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    Today’s Video: “Last Hours”, narrated by Thom Hartmann: http://youtu.be/sRGVTK-AAvw
    http://LastHours.org

    The film “Last Hours” describes a science-based climate scenario where a tipping point to runaway climate change is triggered by massive releases of frozen methane. Methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, has already started to percolate into the open seas and atmosphere from methane hydrate deposits beneath melting arctic ice, from the warming northern-hemisphere tundra, and from worldwide continental-shelf undersea methane pools.

    Burning fossil fuels release carbon that, principally through greenhouse effect, heat the atmosphere and the seas. This is happening most rapidly at the polar extremes, and this heating has already begun the process of releasing methane. If we do not begin to significantly curtail the use of carbon-based fossil fuels, this freed methane threatens to radically accelerate the speed of global warming, potentially producing a disaster beyond the ability of the human species to adapt.

    With this film, we hope to awaken people to the fact that the earth has experienced five major extinctions in the deep geologic past – times when more than half of all life on earth vanished – and that we are now entering a sixth extinction. Industrial civilization with its production of greenhouse gases has the potential to trigger a mass extinction on the order of those seen in the deep geological past. In the extreme, it could threaten not just human civilization, but the very existence of human life on this planet.

    An asset for the climate change movement, “Last Hours” will be disseminated globally to help inform society about the dangers associated with climate change and to encourage the world community to chart a path forward that greatly reduces green house gas emissions. We encourage you to explore this website and the highlighted actions you can take to address climate change. We look forward to bringing you additional films about the challenges we face and the solutions that exist over the next few years, in the lead up to COP21, the 2015 UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris.

    “Last Hours” is narrated by Thom Hartmann and directed by Leila Conners. Executive Producers are George DiCaprio and Earl Katz. Last Hours is produced by Mathew Schmid of Tree Media Foundation, and was written by Thom Hartmann, Sam Sacks, and Leila Conners. Music is composed and performed by Francesco Lupica.


    Tagged: climate change, thom hartmann, global warming, last hours, extinction, methane,
  3. Audio Originally by spiritualawakeningradio
    Supreme Master Ching Hai Interview, Part One
    Spiritual Awakening Radio Podcast

    spiritualawakeningradio:

    PODCAST: Supreme Master Ching Hai, Part One: http://download.liveindexer.com/podcasts/HealthyLifeOD/Audio//ECI_AUTO/Aug2013/SPA082713_wma.mp3

    From Crisis To Peace: The Organic Vegan Way is the Answer. Make Good Karma: Be Loving. Be Veg. Be Green. 

    Even if the world reduces greenhouse gas emissions, the planet will take time to recover from the gases already in the atmosphere. This is why it is necessary to focus on short-lived gases, namely methane.

    Organic vegan will produce a beneficial, cooling effect as it will cut down methane and other greenhouse gases which are fatal to our survival.

    This killing of other beings must be stopped for humanity to evolve as a civilization.

    A true vegetarian diet is vegan: Most of the milk production causes suffering, first of all because the babies of the mother cows are taken away at birth. Deprived from mother’s milk and mother’s love, they’ll be killed as soon as they’re taken away. Then, the mother is forcefully hooked up to a machine that can cause tormenting pain along with illness, just so that humans can take her milk.

    In a vegan world, there would be no more sad news about someone’s child dying of brain damage or paralysis due to E. coli, the deadly bacteria which originally almost always come from farmed animals. There would be no more heartache due to deadly swine flu pandemic, or mad cow disease, cancer, diabetes, strokes and heart attacks, salmonella, Ebola. 

    Humans die, too, each year because of meat and fish, and anything related to animal consumption. Nearly 33-million people succumb to meat-related diseases annually through heart disease, cancer and other conditions that claim the lives of more than 90,000 persons each day. 

    It’s the high time that the human race should rise to a higher level of consciousness. They should be noble, kind and compassionate. Go veg, be green, do good, is not just for the planet, it’s for the whole human race ennobling, spiritual merit and quality. They should do it, just for the sake of being noble. 

    We have to turn back to our caring and compassionate nature inside our heart. That’s very simple. We are that. We are compassion. We are merciful; we are caring. 

