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Attaining the Worlds Beyond

By: Rav Michael Laitman

... A Tale for Grown Ups ...................................... 218 19. Spiritual Levels ....................................... 227 20. The Return to th... ...n of the Spiritual World ....................... 341 Grasping Higher Spiritual Levels ............................ 344 Contents 27. Stages of Correct... ...uestion about the meaning of life. This happens especially at times of war and global suffering, and during periods of misfortune that befall each of ... ...so we would be aware of the Creator. We would learn the correct way of life by observing His reactions to our actions, and even to our intentions. We ... ...siresof our hearts. What is the difference between studying Kabbalah and other systems? The answer is simple: it is only by studying Kabbalah that we ... ...alahfor self-improvement will receive this benefit. Kabbalah is a study of the system of our spiritual roots. This system emanates from Above. We may ... ...heinfluenceofupper spiritual forces. And we, down here in our world, have been observingthecause-and-effectrelationshipofspiritualforces for centuries... ...tuality, perceive the Creator; and the Light of Wisdom splits the yam suf (Red Sea)in the middle. At this point, one passes over the boundary between ... ...veal the Oneness of the Creator. It is said that after the crossing of the Red Sea, people believed in the Creator and began to sing. Only faith allow...

...Magician Who Could Not Be Alone: A Tale for Grown Ups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 19. Spiritual Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227 20. The Return to the Creator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239 The Path of Kabbalah . . . . . . . . . . ....

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The Kabbalah Experience

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...balah teaches us how to live in the reality that is spread before us. It is a systematic method that has evolved over thousands of years, taught by ... ... become like Him and begin to feel what the Creator feels, i.e., we reach His level. And this is not just feel- ing eternal unlimited pleasure; it is... ... creation,” because the Creator will never leave us alone until we reach that level - every single one of us, and all of us together. Why didn’t He ... ...in the middle of the exodus from Egypt, standing at the shore before the Red Sea opened. We needn’t hide our negative attributes; only use them crea... ... are in pain that we can turn that suffering, whether individual, national or global into pleasure. The pain is given to us for one purpose only – t... ... I became convinced that some Kabbalistic concepts form the basis of various global religions. Though Kabbalah is not a religion, it seems T H E W... ... of the Creator and you’ll be able to advance to complete adhesion with Him. Observing the rav’s requests with the aim to please him allows you to ... ...uctions given by Kab- balists. It is the management of the system of creation. Observing Mitzvot means observing spiritual laws. The Mitzvot, in and ... ...esires for ourselves. It is a special moment, called “the crossing of the Red Sea,” that comes after the exodus from Egypt, meaning after one has be...

...Introduction: The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us how to live in the reality that is spread before us. It is a systematic method that has evolved over thousands of years, taught by a handful of unique individuals in every generation. Their task has been to ensure that the truths of Kabbalah would be given to those ready to receive the...

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Kabbalah for the Student

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...s, some are less so, and some we prefer to put off. But regardless of the level of importance, we categorize our priorities according to a single me... ...earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea” (Isaiah 11, 9). “And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor,... ...it is impossible to find any deduction or semblance in the Upper Roots by observing the lower branches. 2 8 K a b b a l a h f o r... ... Torah is only the cleansing of actions, that all that is desired concerns observing the physical Mitzvot (commandments), without any additions or an... ...s Pu r P o s e hiS gUid AnCE iS pUrpoSEfUl gUid AnCE By observing nature’s systems, we understand that any beings of the four types— still, vegetative... ...reat impact in the world, since the secrets of the Torah in it occupy the level of all 125 degrees. Hence, it is said in The Zohar that The Book of Z... ...his is all a private calculation, as when one works for oneself. But in a global calculation, the individual produces more than he takes for his own... ... he will slight all actions and justifications in the world, to cross the sea, to rise up to the Heaven, until he surrenders the one who stands agai... ... is clear to the members of Bnei Baruch that the political, economic, and global situation depends solely upon teaching this simple message. The onl...

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The Path of Kabbalah

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...he Temple” and more. Every word in the Torah speaks of our own forces and our levels of ability to sense the Creator. That is the only topic of discu... ...s One and His name is One,” but we still have to act according to our current levels of spirituality. There is nothing missing in spirituality. For e... ...t state is called “our world.” One begins one’s advancement within the impure system and ac- quires the aim to bestow. With this aim, one begins to c... ... become man? A: The creature can be defined as a sort of a collective soul, a global one. That soul refused the unilateral reception of the Light of... ... called “birth,” the acquisition of the screen; it is the crossing of the Red Sea that separates between Egypt and the Land of Israel. Only the aim ... ... Everything is done by the Creator, but we are unable to justify His Actions. Global disasters, wars, and annihilation of entire nations, hor- rendou... ...hroat or from the back of the neck, meaning He does not care about the simple observing of the laws. That is not what He expects of man and that is ... ...is Will and His Counsel. Man’s purification is the Torah’s real goal, and the observing of Mitzvot is only a means to attain it. If the performance ... ...y above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.' And God created the great sea-monsters, and every living creature that creepeth, wherewith the w...

