WHOLE DUDE – WHOLE EARTH

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EARTH, PRITHVI, OR BHUMI IS DEDICATED TO PRESERVE THE COSMIC BALANCE AND THE UNIVERSAL ORDER
Indians are culturally driven to develop perseverance in the face of trials and tribulations of many kinds. The idea that Mother Earth is a witness to their pain and suffering provides man a sense of comfort and enables man to endure suffering with a sense of hope and an expectation of deliverance. Indians face calamities with calmness as they hope that Mother Earth would intervene on their behalf. The quality of Patience is imparted to the human character by Mother Earth.
 
Dr. R. Rudra Narasimham, B.Sc., M.B.B.S.,
Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India,
M.B.B.S.  Class  of  April,  1970.
 
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WHOLE DUDE – WHOLE SUFFERING

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EARTH, ‘PRITHVI’, OR ‘BHUMI’ IS DEDICATED TO PRESERVE THE COSMIC BALANCE AND UNIVERSAL ORDER. 

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION 

In the United States, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 is celebrated as Earth Day. This tradition of celebrating planet Earth began in April 1970 and it intends to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. Earth is the natural home for all humans, plants, and the animals that inhabit this planet. We need to learn to keep this home safe, and healthy for the sake of our future generations. Earth’s resources should be used in a wise and judicious manner. We need to accept the stewardship of the planet and act to preserve and protect the plants and the animals that share their lives with us. 

INDIAN TRADITIONS ABOUT EARTH’S ROLE 

In the ancient Indian scripture of RIG VEDA, Mother Earth or PRITHVI MATA is described as the primordial goddess. She is also known by the names of Bhumi, Dhra, Dharti, Dhrithri, and Dharani all of which refer to her sustaining beneficence as “that which holds everything”. Akaasha(SKY), Vaayu(WIND), Agni(FIRE), Jalam or Varuna(WATER), and Bhumi or Prithvi(EARTH) are described as ‘PANCHA MAHA BHUTAS’ or the Five Great Elemental States of the material Nature or PRAKRITI. She is the consort of Lord Vishnu, the Divine Protector of the Hindu Trinity. Earth represents the female principle of fertility and is the source of all vegetation and is responsible for precious and bountiful crops and fruits that it yields. She is the sustainer and the preserver of the Cosmic Balance. She stands up to the rights of the living entities and defends them from Cosmic Forces and Energies. She is associated with the concept of a just and stable universe. She is dedicated to the maintenance of ‘DHARMA’ or Righteous Action which defines the Universal Order. She bears witness to all of our actions and particularly the actions of miscreants and evildoers who transgress the rights of weak and innocent denizens living in her domain. She mutely observes the acts of depredations and oppression. She endures all kinds of suffering with calmness and displays a great quality of patience. However, there are natural limits to her forbearance.When stressed beyond her limits of threshold and particularly to uphold the vital principle of DHARMA, she cries out aloud, calls for the attention of all gods, and insistently demands for the intervention of Lord Vishnu, the Divine Protector. 

PATIENCE IN SUFFERING 

Indians are encouraged to develop perseverance in the face of trials and tribulations of many kinds. The idea that Mother Earth is a witness to their pain and suffering provides man a sense of comfort and enables man to endure suffering with a sense of hope and an expectation of deliverance. Indians are culturally driven to face calamities with calmness as they hope that Mother Earth would intervene on their behalf. Being patient is a quality that is imparted to the human character by Mother Earth. 

A HYMN TO PRAISE EARTH GODDESS BHU DEVI 

Vishnu Shakti samutpanne, Shanka varna Mahee ta le, 

Ane ka Ratna sambhuu te, Bhumi Devi Namo stu te. 

Earth Goddess, Bhumi Devi, you originated from the Creative Power of Lord Vishnu, upon earth you display the complexion of a Conch shell, you can produce a variety of gems and precious stones. I join and press my palms together and bow my head to offer my salutations to you. 

Dr. R. Rudra Narasimham, 

Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool, A.P., India, 

M.B.B.S., Class of April, 1970.

WHOLE DUDE – WHOLE CREATIONISM

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We can directly experience the power of Creation that gives a natural sense of Joy by simply holding our own baby.
Creation is defined as to make or bring into existence an object, something new, original, one of its kind, unique, and distinctive. and to produce an object through imaginative skill or inspiration. As per the Theory of Creation, the natural world in which we exist is the physical manifestation of an act of Creation. People all over the world directly experience the natural phenomenon of Creation. Creation is not merely a past event. Creation is an observable phenomenon of our present times. Creation is a phenomenon that would repeat and perpetuate itself as long as planet Earth exists and the Cosmic Balance, the Cosmic Harmony, and the Cosmic Connection prevails. Creation is a Reality that is very evident by its own nature. Creation is a self-evident Truth.
Dr. R. Rudra Narasimham, B.Sc., M.B.B.S.,
Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool, India,
M.B.B.S.  Class  of  April,  1970.
 

