INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY – HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SUMMER, JUNE 21, 2018

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INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY – HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SUMMER, JUNE 21, 2018

International Yoga Day – Happy First Day of Summer, Thursday, June 21, 2018.

International Yoga Day 2018 coincides with Summer Solstice 2018. I am happy to welcome the First Day of 2018 Summer Season. Yoga explores the principle of man’s Unity with God or Supreme Being. Indian tradition suggests that God is present in entire creation and yet God remains detached, unattached, aloof, distant, or separate from creation. Human Existence is evidence for Unity of man with Divine Principle and yet Human Existence is burdensome, worrisome, and troublesome as God chooses to remain separate from entire creation.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada

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International Yoga Day – Happy First Day of Summer, Thursday, June 21, 2018.

TAT ASMI PRABHU – FIFTH MAHAVAKYA – UNITY OF MAN AND GOD

TAT ASMI PRABHU – FIFTH MAHAVAKYA – UNITY OF MAN AND GOD. THE PRIMARY CONCERN IS NOT ABOUT MAN’S ESSENCE OR IDENTITY. EXISTENCE ALWAYS PRECEDES ESSENCE. ASMI SIGNIFIES UNITY OR “EIKYATA” BETWEEN MAN AND GOD WITHOUT WHICH EXISTENCE IS IMPOSSIBLE. On bhavanajagat.com

To account for man’s existence in physical world, Sanskrit language created an innovative word known as “ASMI.” It means always present, or ever-existing. Man is a Mortal, Physical Being who leads a transient, or ephemeral existence. However, to establish Subjective and Objective Reality of man in natural world, man needs to yoke, join, come together, unite, pair, bond, connect, relate, and seek partnership with an external Reality that is always present, or ever-existing. The Sanskrit word “ASMI” thus signifies Unity of man and God which transforms the Subject “I” into an Object that identifies itself as “I AM.”

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4162 USA
BHAVANAJAGAT

From Lalit Mishra:

How Gayatri or The Universal consciousness Works?

As per Rigveda, Sun is related to heart which is the seat of ‘chit’ or ‘consciousness’, vision of Rigvedic rishis is further elaborated in treatise of Brahmanas, Aranyakas, Upanishads.

Patanjali in his Yog sutra clearly said ‘ह्रदये
चित्तसंवित्‘. while reciting Gayatri, ‘Savita’ the heavenly source of power to Sun or Surya, is invoked which is reflected in term ‘वरेण्यम्‘ of Gayatri Mantra, It’s a process component of mantra, when वरेण्यम्
is understood, Gayatri appears to be working.

In Rigveda, it is also said that by recital of Gayatri, A Nation radiates and becomes stronger. Let’s do Gayatri recital and keep the world moving in direction as we think it to move.

Some scholars are discussing what is universal consciousness without knowing Rigvedic account of Gayatri and Patanjali’s Yogasutra and leading nowhere, Hence this is the note !

Lalit Mishra,

Org Secretary, World Brahmin Federation, India
http://www.wbfindia.com

+91-9650100768

THE INSTRUMENT OF UNITY – GAYATRI

TAT ASMI PRABHU – FIFTH MAHAVAKYA – UNITY OF MAN AND GOD. THE INSTRUMENT OF UNITY IS “GAYATRI.”

Biological Diversity is a creative process as living organisms have no choice other than that of existing as Individuals with Individuality. Ever since Life arrived on planet Earth, living matter, living substance, or living material has remained the same while diverse forms of life lived and became extinct during different periods of geological time. When we speak about biological diversity, we have to constantly remind ourselves that there are certain values which never change under the influence of time. Things in Nature change if and only if the change is operated by an underlying unchanging principle.

Language is the peculiar possession of anatomically modern humans. Prehistoric man could paint, draw, and carve images but did not use human language. Linguistic diversity has to be known by recognizing unchanging human anatomical and physiological mechanisms involved in generating sound, and perception of sound which includes analysis of sound information. Human Speech and Human Writing are two-faces of same language ability and in Clinical Medicine they constitute problems of Speech Disorders.

Life is about using Knowledge to perform a myriad of living functions. In other words, Life is Knowledge in Action. All living functions without any exception need an external source of energy. Life on planet Earth is possible as living forms have capacity to use energy from an extraterrestrial source. Earth and living forms belong to Natural Realm, and the source of energy belongs to Supernatural or heavenly Realm. We see Sun in the sky, but it belongs to Supernatural or Heavenly Realm. Fortunately, there is a barrier between these two realms to make life possible. For Sun is the Source of Supernatural Power/Energy/Force, Sun is the source of Knowledge that living forms use to perform diverse living functions including use of Speech. Diversity that we experience on Earth is possible for Sun’s Energy is that unchanging Principle that operates all natural phenomena.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4162 USA
SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE

TAT ASMI PRABHU – FIFTH MAHAVAKYA – UNITY OF MAN AND GOD. THE INSTRUMENT OF UNITY IS “GAYATRI.”

From Lalit Mishra:

 It’s often said that विविधता
में
एकता
or ‘unity in diversity of cultures’ is the strength of India but what is the instrument that forms this unity remains absent in same narratives, essays and lectures.
This is Sanskrit, a language, a carrier of prolific thoughts produced in the era India was truly a power virtually influencing entire world’s business, philosophy and polity.

What is The Real Concern

Real concern is, Indians are not awakening to their rich heritage which once made the world modern and in return made India ‘Golden Bird’ which
prophet Mohammad once said ‘I get fragrance of heavens from India’ this is said by ill-famed Asaduddin Owaisi but our political community missed to take advantage of it.

Another concern is India’s bad national IQ which is 86, almost in scale of Africa and this reflects in our people’s loss of logic and power of judgment.

