisher, and thinks “Fire requires fuel plus oxygen plus heat. The fire extinguisher will remove both the oxygen and the heat in the wastebasket. Ergo, no fire.” He grabs the extinguisher, puts out the flames, and goes back to work.

A mathematician is working at his desk in another office and the same thing happens. He looks at the fire, looks at the fire extinguisher, and thinks for a minute, says “Ah! A solution exists!” and goes back to work.


Woman in a bar

A mathematician and an engineer are sitting at a table drinking when a very beautiful woman walks in and sits down at the bar.

The mathematician sighs. “I’d like to talk to her, but first I have to cover half the distance between where we are and where she is, then half of the distance that remains, then half of that distance, and so on. The series is infinite. There’ll always be some finite distance between us.”

The engineer gets up and starts walking. “Ah, well, I figure I can get close enough for all practical purposes.”


Prime numbers

A mathematician, physicist, and engineer are taking a math test. One question asks “Are all odd numbers prime?”

The mathematician thinks, “3 is prime, 5 is prime, 7 is prime, 9 is not prime — nope, not all odd numbers are prime.”

The physicist thinks, ” 3 is prime, 5 is prime, 7 is prime, 9 is not prime — that could be experimental error — 11 is prime, 13 is prime, yes, they’re all prime.”

The engineer thinks, ” 3 is prime, 5 is prime, 7 is prime, 9 is prime, 11 is prime, …”


Sheep in Scotland

A mathematician, a physicist, and an engineer are riding a train through Scotland.

The engineer looks out the window, sees a black sheep, and exclaims, “Hey! They’ve got black sheep in Scotland!”

The physicist looks out the window and corrects the engineer, “Strictly speaking, all we know is that there’s at least one black sheep in Scotland.”

The mathematician looks out the window and corrects the physicist, ” Strictly speaking, all we know is that is that at least one side of one sheep is black in Scotland.”


Hunting

A physicist, engineer and a statistician are out hunting. Suddenly, a deer appears 50 yards away.

The physicist does some basic ballistic calculations, assuming a vacuum, lifts his rifle to a specific angle, and shoots. The bullet lands 5 yards short.

The engineer adds a fudge factor for air resistance, lifts his rifle slightly higher, and shoots. The bullet lands 5 yards long.

The statistician yells “We got him!”


Difference between a mathematician and a physicist

After taking a course in mathematical physics, I wanted to know the real difference between Mathematics and Physicists. A professor friend told me “A Physicist is someone who averages the first 3 terms of a divergent series”

Benjamin Jones


At the races

A Statistician, Engineer and Physicist go to the horse track. Each have their system for betting on the winner and they’re sure of it.

After the race is over, the Statistician wanders into the nearby bar, defeated. He notices the Engineer, sits down next to him, and begins lamenting: “I don’t understand it. I tabulated the recent performance of all these horses, cross-referenced them with trends for others of their breed, considered seasonal variability, everything. I couldn’t have lost.”

“Yeah,” says the Engineer, “well, forget that. I ran simulations based on their weight, mechanical ratios, performance models, everything, and I’m no better off.”

Suddenly, they notice a commotion in the corner. The Physicist is sitting there, buying rounds and counting his winnings. The Engineer and Statistician decide they’ve got to know, so they shuffle over and ask him, “what’s your secret, how’d you do it?”

The Physicist leans back, takes a deep breath, and begins, “Well, first I assumed all the horses were spherical and identical…”

Jeff Vavasour on rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated


Red rubber ball

A mathematician, a physicist, and an engineer are given the task of finding how high a particular red rubber ball will bounce when dropped from a given height onto a given surface.

The mathematician derives the elasticity of the ball from its chemical makeup, derives the equations to determine how high it will bounce and calculates it.

The physicist takes the ball into the lab, measures its elasticity, and plugs the variables into a formula.

The engineer looks it up in his red rubber ball book.

Kathryn Huxtable on rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated


Point of View

A physicist, a biologist and a mathematician sit in a sidewalk cafe, looking at the building across the road. Two people go into the building, then three people come out.

Physicist: “This must be a measuring error!”

Biologist: “This is proof of procreation!”

Mathematician: “If one more person goes into the building, it will be empty!”


Theorem

There was a mad scientist who kidnapped three colleagues, an engineer, a physicist, and a mathematician, and locked each of them in seperate cells with plenty of canned food and water but no can opener.

A month later, returning, the mad scientist went to the engineer’s cell and found it long empty. The engineer had constructed a can opener from pocket trash, used aluminum shavings and dried sugar to make an explosive, and escaped.

The physicist had worked out the angle necessary to knock the lids off the tin cans by throwing them against the wall. She was developing a good pitching arm and a new quantum theory.

The mathematician had stacked the unopened cans into a surprising solution to the kissing problem; his dessicated corpse was propped calmly against a wall, and this was inscribed on the floor in blood:

Theorem: If I can’t open these cans, I’ll die.
Proof: assume the opposite…

(name unknown), Reed College, Portland, OR

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Fence

An engineer, a physicist and a mathematicians have to build a fence around a flock of sheep, using as little material as possible.

The engineer forms the flock into a circular shape and constructs a fence around it.

The physicist builds a fence with an infinite diameter and pulls it together until it fits around the flock.

The mathematicians thinks for a while, then builds a fence around himself and defines himself as being outside.