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Unlocking the Zohar

By: Rav Michael Laitman

............................................106 Chapter 9: the “raBBi shimoN” system .........................................108 A Spiritual Support Sys... ...orm of Jacob ......................................................130 The Sea Monsters ................................................................. ...barely possible for us to tolerate others, beginning on the most personal level, where each member of a family needs a personal room, a personal car... ...ont. When we observe our world and what is happening in it, we are merely observing the superficial picture. The wisdom of Kabbalah helps us see the... ... uNloCkiNg the Zohar But we are faced with problems not only on the social level, but also on the ecological level, including volcanic eruptions, ea... ...balance of Nature. This, in fact, is the basis of the wisdom of Kabbalah. observing Nature teaches us that all living organisms are built on the bas... ...ek name ‘philosophy.’” “Pythagoras’ philosophy emanated from the infinite sea of the Kabbalah.” “The Kabbalah does not let us spend our lives on the... ... contact, hence the evil was not so evident. But as the world became more globalized, everyone became connected, affecting everyone else. Suddenly, ... ...ince it is not the bodies that need to bond, but the hearts. Within this global group, people may be very different in appearance, yet are very sim...

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Hawaii Business Magazine-Special Apec Edition

By: Apec Hawaii Host Committee

...ersity Ideal f or Medical Research BUSINESS MEETINGS 74 Perfect Place for Global Meetings 78 Checklist for Your Next Conference HAWAIIAN TRADITION... ...ces, is the center of rapid cleantech development and is positioned as a global leader in cleantech and renewable energy. All the rich indigenous r... ...power distribution network, establishing a reliable statewide power grid system. In conjunction with a portfolio of renewable technologies, there i... ...afordable subdivision in the United States to be certifed at the highest level of energy efciency in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental D... ...e winds originate high in the atmosphere above the Pacifc and descend to sea level and blow reliably and almost constantly across the Hawaiian Isl... ...nds originate high in the atmosphere above the Pacifc and descend to sea level and blow reliably and almost constantly across the Hawaiian Islands... ...īki and Moana Surfrider hotels is working with the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program to determine the feasibility of the plan. PHOT... ... times, Polynesian voyagers used navigational knowledge they gained from observing the stars to steer oceangoing canoes across the vast Pacifc. To... ...Haleakalā on the Island of Maui is another of the world’s most important observing sites, with seven facilities in operation and another in the wo...

...‘i Business Innovation Showcase -- 60 Breakthroughs in Health and Medicine -- 68 Hawai‘I Diversity Ideal for Medical Research -- 74 Perfect Place for Global Meetings -- 78 Checklist for Your Next Conference -- 82 Sustainability, Harmony Built Into Hawaiian Culture -- 86 What Aloha Really Means --...

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Aesthetics

By: Florentin Smaradanche

...he paradoxist concrete, of a movement put into action - to its exponential level, the one given by Smarandache. I have preferred to debate of idea... ...something concealed and absurd. Something, that is dissimulated under the level of the logical acceptance, jumps out abruptly in the main point to c... ...the recourse to a language richer in resources than the one of the formal system considered. In logic, the paradox deals with the zone of the unexpla... ... “where should be collocated the new arts if not in a sensual combinative system, the first stage of an operational research on the artistic functio... ...nomous conscience, the re-interrogation of the axiological criterion, the global reference to reality, the conscience of a “ultimate” and decisive e... ...on of a discipline from the inner - has conquered its proper conventions. Observing the works of some persons like Umberto Eco, John Barth, Peter Ac... ...istic interference assure the universality of the paradoxist message. The global and immediate comprehension of the form guarantees the real liberty... ...e light at a fence”, “a couple of persons/ throw tears on the stage”, “the sea swears and runs”, “packs of waves come yelping”, “the worries/ with th... ...e wood after the rain is an olfactory poem. The noise of the waves of the sea breaking against the seawall emits an auditory poem. All are universal...

...ing meaning; the second one, that comes immediately, is the perception of something concealed and absurd. Something, that is dissimulated under the level of the logical acceptance, jumps out abruptly in the main point to consider and constrains to acknowledgment. It looks as if it were an error, but not so big as to take alarm and not even to be clearly inhibited. It i...

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Begin the Adventure : How to Break the Light Barrier

By: Florentin Smarandache

...at the position the particle had at the time of emission in the observer system in accordance with the second postulate of special relativity. ... ...Phase one has a high probability of success, given the required propulsion system; the chances of phase two working will be indicated by results obta... ...s as well as by our eyes, it would be silly to think that our mere act of observing can affect changes to the body being observed. There is also... ... look at relativity in the light of current thinking. It is written at a level designed to appeal to the technically-savvy layman and amateur scient... ...untered to this approach appears to be on a high emotional, near religious level. Well thought-out dissent is invited; the other kind is not. Bec... ...has rotational symmetry there is no left ship side or right ship side - no global up and down. The "port-to-starboard" direction refers to moving co... ...s you approach San Salvador, the chosen point in space as confirmed by the global star patterns, the impulse engines finally grind the ship to a halt... ...10 10 10 -8 = 300 cm. But π -mesons of very high energy are observed on sea level. How is it possible that they penetrate the atmosphere, traveli...

... plan and work towards its goal. The plan outlined here is in two phases: Phase one has a high probability of success, given the required propulsion system; the chances of phase two working will be indicated by results obtained from phase one. A fundamental problem is the one of propulsion. It is important to the working of this plan, a highly optimistic one, that the e...

