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  • iheartmilkshake:

    SubhanAllah, I honestly love this. It brings me so much peace.

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  • thepoetproject:

    The one thing we all have in common is the amount of time we’re given in a day. How we spend that time makes all the difference.

    How we spend our days is how we spend our lives, and if we want to make a change in our life, those changes have to show in our days.

    We tend to address our lives with new years resolutions and grand proclamations of what we want it look like, but what we fail to do is plan how we’re actually going to make those changes happen on a daily basis.

    There are an unlimited amount of things and people grabbing for our time, and we’re going to have trim the fat if we’re going to make time to do the things we want.

    Tomorrows aren’t promised, they feel like they are, but they aren’t. If you want something you have to start now, even if it’s a simple baby step. Getting started is the hardest part, and no one likes hard, but that’s the point. Having the life you want won’t be easy, and it will involve sacrifice.

    If you enjoyed this, please click [REBLOG] & tag someone who needs to read this.

    want more? check out my book #UnLearn at http://unlearn101.com/ & AMAZON

    Much Love
    Kanwer Singh
    Humble The Poet

    (via ramandeepsingh)

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  • antoine-roquentin:

    This is a damn good article that basically sums up what the Indian elections mean.

    Modi is a lifelong member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a paramilitary Hindu nationalist organisation inspired by the fascist movements of Europe, whose founder’s belief that Nazi Germany had manifested “race pride at its highest” by purging the Jews is by no means unexceptional among the votaries of Hindutva, or “Hinduness”. In 1948, a former member of the RSS murdered Gandhi for being too soft on Muslims. The outfit, traditionally dominated by upper-caste Hindus, has led many vicious assaults on minorities. A notorious executioner of dozens of Muslims in Gujarat in 2002 crowed that he had slashed open with his sword the womb of a heavily pregnant woman and extracted her foetus. Modi himself described the relief camps housing tens of thousands of displaced Muslims as “child-breeding centres”.

    Such rhetoric has helped Modi sweep one election after another in Gujarat. A senior American diplomat described him, in cables disclosed by WikiLeaks, as an “insular, distrustful person” who “reigns by fear and intimidation”; his neo-Hindu devotees on Facebook and Twitter continue to render the air mephitic with hate and malice, populating the paranoid world of both have-nots and haves with fresh enemies – “terrorists”, “jihadis”, “Pakistani agents”, “pseudo-secularists”, “sickulars”, “socialists” and “commies”. Modi’s own electoral strategy as prime ministerial candidate, however, has been more polished, despite his appeals, both dog-whistled and overt, to Hindu solidarity against menacing aliens and outsiders, such as the Italian-born leader of the Congress party, Sonia Gandhi, Bangladeshi “infiltrators” and those who eat the holy cow.

    Modi exhorts his largely young supporters – more than two-thirds of India’s population is under the age of 35 – to join a revolution that will destroy the corrupt old political order and uproot its moral and ideological foundations while buttressing the essential framework, the market economy, of a glorious New India. In an apparently ungovernable country, where many revere the author of Mein Kampf for his tremendous will to power and organisation, he has shrewdly deployed the idioms of management, national security and civilisational glory.

    Boasting of his 56-inch chest, Modi has replaced Mahatma Gandhi, the icon of non-violence, with Vivekananda, the 19th-century Hindu revivalist who was obsessed with making Indians a “manly” nation. Vivekananda’s garlanded statue or portrait is as ubiquitous in Modi’s public appearances as his dandyish pastel waistcoats. But Modi is never less convincing than when he presents himself as a humble tea-vendor, the son-of-the-soil challenger to the Congress’s haughty dynasts. His record as chief minister is predominantly distinguished by the transfer – through privatisation or outright gifts – of national resources to the country’s biggest corporations. His closest allies – India’s biggest businessmen – have accordingly enlisted their mainstream media outlets into the cult of Modi as decisive administrator; dissenting journalists have been removed or silenced.

