BP Oil Spill – Healing Prayers For Our Marine Friends

BP Oil Spill – Healing Prayers For Our Marine Friends

Healing Dolphin Mandalas ~ Prayers Of Light & Love For The Marine Life Suffocating And Dying From The BP Oil Spill Disaster.

BP Oil Spill - Healing Dolphin Mandala One

BP Oil Spill - Healing Dolphin Mandala One

BP Oil Spill - Healing Dolphin Mandala Two

BP Oil Spill - Healing Dolphin Mandala Two

BP Oil Spill - Healing Dolphin Mandala Three

BP Oil Spill - Healing Dolphin Mandala Three

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill (also referred to as the BP oil spill, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the BP oil disaster or the Macondo blowout) is a massive ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that is now considered the largest offshore spill in U.S. history. Some estimates placed it by late May or early June, 2010, as among the largest oil spills in the world with tens of millions of gallons spilled to date. The spill stems from a sea floor oil gusher that resulted from the April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion. The explosion killed 11 platform workers and injured 17 others.

The gusher, now estimated by the quasi-official Flow Rate Technical Group to be flowing at 35,000 to 60,000 barrels (1,500,000 to 2,500,000 US gallons; 5,600 to 9,500 cubic metres) of crude oil per day, originates from a deepwater wellhead 5,000 feet (1,500 m) below the ocean surface. The exact spill flow rate is uncertain due to the difficulty of installing measurement devices at that depth and is a matter of ongoing debate. The resulting oil slick covers a surface area of at least 2,500 square miles (6,500 km2), with the exact size and location of the slick fluctuating from day to day depending on weather conditions. Scientists have also reported immense underwater plumes of oil not visible at the surface.

Experts fear that the spill will result in an environmental disaster, with extensive impact already on marine and wildlife habitats. The spill has also damaged the Gulf of Mexico fishing and tourism industries. There have been a variety of ongoing efforts to stem the flow of oil at the wellhead. Crews have been working to protect hundreds of miles of beaches, wetlands and estuaries along the northern Gulf coast, using skimmer ships, floating containment booms, anchored barriers, and sand-filled barricades along shorelines. The U.S. Government has named BP as the responsible party in the incident, and officials have said the company will be held accountable for all cleanup costs resulting from the oil spill.

(Wikipedia Reference)

Shashi Tharoor Encounters Sathya Sai Baba

Shashi Tharoor Encounters Sathya Sai Baba

Reality: Spiritual and Virtual
By Shashi Tharoor
“The Hindu”, Online edition of India’s National Newspaper
November 10, 2002

On a recent holiday in Bangalore, I made two trips out of the city that captured, within a span of 48 hours, a simple truth about the Indian reality.

Late one night I set out on a four-hour drive with my mother to Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh. We arrived after 2 a.m. in a remarkably well-lit and orderly town. Buildings gleamed white against the streetlights; the sidewalks, patrolled by volunteers even at that hour, seemed freshly scrubbed. Puttaparthi, once a humble Andhra village like so many others, had become a boomtown as the birthplace and headquarters of the spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba.

My mother had been a devotee for 18 years, attending prayer meetings of Sai Baba followers around the world and singing devotional bhajans. I was a sceptic myself, but joined her amongst the early-morning gathering of thousands, all waiting patiently for a glimpse of the great man. Sai Baba emerged in his long ochre robe and made a stately progress through the throng. He paused here and there to accept a petition from a believer, or to materialise vibhuti (sacred ash) from his palm into the cupped hands of a worshipper. We were privileged to be invited through an ornate door into a small room for a private audience. There we were joined by two other groups that had been similarly favoured: an Indian family of three, and half-a-dozen Iranian pilgrims, wearing green scarves that proclaimed their Islamic faith. They looked up at him with folded hands, their adoration glistening in their eyes.

“Would you like something from me,” Sai Baba asked me.

“Peace of mind for my mother,” I replied.

“Yes, yes,” he said somewhat impatiently, “but would you like a gift from me?”

“Whatever you give me is for my mother,” I replied. He waved his hand in the air and opened his palm. In it nestled a gold ring with nine embedded stones, a navratan. He slipped it on my finger, remarking, “See how well it fits. Even a goldsmith would have needed to measure your finger.” He shook some vibhuti into my mother’s grateful hands before taking the Indian family into an inner chamber for what devotees called an “interview”.

While they were gone, my mother expressed disappointment about the meagre quantity of the ash she had received. But soon it was our turn for a private interview, and no sooner were we alone with Baba than he materialised a little silver urn for her, overflowing with vibhuti. “It was as if he had heard what I wanted,” my mother breathed.