A scientific metajoke

An engineer, a physicist and a mathematician find themselves in an anecdote, indeed an anecdote quite similar to many that you have no doubt already heard.

After some observations and rough calculations the engineer realizes the situation and starts laughing.

A few minutes later the physicist understands too and chuckles to himself happily as he now has enough experimental evidence to publish a paper.

This leaves the mathematician somewhat perplexed, as he had observed right away that he was the subject of an anecdote, and deduced quite rapidly the presence of humour from similar anecdotes, but considers this anecdote to be too trivial a corollary to be significant, let alone funny.

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डबल विदेशी बच्चों से बाप दादा की रूह-रिहान

आज बापदादा विशेष डबल विदेशी बच्चों से मिलने के लिए आये हैं। सभी बच्चे दूर-दूर से अपने स्वीट होम में पहुँच गये। जहाँ सर्व प्राप्ति का अनुभव करने का स्वत: ही वरदान प्राप्त होता है। ऐसे वरदान भूमि पर वरदाता बाप से मिलने आये हैं। बापदादा भी कल्प-कल्प के अधिकारी बच्चों को देख हर्षित होते हैं। बापदादा देख रहे हैं भारत में नजदीक रहने वाली कई आत्मायें अभी तक प्यासी बन ढूंढ रही हैं। लेकिन साकार रूप से दूर-दूर रहने वाले डबल विदेशी बच्चों ने दूर से ही अपने बाप को पहचान, अधिकार को पा लिया। दूर वाले समीप हो गये और समीप वाले दूर हो गये। ऐसे बच्चों के भाग्य की कमाल देख बापदादा भी हर्षित होते हैं। आज वतन में भी बापदादा डबल विदेशी बच्चों की विशेषताओं पर रूह-रिहान कर रहे थे। भारतवासी बच्चों की और डबल विदेशी बच्चों की दोनों की अपनी-अपनी विशेषता थी। आज बच्चों की कमाल के गुण गा रहे थे। त्याग क्या किया और भाग्य क्या लिया। लेकिन बच्चों की चतुराई देख रहे थे कि त्याग भी बिना भाग्य के नहीं किया है। सौदा करने में भी पक्के व्यापारी हैं। पहले प्राप्ति का अनुभव हुआ, अच्छी प्राप्ति को देख व्यर्थ बातों का त्याग किया। तो छोड़ा क्या और पाया क्या! उसकी लिस्ट निकालो तो क्या रिजल्ट निकलेगी? एक छोड़ा और पदम पाया। तो यह छोड़ना हुआ या पाना हुआ? हम आत्मायें विश्व की ऐसी श्रेष्ठ विशेष आत्मायें बनेंगी, डायरेक्ट बाप से सम्बन्ध में आने वाली बनेंगी – ऐसा कब सोचा था! क्रिश्चियन से कृष्णपुरी में आ जायेंगे, यह कभी सोचा था। धर्मपिता के फालोअर थे। तना के बजाए टाली में अटक गये। और अब इस वैरायटी कल्प वृक्ष का तना आदि सनातन ब्राह्मण सो देवता धर्म के बन गये। फाउन्डेशन बन गये। ऐसी प्राप्ति को देख छोड़ा क्या! अल्पकाल की निंद्रा को जीता। नींद में सोने को छोड़ा और स्वंय सोना (गोल्ड) बन गये। बापदादा डबल विदेशियो का सवेरे-सवेरे उठ तैयार होना देख मुस्कराते हैं। आराम से उठने वाले और अभी कैसे उठते हैं। नींद का त्याग किया – त्याग के पहले भाग्य को देख, अमृतवेले का अलौकिक अनुभव करने के बाद यह नींद भी क्या लगती है। खान-पान छोड़ा या बीमारी को छोड़ा? खाना पीना छोड़ना अर्थात् कई बीमारियों से छूटना। मुक्त हो गये ना। और ही हेल्थ वेल्थ दोनों मिल गई इसलिए सुनाया कि पक्के व्यापारी हो। विदेशी बच्चों की और एक विशेषता यह देखी कि जिस तरफ भी लगते हैं तो बहुत तीव्रगति से उस तरफ चलते हैं। तीव्रगति से चलने के कारण प्राप्ति भी सर्व प्रकार की फुल करने चाहते हैं। बहुत फास्ट चलने के कारण कभी कभी चलते चलते थोड़ी सी भी माया की रूकावट आती है तो घबराते भी फास्ट हैं। यह क्या हुआ! ऐसे भी होता है क्या! ऐसे आश्चर्य की स्थिति में पड़ जाते हैं। फिर भी लगन मजबूत होने के कारण विघ्न पार हो जाता है और आगे के लिए मजबूत बनते जाते हैं। मंजिल पर चलने में महावीर हो, नाज़ुक तो नहीं हो ना। घबराने वाले तो नहीं हो? ड्रामा तो बहुत अच्छा करते हो। ड्रामा में माया को भगाने के साधन भी बहुत अच्छे बनाते हो। तो इस बेहद के ड्रामा अन्दर प्रैक्टिकल में भी ऐसे ही महावीर पार्टधारी हो ना? मुहब्बत और मेहनत, दोनों में से मुहब्बत में रहते हो वा मेहनत में? सदा बाप की याद में समाये हुए रहते हो वा बार बार याद करने वाले हो वा याद स्वरूप हो? सदा साथ रहते हो वा सदा साथ रहें, इसी मेहनत में लगे रहते हो? बाप समान बनने वाले सदा स्वरूप रहते हैं। याद स्वरूप, सर्वगुण स्वरूप, सर्व शक्तियों स्वरूप। स्वरूप का अर्थ ही है अपना रूप ही वह बन जाए। गुण वा शक्ति अलग नहीं हो, लेकिन रूप में समाये हुए हों। जैसे कमजोर संस्कार वा कोई अवगुण बहुतकाल से स्वरूप बन गये हैं, उसको धारण करने की कोई मेहनत नहीं करते हो लेकिन नेचर और नैचुरल हो गये हैं। उनको छोड़ने चाहते हो, महसूस करते हो यह नहीं होना चाहिए लेकिन समय पर फिर से न चाहते भी वह नेचर वा नैचुरल संस्कार अपना कार्य कर लेते हैं क्योंकि स्वरूप बन गये हैं। ऐसे हर गुण, हर शक्ति निजी स्वरूप बन जाए। मेरी नेचर और नैचुरल गुण बाप समान बन जाऍ। ऐसा गुण स्वरूप, शक्ति स्वरूप, याद स्वरूप हो जाता है, इसको ही कहा जाता है बाप समान। तो सब अपने को ऐसे स्वरूप अनुभव करते हो? लक्ष्य तो यही है ना। पाना है तो फुल पाना या थोड़े में भी राज़ी हो? चन्द्रवंशी बनेंगे? (नहीं) चंद्रवंशी राज्य भी कम थोड़ेही है। सूर्यवंशी कितने बनेंगे? जो भी सब बैठे हैं सूर्यवंशी बनेंगे? राम की महिमा कम तो नहीं है। उमंग-उत्साह सदा श्रेष्ठ रहे, यह अच्छा है।

