Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings!

December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings!

Padmini Arhant

On the occasion of Christmas and similar celebrations in different parts of the world, our personal greetings and best wishes to all around the world.

With blessings from God, the almighty, benefactor and protector of lives and the universe,

May the season and the coming year bring peace, progress and prosperity replacing conflicts and crisis in the world.

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

Peace to all!

Padmini Arhant


Religion – Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2015

By Padmini Arhant

Merry Christmas!  Celebrating Jesus birth and Christ’s sacrifice to redeem the world from sins and suffering.

The world overwhelmed with sins presumptuously defiant much to self destruction.

Despite chaos and catastrophe inflicted on innocent population through terror sponsorship and perpetual violence, the sponsors and catalysts pursue terrorism to achieve agenda.

The contemporary trend dominant in greed for power, fame and fortune by any means slight consequences with fatal outcome for the origin and anyone involved in counterproductive course.

The failed policies and flawed strategies are maintained in the desire for eternal rule. Having embarked on mission delivering deaths and devastation, the worst attitude is denial.

Similarly, falsehood and fraudulence create illusive environment leading to misguidance and surrender of freedom.

In brazen effort to forsake real benefactor – the merciful, insightful and powerful almighty God,

The forces behind global misery are delusional in promoting demagogues feigning in respective role leaving the audience in the dark as victims of mass deception.

The intolerance to peace and positive proposals exemplified then in crucifixion of Jesus continued with the present world events emanating from contempt for anything even remotely associated to collective benefits and humanitarian cause representing providential truth define status quo.

Human folly begins with rejection of facts and reality chasing mirage only to discover fantasy produce disappointment and despair.

Renouncing narcissism for altruism is the preliminary step towards self-redemption.

Those evading responsibility and accountability for their egregious decisions and actions ignore clarion call from within and remain prisoner of guilt unable to hide or run afar.

Accordingly, declining justice to crime victims essentially subjugate perpetrators in the confines of fault and felony.

Adherence to conscience – the key witness to activities regardless of personal convictions is the next measure to alleviate burden of guilt.

In other incidents, the deliberate and voluntary indulgence to hurt and harm others deriving sadistic pleasure is a sign of individual weakness and inner decay.

Human form gifted with discriminatory ability to distinguish right from wrong wasted in life results in self-imprisonment.

The liberated soul is the one free from shackles of sinful acts and acrimony.

The willing would strive for salvation and face challenges without compromising values and principles that describes identity.

Life is an opportunity to learn the art of living that is beyond egotistic self-interest. The pledge to reform expressed in conduct starting with compassion and honesty would set the trail for self-emancipation.

Finally, deed not creed determine destiny upon departure.

Jesus Christ teachings practiced in sincerity would illustrate appreciation and gratitude in the struggles for elevation in human spirit.

Merry Christmas!

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant





Celebrating the birth of Jesus – the Prophet and Savior

December 25, 2010

By Padmini Arhant

Today the world celebrates the birth of a star that illumined the sky upon descending on earth.

Lord Jesus represented the kingdom of God and sent with love to serve humanity.

The humble preacher touched many hearts and minds with his message about compassion, peace and respect for one another.

Jesus exemplified gospel through indomitable service and sacrifice to uplift human spirit.

Lord Jesus is the glory of God.

The great saint approached the willing and the reluctant members in the society to lead them towards the righteous path as the only trail to salvation.

Lord Jesus was confronted with strong opposition among those resolute in their convictions about the noble messiah.

Yet, the few who initially followed Lord Jesus were not disappointed for they recognized the wisdom and courage in the teachings that eliminated doubts about the lord’s ability to heal the wounded, educate the ignorant, enrich the knowledgeable and empower the pious souls regardless of one’s faith towards the son of God.

Accordingly Lord Jesus’ disciples were honored and assigned the humanitarian tasks to alleviate suffering and bring solace to the desolate children of God.

These apostles too were posed with numerous challenges by those against the divine work.

Jesus spoke in simple terms and warned his followers of the impediments:

“Behold, I send you out as sheep among wolves. So be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. Be wary of men who will betray you. You will even be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them.” – Matthew 10:16-18

16” I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. 17 “Be on your guard against men; they will hand you over to the local councils and flog you in their synagogues. 18 On my account you will be brought before governors and kings as witnesses to them and to the Gentiles.”

In modern day the flogging could be interpreted as vitriolic attacks, distortions, false propaganda, influencing justice denial notwithstanding the extremities witnessed in perpetual eulogies and archetype obituaries wishing death to the truth speaker in rejection of ‘The God’s will’ to establish peace.

Needless to state that there is no dearth of medium and allies in executing the order even at the inevitable self-detriment.

At the same time these powerful entities never shy away from utilizing the divine source with authority implying the ‘enslaved’ status by keeping tabs on every breath of their slave when they are the ones requiring vigilance considering their operational revelations thus far.

