The story of Saul and MK Gandhi. Why there is rescue for wrongdoing.

Acts 9:1-19 – Saul’s Conversion – Meanwhile, Saul – Bible Gateway

The stones of Jerusalem. Gulabi, terrain of roses.

 

 

Bole Shiva, Speak Lord Shiva. Prerana Deshpande Kathak Troupe – Shiv Vandana Homage to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

The Bible, Isaiah on Jerusalem’s Future. Be joyful with Jerusalem and rejoice for her, all you who love her.

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Be exceedingly glad with her, all you who mourn over her, That you may nurse and be satisfied with her comforting breasts, That you may suck and be delighted with her bountiful bosom. For thus says the LORD, “Behold, I extend peace to her like a river, And the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream; And you will be nursed, you will be carried on the hip and fondled on the knees. As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; And you will be comforted in Jerusalem. Then you will see this, and your heart will be glad, And your bones will flourish like the new grass; And the hand of the LORD will be made known to His servants, But He will be indignant toward His enemies. For behold, the LORD will come in fire And His chariots like the whirlwind, To render His anger with fury, And His rebuke with flames of fire. For the LORD will execute judgment.

The truth of human freedom; you may not buy and sell people.

The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt.” John Philpot Curran, 1790.

“No man has ever ruled other men for their own good.” George D. Herron.

“A government with the policy to rob Peter to pay Paul can be assured of the support of Paul”  George Bernard Shaw.notforsale

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The essence of moral guardianship. The Illuminative Way of Proficients.

wayoftheproficientsThe gift of knowledge renders us docile to inspirations superior to human knowledge and even to reasoned theology. We are here concerned with a supernatural feeling that makes us judge rightly of human things, either as symbols of divine things, or in their opposition to the latter. It shows us vividly the vanity of all passing things, of honors, titles, the praises of men; it makes us see especially the infinite gravity of mortal sin as an offense against God and a disease of the soul. It throws light particularly on what in the world does not come from God, but from defectible and deficient second causes; in this it differs from the gift of wisdom. By showing the infinite gravity of mortal sin, it produces not only fear but horror of sin and a great sorrow for having offended God.

Angela Buchdahl sings “Kol Nidrei.”Evening service for Yom Kippur. Rabbi at the Central Synagogue in New York, USA.

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Kol Nidrei: Ve’esarei, Ush’vuei, Vacharamei, Vekonamei, Vekinusei, Vechinuyei.  D’indarna, Ud’ishtabana, Ud’acharimna, Ud’assarna Al nafshatana Miyom Kippurim zeh, ad Yom Kippurim haba aleinu letovah Bechulhon Icharatna vehon, Kulhon yehon sharan Sh’vikin sh’vitin, betelin umevutalin, lo sheririn v’lo kayamin, Nidrana lo nidrei, V’essarana lo essarei, Ush’vuatana lo shevuot.  All vows: Prohibitions, oaths, consecrations, vows that we may vow, swear, consecrate, or prohibit upon ourselves -from this Yom Kippur until the next Yom Kippuer, may it come upon us for good -regarding them all, we regret them henceforth. They will all be permitted, abandoned, cancelled, null and void, without power and without standing. Our vows shall not be valid vows; our prohibitions shall not be valid prohibitions; and our oaths shall not be valid oaths.

Pt. Kumar Gandharva, Raag Malavati

yaare, chala jaa, chala jaa re, Friend leave this place now.  Return only when good days arrived. Sunna garaja sunna, sunna, listen to the thunder ye sunna, garaja sunna aava, come after hearing it.  Saveri, saveri o dhan,saa, ..the morning made wealth…mana mara, stole our hearts, chala re chala jaa, friend leave this place now. Mangala dhin aajo. Aaa banaghara aayo, come when your house is complete.  Ananda manbhara, filling all hearts with happiness, bavari hai maitho thus I am your bride. Banara mukha aajo, Come with the face of a bridegroom, dekhana dekhana so that I can see you.  Sahela milae aayo. Come into the assembly of friends, Gavana geeth bavari hai maitho, I have been waiting to sing your praises, forlorn I am.

Jerusalem

What constitutes civil authority according to MK Gandhi? At the root of Satya and Ahimsa or love. 

theheresyoforthodoxyTruth, peace, righteousness and nonviolence, Satya, Shanti, Dharma and Ahimsa, do not exist separately.  They are all essentially dependent on love. When love enters the thoughts it becomes truth. When it manifests itself in the form of action it becomes truth. When Love manifests itself in the form of action it becomes Dharma or righteousness. When your feelings become saturated with love you become peace itself. When you fill your understanding with love it is Ahimsa. Practicing love is Dharma, thinking of love is Satya, feeling love is Shanti,and understanding love is Ahimsa. For all these values it is love which flows as the undercurrent.  The world rests upon the bedrock of satya or truth; asatya meaning untruth also means “nonexistent” and satya or truth, means that which is of untruth does not so much exist. Its victory is out of the question. And truth being “that which is” can never be destroyed. This is the doctrine of Satyagraha in a nutshell. Ahimsa: In Gandhi’s Satyagraha, truth is inseparable from Ahimsa.  Ahimsa expresses as ancient Hindu, Jain and Buddhist ethical precept. The negative prefix ‘a’ plus himsa meaning injury make up the world normally translated ‘nonviolence’.  The term Ahimsa appears in Hindu teachings as early as the Upanishads. The Jain Religion constitutes Ahimsa as the first vow.  It is a cardinal virtue in Buddhism. Despite its being rooted in these religions, the special contribution of Gandhi was to make the concept of Ahimsa meaningful in the social and political spheres by moulding tools for nonviolent action to use as a positive force in the search for social and political truths.  Gandhi formed Ahimsa into the active social technique, which was to challenge political authorities and religious orthodoxy.