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- Created on Thursday, 30 June 2016 01:02
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ADVAITA VEDANTA FORUM
This forum is intended to discuss some of the problems of our troubled times.
Our economy stumbles from boom to bust for reasons that even "experts" cannot explain clearly; the only thing that is clear is that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.
This economy, where growth and consumption are the only values, is destroying our environment; species are everywhere heading for extinction and climate change is every day becoming more evident. Our home is being destroyed and poisoned and our very existence on this planet is threatened.
War, terror and massacre are raging across the planet, not only in the name of nations but also of races and tribes, of religions and even rival sects within religions.
Human rights - the right to religious freedom; freedom to travel; the right to health and education etc. - all of which are guaranteed by the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights - are everywhere disregarded.
Women - half of humanity - 60 years after the birth of the liberation movement - are still the objects of discrimination, rape, mutilation and "honour killings". The fact that they are deprived of basic freedoms in much of the world; deprived of education and a voice in deciding their fates - this has a direct influence on all of society, as they are the ones who bring up the children, both male and female, who will shape our future world.
Consequently the rights of millions of children to an education and to a free and happy life are not respected.
The list of what is wrong with the world, or rather what is wrong with us humans, goes on and on.
These problems and disasters did not just appear out of nowhere; we caused them and only we can provide a solution.
Wars begin in people's minds, and it is only ourselves that can cast off the mind-forged manacles that prevent us from living together sanely and kindly, in peace and prosperity.
We must reach a unitive understanding that brings us together to recognise that we are one human family with one goal which is the happiness of all and each one of us.
The list of subjects we can discuss is endless, and they are all intimately linked to each other, but we can start with:
3) Economics Reply to a question on SEPTEMBER 4, 2016
4) Women's Studies New post on AUGUST 31, 2016
5) Religion and Mysticism Last post on JULY 29, 2016
For the time being, until we have the forum set up in its final form, we shall write the date of the last article posted on each page, e.g. "3) Economics - July 8, 2016".
FOR THE MOST RECENT MATERIAL, GO TO THE BOTTOM OF EACH PAGE
EDITORIAL NOTE - SO FAR NO REACTION FROM THE OUTSIDE WORLD, SO WE WILL GO BUMBLING ALONG, AIRING OUR OPINIONS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS - OFTEN ON THE SPUR OF THE MOMENT AND NOT FULLY THOUGHT OUT - WHEN WE START GETTING A REACTION WE WILL PULL OUR SOCKS UP AND GET FOCUSSED UNTIL THEN, SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF EACH SUBJECT PAGE AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE BEEN THINKING. HOPING TO GET A RESPONSE FROM SOMEONE, SOME DAY.