Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
The Essence of a thing, is that thing. All things emanate and return to their Essence, and nothing and no one can stray from the Essence of its Self. The Essence of a tree is contained in the seed, and that seed will grow accordingly from its Essence into what it is meant to be. An acorn will not produce a pine tree, nor can the seeds of a pine cone grow into an oak tree. Human Beings are the only form of existence that can act against their Nature, their Essence. It is for this reason that there is such an imbalance in the world existing on this planet, for Human Beings are also a part of Nature, and affect the Natural environment in which they live. Being out of step with one's Essence is being out of step with Nature. To lose the connection to one’s Essence is to lose the Knowledge of one’s Self, to be less than what you were intended to be, to be an artificial representation of one’s Self. Being in tune with one's Nature is being in tune with one's Essence, with one's Self.
Accept your own Essence, and Be your Self
Love is Love. Love just is. Whether it's denied or accepted, Love has been and will always be. Love is what holds individuals, couples, families, communities, nations, worlds, galaxies, and universes together. Love is not a feeling, as most believe or would have another to believe. Love is a Universal Law, a requirement for our very existence. Love, therefore, is all-Encompassing. One who tries not to Love neither him/her Self, nor others, is doomed to annihilation, for they will be first hurt, then crushed by the Love that surrounds and penetrates them. Denial of Love is denial of Self, in all forms. Acceptance of Love is Acceptance of Self in all forms. Love shows up in the strangest of places & in the strangest of ways, yet it's still Love. Men and women may Love differently, due to their different functions in Life, however it is still Love nonetheless. There's Tough Love, Divine Love, Universal Love, Fatherly Love, Motherly Love, Godly Love, Naive Love, Conditional Love, Unconditional Love, Misunderstood Love, Self Love, Material Love, Computer Love, Undeserved Love, Unwanted Love, Scorned Love, Love of Peace, Love of War, Love of Knowledge, Love of Nature, Love of Freedom, Love of all kinds exist. So, since all of this Love exists, where is room for hate? There is none, for there is no such thing as hate. What is known as hate, is only the denial of Love. Love would kill hate if it could exist.
Step in the Name of Love...you'll only move forward
Friday, July 22, 2011
I worked with a client recently with permanent brain damage to all 4 lobes, his cerebellum, and his cerebral cortex. In short, his entire brain is now in full savant mode, and it wasn’t hard to see that @ all. He was working in a government defense contract (he's an engineer) in the 1970’s, when he was stung by a mosquito carrying meningitis and another disease i don't remember the name of. His blood being poisoned, he went into a toxic shock coma for 7 months, and the result was irreversible damage to his short term memory, a very shortened attention span (think, adult ADHD on meth & coke), occasional problems with comprehension, and slow thinking (so says his diagnosis). The process he and I were to undertake should have taken 20 minutes tops. He very easily digresses from the topic at hand consistently. On face value, he’s seems slow.
Nope. Not. At. All.
After we finished the business of getting his finance software on track (which took an hour and 20+ minutes, the first 30 minutes with him trying to tell me exactly what he needed done), he incessantly thanked me for my patience, then digressed again & ran down his resume. He had @ least 30 major accomplishments that he mentioned, some of his missions were international, along with others that he couldn't remember @ the moment. His resume put mine and quite a few others that I know of to shame. Listening to him on face value, can easily make one think that his handicap is an obvious hindrance to his ability to live a normal life. I have to admit I was embarrassed. My embarrassment came in when I realized that through his handicap, he gained something that most of us lack: Absolute Persistence. The Knowledge Knowledge degree of the 1-14 speaks about Word being Bond. One of the key factors of making that happen is persistence. Persistently pursuing the ways & means to be who you say you are, & do what you say you'll do. He said he was an engineer, and regardless to whom (his doctors, the people who may judge him, which i did) or what (a disability featuring damage to all 6 lobes of the brain, the memory of a goldfish @ times, & extreme passivity, almost to the point of naiveté), he shows & proves.
