Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Dalai Lama Meets with Youth Leaders from Conflict Zones

Youth Leaders from Conflict Zones in Dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama
November 6, 2017

Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India - In a repeat of last year’s fruitful meeting, the United States Institute of Peace have brought 25 Youth Leaders, mostly from conflict zones, to Dharamsala to interact with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. They met today for the first of two sessions at His Holiness’s Office.

In his preliminary remarks His Holiness suggested that all human beings have a responsibility to contribute to the creation of a more peaceful and compassionate world. “When conflict arises due to our over-emphasis on secondary differences of race, nationality, faith or political boundaries between states, who suffers?” he asked, “We do. We need to look deeper and understand how in being human we are the same.”

President of USIP, Nancy Lindborg, invited the Youth Leaders, a balanced group of young women and men, from Afghanistan, Burma, Colombia, Iraq, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and the USA to introduce themselves. She then invited His Holiness to open the conversation.

“Usually I get eight or nine hours sound sleep at night, but lately when I wake up I’ve been wondering how many people were killed while I slept; how many children died of starvation? The current situation is very sad, but just feeling despondent is of no help. If we ask ourselves who creates many of the problems we face, the answer is that we human beings do. Therefore, it’s logical that if we make the effort, we can take steps to solve them and avert the suffering involved.

“Scientists have found evidence that basic human nature is compassionate. It’s the common experience of all 7 billion human beings be cared for by their mother with love and affection. And it’s common sense that if we acknowledge our sameness as human beings, we more easily make friends. These are grounds for being optimistic.

“What will really change the world is coming to better understand our emotions and how to manage them on the basis of secular ethics. I believe we can change our emotions by using our intelligence to raise our awareness. Since it’s evident that the use of force provokes further violence, we have to adopt a more human approach—and we can start by recognising each other simply as brothers and sisters. This is how we could make this a more peaceful century.

“We need to adopt a more holistic attitude, looking at problems from a variety of angles. We need to make a demilitarized world one of our goals and look forward to a Global Union in which political boundaries, many of them imposed arbitrarily during colonial times, are less significant. Most important is the need to remain optimistic.”

With Nancy Lindborg’s guidance the Youth Leaders summarized the work they are each doing and put questions to His Holiness in relation to it. In his answers he encouraged the young people to be determined, just as those who engage in violence often are. He emphasized the special strength women can bring to promoting inner values, human values, in the world today. He added that responsibility for change rests with members of the younger generation like them. They must cultivate a vision of a better future and work hard to achieve it. Time and again His Holiness stressed the role of a more holistic education.

Following some discussion of the difficulty of changing entrenched attitudes, for example in relation to the role of women in education and leadership, Professor Samdhong Rinpoche contributed some Gandhian advice. He said it was important to distinguish between an action and its agent. We can oppose an action or prejudice without adopting a negative attitude towards its perpetrator. His Holiness added that a real test of the extent and strength of your compassion is whether you can apply it to those you consider opponents or enemies. He recommended a simple solution to disagreements—meet and talk.

His Holiness suggested that sometimes being practical and realistic is the most sensible course of action. He mentioned that most Tibetans were nomads and in the cold climate of Tibet wore clothes made of sheepskin. When they came to India, they could not cling to their customary ways, they simply had to adapt and dress accordingly.

With regard to the question of religious faith and identity and the trouble they can cause, His Holiness pointed out that in terms of personal conduct and practice it is fine to think of one truth and one faith. However, in relation to the community at large in the wider world, it is necessary to recognise a multitude of faiths and various aspects of the truth.

At several points in the conversation His Holiness expressed his admiration for the Youth Leaders’ work and the spirit they bring to it. The dialogue will continue tomorrow morning.

Original link & photos https://www.dalailama.com/news/2017/youth-leaders-from-conflict-zones-in-dialogue-with-his-holiness-the-dalai-lama

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Texas Church Shooter Kills Half the Congregation

Texas Church Shooter Kills Half The Congregation ... What A Dark World.

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far and enjoying your Sunday. It's a nice time of year with the weather cooling and all that great stuff. Gets dark early as we just became use to it becoming dark later. Lol. I hope people behaved on Halloween and stayed away from cemeteries and spirit boards. It only leads to heartache and torment. Trust me.

Ephesians 6:12 New International Version (NIV)
'For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.'

What can I say???? Another violent shooting. Half the congregation is dead. Gone. No longer alive. Many injured. And for what? A church with a decent size congregation minding their own business worshiping Jesus Christ and hearing a positive word from the preacher. Not bothering anyone as a matter of fact they have helped their community in times of crisis. This is disgusting. This was aimed at Christians. If not why pick a church? Not all Christians give God a bad name. Some of us actually treat others as were taught to. But please stop the violence! We have a right of religion just like anyone else.

Look at the racial tensions due to that attack/riot in Charlottesville. This is to divert attention off of peace and love. The devil is just loving and still is loving every bit of the chaos and sadness going on in this crazy sick world. His demons are dancing in hell! There will be a judgement no matter what God you believe in. What comes around goes around. It will come back to bite you at some point. Believe me.