I was not blinded by faith, but the encounter was indeed astonishing at several levels. In our private talk, Sai Baba uttered insights about my family and myself that he could not possibly have known. He has a habit, disconcerting at first, of turning his palm quizzically outward and staring off into the distance, as if silently interrogating an unseen, all-knowing source. Sometimes he scribbles in the air with a finger as if dashing off a note to a celestial messenger. And then he says things which are sometimes banal, sometimes profound, and sometimes both (if only because so much of what he says has become worn out by repetition and frequent quotation, including in signs on the streets outside). His manifesting gifts from thin air is startling; he “transformed” a metal ring worn by one of the Iranians to a gold one, then returned his original to him as well.

But a skilled magician can do that, and it would be wrong to see Sai Baba as a conjurer. He has channelled the hopes and energies of his followers into constructive directions, both spiritual and philanthropic.

Everything at his complex is staffed by volunteers who rotate through Puttaparthi at well-organised two-week intervals; while we were there, the volunteers were all from Madhya Pradesh, and it was to be Orissa’s turn next. Many left distinguished positions behind to serve. (“I once asked a man washing a window where he was from,” mused a visitor, “and he said he was the Chief Justice of Sikkim.”) The free hospital in Puttaparthi, which I visited, is one of the best in India; many reputed doctors volunteer their services to him. Sai Baba has built schools and colleges, and is currently undertaking a project to bring irrigation to a number of parched southern districts.

The next day I drove from Bangalore in a different direction, to the campus of Infosys, India’s leading computer technology firm. It, too, wore the clean and scrubbed look I had seen at Puttaparthi. But there were no temples here, no pavilions thronged with devotees. Instead, escorted by the company’s affable CEO, Nandan Nilekani, I saw the world’s leading software museum, a state-of-the-art teleconference centre, classrooms with sophisticated video equipment, and a work environment that could not be bettered in any developed country. Infosys is a world leader in information technology services, providing consulting, systems integration and applications development services to some of the biggest firms in the world. Infosys’s 13,000 staff (known in the company’s argot as “Infoscions”), work in over 30 offices around the world. In Bangalore they sit amidst lush landscaped greenery dotted with pools, recharge themselves at an ultramodern gym (“the best in Asia,” Nandan said lightly), display their creativity at a company art gallery and enjoy a choice of nine food courts for their lunchtime snacks. I marvelled at the sophistication and affluence visible in every square inch of the campus. “We wanted to prove,” Nandan explained, “that this could be done in India.”

Sathya Sai Baba and Infosys are both faces of 21st Century India. One produces rings out of the ether and urges people to be better human beings; the other deals in a different form of virtual reality, and helps human beings to better themselves. One runs free hospitals and schools; the other seeks to bring the benefits of technology to a country still mired in millennial poverty. In the 1950s, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru declared dams and factories to be “the new temples of modern India.” What he failed to recognise was that the old temples continued to maintain their hold on the Indian imagination. The software programmes of the new information technology companies dotting Bangalore’s “Silicon Plateau” may be the new mantras of India, but they supplement, rather than supplant, the old mantras. Programming and prayers are both part of the contemporary Indian reality.

Sai Baba and Infosys are, in fact, emblematic of an India that somehow manages to live in several centuries at once. On our way out of Puttaparthi, my mother and I had a brief word with a devotee who was lining up to buy a packet of vibhuti to take home with him. “What do you do,” I asked.

“I am,” he replied proudly, a cellphone glinting in his shirt pocket, “a project manager at Infosys.”


Shashi Tharoor, Under Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, is the author, most recently, of the novel Riot (Viking Penguin). His new book with M.F. Husain, Kerala: God’s Own Country, has just been published by Books Today, an imprint of India Today. Visit him at www.shashitharoor.com

Shashi Tharoor

Anura to meet Sonia

National Heritage Minister Anura Bandaranaike will leave for India tomorrow evening to engage in a private audience with Sri Sathya Sai Baba in Bangalore.

Minister Bandaranaike is also scheduled to proceed to New Delhi where he will meet with political leaders at the Centre.

It is reported that Minister Bandaranaike will also have a one-to-one meeting with Congress Party Leader Sonia Gandhi.


HDFC Bank taps rural BPO firm

4 Aug, 2007, 0918 hrs IST,Mini Joseph Tejaswi , TNN
BANGALORE: The trend of rural BPOs is gathering momentum. One of India’s biggest private sector banks, HDFC Bank, has roped in Sai Seva (serve and inspire simple employment for village advancement) Business Solutions, a Puttaparthy-based rural BPO firm, to conduct a wide range of non-core back office operations.

The bank’s entire core back-office activities are channelled through its captive centre, Atlas Documentary Facilitators Company (ADFC).

A Rajan, country head (operations) of HDFC Bank, said:

“This is the first time we are outsourcing to a rural BPO. It’s a pilot project, but on successful completion the contract will be expanded. Our aim is to help educate rural youth to find jobs in their own villages instead of them being compelled to relocate to urban areas leaving their families behind. At the moment, the rural BPO initiative is small, but the impact over time could be very significant.’’

