Monthly Archives: August 2007

4 in 5 Asthmatic deaths in the US caused by the used of Inhalers

 

4 in 5 Asthmatic deaths in the US caused by the used of Inhalers

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/45522.php

"In total, there are about 5,000 deaths a year due to asthma, whether or not a person is taking a long-acting beta-agonist," said Edwin Salpeter, the J.G. White Distinguished Professor of Physical Sciences Emeritus at Cornell, who led the statistical analysis in the study. An eminent astrophysicist, Salpeter has more recently focused his attention on medical statistics. "We can show that overall it is statistically significant that, compared to patients taking a placebo, these long-acting beta-agonists kill a lot of people," he said.

"These asthma deaths are generally in healthy young adults," said his daughter, Shelley Salpeter, the lead author of the paper appearing online and in the June 20 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. She is a clinical professor of medicine at Stanford’s School of Medicine and a physician at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, Calif.

"We estimate that approximately 4,000 out of the 5,000 asthma deaths that occur in the U.S. each year are actually caused by these long-acting beta-agonists, and we urge that these agents be taken off the market," she added.

 

MY Comment :  My son was on such medication for many years and to recall how he was hospitalised once due to a serious asthmatic attack sends shiver up my spine.  He could have died.  His problem became a lot less when he started doing Tai chi.

There are many good asthmatic homoeopathic remedies to manage and even CURE the asthmatic condition. The remedies are chosen based on the individual symptom presentation and a good homoeopath can pick out right one.

Similarly good remedies are found in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Revealing Revelations by Medical Doctor

Revealing Revelations by Medical Doctor

“Vaccines are highly dangerous, have never been adequately studied or proven to be effective, and have a poor risk/reward ratio. Most surgery is unnecessary and most textbooks of medicine are inaccurate and deceptive. Almost every disease is said to be idiopathic (without known cause) or genetic – although this is untrue. In short, our main stream medical system is hopelessly inept and/or corrupt. The treatment of cancer and degenerative diseases is a national scandal. The sooner you learn this, the better off you will be.”

                     —-Dr. Allan Greenberg  12/24/2002

“Despite the tendency of doctors to call modern medicine an ‘Inexact science’, it is more accurate to say there is practically no science in modern medicine at all. Almost everything doctors do is based on a conjecture, a guess, a clinical impression, a whim, a hope, a wish, an opinion or a belief.”

                                     —BY ROBERT S. MENDELSOHN, M.D.

“….in a California survey reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, more than 90 percent of the obstetrician-gynecologists refused to be vaccinated. If doctors themselves are afraid of the vaccine, why on earth should the law require that you and other parents allow them to administer it to your kids?”                

                           —BY ROBERT S. MENDELSOHN, M.D.

“Study after study demonstrated that many women immunized against rubella as children lack evidence of immunity in blood tests given during their adolescent years. Other tests have shown a high vaccine failure rate in children given rubella, measles, and mumps shots, either separately or in combined form.”

                           —BY ROBERT S. MENDELSOHN, M.D.

“I would consider the risks associated with measles vaccination unacceptable even if there were convincing evidence that the vaccine works. There isn’t. While there has been a decline in the incidence of the disease, it began long before the vaccine was introduced. In 1958 there were about 800,000 cases of measles in the United States, but by 1962-the year before a vaccine appeared-the number of cases had dropped by 300,000. During the next four years, while children were being vaccinated with an ineffective and now abandoned “killed virus” vaccine, the number of cases dropped another 300,000. In 1900 there were 13.3 measles deaths per 100,000 population. By 1955, before the first measles shot, the death rate had declined 97.7 percent to only 0.03 deaths per 100,000.”

                          —BY ROBERT S. MENDELSOHN, M.D.

****  Dr.Mendelsohn is a highly respected physician and his biography is given below

Dr Robert Mendelsohn received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Chicago in 1951.  For 12 years he was an instructor at Northwest University Medical College, and an additional 12 years served as Associtae Professor of Pediatrics and Community Health and Preventive Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

He was also President of the National Health Federation, former National Director of Project Head Starts Medical Consultation Service, and Chairman of the Medical Licensing Comittee of the State of Illinois.

Soul Journey for couples

Soul Journey for couples – a tantric perspective.

 Life is a journey and not a destination went an aphorism. This aphorism of course can be given as an excuse by someone without ambition or goal in life but it’s accuracy lies in the inevitable fact of life that death awaits all of us. While the destination is certain the path is up to us to choose. It is the many choices along the path that determines if we will be happy, contended and fulfilled or forever mired in frustration and disappointment. Interestingly the former often characterizes the inward path while the latter is seen in many people who choose the outward path of materialism, of gaining power, position and status.  

  In a number of eastern spiritual traditions it is well recognised that our external personality reflects what goes on within each of us.  If we are ambitious then it comes from somewhere inside of us.  If we are hateful or fearful or any of the myriad emotions that invade our mindstream, then this is the result of energy revolving  some where in our body.  What is without comes from within.

   Tantra views the body as part of the world just as the world is part of our body. The kindness or hatred within is expressed in the outer world.  And in tantra all our thoughts and our emotions are nothing more than vortices of energy flowing at various energy centers in the body. These energy centers are called chakras or wheel. Each chakra has a number of "petals" in which energy can flow. Some petals are more active than others and therefore more energy flows through it. Some petals are stucked and the energy could hardly flow in it at all. The energy flowing in the petals of the 7 major chakras in our body determines who we are inside as a person. Our personality and the things we like or don’t like all emerge from the various states of the petals found within the chakras. The pattern of energy flow within determines who we are and how we interact with the wider world.

