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4 wise monkeys

In 4 wise monkey, Hear no evil, Mizaru ,Hear no evil ,Kikazaru,Say no evil, Iwazaru, monkey, See no evil, Uncategorized on January 21, 2016 at 2:48 am
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The Original, three wise monkeys can be traced back into 17th century carvings found in Japan.  They represent – See no evil (Mizaru), Hear no evil (Kikazaru) and Say no evil (Iwazaru). Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of Indian Independence movement, also had a small statue of these three monkeys and now we find its use in many places across the world.

In my view, the “evil” word must have been explicitly added later on, as the original Japanese version – “Mizaru, Kikazaru & Iwazaru”, literally means – Don’t See, Don’t Hear & Don’t Speak. See, Hear and Say are the three ways we interface with our outside world. They are also the sources for our Paradigms. As a child, we are always told – “Look at that”, “Look at him”, “Listen to me”, “Speak properly”. And we are forced to live outside-in. By the time we grow up, we have already been programed to take in everything that we see on the TV, that what we hear on the Radio and then we go and talk about it to everyone that we know. As these become our predominant thoughts, we get similar experiences in our life.

The significance of the 3 monkeys is basically  to convey the message – “Do not live outside-in”. The 5 physical senses – see, smell, hear, taste and touch are basically to give us (the spiritual beings) the physical experience and not the other way round.

Similar to the three monkeys, that represent – see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil; the fourth monkey represents – Think no evil.

Thinking is a function of mind. And Mind is merely a tool that we (the spiritual beings) should use only when required. Unfortunately, our mind is working all the time, even without we knowing about it. It is generating thoughts based on what we see or hear and it makes us speak on the same topics. All these 4 monkeys that live within each one of us, just compel us to believe in the outside world more than the inner power that we posses.

Realise that we are spiritual beings and we have a body and we have a mind. We are here to experience the physical world and our mind is a tool that we can use to generate the experience we want. On such realisation, all the monkeys will remove their hands and see the beauty, hear the music and sing songs – and life would be wonderful as it should be.

http://mylifepuzzle.com/2012/12/05/the-fourth-wise-monkey/

The Four Wise Monkeys

https://www.natures-energies.com/home/the-four-wise-monkeys

The four monkeys of right behaviour are depicted here in this traditional mantle piece. The monkeys depict from left to right;

  • Right Action
  • Right Sight
  • Right Hearing
  • Right Speech

The 3 monkeys to the right together embody the proverbial principle to;

“see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”

When we look at the origins of the 4 wise monkeys, they originate from 17th century Japan. Each of the monkeys have names. They are (from left to right);

  • Shizaru
  • Mizaru
  • Kikazaru
  • Iwazaru

 

Facebook a top cause of relationship trouble, say US lawyers Social networking site becoming primary source of evidence in divorce proceedings and custody battles, lawyers say

In Uncategorized on November 24, 2015 at 12:55 am

Facebook a top cause of relationship trouble, say US lawyers

Social networking site becoming primary source of evidence in divorce proceedings and custody battles, lawyers say

 

When Facebook gets involved, relationships can quickly fall apart – as Hosni Mubarak and Muammar Gaddafi have discovered. But dictatorships are not the only ties being dissolved by social networking sites: now Facebook is increasingly being blamed for undermining American marriages.

Even though the rate of divorce in the US has remained largely stable in recent years, American divorce lawyers and academics have joined Middle East analysts in picking out Facebook as a leading cause of relationship trouble, with American lawyers now demanding to see their clients’ Facebook pages as a matter of course before the start of proceedings.

“We’re coming across it more and more. One spouse connects online with someone they knew from school. The person is emotionally available and they start communicating through Facebook,” said Dr Steven Kimmons, a clinical psychologist and marriage counsellor at Loyola University Medical Centre near Chicago.

Yet while the US media has been quick to trumpet any evidence of Facebook as the country’s leading marriage-wrecker, the truth is “It’s complicated,” as the site’s relationship status would have it.