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Basic Concepts in Kabbalah

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...e zenith of Cre- ation, we find that humanity seemingly exists outside of this system of rational laws. For example, when we observe how wisely natur... ...we have not yet discovered. We can research something at a lower evolutionary level than our own. We perceive and comprehend the meaning of inanimat... ... Evidently, this understanding can be attained only from a higher existential level. Our research of the world boils down to the study of how it rea... ...O N C E P T S I N K A B B A L A H 16 • The goal of man’s creation is to form a system with an illusion of the existence of free will by combining the... ...rving a revival of mankind’s spiritual aspirations. The technical progress and global catastrophes that gave rise to a variety of philosophies have n... ... operate various forms of matter, even be- fore they manifest in matter, as if observing our illusions from aside! Just as with any other teaching, Ka... ...he Light that fills the body is reduced so that we do not feel its source, by observing certain Creator-given rules described in Kabbalah, we purify... ...aws of the universe are invariable. Personal everyday sufferings and periodic global catastrophes are making every one of us acknowledge the need to... ...thoughts. Kabbalah is like a rope thrown from above to a drowning person in a sea of egoism. By observing spiritual laws, a person prepares for the ...

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Capitalistic Musings

By: Sam Vaknin

... VII. Moral Hazard and the Survival Value of Risk VIII. The Business of Risk IX. Global Differential Pricing X. The Disruptive Engine - Innovati... ...nd Power XXII. Market Impeders and Market Inefficiencies XXIII. Financial Crises, Global Capital Flows and the International Financial Architectu... ...ional - version of the dismal science, people refrain from repeating their mistakes systematically. They seek to optimize their preferences. Altruis... ... to a winning product by a firm with deep pockets. This is why patrons react to the level of visual exposure to advertising - regardless of its cont... ...ndex, a measure of traders' expectations of share price gyrations, in July reached levels not seen since the 1987 crash, and shot up again (two wee... ... the instant camera, and the PDA. The secret of success seems to consist of keenly observing what people miss most when they work and play. Robe... ...players and moral agents are supposed to maximize their utility in the long-run by observing the rules and regulations of a level playing field. T... ...and providing their parents with alternative employment. But this is a drop in the sea of neglect. Poor countries rarely proffer education on a reg... ...n Epistolary Dialogue Between Roberto Calvo Macias and Dr. Sam Vaknin "The juvenile sea squirt wanders through the sea searching for a suitable rock...

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The Future of the Internet : And How to Stop It

By: Jonathan Zittrain

...ith an extraordinary potential for growth, and pushing the industry to a new level of competition in ways to connect us to each other and to the Web. ... ... that followed a basic set of rules (either coded for a particular operating system, or respecting the protocols of the Internet). Both overwhelmed th... ... was eminently possible, and for years there were no spam and no viruses. By observing at which point these tradeoffs were made, we will see that the c... ...ing the equivalent of a visit to the mechanic’s shop. 10 Some might remember global retailer Radio Shack’s “75-in-1 Electronic Project Kit,” which was... ... network—and that different net- work configurations lead not only to different levels of generativity, but also to different levels of regulability and c... ...nlighting corporate engineers who commanded no vast resources to implement a global network. 29 The early Internet was implemented at university compu... ... to be careful, to try to apply judgment in areas where the user is often at sea: That’s why it’s important to never run, or even download, a program ... ...ity also draws from recent scholarship about the commons. Some commentators, observing the decentralized and largely unregulated infrastruc- ture of t... ...ll not be the only ca- sualty. A shift to tethered appliances also entails a sea change in the regulability of the Internet. With tethered appliances,...

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Facts and Fictions in the Securities Industry

By: Sam Vaknin

...ash Flow Projections and the assumptions underlying them. Controls • Accounting systems used; • Methods to price products and services; • Pay... ... orders and shipments; • Keeping of records, filing, archives; • Cost accounting system; • Budgeting and budget monitoring and controls; • Int... ...e introduction of new products, the success or failure of marketing strategies, the level of customer satisfaction, the education of the workforce -... ...investors with sufficient liquidity. Such expectations are influenced by the price level - it is more difficult to find buyers at higher prices - b... ...no, Michael S. McCorry, and Peter L. Swan of the University of Sydney and Barclays Global Investors, investigated "the market reaction to short sal... ...the most profit on it. And every seller finds a buyer and vice versa. The current global crisis is not only about the failure of a few investment ... ...berg Mercantile Group, this was the sequence in London in 1720 (the infamous "South Sea Bubble"), and in the USA in 1835-40 and 1929-32. IV. Britai... ... Act, the Rules, professional standards and the federal securities laws. This is a sea change in the US. As to professional standards, the Board mu... ...players and moral agents are supposed to maximize their utility in the long-run by observing the rules and regulations of a level playing field. T...