      Tantra uses sexual energy to blast through the petals that are stucked and help balance the energy flow in petals that are overactive in the person.  The orgasmic response if it is not released to the external world as ejaculation but is channelled upwards would create what is called a whole body orgasm. The rapturous feeling that spreads out through every part of the body and with it, little by little open up and balance the petals in the chakras.  Such a process takes years or many lifetimes of meditation, prayer, service, religious practices etc. to make progress. With the use of such a powerful energy as the sexual energy this can be reduced to just a single lifetime.

     As we progress along the spiritual path we start to free up our negativities when the energy starts to flow freely again in the various petals in the chakras.  Our personality will also change in tandem with these changes within our body.

      When 2 persons come together to form a marital partnership the energetic dynamics between the two will determine the kind of relationship that they have. As no one, short of a buddha, had all their chakras well balanced and energy flowing freely there can never be a perfect couple. If the two persons have a mutually respectful and loving relationship they could help each other not only in the material sphere but help each other to progress mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Over time as both partners changed so will the nature of their relationship.  If couples value their relationship then the tantric path within a loving environment can provide the necessary impetus to mend what ever deficiencies that are found within the 2 partners. The marital relationship then becomes life transforming.

       For most couples the sexual energy is dissipated and no real spiritual benefit can come from it – maybe a baby, if that’s considered a blessing. The psychological and emotional balancing benefits that come from a marital partnership is real but there are usually temporary.  Tantric path is a direct path and the sexual energy generated between the couple is directed upwards to break through any stucked or overactive pattern of energetic flow.  This is a conscious effort by the two parties.   The use of the sexual energy to open up and balance the various petals in the body is permanent and has substantial benefit for the couple, not only in this lifetime but in future lifetimes as well.

      The various energy centers in our body and how they determine our personality are well documented within the yogic and tantric tradition. When 2 persons decided on a shared destiny the nature of their relationship will also evolve as they themselves evolve spiritually.

  

       Our body has 7 energy centers. According to the buddhist tantra there are only 6 centers. The highest center, the bliss center, is a combination of sahasrara and ajna.  The table below explores some of our personality traits according to the nature of our energy centers and how this will also determine the nature of the marital relationship.

     It is perhaps instructive to know that there’s no such thing as sexual energy only energy that is flowing in the energy center that influences our sexuality. When this same energy flows upwards through the various energy center we say that this "sexual energy" has been transmuted and we say that this energy is a "spiritual energy" because as it progresses upwards it influences our spirituality more and more.

 

      The soul journey since time immemorial has always been to move from materialism to spirituality. Psychologists often talked of the spiritual longing within each of us – the subtle awareness that there’s something greater than ourselves.  The tantric path is very grounded and all that goes on outside in our spiritual quests is determined and influenced by what goes on in the various chakras. So the soul journey for couples who have decided to transmute their sexual energy for spiritual purposes is nothing more than a journey upwards from the muladhara to the sahasrara.  We will explore this soul journey together.

Muladhara

Excessive

Sluggish, lazy, tired, monotony, obesity, overeating, hoarding, materialism, greed, fear of change, addiction to security

Deficient

Fearful, anxious, restless, lack of discipline, underweight, financial difficulty , Chronic disorganization

Balanced Good health, vitality, well grounded, sense of trust in the world, feeling safe and secure, stability, prosperity, ability to relax

    When both partners have a balanced center here there’s basic security and mutual trust. The relationship is comfortable and grounded and there’s a ease and flow about the relationship.

     Fear and anxiety can be a dampener in the relationship when it is not balance.

     Strong powerful energy can be generated here during sexual activities. The 3 energy meridians that pass through here according to chinese and ayurvedic medicine are the kidney, liver and spleen. During sexual activities a lot of energy are directed from these 3 meridian creating imbalances there if there’s too much sexual activities. Over time the person will suffer from impotency and pre-matured ejaculation. Similarly for women who will suffer frigidity and lack of vaginal lubrication.

      This is not the sexual energy but when it flows to the swathisthana the pleasureable sensation starts to be felt. For couples who have these 2 centers opened what they felt during sexual activities is the unification of these 2 centers and the sensation pervades the whole area. If these centers are stucked or overactive the sensations are often confined to the genital.

       If the energy meridian of kidney, spleen and liver are balanced the sensation goes all the way down the leg as well.  In tantra there’s a simple technique to create arousal in a man or a woman and may even bring the person to orgasm and that’s the stimulation of the base of the feet.  The kidney meridian ends there.

Swathisthana

 

Excessive

Sexual, pleasure addiction; excessively sensitive and strong emotions; seductive manipulation; obsessive attachment; emotional dependency.

Deficient

Poor social skills; frigidity, fear of sex, lack of desire, passion, excitement, denial of pleasure; fear of change; rigidity in attitudes

Balanced Graceful movements; emotional intelligence; ability to experience pleasure; nurture of self and others; ability to change; healthy boundaries

    This chakra is very difficult to break through. It is one of the 3 granthis or knots. In order for a couple to develop spiritually together and find fruition in love this knot has to be untied. When it does happen your sensitivity and empathy towards others increase tremendously. You begin to act as an antenna and can sense the distress of other. There’s basic emotional maturity and empathy. 

