“You know yourself what you are worth in your own eyes; and at what price you will sell yourself. For men sell themselves at various prices. This is why, when Florus was deliberating whether he should appear at Nero's shows, taking part in the performance himself, Agrippinus replied, 'Appear by all means.' And when Florus inquired, 'But why do not you appear?' he answered, 'Because I do not even consider the question.' For the man who has once stooped to consider such questions, and to reckon up the value of external things, is not far from forgetting what manner of man he is.” ― Epictetus, The Golden Sayings of Epictetus
The new year is here. Trees that were hitherto empty and almost dry have new leaves springing up. Suddenly, the entire nature is dancing with colors and new life.
Winters had taken away the color, the leaves, the flowers, and the grass. Suddenly, it is all back. As if by magic.
Nature favors life. Death, when it happens, is just a phase for renewal of life. Not its end.
For, nature and existence are predicated on life. It is life.
So if you want to know what is Dharmic or aligned to Truth in this existence, check carefully - if it is aligned to life. Or its end.
What does it rejoice in? Death? Or Life?
For, whatever is aligned with nature can never be aligned with death. And anything that is not aligned to nature is fundamentally in the realm of untruth.
Wishing everyone a very happy new year! May the new year bring joy, happiness, prosperity, and good health for everyone.
On 20th August 1946, Calcutta’s leading newspaper “The Statesman” wrote:
“When we wrote two days ago the condition in Calcutta was horrifying: they have passed beyond that since. They were tolerable then in comparison with what was subsequently seen….”
Dhirendra Nath Datta went on in Bengal Legislative Assembly Proceedings (1946) [Vol.71, Pt.3] to describe the situation.
It was not a riot. It was not even fury, said Dhirendra Nath, a lawyer who stayed back in East Bengal which became Bangladesh until he was tortured and killed by the Pakistani Army in 1971 before the war.
For, fury implies spontaneity. It was too well planned. What transpired after that was unbelievably inhuman and gory. Just one reading of it can make you wonder if anything in human form could become so demonic?
But the plan of barbaric killings - which was done with the full support of British police - was done and executed with impunity in Bengal and Bihar.
On the other side of India, Muslim National Guards were being trained in Punjab. In January 1947, Punjab police raided the Lahore office of this group and found military equipment including steel helmets, and badges. They also owned jeeps and lorries - which the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandak Committee wrote in their report titled “Muslim League Attack Sikhs and Hindus In The Punjab (1950)” were used for swift mobility to kill Hindus and Sikhs, snipping and stabbing lonely passers-by and carrying away the loot. One of main thing this Muslim National Guard hoarded was petrol.
Here is one facsimile of a certificate issued by the Muslim National Guards of Jullundhar for training in “military fighting, stabbing etc.” It is dated 3.11.1946
The Chief Secretary of Punjab’s report in May 1946 stated that “There are already indications that the Guards are being used as secret messengers, and their general activities are becoming less open, and in some places, they are active in arming the Community.”
Arming the community - while giving training where certificates were being issued in stabbing. In Punjab, the number of Muslim League National Guards in the Punjab province was around 39,000!
This was the beginning of the massacres that led to partition.
Recent Islamist Mob attacks - reminiscent of Direct Action and Partition attacks
Now come to Aug 2020, where the Metropolitan Magistrate took cognizance of how the Delhi Anti-CAA riots were not just led by Aam Aadmi Party politician but it was a very well-planned operation.
It said riots took place in a "planned manner" resulting from a "well hatched conspiracy" and it was allegedly abetted by the leader of the mob, accused Tahir Hussain and other co-accused also acted upon. "Accused Tahir Hussain also facilitated them to the rooftop of his building and provided other logistics support with a view that a large scale riots may be there causing the resultant loss to life and the property of the other community. "Prima facie the accused Tahir Hussain was leading the mob from his house and also from the Masjid near Chand Bagh Pulia on February 24 and 25 and he was instrumental for gathering of the unlawful assembly in conspiracy with accused persons namely Hasee, Nazim, Kasim, Sameer Khan, Anas, Firoj, Jaed, Gulfam and Shoaib Alam, having common intention and unlawful object," the court said. It further said Hussain allegedly provoked and instigated his community, promoting enmity on the grounds of religion between Hindus and Muslims claiming that Hindu people have killed a number of Muslims, set their shops on fire at Sherpur Chowk and they should not let any Hindus go scot free. "On his (Hussain's) provocation/instigation, the Muslims turned violent and became volatile on February 24 and 25 and started burning shops and pelting stones and petrol bombs on Hindu community and also targeted their houses situated in that locality. (Source)
It came out earlier this year that Tahir Hussain had laundered money in crores to fuel the Delhi riots (Source)
The modus operandi is eerily similar to the one that was used by the Muslim League National Guards in Punjab as they created ranks and plans to attack Hindus on a large scale with ammunition (guns, petrol, and stones) stocked up. All while the Government in the area has been made to side with the Muslim rioters without question.
