July 2010 Archives

Craig Barnes: Rajaa Natour

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Rajaa Natour grew up in Israel in the small town of Qulansuwa where she was educated in the ways of Palestinian women but secretly was reading her father's library and absorbing ideas about the roles of women in the West. Going on to teach in bi-lingual schools where Jewish and Palestinian children were mixed she found that stories of the past were crowding out the possible stories of the future. Rajaa is therefore now in the United States pursuing a new peacebuilding path and shares her journey in this program.

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This show series is offered courtesy of KSFR, Santa Fe's Public Radio Station (@101.1FM). Craig's show airs on KSFR every Sat at 9AM MST and is streamed live on www.KSFR.org. His full bio is available at our Guest Bios page.

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Today's guest commentary is by Craig Barnes and is brought to you courtesy of KSFR, Santa Fe's Public Radio Station (@101.1FM). It was broadcasted on July 28, 2010. Craig's full bio is available at our Guest Bios page.

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Millions of Americans have lost their homes because the free market did not work for them or for the banks.  Before the health care bill passed last January millions could not get health care because the free market worked for them when they were healthy but often did not work at all when they needed care.


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This poem is from Gifts with No Giver, a love affair with truth, Poems by Nirmala.

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And here's the text of the poem:

no word is real enough
to conjure up a crumb of bread
still we try to find nourishment
in endless musing

no thought is thick enough
to cushion a fall
yet we pursue idle distractions
while tripping on obstacles in our path

there is a silent voice behind the words
there is a quiet source of every thought
listen withoit your ears
ponder without your mind
           rest your senses and your sense
           for just one moment of this stillness
           will sustain and uphold you forever

As you can see and hear in this gem ... Nirmala, reminds us of  That which is Always here ... just like Rumi, Kabir, Hafez (Hafiz), and other mystical poets  ...  so many different and beautiful ways to point to ... The Mystery ... and be reminded of .... The Mystery.

You can download this entire book for free from Nirmala's website: endless-satsang.com. Nirmala also offers several of his other books for free download from his website.

Please note that the various stanza repetitions and emphasis are my own spontaneous and inexplicable adaptations.

You may also enjoy our other channel:
JoyChats re dialogs and monologues in Consciousness, Self Discovery, Silence, The Mystery.

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Craig Barnes: Bradbury, Lefkoff

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A former weapons scientist from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Jim Bradbury brings us up to date on progress under the Obama administration toward de-escalation of the nuclear world. Merle Lefkoff explores the application of complexity theory at the recent gathering of scientific, liberal and conservative minds in Santa Fe to discuss nuclear non proliferation. What are the scenarios toward deconstruction of the nuclear establishment?

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This show series is offered courtesy of KSFR, Santa Fe's Public Radio Station (@101.1FM). Craig's show airs on KSFR every Sat at 9AM MST and is streamed live on www.KSFR.org. His full bio is available at our Guest Bios page.

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Here's a few recent facts, news clips, and my observations:

  1. On June 21st, President Obama signed the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection  Act into Law which is his 3rd major accomplishment. You can see the WhiteHouse video below and see what this law means for you.
  2. BP Oil spill disaster, and the latest delay in the ongoing cleanup due to a tropical storm, and President Obama securing $20B from BP to pay for the disaster
  3. The costs of Bush/Cheney wars is at over $1Trillion and counting
  4. The "deficit is a real concern" message in the Main Stream Media (MSM)and by the Republicans even though during Bush/Cheney administration it was "deficits do not matter" doctrine by Cheney, which the MSM embraced without question and even promoted it
  5. The continued irresponsibility of MSM re what is highlighted vs what is not
  6. The obscenity of election spending and elections being bought with flood gates of money, e.g., Meg Whitman spending $100M to-date for the CA Governor elections
  7. The ridiculous, unbelievable poll numbers and their undue power over and manipulation of the American Society
  8. Mrs Sherrod Brown debacle, race sensitivity in America, and the AZ Immigration law

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Obama Presidency has indeed created real change not only for the current American society but for future generations to come and the MSM and Republicans still downplay this change. Obama has shown compassion, balance, and resolute leadership despite the continued and unified Republican opposition.

 

 


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Nirmala: Gift with No Giver

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Today's poetry is these pearls of wisdom from Gifts with No Giver, a love affair with truth, Poems by Nirmala.

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And here's the text of the poem:

a lasting marriage
when devotion has claimed you for its own
no longer any chance to stray
a brief fling with illusion no longer satisfies
the truth demands utter fidelity
with no possibility of divorce

all pain must be faced
and embraced as the true countenance of
     your beloved

all fear must be met
and recognized as the thrill of tasting
    the unknowable

all joy must be surrendered
and acknowledged as a gift with
    no giver

this union only requires telling the truth
even when the truth shatters your dreams
even when the truth leaves you emptied out
even when the truth reveals your conterfeit existence
then there is no other possibility
    than happily ever after

You can download this entire book for free from Nirmala's website: endless-satsang.com. Nirmala also offers several of his other books for free download from his website.


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Kabir, God, and State-less Joy

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With this episode #13, we continue our journey of  ... explorations in Consciousness, ... Silence, ... Self Realization, ... Self Discovery, ... The Mystery ...

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Rumi: He Also Made The Key

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Today's Rumi poem "He Also Made The Key" is from "Rumi, In the Arms of The Beloved, Translations by Jonathan Star."

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Today's poem reading is a segment from the original poem and includes certain stanza repetitions that are my own.


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More than twenty years ago, Cynthia Jurs of Chupadero, New Mexico, traveled up the mountains of Tibet to consult with a 106-year-old monk about what she could do to help heal an ailing world.  She was instructed to plant earth healing vases in hot spots around the world. Months later, the vases had been made in Tibet and delivered to her home in New Mexico where they sat on a shelf for some years while Cynthia tried to think what to do with them. But then she began to plant them in places all around the world from the Antarctic to Thaliand, and finally in Africa, in Liberia. With her on this program are a former Liberian general, Christian Bethelson, and a member of the Liberian group Everyday Gandhis, William Jacobs who lead us through the inspirational burial of the Earth Treasure Vase in a small Liberian village as a healing from the long civil war in that country.

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This show series is offered courtesy of KSFR, Santa Fe's Public Radio Station (@101.1FM). Craig's show airs on KSFR every Sat at 9AM MST and is streamed live on www.KSFR.org. His full bio is available at our Guest Bios page.

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With this episode #12, we continue our journey of  ... explorations in Consciousness, ... Silence, ... Self Realization, ... Self Discovery, ... The Mystery ...

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In this episode I want to continue the subject of acceptance and dissolving comparison ... primarily through some personal vignettes from our journey ...


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