     If a person has excesses in this center the person will like to eat tasty food but so will a person with a balanced center but the vital difference is that the former will eat to excess.  Such a person will also overly indulge in sexual activities.

     According to Venerable Vivekananda most of our karmic seeds reside here and when this knot is broken through we could start to experience an accelerated pace of the ripening of our karmic seeds.  It is more important for the couple to support each other through this very difficult period of their life.  In buddhist tantra there’s a saying that nothing burns our karma faster than bliss.

    Both partners start to respect ,honour and support each other with sensitivity.

Manipura

 

Excessive Overly aggressive, dominating, controlling, blaming, arrogance, manipulative, power hungry, stubbornness, hyperactivity, excessively ambitious and competitive
Deficient Low energy, weak will, poor self-esteem, passive, sluggish, fearful, poor self-discipline, emotionally and physically cold, victim mentality, blaming of others, unreliable, poor digestion
Balanced Feeling of tranquillity and inner harmony, self-acceptance, respect for the nature and emotions of others, feeling of unity with the rest of humanity, responsible, reliable, confidence, spontaneity, sense of humour, able to meet challenges

     All our chakras are operating at different levels and the different nadis surrounding the cakra are activated or sedated to different level. In female this cakra is usually quite active and this accounts for the sensitivity of women folk. Because of the negative tendencies of this cakra this cakra is also called the hara cakra or the death cakra. Women in history who has excessive energy flowing here has caused wanton destruction through their manipulation.

     Harmony, tranquility,  spontaneity etc. are some of the qualities of couples who has this center well balanced.  Their relationship is free flowing and begin to be light hearted.

     We can see that as a couple starts to balance these centers the progressin of their relationship is from Security -> emotional stability->inner harmony/sensitivity in a healthy development of a marital relationship.

Anahata

 

Excessive Demanding, jealousy, co-dependency, poor boundaries, overly sacrificing, possessive
Deficient Antisocial, withdrawn, cold, shy, critical, judgmental, intolerant, loneliness, depression, fear of intimacy and relationships, lack of empathy, narcissism, bitter
Balanced Compassionate, loving, self-loving, empathetic, peaceful, balanced, good immune system

     This is the heart center. Here we have compassion and empathy. In tantra if a person has certain negative traits such as anger, jealousy or bitterness they should never practice concentration meditation on this center as it will only channel more energy to these negative petals. We become worst in our practice.

     The channelled/transmuted sexual energy can be used to open up these kinks but both partners should be prepared for the emotional outpouring that can result from it.  There’s a more subtle technique that will avoid this difficulty and it will be discuss in a followup article to this.

     Compassion and peaceful acceptance is the result if both partners working together help each other to develop the heart center correctly.

Visuddha

 

Excessive Too much talking, talking as a defence, inability to listen, gossiping, interruptions, over-extended, stuttering
Deficient Fear of speaking, small, weak voice, difficulty putting feelings into words, shyness, tone deaf, poor rhythm
Balanced Good listener, resonant voice, good sense of timing and rhythm, clear communication, lives creatively

      This center is at the throat. When this center is balanced the couple begin to live and because of the intimate connection and clear communication the couple become like hand in glove. This is when a marriage starts to have a life of its own. Their spirit will be connected at a very deep level.

      At this level of a marital relationship there is deep understanding and connection. The couple could understand each other deeply even with simple gestures or words. 

Ajna

 

Excessive Hallucination, nightmares, obsessions, delusions, difficulty concentrating, headaches
Deficient Poor vision and memory, insensitivity, lack of imagination, difficulty visualizing, difficulty seeing the future, can’t remember dreams, denial
Balanced Intuitive, perceptive, imaginative, good memory, able to visualize, able to think symbolically, able to remember dreams

     The connection here with each other is nearly complete and the connection is no longer verbal but intuitively. The couple can sense each other without uttering a single word. Such deep connection is spiritual and they will forever be bound together from life to life. They become more than husband and wife but as true spiritual friend.

      The seventh cakra is not found in my tradition (Buddhist tantra) but it is the center where we merge with brahma and we are connected with the universe. It is through this center I believe that a couple will reach out to the rest of the world in service.

So my understanding of the spiritual path of the individual or of a marriage is :

Security -> emotional stability->inner harmony/sensitivity-> compassion/empathy->deep understanding and connection ->spiritual friend -> Universal love.

      Sexual pleasure is unstable but peace is ever present in all of divinity. It is a mistake also to believe that peace comes from harmony. In truth harmony can only come about when there’s a peaceful disposition in both partners. When there’s such peace then can bliss of meditation and sexual union be attainable. The wild and aggressive sex is nothing but a flash in the pan. The bliss, as opposed to the sexual pleasures, that comes from peaceful union lasts even beyond the union itself. A drink of water, a touch, an evocative sound, a magnificient sight all evoke and envelope the person with rapture and bliss.  Bliss has great spiritual value while sexual pleasures dissipates our life force and will harm our health.

    In tantric spiritual tradition, universal love is developed from the primal sexual energy. We cannot have sex while we are meditating but in my practice we can meditate while we are having sex. The meditation transforms the basic sexual energy into universal love.  The various techniques of tantra will be further explored in the article entitled "Angelic love making".  The title actually comes from Lao Tzu when he taught taoist sexual yoga in "Hua Hu Ching".  He differentiated mundane sexual encounter from the angelic love making that can transform one to become an immortal.

tuesday With Morrie – We talk about Marriage

 

The Tenth Tuesday – We talk about Marriage

 

I brought a visitor to meet Morrie. My wife.