I'd think (as I've mentioned many times) doing bad things comes back on you at sometime or another. Karma pretty much in so many words. Remember again...No race is better than another. We are equal in my God's eyes. This is awful what is taking place in this demonic world we're living in. Let's send those families all our prayers. And for the families dealing with the Las Vegas shooting. Having to bury a loved one due to something so stupid would have to be so hard to swallow. Please pray for that church in Texas. Half of their congregation is dead. Including babies and children. I come against anymore evil in the name of Jesus! Demons will flee when hearing the name Jesus. They're day is almost here. The eternal fire is where they are going.

The devil and his demons are dancing it up in hell. But their time is near. They know this. Read the book of revelations. It's why the world keeps getting darker and darker. California (I think) is trying to pass a law that a 10 year old (something to that effect) is capable of understanding feelings including sexual. Read for yourself online. A prophet said 5 years ago the law would be protecting pedophiles so they can continue their filthy raping of our precious children.

Some babies from what I've read were victims of death. This has got to stop. We are going to end up forcing God's hand on this country. They want to take our guns (that helped me when someone attempted to car jack me). If they take away our safety to fight back we're screwed. Criminals will ALWAYS BE TOTING guns. So now it's easier for them, no fear of being caught or shot at. It's just my opinion. Many disagree and that's ok. But felons aren't allowed to have guns yet they do. Military type too! Like Bonnie And Clyde if you know that story.

You'd have to be blind not to see how dark this world is. The Bible warns us of this. Children are having babies at 11 years old. Our country has some states like Florida that is way over populated and many who really need help can't get it. Tax payers pay for them to extend their family while getting free money and not working. Florida is probably almost bankrupt. It's impossible to help when so many babies are being born. They didn't ask to be here. It's just wrong. I know people with cancer who get hardly nothing.

Evil is attempting to engulf us via TV and movies hoping we get swayed and conditioned and feel "that is how it is" as they said in the old days. People turned a blind eye. Everything on news local and national is sooooo depressing and angers me at the same time. And we only see what they want us to see. So much goes on right under our noses and nothing has ever been done to remedy this terrible issue. We deserve to know what's going on in the world. We have the right! How dare they pull that crap...but it's been going on for many decades. How sad is that?

We are in a spiritual battle my friends. This was yet again put heavily on my heart to get this out. But with more fire behind it. The Word of God never failed me. That's who I personally serve and always will while always maintaining respect for all other faiths as well. Satan would love us to descend into anarchy. He loves that many think he doesn't exist. Like that saying goes 'The biggest con would be Satan to convince the world he doesn't exist.'

Satan is God of the earth. We shouldn't be surprised at all the bad and terrible things happening in this world. Free will is what we have. So many need to be behind bars and the ones behind bars who were poor are stuck due to lack of money on little offenses. Non dangerous. If they want to keep saying the prisons are full but won't build new ones but yet a pedophile and satanic murderer run free for lack of room. But someone who stole a few items is in for 5 years. It's not fair. We need the Glory Of God to come down on this country and save us and the children. This world is unfit to even live in. It really is.

Let's all be kind to one another. We must stick together as a country in order to survive. Other countries laugh at us and are disgusted with the immoral ways Americans live and allow to happen. A country divided against itself can not stand. Remember that. We need to support our law enforcement and other authorities who are honest working people who do care.

But fear is not of God. He doesn't give us the spirit of fear. Only demons do that. Make Jesus Christ your Lord and savior. He loves you so very much. I'm speaking to the lost, the suicidal, the depression people suffer. Nothing can make the Lord hate you. Don't go by horrible Christian examples. Some are going to hell and it's sad. Church doesn't get you to heaven. You're personal relationship with God does. He will always be there. Amen, glory to the most high. The alpha and omega, the beginning and the end. First and last is he.


Written By Jennifer L Auld

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Dalai Lama on Science, Spirituality & World Peace

Dharamsala, HP, India - Invited by the Bhaktivedanta Institute, a centre for advanced studies in science and Vedanta associated with the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, His Holiness the Dalai Lama attended the inaugural session of a conference on Science, Spirituality & World Peace today. The event took place in the auditorium of the Government Degree College, Dharamsala.

His Holiness was welcomed to the stage and presented with a bouquet. All stood for the National Anthem. After a song of praise to Lord Krishna, the principal guests gathered to light the peace lamp. The Chairman for the occasion, Dr Sudipto Ghosh gave a welcome address, concluding with a quotation from His Holiness, “If you want others to be happy, practise compassion; if you want to be happy yourself, practise compassion”. In a subsequent address elaborating on the theme of the conference, Dr PB Sharma remarked that truth, the cardinal principle of religion, is also a principle of science. A message from Subhag Swami stressed the need to create a culture of peace and harmony.