His secret? Determination and not feeling sorry for his self. He impressed me when he stated that he knows that this is the one life he has to live, that he's already died once. He knows that this is his 2nd life, and is living it to the fullest.
Time for the rest of us to wake up.
Regardless to whom or what. Disability or no disability, Life is to be lived. Even with my being short with him a few times, he took it all in stride, never got upset, and exhibited a humility that made me feel like a born-again sinner. Although it seems like bullshit comes from all angles, there’s some Truth to find in the midst of it, because the Reality is that Truth is everywhere, & always will come @ u from the most unexpected angles until you have all angles covered.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
When it comes to the fundamental components that make up life and all of its complexities, the language of Mathematics is best qualified to describe how things are what they are, plus how and why they do what they do. For plans to become reality, a sense of order is required, and this is also best spoken to via the language of Mathematics, more specifically the Supreme Mathematics/Scientific Method. In order to understand what Supreme Mathematics is one must deal with a level of symbolism, to say that 1 represents the Quality of the Knowledge Principle being the Primary function of the Universe. That same symbol (1) quantitatively represents just the number one, the first integer of the counting numbers. Counting is a part of the languages that we have learned to speak; this writing just so happens to be in English, however you can count on it being Universal.
All languages are fundamentally a culturally acquired form of Applied Mathematics, regardless to whether this known or unknown to the speaker. The fact that a language can be studied as a repetition and reiteration of man-made patterns, qualifies it as a study of mathematics, for mathematics is for one, a study of patterns. These patterns include the vibrations (sounds) and symbols (numbers, letters, etc.) inherent in most of the known languages, and are themselves an agreed upon set of values that represent thoughts, feelings and ideas.
The language of (Supreme and chalkboard) mathematics, just as the language or your Father and/or Mother tongue, is also composed of symbols that represent familiar/familial sounds (and/or sound principles). One's overall literacy is determined by the proper interpretation of these symbols, and whether it's the language of mathematics, or the vocal language that you read/speak/write daily, literacy is vital in interacting the day to day life with people who share a languages that you have. What if everyone in your city didn't know what a red traffic light meant? Commerce/social equality can't be done amongst family nor stranger without some level of proper interpretation. Those who are literate in the language which uses the English Alphabet (based on the 26 Latin Letters) will have no problem interpreting these symbols, a practice of symbolism that we simply call reading. Iqra...
A nation isn't a nation without education, or a flag; it's only "said" nations that don't have a standard of education or a flag/standard to bear. Yet, these "said" nations will still be able to use a number of symbols to identify themselves. The Nation of Gods and Earths has what is known as the Universal Flag of Islam. One would not be able to Show and Prove the Universal Flag of Islam, to be the Greatest and ONLY Flag known in the Universe, without knowing what the Seven, Sun, Moon, and Star symbolize, or what the colors of Black, Gold, Yellow and White symbolize. A Prescribed Law of Islam: Those who can't properly interpret those symbols simply don't qualify yet to wear it, they cannot be standard bearers. Not all of the standard bearers/said persons of that ability wear the Universal Flag of Islam; however those under the study must complete the study to do so. That study includes the study of symbolism and its significance in the structure of Nations, States, and Civilizations in general. One can't show and prove at the very least, the Born degree, 1-14, without symbolism. If you read this far, you used symbolism/ the interpretation of symbols, to get here. It can be done, because it’s being done all the time. Keep reading. Iqra...
The interpretation of all man-made symbols (symbolism) is required to understand other people. A language barrier refers to people who speak different languages (or even the same language) misunderstanding one another. This negates Peace, and prompts Wars symbolized by flag against flag, standard against standard. A flag is a ultimately a symbol/set of symbols that represents/symbolizes a nation's foundation. Every nation's flag in the world, with the small margin of one possible country being excluded (Burma’s flag on face value), has some reference to, or replica of one or more symbols of the Universal Flag of Islam. One needs only to know the meanings/interpretations of the symbols of the various flags in order to see this.
