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I am a mystic madman, a wandering wildman, scholar of esoterica, dilettante sadhu, dready-headed hippie (only have a few jata on the back of my head right now, though more be forming of this third set of knotted hair), gentle yogi, fierce foe of falsity. I was a preacher, but I renounced that. I was married, but she renounced me. I was a grad student at one of the top universities in the world on my way to becoming a professor, but I realized they taught lies there too. I am protector of souls, lover of mountains, smoker of herb, fond of hot springs, oceans and lakes and rivers and rain and sunshine, devotee of Devi.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Dharma and Social Justice

In India, millions and millions of sadhu and brahmachari and other renunciates are fed and respected by householders despite so much abject poverty. Jeshua ben Joseph, aka Jesus, taught in the parable of the sheep and goats that those who help those in need, are hungry or otherwise in need, are to be blessed, and those who have ample means and do not help the least on the social strata are bound for hell, naraka loka or whatever appropriate hell realm. This concept is extant in nigh every religious system and system of ethics worldwide. Atman: love thy neighbor as thy Self.

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