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We humans also have wars going inside all of us. Our negative and positive forces are always fighting. The negative forces within us are represented by the Kauravas and the positive forces by the Pandavas.The Gita does not have stories in it to illustrate the teachings, so I will add some stories from other sources to help you. Here is a story about negative and positive thoughts fighting each other that Lord Krishna Himself told to Arjuna in Mahabharata. 1. Mr. Truthful There once lived a great hermit, who was famous for telling the truth. He had taken a vow not to lie and was popularly known as "Mr. Truthful." No matter what he said, everyone believed him because he had earned a great reputation in the community where he lived and did his spiritual practices. One evening, a robber was chasing a merchant to rob and kill him. The merchant was running for his life. To escape from the robber, the merchant ran towards the forest where the hermit lived outside the village. The merchant felt very ...
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'The Bhagavad Gita' is an intensely spiritual work that forms the cornerstone of the Hindu faith, and is also one of the masterpieces of Sanskrit poetry. It describes how, at the beginning of a mighty battle between the Pandava and Kaurava armies, the god Krishna gives spiritual enlightenment to the warrior Arjuna, who realizes that the true battle is for his own soul.
Published on 27th July, 2018, in The Economic Times.. In corporate circles, its common to think of the Bhagavad Gita as a motivational speech given by Krishna to Arjun, after which he fights a tough battle and wins the war. This is a half-truth and certainly not the intention of the Bhagavad Gita.. Any attempt to use the Bhagavad Gita as a motivational speech for corporate success is flawed as it mis-frames the sacred narrative that exists in a very different context.. Krishna is certainly not a cheerleader, motivator or trainer. In the narrative, he is God who is on Earth to establish dharma and the conversation of dharma revolves around activity-what choices you make, what decisions you take.. It is NOT based on success, which is why Krishna keeps saying that to action alone you have the right, not to results. What is dharma? Not ethics or righteousness, as westernised academicians keep telling us. Dharma is when we stop behaving as animals and display our humanity. In other words, a peace ...
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It is held by evolutionists that genetic mutations are an avenue of positive change in living organisms. For example, Richard Dawkins book, The Blind Watchmaker, seeks to establish a godless cosmos of chance in which the appearance of design in life has occurred by accident, by the incremental accumulation of positive changes in genes. His evidence relating to biochemical genetics, however, consists of theoretical models of little relevance to the real world. Thus, the question remains: What do we actually see in the world around us when we use scientific tools of measurement and observation? Do we see this blind watchmaker at work in any real-life examples, or do we see the opposite? The purpose of this article is to demonstrate the poverty of evolutionary theory to explain the facts in one well-researched area of biology-that is, the area of human genetics. It will show how the facts unearthed by this research show mutations to be, not a blind watchmaker, but more truthfully analogous to ...
This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume30, number6 (2007). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org. When Professor Phillip Johnson-who would become the strategist for the Intelligent Design movement-was on sabbatical from teaching law in the late 1980s, he read two books about Darwinism. One was Richard Dawkinss best-selling The Blind Watchmaker (W.W. Norton, 1987), a defense of Darwin. The other was Michael Dentons Evolution: A Theory in Crisis (Adler and Adler, 1986). Johnson, whose expertise is in legal evidential reasoning, was surprised to learn that the case for Darwinism was weaker than he had imagined; in fact, it was so weak that he wrote Darwin on Trial. Johnson examined Darwinism very closely and concluded that it was supported more by a commitment to philosophical materialism (which had become a reigning ideology) than by empirical evidence.. One wishes that Richard Dawkins, the prestigious ...
Russell B. Goodman tells the story of the development of philosophy in America from the mid-18th century to the late 19th century. The key figures in this story, Jonathan Edwards, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, the writers of The Federalist, and the romantics (or transcendentalists) Emerson and Thoreau, were not professors but men of the world, whose deep formative influence on American thought brought philosophy together with religion, politics, and literature. Goodman considers their work in relation to the philosophers and other thinkers they found important: the deism of John Toland and Matthew Tindal, the moral sense theories of Francis Hutcheson, Adam Smith, and David Hume, the political and religious philosophy of John Locke, the romanticism of William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and the transcendental idealism of Immanuel Kant. Goodman discusses Edwardss condemnation and Franklins acceptance of deism, argues that Jefferson was an Epicurean in his metaphysical views ...
