Monday, September 26, 2011

In Search of Home


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‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’:

Trust your heart ..... Follow your heart. 
It will never fail to show you the way. 


Finding Home


There is always a beautiful and untold story hiding behind each and every face I see. Learn to see through their eyes and you will find that Love is the beauty growing inside their Souls.
~ Jai Krishna Ponnappan

P.S~ Words can never compare to the wonderful stories you'll find in their eyes, if only you would look with your heart.

Love, Peace & Best Wishes to You All :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Underlying Spirituality of Chaos & Instability


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In a profound sense every man has two halves to his being; he is not one person so much as two persons trying to act in unison.  I believe that in the heart of each human being there is something which I can only describe as a "child of darkness" who is equal and complementary to the more obvious "child of light."  ~Laurens van der Post


                This a comment in response to an interesting, eye opening and insightful post by my friend Cary Buchanan


‘I read an article on AOL business today about businessmen consulting psychics for the edge in business. Financial mogul J.P. Morgan, known for his ruthless manipulation of the markets, did not operate alone. In fact he would not make a single move on the stock market without listening to the advice of his psychic consultant, Evangeline Adams.’ He proudly proclaimed: "Millionaires don't use astrology, billionaires do."


This is an excerpt from a similar post,

‘…….In this challenging economy, when U.S. unemployment is far too high and our national and personal bank balances are much too low, one profession that continues to thrive -- and perhaps even benefit from all the uncertainty -- is psychics. According to Penelope, a "hands on healer and psychic medium" who charges $125 for an hour session, she has seen an increase in male customers amid these hard times.

 "I do think that [men] are more open now because I feel that they don't know where to go to get direction at this point," she says. "You're not going to your mortgage broker or your banker or your investment person for guidance because nobody really knows what's going to happen, everything's unstable. So they're looking for outside things, to have an edge, to understand the market conditions. There's all different variables for them."……..’


The Power of Love is All Pervading, Its Intelligence is Omnipotent

People are like stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.  ~Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross

                                   As with all things of Power and Privilege, Dear Cary, an individual or group of people can either use such gifts and resources or abuse it left, right and center. There are good people and there are bad. In the game of Good vs. Bad, Light vs. Darkness, Hate vs Love, Greed vs. Humanity.....sadly it's not too hard to tell who is dominating the scene with all the prevailing and rampant oppression, manipulation, exploitation, intimidation, discrimination, war, violence and suppression. Unlike the conflict some may have been observant enough to study in America’s recent history this struggle has always been played out in older and more established cultures ranging from everyday life to politics, scandals, warfare, propaganda, trade and commerce. In other words this is not out of the ordinary; it has always been commonplace to those who are familiar with its pros and cons. My greetings and well wishes to those psychics, healers and astrologers who divine to do the right thing for the right reasons without defiling the sanctity and purity of their sacred traditions, gifts, faculties, ESP's, blessings  and customs. As for the rest who have chosen to become an abusive burden to their fellow being and serve the people who perpetuate their greedy, selfish and sadistic agendas through them, time and nature and all the very things that have brought such small but significant blessings and gifts to these men and women will themselves eventually correct and right the wrongs perpetrated by the likes of these that have gone too far astray. It is not too hard for the Truth in Love to turn the world in which these men live with all their advantages, ego and edge upside down overnight. They must learn to accept the greater advantages of humility, Love and everything else that comes with being grounded and selfless. All this wealth, knowledge combined with greed and an insatiable and irrational lust and thirst for power has only fed and fueled their arrogance as opposed to cultivating attitudes and habits of charity, collective thinking, social responsibility, morality and welfare. I wish a day will come when they too will have the chance to heal and redeem their Souls and the much neglected humanity that lay dormant in them. Masked and overpowered by the degenerate, vile and pretentious facades and hypocrisies they put on and exercise, such people must eventually find the road to reconciliation and peace, not just with the world in which they coexist but more importantly with themselves.
             
                   We live in volatile times that will only exceedingly increase in its intensity until change can set straight and purge the Souls of men enslaved and usurped by greed, selfishness, hate, violence and immorality. Only change can return the rightful place of Truth, Love, Light & Liberty in the hearts and minds of men. Thank you for the interesting and factual post, Cary. Regardless of how wealthy a man may fool himself to think he is there is nothing noble, noteworthy, admirable, memorable or respectable about men who neglect the world in which they live and confine themselves to the senseless overindulgence of securing and progressing their own affairs, propagandas and agendas. Like AOL's biased article posted on their newly acquired platform (The Huffington Post) aiming for Google. It is understandable and acceptable that they all have their own reasons to launch well timed, market and propaganda campaigns against those whom they compete with. Rather than being inspired by their rival's success it is amazing how quick they are to act contrary to what is in the best interest of all men. 