WHOLE DUDE – WHOLE SOUND

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SUPREME LORD HARI, RAMA, AND KRISHNA – AN ELIXIR TO DESTROY THE POLLUTING EFFECTS OF STRESS
Humans appreciate the value of sound as a tool for obtaining relaxation, rejuvenation of spirit, for mental amusement and entertainment. The soothing effects of sound can provide us mental comfort, help in the healing and recovery process. Indian traditions claim that vocal sounds could be used as a medicine and the sounds could exert medicinal effects by taking advantage of the mind-body connection. Sound can undoubtedly affect our physiological response to stress. A person can become stress-resistant by simply chanting, or repeating the words Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna, Krishna, Hare, Hare; Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama, Rama, Hare, Hare. This magical formula or Mantra could be said at any time of the day or night, and does not demand any prior preparation. It could be used while the person is fully engaged in other physical activities and does not require any special skills or talents like singing abilities. The words could be repeatedly in total silence and the chanter recites these words to himself and mentally recognizes and hears these sounds.
 
Dr. R. Rudra Narasimham, B.Sc., M.B.B.S.,
M.B.B.S.  Class  of  April,  1970. 
 

WHOLE DUDE – WHOLE KALIYUGA

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Hypothalamus, Pituitary, and Adrenal glands play a central role in the Stress response.
We live in the age of “STRESS“. Indian traditions identify the present times as “KALI YUGA”.The accelerated tempo of life brings forth stimuli of high velocity of action, magnitude and impact that they stimulate a chain of psycho-physical reactions strong enough to cause manifest effects in the human body. The impact of modern living has a significant bearing on the genesis of stress-associated declines in health. It is important to understand the phenomenon of ‘stress’ and resist its influence to defend our existence.
 
Dr. R. Rudra Narasimham, B.Sc., M.B.B.S.,
Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India,
M.B.B.S.  Class  of  April,  1970.

SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE – WHOLE EXILE

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His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama is a personification of patience and perseverance. He spent over five decades in exile to preserve the Tibetan Identity.
His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama is a personification of patience and perseverance. He spent over five decades in exile to preserve the Tibetan Identity.

A PROUD SYMBOL OF TIBETAN IDENTITY AND THE QUEST FOR FREEDOM

I want to pay my tribute to Tibetan exiles for the display of an undying spirit to preserve their identity and to pass this identity to the future Tibetan generations. I am particularly pained by the actions of South Africa and its refusal to issue a visa to H.H. Dalai Lama to participate in a Peace Conference which is planning to discuss ways of using a popular game like SOCCER to fight racism and xenophobia.

Rudra N. Rebbapragada, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.

Service Information:

Name: R. Rudra Narasimham/R. R. Narasimham;

Service Number: MS-8466/MR-03277K; Rank: Lieutenant/Captain/Major;

Branch: Army Medical Corps/Short Service Regular Commission/ Direct Permanent Commission(1969-1984); 

Unit: Headquarters Establishment No. 22, C/O 56 APO.

Designation: Medical Officer(1971-1974);

Organization: Special Frontier Force.

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SOUTH AFRICA – A PUPPET CONTROLLED BY COMMUNIST CHINA

South Africa is selected as the host of 2010 Soccer World Cup Games. The Soccer Organizing Committee has planned to host a Conference on March 27, 2009 to discuss ways of using soccer to fight racism and xenophobia. Nobel Peace Laureates Nelson Mandela, Archibishop Desmond Tutu, and F W de Klerk had invited H.H. Dalai Lama, a Noble Peace Laureate to join them in this Peace Conference. Communist China which is a big investor and trade partner of South Africa has openly opposed H.H. Dalai Lama’s trips to other countries. Beijing claimed that “We resolutely oppose any country’s government having official contact with the Dalai Lama….”. Succumbing to intense pressure from Communist China, South Africa has denied a visa to H.H. Dalai Lama and consequently the Peace Conference is indefinitely postponed. South Africa has failed to act as an independent, and sovereign nation. In yielding to Chinese pressure and refusing to issue a visa to H.H. Dalai Lama, South Africa has tainted its democratic credentials and like a puppet it acted in a subservient manner.

FIFTY YEARS IN EXILE – UNDYING QUEST FOR FREEDOM

Tibetans, young and old, including monks, nuns,, and children are planning to celebrate five decades of exiled life in 35 Tibetan settlements located in different parts of India. I had visited the LugSam Tibetan settlement at BYLAKUPPE in the KARNATAKA State of India. I had personally spoken to hundreds of Tibetan boys and had interviewed them individually. I spent nearly a month and lived at the BYLAKUPPE Tibetan settlement. The boys cherished a strong sense of Tibetan identity and had a remarkable passion to seek their freedom and regain their LAND. Tashi Wangdu of Bylakuppe has stated that Tibetans would present glimpses of the TIBET experience to people across India. Tibetan identity, culture, religion, language, songs, and folk dances will be showcased at year-long ‘THANK YOU INDIA’ Thanksgiving functions and Tibetans are hosting a four day festival from March 26. H.H. Dalai Lama is hosting an Thanksgiving function at New Delhi on March 31.

Sonam Dorjee, a 70-year old Tibetan who crossed over to India with H.H. Dalai Lama in 1959 has recalled his undying spirit in the following words : “Vicissitudes of life not withstanding, we have been able to bond together spanning two generations owing to our determination to keep the hope for a free and independent Tibet alive and carry on the struggle for returning to the homeland one day or other”.

Tibetans firmly believe that they belong to an ancient race, have unique identity, language, and traditions and they wish to pass this identity to future generations whatever be the price.