    If we truly wish to see real harmony born between humans and animals and nature and Heaven, we must be the harmony, we must live in harmony and act also in harmony, which includes the act of eating harmoniously each time we come to the table. 

    Making a vegan choice is thus a true advancement in the evolution and goodness of our humanity. And then we also know that like attracts like, goodness attracts more goodness. As we share this compassionate truth with others, not only will our own humanity be further uplifted, so will the world’s.

    Quotes above are from the online book by Supreme Master Ching Hai, “From Crisis To Peace: The Organic Vegan Way is the Answer”:  http://www.crisis2peace.org/book.php

    (Source: spiritualawakeningradio.com, via radha-soami)


    Tagged: vegan, veg, vegetarian, climate change, compassion, health, global warming, ahimsa,
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    What We Are Doing to the Planet

    Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have broken through a symbolic mark. The last time CO2 was regularly above 400ppm was three to five million years ago - before modern humans existed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22486153


    Tagged: vegan, vegetarian, global warming, climate change,
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    Sci Tech News: Getting off the Grid with the Bloom Box fuel cell, and Global Warming Illustrated: Climate change sends India’s apple farmers up the Himalayas:  http://download.liveindexer.com/podcasts/HealthyLifeOD/Audio//ECI_AUTO/Apr2013/NSSS0424_wma.mp3

    Sci Tech News: Getting off the Grid with the Bloom Box fuel cell, and Global Warming Illustrated: Climate change sends India’s apple farmers up the Himalayas:  http://download.liveindexer.com/podcasts/HealthyLifeOD/Audio//ECI_AUTO/Apr2013/NSSS0424_wma.mp3


    Tagged: climate change, global warming, fuel cell, bloom box reviews,
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    Less meat consumption = reduced greenhouse gas emissions. 

    Less meat consumption = reduced greenhouse gas emissions. 


    Tagged: vegan, vegetarian, climate change, global warming,
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    Vegan For Life

    Vegan For Life


    Tagged: vegan, vegetarian, global warming, climate change, forks over knives,
  8. Video

    Top climate scientist James Hansen tells the story of his involvement in the science of and debate over global climate change. In doing so he outlines the overwhelming evidence that change is happening and why that makes him deeply worried about the future.

    http://youtu.be/fWInyaMWBY8



    (Source: SantMat.Tumblr.com)


    Tagged: climate change, global warming, global heating, james hansen, nasa, vegan, vegetarian, be veg, go green, save the planet,
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    Please Wake Up! A Prayer in the Bodhisattva Spirit of CompassionO, world, wake up and behold Rivers and mountains are in tumult Burnt forests, eroded hills, desiccated streams Whither do the poor souls go in the end? O, great Earth, lessened be your agony For these tears to wane with the persistent night. O, seas and lakes, cease not your melodies Allowing hope for a morrow among humanity… O, sentient beings, have respite in the realm beyond Though you departed without any utterance. Let the throbbing of my heart abate While I await Earthlings’ timely repentance. O, deep forests, preserve your true selves Protect the human race in their moments of erring. Please accept my heartfelt thousand teardrops To nurture your majestic trees, leaves and roots. O, heart, relent your sobbing For my soul to rest in long nights. Tears dried up and I’m wordless Weeping in sympathy for the tormented! O, night, please kindle your source of light Shine the way for those human souls in darkness Be serene for my mind to still And enter emptiness with the miraculous celestial melody. O, day, stir not sudden unrests For peace to repose in our very hearts For humankind’s struggles to subside For the true Self to gloriously shine! O, heart of mine, lament no longer Like an insect writhing in the chilling winter. Calmly wait for a perfect tomorrow And the day the world turns into Paradise. O, I cry, I plead, I pray, I beg! O, infinite Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, angels Deliver souls straying from the True Path Wandering in the endless cycle of suffering migration. O, brother, wake up at once! Proudly walk on great seas and rivers Look straight at the flaming sun And vow sacrifice to save all beings. O, sister, wake up this instant! Arise from places of devastation Together let’s renew our planet For all to sing joyous songs of oneness For all to sing joyous songs of oneness.- From Crisis To Peace:http:// www.crisis2peace.org

    Please Wake Up! A Prayer in the Bodhisattva Spirit of Compassion

    O, world, wake up and behold 
    Rivers and mountains are in tumult 
    Burnt forests, eroded hills, desiccated streams 
    Whither do the poor souls go in the end? 