From Lalit Mishra:

The Sanskrit And It’s Word Factory


Maker of Sanskrit grammar Indra assisted by Vayu, ordained by Brihaspati has also manufactured a word making factory termed as RIS (Root, Infix, Suffix) that shall keep creating more stems and thereby new and new words. Sanskrit roots are monosyllabic neurologically designed unit of sounds which no other Indo-European languages have spoken on planet earth in our times.
Using this RIS factory, Sanskrit has already created 740 million words roughly estimated by Kamlesh Kapoor.
All Indo European languages had borrowed Sanskrit stems and treated as their root, having no idea how the borrowed ‘stem’ is formed originally in Sanskrit, this is a phenomenal borrowing.
The true linguistic scenario of the day is, even we speak a non-Sanskrit language, still we speak Sanskrit.
Sanskrit Word Borrowed in Latin
On particular question of Latin and it’s relation with Sanskrit, it’s good to quote Vans Kennedy, an Scottish judge-advocate-general who turned to become oriental translator to British government, in his work “Origin and Affinity of the Principal Languages of Asia and Europe” (1828) stated that “Sanskrit itself is the primitive language from which the Greek, Latin, and the mother of the Teutonic dialects were originally derived”.
I cannot afford to not to mention Dr Ashok Bagchi who was among first generation neurologists of post-independence era and a distinguished linguist who earned his MS at university of Vienna in 1954 and after homecoming did a D. Litt in Sanskrit.
Dr Bagchi on “history and origin of modern medical terminology”, makes 72 pages long list of medical terms and successfully shows how Sanskrit’s terms borrowed in Latin, pertaining to human anatomy, physiology and medicines gave rise to modern terminology of the medical science.
He narrates an interesting story that motivated him to carry out this research on philology from perspectives of Sanskrit and medical science, He says during his stay in Italy, once he visited a thoratic clinic at Bologna, where he got stunned seeing the terms displayed on the board – “NASO, KANO, GALO”, a familiar trio, resembling bangla-hindi a dialect of India.
Dr Ashok Bagchi, began his work under the influence of the AIT theory propounded those days but ended with a finishing touch in words – ” I look forward to future researchers to enter into matter with unbiased and uninhibited minds, circumventing the prevalent dogma of philology, Whatever Pokorney has said may be fallible and not absolute”

Lalit Mishra,

Org Secretary, World Brahmin Federation, India
http://www.wbfindia.com

+91-9650100768

RELEVANCE OF SANSKRIT IN PRESENT TIMES

TAT ASMI PRABHU – FIFTH MAHAVAKYA – UNITY OF MAN AND GOD. SANSKRIT WORD “ASMI” MEANS ALWAYS PRESENT, OR EVER-EXISTING AND ANY KIND OF EXISTENCE DEMANDS YOKING, OR PAIRING OF MAN AND GOD. On bhavanajagat.com

Relevance of Sanskrit in present times becomes apparent when we try to account for man’s existence; how does the ‘Subject’ called “I” becomes the Object called “I Am” that can be verified by Science. The thing called “I” will not be known until and unless it is transformed into a living being that claims, “I Am.” Science is not able to fully account for the phenomenon called human existence. We all know that man exists in present day phenomenal world, but we are not able to explain it as to how such existence is possible.

The Sanskrit word or ‘SABDA’ called “ASMI” accounts for transformation of “I” into a recognizable entity called “I AM.” Asmi describes “UNITY” or ‘EIKYATA’, the coming together, yoking, or joining of “I” with an external, unchanging Reality, the fundamental basis for all Existence. Things in Nature change under the influence of Time, but every natural change is operated by an Unchanging Principle. There is no natural phenomenon of this world which may not require operation of an underlying principle.

To answer problems of this age, man must know himself and know the World in which he exists. Knowing “ASMI” is the beginning of that learning process.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4162 USA
SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE

International Yoga Day – Happy First Day of Summer, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. 300,000 Indians gather to celebrate Yoga Day in Ahmedabad, India.

International Yoga Day – Happy First Day of Summer, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Yoga Day Celebration in New Delhi, India.

International Yoga Day – Happy First Day of Summer, Thursday, June 21, 2018.


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REPEAL PRWORA PROJECT – ABROGATE WELFARE REFORM ACT OF 1996

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REPEAL PRWORA PROJECT – ABROGATE WELFARE REFORM ACT OF 1996

MOVEMENT TO ABROGATE CLINTON’S SOCIAL SECURITY SLAVERY AWARD OF 1996


On August 22, 1996, US President Bill Clinton (Democrat) signed into Law that reintroduced Slavery, Involuntary Servitude, Serfdom and Forced Labor in the pretext of making ‘A New Beginning’. Welfare Reform Act or Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) is unjust and unfair for it violates Constitutional Law that defends natural rights of all people living in United States. All US taxpayers must be treated as equals for receiving retirement income benefits for which they paid taxes.

US CONGRESS SLAVE DRIVER

US CONGRESS SLAVE DRIVER – THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE 13th AMENDMENT. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SPOKE IN EMANCIPATION HALL ON CAPITOL HILL ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 09, 2015.

At a ceremony held in Emancipation Hall of the United States Capitol Visitor Center on Wednesday, December 09, 2015, President Barack Obama and leaders of Congress commemorated the 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution. House Speaker Paul Ryan in his remarks stated that the Constitution is Supreme Law of the Land. The 13th Amendment is just 43 words long. I want to examine if those 43 words govern, rule, and operate the lives of all inhabitants of this Land.

US CONGRESS SLAVE DRIVER – THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE 13th AMENDMENT. THE AMENDED SOCIAL SECURITY ACT FUNDAMENTALLY VIOLATES PRINCIPLES SHARED BY 43 WORDS OF THE 13th AMENDMENT.

