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|Posted on July 8, 2012 at 4:37 PM||comments (1)|
Recently, the unseasonal torrential rains across England and the east coast of U.S., as well as the heavy floods in Russia and Assam and mudslides and landslides in various parts of the world, suggest that the eco-system has been disturbed to an extent that the global warming, change of current streams and so on are impacting everywhere. No country seems immune.
The recent forest fires in Colorado in the U.S. suggest that forests have not yet been thinned, where there ought to be space between adjoining trees so that when a forest fire starts, it can be contained. Trees which are so densely close leave no choice but for the fire to spread on. There at least the training and deployment of more lumber jacks could be the appropriate action. It is a highly skilled job, taking a certain type of natural intelligence and co-ordination to do it safely. More people ought to be trained for this job, even in the Mediterranean countries, so the dreaded fires you read about during each summer could be avoided. If this task of "forest thinning" could be carried out before the hot summers, so much wealth of the forests could be safeguarded and preserved.
There is so much need for furniture in African countries like Kenya, so the wood can be utilised for that purpose. Jobs could be created in furniture making in Africa, where factories could be set up. The former colonial masters of such countries which could be helped could perhaps give a helping hand in such initiatives.
A world growth will happen with catering for the young and growing populations of the developing countries. They have the human capital, and young age groups, who need housing, schools, dispensaries, hospitals, roads, libraries, more electiricity to supply the demand which would be there. Eventually, they may be the ones working in the mature economies with aging populations. The world is in that sense one big family of God, whose joy it would be I believe if we all help each other and give a helping hand to spur further growth in the developing world. Western know-how, capital, large-scale implementation and management of work creation will help to harvest the wealth which exists in the world, and bring prosperity to more and more. If all this can happen in the midst of Peace, the benefits will be sooner for all the world.
|Posted on July 4, 2012 at 4:30 AM||comments (0)|
As the world awaits what the ECB Chairman Mario Draghi will announce on Thursday, a rate cut or some additional stimulus, the question that needs to be asked is : what is really needed?
With overnight deposits at the ECB running at around Euros 820 Billion, and withdrawls hardly Euros 320 million, I think it is self-evident that the wherewithal for growth in Europe is already there... 819 Billion Euros plus parked in vaults is a fantastic figure! As to a rate cut, it does not seem necessary. At one percent, it is pretty low - otherwise the banks would not find it profitable to lend vigorously, they'll just do inter-bank deals, collect their cut and go for lunch.
The solution which is taking place with improving numbers for the manufacturing indexes (although below the 50 level) is a return to confidence, the confidence to borrow, the confidence to lend, the confidence to spend and the confidence to grow, a confidence to try and balance the books with China and India and Brazil and OPEC, and a confidence to create jobs, confidence to fill up the empty houses, and a confidence to acknowledge that the world system has always existed on credit for further growth, and this generation cannot be any different.
If this generation is fine and we pull ourselves out of this sticky patch where lack of confidence has slowed things down, then austerity will be replaced by an ambience of happiness and growth, sustaining people to their expectations and dreams of a more fulfilling, more promising, more prosperous future.
It is a natural agenda. People on welfare benefits will be happier if work is given to them, which would fill up the empty offices and factories and warehouses and the idling computers.
The world has to fully awake and arise, and not have another recession in the midst of plenty.
|Posted on July 1, 2012 at 2:33 PM||comments (98)|
Few days ago, I referred to Thomas Sugrue's review of The Last Great Prophet, by Essad Bey.
That review was printed in the Herald-Tribune, in the 1930s, and is quoted fully in Think and Grow Rich.
Essad Bey's book gives the life of Prophet Mohammed, who, after the age of forty when he was a successful merchant, took to roaming in the desert and one day came back with verses which he could not have written, for he was not known for eloquence or poetry and had little formal education; having been a shepherd, he married the widow he worked for and became a prosperous businessman. But Allah's messenger, the archangel Gabriel, invited Mohammed into the desert, and appeared in a visitation to him. There, he gave him the verses which form the Koran.
As some scholar has noted, every race and nation has been given a Prophet in their own tongue, for God the giver and owner of all has granted diversity to humanity, and other scholars have noted that all religions preach the same sacred message, in different forms, for the benefit and salvation of humankind.
