Saturday, September 04, 2021

GHANTA - The Ritual Bell



Adapted from Sanskrit Magazine (with changes):
The Ghanta or temple bell is extraordinary. The bell and/or clapper may be panchaloha (panchadhatu) or gold, silver, copper, zinc / brass and meteoric iron, with perhaps cadmium, lead, nickel, chromium or manganese. The scientific mix of proportions produces a distinct sound unifying the left & right brain. The instant you ring the bell, it generates a sharp and lasting sound - minimum seven seconds of echo to touch your seven healing centers or chakras.

The moment the bell sounds your brain is emptied of all thoughts. You enter a trance state: receptive and aware. You are normally so occupied in mind that only way to awaken you is with a Shock! And trust me Bell works as Antidote to your mind.

Before you enter temple – to awake you and prepare you for taste of awareness is the real reason behind temple bell. In other words “it helps to ring to wake yourself Up!” . To an extent Fragrant generators, Low light lamps all form Ecosystem to create awareness.

Bell or Ghanta is an indispensable part in most Hindu pujas. Ghanta is sounded before the actual puja and worship begins. A well-designed Ghanta or bell produce long strains of the sound ‘OM.’ 

A bell is rung in a Hindu temple, during the waving of light in front of the deity, while bathing the deity and while offering food. Hindu devotees on entering the temple also hit the ghanta hung in front of the sanctum sanctorum.

The most widespread belief is that the ghanta is sounded to invite the deity to accept the worship and prayers. Another belief is that it is to drive away the evil forces.

The sound made from a well-designed Ghanta is uninterrupted, reverberating, deep and sonorous.

Symbolically, the body of the bell represents time – Ananta. The tongue of the bell symbolically represents Goddess Saraswathi. The handle of the Ghanta is considered to be the vital principle (Prana Shakti) and symbolically represents Hanuman, Garuda, Nandi or Chakra.

Even while doing the ritualistic aarati, we ring the bell. It is sometimes accompanied by the auspicious sounds of the conch and other musical instruments. An added significance of ringing the bell, conch and other instruments is that they mask irrelevant noise that might disturb or distract the worshiper from devotion, concentration, and inner peace.

Start daily rituali puja (worship). Ring the bell, chanting:
Aagamaarthamtu devaanaam
gamanaarthamtu rakshasaam
Kurve ghantaaravam tatra
devataahvaahna lakshanam
Translation:
This bell ring invokes GOD. Virtuous & noble forces welcome - NOW oust ignorance & every darkness.



Never Forget Genocide by the USA

It's criminally misleading designating 20-years in Afghanistan as "America's Longest War." 

 ๐˜ฝ๐™ช๐™ก๐™ก๐™จ๐™๐™ž๐™ฉ! 

The US waged continuous active genocidal war on native Americans from 1775 to 1924, stealing land & resources. 

From 1492 to today, indigenous people remain under attack. 

https://www.redlakenationnews.com/story/2021/09/01/opinion/from-the-left-lawrence-odonnell-of-msnbc-to-right-wall-street-journal-agree-today/100488.html

 



Friday, September 03, 2021

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Cheat me, I'm Yankee

Each of us is afflicted by efforts to deceive: email and phone scams, Facebook 'news' & wider media tropes. 

Legacies of US imperialism, Native American genocide, Hawai'i's forced military occupation, slavery reparations, etc., remain unresolved. 

Deregulation & market choice invite fraud. 

As the dispossessed & battered seek justice, stolen wealth is protected by distractions.


 

Saturday, August 28, 2021

"Murder Hornet" !!

"Murder Hornet" !!

๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ข or ใ‚ชใ‚ชใ‚นใ‚บใƒกใƒใƒ are danger if disturbed & a threat to beehives. 

But as with the scare 20 years back of KILLER BEES!!!, media yanks your chain. 

Our Japanese farmhouse had a huge nest. Told not to disturb them, we didn't; six years, All OK.


 

Friday, August 27, 2021

Hawaiian Morgue Trailers

๐—›๐—ฎ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜? 

Hawai'i chills COVID corpses in three mobile mortuaries = morgue trailers. My Hawaiian auntie strongly advises tourists "Don't Visit Hawai'i!" with a grim edge of fear: "We don't want to end up in the morgue trailer ..." 

https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2021/08/27/green-warns-life-preserving-restrictions-are-looming-city-deploys-mortuary-trailer-morgue/


Chillin' in Texas. Rest in Peace!
Chillin' in Texas.   Rest in Peace!


