[FairfieldLife] Re: The USA Needs a Unity Government...

2008-01-10 Thread Robert Gimbel
 (snip)
  Anyone seen Obama winking asides to those he pretends to be at a
 
  distance from?Edg

Well, winking is just the first step to unifying the differences.
Someone who could harmonize the differences and stike a new chord or 
sympathic, compassionate leadership.
If we needed someone to pit one group against the other, than why not 
just elect someone who would be just as polarizing as Bush:
Someone like Hillary, or the Huckster.

We are so used to us and them, pitting one group against the other;
That we can't even imagine a Unity Government.
The only possibility of creating a Unity Government, in the present 
atmosphere, would be to have someone very Enlightened, and very 
talented.
He or she would need to reflect the Spirit strongly and clearly,
He or she would need to  pull all the people together, despite all the 
greed and special interests.
Now I wonder, who could that Be?



[FairfieldLife] Re: Roseanne not crazy about Obama (or Oprah, for that matter)

2008-01-10 Thread Robert Gimbel
 (snip)
 Oprah has given us Swartzenegger and Dr. Phil. If that was not 
 offensive enough to decent thinking people, now she brings us 
Obama. 
 (snip)

Once again Roseanne is delusional...
She thinks that Oprah gave us Obama?
What does she mean? Oprah is supporting him, that's all.
Many people are.
She is obviously jealous of Oprah;
She talks about The Governator, but he seems to be doing a good job.
Clinton is more of a Republican than anyone, really.
He weakened the Democratic Party by pretending he was a Democrat, and 
then sold out to all the Republican ideas.

People will see more and more, that Barack Obama, has the most 
integration of heart and head;
Left and right brain integrated thinking...
He is regarded as a hero already by his people and ancestors...
And has many seen and unseen helpers, who hopefully will overcome the 
influences of the usual power structures, to give us all a fresh 
chance at transformation, or this stagnant culture.



[FairfieldLife] Re: So just what is 'eternal damnation'?

2008-01-08 Thread Robert Gimbel
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, matrixmonitor 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 ---Below: incarnation as animals due to strong attachments...(unless 
 one naturally incarnates in stages before attaining humanhood.). Last 
 night I was watching the story of various amphibians during the 
 Devonian and how they evolved into monstrous reptiles in 20 million 
 years (still prior to the Dinosaurs). The thought occurred to me that 
 some components of the me may have been some of those early 
 Carboniferous creatures.  They featured a spider as big as a human 
 head, a 10ft long centipede, and dragonflies as big as an eagle. Neat!
 
I heard a theory, that before our human souls incarnated on earth;
We watched in our soul state, spiritual state:
The earth being formed, cooled, oceans forming, plant life, animal 
life, and all forms of life.
All the souls were participating in some way...
Then human souls began to gaze on all of these life forms, as they were 
co-creating, with the Creator...
Then at first humans weren't so identified with the body;
But with the fall it happened that human souls became more attached to 
the body and physical things, in order to intensify their human 
experience.
Now we have been learning to get back to the original state, of 
experiencing the soul as the primary causal agent, manifesting the body 
and all physical, mental, and emotional vibrations, and the unifying 
agent of the Universe...

Also, one of the strange things I heard down in the Yucatan, where they 
have a sort of a merge of Christianity and Mayan belief's.
They believe in 'hungry ghosts', or departed souls, that are still 
attached to earthly things;
Well they leave a beer out for them to drink, for example, so that the 
hungry ghosts are satisfied and don't make too much mischief.




[FairfieldLife] Re: What's with republican wives?

2008-01-07 Thread Robert Gimbel
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Rick Archer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 I get the feeling, from observing the way Bill Clinton looks at 
Hillary
 while she's speaking to a crowd, that when his brain is free of the 
smoke of
 lust, he realizes that he really does love her for reasons far 
deeper than
 those which attract him to other women.

(Snip)
 
Bill  Hill love politics...They have been a political team.
She has been his enabler, and has tried to rescued him time and again 
from his many addictions to sex, power, and self-grandiousity.
Hillary wants everyone to be dependent on her, just like Bill has 
been and is dependent on her, for his political career.
She is there because of him, and he is there because of her.

His latest comment about not being able to make Hillary younger, 
taller, or male, shows that Bill basically compartmentalizes 
everything; objectifies even his own wife: very sad.
Lately the Clinton's are revealing what we really didn't like about 
them; and which they have kept so hidden:
They are not much different then what we have now, in the White House;
Secretive, manipulating, lusting for power, and objectifying people 
as objects.



[FairfieldLife] Re: So just what is 'eternal damnation'?

2008-01-07 Thread Robert Gimbel
  (snip)
  Let me ask you again, is it possible that these animal 
reincarnations 
 are intended to be symbolic?  They plainly are in the Tibetan Book of 
 the Dead.  Why would they be literal in the Gita?  
 
 They are real in much esoteric literature. But incarnation as an 
 animal will be very short and due only to certain strong attachments.


When I was in Mexico, I met a a woman there in the Yucatan area, that 
was sitting on the step with her dog.
I asked her if she wanted to go to town and dance or something(it was 
Friday nite).
She said I can't, that her husband was watching her.
I asked her what she meant, and she pointed to her dog, and said, her 
husband had passed away, but his spirit was in her dog.
So, I said, 'OK'...

Also, Jesus I remember said something about sending 'legions of 
demons', out of someone who was possessed, with whatever;
And sent them to the reside in the pigs;
Some theory's about this, is that certain lower spirits can temporarily 
reside in animals, mostly nocturnal animals like possums, racoons, and 
mad dogs and such. Whether this is superstition or not I guess is up 
for debate.
Some people say, that these things are just 'lower vibrations', and by 
naming them or calling these things demons is just giving more energy 
to it, or them, or whatever. And this seems true to the extent 
that 'what we put our attention on grows'.
There is talk of demons in the Vedic literature, at least what I 
remember in the 9th and 10th mandala, which I haven't listened to in a 
while..
But I think everyone can relate to the feeling sometimes, that there 
are energies we don't quite percieve that certainly exist at other 
levels of reality.
Some are very high vibrations, and some not so sweet.
It would be interesting to hear other people's understanding or 
experiences of these areas.



[FairfieldLife] Re: Michelle v. Hillary

2008-01-05 Thread Robert Gimbel
 (snip)
   It will be interesting to see the Obamas with the Putins or the 
  Prime Minister of Israel and his wife.   My question is the world 
  ready for AMerica to Have an African AMerican President???
 (snip)

Yes it will be interesting, to see a man who transcends race and brings 
the truth will relate with other world leaders.
He will be able to bring peace in areas impossible for others.

I don't think you really can compare him to Putin, who is more like 
Bush- A power-hungry dictator;
Or a weak Israeli leader.

We need a leader like Obama now!
If Obama does not win, then we will deserve who we get!

Remember, America chose Bush twice.



[FairfieldLife] Re: Choices

2008-01-05 Thread Robert Gimbel
  (snip)
 
 In 1972, Graham agreed with Nixon that our nation's problems lie 
 with the satanic Jews. Both accused Jews of dominating the media, one 
 of the oldest anti-Jewish canards. Graham went on to blame Jews for 
 putting out pornographic stuff. He told Nixon that the Jewish 
 stranglehold has to be broken or the country will go down the drain. 
  Billy Graham said about Martin Luther King:
  'I am convinced that some Negroes are going too far and too fast.' 
 With King in jail he preached civic rectitude. 'I do believe we have 
 the responsibility to obey the law. No matter what the law may be -- 
 (snip)

What an irony:
Jesus was a Jew and was dark-skinned.
  people are deluded about who Jesus really is;
 They use the same tactics as the Nazis did in the 1930's;
The Nazis had support in this country, by people like Henry Ford,
Joseph Kennedy, Bush's grandfather and others.
They used Jesus teaching and corrupted it.
This has always been a racist country, and everyone knows it.
It's time to move on.

If we are to evolve past what we have been, it's going to take a huge 
energy shift.
Obama is the only one who can bring this about.



[FairfieldLife] Re: 'Huckabee Helps Republicans to Self-Destruct'

2008-01-05 Thread Robert Gimbel
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, shempmcgurk [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
wrote:

 Dear, dear Robert
 Who do you think
 Israel
 Will fare better under
 Your beloved Obama
 Or
 Your disdained
 Hucky?


Huckabee reminds me of a snake oil salesman.
I really wouldn't trust him with a nickel.

Obama is inspiring people like me, who haven't felt this kind of 
passion and intelligence since JFK.
I think he will insure a peaceful Israel more than any other 
candidate.
There is only one truth.
An equal playing field is necessary.
We don't have this right now.
Everything is slightly out of wack, out of balance.
Energy and intelligence will save the day.
Obama is a force of nature, just like Lincoln.
His rhetoric rivals Lincoln's.




[FairfieldLife] Re: 'Huckabee Helps Republicans to Self-Destruct'

2008-01-05 Thread Robert Gimbel
 (snip)
 
 Well, then, consider it a plus that you can vote in U.S. elections 
 and I can't.

Well, then, consider the possibility of an Obama Presidency:
Imagine him taking the oath of office to become President...
Imagine a United States of America, that has evolved enough to elect 
someone like him.
Appreciate the obstacles he is overcoming.
Send him some good energy.
Work to elect him.
If you do these things, you will help him more than an extra vote or 
two.
Bush didn't become President because you or I voted for him;
He became President because we had to hit bottom, 
All the lies needed to be exposed, the veil needed to be lifted.
And provide the basis for a sea change, in the American body politic.
Thanks George for showing us the way not to go!




[FairfieldLife] Re: 'Does Hillary= A 3rd Bush Term?'

2008-01-02 Thread Robert Gimbel
 (snip)
 
 Actually neither likes to hand with Daddy Bush, Clinton did PR with
 Daddy Bush to raise Katrina money and it's customary for ex 
presidents
 to be civil with each other, but it's crazy to say they have similar
 political constituencies. Neither Clinton is a radical change type 
of
 politician, both are in bed with lobbyists, but that doesn't mean H
 Clinton is the same as Bush JR.  

Who does Jimmy Carter hang with?
The Clinton's to me, stand for the same things as Bush:
Greed, Self-Grandiousity, Lust, and Power...
 
 
 Anyone named Clinton is the most polarizing figure in politics to 
the
 wingnuts who seem to still believe the mountain of clinton
 conspiracies they made up in the 90s, all of which were nonsense. 
 
She is and will be hated by many people, just like Bush is hated 
now...
I don't see how this could be good.

Obama is the only real choice, for a transformational government.
The rest are illusion.



[FairfieldLife] Re: 'Does Hillary= A 3rd Bush Term?'

2008-01-01 Thread Robert Gimbel
  (snip)

 Edwards, with Obama as VP,  could light a fire of enthusiasm across 
the whole country, 
 such that by Labor Day, the Republicans, sensing a seismic shift 
and a tsunami intent on 
 reversing the trends of the past 28 years, would gladly have 
Billary back in the White 
 House to continue the globalist agenda the Clinton's and the 
Republicrats are sold out to.  
 Bring on the Swiftboat crap !

To me, Obama has the best chance to run against any Republican.
There is so much hatred of Hillary, by some, and she is so 
unauthentic, so ego-centric- I think she could prove to be a disaster.
Obama would be a great leap forward for the planet;
 
He would be an inspiration, around the world, in the eyes of the 
Third World, and even the Islamic States, would be greatly healed.
The only question, is, in my mind-
Is the country and the world ready to evolve?
 
Hillary keeps saying that she'll be 'ready from day one...'
Because the faces in the WH might change;
But the same ol same ol will keep marchin' on.
And that is very dangerous, at a time that demands radical evolution-
To use a fear based campaign, like Bush, to keep the status quo.

Also, a rougue element is Mayor Boomberg, of NYC.
He could run as an Independent, and shake things up that way, and has 
already met with Barack Obama.
Stay tuned, I would say...

There could acually be a miracle, for America to Transcend race, 
finally...
Because I doubt if Obama is running to be VP.
He is a Leo, like Bill Clinton- a natural, hard to beat, witty, smart;
Like an upgraded version of the old man.
Hillary would be a total disaster- her mask get's thinker by the day.
r.g.




[FairfieldLife] Re: Was Rory Martin Bormann?

2007-11-08 Thread Robert Gimbel
 (snip)
 I have no objections to being Goering, or Hitler, or anyone else, 
 you understand -- I am just trying to be clear about the actual 
 experience and its possible ramifications.  
 (Snip)

For whatever it's worth, from my information on a couple of the dudes 
mentioned...
I feel that I  met the reincarnation of Herman Goering, in Madison, Wi. 
a few years ago...haven't been in touch with him/her, lately though. He 
goes by the name 'Michelle' now; and is a transexual. Karma can be a 
bitch!
Adolf, I felt I  met in Sedona, Az. a few years back...haven't been in 
touch with him lately, either.
Last time I saw him, he was living in a very messy trailer; kind of 
felt (very) haunted; 
He is quite short physically, is part Mexican, likes to smoke weed, and 
is still quite the authoritarian...
Last time I was there he(sic) was very involved in a theater group 
there, in Sedona.

Another tid-bit about Sedona(John McCain lives there now, I heard...
Anyway,  if you ever have the chance to go there, and have some extra 
time, and transportation, go west of town a bit;
There's a state park outside of 'Cottonwood, AZ., where I swear the 
jakolopes live...those are the rabbits with the antlers on there 
heads...They're supposed to be a myth, but I saw them there, with my 
own eyes! No kiddding.
They especially like to come out at around dusk(which is when I saw 
them...and besides, the sunsets can be incredible out there, really 
blissful.
That's all for now, over and out. 
r.g.



[FairfieldLife] Re: Will Bush really bomb Iran?

2007-10-30 Thread Robert Gimbel
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Richard J. Williams 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 jstein wrote: 
  Nobody loathes Chris Matthews more than I do.
  He's always had a man-crush on Bush for some
  unfathomable reason, but he was, in fact,
  outspoken against the Iraq war from the
  beginning, one of the very few broadcasters who
  were. I'd be flabbergasted if he supported a
  war now with Iran.
 
 So, you agree with Matthews that we are in a war.
  
 
I meant to say, that Matthews was saying that we were going to war.
Most Americans agree with him, by the Zogby poll today.
I suppost Chris Matthews was putting that out,
To get people in Congress to debate the issue...
Because Bush seems to feel he has the power alone,
To make that decision.
The numbers revealed in the Zogby poll today,
Are similar to the numbers on the months preceding the invasion of 
Iraq.
Americans do not seem to be pacifist, at all;
Even after the disaster in Iraq.
r.g.



[FairfieldLife] Re: Will Bush really bomb Iran?

2007-10-29 Thread Robert Gimbel
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Duveyoung [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Robert,
 
 Hmmm, I am surprised you posted this article.  But I'll cut you a
 break cuz maybe you re-posted it to show how the other side thinks.
 
 But, but, but I think this piece is a prime example of GlobalBiz's
 getting the public ready for an Iran war, and, well, reposting it is
 an enabling act.  So, Robert, er, did you mean to do this and help 
the
 American psyche get ever more prepared for an Iran war?
 
 And here am I reposting it again.  FUCK!
 
My purpose was just to educate as to how the other side thinks, acts, 
etc...
By an article in the Times of London, who do have mastery of the 
language...
And what we are up against on the side of peace, against so many 
forces on place for war.
There is a whole industry, here and abroad which thrives on war,and 
building new weapons, etc.
How fast this changes is dependent on how much people become of aware 
opf the details of this, and decide, that enough is enough...
r.g. 



[FairfieldLife] Re: Will Bush really bomb Iran?

2007-10-29 Thread Robert Gimbel
 I was noticing Chris Mathews today, on 'Hardball',
Refering to: 'The coming war with Iran'.
He used to work for Carter, and Peace Corps...
So, I don't know whether he's being sacarastic, or what?
So, there is a struggle now, with those who want to bomb Iran, and 
those who want to go a different way.

The debate tomorrow in Philadelphia, might be an opportunity for Obama 
to distinguish himself, as an anti-war monger, as Hillary seems as 
Hawkish as Bush, maybe more?
r.g.



 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Duveyoung no_reply@ wrote:
 
  Robert,
  
  Hmmm, I am surprised you posted this article.  But I'll cut you a
  break cuz maybe you re-posted it to show how the other side 
thinks.
  




[FairfieldLife] Re: Human Species to Split by 3000

2007-10-26 Thread Robert Gimbel
 Read 'Brave New World', by Aldous Huxley...



[FairfieldLife] 'Preventing Nuclear War; (was Dick Cheney Meditating)

2007-10-26 Thread Robert Gimbel
 I heard a reading one time, by Ron Scalastico, where it was said, 
that, although the 'Higher Beings, Angels, etc.', where usually not 
allowed to interfere with human free will...
That under certain conditions, they would be allowed to prevent a 
nuclear war, in that 'they' could withdraw someone's soul energy, 
which would put that person 'asleep'...
So, this is a blessing in disquise, I would say...

r.g. seattle.



[FairfieldLife] Re: The Outlaw Path To Enlightenment

2007-10-06 Thread Robert Gimbel
 (snip)

 That moment often is referred to by the enlightened as 
 the pivotal moment in their lives in which the seed of 
 realization was planted. It may not have actually been 
 *doing* the Something Else that caused realization, 
 but just making that decision to no longer be reliant 
 on Someone Else's Path in almost every case revealed 
 their *own* path to them. And that path led them home.


This is good stuff- It is true you eventually have to 'find' it for 
yourself- basically this is the philosophy of the 12-step programs- 
that you need to find: 'Your own 'Higher Power'.
Jesus claimed the same: Search within...
Maharishi teaches the same: It's all within...

Then there's the idea of 'old soul, young soul'...
Some people aren't the least bit interested in any of this stuff of 
enlightenment, as they are caught up in the more material side of 
things: survival, position, possessions, not much time left for 
anything spiritual.
Then there's the one's that need to just follow one of the various 
dogmas, of one the religions...
Only problem is: all of the religions are generally based in a figure-
head who was enlightened, but as was said, you can't get there, by 
just being a 'Parrot'...quack, quack...

Then there's the 'Jacobs Ladder Principle'...
Have you ever noticed when you are speaking to someone,
About some ecsorteric stuff, that they just sort of 'blank out',
And didn't hear a word you said; have you ever noticed that for 
yourself, at times: someone will have told you something, and you 
completely blank out on what was said.
Sometimes your not ready to hear what is being said.
You can't skip steps in the Soul's evolution, it comes in steps, 
lessons, trials and tribulations, pain, and joy.

It's great to find a teacher, a guru, to hang with, and learn from.
Especially if one has the good fortune to meet an enlightened one.
Being around someone who is enlightened is contagious, as they are 
vibrating the vibration of one who is beyond the ego- very rare.
It's called Darshan in India, and to be in the darshan of a high 
being, is an honor and a blessing.

But eventually, if you are to become enlightened yourself,
You have to take the final leap, yourself.
And if you have a good guru, he or she will push you, when you are 
ready.




[FairfieldLife] Re: 'One Defintion of Enlightenment', also ice cream

2007-10-03 Thread Robert Gimbel
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Ron [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote
 
 This is for those who never tasted ice cream:
 
 It is sweet, really really creamy, cold, and melts when warmed up - 
ok, now do you fully get 
 it?


Yes, now I fully get it...
That's the mystery of it all, isn't it?
The very thing that animates the body,
Is over-looked.
The soul is such a mystery- what is it?
How do you explain it?
Where do you find it?
Paradox.



[FairfieldLife] Re: Why Would an Enlightened Person Experience Sexual Lust

2007-10-03 Thread Robert Gimbel
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, feste37 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Lust is omnipresent. As long as you've got a body, it's gonna happen,
 unless you're tired or past it or hopelessly repressed.  
 
No, no, no, a thousand times no!
Lust is an energy devoid of love, heart and soul.
It is an outward sensory experience.
Greed is also like that.
And the rest of the lower impulses, of the lower chakras.

An enlightened person, doesn't experience lust.
By definition: lust is devoid of love.
When a person is enlightened, he is awakened to his/her true nature, 
of the soul, which is love, truth, and all the higher qualities of 
spirituality.
So, sexual intimacy in enlightenment, is a high form of Tantra, and is 
an intimate expression of love.
Many creative artist, were and are very passionate in love.
Lust is an entirely different matter.
We are here to learn many things:
And one of the most important is to notice the difference;
Between lust and love.
We are so confused as a race, when it comes to sex.
Priests molest children.
All kinds of perversions.
All this has nothing to do with love.
Lust is another vibration, like greed, and in a way, like killing.
It's a perversion of love.



[FairfieldLife] Re: The Ugly Side of the GOP - by Bob Herbert, of the NY Times

2007-09-26 Thread Robert Gimbel
 (snip)

 Agreed ! Where is the freedom for millions of americans the  
 president so loudly and forcefully wants to export to other 
 countries ?

Hopefully, the freedom is still located in the Ballot Box, that is, 
if the bastards haven't corrupted the way the votes are cast, yet.

The Republicans are so easy to see through, if you have a brain...
The stand for lies, manipulation, greed, lust and murder.
They have no compassion, and they are not conservative.
Hopefully, since they have ignored the Black People, they have 
insured- a Democratic Victory, if we make it through the last days, 
of Bush Presidency...