The use of symbols is universal, and can be applied to all social relations undertaken by Man, Woman, Child, and mankind as a whole. Said life forms use all means possible to communicate with one another. It's as though we're hard-wired to associate with symbols, and through symbols. A closer examination will extract the same behavior in various species of the animal kingdom. We more sentient beings use symbols to describe what we find in the "human", animal, plant and mineral kingdoms, and this is directly responsible for our ability to manipulate it all. Indeed, symbols are inescapable in our day to day lives, and culture/civilization cannot exist as it is without them. Every corporation that is worth its salt (or its weight in gold, depending on the corporation) has a logo composed of symbols that can be easily recognized, that's what they are designed to do. A language is being spoken through these symbols, which is either consciously or subconsciously understood by us all. How do I know? How can I make this claim? An easy example is when we buy for or even against a particular brand.
Marketing, in a nutshell, is all about increasing brand recognition via symbols that represent values. We recognize and decipher the symbols of the product, even before the product itself, due to the packaging and/or presentment of the product. We then interpret the value, or lack of value, of said product using both logic and emotion, and purchase accordingly. The extreme case is of course gross materialism, the conscious or subconscious seeking of "status symbols" (ego trips), which artificially increase one's (face) value. This is marketing on the individual level. The genius of corporate marketing is that brand recognition reiterates on the individual level, for those who seek said status "symbols". The individual becomes essentially the brand's advertiser, and this service is provided by those very same ones of us (me included) who re-present the brands of our choice to the world anew, and we continue daily ;)
The language of capitalism should be well understood by all of us, so as not to fall victim and be robbed to provide luxury to the blood-suckers, when and where ever it's avoidable. Without a literacy and use of the ability to properly interpret symbols (symbolism), one can't claim to be doing the Knowledge to Wisdom of the Cipher in order to gain Understanding. In such cases, any and everything can be taken on face value, for there's no further act of interpretation applied to the information acquired. It don't matter if the ingredients are all there, if ain't nobody cooking. It was said by Elijah Muhammad that W.F. Muhammad spoke sixteen different languages, and wrote ten languages. Taken beyond face value, this is simply a compliment to Fard’s ability to use sound and symbols to teach civilization. The greater one's ability to productively use sounds and symbols in an Original manner/Self-Styled Wisdom, the greater the chance that one brings about an Original Understanding.
Doing the knowledge to the languages that are spoken in this world is itself a self-rewarding study, for the symbols that you can interpret and use fluently can and will determine your successes in this world. Language is ever evolving; new words are created every day in the English language, and new meanings are given to older words. Whether they are added to the dictionary of not, they exist, and we use them to communicate as a symbol for a thought, feeling, or idea. The same applies to the language of mathematics, which expands daily as newly discovered roots, trunks, branches, leaves, and Fruit of Islam/Mathematics are studied. My concentration is newly learned applications for ALL of the mathematics that I know, that I've learned, and that I will learn (Universally Now KNOWN/solved for X). This is constant elevation. New components, specifically sounds, shapes and symbols, bring forth new Understanding, and thereby, new Mathematical Truths (Relative Truths and Universal Truths). Every Man should and must have his own Original Knowledge, Wisdom, and Understanding, yet civilization can only advance, evolve and constantly elevate by properly acknowledging and interpreting the notations and symbols of others. A language, or anything for that matter, starts dying when it stops growing...Iqra...
