Say a prayer for Barack Obama. He has done his best and will continue to be a light for us in the future. I don’t want anything bad to happen to him. He is a good guy. If something happens to him, those in charge will be punished severely.
August 7th, 2015
Well here it goes. I’m going to start being a little more “political” in future writings. When a great chance presents itself, we can either take it or let it go. We can stay silent and observe or become “active” and aspire for what we believe is the right way forward. With the coming election, there is a tremendous opportunity coming around the corner for the USA and the world-at-large. I was hesitant at first about becoming “political” on this blog, but it is what my mind wants to do so I plan on taking this chance and seeing where it goes.
In my younger years I was quite politically active, planting seeds of liberty with the Ron Paul “Revolution” on the grassroots and national level throughout 2007-2012. Now that I look at it from afar, I believe that there was no possible way that Ron could have won it back then. It just wasn’t in the cards. BUT, the 2008 and 2012 elections were not for Ron. They were to build the possibility for his future torch-bearing son, Rand, to lead the cause to victory in 2016.
Unlike his father, Rand has everything he needs now to win – name, fame, youth, intelligence, and soon-to-be, the hearts of Americans. The establishment knows this and they are shaking in their boots just like they were when his father ran in the 2008 elections. Ron Paul’s election potential was just as unlikely in 2012, because the general consensus of Americans was to give Obama four more years to make the change that he promised would come; a change that never came.
No democrat is going to win the next election. The current frontrunner is Hillary Clinton. She has too many skeletons in the closets, an entrenched attachment to the current paradigm and power structure, and a major lack of understanding with young voters (unlike her predecessor Obama). Overall, she won’t be able to overcome the Republican nominee.
There is not going to be a major democratic uprising like there was in 2008 after Bush was leaving and Obama was the nominee. Hillary does not have the personality or charisma of Obama. She isn’t even in the same ballpark. This is the same situation as 2008 except it is the other way around, the Republicans are now the shoe-in to win. With that said, the Republican nomination will be where all the action is and where the fate of our country stands.
A Republican is virtually guaranteed the presidency and the establishment knows this. Who have they chosen as the current “puppet” or “guard” against the ascendency of Paul? Donald “Egomaniac” Trump. Yes, the one from Reality TV fame. It seems like a cruel joke. In 2008, Ron Paul had quite a line-up to contend against with McCain, Romney, Guliani, and Thompson running. Furthermore, the establishment hand-picked their own “semi-worthy” candidates for us to choose from when the popularity of another ran out. Now, who do they pick to lead us into their candidate juggling act? Donald Trump. They are getting desperate. He won’t be the last they propel into the spotlight as their chosen representative.
I predict Trump’s ascendancy is going to be very short-lived. Wait until the debates start and we see who is actually capable of leadership. Trump has never been elected for any political office, nor is he built for the marathon race ahead. He may be a sprinter (I wouldn’t even call him that), but he won’t have the gas to finish this race, nor the ideals or ideas that he will need to continue on and be elected. He will eventually tire out and return to his cushy life as the billionaire that he is; probably before the Republican nomination takes place. The establishment media will only be able to prop him up for so long before they jump to another candidate to hold up against the eventual Rand Paul juggernaut.
Truth will outshine whatever lies they try to spread about Rand and I have a good feeling the “Revolution” that was built on the grassroots level for his father will soon pass onto him. The Revolution has not died, it has merely been waiting in dormancy for the right chance to rise again. I’m not talking about the “Tea Party”. I’m talking about Ron Paul and Liberty-loving foot soldiers, who don’t need to be told what to do to spread the word. And this is the time.
Rand is not his father Ron. This fact is going to present many advantages, as well as disadvantages, but the advantages are in the field of electability which is what his father sorely lacked and will be most crucial to his eventual success. For anyone that doubts Rand’s decision-making skills if elected, they should be comforted to know his father’s constant guidance will be there, either in his head or in person, throughout the presidency.
Unlike his father, Rand can swim in these waters. He can and does change his mind on certain viewpoints. This is not necessarily a bad thing as changing our minds is perfectly natural in life, although it can be looked down upon as “flip-flopping” from a political perspective. Like his father, he has extremely strong core beliefs, but with the added flexibility that his father lacked. Electability-wise, this is a perfect setup moving forward and the type of person we need in the White House.
Who or what type of person will be best for the next presidency? We need someone who is a naturally moral person and can truly think for themselves. Is this so hard to ask? Apparently it is, because we haven’t had one in all the years that I’ve been around. Rand is surely this. He thinks with his heart, he is smart enough to make his own decisions, and he has the “rebel” spirit in him like his father. Whether we know it or not, this is what we have always wanted. The opportunity of having someone like him, who is also highly likable and electable, has not come around since perhaps Kennedy, who was eventually killed for his efforts to bring about the systemic change that was needed.
This is our chance. This is the time for true change. Not the bogus change that we have all witnessed under Obama. Something totally new. A man who will truly fight for what he believes in even if it is not the most popular choice. I won’t have to hold my nose when I cast my ballot this next election and that itself is a victory for our democracy.
I’ll do all in my power to make this aspiration come true and I intend to spark the flame once again that I personally witnessed and took part in the past two elections. Call in the banners. The establishment will do all in it’s power to stop us once again, but this time it won’t succeed. I hope that the readers of this blog will eventually see the light in the field of darkness as I have.
Vote for Freedom. Vote for Liberty. Vote to restore the Republic to the greatness that it once was. Vote for the true candidate who has the will to stop our endless war-making and saber-rattling and can bring our troops home. Vote for the candidate who won’t bow down to corruption or the monied interests and can never be “bought out”. Vote for the only candidate who can bring transparency to the Fed and remove the entrenched powers of the spying military-police state. Vote for the one fearless man who can actually bring about the revolutionary changes that we so desperately need in these dire times.
Rand Paul SHOULD be the next president of the United States.
Vote Rand Paul 2016.
Go Rand Go!
Day 18 (104 Overall)
Kandamodara, Sri Lanka
The rhythm of the waves of the ocean are hypnotically healing. It can bring us back into tune as the waves of the ocean are in one way or the other connected to the waves that are within us all. Can the ocean ever reach stillness or must it always sway? Can we, or is it merely a dream?
I ask myself every morning How do I feel today? As of recently, I have felt very good. At peace. At peace to continue on at my own pace. No need to hurry. No need to go slow. At my own pace. Can there be any other way to proceed onwards? As I continue, I thank everyone and everything that has led me to where I am today. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
As I proceed to the climax of my own spiritual journey, whether in this life or the next, I wonder how many lives I have hoped for and wished to be where I currently am. With the knowledge that a “goal” exist and a method to get there; two keys. Would my past lives tell me to slow down or to speed up? Perhaps just to go the same pace that I currently am. How do I know it is coming to an end sooner rather then later? It is just something inside. Like they say, “When you know, you just know.” It is hard to explain it more than that.
Something I have talked about with others before is that the relative contemplation of the journey, the relative culmination of the work that has been done, whether hard or easy, is fascinating to personally witness. I do not know what lies in store for me, and yet I believe I am heading for certainty. My goal long ago was to reach certainty about what I am supposed to do. Where I am supposed to go. And this is what is special to me, to expect it to come, even though I know it is “impossible” for spiritual progress to occur with expectation. This is the “uniqueness of the situation” as I like to say. The great paradox.
I don’t know if it happens often, being able to expect spiritual culmination and it actually happening. Sure, tons of people expect it to happen and it doesn’t. How often do they expect it and it does? Perhaps, people in the past had no idea what was coming so how could they expect anything? I have many historical examples to draw from, plus my own spiritual experiences from the past, so there is something for me to expect towards, whether I like it or not. But, the strength of the meditation is such that it is possible to relatively expect in real life, and still “make it” to the goal; I abide in the mantra “I do not care what has come or will come.”
The shore is on the horizon and as it draws near, I continually reassure myself that I am doing what I am supposed to do. And yet the question rears itself once again, “To be or not to be”; that is the only question. “To be” is the aim of the ego. “Not to be” is the aim of the soul. In truth, it is a sacrifice, but one that must be made, with trust that it is the right way. I will surely be a different person once all is said and done, but what type of person? This is the trust that I speak about. With no living guru to lead me, I must trust myself, my intuitions, and the guidance of all the gurus before me, whether real or fictional, to lead me to where It wants me to go.
We stand at a precipice. To go the same way we have been going or to forge a new direction. I am surely not cut out to continue in the direction that we have been going, but I feel I may have the skills to help us if we decide to go on a new path. This can only be done when my own path is complete and that is what I am trying for or about to do. Most will not believe or understand until they see with their own eyes, and so when the time comes, I will show them either in person or online.
I always thought people will be drawn to spirituality when they see the “powers” that it brings, but perhaps these powers will just be used in the forms of whatever creative outlets we already have; music, art, writing, etc. When people see and hear the “divine” influential difference, this will make others follow. The difference will not be trivial.
The power of the blog would make past writers kings. The saying, “I’m doing this,” has much more sway than “I did this.” Not hiding their plans, but to show all openly. Those combined with spiritual guidance would naturally have been just as fearless, untouchable unless their karma allowed harm, but of course our history would have been different, which would have taken away the point of it all. It happened how it was supposed to and now we are here, together, ready to move forward, ready to cast aside our old clothes and don the new ones that we must trust will fit.
I have discovered one of my favorite new things is to sit on the deserted beach around 8 PM before the moon rises but still pitch dark, facing the south, watching the stars, and listening to the ocean. Eventually the moon rises and the light on the water at a sight degree is just unbelievable. It may be one of the most pleasant things I get to experience every night here. What is a star but a sun at a distance? Or just the rays of a sun that has already passed?
I saw a very funny sight yesterday. A young white tourist man was walking down the beach from the hotel nearby. As he approached the beach in front of our house, the dogs came out to greet him with their barks. He thought they were going to bite him or what not and he turned around and ran faster than a leopard back. It was quite funny as these were the harmless dogs. All bark and no bite, at least I think.
The Rule of Evil
Evil is like the waves of a rough coast. One can only go so far into the water before it will sweep them away. As long as one can still touch ground and they know how far they can go, the water cannot harm them. But as soon as they go too far, it can take everything away. This is the rule of evil.
My relationship with the dogs has progressed thoroughly. I have become one of their pack now, I feel, and they see me as one of their own, whether walking, eating, swimming, or lounging. I have reached this short term goal through love, rather than fear. Nature always holds the answer to the most vexing questions, one being whether to rule through love or fear. Through fear, I may have the slightest worry that they could turn on me at any point. Through love, my only worry is that they turn on someone else thinking I am in trouble, through their own love for me.
The dog can teach us much about what is important in life. Family, friendship, relaxing, enjoying life. They are certainly in no hurry. And neither am I. I will not slow down, nor speed up, but let the waves pull me in until the stillness settles.
There are as many psychological differences between dogs as their are humans. Just as it easy for me to see transitions of weakness to strength in humans, I can see it in the dogs. They are not all alike. Some are shy, some are scared, some are full of hatred, some are not trusting. On the other side, some are full of love, some are confident, some are trusting, some are just happy to be. The transitions can and do take place in dogs, as well as humans. In their next lives, they will carry the victories of their transitions or the defeats wherever Dharma sends them next.
The soul has neither beginning nor end. [They] come into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of their previous lives. – Origen
Can you believe it? 104 days have passed in the sadhu journey. It feels great, like a feeling that even occasionally if I’m doing nothing, I’m still doing something. I may not have much to do, but I have my IPad full of books. Not just any books, but the best books ever written. That’s pretty cool to say. We all have access to the best books ever written. Throughout history! Movies and music are babies compared to the written word. And, we can see similarities and differences with our ancestors through the books that have been preserved for us to read and enjoy! It connects us to them. Hopefully, one day, my books will do the same. Enshallah.
It’s a miracle to me,
That the sun we see,
And the moon are of the same size
And yet I know,
It’s just a show,
The moon with its wise disguise.
Could this be the same,
As our current law or game,
Of good and it’s mirror evil.
It seems they are balanced,
Could there be malice,
If good didn’t deceive the people?
Just like the moonlight,
That reflects from the sun,
The evil could not exist,
If good’s will was not done.