As far as comparing abortion, to the bombing of innocents:
Let's put it this way...
Would you rather be a fetus in the womb, of a couple or woman who 
does not want to carry you to term, who chooses to end that 
pregnancy, aborted(so, you as a soul, can manifest in another womb at 
a better time?),
Or, would you rather have your countries infrastructure, completely 
destroyed, by an outside power, and then occupy your country, and 
then hire professional killers to roam your streets, in the night, 
with machine guns at the ready, with high altitude jets flying above, 
bombing, bombing, and more bombing, with no end in sight, and no 
place to go? Watching your poor country completley destroyed, 
experiencing unimaginable horrors?
Would you rather live in a place, where an outside force, has decided 
your repressive government has to go, so they invade your country, 
and unleash ancient tribal forces, that turn the country into a blood-
bath of civil way.

Would you rather live in a nation(USA), where the more greedy you 
are, the more ruthless, the more cold and calculating- the more you 
break the back of others, the ones you consider, 'inferior'..
What kind of a nation to you want to be a part of?
A country with 'God', on the money, inferring that God is Money, and 
Money is God.
Or, would you rather live in a nation based on the spiritual 
principles of God, rather than praying and idolizing the many false 
gods that lust, greed and murder produce?
A nation who prays to false idols is on shaky ground.
Shake, shake, shake...
Shake your booty, shake that booty...

r.g.  madison.




[FairfieldLife] Re: Next Chapter to the Da Vinci Code?

2007-09-26 Thread Robert Gimbel
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, John [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Here's an interesting article:
 
 6 Ark. nuns excommunicated for heresy By ANDREW DeMILLO, Associated 
 Press Writer 
 2 hours, 16 minutes ago

Excommunication is such a joke: to Jesus that is...
Who would Jesus excommunicate? No one!
The Church is not Jesus, and Jesus is not the church.
The Church is part and parcel of the Roman Empire.
It's icons, symbols, statues, subjugation of women, persecution of the 
Jews, the disrespect of other religions (not to mention the death and 
destruction the church has caused, since it's origin)
The child molestation, perversion of the priests, all make the Church 
a very dangerous, ilrelevant and ignorant entity.



[FairfieldLife] 'I- Me- Mine'

2007-09-25 Thread Robert Gimbel
To borrow a song title, of George Harrison(hope he don't mind);
I wanted to relate this to the discussion of the 'I' and the 'Ego'...
So, the way it appears to me, is the 'I' becomes identified with Pure 
Consciousness, or the Infinite Field of All Possibilities. The 'I' 
becomes in enlightenment, connected to the infinite, in all ways, at 
all times.
Now, the 'Ego', is no more in this higher awareness, as the 'Ego' can 
only exist in some kind of illusion, which the mind, or emotions, or 
some other attachment, makes up, in it's own limited reality, which is 
not connected to the whole...
So, I is infinite, in enlightenment, when the deepest part of the 
inner self, or the soul, realizes itself as the ultimate self.
The ego vanishes at this point- it ceases to exist, as it has no 
basis, anymore, in the reality of the enlightened experience.
Now the question of 'MY'...
What is 'mine' in enlightenment???-
Everything, and Nothing at the same time...
Make sense?
R.G.  Madison, WI, Sept. 2007




[FairfieldLife] Re: Maharishi speaks to Purusha

2007-09-05 Thread Robert Gimbel
(SnIp)
If this is the official description of the program
 it does spell out the details of the program and may spark an
 interesting discussion.
 
 So how is the most rapid pace of evolution possible?  By rounding and
 service to MMY's global schemes.  Perhaps, after his time out, Shemp
 would like to comment on this official TM program?
 

Not sure what Shemp would say, but here's my take.

I can relate to everything Maharishi is saying here- I have the 
experience and the intentions he mentions: the desire for Brahman, and 
can use the Sanskrit translations he provides as 'Sutras' for 
exploration, and further understanding...
What I miss is the group consciousness, of being part of Purusha 
Program, but I do not think that my personality would work with being 
on the course, because I tend to be more independent minded and sort 
of rebellious.,
So, either way, whether you can be on Purusha or not, you can still 
take in what Maharishi has to say, and realize that since he has 
taught us the mechanics of consciousness, and the experience of 
transcending, subtler levels of thought and thinking, and the 
understanding of the relationship of name and form, plus the 
understanding of infinite correlation, provides the basis for much 
understanding, on your own, even if you can't be with the group.

I believe it would be a great joy, as Maharishi says, to be close to 
the group, and being close to Maharishi is always a Great Joy.

Maharishi can speak to us now, on a higher level, in parables, sutras, 
and understandings, that go beyond the general chit-chat of past days.
r.g.




[FairfieldLife] Re: 'Jesus Did Not Die For Our Sins.'

2007-09-04 Thread Robert Gimbel
  (snip)
 
 My point is that the Hebrew Scripture prophecies refer
 to  an extraordinary human being who is obviously favored
 by God but do not  indicate that he is to be of uniquely
 divine origin or status. That was an  invention of
 Christianity that isn't found in the Hebrew Scriptures,
 and  it's why Jews do not accept Jesus as their  Messiah.
  (snip)

(snip)
 Referring to God as  Father is, of course, standard in
 Judaism, so that's no indication of  anything.
 
 My point is that the Hebrew Scripture prophecies refer
 to  an extraordinary human being who is obviously favored
 by God but do not  indicate that he is to be of uniquely
 divine origin or status. That was an  invention of
 Christianity that isn't found in the Hebrew Scriptures,
 and  it's why Jews do not accept Jesus as their  Messiah.
  (snip)

There were two cultures in conflict at the time of Jesus.
The Roman culture, and the Jewish culture.
Rome at the time had pretty much conquered Judah, 
And had installed a puppet King: Herod
And had installed a Governor of Judah: Pontius Pilot.
Herod was completely corrupt.
Pilot was a flip/flopper- weak leader...

The main difference(s) between the Roman and Jewish cultures were:
The Romans were into conquering and expanding Rome; 
Taxing and raping and enslaving the captured.

The Jews just wanted to live freely in the territory of Israel.

The Romans believed in a Universe based in Materialism.

The Jews believed in a Universe created by an unmanifest, 
transcendental God; a spiritual, not a material concept.

The Romans were into Icons, Emperors, who thought of themselves as 
divine beings...
They were into structure especially colossal structures, hence the 
name: Coliseum...

The Jews were forbidden to represent God, in any Iconic form, with 
statues, or Anything, which would essentially 'mock' God.


Now, in the middle of this madness, comes Jesus, born at this crucial 
time in history, and predicted by the prophets, as the Messiah.

Just like now, Jesus was accepted by some, and not by others.
This is human nature;  

Like Maharishi some experience him, as a an enlightened Master; 
Others choose to see him as a fraud: about money, fame, power, wrong 
caste,etc.,

Whose right?

Both are right, according to individual perception and evolution, 
some are ready for releasing their pre-conceived notions, others hold 
on to their fundamentalist, dogma, and like sheep, they don't 
question, and don't really seek anything. They already know 
everything, and can't be taught anything, unless you want to waste 
time and your breath.

So, basically, after Jesus was killed, all hell broke loose.
The Romans tracked down all of his followers, disciples, anyone who 
was known to have associated with Jesus, and murdered them, as they 
had murdered Jesus, and for no reason, other than they believed in 
Jesus, and not the Roman Emperor.

But, alas, Jesus' message could not be subdued: it was so loving and 
simple...and Jesus gained a following among the people of the Empire.
More and more people began to listen to, and empathize with, the 
story of Jesus.

And as we know, that story gets changed, as it is passed from mouth 
to mouth and due to cultural prejudices, etc.;

Now, around 74 AD., The Romans destroyed Israel, and the Jews 
scattered far and wide.

Several centuries later, the Emperor of Rome, because of the 
continued popularity of Jesus, in the Empire, decided to make it the 
State Religion. And of course, Jesus would be made in the image of 
the Emperor, as the final judge, with all the trimmings of Rome- Big 
Church, Robes, Icons, Statues, and anything not Jewish. Jews were 
forbidden to follow Jesus, as it had now become the Roman religion, 
replacing the old Roman Gods, with Jesus. Now Jesus was the Emperor 
of Rome, and his place would be forever in Rome(The Vatican).

What a joke- The Romans not only murdered Jesus, and blamed it on the 
Jews;
Now, they forbade any Jew to believe in the new Roman God, Jesus;
And stole the Messiah from the Jews. How sad.

And further, they used this Roman Religion, thoughout the centuries, 
to kill, maim, torture, rape, and all manner of horrendous things, to 
the Jews, for not believing in Jesus, and blaming the Jews for the 
death of Jesus. No wonder why- the Jews have had a problem with Jesus;
Look at the history, and how distorted they made Jesus to be...

Jesus, like Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, was a teacher of Unity 
Consciousness, plain and simple.
He, like Maharishi, is persecuted or mocked by the same forces:
The forces of separateness, the forces of lies, the forces of 
control, the forces of greed, the forces of lust, the forces of 
murder.
He is as revolutionary now, as he was then...
He does not believe in war. He does not believe in money as God.
He does not believe in keeping millions of people on prisons.
He does not believe in people on one side of the world, using up all 
the world resources, and fighting a war to protect those resources, 

[FairfieldLife] Re: 'Jesus Did Not Die For Our Sins.'

2007-09-04 Thread Robert Gimbel
 (snip) 
  My servant  grew up in the Lord's presence like a tender green 
  shoot, sprouting from  a dry root in dry and sterile ground. I 
  believe is referring to the  virgin birth.
 
 Maybe (although it could be a reference to a previously
 barren woman suddenly being able to conceive by normal
 human means). But it's not explicitly about the servant
 being the only-begotten Son of God.
  (snip)

Jesus was God's servant, and he was born at a time,
When spirituality consisted of Caesar as God, 
And materialism, greed, lust and all the rest,
A barren wasteland of spirituality(kind of like some cities, and 
towns, in the United States)

The virgin birth story, was to further detatch the origins of Judaism, 
form Jesus, because how could you have a Roman religion,
Based on a God, that was fathered by a circumsized Jew- just couldn't 
be that way...

The dieing for your sins part, was the most clever thing the devilish 
one's in Rome, ever came up with...
This way, they could do and say whatever they wanted to- similar to 
the Roman way of governing, in that Caesars word was law...

So, now were all sinners, and were all here to suffer, pay our taxes 
and die, and hopefully, if the emporer says we've been good tax-paying 
citizens, and have paid our dues at the local church also;
Then, and only then, we might let you into heaven- hey,
But no guarentees...
And of course the Pope rules: he's infallible you know.
What a crock of shit.

  



[FairfieldLife] Re: 'Jesus Did Not Die For Our Sins.'

2007-09-04 Thread Robert Gimbel
 

 Despite the fact that Jesus wasn't killed, didn't die on the cross, 
Joseph
 was also a very high ranking dude in the Roman Empire, second only 
to Caesar
 himself -- Joseph was the property manager for the whole empire.

Joseph was a carpenter, at the time, and a Jew. 
Jewish people had none of the rights that Roman citizens had in Rome.
One of the reasons why Disciple Paul was successful in his writings, 
is because he was a citizen of Rome, the only Disciple who was, and 
he also spoke Greek.

Jesus did suffer greatly, in his tortured death, as many Jews died at 
the time, in this fashion, probably thousands.
The Romans enjoyed watching people die, as they were obsessed with 
death(similar to our culture, now).

My understanding of the parents of Jesus, is this:
It was understood by the essenes,. who lived in the desert, and were 
anti-materialistic, and seperate from both the Romans and the ruling 
Jews...
Anyway, it was a high priest, who impregnated Mary, and older man, 
and younger Joseph, was given the task of caring for her.

The virgin birth story, was to cover the tracks of a Jewish father.

The 'I died for your sins story', is just not the fact.
The fact is that Jesus was a reincarntion of King David, as I said in 
an earlier post, and since he had his wife's husband murdered, he had 
to pay the price in the next life, and the manner of death was 
unfortunate, to say the least, painful, and disgusting, the Roman way.




[FairfieldLife] Re: 'Jesus Did Not Die For Our Sins.'

2007-09-04 Thread Robert Gimbel
 (snip)
  Extraordinary human Being, Supernatural Human Being? Divine 
 origins, no  
  difference. Does the Hebrew scripture specifically state the 
 Messiah would NOT  
  have divine origins, or is just not indicated? Would a man who is 
 less than  
  extraordinary be able to fulfil the prophecy of Isaiah 53? Clearly 
 no Prophet  
  was able to do so
 
Of course, Jesus was extraordinary, and of course he is from Divine 
origin;
And so are you!
That is his message, same as Maharishi's message:
You are Divine, and you are extraordinary...
Just the opposite of the so-called Christian church teachings, that 
consider you a scum-bag sinner, with no chance whatsoever of ever 
getting out of suffering, who is expendible in stupid wars, and who 
needs to bow to church dogma, and pay for huge church buildings, and 
so on, on and on...



[FairfieldLife] Re: 'Jesus Did Not Die For Our Sins.'

2007-09-04 Thread Robert Gimbel
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, hyperbolicgeometry 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 --The bottom like is what is the meaning of redemption, of the 
 purported substitionary death?  I haven't seen any difference in 
the 
 karma of fundie Christians and others.  They seem to pay karmically 
 just as others; if so, then the payoff could be after death?
  This is speculative. Personally, any allusion to redemption 
 independent of Enlightenment is off the mark.  Since E. is not 
 incorporated into orthodox Monotheistic religions, these religions 
 are a partial mismatch between claims (salvation,etc...) and the 
 nondualist goal. But OTOH, the concept of Resurrection differs from 
E 
 anyway.
  Resurrection refers to physically dead people, who will 
(supposedly, 
 through Divine intervention) have their physical molecules 
 reassembled into a perfect incorruptible body. (Cf. the words of 
 St. Paul).
  In the Rapture theory, physically alive people are translated into 
a 
 Heavenly state, vanishing from the earth. In the Jehovah's Witness 
 concept of the future, physically alive people are awarded perfect 
 physical bodies and remain on an earthly Paradise, (if they are not 
 among the 144,000).
  There's no evidence of Jesus going to India.
 The monotheistic concepts of Resurrection and Rapture are markedly 
 different from what's involved in non-dualist 
Hindu/Buddhist/Gnostic 
 Sadhanas.   


This confusion is caused by materistic people attempting to make 
sense of spirit, in terms of matter.
They don't realize that everything is energy, and that matter of all 
kinds, is temporary, and eventually turns to dust.
Jesus asked: 'What if you conquered the whole world, and lose your 
soul'.
There is no contradiction in the teachings of the Ancients of India, 
and the teachings of Jesus.
You need to become awake(born again)in your soul;
You need to become a realized soul.
Then when you die, you don't die.
You know you are a soul, and not the body.
So, when one dies, and is awakened in Spirit, one does not fear 
death, because one realizes there is no death...which is the essence 
of Jesus' teaching- no fear, no death...
r.g.



[FairfieldLife] Re: MMY..may be his last puja.

2007-09-03 Thread Robert Gimbel
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, BillyG. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 On MMY channel..the most surreal thing I've ever seen (puja). You've
 got to admit he has dogged determination and incredible dedication to
 World Peace and Vedic knowledge up to the very end,.
 
 Talk about eternal optimism...amazing for someone in their 90's!

This is true:
Like Mick said, 'What a drag, it is getting old...
My Dad is 84, and has colon cancer; he's staying with my brother and 
his family in Florida- he was always closer to my brother.
Anyway, he was in WW-2, spent more than three years in the area of 
what is now the Czech Republic. I have noticed how much of his life he 
is processing now- and he seems clearer than ever; and wants to just 
work on 'soul stuff' he said; meaning he wants to just be in silence.
Old age and facing death, something we all will have to do, just has 
to take us out of our comfort zone.
Our whole life finding what makes us comfortable, steady, alert, and 
so on...
Then slowly losing the body that has always been there...
How important it is though, to be positive at the end.
Very important to be positive and loving.



[FairfieldLife] Re: 'Jesus Did Not Die For Our Sins.'

2007-09-03 Thread Robert Gimbel
 
 The problem here is that Judaism doesn't teach reincarnation. It 
is  
 appointed for man to die once then be judged. The corruption of 
the church you  
 mention, paying for penance, came long after the death of Christ. 
However  tithing 
 is an Old Testament tradition, not to gain salvation, but to reap 
the  
 blessings of God. The whole thing about Jesus dying for our sins 
was  established 
 long before the Romans had anything to do with the church. It was 
a  Jewish 
 thing at the time. Christianity was a Jewish cult or sect for the 
first  
 hundred years or so and Jesus was looked upon as being 
the ultimate Passover  
 lamb who's blood protected one from the wages of sin, which is 
death and  
 damnation through separation from God. Also the shedding of a lambs 
blood was  the 
 prescribed method or sacrifice for the forgiveness of sin. The 
blood was  taken 
 and sprinkled over the mercy seat where God met with his high 
priest.  Under 
 the mercy seat were placed the Ten Commandments, in the Arch, and 
God did  not 
 see the law through the blood thus did not judge one by the law. 
Jesus was  
 looked upon as a Priestly King who shed his own blood for the 
remission of sin  
 and it is his blood that is placed over the mercy seat so God the 
Father does  
 not judge one by the law. You either believe it or you don't. Of 
course 
 another  picture of Christ in the Torah is when Moses placed a 
bronze serpent on a 
 flag  standard, a cross, so those that had been bitten by snakes 
and scorpions 
 could  sit beneath it and gaze upon it with faith and be healed. 
The  snake 
 was a prophecy of Jesus becoming pure sin while on the cross,  
taking on the 
 sins of those that believed. So none of this had anything to  do 
with the Romans 
 trying to suck money out of the pockets of the people. It was  
about Jewish 
 prophecies in the Torah and Tenach.
 
 You mention blood a lot;
Are you a Vampire, by any chance?
What's all this blood stuff.
I'm Jewish, and the same genetic stuff, that Jesus came from.
I don't need any blood sacrifices, anymore, do you?
I want to bite your neck, darling...(only kidding)...
Now, they say that Tom Cruise is a little weird, with the Scientology 
thingy.
But, if you ask me, there is no stranger religion or blood cult, than 
the Roman Catholic Church.
How it still exists, is beyond me; people are such brain-washed sheep,
I reacon...
It is very true that Jesus himself, was a Jew, and that most of his 
followers and all of his disciples were Jews.
This is a fact.
It is also a fact, that the Jewish method of execution was for the 
condemned to be stoned to death.
The Roman method was crucifixion, where the body was allowed to dry 
and rot in the sun for days. Many, many Jewish people were murdered 
in that way, and in that time.
Also, the Romans brought the believers in Jesus from Judah to Rome to 
participate in the blood sports they conducted in their Colleseum;
So, most, if not all of the early believers in Jesus were killed, and 
to believe in Jesus, meant death in the Roman Empire, at that time.
Soon after that, the Romans destroyed the territory of Isreal, in 
around 74 A.D. and scattered the Jews throughout Europe and Asia.
Then the Roman Empire adopted Christianity, for the official state 
religion of the Roman Empire, in the 4th- 5th century's.
The Romans wanted to de-Jewify the writings, to make it into a Roman 
religion, and not as it was originally intended:
As an evolution of Jewish thought, to one of love and forgiveness, of 
the eternity of the soul, how to heal useing meditation and listening 
to your heart. How not to follow the God of Rome, the God of Greed, 
and the God of Lust.
Instead, the Romans, made Jesus into their new Emporer, different 
than the rest of us;
They miss the whole point of Jesus' - that God is inside YOU...
Not in the church, not in the priest, and certainly not in Rome.
Rome is about buildings, and control, and materialism, and murder, 
rape, pilliging, confusing the masses, propping up the upper classes 
on ego trips, eating until they vomit, and orgies, sex means nothing.
They used Jesus' death to symbolize their Roman religion.
 
An excruciating torture and death device: Crucifixion- (makes Cheney 
look like kindergarten)..
 
This is why you see so much perversion in the Roman Catholic Church, 
child molestation, really evil stuff!
And back in the day, they had orgies with some of the old Popes,
And all the silent Catholics during WW-2 where millions of Jewish 
people, the people of Jesus' tribe were demonically murdered, by a so-
called civilized people?
 
So, as you can see, I don't have a whole lot of respect for the Roman 
Catholic Church, how can you?



[FairfieldLife] Re: Celebrating the rising sunshine ,of Global Raam Raj, 28 August 2007

2007-09-02 Thread Robert Gimbel
 (SnIp)
 Fair enough. Now, what if the shoe were on the other foot? What if 
 you could dictate *exactly* how Maharishi should act, in your view,  
 with Maharishi listening to every suggestion you made of him, and 
 following through on it? 
 
 Or if this ability were expanded to dictate how anyone else in the 
 entire world would act; entire countries, heads of state, people 
 past, present and future? Would you be happier, would that solve all 
 of your issues and problems?
 
