The dragon of drugs

As you all know, drugs are widely used by all age groups in almost all the countries. I am talking of Marijuana, Heroin, lsd, Brown Sugar, Cocaine, crack and so on. These people want to be high, on top of the world. Want to enjoy life, forget the worries and tensions. Do they achieve this? No definitely not, instead they make a mess of their lives. Only few come back to normalcy. In America most of the Cocaine comes from South American countries like, Columbia, Bolivia, and Peru. They are easily grown at elevation from 1000 to 6000 feet; coca can be harvested three or more times a year. An estimated ten lac acres are devoted to illegal cultivation. Shifting smuggling routes may carry 800 tons of the drugs each year, more than half of it to the U.S. Customs officials look the other way and accept graft. American govt.gives billions of dollars as an aid to these countries to curb this nuisance. But overall it is a sorry state of affairs. Mafia drug dealers carry on their business and they even kill the judges, Police Officials and small dealers who fail to deliver the goods. Young mothers smoking crack all day sell their food stamps to buy more, next the furniture; then comes the prostitution. Teenagers find themselves hooked within six to eight weeks.

My advice to parents is to be vigilant and careful. Proper guidance and love can make a great difference, before it is too late. There are always tell tale signs, must look for them. Save your children from the fire of the dragon of drugs.

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THE GOLDEN MEAN OF ARISTOTLE

THE MIDDLE PATH- the GOLDEN MEAN OF ARISTOTLE.

Every man wants to be happy. How and by what he will achieve this goal only few know. Those who know do not put enough efforts. Lord Buddha showed us the middle path. The path leading to happiness. We will talk about it later.

Let us see what the great philosopher ARISTOTLE said.

The chief condition of happiness, then, barring certain physical prerequisites, is the life of reason-the specific glory and power of man. Virtue, or rather excellence, will depend on clear judgment , self-control, symmetry of desire, artistry of means; it is not the possession of the simple man, nor the gift of innocent intent, but the achievement of experience in the fully developed man. Yet there is a road to it, a guide to excellence, which may save many delays: it is the middle way, the golden mean. 

                VICES                          VIRTUE                                  EXTREMES

        COWARDICE                    COURAGE                                    RASHNESS

       STINGINESS                    LIBERALITY                             EXTRAVAGANC E         

       SLOTH                              AMBITION                                  GREED

      HUMILITY                     MODESTY                                     PRIDE

      SECRECY                         HONESTY                                    LOQUACITY

     MOROSENESS               GOOD HUMOR                            BUFFOONERY

QUARRELSOMENESS         FRIENDSHIP                         FLATTERY

 INDECISIVENESS              SELF CONTROL                   IMPULSIVENESS

  LEARN  AND PRACTICE  TO BE  HAPPY. IT IS IN YOUR HAND ,THE MIND IS WITH YOU.TRAIN IT SO THAT IT CAN GIVE YOU LESS TROUBLE AND ASSIST YOU LIKE A FRIEND.    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 These virtues shown  are formed in man by his doing the actions rightly; we are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then is not an act but a habit attained by training and habituation.

STING OPERATIONS OF GOD MAN

Few days back I saw for about one hour sting operations by one of the TV channels. There they showed how this godmen were eager to shelter criminals and were prepared to turn black money in to white money.They were boasting like a ” Tapori ” and said even police can not dare to come in to the Ashram. I know even after watching this their followers will not deter .This is real plight for india . Media is doing real good job in this respect atleast.There is nexus between sadhu and politicians,criminals and bussinessmen.People should be aware of this. What i think is even in all ashram record keeping of inmates and visitors should be made compulsory who are to stay for longer durations say,for than one week or so.Also all money transactions must come under the purview of the Govt. laws just like any other private business firm.There are about more than 30 lac sadhu  in india and they are revered and respected for their saintlyness.But what about this ASHARAMS  and NIRASA RAMS ? There are so many black sheep in the lot that this term black sheep needs to be changed.Even donations to any ashram must be taxed(10%) and that tax money must go to PM’s fund. HEY RAM!

LOVE-MOST MISUNDERSTOOD FEELING

Love is a most misunderstood feeling. many try to define it and many fail also. Some say love is dying and living for each other, just like Laila and Majnu and many others like them. One more group is active and that is ” if do not succeed jump in to the well, consume poison, hang the rope etc. category”. But this is not called love in its true sense. These people are highly selfish and think about only their union and nothing else. If  one is cheating the other takes revenge or becomes sad and may take his/her life  own life.LOVE means sacrifice, to care for others, show commitment, high moral values, egolessness, compassion, mutual trust, unselfish. The person who is not having even small amount of these qualities is quite incapable of loving others even himself. his love would be nothing but politics and act of greed and lust. love is not possessiveness, it is giving freedom to the partner. Love is near to GOD, dissolving in to the GOD, this is the highest form of love.