  He had been asking me since the first day I came.

  "When do I meet Janine ? "  "When are you bringing her ?" I’d always had excuses until a few days earlier, when I called his house to see how he was doing.

    It took a while for Morrie to get to the receiver. And when he did, I could hear the fumbling as someone held it to his ear. He could no longer lift a phone by himself.

    "Hiiiiii," he gasped.

     You doing okay, Coach ?

     I heard him exhale, "Mitch….your coach…..isn’t having such a great day….."

     His sleeping time was getting worse. He needed oxygen almost nightly now, and his coughing spells had become frightening. One cough could last an hour, and he never knew if he’d be able to stop. He always said he would die when the disease got his lungs. I shuddered when I thought how close death was.

      I’ll see you on Tuesday, I said. You’ll have a better day then.

      "Mitch."

      Yeah ?

      "Is your wife there with you ? "

       She was sitting next to me.

       "Put her on. I want to hear her voice.
        Now, I am married to a woman blessed with far more intuitive kindness than I. Although she had never met Morrie, she took the phone – I would have shaken my head and whispered, "I’m not here! I’m not here!" – and in a minute, she was connecting with my old professor as if they’d known each other since college. I sensed this, even though all I heard on my end was "Uh-huh…Mitch told me….oh, thank you…."

       When she hung up, she said,"I’m coming next trip."

        And that was that.

        Now we sat in his office, surrounding him in his recliner. Morrie, by his own admission, was a harmless flirt, and while he often had to stop for couging, or to use the commode, he seemed to find new reserves of energy with Janine in the room. He looked at photos from our wedding, which Janine had brought along.

        "You are from Detroit?" Morrie said.

         Yes, Janine said.

          "I taught in Detroit for one year, in the late forties. I remember a funny story about that."

         He stopped to blow his nose. When he fumbled with the tissue, I held it in place and he blew weakly into it. I squeezed it lightly against his nostrils, then pulled it off, like a mother does to a child in a car seat.

         "Thank you, MItch." He looked at Janine. "My helper, this one is."

         Janine smiled.

          "Anyhow. My story. There were a bunch of sociologists at the university, and we used to play poker with other staff members, including this guy who was a surgeon. One night, after the game, he said, ‘Morrie, I want to come see you work.’ I said fine. So he came to one of my classes and watched me teach.

         "After the class was over he said, ‘All right, now, how would you like to see me work? I have an operation tonight.’ I wanted to return the favor, so I said okay.

         "He took me up to the hospital. He said, ‘Scrub down, put on a mask, and get into a gown.’ And next thing I knew, I was right next to him at the operating table. There was this woman, the patient, on the table, naked from the waist down. And he took a knife and went zip – just like that ! Well….."

          Morrie lifted a finger and spun it around.

          "……I started to go like this. I’m about to faint. All the blood. Yech. The nurse next to me said, ‘What’s the matter, Doctor ?’ and I said, ‘I’m no damn doctor! Get me out of here!’"

       We laughed, and Morrie laughed, too, as hard as he could, with his limited breathing. It was the first time in weeks that I could recall him telling a story like this. How strange, I thought, that he nearly fainted once from watching someone else’s illness, and now he was so able to endure his own.

       Connie knocked on the door and said that Morrie’s lunch was ready. It was not the carrot soup and vegetable cakes and Greek pasta I had brought that morning from Bread and Circus. Although I tried to buy the softest of foods now, they were still beyond Morrie’s limited strength to chew and swallow. He was eating mostly liquid supplements, with perhaps a bran muffin tossed in until it was mushy and easily idgested. Charlotte would puree almost everything in a blender now. He was taking food through a straw. I still shopped every week and walked in with bags to show him, but it was more for the look on his face than anything else. When I opened the refrigerator, I would see an overflow of containers. I guest I was hoping that one day we would go back to eating a real lunch together and I could watch the sloppy way in which he talked while chewing, the food spilling happily out of his mouth. This was a foolish hope.

    "So….Janine," Morrie said.

      She smiled.

      "You are lovely. Give me your hand."

     She did.

     "Mitch says that you’re a professional singer."

      Yes, Janine said.

      "He says you’re great."

      Oh, she laughed. No. He just says that.

      Morrie raised his eyebrows, "Will you sing something for me ?"

      Now, I have heard people ask this of Janine for almst as long as I have known her. When people find out you sing for a living, they always say, "Sing something for us." Shy about her talent, and a perfectionsit about conditions, Janine never did. She would politely decline. Which is what I expected now.

        Which is when she began to sing :

     "The very thought of you

       and I forget to do

        the little ordinary things that everyone ought to do…."

       It was a 1930s standard, witten by Ray Noble, and Janine sang it sweetly, looking straight at Morrie. I was amazed, once again, at his ability to draw emotion from people who otherwise kept it locked away. Morrie closed his eyes to absorb the notes. As my wife’s loving voice filled the room, a crescent smile appeared on his face. And while his body was stiff as a sandbag, you could almost see him dancing inside it.

    "I see your face in every flower,

     your eyes in stars above,

     it’s just the thought of you,

     the very thought of you,

     my love….."

    When she finished, Morrie opened his eyes and tears rolled down his cheeks. In all the years I have listened to my wife sing, I never heard her the way she did at that moment.