 Or at the end of the day, would you still be reduced to... you?  
 Dealing with you, and continuing to see the world as you always have 
 seen it, dealing with the same issues you have always dealt with, 
 regardless of Maharishi's, or anyone else's actions?:-)


Or, at the end of a long(short), day, where time does not exist:
In that place of Silence.
There can be a space created, in your own awareness;
Quite outside of the egos domain, but nonetheless, your's...
In this quiet space, you could do Sanyama on Compassion...
Compassion, and then transcend for a minute:
To Be inside Maharishi's body for a minute, or a second...
And experience how frail he feels compared to how he used to be.
Traveling throughout the world; making friends with George Harrison, 
and John Lennon, and princes and kings, and generals, and all of us.
In big halls, and small ones, hanging out with nuts like Charlie 
Lutes, and good people like Jerry Jarvis.
Teaching around the world, in Africa, and Asia, in Saudi Arabia, and 
Etheopia, in the good 'ol U.S.A.
One of his favorite places was Lake Tahoe, in California;
I saw a picture of him once there- he looked so happy.
He is so small in stature, only 5 feet tall.
His feet are so petite, he only wheres the simplest of sandels, on his 
feet, even in the dead of winter in Iowa, where the wind chill was 
minus 40 below, he just wore a shawl around himself, to keep warm.
He appeared in Iowa, to have been at home, but he must have felt that 
way wherever he appeared.
He certainly changed the world in so many myriad ways.
Just last week, Deepak Chopra, was on TV, again, writing another book, 
this one on Buddha, and in captions below Deepaks name read:
Deepak Chopra is a disciple of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi;
This was broadcast on a show that is watched by millions of people.
So, back to my point: that is if you could get out of your little self 
for a minute and have the comapassion to feel what it must be like to 
be 90 years old, and so on, you would have a real sense of reality, 
not one from the egos point of view, but one more from the soul's 
point of view.
Each and every Siddhi which is experienced is a witness to Unity 
Consciousness, and the deflation of the false ego reality of 
seperateness...




[FairfieldLife] Re: Celebrating the rising sunshine ,of Global Raam Raj, 28 August 2007

2007-09-01 Thread Robert Gimbel
 (Snip)
 
  What happens when you take the right turn? Is it a blue pill, red 
pill
  kind of thing?
 
 
 More of a figure of speech kind of thing, eh?


Here's the thing: Maharishi was born in 1917...
He has lived through: 
WW1, The Great Depression, WW2, Hitler, Stalin, Chairman Mao, Nixon, 
Viet Nam, Monaco Lewinski, Hillary, Rush Limbaugh, Hippies, John 
Lennon, Charlie Lutes, Bevan, Iraq, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Bush, 
Clinton, Iowa, Fidel, JFK, Bobby, Martin, Dylan, Gorbachav, Nikita, 
Sputnick, Man on Moon, Woodstock, LBJ, Holocaust(s), Nuclear Weapons, 
Internet, Live Streaming Video, Mircrosoft, Quantum Theory, English, 
Sanskrit, Capitalism, Democracy, Communism, Socialism, Hundredth 
Monkey Principle, (feel free to add the list).

So, he is 90 years old, and he's a tad tired;
When you get old, you require more rest.
Also, Maharishi, being in Unity Consciousness, in this time in 
history, is very demanding, because of the 'noise' in the atmosphere, 
at this time, due to increasing static from the war, and other various 
demonic behaviors, and doings...

So, he is fine just to sit and 'Be', without too much to say:
Because he has said it all, by now, wouldn't you agree?
He has established so much knowledge by now, and has established now,
A permanent place for the pundits to do their chanting of the Vedas.

We are thankful for the presence of Maharishi himself, and feel 
gratified to be in his presence;  
Simple as that!
R.G.  Madison, Wisconsin  2007




[FairfieldLife] Re: Celebrating the rising sunshine ,of Global Raam Raj, 28 August 2007

2007-09-01 Thread Robert Gimbel
 (snip)
 Static from the war, Nible Gimble?
 
 I assume you are referring to the Iraq War?
 
 You have got to be kidding!  To say such a thing within the 
confines 
 of a post in which you mention WWI, WWII, the numerous holocaust(s)?
 
 The Iraq War, for all its faults, has created a virtual fraction of 
 the death, destruction, and stress represented by just one of the 
 above.
 
 It's a NON-war.
 
 Get a grip...AND some perspective.


No, I am not kidding; you cannot compare this time with that time.
All of the stuff, back then was hidden;
Now, it is out and about, for all to see and feel.
We have kind of become consumer pigs, feeling no pain,
As we buy our big houses at low interest rates,
And buy big Hummers at low interest rates.
Fill 'er up, fill her up, we can't get enough.
Well, that's OK, we just pay more for the oil;
In blood and treasure- who cares who pays for our unbridled lust and 
greed; it's just those poor soldiers, whose karma it was/is to die 
for our greed.
Who really cares?
The schools fall down, the churches are wrapped in razor wire;
The prisons are full of more people in the United States, than any 
other country in the world.
Our cities are falling down, polluted with buildings which are made 
to make money, not buildings which are for people.
Everyone is afraid of everyone else.
Try hitch-hiking and see who picks you up.
No one will- you could be dead lying in the street, and people will 
just walk around you.
The God of America, is money: Look at your dollar, in your pocket-
It talks of God.
What a sorry culture.
Pornography for all; death means nothing; sex means nothing.
A generation built on lies, deception and all manner of nastiness, 
and lack of morals.
Yeah, were doing just fine, here, alright.
Millions starving while others wine and dine.
Last three days, they told on the TV,
Just,  how Mr.Congressman;
Gets his rocks off in the men's room- 
How important to know this.
Wow, get a grip?
Yeah, right...




[FairfieldLife] Re: Celebrating the rising sunshine ,of Global Raam Raj, 28 August 2007

2007-09-01 Thread Robert Gimbel
 (snip)
 Static from the war, Nimble Gimbel?
 
 I assume you are referring to the Iraq War?
 
 You have got to be kidding!  To say such a thing within the 
confines 
 of a post in which you mention WWI, WWII, the numerous holocaust(s)?
 
 The Iraq War, for all its faults, has created a virtual fraction of 
 the death, destruction, and stress represented by just one of the 
 above.
 
 It's a NON-war.
 
 Get a grip...AND some perspective.


No, I am not kidding; you cannot compare this time with that time.
All of the stuff, back then was hidden;
Now, it is out and about, for all to see and feel.
We have kind of become consumer pigs, feeling no pain,
As we buy our big houses at low interest rates,
And buy big Hummers at low interest rates.
Fill 'er up, fill her up, we can't get enough.
Well, that's OK, we just pay more for the oil;
In blood and treasure- who cares who pays for our unbridled lust and 
greed; it's just those poor soldiers, whose karma it was/is to die 
for our greed.
Who really cares?
The schools fall down, the churches are wrapped in razor wire;
The prisons are full of more people in the United States, than any 
other country in the world.
Our cities are falling down, polluted with buildings which are made 
to make money, not buildings which are for people.
Everyone is afraid of everyone else.
Try hitch-hiking and see who picks you up.
No one will- you could be dead lying in the street, and people will 
just walk around you.
The God of America, is money: Look at your dollar, in your pocket-
It talks of God.
What a sorry culture.
Pornography for all; death means nothing; sex means nothing.
A generation built on lies, deception and all manner of nastiness, 
and lack of morals.
Yeah, were doing just fine, here, alright.
Millions starving while others wine and dine.
Last three days, they told on the TV,
Just,  how Mr.Congressman;
Gets his rocks off in the men's room- 
How important to know this.
Wow, get a grip?
Yeah, right...




[FairfieldLife] Re: Celebrating the rising sunshine ,of Global Raam Raj, 28 August 2007

2007-09-01 Thread Robert Gimbel
 (snip)
 
 
 Like I said, it isn't about the TM technique, it's about Maharishi.
 Advancement on the path doesn't mean you throw your brains out the
 window and ignore the weird abberations in people's behavior, even in
 Maharishi.


No one is asking you to throw your brains out the window;
You'll have plenty of time for that, after Maharishi has left:
His Earthly body...
For now, it's best just to feel with your heart, although that might 
be unfamiliar to you, give it a try, huh?
The whole point of TM, is to get you to stop thinking, to transcend 
the mind, busy, busy mind, monkey mind, ego mind, sick mind, tired 
mind, confused mind, clear mind, all of it, and just BE:
Like 'Be Here Now, Man!', Don't ya'all get it?
Just be with the feeling of Complete Awe, 
That here is a 90 year old man,
Who is still devoting his time, to people like the likes of you!
I still don't know why or how he does it...
He is a major miracle to me...
r.g.  madison,wi.




[FairfieldLife] Re: 'Remembering the Life of Mahatma Gandhi'

2007-08-30 Thread Robert Gimbel
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, suziezuzie [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
wrote:

 Thanks for the article. One of the reasons, I understand, why the
 German Jews didn't resist Hitler's plan of extermination was, from 
my
 own experience as a Jew in the US, is that assimilated Jews in the
 country that they are raised are more nationalistic than religious.
 I'm saying this is true for the majority of secular Jews, not
 orthodox, that inhabit a country over many generations. If you were 
to
 ask me, what are you? I would tell you, I am an American first and
 really have no feelings about being Jewish. This is the case for the
 majority of American Jews living in the US today. When I was living 
in
 Israel for 11 years, I noticed a strong nationalistic of their own
 country of origin by those who had immigrated from their home
 countries. Those born in Israel (Sabras) naturally felt Israeli
 nationalism, not as a Jew, (since Israel is predominately a secular
 state) but as an Israeli. 
 
It would be easier to look at it this way:
Adolf Hitler and Mahatma Gandhi were polar opposites, with similar 
agendas.
Hitler wanted to establish the Old Fatherland of Germany.
Gandhi wanted to establish the Old Motherland of India.
Same agenda.
Polar opposite agendas: 
One method, the Gandhi Method, which has inspired other countless 
people throughout the world, including John Lennon and Martin Luther 
King,Jr. was God-like, 'in tune with the laws of nature, as Maharishi 
would say; higher consciousness, etc., transcendence of the ego for a 
higher cause.
One the other hand the Hitler Method, relied on fear and prejiduce 
against the Jewish people. Hitler claimed the Jewish people had 
swindled the German masses into poverty, and from the results of the 
defeat of WWI, and the world-wide depression. Also, he was acting on 
the wave of anti-semitism, world-wide, also, which included the 
support from the likes of Henry Ford, Joe Kennedy, and many countries 
had no sympathy for the Jews; even the United States would not let 
the Jews escape to this country, very sad dark period...
In which the German people as a whole population sank to the depths 
of depravity, death and demonic, murderous behavior.
The Jews, allowed themselves to be decieved to think they could 'rise 
above' the SS.. and that this phase would pass.
They didn't listen to the many signs: they were sleeping.
In both cases the leaders relied on the nationalism of the people:
In Germany it was to get the country back from the Jews.
In India, it was to get the country back from the British.
Same cause different means.
The Black People in this country have had the fortune of having 
intelligent people of the white community on their side, to take 
their side, even if it meant a civil war.
Lincoln, and others since then take the way of freedom and liberty.

In certain circumstances where the government has been allowed to run 
amuck, and becomes a police state, dictatorship, with all the 
military power, etc.
It becomes more and more difficult to produce quite the same effect, 
as in a democracy;
For example, remember the guy standing in front of the Chinese tank, 
during the demonstrations in China;
That was put down, and though change has occured in happens slowly.
r.g. 



[FairfieldLife] Re: Heaven on Earth?

2007-08-27 Thread Robert Gimbel
 (snip)
 
 Robert, we understand your point.  But we cannot just criticize the 
 system in this one particular country.  IMHO, the attitude is 
 pervasive throughout the world.  Even here in the USA, one can find 
 versions of this story.  We are not allowed to marry four wives at a 
 time, but we can get married to a person one at a time without any 
 limit.
  
  (snip)
Perhaps I'm just jealous, but I really don't care how many woman a man 
has sex with or vice-versa. This takes place all over the world, not 
just in Islamic countries; it is just not out in the open.
What I am upset about is, I talked to a guy, who used to be in the 
military, but now works as a private contractor in UAE.
He says there is so much money there because of the oil reserves, and 
that everyone drives a Mercedes...
So, I guess what upsets me is the waste, and inequality in the way 
things are on the earth right now.
We fight for oil in order to maintain our lifestyle, which includes 
big houses we don't need, SUV's that we don't need, and so on.
It's just a big lie what we are fighting for.
We are fighting to control the oil, plain and simple.



[FairfieldLife] Bragging about enlightenment? (was comments of post)

2007-08-26 Thread Robert Gimbel
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Ron [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Well fellas and any women,
 
 No matter what gets posted anywhere, there is going to be a big 
range of reactions and 
 responses. When it comes to certain things like Gurus, there may be 
a strong reaction. 
 This is probably why there is a barbed wire fence surrounding 
Maharishi house with 24 
 hour security and a German sheppard.

Perhaps there is a different reason for the fence and the German 
Sheppard.
Perhaps it is because we live in a violent and polarized society based 
on fear, lust, greed and murder...
If you think it's bad in Fairfield, Iowa, you should try Philadelphia, 
where I just returned from visting my sister...
Now there's a city in ruins; the city where this gift of freedom 
started, is now ready to fall down.
Drugs and prostitution has taken over large parts of the city.
The murder rate continues to climb to over 500 per year.
Billions of dollars are wasted creating chaos and lining the pockets 
of people that have so much money they don't know what to do with it.
We here in the United States, are so addicted to our lifestyles of 
waste and decadence, that it doesn't matter who we invade or who we 
take advantage of to support our insatiable greed.
I am not sure it is a good thing to brag about becoming enlightened.
This is the ultimate arrogance.
Grace is bestowed by God.
It is not something to brag about.
The ego is always involved in bragging and every other thing to make 
itself different, and stupid. 




[FairfieldLife] Re: Heaven on Earth?

2007-08-26 Thread Robert Gimbel
 
 
 Abdul Rahman said his large family lived in 15 houses. He supports 
 them with his military pension and the help of the government of 
 Ajman, one of seven emirates that comprise the UAE, which includes 
 the Gulf trade and tourism hub of Dubai.
 
 Islam allows men to marry up to four women at a time, though most 
 marry only one. The UAE is a Muslim country but is home to migrants 
 from around the world.

UAE is one of the United States shining star in the Middle East.
They have mucho oil reserves, and I am sure all of that is in cahoots 
with the Bushies and their peers.
Oil feeds the greed of the stock market, as well as drugs, weapons 
deals, and all other manner of greed and death.
Sure the skyscrapers look impressive being so tall.
Just more phallic symbols.
While the rest of the people slaves to these demonic entities;
They continue to mock everything that spirituality teaches.
Some of the Arabs have 100's of Mercedes Benz.
Good for Mercedes stock holders, but not much good for anyone else.
How much more greedy can humans get?
How much more lustful.
How much more deluded with the lower god of money?
This is just one story in a nightmare of hell on earth.
Who is running things on earth right now.
Sometimes I am wondering if the light will overcome the dark as it 
gets more and more obnoxious.,



[FairfieldLife] 'Pay Attention to the/Cha-Cha-Cha-Changes...'

2007-08-25 Thread Robert Gimbel
Changes and the Beatles  by: Dan Lubben

  8/15/2007 


Life was pretty routine for this fourteen year old. I was busy 
building a model 
airplane. I'm getting glue everywhere but where it needs to be, but 
having fun all the same. While doing this I was also listening to my 
favorite radio station KIMN. 

There was a new contest going on and everybody was quite excited 
about it. 88 lucky winners were going to attend The Beatles concert 
in St. Louis later that year. The catch was that you had to call in 
and identify a Beatles song when the station had their hourly 
giveaway. 

This could be a tough task because you usually didn't recognize the 
song because it was either played super fast, slow, or backwards. The 
contest was already about half way through, and all I could get was a 
busy signal when I called. Then the D.J announced, Call in and guess 
this song and you'll be a winner. This song was played backwards, 
but I recognized it immediately. I grabbed the phone off the wall, 
and dialed as fast as I could. I figured that by the time I got 
through that I'd hear that all too familiar busy signal. Then to my 
surprise the phone started ringing on the other end, which made me 
think I must have dialed the wrong number. Next thing I heard was the 
D.J saying can you guess that tune? I was in shock, I can barely 
remember what the song was, but I blurted out Do You Want to Know a 
Secret? You're a winner he replied. 

Total shock is what I felt after that. I couldn't win at anything, 
and now I'm going to see The Beatles. My next task was to convince my 
folks that a fourteen year old 
would be safe on a trip like that. The radio station helped out by 
having escorts who would keep us in line, but I wanted my friends to 
join me. We set up what seemed to be a 24 hour a day vigil to get 
them in. But it seems my old friend the busy signal greeted us each 
time we called. Soon the contest was over and I realized I would have 
to go it alone. I still felt that the whole thing had to be a dream, 
that I would wake up and still be building model airplanes. 

Then the official letter came announcing the mandatory meeting for 
the winners. My dad and I showed up at a church that was full of 
excited kids, and nervous parents. The itinerary was discussed, and 
papers signed, and the next thing was waiting for August 21. 

I 'm sure I didn't sleep much the night before, but the time I was 
waiting for had finally arrived. Me, my dad, and my best friends Jim 
and Boyd were off to Stapleton Airport where there was a four engine 
turboprop awaiting the winners. It was still dark and a little cold, 
I said my goodbyes and as I headed toward the plane I heard my dad 
mumble lucky stiff. Motors weren't needed to get this plane in the 
air. The excitement of everybody on the plane could have put us into 
outer space. I was excited for my own reasons, because not only did I 
get to see The Beatles, but I also got my first plane ride. Sure 
beats building model airplanes. It seemed like we were only in the 
air for 15 minutes, and then we landed. Getting off the plane I 
noticed that it was raining, but nothing could ruin this trip. .The 
smell of the jet fuel and the diesel fuel from the tour bus was 
everywhere. 

We rambled onto the tour buses where we were to be treated to the 
sights of St Louis. We were shown the Budweiser Brewery and a few 
other sites, but the one thing that stuck in my mind was the Gateway 
Arch that was finished the year before. The bus finally made it to 
Busch Stadium, which was also built the year before. We made our way 
into the stadium, getting soaked in the process. I stopped to pick up 
a program which I had to stick in my shirt to keep from getting wet. 
We were in our seats soon after and were ready for the show. 

I was taking it all in at this point. I noticed most of the fans were 
dressed in the latest fashion. Girls had their hair in bouffonts with 
miniskirts and knee high go-go boots, guys with their Beatle 
haircuts, bell bottom cord pants with the latest mod paisley shirts, 
and of course the latest hats. 

I was making my fashion statement too, the Leave it to Beaver look, 
a striped T- shirt with blue jeans. Didn't matter though this whole 
event was much more than a fashion show. 

All of a sudden the announcer let out with a Here they are The 
Beatles. My hearing will never be the same. The crowd jumped to 
their feet, girls were screaming at the top of their lungs. The 
Beatles came out of the dugout and worked their way through the 
security guards, waving all the time, till they got to the second 
base stage that was set up for them. Then they played their first 
song. I strained to figure out what it was. Was it Ticket to Ride, 
or I Saw Her Standing There?. I wanted to tell the girl behind me 
to cool it, but it was futile. Even though you couldn't hear the 
music the emotion carried everyone over. Everybody was into the 
event. 

The one thing I did hear was 

[FairfieldLife] 'Current Earth Changes'

2007-08-25 Thread Robert Gimbel
 
August 25th, 2007
http://www.spiritli te.com/messages. php 
Greetings to each of you! I know this is a bit early - I thought I 
ought to get a follow up newsletter out since the changes that the 
Masters spoke of are coming earlier than the actual event they spoke 
of, the tear in the fabric of creation which begins on Sept 6th and 
maximizes on the 14th or so. They will fill you in below.

What are we experiencing? Holy cow what a ride we are on! I have 
heard from many, many people about changes that we humans are 
experiencing in preface to the actual shift. There is a lot of body 
pain, sharp shooting pains particularly in the head. Not headaches, 
shooting pains. Also the feet, particularly the balls of the feet are 
demonstrating pain, particularly after sleeping or standing after 
sitting for a while. Some people are getting burning in their feet. 
The foot stuff is directly related to the earthquake activity that 
has escalated just as the masters said it would. Hang onto your hats 
because the earthquake activity is about to ramp up. Please don't 
take this with a fearful perspective, just a head's up. Particularly 
if you are in an earthquake zone. Some people are feeling pain in 
their major joints, hips, elbows for the most part. Don't shoot the 
messenger, but these symptoms will most likely get worse before they 
get better.

Other symptoms of the current coming shift are sleepless nights 
(including yours truly!), appetite changes including not being hungry 
at all or being ravenous for several days at a whack. Weigh issues 
are on the rise, but that is mostly fluid retention based upon the 
energy influences. Remember, we are mostly created of water so when 
there are huge changes in the universe, our bodies are going to 
respond. Sometimes that means fluid gain for a while. This too shall 
pass. Another thing that is happening is brain fog. Jut try to think 
of that word you mean to say, or to recall someone's name, even 
though you know it as well as your own. 

The most intense for people have been the emotional ups and downs. 
That is rampant and there have been lots of arguments among people 
who just don't do that, misunderstandings like a mercury retrograde 
on steroids. Be sure to be very clear with what you say or do, then 
follow up even when it is with someone that you trust because pretty 
much everyone is affected with the energies right now.

The truth is that all in all the old paradigms are dying. They no 
longer work. I know that I said that before, but if whatever you are 
doing isn't working, look for new or creative ways to go about them. 
Mostly, please, look inside of you. Go into your hearts and ask the 
real you what you can do differently to avoid misunderstandings or 
taking things personally. Don't depend on anyone else for validation 
of your choices. Ask yourself how you can change old ways so that you 
are free of them. All it takes is making a different choice in a 
moment and lives change forever. Believe me, I know!

The positive side of all of this is that with the new energies are 
coming new and exciting teachings from the ethers. I know that many 
of you are experiencing new types of awakenings that are often 
profound. My advice is to stay out of your heads with this. Don't try 
to understand. Let the information free flow into you. When you need 
it, it will be fully present to you. You will wonder how you knew it!

Look closely to your dreams. There is a lot of night school going on 
right now. The guides are coming and the Masters are roaming the 
dimensions, sharing and caring and leaving us with what we need 
toward total recall of our light beingness. Also in our dreams, many 
of us are processing our day time lives big time. Look for the 
symbolism, don't take your dreams literally. Often your dreams will 
tell you volumes through symbols or things that represent something 
to you. What we can't always face in our waking time, our dreams will 
process with us.

Remember, through it all, that each of us is whole and perfect just 
as we are, no matter how the moment looks, if we are forcing or 
fighting anything we must look at what it is we are really doing., 
Usually it isn't at all about what we are uncomfortable with in the 
moment, but something, some issue, that we are carrying deep within 
us. Generally this is a fear that we just don't want to own, so it 
causes us dysfunction in our lives until we meet it head on and 
dispense with it. It isn't as hard as it sounds and we don't have to 
relive the pain of whatever experience in the past caused it. Just 
let go. Life is too short and there is so much beautiful for us all!

Well, I am thrilled to tell you that I finished Conversations with 
the Children of Now last night (Ya!) It comes out in February. I 
interviewed 15 kids for the book about life, death, love, God, 2012 
and many other subjects that we humans always want to know about. The 
children didn't let us down either! I know 

[FairfieldLife] 'Present Earth Changes'

2007-08-25 Thread Robert Gimbel
August 25th, 2007
http://www.spiritli te.com/messages. php 
Greetings to each of you! I know this is a bit early - I thought I 
ought to get a follow up newsletter out since the changes that the 
Masters spoke of are coming earlier than the actual event they spoke 
of, the tear in the fabric of creation which begins on Sept 6th and 
maximizes on the 14th or so. They will fill you in below.

What are we experiencing? Holy cow what a ride we are on! I have 
heard from many, many people about changes that we humans are 
experiencing in preface to the actual shift. There is a lot of body 
pain, sharp shooting pains particularly in the head. Not headaches, 
shooting pains. Also the feet, particularly the balls of the feet are 
demonstrating pain, particularly after sleeping or standing after 
sitting for a while. Some people are getting burning in their feet. 
The foot stuff is directly related to the earthquake activity that 
has escalated just as the masters said it would. Hang onto your hats 
because the earthquake activity is about to ramp up. Please don't 
take this with a fearful perspective, just a head's up. Particularly 
if you are in an earthquake zone. Some people are feeling pain in 
their major joints, hips, elbows for the most part. Don't shoot the 
messenger, but these symptoms will most likely get worse before they 
get better.

Other symptoms of the current coming shift are sleepless nights 
(including yours truly!), appetite changes including not being hungry 
at all or being ravenous for several days at a whack. Weigh issues 
are on the rise, but that is mostly fluid retention based upon the 
energy influences. Remember, we are mostly created of water so when 
there are huge changes in the universe, our bodies are going to 
respond. Sometimes that means fluid gain for a while. This too shall 
pass. Another thing that is happening is brain fog. Jut try to think 
of that word you mean to say, or to recall someone's name, even 
though you know it as well as your own. 

The most intense for people have been the emotional ups and downs. 
That is rampant and there have been lots of arguments among people 
who just don't do that, misunderstandings like a mercury retrograde 
on steroids. Be sure to be very clear with what you say or do, then 
follow up even when it is with someone that you trust because pretty 
much everyone is affected with the energies right now.

The truth is that all in all the old paradigms are dying. They no 
longer work. I know that I said that before, but if whatever you are 
doing isn't working, look for new or creative ways to go about them. 
Mostly, please, look inside of you. Go into your hearts and ask the 
real you what you can do differently to avoid misunderstandings or 
taking things personally. Don't depend on anyone else for validation 
of your choices. Ask yourself how you can change old ways so that you 
are free of them. All it takes is making a different choice in a 
moment and lives change forever. Believe me, I know!

The positive side of all of this is that with the new energies are 
coming new and exciting teachings from the ethers. I know that many 
of you are experiencing new types of awakenings that are often 
profound. My advice is to stay out of your heads with this. Don't try 
to understand. Let the information free flow into you. When you need 
it, it will be fully present to you. You will wonder how you knew it!

Look closely to your dreams. There is a lot of night school going on 
right now. The guides are coming and the Masters are roaming the 
dimensions, sharing and caring and leaving us with what we need 
toward total recall of our light beingness. Also in our dreams, many 
of us are processing our day time lives big time. Look for the 
symbolism, don't take your dreams literally. Often your dreams will 
tell you volumes through symbols or things that represent something 
to you. What we can't always face in our waking time, our dreams will 
process with us.

Remember, through it all, that each of us is whole and perfect just 
as we are, no matter how the moment looks, if we are forcing or 
fighting anything we must look at what it is we are really doing., 
Usually it isn't at all about what we are uncomfortable with in the 
moment, but something, some issue, that we are carrying deep within 
us. Generally this is a fear that we just don't want to own, so it 
causes us dysfunction in our lives until we meet it head on and 
dispense with it. It isn't as hard as it sounds and we don't have to 
relive the pain of whatever experience in the past caused it. Just 
let go. Life is too short and there is so much beautiful for us all!

Well, I am thrilled to tell you that I finished Conversations with 
the Children of Now last night (Ya!) It comes out in February. I 
interviewed 15 kids for the book about life, death, love, God, 2012 
and many other subjects that we humans always want to know about. The 
children didn't let us down either! I know 

[FairfieldLife] 'Terroriying Deaths on Bus in Madison,Wisconsin'

2007-08-25 Thread Robert Gimbel
FRI., AUG 24, 2007 - 1:27 PM 
Electrocution: 'I watched them die,' says victim's fiancee 
SANDY CULLEN and ANDY HALL 
A woman who watched her fiance, her best friend and her friend's 
daughter get electrocuted at a North Side bus stop Wednesday helped 
save another of the friend's four children.

Jamie McGee, 28, said Thursday that her fiance, Demetrius R. Dobbs, 
22, was killed trying to help their friend and neighbor, Lakisha M. 
Dancy, 28, after lightning caused a power line to fall into several 
inches of standing water at a bus stop.

Dancy's daughter, Maya Reese, 2, also died.

 
• Three die at bus stop after lightning strikes power line 
• How it happened: Breaker meant to stop flow was not triggered  
 
 
The water was so deep, there was no way you could see the wire, 
McGee said.

According to witnesses and police, people waiting at the bus stop 
near the intersection of Northport Drive and Sherman Avenue dashed 
for the bus during a raging downpour around 4:15 p.m., just as 
lightning struck a nearby utility pole.

McGee said she and Dobbs had been grocery shopping and were on the 
Metro Transit bus, returning to the Kennedy Heights apartments on 
Northport Drive, where Dancy also lived, when they saw Dancy waiting 
for the bus with two of her children.

She was smiling because she saw me on the bus — every time we saw 
each other, she just smiled and laughed, said McGee, who became 
friends with Dancy when they were in sixth grade in Chicago. Dobbs 
also is originally from Chicago.

She stepped off the grass into the water and she fell onto Maya, 
McGee said. We thought that she tripped.

Dobbs immediately jumped off the bus to help Dancy, who did not have 
a car and had just come from a bank, McGee said.

When Demetrius stepped off the bus, he was screaming and he was 
shrieking and he fell, McGee said.

He never made it to her, McGee said. Dancy, she said, was already 
dead.

McGee said Dane County Coroner John Stanley told her, There was so 
much electricity in the water, they were dead before they hit the 
ground.

Dancy's 7-year-old son, Malik Chandler, also went into the water and 
was shocked, but he fell and slid toward the bus, where McGee was 
able to reach him and pull him on board, she said.

McGee said the victim's bodies were burned and smoking.

I watched them die, and Malik watched his mother and sister die, 
McGee said.

911 tapes


They're dead! McGee can be heard shouting in the background. This 
is my fiance and my best friend!

The bus driver also attempted a rescue, was shocked and fell back 
into the bus, said Madison police spokesman Mike Hanson. The driver 
then closed the doors so no one else would step out into the water, 
he said.

The driver has asked that his name not be released yet, Metro Transit 
General Manager Chuck Kamp said Thursday.

Our employee was traumatized, Kamp said. He has asked that we 
honor that while he's going through his adjustment.

Malik, who is expected to be released from UW Hospital by today, has 
two other siblings, Cierra Chandler, 8, and Osha Dancy, 12, who are 
now with relatives.

Moved to Madison

Both families recently moved to Kennedy Heights on Northport Drive in 
an effort to find better schools and a peaceful neighborhood for 
their children.

McGee said Dancy moved here with her children in October. McGee and 
Dobbs followed in June with McGee's three children, to whom Dobbs had 
taken on the role of father. Dobbs also had a 3-year-old daughter of 
his own, McGee said.

They loved him so much, McGee said of her children Eric, 7, 
Dezerhea, 8, and Destiny, 6.

McGee described Dobbs, whom she called Meechie, as someone who 
would do anything to help anybody and who was always looking out for 
her. He was my protector.

While she was at work, Dobbs would clean up all day long, even if 
(the house) was already clean, McGee said.

Dobbs also loved to play video games, and had just purchased a new 
game to play with her son when he returned from visiting family in 
Chicago.

It's a big loss, said Sharron Wright, who lived near Dancy, Dobbs 
and McGee in Chicago.

At age 2, Wright said, little Maya was just starting to get her 
words out.

Going to miss her

Wright said she'll miss her daily telephone chats with Dancy — known 
by everybody as Keisha — whose voice sparkled with casual energy.

We called each other every morning, Wright said. Just to talk, 
laughing and stuff.

When they spoke Wednesday morning, Wright said, Dancy said she'd 
just gotten all of her school stuff together for the children.

Dancy had planned to visit Wright this weekend before classes begin 
Sept. 4.

Wright said Dancy, who had worked as a tax preparer in Chicago, 
juggled the demands of being a single mother with a cleaning job in 
Madison. To strangers, Dancy was reserved, but when you get to know 
her, you know she ain't quiet no more.

I never thought she'd leave like this, Wright said.

Gwen Jones, a Sun Prairie resident who formerly lived near 

[FairfieldLife] Re: Staying with one Guru vs having many

2007-08-07 Thread Robert Gimbel
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, authfriend [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB no_reply@ wrote:
 
  --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Ron sidha7001@ wrote:
  
   Hello,
   
   I think what most Gurus would say is stay with one. If you 
   want to go to another, it is either with permission to have 
   2 gurus or else one walks away totally from the Guru they 
   are with and goes to another.
  
  If that works for you, cool. To me it sounds as
  if what you want in a teacher is someone from
  whom you have to get permission to live your
  life the way you feel best. Not my kinda scene.
 
 Nonsense. What you're saying sounds like what
 you want is a teacher who gets to have no say
 in how he or she teaches.
 
 It's up to the teacher to decide whether he or
 she wants to teach students who have another
 teacher. And if s/he doesn't, it's up to you
 to decide whether you want to stay with that
 teacher and fulfill his/her requirements.
 
 You don't get to determine how everyone else
 must behave on the basis of how you want to
 live your life. The teacher sets conditions
 on what s/he requires of students; the students
 then make a choice of whether those conditions
 are acceptable to them. If not, they're free to
 go elsewhere.
 
 But the students do not get to tell the teacher
 what those conditions must be.
 
 And this applies in every field, not just that
 of spiritual teaching.



This is a great topic, and much wisdom has already been expressed.
I would only add, that for me, Maharishi will always be 'my Guru'.
This is because of a heart connection I feel with him, since the first
moment I met him; why this is, I don't know.
I had the same feeling when I met my wife(ex-wife at present).
I assume it is from knowing them in a past life or two, and having
spent time with them before, in this lifetime, you are just extending
the story, of the soul's journey through time and space.
So, whenever I have the chance to see Maharishi, I would certainly to
to see him...
In the meantime, I am a curious person by nature; born the year of the
Cat, I have to know just about everything, and how everything works.
So, I like to see what other people have to say;
I like to try new technologies;
But, as far as who I claim is my Guru- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, would be
the answer now, and in the future.



[FairfieldLife] The Great Debate- The Freedom to Be Gay in America'

2007-08-07 Thread Robert Gimbel


The Nation 2 hours, 1 minute ago

The Nation -- On Thursday at 9PM (ET), Logo (the gay network owned by
Viacom) and the Human Rights Campaign are sponsoring a Democratic
Presidential forum on gay issues. Barack, Hillary, John, Dennis and
Bill will all be there. So will some guy named Mike who was so poor
loves gays so much that he originally wasn't invited. Margaret
Carlson, Jonathan Capehart, Joe Solmonese and Melissa Etheridge will
pose questions. The whole queer klatch will be televised on Logo and
streamed live at this website.


[Here at The Nation, we've lined up queer critics Lisa Duggan, Alisa
Solomon and Tavia Nyong'o to watch the event from a safe, Melissa
Etheridge-free location and comment. Their remarks will be posted
after the forum.]

HRC (that stands for Human Rights Campaign in gaycronym, not Hillary
Rodham Clinton) has been promoting the debate as an historic event,
the first time...the major presidential candidates will address a
live GLBT television audience. As Chris Crain points out on his blog,
this is a lie. In fact, HRC hosted exactly such an event in 2003, but
this is presidential electioneering, so there goes accuracy.

Despite my qualms about HRC (again, that's the gay HRC, not the
Wellesley graduate) and my general low expectations for the forum
(marriage and gays in the military will likely dominate), I agreed to
write up a short piece for Logo's website on what I think the most
important issue in this election is for gay people. (Just to preempt
sniping, I wasn't paid, and I was free to say what I wanted.) For
those who've followed my take on same-sex marriage before, this will
be nothing new, but it's cross-posted below.

From Visible Vote '08:

For years now, I've followed the plight of same-sex couples denied the
right to marry. Many of their stories are heartrending. A lesbian
couple was forced to sell their home in order to pay huge health care
bills because one of them was in an accident and wasn't covered by her
partner's health insurance. After his lover died, a gay man was
evicted from his apartment because he wasn't on the lease, and even if
he was, he couldn't pay for the place on his own. Elderly gays and
lesbians have kept working long past the age of retirement, or even
taken second jobs, because social security benefits and pensions
aren't transferable and often don't cover basic necessities--food,
housing, utilities, medication--in the first place.

The more of these stories I hear, the more they sound like the stories
coming out of the other America--married, heterosexual America.

Take Donna and Larry Smith, featured in Michael Moore's documentary
Sicko. Married for over 30 years, the Smiths worked hard and raised
six children in South Dakota. They had each other, and they had health
insurance, but that wasn't enough when cancer and artery disease
struck. Facing massive debt from expensive medical treatments, they
filed for bankruptcy, sold their home and were forced to move into a
cramped storage room in their daughter's house.

Or take my grandmother. When my grandfather, her husband, died, she
was entitled to his social security benefits. But still, as a single
widow, her total household income shrank dramatically. For the last
few years of her life, social security was the only check she got, and
it wasn't enough at that. Her experience is common; women live longer
than men and so often age alone. Almost a third of all unmarried
elderly women rely on social security as their sole source of income,
and if it weren't for social security, 54 percent of all elderly women
would be living in poverty.

Whether from gay or straight, married or unmarried Americans, stories
like these are powerful reminders of the human costs of growing
economic inequality in this country. For the last 30 years, the
incomes of the wealthiest Americans have skyrocketed while incomes for
the bottom 50 percent have remained essentially static. According to
2005 IRS data, the top tenth of 1 percent of Americans (300,000) made
almost as much as the bottom half (150 million). The income gap hasn't
been this bad in our country since 1928.

All of this news is kind of a downer, and nowhere near as cheery as
thinking about Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards or any of
the other candidates presiding over festive gay weddings or civil
unions. But the hard-boiled economic reality is that as long as the
class gap continues to grow in America, the rights of marriage will be
of little consolation to the millions of gays and lesbians who find
themselves unemployed, sick, downsized, outsourced, homeless or just
plain down on their luck. After all, marriage didn't protect happily
betrothed folks like my grandparents or Donna and Larry Smith from
feeling the economic squeeze.

This is why, for me, the increasingly stark gap between the super rich
and everyone else is the most important issue in the next election.
Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards has talked about the
two 

[FairfieldLife] Re: 'The Twelve Disciples of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi'

2007-08-07 Thread Robert Gimbel
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, coshlnx [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 --But none of these people can perform actual Siddhis.  The disciples 
 of Jesus [along with Paul] performed numerous miracles according to 
 tradition, and some mentioned in ACTS; even raising the dead. The 
 most MMY's disciples can aspire to is Doug Henning's magic tricks, 
 not even on your list.
 s, go on, Between those fine linens?


Well, that's exactly the same response we got from Pontius Pilot at
the time:
'So, you are the King of the Jews, huh, Jesus, that's what I hear on
the street?'
'So, let's see you perform one of your miracles, Jesus,
Especially the one that is going to get you out of here, alive...
Ha, ha!
Can't perform Jesus?, Well, I'll just wash my pretty Roman hands of you!

We don't become enlightened to do tricks- trix are for kids...
We become enlightened to finish our earthly path, and to help other's
t finish their's.
We become enlightened to Know the Truth.
We become enlightened to tell enlightening stories.
We become enlightened whether we want to or not.

Robert Gimbel  2007




[FairfieldLife] Re: 'The Twelve Disciples of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi'

2007-08-07 Thread Robert Gimbel

 Speaking of magic tricks, I made myself disappear for good-- That's a 
 pretty good trick, don't you think?:-)

Yeah, that's what they all say...
john kennedy, Imus, ...



[FairfieldLife] Re: 'The Twelve Disciples of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi'

2007-08-07 Thread Robert Gimbel
  ---Below: Robert says we don't get Enlightened in order to perform 
 magic tricks.  First, true Siddhis are not tricks, by definition.
 Second, my POV is different.  The whole point of Enlightenment is to 
 reach a platform where (having captured the fort); one is in a 
 position to evolve further in the relative and to acquire genuine 
 Siddhis.  Then, make use of the Siddhis for the benefit of mankind.
 
Dear Mr.hyperbolicgeometry;
I see you are still questioning my wisdom and writing ability;
That's fine.
But my point is still not taken.
It is quite true, that siddhi are quite natural to life in
enlightenment...
And not much attention is called to them, when they happen,.
Just like 'A Course In Miracles', says:
Miracles are natural to life.
But that is life without the ego;
In enlightenment, you are one with the 'force', the 'flow'.
So, there are all kinds of things possible, in the Quatum Mechanical
state, that are not concievable, let alone possible in the Newtonian
state.
So, therefore, I am not at issue with you concerning the possibilities
of siddhis beyond the magic trick variety...
But, I would say, that to judge the value of Clint Eastwood's work,
for example, and to not even know what happens in his life, on a daily
basis, is profoundly stupid.
Jesus' formula for enlightenment= no judgement  unconditional love,
creates all miracles, worth being called miracles.

robert gimbel  august, 2007



[FairfieldLife] Contacting Jerry (was Re: need feedback on MMY audios)

2007-08-06 Thread Robert Gimbel
 (SniP)
  
  My personal feeling is that if Jerry has remained
  inaccessible for this many years, and silent on
  his reasons for it, that's the way he wants things.
  And thus that's the way I'd want things to remain
  for him.
  (SniP)

I'm not sure of all the details regarding Jerry Jarvis, but here is 
what I remember:
I think a huge turning point for the movement, was the decision by 
the Superior Court in Philly that TM was a religion and therefore 
could not be taught in Public Schools.
At the time, Jerry gave an emotional talk in the fieldhouse on 
Campus, expressing his disdain for the decision, and was upset that 
the decision was not going to be appealed to a higher court.
Jerry had worked to make the United States the leader in the world, 
for numbers of people starting TM, and he as an excellent 
representative for Maharishi, and was known to be in Cosmic 
Consciousness; very full of life and very loving passionate man.
During this time, there was a huge power struggle within the movement 
to take control.
It seemed that Jerry was not interested in fighting for power, 
especially with people who were coming in from Europe with Bevan in 
the lead;
Bevan didn't have the same vibe as Jerry at all; he seemed arrogant 
and aloof, and didn't have the feeling of being enlightened at all.
Many others, who I don't know all the names were happy to jump in 
Jerry's grave, as they were wanting to push Jerry out.
And this switch from a feeling of a loving and expanding movement 
ended in those days...producing what we have now, which is an elitist 
attitude, and a feeling that the movement had lost it's appeal to the 
masses...
The concentration then became Yogic powers, and  the egos that were 
filling in when Jerry left.



[FairfieldLife] Re: Jerry Jarvis's disassociation from TM org-

2007-08-06 Thread Robert Gimbel
  Jerry Jarvis was known to be enlightened, as I recall- he seemed 
very loving and enlightened to me.
He was also married, and I am sure had a wonderful, loving, sexual 
relationship with his wife.
Celibacy and sex, when it is mixed with spiritual/religious belief has 
been the cause of many a confusion, as human sexuality is also a thing 
of spiritual mystery...



[FairfieldLife] Re: Jerry Jarvis's disassociation from TM org-

2007-08-06 Thread Robert Gimbel
  (snippity, snip)
  
 Looking at all the message on Jerry Jarvis I am reminded of the 
local  
 Peace organization (which I sometimes refer to as the Inertia  
 organization) which mainly consists of a bunch of old fogies 
wanting to  
 relive the 1960's (now that many are in their 60's). :-D
 
 I met  Jerry once, a couple weeks after I learned TM. He was on a 
TV 
 show I  worked on. He seemed shocked to have someone come over to 
him 
 and greet  him with a Jai Guru Dev. He must have thought another 
TM 
 nut.  :-)
 
 It's too bad he hasn't moved on like many of us and found the good  
stuff.
 
Depends what you mean by good stuff:
Are you speaking of love, or houses and cars?
What is this:  Good Stuff , please fill me in...

When one becomes enlightenment, and captures eternity;
Then one becomes forever greatful for one's teacher,
Who gave the Supreme Gift Which Transcends all earthly phenomanon...

Robert Gimbel  August, 2007 



[FairfieldLife] Re: Jerry Jarvis's disassociation from TM org-

2007-08-06 Thread Robert Gimbel
 

35, Shemp.  Sayonara. :)

 
 Jesus told me that because they were so good, I get an extra 50 this 
 week.
 
 Jealous?

Give unto Caesar- what is Caesar's

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas

Do less, and accomplish more.
Highest first.
Water the root to enjoy the fruit.
When consciousness becomes conscious, then intelligence becomes 
intelligent.



[FairfieldLife] 'Martialing our Constitution' - Vermont View-Point...

2007-08-05 Thread Robert Gimbel
Martialing our Constitution
Reformer.com



Saturday, August 4
In the August issue of The Progressive, in one of his last interviews 
before his death from cancer on June 9, philosopher Richard Rorty was 
asked how much improvement our democratic institutions are in need of 
today. 
Rorty said that after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, it became clear 
that the political right would try to substitute the 'global war on 
terrorism' as an excuse not only for keeping the national security 
state intact but for undermining the political institutions of the 
old democracies. I was terrified that the Bush administration would 
carry American public opinion with it, and would succeed in brushing 
the liberties of the citizen aside. 

Even though public support for the Bush administration is at low ebb, 
Rorty still believed that sooner or later, some terrorist group will 
repeat 9/11 on a much grander scale. I doubt that democratic 
institutions will be resilient enough to stand the strain. 

Lest one thinks that Rorty was letting paranoia get the better of 
him, his words echoed what Army Gen. Tommy Franks, the man who led 
the U.S. invasion of Iraq, expressed in an interview to Cigar 
Aficionado magazine back in December 2003. 

Franks said that if terrorists somehow got hold of a nuclear, 
chemical or biological weapon and used it against a U.S. city, we 
would lose the freedom and liberty we've seen for a couple of 
hundred years in this grand experiment that we call democracy, and 
that such an attack would lead Americans to question our own 
Constitution and to begin to militarize our country in order to 
prevent a repeat of another mass-casualty-producing event, which in 
fact, then begins to unravel the fabric of our Constitution. 
This has been the fear we have lived with since 9/11 -- that we are 
one catastrophic attack away from martial law and the end of our 
constitutional form of government. And when an Army general and a 
liberal philosopher end up sounding the same notes regarding the 
health and resilience of our democratic institutions, there is cause 
for concern. 

That concerns grows when one considers how diligently the Bush 
administration has worked over the past six years to pave the way for 
martial law. 

Look at the record. The Authorization for Use of Military Force, 
passed by Congress just days after the 9/11 attacks, allowed 
President Bush to proclaim that the entire world, including the 
United States, was a battlefield in the so-called global war on 
terror. In addition, as a wartime president, Bush has the power to 
ignore laws passed by Congress if he believes those laws interfere 
with his role as commander-in-chief. 

The PATRIOT Act followed just a few weeks later, and undermined much 
of the Bill of Rights. During this period the Bush administration 
began a campaign of illegal surveillance on Americans, all done 
without court warrants or judicial review. Also during the period was 
the rewrite of policies regarding detention and torture of so-
called enemy combatants. 

In 2002, then-Attorney General John Ashcroft sought to create a mass 
network of millions of citizen spies. Operation TIPS, as it was 
called, was curtailed by Congress, but it still more or less 
functions in a slightly different form today. 

Last October, hidden within the Military Commissions Act -- the 
legislation that repealed the right of habeas corpus -- was another 
provision that gives the president the power to take control of the 
National Guard in all 50 states, even if the governors in those 
states object, in the event of a national emergency. The legislation 
also gives the president the right to use active-duty military units 
for police-type functions within the United States. 

In May, the White House released what it called a National Security 
and Homeland Security Presidential Directive for how the federal 
government would respond to a catastrophic emergency. 

This directive states that if the president determines that a 
catastrophic emergency has taken place -- loosely defined as any 
incident, regardless of location, that results in extraordinary 
levels of mass casualties, damage or disruption severely affecting 
the U.S. population, infrastructure, environment, economy or 
government functions -- the president would have the power to take 
over all government functions until the emergency is declared over. 

In other words, a dictatorship. 

While few were paying attention, all the ingredients for martial law 
have been quietly put into place. All these things seem hypothetical 
for now, but one event -- say, another terrorist attack -- could put 
everything in motion. 

Are our democratic institutions strong enough to withstand the 
pressure they would be put under in the event of an attack? Can we 
resist the urge to throw what's left of the Constitution out the 
window? Can we trust our leaders to preserve our system of 
government, or will we allow them to take total 

[FairfieldLife] 'Portland, Oregon- Don't Freak- It's Martial Law Time?'

2007-08-05 Thread Robert Gimbel
Martial law! Freak out! 
July 27th 2007 11:28am

 BY: Corey Pein
 
Portland's easily agitated are in full letter-writing mode over two 
Homeland Security Department exercises coming to town, dubbed Top 
Off and Noble Resolve. 

In letters to Mayor Tom Potter, U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, other 
elected officials, and us, the (very) concerned citizens link the 
disaster drills to a recent presidential directive that would give 
the executive new powers during a catastrophic emergency, as 
defined by the Commander Guy. 

One Indymedia poster called it the equivalent of Hitler's Article 
48, and said Noble Resolve is too dangerous to allow in Oregon. 

It's looking more and more like a perfect storm of terror, treason 
and totalitarianism, the open letter went on. Drills like these 
have a history of going live. 

Really? I'll bet anyone 50 American dollars that martial law 
won't go live in Portland during this year's drills. 

Don't get me wrong: Bush's rule-by-decree style is deeply troubling. 
The Homeland Security exercises aren't. At least, they're not the end 
of the world—just a practice run for it. 

Paranoia is the new black.




[FairfieldLife] Re: Death experience

2007-08-05 Thread Robert Gimbel
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, shempmcgurk [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
wrote:

 For the third time in the last five years, I had an experience 
 yesterday during meditation that I can only describe as the 
 experience of death.  The previous two times I had the experience 
 during dreaming while sleeping (as opposed to dreaming while asleep 
 during program, which was the case here).
 
 I felt, first of all, a separation of my mind from my body.  
Indeed, 
 my mind became an observer of my body which felt like a piece of 
meat 
 that one would see in the butcher shop: mass of flesh, sinews, 
blood, 
 and bone.  Just a lump.  Then a cessation of activity of that 
body.  
 Indeed, this last time I even experienced a last exhale of breath 
 leaving the body in a final, long Haaah of exhalation.
 
 During waking state, I never experience my body like that; it 
 feels normal.
 
 Anyone identify with this?  Ever had an experience similar to it?
 
 One other point: I mention that I was dreaming when I had these 
 experiences.  I will venture to say that I was perhaps in the state 
 of tandra (not to be confused with tantra) which Muktananda 
 defines as a state of higher consciousness, beyond sleep, which is 
 experienced during meditation.  He calls it yogic sleep 
 where sometimes one has visions of the past or the future, visions 
 of different lokas such as heaven and hell and other things.  Yogic 
 sleep leads to all realisations.


I have this experience all the time; sometimes I cheat a little bit, 
by using a holosync cd, to go deeper into the delta state of deep 
sleep, and somehow managing to still have some awareness, even though 
you feel like just a floating soul of energy, having not much to do 
with the body...
All of these experiences, having to do with increasing silence, and 
maintaining awareness during silence, lowering of breath, the state 
of no-breath
Practice, practice, practice...
In a way, just the contemplation of death during meditation,
Is a good Buddhist way of experiencing your Buddhahood, 
Also, the first time I saw Maharishi, in NYC, Madison Square 
Garden...Manhatten, 1975;
 I had the feeling that there was a part of him, that was sort of 
dead; like there was a part of him that was eternal, beyond the body 
I saw...it was disturbing and interesting at the same time...
What that feeling is, is the death of the ego, and the birth of 
awarenss of the soul, beyond the body, and all material things...




[FairfieldLife] Re: 'Can Fear Spread Like a Virus?'

2007-08-05 Thread Robert Gimbel
  (SniP)
 
 Of course you can't deny that Christ (a realized Master) was actually
 crucified by the Romans at the behest of the then 'scripture bent' 
Jews.
 
 As the Catholic church has degenerated dramatically from Christ's
 original teachings it still retains in seed form some of Christ's
 teachings, and as such offers hope to many in need.
 
 To wear a memory of the agony and sacrifice of Christ's death is
 hardly aberrant if you know the context, did he not die and live as 
an
 example to us all and did he not actually show how a man can overcome
 even death by his resurrection?


Yes, Jesus is the ultimate example of the eternity of life;
And the dignity of human life;

An example for the Romans, Greeks, Jews, and anyone else, in any 
culture, can see the example he taught...
It is a shame, the a billion Muslims, although they consider Jesus a 
prprophet, do not regard his teaching as profound, rather they would 
follow a warrior king.
This is what the Jews at the time, toward the end, wanted Jesus to be 
the warrior king they knew in King David, to throw off the yoke of the 
Romans...and King Herod, the killer of John the Baptist.
Now, this idea of Jesus dieing for our sins, has been used and abused 
by the church elders, through the ages.
Jesus' teaching is pure love, and since he overcame all temptations of 
the 'evil one'.
He is hated most by the various demons, and demonic forms, and his 
vibration can be used to expell evil, as well as Archangel Michael, as 
the most powerful and opposite force of the evil one's intentions...




[FairfieldLife] Re: Meditation -- Serotonin -- Celebacy , Well being, non-attachment and Visions

2007-08-05 Thread Robert Gimbel
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 cardemaister wrote:
  --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu noozguru@ wrote:

  So I open this message in a banner across the top it 
  
  says: Thunderbird 

  thinks this message is a scam. :-D
 
  Meditation can vata dosha. 
  
 
  And especially YF? Isn't vaata = akaasha + vaayu?
 Yes, vata = akasha (ether) and vayu (air).  That's why people get 
spacey 
 with the imbalance.


Just need to balance the energy with the other elements:
Of water, fire, earth, wood, electicity, magnetism, light energy(soul 
energy)...
Have to ground yourself.
Sometimes it's worth it to spend a few dollars to get a accupuncture 
job done, where they feel the three pulses to balance the elements, 
organs like the liver, heart, splean, kidneys;
And in China, this is standard practice, available to anyone:

Because it's cheap enough to afford, and because it's easy enough to 
learn, especially if you already have a healing gift.






[FairfieldLife] Re: 'Can Fear Spread Like a Virus?'

2007-08-05 Thread Robert Gimbel
 .  (SniP)  
 I also think we are in for a world of hurt and this would be natural 
 according to cycles of history.  As a computer programmer I learned 
long 
 ago to step back and take a look at the bigger picture to identify 
 problems.  Likewise one can do the same thing with world events.  
You 
 tell me what you get when you do that looking at the Bush 
administration 
 timeline?

Strengthen the hold of the military on the government;
Increase the secrecy of government.
Monopolize power, in a few hands.
Stack the court.
Increase the price of oil.
Increase weapons sales.
Incease opium production.
Continue to desensitize the population to death and destruction.
Run the average person down, so they don't belive anything will ever 
really change.
Increase the addiction to drugs and other unnecessary things.
Continue to mock spirituality and religion.
Use religion to divide people.
Add to the list...




[FairfieldLife] Re: Surrendering to Gurudev

2007-08-03 Thread Robert Gimbel
 (SniP)
Those surrendering to him, nice gesture however when the ego is up 
against a living Guru, 
 it will be put to rest much faster. In surrendering to a Guru in 
visions, also getting 
 appointed a certain status, it is being filtered through the ego of 
the seeker, and therefore 
 while it may be right some of the time, it often may not be.
 
 It amounts to saying I don't need a Guru for I have my own internal 
Guru. This is ego at 
 play, and it will win and hold it 's throne. Yes, it is very easy 
to surrender to Guru dev, but 
 the truth of the matter is the path is not going to be easy most of 
the time. There are very 
 rare one's that can do it on their own with their internal Guru, 
and thinking you are one of 
 those rare one's is again the ego holding it's position as great, 
along with identifications of 
 body, mind and conditionings.
  (SniP)

Very Good Insights, here;
It is of course true, that a guru is necessary at the beginning of 
any path; even to talk we needed our parents to teach is to talk, to 
feel and so on...
But, once a certain level of Pure Consciousness is achieved, then it 
is possible to descriminate between Pure Consciousness and ego.

'A Course In Miracles', also teaches the difference between Pure 
Conscousness(Holy Spirit) and ego.
Many methods are available today, to see beyond the ego;
Society as a whole is beginning to see beyond the ego...

So, while it is nice to continue to have a Guru to speak with about 
such things;
Maharishi is a perfect example of one who has gotten beyond the ego, 
and no longer has a need for a Guru.
The ultimate Guru, is your own true, Self...
Robert...




[FairfieldLife] Maharishi Resumes TM Teaching in Great Britain'

2007-08-03 Thread Robert Gimbel

STATEMENT FOR THE PRESS

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi reopens
his Transcendental Meditation Centres
throughout the UK

`My leaders will resume their national services immediately and raise
Great Britain to the height of great Invincibility.'

London, Friday 27 July 2007:-
His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of the worldwide
Transcendental Meditation Movement, which has been active in the world
for over 50 years, has announced that he is lifting the ban on the
teaching of Transcendental Meditation (TM) in Great Britain. Maharishi
had imposed the ban in May 2005 when the population of the country
re-elected Tony Blair as Prime Minister and thereby perpetuated the
destructive policy of Britain in the world, including its leading role
in the war in Iraq.

Maharishi closed British TM organisation in May 2005
so as not to `feed nectar to the destroyer of the world'

During an international press conference on 11 May 2005, Maharishi had
said: `I am withdrawing my activity from Britain because the island
has been so bold in continuously destroying the world and creating
divisions and dissensions in every nation, working on the principle of
`divide and rule'. When I heard that again the same destroyer of the
world had been re-elected by the people of England, I decided that I
am not going to feed Britain with the positive values that are
produced through Transcendental Meditation.'

Maharishi referred to the extensive published scientific research on
Transcendental Meditation showing the wide ranging health benefits of
the practice, particularly a newly-published study showing that it
significantly increases longevity. (See: ) Maharishi said: `I don't
want to increase the lifespan of the destroyer of the world. British
policy has proved for many decades to be poison to the whole world.'

Maharishi's historic initiative to raise whole nations to the level of
invincibility

Maharishi emphasised that he did not want it to go down in history
that his Movement had fed the destroyers of the world. At that time,
Maharishi was adopting countries that were more positive in order to
make them invincible – totally immune to negative – through the
application of his scientifically validated programme to enhance
positive trends in society, based on group practice of Transcendental
Meditation and its advanced techniques, including Yogic Flying.

`I cannot support long life and healthy life and more creativity for a
country that is constantly destroying the world. You cannot afford to
feed the scorpion, because a more healthy scorpion will have a
stronger sting. Transcendental Meditation is a gift of nectar from me
to those who want to create peace and harmony in the world.'

Maharishi predicted at the time that the focus of his organisation on
raising positivity and invincibility in countries such as The
Netherlands, the USA, and India would help to raise coherence and
positivity in world consciousness as a whole – a phenomenon already
demonstrated in over 40 published scientific studies over the past 30
years. Maharishi explained that the negativity in British national
consciousness could only be neutralised from outside through this rise
in world consciousness.

Maharishi acknowledged that although there were many peace-loving
people in Great Britain, the country as a whole had nonetheless
re-elected such a leadership, and this is why he had to deal with the
country in this way. However, now there has been a dramatic shift.

Maharishi hears review of policies of new UK Government

The trigger for Maharishi to reopen his organisation in Britain came
when he heard a review of the policies of the new Prime Minister, Mr
Gordon Brown, and his Government. These included the fact that one of
the first measures introduced by Mr Brown was to initiate a change of
Parliamentary procedures so that the Commons has a formal say on the
deployment of Armed Forces abroad, so that the Prime Minister could
not unilaterally take the country to war.

Maharishi also heard excerpts from the speech of cabinet minister,
Douglas Alexander, the new Trade and Development Secretary, as
presented in Washington recently. In that speech, Mr Alexander had
said: `In the 20th century a country's might was too often measured in
what they could destroy. In the 21st century strength should be
measured by what we can build together. And so we must form new
alliances, based on common values, ones not just to protect us from
the world, but ones which reach out to the world. …We need to
demonstrate by our deeds, words and our actions that we are
internationalist, not isolationist, multilateralist, not unilateralist.'

Maharishi lifts all his reservations to make Britain invincible

On hearing this and other positive developments since the change of
leadership in Westminster, Maharishi proclaimed that he was completely
releasing his hold on the activities of his organisation in Great
Britain. Maharishi said that he was lifting all his reservations to
make the 

[FairfieldLife] Re: the mantra

2007-08-02 Thread Robert Gimbel
 
 
 For what purpose would I fly out to Pamona to learn a beginners
 meditation technique when I've already studied with a Marshy, two
 Tulkus, a Zen Master, and a Rasik Saint, not to mention the
 Deepackage? 
 
Well, you could always get a copy of the Mamas  Papas:
California Dreamin'
Just set the tape to replay, until you get to California;
And who knows, this might do the trick?
If not, well, you could always get some of that good Humbolt soma.



[FairfieldLife] Re: Scope of Desire Fulfillment, Scope of Whole

2007-08-02 Thread Robert Gimbel
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, curtisdeltablues
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 I think this point of view may be good for things you can't change, 
 but for things you can change it cuts off a valuable human motivator:
 noticing the difference between what we have and what we want. 
 
 Accepting being overweight or poor seems like a shortcut of our
 ability to effect change in our lives.  My happiness expands every
 time I take action to bring me from where I am to where I want to be
 in every area of my life.  It is not a war inside myself.
 
This is like the Serenity Prayer used in the Twelve Step Programs:

'God grant me the serenity to accept the things, I cannot change;
To change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference'...



[FairfieldLife] Re: Enlightenment occurs at the 6th chakra......MMY.

2007-08-02 Thread Robert Gimbel
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, BillyG. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 MMY seems to be suggesting Enlightenment occurs at the 6th chakra,
 enlightenment or 'Self-Realization',  and Cosmic Consciousness
 (realization of all of the Cosmos) occurs at the 7th Chakra or the
 cerebral cortex/brain.
 
 This would concur with classical Yoga teachings..the sixth chakra
 would be the spiritual spherical 'third eye' and the center of Self
 Realization; and CC in the cerebral cortex would be realization of the
 Spirit/Purusha omnipresent in and beyond creation.
 

To me it seems like more of a process of clearing and enlivening.
Most people are stuck in the lower chakras- survival, sex, will of the
ego, hearts still need to be developed, throat still needs to speak
the truth, third eye needs to open to see spirit, crown chakra opens
to the soul;
So, it's a matter of clearing out the fear, maya, false notions,
sickness, hopelessness, depression, anger, and all of the negative
impressions attained over many lifetimes...




[FairfieldLife] Re: Barak Obama, Democrat, War-Monger

2007-08-01 Thread Robert Gimbel
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, shempmcgurk [EMAIL PROTECTED]
wrote:

 http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070801/ap_on_el_pr/obama_terrorism_7


This is not true:
Barak Obama is not a war monger.
The definition of a war monger is one who starts a war with no end.
If Obama wants to go into the area in Pakastan where there are
suicidal homocidal plotting anti- semetic, anti-Israel, anti-American,
anti-life;
Then what to do?
Go in there and do to them what they wish- they wish to die?
Then kill them before they can kill millions...
Just think how many lives would have been saved,, how many sufferings
would have been avoided:
If someone had the balls to assasinate Hitler, in 1934?
Get It?



[FairfieldLife] Re: Barak Obama, Democrat, War-Monger

2007-08-01 Thread Robert Gimbel
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 shempmcgurk wrote:
  http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070801/ap_on_el_pr/obama_terrorism_7
 I think this would be a mistake.  Pakistan too is a sovereign country.  
 Many liberals agree with my position.  I was just listening to Ed 
 Schultz say it would be a mistake.  Let's elect someone who isn't into 
 globalism, empire, corporatism and playing war.



This is so naive...
Maybe we should wait until bin Laden flies to Vegas, so we can get him
when he's in Vegas.
Pakastan doesn't control the territory where these asswholes hide out.
I can't understand how we could spend 100's of Billions of Dollars to
invade Iraq, and not go accross the porous border into Pakastan.
It almost seems that Osama bin Laden is viewed as some kind of Nazi
Fascist Saviour, and I assure you, he is not.
He is an evil genuis, and should have been destoyed, in November of
2001, in Tora Bora...
This isn't playing games- this is protecting life.
As this one- Osama bin Laden would love to drop a nuke right on your
pacifist head.




[FairfieldLife] Re: Barak Obama, Democrat, War-Monger

2007-08-01 Thread Robert Gimbel
  (sniP)
 First off I have never bought that Bin Laden had anything to do with 
 9-11.  He didn't even the claim until days afterward (most likely when 
 the funds were delivered to his Swiss account).   Tim Osmon is Bin 
 Laden's CIA name.  Al-Queda or Al-CIA-da was trained by the CIA as a 
 counteroffensive to the Russians in Afghanistan.   More likely the 
 shadow government or rogue group that pulled off 9-11 is more likely to 
 drop a nuke on my pacifist head and yours too.  Or more likely over it 
 as an EMF bomb so our electronics no longer work and we go back to the 
 dark ages.  The real terrorists are in the White House, Snoopy.  Who is 
 scarier: Osama or Dick Cheney?  Osama (most likely long dead) is a 
 distraction.

So, I guess you also think that the suicide bombers is a made up story
too;
And the many bodies they find everyday, brutal people they are in
Iraq- no value of life whatsoever;
I think people's hatred of Bush/Cheney tends to cloud objective thinking;
We do have people out there who want to destroy the United States and
 Western civilization, don't ya think so? That's what they say, they want.
An Islamic State for you and me?
I don't think so...



[FairfieldLife] Re: Meditators predict Dow 17,000...

2007-08-01 Thread Robert Gimbel
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Richard J. Williams
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

  The Iraqis *themselves* want the US to get the hell 
  out of their country.
 
 Harry Reid is a Mormon.


Somehow Mormons remind me of the ancient Egyptians:
Like they prey to the Sun, build huge archetectural artifacts, are
into creating harems, with many dancing girls, and are just generally
weird.
I wouldn't be surprised if the mummified their dead...



[FairfieldLife] Re: Barak Obama, Democrat, War-Monger

2007-08-01 Thread Robert Gimbel
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Robert Gimbel wrote:
(sniP)

  First off I have never bought that Bin Laden had anything to do with 
  9-11.  He didn't even the claim until days afterward (most likely
when 
  the funds were delivered to his Swiss account).   Tim Osmon is Bin 
  Laden's CIA name.  Al-Queda or Al-CIA-da was trained by the CIA as a 
  counteroffensive to the Russians in Afghanistan.   More likely the 
  shadow government or rogue group that pulled off 9-11 is more
likely to 
  drop a nuke on my pacifist head and yours too.  Or more likely
over it 
  as an EMF bomb so our electronics no longer work and we go back
to the 
  dark ages.  The real terrorists are in the White House, Snoopy. 
Who is 
  scarier: Osama or Dick Cheney?  Osama (most likely long dead) is a 
  distraction.
  
 
  So, I guess you also think that the suicide bombers is a made up story
  too;
  And the many bodies they find everyday, brutal people they are in
  Iraq- no value of life whatsoever;
  I think people's hatred of Bush/Cheney tends to cloud objective
thinking;
  We do have people out there who want to destroy the United States and
   Western civilization, don't ya think so? That's what they say,
they want.
  An Islamic State for you and me?
  I don't think so...
 I didn't say there aren't those kind of people but using military
forces 
 the way we do is a little like using a sledgehammer to kill a gnat.  
 There will be suicide bombers but they may not necessarily be Muslim.  
 What about that?
 
 I think you're overly paranoid about Islam.  Just like Christianity 85% 
 of Muslims could give a damn about shoving their religion down your 
 throat.  They just want to live their lives in peace like you and me.  
 BTW, have you ever met a Muslim?

The last time I talked to a Muslim, was in the Pittsburg bus station,
about a year ago. He was from Palestine, and seemed like a regular
guy, with a wife, whom he had left back home, and two children. He
reminded me of myself, when I was younger.
I am talking about all Islamic people.
They have no leaders; The Islamic people in general have no leader who
is proclaiming peace; They mock Jesus, and his message of peace.
The one's who are willing to commit suicide, are possessed with
demonic evil spirit, not the Holy Spirit, not the Spirit of Love.
The are filled with hatred and dream of destruction- this spirit
chooses anyone who prays to it.
People like Hitler, Charlie Manson, Osama bin Laden, and many others
now, and in the past. They lust for power for power sake.
They lie, cheat, steal, murder, commit adultery, and mock God in
everyway they can.
They are possessed with evil.
And sometimes, most times, they bring destruction on themselves...





[FairfieldLife] Meditators predict Dow 17,000...

2007-07-31 Thread Robert Gimbel
Meditators predict Dow 17,000, near U.S. utopia By Ayesha Rascoe 
Mon Jul 30, 9:20 AM ET
 


NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks had a tough week with the Dow Jones 
Industrial Average suffering its worst one-week point drop in five 
years, but a group of meditators promise their good vibrations will 
send the index past 17,000 within a year. 

ADVERTISEMENT
 
A group called the Invincible America Assembly made that claim and 
more on Friday, insisting they have America's prosperity under 
control and their positive vibes will bring fewer hurricanes and 
better U.S.-North Korean relations.

Through group transcendental meditation the assembly -- which has 
1,800 people meditating daily in Iowa since it was formed in July 
2006 -- releases harmonious waves which benefit all aspects of U.S. 
life, spokesman Bob Roth told Reuters.

And the group's leader, John Hagelin, said when that number reaches 
2,500 within the next 12 months, America will see a major drop in 
crime and the virtual elimination of all major social and political 
woes.

Asked what it would take to achieve world peace, Hagelin said such a 
utopia would need 8,000 meditators.

The group takes credit for, among other things: the Dow Jones 
Industrial Average reaching a record high of 14,022 last week, 
unemployment rates falling to a six-year low at 4.5 percent, and 
North Korea shutting down its nuclear reactor.

It operates two facilities in Iowa, where followers practice several 
hours of transcendental meditation each day.

This is not praying for peace, this is not sending out positive 
thoughts for peace, Roth said. This is diving deep into one's own 
consciousness.

Hagelin compared the Assembly's use of transcendental meditation to 
the invention of electricity and other advances.

We have control over things we didn't have control over before. 
That's the progress of science, Hagelin said.

And while most people may be skeptical of the ability of meditation 
to bring such change, Roth said the Assembly was not going to try to 
change people's opinions.

We're not trying to convince anyone of anything, Roth said. We're 
just doing it.




[FairfieldLife] Re: Maharishi-What he did, and why he did it!

2007-07-31 Thread Robert Gimbel
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Vaj [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 
 On Jul 30, 2007, at 11:34 PM, authfriend wrote:
 
  --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Marek Reavis
  reavismarek@ wrote:
  snip
   Vaj, first of all, though Maharishi was snubbing
   tradition in his willingness to leave the yamas
   and niyamas of Patanjali out of his teachings and
   techniques, it was that revolutionary aspect of his
   teaching that brought even the idea of meditation
   into the Western world and made it part of popular
   Western culture.
 
  It's also inherent in MMY's insight about the
  technique itself.
 
 Insight? Oh puhleeze.
 
  If transcendence is indeed
  effortless,
 
 You must have missed the previous conversations on how  
 effortlessness is defined in the Patanjali system. If there is  
 support (Skt.: Alambana), there is effort.
 
  it's easy to see how, as MMY claims,
  the steps on Patanjali's eight-fold path became
  reversed, with transcendence held to be the
  effect of mastery of the yamas and niyamas
  rather than the cause.
 
 Yes and maybe if we read the Lord's Prayer backwards we'll find 
Jesus  
 quicker.
 
 Jaundiced-eyed Judy reports: the world is yellow.
 
 
 
  If that insight about effortlessness, and the
  understanding of how to teach it, is lost,
 
 But it's clearly evident that it never was lost. Reams of  
 commentaries provide textual testimony that it was indeed never  
 lost. Oral traditions agrees.
 
 However, having reviewed the comments and finding their 
conclusions  
 experientially sound, it's clear Mahesh was either 'making it up 
as  
 he went along' or simply distorting tradition all along. I bet the  
 fact that he claimed he was restoring the purity of the tradition  
 actually fooled you.
 
  then
  transcendence becomes *difficult*, and if it's
  difficult, practitioners need all the help they
  can get. This must be what mastery of the yamas
  and niyamas is for, goes the reasoning: to make
  it less difficult to transcend.
 
  Given his very different understanding, of course
  MMY would not have taught mastery of the yamas
  and niyamas as a prerequisite to samadhi, even to
  the most religiously devoted Hindu practitioners;
  it would have been counterproductive, in his view.
  He wasn't snubbing the yamas and niyamas, he was
  putting them in what he believed to be their proper
  context.
 
 If the prerequisites of samadhi are not met, even if you round a  
 thousand years, you will never attain samadhi.
 
 Given that we have no reliable scientific data on any TMer EVER  
 showing signs of samadhi (ability to enter for desired length of  
 time, increased pain threshold, high-amplitude coherence, etc.)  
 Mahesh's distortion of tradition could be the cause. In fact, 
that's  
 what some researchers are claiming.

Perhaps that's why Maharishi puts so much attention constantly, on 
Guru Dev,...

Perhaps it was being in the presence of Guru Dev was the ultimate 
technique to Be Enlighened...
I can't imagine a more powerful technique.,
Being w/ someone who had spent practically his whole life;
In silence, in the remote forests of India.
At the same time...
 In Europe, millions were dying in a living hell.
In Japan, suicidal/homocidal missions, brought on Atom bomb;
 While Italy strived to reagain it's part percieved glory

In another part of the world:
Maharishi and Guru Dev were together learning and radiating peace  
love, and still do 

Robert.



[FairfieldLife] Re: Meditators predict Dow 17,000...

2007-07-31 Thread Robert Gimbel
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

  
 In a message dated 7/31/07 6:42:59 A.M. Central Daylight Time,  
 [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
 
 The  group takes credit for, among other things: the Dow Jones 
 Industrial  Average reaching a record high of 14,022 last week, 
 unemployment rates  falling to a six-year low at 4.5 percent, and 
 North Korea shutting down  its nuclear reactor.
 
 
 
 What?! They don't want to take credit for the success the surge is  
 starting to show?


And why not:
According to the effect, everything would be effected.
If everything is ONe,
And everything is hooked together,,
By an unseen force;
Then why not?

Robert.



[FairfieldLife] 'Guru Dev- Maharishi- Pure Consciousness- Sleep- Samadhi'

2007-07-31 Thread Robert Gimbel
My understanding of what Guru Dev taught;
According to what I have read about him and his teachings;
Is primarily to seek first the things of the soul, instead of the
things of the body, or the material world.
At a time when humanity was on the brink of total insanity,
Maharishi and Guru Dev were studying these things, with the lucky
human, who happened to be in India, in those days, long ago and far away,.
Now, when Maharishi came to the West, he made up, as he went along,
translating into English(In the same way as Apostle Paul, translated
from Arabic to Greek)...
Anyway, he had the most basis thing accomplished, when he undertook
his  'calling'.
That is: Brahman Consciousness; Unity Consciousness;
Stabilized Samadhi, a walking, talking, loving- Samadhi machine-
Packaging for the Americans, especially, instant enlightenment.
He gave them extra 'powers', as American's are into power, very much
so...'
Then low and behold, Maharishi became dissappointed, when people were
sleeping instead of witnessing, dull instead of intense and sharp.
He underestimated the thickness of the Maya in the West.
He had never heard of 'Red Necks', Country Music, and Stun Guns...
Never had he heard of 'crack', ant--depressents, coke, scag, skunk,
roos, Monica Lewinski(well ya git the idea)
Anyway, little Mahrishi did the best he could, like 'The Little Train
That Could';
Working day  nite, since the 50's...
Way, Before, many of ya'alll' were borned from yourn Mama's womb.
Robert.



[FairfieldLife] 'Kumbha Mela- First to be held in U.S.'

2007-07-29 Thread Robert Gimbel
New York, Aug 22, IANS)   Kumbha Mela, the most sacred of all Hindu
pilgrimages, will be held for the first time in the United States.

The Mela in the US is being organised on Sep 10 at Bren Center,
University of California Irvine, to usher in world peace by infusing
collective positivity, according to a press release.

It is being organised under the auspices of Paramahamsa Nithyananda,
Nithyananda Foundation; Swami Ishwarananda, Chinmaya Mission; Swami
Sarvadevananda, Vedanta Society; Dr. Acharya Yogeesh, Yogeesh Ashram;
and the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh.

The highlights of the celebrations will include a powerful Vishwa
Shanti Yagna, a Vedic style fire ceremony to invoke peace energy
through one of the purest elements of nature - fire - an abhishekam,
or offering of water from 21 holy rivers of India to all the deities,
and a grand procession with participation by various spiritual
organisations from across the US, the release stated.

'Homas' and 'aartis' will add to the daylong rituals, which will start
at 2 p.m.

In India, the Mela is held four times every 12 years and rotates
between Prayag (Allahabad), Haridwar, Ujjain and Nashik.

Each twelve-year cycle includes one Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad,
which is attended by millions of people, making it the largest
gathering anywhere in the world.

Legend has it that in the Vedic ages, gods and demons made a temporary
agreement to work together churning 'amrita' or the nectar of
immortality from the Ksheera Sagara (primordial ocean of milk), and to
share the nectar equally.

However, when the urn or 'Kumbha' containing the nectar appeared, the
demons ran away with it. The gods then gave a chase and for 12 days
and 12 nights the two sides fought for the possession of the urn.

In the course of the battle, four drops of nectar fell at Prayag,
Haridwar, Nashik and Ujjain. Hence the Mela is held at these four places.



[FairfieldLife] Re: stock market vs Hagelin = cognitive dissonance

2007-07-28 Thread Robert Gimbel
 (snip)
  
  NEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street extended its steep decline Friday,
  propelling the Dow Jones industrials down more than 500 points
  over two days after investors gave in to mounting concerns
  that borrowing costs would climb for both companies and homeowners.
  It was the worst week for the Dow and the Standard  Poor's 500
  index in five years.
 (snip)

Come on people! Ya'all didn't really think that the stock market was
going to go up, up, up, and never come down;
That's just not natural; what goes up, must come down...
Everything is just a cycle, and cycles go both ways... 



[FairfieldLife] 'Extorting Your Doctor or Insurance Co. for Health Reasons'

2007-07-27 Thread Robert Gimbel

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[FairfieldLife] 'An Islamic Solution?'

2007-07-27 Thread Robert Gimbel

Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a 
Generation  by Eboo Patel  
 About This Book
   Synopses  Reviews
   Comment on this title and you could win free books!
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ISBN13: 9780807077269  
   ISBN10: 0807077267  
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Available at:
   Burnside,  Quimby WarehouseSynopses  ReviewsPublisher Comments: 
Acts of Faith, a beautifully written story of discovery and hope, 
chronicles Dr. Eboo Patel' s struggle to forge his identity as a Muslim, an 
Indian, and an American. In the process, he developed a deep reverence for what 
all faiths have in common, and founded an interfaith movement to help young 
people to embrace their common humanity through their faith. This young social 
entrepreneur offers us a powerful way to deal with one of the most important 
issues of our time. — President Bill Clinton 
The lessons we learn when we are young, Eboo Patel writes, determine the 
commitments we carry the rest of our lives. Even so, many  organizations only 
pay lip service to the importance of youth programs; few devote substantial 
time and effort to them. 
But there is a  segment of our world that fully understands that young people 
are a combustible combination of power and  fragility. Preachers in the 
bigotry-driven Christian Identity movement pay special attention to young 
people. Yitzhak Rabin' s assassin was a twenty-five-year-old observant Jew. 
Muslim extremists run madrasas with the clear-cut goal of teaching youth that 
violence is the answer. Youth programs are the focus of the institutions 
created by these religious totalitarians and at the center of their strategies. 
All too often, young people are the perpetrators of the devastating acts of 
violence that define these groups. 
Acts of Faith interweaves accounts of how religious totalitarian groups engage 
youth with Patel' s own story of growing up Muslim and angry in America. His 
unique understanding of the importance of  positively engaging religious youth 
led him to found the Interfaith Youth Core, an energetic organization that 
seeks to counter religious  totalitarianism by building an interfaith, 
pluralistic youth movement. Addressing the key questions of this emerging  
movement, Patel shows us how to engage religious conservatives and, most 
importantly, how to positively focus the fires of youth. 
 Eboo Patel is an exciting new voice of a new America. Diverse but not 
divisive, hopeful but not utopian. He is an American Indian whose roots are not 
in South Dakota but in South Asia, and he speaks for all of us from a rising 
generation of bright, brown and bold Americans who have much to offer a country 
embarking on a new millennium and in need of new blood. 
— Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, executive director of the Zaytuna Institute 
 Eboo Patel has crafted an elegantly written and brilliantly argued manifesto 
— a call to arms, really — about the importance, not of  interfaith dialogue, 
but of interfaith cooperation. His thesis is simple: children are not born to 
hate; hatred is taught to them. And in a  time when religion is used 
increasingly to justify bigotry and violence, it is up to people of faith 
everywhere who  believe in peace, and tolerance, and pluralism, to stand up to 
those who preach hatred in the name of God. Acts of Faith is more than a book, 
it is an awakening of the mind. It should be required reading for all 
Americans. 
— Reza Aslan, author of No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of 
Islam 
 Religious pluralism is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today. 
Acts of Faith is the inspiring story of Eboo Patel' s own life journey and his 
vision in creating an interfaith youth movement. He showshow educating a new 
generation to reject religious intolerance and work for the common good is the 
only way the world can avoid growing fanaticism and violence. This hopeful book 
 shows the power that is waiting to be engaged for a better future. I highly 
commend it. 
— Jim Wallis, author of God' s Politics: Why  the Right Gets It Wrong and the 
Left Doesn' t Get It 
  A remarkable book by a young Muslim and a Rhodes  Scholar with a vast 
spiritual vision: a future in which young people join hands in service across 
the lines of religion. Refreshing, honest, and hopeful, it will speak to the 
soul of a generation yearning for a new way ahead. Give it to every young 
person in your life— and to yourself. 
— Diana Eck, author of A New Religious America: How a ' Christian Country' Has 
Become the World' s Most Religious Diverse Nation 
Eboo Patel, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of the Interfaith 
Youth Core, an international nonprofit building the interfaith youth movement. 
His media appearances include CNN Sunday Morning, NPR' s Morning Edition, and 

[FairfieldLife] 'New York DC top Cocaine use list'

2007-07-25 Thread Robert Gimbel
DC: 7 tons of cocaine up the nose  down the drain  
  Recently a German 
research outfit tested wastewater in more than a dozen worldwide cities for 
metabolites of cocaine. The idea was to infer per-capita cocaine use by 
measuring the concentration of coke by-products (excreted through urine and 
then through the waste treatment system) in the Hudson, the Potomac and other 
great rivers of the world. The winner, by a lot: New York City, with an 
estimated useage of 134 lines of cocaine per day per 1,000 inhabitants. That's 
16 tons a year. Miranda de Ebro, in Spain's Pyrenees, came in second. 
Washington D.C. placed third, with 56 lines a day per 1,000 inhabitants or 7 
tons per year. San Francisco was fourth. No tests were done on the Patapsco. 
  
  Source: Institute for Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Research. The study was 
cited in the United Nations' World Drug Report, published a couple weeks ago. 
Thanks to Big Picture for the tip.  


   
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[FairfieldLife] 'Man stops for cigs during police chase'

2007-07-25 Thread Robert Gimbel
 Jul 25, 2007 11:08 am US/Mountain  Fugitive Stops For Cigarettes During Police 
Chase   Video: Fugitive makes cigarette pit stopPHOENIX - A man 
involved in a police chase on Tuesday surprised authorities when he stopped at 
a convenience store to buy cigarettes -- before resuming the pursuit.

That is exactly what happened Tuesday in Phoenix, where authorities chased a 
suspected bank robber through city streets. The suspect weaved his way through 
neighborhoods and made a couple of close calls with cars on the roadways. At 
one point, an undercover officer in a truck ran into the suspect -- trying to 
spin him out. 

Then, in the middle of the chase, the suspect made a pit stop at a convenience 
store -- and ran inside, apparently to buy a pack of smokes. The clerk said the 
guy seemed to be in a hurry, but paid for the pack and left.

I give him [the cigarettes] and he gave me $20 and he left, the store clerk 
said.

Police eventually deployed a spike strip, which blew out one of the suspects 
tires, before taking him into custody. 
 

   
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[FairfieldLife] 'Foxnews Reports: Sen.Specter(R-PA)Switches to Dem.'