Despite the obvious planning and execution of deadly riots, which led to brutal killings of Ankit Sharma (intelligence officer) and burning alive of Dilbar Negi, by the Councillor of the ruling party in Delhi and execution by the Muslim community on his instigation, the larger community of journalists kept writing tomes on how this was a riot by the Hindus. (Source) The pushing of Delhi police by Kapil Mishra to clear the roads illegally occupied by the Shaheen Bagh rioters became far bigger than the actual execution of the killings.
And, that is how even the narrative during partition was managed.
Everyone knows of the Direct Action Day and despite burying of evidence on Muslim League National Guards, there is enough information on it for someone who needs to know.
Where was the Sikh or Hindu equivalent action?
Except for self-defense and retaliation to the well-planned attack, where was the “plan of killing Muslims” by the Hindus during any part leading to the partition of India?
Then how is it that even till now the blame is equally put on both sides of the community?
On April 10th in Chhabra (Baran), Rajasthan a communal clash started off. Why? Because during an argument, three Muslim youth, instead of waiting or parking somewhere else because a Hindu - who was buying fruits - had parked his car in a place for some time - stabbed him for daring to refuse their demand! This started tensions and eventually a battle.
Kamal Gurjar was buying fruit at an intersection when Fareed, Aabid, and Sameer came on a bike and asked him to move his vehicle. When Kamal requested him to park somewhere else, the trio started arguing with him. During the argument, one of them pulled out a knife and started attacking Kamal. Rakesh Nagar, one of the shopkeepers, ran to Kamal’s rescue with a baton. Two more men from the other community joined the trio and injured Kamal and Rakesh. As it was five against two, Kamal and Rakesh could not save themselves from the attack. More shopkeepers ran to their rescue, after which the men from a particular community ran away. Both Rakesh and Kamal were rushed to the hospital. (Source)
All the shops of Hindu businessmen were burned down. Local Gurjar leader Vijay Bainsla shared what happened.
Bainsla said that over 79 shops and showrooms belonging to the Hindu community were burnt down during the riots. “Some of the shops had products worth 2-3 crores were burnt to ashes. The rioters from the Muslim community were roaming around with naked swords, and the Police were unable to stop them,” he added. We had also reported yesterday that there were several incidents of stone pelting on the police force as by the Muslim mob as well. (Source)
The pertinent question that one needs to ask is - why were the Muslim youth carrying weapons during their normal movement in the market?
Is that even normal or legal?
Just this week in West Bengal - Kishanganj - a police SHO was killed by a mob. Lynched to death. Why? Because it was announced by the local mosque.
“The announcement was made from a local mosque at the village to attack the police team. Both the main accused, Firoz Alam and Md Israel, were in the mosque at the time and had asked the Maulvi to make an announcement through mike installed in the mosque. Soon after the announcement, about 500 people attacked the police team in which the police inspector died,” said Javed Ansari, Kishanganj’s subdivisional police officer (SDPO). (Source)
Are these - Delhi attacks by Tahir Hussain and his mob, Chhabra attack, and Kishanganj attack on the instigation by the local mosque - just random mob attacks by the Muslims in India?
This was a list that Anand Ranganathan created from news sources in one month - May 2019. There were 29 incidents of mob attacks by Muslims in India. In just ONE MONTH!
When the attacks by mobs from one community become nauseatingly so repeatedly common that one loses count then one needs to start questioning. Here is what Anand Ranganathan said in one program on lynching.
The commentators in India have lost all sense of proportion. These hoardings are being put up by a registered political party that proudly calls itself All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM).
They are openly targeting a Hindu priest, Narsinghanand Saraswati, who refuses to let Muslims who have been aggressively targeting his temple to come in, and Wasim Rizvi, who has been protesting to change Quran in order to delete its violet verses.
The hoarding calls for their beheading. Openly.
To condone this or take these threats lightly, is not an attempt to keep “peace” between the communities.
It is an attempt to empower and normalize the Islamists with a terror mentality in India - like Jinnah, Suharwardy, etc were during Partition - to plan their dance of death, murder, rape, and genocide with impunity.
The most striking thing is that so much is happening in every state where mobs of Muslim youth high on Jihadi and Islamist ideological brainwashing are attacking the Hindus and their establishment with impunity and yet no one is willing to even speak about it.