Whenever it is not suitable the same spiritual force mocked as ‘witchcraft’ or ‘sorcery’ despite them demanding special effects to produce results in their favor.

Nonetheless there is no difference in human response between then and now to ‘God’s determined’ course of action against calamities brought upon by greed driven power resisting goodness to prevail in the face of harsh realities.

All prophets invariably provided guidance in moral and ethical conduct. The emphasis on negative vices such as envy, greed, hatred, anger and arrogance…is a reminder to renounce qualities that hinders individual progress eventually affecting all.

In the contemporary period the two most prevalent causes for unhappiness are envy and intolerance.

Intolerance stems from lack of understanding and interest in other cultures and religions often leading to disrespectful treatment of the relevant representation. Regrettably the slight for other religions demonstrated in some religious sermons could be appropriately characterized as theatrical to appease the crowd.

Religious activities are beneficial when spreading tolerance and respect for all in appreciation of God’s created diverse universe. Otherwise the performance becomes mere entertainment rather than enlightenment.

Tolerance engenders peace within and around that is quintessential for real happiness.

Envy is related to lower self-esteem and insecurity about personal success or failure in life. It also originates from misconceptions and judgmental thoughts in certain situations hurting the ones harboring than those targeted.

Disinheriting the negative traits that cause harm to self and others is the simple step towards peaceful existence.

The global environment thrives when there is harmony enabling the development of friendship and good relationship between neighbors and distant nations.

Today’s problems are the result of excess desire to amass wealth and territories beyond the capability to control.

In the process the thread holding the fabric is splitting at the seams and visible in the economic and ecological imbalance threatening planet survival.

New beginnings await in the horizon for redemption when the human mind distinguishes between illusion and reality.

Peace and happiness rests with choices in life. It’s best to embrace simplicity over complexity and avoid unnecessary frustrations from it.

Human beings are gifted with the discriminatory power that enhances their intelligence to make informed decisions.

Not all utilize the ability for the common benefit. If it’s used then unfortunately for the wrong instead of the right reasons.

There is still hope to change direction for positive outcome. However, a greater degree of responsibility lies with the individuals’ approach to life.

Since the year-end quarter marks the festive season and celebrations for most religions,

I take the opportunity to wish the followers of different faiths and members of the global society retrospectively, for I might have missed the occasions not by choice but owing to circumstances and duly apologize for the belated greetings.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa to people following the tradition in the United States and other parts of the world.

Ramzan aka Ramadan for the people of Islamic faith – Observed with fasting and prayer.

Buddha Purnima also known as Vesak and Buddha Jayanti in India – commemorating Lord Gautama Buddha’s birth and attainment of Nirvana – enlightenment of soul through universal knowledge. It’s symbolic in India and other parts of Asia.

On the auspicious celebration for the followers of Sikhism –

Guru Nanak Jayanti or Guru Nanak Birthday. Guru Nanak is the leading saint and the spiritual guide who preached the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh Holy Scripture sharing the common elements of all other religions to overcome negativities and discipline the mind to engage in good deeds.

The scripture defines the service to humanity through benevolence and that is admirably pursued by Sikh majority in India and elsewhere.

Season’s Greetings to observers of Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Bahá’í…and others around the world.

As a secular being, I pay my equal respect and reverence to all faiths with the personal belief that life is the manifestation of energy from a singular source regarded as the supreme entity in the spiritual sense.

Universal love and peace brings joy to the world.

Happy Holidays, Peaceful and Prosperous New Year to the fellow citizens in the United States and all over the World.

Thank You.

Padmini Arhant

Happy New Year! Arrival of 2010

January 3, 2010

By Padmini Arhant

The world bid farewell to the first decade of the new millennium and greeted the beginning of the yet another decade with hope and optimism. Events in the years 2000 – 2009 have been remarkably pulsating with the Y2K hype, Presidential elections, political scandals, New Wave terrorism, simultaneous wars, space shuttle disaster, natural catastrophes, environmental onslaught, economic recession, corporate failures, pandemics, genocides, religious sacrilege, and the demise of the famous and the infamous personalities overwhelming the population in intensity and casting the news media on a spin.

On the bright side, the innovative technology introduced novel electronic devices, gadgets and gizmos and continues to revolutionize modern existence in all frontiers evidenced in medicine, space programs, travel, sports, and entertainment not barring the election process such as the 2008 Presidential race.

Human character is tested every moment in life. The extreme adversity survival is an affirmation of the victims’ tenacity to weather the storm at any level. Tragedies of greater magnitude often unify people and unfortunately it’s never long lasting. Soon after, society defaults to individualism, the factor that contributes to problems facing humanity.

Contemporary issues are largely pre-empted by the concept of “me, myself and I,” involving power struggle, wealth amassment and spotlight.