 

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The Upsetting Truth

The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects ...

-- George Orwell, 1948


Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Is America RACIST?

"Sorry!" can't excuse enslavement, profiteering, continued violence, American racism.

American guilt.

Better education opportunity in the USA would be a helpful step. High-priced education maintains upper class domination and racism.


 

Monday, August 23, 2021

Don't Kill Locals - Finally!

Did YOU Know? LAST WEEK (17 Aug 2021) in Colorado USA:
Gov. Jared Polis officially rescinded the 1864 Proclamations, which ordering that "friendly" indians must gather at designated camps in Colorado; "hostile" indians were killed and their property taken. 
 
 


Thursday, August 19, 2021

Military Myth-making & Save-My-Buddy

American Global Militarism = Waste + murder

US military myth-making is a lurid industry behind corporate imperialism. US rulers disregard our soldiers, and care nothing for the locals in US-occupied lands. 
 
Recognize This Fact: Some PROFIT from War.
 

 

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Yankee in Hawai'i -- Time to GIT

Yankee took too much Hawai'i. 

Time to GIT


 

Speculators BLEED Workers... ๐Ÿฉธ๐Ÿฉธ๐Ÿฉธ

Non-resident housing speculators BLEED local workers... ๐Ÿฉธ๐Ÿฉธ๐Ÿฉธ

(Hawai'i, Cape Cod, Lake Placid, etc.)  ๐Ÿฉธ๐Ÿฉธ๐Ÿฉธ๐Ÿฉธ


 

 

Monday, August 09, 2021

Continuing War : The Native Enemies

People in the USA actively participate in theft & genocide as they denigrate First Nation people. It's systematic aggression more sinister than name-calling. 

Justifiably or not, (I think not), the USA took extensive lands & properties from the native nations, and sought to exterminate the native communities. 

The official label of "savages" was used to dehumanize. Children are taught America was discovered in 1492. Deceived people were forced to accept false treaties, then repeatedly forced to ineffectively defend themselves; now they are coldly mocked. 

Genocide is difficult to justify, and natives remain a vague menace; subsequent generations are taught to uncritically accept the homicidal demise and forced displacement of native communities as a fait accompli

Full reparations & proper punishments are impossible, but very substantial compensation is achievable & vital.






Saturday, August 07, 2021

Asshole Jimmy Carter

Each of the 458 athletes on the 1980 US Summer Olympic team got medals as boycotting team members. 

But they weren't entered for competition, skipped the Games, and didn't take the Athlete's Oath, so they are not Olympians according to the global Olympic movement & IOC. 

Dozens of other nations followed US President Jimmy Carter with his Olympic Boycott. Thousands of athletes were forbidden from entering competition.  So sad!


 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, August 05, 2021

Olympic PEACE

Enjoying Tokyo's excellent Olympics 2020? Don't forget the 1980 Summer Olympic boycott. 

When the Soviet Union intervened in Afghanistan, US President Jimmy Carter aimed punishment with athletes & sport as his weapon; sports careers were sacrificed to Yankee Arrogance. (The USA later intervened in Afghanistan, only now completely retreating). At time of boycott, US troops had unreasonably battled in Vietnam & Southeast Asia through the previous two decades, with past centuries murdering North American natives (genocide). Uncle Sam is among historic war criminals, while the Olympic movement is a positive force for PEACE
 
Jimmy Carter, Asswipe!
 
Each of the 458 athletes on the 1980 US Summer Olympic team got medals as boycotting team members. But they weren't entered for competition, skipped the Games, and didn't take the Athlete's Oath, so aren't Olympians according to the global Olympic movement & IOC (International Olympic Committee). 

American star sportspeople, and the Olympic ideal, were beaten by an American peanut farmer. Carter Squashed Peace, he's a bum beyond rehabilitation (as is the treacherous liar Colin Powell).
US govt. institutional capture by military interests has diminished, but still gobbles twice what it should. Bring US troops home to North America!
 
 

 

 

Monday, August 02, 2021

You Ain't My Uncle, intrusive Git

Did Uncle Sam teach Hawaiians self-government? 

No More Yankee Disrespect! 

Please end military occupation of Hawai'i. 

  -- "School Begins" detail, ๐™‹๐™ช๐™˜๐™  ๐™ˆ๐™–๐™œ๐™–๐™ฏ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™š, Jan 25, 1899