    O, great Earth, lessened be your agony 
    For these tears to wane with the persistent night. 
    O, seas and lakes, cease not your melodies 
    Allowing hope for a morrow among humanity… 

    O, sentient beings, have respite in the realm beyond 
    Though you departed without any utterance. 
    Let the throbbing of my heart abate 
    While I await Earthlings’ timely repentance. 

    O, deep forests, preserve your true selves 
    Protect the human race in their moments of erring. 
    Please accept my heartfelt thousand teardrops 
    To nurture your majestic trees, leaves and roots. 

    O, heart, relent your sobbing 
    For my soul to rest in long nights. 
    Tears dried up and I’m wordless 
    Weeping in sympathy for the tormented! 

    O, night, please kindle your source of light 
    Shine the way for those human souls in darkness 
    Be serene for my mind to still 
    And enter emptiness with the miraculous celestial melody. 

    O, day, stir not sudden unrests 
    For peace to repose in our very hearts 
    For humankind’s struggles to subside 
    For the true Self to gloriously shine! 

    O, heart of mine, lament no longer 
    Like an insect writhing in the chilling winter. 
    Calmly wait for a perfect tomorrow 
    And the day the world turns into Paradise. 

    O, I cry, I plead, I pray, I beg! 
    O, infinite Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, angels 
    Deliver souls straying from the True Path 
    Wandering in the endless cycle of suffering migration. 

    O, brother, wake up at once! 
    Proudly walk on great seas and rivers 
    Look straight at the flaming sun 
    And vow sacrifice to save all beings. 

    O, sister, wake up this instant! 
    Arise from places of devastation 
    Together let’s renew our planet 
    For all to sing joyous songs of oneness 
    For all to sing joyous songs of oneness.

    - From Crisis To Peace:
    http:// www.crisis2peace.org



    Tagged: vegan, vegetarian, earth, climate change, global warming, peace, world peace diet,
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    The Vegan Solution to Save the World: From Crisis To Peace — This online book provides a good roadmap for the future of the vegan movement outlining the path forward: http://crisis2peace.org/book.php?bo_table=sos&wr_id=19&page=0&page=0&b=new

    The Vegan Solution to Save the World: From Crisis To Peace — This online book provides a good roadmap for the future of the vegan movement outlining the path forward: http://crisis2peace.org/book.php?bo_table=sos&wr_id=19&page=0&page=0&b=new


    Tagged: vegan, vegetarian, climate change, global warming, loving hut, vegetarian house, supreme master tv,
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    Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World - Lecture at Fora TV

    Long Shorts: ‘The Sky in Motion’

    Introduction

    Discovering Other Ways of Living Through Travel

    Biology, Anthropology, and the ‘Ethnosphere’

    The Extinction of Languages

    Deconstructing the Myth of ‘Progress’

    The Prowess of Polynesian Wayfarers

    Native Knowledge of the Amazon

    Huaorani Knowledge of Plants

    Evidence of Great Amazonian Civilizations

    Current Civilizations in the Amazon

    How Landscape Influences Culture

    Andean Rituals

    Deconstructing Machu Picchu

    The Rituals of the ‘Elder Brother’ Tribes

    Going on an Arhuaco Pilgrimage

    Studying Voodoo Rituals in Haiti

    The End of Nomadic Life in Borneo

    Protecting the Sacred Headwaters

    The Aboriginal Way of Life

    Meeting a Bodhisattva

    The Importance of Preserving Diverse Cultures

    The Resilience of the Inuit

    Ancient Cultures and Global Warming

    How Ancient Cultures Survive in Remote Locations

    The Relationship Between Ancient Cultures and Modern Civilization

    Reasons for Optimism

    Thoughts on Copenhagen

    Ancient Cultures and Climate Change

    Getting Integrated into a Culture

    How Urbanization Affects Ancient Cultures

    The Need for Action

    The Importance of Preserving Languages

    http://fora.tv/2010/01/13/Wade_Davis_Why_Ancient_Wisdom_Matters_in_the_Modern_World#fullprogram