My readers should not be surprised if I describe US Congress as “Slave Driver.” The reason for my claim is based on PRWORA enacted by US Congress in 1996 that amended US Social Security Act of 1935. This legal provision enacted by Congress is incorporated as Section 202(y) of the Social Security Act. It mandates that no Retirement Income benefits shall be payable to registered alien(non-citizen) taxpayers in the United States without showing proof of lawful residency as determined by the Attorney General. In my view, unexpired Employment Authorization Document (EAD) must not be demanded if worker has attained full retirement age as determined by law.

Social Security Act, Section 202(y) violates the principle enshrined in those 43 words called the 13th Amendment. This 1996 amendment to the Social Security Act is fundamentally flawed for it is unconstitutional. It takes away property rights (earnings, wages and retirement income) of individuals who paid Federal, State, Local, Social Security and Medicare Taxes working in this country to attain full retirement age.

US CONGRESS SLAVE DRIVER – THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE 13th AMENDMENT. THIS STATUE OF FREEDOM BEARS MUTE TESTIMONY TO ACTS OF CONGRESS.

The Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln (Republican) in September 1862 came into effect on January 01, 1863 freeing slaves in all territory still at War with the Union. These slaves are not citizens of the Land and had no political rights of their own. In Law, Servitude or Slavery refers to the burden imposed upon property of a person by a specified right another has in its use. Servitude involves labor in which the person who performs labor has no right to his earnings from labor.

The amended Social Security Act unconstitutionally gives power to Social Security Administration to withhold property (wages, earnings, monthly retirement income benefits) of alien workers who are not convicted by US Court of Law. In my analysis, Social Security Act of 1935 amended in 1996 does not uphold Constitution as the Supreme Law of this Land.

I ask my readers to make distinction between Social Security Tax and Monthly Retirement Benefit. The first represents tax paid to government and the second represents earning or wage entitled to retired person to provide income and security during old age.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4162 USA
SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE

US CONGRESS SLAVE DRIVER – THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE 13th AMENDMENT. From left, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. lower their heads in prayer during a commemoration ceremony for the 150th anniversary of ratification of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which abolished slavery in the United States, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, in Emancipation Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

 

Speaker.gov

 

 

Press Release

The 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment

December 9, 2015|Speaker Ryan’s Press Office

WASHINGTON – Earlier today, at a ceremony in Emancipation Hall of the United States Capitol Visitor Center, President Obama and leaders of Congress commemorated the 150th anniversary of the 13th amendment to the Constitution. Following are House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) remarks at the ceremony, as prepared for delivery:
The Thirteenth Amendment is just 43 words long. It is so short that, when you read it, you can almost miss the whole significance. You have to stop and remind yourself that 600,000 people died in the Civil War—600,000 died over 43 words. Or to be more precise, they died in a war that decided whether those 43 words would ever be written.

And not everyone supported the Thirteenth Amendment. There was fierce opposition. But I think it is telling that when the state of Maryland held a referendum to abolish slavery, it was the votes of Union soldiers that put it over the top. It was the men who had been in the field and heard the battle cries and seen heroic deeds. They knew, better than most, that everyone in that field was an American.

A private in the 89th Illinois put it best. He wrote, “I have often [heard] of men say that they would not fight beside a negro soldier but . . . the whites and blacks charged together and they fell just as well as [we] did. . . . I have seen a great [many] fighting for our country. Then why should they not be free[?]”

It took a war for us to answer that question. We should be honest with ourselves. It took centuries of cruelty and injustice. But today we celebrate the moment when our country decided: Yes, they should be free. They would be free. And we thought this decision was so important that for the first time in half a century, we amended the Constitution. From then on, it would be the supreme law of the land.

And so today we celebrate this 43-word amendment, this “new birth of freedom.” “It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.” And we should remember all that it took: the historic battles, the great generals, yes—but also the men in the ranks, the names we have forgotten, especially the men who had once been enslaved: men like William H. Carney and Andrew Jackson Smith.

These men were segregated. They were mistreated. And yet they still fought. They fought for a country that had denied them their freedom. They fought for all of us. And so when we read those 43 short and simple words, we should remember these men and what they did. We should realize those words, like their acts, are gallant, noble, profound. We have witnessed true greatness in this country. And when we ratified the Thirteenth Amendment, we committed ourselves to building a country just as great.

That is what those 43 words mean. That is what they represent. And that is more than worthy of celebration. Thank you.

Tags: U.S. Capitol, Ceremony, Constitution

Contact

H-232 The Capitol
Washington D.C. 20515
P: (202) 225-0600
F: (202) 225-5117

Copyright © 2015 Office of the Speaker of the House

US Congress Slave Driver – The 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment. Congress enacted legislation Section.202(y) of Social Security Act that imposes Slavery and Involuntary Servitude violating the 13th Amendment.

THE TIME HAS COME TO FORMALLY ABROGATE CLINTON’S WELFARE REFORM ACT OF 1996 FOR IT VIOLATES SUPREME LAW OF LAND.

MOVEMENT TO ABROGATE CLINTON’S WELFARE REFORM ACT OF 1996.


REPEAL PRWORA PROJECT – ANTISLAVERY CAMPAIGN

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PUT AN END TO UNHOLY DALLIANCE WITH CLINTON (DEMOCRAT) FATHER OF SOCIAL SECURITY SLAVERY AWARD OF 1996


On August 22, 1996, US President Bill Clinton (Democrat) signed into Law that reintroduced Slavery, Involuntary Servitude, Serfdom and Forced Labor in the pretext of making ‘A New Beginning’. Welfare Reform Act or Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) is unjust and unfair for it violates Constitutional Law that defends natural rights of all people living in United States. All US taxpayers must be treated as equals for receiving retirement income benefits for which they paid taxes.

US CONGRESS SLAVE DRIVER

US CONGRESS SLAVE DRIVER – THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE 13th AMENDMENT. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SPOKE IN EMANCIPATION HALL ON CAPITOL HILL ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 09, 2015.