अब विश्व की आत्मायें आप सबसे क्या चाहती हैं, वह जानते हो? अभी हर आत्मा अपने पूज्य आत्माओं को प्रत्यक्ष रूप में पाने के लिए पुकार रही है। सिर्फ बाप को नहीं पुकार रहे हैं लेकिन बाप के साथ आप पूज्य आत्माओं को भी पुकार रहे हैं। हरेक समझते हैं हमारा पैगम्बर कहो, मैसेन्जर कहो, देव आत्मा कहो वह आवे और हमें साथ ले चले। यह विश्व की पुकार पूर्ण करने वाले कौन हैं?

आप पूज्य देव आत्माओं का इन्तजार कर रहे हैं कि हमारे देव आयेंगे, हमें जगायेंगे और ले जायेंगे। उसके लिए क्या तैयारी कर रहे हो? इस कानफ्रेंस के बाद देव प्रत्यक्ष होंगे। अभी कानफ्रेंस के पहले स्वयं को श्रेष्ठ आत्मा प्रत्यक्ष करने का स्वयं और संगठित रूप से प्रोग्राम बनाओ। इस कानफ्रेंस द्वारा निराशा से आशा अनुभव होनी चाहिए। वह दीपक तो उद्घाटन में जगायेंगे, नारियल भी तोड़ेंगे। साथ-साथ सर्व आत्माओं प्रति शुभ आशाओं का दीपक भी जगायेंगे। ठिकाना दिखाने का ठका हो जाए। जैसे नारियल का ठका करते हो ना। तो विदेशी चाहे भारतवासी दोनों को मिलकर ऐसी तैयारी पहले से करनी है। तब है महातीर्थ की प्रत्यक्षता। प्रत्यक्षता की किरण अब्बा के घर से चारों ओर फैले। जैसे कहते भी हो कि आबू विश्व के लिए लाइट हाउस है। यही लाइट अन्धकार के बीच नई जागृति का अनुभव करावे, इसके लिए ही सब आये हो ना वा सिर्फ स्वयं रिफ्रेश हो चले जायेंगे?

सर्व ब्राहमणों का एक संकल्प, वही कार्य की सफलता का आधार है। सबको सहयोग चाहिए। किले की एक ईट भी कमजोर होती तो किले को हिला सकती है इसलिए छोटे बड़े सब इस ब्राह्मण परिवार के किले की ईट हो तो सभी को एक ही संकल्प द्वारा कार्य को सफल करना है। सबके मन से यह आवाज निकले कि यह मेरी जिम्मेवारी है। अच्छा – जितना बच्चे याद करते हैं उतना बाप भी याद प्यार देते हैं। अच्छा।

ऐसे सदा दृढ़ संकल्प करने वाले, सफलता के जन्म-सिद्ध अधिकार को साकार में लाने वाले, सदा अपने श्रेष्ठ भाग्य को स्मृति में रखते हुए समर्थ रहने वाले, स्वंय की विशेषता को सदा कार्य में लगाने वाले, सदा हर कार्य में बाप का कार्य सो मेरा कार्य ऐसे अनुभव करने वाले, सर्व कार्य में ऐसे बेहद की स्थिति में स्थित रहने वाले विशाल बुद्धि बच्चों को यादप्यार और नमस्ते।