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Kabbalah, Science and the Meaning of Life

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...and wisdom. This expresses itself in the development of sci- ence, educational systems, and culture. This stage has become associated with the Renais... ...man and Dr. Satinover discussed diverse topics such as freedom of choice, the global crisis, the fam- ily unit in the 21 st century, the intensifyin... ...I was only offered to conduct studies and research on the limited single-cell level. “I realized I had to search for a place where I could study the ... ...does not come to an individual naturally, but only when one reaches the right level of ripeness. This is why Kabbalah is being exposed to so many th... ...ientific fronts. Many signs point to today’s bleak state of humankind and the global crisis it is experiencing. Drug abuse is perpetually increasing... ... the argument that there are infi- nite possibilities around us, is it not the observing scientist who chooses from among them? Dr. Satinover: We do ... ...nfolding. This is why it all appears mechanical in the eyes of one who is not observing sufficiently keenly. However, if we observe very cautiously,... ...er, but every science and every sentiment will re- flect the entire scientific sea and the entire emotional depth, as this matter really is in the ac... ...t Professor Einstein, through the power of his great mind, bridged that great sea and have found in it a path for the ideas and concepts from which ...

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Empire and Wars

By: Sam Vaknin

...es of becoming, a vision of liberty, peace, justice, prosperity, and progress. Its system, though far from flawless, was considered superior - both... ...olonial state of mind. Backward natives come cheap, their lives dispensable, their systems of governance and economies inherently inferior. The whi... ... the Kyoto Protocol, the rulings of the World Trade Organization, and the rigors of global intellectual property rights. Despite its instinctual un... ...rcissistic. It is bent on exploiting and, having exploited, on discarding. It is a global Dr. Frankenstein, spawning mutated monsters in its wake. ... ...rally. Osman, therefore, drove west, towards the Bosporus and the Marble (Marmara) Sea. His desperate struggles against the corrupt and decadent By... ...When Orhan, a successor of Osman, secured a territorial continuum and access to the Sea of Marmara, he took on another Turkmen empire, based in Aydi... ...ust be fought by other means. This means that Western intelligence must rise to the level of the Cold War to face challenges by terrorist organizat... ...an. It also represents 5 years of total European consumption and a (current) street level value in excess of 100 billion US dollars. The Taliban int... ...administration - as a rogue state, prone to jeopardizing world peace and stability. Observing U.S. fits of violence, bullying, unilateral actions an...

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Cyclopedia of Economics

By: Sam Vaknin

...nd there cannot, therefore, be a universal, or eternal hierarchy. In Western moral systems, the Right to Life supersedes all other rights (includin... ...e forms of proto-Communism). Primitivist and green anarchists reject technology, globalization, and capitalism as well as the state. Yet, globali... ...oppose the state and abhor capitalism ("anarchism without adjectives"). At a deeper level, anarchism wishes to identify and rectify social asymmetri... ...ization, deregulation, and self-regulation became faddish buzzwords and part of a global consensus propagated by both commercial banks and multila... ...players and moral agents are supposed to maximize their utility in the long-run by observing the rules and regulations of a level playing field. T... ... maximize their utility in the long-run by observing the rules and regulations of a level playing field. This noble propensity seemed, alas, to hav... ...easier to observe mental states in their locus – because they create behaviour. By observing behaviour – we deduce the existence of mental states. ... ...we say of someone with a brain injury. If partial damage to the brain causes such a sea change in the determinants of individuality - it seems safe ... ...l and economic structures adapted themselves to reflect many of the abovementioned sea changes. Being inertial and cumbersome, they reacted slowly,...

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Cyclopedia of Philosophy

By: Sam Vaknin

...nd there cannot, therefore, be a universal, or eternal hierarchy. In Western moral systems, the Right to Life supersedes all other rights (includin... ...e forms of proto-Communism). Primitivist and green anarchists reject technology, globalization, and capitalism as well as the state. Yet, globali... ...oppose the state and abhor capitalism ("anarchism without adjectives"). At a deeper level, anarchism wishes to identify and rectify social asymmetri... ...ization, deregulation, and self-regulation became faddish buzzwords and part of a global consensus propagated by both commercial banks and multila... ...players and moral agents are supposed to maximize their utility in the long-run by observing the rules and regulations of a level playing field. T... ... maximize their utility in the long-run by observing the rules and regulations of a level playing field. This noble propensity seemed, alas, to hav... ...easier to observe mental states in their locus – because they create behaviour. By observing behaviour – we deduce the existence of mental states. ... ...we say of someone with a brain injury. If partial damage to the brain causes such a sea change in the determinants of individuality - it seems safe ... ...l and economic structures adapted themselves to reflect many of the abovementioned sea changes. Being inertial and cumbersome, they reacted slowly,...

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The Path of Splitness

By: Indrek Pringi

...1300 The Sacredness of the Immaculate Consumer Pg 1323 The Immaculate Caste System Pg 1325 The Cunning Insanity of Human Immaculation Pg 1335 W... ...or instance: microscopes have revealed that what appears to be uniform at one level of perception is not uniform at all, but actually full of small d... ...e Universe: Quantum physics, there is no uniformity on the smallest subatomic level. Whatever may look or seem to be absolutely uniform: can be mag... ... to happen: every snowflake that was once a water molecule that came from the sea flows back down to the ocean and falls back onto the ground and ba... ...t you didn't notice that the Santa Ana winds were pushing all the smog out to sea. If you come back with some sort of infectious disease, this merel... ...relative sparseness of food that existed during the last Ice Age, introduce a global warming, and the creation of new wetlands. Give them a situatio... ...f by trying to match the United States in its atomic nuclear capabilities for global destruction, it would not have destroyed itself. Furthermore… i... ...ory showing how humans have managed to mentally numb themselves into becoming observing machines… machines that merely observe. This completely... ...comes magnified to the point where we really do not know what we are actually observing, so we can only make inspired guesses as to the actual natur...