    A transnational elite of rightwing Indians based in the US helped circulate an impression of an irresistibly "emerging giant" – the title of a book by Arvind Panagariya, a New-York-based economist and another aspiring adviser to Modi. Very quickly, the delusional notion that India was, as Foreign Affairs proclaimed on its cover in 2006, a “roaring capitalist success-story” assumed an extraordinary persuasive power. In India itself, a handful of corporate acquisitions – such as Tata’s of Jaguar and Corus – stoked exorbitant fantasies of an imminent “Global Indian Takeover” (the title of a regular feature once in India’s leading business daily, the Economic Times). Rent-seekers in a shadow intellectual economy – thinktank-sailors, bloggers and Twitterbots – as well as academics perched on corporate-endowed chairs recited the mantra of privatisation and deregulation in tune. Nostrums from the Reagan-Thatcher era – the primary source of ideological self-indoctrination for many Americanised Indians – about “labour flexibility” were endlessly regurgitated, even though a vast majority of the workforce in India – more than 90% – toils in the unorganised or “informal” sector. Bhagwati, for instance, hailed Bangladesh for its superb labour relations a few months before the collapse of the Rana Plaza in Dhaka; he also speculated that the poor “celebrate” inequality, and, with Marie Antoinette-ish serenity, advised malnourished families to consume “more milk and fruits”. Confronted with the World Health Organisation’s extensive evidence about malnutrition in India, Panagariya, ardent patron of the emerging giant, argued that Indian children are genetically underweight.

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  • prisonerwelfare:

    It’s not just about never forgetting 1984 BUT TAKING ACTION AND DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Our community hasn’t healed from the wounds inflicted on it by the Indian Government. If we had we would not have Sikh Political Prisoners (many of whom have been falsely charged). Punjab is still a policed state with the Sikh community asleep, drugged or terrorized by the government. 

    WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT IT? 

    If you have any ideas or wish to make a difference contact SOPW. 

    (via hkrai)

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  • thepeoplesrecord:

    Zapatistsa teacher dead, 15 wounded in deadly Chiapas ambush
    May 8, 2014

    Jose Luis Solís López, a teacher in the Zapatista’s “Little School” (La Escuelita) was murdered, and at least 15 Zapatistas seriously injured, in an ambush by members of an anti-Zapatista organization known as CIOAC-H on Friday, May 2, 2014.  The same attackers damaged or destroyed both the autonomous Mayan school and the local health clinic at the Zapatista caracol of La Realidad.

    Four things you can do to respond to this deadly attack on the Zapatistas:

    1.  Get the facts. Almost all of the mainstream media are grossly distorting the facts about this violent ambush; however the Zapatistas have published a detailed description in Spanish of the attack (click here to read) and mediators from the independent human rights organization Fray Bartolome de las Casas have published an eye-witness account (click here to read) which supports the Zapatista version of events. There’s also a detailed Spanish language article in the Mexican daily La Jornada…and here’s an English translation of that same article.  We will share additional information as it becomes available.
    Some key points to know and remember about the ambush in La Realidad include:
    • Unarmed Zapatistas were  ambushed on the evening of May 2, 2014 near the caracol of La Realidad. Mainstream media are falsely reporting the incident as a “confrontation” between Zapatistas and others while publishing 20 year old photos of armed Zapatistas.  This was not a confrontation; it was a unilateral attack against unarmed bases of support of the EZLN.
    • Those directly responsible for the attack are members of the organization CIOAC-H.  The most recent Zapatista communication states that “The paramilitaries (…) are paid, organized, directed, and trained by the three levels of bad government in order to divide and provoke us (…).”
    • Immediately preceding this ambush, the Zapatistas and local community members began a peaceful mediation process, supervised by the Chiapas-based human rights organization Fray Bartolomé de las Casas, designed to address increasing aggressions against the Zapatistas (including the cutting off of their water supply and the retention of a vehicle delivering medical supplies).
    • Zapatista Good Governance Council in La Realidad has turned this issue over to the General Command of the EZLN so that it is “investigated and justice is done.”

    2. Speak out. Share the facts.
    Share the facts of this attack on the Zapatistas with family, co-workers, and within your communities. Let the Mexican government know that the whole world is watching and that the Zapatistas are not alone.  By clicking on the Facebook and/or the Twitter flag directly to the right you can easily share this important blog on your social media.  Do it!