 

    Marriage. Almost everyone I knew had a problem with it. Some had problems getting into it, some had problems getting out. My generation seemed to struggle with the commitment, as if it were an alligator from some murky swamp. I had gotten used to attending weddings, congratulating the couple, and feeling only mild surprise when I saw the groom a few years later sitting in a restaurant with a younger woman whom he introduced as a friend. "You know, I’m separated from so-and-so…" he would say.

      Why do we have such problems ? I asked Morrie abou this. Having waited seven years before I proposed to Janine, I wondered if people my age were being more careful than those who came before us, or simply more selfish ?

    "Well, I feel sorry for your generation," Morrie said. "In this culture, it’s so important to find a loving relationship with someone because so much of the culture does not give you that. But the poor kids today, either they’re too selfish to take part in a real loving relationship, or they rush into marriage and then six months later, they get divorced. They don’t know what they want in a partner. They don’t know who they are themselves – so how can they know who they’re marrying ?"

   He sighed. Morrie had counseled so many unhappy lovers in his years as a professor. "It’s sad, because a loved one is so important. You realize that, especially when you’re in a time like I am, when you’re not doing so well. Friends are great, but friends are not going to be here on a night when you’re coughing and can’t sleep and someone has to sit up all night with you, comfort you, try to be helpful."

         Charlotte and Morrie, who met as students, had been married forty-four years. I watched them together now, when she would remind him of his medication, or come in and stroke his neck, or talk about one of their sons. They worked as a team, often needing no more than a silent glance to understand what the other was thinking. charlotte was a private person, different from Morrie, but I knew how much he respected her, because sometimes when we spoke, he would say, "Charlotte might be uncomfortable with me revealing that," and he would end the conversation. It was the only time Morrie held anything back.

      "I’ve learned this much about marriage," he said now. "You get tested. You find out who you are, who the other person is, and how you accomodate or don’t"

     Is there some kind of rule to know if a marriage is going to work ?

      Morrie smiled. "things are not that simple, Mitch."

     I know.

     "Still," he said, "there are a few rules I know to be true about love and marriage : If you don’t respect the other person, you’re gonna have a lot of trouble. If you don’t know how to compromise, you’re gonna have a lot of trouble. If you can’t talk openly about what goes on between you, you’re gonna have a lot of trouble. And if you don’t have a common set of values in lfie, you’re gonna have a lot of trouble. Your values must be alike.

    "And the biggest one of these values, Mitch?

      Yes ?

     "Your belief in the importance of your marriage."

      He sniffed, then closed his eyes for a moment.

      "Personally," he sighed, his eyes still closed, "I think marriage is a very important thing to do, and you’re missing a hell of a lot if you don’t try it."

      He ended the subject by quoting the poem he believed in like a prayer :

                                 "Love each other or perish."

 

 

The Most Important Part of our body

Excerpted and modified from a dear friend ….


THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF OUR BODY



A big
hai to all after a long time ……. today i would love to share a
story with you all  …hope you all will it enjoy  so here I begin
…….

"My
mother used to ask me what the most important part of the body is. 
Through the years I would take a guess at what I thought was the
correct.
 

Do you know what was the  Answer ? if you want to know  go on reading ……
 
When I was younger, I thought sound was very important to us as humans, so I said, "My ears, Mommy."
  She said, "No. Many people are deaf. But you keep thinking about it and I will ask you again soon."
 
Several years passed before she asked me again. Since making my first attempt, I had contemplated the correct answer.
 
So this time I told her, "Mommy, sight is very important to everybody, so it must be our eyes."
  She
looked at me and told me, "You are learning fast, but the answer is not
correct because there are many people who are blind."
 
Stumped again, I continued my quest for knowledge and over the years,
Mother asked me a couple more times and always her answer was, "No. But you are getting smarter every year, my child."
 
Then
one year, my grandfather died. Everybody was hurt. Everybody was
crying. Even my father cried. I remember that especially because it was
only the
second time I saw him cry.
 
My
Mom looked at me when it was our turn to say our final good-bye to my
Grandfather. She asked me, "Do you know the most important body part
yet, my dear?" I was shocked when she asked me this now. I always
thought this was a game between her and me.

She saw the
confusion on my face and told me, "This question is very important. It
shows that you have really lived in your life. For every body part you
gave me in the past, I have told you were wrong and I have given you an
example why.

 
But today is the day you need to learn this important lesson."
 
She
looked down at me as only a mother can. I saw her eyes well up with
tears. She said, "My dear, the most important body part is your spirit."
 

The most important part of our body is our inner spirit.

Without it the body dies. We can be walking and talking but if we
are not sensitive to this spirit within, we are no better than a walking,

talking zombie.

    With it love is possible.

    Without it, is the dead body love-able ?

    From here it is obvious that, that which love and what we love
     in others is the spirit within.  The body is merely the temporary
      cloth we wear while on this earthly existence.

     

Friendliness and Kindness

Friendliness and Kindness

        Enduring friendship is formed when meaningful and beauteous bonds are formed. If such friendliness comes from a self-serving mind where we are friendly because we have a selfish agenda then this bond of friendship can never be formed. However friendliness that comes from a compassionate heart is genuine and is offered without conditions or thought of gaining anything in return.

       Perhaps this little story can demonstrate what I meant. It really happened. Once some elder person was teaching my son about how to be courteous to others. The person  told my son that if he goes out into the world being rude and abrasive to others he will never get anywhere in life. Later I asked the son why he doesn’t listen to this person. He replied that the person was teaching him to be a hypocrite and  if he is courteous and hoped for something in return.