From politics, economics to any form of entertainment, the aggressive domination serving the self interest rather than the common good is pursued as the only path to triumph in the targeted goals. Ironically, such behavior ultimately affects all including the original source, both morally and otherwise. Some change the course of action and evolve from it whereas others dissolve in it for a kamikaze end.

“Some things never changes,” is ominous throughout the crisis. Following the September 11, 2001 artfully orchestrated terrorism, the several testimonies to Congress concluded that the intelligence and the national security flunked in defending the country from the monstrous attack.

Eight years later the repeat scenario with the young bomber on Christmas day fortunately averted but again attributed to the same administrative branch’s dismissal of the warnings from the terror suspect’s father, the next of kin. Instead of following the lead and aborting the incident prior to any serious development, the bizarre explanation reportedly alluding to the suspect’s father not being a close relative defies common sense.

Pertaining to the terror revival, the travelling experience for particular people is guaranteed to be harrowing due to the ethnic groups branding largely stemming from ignorance causing further polarization.

The terror organization Al-Qaida is unduly regarded as the formidable opponent in the “war on terror,” when the reality being the gaping hole in the domestic front like the transportation department (TSA) deprived of the qualified personnel to lead the important division because of the partisan politics is an open invitation to all imaginable external harm out there.

Hence, the priority must be to thwart the internal threats, a hindrance to the functional government. It guides to the supermajority issue in the Senate that must be eliminated and made filibuster proof for democracy to prevail. Politics focused on self promotion uses the filibuster as a weapon, no less than the tactics availed in the terror plots by the assailants.

Only the public outrage and condemnation along with stripping the power that is misused will terminate the undemocratic means among the legislators entrusted to be the lawmakers. Further, the imposition of term limits is equally necessary in the meaningful political reform to enable successful legislations on national and global matter.

Today, politics is nothing but a popularity contest. It makes one wonder why nations bother holding the grueling elections that emits the worst out of candidates who pledge to safeguard the state sovereignty while grossly violate the ethics and sometimes even the constitution they are elected to defend. It holds no bar against the demeanor witnessed during the elections all over.

Since, politics seeks glamour and glitz with the media interested in style than substance, it might be simpler for the electorate to choose the most popular entity on-line and be disenchanted by the contenders. It would also save the political aspirants from the heartaches and blistering attacks funded by the special interests operating to reap huge dividends in the short and long term regardless of the outcome.

Then accordingly, the A-political celluloid celebrities will trump the political contestants for Hollywood is far-reaching with genuine dedication towards humanitarian progress monetarily and in policy advocacy, with the exception of the Californians’ leadership choice to represent the golden state.

With respect to the corporate structure, the recent revelations conform to the fact that the corporations rule the national and the international domain on all issues predominantly favoring them in their selective globalization and protectionism to suit the private agenda. There will be more in the forthcoming articles in this context.

When scanning the role of religion in politics, apparently, the constitutional separation of church and state is slighted with the religious groups heavily influencing the legislative process related to women’s health and the gay members in the society. The political fervor visibly displayed in the sermons posing a conflict of interest with the captive audience. At the same time, the activism among these groups is non-existent in deterring the government against war and human rights abuse.

Considering the global challenges, the religious institutions could be instrumental in alleviating the human plight, the appropriate call of duty that interprets service to humanity as the service to the revered entity.

For instance, the treasure held at the Vatican City, the holy shrine for the most venerable and compassionate Lord Jesus could adequately address the poverty, hunger and disease in the catholic and non-catholic regions of the world.

Lord Jesus personifies simplicity and sacrifice to mankind’s benefit and the wealth in possession of the “pious,” is an obstacle in the path to salvation and decries the ordained spiritual purpose.

The wealth disbursement for basic necessities viz. clean water, growing food crops, education, and disease prevention would provide enormous humanitarian relief to catholic nations like The Philippines, Mexico, Haiti, and other countries in Latin America, Africa and the Eastern Europe.

With Judaism, more rabbis need to join the scholars and peace activists in urging Israel to cease the settlement activity in West Bank and East Jerusalem. This would expedite the two state solutions for permanent peace between Israel and Palestine.

Likewise, the religion of Islam has come under merciless attack and falsely used as an alibi by the
terrorists to support their violent motives against innocent human beings. Islam has been wrongfully accused of preaching violence by some ill-informed political and religious representatives and certain media to stir controversy and infuse confusion in the mainstream thoughts.

It’s important for the religious order and the people of Islamic faith to overtly oppose the terrorists’ actions and the propaganda against Islam emanating from all sides. Silence is an improper response to slander.

Similarly, Hinduism is misunderstood for creating caste distinctions based on socio-economic status. On the contrary, Hindu religion invariably emphasizes on “all living beings created equal,” with the divine incarnates or “Avatars” on earth having represented the ostracized to dispel the human manufactured discriminatory conduct.