To Illuminate Is to Uncover The Simple Truth, To Enlighten is To Awaken, Sense, Live and Behold its Glow
Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space.  It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe.  It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished.  ~Michael Strassfeld

                      Although the average Joe or Jane maybe entirely naive of the Spiritual and worldly environment in which they live they must learn to loose their fears and they must learn to trust and learn to have faith, all in the hope that the Truth will triumph when the time is right and the time is ripe.

P.S ~ Everything happens for a reason, nothing is without a cause. As an after thought, keeping in mind some of my friends who may be reading this.....I know that this may not be so, but if that thought or feeling has ever crossed your mind and you feel like you are a Spiritual being living in a Spiritual world, and you are well and truly convinced that there are men out there who live and act in ways that make your circumstances, future and stay here unpleasant, miserable and difficult then please trust in the inevitable and inescapable dawn that awaits to shine its Light upon them.  

Brightest Blessings and Love To You All

~ Jai Krishna Ponnappan



Tuesday, September 20, 2011

CHILDREN OF THE WORLD: WE ARE LOVE


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When opposite poles become one and the circle is made complete. Only then can the Truth revolve around a united and centered Human family. The reality we co-create is within us and the unity we have with all Life. The Peace that all men hope and long for requires everyone to be in the circle, for we are all worthy of Love, wholeness and inclusion ~ Jai Krishna Ponnappan

                         This speech is perhaps among the best that I have ever read. It is definitely worth a read because the speech is just as relevant today as it was 71 years ago. Regardless of your political inclinations, ideologies, priorities and religious views, I'd highly recommend you watch this video. I am sure that over the years the speech has had a truly profound impact on all of its audiences. I hope that it will have the same effect on you as well.

                         It’s old and many of you will have seen it in various forms over the years, this version may be the best of them all. The speech itself is from a comedy directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin. First released in October 1940, Chaplin plays two characters who look strikingly similar- a Jewish barber and a dictator who looks like Adolf Hitler. Near the end of the film, after a series of bizarre incidents, the dictator gets replaced by his look-alike, the barber, and is taken to the capital where he is asked to give a speech.

The full transcript of the speech can be found below the video.





I’m sorry but I don’t want to be an Emperor – that’s not my business – I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible, Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another, human beings are like that.
We all want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone and the earth is rich and can provide for everyone.
The way of life can be free and beautiful.
But we have lost the way.
Greed has poisoned men’s souls – has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed.
We have developed speed but we have shut ourselves in: machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical, our cleverness hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little: More than machinery we need humanity; More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.
The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men, cries out for universal brotherhood for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me I say “Do not despair”.
The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress: the hate of men will pass and dictators die and the power they took from the people, will return to the people and so long as men die [now] liberty will never perish…
Soldiers – don’t give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you and enslave you – who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel, who drill you, diet you, treat you as cattle, as cannon fodder.
Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men, machine men, with machine minds and machine hearts. You are not machines. You are not cattle. You are men. You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You don’t hate – only the unloved hate. Only the unloved and the unnatural. Soldiers – don’t fight for slavery, fight for liberty.
In the seventeenth chapter of Saint Luke it is written ” the kingdom of God is within man ” – not one man, nor a group of men – but in all men – in you, the people.
You the people have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness. You the people have the power to make life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy let’s use that power – let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give you the future and old age and security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power, but they lie. They do not fulfill their promise, they never will. Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people. Now let us fight to fulfill that promise. Let us fight to free the world, to do away with national barriers, do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness.
Soldiers – in the name of democracy, let us all unite!
~ Charlie Chaplin

WHEN SEXISM BLINDS SCIENCE: THE FORGOTTEN WARRIORESS


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Inside every relationship, human, spiritual, worldly or otherwise, it is important to first understand who’s coming into the relationship, it is not just you but the woman inside whose womb you and the rest of your fathers were fashioned and created. You understand yourself better when you know that her qualities, her face, her Spirit, her endless inner beauty and her Soul will always shine through you.
~ Jai Krishna Ponnappan
Dedicated in Loving Memory & Honor of Aryama


WHEN SEXISM BLINDS SCIENCE:


This is a comment in response to an interesting article I read today,


                 I know it's tough, even though it’s 2011 and much of what is considered as Western ideologies, rationale, philosophies, sciences, culture and outlook are more or less still clearly and firmly based and modeled around a not so ancient Greco-Roman & Anglican past. It is still very evident how hard it can be to try to uncover the Truth, concepts and facts when we are so fixated with only relating with the accepted norms of our way of thinking, world view and outlook, and nothing beyond it or outside it.

The only reason why some men avoid connecting the dots is because of constricting habits and preferences that defy and deny.