ब्राजील पार्टी से:-

देश में सबसे दूर लेकिन दिल के समीप रहने वाली आत्मायें हो ना। सदा अपने को दूर बैठे भी बाप के साथ अनुभव करते हो ना। आत्मा उड़ता पंछी बन सेकण्ड में बाप के वतन में, मधुबन में पहुँच जाती है ना। सदा सैर करते हो? बापदादा बच्चों की मुहब्बत को देख रहे हैं कि कितनी दिल से साकार रूप में मधुबन में पहुँचने का प्रयत्न कर पहुँच गये हैं, इसके लिए मुबारक देते हैं। बापदादा आगे के लिए सदा विजयी रहो और सदा औरों को भी विजयी बनाओ, यही वरदान देते हैं। अच्छा

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आज बागवान अपने वैरायटी खुशबूदार फूलों के बगीचे को देख हर्षित हो रहे हैं। बापदादा वैरायटी रूहानी पुष्पों की खुशबू और रूप की रंगत देख हरेक की विशेषता के गीत गा रहे हैं। जिसको भी देखो हरेक एक दो से प्रिय और श्रेष्ठ है। नम्बरवार होते हुए भी बापदादा के लिए लास्ट नम्बर भी अति प्रिय है क्योंकि चाहे अपनी यथा शक्ति मायाजीत बनने में कमजोर है फिर भी बाप को पहचान दिल से एक बार भी ‘मेरा बाबा’ कहा तो बापदादा रहम के सागर ऐसे बच्चे को भी एक बार रिटर्न में पदमगुणा उसी रुहानी प्यार से देखते कि मेरे बच्चे विशेष आत्मा हैं। इसी नज़र से देखते हैं फिर भी बाप का तो बना ना। तो बापदादा ऐसे बच्चे को भी रहम और स्नेह की दृष्टि द्वारा आगे बढ़ाते रहते हैं क्योंकि ‘मेरा’ है। यही रूहानी मेरे-पन की स्मृति ऐसे बच्चों के लिए समर्थी भरने की आशीर्वाद बन जाती है। बापदादा को मुख से आशीर्वाद देने की आवश्यकता नहीं पड़ती क्योंकि शब्द, वाणी सेकेण्ड नम्बर है लेकिन स्नेह का संकल्प शक्तिशाली भी है और नम्बरवन प्राप्ति का अनुभव कराने वाला है। बापदादा इसी सूक्ष्म स्नेह के संकल्प से मात-पिता दोनों रूप से हर बच्चे की पालना कर रहे हैं। जैसे लौकिक में सिकीलधे बच्चे की माँ बाप गुप्त ही गुप्त बहुत शक्तिशाली चीज़ों से पालना करते हैं जिसको आप लोग खोरश (खातिरी) कहते हो। तो बापदादा भी वतन में बैठे सभी बच्चों की विशेष खोरश (खातिरी) करते रहते हैं। जैसे मधुबन में आते हो तो विशेष खोरश (खातिरी) होती है ना। तो बापदादा भी वतन में हर बच्चे को फरिश्ते आकारी रूप में आह्वान कर सम्मुख बुलाते हैं और अधिकारी रूप में अपने संकल्प द्वारा सूक्ष्म सर्व शक्तियों की विशेष बल भरने की खातिरी करते हैं। एक है अपने पुरुषार्थ द्वारा शक्ति की प्राप्ति करना। यह है मात-पिता के स्नेह की पालना के रूप में विशेष खातिरी करना। जैसे यहाँ भी किस-किस की खातिरी करते हो। नियम प्रमाण रोज़ के भोजन से विशेष वस्तुओं से खातिरी करते हो ना। एकस्ट्रा देते हो। ऐसे ब्रह्मा माँ का भी बच्चों में विशेष स्नेह है। ब्रह्मा माँ वतन में भी बच्चों की रिमझिम बिना नहीं रह नहीं सकते। रूहानी ममता है। तो सूक्ष्म स्नेह के आह्वान से बच्चों के स्पेशल ग्रुप इमर्ज करते हैं। जैसे साकार में याद है ना हर ग्रुप को विशेष स्नेह के स्वरूप में अपने हाथों से खिलाते थे और बहलाते थे। वही स्नेह का संस्कार अब भी प्रैक्टिकल में चल रहा है। इसमें सिर्फ बच्चों को बाप समान आकारी स्वरूपधारी बन अनुभव करना पड़े। अमृतवेले ब्रह्मा माँ ”आओ बच्चे, आओ बच्चे”कह विशेष शक्तियों की खुराक बच्चों को खिलाते हैं। जैसे यहाँ घी पिलाते थे और साथ-साथ एक्सरसाइज भी कराते थे ना। तो वतन में घी भी पिलाते अर्थात् सूक्ष्म शक्तियों की (ताकत की) चीज़ें देते और अभ्यास की एक्सरसाइज भी कराते हैं। बुद्धि बल द्वारा सैर भी कराते हैं। अभी-अभी परमधाम, अभी-अभी सूक्ष्मवतन। अभी-अभी साकारी सृष्टि ब्राह्मण जीवन। तीनों लोकों में दौड़ की रेस कराते हैं, जिससे विशेष खातिरी जीवन में समा जाए। तो सुना ब्रह्मा माँ क्या करते हैं!