At a ceremony held in Emancipation Hall of the United States Capitol Visitor Center on Wednesday, December 09, 2015, President Barack Obama and leaders of Congress commemorated the 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution. House Speaker Paul Ryan in his remarks stated that the Constitution is Supreme Law of the Land. The 13th Amendment is just 43 words long. I want to examine if those 43 words govern, rule, and operate the lives of all inhabitants of this Land.

US CONGRESS SLAVE DRIVER – THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE 13th AMENDMENT. THE AMENDED SOCIAL SECURITY ACT FUNDAMENTALLY VIOLATES PRINCIPLES SHARED BY 43 WORDS OF THE 13th AMENDMENT.

My readers should not be surprised if I describe US Congress as “Slave Driver.” The reason for my claim is based on a law enacted by US Congress in 1996 that amended US Social Security Act of 1935. This legal provision enacted by Congress is incorporated as Section 202(y) of the Social Security Act. It mandates that no benefits shall be payable to any alien in the United States without showing proof of lawful residency as determined by the Attorney General.

This law violates the principle enshrined in those 43 words called the 13th Amendment. In 1996, US Congress enacted Welfare Reform Act known as Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act(PRWORA) which provides the basis for legislation amending Social Security Act.

This 1996 amendment to the Social Security Act is fundamentally flawed for it is unconstitutional. It takes away property rights (earnings, and wages of hourly workers) of individuals paying Federal, State, Local, Social Security and Medicare Taxes while residing in this country.

US CONGRESS SLAVE DRIVER – THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE 13th AMENDMENT. THIS STATUE OF FREEDOM BEARS MUTE TESTIMONY TO ACTS OF CONGRESS.

The Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln (Republican) in September 1862 came into effect on January 01, 1863 freeing slaves in all territory still at War with the Union. These slaves are not citizens of the Land and had no political rights of their own. In Law, Servitude or Slavery refers to the burden imposed upon property of a person by a specified right another has in its use. Servitude involves labor in which the person who performs labor has no right to his earnings from labor.

The amended Social Security Act unconstitutionally gives power to Social Security Administration to withhold property (wage, earnings, monthly retirement income benefits) of alien workers without obtaining formal approval by US Court of Law. Social Security Act of 1935 as amended does not uphold Constitution as the Supreme Law of this Land.

I ask my readers to make distinction between Social Security Tax and Monthly Retirement Benefit. The first represents tax paid to government and the second represents earning or wage entitled to retired person to provide income and security during old age.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4162 USA
SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE

US CONGRESS SLAVE DRIVER – THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE 13th AMENDMENT. From left, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. lower their heads in prayer during a commemoration ceremony for the 150th anniversary of ratification of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which abolished slavery in the United States, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, in Emancipation Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

 

Speaker.gov

 

 

Press Release

The 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment

December 9, 2015|Speaker Ryan’s Press Office

WASHINGTON – Earlier today, at a ceremony in Emancipation Hall of the United States Capitol Visitor Center, President Obama and leaders of Congress commemorated the 150th anniversary of the 13th amendment to the Constitution. Following are House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) remarks at the ceremony, as prepared for delivery:
The Thirteenth Amendment is just 43 words long. It is so short that, when you read it, you can almost miss the whole significance. You have to stop and remind yourself that 600,000 people died in the Civil War—600,000 died over 43 words. Or to be more precise, they died in a war that decided whether those 43 words would ever be written.

And not everyone supported the Thirteenth Amendment. There was fierce opposition. But I think it is telling that when the state of Maryland held a referendum to abolish slavery, it was the votes of Union soldiers that put it over the top. It was the men who had been in the field and heard the battle cries and seen heroic deeds. They knew, better than most, that everyone in that field was an American.

A private in the 89th Illinois put it best. He wrote, “I have often [heard] of men say that they would not fight beside a negro soldier but . . . the whites and blacks charged together and they fell just as well as [we] did. . . . I have seen a great [many] fighting for our country. Then why should they not be free[?]”

It took a war for us to answer that question. We should be honest with ourselves. It took centuries of cruelty and injustice. But today we celebrate the moment when our country decided: Yes, they should be free. They would be free. And we thought this decision was so important that for the first time in half a century, we amended the Constitution. From then on, it would be the supreme law of the land.

And so today we celebrate this 43-word amendment, this “new birth of freedom.” “It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.” And we should remember all that it took: the historic battles, the great generals, yes—but also the men in the ranks, the names we have forgotten, especially the men who had once been enslaved: men like William H. Carney and Andrew Jackson Smith.

These men were segregated. They were mistreated. And yet they still fought. They fought for a country that had denied them their freedom. They fought for all of us. And so when we read those 43 short and simple words, we should remember these men and what they did. We should realize those words, like their acts, are gallant, noble, profound. We have witnessed true greatness in this country. And when we ratified the Thirteenth Amendment, we committed ourselves to building a country just as great.

That is what those 43 words mean. That is what they represent. And that is more than worthy of celebration. Thank you.

Tags: U.S. Capitol, Ceremony, Constitution

Contact

H-232 The Capitol
Washington D.C. 20515
P: (202) 225-0600
F: (202) 225-5117

Copyright © 2015 Office of the Speaker of the House

US Congress Slave Driver – The 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment. Congress enacted legislation Section.202(y) of Social Security Act that imposes Slavery and Involuntary Servitude violating the 13th Amendment.

PUT AN END TO UNHOLY DALLIANCE WITH FATHER OF SLAVERY AWARD


REPEAL PRWORA PROJECT – DO AWAY WITH SOCIAL SECURITY SLAVERY AWARD

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DO AWAY WITH CLINTON’S SOCIAL SECURITY SLAVERY AWARD OF 1996


On August 22, 1996, US President Bill Clinton signed into Law that reintroduced Slavery, Involuntary Servitude, Serfdom and Forced Labor in the pretext of making ‘A New Beginning’. Welfare Reform Act or Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) is unjust and unfair for it violates Constitutional Law that defends natural rights of all people living in United States. All US taxpayers must be treated as equals for receiving benefits for which they paid taxes.