I write this as an inspirtion that Dr. Mohammed Morsi's Egypt, where the Muslim Brotherhood will follow a rule of "Dastoor" i.e. tradition according to Islam, and Islam being translated by Thomas Surgue to mean "democracy", hopefully will mean an enlightened democratic rule by the learned President of the Republic, and hopefully the international community will welcome that rule for its inclusion in diversity and help them to the restoration of a free-trading economy which tourists can enjoy visiting.
Today, I hope Prophet Mohammed's life can be an inspiration for persistence in Peace and Prosperity as noble objectives for humankind.
|Posted on June 22, 2012 at 12:21 PM||comments (0)|
Last few days, people have used these search terms to find the piece I did recently.
In a poetic form, I described Aung Sang Su Kyi as the Spirit of Democracy (Eternal Spirit of Freedom) , which I think sums up all the tears I see in peoples' eyes as they listen to her. Her life has the touch of folklore and fable that leaves an impression on peoples' hearts, a Prime Minister who was elected but not allowed to assume that position twenty one years ago.
I believe her nation was shackled by debt in purchasing vans, armoured vehicles and other military related equipment, which tied the nation down to an autocractic rule under the junta. But that enlightened trio let in aid from outside from friendly nations, mainly America, after the tsunami.
At that moment, I knew the military leaders are like Buddhist patriarchs, but their hands and feelings of compassion were tied. Now it seems they are open to change, to allow their nation, (their children almost) the freedoms of change and development.
The Leader of the Junta is now the President, and when Aung Sang Su Kyi went to meet him at his palace, she travelled on roads that were eight lanes wide, but on which there was little traffic.
The Leader, General Than Shwe, very graciously welcomed her in Rangoon. It can be deduced that they are ready for a gentle change to democracy, and will I believe allow this way forward. The past when they were typified as a brutual regime are times gone by, when their Buddhist characters must have felt trapped due to circumstances to impose a style of control they clearly do not believe in. The Enlightened One who they worship was a respector of souls, who set people free. So too will they.
With assistance from well-wishers, primarily in clearing their debts, would enable the Burmese people become free and start a new page in their nation's story. The logical step will be the inauguration of the Nobel Laureate as the Prime Minister of her people, who reciprocate the natural affecton and care she has towards her people. That will be a happy day for Myanmar, and although it has been 21 years in the making, it is drawing near. I pray that the Generals will offer the Spirit of Democracy their full support and aegis to implement a government and bureaucracy which will bring happiness and more visitors to their lovely country, and bring all the economic development they can have.
So many well-wishers wait for that joyous occassion.
|Posted on June 22, 2012 at 3:17 AM||comments (0)|
Thanks for your visit to my blog and website, proving popular every week I'm glad to note.
The following were my posts, you may be interested to read them :-
- Happy Fathers Day
- Prayer for Peace in Syria
- Consolidation of Economic Recovery
- India Reserve Bank hesitant to deploy silver bullett
- Enough to feed the hungry, but it is wasted....
- Gurdas Sidhu, Forex maestro
- J P Morgan and Jamie Dimon
- A huge sigh of relief, now to work
- "Thank you for your two highly convoluted questions..."
- Return to calm waters.
Your comments and criticisms are always welcome.
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|Posted on June 21, 2012 at 11:17 AM||comments (4)|
Everyone wants Recovery and resumption of growth, worldwide. It gives people back their dignity, and adds purpose to life.
By the way, why has God created us humans so beautifully that we can, if we apply ourselves, learn up to 40 languages, read the Encyclopaedias from cover to cover (as Bill Gates did when he was only eight, lucky fellow, his father is a lawyer and could afford to buy him those lovely books; I used to go to the school and public libraries to read until I started working and could buy a few books, which I still do), dream of spires and arches, build dams and planes, miniaturise the different communications gadgets, and yet sometimes fail to clean the kitchen, or the loo, or the bathroom, or remember to set the timer on the cooker? None of us is perfect, and very few are good at all tasks. Our inner afflictions and shortcomings are only known to us, and to God. But our Heavenly Father knows what He wants us to do and succeed in; He will only allow us to be as successful as He wishes us to be.