डबल विदेशी बच्चों को वैसे भी छुट्टी के दिनों में कहाँ दूर जाकर एक्सकरशन करने की आदत है। तो बापदादा भी डबल विदेशी बच्चों को विशेष निमंत्रण दे रहे हैं। जब भी फ्री हो तो वतन में आ जाओ। सागर के किनारे मिट्टी में नहीं जाओ। ज्ञान सागर के किनारे आ जाओ। बिगर खर्चे के बहुत प्राप्ति हो जायेगी। सूर्य की किरणें भी लेना, चन्द्रमा की चाँदनी भी लेना, पिकनिक भी करना और खेल कूद भी करना। लेकिन बुद्धि रूपी विमान में आना पड़ेगा। सबका बुद्धि रूपी विमान एवररेडी है ना। संकल्प रूपी स्विच स्टार्ट किया और पहुँचे। विमान तो सबके पास रेडी है ना कि कभी-कभी स्टार्ट नहीं होता है वा पेट्रोल कम होता तो आधा में लौट आते। वैसे तो सेकण्ड में पहुँचने की बात है। सिर्फ डबल रिफाइन पेट्रोल की आवश्यकता है। डबल रिफाइन पेट्रोल कौन सा है? एक है निराकारी निश्चय का नशा कि मैं आत्मा हूँ, बाप का बच्चा हूँ। दूसरा है साकार रूप में सर्व सम्बन्धों का नशा। सिर्फ बाप और बच्चे के सम्बन्ध का नशा नहीं। लेकिन प्रवृत्ति मार्ग पवित्र परिवार है। तो बाप से सर्व सम्बन्धों के रस का नशा साकार रूप में चलते फिरते अनुभव हो। यह नशा और खुशी निरन्तर सहज योगी बना देती है इसलिए निराकारी और साकारी डबल रिफाइन साधन की आवश्यकता है। अच्छा

आज तो पार्टियों से मिलना है इसलिए फिर दुबारा साकारी और निराकारी नशे पर सुनायेंगे। डबल विदेशी बच्चों को सर्विस के प्रत्यक्ष फल की, आज्ञा पालन करने की विशेष मुबारक बापदादा दे रहे हैं। हरेक ने अच्छा बड़ा ग्रुप लाया है। बापदादा के आगे अच्छे ते अच्छे बड़े गुलदस्ते भेंट किये हैं। उसके लिए बापदादा ऐसे वफादार बच्चों को दिल व जान सिक व प्रेम से यही वरदान दे रहे हैं – ”सदा जीते रहो – बढ़ते रहो” अच्छा !

चारों ओर के स्नेही बच्चों को, जो चारों ओर याद और सेवा की धुन में लगे हुए हैं, ऐसे बाप को प्रत्यक्ष करने के निमित्त बने हुए सिकीलधे बच्चों को सेवा के रिटर्न में प्यार और याद के रिटर्न में अविनाशी याद। ऐसे अविनाशी लगन में रहने वालों को अविनाशी याद प्यार और नमस्ते।

वरदान:- सदा हर कर्म में रूहानी नशे का अनुभव करने और कराने वाले खुशनसीब भव

संगमयुग पर आप बच्चे सबसे अधिक खुशनसीब हो, क्योंकि स्वयं भगवान ने आपको पसन्द कर लिया। बेहद के मालिक बन गये। भगवान की डिक्शनरी में ”हू इज हू” में आपका नाम है। बेहद का बाप मिला, बेहद का राज्य भाग्य मिला, बेहद का खजाना मिला … यही नशा सदा रहे तो अतीन्द्रिय सुख का अनुभव होता रहेगा। यह है बेहद का रूहानी नशा, इसका अनुभव करते और कराते रहो तब कहेंगे खुशनसीब।

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09/09/2017 प्रात:मुरली ओम् शान्ति “बापदादा” मधुबन
”मीठे बच्चे – बाप समान पतितों को पावन बनाने का पुरूषार्थ करो, यह समय बहुत वैल्युबुल है, इसलिए व्यर्थ बातों में अपना समय बरबाद मत करो”