US CONGRESS SLAVE DRIVER

US CONGRESS SLAVE DRIVER – THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE 13th AMENDMENT. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SPOKE IN EMANCIPATION HALL ON CAPITOL HILL ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 09, 2015.

At a ceremony held in Emancipation Hall of the United States Capitol Visitor Center on Wednesday, December 09, 2015, President Barack Obama and leaders of Congress commemorated the 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution. House Speaker Paul Ryan in his remarks stated that the Constitution is Supreme Law of the Land. The 13th Amendment is just 43 words long. I want to examine if those 43 words govern, rule, and operate the lives of all inhabitants of this Land.

US CONGRESS SLAVE DRIVER – THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE 13th AMENDMENT. THE AMENDED SOCIAL SECURITY ACT FUNDAMENTALLY VIOLATES PRINCIPLES SHARED BY 43 WORDS OF THE 13th AMENDMENT.

My readers should not be surprised if I describe US Congress as “Slave Driver.” The reason for my claim is based on a law enacted by US Congress in 1996 that amended US Social Security Act of 1935. This legal provision enacted by Congress is incorporated as Section 202(y) of the Social Security Act. It mandates that no benefits shall be payable to any alien in the United States without showing proof of lawful residency as determined by the Attorney General. This law violates the principle enshrined in those 43 words called the 13th Amendment. In 1996, US Congress enacted Welfare Reform Act known as Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act(PRWORA) which provides the basis for legislation amending Social Security Act.

This 1996 amendment to the Social Security Act is fundamentally flawed for it is unconstitutional. It takes away property rights (earnings, and wages or income of hourly workers) of individuals paying Federal, State, Local, Social Security and Medicare Taxes while residing in this country.

US CONGRESS SLAVE DRIVER – THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE 13th AMENDMENT. THIS STATUE OF FREEDOM BEARS MUTE TESTIMONY TO ACTS OF CONGRESS.

The Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln in September 1862 came into effect on January 01, 1863 freeing slaves in all territory still at War with the Union. These slaves are not citizens of the Land and had no political rights of their own. In Law, Servitude or Slavery refers to the burden imposed upon property of a person by a specified right another has in its use. Servitude involves labor in which the person who performs labor has no right to his earnings from labor.

The amended Social Security Act unconstitutionally gives power to Social Security Administration to withhold property (wages, earnings, monthly retirement income benefits) of alien workers without obtaining formal approval by US Court of Law. Social Security Act of 1935 as amended does not uphold Constitution as the Supreme Law of this Land.

I ask my readers to make distinction between Social Security Tax and Monthly Retirement Benefit. The first represents tax paid to government and the second represents earning or wage entitled to retired person to provide income and security during old age.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4162 USA
SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE

US CONGRESS SLAVE DRIVER – THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE 13th AMENDMENT. From left, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. lower their heads in prayer during a commemoration ceremony for the 150th anniversary of ratification of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which abolished slavery in the United States, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, in Emancipation Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

 

Speaker.gov

 

 

Press Release

The 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment

December 9, 2015|Speaker Ryan’s Press Office

WASHINGTON – Earlier today, at a ceremony in Emancipation Hall of the United States Capitol Visitor Center, President Obama and leaders of Congress commemorated the 150th anniversary of the 13th amendment to the Constitution. Following are House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) remarks at the ceremony, as prepared for delivery:
The Thirteenth Amendment is just 43 words long. It is so short that, when you read it, you can almost miss the whole significance. You have to stop and remind yourself that 600,000 people died in the Civil War—600,000 died over 43 words. Or to be more precise, they died in a war that decided whether those 43 words would ever be written.

And not everyone supported the Thirteenth Amendment. There was fierce opposition. But I think it is telling that when the state of Maryland held a referendum to abolish slavery, it was the votes of Union soldiers that put it over the top. It was the men who had been in the field and heard the battle cries and seen heroic deeds. They knew, better than most, that everyone in that field was an American.

A private in the 89th Illinois put it best. He wrote, “I have often [heard] of men say that they would not fight beside a negro soldier but . . . the whites and blacks charged together and they fell just as well as [we] did. . . . I have seen a great [many] fighting for our country. Then why should they not be free[?]”

It took a war for us to answer that question. We should be honest with ourselves. It took centuries of cruelty and injustice. But today we celebrate the moment when our country decided: Yes, they should be free. They would be free. And we thought this decision was so important that for the first time in half a century, we amended the Constitution. From then on, it would be the supreme law of the land.

And so today we celebrate this 43-word amendment, this “new birth of freedom.” “It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.” And we should remember all that it took: the historic battles, the great generals, yes—but also the men in the ranks, the names we have forgotten, especially the men who had once been enslaved: men like William H. Carney and Andrew Jackson Smith.

These men were segregated. They were mistreated. And yet they still fought. They fought for a country that had denied them their freedom. They fought for all of us. And so when we read those 43 short and simple words, we should remember these men and what they did. We should realize those words, like their acts, are gallant, noble, profound. We have witnessed true greatness in this country. And when we ratified the Thirteenth Amendment, we committed ourselves to building a country just as great.

That is what those 43 words mean. That is what they represent. And that is more than worthy of celebration. Thank you.

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US Congress Slave Driver – The 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment. Congress enacted legislation Section.202(y) of Social Security Act that imposes Slavery and Involuntary Servitude violating the 13th Amendment.


