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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has pleaded to Indonesia to stop the execution of prisoners on death row for drug crimes. AFP PHOTO

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The pope wrote that the principle of legitimate personal defense isn’t adequate justification to execute someone. Photograph: Zuma/Rex

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US Death Penalty (Justice Systems / Human Rights)

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"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Friday, October 8, 2010

Buddhist monk emphasizes life, peace

Suherdjoko, The Jakarta Post, Magelang | Fri, 10/08/2010 9:35 AM

Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh led 500 Buddhists and monks from 15 countries in a series of meditations at the renowned Borobudur Temple complex in Magelang, Central Java, on Thursday.

Buddhist meditation: Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh
(forefront)  and his followers walk to Lumbini Park at the
foot of Borobudur Temple in Magelang, Central Java, on
Thursday, after leading ameditation peace walk. Such
meditation has reportedly  been practiced in some parts
of the West, North America and Asia. JP/Suherdjoko
Using slow but deliberate movements, the monk led participants to climb from the bottom to the temple’s highest stupa.

“Through breathing we know about life. When breathing we feel life. That’s the joy of living,” the 84-year-old monk told participants during the activities at the temple’s Lumbini Park.

In a simple way, he taught people that meditation could be done when doing any daily activities — from working, sitting, walking, sleeping and eating to drinking — by concentrating and becoming alert of their surrounding to reach peace.

Monks Dharmavimala and Nyana Suryanadi explained that through meditation, a person could find his or her peace to control anger and desperate feeling.

Nhat Hanh, who had planned his visit here 18 months ago, is on a 15-day trip to the country, his first ever. He also plans to tour Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Hong Kong.

In Indonesia, the Vietnamese monk is scheduled to lead a series of activities to promote harmony and share his teachings on “mindful living” to people of all backgrounds.

Nhat Hanh, who comes from the Plum Village Monastery in the south of France, is renowned for his teachings of “mindfulness” in which he encourages people to embrace the present instead of being trapped in thoughts of the past and future.

The monk’s activities include a five-day meditation retreat in Bogor, West Java, followed by the peace walk around Borobudur temple.

After that, the monk is scheduled to attend a public meeting at Mega Glodok in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, on Oct. 9.

The chairman of the Indonesia Buddhayana Council, Sudhamek AWS, said the renowned monk’s presence marked a second Buddhist resurgence in Indonesia.

He said the religion flourished under the previous leadership of monk Aksin Jinarkkhita.

“These two Buddhist leaders share similar visions on the need to promote Buddhism as living and universal religion, free from sectarian restrictions, which may weaken its true spirit and teaching,” Sudhamek said.

Nhat Hanh, who became a monk at the age of 23, has published more than 100 books, including 40 in English. He became renowned for his opposition to the Vietnam war and for his work in promoting peace.

He was kicked out of Vietnam and lived briefly in the US where he completed his studies at Princeton University and became a lecturer at Cornell and Columbia Universities. He then moved to France where he established Plum Village Monastery.

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