     I told him that courtesy and friendliness has its own inherent value without hoping for anything in return. I put it to him how he would feel if someone were to ignore him as he had done. He replied that he would be hurt of course. So I told him  that the best reason, without expecting anything in return, to be courteous and friendly towards others is that it is a kind thing to do. 

    So friendliness should come from kindness and consideration and only then the fruits and flowering of a meaningful and beauteous bond be the enduring result.

That which comes from the heart…..

That which comes from the heart…..

That which comes from the heart,  reaches the heart.

            That which comes from the mouth,  reaches the ear.

                                          An Old Sufi Saying

HIV causes AIDS – 10 reasons not to believe in it.

HIV causes AIDS – 10 reasons not to believe in it.AIDS research has not failed because it never found a cure..
AIDS research has failed because it never found the cause !
AIDS Authority Web Site

100,000 research papers published on HIV/AIDS and
NO direct proof that HIV causes AIDS

More resources, scientists and research personnel were mobilised to find a tiny virus than  it took to put a man on the moon.

If HIV is NOT the cause of AIDS then :
a. Millions of people have been given a misdiagnosis of death

b. Hundreds of thousands have been given toxic drug treatment that itself could cause  AIDS.

If HIV does NOT cause AIDS :

“…then we will have witnessed the biggest medical and scientific blunder of this century.”

Neville Hodgkinson,    London Sunday Times   April 26, 1992

Fact :   Immune Deficiency BEFORE the “HIV causes AIDS” hypothesis was linked to IV Drug users,  Homosexual Males, Hemophiliacs,    Blood transfusion patients,  advanced TB patients

Immune Deficiency AFTER the “HIV causes AIDS” hypotheses is linked to IV Drug users,  Homosexual Males, Hemophiliacs, Blood transfusion patients, advanced TB patients

Fact : Before the HIV causes AIDS hypothesis many virologists were out of work due to failed cancer researches after Duesberg’s definitive work on cancer not caused by virus (except for uterine).

After the HIV causes AIDS hypothesis which was announced through a press conference , without any peer-reviewed paper, without any objective examination, without any substantial fact  –   many virologists went back to work when research funding started to roll in again.

After Gallo’s paper was published it led to an international scandal when Montagnier conclusively proved that the virus Gallo was referring to was discovered by him.

Fact : Dr.Gallo, a retro-virologist, had claimed retro-viruses were the cause of leukemia, lymphoma, alzheimer etc. All of these claims were proven to be false.

A man with a hammer will see all his problems as nails.

Fact : Todate both Dr. Gallo and Montagnier, who first put forward the hypothesis that HIV causes AIDS had withdrawn their support.

Fact :   Many AIDS patients have T-cells less than 200/ microlitre
What was killing the T-cells in the body ?

a. Drugs – heroin,cocain,poppers, barbituates,speed,PCP,LSD have been known to suppress the immune system.

b. Malnutrition, repeated infections, overuse of anti-biotics and emotional distress.

“Too many people are making too much money from it(HIV causes AIDS) and money is much stronger than truth.”

                                          Dr. Charles Thomas,Jr. (PhD) Former professor of Harvard.

 

10 Scientific reasons why HIV is NOT the cause of AIDS

Reason 1 : HIV, like all other viruses, is harmless after antibody immunity HIV tests do not look for the virus but the antibody to the virus. There’s no known disease that cause disease after the antibody has been produced.
Disease is caused before antibodies are produced.

The antibody searched for is also NON-SPECIFIC. This means that when you have a cold and go for a HIV test you will test positive.

Reason 2 : HIV does not kill the T-Cells it infects.

Only under very rare LABORATORY condition do retroviruses kill their host cells. Gallo and others in fact use T-Cells to grow their HIV. Retroviruses are different from other viruses in that they DO NOT KILL THEIR HOST CELLS.

Reason 3 : HIV do not infect enough T-Cells to cause AIDS

Shortly after the antibodies are produced billions of the HIV particles will become dormant and begin to disappear. After a while the HIV virus could hardly be found in T-Cells at all. And figures of 1 in 1000 T-Cells to 1 in 100,000 T-Cells were found. Non-infected T-Cells on the other hand could reproduce at 5% a day. Simple maths tells us that HIV could not cause AIDS.

This is why even in full-blown AIDS patients the HIV virus could hardly be found. Many of these data came from Dr.Gallo’s lab. which is one of the best equipped lab in the world. If he can’t find the virus even in full-blowan AIDS patient very few others could.

This was why Gallo had to steal the virus from Montagnier and claim it as his own.
(This fact is well-publicised and well-known when the french government raised a furore. President Reagan had to step in to intervene and resolve the matter).

Reason 4 :  HIV has NO AIDS causing gene

All major retroviruses have only three major genes ; GAG, ENV and POL. It has 6 other minor genes. HIV is almost identical genetically to ALL the other retroviruses.In our body there are 50 to 100 such viruses and all are kept under control by our body’s anti-bodies. So how is HIV different ? There’s no genetic reason why HIV should behave differently.

Reason 5 : There’s no such thing as a SLOW VIRUS.

It had been proposed that HIV is a slow virus and it takes 10 to 15 years to cause AIDS. Initially it was 1 year then 5 years and now it is 10 to 15 years. The shifting goal-post came about when the epidemiological data do not fit the profile of a fast virus.

