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Libya: mega-brainwash about the recent “rebellion” February 28, 2011

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Normally I do not post on politics but for some exception. When I came to know what a huge lie we all are being bombarded with, I just could not keep myself back from posting about it.

Only on Russian-speaking blogs (not in official Russian mass media!) I found reports from Russians and Ukrainians working in Libya (doctors, etc) that all in one voice claim all we are being told on TV is a complete LIE!

Here is some translations from blogs (used Google translate):

Most importantly, NO bombing protesters, rebels, insurgents, residential and nonresidential districts of cities, etc. NO. This is a vile lie, which has no relation to reality. They bombed the only arms depots in the east, where the “rebels” attempted to seize weapons.

“We are told that Tripoli was bombed by the Libyan aircraft. Today a friend’s wife spoke to him on skype (according to media Internet was blocked!)) and she was very much surprised.  She said: “I watch CNN, there is talk about the bombing of Tripoli, and that -in my district. And we have silence! Nobody was bombing, all was quiet. The picture shows that CNN filmed all in another Arab country, and is tied to the bombing of Tripoli!
From the words of this man – it is the most powerful information war against Libya. Much of what they say and show the media is really just nonsense. All of this is preparing the ground for the seizure of Libyan oil fields. “

“East (Cyrenaica). 15 February led the youth on the street (drugs, money from the youth participants – not only in the speech of Qaddafi, but also documented – probably both are distributed in large quantities). In Benghazi and several other towns east of demonstrations, “protesters” tried to seize arms caches ,something had to take before the warehouse was bombed.

There has acted mainly drugged youth with stones – in hospitals and mortuaries in their pockets found drugs (some kind of “nonsense”, in particular, relieves pain) and … for 500-1000 dollars. (and this with 18-20-year-olds! Earned?). Practically, no one and did not disperse, but they stormed the government facilities. Police. stations were without protection, because they are easy and smashed and a number of adm. buildings (building the people’s committees, banks, etc.), but only when they went into protected military facilities, fire was opened.

New information about an attempt to “mutiny” on the night of 20 to 21 February.

“In particular, it turned out that one of our friends is now living at the beginning of str. Gargarash, just opposite the Palace of People’s Congresses, which burned during an attempted “rebellion” in the night from Sunday to Monday. She said that at this point the Supreme People’s Congress … it was simply not there! The Congress has already moved to another location, and the old building was empty. There not only was not enhanced protection, but in general there was no one! (more…)


Silence… February 27, 2011

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still the body
still the mind
still the voice inside

in silence
feel the stillness move

this feeling
cannot be imagined

(poem by Kabir, 15th century)


Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi was a visionary February 25, 2011

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (21.03.1923 -23.02.2011)

She was a visionary willing to share her view of a better world that includes a place for each of us, side by side, as one. She was also the founder of Sahaja Yoga, a worldwide movement in over a hundred countries. The yoga is the practical application of her vision.

The problem with visionaries is that there is a fine line that separates their vision from everybody else’s dream. That line, as fine as it is, is an important one. People will ask the simple question “How do we get there? Unless there is a practical solution, what’s the use?” The gap between the vision and the reality will, for many people, always be unbridgeable.

This was not the case with Shri Mataji. Her experience was deep. From her days in the ashram of Mahatma Gandhi to her nation’s fight for freedom, she showed that she very much understood this world. She knew who we were and where we were going. She knew our culture better than we do, our souls and our dreams.

In short, the key to opening the door, the practical solution that she offered was something very simple. It is Self-realization.

Remember those dreams you had of the perfected society, the harmonious people, the contentment and tranquility? Remember those book you read – Siddhartha and The Prophet – the stories of enlightenment, rumours of the Buddha, inner knowledge and true peace. It is like that.

And why not?

Enlightenment and attainment and vision are not just the property of the distant past, nor the promise a remote future.

One day promises have to be fulfilled. We cannot always live in the realm of future hope.

As Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi would say: It can all happen now.


Text by Richard Payment

Find a beautiful and detailed Press Release on Shri Mataji’s passing here.


4 years 1000petals blog anniversary! February 20, 2011

Filed under: thoughts — axinia @ 10:15 am

Today is 1000petals 4th anniversary… a good reason to look back and to thank its every single reader!

I started this blog 4 years back with an intention to share my experiences and show the beauty of the world’s Spirit. Four years is not a big deal in a human life, but in a blogging life it’s quite a lot. Many people who were active at that time, including my 2 “blogging gurus” are not blogging any more… People come and go, as usual in life.

Let me tell you why I am still here and what my blogging treasures are.

What keeps me blogging?