This just means one thing:
The Hindus will need to lay out facts and push against the narratives that are laid out by the compromised media while ensuring that adequate safety is built up for their families.
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IAF meets on China: Top IAF commanders will get together this week to discuss operational capabilities, strategies and challenges, even as India maintains military preparedness while keeping a hawk-eye on Chinese deployments, missile batteries and airbases amidst the continuing troop confrontation in eastern Ladakh. “The apex-level IAF leadership will meet for three days at the bi-annual commanders’ conference, which will be inaugurated by defence minister Rajnath Singh on April 15. They will address strategies and policies related to capabilities that would give IAF a significant edge over its adversaries,” said an officer on Monday. (Source)
Espionage increases in Canada: Foreign spying and interference in Canada last year hit levels not seen since the Cold War, in part because of vulnerabilities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the main Canadian spy agency said on Monday, The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) singled out Russia and China as particular causes for concern and said key national security threats such as violent extremism, foreign interference, espionage and malicious cyber activity grew in 2020 and "in many ways became much more serious for Canadians." (Source)
China and US are equals: As Biden administration officials expected in their first meeting with Chinese counterparts, Yang Jiechi, Mr. Xi’s top foreign-policy aide, and Foreign Minister Wang Yi asked them to roll back Trump-era policies targeting China. Beijing wanted to restore the kind of recurring “dialogue” Washington sees as a waste of time, say U.S. and Chinese officials briefed on the Alaska meeting. Mr. Yang also delivered a surprise: a 16-minute lecture about America’s racial problems and democratic failings. The objective, say Chinese officials, was to make clear that Beijing sees itself as an equal of the U.S. He also warned Washington against challenging China over a mission Beijing views as sacred—the eventual reunification with Taiwan. (Source)
Global Plastic Air Pollution: Microplastic pollution is now “spiraling around the globe”, according to a study of airborne plastic particles. The researchers said human pollution has led to a global plastic cycle, akin to natural processes such as the carbon cycle, with plastic moving through the atmosphere, oceans, and land. The result is the “plastification” of the planet, said one scientist. The analysis calls plastic pollution one of the most pressing environmental issues of the 21st century. It indicates that the billions of tonnes of plastic discarded into the oceans and land and being broken down into tiny pieces are being thrown back into the air by road traffic and winds over the seas and farmland. (Source)
MBS has Vinci’s Most Expensive Painting: The most expensive painting ever sold was displayed on a super-yacht moored in the Red Sea after an ill-fated trip to Paris where a diplomatic dispute kept it out of a blockbuster da Vinci show at the Louvre. The painting, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi,” was hanging in Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s 439-foot yacht Serene until late last year, according to people familiar with the matter. The vessel was moored off the coast of northwest Saudi Arabia by the proposed futuristic city of Neom, a signature of the crown prince’s efforts to modernize the country. The painting’s fate after its $450 million sale in 2017 has captivated the art world. The work hasn’t been seen publicly since, with some art-world insiders alleging it was being stored in a warehouse in Switzerland. A person who saw the artwork displayed in the Serene last year said he was “very surprised it was not in Switzerland as others believe.” Others knew it was in Saudi Arabia but didn’t know exactly where. (Source)
video corner: Hunting Mad Honey
Honey is a powerful substance. There are tribes in India who live in forests known to exclusively live on honey.
There is a tribe of Nepal that hunts wild honey which has natural psychoactive properties. This is called "mad honey". They use it as a medicine and a soft drug.
Apparently, this type of honey is common in many locations around the world.
there’s a type of honey that will make you trip balls. In a handful of locations around the world ranging from Nepal to the Pacific Northwest, bees make a very special kind of honey. Often referred to as “Mad Honey,” the stuff looks different (it’s red, not yellow) and tastes bitter. But weirdest of all, it’s a powerful hallucinogen. (Source)
It is not just a hallucinogen but has medicinal properties as well. Those who hunt for it do it at great risk to their lives.
As National Geographic reports, harvesters risk their lives to raid beehives for the honey. Devotees say it has medicinal benefits, claiming that it helps with arthritis and sexual performance, among other things. Mad honey is made by bees that feed on rhododendron flowers, which give it its psychoactive effects. Rhododendrons, evergreen flowering plants that grow in temperate, mountainous areas around the world, contain chemicals called grayanotoxins. (Source)
This documentary by Raphael Treza goes behind the scenes to the actual area to find out how it is done? Scary but very interesting. You can apparently buy “Mad Honey” in the US - but it comes at a great premium - $120 for 300 gms! (Source)
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