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
This Time We’re Taking the Whole Planet With Us
By Chris Hedges,
Posted on Mar 7, 2011
I have walked through the barren remains of Babylon in Iraq and the ancient Roman city of Antioch, the capital of Roman Syria, which now lies buried in silt deposits. I have visited the marble ruins of Leptis Magna, once one of the most important agricultural centers in the Roman Empire, now isolated in the desolate drifts of sand southeast of Tripoli. I have climbed at dawn up the ancient temples in Tikal, while flocks of brightly colored toucans leapt through the jungle foliage below. I have stood amid the remains of the ancient Egyptian city of Luxor along the Nile, looking at the statue of the great Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II lying broken on the ground, with Percy Shelley’s poem “Ozymandias” running through my head:
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
Civilizations rise, decay and die. Time, as the ancient Greeks argued, for individuals and for states is cyclical. As societies become more complex they become inevitably more precarious. They become increasingly vulnerable. And as they begin to break down there is a strange retreat by a terrified and confused population from reality, an inability to acknowledge the self-evident fragility and impending collapse. The elites at the end speak in phrases and jargon that do not correlate to reality. They retreat into isolated compounds, whether at the court at Versailles, the Forbidden City or modern palatial estates. The elites indulge in unchecked hedonism, the accumulation of vaster wealth and extravagant consumption. They are deaf to the suffering of the masses who are repressed with greater and greater ferocity. Resources are more ruthlessly depleted until they are exhausted. And then the hollowed-out edifice collapses. The Roman and Sumerian empires fell this way. The Mayan elites, after clearing their forests and polluting their streams with silt and acids, retreated backward into primitivism.
As food and water shortages expand across the globe, as mounting poverty and misery trigger street protests in the Middle East, Africa and Europe, the elites do what all elites do. They launch more wars, build grander monuments to themselves, plunge their nations deeper into debt, and as it all unravels they take it out on the backs of workers and the poor. The collapse of the global economy, which wiped out a staggering $40 trillion in wealth, was caused when our elites, after destroying our manufacturing base, sold massive quantities of fraudulent mortgage-backed securities to pension funds, small investors, banks, universities, state and foreign governments and shareholders. The elites, to cover the losses, then looted the public treasury to begin the speculation over again. They also, in the name of austerity, began dismantling basic social services, set out to break the last vestiges of unions, slashed jobs, froze wages, threw millions of people out of their homes, and stood by idly as we created a permanent underclass of unemployed and underemployed.
The Mayan elite became, at the end, as the anthropologist Ronald Wright notes in “A Short History of Progress,” “… extremists, or ultra-conservatives, squeezing the last drops of profit from nature and humanity.” This is how all civilizations, including our own, ossify and die. The signs of imminent death may be undeniable. Common sense may cry out for a radical new response. But the race toward self-immolation only accelerates because of intellectual and moral paralysis. As Sigmund Freud grasped in “Beyond the Pleasure Principle” and “Civilization and Its Discontents,” human societies are as intoxicated and blinded by their own headlong rush toward death and destruction as they are by the search for erotic fulfillment.
The unrest in the Middle East, the implosion of national economies such as those of Ireland and Greece, the increasing anger of a beleaguered working class at home and abroad, the growing desperate human migrations and the refusal to halt our relentless destruction of the ecosystem on which life depends are the harbingers of our own collapse and the consequences of the idiocy of our elite and the folly of globalization. Protests that are not built around a complete reconfiguration of American society, including a rapid dismantling of empire and the corporate state, can only forestall the inevitable. We will be saved only with the birth of a new and militant radicalism which seeks to dethrone our corrupt elite from power, not negotiate for better terms.
The global economy is built on the erroneous belief that the marketplace—read human greed—should dictate human behavior and that economies can expand eternally. Globalism works under the assumption that the ecosystem can continue to be battered by massive carbon emissions without major consequences. And the engine of global economic expansion is based on the assurance that there will always be plentiful and cheap oil. The inability to confront simple truths about human nature and the natural world leaves the elites unable to articulate new social, economic and political paradigms. They look only for ways to perpetuate a dying system. Thomas Friedman and the array of other propagandists for globalization make as much sense as Charlie Sheen.
