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(Beirut, August 27, 2015) – Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces appear to have used cluster munition rockets in at least seven attacks in Yemen’s northwestern Hajja governorate, killing and wounding dozens of civilians, Human Rights Watch said today. The attacks were carried out between late April and mid-July 2015.

By Bill Van Auken in the USA:

US wars claim soaring civilian casualties in Yemen and Afghanistan

28 September 2018

Two reports issued in recent days have provided a searing indictment of the US war in Afghanistan and the US-backed and Saudi-led assault on Yemen. In both countries, civilian casualties are soaring, the vast majority of them caused by US bombs and missiles dropped upon defenseless populations.

Both reports were issued in the midst of the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly, where Trump and his aides set out to bully the entire…

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Dear Kitty. Some blog

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Sarcophagus for the mummy of a sacred ibis. Egypt, Ptolemaic Period

3rd century BC – Polychrome wood – Height: 23 cm. Length: 44 cm. The piece is inscribed with a Demotic text.

From PLOS:

How Sacred Ibis mummies provided the first test of evolution

A charismatic personality set back the acceptance of evolution 50 years before Darwin

A debate over mummified birds brought to France after Napoleon’s conquest of Egypt played a central role in delaying acceptance of evolutionary theory; an episode in the history of biology revealed in an Essay published September 27 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Caitlin Curtis of the University of Queensland in Brisbane, as well as Craig Millar, David Lambert. The debate between the naturalists Georges Cuvier and Jean-Baptiste Lamarck took place five decades before Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species.

Cuvier had developed…

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Was This Egyptian Pharaoh More Important Than We Thought?

Psamtik I was believed to be a minor Egyptian pharaoh. But in 2017, an exquisite statue of him was uncovered, suggesting his status and importance in history may need to be revisited.

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Dream Temples

Nerur Sri Sadasiva Brahmendral Adhishtanam

Sadasiva Brahmendral Adishtanam (2) Sadasiva Brahmendral Adishtanam, Nerur,TN

This post is offered humbly at the feet of Satguru Sadasiva Bramendrar of Nerur and my Gurudeva Sri Paramahamsa Yogananda.

Some holy places are capable of bestowing immense peace on all who visit. One such place is the Adishtanam of Satguru Sri Sadasiva Brahmendra in Nerur,near Karur in Tamil Nadu. Set amidst paddy fields and mango and coconut groves, the river Kaveri flows closeby. To many many Indians all over the world, Sadasiva Brahmendra is their maanasika Guru, the ever present guiding spiritual force in their lives.

Sadasiva Brahmendra was a saint who lived in the eighteenth century in Tamil Nadu. Gurudeva Sri Paramahansa Yogananda, during his year-long visit to India from America in 1935, sought out and visited many holy men and holy places which are recorded in his book,  ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’. He gives a brief account…

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Astro Bhagavatam-Ancient India

HINDUISM AND SANATAN DHARMA

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Astro-Hinduism —-The Knowledge of Bhagavatam.

There is a wealth of Astronomical data available in ancient Hindu scriptures. I’ll first share our current knowledge about Astronomy and then we can compare it with the details provided in our ancient texts to get a clear picture about where we stand.
Modern Astronomy talks about a Single Universe comprising of Dark Matter and brighter Heavenly bodies like the Galaxies, Stars, Planets, Asteroids, Satellites etc.

This entire matter (and anti-matter) is believed to have emerged about 14 Billion Years ago in time, from a momentous explosion called the Big Bang.

Many of us may have encountered the number 108 in various ancient cultures.. There are 108 gopis of Vrindavan, Mukhya Shivaganas are 108 in number, Zen priests wear 108 bead rosaries, Chinese and South-Indian martial arts describe 108 pressure points on the body, Stonehenge is 108 feet in Diameter..

Did you know the…

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Bharata Bharati

Sacred Ecology

Prof Michel DaninoMy own “belief” is that time will show the wisdom of the sacralisation of Nature early India systematically undertook. As the US astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell said in 1971, during the Apollo 14 mission, saving the planet will take nothing less than “a transformation of consciousness.” – Prof Michel Danino

If all things in this universe are impelled by consciousness — the master idea explored in the previous article in this series (“Consciousness, the Key to Indic Thought”, 6 August) — it stands to reason that all things are potentially sacred. The cosmos itself, to begin with, and this finds its way beyond India’s philosophico-spiritual texts: in his Aryabhatiya (early sixth century CE)the celebrated early Indian mathematician Aryabhata suddenly abandons his dry procedures and formulas to note, as though enthralled by the contemplation of this infinite universe, “Knowing the motion of the Earth and the planets…

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Bharata Bharati

Hanuman

Vamadeva Shastri / David FrawleyHanuman endows us with the atma-shakti or self-power through which we can realise our higher potential and accomplish what is magical. He grants us fearlessness, self-confidence, daring and boldness to attempt the impossible and succeed. – Dr David Frawley

Hanuman endows us with Self-power

Hanuman is the great hero of the Ramayana, the wonderful story’s most fascinating character. Though having the form of a monkey, he is said to be the greatest sage, yogi and devotee. What is the inner meaning of this magical figure?

Hanuman is portrayed as the son of Vayu, the wind God. This explains his speed of movement, his power to become as small or large as he likes, and his incredible strength. But there are many other yogic secrets hidden behind his symbolism.

Hanuman and cosmic energy

Today our world prides itself in a new information technology, with a rapid speed of data, calculation…

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Bharata Bharati

Conscious Man

Prof Michel DaninoThe brain is merely one of the many possible channels giving expression to a very limited range of consciousness; it cannot be, in this perspective, a generator of consciousness. – Prof Michel Danino

It is only if the cosmos is indeed a symbolic place where all has meaning (“The Universal in Indian Culture”) that Swami Vivekananda’s profound thought becomes understandable: “One atom in this universe cannot move without dragging the whole world along with it. … Though an atom is invisible, unthinkable, yet in it are the whole power and potency of the universe.” Or Sri Aurobindo: “The stone lying inert upon the sands which is kicked away in an idle moment, has been producing its effect upon the hemispheres.” These are not some anticipated laws of modern physics, but statements of the interconnectedness of all things, bridging microcosm and macrocosm.

This should sound reassuring: we are not mere…

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Jugraphia Slate

Another creative commitment to Green Innovation. Thanks to the Times of India for this story. Ahmedabad embraces green walls, goes vertical Aapnu Amdavad has a lot to boast about. From being the first city to have been declared India’s first Unesco World Heritage City to being home to some prime educational institutes, this city has […]

via Greening Indian Cities — La Paz Group

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Nilesh Nilkanth Oak

What is the Aryan Invasion/Migration myth?

It is about language, not migration. The story is that a technologically superior race called Aryans created a super-language that spread all over Europe and Asia. It is imagined that Aryans originated in an area somewhere between Europe and Asia and fanned out like spokes of a wheel riding on chariots pulled by horses, conquering and imposing their language on Europe and India. Those languages became “Indo-European languages” spoken between Ireland and India.

Why does it matter?

Unfortunately, it matters most only to Indians because it erases and discards ancient Indian history. It does nothing to European history and European philologists (historical linguists) and historians have no problem with it. For them, it is a minor quibble that is being raised by a bunch of right-wing Hindus

How does AIT affect Indians?

It discards and denies Indian history on many counts. AIT claims that…

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