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The Case Against Religion

In Culture, Earth, Life, Universe on May 16, 2019 at 6:23 am

A valid tactic employed for the purpose of subjugation is to inundate the lay-person with a barrage of sensory information that renders them passive and malleable. So, when we begin to analyze a topic like religion, the sheer number of disparations will seem daunting, and hence we will only consider the three main ones that have caught on with the popular psyche….for now. Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

For any idealogue(priests), the first requirement is a manifesto, with Judaism the first to get its Torah at around 1300BC, which also happens to be the Old Testament for the Christians. The New Testament was added at the beginning of our Gregorian Calendar, which was the Julian Calendar at that particular point in time. The stranglehold of Christian theology on the worldwide calendar is reflected in its position as the religion with maximum number of followers at 2.4 billion, followed by a persistent and aggressive Islam at 1.8 billion. To be fair though, Christianity did have an aggressive phase but that discussion is outside the purview of today’s discussion.

Calendars are an important facet of the threat posed by mass religious propaganda and more specifically it is TIME, in and of itself which is going to be a silent catalyst of turmoil. You see, even though the Talmud and Quran offers verbatim instructions directly from the mouth of a Creator, it fails at describing time. According to Christian rhetoric, the world was purportedly supposed to end  a multitude of times bringing forth the Creator’s judgement followed by his wise rule. The dates of apocalypse keep  amassing but the world with its population of divergent subjects keep trudging on from one murder to the next genocide. No end to evil. No judgement in sight.

The argument in this wall of text is that as time marches on without divine intervention, it will slowly dawn on the less morally inclined, that there is no repercussion and there is no substance to the religious narrative. This will embolden evil to the extreme. On the other hand, if humanity’s progression has their idealogue based on a tangible prerogative such as Common Good of Mankind, or a Balance in Natural Existence, instead of an All Knowing Being, the chances of a lay-population helping themselves  and not waiting for outside intervention will be more probable, achievable, as well as desirable.

This existent threat of regression, depravation, perversion and rot applies to all the other religions that have found niches, where even Buddhism has extremists now.

If you are a reader, who is lost among various religious alternatives, the author recommends self-meditation and a small-scale web research into ‘Pagan‘ religion, which is not a single religion but a gambit of the choicest deities that our prevalent Christian forefathers successfully outlawed on the course to their ascendancy. Choose your favorite deity that matches your personality and stay good, be absurdly kind in a world that makes no sense, and hold your sigil close to your heart till the day you die.

PS: There is indeed judgement for all your actions and you shouldn’t be unnerved or swayed by the sheer amount of time that you have to wait for that day to come. IT. WILL. BE. DONE.


A shoutout to Hinduism. We are experiencing  a Day of Brahma at this point in time, which will last 4.32 billion years, followed by a Night, when the universe will be dark and lifeless for that same amount of time. RIP.


Mahaavatar Babaji’s Vision

In Culture, Life, Philosophy, Politics on February 22, 2019 at 5:52 am

How do you go about building a fantastic backstory for your existence?

In most cases, it is the male brain tackling this problem and produce a solution with one magnificient patriarchal figure that holds all answers, and is pure as well as unquestionable beyond all logic. Their wisdom encompasses everything and is also ageless, or stands apart from the passage of time. A cosmic divinity.

Yahweh and Allah were created vast periods of time ago when humans were only beginning to wield their power over language and symbols. Invariably in both cases there always exists a representative of them on Earth. It is very, very odd that these omniscient beings are as touchy as a girl in India, who will only partake in your company if certain conditions are met. It is very prudent for the Indian girl to set herself such rules but for a mythical being, such statutes for appearing in living form, just seems immensely convenient for the purported representative.

The purpose of today’s post is to analyze one of these mythical figureheads created in our recent past, the nineteenth century, a supposed Godman who only appears to chosen persons, Mahaavatar Babaji. He is male, shirtless. Does not age. Long hair of yogi let loose, always pictured in a yogic pose. He apparates. A lot, actually.


Mythical world-building begins at this mythical figurehead. Our figurehead then grants appearance and court to certain selected individuals, who will in-turn ‘work’ for their whole lifespan just to ‘save’ YOUR soul. It is a time-tested strategy and began to be applied in Hinduism, also known as Sanātana Dharma, by the twentieth-century, following the metamorphosis of Mr. Mukunda Lal Ghosh into Paramhansa Yogananda.

