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October 24, 2006
If you follow the news, you might have noticed two seemingly unrelated developments.
One, the hurricane season has been a dud. Last year, it was one killer tropical storm after another. This year, we’re still waiting for the big one to crash onto the shoreline.
The forecasts were frightening. This hurricane season was supposed to be worse than the last, when Katrina and her friends led to more than 2,000 deaths and billions of dollars in destruction.
Two, the stock market has moved into record territory, with the Dow Jones industrial average closing at 12,116.91, its best historical close.
It’s the 1,200 advanced Transcendental meditators who are camping out for six hours a day in Fairfield and elsewhere, “creating coherence in national consciousness” and changing the national mood.
Belief in God ‘childish,’ Jews not chosen people: Einstein letter
LONDON (AFP) – Albert Einstein described belief in God as “childish superstition” and said Jews were not the chosen people, in a letter to be sold in London this week, an auctioneer said Tuesday.
The father of relativity, whose previously known views on religion have been more ambivalent and fueled much discussion, made the comments in response to a philosopher in 1954.
230-DAY UPDATE FROM THE
INVINCIBLE AMERICA ASSEMBLY
America’s Dramatic New Peace Outreach
To Iran, Syria, and North Korea
Due to Rise of Coherent National Consciousness
Created by Group of 1600 Advanced Meditators in IowaU.S. Consumer Confidence Remains High
Despite Tumult in Global Stock Markets
Associated Press: U.S. in groundbreaking talks with North Korea—The United States and North Korea have begun unprecedented talks in New York in a first step toward normalizing ties after 50 years of tensions and cementing Pyongyang’s commitment to scrapping its nuclear arms program Washington Post: It’s called diplomacy—The clearest example of the administration’s new outreach is its turnabout on discussions with Iran and Syria about how to stabilize Iraq.
Boston Globe: Diplomacy yielding results—The Bush administration’s new emphasis on old-fashioned diplomacy with North Korea, Iran, and Syria appears to be bearing fruit.
VATICAN CITY — There could be alien life forms and believing they exist isn’t contradictory to having faith in God, the top astronomer at the Vatican said in an interview published Tuesday.
“In my opinion this possibility exists,” Funes, the director of the Vatican Observatory, told L’Osservatore Romano. “Astronomers believe the universe is made up of 100 billion galaxies, each of which consists of 100 billion stars. … Life forms could exist in theory even without oxygen or hydrogen.”
Time travel is easy. The trick is finding a way to choose your route. Quirks of relativity aside, we never get to see the clock spin in any direction but forward and at a fixed and unvarying rate. (Illusions born of daylight savings time, inter–time zone travel and medication don’t count.) However much we might like to stop, divert or roll back time, our sense of it remains linear and progressive. Yesterday always recedes. Tomorrow draws closer.
REPORT ON THE GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON RECONSTRUCTING THE WORLD
UN, Government Leaders Offered
To Bring Health, Good Fortune,
(NEW YORK) Governments can eliminate at least 50 percent of the problems of disease, conflict, and negativity in their countries by reconstructing the homes, offices, and government buildings in the nation according to the science of Vedic architecture in harmony with Natural Law.
Such a program of national reconstruction will maximize the happiness, health, and fortune of the people—and create a peaceful, prosperous nation.
This was the bold message delivered by Dr. John Hagelin, executive director of the International Center for Invincible Defense, and Dr. Eike Hartmann, Minister of Global Reconstruction of the Global Country of World Peace, during the “Global Conference on Reconstructing the World.” The conference was held on Friday, April 13, at the Global Financial Capital of New York, 70 Broad Street, in Manhattan, and was broadcast internationally via satellite and Internet webcast. (See www.GFCNY.net for a replay of the conference and a schedule of upcoming conferences.)
By SRI SWAMI SIVANANDA
A DIVINE LIFE SOCIETY PUBLICATION
Hinduism is the religion of the Hindus. It is the oldest of all living religions. Hinduism is not a man-made religion. It was not founded by any single person. It is not based on a set of dogmas preached by a particular set of teachers. It was not started as a system, like Islam or Christianity.
It is the product of the seers of the Vedas. It was developed from age to age by the teachings of Avataras, Rishis, Vedas, the Upanishads, the Gita and the Itihasas. It will exist as long as the world lasts.
There is a peculiar, mysterious spiritual force that is ingrained in the heart of every Hindu. Hinduism is also known by the names Sanatana Dharma and Vaidika Dharma. Sanatana Dharma means eternal religion, the Ancient Law. Vaidika Dharma means the religion of the Vedas. The Vedas are the foundational scriptures of Hinduism.
By Brad Mylett
Global Good News Service
22 November 2007
Having done complete justice to the teachings of his spiritual Master, Shri Guru Dev, for over fifty years, which has changed the destiny of the human race and secured invincibility for every nation, Maharishi inaugurates Administration through Silence, which he has defined as-‘the most ideal adorable system of administration which is spontaneously and all the time conducted through the innumerable values of creativity on the level of Veda.’
In an historic address on 22 November, MERU, Holland, Maharishi disclosed to the First European Parliament of National Leaders of the Global Country of World Peace, that the supreme goals of his Spiritual Regeneration Movement are fulfilled.
By Dr. John Hagelin
Dear Fellow Governors, Sidhas and Meditators of America,
As many of you have certainly heard, our beloved Maharishi has announced that he is retiring from activity. Our great Maharishi, Jagadguru to the world, whose tireless efforts for more than 50 years have transformed the destiny of the human race, is, of necessity, retiring from his constant exertion on our behalf and on behalf of the entire world.
One week ago, on the evening of January 8, in reviewing the progress of his global Movement and surveying the growing signs of peace in the world, Maharishi declared, “Invincibility is irreversibly established in the world. My work is done. My designated duty to Guru Dev is fulfilled.” He resolved to use all his remaining time to complete his commentary on the Veda.
The universe does not look right. That may seem like a strange thing to say, given that cosmologists have very little standard for comparison. How do we know what the universe is supposed to look like? Nevertheless, over the years we have developed a strong intuition for what counts as “natural”—and the universe we see does not qualify.
Make no mistake: cosmologists have put together an incredibly successful picture of what the universe is made of and how it has evolved. Some 14 billion years ago the cosmos was hotter and denser than the interior of a star, and since then it has been cooling off and thinning out as the fabric of space expands. This picture accounts for just about every observation we have made, but a number of unusual features, especially in the early universe, suggest that there is more to the story than we understand.