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Do you know that mankind is a severe problem on Earth at this very moment? Pollution, and Selfishness. Trash everywhere, and fewer people to clean it up. One cannot be a true King and Queen while enslaving others and desiring for self. The problem is ego. If we desire for self, we harm others by greed and avarice. Greed leads to destruction, as it does today. Has not history taught us so by those fallen from Grace? Why are people not happy with what they have? If we are not the ego, We are One with all that exists. An oil spill caused by selfish desires is, at this very moment, a big and destructive inhumane mess in the ocean, destroying this world and all life, and who is going to clean it up? Poor people? Rich people? You? Me? Future generations? God? If God, then only if we act accordingly to God's will to clean it up, or life as we know It, will perish.
Is this what we want to leave the future, a big mess for posterity to clean up? People are pointing fingers, being dishonest, and then who has to do the dirty work? Slaves? Or people with the will of God to clean it up. The Kingdom of God will be upon those who perform for the greater good, the will of God. God is everywhere. There will be no escape from wicked and ill intentions. One may fool the entire world, but one cannot fool God. The Day of Grace will be past, but the Day of the Kingdom will be upon us.
Does one believe attaining true bliss by harming others, such as marine and human life, to be true bliss? One may still attain true bliss by letting go of selfish desires and cease the harming of others. It is greater to have never harmed a soul, but it is still great to give up selfish desires. Both attain Nirvana.
To conquer death is to conquer fear, and to conquer fear is to love. Death is an illusion. We should not further this illusion by hate, but clear this illusion by love. Why do we hate? We hate because we do not understand each other, and misunderstanding can lead to hate.
Jesus healed Leprosy and helped the poor people.
Link to Google Image Search: Leprosy
Because of the ignorance of mankind and the misunderstanding of the disease leprosy, one may think "Leper, evil people." as was once rumored and believed to be true. All of God's creation is beautiful, and Jesus touched the souls of lepers, while others despised them for their appearance and bizarre rumors; which in Truth, Jesus knew was only an illusion, and that people with leprosy are beautiful people too. Jesus conquered death for our salvation, Holy, Holy, is Jesus, the Messiah. Fear is an illusion that masks our vision from the Truth in life. When we hate others, we hate ourselves. If we learn to love others, we love ourselves. And to truly love one self, one will see the Light, and one must love all and all of God's Creation, and destroy the ego by eliminating pride and developing humility.
Prophets such as Muhammad, Jesus, Buddha, Moses, Abraham, Adam, Noah, and David were inspired teachers of the will of God.
The message: One God and The unity of mankind. For with God, all things are possible! As such great prophets showed us with great miracles by the will of God! To steer the human race towards one direction! For the greater good of all!
June 11, 1963, Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk from Vietnam, burned himself to death at a busy intersection in downtown Saigon to bring attention to the repressive policies of the Catholic Diem regime that controlled the South Vietnamese government at the time. Buddhist monks asked the regime to lift its ban on flying the traditional Buddhist flag, to grant Buddhism the same rights as Catholicism, to stop detaining Buddhists and to give Buddhist monks and nuns the right to practice and spread their religion.
As he burned he never moved a muscle, never uttered a sound. The power of meditation. What a powerful message. True religion does not oppress others; true religion frees others, even at the cost of self-sacrifice, such as Jesus' crucifixion on the cross and Thich Quang Duc's self-immolation . It's ignorance that gives religion a bad reputation. The true meaning of religion is love. True religion respects people of all creed, race, religion, age, nationality, and all sentient beings, as well as agnostics and atheists. And this is what this project's about; for the dignity and respect of life, God's children! To do to other's how you want to be treated. This is the universal golden rule. It's either you're a lover, or you're a hater, there is no in between. What goes around, comes around. In the end, we'll get what we'll deserve.
"Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts. " ~ Mahatma Gandhi
The Prince by Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli
Most frequently a private person becomes a prince through fortune or his own genius abilities. A third way is through wickedness.
For example, you can become a prince by rising through the ranks through clever, step by step, wickedness.
Becoming a prince primarily by being a wicked genius is also full of dangers and problems. If you have no mercy, no religion, kill people and deceive your friends you might be able to get an empire - you will not have any glory however. Such genius wickedness could be respected, but never celebrated.
You may be cruel at one blow if this is necessary for your security. You should not persist in evil - only when you can use this for the advantage of your people. Princes that use evil once (as required) are more successful than princes that continue to use evil more and more every day.
If a prince seizes a state, all the required injuries should be inflicted at one stroke. This way it is not necessary to every day be a little evil. Injuries should be inflicted once, swiftly - so that it may be forgotten. A prince should however deliver frequent, small benefits to his people so that its positive effects last longer.
Is there glory from the ongoing contemporary wars? According to The Prince by Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli, If you have no mercy, no religion, kill people and deceive your friends you might be able to get an empire - you will not have any glory, however. A nation may be able to preserve the petrodollar by killing and deceiving, but is there any glory? No. Because of deceit and killing, there is no glory.
What is happiness?
Below is a video of Alfred Hitchcock defining happiness. I can relate to his definition, as I too do my best to avoid negativity and not surround myself around negative people.
