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Consciousness -- the final frontier | Dada Gunamuktananda | TEDxNoosa 2014|
Rich or Poor?One day a very wealthy father took his young son on a trip to the country with the firm purpose of showing him the level of poverty in which some people live. They spent a day and a night at the farm of a very poor family.
When they got back from their trip the father asked his son, "How was the trip?"
"Very good, dad."
"Did you see how poor people can be?" the father asked.
"And what did you learn?"
The son answered, "I saw that we have a dog at home and they have four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of the garden, they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lamps in our garden, they have the stars. Our patio reaches to the front yard, they have the whole horizon.”
When the little boy was finished, his father was speechless.
His son added, "Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are."
Isn't it true that it all depends on the way you look at things? If you have love, friends, family, health, good humor and a positive attitude towards life you've got everything. You can't buy any of these things. You can have all the material possessions you can imagine, provisions for the future, etc., but if you are poor of spirit, you have nothing.
This group feeds over 10,000 dogs a day in India. They also provice vet. care, vaccinations, In addition, the Trust organizes adoptions to re-home these dogs, and it provides new owners with plenty of training and tips to ensure everyone involved can enjoy a happy new life.
Jesus in India Swami Chidananda of the Self-Realization Fellowship speaks about the 'missing years' of Jesus' life.
People's Archive of Rural India The everyday lives of everyday people
Z News has Indian recipes and news
Hidden Secrets of the Indus Valley slideshow
Harappan Civilization slideshow
Bawarchi: Your Indian Cook Indian recipes and holidays
Sen, Anti-Globalization Successes"The southern Indian state of Kerala is the laboratory for the humane development theories of Amartya Sen, winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize for economics (Articles on Sen, 1998 Nobel Prize, Development As Freedom, Atlantic Interview). Committed to income redistribution and universal social services, Kerala built an economy on intensive public education. As the world's most literate state, it earns its hard currency from the export of technical assistance to Gulf nations.
"If you've heard little or nothing of Sen and Kerala, maybe it is because they pose an annoying challenge to the free market consensus" (Greg Palast. The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. NY: Plume, 2003: 204).
HindiVideo: Devanagari script Devanagari Characters: How to Write and Pronounce Them by Bharat Shah