Put in the effort, says the Song of Godhead, the Bhagvad Gita, and leave the granting of fruits to the Lord. If He could grant a big house to His dearest friend Sudhama, do you think He will forget His beloved devotees? He, the maker of all and the owner of everything, has His plans for everyone of us.
Just believe, and through faith, we can ask Him to re-write our stories to how we would like it to be.
In His love for humanity I have faith, and He will help restore worldwide Recovery and Prosperity.
So long as people are kind to one another, and nations can all try and achieve Peace. Our Heavenly Father does not like to see his progeny fighting each other. As long as there is peace, prosperity will follow.
Faith is a quality the Bible assures us with. Faith is a quality Henry Ford believed in.
Faith is what God clothes our dreams with.
(written by Duru-darshan)
|Posted on June 21, 2012 at 4:21 AM||comments (4)|
"Excellent question, but actually....Well, you know ( I feel flumoxed...If I knew the answer, we wouldn't be in the mess we are currently in, and you wouldn't be asking me the question...Know I mean?")
I think that may be an honest answer to some of the Q&A sessions nowadays, which seem media-managed by pre-selection, where each invited media representative asks two convoluted questions and the person being questioned plays cool and gives answers which seem in-house but not comprehensible to the audience watching the TV or listening to the debate.
Is it any wonder that solutions are not being found, to fundamental questions as to what ails the economy, and what can be done about it?
If simple questions were asked, maybe we would get more sense out of it.
Until my next blog.
|Posted on June 17, 2012 at 11:11 AM||comments (2)|
Today at the Church, after the sacrament (during which a hymn is sung and bread then water is blessed and passed to the congregation) was time for testimonies on the importance of Father's Day.
Bishop Onaolapo's son, Michael, gave the first speech. "The Lord is our Father. Every day is Father's Day and we should show our appreciation." There is a great heritage of spiritual linking in the Bishop's family, who welcome everybody to the Ilford chapel and make people know that God loves us all equally, and through His priests, His people.
By the way, Presidential nominee Governor Mitt Romeny is also a Bishop in the Church of the Latter-Day Saints in the U.S., sometimes known as the Mormons (after the Prophet Moroni, whose golden statuate stands atop the Mormon churches).
Sister Amaka Ohiku said that after her Father died when she was a teenager, her Mother brought up the family alone, so today she paid tribute to her Mother for filling the Father's role also, as well as the Church, which because of its structure was there to provide paternal support.
Brother Barry Oshage's daughter Michelle praised her father, that he is the Greatest Dad in the World because of the example he sets them at home. People have to count their blessings for children who are gifted with such wisdom.
Barry is indeed a gifted teacher of Scriptures. "We are created in the image of our Heavenly Father. So today is a day for all men, as those who are not fathers, their day will come. Though my own father is gone,our Heavenly Father is always there." A message of hope and goodwill.
(written by Duru-darshan Dadlani,
ordained into the Melchezideck priesthood)
|Posted on June 16, 2012 at 7:43 AM||comments (0)|
Today is an important day, for many occassions. There's the Trooping of the Colours, when Her Majesty salutes the Forces on her official birthday Wish you Very Many Happy Returns, Ma'am.
In Birmingham, Russell Brand will be having a tet-a-tet with the Dalai Lama, which should be an enlightening event. The Living Spirit of the Buddha is truely a Sage, propagating Peace and Understanding. I am sure he will be warmly welcomed in England, where all freedoms are so enshrined and respected, a great multi-cultural nation which is truely the centre of the Commonwealth, again a tribute to Her Majesty's dedication to her role as Head of the Commonwealth.
In Oslo, it will be a great ceremony when Aung Sang Suu Kyi receives her Noble Peace medal. This Eternal Spirit of Freedom and champion of democracy will in due time be allowed to assume her rightful post of Prime Minister of Myanmar, under the aegis and support of the Burmese military commanders, who are Buddhists by character and can only help develop their country further by implementing this democratic privilege. For that I pray.
|Posted on June 14, 2012 at 10:05 AM||comments (0)|