"It is better to be alone than in bad company." ~ George Washington
At the end of the video, Mr. Alfred Hitchcock mentions creativity. Creativity can bring much happiness, and this is true, as I feel the same, while being creative and avoiding negativity from others. This negativity can arise from people, and is tied with the seven deadly sins, such as envy. Bertrand Russell, whom led the British "revolt against idealism" in the early 20th century, said envy was one of the most potent causes of unhappiness. Not only is the envious person rendered unhappy by his envy, but they also wish to inflict misfortune on others. Although envy is generally seen as something negative, Russell also believed that envy was a driving force behind the movement towards democracy and must be endured to achieve a more just social system.
Always be thankful for what you have, because it can always be a lot worse. People live in far worse conditions than we do, and we must be thankful, and also willing to help those less fortunate than us. The antidote to envy is creativity and loving one another. Everyone has talents. Patience and perseverance is the key to developing your talents. When we wish to inflict misfortune on others, we are wasting time envying others, while we can be creative and happy, helping others!
I recommend to all the book, the Tao is Silent. One of my very first books I have stumbled upon accidentally and read in regards to spirituality. I have absolutely enjoyed reading this book, and if you're on a journey to finding the self, a spiritual journey, or finding God, this book is for you.
We must come together as one and end this madness of deceit and war, for we are only all blinding ourselves from the Truth; the Light. We must convert this negative energy to positive energy, and create! For the good of all sentient beings!
By selfish and violent actions, we are only blinding ourselves from the Truth. We are all living in a cave, such as in the cave allegory used by the Greek philosopher Plato in his work The Republic to illustrate "our nature in its education and want of education." The Allegory of the Cave is an attempt to explain the philosopher's place in society: to attempt to enlighten the "prisoners". We're all prisoners and slaves in a world of war, hate, and greed. We cannot see the light, because the "shadows" are our reality, and we're all ignorant of the world behind us. If a man or woman were to see the light, would not we think that man or woman is stupid or crazy, due to our ignorance? Philosophers analyzing the allegory argue that the prisoners would ironically find the freed man stupid due to the current state of his eyes and temporarily not being able to see the shadows which are the world to the prisoners. It may be difficult for a person with an average I.Q. to comprehend a person with a genius I.Q., as it is difficult for a person with low I.Q. to comprehend a person with average I.Q.
We're all prisoners, and there's a way out. On the homepage, there's a key! It's the key for our great escape! The key to freedom! The key to happiness! The key to Truth! The Light! Veritas! It's time we escape the cave we been blindly perceiving to be the real world, when it's all just an illusion. What's real is the mind. Electrical activity in our brains pulling our strings, and to the ignorant mind, what we see and feel may seem real, when in reality, it's all an illusion, as Socrates and Plato described in the cave allegory.
What's it to be? You've stumbled upon the key! Darkness or Light? Living a lie, or living the Truth? The choice is yours.
The world we inhabit can be such a beautiful world, only if we let it
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Fourth Station - Jesus Meets His Blessed Mother
V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee.
R. Because by Thy holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world.
How sad and how painful must it have been for Mary to behold her beloved Son laden with the Cross, covered with wounds and blood, and driven through the streets by savage executioners! What unspeakable pangs her most tender heart must have experienced! How earnestly did she desire to die instead of Jesus, or at least with Him!
O Jesus, * O Mary, * I am the cause of the pains that pierced your hearts. * Would that my heart might experience some of your sufferings. * O Mother, * let me share in thy sufferings and those of they Son, * that I may obtain the grace of a happy death.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.
V. Lord Jesus, crucified.
R. Have mercy on us. Is there one who would not weep, Whelmed in miseries so deep, Christ's dear Mother to behold?
Who is God?
God is Love and to Love is Courage. God is the Force that binds all in existence. God is the creative Force of Good and the destroyer of evil. God is Good, the Way, and the Truth. Without God, there is nothing. With God, there is everything. God Loves all and Love is God. Praise be to God.
The Four Noble Truths
Buddha, after attaining enlightenment, first taught the first four Noble Truths to his first five disciples at Sarnath, India. Earth's rulers and citizens were taking pride in torturing life forms, and Vishnu felt that it was time to teach them about compassion and ahimsa (non-violence) towards humans, animals and all sentient beings. Accordingly, he incarnated as Buddha (the ninth incarnation of Vishnu) in Kapilvastu in 6th century BCE.
The four truths are presented within the Buddha's first discourse, Setting in Motion the Wheel of the Dharma (Dharmacakra Pravartana Sutra). An English translation is as follows:
1. "This is the noble truth of dukkha: birth is dukkha, aging is dukkha, illness is dukkha, death is dukkha; sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief and despair are dukkha; union with what is displeasing is dukkha; separation from what is pleasing is dukkha; not to get what one wants is dukkha; in brief, the five aggregates subject to clinging are dukkha."
2. "This is the noble truth of the origin of dukkha: it is this craving which leads to renewed existence, accompanied by delight and lust, seeking delight here and there, that is, craving for sensual pleasures, craving for existence, craving for extermination."
3. "This is the noble truth of the cessation of dukkha: it is the remainderless fading away and cessation of that same craving, the giving up and relinquishing of it, freedom from it, nonreliance on it."
4. "This is the noble truth of the way leading to the cessation of dukkha: it is the Noble Eightfold Path; that is, right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness and right concentration."
