This section contains short comments (snippets)
by Maitreya on some news items He
reads during the month, as well as other thoughts,
1. Oil 'plume'
threatens Gulf waters: It seems the
damage to the Gulf water by the oil spill is more
extensive than it appears. Huge plumes of oil
have been discovered almost 1,200 meters below the
surface. This could affect the
environment unpredictably for years to come.
Maybe the karma created is extended to more than
the Iranian incident, if there are other cases similar to
2. US jobless claims
climb to 500,000: The world economy,
and the US economy in
particular (in this article), is not recovering as many economists
expected. If they had read our
essays about why this is happening, they would have
been in better shape to deal with the situation.
They still think inside of the box and cannot free
themselves from the old schools of thought. We
need the Paravipras to use our teachings (think outside
of the box) and so can deal with this effectively.
3. Do-it-yourself solar panel kit
aims to slow meter: It is recommended
to start small when it comes to transferring from
old fossil fuel-based energy to renewable energy.
It seems this kit could be a good starting point and
anyone could do it.
Hopefully one day we can
have an interconnected system that stores renewable energy all throughout the earth. Then
we can have unlimited and cheap energy for the
4. Fla. minister: Quran burning
still planned: Rev. Terry Jones
in Gainesville, FL is planning to burn Korans on the
anniversary of 9/11
this month. Muslims are up in arms opposing
this action. By doing so, they are giving Mr.
Jones legitimacy, fame, and power over them. If
your religion and Revelation has come from God,
which we know the Koran has, no matter what others do to
it, still it is from God. It is the Revelation and
the Truth Revealed that is important, not the paper and ink used to
Muslims should follow what Christ
said: A Pearl is a Pearl even
if it is dragged into
mud. Such actions should be ignored and should
not be honored, as people who do things like this are
doing it from ignorance, and nothing is better than
to ignore an 'ignore-ant' person!
Update (9/9/2010): After this snippet was
written, it seems Mr. Jones might not go
ahead with his decision to burn Korans if the
planned mosque in New York is moved farther away
from Ground Zero. The discussion on this
agreement was still ongoing when this Newsbrief was
released. However, as explained in this snippet, no extreme
beliefs which exclude the rest of humanity should
Bits of Truth
1. Those who think they know
never learn. Those who learn,
never stop learning, and never believe
that they know it all!