प्रश्नः- बाप बच्चों की किस एक बात पर बहुत तरस खाते हैं?
उत्तर:- कई बच्चे आपस में झरमुई झगमुई कर अपना समय बहुत गॅवाते हैं। घूमने फिरने जाते हैं तो बाप को याद करने के बजाए व्यर्थ चिंतन करते हैं। बाप को उन बच्चों पर बहुत तरस पड़ता है। बाबा कहते मीठे बच्चे – अब अपनी जीवन सुधार लो। व्यर्थ समय नहीं गॅवाओ। तमोप्रधान से सतोप्रधान बनने के लिए सच्ची दिल से बाप को युक्तियुक्त याद करो, लाचारी याद नहीं करो।
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बच्चे भी समझते होंगे जरूर कि भगवान हमको पढ़ा रहे हैं। हम बहुत पुराने स्टूडेन्ट हैं। एक ही टीचर के पास कोई भी पढ़ते नहीं हैं। 12 मास पढ़ेंगे फिर टीचर बदली करेंगे। यहाँ यह मुख्य टीचर बदली नहीं होता। बाकी बच्चियां तो बहुत हैं – राजयोग सिखाने के लिए। एक से तो काम चल न सके। पावन बनने के लिए कितने ढेर बुलाते हैं। एक को ही बुलाते हैं। पावन बनाने वाला एक ही टीचर ठहरा। वन्डर है जो पतित-पावन को बुलाते हैं, समझते कुछ भी नहीं। द्रोपदी ने भी पुकारा ना कि हमें यह नंगन करते हैं, रक्षा करो। आधाकल्प तुम पुकारते आये हो। बोलो, तुम ही सब तो पुकारते थे ना। द्रोपदी का मिसाल दिया है, पतित तो सारी दुनिया है। पतित और पावन में रात दिन का फर्क है। पतित हैं पत्थर बुद्धि। बाप आकर सब विकारों से घृणा दिलाते हैं। आत्मा समझती है कि मुझ आत्मा का यह शरीर पतित है। तुम भी समझते हो यह शरीर पतित है, जंक लगा हुआ है। जिन्हों को पावन फर्स्टक्लास शरीर है, वह सारे विश्व पर राज्य करते थे, उनको कहेंगे पारसबुद्धि। पत्थरबुद्धि और पारसबुद्धि का गायन भी भारत में ही है। तो बच्चों को ख्याल आना चाहिए कि इस पतित भारत को पावन कैसे बनायें। परन्तु नम्बरवार सर्विसएबुल को यह ख्यालात आते होंगे और पतितों को पावन बनाने का पुरूषार्थ करते होंगे। बाप का पहला फर्ज ही यह है। बाप आते ही हैं तमोप्रधान से सतोप्रधान बनाने। तो जितना बाप को ओना है उतना बच्चों को भी होना चाहिए। बाप कहते हैं मैं तुमको अपने से भी ऊंचा बनाता हूँ। तुमको ख्यालात भी जास्ती चलने चाहिए। मेरे से भी जास्ती सर्विस तुम बच्चे करते हो ना। बाबा थोड़ेही 3-4 घण्टे बैठ समझाते हैं प्रदर्शनी आदि में। बाप बच्चों की महिमा करते हैं। परन्तु वह खुशी, वह योग कम दिखाई देता है इसलिए बेहद का बाप जो इन द्वारा पढ़ाते हैं, यह सबसे नजदीक है। इतना एकदम नजदीक बाप, दादा कब देखा है? मुख्य है ही आत्मा। आत्मा निकल जाए तो शरीर कोई काम का नहीं रहता। मनुष्य के शरीर की कोई वैल्यु नहीं रहती। कोई काम में नहीं आता, राख हो जाता है। जानवरों आदि की हड्डियां भी काम में आ जाती हैं। चमड़ा भी काम में आता है। मनुष्य का तो कुछ भी नहीं बनता। हड्डियां पानी में डाल खत्म कर देते हैं। निशानी भी नहीं रहती। उन्हों की निशानी फिर भी जंगलों में पड़ी रहती है। मनुष्य का सतयुग से लेकर त्रेता अन्त तक तो मूल्य है। देवतायें हैं तब तो पूज्य लायक हैं। पीछे पाई की भी वैल्यु नहीं रहती इसलिए कहा जाता है पत्थरबुद्धि। भरी ढोते रहते हैं, पैसे आदि की चिंता रहती है। वहाँ तो बिल्कुल निश्चिंत रहते हैं। तो बाप कहते हैं कि तुम्हारा यह शरीर बहुत वैल्युबुल है। यह टाइम भी वैल्युबुल है, इनको वेस्ट नहीं गँवाओ। फालतू बातों में समय नहीं गँवाओ। अपनी आत्मा को याद के बल से सतोप्रधान बनाना है और कोई उपाय पावन बनने का नहीं है। एक ही शास्त्र में भगवानुवाच है – जिसको कहते हैं श्रीमत भगवत गीता। तो बाप कहते हैं आओ – कंगाल बच्चे, तुम्हें सिरताज बनाऊं। तुम भी समझते हो कि बरोबर हम कंगाल हैं। भल बहुत धनवान हैं, पदमापदमपति हैं, उन्हों के फोटो, नाम आदि निकालते हैं ना। तुम बच्चों में भी नम्बरवार धनवान हैं। तुम कहेंगे हम स्थाई सच्चे धनवान हैं। यह धन ही साथ देता है। तुम्हारे आगे वह सब कंगाल हैं। नाम भल पदमपति आदि है। सतगुरू बाबा ने भी तुम्हारा नाम पदमापदमपति अविनाशी रखा है। तुम हो स्वर्ग के पदमपति। वह हैं नर्क के पदमपति। नर्क और स्वर्ग को तुम समझते हो। वह पत्थरबुद्धि बिल्कुल नहीं समझते। आगे चल तुम्हारे पास आयेंगे, जब विनाश देखेंगे तब समझेंगे यह तो पुरानी दुनिया का विनाश हो जायेगा। फिर कहेंगे यह ब्रह्माकुमार कुमारियां तो सच कहते थे। अच्छा, अब क्या करना है? कुछ कर नहीं सकेंगे। पैसे आदि एकदम जल मर सब खत्म हो जायेंगे। बाम्बस आदि गिरते हैं तो मकान, जायदाद आदि सब खत्म हो जाता है। शरीर भी खत्म हो जाते हैं। यह तुम देखेंगे – बड़ा भयानक सीन आने वाला है। उस समय ज्ञान में आ नहीं सकेंगे। अब यह भगवान बैठ समझाते हैं।
बच्चे जानते हैं – हम आये हैं भगवान से पढ़ने। तुम कितने तकदीरवान हो। यह भी सबको निश्चय नहीं है, निश्चय हो तो भगवान से क्यों नहीं पढ़े। रात दिन बत्तियां जगाकर मर-झुरकर, भोजन न खाकर भी एकदम पढ़ने को लग पड़े। वाह यह तो 21 जन्मों की कमाई है। बहुत अच्छी रीति पढ़ने को लग जाये। पढ़ाई भी क्या है, मुख्य है ही बाप को याद करना। बाबा को बहुत तरस आता है। बाबा जानते हैं बच्चे घूमने फिरने जाते हैं, एक भी बाप की याद में नहीं रहते। झरमुई झगमुई बहुत करते हैं। बच्चों को बहुत ओना रहना चाहिए। बस टाइम बहुत थोड़ा है। भारत कितना बड़ा है। बहुत सर्विस है। पहले अपनी जीवन तो सुधार लें। बाबा बहुत बार कहते हैं – बच्चे झरमुई झगमुई मत करो। यह बातें छोड़ दो, अपना जीवन सुधारो। सबको आपस में लड़ मरना है। ड्रामा की भावी ऐसी है। तमोप्रधान से सतोप्रधान बनने में टाइम तो लगता है ना। अपनी दिल से पूछना है कि हम कितना समय याद