A great reading I recommend for all is The Gospel of Buddha, Compiled from Ancient Records http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004X5RY2K/
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The 10th and final incarnation of Vishnu will be Kalki. Our ancient texts defines that every era has one epic battle! In Sat-yug, the battle of Dev and Asura, in Treta-yug, the epic battle between Rama and Ravana (The Ramayana.) In Dwapar-yug, the battle of Kurukshatra. Kalki, the tenth and final Maha Avatar (great incarnation) of Vishnu will bring to an end the present age of darkness and destruction known as Kali Yuga.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. ~ Proverbs 1:7
Embedded below are videos in regards to contemporary war. The first video is in regards to the Petrodollar.
Since it is the U.S. that prints the petro-dollars, the U.S. controls the flow of oil. Does the U.S. wage war to protect the petrodollar system? In 2000, Iraq converted all its oil transactions under the Oil for Food program to euros. When U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003, it returned oil sales from the euro to the USD. Pay attention to the video embedded above. So-called "politicians" who have an interest in war, also have interest in oil and its profits.
Please read the September 11, 2001 blog entry. Embedded below is another video in regards to the September 11, 2001 catastrophic event.
The conclusion: Stage an attack to justify a war in Iraq to protect the petro-dollar and make a killing by war profiteering and petrodollar warfare.
Due to wars, all beings have to suffer. The beautiful world we inhabit is being destroyed due to the ignorance of mankind. Kung Fu Tsu (Confucius) considered war an evil, but he realized that a just war could be inevitable. "The prime necessity for the success in such a war is an army entirely clear as to why it is fighting and thoroughly convinced of the justice of its cause."
One of the many goals for this project is to free people from delusion and illusions. What a capacity television has for delusion. Monkey see, monkey do. Below is a video in regards to the Rapture. Do people really believe 144,000 chosen are literally to be ascended into heaven and leave a world behind for the children of God to suffer? The True God I know is a loving God and loves all His creation. Praise be to Allah! Most compassionate! Most glorious! Most merciful! Holy scriptures are subtle works with much symbolism that requires wisdom granted from God to truly understand these divine works. God grants only infinite wisdom to those whom God trusts and those who put fear of the Lord in thy hearts. Bread is a symbol for the body. The body is wisdom. Thus, bread is a symbol for wisdom. God's Body is Wisdom and God's Soul is Love. The goal is to sell 144,000 pieces of bread for $777 and send one to heaven, as a symbol for the body of God, the symbol of God's infinite wisdom. Bread is the staff of life. Bread is the symbol of friendship. All sorrows are less with bread. Bread is all food, the rest is accompaniment. Bread is the symbol of home and family. Bread is better than the song of the birds. Birds sing in the quietness of a spring morning of joy for bread. Without bread, even a palace is sad. American Indians Bread Dance for prosperity and good crops.
"He took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, 'This is my body, which is given for you. Do this to remember me.'" Luke 22:19
You are what you eat.
Below is a video titled Gashole. GasHole is a 2008 documentary film about the history of Oil prices and the future of alternative fuels which was released directly to DVD. The film detailed the dependency of United states on foreign supplies of Oil. The documentary starts with describing the technology that they claim has been 'buried and hidden, despite of its ability of gas mileage improvement in cars and also reducing oil consumption.' If you were to watch this video, you will see why greedy corporations 'bury and hide' technology that is a threat to natural resource corporations.
It's time to put an end to the madness of wars for greed and selfish purposes. The time has come to face the music.
Om Namah Lord Shiva Nataraja Tandava
Under his feet, Shiva Nataraja crushes the demon of ignorance called Apasmara Purusha, caused by forgetfulness.
Jesus falls for the first time
We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee.
For by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.
Lord Jesus, the weight of the cross made you fall to the ground. The weight of our sin, the weight of our pride, brought you down. But your fall is not a tragedy, or mere human weakness. You came to us when, in our pride, we were laid low. The arrogance that makes us think that we ourselves can create human beings has turned man into a kind of merchandise, to be bought and sold, or stored to provide parts for experimentation. In doing this, we hope to conquer death by our own efforts, yet in reality we are profoundly debasing human dignity. Lord help us; we have fallen. Help us to abandon our destructive pride and, by learning from your humility, to rise again.
Education and work
Education and work is of vital importance for mankind to survive in the Universe. God gave each and every man, woman, boy, and girl talents, and we as human beings have a choice and free will. We can nurture and develop our God given talents, or we can choose to waste time and let our talents go to waste. If we do decide to let our God given talents go to waste, it becomes a deadly sin called Sloth. Sloth can be destroyed by doing God's work, by studying and doing (there is no trying) the works of arts and science; such as mathematics, linguistics, history and political science, sports, chemistry, physics, astronomy, rhetoric, oratory, and any art and or science you truly believe in, that will serve a great purpose for the entire multiverse and all Life that inhabits It.
The problem with the education system today, is that it costs money. Not everyone can afford an education, but if you can read this, consider yourself to be blessed. You have the power of reading and learning! And if you have the power of reading, writing, or any art and science, you have the power to change the world! And if you can read this on the internet, you have access to the internet, an infinitely growing multiversal database of information and knowledge! And if you're lucky, you have access to a nearby library that rents out books for free! Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky like us. We cannot be arrogant, because reading and writing and any art or science is a gift from God. We have the power to teach, to learn, to do an infinite amount of work, for we have yet far so much more to learn and experience from the fruits and labors of life, and we must share this knowledge with others in a humble manner, for all great works have been done with the invisible hand of God!
