maanantai 23. huhtikuuta 2012

Finnish Social Forum United the people with spirit of Occupy

First I have to say sorry they have changed the settings of this page, so takes me some time to figure out how it functions, by the way why they do this???

Sarkar said; Unite the moralists (he meant righteous, courageous, good willed people). That’s what the people in Social Forum are for. This year we again came together more and more united - people from different groups sharing the seminars.

I thought the opening ceremony 21.4 to be most exiting thing, and expected the occupy camp people showing up on the stage and telling their incredible survival story of the tent village over the winter, but while they spoke, I just missed the whole thing, because I had to rush to organize speaker to our occasion. The one who suppose to speak had - for more or less tantric reasons - gone to other side of Finland, and was not available for this uniting business.

Then I was out; sending e-mails and calling around, and missed also many other seminars. And the one seminar I tried to participate first, was not really opening up what it was question about; two people debating on the stage about some abstract matters of democracy, while the whole democracy seems to be dysfunctional, non-existent and highjacked by the master minds of manipulators.

I was not the only one listening there, together we were ab 40 participants, but I just couldn’t coup with my restless mind, and left them debating and moved on to next class. Some atheists and representatives of religious minorities were telling of having no say on school, army, funeral etc affairs, not at least equal to majority; the Christians. While myself having special type of belief system, I understood their concerns, but what I think and have experienced; in most of the cases one has to just keep one´s rights with the help of own organization and – often the solutions come out in somewhat satisfactory.

It is quite costly and impossible even to expect to have separate systems and rights for each group and increasing amount of groups in the future. But when it comes to the matter of exploitation, it is more important to fight together in order to get the systems gradually changed.

The next adventure brought me to some movie room about tar sands, which I just passed by, while feeling tar sands would soon be history anyway. Then I ended up to seminar of Pand peace artists, but I missed obviously the most interesting part of it; the Guggenheim elitist power show up. They just want it to Finland and the common folks seem to have nothing to say… I like these artists with having experiences in different cultures and their deep desire to paint, play or write a better world. They don´t just concentrate to clowning for themselves, but rather try to bring joy and wander to all folks and walks of life, besides rising to the barricades when ever the exploitation of the society gets too rampant. I also appreciate the attitude of J-P of giving all his arts freely away - service for blessedness in practice.

22.4-12. Today is our turn to step on the stage, but first I participated discussion about religious people willingness to help and serve. Especially interesting was the question about religions helping the people of other religions, and the unanswered question about why the leaders although religious are corrupted and exploiting people? We had - Despina - an African lady expressing her views about relief work in her country. She told that one can more trust to root grass organization with relief money because they often see the suffering with their own eyes and really want to help, and on the other hand, because the donator can do inspection of the accounts. But when the relief money goes through the government, the ministers or officials are easily able to take some of the money, because donors can’t audit those accounts.

She had made observation that Finnish people are closed, but having also really good qualities such as they are the most honest people. I was happy to hear that, as Sarkar also said that Finnish people are most honest in the world. So then back to our own “power pointed” presentation, or at least it could have been. Namely I prepared a power point myself with beautiful blue tint colors last night in case Prem (who had promised to do the seminar wouldn’t show up), but while he was coming, I just forgot about my worries and refused the offer by organizers to bring equipments for power point thing.

But tantric “show” it became, when it turned out that I had to also express myself, as Prem hadn’t really got it all together for two hours to go on. So I just suggested in my turn to the audience that lets imagine we are in living library (human library) and you can interview me as a book, so you are welcome to ask all possible questions. And so it went them asking and commenting freely, so at the end I made it with my broken voice for the unification of moralists; occupy folks, religious listeners and et all. I think we all enjoyed literally unity and ended it all up with collective meditation. ….

You might be curious to know what we discussed. Hard to remember except my own sayings as I was that anxious of getting those out, here some things: Prem spoke first about our all type of uniting processes in our movement, collective Master Units, Cooperatives and Neohumanistic schools. Our way of doing things is practical and experimental, and two listeners expressed as well their experiences in cooperatives, which was interesting to hear. Prem also told about the mentality of biostudy professors of concentrating just into main stream beliefs, and lacking openness for grass roots scientists to come up with their wisdom.

Although I have a bit different view, especially from science days - how the scientists and professors are also reaching now into more alternative and spirited type of thinking while the spiritual times are approaching. Interesting was the comment of one brother how the present banking system (lending) is working; money is getting accumulated while same time some people loose it. He also told; by changing oneself one can change a bit also others around.

I admitted and I added; if I teach 1000 people to meditate and those 1000 each of them teach 1000 more, then how fast people will change? Meditation turns people gradually automatically non-materialists. That’s the silent revolution creeping on its toes all over the world (sorry to repeat here it again as you have probably red it so many times, but it is really exiting thing). One sister told; how being kind - although the other is yelling, - one can make the other also to calm down.

I tried to convince the listeners, that Prout is not going to take over the country and set up its cooperatives all over Finland, and that’s it - and make common folks ascetics, on basic necessities, but our approach is multidimensional; to increase awareness through education, arts, service, economics, protection of plants and animals etc - and in cooperation with all types of progressive organizations, activists, leftists, greens and spiritualists. Prem added that majority of people has to be conscious about wanting to accept our ideas and come along; we are not going to just do the changes forcefully. And there will be period of adjustment to make the changes gradually.

We discussed about the role of media suppressing the existence of alien folks and possibility of new almost free and non polluting suppressed energies (i.e zero point, antigravity) - coming soon into utilization. We are not going back to Stone Age and stop consuming due to lack of energy and resources and fear of polluting the planet. Though we should not waste unnecessarily and while we meditate we loose our interest for accumulation.

What is difference about religion and meditation, forgot to explain, but here it comes; You want to become Christian? Study bible, go to church and listen to the priest. While you pray, you just ask some health for yourself, if not for others. Now you want to become yogi? You can´t really study the books as you will not understand them. So I better teach you meditation and after some time you will understand something about the books, and after some more time you’ll understand more and after 20 years you have still some things to realize.

Then when you do meditation you listen the cosmic consciousness, and you will experience divine presence and love. You don’t need to ask anything as you will get what is good for you. Besides there are many things. You might also listen the Guru, but he might test you and make you to work on yourself. I also told about yogic life style – it’s about learning practically unity; to live together in the same house with several people from different cultures and back grounds.

I think occupy people are practising the same things somewhat. I have seen Spanish, British and other nationalities sleeping in the same tents in Helsinki: Cooperation and understanding for others must be prevailing in this kind of poor conditions. Lots of feelings for these people, our sisters and brothers! I forgot to mention that they have action day on 12.5 starting ab 12.00 with talks on Paasikivi statue, 14.00 mars, 16.00 meeting on tents and party after. Another day is 16,5 Kamppi service center with old people leaving to demonstration.

 Didi Annapurna

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