A 50-agent centre of Sai Seva will carry out image-based data capturing activity from August 15. It will include creating electronic records for all kinds of account requisitions, investment products and loans.

To start with, the team will convert around 30,000 scanned images into data files a month. “Getting it done in rural areas will give us a vantage point in that market.’’ Rajan added.

Sujatha Raju, one of the directors of Sai Seva, said the firm will soon open five more centres in rural areas of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

“In the next couple of years, we will have over 2,000 rural BPO agents, who will stay in their own villages extending their support to farming, handicraft or any other occupation followed by their families. We will also offer them flexible work timing, sizable income and support for higher studies,’’ she said.

Sai Seva was set up by four professionals—who were management students in Satya Sai University, Puttaparthy (Andhra Pradesh)—a year ago on a not-for-profit basis. None of its directors receive salaries. Salaries are paid to employees and other operational costs are met with revenues it generates, while the rest of the money will be spent towards rural education, medical and infrastructure causes.

Sai Seva works closely with a micro finance company, Basix, that promotes rural livelihood. It has been processing over 4,000 insurance claims for Basix. “Our BPO does not advocate grave-yard shifts,” said Sai Narain C D K, one of the directors of Sai Seva.


US State Dept Removes All Indirect References To Sathya Sai Baba From Their Website

Through an unremitting e-bombing campaign, Anti-Sai Activists were able to con the US State Department into issuing an indirect warning against Sathya Sai Baba on their Official Department website (which never mentioned Sathya Sai Baba by name). Ex-Devotees even boasted on accomplishing the warning on their own websites.

As of July 17th 2007, the US State Department REMOVED all indirect references to Sathya Sai Baba from their Official website (Reference). Just as ex-devotees were able to con Unesco with their propaganda, they were able to do the same with the US State Department. Needless to say, Unesco later expressed regret and removed their press release from their website. The same now holds true with the US State Department.

The truth is finally prevailing and the gutter tactics and smear campaigns waged by Ex-Devotees are finally reaching the ears of high ranking individuals and relevant organizations all around the world.


Ex-Devotee Of Sai Baba Expresses Sympathy For Terrorists And Murderers

Sanjay Kishore Dadlani
Middlesex University Student Residing In The UK

Sanjay wrote an article against me in response to my blogged post entitled “Sanjay Rejoiced When Sai Baba Temples Bombed”.

Sanjay said the following:

“Moreno Rejoices, Makes Death Wish”
Now it looks as if Gerald Moreno has also joined the ranks of the fanatics who wish death on anyone with the remotest connection to former devotees and criticism of Sai Baba in general.Please see: Lisa De Witt: Lisa Bombs A Temple to familiarise yourself with the issues.

After doing that, take a look at Gerald Moreno’s posting where he “exposed” the alleged death wish and ended up making a death wish of his own!

Tough luck to Moreno. He considers it to be very “fortunate” that the instigator of the bombings was gunned down by the police, thus openly rejoicing over Yazdani’s death.

Macabre magoots, driving themselves bonkers over defending Sathya Sai Baba and creating a show of incredible public ridicule for themselves. This is what it means to be a devotee of Sai Baba: You Lose Your Mind.

Moreno is too far gone to benefit from help. I should know, I’m a Psychology student. :-)

Sanjay’s response is very troubling for several reasons.

To begin, I have never wished (nor do I wish) death on anyone belonging to the Anti-Sai group. It is very strange that Sanjay would express the view that a known terrorist had some kind of remote connection with Anti-Sai Activists. Does Sanjay know something we don’t? The terrorist whose death I expressed gratitude about was Gulam Yazdani. This is the same person whose death Sanjay said I wished upon “anyone with the remotest connection to former devotees”. Gee, I didn’t know Yadzani had a “remote connection” with Ex-Devotees.

Let me be perfectly clear about my opinion regarding terrorists who slaughter, rape, torture, persecute and terrorize innocent people without remorse, conscience or regard for human life: In my opinion, anyone (whether they be separatists, rebels, freedom fighters, liberators, revolutionaries, guerrillas, vigilantes, militants, mujaheddins, jihadis or fedayeens) who terrorize innocent people should be stopped by any and all means necessary, including being killed. I am not embarrassed or afraid to voice this opinion and I seriously doubt that there are many people who would disagree with me.

Apparently, Sanjay disagrees with me and actually sympathizes with terrorists and feels that terrorist’s lives are worth saving, even at the cost of jeopardizing many innocent lives to obtain theirs. Sanjay needs to get a grip on reality and awaken from his looney-tune world in which he thinks He-Man will save the day. Sanjay envisions the war against terrorism as an invasion where forces counter terrorist’s guns, bombs and rockets with pepper spray and paddles.

All of this is not surprising to me in the least. In my opinion, Sanjay is a budding terrorist in his own right. Not only did Sanjay Rejoice When A Sai Baba Temple Was Bombed, he also said he was “so happy” that it happened! What kind of person rejoices when terrorists plant bombs that kill and injure innocent people? What kind of person sympathizes with terrorists and criticizes others when they express gratitude that a vicious terrorist was stopped? I’ll tell you what kind of person: A sicko. A sicko who: has Satanic inclinations, fantasizes about cutting himself with razors and licking the barrel of a gun before blowing his brains out, admits he has deeply rooted psychological problems, wages his own Holy War, has a Jesus sex fetish, has a kinky and deviant boot fetish, admits he is full of poison and bitterness and is a chronic pathological liar.

Sanjay also provided a fake screencapture to my blog. His screencapture did not come from my blog. The screencapture does not have the color theme to my blog and it shows a full URL when full URLs are not displayed on my blog. Sanjay is using proxy servers to view my blog because he is afraid that I might trace more of his deviant online behavior, like I did with his former Killuminati Blog and StreetBitches Blog. Sanjay has much to hide and with good reason.

Barry Pittard Attacks Rabbi Zeller

In early August 2005, I was forwarded an email editorial that came from Barry Chamish. Chamish is a well known and controversial Israeli researcher (including UFO researcher), journalist and author. Chamish developed international notoriety with his coverage of the assassination conspiracy of Yitzhak Rabin. Chamish also sends out a number of editorials that deal with Isreali politics. Chamish archives his email editorials and although I expected the August 2005 email editorial to be published in his archives, it wasn’t. This was probably because I emailed Chamish about Barry Pittard’s defamations against Sathya Sai Baba and he was afraid of yet another legal suit. Chamish refused to discuss anything pertaining to Barry Pittard.

Although Chamish chose not to publish his August email editorial in his archives, Rense.com published the editorial in question. Rense.com is a site that celebrates Ernst Zundel (calling him a “modern day Galileo”). Ernst Zundel ran Samisdat Publishers, one of the largest distributors of Nazi and neo-Nazi propaganda and memorabilia in the world. Rense.com and Chamish’s site link to each other. Chamish (like Pittard) associates himself with Nexus and Duncan Roads (who have also been blamed of having Anti-Semitic ties). Click Here to view a site dedicated to exposing the ties between Barry Chamish and neo-Nazi organizations and websites.

Chamish has rightly been criticized for his questionable ties to Holocaust Revisionists. Click Here to view an excellent article, written by Daniel Pipes, that gives disturbing facts about Chamish’s questionable Holocaust Revisionist ties. It is important to point out that Chamish has clarified he is not a “Holocaust denier” (but does not seem to address the word “revisionist”). Chamish is also featured, numerous times, on the Adeliaide Institute’s website (which is considered Anti-Semitic and a hate group by the Israel Ministry of Home Affairs). Click Here to view 50+ articles, about Chamish, published on the Adelaide Institute website. Obviously, the Adelaide Institute feels that Chamish’s opinions are, in some manner, supportive to their cause and beliefs.

Click Here to view a recent email editorial from Barry Chamish that has a section contributed by Barry Pittard (who is referred to as one of Chamish’s “correspondents”). The passage reads:

“Another correspondent exposed the activities of David Zeller, one of ‘rabbi’ Melchior’s cohorts in Meimad: ‘You have referred (see below) to David Zeller. My interest in him is that he has waxed exceeding abundant before a huge audience at in Sathya Sai Baba’s ashram at Puttaparthi in south India. This latter is India’s most famous guru and, with India’s power brokers irrespective of Party affiliation, extremely influential. However, I once lectured for two years in one of his colleges and have since investigated at first hand worldwide allegations against Sai Baba of huge-scale, serial pedophilia, not to mention involvement in other terrible matters and cover-ups on quite the grand scale. I recently consulted to the BBC on its searing expose’ of Sai Baba, ‘The Secret Swami’, and have done so to many other leading media like Times of London, Daily Telegraph, etc., etc., and am an international coordinator in attempts to bring Sai Baba to justice.”

David Zeller is a well-known Rabbi who had spoken at several Sai Interfaith Conferences at Prashanti Nilayam. This article shows Barry Pittard’s deep involvement with Chamish (Mr. Pittard is referred to as a “correspondent” of Chamish). Not only does this further my original concerns about Mr. Pittard’s questional involvement with Holocaust Revisionists and the Adelaide Institute website, it also highlights the low and vidictive spirit of Mr. Pittard, who goes to great lengths to attack not only Sathya Sai Baba but anyone seen as supporting the Sai Movement (in this case, attacking a Jewish Rabbi simply because he had not been swayed by Anti-Sai propaganda).