The problem with arts and the sciences, is that it can be used for evil purposes. Examples are atomic bombs, guns, knives, rockets, religion, or any art and science you can imagine: I will list a few and give examples:
Martial arts: punching and kicking
Religion: usurping symbols of religion for war
All examples listed above can be used for good purposes as well. There is the Yin and Yang in everything of the Universe, from quantum physics to biology, animals and rocks, and in all of us, love and hate. The universal binary system, at work!
Drugs can be consumed for self-pleasure, harming the body, soul, and mind; and also can be used for curing diseases. Rockets can be used to explore space, or kill thousands of people; punching and kicking can be used to kill others, or can be used for sport. Symbols of religion can be usurped for war under tyranny; or God can be invoked, and religion, arts, and sciences can be studied and taken into practice for ending world hunger, so an era of everlasting peace on Earth may be ushered in, even if at worst, the commencement of war is necessary due to the ignorance of mankind!
(Proverbs 24:6): "For by wise guidance you can wage your war"
My religion is simple: it is love, not hate.
"The foremost is, 'Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is one Lord; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.' "The second is this, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these." (NAS, Mark 12:28-31)
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." (NIV, John 13:34-35)
The problem with today's education system is that the problems range from all different aspects of the education spectrum. Such debatable topics as: should religion and spirituality be taught and practiced in school? Is college and higher education for everyone? What should and should not be taught in school? Is sex education proper in schools? Why does college have to be expensive and even cost money? Will a degree be of real value in the work force?
Below is a video titled College Conspiracy - The Largest Scam in USA.
You don't have to be a rocket scientist to know there is something wrong with the world today. For every problem there is a solution and the time for change starts now, not tomorrow. In order to fix any problem, it requires education and practice, such as in mathematics. Not one man or woman can solve a problem unless the person's knowledge of mathematics allows them to do so. Some examples are: the problem of a broken and leaking pipe cannot be fixed by a plumber without knowledge and practice of plumbing. Tumors cannot be removed without a surgeon's knowledge of surgery and medicine. Cars cannot be repaired if auto-mechanics did not have the knowledge and practice of repairing automobiles. So that means not one problem in the world can be fixed without proper knowledge and practice. That is why education is of vital importance for mankind to survive. If an asteroid were heading straight for planet Earth, and if we don't have the proper knowledge and practice to destroy it, and don't unite and work together as one, an asteroid won't care what color, nationality, religion, sex, or animal you are, it's going to destroy the entire planet and all life inhabiting It, and there won't be much time to stop it. That is why we must unite as one and achieve great works together by God for the greater good of all life, for all life is a sacred gift from God. Let not ignorance destroy good, but let knowledge (the light) destroy evil (the darkness.) Not one man or woman can do everything, but each and every one of us can do something, and as a united whole with the guidance and will of God, the world can become a beautiful place for all to inhabit.
Some ideas I have that can change the world are robots that dig through garbage piles that will collect materials such as plastics and metals for recycling, and collect food and vegetation waste for compost piles, as garbage piles in the world are over piling. Electronic whiteboards, where teachers will have electronic markers to write on the electronic whiteboard, while teaching a class. The electronic whiteboard can be erased with a press of a single button, and all notes on the whiteboard can be saved for later use. Space junk is collecting out in space, and needs to be cleaned up so we may recycle these metals for future space projects. These are just some ideas I have. As more people are educated, the greater the force, labor, and contribution will be for a brighter world. Another world issue, as I have wrote a little in regards to in earlier blog entries, is finite resources, such as oil and natural gas. We need to discover energy substitutes that replace finite resources and reduce (if possible, eliminate) pollution. That is why education is of vital importance for everyone. Imagine if there was no electricity? No phones, computers, light bulbs, clocks, televisions, radios, GPS systems, etc.
Electricity is one of the major scientific discoveries that have drastically changed the way we live in the world. Benjamin Franklin was the first person to help people understand the principles of electricity and Thomas Edison changed the world with his invention of the electric light bulb. Imagine if we scarcely needed to consume, if at all, natural oil or gas, and discovered a substitute that were infinite. There would be fewer pollution and no wars for oil.
In The Legend of Luna, Judah is the lost son and is a representation of the lost children, who have to suffer immensely for survival and never have a chance to reach adult age, having no chance in life to make a positive change and difference in the world due to the sins of mankind. Judah symbolizes the children of God that have to go through famine, disease, child prostitution, abortions, killings, slavery, verbal and physical abuses, molestation, and so on due to mankind's transgressions. In order to repair the problem of today's education, we must first stop war among us human beings. Once war among humans is forever ceased and mankind works together as one under God, there will be not one problem in the entire Universe man or woman will not be able to solve!
Below I will list a few military generals and a few swords that belonged to some of the greatest warriors:
Ernesto "Che" Guevara is the patron saint for freedom fighters. He was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, politician, author, physician, military theorist, and guerrilla leader during the Cuban revolution. Following his execution in Bolivia, he became both a stylised countercultural icon and symbol of rebellion for leftist movements worldwide.
Guerrilla Warfare (Spanish: La Guerra de Guerrillas) is a book by Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara that was written right after the Cuban Revolution and published in 1961. It soon became the guidebook for thousands of insurgents in various countries around the world.