When His Holiness was invited to speak, he wanted to greet his respected brothers and sisters on the stage, only to observe that there were no sisters. Turning to those in the audience, he began,

“Brothers and sisters, I’m extremely happy to participate in this meeting. Among this gathering of brothers and sisters, some of us, like me, belong to the 20th century. Others who are not more than twenty years old belong to the new generation of the 21st century.

“The 20th century has gone, but if we look back it was an era of war and violence as a result of short-sightedness, giving in to destructive emotions, a lack of moral principles, as well as a lack of concern for others’ well-being. This was compounded by a belief in the use of force to solve problems. These factors still prevail to some extent at the beginning of the 21st century. The news is filled with stories of killing. Corruption flourishes. Poor people suffer. And in many places religion is used as an excuse for violence, while scientific developments have provided more efficient ways to kill.

“We have to stop and think—if we go on like this, the 21st century will be an era of violence and suffering like the century that went before. For someone 82 years old like me there isn’t much to worry about, but those of you who belong to the younger generation today need to question whether you want to see killing, beating and cheating continue. Much of the suffering we face is of our own making. Climate change is something we human beings have brought about through negligence. We have to ask how we can reduce and counter the problems we have created.”

His Holiness reported that scientists cite evidence that basic human nature is compassionate. This is borne out by our common experience of being cared for by our mothers. Without that care we would die. Common sense also tells us that if one of our neighbours is friendly and smiling when we meet, but another frowns with anger and hostility, we feel more comfortable with the one who smiles.

If it is motivated by anger, science is likely to be destructive. His Holiness observed that we have marvellous brains—how sad it would be if we only use them to find ways to kill each other. He suggested that all 7 billion human beings alive today have the potential to develop compassion and can be guided to do so by adopting universal values that he likes to call secular ethics. He clarified that he uses the word secular in an Indian context of unbiased respect for all religions.

He noted that so far science has learned a great deal about the material world, but is now gradually beginning to explore the mind and human consciousness. He predicted that during this century science will learn much more about our inner world. His Holiness recalled nuclear scientist Raja Ramana’s telling him that quantum physics’ new observations that phenomena do not exist objectively had been anticipated long ago in Nagarjuna’s writings. He asserted that ancient Indian understanding of the workings of the mind and emotions also remains relevant today.

“We can change our minds. We don’t have to give in to anger and hatred. Since compassion and anger cannot co-exist, the more we cultivate compassion the more our anger will be reduced. Other animals seem to have a capacity for some sense of compassion, but they lack the intelligence we human beings possess to cultivate and develop it.

“Compassion brings peace of mind and if we have that we won’t be deflected when negative events occur. A Christian monk I met in Montserrat, Spain, spent five years as a hermit in the mountains living only bread and tea. I asked him what he practised and he told me he meditated on love. And as he said that I could see from the sparkle in his eyes that he experienced the real, deep and lasting happiness of peace of mind.

“Nowadays, whenever I can I tell Indians that you already have a thorough understanding of our inner world and the workings of our mind and emotions. However, in pursuit of material goals, many people neglect this ancient knowledge. One of my commitments is to encourage its revival here in India. I believe that India is a country where it is possible to combine the benefits of a modern education with the benefits of this ancient understanding of the mind. What’s more I believe that this is something India, the world’s greatest democracy, can contribute to the wider world. If we are to succeed, we have to make an effort and we have to start now. Please think seriously about this.”

In responding to several questions from the audience His Holiness expressed appreciation of the practice of vipashyana in the form of analytical meditation. He stated that the purpose of life is to find happiness and joy, observing that day to day we are sustained by hope. He repeated that cultivating a proper sense of secular ethics is a basis for developing compassion. This also has a bearing on world peace. He added that the goal should be the demilitarization of the world, asking “Is this an empty dream?”

Challenged to say how an individual can really help others he agreed that it can sometimes seem as if one person will not be very effective. However, he stressed that change in the world always begins with an individual who shares what he or she has learned and passes it on to others. He reiterated that human beings are intelligent. We are able to understand that compassion is a realistic state of mind, whereas anger is not. We can also understand and observe that anger destroys our own peace of mind as well as good family relations. Anger attracts no friends.

A student from Lower TCV asked about the role of suffering in our lives and His Holiness told him that it depends on your perspective. If you only focus on the hardship you undergo it’s tough, but if you can adopt a broader perspective it’s possible to recognise advantage and benefit even in great loss.

After seeking his host’s permission, His Holiness spoke briefly to the Tibetan students in the audience in their mother-tongue. He touched on the efforts Tibet’s kings made in the 7th and 8th centuries to develop Tibetan culture. Consequently, the Tibetan language is now the most accurate medium for expressing the essence of the Nalanda Tradition—something to be proud of.

He said that after 60 years of hardship, Tibetans have kept up their spirit and determination. Consequently, even Chinese hardliners need to question the effects of their policies.

His Holiness stated plainly that Tibetans need not be shy or modest about their culture. The logic and psychology that are part of the Nalanda Tradition have a positive contribution to make to the world. He encouraged Tibetan students to work to keep those traditions and their modern education alive. He quoted a friend who told him, “Today Tibet is physically occupied by China, but in the future Tibetan culture can occupy the Chinese mind.”

