11/02/2013

We, we, we are the system

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Zen master, besides Buddhist monk and peace activist. Founder of the School of Youth for Social Services, Vanh Hanh Buddhist University, publisher Le Boi Press and the Order of Interbeing, he taught at Columbia University and at the Sorbonne and was nominated by Martin Luther King for Nobel Peace Prize in 1967.

He was exiled as a political refugee in France in 1972, due to the peaceful struggle that began during the Vietnam War. He currently lives in a buddhist teaching community called Plum Village founded in 1982 near Bordeaux, although constantly travels the world giving teachings and helping refugees. He has written more than 60 books in English, French and Vietnamese, and some of them have been translated into Spanish. His writings and lectures focus primarily on the need to transmit in the social daily action a profound intention of love emerged from conscious attention.

In this video, an assistant to one of his lectures prompted advice to young people who fight for social rights throughout the world and especially in the context of the crisis that is occurring in Europe.

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Famoso también por sus sentencias ingeniosas y llenas de humor, incluso hay quien le ve como un precursor del rap. En este vídeo, respondiendo a la pregunta de un entrevistador, nos explica su receta de la vida: —4 tazas de amor —1 cuchara de paciencia —1 cucharilla de generosidad —1 pinta de bondad —1 cuarto de placer —1 pizca de motivación Mezclar todo con voluntad, felicidad y montones de fe, después remover y extender durante toda una vida.Muhammad Ali is a former and African American boxer, three-time world champion heavyweight, but he is much more than that. First and foremost is a fighter —against other boxers, against the heritage of ancestors who enslaved his people (born Cassius Clay, changed his name for that reason), against the US government by refusing to go to the Vietnam War or against his final Alzheimer— and an exceptionally brave and consistent figure that has influenced society as few characters of the twentieth century. Thanks to him, among others, many Americans of African descent learned to relate better to their origins. Famous also for its ingenious humorous sentences, some even see him as a forerunner of rap. In this video, answering an interviewer's question, explains his recipe for life: —4 cups of love —1 table spoon of patience —1 tea spoon of generosity —1 pint of kindness —1 quarter of laugh to —1 pinch of concern Mix all with purpose, happiness and lots of faith, then stir it up and spreading it during a lifetime." 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Lingüista, filósofo, historiador, crítico político y activista americano, es profesor emérito en el departamento de Lingüística y Filosofía del MIT —Instituto Tecnológico de Massachusetts—, donde lleva trabajando más de 50 años. Además de su impresionante labor en el campo de la lingüística, ha escrito más de 100 libros sobre guerra, política y medios de comunicación, siendo el más conocido 'Los guardianes de la libertad' —Manufacturing consent: The political economy of the mass media—, escrito con Edward S. Herman en 1988. Según el Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI) fue el investigador vivo más citado como fuente entre 1980 y 1992, y el octavo de todos los tiempos. Está considerado una figura cultural prominente a nivel mundial y The New York Times llegó a denominarle 'el más importante de los pensadores contemporáneos'. Padre de la lingüística moderna y figura destacada en el campo de la filosofía analítica, su trabajo ha tenido influencia en sectores tan diversos como la informática, las matemáticas o la psicología. Fue autor de la Jerarquía de Chomsky, que revolucionó el estudio del lenguaje, y co-autor del Teorema de Chomsky-Schützenberger. Después de la publicación de su primer libro sobre lingüística se convirtió en un crítico feroz de la guerra de Vietnam, y desde entonces no ha dejado de publicar libros de análisis político. Es bien conocida su postura crítica con las políticas exteriores de Estados Unidos e Israel, con el capitalismo contemporáneo y con los medios de comunicación de masas. Chomsky, que desvincula completamente su actividad científica de su activismo político, se describe a sí mismo como un simpatizante del anarcosindicalismo y es miembro del sindicato IWW, Industrial Workers of the World —Trabajadores industriales del mundo—.'The future is not a pretty picture'. American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, political critic and activist, he is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Linguistics & Philosophy at MIT —Massachusetts Institute of Technology—, where he has worked for over 50 years. In addition to his work in linguistics he has written on war, politics and mass media, and is the author of over 100 books, including the influential 'Manufacturing consent: The political economy of the mass media' with Edward S. Herman in 1988. According to the Arts and Humanities Citation Index in 1992, Chomsky was cited as a source more often than any other living scholar from 1980 to 1992, and was the eighth most cited source overall. He has been described as a prominent cultural figure, and he was voted the 'World's top public intellectual' in a 2005 poll. Chomsky has been described as the 'father of modern linguistics' and a major figure of analytic philosophy. His work has influenced fields such as computer science, mathematics and psychology. He is credited as the creator of the Chomsky hierarchy, the universal grammar theory, and co-creator of the Chomsky-Schützenberger theorem. After the publication of his first book on linguistics, Chomsky became a prominent critic of the Vietnam War, and since then has continued to publish books of political criticism. He has become well known for his critiques of US foreign policy, state capitalism and the mainstream news media. He describes his views as 'fairly traditional anarchist ones, with origins in the Enlightenment and classical liberalism', and often identifies with anarcho-syndicalism and libertarian socialism. He is a member of the union IWW, Industrials Workers of the World." 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Puede definirse como la aceptación de un enunciado realizado por alguien con determinada autoridad, conocimiento o experiencia, o bien como la suposición de que algo reflexionado por uno mismo es correcto aunque falten pruebas para llegar a una certeza sobre ello. La fe y la confianza van de la mano, y las causas por las cuales las personas se convencen de la veracidad de algo aceptándolo por fe dependen de los principios filosóficos en los que se confía y de otros aspectos de tipo emocional o cultural. 