    Tagged: Aboriginal, Bodhisattva, Preserving Diverse Cultures, amazon, ancient wisdom, climate change, global warming, native americans, south america, culture, religion,
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    Why Hindus Don’t Eat Meat
(Excerpts from ‘Hinduism Today’)

By Dr. Jai Maharaj

Vegetarianism is the key to good health and happiness.  The Hindu view is multi-dimensional, including the ecological, medical and spiritual, as is evident in the following excerpts from Hinduism Today:

Besides being an expression of compassion for animals, vegetarianism is followed for ecological and health rationales.

Reasons

In the past fifty years, millions of meat-eaters — Hindus and non-Hindus — have made the personal decision to stop eating the flesh of other creatures. There are five major motivations for such a decision:

1. The Dharmic Law Reason

Ahinsa, the law of non-injury, is the Hindu’s first duty in fulfilling religious obligations to God and God’s creation as defined by Vedic scripture.

2. The Karmic Consequences Reason

All of our actions, including our choice of food, have Karmic consequences. By involving oneself in the cycle of inflicting injury, pain and death, even indirectly by eating other creatures, one must in the future experience in equal measure the suffering caused.

3. The Spiritual Reason

Food is the source of the body’s chemistry, and what we ingest affects our consciousness, emotions and experiential patterns. If one wants to live in higher consciousness, in peace and happiness and love for all creatures, then he cannot eat meat, fish, shellfish, fowl or eggs. By ingesting the grosser chemistries of animal foods, one introduces into the body and mind anger, jealousy, anxiety, suspicion and a terrible fear of death, all of which are locked into the the flesh of the butchered creatures. For these reasons, vegetarians live in higher consciousness and meat-eaters abide in lower consciousness.

4. The Health Reasons

Medical studies prove that a vegetarian diet is easier to digest, provides a wider ranger of nutrients and imposes fewer burdens and impurities on the body. Vegetarians are less susceptible to all the major diseases that afflict contemporary humanity, and thus live longer, healthier, more productive lives. They have fewer physical complaints, less frequent visits to the doctor, fewer dental problems and smaller medical bills. Their immune system is stronger, their bodies are purer, more refined and skin more beautiful.

5. The Ecological Reason

Planet Earth is suffering. In large measure, the escalating loss of species, destruction of ancient rainforests to create pasture lands for live stock, loss of top-soils and the consequent increase of water impurities and air pollution have all been traced to the single fact of meat in the human diet. No decision that we can make as individuals or as a race can have such a dramatic effect on the improvement of our planetary ecology as the decision not to eat meat.

History

The book Food for the Spirit, Vegetarianism and the World Religions, observes, “Despite popular knowledge of meat-eating’s adverse effects, the non-vegetarian diet became increasingly widespread among the Hindus after the two major invasions by foreign powers, first the Muslims and later the British. With them came the desire to be ‘civilized,’ to eat as did the Saheeb.  Those actually trained in Vedic knowledge, however, never adopted a meat-oriented diet, and the pious Hindu still observes vegetarian principles as a matter of religious duty.

"That vegetarianism has always been widespread in India is clear from the earliest Vedic texts. This was observed by the ancient traveler Megasthenes and also by Fa-Hsien, a Chinese Buddhist monk who, in the fifth century, travelled to India in order to obtain authentic copies of the scriptures.

"These scriptures unambiguously support the meatless way of life.  In the Mahabharata, for instance, the great warrior Bheeshm explains to Yuddhishtira, eldest of the Paandav princes, that the meat of animals is like the flesh of one’s own son.  Similarly, the Manusmriti declares that one should ‘refrain from eating all kinds of meat,’ for such eating involves killing and and leads to Karmic bondage (Bandh) [5.49].  Elsewhere in the Vedic literature, the last of the great Vedic kings, Maharaja Parikshit, is quoted as saying that ‘only the animal-killer cannot relish the message of the Absolute Truth [Shrimad Bhagvatam 10.1.4].’"

