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Soul Power – informative talk by BK Sister Jayanti

August 31, 2011

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Sister Jayanti, European co-ordinator of the Brahma Kumaris reflects on the power of the human spirit or the power of the soul which she defines as the original core values and universal qualities that the soul naturally possesses. Peace, goodness of spirit, inner wisdom are an innate part of our inner world. Also from the […]

Bob Thurman on compassion

August 29, 2011

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In our hyperlinked world, we can know anything, anytime. And this mass enlightenment, says Buddhist scholar Bob Thurman, is our first step toward the compassion of our Buddha nature – and the first person who becomes happy when compassion emerges in your heart is yourself. Bob Thurman is the first American to be ordained a […]

Is GDP An Obsolete Measure of Progress? Time Online

August 25, 2011

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An article by Judith D. Schwartz  Since last summer the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has gone up — indeed, it grew at a surprising 5.7% rate in the 4th quarter — seeming to confirm what we’ve been hearing: the recession is officially over. But wait — foreclosure and unemployment rates remain high, and food […]

The Consumption paradigm

August 21, 2011

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For the last four centuries, the world has been dominated by the belief that everything that exists is material and that consciousness and inner states of being, things like happiness, love, well being and self esteem, are the result of physical/bio chemical processes taking place inside the body/brain complex. Consciousness is defined as a by-product of […]

Robert McNamara – Former US Secretary of Defense – Apocalypse Soon

August 20, 2011

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Former US Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara describes the current nuclear weapons situations in the world and how it can trigger a global catastrophe. “We – The United States  – have been and remain prepared to initiate the use of nuclear weapons – by the decision of one person, the president – against either a nuclear or […]

Measuring Real Progress by Ron Colman

August 20, 2011

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Measuring Real Progress by Ron Colman All of us— politicians, economists, journalists,  and the general public—have been completely hooked on the illusion that equates economic growth with well-being and prosperity. This was not the intention of those who created the GDP. Simon Kuznets, its principal architect, warned 40 years ago: The welfare of a nation […]