9/11 Documentary

May 14, 2016

There are a lot of really good documentaries on 9/11. This is one of the best overall summaries of the whole event. There is still a lot of very compelling evidence left out for simplicity’s sake.

For other excellent documentaries on 9/11 see TopDocumentaryFilms.com including:

  • 9/11 Trillions: Follow The Money
  • 9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out”.

 

 

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Renunciation

May 10, 2016

The highest fulfillment is the result of the highest renunciation. The less you want, the more you get. He who wants nothing from the world finds the world falling at his feet. Even the gods are afraid of him who wants nothing for himself.

Swami Krishnananda


Warrior

May 9, 2016

The ideal of the selfless warrior is at least as old as the Greeks, who also understood the dangers of excessive pride. Homer’s Iliad perfectly captures the tension between hubris and humility in the conflict between Achilles and Hector, his two warrior-heroes who fought to the death. Achilles was beautiful, charismatic and vain. He was god-like in his abilities as a warrior and a seeker of personal glory.

Hector was also a great warrior, but he fought as a duty rather than a passion; he was the ideal citizen-soldier who went to war to protect his family, his city, and his community. Robert Schoultz, a former SEAL captain who teaches ethics and has written extensively about SEAL culture, uses the Achilles-Hector dichotomy to capture the same tensions among our modern-day warriors. Many young SEALs aspire to become like Achilles, Schoultz says, though Hector would be the truer representative of the SEALs ethos.


Replica

May 2, 2016

Atman is the ruler of the universe. Some people try to imitate this rulership and embody it. That is parinamvada.

Paraphrased from a quote from Swami Sivananda