Comandante Che Guevara Viva La Revolución!
I don't care if I fall as long as someone else picks up my gun and keeps on shooting. ~ Che Guevara.
Alexander the Great
Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a king of Macedonia. Born in 356 BC, Alexander was tutored by the famed philosopher Aristotle. By the age of thirty was the creator of one of the largest empires in ancient history, stretching from the Mediterranean to the Himalaya. He was undefeated in battle and is considered one of the most successful commanders of all time. (born 356 , Pella, Macedonia—died June 13, 323 , Babylon) king of Macedonia (336–323 ). He overthrew the Persian Empire, carried Macedonian arms to India, and laid the foundations for the Hellenistic world of territorial kingdoms. Already in his lifetime the subject of fabulous stories, he later became the hero of a full-scale legend bearing only the sketchiest resemblance to his historical career.
Alexander's short reign marks a decisive moment in the history of Europe and Asia. His expedition and his own personal interest in scientific investigation brought many advances in the knowledge of geography and natural history. His career led to the moving of the great centres of civilization eastward and initiated the new age of the Greek territorial monarchies; it spread Hellenism in a vast colonizing wave throughout the Middle East and created, if not politically at least economically and culturally, a single world stretching from Gibraltar to the Punjab, open to trade and social intercourse and with a considerable overlay of common civilization and the Greek koin as a lingua franca. It is not untrue to say that the Roman Empire, the spread of Christianity as a world religion, and the long centuries of Byzantium were all in some degree the fruits of Alexander's achievement.
Napoleon was born on the island of Corsica in 1769. His family had received French nobility status when France made Corsica a province in that year, and Napoleon was sent to France in 1777 to study at the Royal Military School in Brienne. In 1784, Napoleon spent a year studying at the Ecole Militaire in Paris, graduating as a Second Lieutenant of artillery. Sent to Valence on a peacetime mission, Napoleon whiled away the hours there educating himself in history and geography.
During the tumultuous years of the French Revolution, Napoleon fought well for the Republic, helping to defeat the British at Toulon. For his services there, he was made a Brigadier General. After the Directory came to power, Napoleon married Josephine de Beauharnais and gained command of the French army in Italy, where, after defeating the Austrians in 1797, he negotiated the Treaty of Campo Formio. This victory boosted Napoleon to widespread popularity when he returned to France. Eager to get rid of this potential challenger, the Directory agreed to let Napoleon take an army on an Egyptian campaign to capture Egypt and hamper British shipping to India. Napoleon's campaign in Egypt did not go as planned, and when he heard that the Directory was losing power, he abandoned his army and rapidly returned to Paris to take advantage of the situation, becoming the first of three consuls in the new government proclaimed in 1799.
As First Consul, Napoleon began a program to consolidate his power. He ended the current rift between France and the Church by instituting the Concordat of 1801. France was then involved in several wars. In 1802, Napoleon signed the Peace of Amiens, a temporary peace with the British. In order to be able to concentrate solely on his European affairs, he sold France's Louisiana territory to the U.S. in 1803. And in 1804, he set the foundation for much of Europe's legal system by establishing the Napoleonic Code. In 1804, Napoleon did away with the Consulate and crowned himself Emperor in an extravagant coronation ceremony.
In 1805, Napoleon was planning an invasion of England when the Russian and Austrian armies began marching towards France. Napoleon's forces defeated them at Austerlitz, but not before the British fleet had destroyed Napoleon's navy at Trafalgar. At this time, Napoleon expanded his Empire by creating the Confederation of the Rhine in Germany and the Grand Duchy of Warsaw in Poland. By now, Napoleon controlled almost all of Western Europe with the exception of Spain. He decided to try and destroy the economy of his major enemy, Britain, by instituting the Continental System, under which all European ports would refuse to accept British shipments. He failed in this task, and in trying to force Spain to comply touched off the Peninsular War. Russia and Prussia, however, did cooperate with Napoleon for a few years under the Treaty of Tilsit (1807).
In 1810, Josephine, although the mother of two children by her previous husband, had not yet provided Napoleon with any heirs; distressed by this, he had his marriage to her annulled and married the 18-year-old Austrian archduchess Marie Louise. She gave birth to a son in 1811. Around this time, Czar Alexander I withdrew Russia from the Continental System. In 1812, Napoleon's Grand Army entered Russia in order to punish Alexander, but the ravages of the deadly Russian winter decimated his army. Meanwhile, affairs in France began to look unstable. Napoleon rushed back to Paris and raised a new army, only to be defeated by a coalition of European forces at Leipzig in 1814.
Napoleon was then exiled to the isle of Elba, where he plotted his return. With the great powers of Europe deep in negotiations over how to redivide the continent, Napoleon escaped from Elba, sneaked into France, and raised a new army in the period known as the Hundred Days. In June 1815, the armies of Wellington and Blucher defeated Napoleon at Waterloo. Napoleon was again exiled, this time to distant Saint Helena in the South Atlantic, where he died in 1821.
Famous & Deadly Swords
William Wallace was a Scottish knight who lived from 1272-1305. Wallace is known for leading a resistance against England during the Wars of Scottish Independence, which were waged during the late 13th and early 14th centuries. During his lifetime, William Wallace was appointed the Guardian of Scotland. He led an infantry of soldiers who engaged the enemy in hand to hand combat. The prize possession of many of these soldiers was their sword. In order to survive on the battlefield one had to be a talented swordsman. In 1305, William Wallace was captured by King Edward I of England and was executed for treason. Today William Wallace is remembered in Scotland as a patriot and national hero. His sword is one of the most famous in the world.