Scripture

He who desires to augment his own flesh by eating the flesh of other creatures lives in misery in whatever species he may take his birth.  Mahabharat 115.47

Those high-souled persons who desire beauty, faultlessness of limbs, long life, understanding, mental and physical strength and memory should abstain from acts of injury.  Mahabharat 18.115.8

The very name of cow is Aghnya [“not to be killed”], indicating that they should never be slaughtered. Who, then could slay them? Surely, one who kills a cow or a bull commits a heinous crime. Mahabharat Shantiparv 262.47

The purchaser of flesh performs Hinsa (violence) by his wealth; he who eats flesh does so by enjoying its taste; the killer does Hinsa by actually tying and killing the animal. Thus, there are three forms of killing: he who brings flesh or sends for it, he who cuts off the limbs of an animal, and he who purchases, sells or cooks flesh and eats it — all of these are to be considered meat-eaters. Mahabharat  Anu 115.40

He who sees that the Lord of all is ever the same in all that is — immortal in the field of mortality — he sees the truth. And when a man sees that the God in himself is the same God in all that is, he hurts not himself by hurting others. Then he goes, indeed, to the highest path.  Bhagavad Geeta 13.27-28

Ahinsa/ahimsa is the highest Dharma. Ahinsa is the best Tapas.  Ahinsa is the greatest gift. Ahinsa is the highest self-control. Ahinsa is the highest sacrifice. Ahinsa is the highest power. Ahinsa is the highest friend.  Ahinsa is the highest truth. Ahinsa is the highest teaching.  Mahabharata 18.116.37-41

What is the good way? It is the path that reflects on how it may avoid killing any creature.  Tirukural 324

All that lives will press palms together in prayerful adoration of those who refuse to slaughter and savor meat.  Tirukural260

What is virtuous conduct? It is never destroying life, for killing leads to every other sin.  Tirukural 312, 321

Goodness is never one with the minds of these two: one who wields a weapon and one who feasts on a creature’s flesh.  Tirukural 253

Tags: veg, compassion, ahimsa, health, hindu, hinduism, india, climate change, diet, global warming, be veg, go green, save the planet, vegan, vegetarian,

    Why Hindus Don’t Eat Meat

    (Excerpts from ‘Hinduism Today’)

    By Dr. Jai Maharaj

    Vegetarianism is the key to good health and happiness.  The Hindu view is multi-dimensional, including the ecological, medical and spiritual, as is evident in the following excerpts from Hinduism Today:

    Besides being an expression of compassion for animals, vegetarianism is followed for ecological and health rationales.

    Reasons

    In the past fifty years, millions of meat-eaters — Hindus and non-Hindus — have made the personal decision to stop eating the flesh of other creatures. There are five major motivations for such a decision:

    1. The Dharmic Law Reason

    Ahinsa, the law of non-injury, is the Hindu’s first duty in fulfilling religious obligations to God and God’s creation as defined by Vedic scripture.

    2. The Karmic Consequences Reason

    All of our actions, including our choice of food, have Karmic consequences. By involving oneself in the cycle of inflicting injury, pain and death, even indirectly by eating other creatures, one must in the future experience in equal measure the suffering caused.

    3. The Spiritual Reason

    Food is the source of the body’s chemistry, and what we ingest affects our consciousness, emotions and experiential patterns. If one wants to live in higher consciousness, in peace and happiness and love for all creatures, then he cannot eat meat, fish, shellfish, fowl or eggs. By ingesting the grosser chemistries of animal foods, one introduces into the body and mind anger, jealousy, anxiety, suspicion and a terrible fear of death, all of which are locked into the the flesh of the butchered creatures. For these reasons, vegetarians live in higher consciousness and meat-eaters abide in lower consciousness.

    4. The Health Reasons

    Medical studies prove that a vegetarian diet is easier to digest, provides a wider ranger of nutrients and imposes fewer burdens and impurities on the body. Vegetarians are less susceptible to all the major diseases that afflict contemporary humanity, and thus live longer, healthier, more productive lives. They have fewer physical complaints, less frequent visits to the doctor, fewer dental problems and smaller medical bills. Their immune system is stronger, their bodies are purer, more refined and skin more beautiful.

