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Friday, February 1, 2013
Saturday, May 19, 2012
|Capt Paul Watson, a staunch champion of the ocean protection is arrested in Germany based on the politically motivated false charges against him by the corrupt regimes of Costa Rica.|
In the remote corners of the world, around the beautiful lonely ice sheathed continent of Antarctica, the whaling ships supported by the corrupt regimes venture out to cause mass destruction of the beautiful magnificent beings known as whales, but they are not free of resistance, thanks to Capt Paul Watson and his dedicated Earth Navy known as "Sea Shepherds" whom the Earth-rapist regimes have labelled as "Pirates".
The stalwart Captain is the co-founder of Green Peace. He was named as "One of the 50 people who could save Earth" by The Guardian in 2008.
In 2002, Costa Rica had invited Sea Shepherds to monitor illegal shark fishing operations. off Guatemalan coast, Sea Shepherd ship the Ocean Warrior intercepted the illegal shark finning operation run by a Costa Rican ship, the Varadero. Sea Shepherd radioed Varadero to stop their operations. After a day-long chase, the Varadero agreed to be escorted into Guatemala. While escorting the Varadero to the port, the tables were turned and a Guatemalan gunboat was dispatched to intercept the Sea Shepherd crew. The crew of the Varadero accused Sea Shepherd of trying to kill them, while the video evidence proves this to be a fallacy. The Guatemalan gunboat was dispatched to confront the Ocean Warrior, which fled for Costa Rica, where they uncovered more evidence of illegal shark poaching. The Ocean Warrior navigated off to the international waters to avoid arrest. The incidents can be clearly seen in the award-winning film "Sharkwater(2007)".
This month, the Captain was arrested in Germany on a warrant issued by Costa Rica, based on the politically motivated false charge of "attempted murder".
You can help release the Captain. How?
Please email these two people:
1) Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger- Federal Minister of Justice
2) Dr. Guido Westerwelle - Minister of Foreign Affairs
The email ID and Letter template can be copied from below, you just have to copy, paste and send it. Your action could save the Oceans.
Dear Ms Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger/Dr. Guido Westerwelle,
I was very concerned to hear that Germany has detained Sea Shepherd's Captain Paul Watson for possible extradition to Costa Rica. I understand that the warrant for Captain Watson's arrest is politically motivated and possibly due to an incident in which Sea Shepherd uncovered an illegal shark finning operation.
I support Sea Shepherd's efforts to monitor and publicise illegal
fishing and whaling around the world and recognize that some illegal fishing operations try to use international law to shut down the Sea Shepherd operations.
I urge you to consider the valuable work Captain Watson and Sea
Shepherd are undertaking globally to highlight the dangers to our
oceans in considering this extradition request.
1) Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger
Federal Minister of Justice
Platz der Republik
Telephone 030 - 227 751 62 from outside Germany dial +49 302 277 5162
Fax 030 - 227 764 02 from outside Germany dial +49 302 277 6402
2) Dr. Guido Westerwelle - Minister of Foreign Affairs
Platz der Republik 111011
Tel.: 030 / 22771636 from outside Germany +49 302 277 1636
Fax: 030 / 22776562 from outside Germany +49 302 277 6562
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
|The society you live in and your interactions with it have a significant influence on your intellectual and emotional well being|
Look at the people from a conservative, fanatic or deeply religious society. Also look at the people from a liberal free thinking society. You can clearly experience the intellectual and emotional contrast between the two. Where as the former ones look tensed, narrow minded and unfriendly, the latter ones look peaceful, broad minded, intelligent and friendly. The reason for this is the "Social Programming" that we all undergo as we grow, live and age. The society we live in can have a huge impact on our emotional status.
We can call the collective impact of the society on our well being as "Social Health". It denotes the intellectual and emotional aspects of every interaction that we have with our society.
Many of the secrets of a strongly bound society, can be discovered by studying the closest living cousins of humans - Bonobos. Bonobos are a sub-division of chimpanzees. They form very strong communities and are very intelligent. They are even found to understand human language! They strengthen the bonds in their community by having sex. Right from saying a "Hello!" to "How about a dinner this evening", they have sex liberally. This is found to fortify their communities.
If you desire a good social health, be part of a good society. Live in the middle of a good society. If you are in a bad, violent society, move to a good, peaceful, wise, educated, intelligent society. You can observe major changes in your life. Contribute positively and visibly to your society. Make a lot of good friends. Be part of a family system, either traditional or alternative. (I shall discuss about the alternative family systems in a separate blog post) Take care of your family. Never talk behind anyone's back. Forget and forgive.