The William Wallace sword is located at the National Monument in Stirling, Scotland. The shaft of the sword measures 4 feet by 4 inches in length (132cm) and it weighs 6.0 lb (2.7 kg). The sword is said to be the weapon that Wallace used at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297 and the Battle of Falkirk (1298). The pommel on the sword consists of an onion-shaped piece of gilded iron and the grip is wrapped with dark brown leather. The hilt or handle that is currently on the Wallace sword is not the original. It is believed that the sword has been modified on separate occasions.
After the execution of William Wallace, Sir John de Menteith, governor of Dumbarton Castle, received his sword. In 1505, King James IV of Scotland paid the sum of 26 shillings to have the sword binned with cords of silk. It is said that the sword underwent many changes, which might have been necessary because Wallace's original scabbard, hilt and belt were said to have been made from the dried skin of Hugh Cressingham, who was an English commander.
Zulfiqar is the ancient sword of the Islamic leader Ali. Ali was the cousin and son-in-law of the prophet Muhammad. He ruled over the Islamic Caliphate from 656 to 661. By some historical accounts, Muhammad gave Zulfiqar to Ali at the Battle of Uhud. Muhammad admired Ali's power and strength on the battlefield and wanted to present him with the cherished weapon. The sword is a symbol of the Islamic faith and is admired by millions of people.
Zulfiqar is a scimitar, which refers to a West Asian or South Asian sword with a curved blade. It is said that Ali used the sword at the Battle of the Trench, which is a famous siege attempt on the city of Medina. During the battle, Muhammad, Ali, and other Muslim defenders built trenches to protect Medina against the much larger confederate cavalry.
A few conflicting images of the famous scimitar sword exist. Some of them describe the weapon as having two parallel blades, emphasizing its mystical abilities and speed, while others portray Zulfiqar as a more traditionally-shaped scimitar. Some historical drawings depict the sword with a split, V-shaped blade. According to the Twelver Shia, the weapon survives today and is kept in the possession of Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi. The weapon is part of the famous collection called al-Jafr.
Al-Jafr is a mystical Shia holy book. It is composed of two skin boxes that contain the most important artifacts from the time of Muhammad and Ali. The collection has been passed down over the generations, with each new Imam receiving it from his dying predecessor. The contents of Al-Jafr are quite impressive, but they are not made available for public viewing. One section of the book describes the Islamic rules, directives and matters surrounding wars, including a bag that contains the armor and weapons of Muhammad. Zulfiqar is said to sit among the priceless artifacts.
Charlemagne is a man that was born circa 742. He is one of the greatest rulers in world history and became King of the Franks in 768. In 800 he was named Emperor of the Romans, a position that he held for the remainder of his life. In the Holy Roman Empire he was known as Charles I and was the first Holy Roman Emperor. During Charlemagne's lifetime he expanded the Frankish kingdom into an empire, which covered much of Western and Central Europe. Charlemagne is regarded as the founding father of both the French and German monarchies, as well as the father of Europe.
Joyeuse is the name of Charlemagne's personal sword. Today, there are two swords attributed to Joyeuse. One is a saber that is kept in the Weltliche Schatzkammer in Vienna, while the other is housed at the Louvre in France. The blade on display at the Louvre claims to be partially built from Charlemagne's original sword. The sword is made of parts from different centuries, so it can be hard to positively identify the weapon as Joyeuse. The hilt of the sword indicates a manufactory date around the time of Charlemagne. The heavily sculpted gold pommel is made in two halves and the long gold grip was once decorated with diamonds.
Charlemagne's sword appears in many legends and historical documents. Bulfinch's Mythology described Charlemagne using Joyeuse to behead the Saracen commander Corsuble as well as to knight his friend Ogier the Dane. After the death of Charlemagne, the sword was said to have been contrarily held by the Saint Denis Basilica and it was later taken to the Louvre after being carried at a Coronation processional for French kings.
Swords source: http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-famous-deadly-swords.php
Famous Sword Quotes
"Never give a sword to a man who can't dance." ~Confucius
"Wit without discretion is a sword in the hand of a fool" ~ Spanish Proverb
"When the sword of rebellion is drawn, the sheath should be thrown away." ~ English Proverb
"There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit." ~ Napolean Bonaparte
"God grant me a good sword and no use for it" ~ Polish Proverb
"When the swords flash let no idea of love, piety, or even the face of your fathers move you" ~Julius Caesar
Some good readings:
The Dead Sea Scrolls
The Gospel of Judas
The Gospel of Mary Magdelene
The Gospel of Thomas
The Lost Books of the Bible
Station 2: Jesus takes up his Cross
We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee.
For by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.
From the Gospel according to Matthew. 27:27-31
Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor's headquarters, and they gathered the whole cohort around him. They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and after twisting some thorns into a crown, they put it on his head. They put a reed in his right hand and knelt before him and mocked him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" They spat on him, and took the reed and struck him on the head. After mocking him, they stripped him of the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.
Ten (10) more months until December 21, 2012.
As of now, no Angel on Ice Toasts sold and one key sold to watch the voyage to moon live. I understand this is an esoteric and mystical project and may likely be understood only by a small number of people. In this blog entry, I will be writing in regards to The Doomsday Clock, Democracy vs. Republic, SOPA, Jesus and Faith, Space exploration and colonization, oratory and war, and the status of this work.
On January 10, 2012, the doomsday clock has been set to 5 minutes to midnight. The reason is lack of global political action to address nuclear weapons stockpiles, the potential for regional nuclear conflict, nuclear power safety, and global climate change. We as humans have a responsibility, and with great power, comes great responsibility. Unfortunately, many people in "power" do not seem to be honestly concerned with the welfare of others and the environment. Instead, some people are "blinded" by idolatry, submit to sin, and transgress for selfish desires, causing beings to suffer, the world to detriment, as well as the deceleration of education and economic growth. Nuclear power should solely be used for the purpose of the betterment of life for all, as well as space exploration and colonization; NOT for the destruction of this planet. And there must be a raised awareness for this. If not, war will put an end to mankind as John F. Kennedy has stated in his speech to the UN General Assembly on September 25, 1961.
Our system of government was never intended to be a democracy. Although many believe that we live in one, they have never been asked to vote on the decisions made by said government. Yet they believe that they are empowered just the same. We are not. Watch the video below.
Has America Become an Oligarchy? Has America Become a Plutocracy? Oligarchy is governance by a small group. Plutocracy is governance by the wealthy. Is the One Percent an Oligarchy Plutocracy of The United States of America? The Occupy Movement is fighting against the 1% due to the economic hardships The United States of America is facing at the present moment, and the goal is to get money out of politics. To rob from the rich, and give to the poor, just as those crooks have robbed from the poor, and gave to the rich. Put your trust in God, and not politics and the government. God will save you; the government won't. In God We Trust. "Take courage, fear not. Behold, your God will come with vengeance; The recompense of God will come, But He will save you." God saves all those who obey Him.
SOPA needs to be stopped. When will people understand that censorship will never ever work? The truth needs to be addressed, and censorship only hides the truth due to fear. "Fear is the path to the darkside." SOPA will only stir more anger in the hearts of people, and it will only be a matter of time until another "cyberwar" erupts, causing more havoc and protests. Piracy exists because people are poor, and organizations such as SOPA exist, because of people that are rich. If the barrier of the rich and poor were not to exist, problems such as this would not arise. Let's take this scenario, for an example: A poor student loves to make music and write computer programs, but is very poor because he or she was born into a poor family. He or she downloads pirated software to make music and write computer software, but is then arrested for this "so-called piracy crime." The rich student has the money to purchase the software, so does not have to worry about any penalties. It's the system that needs to be changed. Not an organization such as SOPA to arise to cause more havoc in the world. If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. ~John F. Kennedy
We find in Luke 17:5 that the apostles asked something of Jesus. "Increase our faith." They felt that if they had more faith, they could do what Jesus did.
He replied, "If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it will obey you.
With faith as small as a mustard seed, man can move mountains.
A Reading from John 11:33-45 (Read the full account in John 11:1-45)
When Jesus saw that Mary and the people with her were crying, he was terribly upset and asked, "Where have you put his body?"
They replied, "Lord, come and you will see."
Jesus started crying, and the people said, "See how much he loved Lazarus." Some of them said, "He gives sight to the blind. Why couldn't he have kept Lazarus from dying?"
Jesus was still terribly upset. So he went to the tomb, which was a cave with a stone rolled against the entrance. Then he told the people to roll the stone away. But Martha said, "Lord, you know that Lazarus has been dead four days, and there will be a bad smell."
Jesus replied, "Didn't I tell you that if you had faith, you would see the glory of God?" After the stone had been rolled aside, Jesus looked up toward heaven and prayed, "Father, I thank you for answering my prayer. I know that you always answer my prayers. But I said this, so the people here would believe you sent me."
When Jesus had finished praying, he shouted, "Lazarus, come out!" The man who had been dead came out. His hands and feet were wrapped with strips of burial cloth, and a cloth covered his face.
Jesus then told the people, "Untie him and let him go."
Many of the people who had come to visit Mary saw the things that Jesus did, and they put their faith in him.
In the book of Numbers, God had planned for the Israelites to travel directly to the Promised Land. But instead of trusting God, they feared to enter the land. Because of their lack of faith, they spent 40 years wandering in the wilderness. All those who left Egypt over the age of 20 died. Joshua and Caleb were notable exceptions because of their faithfulness.
Notice on the front page it states, the fate of this project also depends on the people, otherwise there will be a delay in the launch. Will history repeat itself, and due to the lack of trust in God, man will have to wander in the wilderness for years before entering the Promised Land, or will people have faith in God (as small as a mustard seed) and will we travel directly to the Promised Land? Only time will tell.
The Future of Space Exploration and Colonization
The American Museum of Natural History is having an exhibition of The Future of Space Exploration from November 19, 2011 – August 12, 2012
Click this link for more information. I haven't yet been to it, but looking forward to it. If you are in the vicinity and have an interest, check it out.