    5. The Ecological Reason

    Planet Earth is suffering. In large measure, the escalating loss of species, destruction of ancient rainforests to create pasture lands for live stock, loss of top-soils and the consequent increase of water impurities and air pollution have all been traced to the single fact of meat in the human diet. No decision that we can make as individuals or as a race can have such a dramatic effect on the improvement of our planetary ecology as the decision not to eat meat.

    History

    The book Food for the Spirit, Vegetarianism and the World Religions, observes, “Despite popular knowledge of meat-eating’s adverse effects, the non-vegetarian diet became increasingly widespread among the Hindus after the two major invasions by foreign powers, first the Muslims and later the British. With them came the desire to be ‘civilized,’ to eat as did the Saheeb.  Those actually trained in Vedic knowledge, however, never adopted a meat-oriented diet, and the pious Hindu still observes vegetarian principles as a matter of religious duty.

    "That vegetarianism has always been widespread in India is clear from the earliest Vedic texts. This was observed by the ancient traveler Megasthenes and also by Fa-Hsien, a Chinese Buddhist monk who, in the fifth century, travelled to India in order to obtain authentic copies of the scriptures.

    "These scriptures unambiguously support the meatless way of life.  In the Mahabharata, for instance, the great warrior Bheeshm explains to Yuddhishtira, eldest of the Paandav princes, that the meat of animals is like the flesh of one’s own son.  Similarly, the Manusmriti declares that one should ‘refrain from eating all kinds of meat,’ for such eating involves killing and and leads to Karmic bondage (Bandh) [5.49].  Elsewhere in the Vedic literature, the last of the great Vedic kings, Maharaja Parikshit, is quoted as saying that ‘only the animal-killer cannot relish the message of the Absolute Truth [Shrimad Bhagvatam 10.1.4].’"

    Scripture

    He who desires to augment his own flesh by eating the flesh of other creatures lives in misery in whatever species he may take his birth.  Mahabharat 115.47

    Those high-souled persons who desire beauty, faultlessness of limbs, long life, understanding, mental and physical strength and memory should abstain from acts of injury.  Mahabharat 18.115.8

    The very name of cow is Aghnya [“not to be killed”], indicating that they should never be slaughtered. Who, then could slay them? Surely, one who kills a cow or a bull commits a heinous crime. Mahabharat Shantiparv 262.47

    The purchaser of flesh performs Hinsa (violence) by his wealth; he who eats flesh does so by enjoying its taste; the killer does Hinsa by actually tying and killing the animal. Thus, there are three forms of killing: he who brings flesh or sends for it, he who cuts off the limbs of an animal, and he who purchases, sells or cooks flesh and eats it — all of these are to be considered meat-eaters. Mahabharat  Anu 115.40

    He who sees that the Lord of all is ever the same in all that is — immortal in the field of mortality — he sees the truth. And when a man sees that the God in himself is the same God in all that is, he hurts not himself by hurting others. Then he goes, indeed, to the highest path.  Bhagavad Geeta 13.27-28

    Ahinsa/ahimsa is the highest Dharma. Ahinsa is the best Tapas.  Ahinsa is the greatest gift. Ahinsa is the highest self-control. Ahinsa is the highest sacrifice. Ahinsa is the highest power. Ahinsa is the highest friend.  Ahinsa is the highest truth. Ahinsa is the highest teaching.  Mahabharata 18.116.37-41

    What is the good way? It is the path that reflects on how it may avoid killing any creature.  Tirukural 324

    All that lives will press palms together in prayerful adoration of those who refuse to slaughter and savor meat.  Tirukural260

    What is virtuous conduct? It is never destroying life, for killing leads to every other sin.  Tirukural 312, 321

    Goodness is never one with the minds of these two: one who wields a weapon and one who feasts on a creature’s flesh.  Tirukural 253

    Tags: veg, compassion, ahimsa, health, hindu, hinduism, india, climate change, diet, global warming, be veg, go green, save the planet, vegan, vegetarian,