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Trendsiters Digital Content and Web Technologies

By: Sam Vaknin

.... Metaphors of the Net VII. The Solow Paradox VIII. Decision Support Systems Author: Sam Vaknin Contact Info: palma@unet.com.mk; samvaknin... ...! - is now selectively shutting down Web sites (when they exceed a certain level of traffic) to convince their owners to revert to a monthly hosting ... ... m-commerce) will never take off without it. Enter Amazon. Its "Honour System" is licenced to third party web sites (such as Bartleby.com and Sat... ...lishers should let go and impose on e- books "encryption" and "protection" levels as rigorous as they do on the their print books. The latter are her... ...he railways, the radio and the telephone have been similarly heralded as "global" and transforming. Every medium of communications goes through the... ...this digital age, the custodians of published works are at the center of a global copyright controversy that casts them as villains simply for doing ... ...ndings, or add characters or scenes. Q. E-publishing is at the nexus of sea changes in copyright laws. Does e-publishing encourage piracy? Have pu... ...f telecoms. Telecommunications was partly responsible to the geopolitical sea changes of the last decade. It is enough to recall the role of satelli... ...ting – an observation must be made. This means that, in the absence of an observing and measuring human, flanked by all the necessary measurement in...

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Modelling of Rationality...and Beyond the Physics

By: Gh. C. Dinulescu

...oncepts. The geocentric and then the heliocentric model for the planetary system, the atomic model or molecular models for substances, various mathe... ...g through a logical construction* based on a non-contradictory assertional system*, as well as by conventions of symbolic representation of the const... ...ating modification of entropy from the anti-material reality. The current level of knowledge on antimatter, as well as the lack of guarantee for avoi... ... fact an area of the spatiotemporality characterized by that ″zero energy level″*, which, contrary to the appearance, must not be perceived as being ... ...Such an occurrence is the episode of the parting of the waters of the Red Sea by Moses and by the power of mind of those who believed in him. The ef... ...concurrent with the eruption of the Santorin volcano in the Mediterranean Sea. The hypothesis is based on the observed effects, caused by the erupti... ...process of learning the sensitive-sentimental experience based only on the observing and studying of the human behaviour. Yet, this time, too, the te... ...voidance of the divine judgment, its causes shoudn′t be attributed to the global phenomenon of reincarnation; not all ghosts are aware of being capab... ...t it reveals its guilty premeditation of putting forward a falsely-sacred globalization. Once, this myth was called christianization through fire and...

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Fuzzy and Neutrosophic Analysis of Periyar's Views on Untouchability

By: W. B. Vasantha Kandasamy and Florentin Smarandache

...ed the practice of untouchability in 1950. 7 The rigid rules of the caste system were codified in the Manusmriti, a Hindu religious text which d... ...k we have analyzed the diverse manifestations of untouchability and the caste-system of Hinduism using Fuzzy and Neutrosophic theory. In studying ... ... Experts can consent or dissent to the local causal structure and perhaps the global equilibrium. The FCM knowledge representation and inferencing s... ...(T, I, F) where T is the degree of truth, F is the degree of false and I the level of indeterminacy. (A). To maintain consistency with the classi... ...ically deny education to Dalits and Sudras right from school to professional levels. Dalits and Sudras are harassed, tormented, and driven away fro... ...eir social and economic conditions are spiraling downward with the advent of globalization and privatization. Several other aspects were analyzed u... ... which others have abandoned, and there is nobody to talk about it. As I keep observing the world, I lose interest in other things. In this invita...

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Narcissistic and Psychopathic Leaders

By: Sam Vaknin

...not to mention easier to accomplish) method of obtaining knowledge than the systematic study of outside sources of information in accordance with st... ...become famous or because their product is selling or is being manufactured globally. Deeply immersed in their delusions of grandeur, they firmly be... ...vilization. It upholds narcissistic values and penalises alternative value-systems. From an early age, children are taught to avoid self-criticism,... ...h century". Narcissism, according to them, may be associated with "higher levels of Maslow's hierarchy of needs … Individuals in less advantaged n... ...orld: from Russia (Putin) to the United States (Obama). Given a high enough level of frustration, triggered by recurrent, endemic, and systemic fail... ... a constant mission, whose importance is cosmic and whose consequences are global. If a scientist – he is always in the throes of revolutionizing s... ...y mother and my brethren!" (Matthew 12:47-48) "And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his bro... ...rethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I wil... ...all Sources of unending Narcissistic Supply. The narcissist becomes God by observing His commandments, following His instructions, loving Him, obey...