In his final words to the whole audience His Holiness noted that historically Tibetans have regarded Indians as their Gurus and themselves as the chelas or students. However, while the Gurus’ ancient knowledge has fallen into neglect, the chelas have kept it alive and so proved themselves reliable. He ended by repeating his sense of commitment to encourage Indians to revive their ancient heritage.

original link & photos https://www.dalailama.com/news/2017/science-spirituality-world-peace

Sunday, November 5, 2017

What's the Difference Between The Holy Spirit & Demons?

A demon is believed to be a force that can be conjured and controlled. They are also believed to have the ability to possess or inhabit the body of humans and the only way to rid the person of them is to conduct deliverance and/or Exorcism. Demons are portrayed differently in different cultures. Some believe demons to be actual physical beings that can take the form of anything, including animals. Others consider the real demons as more of a spiritual force of evil battling for one's soul. They  have been feared and written about in almost every culture in one form or another.

One way Satan gains control of the mind is when we place our trust in what many Christians mistakenly call the Holy Spirit. What I mean is  "God told me to do this. . ." However, what God told them to do is completely contrary to God’s word. Jesus said in John 8:47 "He who is of God hears the words of God." God never, ever, ever leads us contrary to the Word of God. So when we receive anything we think is the Holy Spirit, the first question we must ask is "Does God’s word agree with what I believe is the Holy Spirit speaking to me?" Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 11:14 "And no wonder for Satan transforms himself into an angel of light."

Familiar spirits are known as demons who will present themselves to look like a loved one or someone who may have passed away in the house..... or even present themself as a helpless dead child in order to draw you in. They want to gain any kind of sympathy from mimicking a child or even somebody who's lost and stuck and can't cross over as they call it. These vile creatures will do whatever it takes. They want your SOUL!  They operate under their master, Satan. They influence people to create hate and hurt. Basically, they raise hell and torment us relentlessly. They spew lies and make a person believe such horrible things of others and ourselves. To knowingly open oneself to the work of demons is an evil act: "Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in a fire, who practices divination or sorcery." To knowingly open yourself up to these demons and their tasks is considered a sin. They are very evil spirits. They are very convincing to make you believe it's a passed loved one making contact. Test the spirit each time. Ask if he/it believes Jesus Christ is the Son of Man and does it worship Jesus Christ? You'll know real quick then if it's real and not eyes playing tricks on you or a person seeking attention.

Demons are more familiar with your mental archives than you are. They will replay all the nasty and mean words your friends said to you in the past. You must always test any spirit or "guide" by asking if they believe Jesus is the son of God and if they were sent from God. You'll hear replays of all the hurtful things that any ex or current spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend has said to you no matter how many years have passed. Demons always remind us of anything that causes us real emotional pain. Ever wonder why you have such a hard time forgetting those heartbreaking words that someone you loved said to you as a child? Demons are helping it stay very fresh in your mind. They will always make sure those painful memories creep up at the worst possible times. This includes tough times like depression or a loved one passing away, or a broken heart. It could also be someone very close to us that we thought we trusted ending up betraying us.

Demons will attack your emotions and body at any chance they can get. They are very patient. As I have said before, they will wait till the worst possible time in your life and then attack when you are at the breaking point and can't take anymore. If they can oppress you (get you to feel emotionally depressed) they can get you to believe it’s a sign that you've done something wrong or you're not worthy of God's love for mercy. Your mind is one of the main things they attack. Satan is the father of all lies and we must always remember this. All of the horrifying conclusions we draw during the dark night as we try to fall asleep causes us to start feeling that the Lord has abandoned us, are really misinterpretations of the very real emotional and past physical and psychological events we've gone through. Due to their patience they always know when to strike -- they have perfect timing.

As humans, we are easy to deceive. It is so very vital that we learn how to discern between God and demons. It is so very important that we find a way to become familiar and admit our own weaknesses. We all fall for the negative mental flashbacks. Understand that it takes a lot of time and discomfort to learn how to catch demons in the act of deceiving you. When they see you start to make strides in this area, they will instantly react with a new strategy that is much more invasive and intense.

You will never win this spiritual battle in your own strength. You will only be successful when you draw your strength from the power base, God Himself. There you will find the strength and stamina to "stand against the wiles of the devil" (Ephesians 6:11). Satan's nature is the nature of a man that causes him to act as he does. The same principle exists as we try to better understand Satan. John identified the devil as the originator and chief practitioner of sin (1 John 3:8). He further described Satan as “that wicked one” (1 John 5:18). Jesus called Satan a liar (John 8:44) and thief (John 10:10).

We need to put the focus on the Lord's Angels! Who are 100 times more powerful than any demon or devil, I can tell you that right now. Why not put the word out on these good angels and not just fallen angels? There is so much comfort and solace there, no fear.

Angels bring assistance in times of need.

The LORD, the God of heaven, brought me from the home of my father and from the land of my relatives, and he solemnly promised me that he would give this land to my descendants. He will send his angel before you, so that you can get a wife there for my son. (Gen 24:7).

If you feel the Devil is attacking your mind with fears, worries, anxiety etc., you can pray in the Name of Jesus and resist and overcome him!--Jesus said, "Behold, I give you power over all the power of the Enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you."-Luke 10:19. This power is YOURS if you believe His Word, claim His promises and pray in the Name of Jesus! In fact, if you are filled with faith and His Holy Spirit, you have the authority to resist the Devil directly, just like Jesus and His early disciples did. Remember we do NOT have to be in bondage to Satan and his army of demons.

Written By Biblical Demonologist Jennifer L Auld

Originally published on July 11, 2015 under the title Discerning The Holy Spirit Verses Demons.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Dalai Lama Discusses Refugees in Europe, Human Rights, Social Media & More

Dialogue with Students and Public Talk

Frankfurt, Germany - To begin with this morning, he met with a diverse group of Chinese, Mongols and Uyghurs —scholars, students and business-people, telling them that Tibetans were willing to remain with the People’s Republic of China (PRC). He also mentioned that when he first met Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer she spoke of using violence to achieve independence, but he persuaded her to pursue the path of non-violence instead. In due course she also adopted autonomy as her goal.

His Holiness was asked about the declining situation of human rights in China, exemplified in the death of Liu Xiaobo. He answered that he had heard that Xi Jinping had been taken aback by the strength of opposition to reform among the old guard in the Party. He mentioned the hope that during the forthcoming Party congress, when many elderly members of the Politburo will retire, they will be replaced by new faces. Opportunities for change may then occur. He noted that many educated Chinese support the Middle Way Approach, adding that governments come and go, but the people remain. He remarked that Chinese-Tibetan relations are more than 2000 years old, whereas the Chinese Communist Party has existed for less than a century.

Asked how progress can be made, His Holiness suggested that just as he has engaged in fruitful dialogue with scientists for more than 30 years, it’s important that Chinese and Tibetans in exile, students in particular, get to know each other better. These days, as fewer people in the world talk about human rights in Tibet and Xinjiang, it would be helpful to revive the association of Tibetans, Mongols and Uyghurs, focussing on rights and the preservation of cultural identity. His Holiness approved of a suggestion to erect statues of Liu Xiaobo to prevent memory of him being erased, proposing that Chinatown in New York would be a worthwhile location.

A drive through steady rain brought His Holiness to the Jahrhunderthalle, the Century Hall. 1600 students from 60 schools in and around the state of Hesse had gathered there to listen to his conversation with 10 of their number who would put their questions to him.

“Brothers and sisters,” he began, “I’m extremely happy to have this opportunity to talk you young students. I believe all 7 billion of us are the same as human beings. Many of the problems we face are of our own making. Why? Because we continue to think in terms of my people, my nation, my religion, focussing on the secondary differences between us.

“We can’t change the past, but we’re still able to shape the future. Since I was born in 1935 I’ve been witness to continuing violence and war. We are sitting peacefully and amicably together here, but elsewhere on this planet other human beings are suffering—being killed and dying of starvation. Can we remain indifferent? We need to remember the oneness of humanity and that we are all brothers and sisters. Those of you who belong to the 21st century have a responsibility to create a more peaceful world. If you start now and make an effort you may see such change in your lifetimes, although I won’t live to see it. The peace of mind that will be its foundation will require a combination of warm-heartedness and intelligence.”

Asked how to proceed, His Holiness stressed the need to improve education. He said that where in the past the church took care of inculcating human values, religious influence has declined. Now there’s a need for far-sighted vision and enthusiasm to incorporate ethical principles into mainstream education.

Questioned about the refugee problems in Europe, His Holiness clarified that most of them have fled their own countries because of unrest there. He compared contemporary refugees to Tibetans who have always expected ultimately to return to Tibet. Refugees today, he said, should be given shelter and provided with education and training for the young so that when peace is restored in their homelands they can return to rebuild them.

His Holiness highlighted a change in attitudes between the early 20th century, when everyone proudly joined up when war was declared, to the opposition to war, violence and nuclear weapons at the end. The manifest desire for peace is encouraging, he said, noting that the Berlin wall fell not as a result of the use of force, but due to popular will. He expressed his admiration for the spirit of the European Union, which has countered a sense of ‘them’ and ‘us’, the source of division.

“Our basic human nature is warm-hearted,” His Holiness asserted. “Without it we can’t survive. But we must also use our intelligence, asking ourselves, for example if anger is of any use. The answer is that it destroys our peace of mind. Women are prone to use make up to enhance their prettiness, but if their expressions are angry, no one will want to look at them.”

In the context of learning from experience, His Holiness described three steps to developing clearer understanding. The first is to read about or listen to what others say. The next is to think about it until it is clear in your mind and the third is to become so thoroughly familiar with this conviction that it becomes part of your experience.

Challenged to say whether freedom or security was more important, His Holiness replied:

“Freedom—because of our natural ingenuity. We have great potential for creativity which requires freedom if we are to avoid stagnation. Security is sometimes cited as protecting that creativity, but it should not be in terms of restraining our thinking. Totalitarian systems typically link security to restrictions.”

His Holiness told another student that human beings’ highest goal is the achievement of happiness.

Regarding social media he said that it’s important not to become a slave to such opportunities or the technology that supports them, but to employ them with intelligence, seeking not to be manipulated by them. He ended the meeting by recommending that the students think about what they had heard. If they approved of it and valued it, he said, they should try to implement it in their lives and share what they had understood with others. He added, nevertheless, that if it meant nothing to them, they were welcome to forget it.

Addressing almost 3000 people after lunch, His Holiness again stressed the need to overcome a tendency to dwell on secondary differences and realize that we are fundamentally the same in being human. He stressed the importance of creating a happier, more peaceful world, of acknowledging the oneness of humanity. He pointed out that when we go to hospital, no one asks where we are from or what we believe. We are received as patients in need of treatment.

“Similarly, if, lost in the wilderness, we finally see someone else in the distance, our first thought will not be to ask where they are from or to what race or religion they belong to, but relief at encountering another human being.”

His Holiness repeated his admiration for the spirit of the European Union and the sense of good neighbourliness it entails. He looked forward to such a union evolving in Africa, Latin America and Asia. He suggested that the mutual respect involved naturally leads to trust and more friendly relations, whereas suspicion leads to trouble. He reiterated that seeing others in terms of ‘them’ and ‘us’ only results in further division. Therefore, cultivating a sense of the oneness of humanity is crucial for peace in the wider world.

Among questions from the audience, His Holiness was asked how to deal with fear. He answered that some fear, such as fear of a mad dog, is valuable and well-founded. However, there is also fear rooted in thinking too much about ourselves. When that arises, he suggested, it could be fun to ask yourself where or what is the ‘I’ you are so worried about.

His Holiness’s answer to why people are so greedy was that they lack basic moral principles and a respect for the rights of others. They fail to understand that real happiness is related to the mind rather than to physical satisfaction.

When a member of the audience asked him to pray for her after coming through great difficulties, he told her he would, adding that his daily prayer is:

For as long as space endures
And for as long as living beings remain,
Until then may I too abide
To dispel the misery of the world.

Finally, to end a long day, His Holiness spoke to 1500 Tibetans from various parts of Northern Europe. He praised their continuing sense of being Tibetan wherever they live now and thanked them for the loyalty and unwavering faith. He reaffirmed that it is the continuing determination of Tibetans in Tibet that enables those is exile to also keep their spirits up.

He reviewed what has been achieved in exile in terms of keeping Tibetan Buddhist culture, the Nalanda Tradition, alive by extending opportunities for rigorous study. He stressed that only Tibetans maintain an approach to the Buddha’s teachings based on scepticism, logic and reason. Besides that he asserted that the Tibetan language is the medium through which the Buddha’s teachings can be most accurately expressed. In addition, the detailed explanations of the workings of the mind and emotions found in Buddhist literature are of crucial relevance today. This, he declared, is something to be proud of.

His Holiness recounted an occasion earlier this year flying from Guwahati to Dibrugarh in a small plane during a storm when the turbulence made him fear for his life. Telling them his main concern was for what the six million Tibetans who have vested their hopes in him would do if he were to meet with an accident, the audience applauded. He assured them that his health is good and that he may live another 15-20 years, during which time there could be positive change for Tibet. Before waving goodbye, he urged them to be happy and at ease.

original link & photos: https://www.dalailama.com/news/2017/dialogue-with-students-and-public-talk-frankfurt-germany-13-september-2017-yesterday-technical-problems-delayed-his-holiness-the-dalai-lamas-fight-from-derry-northern-ireland-to-frankfurt-and-he-eventually-took-off-in-pouring-rain-when-he-landed

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Random Rants of a Demonologist

I sure hope everyone is having a fabulous Sunday so far and had a awesome weekend.  It is still so freaking hot as all get out here in Florida. I hope y'all are enjoying all the blogs here. We have great bloggers with knowledge and very interesting things to share with you as well. Check out the old forums and discussions on who was exposed and other information if you ever have a chance. You would enjoy spending some time researching for yourself. Even older blogs. You never know which ones you have missed. It's always new to someone.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS WORLD????

I have some serious issues to discuss. Firstly, on Halloween, don't be creeping around these cemeteries and abandoned buildings. It's only asking for trouble. Please learn from my stupid mistakes I made as a teenager. As I've said many times that these demonic creatures don't always come out on command but they never forget you and will be back just when you think things couldn't any worse in your life. They are sneaky that way. But what do I know?? It's not like I've ever encountered a demon. NOT! (sarcasm) Please be careful. It's hard to get help with these issues from someone legit. Once that door is open it's highly dangerous and difficult  to close that door. You'll regret it.

