Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Chinese Communist Party Now Regulates Reincarnation

“The Chinese government has issued a ban on reincarnation! Tibetan monks are forbidden from reincarnating without government permission. Interesting choice considering the Chinese Communist Party is officially atheist. Of course, the real reason behind it is so that when the Dalai Lama passes away, the Chinese regime will be able to ‘choose’  their own Dalai Lama to further lead Tibet and the Tibetan people into subjugation.”

8 minute video from “China Uncensored”:

Wikipedia article:

My Comment: I suppose the CCP, also, denies the Absolute Law of Cause and Effect aka Karma, also?! Dogmatic denial of the Spiritual Source of all life has karmic repercussions that the atheistic CCP shall each personally experience in their own successive reincarnations.

Note: Blessed be the Tibetan monks as they continue to re-embody into Chinese society.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Spirit, Soul and Purification

The Spirit is the innermost Self that is of God. The Spirit is the Life Force. Without Spirit, the body is dead.

Bible writers used the Hebrew word ruʹach or the Greek word pneuʹma when writing about the “spirit.” The Scriptures themselves indicate the meaning of those words. For instance, Psalm 104:29 states: “If you [Jehovah] take away their spirit [ruʹach], they die and return to the dust.” And James 2:26 notes that “the body without spirit [pneuʹma] is dead.” In these verses, then, “spirit” refers to that which gives life to a body. Without spirit, the body is dead. Therefore, in the Bible the word ruʹach is translated not only as “spirit” but also as “force,” or life-force. 

The Soul is the connection between Spirit and the person’s mental, emotional, physical body thru which the Life Force flows. It possesses the memories of past life experiences and the characteristics which imbue the individual with personality. 
As life’s lessons are learned, the soul evolves and is transmuted and transformed such that some rarified and purified elements become virtuous enough to pass thru the Crystal Cord and become one with the Spirit.

Virtues are divine qualities and help define Spirituality. The soul possesses the memories (mental, emotional and physical) of past and present lives of our human existences, our weaknesses. As we go thru our daily lives, these problematic flawed characteristics rise to the level of our awareness as though they were bubbles in a cauldron. It behooves us to not react to them (don’t put e•motion into them), but instead passively and dispassionately simply be aware of them while neither condemning nor condoning them. Simply ‘be aware’, not beware (which induces fear, resistance).

Allow yourself to be aware of where in your body and the ‘what and how’ you actually feel as these memories try to re-manifest themselves into existence as problems to be solved ‘once and for all’. By not vesting physical, emotional and mental resources into them, you allow the light from your inner self to gradually transform and transmute them. And as you become more aware of your misconceptions, negativities and irrationalities, you can bathe them in the Violet Fire for enhanced purification. 

Ho’oponopono video (8 minutes):

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Falun Gong aka Falun Dafa: Bringer of Hope

Falun Gong’s practices cultivate both mind and body. It brings hope and helps one to be able to distinguish between right and wrong more easily. It was this increasing morality that brought it into conflict with the Chinese Communist Party —
[“Corruption in China” post-1949 refers to the abuse of political power for private ends typically by members of the Chinese Communist Party, who hold the majority of power in the People's Republic of China.] Historically, a person cannot prosper in China without bribing (Guanxi)
those in power. Today, it is the CCP that’s in power, and even though much ‘window dressing’ ado [it is only selectively employed to bring down rivals] is given to anti-corruption laws, it will remain perpetually systemic as long as the general population continue to go along with it. This is why Falun Gong started being a source of worry for the CCP before active persecution actually began.

It was naturally raising the level of consciousness in the ordinary citizenry. It is a spiritual practice, whereas ersatz communist parties of China and Russia are atheistic and corrupt. Falun Gong gives hope. The CCP suppresses the human spirit.

Falun Gong: Real Story (27 minutes):

China Corruption Report


More about Falun Gong:

Serpentza’s YouTube Videos About Life In China

Winston, the South African expatriate who has lived in China for the past twelve years, has created an extensive retinue of video’s extolling both the virtues and the weaknesses of living in China. This has attracted some criticism from Chinese nationalists; but, in all fairness, if America’s weaknesses were exposed by a foreigner walking the streets making a video, our nationalists would troll the YouTube site as well (and saying things that were equally lowbrow and defensive).