    Tagged: veg, compassion, ahimsa, health, climate change, diet, global warming, save the planet, vegan, vegetarian, go green, be veg go green 2 save the planet, hindu, hinduism, india,
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    Tuesday on Spiritual Awakening Radio: March 1st, my guest will be Kathy Divine, author of the new vegan book, Forever 21: 3 PM Eastern/Noon Pacific Time. Listen Live via: http://www.HealthyLife.net

    Tuesday on Spiritual Awakening Radio: March 1st, my guest will be Kathy Divine, author of the new vegan book, Forever 21: 3 PM Eastern/Noon Pacific Time. Listen Live via: http://www.HealthyLife.net


    Tagged: vegan, radio, vegetarian, spiritual awakening radio, james bean, healthylife.net, positive talk radio, kathy divine, forever 21, quan yin method, supreme master ching hai, climate change, global warming, go veg,
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    Be Veg, Go Green 2 Save the Planet!

    Be Veg, Go Green 2 Save the Planet!


    Tagged: vegetarian, vegan, climate change, global warming, health, the future, earth,
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    Vegan Book Online: From Crisis To Peace - The Organic Vegan Way is the Answer

    Great free online book about the impact of being vegan, on personal as well as planetary health and well-being. I sometimes produce radio programs about the vegan diet and the world religions, featuring vegan organizations working within various faith-communities to promote the vegan cause: vegan Jains, vegan Buddhists, vegan Christians/Essenes/Gnostics/Ebionites, vegan Sant Mat, vegan Hindus, vegan Sufis, etc…. Am planning many new monthly shows and talking to potential guests. All for the love of wisdom and radio, Namaste’, James, email: James@SpiritualAwakeningRadio.com


    Tagged: ahimsa, being green, climate change, compassion, global warming, health, the china study, vegan, vegetarian, naked self interest, living longer,
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Welcome! Wherever I am on the web I share podcasts and information, and post numerous spiritual quotes from a wide variety of sources. I often share about Inner Light and Sound Meditation: the Path of the Masters, featuring Words of Light and Love for the Spiritual Journey.

Also see my Sant Mat Radhasoami Blog with search engine: http://SantMatRadhasoami.Blogspot.com

About Me

Am from Maine, vegetarian (vegan), and practice Inner Light and Sound Meditation in a spirit of Bhakti (Love for the Supreme Being). Am conspiring to make the world more peaceful, vegan, and spiritually awake. "Be Vegan. Make Peace."

Have been involved with Radio For Peace International, the community radio movement, Wisdom Radio, satellite radio and television, am an independent producer currently creating programs for several stations, including HealthyLife.Net – Positive Talk Radio. Am an author, teacher, public speaker, broadcaster.

Am a follower of Inner Light and Sound Meditation (traditional Sant Mat from an Indian perspective).

All for the Love of Wisdom and Radio, In the Love, Light, and Sound of the Beloved, Jai Sat Naam, Jai Guru, RadhaSoami, SatyaRaam, Peace Be To You,

James Bean
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In addition to making new friends, my focus is spirituality: using the radio airwaves, podcasts, the spoken word, writing, and online social networking-blogging to promote spiritual exploration, meditation, religious literacy, inter-faith studies and dialogue, comparative religion, also education for a more peaceful planet. This includes communicating about AHIMSA principles of non-violence in thought, word, and deed, raising awareness about certain civilization-busting issues including climate change, promoting the vegetarian vegan diet, also promoting inner Light and Sound Meditation. Am always interested in networking with those that desire the constructive use of media to advance health, well being, and positive change.

This profile and the Sant Mat Satsang Radio PODcasts are non-sectarian in spirit and inter-faith in tone, inclusive of the wisdom of all the great world religions, Masters (Sant Satgurus), and schools of mystics.

In a spirit of ahimsa/peace, through the written and spoken word, you will find spiritual quotes based upon the Teachings the Masters of the East, giving everyone access to rare books from India, some of which are only now appearing in English for the very first time. You will hear or read satsang talks, which are spiritual discourses representing a Living School of Spirituality known as Sant Mat.

