--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > That's why a progressive income tax is a good thing. It is an > disincentive to accumulating excessive wealth. It is better to have more > millionaires than any billionaires. You would allow people to accumulate > an estate worth up to $12 million and then the progressive tax kicks in. > It's not there to make money for the government. Anyone who thinks they > need more than $12 million has to be sick. > > (Just watch the resident righties -- rich wannabes but never-gonna- bees > -- whine at this).
Yes, they (we) whine at this because progressive taxes don't hurt the rich -- they already have their money and will find ways to keep it -- it hurts those that ASPIRE to be rich...and progressive taxes serve as a DISINCENTIVE to work. And anyone that wants to create an estate worth more than $12 million is none of YOUR business, Bhairitu, and none of the government's business. I can't believe we're still discussing these things in the 21st century. > > surya wrote: > > >There are two root causes for the entire chaos and terrorism in this > >world. One is the thirst for earning money and the other is the > >religious fanatic. Due to money, people are quarreling, hereas due > >to religion, countries are quarreling. Unless these two root causes > >are eradicated we cannot achieve world peace. The tree will not die > >by cutting leaves and branches. It dies only by cutting its roots. > >There is no use in earning the extra money. Due to excess money, > >quarrels, mental worries and several other problems arise. Finally, > >it ends in loss only and not in any profit. You have to leave all > >this extra money here only and quit this world alone. Your issues > >may lose that money given by you. Such sinful extra money brings > >problems not only to you but also to your children. Neither yourself > >nor your children will be happy and peaceful. This entire world is > >the property of God and take whatever is required from it. This is > >said in Gita, ("Yavanartha ."). > > > >In these days, buffet system is followed during feasts. In this > >system, large vessels contain various food items and people take > >food from these vessels according to their requirement. Similarly, > >God created this entire world and you can take the wealth from it > >according to your requirement. People are not following the same > >system when they are taking wealth from this world. The peculiarity > >is that most rich people follow this buffet system in the feasts but > >do not follow the same when it comes to earning the money. `Esavasya > >Upanishad' says that one should return back this extra money to the > >Lord. Otherwise, the Lord will give the troubles. > > > >In buffet system, if one takes extra food in his plate by over > >ambition and ignorance for a moment, he returns back immediately > >before starting eating. Veda says that you must return back the > >extra money for the God's work if taken by ignorance. In the buffet > >system if you eat the extra food, you will suffer from diseases. > >Similarly, if you enjoy the extra money, God will punish you in > >several ways. > > > >In this world, people belonging to any religion think that their > >religion only is the true religion. They think that the God of their > >religion can alone give the salvation and the worship of that God > >should be according to their religion only. They also condemn other > >religions and invite people to convert people into their religion. > >They do lot of work to establish their religion only in the entire > >world which shows their ambition. It is just like Alexander's > >ambition to make the entire world his kingdom. Alexander wanted to > >extend his kingdom. But, even he returned back after fighting with > >Porus (Purushotama) on seeing the loss of life in the battle. But, > >the ambition of religious fanatics is not subsided on seeing any > >amount of loss of life. Religion is considered to be backed with > >spiritual knowledge and the religious people are expected to be free > >from ambition. We can excuse ambition of any ignorant person like > >Alexander. > > > >The heart of a religious fanatic will not change by any amount of > >kindness or love expressed in the appeals. Such appeals can change > >only the heart and the change in the heart is always temporary. > >Change in the intelligence brought by knowledge based on logic is > >always real and permanent. Intelligence (Buddhi) is considered to be > >the driver of this body, which is like a chariot running by the > >senses, which are like the horses. If the driver is convinced, the > >entire chariot along with the horses is in the correct path. The > >terrorist will not change by love or kindness shown to him. He > >becomes the terrorist due to the wrong knowledge that enters his > >brain. He was convinced by that knowledge. That knowledge can be > >changed only by the right knowledge. A diamond can only be cut by > >another diamond. Similarly, one type of knowledge can only be > >replaced by another type of knowledge. Then only, he will be > >convinced and changed forever. > > > >So far, the trials made to change the terrorist were beating around > >the bush and therefore, they did not have much effect. Today, SRI > >GURU DATTA is giving the right knowledge to remove the religious > >conservatism. > > > >at the lotus feet of shri datta swami > >surya > >http://www.universal-spirituality.org > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~--> Yahoo! Groups gets a make over. See the new email design. http://us.click.yahoo.com/XISQkA/lOaOAA/yQLSAA/UlWolB/TM --------------------------------------------------------------------~-> To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! 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