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Archive for February 13th, 2011

It is not just a matter of cleaning once room.  Personally engaging in the daily chores gives the correct perspective to what living is:  washing the dishes, mopping the floor, doing laundry, tending the garden…Running away to work as excuse to avoiding doing and learning what it takes to get life going is a sure sign of unhappiness and non satisfaction later on in life. How can we appreciate life and improve our potentials if we refuse to face life’s exigencies every day?  We are necessarily meditating as we participate in daily chores: a reminder for humility and missed potentials.

I disagree with the following regimentation for meditation of the apprentice temple priest way in Japan.

Those apprentice learn how to be strict to themselves:  They do daily simple schedules without excuses.  They wake up early morning before sun rises.  Before breakfast, they clean completely their residence:  They tidy and dust rooms, hallway and garden, and even mop the floor,  everyday no matter of what.  They take time to do these chores, not in a hurry.
They cook breakfast for everybody and  completely clean the kitchen before they start meditation, study and excise.  Of course afternoon is similar.  They don’t drink alcohol, caffeine, or smoke cigarettes.  They are supposedly doing only things good for their minds.  They follow strictly their daily schedule for many years in order to taming “each negative egos”. and then get permission to go to next levels? I don’t know.

I agree that to do everyday basic daily tasks (clean-up…) is very important to cleansing our minds each day. Each day the mind is refreshed by the action of cleaning.  I cannot agree that is the purpose of living:  We have natural rights to enjoy life; we have natural passions that need to be satisfied.  The hell with regimentation if it must enslave me for years in order to satisfy a “master’s” view or opinion of how life should be lived, and what we should do every day.  Learn and then find your own way: It shouldn’t take so many years to discover your passions and act upon them:  Just get on doing and acting.

There are chores for the morning; chores for the afternoon; and chores for the evening.  There are times for learning, reading, studying, writing, publishing, earning a living, and meditation.  You don’t want to reach old age before you realize that all these “levels for perfection” are a string of falsehoods.

There is this whole world to discover, people to listen to, to discuss with, to change your ideas and perspectives on life and nature.  You don’t need to be confined in a place, a method, a way of life to learn and improve yourself and find joy, satisfaction, and happiness. You don’t want to reach old age before you realize that all these “levels for perfection” were a string of falsehoods, slavery of the potentials of your mind, and futile restrictions on your vital natural rights.

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“Raise your head: You’re Egyptian” exploded Tahrir Square

Times to fight to death for liberty and times to celebrate living in freedom.

Many Egyptians repeated the American revolutionary slogan “Give me death or give me Liberty“.  The Egyptians vowed to storm the Presidential Palace as Mubarak refused to step down after 18 days of marches and demonstrations.

The next Friday afternoon on Feb. 11, Mubarak had no time to even announce his farewell to his “beloved people”:  His freshly appointed Vice President Suleiman (head of intelligence services) delivered the message in the name of his patron and in his own name.

The 30 previous years are to be revisited on new terms, new programs for securing dignity, liberty, and freedom of expression by the younger generations.

Raise your head: You’re Egyptian” was the explosion of joy by 80 million Egyptians, 160 million Arab States citizens, over a billion Moslems, and over 6 billion living under regimes that effectively obliterated freedom of expressions and reduced their citizens to slavery status.

The Tunisians had their place under the sun a month ago.  The Lebanese secured their place in 2000 and 2006 and showed the way for vanquishing fear and resisting the Israeli invaders.

A revolutionary fervor by the people and for the people is catching fire and making monarchs, dictators, theocratic and one party regime leaders tremble.

The first decade of the 21st century is starting great:  It is witnessing the dawn of enlightened citizens proclaiming that their voices will be heard and their rights for opportunities to a dignified life are theirs.

The UN is to listen to the roars of the people and begin serious reforms for representing the developing nations in every decision and every discussion.  Veto power for the club of 5 super States has dragged on for too long and does not appease the newly acquired intelligence of this widely communicated world and shared social platforms.

Do you know the regime in China scrambled the key word “Egypt” from the search engines?  It doesn’t want to give the Chinese any hint that every regime can be doomed when the masses decides that “enough is enough”.

Any State negotiating with head of States, when one party restricts freedom of expressions, the decisions should not do bind the citizens.  Treaties between oligarchic regimes are not binding to the citizens.  That is the ultimate message of the revolution of the century:  The Egyptian revolution at Tahrir Square.

Baruch Spinoza wrote in the 17th century:

“The right of public power emanates from the masses of citizens guided by the same ideas and desires.  It is the collective citizens who has the power to extend its potentials to the State body.

The right of every citizen is multiplied as two join forces:  This is the right of nature as the power of the weakest individual ruler among the citizens governs the strongest power of the collective citizens who endowed him with the requisite power.

States governing citizens by fear tend to act for reducing vices instead of enhancing virtues.  Free men do not need rewards, stimulants, or marble statues to obeying laws coinciding with individual’s vital natural  rights for happiness and opportunities to live in dignity.”


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