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Looking for a purpose in life? This man found his.
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 1191911:MV8xMjg0MzQ5XzIxMDA2NjgxX0U2RTc3QkQ=] Been reading this thread with a mixture of admiration and horror --- It seems that many who make comments do not understand the real lfe conditions in India. An entire sub-continent stretching from the Himalayas to sub-tropical regions, it could feed all its people, but was subject to the first globalisation of the East India company, was systematically looted for hundreds of years. The country only became independent in 1947, and in the 20th century went from a population of 100 Million to now about 900 Million. It was only in the early nineties that foreign companies were allowed to invest on a large scale. So they, and especially the infamous Monsanto have been trying to kill agriculture by selling seeds which only grow for a short time and do not reproduce. Farmers buy the seeds at high prices, financed by money-lenders and then many commit suicide by drinking pesticides. There was always great disparity of wealth, but in the past hundred years it has gotten much worse. 200 Millon are now part of the middle class, some of which travel and wok abroad, sending funds back to their families. Many in India are very materialistic, always wheeling and dealng. Poltical and economic corruption is rife, but it is a democracy. India has an unbroken tradition of spirituality going back thousands of years, and is one of the keepers of hidden knowledge for the world. The caste system is a great evil, and some of Indias holy people were also social reformers. What the man in the video is doing as a Brahmin, the highest caste of formerly priests and scholars is not acceptable to many in the Indian version of the “matrix”, where a IMO falsely understood reincarnation is still pervasive. There are a few Indians who critique the headlong rush to modernity, where a youg boy could have diabetes , fom eating Western too rich foods in a mall. Outside there could be lying in a corner just such a starvng man, as was shown in the film. People like Vandana Shiva , recipient of the Right Livelihood Award http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vandana_Shiva or Arundhati Roy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arundhati_Roy show us a different India, unafraid to take controverisal positions: they are also an aspect of the caring side of God, as is the man portrayed in the video. [/quote]
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