That's the secret of social health!
Sunday, January 22, 2012
|Be fit or die!|
There is an old saying "you become what you eat!". The food you take in would affect your body as well as your mind. We can find a lot of myth propagating around us about nutrition which is promoted by greedy "health" product companies, corrupt governments, dirty drug companies and cruel meat and dairy industry. Most of the people are victims to their false propaganda. Our children are fed with the poisonous and steroid mixed cattle dairy "health" foods. Most of the processed food we take contain dangerously high levels of synthetic preservatives, which will be denied by governments and the companies.
What is the secret of ever lasting youth and health?
Wait a moment. Before we ask this, let's turn back to the nature and find out a solution by our selves. Let's look at our evolution chain. Look at our closest relatives in the evolution chart, Bonobos, Chimpanzees and Guerrillas. The answer to our ideal diet is there!
The best food for optimum health is fruits, plenty of variety of fruits. To obtain the required protein level, our primate cousins keep taking fruits and other parts of plants until they reach the required level.
Having raw fruits, vegetables and leaves at particular intervals is the best thing we can do to optimize our health.
An important note: Most of the food items you find in the market now-a-days are inorganic, i.e., dipped in most dangerous chemical pesticides and fertilizers. So as much as possible, try to take only organic food, which is free from dangerous synthetic artificial chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Look for organic certifications such as "USDA Organic", EU certified organic and "Agricole Biologique".
Grains are not actually a natural food for humans, but if you find it difficult to get so much of fruit, you may substitute some fruits with very little grain food, but don't forget to take your daily bowl of mixed fruits.
The more raw food you take, the healthier you will be(of course not talking about grains, which are hard to digest raw!). If you want perfect health, avoid meat, egg, fish and dairy. Worldwide, many intelligent people are becoming Vegan. There are solid evidences for the meat and dairy causing cancer. A Vegan food can do wonders to your physical well being. I am writing this from my personal experience of last five years. I became a Lacto-Vegetarian fifteen years ago and a total Vegan in 2007. Until I became a Vegan, I used to meet doctor every month, at times twice a month. I forgot the day I visited a doctor after I adopted a total Vegan diet. I started feeling more active and healthy.
Take only clean food and have plenty of water, a minimum of 2.5 ltrs a day.
Rest and Sleep:
Without sufficient rest and sleep, we would become totally broken. So never ignore rest and sleep. Sleep well enough so that when you wake up you feel fresh and active. Straining a lot without proper rest is the same as placing a huge and heavy stone on your heart. Restlessness can adversely affect your mind as well.
If an idle mind is a devil's work shop, an idle body is under taker's hope! If you dream of a healthy body, defeat laziness and start working out. Don't strain yourself a lot-it can do more harm than good. Do it in moderation. Straining a little is OK, but not too much. As I mentioned earlier, it can over load your heart and damage it. I remember my heavy working out gym friend who died at the age of 27 due to a heart attack. The natural body movements such as walking, running, swimming etc. and stretches are the best exercises. Remember, don't over-do it!
Remember-your body is like a machine. Don't forget to lubricate your joints with oils periodically. This will help you avoid sprains and spasms.
Regular work out is the key to good health.
Environment and Hygiene
Look at the people living in dirty surroundings and the ones in clean environment. You can quickly identify the difference.
We live in a heavily polluted world. The air we breath, the water we drink, the food we eat, in everything you can see a touch of the greed of the human race in the form of pollutants and contaminants. These could cause multiple serious diseases. Try to live in a place with clean surroundings and less air pollution. If you are in a heavily polluted city, consider moving to a less polluted city. If you can't, use breathing masks on the roads. Try to travel in air conditioned vehicles.
As I mentioned earlier, eat clean organic food whenever possible. Have a lot of clean water. Keep your body, cloths and home clean.
Care for your body. If you are sick, consult the doctor without delay.
You could also prevent the diseases before they attack you. The "Sukha Chikitsa" division of Ayurveda deals with the periodic preventive medication aimed at building up your immunity when you are disease-free.
As I wrote on my previous blog on mental health, balanced sex is vital for good health. Sex has a huge impact on physical health as well.
Re-posting the paragraph here.