REPEAL PRWORA PROJECT – REPEAL SOCIAL SECURITY SLAVERY AWARD

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REPEAL CLINTON’S LAW – A NEW BEGINNING FOR SOCIAL SECURITY SLAVERY AWARDS


On August 22, 1996, US President Bill Clinton signed into Law that reintroduced Slavery, Involuntary Servitude, Serfdom and Forced Labor in the pretext of making ‘A New Beginning’. Welfare Reform Act or Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) is unjust and unfair for it violates Constitutional Law that defends natural rights of all people living in United States. All US taxpayers must be treated as equals for receiving benefits for which they paid taxes.

US CONGRESS SLAVE DRIVER

US CONGRESS SLAVE DRIVER – THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE 13th AMENDMENT. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SPOKE IN EMANCIPATION HALL ON CAPITOL HILL ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 09, 2015.

At a ceremony held in Emancipation Hall of the United States Capitol Visitor Center on Wednesday, December 09, 2015, President Barack Obama and leaders of Congress commemorated the 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution. House Speaker Paul Ryan in his remarks stated that the Constitution is Supreme Law of the Land. The 13th Amendment is just 43 words long. I want to examine if those 43 words govern, rule, and operate the lives of all inhabitants of this Land.

US CONGRESS SLAVE DRIVER – THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE 13th AMENDMENT. THE AMENDED SOCIAL SECURITY ACT FUNDAMENTALLY VIOLATES PRINCIPLES SHARED BY 43 WORDS OF THE 13th AMENDMENT.

My readers should not be surprised if I describe US Congress as “Slave Driver.” The reason for my claim is based on a law enacted by US Congress in 1996 that amended US Social Security Act of 1935. This legal provision enacted by Congress is incorporated as Section 202(y) of the Social Security Act. It mandates that no benefits shall be payable to any alien in the United States without showing proof of lawful residency as determined by the Attorney General. This law violates the principle enshrined in those 43 words called the 13th Amendment. In 1996, US Congress enacted Welfare Reform Act known as Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act(PRWORA) which provides the basis for legislation amending Social Security Act. This 1996 amendment to the Social Security Act is fundamentally flawed for it is unconstitutional. It takes away property rights (earnings, and wages of hourly workers) of individuals paying Federal, State, Local, Social Security and Medicare Taxes while residing in this country.

US CONGRESS SLAVE DRIVER – THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE 13th AMENDMENT. THIS STATUE OF FREEDOM BEARS MUTE TESTIMONY TO ACTS OF CONGRESS.

The Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln in September 1862 came into effect on January 01, 1863 freeing slaves in all territory still at War with the Union. These slaves are not citizens of the Land and had no political rights of their own. In Law, Servitude or Slavery refers to the burden imposed upon property of a person by a specified right another has in its use. Servitude involves labor in which the person who performs labor has no right to his earnings from labor. The amended Social Security Act unconstitutionally gives power to Social Security Administration to withhold property (wage, earnings, monthly retirement income benefits) of alien workers without obtaining formal approval by US Court of Law. Social Security Act of 1935 as amended does not uphold Constitution as the Supreme Law of this Land. I ask my readers to make distinction between 1. Social Security Tax and 2. Monthly Retirement Benefit. The first represents tax paid to government and the second represents wage or earnings of retired person which provides income and security during old age.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4162 USA
SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE

US CONGRESS SLAVE DRIVER – THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE 13th AMENDMENT. From left, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. lower their heads in prayer during a commemoration ceremony for the 150th anniversary of ratification of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which abolished slavery in the United States, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, in Emancipation Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

 

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Press Release

The 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment

December 9, 2015|Speaker Ryan’s Press Office

WASHINGTON – Earlier today, at a ceremony in Emancipation Hall of the United States Capitol Visitor Center, President Obama and leaders of Congress commemorated the 150th anniversary of the 13th amendment to the Constitution. Following are House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) remarks at the ceremony, as prepared for delivery:
The Thirteenth Amendment is just 43 words long. It is so short that, when you read it, you can almost miss the whole significance. You have to stop and remind yourself that 600,000 people died in the Civil War—600,000 died over 43 words. Or to be more precise, they died in a war that decided whether those 43 words would ever be written.

And not everyone supported the Thirteenth Amendment. There was fierce opposition. But I think it is telling that when the state of Maryland held a referendum to abolish slavery, it was the votes of Union soldiers that put it over the top. It was the men who had been in the field and heard the battle cries and seen heroic deeds. They knew, better than most, that everyone in that field was an American.

A private in the 89th Illinois put it best. He wrote, “I have often [heard] of men say that they would not fight beside a negro soldier but . . . the whites and blacks charged together and they fell just as well as [we] did. . . . I have seen a great [many] fighting for our country. Then why should they not be free[?]”

It took a war for us to answer that question. We should be honest with ourselves. It took centuries of cruelty and injustice. But today we celebrate the moment when our country decided: Yes, they should be free. They would be free. And we thought this decision was so important that for the first time in half a century, we amended the Constitution. From then on, it would be the supreme law of the land.

And so today we celebrate this 43-word amendment, this “new birth of freedom.” “It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.” And we should remember all that it took: the historic battles, the great generals, yes—but also the men in the ranks, the names we have forgotten, especially the men who had once been enslaved: men like William H. Carney and Andrew Jackson Smith.

These men were segregated. They were mistreated. And yet they still fought. They fought for a country that had denied them their freedom. They fought for all of us. And so when we read those 43 short and simple words, we should remember these men and what they did. We should realize those words, like their acts, are gallant, noble, profound. We have witnessed true greatness in this country. And when we ratified the Thirteenth Amendment, we committed ourselves to building a country just as great.

That is what those 43 words mean. That is what they represent. And that is more than worthy of celebration. Thank you.