Autobiography of a Yogi is predominantly an Indian snake-oil manifesto for North Americans. It especially shows its date when the Yogi almost always uses ‘America’ when referring North America. Why didn’t the Mahaavatar want Yogis from South America?

We zip into 21st century, 2019, and now a lineage has been created for this knowledge of life, with titles for all the prophets along the way, both past and present. Mahaavatar passes on the tenets of Kriya Yoga to Shyama Charan Lahiri, aka Lahiri Mahasaya, aka Yogavataar. Lahiri Mahasaya’s principal disciple was a Bengali with birth name Priya Nath Karar, later christened with Swami Yukteswar Giri, aka Jnaanavatar. And then his principal disciple is Mukunda Lal, aka Paramhansa Yogananda. You have to understand the semantics of how they get these names and that is the smoking gun of all this spiritual propaganda. When you attain monastic prominence, your guru, or teacher gives your final name such as Swami or Paramhansa. Or in some cases if you have complete control over publication of propaganda, you just speak on ‘behalf’ of that guru and name yourself. As time passes on, to get even closer to the Mahaavatar, you name yourself in the same manner as him and that is the origin of all those ‘avatars’.


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Paramhansa Yogananda is now renowned as Premavatar(Avatar of Love), christened in such a way by a contemporary who follows in his footsteps, Master Yogiraj Siddhanath. It’s very ironic our dear Paramhansa was named such, as there is not a single chapter in his autobiography devoted to describing the love between man and woman. Just a multitude of name-dropping, followed by lots of visions. Shri M, aka Shri Madukarnath Ji is another previous Indian resident who was plagued with visions of Mahaavatar Babaji and now tasked with setting up institutions overseas and bed&breakfast operations for tourists from developed countries in the homeland.

The author of this post prays for their souls to attain moksha from land acquisition and inopportune visions at all costs. Shoutout to Shri Shri Ravi Shankar and rest of the gang.

Mahaavatar Babaji visited the author and instructed him to create this blogpost so that his message is immediately conveyed to our Master Yogis, all of  these Entreprenavatars.

 धियो यो नप्रचोदयात्

Spin Deception II

In Culture, Politics on April 4, 2018 at 10:02 am

Any discussion on modern spin deception cannot be complete without including its application in statecraft. With every passing moment, words are losing their meaning or rather getting underlying implications attached to their connotations.


Egypt held its presidential election in March of 2018. Incumbent President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi reemerged as the President elect. The whole process was deemed ‘farcical’. As all his opponents were intimidated, easily, considering he controls the military. As was the  case when el-Sisi garnered the post initially with the help of a military coup.

The same change is undergoing in democratic elections of Russia where Putin reemerged as the elected leader. The Indian subcontinent is no stranger to this phenomenon with the top public office more akin to the salon of its favorite dynasty, the Gandhi family. Oscillating itself to an autocrat summoning up communal support in the intervals, riling up Hindu sentiments specifically.



When there are no longer able, independent leaders stepping up to take the reigns, a tandemocracy embeds itself as an inherent feature of statecraft, with power transfer occurring between two certain candidates term after term. The subjects are passive enough to be taught this is the new normal.


Spin Deception

In Culture, Life, Politics on April 2, 2018 at 7:00 am

There’s no two-ways about it, we have truly evolved, not fruitfully, but substantially. This evolution is espoused in how our culture manifests around the entire circumference of our planet. Mankind has honed its guile along the way and replaced tools of physical violence with tools for spin & deception as its weapon of choice.

Structured application of this technique is found to be ingrained in litigious circumstances where judges and magistrates have to take decisions based on verifying deceptions. It is manifested in the form of literature and body-language of defendants and complainants. Plato’s Republic espouses a certain section of society anointed as Guardians to burden this task of verification.

In our present world, even judges employ  deceptions as they have personal stake in the outcome of many disputes. As not to appear duplicitous, Guardians, as per The Republic, are bred as a separate segment of widespread society, who do not engage in reproduction and wealth accumulation. And similar to all well-built, yet discarded directions for the well-being of a civilization, we follow the British legal system in majority of our nation-states, where a modern judge is no less culpable than the alleged criminal set for trial before him/her.