So now HIV has some magical abilities to reactivate, migrate,mutate and to hibernate. Such a hypothesis was put forth by Gallo and Gajdusek and it was based on the studies of Epstein-Barr virus which was supposed to cause Burkitt’s Lymphoma 10 years after infection and herpes virus that hides and reinfect the host with suppresed immune system. However there are great differences between HIV and these 2 viruses. In both these viruses large amount
of ACTIVE virus can be found to cause SPECIFIC symptoms while the HIV  virus could not be found or inactive and yet could cause 30 different types of diseases 10 year later.

“There is no such thing as a slow virus….only slow virologists.”

Dr. Peter Duesberg

All viruses take from days to up to a month after infection to cause disease and that period is a direct function of the generation time of the virus. So whatever harm the virus need to do has to happen within that period of time…this applies to all known viruses, including HIV. Todate no one had found out why HIV took 10 years or more to cause disease symptoms.

Reason 6 : HIV is not a new virus so it could not cause a new epidemic

AIDS cases in 1980 was zero and by 1996 there were 1/2 a million AIDS cases.  So the logical conclusion is that this epidemic must be caused by a new virus. When Gallo received the virus from  Montagnier it was like an answer he was looking for and shamelessly he made the claim which to date has not been proven.

No one really asked how old was the HIV and where did it originated from. There were news report of   Green monkey bites and travelling gay attendant  spreading AIDS internationally but no one stopped to verify how old HIV was.

Using Farr’s Law which basically states that if a microbe is new it will spread through the population exponentially. And yet since 1984 when the testing of HIV viruses was done the number of people who are HIV positive remain around 1 million. This number is very accurate because 25 million americans are tested randomly every year and the projection is more accurate then any Gallup poll that samples only a few thousand people each time.  So according to Farr’s law the HIV virus was as old as America and very likely came in with the immigrants.

And many people get the HIV antibody from their parents. So we don’t get HIV from dirty needles or from sex but most likely from our own parents.

Since HIV is old and had never caused an epidemic in the past, it is unlikely to cause one now especially when our body produce antibody against it almost on demand.

Reason 7 : HIV fails KOCH’s Postulates

Robert Koch designed this postulates to determine if a disease is caused by an infectious agent.

HIV failed in at least 3 out of the 4 postulates.

Postulate 1 :  The organism must be found in all cases of the disease.

10-20% of all AIDS patients are not HIV positive at all. So to meet this criteria AIDS was redefined in the 90s. If you have Kaposi’s sarcoma and HIV positive then it is AIDS. If you have Kaposi’s sarcoma and is not HIV positive then it is Kaposi’s sarcoma. With this creative re-definition the cause (HIV) is now the symptom of AIDS. Such circular definition is nothing more than a shame and a sham.

Postulate 2 : The organism must be isolated and be able to be grown in a pure culture.

This is disputable and both sides gave very convincing proof and argument for and against. Check out http://www.virusmyth.com under the missing virus section.

While the DNA of HIV-1 and HIV-2 seem to have been isolated and clone in a bacterial plasmid, whole HIV virus itself had not been isolated. And in order to extract the HIV from a infected person large amount of cell tissues are needed. This is unlike any other infectious diseases. The extracted HIV needs to be induced by a chemical process to reactivate it.

Something which was not thought of by Koch. At best this postulate is met partially.

Postulate 3 : This new culture must be able to cause the same disease in a new healthy host.

The isolated and re-activated HIV do not cause AIDS in chimpanzees. While this has its short-coming a more convincing proof that HIV do not cause AIDS is the fact that Health care workers accidentally infected hardly ever gets AIDS unless they are also active user of recreational drug users.

Postulate 4 : The organism must then be found growing again in the new diseased host.

As postulate 3 has failed, postulate 4 automatically fails as well.

Dr. Gallo in dismissing Koch’s Postulates when his hypothesis fail to stand up to a rule of science that had stood the test of time, said that “Koch’s postulates are old and out of date with modern medicine.”

Time after time diseases that had failed Koch’s postulates had failed to be infectious. Example of which would be scurvy, beri-beri, pelegra, SMON(Japan) and virus-cancer.

Reason 8 : AIDS has remained in its original risk groups.

Only 10% of AIDS patients in the US are women as compared with 50% in the African continent. However data from the army recruitment which mandated HIV tests from 1985 to 1996 showed that of all those tested positive for HIV, 50% were women and 50% men and yet only 10% of women have AIDS.

To try to explain away this embarassing discrepancy CDC in America decided to add Uterine and Cervical cancer as one of the 30 diseases caused by HIV. Again with such clever re-definition the statistics showed a marked increase in women getting AIDS. So if you are HIV positive and have cervical or uterine cancer then you have AIDS. If you are HIV negative and have cervical or uterine cancer then you don’t have AIDS.

The fact that AIDS have not spread uncontrollably throughout the population as in every infectious diseases, AIDS is then not infectious. Instead of spending time and money into something that could help identify the real cause of AIDS,  valuable resources are now expanded into fitting reality into a failed and unproven hypothesis.

CDC themselves confirmed this fact. As an example of the report from CDC in 1992 the breakdown of people having AIDS is given as follows :

Homosexual Male               –  62 %
IV Drug Users                     –  32 %
Hemophiliacs                      –   1 %
Transfusion patients            –   2 %
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Total                        97 %
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The remaining 3% are classified as AIDS Not Risk related.

Reason 9  : The international profile of AIDS patients is inconsistent.