              Unfortunately like so many others before, this article/theory including the genetic studies that support it seems to have deliberately or unknowingly brushed aside well established scientific and anthropological truths about the legacy and dominance of matriarchal and matrilineal martial tribes, customs and traditions, not to mention the prevalent genetics that cuts right across the length, breadth and history of Europe, Eurasia, Central Asia and India. Being sexist is like being stuck in the dark ages or being in denial of who we are, our own past and genetic history..... Downgrading the central role that woman have played in our genetic, sociological and evolutionary history is merely a sad reflection of the existing condescending attitudes and shameful sexual disparities that plague the world in which we live.....I really want to keep myself from wondering what strange delusions can make an educated man think that an Agro-pastoral warrior such as a Celt or Viking would be less trusting, faithful and loyal to his Mother, wife and Sisters whom he regards as 'Goddesses', defenders and caretakers of his progeny, land and wealth . 

            Perhaps unlike me, some of their genetic cousins and their ancestors, they seem to have adopted a very different treatment and attitude towards women in general including their Mothers, Sisters, Partners and daughters. Indeed this is nothing short of a very disturbing trend that seems deplorable, artificial and unnatural to me. Sexism, gender disparity and an exploitative, unhealthy, unnatural and dehumanizing attitude towards women is by far one of the leading factors and root causes for many of our socio-economic woes, issues and societal imbalances.

          I Hope this will change someday soon....I trust that Nature has a very strange, mysterious and special way of fixing and correcting all her problems and the forces and ideas that cause them to perpetuate.

P.S ~ I wish to dedicate this message to her.....
In honor of her, 

THE FORGOTTEN MOTHER, 

THE FORGOTTEN SISTER, 

THE FORGOTTEN WIFE

THE FORGOTTEN DAUGHTER AND........

~ THE FORGOTTEN WARRIOR. 

             To Aryama or the mother, progenitor and matriarch of all branches and sub branches of ethnic, native and nomadic Aryans and her story as described in many ancient Hindu and Indoeuropean scriptures and folk lore predating written history. 

             Whether you are a woman or a man, please do not let obvious scientific contradictions, iconoclasm, false supremacists, ignorance, gender disparity, narrow mindedness  or obsessive and curtailing fixations damage your respect for women and the world cultures that were spawned, nurtured, preserved and strengthened by HER.

~ Jai Krishna Ponnappan

Friday, September 16, 2011

Love is an Eternal River


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This is a response to an interesting question I came across today, 

Does love like sadness have a beginning, like the edge of time, no end?
~ Posted by my friend Catherine Nathalie Delaloye.

Thank You for this question dear friend, there is nothing more refreshing and inspiring to the mind, heart and Soul like Love.
                 Love is eternal, an endless river that flows beyond time. Love both feeds and transcends all.... thoughts, ideas, creation, time, distance, karma, distractions, pleasures, faces and places. It is like the rain that showers all souls from the heavens above, some are nourished by it yet others will eventually do so in time. Everything else all virtues, beings and worlds are strung upon it, like beads that hang from a necklace. 

                Sadness isn't the absence of Love it is a deep and innate sense of awareness that cuts through the illusion which keeps us blind to Love. Sadness is a deeper emotion, like guilt or remorse, it is like a deep yearning from within; it is something that has its purpose and place in time. Like all other imaginable things of meaning, virtue and value, Love is something more glorious, lustrous and valuable than all the treasures in all of existence. We are all capable of both giving and receiving, this all sustaining Spiritual currency. You can Love the Earth, Love all life, all of humanity, trees, animals, creatures both big and small, books, thoughts, ideas and inanimate things that no one cares about. Love is blind to the illusions and imagined differences that separate and divide us. The Spirit of Love illuminates like a lamp that brings to light all knowledge, it showers itself upon all its children equally. We would do well to walk in Love's footsteps, along this path by celebrating the equanimity that is germane to all Love. The most difficult and most beautiful instance of Love is to give that warmth in your heart to the very things that repulse you. Again, I call it unconditional equanimity, kindness, affection and Love. It is said 'Love your enemies...' . Do it every single day you live and I guarantee you that from their Souls to yours it will always flow back to you as a blessing that was willed and decreed from above.

              On a personal note I’ve come to realize the greatness of Love. I’ve come to understand the importance of Loving unconditionally. There is no greater religion, rule or Truth than the endless debt to Love one another as we Love ourselves. We are not alone here, all life, the open skies, the stars above and the Earth in all her glory are here with us, in this moment to share with us, Love us and strengthen us as we discover and heal are deepest bond with the source, that wonderful heart, an eternal fountain from where all Love flows endlessly and unconditionally.

                     I’d like to thank Catherine for her profound and wonderful question. Love is endless. It was always there. The illusions that blind us have a beginning and most certainly will be faced with an end, but Love will carry on. Every Soul in every heart, beats in its own sweet rhythm, asking to find and be guided back to its home in Love. Love is the answer to Love, everything else is brought to life and existence by the knowledge and the power that is Love.

May you all be blessed with the unparalleled Abundance that is Love.

Best Wishes & Regards,
Jai Krishna Ponnappan :)