Is China the Land of the Free? 
[Laws are ‘selectively’ enforced.]
(19 minutes):

China: How It Is (series):

Friday, January 25, 2019

Google and YouTube Algorithms: Radicalizing You and Me

“The Artificial Intelligence (AI) of today is invisible to most of us, yet ubiquitous. One example we interact with frequently is recommendation engines on the internet -- the code recommending your next video on YouTube or a post on Facebook. These algorithms pull together vast amounts of our personal data to learn about us and curate our experience online. In this case, AI is simply your personal data mixed with the data of people with similar interests -- and then pointed back at you.
The result can be serendipitous and delightful. It can also be dangerous. Last year, Silicon Valley moguls opened up to New York Magazine about how today's social media is designed to addict users. Using our data to manipulate us to stay on a site may or may not be pernicious in its own right.
But even if you don't worry about it for yourself, there is growing evidence that these systems tend to radicalize and polarize. Last year, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher Zeynep Tufekci dubbed YouTube "the Great Radicalizer": view one anti-vaccination video, and YouTube will suggest a second; watch one factually incorrect political video, and YouTube will recommend a sequel.
Further, these algorithms can be gamed by humans to sow even more discord. Data for Democracy researcher and Mozilla fellow Renee DiResta uncovered how anti-vaccine activists exploit Google's algorithm to spread dangerous disinformation. How? By publishing reams of misleading articles peppered with popular keywords and search terms. She also recently testified before Congress about how Russian operatives manipulated Facebook's AI to influence American voters by posing as American news outlets and American voters...”

The Internet Apologizes

YouTube, The Great Radicalizer

Searching for Medical Advice:

Russian Disinformation:

Related topic: search internet parameter-
“words terms censored in china internet intranet”

Comment: As a daily YouTube user, I daily curate my account. I block channels that are ‘squirrelly’. I give a ‘thumbs up’ to videos that are well done and subscribe to those that catch my interest. I give comments that are thoughtful, and I give thumbs up to others comments that are meaningful. Occasionally, I log out from YouTube to see what I’d get without the algorithms working for me; and when I do, I’m shocked at the drivel being generally posted. And even worse is the huge number of hits being given to such videos and channels. Sheesh!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

What Is Falun Gong & Why The Chinese Government Fears Them

“Falun Gong is an ancient Chinese spiritual discipline in the Buddhist tradition. Pronounced "Fah-loon Gong," it consists of moral teachings, a meditation, and four gentle exercises that are a truly unique and highly effective way to improve your health and energy levels. 

At the core of Falun Gong are the values of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance (or in Chinese, Zhen 真 Shan 善 Ren 忍). Falun Dafa teaches that these are the most fundamental qualities of the universe, and takes them to be a guide for daily life and practice.”

In the words of Falun Gong's founder, Mr. Li Hongzhi, "assimilation to the highest qualities of the universe—Zhen 真 Shan 善 Ren 忍 —is the foundation of practice. Practice is guided by these supreme qualities, and based on the very laws which underlie the development of the cosmos."

Complete exercises:

Falun Gong Music:

“What is Falun Gong, or Falun Dafa as it's also known? And why is Falun Gong being persecuted in China? On this episode of China Uncensored, I'll answer these questions for you. In 1999, former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin turned the Communist Party against 100 million Chinese people and began a persecution that lasts to this day. With roots in Buddhist and Daoist thought and philosophy, Falun Gong founder Li Hongzhi's meditation qigong practice grew to become a major force in Chinese society.”
(9 minutes):

What Is Falun Gong? 
(6 minutes):

What Is Falun Gong and Why Is It Persecuted In China? (32 minutes):

Why Is It Persecuted? 
Part I (7 minutes):
Part II ( 11 minutes):
Part III (9 minutes):

There’s much more on YouTube if you simply search: Falun Gong

Monday, January 21, 2019

Falun Gōng: Truth, Compassion and Forbearance

To accept the Truth that God is within each of us is to “submit” to the Love, Wisdom and Purpose of Life (God’s manifestation). Quiet rectitude allows one to feel God’s Presence within us in our “heart-of-hearts”. This allows us to walk the path of Peace, Strength and Courage.