Globalization is the modern articulation of the ancient ideology used by past elites to turn citizens into serfs and the natural world into a wasteland for profit. Nothing to these elites is sacred. Human beings and the natural world are exploited until exhaustion or collapse. The elites make no pretense of defending the common good. It is, in short, the defeat of rational thought and the death of humanism. The march toward self-annihilation has already obliterated 90 percent of the large fish in the oceans and wiped out half of the mature tropical forests, the lungs of the planet. At this rate by 2030 only 10 percent of the Earth’s tropical forests will remain. Contaminated water kills 25,000 people every day around the globe, and each year some 20 million children are impaired by malnourishment. Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere now are at 329 parts per million and climbing, with most climate scientists warning that the level must remain below 350 ppm to sustain life as we know it. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates that the measurement could reach 541 to 970 ppm by 2100. At that point huge parts of the planet, beset with overpopulation, droughts, soil erosion, freak storms, massive crop failures and rising sea levels, will be unfit for human existence.
Jared Diamond (author of Guns, Germs, and Steel) in his essay “The Last Americans” notes that by the time Hernan Cortés reached the Yucatán, millions of Mayan subjects had vanished. (click HERE for pdf of the essay)
“Why,” Diamond writes, “did the kings and nobles not recognize and solve these problems? A major reason was that their attention was evidently focused on the short-term concerns of enriching themselves, waging wars, erecting monuments, competing with one another, and extracting enough food from the peasants to support all these activities.”
“Pumping that oil, cutting down those trees, and catching those fish may benefit the elite by bringing them money or prestige and yet be bad for society as a whole (including the children of the elite) in the long run,” Diamond went on. “Maya kings were consumed by immediate concerns for their prestige (requiring more and bigger temples) and their success in the next war (requiring more followers), rather than for the happiness of commoners or of the next generation. Those people with the greatest power to make decisions in our own society today regularly make money from activities that may be bad for society as a whole and for their own children; those decision-makers include Enron executives, many land developers, and advocates of tax cuts for the rich.”
It was no different on Easter Island. The inhabitants, when they first settled the 64-square-mile island during the fifth century, found abundant fresh water and woods filled with the Chilean wine palm, a tree that can reach the size of an oak. Seafood, including fish, seals, porpoises and turtles, and nesting seabirds were plentiful. Easter Island’s society, which split into an elaborate caste system of nobles, priests and commoners, had within five or six centuries swelled to some 10,000 people. The natural resources were devoured and began to disappear.
“Forest clearance for the growing of crops would have led to population increase, but also to soil erosion and decline of soil fertility,” Paul Bahn and John Flenley write in “Easter Island, Earth Island.” “Progressively more land would have had to be cleared. Trees and shrubs would also be cut down for canoe building, firewood, house construction, and for the timbers and ropes needed in the movement and erection of statues. Palm fruits would be eaten, thus reducing regeneration of the palm. Rats, introduced for food, could have fed on the palm fruits, multiplied rapidly and completely prevented palm regeneration. The over exploitation of prolific sea bird resources would have eliminated these for all but the offshore islets. Rats could have helped in this process by eating eggs. The abundant food provided by fishing, sea birds and rats would have encouraged rapid initial human population growth. Unrestrained human population increase would later put pressure on availability of land, leading to disputes and eventually warfare. Non-availability of timber and rope would make it pointless to carve further statues. A disillusionment with the efficacy of the statue religion in providing the wants of the people could lead to the abandonment of this cult. Inadequate canoes would restrict fishing to the inshore waters, leading to further decline in protein supplies. The result could have been general famine, warfare and the collapse of the whole economy, leading to a marked population decline.”
Clans, in the later period of the Easter Island civilization, competed to honor their ancestors by constructing larger and larger hewn stone images, which demanded the last remnants of the timber, rope and manpower on the island. By the year 1400 the woods were gone. The soil had eroded and washed into the sea. The islanders began to fight over old timbers and were reduced to eating their dogs and soon all the nesting birds.