'Spiritual Awakening Radio' Explores the World of Spirituality, Comparative Religion, Sacred Texts, Ahimsa Ethics: Peace, Being Veg, Going Green to Save the Planet – Education for a More Peaceful World – A Format of Inter-Faith Essays and Interviews.

Here you can access podcasts of Spiritual Awakening Radio, also the Sant Mat Satsang PODcast, along with a daily stream of spiritual quotes (Sant Mat, Radha Soami, Surat Shabd Yoga, Inner Light and Sound Meditation, the Path of the Masters, Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Taoism, Bahai Faith, Kabbalah, The Essenes, Ebionites, Mandaeans, Christian Mysticism, Lost Books of the Bible, Sufism, Gnostics, and Mystics), links to blogs, news, announcements, and other updates. SCROLL DOWN BELOW!

Seven Things I Believe (and Experience)

*1) God is Real.

*2) God is Love, the Ocean of Love and Compassion.

*3) All of the world scriptures teach about the same manifestation of God as inner mystical Light and Sound.

*4) Our true identity is soul, the Self. Soul is part of God and therefore is, like God, pure love.

*5) During this human existence we have an opportunity to experience God.

*6) As we experience communing with God’s love during meditation – Surat Shabd Yoga, we can rise above body-consciousness and explore Inner Space, the “Kingdom of the Heavens” that are within us. “We travel back from the realm of Darkness to the realm of Light, from the Light to divine Sound, and from the realm of Sound to the Soundless State.” (Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj) The drop merges back into the Ocean of Love.

*7) As we get initiated into the Mysteries of the Spirit by a Living Teacher (Sant Satguru), the purpose of our life is fulfilled. Reuniting with God is our reason to be here: “It was for the sake of the God-conscious beings that our True Lord created this earth, and began this play of death and birth.” (Adi Granth) Kabir said, “For millions of years you have slept. This morning, will you not wake?”

"All beautiful forms and tones of this world are mere reflections of some aspect of that ultimate Love-Music of the Great Creative Word. Within the vast complex of creation, each individual spirit is himself/herself a spark of that Eternal Song of Love."

"There are those who have wandered among the darting comets and the shimmering orbs of sounding fire. The soul-explorer is not alone, for there are those who have traveled the highways of the inner cosmos; far more than one may at first realize."

"...The planes of heaven are about us everywhere. One has only to know this simple truth consciously, and then we will be free." (George Arnsby Jones)

LINKS TO PODCASTS, E BOOKS/FREE SPIRITUAL BOOKS ONLINE, BLOGS, YAHOO GROUPS, BLOGGER, WORDPRESS, MEDIUM

Sant Mat @ Twitter

Sant Mat @ Google+

Spiritual Awakening Radio @ Google+

SpiritualAwakeningRadio.com

Sant Mat Satsang Podcasts – A Collection of PODCASTS @ Medium

SUBSCRIBE TO PODCASTS FOR FREE ANYTIME – Spiritual Awakening Radio

PODCASTS: Spiritual Awakening Radio – Library of Podcasts-On-Demand

PODCASTS: Sant Mat Satsang Podcasts – A Library of Podcasts-On-Demand

Spiritual Awakening Radio Page @ Facebook

An Introduction to Sant Mat Spirituality and Meditation

Radhasoami E Books @ Scribd

Sant Mat E Books @ Scribd

Sant Mat Library – Recommended Reading – The Path of the Masters

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Book Review of Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry and Prose Volumes – the M.G. Gupta Translation

Sant Mat Surat Shabd Yoga Radhasoami Guru Lineage Charts

Charts of the Heavens, Inner Regions

Sant Mat Radhasoami Page @ Facebook

Sant Mat Radhasoami @ Youtube

Sant Mat Meditation and Spirituality Blog @ Medium

Sant Mat Radhasoami BLOG @ Blogspot – Blogger

Sant Mat Radhasoami BLOG @ Wordpress

RadhaSoami @ Tumblr.com

Subscribe to the 'Light and Sound on the Path' E Newsletter By Joining Sant Mat Fellowship @ Yahoo Groups – Mailing List

LINKS PAGE: Sant Mat Radhasoami Links

LINKS PAGE: Sacred Texts, Inter-Faith Websites – World Religions

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