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Posted 07/15/15 - 3:05 AM:
Subject: Conspiracy Theories, Negativity and Paranoia
Conspiracy Theories are theories built around the belief that the world is being run by some evil super powers which control everything. There's a conspiracy behind everything---behind the food you eat and behind the water you drink. The news you hear and the air you breathe are full of conspiratorial elements according to such theorists. There have been many conspiracy theorists. Who were very brilliant and I don't deny that there are ulterior motives behind all actions good or bad performed by many organizations. I have myself been a conspiracy buff. I highly endorse seeing both sides of any subject . Seeing both sides of any situation is good in general but for a spiritual person it also helps lead him towards detachment--which is a prerequisite for enlightenment. In my humble experience conspiracy theorists are always on a high alert. Their radar is always busy detecting negative signals in their environment. They very soon develop paranoia. Of course you can't pretend 'all is well' when some things are wrong in your surroundings--you need to take action in your power to make things right--but certain things are beyond your power. You've to accept those things and you've to have faith in the divine will. You can't control earthquakes, solar storms, tsunamis, asteroids and many many other things happening to you and around you. Acceptance and surrender is not cowardice--it's a choice to live peacefully-it takes immense courage to go beyond petty conflicts borne out of egoistic drives. If peace isn't the highest priority in your life--then by all means you can delve into the conspiracies--otherwise they're good for entertainment only.




That's also partially the reason why I stopped listening to a famous speaker after a while. Actually it was my intuition--I didn't feel like listening to him anymore--later on as I tried to reason out--I found that I didn't really want to know all that's wrong with the society, religion and the world at large--I already know enough. How often have you found a conspiracy theorist talking about something very positive which was kept hidden? Acts of generosity? How often have you heard them talking about a person who kept doing charity but never told anyone? Never !--because that isn't conspiracy by definition. Conspiracy theories are all about finding out negativity in your surroundings. When you keep tracing negativity you tend to find more and more of it. The first law of behavioral Psychology states that you get more of what you reinforce. And interestingly there's no end to it--it's infinite. There's infinite positivity and infinite negativity in the world history. You can choose what to focus on.



To take an example: If you've family conflicts--sitting in judgement and ruminating over all past events again and again, pointing fingers isn't going to solve any problems. The better way is to keep away from meddling into each other's pasts. Moving along the life as it comes and accepting what is inevitable leads to harmony and peace. Similarly in the world you have both negative and positive events going-on every time. Some media choose to focus on negativity--you can avoid them. Because negativity is going to suck life and energy out of you while positivity would increase it. Media also functions to keep you informed about your safety but that could be done by getting information from relatively less negative sources too.
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Posted 07/17/15 - 8:28 AM:

what you say makes a lot of sense thinker and speak of the right way to live and think BUT in this world of increasing turmoil ,wars , terrorism ,fear and uncertainty and our own human nature it is very difficult to live up to those standards and put them into practice in daily living...JESUS puts it better than I can.

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Posted 07/17/15 - 8:34 AM:

Matthew 26:41


The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."
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Posted 07/17/15 - 11:59 AM:

SUNLIGHT wrote:
what you say makes a lot of sense thinker and speak of the right way to live and think BUT in this world of increasing turmoil ,wars , terrorism ,fear and uncertainty and our own human nature it is very difficult to live up to those standards and put them into practice in daily living...JESUS puts it better than I can.



Hello Sunlight smiling face

Do you still listen Bollywood songs?

Thanks for your kind words. Yes you're right--it's difficult and it's always been so, in my humble opinion. Leaving things up to God is the way of faith and it's a great way indeed--because there's an intelligence much greater than that of ours--but we need to surrender to that intelligence--we need to hear the subtle voice of the logos to take us to harmony and peace. peace

Have a nice evening!
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Posted 07/17/15 - 4:48 PM:
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Hello Sunlight smiling face

Do you still listen Bollywood songs?

Thanks for your kind words. Yes you're right--it's difficult and it's always been so, in my humble opinion. Leaving things up to God is the way of faith and it's a great way indeed--because there's an intelligence much greater than that of ours--but we need to surrender to that intelligence--we need to hear the subtle voice of the logos to take us to harmony and peace. peace

Have a nice evening!..............................thank you for ypur good wishes thinker.....yes I recently watched sholay again for the hundredthtime and I love the song kuch kuch hoa hai ( something is happening in my heart...perhaps the most popular song played here on indian radio thumb up

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Posted 07/17/15 - 5:22 PM:

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Posted 07/18/15 - 1:12 AM:
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Hahaha...100 times? You must be one of the greatest fans of Sholay! Perhaps, by now you remember every dialogue and every scene of the film. What Thakur said to Gabbar, what Gabbar said to Basanti, and what Basanti said to Thakur. laughing

Glad to know about it. I've seen it only 3 times.

Have you seen Seven Samurais--a Japanese film? I loved it too. Sholay is kind of indian remake of this film. You can check it if you feel like smiling face

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Posted 07/18/15 - 8:59 AM:

SUBJECT , THE SEVEN SAMURAI....yes over the past 20 years I must have seen it 10 times ..as you probably know the hit western film the magnificent seven was based on the seven samurai. about 40 years ago here in England our channel 4 tv station started showing Bollywood films and the first film I watched was Kohinoor with dillip kumar he was still alive recently unles he died in the past couple of years and he was or still is over 90 years of age, and dev anand died here in England a few years ago and he also was over 90 years of age ........a funny part for me in the film sholay was when basanti kept telling veeru her name was basanti , and then said if veeru wonderd what her name was , and jai who was sitting in the back of the buggy finally got fed up with her endless chatter and said to her aapkaa naam kyaa basanti ? laughing......Namaste thinker peace
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Posted 07/18/15 - 10:01 AM:

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SUBJECT , THE SEVEN SAMURAI....yes over the past 20 years I must have seen it 10 times ..as you probably know the hit western film the magnificent seven was based on the seven samurai. about 40 years ago here in England our channel 4 tv station started showing Bollywood films and the first film I watched was Kohinoor with dillip kumar he was still alive recently unles he died in the past couple of years and he was or still is over 90 years of age, and dev anand died here in England a few years ago and he also was over 90 years of age ........a funny part for me in the film sholay was when basanti kept telling veeru her name was basanti , and then said if veeru wonderd what her name was , and jai who was sitting in the back of the buggy finally got fed up with her endless chatter and said to her aapkaa naam kyaa basanti ? laughing......Namaste thinker peace



Namaste Sunlight peace

Yes, I clearly remember that dialogue, very funny indeed. laughing

Yes, Dilip Kumar is still alive, though I've not seen Kohinoor!

Your factoids is wonderful and I am glad that you've seen Seven Samurai 20 times. smiling face

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QUOTE THINKER "Your factoids is wonderful ......you only saying that because it is true...blush
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