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Tokyo to Tijuana: Gabriele Departing America

By: Steven David Justin Sills

... in a sense. If he had been less temerarious perhaps to not have the support system of this whole chain--family, city, state, nation, and racial ident... ...d him and suspected his son was gay; and that Yang Lin felt that his English level was the same as his Korean. Abstract ideas must not have existed i... ...t was to follow his former friend to the ends of the earth on the public bus system and to harass him in the bus by making him feel miserable for his ... ...en't content, he thought, it wasn't for him to say they were wrong. It was a globalized world and America was the power and the standard that was the ... ...the most remote parts of the world often spread amuck like an oil spill in a global community. He remembered having forgotten this article when he wa... .... Deferential deception seemed the most cordial solution. Through children observing it in his society in various forms it was passed down through t... ...m in her mouth became dying winds over the rubble reef of her tongue and the sea of her saliva. Still she smiled although a supercilious undertone tri... ...their families, their adultery, their small capitalistic ventures with large levels of greed, and their soap opera, small-life concerns; but she could... ...ng these frankfurters or weenies into her mouth and staring onto this little sea of intermittent tackle and throw action (the object being thrown like...

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The Vatican Conspiracy

By: Jonathan Cross

...Our campaign platform will be a single issue: End the illegal drug-trade on a global scale. Running for the Presidency will give me the perfect forum... ... he had kept hidden. The warm sun, and the exquisite sunsets dipping into the Sea of Cortez, was magical. His good looks were stunning, not pretty... ... flashing his teeth. "We are not amateurs, nor are we stupid. If you find our system has flaws, I would expect nothing less than you excuse yourself... ...elf. After going through security, he made his way up the stairs to the first level of elevators. He presumed that this meeting was going to be the ... ...losing. "The choice is yours," Brand said coolly, and looked out over a soft sea that was caressing a white, sandy shore. "Enough for now," Cardo... ...Radcliff. "Covertly, of course." "Ah, covertly, of course. That is when your system works best." Alex didn't like the comment, but said nothing. ... ...s me." "Heaven? What has Heaven to do with this?" Antonio had sat silently observing and listening. He now understood the predicament that his un... ...past. Gallucci just took it all in without saying a word. They mounted seven levels of stairs. When they reached the top, Gallucci was panting. Sev... ...as met with him, and they have formed an alliance to stop the drug trade on a global scale. I am asking you, against Alex's wishes." Radcliff hated ...

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The Sea Wolf

By: Jack London

... The Sea Wolf JACK LONDON 1904 DjVu Editions Copyright c 2002 by Global Language Resources, Inc. All rights reserved. Contents Chapter ... ...XXVIII . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 ii The Sea Wolf Chapter XXIX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... ...es, and navigation, in order to visit my friend who lived across an arm of the sea. It was good that men should be specialists, I mused. The peculiar ... ...f light flashed past me in an interminable stream, as though the whole sidereal system were dropping into the void. I gasped, caught my breath painfull... ...slowly and me thodically, as though groping for his best English, and rigidly observing the order of my queries. “The schooner Ghost, bound seal hunt... ...ould have bitten my tongue the next instant. “All of which, you will pardon my observing, has nothing whatsoever to do with what I wish to see you abo... ...even the hunters, and as children he treats them, descending perforce to their level and playing with them as a man plays with puppies. Or else he pro... ...n him a score of times, at table, insulting this hunter or that, with cool and level eyes and, withal, a certain air of interest, pondering their acti... ...ed of great pain in his head, and it was during this period that he arranged a system of communication against the time when speech should leave him a...

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

By: Conan Doyle

...rlock Holmes ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE 1891 1892 DjVu Editions Copyright c 2001 by Global Language Resources, Inc. All rights reserved. Based on issues o... ...but admirably balanced mind. He was, I take it, the most perfect reasoning and observing machine that the world has seen, but as a lover he would have... ...or,” murmured Holmes without opening his eyes. For many years he had adopted a system of docketing all paragraphs concerning men and things, so that i... ... rabbi and that of a staff commander who had written a monograph upon the deep sea fishes. “Let me see!” said Holmes. “Hum! Born in New Jersey in the y... ...nd his keen, inci sive reasoning, which made it a pleasure to me to study his system of work, and to follow the quick, subtle methods by which he dis... ... she not have made an admirable queen? Is it not a pity that she was not on my level?” “From what I have seen of the lady she seems indeed to be on a ... ... “From what I have seen of the lady she seems indeed to be on a very different level to your Majesty,” said Holmes coldly. “I am sorry that I have not... ...e honour to wish you a very good morning.” He bowed, and, turning away without observing the hand which the King had stretched out to him, he set off ... ... records of crime, while I at the other was deep in one of Clark Russell’s fine sea stories until the howl of the gale from without seemed to blend wit...

...otions, and that one particularly, were abhorrent to his cold, precise but admirably balanced mind. He was, I take it, the most perfect reasoning and observing machine that the world has seen, but as a lover he would have placed himself in a false position. He never spoke of the softer passions, save with a gibe and a sneer. They were admirable things for the observer--exc...

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The Bostonians

By: Henry James

... The Bostonians HENRY JAMES 1886 DjVu Editions Copyright c 2001 by Global Language Resources, Inc. All rights reserved. Contents Book First... ...vation which fairly added to his stature; it was a head to be seen above the level of a crowd, on some judicial bench or political platform, or even o... ...h, it isn’t the city; it’s just Olive Chancellor. She would reform the solar system if she could get hold of it. She’ll reform you, if you don’t look ... ... she remarked to Miss Chancellor that she looked as if she were got up for a sea voyage. ‘I am glad I haven’t opinions that prevent my dressing in the... ...as destined to discover, later, that her nature was like a skiff in a stormy sea Even after her sister had passed out of the room she sat there with h... ...a certain crude modesty inherent in Basil Ransom that the main effect of his observing his cousin’s German books was to give him an idea of the natura... ...of the children of the cotton States, was produced by the New England school system, the Puritan code, the ungenial climate, the absence of chivalry. ... ... alarmed expression of her moments of nervous diffidence; she gave no sign of observing her kinsman’s approach. He said something to Mrs. Farrinder, so... ...s at a glance to changed conditions; but the way her companion rose with the level of the civil isation that surrounded her, the way she assimilated ...