The desperate islanders developed a belief system that posited that the erected stone gods, the moai, would come to life and save them from disaster. This last retreat into magic characterizes all societies that fall into terminal decline. It is a frantic response to loss of control as well as despair and powerlessness. This desperate retreat into magic led to the Cherokee ghost dance, the doomed Taki Onqoy revolt against the Spanish invaders in Peru, and the Aztec prophecies of the 1530s. Civilizations in the last moments embrace a total severance from reality, a reality that becomes too bleak to be absorbed.
The modern belief by evangelical Christians in the rapture, which does not exist in biblical literature, is no less fantastic, one that at once allows for the denial of global warming and of evolution and the absurd idea that the righteous will all be saved—floating naked into heaven at the end of time. The faith that science and technology, which are morally neutral and serve human ambitions, will make the world whole again is no less delusional. We offer up our magical thinking in secular as well as religious form.
We think we have somehow escaped from the foibles of the past. We are certain that we are wiser and greater than those who went before us. We trust naively in the inevitability of our own salvation. And those who cater to this false hope, especially as things deteriorate, receive our adulation and praise. We in the United States, only 5 percent of the world’s population, are outraged if anyone tries to tell us we don’t have a divine right to levels of consumption that squander 25 percent of the world’s energy. President Jimmy Carter, when he suggested that such consumption was probably not beneficial, became a figure of national ridicule. The worse it gets the more we demand illusionary Ronald Reagan happy talk. Those willing to cater to fantasy and self-delusion are, because they make us politically passive, lavishly funded and promoted by corporate and oligarchic forces. And by the very end we are joyfully led over the cliff by simpletons and lunatics, many of whom appear to be lining up for the Republican presidential nomination.
“Are the events of three hundred years ago on a small remote island of any significance to the world at large?” Bahn and Flenley ask. “We believe they are. We consider that Easter Island was a microcosm which provides a model for the whole planet. Like the Earth, Easter Island was an isolated system. The people there believed that they were the only survivors on Earth, all other land having sunk beneath the sea. They carried out for us the experiment of permitting unrestricted population growth, profligate use of resources, destruction of the environment and boundless confidence in their religion to take care of the future. The result was an ecological disaster leading to a population crash. A crash on a similar scale (60 percent of the population) for the planet Earth would lead to the deaths of about 1.8 billion people, roughly 100 times the death toll of the Second World War. Do we have to repeat the experiment on this grand scale? Do we have to be as cynical as Henry Ford and say ‘History is bunk’? Would it not be more sensible to learn the lesson of Easter Island history, and apply it to the Earth Island on which we live?”
Human beings seem cursed to repeat these cycles of exploitation and collapse. And the greater the extent of the deterioration the less they are able to comprehend what is happening around them. The Earth is littered with the physical remains of human folly and human hubris. We seem condemned as a species to drive ourselves and our societies toward extinction, although this moment appears be the denouement to the whole sad show of settled, civilized life that began some 5,000 years ago. There is nothing left on the planet to seize. We are now spending down the last remnants of our natural capital, including our forests, fossil fuel, air and water.
This time when we go down it will be global. There are no new lands to pillage, no new peoples to exploit. Technology, which has obliterated the constraints of time and space, has turned our global village into a global death trap. The fate of Easter Island will be writ large across the broad expanse of planet Earth.
Original Article can be found @ http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/this_time_were_taking_the_whole_planet_with_us_20110307/
Friday, February 4, 2011
Tiny Brained Bees Solve a Complex Mathematical Problem
ScienceDaily -- Bumblebees can find the solution to a complex mathematical problem which keeps computers busy for days. Scientists in the UK have discovered that bees learn to fly the shortest possible route between flowers even if they discover the flowers in a different order. Bees are effectively solving the 'Traveling Salesman Problem', and these are the first animals found to do this.
University of Royal Holloway London. "Tiny brained bees solve a complex mathematical problem." ScienceDaily 25 October 2010. 4 February 2011