Certainly Platos theory of Ideas, more particularly his Idea of Good, has clear parallels, not only in theosophy but in every great religious philosophy. Do they not all posit deity, divine power, brahman, or That - however one terms the Infinite or the Supreme - as the primal fount of Being? You may recall how Timaeus carefully distinguishes between that which "always is and has no becoming," and that which "is always becoming and never is," adding that "the father and maker of all this universe is past finding out; and even if we found him, to tell of him to all men would be impossible" (28c). This is a rich field of inquiry, and it would seem as though Plato was but giving a new direction, a fresh interpretation, to what his predecessors, Heraclitus and other Greek philosophers of the 6th-5th centuries B.C., had conceived of as Mind, the primordial source of all, cognate with Fire - not the earthly fire, but its subtle originant. In other words, Platos Idea of Good is suggestive of a divine ...
The question whether evolution is blind is usually presented as a choice between no goals at all (the blind watchmaker) and long-term goals which would be external to the organism, for example in the form of special creation or intelligent design. The arguments either way do not address the question whether there are short-term goals within rather than external to organisms. Organisms and their interacting populations have evolved mechanisms by which they can harness blind stochasticity and so generate rapid functional responses to environmental challenges. They can achieve this by re-organising their genomes and/or their regulatory networks. Epigenetic as well as DNA changes are involved. Evolution may have no foresight, but it is at least partially directed by organisms themselves and by the populations of which they form part. Similar arguments support partial direction in the evolution of behavior.
Editors note: We are delighted to welcome Andrew Jones as a new contributor. He holds a PhD in Computational Molecular Physics from the University of Edinburgh, originally motivated by wanting to understand the mechanics of molecular machines. He is now a software developer and has worked for Google with massive automated distributed fault-tolerant information-processing systems - computing becoming more and more like biology! He has a long-standing interest in everything to do with design and evolution.. Richard Dawkins once said, "Biology is the study of complicated things that give the appearance of having been designed for a purpose." (The Blind Watchmaker, 1996, p. 1). Despite this appearance of design, Dawkins is, of course, a leading proponent of the Modern Synthesis or neo-Darwinian Synthesis of evolution, a mechanistic theory of population genetics and random variation by mutation. In the Modern Synthesis, exemplified by his book The Selfish Gene, all purpose is illusory; there is only ...
When one leaves the Integral World arena and starts reading the big names in the field, the picture becomes even more confusing. We have the quantum physics physicalistic view that has recently made much headway in developing outrageously complex mathematical theories based on theoretical physics to explain the universe. These theories involve sub-atomic particles such as quarks that are based on string theory, along with the theory that 96% of the universe consists of "invisible" dark matter and dark energy, and the possibility that something could indeed come from nothing, plus a multiple of possible simultaneous parallel universes that we are immersed in but are not able to perceive [13]. However, on the other hand we have scientists in the public arena describing alternative perspectives to the physicalistic blind watchmaker of Richard Dawkins interpretation of life and the universe [14], invoking some kind of grand designer or archaic consciousness as well as an alternative to Darwins ...
Systems and Synthetic Biology is a relatively new field in biomedical research. It focuses on engineering new or modified signaling proteins to create desired signaling pathways in the cell. Every living cell is an extremely complex machine expressing thousands of different proteins. Due to superb regulation, many cells, such as photoreceptors and other neurons in vertebrates, can live for decades. Cells can also self-reproduce by division, where both daughter cells are perfectly viable. Natural selection (the "blind watchmaker", to use Dawkins expression) spent hundreds of millions of year to achieve this perfection. Due to elucidation of the intricacies of cellular regulatory mechanisms we can now play evolution on our time scale: re-design proteins and signaling pathways to achieve our ends. »» Details for 3rd International Conference on Systems and Synthetic Biology ...
Your primary objective should be to show in this way, per IBCE, why there is no need to infer to design from the root of the Darwinian tree of life on up (BTW, it will help to find a way to resolve the various divergent trees), on grounds that the Darwinist explanation, as extended to include OOL, is adequate to explain origin and diversification of the tree of life. A second objective of like level is to show how your thesis is further supported by such evidence as suffices to warrant the onward claim that is is credibly the true or approximately true explanation of origin and body-plan level diversification of life; on blind watchmaker style chance variation plus differential reproductive success, starting with some plausible pre-life circumstance. It would be helpful if in that essay you would outline why alternatives such as design, are inferior on the evidence we face. {as an initial spark for thinking, contrast my own survey of origins science here on (note the onward resources page), the ...
of an intrinsic human propensity to sin or to disobey God. Cain, D. " Let There Be Light. " Eternity (May 1982): 30-31. Graphical contrast of fourteen "literal" interpretations of Genesis. Dawkins, R. The Blind Watchmaker . New York, 1986. Argues that evolution makes atheism intellectually respectable (but see Ruse, 2001). Gould, S. J. " Non-overlapping Magisteria. " Natural History 106.2 (1997): 16-22, 60-62. Gould, S. J. Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life . New York, 1999. Good review of the controversy and an eloquent.... ...