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The Chimes

By: Charles Dickens

...T AND A NEW YEAR IN. CHARLES DICKENS 1844 DjVu Editions Copyright © 2001 by Global Language Resources, Inc. All rights reserved. Contents ILLUSTRATI... ...me poor mother watching a sick child, or some lone wife whose husband was at sea, they had been sometimes known to beat a blustering Nor’Wester, aye, ... ...ere quite dry already) with great care, and took the way pointed out to him; observing as he went that it was an awfully grand house, but hushed and c... ... daily rations, And always know our proper stations, set to music on the new system, for them to sing the while; this very Fern — I see him now — touc... ...UARTER B LACK are the brooding clouds and troubled the deep waters, when the Sea of Thought, first heaving from a calm, gives up its Dead. Monsters unc... ...ut he never raised it passionately, and seldom lifted it above the firm stern level of the homely facts he stated. “’Tis harder than you think for, gen... ... for a Mine of Gold.” The gentleman got off the cask, and stretched himself, observing: “I suppose he used her ill, as soon as they were married?” “I ... ... to the sea. He tried to touch her as she passed him, going down to its dark level; but, the wild distempered form, the fierce and terrible love, the d...

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The Portrait of a Lady

By: Henry James

...The Portrait of a Lady HENRY JAMES 1881 DjVu Editions Copyright c 2001 by Global Language Resources, Inc. All rights reserved. Contents CHAPTER 1 ... .... Privacy here reigned supreme, and the wide carpet of turf that covered the level hill top seemed but the extension of a luxurious interior. The grea... ...ich she apparently took pains to convince him that she had adopted the right system. She was not fond of the English style of life, and had three or f... ...as not only fond of his father, he admired him—he enjoyed the opportunity of observing him. Daniel Touchett, to his perception, was a man of genius, a... ...goist. She was always planning out her development, desiring her perfection, observing her progress. Her nature had, in her conceit, a certain garden ... ...political, a social magnate had conceived the design of drawing her into the system in which he rather invidiously lived and moved. A certain instinct... ...g lady who trod the turf beside him had come from a queer country across the sea which he knew a good deal about; her antecedents, her associations we... ...; and it was now to obtain a better one that he was following her across the sea. To say to herself that he was a kind of grim fate was well enough fo... ..., that at a certain moment the element between them, whatever it was, always levelled itself and left them more closely face to face than either ever ...

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The 9/11 Commission Report Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

By: Thomas H. Kean

... Assembling the Teams 231 7.4 Final Strategies and Tactics 241 8. “THE SYSTEM WAS BLINKING RED” 254 8.1 The Summer of Threat 254 8.2 Late Leads—... ...licy 348 11.3 Capabilities 350 11.4 Management 353 12. WHAT TO DO? A GLOBAL STRATEGY 361 12.1 Reflecting on a Generational Challenge 361 12.... ... 2001. But there is no evidence that the hijackers manip- ulated passenger levels or purchased additional seats to facilitate their operation. 72 The ... ...ols for the FAA to obtain military assistance from NORAD required multiple levels of notification and approval at the highest levels of gov- ernment. ... ...erted to the Russian threat....I’m thinking cruise missile threat from the sea.Y ou know you look down and see the Pentagon burning and I thought the ... ...ls to people disoriented by cyclonic change as they confront modernity and globalization. His rhetoric selectively draws from multiple sources—Islam, ... ...tion company to build a new highway from Khartoum to Port Sudan on the Red Sea coast. Meanwhile, al Qaeda finance officers and top oper- atives used t... ...the improvements suggested by others. Nashiri has been similarly measured, observing that although KSM floated many general ideas for attacks, he rare... ...ewhere. Berger was more cautious, praising the NSC staff’s performance but observing that this was no time for compla- cency. “Unfortunately,” he wrot...

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Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States from George Washington to Bill Clinton

...vidential agency; and in the important revo lution just accomplished in the system of their united government the tranquil deliberations and voluntar... ...inistration, and in order to disturb it, the artillery of the press has been leveled against us, charged with whatsoever its licentiousness could devi... ...tions, it has been the true glory of the United States to cultivate peace by observing jus tice, and to entitle themselves to the respect of the nati... ... of James Madison’s second inauguration. Most of the battles had occurred at sea, and the physical reminders of war seemed remote to the group assembl... ...op ment from me. Our commerce had been in a great mea sure driven from the sea, our Atlantic and inland fron tiers were invaded in almost every par... ...performing the duties and discharging the functions of a separate nation, of observing its in ternational obligations of protecting life and property... ...ct the receding fever of war activities. Perhaps we never shall know the old levels of wages again, because war invariably readjusts compensations, an... ...tantaneously to billions around the world. Commu nications and commerce are global. Investment is mo bile. Technology is almost magical, and ambitio... ...ee people must now choose to shape the forces of the Information Age and the global society, to un leash the limitless potential of all our people, a...