TRUTH- the quality or state of being true.
"he had to accept the truth of her accusation"
synonyms: veracity, truthfulness, verity, sincerity, candor, honesty, genuineness; that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality.
noun: the truth
"tell me the truth"
synonyms: the fact of the matter, what actually/really happened, the case, so; gospel, gospel truth, God's truth, the honest truth
"it's the truth, I swear it"
fact(s), reality, real life, actuality
"truth is stranger than fiction"
a fact or belief that is accepted as true.
plural noun: truths
"the emergence of scientific truths"
synonyms:    fact, verity, certainty, certitude; law, principle
"scientific truths"

COMPASSION- sympathetic concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.
"the victims should be treated with compassion"
synonyms: pity, sympathy, feeling, fellow feeling, empathy, understanding, care, concern, solicitude, solicitousness, sensitivity, tender-heartedness, soft-heartedness, warm-heartedness, warmth, love, brotherly love, tenderness, gentleness, mercy, mercifulness, leniency, lenience, tolerance, consideration, kindness, humanity, humaneness, kind-heartedness, charity, benevolence
"she gazed with compassion at the two dejected figures"

FORBEARANCE - 1. patient self-control; restraint and tolerance."forbearance from taking action"
2. synonyms:    tolerance, toleration, patience, resignation, endurance, fortitude, stoicism, long-sufferingness, leniency, lenity, clemency, indulgence; restraint, self-restraint, self-control, moderation, temperance, mildness "her unfailing courtesy and forbearance under provocation

My Comment: Knowing what they did about the Chinese Communist Party and its history of atrocities, the adherents to Falun Gong still chose to quietly stand up for truth, justice and mercy. This was rather like what Gandhi’s followers did — only the Chinese peaceful protesters weren’t dealing with a civilized government. The brutal suppression of Tibet had already demonstrated Communist China’s ill will towards their fellow mankind, rather like Russia’s bellicosity. And, now, America has elected a would be tyrant who nakedly admires brutal strongmen and ogres.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

YouTube Channel: ”China Uncensored”

For a delightfully humorous YouTube experience that allows you learn about ‘China in the News’, watch and enjoy the channel “China Uncensored”.

Top 10 Stories About China 2018 
(16 minutes):

What is Falun Gong and Why is it Persecuted? (32 minutes)
[If you’re short on time, start watching at 14:40 for several minutes.]

20 Signs China's Pollution Has Reached Apocalyptic Levels 
(5 minutes):

For more episodes:

Friday, January 18, 2019

China Is Changing

China is internally becoming more hostile and unfriendly to both foreign residents and companies. Lots of news is available about the business angle, but little is being said about the lives of individuals (especially foreigners who have lived there for many years). Rising nationalism and long term Chinese strategy is both covertly and overtly forcing these people out of China. 

When American companies first started moving to China, I remember thinking to myself that they’d be in danger of being nationalized. Now, it seems, that the strategy is much more brilliant in its simplicity than that — just gradually take away the benefits and desirability of doing business and living in China, and renew fewer visas.

Given the history of China and the suffering imposed upon them by foreign imperialism, this is not much a surprise. Our businesses got rich from the enticements and cheap labor offered them. Now, the enticements are being withdrawn and national wages are gradually increasing. The Chinese are coming of age, and they are going to flex their muscles.

For now, tourists to China and short term residency there will not feel the brunt of China’s changing attitude. But, that is changing, also. Use search parameter ‘why foreigners leaving China’ and on the internet and on YouTube.

On YouTube, be sure to additionally search for “Serpentza” (the original China vlogger for a balanced view).