करते हैं? सच्ची दिल से बहुत प्यार से युक्तियुक्त याद कोई 5 मिनट भी मुश्किल करते हैं। बहुत लव से याद किया जाता है। बिगर लव कभी किसको याद करते हैं क्या? बहुत हैं जो लाचारी हालत में याद करते हैं। लव से याद करना आता ही नहीं। सच्ची दिल पर साहेब राज़ी। देखो – बाबा एक ही आवाज करते हैं मनमनाभव अर्थात् याद करो तो तुम्हारे सब पाप कट जायेंगे। हम ही तुम्हारा दोस्त हूँ। बाकी तो सब हैं दुश्मन। तुम एक दो के भी दुश्मन हो। बहुत आपस में लड़ते झगड़ते हैं तो दोस्त कैसे ठहरे। बाप कहते हैं अगर आत्मा भाई-भाई समझो तो दुश्मनी सारी खत्म हो जाए। न नाक, न कान, न मुख है.. तो दुश्मनी किससे रखेंगे। शरीरों को देखो ही नहीं। तुम भी आत्मा, वह भी आत्मा तो दुश्मनी निकल जाती है। बहुत मेहनत है। बिगर मेहनत कुछ मिलता है क्या? उस पढ़ाई में भी कितना माथा मारते हैं। सहज भी है। बाप कहते हैं – सिमर सिमर सुख पाओ। यह तो जानते हो कि भक्ति मार्ग में सिमर-सिमर दु:ख ही पाया है, जिसको सिमरते हैं – उनके आक्यूपेशन का पता नहीं। कितने को सिमरते हैं, हनूमान को सिमरो, गणेश को सिमरो…एक है सिमर-सिमर सुख पाओ, दूसरा है सिमर-सिमर दु:ख पाओ क्योंकि भक्ति रात है ना। शिवबाबा की रात थोड़ेही हो सकती। रात में धक्का खाया जाता है। पहले नम्बर में यह (ब्रह्मा) धक्का खाते हैं। उसके साथ तुम ब्राह्मण भी साथी हो। ब्राह्मणों का सारा कुल है, जो भी ब्राह्मण बनते हैं वह आकर सुख पाते हैं सिमरने से। तुम सबको कहते हो कि शिवबाबा को याद करो तो पाप कट जायेंगे। तुम एक बाप का सिमरण करते हो, मनुष्य तो अनेकों का सिमरण करते-करते पाप आत्मा बन जाते हैं। सीढ़ी उतरते जाते हैं। अब तुम एक बाप को याद करो, अर्थ सहित।
बाप कहते हैं मैं आया ही हूँ वर्सा देने, पावन बनाने। अर्थ है ना। शिवबाबा पतित-पावन है – यह किसको पता भी नहीं है। कोई आकर बतावे तो सही कि कैसे आकर पावन बनाते हैं। तुम्हारे पास यहाँ बैठे भी पूरी रीति जानते ही नहीं है। माया भुलाने वाली कोई कम नहीं है। तुम खुद कहते हो बाबा हम याद करते हैं, माया भुला देती है। बाबा कहते हैं अरे तुम बाबा को याद नहीं करेंगे तो वर्सा कैसे मिलेगा। बाप के सिवाए कोई वर्सा देगा! जितना बाप को याद करेंगे उतना वर्सा आटोमेटिकली मिलेगा। सीधा समझाते हैं – राजाई स्थापन हो रही है, इसमें सूर्यवंशी भी बनते हैं। कितने मनुष्यों के कान तक आवाज पहुंचाना है। बाबा कहते हैं बच्चे, मन्दिरों में जाओ, गली-गली में जाकर सर्विस करो। बाबा के भक्त सो देवताओं के भक्त, जैसे मन्दिरों वा सतसंगों में बैठे रहते हैं, बुद्धि कहाँ न कहाँ धन्धेधोरी, मित्र सम्बन्धियों आदि तरफ दौड़ती रहती, धारणा कुछ भी नहीं। यहाँ भी ऐसे हैं जो कुछ भी सुनते नहीं, झुटका खाते रहते हैं। बाप को देखते नहीं, अरे ऐसे बाप को तो कितना न अच्छी रीति देखना चाहिए। सामने टीचर बैठा है। बाप कहते हैं मैं इन कर्मेन्द्रियों द्वारा तुमको पढ़ाता हूँ। आत्मा पढ़ती है। बाप आत्माओं से बात करते हैं। आंख, कान, नाक आदि पढ़ते हैं क्या? पढ़ने वाली आत्मा है। दुनिया में यह किसको पता नहीं है क्योंकि देह-अभिमान है ना। आत्मा में ही सब संस्कार हैं। बाप कहते हैं आत्मा को देखो, कितनी मेहनत की बात है। मेहनत बिगर विश्व के मालिक थोड़ेही बनेंगे। मेहनत करेंगे तब विश्व के मालिक बनेंगे। वन्डर तो देखो कि बेहद की पढ़ाई है। पढ़ाने वाला बेहद का बाप है। राजा से रंक तक यहाँ ही बनते हैं – इस पढ़ाई से। जितना जो पढ़ते और पढ़ाते हैं उतना ऊंच पद पाते हैं। बाप आते ही हैं पढ़ाने, पतित से पावन बनाने। बाप को देखते ही नहीं – तो क्या समझना चाहिए! पाई पैसे का पद, नौकर-चाकर जाए बनेंगे। नौकर-चाकर जैसे राजा के पास होते वैसे प्रजा के पास। कहेंगे तो दोनों को ही नौकर। पिछाड़ी में करके थोड़ा लिफ्ट मिलती है। मोचरा खाकर मानी (रोटी) टुकड़ा मिल जायेगा। तो पुरूषार्थ बहुत अच्छा होना चाहिए। बाप से बहुत प्यार से सुनना चाहिए, फिर रिपीट करना चाहिए। स्कूल में पढ़ते हैं फिर घर में भी जाकर स्कूल के काम करते हैं। ऐसे नहीं कि सिर्फ घूमते फिरते हैं। पढ़ाई का ओना रहता है। यहाँ तो कई हैं जो कुछ भी नहीं समझते। बिल्कुल जैसे पुराने पत्थरबुद्धि हैं। बाबा का बनकर अगर फिर कड़ी भूलें करते हैं तो सौगुणा दण्ड मिल जाता है। तो बाप समझाते हैं मीठे-मीठे बच्चे टाइम वेस्ट मत करो। बहुत भारी मंजिल है। कल्प-कल्प तुम्हारा ऐसा ही पद बन जायेगा।
यहाँ तुम आये हो – नर से नारायण बनने। नौकर-चाकर बनने थोड़ेही आये हो। पिछाड़ी में सबको एक्यूरेट साक्षात्कार होगा कि हम यह बनने वाले हैं। बुद्धि भी कहती है जो किसका कल्याण ही नहीं करेंगे, वह क्या पद पायेंगे। कोई तो रात दिन बहुत सर्विस करते रहते हैं। प्रदर्शनी मेले में बहुत सर्विस होती है। बाबा कहते हैं ऐसी अच्छी-अच्छी चीजें म्युज़ियम में बनाओ जो मनुष्यों की दिल उठे देखने की, समझेंगे कि यहाँ तो जैसे स्वर्ग लगा पड़ा है। सेन्टर्स को स्वर्ग थोड़ेही कहेंगे। दिनप्रतिदिन नई बातें होती रहती हैं, चित्र बनते रहते हैं। विचार सागर मंथन होता रहता है ना। समझाने के लिए ही चित्र आदि होते हैं। बाबा अभी मनुष्यों को दैवीगुणों वाला बनाते हैं, तो आत्मा भी नई, शरीर भी नया मिलता है। नया माना नया, नये कपड़े बदल फिर पुराने थोड़ेही पहनेंगे। भगवान आयेगा तो जरूर कमाल करके दिखायेंगे ना। भगवान है ही स्वर्ग की स्थापना करने वाला। अच्छा!
मीठे-मीठे सिकीलधे बच्चों प्रति मात-पिता बापदादा का यादप्यार और गुडमार्निंग। रूहानी बाप की रूहानी बच्चों को नमस्ते।*

धारणा के लिए मुख्य सार:-
1) बाप जो सुनाते हैं उसे बहुत प्यार से आत्म-अभिमानी होकर सुनना है। सामने बैठकर बाप को देखते रहना है। झुटका नहीं खाना है। पढ़ाई में बहुत रूचि रखनी है। भोजन त्यागकर भी पढ़ाई जरूर करनी है।
2) एक बाप को सच्चा दोस्त बनाना है, आपस में दुश्मनी समाप्त करने के लिए मैं आत्मा भाई-भाई हूँ, यह अभ्यास करना है। शरीर को देखते हुए भी नहीं देखना है।

वरदान:- होलीहंस बन व्यर्थ को समर्थ में परिवर्तन करने वाले फीलिंग प्रूफ भव
सारे दिन में जो व्यर्थ संकल्प, व्यर्थ बोल, व्यर्थ कर्म और व्यर्थ सम्बन्ध-सम्पर्क होता है उस व्यर्थ को समर्थ में परिवर्तन कर दो। व्यर्थ को अपनी बुद्धि में स्वीकार नहीं करो। अगर एक व्यर्थ को भी स्वीकार किया तो वह एक अनेक व्यर्थ का अनुभव करायेगा, जिसे ही कहते हैं फीलिंग आ गई इसलिए होलीहंस बन व्यर्थ को समर्थ में परिवर्तन कर दो तो फीलिंग प्रूफ बन जायेंगे। कोई गाली दे, गुस्सा करे – आप उसको शान्ति का शीतल जल दो – यह है होलीहंस का कर्तव्य।

स्लोगन:- साधना के बीज को प्रत्यक्ष करने का साधन है बेहद की वैराग्य वृत्ति।

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