2007-07-25 Thread Robert Gimbel
Foxnews mistakenly reported today;
  In a subliminal message
  That Sen. Arlen Spector,  specter.senate.gov/
  Had switched parties;
  As he was speaking against Alberto Gonzales...
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[FairfieldLife] 'An Islamic Solution?'

2007-07-25 Thread Robert Gimbel
Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a 
Generation  by Eboo Patel 
 About This Book
   Synopses  Reviews
   Comment on this title and you could win free books!
   More Books by Eboo Patel
ISBN13: 9780807077269  
   ISBN10: 0807077267  
All Product Details 

  
 
Available at:
   Burnside, Quimby WarehouseSynopses  ReviewsPublisher Comments:  
   Acts of Faith, a beautifully written story of discovery and hope, 
chronicles Dr. Eboo Patel' s struggle to forge his identity as a Muslim, an 
Indian, and an American. In the process, he developed a deep reverence for what 
all faiths have in common, and founded an interfaith movement to help young 
people to embrace their common humanity through their faith. This young social 
entrepreneur offers us a powerful way to deal with one of the most important 
issues of our time. — President Bill Clinton 
The lessons we learn when we are young, Eboo Patel writes, determine the 
commitments we carry the rest of our lives. Even so, many organizations only 
pay lip service to the importance of youth programs; few devote substantial 
time and effort to them. 
But there is a segment of our world that fully understands that young people 
are a combustible combination of power and  fragility. Preachers in the 
bigotry-driven Christian Identity movement pay special attention to young 
people. Yitzhak Rabin' s assassin was a twenty-five-year-old observant Jew. 
Muslim extremists run madrasas with the clear-cut goal of teaching youth that 
violence is the answer. Youth programs are the focus of the institutions 
created by these religious totalitarians and at the center of their strategies. 
All too often, young people are the perpetrators of the devastating acts of 
violence that define these groups. 
Acts of Faith interweaves accounts of how religious totalitarian groups engage 
youth with Patel' s own story of growing up Muslim and angry in America. His 
unique understanding of the importance of positively engaging religious youth 
led him to found the Interfaith Youth Core, an energetic organization that 
seeks to counter religious totalitarianism by building an interfaith, 
pluralistic youth movement. Addressing the key questions of this emerging  
movement, Patel shows us how to engage religious conservatives and, most 
importantly, how to positively focus the fires of youth. 
 Eboo Patel is an exciting new voice of a new America. Diverse but not 
divisive, hopeful but not utopian. He is an American Indian whose roots are not 
in South Dakota but in South Asia, and he speaks for all of us from a rising 
generation of bright, brown and bold Americans who have much to offer a country 
embarking on a new millennium and in need of new blood. 
— Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, executive director of the Zaytuna Institute 
 Eboo Patel has crafted an elegantly written and brilliantly argued manifesto 
— a call to arms, really — about the importance, not of interfaith dialogue, 
but of interfaith cooperation. His thesis is simple: children are not born to 
hate; hatred is taught to them. And in a time when religion is used 
increasingly to justify bigotry and violence, it is up to people of faith 
everywhere who  believe in peace, and tolerance, and pluralism, to stand up to 
those who preach hatred in the name of God. Acts of Faith is more than a book, 
it is an awakening of the mind. It should be required reading for all 
Americans. 
— Reza Aslan, author of No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of 
Islam 
 Religious pluralism is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today. 
Acts of Faith is the inspiring story of Eboo Patel' s own life journey and his 
vision in creating an interfaith youth movement. He showshow educating a new 
generation to reject religious intolerance and work for the common good is the 
only way the world can avoid growing fanaticism and violence. This hopeful book 
shows the power that is waiting to be engaged for a better future. I highly 
commend it. 
— Jim Wallis, author of God' s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the 
Left Doesn' t Get It 
  A remarkable book by a young Muslim and a Rhodes  Scholar with a vast 
spiritual vision: a future in which young people join hands in service across 
the lines of religion. Refreshing, honest, and hopeful, it will speak to the 
soul of a generation yearning for a new way ahead. Give it to every young 
person in your life— and to yourself. 
— Diana Eck, author of A New Religious America: How a ' Christian Country' Has 
Become the World' s Most Religious Diverse Nation 
Eboo Patel, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of the Interfaith 
Youth Core, an international nonprofit building the interfaith youth movement. 
His media appearances include CNN Sunday Morning, NPR' s Morning Edition, and 
the PBS 

[FairfieldLife] 'Fox news clip'

2007-07-25 Thread Robert Gimbel
Angle's report on  Gonzales hearing falsely identified Specter as a  Democrat   
 On the July 24 edition of Fox News'  Special Report with Brit Hume,  on-screen 
text identified Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) as a Democrat during a report from 
chief  Washington  correspondent Jim Angle about Attorney General Alberto 
Gonzales' July 24 testimony before the Senate  Judiciary Committee.  The text 
appeared during footage of Specter telling Gonzales that the committee  would 
be reviewing his testimony about a March* 10, 2004, confrontation over the  
Bush administration's  warrantless domestic  wiretapping program to see if 
your credibility has been breached to  the point of being actionable. Angle 
introduced the footage of Specter as an  example of other[] senators who 
urged the attorney general to correct his testimony, vaguely  warning of legal 
action. At no time during Angle's report did anyone say that Specter was, in 
fact, a  Republican.
  Host Brit  Hume, in his preview of Angle's report on the hearing, said  that 
Gonzales end[ed] up being called untrustworthy and a liar by  Senate 
Democrats. Angle's report  mentioned only one other senator by name, Jay 
Rockefeller (D-WV), as criticizing Gonzales.  Rockefeller was  identified as 
the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence committee in 2004. Angle also 
mentioned that another  senator asked [Gonzales] flatly why he insists on 
staying on the job and that,  in response, Gonzales said that's a good 
question. The question was from  Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI).
  
  As Media Matters for America has noted, former Deputy  Attorney General James 
B.  Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 15 about the March* 10, 
2004, confrontation over  the wiretapping program. Comey testified that 
Gonzales, who was White House counsel at the  time, and Andrew Card,  then the 
White House chief of staff, had attempted to pressure then-Attorney  General 
John Ashcroft -- who was ill at a hospital and had  transferred his official 
powers to Comey -- to approve the eavesdropping program  despite the Justice 
Department's refusal to sign off on its legality. As  The Washington Post 
reported on May 17, Gonzales told two  congressional committees in February 
2006 that the warrantless wiretapping  program had not provoked serious 
disagreement involving Comey or  others.
  Media Matters  has previously noted examples of Fox News misidentifying  
Republicans as Democrats.
  From the July 24 edition of Fox  News' Special Report with Brit  Hume: 
  HUME: Next on Special Report, Alberto Gonzales tells his  side of that 
late-night hospital meeting -- remember that? -- and ends up being  called 
untrustworthy and a liar by Senate  Democrats.
  [...]
  HUME: Welcome to Washington, I'm Brit  Hume. Attorney General Alberto 
Gonzales faced the most intense congressional  grilling yet and the harshest 
criticism. The subject was a dramatic late-night  visit to then-Attorney 
General Ashcroft's hospital room and the events leading  up to it. Chief 
Washington correspondent Jim Angle  reports.
  [begin video clip]  
  ANGLE: In another contentious  hearing, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales 
told senators today that in an  emergency meeting at the White House in March 
2004, eight key members of  Congress were briefed on a classified intelligence 
program aimed at terrorists  and urged the administration to continue it over 
the objections of then-acting  Attorney General James Comey. 
  GONZALES: The consensus in the room  from the congressional leadership is 
that we should continue the activities at  least for now, despite the 
objections of Mr. Comey.
  ANGLE: Comey, who testified in May  about the controversy, was acting in 
place of Attorney General John Ashcroft,  who was in the hospital and who had 
previously approved the same program. That  was the day before the Madrid 
bombings and the intelligence community  was on edge and worried about losing a 
key tool in the fight against terrorists.  Gonzales said the Gang of Eight, the 
leaders of Congress from both parties and  of the intelligence committees, 
urged officials to continue the program  uninterrupted but said they couldn't 
help with emergency  legislation.
  GONZALES: There was also consensus  that it would be very, very difficult to 
obtain legislation without compromising  this program but that we should look 
for a way  ahead.
  ANGLE: So Gonzales and former White  House chief of staff Andy Card went to 
see John Ashcroft in the  hospital.
  GONZALES: We felt it important that  the attorney general knew about the 
views and the recommendations of the  congressional leadership.
  ANGLE: But Ashcroft refused to  overrule Comey. One official who attended the 
Gang of Eight meeting tells Fox  the Gonzales account is accurate, that members 
of Congress asked penetrating  questions about safeguards, but agreed on the 
value of the program and the  consequences of not continuing it.
  Senator Jay Rockefeller, 

[FairfieldLife] Re: 'Foxnews Reports: Sen.Specter(R-PA)Switches to Dem.'

2007-07-25 Thread Robert Gimbel
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, jim_flanegin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Robert Gimbel babajii_99@ 
 wrote:
 
  Foxnews mistakenly reported today;
In a subliminal message
That Sen. Arlen Spector,  specter.senate.gov/
Had switched parties;
As he was speaking against Alberto Gonzales...
Scarey?
 There was nothing subliminal about it; they clearly labeled him 
 Senator, Pennsylvania (D), for 'Democrat'.:-)

Well, I guess you're right...
But for most Americans:
That might be considered subliminal.
After years of brain-washing, it takes a while for the truth to set in...



[FairfieldLife] Re: 'Foxnews Reports: Sen.Specter(R-PA)Switches to Dem.'

2007-07-25 Thread Robert Gimbel
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, authfriend [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Robert Gimbel babajii_99@ 
 wrote:
 
  Foxnews mistakenly reported today;
In a subliminal message
That Sen. Arlen Spector,  specter.senate.gov/
Had switched parties;
As he was speaking against Alberto Gonzales...
Scarey?
 
 It was yesterday, and it wasn't subliminal,
 nor did they report that he had switched
 parties. They just got his party affiliation
 wrong in the ID that ran under film of him
 criticizing Gonzales.
 
 Fox has done this quite a bit recently, though.
 Their ID for Mark Foley at one point was as a
 Democrat, and there are several other instances.

Well, it's just an example of how thick and deep the Maya can get.
Finally, though, the Maya, seems to be thinning out a bit.
Congress looks like it finally is getting the balls,
To challenge Bushie on Iraq?
Well, see, we'll see...





[FairfieldLife] 'PR Pitch of the Day'

2007-07-25 Thread Robert Gimbel
  PR pitch of the day   
 And you thought the stock market was rising because of 
world growth and increasing corporate earnings. Not so, says Global Financial 
Capital of New York. The stock market is rising because: “Large group 
meditations in Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa, are creating coherent national 
consciousness—the basis of a healthy, prosperous, invincible nation.”  
If it's a joke, it's a very elaborate one. They've been sending me email press 
releases for years. And they have a Web site. Last summer 1,800 people in Iowa 
started projecting positive vibes, the press release says. Lo! Since then the 
stock market has gone up. Memo to statistics professors: If you need a case 
study showing the importance of distinguishing correlation from causation, this 
would be it. 
More from the press release:
 Prior to the Invincible America Assembly, since January 1, 2000, the Dow 
decreased on average approximately 0.02% percent per week. However, immediately 
following the beginning of the Assembly on July 23, 2006, there was a 
statistically significant shift to a rapid, positive average rate of growth of 
0.50% per week. The probability of observing a change this large in the Dow’s 
rate of growth purely by chance is less than 0.014. 
As predicted one year ago, a surging U.S. stock market has charged to 
record-breaking highs, the longstanding nuclear crisis with North Korea is 
quietly being resolved without incident, and public backing and congressional 
support are on the rise for peaceful new approaches to resolving the Iraq war 
and other conflicts around the world. 
These dramatic and unexpected developments are just a few of the concrete 
signs of the success of the Invincible America Assembly in Iowa—the 
largest-ever scientific demonstration project to document the effects of large 
group meditations on the economic and social trends of the nation, according to 
Dr. John Hagelin, world-renowned quantum physicist, executive director of the 
International Center for Invincible Defense, and President of the Global Union 
of Scientists for Peace, who is leading the Assembly. 


   
 
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[FairfieldLife] Re: the mantra

2007-07-25 Thread Robert Gimbel
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Peter [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Dude or dudette, Welcome and are you serious or are
 you a troll?
 
 --- new7892001 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
  Hi,
  
  Just wondering, how much does a mantra cost these
  days?
  
  When I got my first one (the second one from
  Maharishi himself, in 
  1971) I could manage financially.
   
  But now I heard that it costs around 2.500 dollars,
  (though there is 
  discount for families). 
  If so, why so expensive? 
  Is it only for the well-to-do folks?
  
  Best wishes,
  j.--
 
 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/J-Krishnamurti_andLife/
  
Gee Whiz, I remember when gasoline was way under a dollar a gallon.
Cigarettes cost 30 cents a pack.
A house cost less than $15,000.
You could get a new car for under $2000.
Oh Well!
Bring back those good ol' days...
Those lazy, hazy, crazy days, of summer...
Before, I-Pods, internet, and Bush.
oops, I forgot, hard to get back, until we get that time machine going...



[FairfieldLife] Disfavor for Bush Hits Rare Heights

2007-07-25 Thread Robert Gimbel
Disfavor for Bush Hits Rare Heights

In Modern Era, Only Nixon and Truman Scored Worse, Just Barely
By Peter Baker
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, July 25, 2007; A03

President Bush is a competitive guy. But this is one contest he would rather 
lose. With 18 months left in office, he is in the running for most unpopular 
president in the history of modern polling.
The latest Washington Post-ABC News survey shows that 65 percent of Americans 
disapprove of Bush's job performance, matching his all-time low.
In polls conducted by The Post or Gallup going back to 1938, only twice has a 
president exceeded that level of public animosity -- Harry S. Truman, who hit 
67 percent during the Korean War, and Richard M. Nixon, who hit 66 percent four 
days before resigning.
The historic depth of Bush's public standing has whipsawed his White House, 
sapped his clout, drained his advisers, encouraged his enemies and jeopardized 
his legacy. Around the White House, aides make gallows-humor jokes about how 
they can alienate their remaining supporters -- at least those aides not 
heading for the door. Outside the White House, many former aides privately 
express anger and bitterness at their erstwhile colleagues, Bush and the fate 
of his presidency.
Bush has been so down for so long that some advisers maintain it no longer 
bothers them much. It can even, they say, be liberating. Seeking the best 
interpretation for the president's predicament, they argue that Bush can do 
what he thinks is right without regard to political cost, pointing to decisions 
to send more U.S. troops to Iraq and to commute the sentence of I. Lewis 
Scooter Libby, Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff.
But the president's unpopularity has left the White House to play mostly 
defense for the remainder of his term. With his immigration overhaul proposal 
dead, Bush's principal legislative hopes are to save his No Child Left Behind 
education program and to fend off attempts to force him to change course in 
Iraq. The emerging strategy is to play off a Congress that is also deeply 
unpopular and to look strong by vetoing spending bills.
The president's low public standing has paralleled the disenchantment with the 
Iraq war, but some analysts said it goes beyond that, reflecting a broader 
unease with Bush's policies in a variety of areas. It isn't just the Iraq 
war, said Shirley Anne Warshaw, a presidential scholar at Gettysburg College. 
It's everything.
Some analysts believe that even many war supporters deserted him because of his 
plan to open the door to legal status for illegal immigrants. You can do an 
unpopular war or you can do an unpopular immigration policy, said David Frum, 
a former Bush speechwriter. Not both.
Yet Bush's political troubles seem to go beyond particular policies. Many 
presidents over the past 70 years have faced greater or more immediate crises 
without falling as far in the public mind -- Vietnam claimed far more American 
lives than Iraq, the Iranian hostage crisis made the United States look 
impotent, race riots and desegregation tore the country apart, the oil embargo 
forced drivers to wait for hours to fill up, the Soviets seemed to threaten the 
nation's survival.
It's astonishing, said Pat Caddell, who was President Jimmy Carter's 
pollster. It's hard to look at the situation today and say the country is 
absolutely 15 miles down in the hole. The economy's not that bad -- for some 
people it is, but not overall. Iraq is terribly handled, but it's not Vietnam; 
we're not losing 250 people a week. . . . We don't have that immediate crisis, 
yet the anxiety about the future is palpable. And the feeling about him is he's 
irrelevant to that. I think they've basically given up on him.
That may stem in part from the changing nature of society. When Caddell's boss 
was president, there were three major broadcast networks. Today cable news, 
talk radio and the Internet have made information far more available, while 
providing easy outlets for rage and polarization. Public disapproval of Bush is 
not only broad but deep; 52 percent of Americans strongly disapprove of his 
performance and 28 percent describe themselves as angry.
A lot of the commentary that comes out of the Internet world is very harsh, 
said Frank J. Donatelli, White House political director for Ronald Reagan. 
That has a tendency to reinforce people's opinions and harden people's 
opinions.
Carter and  Reagan at their worst moments did not face  a public as hostile as 
the one confronting Bush. Lyndon B. Johnson at the height of Vietnam had the 
disapproval of 52 percent of the public. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dwight D. 
Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Gerald R. Ford never had  disapproval ratings 
reach 50 percent.
Truman and Nixon remain the most unpopular modern presidents, though barely. 
Truman's disapproval rating reached 67 percent in January 1952 and matched 
Bush's 65 percent a month later. Nixon reached 66 percent on Aug. 

[FairfieldLife] 'Google Earth get intimate...'

2007-07-24 Thread Robert Gimbel
July 21, 2007 9:27 PM PDT Google acquires ImageAmerica to boost mapping 
 Posted by  Stephen Shankland  
Google has acquired ImageAmerica, a company that builds 
high-resolution cameras and uses them to take aerial photographs. 
(Credit: Google)
  The search engine giant announced the move Friday on its LatLong blog about  
Google Earth and its other mapping efforts. It didn't disclose terms of the 
deal. 
 We're excited about how ImageAmerica's technology will contribute to our 
mapping services down the road, Product Manager Stephen Chau said on the blog. 
Since we're in the research and development phase right now it may be some 
time before you see any of this imagery in Google Maps or Earth. 
 ImageAmerica supplied Google Earth with high-resolution aerial photos of New 
Orleans after Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. 
 According to older pages from the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine, Clayton, 
Mo.-based ImageAmerica specialized in creating aerial photos with accuracy, 
quick delivery and low cost, selling primarily to city, county, state and 
federal governments and to corporate customers. In addition to developing its 
DDP-2 (Direct Digital Panoramic) camera system, the company has its own 
aircraft to house it. The high-resolution camera can capture details as small 
as 6 to 12 inches, and the company's processing system can produce 
orthorectified imagery that's been corrected for perspective distortions. 
 Google has extensive efforts under way to add geographic data to its already 
vast repository of information. Its Google Earth application lets users view 
satellite imagery, and its Google Maps service provides aerial views as well. 
Google also has begun integrating street-level views into its maps, a move that 
has raised some privacy hackles. 
 