A 2010 survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) found that four out of five lawyers reported an increasing number of divorce cases citing evidence derived from social networking sites in the past five years, with Facebook being the market leader.

Two-thirds of the lawyers surveyed said that Facebook was the “primary source” of evidence in divorce proceedings, while MySpace with 15% and Twitter with 5% lagged far behind.

Those statistics included not just evidence of infidelity but other legal battles, such as child custody cases in which parents deny using illicit drugs but boast of smoking marijuana on their Facebook pages.

Photographs harvested from social networking sites – including those posted by friends or colleagues on their own pages – are a particularly rich source of damning evidence, according to divorce lawyers.

“This sort of evidence has gone from nothing to a large percentage of my cases coming in,” Linda Lea Vicken, a member of the divorce lawyers’ group from South Dakota, told the Associated Press.
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Marlene Eskind Moses, president of the AAML, said the openness and sharing of social networking sites left their users’ public and private lives more exposed.

“If you publicly post any contradictions to previously made statements and promises, an estranged spouse will certainly be one of the first people to notice and make use of that evidence,” said Moses.

Statistics for January from online analysts Nielsen showed 135 million people in the US visiting Facebook during the month – nearly 70% of the country’s internet users. On average, users spent more than seven hours a month visiting the site, far longer than the less than half an hour spent on visits to Amazon or the average of two hours and 15 minutes on Google, America’s most popular web destination.

The overall rate of divorce, however, appears to be unaffected by the advent of social networking. The most recent published data – from 2009 – shows the overall divorce rate declining, slightly more slowly than the shrinking percentage of Americans who get married every year.

A spokesperson for Facebook said: “It’s ridiculous to suggest that Facebook leads to divorce. Whether you’re breaking up or just getting together, Facebook is just a way to communicate, like letters, phone calls and emails. Facebook doesn’t cause divorces, people do.”

But given its popularity, it is little wonder that negotiating “Facebook divorce” status updates has become another unhappy event for failed romances, over when to launch the site’s broken-heart icon out into the glare of the world’s news feed.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2011/mar/08/facebook-us-divorces

 

Facebook expands ‘Safety Check’ after Paris attacks

In Uncategorized on November 24, 2015 at 12:38 am

Facebook expands ‘Safety Check’ after Paris attacks

Monday, 16 Nov 2015 | 11:46 AM ET

Facebook is changing the way it handles its “Safety Check” feature after terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut.

The feature quickly became a useful tool for users of the social network to check on the safety of relatives and friends during the Paris attacks — which killed at least 129 people. But some users had expressed concerns over why Facebook decided not to use Safety Check during the terrorist attacks in Beirut, which killed 43 people, a day before the chaos in Paris.

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Facebook’s founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, himself took to the social network to address the issue:

“Many people have rightfully asked why we turned on Safety Check for Paris but not for bombings in Beirut and other places,” Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post this weekend. “Until yesterday, our policy was only to activate Safety Check for natural disasters. We just changed this and now plan to activate Safety Check for more human disasters going forward as well.”

According to Facebook, 4.1 million people marked themselves safe in the first 24 hours after the Paris attacks and 360 million people were notified that their friends were safe.

Facebook launches Safety Check to help people notify each other that they are safe after a disaster.

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Facebook launches Safety Check to help people notify each other that they are safe after a disaster.

In a blog post written Saturday, Facebook’s vice president of growth, Alex Schultz, said Safety Check is a work in progress.

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“We want this tool to be available whenever and wherever it can help,” Schultz said. “We will learn a lot from feedback on this launch, and we’ll also continue to explore how we can help people show support for the things they care about through their Facebook profiles, which we did in the case for Paris, too.”

During a Safety Check, Facebook sends a message to those it detects may be in a dangerous zone asking if they are safe. The users can then indicate on their profiles that they are out of danger.

See the complete coverage: http://www.cnbc.com/paris/

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