In 1986, Richard Dawkins published a book called the Blind Watchmaker about evolution that included a program that was intended to demonstrate evolutionary algorithms running on a computer. The program proved contentious. This article looks at an F# implementation of the program and considers some variations of it to address peoples objections to the original..." ...
progress even though we have worked on it for more than 50 years."). etc., etc..... The scientific elite shows astonishing irresponsibility! Forgotten and/or ignored or not understood articles, works, facts, evidence and wrong education, etc. The blind watchmaker first learned physics well, then chemistry. And only then dealt with biochemistry. But he never forgot what he had already learned.. More references (and NCK) with links ...
Ayurveda describes sleep as an aggravation of Vata and Pitta dosha. The number one cause of the same is mental tension; suppressed feelings and acute bitterness. The above five situations again hold true to this effect.. Apart in Allopathy other causes of insomnia mentioned are constipation; dyspepsia; excessive intake of tea, coffee and alcohol and environment Factors-excessive cold, heat or change of environment. They are in most of the situations the effect and not the cause of insomnia.. The treatment of insomnia involves either suppressing the emotions with drugs or root level eradication of stress with proper counseling. Bhagavad Gita, Chanakya Niti and Vidur Niti are high level counseling books of ancient era and provide texts and sutras even true today.. Bhagavad Gita was a counseling when Arjuna went in an acute anxiety state and was not being able to decide whether or not he should fight with his near ones. He said: my legs are trembling, my bows are leaving me, by body is shaking, ...
A person who neither rejoices upon achieving something pleasant nor laments upon obtaining something unpleasant, who is self-intelligent, unbewildered, and who knows the science of God, is to be understood as already situated in Transcendence.
lampshade full of soot and putting the wick very high to get the glowing light. If we do not clean the shade, we still do not see the light even though the wick is burning. We are not talking, however, about light but about knowledge. With a purified mind knowledge itself manifests. When the mind is impure, our nature is impure and then the light within is stifled. We do not get that light because of ignorance.. Lord Krishna said - and this is very important - that the Lord does not take account of what we do; He does not wonder whether we do good or bad. Every good act that we have done purifies our being like cleaning the lampshade, and every negative action is like staining that shade. He said that God is not the cause of our suffering; our own actions cause it because our Self-knowledge is veiled by ignorance and we, thereby, come to suffering. Even if we know the difference between what is right to do and what is not, our nature forces us in the wrong direction. Lord Krishna said that this ...
The person who first said that time is precious could hardly have reckoned how watchmakers (horologists, if you can pronounce it) would reinterpret his words.. Nowadays, the luxury watch market is throwing up more high-priced options than ever before and the days have gone when you could spoil your wrist and spare your wallet at the same time.. Lets face it. Nowadays, buying a watch isnt just about telling time -- for that, you might as well use your cellphone.. Its about diamond- studded dials, gold cases and fancy leather straps. So if youre up to spending heavily on timepieces, heres a look at some of whats on offer.. One timepiece that stands out from the crowd is the Atmos, a clock from Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre. The mechanism of these clocks is still a technological marvel although they were patented almost 75 years ago.. The Atmos works on a device that transforms the minutest changes in temperature into energy; a fluctuation of just a single degree suffices to keep the ...
On the day that Apple is anticipated to reveal the iWatch, Swiss watchmaker Urwerk reveals a new unique mechanical watch. The Urwerk EMC is the worlds first precision mechanical watch in which the timing can be both monitored and adjusted by the user to suit their lifestyle.. Get the Free Tracker App to find a Nintendo Switch in Stock. "EMC allows you to obtain reliable and accurate data about your timepiece at the touch of a button, information that until now has been the preserve of professional watchmakers. Using this information, you can fine-tune one of the most exciting, most jubilant mechanisms invented - the mechanical watch - all by yourself." says Felix Baumgartner about the EMC watch.. Changes in position and temperature, as well as shocks, can all adversely affect the isochronism (timing regularity) of a wristwatch. But thanks to EMCs unique and pioneering monitoring unit, not only can the wearer obtain the precise timing rate on demand, they can then use that information to ...
Gods alleged act of creation of the universe includes creating the laws of nature. He could have made it so that the speed of light was faster, or slower. He could have made it so there was no light. He could have made matter have more fundamental constituents, or fewer. He could have made no matter at all. An omnipotent being is not constrained by physical law; omnipotence includes the capacity to instantiate any set of physical laws that themselves are logically consistent. Here is the first element of the profound disanalogy in design arguments. Gods act of creation, if we can call that an act in any coherent sense, if it includes the choice, design, and creation of the laws of nature, is utterly unlike any act of design we have any experience of because all of our creations occur within the context of natural law and those natural laws makes those acts possible. An act of creation that instantiates a complete set of physical laws that govern matter from a state where there are no laws of ...
Talk to Jude about Carla Hoffman, and then about "Carlas private life". Its a good idea to use this time to explore the Castle and grounds before anything more happens. Also all of the inhabitants should now be at the Castle, so find each one and talk to them about all available subjects so that you can begin to get an idea of what is going on. You get basically the same information using both Darrel and Victoria, but may pick up something additional using one or the other on certain subjects (theyll usually tell you if the other one should ask the question). At this time we found the Administrator Anderson in his office on the 2nd floor (up the stairs from the kitchen), his wife Jude by the swimming pool, the old Caretaker Henry in his house on the garden grounds, Raul the Gardener working near the Mausoleum in the garden, the Supervisor Greta up the stairs from Andersons office area in the Lounge, Carla the maid on the 4th Floor, and Stephen the Cook in the kitchen. Note that new subject ...
We do NOT guarantee timing accuracy, consistency or functionality in any way unless we service this Rolex prior to shipping.. Due to the age of this timepiece, Rolex no longer produces parts for this generation models movement. This means that Rolex will not be able to service this timepiece. You will need to have access to an independent Rolex watchmaker that has (or can source) used original Rolex and/or new aftermarket parts for this movement for routine service and maintenance. If you are looking for a more reliable timepiece that comes with a warranty, we suggest looking at a newer generation of this model so that Rolex would still produce parts for the movement.. With all that being said, we can service this watch prior to shipping for an additional cost. The estimated time frame is 2 to 4 weeks. Please keep in mind that because our Rolex Master Watchmaker would be replacing any worn out parts with used original Rolex and/or new aftermarket parts, the service/maintenance requirements may ...
For over three decades (since 1979) of buying, selling, and trading watches, we have gathered quite a collection, over 500 between 2 stores, of fine pre-owned watches from late 1800s to this years current models from all famous watchmakers: Audemars, Breitling, Cartier, Corum, Panerai, Patek Philippe, Rolex, Grand Seiko and hundreds more. Once, they were bright and shining stars in someone elses collection. Now, after being serviced ( unless its a marked as consigned watch ) by Certified Master Watchmakers at our state-of-the-art repair department, these watches have been given a second "wind". As good as new, these fine timepieces are looking for a new home. Most are backed by our one full year Right Time limited warranty, and can now be proudly called a CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED WATCH, some even carry remainder of the factory warranty. A lot of times people just spend a lot of time looking through so many unique models from so many manufacturers from around the world, all assembled in one store, ...
The limb has long been used as a model of how developmental patterning occurs by manipulation of the limb in animal models. This lecture will therefore also introduce some concepts and experiments that have identified patterning mechanisms within the limb. The previous lecture covered the basics of bone, muscle and cartilage development, that can be applied to the same elements within the limb. Cells of the ectoderm, cells derived from the dermatome and the hypaxial portion of the myotome mix with somatic component of the lateral plate mesoderm to give rise to the fore and hind limbs. The appendicular skeleton consists of: Shoulder girdle, Upper limb (arm, hand), Pelvic girdle, Lower limb (leg, foot). ...