 – Still so much to observe and to share, I have 680 posts so far and still over 200 hundred to go until 1000 (petals) 🙂

– Feeling responsible towards my dear readers, whose numbers are constantly growing and whose  interest and comments enrich my life and make me happy day by day.

Some numbers

Readership: 1000petals blog is being read by 30-40 thousand people monthly which is not much compared to top blogs but still quite a good number.

Comments: The number of comments: 10,650. Here I would like to note that most comments are of excellent quality, not just “nice post”. The readers engage into profound discussions delivering interesting facts and opinions which gives a high added value to the blog.

Who is my reader?

Although I always declare my spiritual practice of Sahaja meditaion on the blog, I am proud to note that this blog is being read and appreciated by people of all religions, various spiritual practices, atheists, and even people who are not at all interested in spiritual matters. Everyone feels welcome and that was an important point for me since the very beginning. I am happy to see that everybody can find something of interest.

I see my readers as friends and try to treat them accordingly. The best thing happens when there is a chance to meet in real life. Then the friendship start flourish even more!

Another thing I need to mention is the phenomenon if silent readers – as one can see, the people who comment on the posts are mostly the same, but there is a huge number of the so-called “silent readers” who never comment but always read. Imagine my joy when sometimes they do manifest themselves, for example looking for me to become Facebook friends.


The slogan of 1000petals blog is “The only truth I know is my own experience” and as it is, this blog itself has become  for me a tremendous experience of learning, friendship, compassion, love and joy.

Thank you, dear all!

LOVE and loads of it,

your axinia


Staying in the present leads to happiness – study proves February 12, 2011


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I love these sweet studies that prove some old wisdom – it is so lovely to see how someone is trying to prove the obvious. But probably we still need that kind of certification?


 Using an iPhone app called trackyourhappiness, psychologists at Harvard contacted people around the world at random intervals to ask how they were feeling, what they were doing and what they were thinking.

When asked to rate their feelings on a scale of 0 to 100, with 100 being “very good,” the people having sex gave an average rating of 90. That was a good 15 points higher than the next-best activity, exercising, which was followed closely by conversation, listening to music, taking a walk, eating, praying and meditating, cooking, shopping, taking care of one’s children and reading. Near the bottom of the list were personal grooming, commuting and working.

When asked their thoughts, the people in flagrante were models of concentration: only 10 percent of the time did their thoughts stray from their endeavors. But when people were doing anything else, their minds wandered at least 30 percent of the time, and as much as 65 percent of the time (recorded during moments of personal grooming, clearly a less than scintillating enterprise).

On average throughout all the quarter-million responses, minds were wandering 47 percent of the time. The figure surprised the researchers, Daniel Gilbert and Matthew Killingsworth: “I find it kind of weird now to look down a crowded street and realize that half the people aren’t really there,” Dr. Gilbert says. (more…)


Laotzi’s wisdom February 8, 2011

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When people see some things as beautiful,
other things become ugly.
When people see some things as good,
other things become bad.

Being and non-being create each other.
Difficult and easy support each other.
Long and short define each other.
High and low depend on each other.
Before and after follow each other.

Therefore the Master
acts without doing anything
and teaches without saying anything.
Things arise and she lets them come;
things disappear and she lets them go.
She has but doesn’t possess,
acts but doesn’t expect.
When her work is done, she forgets it.
That is why it lasts forever.
(verse 2., Tao Te Ching by Laozi).


A way out of depression February 4, 2011

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Depression, the greatest soul plague of modern humans… I wonder is it really a modern phenomenon or it is just better documented nowadays that in earlier centuries?

What defines depression? It is the act of depressing and the condition of being depressed. Depression is characterized by lack of activity, self-worth, dejection, sad feelings, gloom and inadequacy. When the people are in depression, then their life becomes negative. People in depression often face hopelessness, passivity, indecisiveness, suicidal intentions, loss of appetite, weight loss, sleeping disorders.

Here are some statistics on depression:

  • Main reasons of depression in men are separation after marriage, widowed, divorce
  • In US nearly 7 million women are clinically depressed
  • One in seven men will develop depression within 6 months of becoming unemployed
  • Mostly 15 percent of women suffering from severe depression will commit suicide
  • Nearly 10 percent of women experience postpartum depression after birth of a child
  • 2003 National Comorbidity Study, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health 16% of the population that is nearly 35 million Americans suffer from severe depression
  • in Austria: every 5th person is clinically depressed and under medication

I guess the statistics on other countries will be not much different. By simply observing that one can get depressed!

Although I am not an expert on this subject,  I would like to share one unique experience I had about being depressed. May be it will help someone out. (more…)


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