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Hints of a "Greater Depression" coming

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by Sw. Vandana Jyothi, Jul 1, 2020.

  1. Sw. Vandana Jyothi

    Sw. Vandana Jyothi Truth is One, many are the Names
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    Salutations to all,
    I'm not sure if I posted this in the correct forum (debate?) but after a global search, nothing comes up. After I read the article linked below, I felt it was important to bring the subject up in order for people to have a chance to prepare. It is the same dire warning that Sri Yogananda, a famous Hindu master from India and author of Autobiography of a Yogi who came to the West in the late 1940's uttered before his death in 1952.

    He said that the United States would suffer another "Great Depression" which would make the one in the 1930's look like a cake walk [my paraphrase]. He also said there would be another great war, one which the US would win (because of its "good karma" and I personally wonder how much of that we have squandered?) and after which, there would be 200 years of peace. He also mentioned "a catastrophic event" but it isn't clear to me if he was referring to either of the aforementioned ones.

    Not that it validates his prophecy, but Forest Lawn Memorial in Los Angeles, after his death, wrote an affidavit attesting to the fact that Sri Yogananda's body, even after 21 days, exhibited zero signs of decay, neither any odor of death. They finally just closed the casket.

    May all of you be protected in the coming years. Tatastu, Amen, so be it.

    Economist Roubini expects 'anemic' US recovery -- and a 'Greater Depression' looms
     
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    The thing about this one is the depression we would have would be artificially generated of which the economic shutdown is strictly intentional and on purpose that's causing the whole thing.
     
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    Or we just let so many people get sick and die it happens anyways. Like it or not, the shut down is not due to artificial reasons but due to a natural disaster. Sort of like hiw some states close down tight during a severe winter storm.
     
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  4. Sw. Vandana Jyothi

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    You could be so right about that! But once that behemoth gets launched, the perpetrators will not be able to stop it. Blinded by greed, utterly blinded by greed, living for the short term gain.
     
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    Nice choices. Risk being offed by the virus, or be driven to suicide over crushing debt and despair due to loss of jobs and livelihood.
     
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    It's likely that the pandemic would still have caused an economic downturn, like it did in the countries that did not follow the strict WHO lockdown guidelines. What I've read so far on the subject suggests that global pandemics just don't make for good business, lockdown or no.
     
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    You've consistently shown you dont even knkw what the full risks are. If so you wouldn't go on about mild symptoms or death as if that's it. Those thousands who haven't recovered, they may be stuck permanently on disabilities.
     
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    While it's tragic, the thing is most people are going to be just fine if they're infected by the virus.

    it's a moderate pandemic and it's nothing like the Black Plague was in ancient Europe although people like to think otherwise.
     
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    There are many kinds of war. We won the cold war after being so close to catastrophe that one person's act saved the world.

    COVID-19, another swine flu pandemic (possible according to a report from China), a depression all at the same time might be called such an event. That is of course pure speculation.

    That parallel's the events surrounding Meher Baba's passing. And as I understand it, the Roman Catholic church notes that saint's bodies are incorruptible as well.

    A related phenomenon occurs when a saint's body is cremated. This is recorded as happening as Meher Baba's sister was cremated:

    Two sadhus approached him,asking whose pyre was this? They had been passing by, and observed the smoke—but it was not the black smoke of the pyre of an ordinary person, it was the gray-blue smoke of the pyre of a saint. And so they had come to ask about this great soul and to pay their respects.
     
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    And we have the childish orange clown in the White House to thank for such dismal choices. IF we'd done what all of the experts said we should do during the lock-down and initiated widespread testing so that we could track the spread of the virus, we might well be like New Zealand now, which hasn't has a new case in 3 weeks and has fully opened up their economy again. Instead the Moron in Chief did everything in his power to SLOW DOWN testing and downplay the seriousness of the crisis, so that now we get to be treated to ANOTHER massive lock down in the near future, with thousands of additional deaths and a huge kick in the head to our economy.

    Is America great enough again for you folks?
     
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    This is interesting. All the Masters I know always teach us, how important it is to live in the "present", in the "now"

    But then they start sharing prophecies. Why, I wonder. Maybe testing us.

    200 years of peace is at least a nice prophecy.
     
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    stvdv, do you think it might have something to do with the inexorable law of karma? Since our lives today are the result of past choices and our futures are the result of choices we make today, it may be less of a test, so to speak, than an admonition? I used to tell my kids to pay attention to their thoughts, words and deeds now because they'd be living with the consequences of them in times to come.
     
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    I don't think so, because these prophecies usually never happen, or they are so general, that they would have happened anyway
    (The prophecies of Yogananda are quite general, not very specific nor scary, so these might happen)

    I lived for 10 years with my Master in India in an Ashram. He has said:
    1) "Beware what you ask, I can and might give it to you, maybe you won't like it". So many people ask their Master about the future, and He just might give what they asked for.
    2) "If there is a desire it must be fulfilled". Below example of a female student of Him opened my eyes quite a bit

    A female student of Swami asked Him in an interview:
    Swami, when we were in your college, we were taught that the first 20 years are for study and Brahmacharya, the second 20 years for working and creating a family, the third 20 years to detach from family life and the final 20 years to let go the worldly life completely, and merge with God. And you even advised us, your students, to skip the family stage (second 20 years), so stick to Brahmacharya, because it would save us much time and trouble; first creating 20 years of attachment to family life and then at least 20 years to get rid of this attachment. But now you tell me to get married, why? And Swami smiled at her and told her "If there is a desire it must be fulfilled".

    Of course karma is always there, but this is dealt by enought by the Teachings of the Masters.

    And besides that, my Master never prophesied scary scenarios. He would do the opposite, making bad things look less bad.

    I once asked my Master. He gave it to me, and I got big troubles, but I learned a lot. Next time I be careful to ask Him.
     
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    I once was given advice that resulted in taking a job that brought me to the edge of totally falling apart. But I'm grateful for that because it was what I needed. Still, I have to agree that asking and receiving is not trivial.
     
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    Going back to the OP, I was reminded of this poem about the time we're living in:

    The storm clouds gather.
    And the trees are bent before the wind.
    People glance apprehensively at the sky
    and then rush inside closing windows
    and latching shutters.

    Animals stop grazing and huddle nervously together
    Seeking shelter in each others nearness.

    But I have long been searching for this storm.
    And I wander bare-headed across the fields
    Searching the sky
    wondering
    In which flash of lighting
    Will Your face be revealed.

    But I have long been searching for this storm.
    And I wander bare-headed across the fields
    Searching the sky
    Knowing
    That in each flash of lighting
    Your face is revealed.
     
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    And this song

     
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    IF only bare-headed became empty-headed
    :hugehug:
     
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