The limb has long been used as a model of how developmental patterning occurs by manipulation of the limb in animal models. This lecture will therefore also introduce some concepts and experiments that have identified patterning mechanisms within the limb. The previous lecture covered the basics of bone, muscle and cartilage development, that can be applied to the same elements within the limb. Cells of the ectoderm, cells derived from the dermatome and the hypaxial portion of the myotome mix with somatic component of the lateral plate mesoderm to give rise to the fore and hind limbs. The appendicular skeleton consists of: Shoulder girdle, Upper limb (arm, hand), Pelvic girdle, Lower limb (leg, foot). ...
Sustained gamete production during adulthood depends on germline stem cell (GSC) self-renewal, which is also restrained to its proper position to avoid the risk of tumorigenesis. The Drosophila ovary provides an excellent system to study GSC fate determination because its unique anatomical layout makes lineage tracing relatively easy in a complex cell context (for reviews, see Li and Xie, 2005; Spradling et al., 2001). Each ovary consists of 16-20 ovarioles that are basically parallel `assembly lines of oocyte production. At the anterior tip of each ovariole (Fig. 1A), two to three GSCs are restricted in a space called a niche, the somatic components of which include terminal filament (TF) cells, cap cells and escort stem cells (ESCs) (Decotto and Spradling, 2005; Xie and Spradling, 2000). To keep egg production going, each GSC divides to generate two daughter cells: one remains attached to the cap cells in the niche, thus retaining GSC fate; the other moves out of the niche and becomes a ...
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Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds. These words, extracted from the religious text of the Bhagavad Gita, took a whole new meaning and momentum
Amazon Verified Customer Review: Edward, I bought your new book yesterday and read it last night! I have to tell you....I finally "Get it"!! I cannot tell you how many times Ive tried to read the Bhagavad Gita, but never got very far before I realized I had no idea what was going on. But after reading your primer, I now get it and feel quite confident that when I pull the full Monty version down from the shelf I wont feel nearly as lost!! Really was such a great read! Im glad it can live on my Kindle. I anticipate reading it often! Thank you so much!!! Loved it! LouAnn Thomas ...
Amazon Verified Customer Review: Edward, I bought your new book yesterday and read it last night! I have to tell you....I finally "Get it"!! I cannot tell you how many times Ive tried to read the Bhagavad Gita, but never got very far before I realized I had no idea what was going on. But after reading your primer, I now get it and feel quite confident that when I pull the full Monty version down from the shelf I wont feel nearly as lost!! Really was such a great read! Im glad it can live on my Kindle. I anticipate reading it often! Thank you so much!!! Loved it! LouAnn Thomas ...
Its better to do your own duty badly, than to perfectly do anothers. Bhagavad Gita. Today the extraordinary happened in my classroom: I was serenaded, fed, educated, entertained, and awed - all this before 9:15 a.m. Im still astonished by the entire experience.. And guess what! There were no eggs involved. Im 12 days a vegetarian. ...
fergus07 writes Swiss watchmaker Hublot has created a scaled-down working replica of the ancient Antikythera mechanism. The question is — why on Earth would you want to strap one of these to your wrist? It barely tells the time, and it cant take pictures, tweet or connect to your Facebook. I...
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While repairing Lincolns pocket watch, the watchmaker leaves a secret message inside that would remain hidden for almost 150 years. Verifying the message exists uncovers another mystery.
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Despite a stellar record of growth and profits, watchmaker Fossil will lay off tech workers and hire cheap foreign labor to do the work.
Fossil Group Incs (FOSL.O) shares soared 79 percent in early trading on Wednesday as short sellers rushed to cover their positions, a day after the watchmaker posted a better-than-expected increase in sales in the holiday quarter.
How much are the words Made in Switzerland worth to consumers increasingly vigilant about the provenance of everything from what they eat to what they wear? The answer, luxury watchmakers say, is a lot.
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And this is a bad thing because...? Even from the spending side, when a billionaire buys a new watch, they end up creating jobs for a watchmaker, which is likely a big company with many employees. These employees in turn own cars and houses that require the hiring of other people, which in turn requires hiring of other people and so on. The selection of a watch for $50,000 may seem "wasteful" to most of us (who quite frankly could not tell such a watch from a $10 Wal-Mart knock-off, or frankly even care.) but in reality it is just a buying decision like any other that sets of a chain of events that drives our economy. One guy buying a $50,000 watch or 1000 guys buying $50 watches - the net effect to the economy is the same. And who the hell wears a watch anymore - other that people showing off wealth? ...
Watchmaker and jeweler Compagnie Financiere Richemont raised its forecast for the current year after trumping expectations with a strong rise in interim sales.
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