'Ainda dá tempo' —Aún hay tiempo— es un proyecto de Colisão Filmes que pretende mostrar que, para conseguir un cambio, antes es necesario creer que es posible. El mundo es de todos y necesita de nuestra fe y optimismo para que el deseo de cambio se transforme en un cambio real, y eso precisa de una transformación interna: cambiando la manera de pensar cambiamos el modo de actuar, y actuando se cambia el mundo.Faith is confidence or belief in something or someone. 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En el vídeo nos habla de esa técnica aplicada a la creatividad, y en su carta de presentación de la Fundación nos cuenta los motivos e intenciones que le llevaron a fundarla: 'En este mundo actual en el que vivimos, de temor e incertidumbre, cada niño debe tener un período de clase al día donde poder bucear dentro de sí mismo y experimentar el silencio y la felicidad de la enorme reserva de energía e inteligencia que se encuentra profundamente dentro de cada uno de nosotros. Esta es la manera de salvar a la próxima generación. Yo he sido 'buceador' dentro de mí, a través de la técnica de Meditación Trascendental, a lo largo de más de 30 años. Mi vida y mi mundo han cambiado, y yo no soy el único. Millones de personas de todas las edades, religiones y estilos de vida practican esta técnica y disfrutan de sus increíbles beneficios. Algún día, esperemos que muy pronto, el 'buceo interior' será considerado como una técnica de preparación básica para el aprendizaje y una herramienta para desarrollar el potencial creativo de la mente, y pasará a ser una parte estándar y reconocida del plan de estudios de cada escuela. Las tensiones del mundo de hoy son una enorme carga para nuestros hijos. Hay cientos de escuelas, con miles de estudiantes, que están dispuestas a aliviar el estrés y descubrir todo el potencial de cada estudiante proporcionando este tipo de educación basada en la conciencia. La Fundación fue establecida para asegurar que todo niño en los Estados Unidos que quiera aprender y practicar el programa de Meditación Trascendental pueda hacerlo. El programa de TM (Trascendental Meditation) es un programa investigado a fondo, y se practica ampliamente en el mundo para desarrollar todo el potencial creativo del cerebro y la mente, mejorar la salud, reducir el estrés y mejorar los resultados académicos. Ofrecemos becas a los estudiantes para que puedan aprender la técnica y recibir el completo programa de seguimiento de la enseñanza a lo largo de sus años de estudios, y para garantizar que reciban el máximo beneficio. También ofrecemos becas para estudiantes que quieran asistir al creciente número de escuelas y universidades fundadas bajo este enfoque. He tenido el placer de conocer a muchos estudiantes que 'bucean' en su interior y experimentan la educación basada en la conciencia. Estos estudiantes son individuos únicos. Son increíbles, autosuficientes, completamente despiertos, llenos de energía, felices, creativos, inteligentes y en definitiva poderosos seres humanos. Su experiencia es la prueba de que la educación basada en la conciencia es algo profundamente bueno para nuestras escuelas y nuestro mundo. La paz individual es la base de la paz mundial. Al ofrecer la educación basada en la conciencia a la generación venidera, podemos promover unos fundamentos sólidos para un mundo sano, armonioso y pacífico. Para ello, la Fundación también apoya la creación de Universidades de la Paz Mundial, que entrenarán a la próxima generación en una nueva profesión: la del profesional de la paz. Muchas gracias por su interés. Y, por favor, recuerde que la educación basada en la conciencia no es un lujo. Para nuestros hijos, que están creciendo en una estresante y aterradora crisis mundial, es una necesidad.'In addition to being a prestigious American filmmaker, David Lynch has over 30 years of practicing Transcendental Meditation and in 2005 he founded the David Lynch Foundation, an organization that promotes conscious-based education as a path to achieve world peace. In this video he talks about the technique applied to creativity and in his letter of presentation of the Foundation he tells us the reasons and intentions that led him to its foundation: 'In this modern world that we live in, full of fear and uncertainty, each child should have one class period a day to dive within themselves and experience the quiet and happiness of the vast amount of energy and intelligence that is deep within each one of us. This is the way to save the new generation. Over more than 30 years, I have 'dived' within me through the Transcendental Meditation technique. Mi life and my world have changed and I am not the only one. Millions of people from all aged, religions and lifestyle practice this technique and enjoy its incredible benefits. Someday, hopefully very soon, 'inner dive' will be considered as a basic preparation technique for learning and a tool to develop the creative potential of the mind and will become a standard and recognize part of each school’s curriculum. Today world’s tensions are a huge burden to our children. There are hundreds of schools, with thousands of children, who are willing to relieve stress and discover each student’s full potential by providing this type of consciousness-based education. The Foundation was established to ensure that every child in America who wants to learn and practice Transcendental Meditation, is able to. TM’s (Transcendental Meditation) Program has been thoroughly researched, and it is widely practiced throughout the World to develop all the full creative potential of the brain and mind, improve health, reduce stress and improve academic outcomes. We offer grants to students so they can learn the technique and receive full monitoring program throughout their school years, and to ensure they receive the maximum benefit. We also offer grants to students willing to attend the growing number of schools and universities founded under this approach. I’ve had the pleasure to meet many students that 'dive' within them and experience consciousness-based education. These students are unique individuals. They are amazing, self-sufficient, fully awake, full of energy, happy, creative, intelligent and ultimately humans. Their experience is the proof that consciousness-based education is deeply good for our schools and our world. Individual peace is the foundation for world peace. By offering the next generation a consciousness-based education, we can promote a solid foundation for a healthy, harmonic and pacific world. To this end, the Foundation also supports the establishment of Universities of World Peace, which will train the next generation in a new profession: peace professional. Thank you very much for your interest. And, please, remember that consciousness-based education is not a luxury. For our kids, who are growing up in a stressful and frightening global crisis, is a necessity.' 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