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Collective Evolution

 “The harmful internal consequences of over-industrialization not only affect the personal, social and national health of the people, they also precipitate gradual individual and collective psychic degeneration. A type of psychic epidemic may arise which can poison almost all expressions of life and destroy them. This may not happen today, but it will surely happen in the very near future.” - Anandamurti The following statement sounds fantastic to the materialist. However, Anandamurti always spoke about all subjects- economy, ecology, politics, etc., from a very spiritual perspective. If the universe has a subtle, spiritual counterpart that controls the material world, and if the universe is moral, then perhaps this statement may seem plausible. Any living, intelligent system has defense mechanisms that protect itself from illness. If the universe is really conscious and a living entity in itself, then one should see this statement as a great warning to materialists with

Why Is This Evil Upon Us? 2021 Revision

  We have started the work of planting organic coffee. A friend suggested that I should build a cabin for tourists who would like to visit an organic coffee farm. I think tourists would need something more to do in the local area than just visit a farm.  However, El Triunfo natural reserve is nearby, which has the highest cloud forest in the world. I have not been there yet but I hear that the visit requires a lot of hiking as there are no roads up to the reserve. I am happy in the local community. People are friendly and there are no great dangers. There is beautiful nature everywhere and many places to hike in the mountains or swim near a waterfall.   My friend's idea sounds like a very good idea, but I see two reasons that could hinder its realization. Both have to do with the nearby town: the garbage thrown everywhere and also the drunks thrown about everywhere. Nobody wants to travel so far just to see these sights. The first problem of the garbage could be e

Biopsychology and Spiritual Healing

Human life is always at balance between inferiority and superiority complexes. We make so many mistakes based on such complexes, dominating others or submitting to the domination of others. However, one day we have to wake up, have true confidence and be more authentic without these games of inferiority or superiority, without harming others and ourselves. When one can see ones own mind without negative or positive prejudices or distortions one begins to see ones whole world without these distortions as well. One stops having opinions about other people's characteristics and can really see what their minds are like with their past and present thoughts and emotions. All that the awakened mind sees are the dynamics of actions and reactions of minds. The previous actions have built a reality in the present and the actions of the present will create a reality for the future. It does not matter if one dies in debt of previous actions because they continue attached to the m

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Bahareque

  I have friends in many parts of the world interested and / or building with various forms of green building. I share my bahareque experience with some photos and brief writings, as we did with the superadobe construction . Here are photos and a video to further clarify the process of building with bahareque .   We have been building with super adobe. The first three rooms are already finished. Super adobe consists mainly of free material but it is very intense work. Therefore, we are going to make the bathroom, which is an external corner between two hexagons, with a wall of bahareque .  Bahareque a traditional Mexican method that uses a structure of reed filled with mud or "cob." Bahareque is very similar to the technique of "wattle and daub" of medieval England.     I cut more oaks from the forest for the firm structure. They are anchored to a conventional concrete, gravel and rebar foundation. Between the firm oak beams we put a reed structure, which w

An Offering

A Name To The Nameless is public domain. I once tried to sell it on Amazon. People bought it but I never recieved any money for the sales. Later, a friend found our Spanish translation being sold in a San Cristobal bookstore. Somebody else was selling it without our permission!    Most recently some Ananda Marga members from Taiwan and Brazil want to translate it into Chinese and Portugese and make in one of the cases make it an A.M. publication. They would like the money to go to helping the monastics in their projects. I told them that they can translate it, we will approve or disapprove of the translation upon review, and if approved then they can share it within their communities without monetary exchange. I told them that perhaps if we were to sell it then we could consider helping ideological projects related to tantric research independent of the monastic order(s).    I have not been around Ananda Marga for so many years.  I do not consider myself a part of