" It's like a sword-You can use it either for your good or to harm yourself. A moderate sexual life with self discipline is beneficial to us, whereas a sexual life without self control may lead us to our ultimate destruction. Sex is a good stress reliever and a good work out. It can improve our immunity. Researchers have found that having sex at least twice a week reduces the chances of heart attack by 50%. It makes you feel good and connected. Sex helps us sleep deeply. "
Sex has the power to improve our immunity. It can prevent the formation of prostate cancer. It acts as a pain reliever.
In my next blog post, I shall write about Social Health.
|A beautiful life could be lived only if our mind is sound.|
Our mind is faster than light. Within no time, it can reach a planet millions of light years away from us! The speed and the power of imagination of our mind can be either benevolent or malevolent depending on what we think and which direction we lead it into.
Where our life leads us depends on the state of our mind. Thus our mind is the one and only real God.
A beautiful life can be realized only with a fit mind. How to be mentally fit? I am going to write about it here.
Abstain from substance abuse:
Humans have invented marvelous methods to be unhappy, unhealthy and bankrupt which they think would make them happy. What's it? drugs, alcohol and cigarettes.
The effect of substance abuse on our mind is horrifying. I remember my loving and caring grand uncle who died of brain neuron damage due to his excessive smoking habit. He developed trouble remembering even simple things. His face gradually protruded to one side.
I remember a mad man dwelling on the road side, whom I used to see every day on the way to my school. previously he used to be absolutely normal. He got in to the habit of using Marijuana, after the prolonged use of which, he got totally insane.
There are millions of living examples around us, still many people refuse to see it and keep abusing drugs, just for the "sport" of it.
To have a healthy mind, keep away from substance abuse.
Self discipline is the ability to control our cravings, redirect towards and focus our mind on what is "needed" rather than letting our mind follow what we "want" or desire. Often the natural instincts may lead us to destruction and unhappiness. Self discipline gives us happiness, peace and bliss, but it takes practice for us to develop it.
Be self disciplined and be healthy!
Often we come across "trouble magnets" in our daily lives-the people who look for reasons to be sad, the ones who look forward to gain people's sympathy by being miserable.
Life is not a bed of roses. We have to face good and bad times in our lives. With a Positive Attitude, we can avoid most of the difficulties in facing an unfavorable situation. I remember one of my professors saying:
"If your bus is a few minutes late, don't curse the life. Plug in an ear phone and listen to the music."
A positive attitude contributes positively to our mental well being.
Peace and Happiness through Practice: Meditation
Meditation clears our minds of unwanted clutter, where as contemplation results in finding positive solutions to problems through self questioning.
Happiness and peace are not achieved by accident, it takes prolonged practice and dedication.
Sex has a huge impact on mental health. It's like a sword-You can use it either for your good or to harm yourself. A moderate sexual life with self discipline is beneficial to us, whereas a sexual life without self control may lead us to our ultimate destruction.
Sex is a good stress reliever and a good work out. It can improve our immunity. Researchers have found that having sex at least twice a week reduces the chances of heart attack by 50%. It makes you feel good and connected. Sex helps us sleep deeply.
Sleep, Rest, Relax
Our mind is in constant operation-even when we sleep! It needs sleep, rest and relaxation.
In my next post, I shall write about physical health.
|Mind and body are like twin cubs. The imbalance of one can affect the other.|
In my previous blog post, I penned about the four dimensions of life. These are the four corner stones of our lives. The first and foremost one is health.
The term "health" collectively denotes:
A. Mental Health
B. Physical Health
C. Social Health
Even though the activities related to health can be classified in this way, most of these are inter-related. One could affect the other.
I shall write more on each of these in my next blog posts.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
|In our lives, the four dimensions are like four wheels of a car.|
Always we see people hurrying up and running all around. That's the way the modern life style is.
As a student, often I used to think about our very own existence and the purpose of it. What should I live for? What are my goals? Are they the right ones? If not what they ought to be? What should be my focus as I live my life every day?
These questions have been the favorite subjects of my contemplation over the years. Gradually they began to fuse into a single question- "What is important in life?"
It used to sound like asking how many hairs a kitten has, or like searching for a needle in a hay stack! Thoughts began to flow as I continued asking myself.
I would like to call the goal of human life as "Four Dimensional".
The 4 dimensions are:
4) The Value to the world
These are like the four wheels of the car of life - without any one of these, we can't steer the vehicle ahead. The time in our life is very limited. Almost 50 to 60 percent or even more is spent on sleeping(which is absolutely necessary), daily chores, traveling to and from the office etc. To optimize the usage of the time at our disposal, we should make sure that all of it is used to contribute to the four dimensions.
I shall write about these four entities in detail in different blog posts.