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Walden Or, Life in the Woods

By: Henry David Thoreau

...ife in the Woods HENRY DAVID THOREAU 1854 DjVu Editions Copyright © 2001 by Global Language Resources, Inc. All rights reserved. Contents Economy . ... ...ones with;” and so he religiously devotes a part of his day to supplying his system with the raw material of bones; walking all the while he talks beh... ...s, for instance, that the same sun which ripens my beans illumines at once a system of earths like ours. If I had remembered this it would have preven... ... condition of the Irish with that of the North American Indian, or the South Sea Islander, or any other savage race before it was degraded by contact ... ... of certain wandering Arabs, who are said to have cleared twenty five feet on level ground. Without factitious support, man is sure to come to earth ag... ...en, and keep your accounts on your thumb nail. In the midst of this chopping sea of civilized life, such are the clouds and storms and quick sands and... ...hat it takes a gang of men for every five miles to keep the sleepers down and level in their beds as it is, for this is a sign that they may sometime g... ...ar sense a part of Nature themselves, are often in a more favorable mood for observing her, in the intervals of their pursuits, than philosophers or p... ...he soundings quite across the pond, and its direction could be determined by observing the opposite shore. Cape becomes bar, and plain shoal, and vall...

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The Scarlet Letter

By: Nathaniel Hawthorne

...e Scarlet Letter NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE 1850 DjVu Editions Copyright c 2002 by Global Language Resources, Inc. All rights reserved. NATHANIEL HAWTHOR... ...he granite steps. Here, before his own wife has greeted him, you may greet the sea flushed ship master, just in port, with his vessel’s papers under hi... ... of new soil. From father to son, for above a hundred years, they followed the sea; a grey headed shipmaster, in each generation, retiring from the qu... ...for him; that he is weary of the old wooden houses, the mud and dust, the dead level of site and sentiment, the chill east wind, and the chillest of s... ... of the human family, merely communicated a genial warmth to their half torpid systems — it was pleasant to hear them chatting in the back entry, a ro... ... permanent Inspector. He might truly be termed a legitimate son of the revenue system, dyed in the wool, or rather born in the purple; since his sire,... ...rket place of the Puritan, settlement, with all the townspeople assembled, and levelling their stern regards at Hester Prynne — yes, at herself — who ... ...ring townspeople, who, seeking vainly elsewhere for the child’s paternity, and observing some of her odd attributes, had given out that poor little Pe... ...ugnance which the mystic symbol inspired. The whole gang of sailors, likewise, observing the press THE PROCESSION 169 of spectators, and learning the...

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Anna Karenina

By: Leo Tolstoy, Graf

...d from the Russian BY CONSTANCE GARNETT DjVu Editions Copyright c 2002 by Global Language Resources, Inc. All rights reserved. First published in E... ...he chief point, they promptly beat a hasty retreat, and plunged again into a sea of subtle distinctions, reservations, quotations, allusions, and ap ... ..., mesdames, pardon, pardon, mes dames”; and steering his course through the sea of lace, tulle, and ribbon, and not disarranging a feather, he turned... ...s, had, in spite of the jeers of his companions, lived like a monk, strictly observing all religious rites, services, and fasts, and avoiding every so... ...his contempt for this old gentleman, and with difficulty condescending to the level of his intelligence. He perceived that it was no good talking to th... ...world that hung on to the court with one hand, so as to avoid sinking to the level of the demi Part II — Chapter 4 121 monde. For the demi monde the... ...nts, whom he regarded as good and interesting people, and he was continually observing new points in them, al tering his former views of them and for... ...the same opposition to the arrangement, and the hay had been cut on the same system. This year the peasants were doing all the mowing for a third of t... ... not simply wasted. He could not help feeling now, since the meaning of this system had become clear to him, that the aim of his energy was a most unw...

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Mansfield Park

By: Jane Austen

... Mansfield Park JANE AUSTEN 1814 DjVu Editions Copyright c 2002 by Global Language Resources, Inc. All rights reserved. Contents I 1 I 3 ... ...more important advantage to Mrs. Price resulted from it. Mrs. Norris was often observing to the others, that she could not get her poor sister and her... ...invited to spend a week with his sister in Northamptonshire, before he went to sea. Their eager affection in meeting, their exquisite delight in being... ... for Fanny. Lady Bertram soon brought the matter to a certainty, by carelessly observing to Mrs. Norris, — “I think, sister, we need not keep Miss Lee... ...e to quite the opposite — to confidence! That is the faulty part of the present system. one does not like to see a girl of eighteen or nineteen so imme... ...or William’s sake, “they can write long letters.” “Miss Price has a brother at sea,” said Edmund, “whose excellence as a corre spondent, makes her th... ...hey are all going away I think. I wish they would stay at home.” This wish was levelled principally at Julia, who had just applied for permission to g... ...glect of the qualification, the total inattention to it, in the ordinary school system for boys, the consequently natural — yet in some instances almos... ...and Sir Thomas knew not how to bring down his conversation or his voice to the level of irritation and feebleness. Edmund was all in all. Fanny would ...

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