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Two Reasons Why China’s Communist Party Leaders Fear Spiritual Movement ‘Falun Gong’

1)Falun Gong differentiates itself from Buddhist monastic traditions in that it places great importance on participation in the secular world.

2)The following video helps explain why truth, compassion and tolerance are counter to China’s Communist Party rule [Hint: corruption].
“What is Falun Gong and Why is it Persecuted?” (32 minutes) 
If you’re short on time, at least catch the first few minutes:

In conclusion, the Emperor mentality of the Chinese group mentality and the Czar mentality of the Russian people keeps resurfacing. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

South African White Emigrant Winds Up In China...

If you want to get a taste of some of what’s been going on in the south of Africa, watch:
If you’ve only a moment, start at 05:25.

The above video was made by a white fellow who fled from South Africa to China as a young man. If you want to gain a sense of what China is like today, then watch some of his other videos:

Another expatriate vlogger:

A different expatriate vlogger:

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Shutdown, The Wall and Global Warming

Perhaps the stalemate in D.C. could be broken if we gave Trump the money to build The Wall (we’ll need it to slow the massive flow of climate change refugees in the future due to our current dithering about regarding global warming) on the condition that we, also, implement a carbon tax that could only be used to combat global warming. Of course, the politicians would find ways to divert much of the money to benefit their special interest groups; but, if we’re going to go bankrupt anyway, we should at least try to do the right thing now rather than later. 

Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Elderly, Conservatives Shared Most Fake News

“People over 65 and ultra conservatives shared about seven times more fake information masquerading as news on social media than younger adults, moderates and super liberals during the 2016 election season, a new study finds.”

“When other demographic factors and overall posting tendencies are factored in, the average person older than 65 shared seven times more false information than those between 18 and 29. The seniors shared more than twice as many fake stories as people between 45 and 64 and more than three times that of people in the 30- to 44-year-old range...”

“When other demographics and posting practices are factored in, people who called themselves very conservative shared the most false information, a bit more than those who identify themselves as conservative. The ultra conservatives shared misinformation 6.8 times more often than the very liberals and 6.7 times more than moderates.”

My Comment: Trump’s beating the fake news drum seemingly resonates well with his core constituency.


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Global Warming: Physical Defense Mechanisms And Their Psychological Counterparts

Even the most staunch of global warming deniers actually know in their heart-of-hearts that the greenhouse effect is real; but, the ‘fear factor’ triggers an instinctive defensive reaction in their psyche. Global warming — You can’t run from it; you can’t hide from it, but one can deny it.

Consider, in nature, if a typical creature is in danger, the first best option is to take flight. If that fails, then hiding is the next option. The last option when cornered is to fight (or play possum).

However, in the case of global warming, the options are fight (against further carbon emissions), flight (to cooler climes), or hide ‘aka’ deny the danger. As a ‘Homo sapiens’, I prefer to fight for my species’ survival and that of all life on Earth.

Meanwhile, we should not burden ourselves trying to change the deniers’ minds. The increasing effects of global warming will do that, except for those who are so emotionally invested in their ideological belief systems that such change is not likely. 

Intelligence and adaptability in the face of increasing climate change is the way towards survival.

p.s.- For those who wrap themselves in pseudoscience to reassure themselves that global warming isn’t a danger, consider:

Friday, January 4, 2019

The Dynamic Role Of Greenhouse Gases In Global Warming

How quantum mechanics explains global warming (5 minutes):

As the sun emits the full spectrum of electromagnetic energy, the Earth absorbs both longer waved infrared light (IR) and shorter waved visible light. The total of this absorbed energy causes thermal heating that is gradually re-emitted in the form of infrared energy. Much of this is reabsorbed by the larger molecules in the atmosphere such as carbon dioxide and water vapor, but not the smaller molecules such as nitrogen and oxygen. This creates a positive feedback loop between the atmosphere and the Earth’s surface and causes temperatures to rise. Thus, more heat is retained than escapes back into space. 
Note: Any increase of larger molecules in the atmosphere raises its thermal level and is a function of both classic physics and quantum mechanics.
Read more: