“Looking For Wisdom”

June 3, 2012

“And Finding Himself” ..an article in this Sunday’s New York Times  about Vikram Ghandi…who made the  documentary movie “Kumare”….he is an Indian-American filmmaker who was studying the yoga industry in the US and decided to see what happened if he made himself a “guru”

his advice …is

“The ONLY guru you need is the one inside you”

and then there was an article on the Front Page of  the NYT….”Pain Pills Add Cost and Delays To Job Injuries”…of how people who get hooked on these prescribed cures for their medical problems….end up taking MUCH longer to recover..as they become so dependent on them…..which cost the insurance companies or State’s soo many millions of unneeded dollars….that just end up costing us all……

another article..well actually two….both in the NYT…

one “Let’s (NOT) Get Physical”…about how yearly physicals are really not needed and can  lead to costly tests and  treatment that are not needed…

one being the PSA test which I use to insist on…as my uncle died from Prostate cancer…but only 1% of men die from it….turns out men might have prostate cancer…but they rarely die from it….my uncle being one of the one percenters…

ironic as I type that I realize he WAS one of the One Percenters…as he NEVER EVER paid an income tax in his life…he knew all the loop holes…..and LOVED being audited by the IRS…..when he was asked WHY by an auditor he had taken off all his cat bills as extermination expense…….. as they were in his gazebo office on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean above Malibu….he said well there goes Rowdy now…he kills all the rats ar0und here……and he was allowed a 30 percent allowance….

(he took off or tried to take off his shoes…..as a travel/office expense as he walked from his house to his gazebo/office…about 300 feet away)

and then there is the article about salt….how it might be more beneficial in the long run than doctors have been saying…..

which brings me to what moved me so much today…

getting up at 5:30 to watch the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee….she is 86 and her husband Prince Phillip 90….stood for the WHOLE 5 hours….behind the “gilt thrones” that were created for them to view the procession…..and of course since she did not sit…nor could any of the rest of the Royal Family……

it went off like clockwork …..

it was cold….but as usual the Brits rose to the occasion……as the wind came torrentially down on the 1000 boat flotilla that turned out to honor her….

The Most moving thing to me was when the London Philharmonic Orchestra pulled up alongside the Queen’s Platform and on top of their barge were 6 men and 6 woman, hair straggly  SODDENED….. TOTALLY drenched from the rain …. did NOT dampen their singing “Land Of Hope And Glory” as the orchestra played in the rain safe  room below……

It made me realize that the GURU…is within you…has always been and always will be……………………

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