Tags: U.S. Capitol, Ceremony, Constitution

Contact

H-232 The Capitol
Washington D.C. 20515
P: (202) 225-0600
F: (202) 225-5117

Copyright © 2015 Office of the Speaker of the House

US Congress Slave Driver – The 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment. Congress enacted legislation Section.202(y) of Social Security Act that imposes Slavery and Involuntary Servitude violating the 13th Amendment.


REPEAL PRWORA PROJECT – RECONCILIATION THROUGH CHRIST TO ABOLISH SOCIAL SECURITY SLAVERY AWARD

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REPEAL PRWORA PROJECT – RECONCILIATION THROUGH CHRIST TO ABOLISH SOCIAL SECURITY SLAVERY AWARD

 
 

 
 

ABOLISH CLINTON’S LAW THAT REINTRODUCES ENMITY AND SLAVERY FOR WE ARE UNITED BY CHRIST

 
 

On August 22, 1996, US President Bill Clinton signed into Law that reintroduced Slavery, Involuntary Servitude, Serfdom and Forced Labor in the pretext of making ‘A New Beginning’. Welfare Reform Act or Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) is unjust and unfair for it violates Constitutional Law that defends natural rights of all people living in United States. All US taxpayers must be treated as equals for receiving benefits for which they paid taxes.

 
 

US CONGRESS SLAVE DRIVER

 

US CONGRESS SLAVE DRIVER – THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE 13th AMENDMENT. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SPOKE IN EMANCIPATION HALL ON CAPITOL HILL ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 09, 2015.

At a ceremony held in Emancipation Hall of the United States Capitol Visitor Center on Wednesday, December 09, 2015, President Barack Obama and leaders of Congress commemorated the 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution. House Speaker Paul Ryan in his remarks stated that the Constitution is Supreme Law of the Land. The 13th Amendment is just 43 words long. I want to examine if those 43 words govern, rule, and operate the lives of all inhabitants of this Land.

US CONGRESS SLAVE DRIVER – THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE 13th AMENDMENT. THE AMENDED SOCIAL SECURITY ACT FUNDAMENTALLY VIOLATES PRINCIPLES SHARED BY 43 WORDS OF THE 13th AMENDMENT.

My readers should not be surprised if I describe US Congress as “Slave Driver.” The reason for my claim is based on a law enacted by US Congress in 1996 that amended US Social Security Act of 1935. This legal provision enacted by Congress is incorporated as Section 202(y) of the Social Security Act. It mandates that no benefits shall be payable to any alien in the United States without showing proof of lawful residency as determined by the Attorney General. This law violates the principle enshrined in those 43 words called the 13th Amendment. In 1996, US Congress enacted Welfare Reform Act known as Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act(PRWORA) which provides the basis for legislation amending Social Security Act. This 1996 amendment to the Social Security Act is fundamentally flawed for it is unconstitutional. It takes away property rights(earnings, and wages of hourly workers) of individuals paying Federal, State, Local, Social Security and Medicare Taxes while residing in this country.

US CONGRESS SLAVE DRIVER – THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE 13th AMENDMENT. THIS STATUE OF FREEDOM BEARS MUTE TESTIMONY TO ACTS OF CONGRESS.

The Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln in September 1862 came into effect on January 01, 1863 freeing slaves in all territory still at War with the Union. These slaves are not citizens of the Land and had no political rights of their own. In Law, Servitude or Slavery refers to the burden imposed upon property of a person by a specified right another has in its use. Servitude involves labor in which the person who performs labor has no right to his earnings from labor. The amended Social Security Act unconstitutionally gives power to Social Security Administration to withhold property (wage, earnings, monthly retirement income benefits) of alien workers without obtaining formal approval by US Court of Law. Social Security Act of 1935 as amended does not uphold Constitution as the Supreme Law of this Land.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4162 USA
SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE

 
 

US CONGRESS SLAVE DRIVER – THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE 13th AMENDMENT. From left, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. lower their heads in prayer during a commemoration ceremony for the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which abolished slavery in the United States, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, in Emancipation Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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Press Release

The 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment

December 9, 2015|Speaker Ryan’s Press Office

WASHINGTON – Earlier today, at a ceremony in Emancipation Hall of the United States Capitol Visitor Center, President Obama and leaders of Congress commemorated the 150th anniversary of the 13th amendment to the Constitution. Following are House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) remarks at the ceremony, as prepared for delivery:
The Thirteenth Amendment is just 43 words long. It is so short that, when you read it, you can almost miss the whole significance. You have to stop and remind yourself that 600,000 people died in the Civil War—600,000 died over 43 words. Or to be more precise, they died in a war that decided whether those 43 words would ever be written.

And not everyone supported the Thirteenth Amendment. There was fierce opposition. But I think it is telling that when the state of Maryland held a referendum to abolish slavery, it was the votes of Union soldiers that put it over the top. It was the men who had been in the field and heard the battle cries and seen heroic deeds. They knew, better than most, that everyone in that field was an American.

A private in the 89th Illinois put it best. He wrote, “I have often [heard] of men say that they would not fight beside a negro soldier but . . . the whites and blacks charged together and they fell just as well as [we] did. . . . I have seen a great [many] fighting for our country. Then why should they not be free[?]”

It took a war for us to answer that question. We should be honest with ourselves. It took centuries of cruelty and injustice. But today we celebrate the moment when our country decided: Yes, they should be free. They would be free. And we thought this decision was so important that for the first time in half a century, we amended the Constitution. From then on, it would be the supreme law of the land.

And so today we celebrate this 43-word amendment, this “new birth of freedom.” “It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.” And we should remember all that it took: the historic battles, the great generals, yes—but also the men in the ranks, the names we have forgotten, especially the men who had once been enslaved: men like William H. Carney and Andrew Jackson Smith.