   
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[FairfieldLife] 'Walking the Faith Line with Eboo Patel'

2007-07-24 Thread Robert Gimbel
uthors Walking the Faith Line with Eboo Patel  
 Talk of the Nation, July 19, 2007 
·  Author Eboo Patel talks about the hate and rejection he sees in many young 
religious extremists, and why ignoring the faith line that divides us comes at 
a huge price. 
 Eboo Patel, author of Acts of Faith: The Story of an 
American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation and founder of 
Interfaith Youth Core in Chicago
  
Excerpt: Acts of Faith  by Eboo Patel 
  

 
  
   
 

 Introduction: The Faith Line
 Someone who doesn't make flowers makes thorns.
If you're not building rooms where wisdom can be openly spoken, you're building 
a prison.
Shams of Tabriz
 Eric Rudolph is in court pleading guilty. But he is 
not sorry. Not for the radio-controlled nail bomb that he detonated at New 
Woman All Women Health Care in Birmingham, Alabama, that killed an off-duty 
police officer and left a nurse hobbled and half-blind. Not for the bomb at the 
1996 Olympics in Atlanta that killed one, injured dozens, and sent shock waves 
of fear through the global community. Not for his hate-spitting letter stating, 
We declare and will wage total war on the ungodly communist regime in New York 
and your legislative bureaucratic lackeys in Washington, signed the Army of 
God. Not for defiling the Holy Bible by writing bomb in the margin of his 
copy.
 In fact, Rudolph is proud and defiant. He lectures the 
judge on the righteousness of his actions. He gloats as he recalls federal 
agents passing within steps of his hiding place. He unabashedly states that 
abortion, homosexuality, and all hints of global socialism still need to be 
ruthlessly opposed. He does this in the name of Christianity, quoting from 
the New Testament: I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I 
have kept the faith.
 Felicia Sanderson lost her husband, Robert, a police 
officer, to Rudolph's Birmingham bomb. During the sentencing hearing, she 
played a tape of speeches made at her husband's funeral. People remembered him 
keeping candy for children in his patrol car and raising money to replace 
Christmas gifts for a family whose home had been robbed. Felicia Sanderson 
pointed to Rudolph and told the court, He has been responsible for every tear 
my sons have shed.
 Judge C. Lynwood Smith sentenced Rudolph to two life 
terms, compared him to the Nazis, and said that he was shocked at Rudolph's 
lack of remorse. But many others felt a twitch of pride.
 Eric Rudolph might have been a loner, but he did not 
act alone. He was produced by a movement and encouraged by a culture. In the 
woods of western North Carolina, where Rudolph evaded federal agents for five 
years, people cheered him on, helped him hide, made T-shirts that said RUN 
RUDOLPH RUN. The day he was finally caught, a woman from the area was quoted as 
saying, Rudolph's a Christian and I'm a Christian . . . Those are our values. 
These are our woods.
 Of all the information published about Rudolph, one 
sentence in particular stood out to me: Rudolph wrote an essay denying the 
Holocaust when he was in high school. How does a teenager come to hold such a 
view?
 The answer is simple: people taught him. Eric Rudolph 
had always had trouble in school — fights, truancy. He never quite fit in. His 
father died when he was young. His mother met and followed a series of 
dangerous iconoclasts who preached a theology of hate. The first was Tom 
Branham, who encouraged the Rudolph family to move next door to him in Topton, 
North Carolina. Eric was soon drawing Nazi symbols in his schoolbooks at nearby 
Nantahala High School. Next, Eric's mother moved the family to Schell City, 
Missouri, to be near Dan Gayman, a leading figure in the extremist Christian 
Identity movement. Gayman had been a high school principal and knew how to make 
his mark on young people. He assumed a fatherly relationship with Eric, 
enrolled him in Christian Identity youth programs, and made sure he read the 
literature of the movement. Gayman taught Eric that the Bible was the history 
of Aryan whites and that Jews were the spawn of Satan and part of a
 tribe called the the mud people. The world was nearing a final struggle 
between God's people and Satan's servants, and it was up to the conscious 
Aryans to ensure victory for the right race. Eric took to calling the 
television the Electric Jew. He carved swastikas into his mother's living 
room furniture.
 His library included virulently anti-Semitic 
publications such as The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, 

[FairfieldLife] 'Slokas Mantras'

2007-07-23 Thread Robert Gimbel
http://mailerindia.com/slokas/mantras/index.php?mantrasfaq

   
  Q:I want to work with more than one mantra at a time, because I want to work 
on several things at once. Is this a good thing to do?
  A:For your first experiment with mantras, I recommend you work with only one 
mantra for a full forty-eight day discipline. After that, work with any 
combination that makes sense to you. Remember, mantras work with energy - both 
yours and what you bring in from the universe - so if you work on more than one 
thing, try to keep them at least in the same general area.Here We have given 
some Powerfull mantras


  Om Gum Ganapatayei Namaha
Om Dum Durgayei Namaha
Om Sri Dhanvantre Namaha
  Q: I sometimes say mantras silently when I am around other people. Is this OK?
  A:Ultimately, saying mantras silently is the most powerful way to say them. 
The silent repetition stimulates the corresponding petals of the chakras so 
that energy is brought into the subtle body.

Q:I have heard that one must receive a mantra from a guru for it to work. Is 
this true?
  A:Those who have unwrapped the power of a mantra through many repetitions 
achieve something called Mantra Siddhi. This means that they have attained 
some measure of power and proficiency with the mantra. At this point, they may 
give a mantra to others with power, meaning that the recipient will achieve 
results faster than doing it without having received it with power. However, 
Sanskrit mantras are your spiritual birthright since they are directly linked 
to the chakras. They will work even if you read them from a book and begin 
practice.
The minimum number of repetitions to achieve Mantra Siddhi is generally 
recognized as 125,000.

  Q:I want to do a mantra on behalf of another person. Is this OK?
  A:Praying for another person is a good thing to do for anybody at any time. 
However, Sanskrit Mantra is not exactly prayer because it is pro active and 
specific, whereas prayer leaves the mechanism of an answer up to Divine 
authority. Therefore, I recommend that wherever possible you ask permission 
from a person to undertake mantra work on their behalf. If this is not 
possible, then start with a prayer that this energy be used for their highest 
good and begin. I also recommend that you begin with the declaration that while 
you are performing this mantra on someone's behalf (state their name) that you 
are by no means taking their karma.
Parents have an automatic right as well as responsibility to perform mantra 
work on behalf of their children.
  Q:When we repeat durga ashtottaram for example can we have the image of 
baalaa , or lalitaa or kaali in our mind or do we need to have only the form of 
durga in our mind.Can we recite durga satanaama as addressed to lalitaambika.
  A:The shastras say that Aaavahitha devathaa anyath devabhi na archayet. 
i.e, we should not worship the gods with anyother mantras, other than the ones 
meant for the invoked god. However, this rule takes a backseat, when we say 
Lalitha sahsranamam, and worship any female god, or Vishnu saharanama for any 
form of vishnu.
  Q: Can we have the image of lord shiva while repeating any devi ashTottara 
and image of devi while repeating shiva ashTottara , in our mind.
  A: There is no harm to have the image of shiva or shakthi, while worshipping 
either of them or another. again the shaastraas say that Aavayorantharam 
naasthi candracandrikayoriva. . There is no difference between 
them(devi(lalitaa,baalaa,miinaakshi, durga),lord shiva) like moon and moonlight.
  Q: How efficient are mantras, and is it a problem if we recite them less than 
perfectly?
  A: A learned Brahmin, from Guntur who was a ghanaapaaThigal, went to the 
acharya of sringeri and poured out his woes. He said that he married 3 times 
till then, but some how all his three wives died soon after marriage, and he 
being a grahastha into yagnas and yagas, could not be without a wife , as a 
wife had certain important functions in a yajna. He told the acharyal, that he 
recited the sapthashathi daily, in addition to his japas and pooja. The 
acharyal, an unparallel Srividyopasaka, went about and divined the problem. He 
asked the ghanaapaaThigal to repeat the kavacha of sapthashathi. The 
ghanaapaaThigal, told the same and acharyal, pointed out the reason for his 
wives death. GhanaapaaThi sundara shastri avadhanigal, was telling baaryaam 
bhakshathu bhairavii... instead of rakshathu bhairavii, which lead to the 
wives death. I hope this illustration gives us a picture of mantra shastra and 
its importance. Likewise when saptashatii is learnt from a sat guru and if
 recited properly it is equally capable of bestowing bhogaa and moksha.
  Q: Is Shrividya of Vedic origin? Are there any references to the devis 
lalitaa , baalaa , tripura , sundari in the vedas. atleast in the atharvana 
veda? Are there vedic references to shrii vidyaa?
  A: Regarding lalitha, bala, tripura etc The vedas including Rig and Yajur 

[FairfieldLife] 'Samadhi by Shr Chinmoy'

2007-07-23 Thread Robert Gimbel


   Samadhi: The Height of Divine Consciousness
'Above the toil of life my soul is a bird of fire winging the Infinite'.   
Samadhi is a spiritual state of consciousness. There are various kinds of 
samadhi. Among the minor samadhis, savikalpa samadhi happens to be the highest. 
Beyond savikalpa comes nirvikalpa samadhi, but there is a great gulf between 
these two: they are two radically different samadhis. Again, there is something 
even beyond nirvikalpa samadhi called sahaja samadhi.
  In savikalpa samadhi, for a short period of time you lose all human 
consciousness. In this state the conception of time and space is altogether 
different. For an hour or two hours you are completely in another world. You 
see there that almost everything is done. Here in this world there are many 
desires still unfulfilled in yourself and in others. Millions of desires are 
not fulfilled, and millions of things remain to be done. But when you are in 
savikalpa samadhi, you see that practically everything is done; you have 
nothing to do. You are only an instrument. If you are used, well and good; 
otherwise, things are all done. But from savikalpa samadhi everybody has to 
return to ordinary consciousness.
  Even in savikalpa samadhi there are grades. Just as there are brilliant 
students and poor students in the same class in school, so also in savikalpa 
samadhi some aspirants reach the highest grade, while less aspiring seekers 
reach a lower rung of the ladder, where everything is not so clear and vivid as 
on the highest level.
  In savikalpa samadhi there are thoughts and ideas coming from various places, 
but they do not affect you. While you are meditating, you remain undisturbed, 
and your inner being functions in a dynamic and confident manner. But when you 
are a little higher, when you have become one with the soul in nirvikalpa 
samadhi, there will be no ideas or thoughts at all. I am trying to explain it 
in words, but the consciousness of nirvikalpa samadhi can never be adequately 
explained or expressed. I am trying my best to tell you about this from a very 
high consciousness, but still my mind is expressing it. But in nirvikalpa 
samadhi there is no mind; there is only infinite peace and bliss. There 
nature's dance stops, and the knower and the known become one. There you enjoy 
a supremely divine, all-pervading, self-amorous ecstasy. You become the object 
of enjoyment, you become the enjoyer and you become the enjoyment itself.
  When you enter into nirvikalpa samadhi, the first thing you feel is that your 
heart is larger than the universe itself. Ordinarily you see the world around 
you, and the universe seems infinitely larger than you are. But this is because 
the world and the universe are perceived by the limited mind. When you are in 
nirvikalpa samadhi, you see the universe as a tiny dot inside your vast heart.
  In nirvikalpa samadhi there is infinite bliss. Bliss is a vague word to most 
people. They hear that there is something called bliss, and some people say 
that they have experienced it, but most individuals have no firsthand knowledge 
of it. When you enter into nirvikalpa samadhi, however, you not only feel 
bliss, but actually grow into that bliss.
  The third thing you feel in nirvikalpa samadhi is power. All the power of all 
the occultists put together is nothing compared with the power you have in 
nirvikalpa samadhi. But the power that you can take from samadhi to utilise on 
earth is infinitesimal compared with the entirety.
  Nirvikalpa samadhi is the highest samadhi that most realised spiritual 
Masters attain. It lasts for a few hours or a few days, and then one has to 
come down. When one comes down, what happens? Very often one forgets his own 
name and age; one cannot speak or think properly. But through continued 
practice, gradually one becomes able to come down from nirvikalpa samadhi and 
immediately function in a normal way. Generally, when one enters into 
nirvikalpa samadhi, one does not want to come back into the world again. If one 
stays there for eighteen or twenty-one days, there is every possibility that 
the soul will leave the body for good. There were spiritual Masters in the 
hoary past who attained nirvikalpa samadhi and did not come down. They attained 
their highest samadhi, but found it impossible to enter into the world 
atmosphere again and work like human beings. One cannot operate in the world 
while in that state of consciousness; it is simply impossible. But there is a
 divine dispensation. If the Supreme wants a particular soul to work here on 
earth, even after twenty-one or twenty-two days, the Supreme can take that 
individual into was another channel of dynamic, divine consciousness and have 
him return to the earth-plane to act. Sahaja samadhi is by far the highest type 
of samadhi. In this samadhi one is in the highest consciousness but, at the 
same time, one is able to work in the gross physical 

[FairfieldLife] 'Raw Newt'

2007-07-23 Thread Robert Gimbel
Newt sounds off, in this off the wall interview...

 WASHINGTON, D.C.  - Former house speaker and potential GOP presidential 
candidate Newt Gingrich ripped conservatives and liberals alike Monday at a 
breakfast sponsored by the American Spectator.  Here's how Newt unloaded on 
half a dozen newsmakers:
   
REPUBLICANS:
  Fred Thompson, potential presidential candidate I'm excited to see whether 
Fred turns out to be as decisive a front-runner as John McCain...The guy who 
wasn't even in the race is now the exciting new name, having decided that he 
would leave television for the purpose of entering television.
Sen. John McCain,   presidential candidate The guy who had spent the most 
on consultants is on the verge, I think, of dropping out of the race, right 
after he collects his FEC [Federal Elections Commission] money.
  Robert Novak, conservative columnist and author Sometimes he's right and 
sometimes he's just venomousHe was once a good reporter, he's now just a 
personality.
   

 Al Gore, maker of documentary An Inconvenient Truth [Not] in touch with 
reality. ... The advertisement for his movie was the most viciously anti-animal 
advertising that I've seen in a long time. They had these little penguins 
walking on sand. It was terrible.
  Michael Moore, maker of documentary Sicko I find Michael Moore so 
despicable I can't imagine looking at a movie by him. It would be like looking 
at a movie by Goebbels.
  Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's Hardball An utterly irrelevant, shallow 
television celebriity... (who) doesn't know anything. 
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[FairfieldLife] Re: 'Saudi's Obsession with Oil, Black Cubes and Death'

2007-07-17 Thread Robert Gimbel
 (snip)
  
  In a  message dated 7/16/07 10:12:45 A.M. Central Daylight Time, 
 do.rflex@ writes:

What od youn make of the fact  that the suicide bombs that go 
 off 
  in
 Baghadad on a  daily basis, killing scores of civilians, and 
   offering
  an excuse to keep US forces there are in fact US cruise  
  missiles
 lobbied into down town Bagdad?
(snip)

The suicide one's are usually from other countries, from what I
understand...
They are a possessed bunch, and I don't know how the U.S.forces can
stop them, as has been demonstrated the past four years.
Many of the suicides' take lot's of opium and cocaine, right before
they go for the suicidal kill...some are so pumped up, when they burst
out of a hide out, they can take more than you would think is humanly
possible and still be walking toward you, like the night of the living
dead...or like Al Pacino, in 'Scarface'...
Anyway, the United States presence in Iraq is just fueling the chaos.
They are going to have a civil war, because they don't know how to do
anything else.
Actually left to their own devices, I heard they are turning against
the suicides', as they are killing all of their woman and children,
and no one in their sane mind wants that.
Why the U.S. boys and girls  are in the middle of this  Moslem
insanity, in Saddam and Gomorrah,  I have not a clue?
Saddam had more of a clue than we do obviously on how to hold that
insane nation together?
But now little Saddam is gone, that quick, the Great Dictator, that
Bush got, Texas style. And so...now what. BBQ time?
And obviously Mr. Bush  Co. hasn't got a clue either!




[FairfieldLife] 'Vedic Concepts 4 forces of Physics'

2007-07-17 Thread Robert Gimbel
Does anyone know, or heard of a lecture, on the four forces in Physic: Gravity, 
Electo-magnetic, Weak, and Strong force...
Is there any correlation in Vedic literature, that may correlate to these 4 
forces. 


   
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[FairfieldLife] 'My Understanding of the Power of Jesus of Nazareth'

2007-07-16 Thread Robert Gimbel
The main thing about Jesus in my mind, 
Is the part about the 40 days and nights,
In the Desert...
I'm not sure if anyone has been in the Desert...
But there can be things that happen in the Desert,
That can be quite frightening and bewildering...
So, there Jesus was, retreating to the Desert...
Away from the screaming masses, to get some Peace!
And low and behold, guess who's in the Desert,
Appearing out of no where- You guessed it!
No, Mick Jagger wasn't born yet, silly!
It was the Big Man himself, no not Donald Trump either, silly!
But this thing, this evil intention, 
So, anyways, he tries to tempt Jesus, in all fashions of ways...
And since he's been around for a long, long time...
He knows lots of tricks, as he is quite the tricky one!
So, anyways, Jesus overcomes every temptation,
Which the evil one throws at him...
Therefore, Jesus can't be tempted by the evil ones tricks,
Nor can he be tricked by the evil ones scheme's...
So, his name can be used to chase the badness away.
You see the badness is very jealous, and wary of Jesus,
Because hard as they tried, the legions of evil intentions...
They could not bribe him off the path, and they hate him with a passion, a cold 
and murderous passion.
The 'Passion of the Christ', our friend Mel, capitalized on that hatred and 
violence that was directed toward an innocent man.
So, I like the think of Jesus like Krishna, a manifestation of Vishnu, the 
maintainer of life, here on earth, when things get too crazy, crazy, crazy, and 
violent and vile.
So, these are all interchangeable concepts to me;
Like Jesus= Vishnu= Krishna=  Buddha.
And Archangel Michael= Shiva.
So, all of these Beings, can be called upon, for help and guidance, if you are 
open and are becoming more open to these very high vibrations, where miracles 
happen, and where time bends and is flexible.
So, that's about it for now...
Have to get some rest.
!!! good day, wherever you happen to be.
 
Peace, give it a chance!


   
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[FairfieldLife] Re: Sicko

2007-07-16 Thread Robert Gimbel
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Have you seen the film? I can bet you that both Shemp and Dixon 
haven't 
 so they don't know what they're talking about but then that's 
nothing 
 new. :-D
 
Hey Kids: I saw the film, and what a great film it was...
Editing could have used some work...
But I admire the fat guy, for his diligence and heart.
He was just tryiing to express how greedy our country has become;
And how callous it has become.
Funny how George Bush  Karl Rove rode high on 
representing 'Christian',
And they are the first to throw them to the Lions.
God for bid, anyone dares to critisize the medical system.
We all know how perfect it is- mostly has every man, woman and child 
on some kind of drug, usually based on some kind of fear.
My ex-wife's brother, Anthony, well he works for Cigna Corp., in 
Philly.
He is a Vice President there, and is paid handsomely.
When my ex and I were seperated years ago, she used to chide me 
about, how much Anthony was making and how many trips to Italy he had 
taken(on business).
So, I don't have a whole lot of sympathy for the Insurance 
Companies...
It's like if you can't afford insurance, tough it out yourself.
Pay high prices for gas, pump up the stock market with black gold, 
And say you're working for Jesus, as you burn people alive.
Makes sense to me!
Hooray for the Insurance Companies, and the whole system of death.
You know, when people have been brain-washed for a generation now,
It's hard for them to turn their thoughts around,
Even if you show them hard evidence that what they believe is not 
true.
Bush counts on this, and that is why, a large majority of the 
American Public think our medical system is the greatest in the world.
And why they think that Saddam was behind 9/11.
Wake up Amerika...



[FairfieldLife] Re: 'Saudi's Obsession with Oil, Black Cubes and Death'

2007-07-16 Thread Robert Gimbel
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, authfriend [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 From the Associated Press:
 Marine: Beating of Iraqis Became Routine
 
 July 15,2007 | CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- A Marine corporal 
testifying 
 in a court-martial said Marines in his unit began routinely beating 
 Iraqis after officers ordered them to crank up the violence level.
  
 Cpl. Saul H. Lopezromo testified Saturday at the murder trial of 
Cpl. 
 Trent D. Thomas.
 
 We were told to crank up the violence level, said Lopezromo, 
 testifying for the defense.
 
  Yes, sir, war is hell, that's for sure: either side your on...
In any age, in any time, same lesson is there: war is hell.
Why do we like to create these hells, as a species...
That's the question we need to ask.



[FairfieldLife] 'World Alignment Tomorrow- Ruby Tuesday'

2007-07-16 Thread Robert Gimbel
... predictions for summer 2007.

The coming season will be especially active,
Due to the increased temperature in the Gulf,
of Mexico, and the Caribbean...
The seasons major storms usually come between August 15Th to October 4Th. this 
year.
The vulnerable areas will be:
Gulf Areas.
Florida.
New Jersey north to Asbury Park.
Oil production in the Gulf of Mexico,
Could be knocked out, for a while.
So, gas prices will go up.
Plus the increased tensions in the Middle East.
Will effect tend to inflate the price of crude.
Tomorrow is the 'Fire the Grid' world group meditation,
Set for 7:11 am EST.
We pray for peace, and attainment of God's will for us, (will of the light of 
your soul)
To live together in peace and sharing prosperity love and happiness.
May: Sat Chit Ananda prevail against all odds, all fear, all doubt, and 
trepidation.
Amen.
July 17, 2007 at 11:11 GMT
— 04:11 (4:11 AM) in your time zone — 
  
 http://www.firethegrid.com/eng/home-fr-eng.htm
  
On July 17 at 11:11 GMT — 04:11 (4:11 AM) in your time zone — we will assemble 
from all corners of our world as a collective body of energy to meditate 
simultaneously for 1  hour (60 minutes).
  To synchronize ourselves worldwide, each time zone begins the Fire the Grid 
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[FairfieldLife] 'Auspicious As It Gets...'

2007-07-16 Thread Robert Gimbel
My experience lately, is to get more in touch with the actually forces of 
nature themselves, and the forces which govern them.
At especially auspicious times, it is of great benefit, to enliven this for 
yourself, and to enliven these forces of Mother/Father nature Herself/Himself...
So, I like the ones having to do with Shiva, the great yogi purifier  consort 
Shakti.
And Ganesha, the great wise old one, who removes doubts, fears and illusions of 
maya.
And then there's Indra, Mighty Indra, who purifies the earth with electrified 
rain, soaking, cleaning, making new prana...
Vayua the  purifying wind, blowing old karma's away.
Agnim, the fire of spirit, strongest force of all, the son, the Sun.

 Sanskrit Names of Some Aspects...

Om Namah Shivaiya Namah Aum.

Om Namah Shaktim Namah Aum.

Om Namah Ganesham Namah Aum.

Om Namah Indra Namah Aum.

Om Namah Vayuam Namah Aum.

Om Namah Agnim Namah Aum.

Blessings to all and to all a good night.

Jai Guru Dev.

 
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[FairfieldLife] 'Inside the Surge in Iraq'

2007-07-16 Thread Robert Gimbel
PHOTOS: INSIDE THE SURGE IN IRAQ
  Photojournalist Sean Smith from the Guardian spent two months embedded 
with U.S. troops in Baghdad, offering harrowing insight into the daily dangers 
soldiers and Marines are facing every day in Iraq.   Smith captured a deadly 
attack on a Bradley armored vehicle, seen here.(Sean Smith/Guardian) 
  

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