We live in such a dark world and it ticks me off knowing our own government is part of a four decade or longer pedophile ring. Hillary Clinton has been caught committing treason. Now why won't she ever do a day in jail? It's so upsetting and wrong. Abuse of power. We outnumber them so what are they going to do if the American people decide to form a alliance against these vile pedophiles? I'm serious, this is a very real threat to our children.

We all know what a tragedy the Las Vegas shooting was. Families will forever remember how they lost the ones they love. It's scary to me because a lot of what I see and witness is this world slowly becoming darker and darker. Too much attention on occult and dark rituals. The directions are on YouTube. As I said last week, you can find many videos teaching dark magic. This is what happens in the end times. I'm not saying it's here because no one knows. But there are sure a lot of signs we are heading that way. Out of all sixty six books in the Bible, Revelations can be very complicated.

Some feel this event was manipulated to happen so it takes the attention off our corrupt government. It's an outrageous claim but apparently true according to the FBI. Now this shooting is very shady and multiple people knew or were involved. Only time will tell. These families need some kind of closure to this tragedy. Why does so much not make it on TV (mainstream media) like a pedophile ring in another country was brought down. Americans were involved too but after many years they finally did it. Now it's time the USA do the same thing! Protect our children God.

Darkness can't hide from the light of Christ for very long. Look at Hollywood. Finally, Harvey Weinstein owner of Mirimax films has had many, many allegations from underaged girls using his power in Hollywood to get women to do things for him. My God, they have it on tape. Major celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow have come forward. He's buddy buddy with our government pedophiles! Yup...they are everywhere. It's disgusting. And he's still free as a bird. He gave a 14-year- old girl some kind drug to dope her up so he could have his way with her. Everyone in Hollywood has covered for him and still are. Many more celebs came forward about his actions like Angelina Jolie. Yet he's still free and spreading his fear to others who can help put him away.

Actor Corey Feldman came forward telling us how rampant pedophilia was when he was a kid doing the movies Goonies, The Lost Boys etc.with the late Corey Haim. They were both molested. And when they spoke of it on their reality show it was pulled off air and Corey Haim ended up dead. They didn't name names. Corey Feldman has said many times, "the trouble in Hollywood is and was and will always be pedophilia. I was surrounded by them, literally." He can't name his molester who he says "is a huge Hollywood mogul probably watching this interview now." He'll be killed and he knows it. He was arrested before his concert for marijuana. Come on! It's almost legal in all states. They want to shut him up. Research for yourself. It's there.

It's almost Halloween, so it's that time of year to be very careful what you get into. Stay out of cemeteries with a ouija board/spirit board. I promise you it will not be good. I took a dare once here to sit in the 'Devils Chair" in Cassadaga, Florida. This place is known for psychics and witches who mainly live in this very small out of the way area. It's a beautiful small town. Very small. The cemetery had what the legend called the Devil's Chair. If you sit in it at midnight he will show. I sat on the large brick structure and he didn't show.....but later I became very regretful due to the activity I stirred up. Growing up with a Pentecostal minister as a father, he was very upset when he learned of what I'd done. I was 16. It's still a hot spot on Halloween.

There use to be a abandoned mental hospital in Pine Hills, Florida called Sunnyland. Everyone wanted to check it out despite the rumors of an angry demon, an inhuman spirit. Yup, I went in like a stupid idiot! Now it's torn down but one big building still stands. It can be entered but the cops patrol that place as it's a park now.  There is one in Jacksonville Florida but I think it's being torn down too. It was also called Sunnyland. But I'm sure people will still enter and end up with attachments. It pains me to say that. How parents could take their children to a place like that truly baffles me and makes me angry. Why would they risk themselves and their children for a cheap thrill that won't ever leave if it attaches and leaves with them?

It's about four hours from Orlando. I'll leave it at that for another blog. See what my curiosity caused? My dad warned me so many times and I didn't listen. I wish I had. But as we all go through different phases growing up in life I was in a 'know it all' stage. I felt invincible.. I wanted to know if this place was really what people have said over the years. That's what will get you every time. Curiosity.

This world is so dark. It's getting worse and worse each day. MSM (Main Stream Media) only airs what they want us to know. You'll never know what's really going on. People don't realize these people are also satanists in our government. It's why SRA is so rampant. (Satanic Ritual Abuse) It's disgusting and happens right under our noses. These people worship THE DEVIL! They don't believe they are their own living God. They do believe in God and Satan. But they will claim they don't.

And of course Orlando's finest ghost teams claim they can help people with this and they have 30 years of experience etc...Not true. They charge! I was contacted for help and when this family told me they were charged and was never told if anything was on audio or video I felt so horrible for them. I could hear the fear. Jesus Christ in Heaven help us all. See that's a lot of work so of course they only want to look cool and do the fun stuff. Right guys?? Charging, are you serious? And you can't bring yourself to sit long enough to watch video and listen to audio. It's a game to some people. Satan makes them his puppets.

