Vaishnava Janatho, the ones who sing the praise of God anywhere. Shafqat Amanat Ali sings MK Gandhi’s favorite bhajan goes global, Rabbis’ Style Not?

Hindu Muslim Bhai Bhai (brothers) not.

Vaishnav Janatho with Lyrics and Meaning in English One who is a true devotee of God (Vaishnava) Feels the pain of others helps those who are in misery but never lets ego or pride enter his mind. The one who respects the entire world does not belittle anyone. He keeps his words, actions and thoughts pure sees all equally, renounces greed and avarice and regards others as extensions of his family. Their tongue might get tired, but they will never speak falsehood. His hands would never touch the property of another, does not succumb to worldly attachments. Detached from worldly pleasures encompasses the absence of greed and deceit having renounced all types of lust and anger. The author of this poem (Narsi) would be grateful to meet such a soul. By whose virtues liberates entire lineages. This beautiful heart-felt song touches all people regardless of religion. The song defines who is a Vaishnav, It does not mention about religion, race, caste,  food habits, spiritual, holy clothing’s, rituals, puja, mantras, homage, arathis, method of prayers, shraddas, devotion fasting etc. etc. etc. The song ends with the writer himself admitting that he cannot be such a person. But would rather seek to find a soul who has all these!  It speaks of humility and the human limitation unable to meet such “ideals”. That does not mean we give up, but it challenges and makes us to strive to become a better person. 

Experiments with Truth in the 20th century and today. Not that much of a difference after all. A refutation unlike any other before.

When intent is misleading, the forces of evil take over life. What is the point of searching for the truth if the reason is only to betray the very confidence truth always possessed and still possesses now.

The Jews and Jerusalem, the immortal first among equals for all in favor of Our Creator and Universal God.

MK Gandhi, Eternal Jerusalem, the capital of all nations and their people who believe that The Lord had and does have an intrinsic role in human relations, come what may.

 

What you miss in life, you can recover in death. Deveshi Sehgal, Vocalist. World Sacred Spirit Festival. 2016.

Mohandas and Satyagraha as moral principles for all times of hatred in the world, so greatly loved by God. Stitches in time when you do the crime.

Mohandas Gandhi, explorer of penitence. NOT pain. Non-violence is never an abundance of hate and crime. MK Gandhi and independence accused of these values NOT?

Penitence, the moral for our past.  Hopefully our present and future too.

To free the world from slavery and devil’s values. Mortified Favor, Satyagraha. Mortification of Favor, Imam Hussain.

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Helga Varden on Kant and Lying to the Murderer at the Door… And law in circumstances beyond human authority. 

When are civil properties no more a theme of debate.

Introduction

Kant’s example of lying to the murderer at the door has been a cherished source of scorn for thinkers with little sympathy for Kant’s philosophy and a source of deep puzzlement for those more favorably inclined. The problem is that Kant seems to say that it is always wrong to lie—even to a murderer asking for the whereabouts of his victim—and that if one does lie and despite one’s good intentions the lie leads to the murderer’s capture of the victim, then the liar is partially responsible for the killing of the victim. If this is correct, then Kant’s account seems not only to require us to respect the murderer more than the victim, but also that somehow we can be responsible for the consequences of another’s wrongdoing. After World War II our spontaneous, negative reaction to this apparently absurd line of argument is made even starker by replacing the murderer at the door with a Nazi officer looking for Jews hidden in people’s homes. Does Kant really mean to say that people hiding Jews in their homes should have told the truth to the Nazis, and that if they did lie, they became co‐responsible for the heinous acts committed against those Jews who, like Anne Frank, were caught anyway? Because this is clearly what Kant argues, the critics continue, his discussion of lying to the murderer brings out the true, dark side not only of Kant’s universalistic moral theory but also of Kant himself. We get the gloomy picture of a stubborn, old academic who refuses to see the inhumane consequences of his theory, and instead grotesquely defends the inhumane by turning it into an a priori, moral command.

In this paper, I argue that Kant’s discussion of lying to the murderer at the door has been seriously misinterpreted. My suggestion is that this is primarily a result of the fact that the Doctrine of Right with its conception of rightful, external freedom has been given insufficient attention in Kant interpretation. It is in the Doctrine of Right that Kant discusses rightful interaction in the empirical world. Hence it is in this work we find many of the arguments needed not only to understand his analysis of lying to the murderer in “On a Supposed Right to Lie from Philanthropy,” but also to analyze the added complexity the Nazi officer brings to the example. When we interpret lying to the murderer in light of Kant’s discussion in the Doctrine of Right, we can make sense of why lying to the murderer, although a wrong, is not to wrong the murderer, why we become responsible for the bad consequences of the lie, and finally why lying is to do wrong in general. The account of rightful freedom provided in the Doctrine of Right also makes it possible to see why replacing the murderer with a Nazi officer adds philosophical complexity rather than just one more reason to reject Kant’s view. The introduction of the Nazi officer requires us to consider the role of a public authority in ensuring rightful relations in general and what happens to the analysis of lying when rightful interactions as a matter of fact are no longer possible. We will see that the only time doing wrong in general by lying is legally punishable is when we lie to or as a representative of the public authority. The Nazis, however, did not represent a public authority on Kant’s view and consequently there is no duty to abstain from lying to Nazis. Two further strengths of Kant’s account, I propose in the final sections of the paper, lie in its ability to critique how European legal systems aimed to deal with the Nazis after the war was over and in its contribution to our understanding of the experiences of war heroes.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1467-9833.2010.01507.

1 Corinthians, 13:3. The most beloved of all was and remains love.

Now we see but a dim reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 13 And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love; but the greatest of these is love.

Rabindra (Tagore) dance by Sulagna Ray. Jhoro Jhoro Borishae Bari Dhara, the rains have swept away the boundary between life and death. In Memoriam to grandmother’s passing at the age of 101.

May God bless her and keep her in His hands always.  Celebrating  Kamala Bhattacharya Debi beloved grandmother my mother’s side. Jhoro jhoro borishae bari dhara hai potho bashi, hai gothi hinu, The rainfall will only last until it reaches the shores. Hai gothi hinu hai griho hara. What are those who depend on the starry heaven to guide their journey to do? Phirae bayu, they cry, swiftly return black clouds that carry rain. Shorae phirae bayu, let thunder, lightning and rain sing with one voice again. Dakea karae, who are they calling for in unison? Jononino ashimo pranthorae, they plead for those whose shores are at the end of the world. Rojoni adhara and lightning lost, hai potho bashi hai gothi hinu hai griho hara adhira jomuna thorongo akula bokularae, the restless river Jamuna’s strong waters, thimiro dhokula shogonaei rae dhokularae, Unfortunately, only the timid, afraid to be forgotten, nibiro nirodho gogonae, look up at the empty skies, goro goro goro gorojae, to hear the thunder that carry no  rainfall. Choncholo chapula chamokae, the restless lightning nahi shoshi thara, do not have an answer, having lost their way, what are they who carry misfortune to do now? Hai griho hara, the ones for whom the starry heaven carries only empty clouds.