The Living Force
An excellent response to Dawkins as promised. What's priceless are the comments to the vid on youtube - very witty, pointed, and LOL funny! In contemplating Dave's last remark, l thought at first he was referring to Janus and proceeded to google. Verrry interesting:This is another great video from Dave Cullen (Computing Forever). He is responding to Richard Dawkins recent tweets on the Covid restrictions.
However, in replaying that soundbite, I decided Jainist was being said and so, looked that up as well:In ancient Roman religion and myth, Janus (/ˈdʒeɪnəs/ JAY-nəs; Latin: IANVS (Iānus), pronounced [ˈjaːnʊs]) is the god of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, duality, doorways, passages, frames, and endings. He is usually depicted as having two faces, since he looks to the future and to the past.
Janus was the god of beginnings and transitions in Roman mythology, and presided over passages, doors, gates and endings, as well as in transitional periods such as from war to peace. He was usually depicted as having two faces looking at opposite ways, one towards the past and the other towards the future. There was no equivalent of Janus in Greek mythology.
As a god of beginnings and transitions both in literal and abstract ways, he was also responsible for motion, changes, and time. He was present in the beginning of the world, guarding the gates of Heaven, and he also presided over the creation of religion, life, and even the gods. He was probably considered the most important Roman god, and his name was the first to be mentioned in prayers, regardless of which god the worshipper wanted to pray to.
So, the basic tenet of Jainism is absence of desire to harm any life forms which is one of the central principles of Agenda 21/2030. Humans must curtail their impact upon the environment/planet by abandoning all of their current means of 20th century living that are polluting/destroying the natural world including the impact of runaway population - the last one the most key. They've got a vaccine for that!Jain·ism
a nontheistic religion founded in India in the 6th century BC by the Jina Vardhamana Mahavira as a reaction against the teachings of orthodox Brahmanism, and still practiced there. The Jain religion teaches salvation by perfection through successive lives, and noninjury to living creatures, and is noted for its ascetics.
Jainism, traditionally known as Jain Dharma, is an ancient Indian religion and a method of acquiring perfect knowledge of self and universe and perfect joy through extrasensory means as sensory means are incapable of acquiring them.
The Jain symbol that was agreed upon by all Jain sects in 1974.
The four arms of the swastika symbolize the four states of existence as per Jainism:
It represents the perpetual nature of the universe in the material world, where a creature is destined to one of those states based on their karma. In contrast to this circle of rebirth and delusion is the concept of a straight path, constituted by correct faith, understanding and conduct, and visually symbolized by the three dots above the running cross swastika, which leads the individual out of the transient imperfect world to a permanent perfect state of enlightenment and perfection. This perfect state of liberation is symbolized by the crescent and dot at the top of the svastika.
- Heavenly beings (devas encantadia")
- Human beings
- Hellish beings
- Tiryancha (subhuman like flora or fauna)
It also represents the four columns of the Jain Sangha: sadhus, sadhvis, sravakas and shravikas - monks, nuns and female and male laymen.
It also represents the four characteristics of the soul: infinite knowledge, infinite perception, infinite happiness, and infinite energy.
This symbol was adopted by all on the occasion of 2500 year completion of Bhagwan Mahaveer.
The hand with a wheel on the palm symbolizes Ahimsa in Jainism. The word in the middle is "ahiṃsā" (non-injury). The wheel represents the dharmachakra, which stands for the resolve to halt the saṃsāra [cycle of death and rebirth] through the relentless pursuit of Ahimsa.
The term ahinsa means nonviolence, non-injury and absence of desire to harm any life forms.
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