Then there's that paranormal group that took advantage of a scared family with kids and have the nerve to charge and then not return calls other than one time stipulating 'Oh we'll contact you when evidence review over'. This family paid $250, that they couldn't even afford. Those groups are paranormal posers. Wasn't cool in early life so now they use this as a tool. Makes me sick. This family is now living in a hotel out of fear. I have news for you, that alone puts you on a demon's radar. Law of attraction. And when you are useful to them they will be back with 7 more friends. What that family went through was cruel. Thinking they were finally getting help.

Please turn to Jesus Christ. Ask Him into your heart. He is the only way to the Father. We have strength in his name to cast out demons. It's one of the last things Christ said after defeating death and ascending to heaven. He revealed himself to a certain amount of people. When they asked 'Jesus what shall thy do with the devil roaming about our land' and Christ said ' I leave you with the power of the Holy Spirit to cast out demons in thy name'. Amen glory to God! We can defeat the adversary with the words of Jesus and only in his name. Faith is all it takes.

Written By Jennifer L Auld

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Dalai Lama: Launch of a Secular Ethics Curriculum

After arriving in Delhi yesterday afternoon, His Holiness the Dalai Lama drove out of the city through dense traffic to Meerut in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh this morning. As he arrived at the CJ DAV Public School, children from a variety of schools lined the road to greet him and he was welcomed by the Principal and senior staff.

After a short rest, His Holiness was escorted to the stage where an enthusiastic crowd of more than 1500 faculty, students and members of their families applauded to show their appreciation of his presence. After the customary lighting of the lamp, Dr Alpana Sharma, the Principal of CJ DAV formally welcomed His Holiness to the school. Prof Avinash C Pandey, Director of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Allahabad, and former Vice Chancellor of Bundhelkhand University, Jhansi, introduced Ayurgyan Nyas of which he is a founder member.

Established in 2014 with His Holiness’s approval, Ayurgyan Nyas is endeavouring to introduce training in Universal Ethics into the modern Indian education system. The goal is to develop a curriculum that will ensure students’ holistic development on the basis of innate human values.

Prof. Pandey explained,

“With this curriculum, we hope to bring about a positive transformation in the minds of children who are the future of the world.”

The curriculum was formally released by His Holiness and presented to Principals and representatives of 9 schools from Delhi, Ghaziabad, Jhansi, Kanpur, Meerut and Pilibhit who have made a commitment to teach it.

In his remarks, His Holiness explained why he felt there was a need for such a curriculum,

“Since I was born in 1935, I’ve witnessed great violence, including the Second World War. Historians estimate that more than 200 million people died as a result of war in the 20th century. Great suffering resulted from the misguided thought that the way to resolve problems was a resort to the use of force, based on seeing our human brothers and sisters in terms of ‘us’ and ‘them’.

“This way of thinking began to change during the latter part of the 20th century as people developed a desire for peace. The indiscriminate suffering that is the result of war had helped open their minds. In this 21st century, at an individual, family and national level we need to understand that the use of force to settle disputes is out of date. We must make efforts to resolve our problems through dialogue conducted on the basis of mutual respect.”

His Holiness stressed his conviction that education is the key to changing people’s way of thinking.

“Modern education tends to be oriented towards material goals and the achievement of physical comfort. It encourages people to seek happiness only on a sensory level of consciousness. The mistake is not to pay more attention to our mental consciousness. Entire generations have been brought up with a materialistic outlook, in a materialistic culture and way of life. Although they want to live in peace, they don't know how to tackle their destructive emotions, which are its biggest obstacle.

“We need to improve the current education system by introducing instructions on ways to cultivate positive emotions like warm-heartedness. Relying on religious tradition won’t appeal to everyone. We need a more universal approach based on common experience, common sense and scientific findings”.

His Holiness drew attention to ancient Indian traditions that deal with concentration and insight, shamatha and vipashyana, that have accumulated profound understanding of the workings of the mind. This ancient knowledge remains relevant today because it can equip us to deal with our destructive emotions and bring about a transformation of the mind, whether we have any religious belief or not.

“This is a country that has the potential to combine ancient knowledge with modern education to achieve peace of mind.”

His Holiness expressed his appreciation of the efforts that are being made to ensure that this 21st century becomes an era of peace and happiness, contributing to the greater joy of all 7 billion human beings alive today.

In reply to a student’s question about whether he missed Tibet, His Holiness replied,

“I was born in Tibet so of course I miss my homeland, but today I consider myself a citizen of the world. In my life I have four commitments. The first is the promotion of basic human values; the second is to foster greater harmony among our religious traditions; the third is to contribute to the preservation of Tibet’s unique language and culture, as well as the protection of the natural environment of the Land of Snow—and the fourth is to encourage a revival of ancient Indian knowledge in this country”.

After enjoying lunch with a group of invited guests at the school, His Holiness returned to Delhi. Tomorrow, he will make his first visit to the north-eastern state of Manipur, where he will participate in an international conference on peace and harmony, organized by the Speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly.

original link + photos: https://www.dalailama.com/news/2017/launch-of-a-secular-ethics-curriculum

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