If AIDS is caused by a virus then the infection profile in the Honduras would be the same in China. This is the case with all infectious diseases. However  AIDS differ widely between western industrialised nations such as the US with that those nations in the African continent. As an example of such a difference 90% of AIDS patients in the industrialised world are men while in the african       continent AIDS patients are divided equally between the sexes.

Further 97% of all AIDS patients are within identifiable risk groups while in the African continent no such risk groups could be identified amongst the AIDS patients.In africa it is random.

62% of AIDS diseases in the US are caused by microbes while in Africa the figure is 90%.

It is estimated that Africa has 14 million people who are HIV positive (WHO,June 1995). Due to poor nutrition and medical facilities it would be fair to conclude that the number of people progressing to full-blown AIDS should be 14 times that of the US(with 1 million HIV positive). However CDC and WHO numbers showed that those in the US progress to AIDS 10 to 20 times faster than those in Africa.

97% of HIV positive people in Africa never develop into AIDS.

The AIDS epidemic in Africa is best summed up by a French Humanitarian who stayed in tanzania, which is the epicenter of AIDS epidemic in Africa, for two years to help out AIDS orphans. And this was what he had said :

“There is no AIDS, it is something that has been invented.”

                  Philippe Krynen,
French Humanitarian,
London Sunday Times, October 3, 1993

Reason 10 : AIDS Occurs without HIV infection.

Most people with HIV never develop AIDS.

Most of the evidences for the hypothesis that HIV causes AIDS come from correlational studies. And those who understand science knows that correlation doesn’t proves causation. It is like saying that those with yellow fingers cause lung cancer. Afterall many people who had died from lung cancer had yellow fingers. Yellow fingers, just as lung cancer, were caused by smoking.

Dr.Duesberg was challenged to produce evidences of people who are HIV  negative but have developed AIDS and he did in 1992 where he compiled a list of 4621 such cases that were reported in all the published studies on HIV and AIDS.

After this embarassing and uncomfortable truth came to light, AIDS was again creatively re-defined as those diseases(30 in all) where HIV is present. By just a simple creative redefinition today we can get 100% correlation between HIV and AIDS. In science this is called snake biting it’s own tail – that which is assumed is proved. When you assume someone as bad , even his side-glance is evidence of his devious ways. This is nothing but a height of intellectual dishonesty and at great cost to many people’s lives.

It is also interesting to note that different risk groups develop different sets of symptoms. For example IV drug users develop tuberculosis and wasting syndrome while gay males developed kaposi’s sarcoma, pneumonia and cytomegalovirus.

If HIV is the cause of AIDS then shouldn’t they develop the same symptoms ?   Perhaps another uncomfortable truth that had been conveniently redefined out of existence is the fact that active IV drug users who are not HIV positive also develop AIDS such as tuberculosis and wasting syndrom. Similarly HIV negative gay men who developed AIDS often have symptoms of Kaposi’s sarcoma and cytomegalovirus.

The common denominator is not HIV but recreational drug use.

 

Trust in Relationship

Trust in Relationship

A little girl and her father were crossing a flimsy bridge. The Father was kind of scared so he asked his little daughter, "Sweetheart, Please hold my hand so that you don’t fall into the river."

The little girl said, "No, Dad. You hold my hand."

"What’s the difference?" asked the puzzled father.

"There’s a big difference," replied the little girl. "If I hold your hand and something happens to me, chances are that I may let your hand go. But you will never let my hand go."

Moral of the story :     In any relationship, the essence of trust is not in its bind but in its bond. So hold the    hand of the person whom you love rather than expecting them to hold yours…

    Trust in any relationship is based on trustworthiness. The daughter in this case trusts the father because in her mind her father can be trusted. The daughter realises the father’s love and therefore placed her trust in him.

     Trustworthiness comes from love and this love has to be realised by the other person. If I say I love you but you have not realised that love then it is difficult for you to trust me. If you only realised the physical love then trust at the mental, emotional and spiritual level would be difficult. Likewise if there’s deep mental and emotional love then trust will be established in those levels but the fundamental trust at the spiritual level will still be wanting.

    As in all relationships we are intricately bound in ways that we seldom have the ability to discern. But if there’s basic respect then the love for each other has a very good chance of being realised by both.

      Of course there’s also the trustworthiness based on principle and not on just a love relationship with another.  There are people who would live by basic principles of life ; honesty, sincerity, kindness,fairness etc. And they are generally trustworthy and can be trusted to stand up for those basic principles….very often even at great cost to them. These people have a basic understanding and appreciation of the spiritual laws that govern our life and have decided to align their lives with it.

       Trustworthiness for them springs from a love of life and of people.

What is good for the goose, is good for the gander !

What is good for the goose, is good for the gander !

There was a man who got into lots of legal problems in having multiple affairs.
His daughter comes and says to him, “Dad, I want to get married to this man” showing a man next to her that she has brought him home.

Her daddy says “No my dear daughter you cannot marry him for he is your brother”.

She is so disappointed and gets one more boyfriend home after several months and says that she wants to get married to him, dad says that she cannot for that boyfriend is also her brother.

Every time the daughter gets a boyfriend, the daddy says the same thing. The daughter gets so fed up and went to mommy and says, “Mommy, whenever I get my boyfriend and daddy says that all are my brothers". Mom quickly interjected and said  “Go ahead, darling, you can marry anyone”, the daughter was surprised and says, “But mom how can I, those are all my brothers”. 

For this the mommy dearest says, “You can marry anyone for you are not his daughter”.