    3. Dig deeper. Understand the facts.
    The Zapatistas believe this attack in La Realidad is part of a broader strategy of counterinsurgency war against indigenous Mayan peoples of Chiapas, Mexico. Learn more about the history of the Zapatista movement and share their stories in your world by staying connected with organizations and independent media that tell the truth about events in Chiapas.

    Browse the new and rapidly expanding Schools for Chiapas online library where you will find, maps, books, articles, links to additional organizations, and a timeline of the Zapatista movement.    

    4. Stay involved. Help build a new and better world.
    In the days and weeks to come, stay tuned for more ways support for the Zapatistas as they begin the process of responding to this this new aggression while recovering and rebuilding in La Realidad.  Schools for Chiapas is committed to following these events closely; therefore one way to “stay tuned” is to “Like” our Facebook page and subscribe to our online newsletter.

    NOTE:  Teachers, parents, & students:
    You can find and share lesson plans to teach and learn about Chiapas and the Zapatistas here

    Source
    Photo: Solidaridad con las Comunidades Zapatistas by Mazatl

    (Source: thepeoplesrecord)

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  • suhaagan:

    wjkkwjkf:

    kaagazkalam:

    The following post was made by Surjit Singh, a Sikh bus driver from Surrey, BC:

    I took a day off to participate in Nagar Kirtan which happened on April 19 in my city Surrey . As I work as transit operator and my second reason to take a bus instead of driving my car was to avoid the hassle to find a parking spot and frustration to get out of the traffic at the end of day.
    I took lot of pictures thinking that I will share it with my friends . But what happened in the bus when I was coming back home was so soul touching that I couldn’t stop myself to write this.
    Despite of cold weather and rain I seen 5 Singh and 5 ( piaray ) loved ones, were walking bare feet in front of Guru sahib float . They had to walk at least 7 hours like that .
    For me it was great faith and dedication but somehow my mind wasn’t ready to accept it . Is it really needed or necessary ? Why can’t they have shoes on ? My mind sometime makes me think !!!!
    I was the last person to get in the bus . There was a poor man sitting on left side the bus , I sat on the right side opposite to him . On the next stop, Muslim guy came in the bus and sat beside me . I felt that he want to start conversation but I kept playing with my phone to avoid it but not to ignore him. 
    Before he got off the bus , this Muslim guy took his shoes off including his socks , he pushed toward this poor fellow . Saying that it’s ok . Take it . I live close by . Don’t worry about me . After saying that he quickly got off the bus, not even giving this poor man chance to say Thanks .
    I grabbed my phone and took two pictures . One this guy putting shoes on ( I noticed he had his feet wrapped in plastic bags and had no shoes . And I also took the picture of Muslim man who was walking home bare feet .
    What a great human being .
    His bare feet walking home was so beautiful that it brought tears to my eyes.

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    Goes to show that humility, seva, and love are present in all faiths, whether Sikhi or Islam.

    Waheguru. <3

    Goals

    vaaaaaheguru <3

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  • Anonymous asked : How can you Sikhs be so loving and open to us Muslims? My community calls you infidels, and believes you'll burn in hellfire, yet how can you guys still treat us with brotherhood? I feel truly blessed to know Sikhs such as yourself.

    kaagazkalam:

    ਅਵਲਿ ਅਲਹ ਨੂਰੁ ਉਪਾਇਆ ਕੁਦਰਤਿ ਕੇ ਸਭ ਬੰਦੇ ॥
    ਏਕ ਨੂਰ ਤੇ ਸਭੁ ਜਗੁ ਉਪਜਿਆ ਕਉਨ ਭਲੇ ਕੋ ਮੰਦੇ ॥੧॥

    Aval Allah Noor Oupaaeiaa Qudharath Kae Sabh Bandhae ||
    Eaek Noor Thae Sabh Jag Oupajiaa Koun Bhalae Ko Mandhae ||1||

    First, Allah created the Light; then, by His Creative Power, He made all mortal beings.
    From the One Light, the entire universe welled up. So who is good, and who is bad? ||1||

    -Raag Parbhatee, Bhagat Kabeer

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    We are all one my friend. :)

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  • pixhai:

    love this

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  • "When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody notices, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps."
     John Lennon (via psych-facts)

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