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We just need to consider how the Australian cricketers have been manipulating mass media with concocted body language and spinned propaganda to spread a stage-managed aura of self-condemnation. A precedent is being set of the average citizen being converted into a thespian, albeit a mediocre attempt.  Till now it was only prevalent in courtrooms around the world. In our golden age of information, that practice of manufactured remorse to circumvent introspection has found a snug playhouse on the silverscreen.  This is the future we have already created and being continuously updated, of spinning half-truths into iron-clad facts, and stagehands working at breakneck speed to admonish any and all who points out just how naked the emperor really has become as time progressed.


In Culture, Life, Philosophy on December 7, 2017 at 7:03 pm


Who are you?

Of all the voices in your head, which is the real you?

The white wolf or the dark wolf?


The truth is you’re the one watching over those two wolves. You have the middle ground. You decide the feeding.

Only time will tell which wolf you turn out to be in the end.

There is no certainty to your final transformation. Your circumstances will guide you to make the choices that result in your final choice.

As your cyber shaman/guide, the only thing I can advise you is to listen to your instinct. Just breathe.

Everything around you is temporary and you’re destined to return to dust. It is important for you to accept your impending inevitable fate in order that you may take the right choice.

Godspeed, child.




The Becoming

In Culture, Life, Philosophy, Politics on October 27, 2017 at 12:06 am

What does it mean to be, become and continue being a human, in these modern times of technological despair? Our widely accepted ideology at present consists of selling an individual’s personal time in exchange for sustenance. Capitalism, with all its warts and cancerous moles, has engulfed our entire planet in a death-grip, that has decided to not let go till our last natural resource has been remolded into an imaginary paper currency.

Every time anyone raises their voice in critique against this system of passive subjugation, insults of being a Leftist are hurled, which just shuts down any conversation about changing the status quo. It is automatically assumed by the guardians of Capitalism that there is no viable alternative. Truth is that humans haven’t been able to truly harness their God-given ability for co-operation in elevating themselves above the stature of being mere animals. Not yet.

Capitalism considers competition as its cornerstone, where a person who has been lucky enough to have been born earlier, has gotten access to our planet’s previously hidden natural resources, and now will not let it go for the greater good, citing his/her natural right to that bounty by claiming he/she is natural owner of aforesaid ‘property’ just because that person was favoured by random luck to be first to appear/exist in the spectrum of our universal time-scale. Nothing more. This is why there is the common lament that most wealth is held in the least number of hands. There is only a finite amount of natural wealth and people who came before us all have claimed ownership to said property.

Capitalism is just a superficially rational monarchy. Semantics and written language have been turned into a tool for ensuring unquestioned subservience. The natural and social urge of human society to co-operate has been deemed to be unfit and repulsive, which it indeed is when implemented by power-hungry individuals indulging in the propagation of self-interest and subjugation.

There is only one way to break out of this cycle of chronic thralldom and that is to direct our attention up & above our planet’s atmosphere into outer space. We are gifted with only a few years of life for existence and it is way too little to be bogged down, wasting it away, cowing to either vicious dictators of apocryphal co-operation, or winners of a random birth lottery.

None of the rules are set in stone. It requires just that little push to move past a tipping point for reclaiming the hours of your precious time. YOU ARE INDEBTED TO NO PERSON!


Have a Spooky October!


In Culture, Life, Philosophy on June 26, 2017 at 9:19 am



Reason for the existence of mental illness such as Schizophrenia is the dichotomy of individual reality and social reality. An individual’s reality exists solely on the basis of that person’s perception. Imagine a person who cannot see. That person will have a very deviant opinion on beauty which might be rooted in sounds or voices, rather than visual aesthetics.

Coming back to persons with their senses functioning optimally, we find that individuals in proto-societies devised a method to amalgamate discrete realities into one single, all encompassing one by submitting themselves to a common ‘totem’.

Definition of totem. 1a : an object (such as an animal or plant) serving as the emblem of a family or clan and often as a reminder of its ancestry; also : a usually carved or painted representation of such an object

b : a family or clan identified by a common totemic object.

It is only natural for a species like the intelligent humanoids as we appear to be, to devise such methods to offset our mass space dementia, floating along hopelessly and unpredictably through uncharted territory with an obscure history that noone really knows when it actually began. The punishment or consequence for not accepting the social totem is banishment to the fringes of societal existence, or death in most extreme cases. Territorial and aggressive as we are, most clans prefer to kill the non-believer than risk a future uprising that will topple their precious totem.