The colonization of Mars
There are lots of plans in the future for colonizing Mars. NASA prepared one detailed plan, Constellation, which was cancelled by President Obama in 2010. However, the plan could be revived during a more favorable economic period. According to Vadim Rygalov, University of North Dakota biophysicist and expert on life-supporting systems, "We will go in 2036 at the earliest. Not because of technological difficulties, but for political reasons. The most likely scenario is that a manned mission will be launched 2040 to 2050." The reason for delay is politics. We need to first take care of worldly issues, such as politics before humans can colonize space, which this project's aim and target is.
Plans include cosmic camping on Mars. These residential modules will be compact and will only contain what is absolutely necessary for exploring and living on Mars. Life on Mars will thrive beneath domes. The first large-scale settlements will have to be covered by domes to protect astronauts from radiation and cold. Beneath the domes, communities could possibly exist and be almost self-sufficient, with the use of basic agriculture and mining. Another plan includes to terraform Mars, and is still in theory. Terraforming Mars would take thousands of years. But, in theory, it could be done. And once water and plants had been introduced, it's possible that human beings could move around unrestricted. Only with the investment of significant time, energy and financial resources might science one day transform the red planet.
Source from Science Illustrated Magazine, Jan & Feb 2012 issue.
Robert H. Goddard
Early in the 20th century, an American scientist, Robert H. Goddard (1882-1945), conducted practical experiments in rocketry. He had become interested in a way of achieving higher altitudes than were possible for lighter-than-air balloons. He published a pamphlet in 1919 entitled A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes. It was a mathematical analysis of what is today called the meteorological sounding rocket.
Goddard's earliest experiments were with solid-propellant rockets. In 1915, he began to try various types of solid fuels and to measure the exhaust velocities of the burning gases. While working on solid-propellant rockets, Goddard became convinced that a rocket could be propelled better by liquid fuel. No one had ever built a successful liquid-propellant rocket before. It was a much more difficult task than building solid- propellant rockets. Fuel and oxygen tanks, turbines, and combustion chambers would be needed. In spite of the difficulties, Goddard achieved the first successful flight with a liquid-propellant rocket on March 16, 1926. Fueled by liquid oxygen and gasoline, it flew for only two and a half seconds, climbed 12.5 meters, and landed 56 meters away in a cabbage patch. By today's standards, the flight was unimpressive, but like the first powered airplane flight by the Wright brothers in 1903, Goddard's gasoline rocket was the forerunner of a whole new era in rocket flight.
Goddard's experiments in liquid-propellant rockets continued for many years. His rockets became bigger and flew higher. He developed a gyroscope system for flight control and a payload compartment for scientific instruments. Parachute recovery systems were employed to return rockets and instruments safely. Goddard, for his achievements, has been called the father of modern rocketry.
Oratory and War
In Adolf Hitler's Book, Mein Kampf, inside the Author's preface, Hitler writes "In this work I turn not to strangers but to those followers of the Movement whose hearts belong to it and who wish to study it more profoundly. I know that fewer people are won over by the written word than by the spoken word and that every great movement on this earth owes its growth to great speakers and not to great writers."
No matter how good of a writer you may be, great movements on this earth owes it growth to great speakers and not to great writers, and this is true, as Adolf Hitler has demonstrated. The next step includes oratory speech and possibly war, if God wills it. If you have studied war and religion, such as George Washington and Providence, Moses and the 10 Plagues of Egypt, and the Bhagavad Gita of Lord Krishna and His devotee Arjuna, in the Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna realizes that his enemies are his own relatives, beloved friends, and revered teachers, he turns to his charioteer and guide, Krishna, for advice. Krishna counsels Arjuna on the greater idea of dharma, or universal harmony and duty. He begins with the tenet that the soul (Atman) is eternal and immortal. Any 'death' on the battlefield would involve only the shedding of the body, whereas the soul is permanent. Arjuna's hesitation stems from a lack of accurate understanding of the 'nature of things,' the privileging of the unreal over the real. His fear and hesitance become impediments to the proper balancing of the universal dharmic order. Essentially, Arjuna wishes to abandon the battle, to abstain from action; Krishna warns, however, that without action, the cosmos would fall out of order and truth would be obscured.
If God wills it, there will be war.
Like Julius Caesar, whose lack of money was one of the main problems in his life, has often used lotteries to raise funds for the building of his vast empire. To find out more in regards on how I'm raising funds and the future of Soma Studios and its productions, such as for the social cohesion of the world, and to incorporate these guerilla tactics to your endeavors, visit The Five Million Dollar Rumble.
The year now is 2012! This year I visited the Mayan pyramids and the pyramid of Kukulcan. I recommend visiting Chichen Itza for everyone and the Mayan Pyramids, especially if you are a 2012ologist. I have taken many photos and learned a lot more than I already knew. It's true, the more you know, the less you know. In future blog entries, I will be posting photos of the pyramids and Chichen Itza.
Eleven more months until December 21, 2012 and the formation of the Great Cosmic Cross. Each month, I will be posting one of the 12 stations of Jesus to the cross. This month marks the first.
Station 1: Jesus is condemned to death
We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee.
For by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.
From the Gospel according to Matthew 27:22-23,26
Pilate said to them, "Then what should I do with Jesus who is called the Messiah?" All of them said, "Let him be crucified!" Then he asked, "Why, what evil has he done?" But they shouted all the more, "Let him be crucified!" So he released Barabbas for them; and after flogging Jesus, he handed him over to be crucified.
Forgive them Father, for they not know what they do.
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