These men were segregated. They were mistreated. And yet they still fought. They fought for a country that had denied them their freedom. They fought for all of us. And so when we read those 43 short and simple words, we should remember these men and what they did. We should realize those words, like their acts, are gallant, noble, profound. We have witnessed true greatness in this country. And when we ratified the Thirteenth Amendment, we committed ourselves to building a country just as great.

That is what those 43 words mean. That is what they represent. And that is more than worthy of celebration. Thank you.

Tags: U.S. Capitol, Ceremony, Constitution

 
 

 
 

Contact

H-232 The Capitol
Washington D.C. 20515
P: (202) 225-0600
F: (202) 225-5117

Copyright © 2015 Office of the Speaker of the House

US Congress Slave Driver – The 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment. Congress enacted legislation Section.202(y) of Social Security Act that imposes Slavery and Involuntary Servitude violating the 13th Amendment.

 
 

 

 
 

 
 

 
 

LIVING TIBETAN SPIRITS OPPOSE COLONIZATION OF LAND OF TIBET

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India, “ARYABHOOMI” of Tibet won freedom to reject colonization of India by British Empire. For the same reason, Living Tibetan Spirits oppose colonization of Land of Tibet by evil Red Chinese Empire. Colonization of Tibet poses grave dangers to environment and climate of India as well as all other nations of South Asia.

 
 

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada

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INDIA IS OUR ARYABHOOMI, SAYS THE DALAI LAMA – THE HINDU

 
 

 
 

Clipped from: http://www.thehindu.com/society/india-is-our-aryabhoomi-dalai-lama/article24180001.ece

The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso.   | Photo Credit: M.A. SRIRAM

Giving up the idea of an independent Tibet, the Dalai Lama talks of peace, democracy and selfrule

The institution of the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and political head of the Tibetans, has survived for over 400 years. Since 2001, however, the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, has reduced his involvement in politics in a bid to introduce representative democracy. In an exclusive interview, the Nobel Peace Prize winner spoke about seeking autonomy for Tibet within China, and his commitment to reviving ancient Indian Buddhist teachings. Edited excerpts:

On 60 years of exile and the possibility of returning home.

I have lived in India for the better part of my life, but the possibility of returning to Tibet is there. Since we are not seeking separation, there’s a good chance that we may return. I admire the model of the European Union where sovereign nations come together to protect common regional interests. In our times, sovereignty is important but protecting common interest more so. Tibet is an independent nation, but now the time has come for it to embrace change. The ancient reality has changed. We will remain within the People’s Republic of China, but we should have the full right to preserve our ecology and culture. Tibetan refugees have preserved well our traditional language and knowledge systems. Our people have been the most successful refugee community anywhere. They are hardworking and law-abiding. While the main base is India, they have also moved to Canada, Switzerland, and other European countries.

 
 

What about the Tibetans in Tibet?

There are six million Tibetans living inside Tibet who trust me. So, I have the moral responsibility to protect them as well. Although I gave up handling political matters since 2001, when I retired, I continued to be partially involved for the next 10 years. In 2011, I retired fully. Since childhood, I have admired democracy. Our old system of the Dalai Lama and regents has too much power vested in a few people. That is a mistake. The best thing is a democratic system. So, I began work on creating a democratic system for Tibetans. We created the system of elected political leadership in 2001.

Within Tibet, my priority is the environment. All major rivers of Asia come from Tibet. I think over a billion people depend on rivers originating from Tibet — Brahmaputra, Mekong, Indus, etc. Due to global warming and other reasons, this is affected. Once I met a Chinese ecologist who said that global warming levels in the Tibetan plateau are as much as in the North and South Poles, so he called Tibet the Third Pole. The environmental damage and deforestation needs to stop.

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On reviving ancient Indian knowledge systems.

Since childhood, we have studied texts authored by Indian Buddhist scholars such as Nagarjuna, Aryadeva, Buddhapalita and Dharmakirti; all our knowledge comes from India. Buddha attained enlightenment here. All the great masters of Nalanda are Indian. Hence, we Tibetans refer to India as our Aryabhoomi (precious land). Historically, our relation is very deep. When Buddhists go to Bodh Gaya, they collect the leaves of the Bodhi tree and sometimes even the bird droppings! (laughs) When we come to India, we feel we have returned to our spiritual home. So, I feel very strongly about subjects such as ancient Indian psychology. Practices such as Shamata and Vipassana involve analytical meditation, and single-minded focus to analyze the nature of reality. In the Judeo-Christian tradition, this is not emphasized.

The problems of the current world are our own creation. War mobilizes violence. It is a human creation. We need to revive the ancient Indian concept of karuna (compassion) and ahimsa (non-violence). The 1,000-year-old tradition of secularism is very relevant to today’s world. I consider myself a messenger of ancient Indian thought.

The Nalanda tradition is a scientific way. The Buddha himself once asked his followers to not accept his teachings out of faith or devotion, but only after thorough investigation. In fact, some of his teachings were rejected by his followers this way. It was around 8 CE that an Indian Buddhist master, Santarakshita, brought Buddha dharma to Tibet. I strongly feel this tradition must be preserved, as an academic subject. Tibetan knowledge is Indian knowledge. It’s a pity that modern India has completely neglected it.

On religious harmony.

Though the fundamental message of all religions is the same, people continue to fight over it. In Sri Lanka, Buddhists are fighting with Tamil Hindus, and in Myanmar, they are fighting with Muslims. The Buddhists don’t believe in god. So between Buddhists and non-Buddhists there are serious differences. This ought to be resolved through intellectual debate. Many Nalanda masters learnt much from non-Buddhists through constructive debate. That is the greatness of India. Though there were differences in philosophical thought, it was never used for propagating violence. Hindu, Jain and Buddhist philosophies are home-grown, and Zoroastrian, Judaism and Christianity came from outside. Today, they all live together here. I am completely convinced that religious harmony is possible everywhere.

vidya.v@thehindu.co.in