The author sees an end to the relevance of totems in the propagation of social anthropology only after a technological breakthrough to link individual minds of persons into some kind of hive-mind so that a thought can be said to be shared absolutely as opposed to being strictly discrete. That brings in even more conundrums but we’ll worry about it when we get there. The Conjoiners in Alistair Reynolds’ Revelation Space saga is a valid imagining of that scenario.

Until that era of Transenlightenment, we are going be apes on a floating rock, murdering opposing clans with differing totems, in an endless gallop to merge all realities into that ever so slippery and incomprehensible single reality of an Ultimate Truth.


Read more:

Totem and Taboo by Sigmund Freud





False Prophet

In Culture, Life, Philosophy on October 21, 2016 at 8:09 am

In this day & age, how would you recognise a true prophet walking among you without anything short of getting thunked on the head with a lead pipe, carried by the prophet of course.

You cannot be blamed for this state of things because in the world we live in, the average person is inundated with useless information shutting him/her down into a passive state of adherence to the status quo. The number of people you’ve met during the course of a year will now include all the human beings you’ve met, as well as the quirky characters you’ve been exposed to in all the movies you saw, or the mindblowing ones in the books you’ve read. (The author of this blog recommends the characters in books since they’re well fleshed out than the other two sets of losers)

On top of this quandary, there are the vast number of false prophets walking amongst us. The ones who claim to have a guaranteed position upon the shoulders of a supposed creator when judgement day finally comes. It is assumed that you can achieve salvation only if you communicate with that creator using this person as a conduit. Their malevolence feeds on the weak and the destitute!

Coming back to our initial query of how to determine a bona fide prophet in this day & age…

Ironically enough, the one person who unknowingly discovered the procedure was one of  the scions of our present consumer culture, Steve Jobs. And the technique he came to be known for was Reality Distortion. In older days, this was known by another name, a miracle.


The reality you are experiencing right now was manufactured by people similar to yourself who’ve come before you, but it is also possible  to completely change it and mould it into a new phase. The proof of this lies with Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle.


You have every right to be skeptic about any such methods, and you should be. If I want to imbibe anything through this blog, it is this….

Do not take anything at face value, Question Everything & Everyone!!






In Culture, Life, Politics on November 22, 2015 at 9:51 am

In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, editorials have been popping up dime a dozen analyzing as well as normalizing these kinds of wanton destruction and disregard  for sanctity of human life. Especially the humans walking the street.

If they hate Hollande for his foreign policy, the terrorists ideally should have made an assassination attempt on his life, instead they target common civilians. If Osama and his Al’Qaeda organisation hated American foreign policy, then they should’ve gone for the seat of Bush administration, or his immediate family. Instead it is always the civilians, ordinary folk like you and I, who are at the receiving end of their mindless wrath. This fact exposes the lazy cowards for what they really are in the grand scheme of things.

Editorials normalizing incidents of terrorism have gone so far as to say that the world is not at the brink of collapse, that ISIS operates in a border-less global civilization, and even earlier editorials have been published on the psychology of terrorism.

As it is with any discipline of science, there is no need to overthink the reason behind acts of terrorism. Always remember to Keep It Simple.

Two words encapsulate the cause of this widespread unrest.

Narcissism & Relevance.

Politics and foreign policies are pointed out as reasons just to distract the public at large.


That’s what you want in life. You want to feel relevant. You want to feel connected.

Our entire planet is progressing at a blazing pace, but a large segment of this burgeoning population is unable to let go of their ancient beliefs and traditions. In order to push their agenda, youngsters are recruited, youngsters who have become disillusioned with the on-goings of daily life and want to put their stamp on an indifferent world.

And there you have it. At this meeting of post-modern narcissism and old world irrelevance, terrorism is birthed!

They aim to make you respect them through fear.

I know you are scared. I am too. But we have not evolved these many million years just to give in to some insolent children with guns.

Even as the streets get louder with hate propaganda, remember that you’re surrounded by helpers. Always look for these helpers whenever in trouble. We are everywhere and outnumber the terrorists many times over.

Take care.

You know….

In Culture, Life, Philosophy on November 5, 2015 at 8:42 am


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