The multi-limbed goddesses have aroused curiosity for their appearance when in fact it’s symbolic of the feminine qualities in multi-tasking and places the female gender as the most productive and significant part of the creations.

Goddess Durga is worshipped as the mother of the Universe and the procreator sharing equal status and power with her consort God Shiva. Goddess Durga also known as Shakti meaning vibrant energy is omnipotent and a merciful savior of the weak and the oppressed.

However, the deity’s ferocious version of “Kali” is a force to reckon with and exclusively meant to deal with injustice, intolerance, treachery, chaos, carnage and destruction by the mortals.

Despite the aura of the Goddess Durga, women are still subject to atrocities reflected in the incidents of female infanticides, dowry homicides and denigration of various kinds in the Indian society.

Although, crimes of this nature are punishable by law, it’s essential to eradicate the concept that women are inferior in any shape or form. It reveals the hypocrisy with the female deities worshipped for fame and fortune but women in certain segments of the society do not receive the respect and dignity they deserve. Women’s organizations within India are fairly active and doing good work with room for improvement in promoting women’s rights.

In the neighboring Afghanistan and Pakistan, women fall in the subservient category and the abuse of women in these regions are legitimized through Sharia law and the Karzai administration legalizing the non-consensual consummation in a marriage against Afghan women. Women in other Islamic nations like Indonesia share the experience of being treated as second class citizens in some urban and most rural parts of the country.

Elsewhere, in Africa, Middle East and Latin America the women are burdened with the religious orthodox traditions and ancient rituals leaving the women shackled in medieval times.

Irrespective of the economic status, the female infanticide continues even in the metropolitan China and the abandonment of female children ending in the orphanage is not uncommon. The disparities in wages and other anomalies against women persist.

Industrialized nations are no better. The repressive conditions for women in Japan are well known and perhaps masqueraded with the western outlook.

As for the western nations, women encounter domestic violence and the corporate culture showcase women in a condescending manner to push the commercial merchandise and during deal negotiations. The news reports on physical assault against service women by the private contractors and discrimination of pregnant officer in the war zones is regressive for an advanced nation.

In the United States, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) defeat recently in the legislation based on the myopic view that it would grant women equal participation in the combat role ignores other aspects on women’s rights.

Further setbacks on women’s rights extended in the Supreme Court Decision and the Senate Bill on equal pay for equal work killed by the Senate Republicans via 56-42 votes on April 23, 2008 on the grounds that the legislation would trigger lawsuits from the affected parties i.e. the women in this case.

Source: National Organization for Women – Thank you.

”The Supreme Court decision in the case of Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. In a 5-4 decision, the Court ruled that a Title VII complaint must be filed within 180 days of the specific action that sets discriminatory pay, regardless of its ongoing and continuing discriminatory impact on the employee.”

Decisions of this kind are a huge embarrassment for nations setting high moral standards and the legislative outcome confirms that principles are held in theory but not delivered in practice.

To summarize, Religions have become the tool for secular incarcerations by the minority fundamentalists undermining the majority human rights.

The religious intervention in politics is best when encouraging the government to embrace peace over military aggressions and illegal occupations of foreign lands, human rights and environmental protection are some of the issues that would bode well for the religious centers.

It should refrain from negative activities through ballot measures and public forum inciting hatred and unwarranted fear against gay community, Undocumented workers and responsible pro-choice women.

On women’s rights, the global community has reached many milestones with women as the heads of the government and leading in most professions. Nevertheless, there are far too many bridges to cross in establishing the equality ratio demographically.

Women’s organizations and human rights watch groups are striving hard to help humanity achieve progress multilaterally and regrettably the government cooperation is either lacking or insufficient to attain the desirable results.

It’s vital for every citizen to be aware and generate awareness on legislative affairs for the decisions made in the Capitol Hill profoundly impact the daily life.

The excess human greed led to the disastrous decade and those behind the travesty refuse to heed to the warning that,

Mortals brought nothing upon arrival. Therefore, they take nothing back on their departure. One might assume to be powerful but the human capability is limited like everything else on this planet.

No one is invincible and never will be. None have a permanent contract to exist on earth and all actions immaterial of stature, will be evaluated and judged accordingly. That being the status, the humanity flourishes through fairness, equality and freedom for all.

Democracy is alive when the government is of the people, by the people and for the people.

New Year resolutions for 2010 – Healthy lifestyle, fiscal responsibility and positive engagement e.g. being resourceful, peaceful, compassionate and eco-friendly.

Peace within you helps spreading peace around you.

An apple a day might keep the doctor away, in addition lots of smiles and laughter is strongly recommended.

Happy New Year to the citizens in the United States and around the world.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Message to the President and Congress

December 25, 2009

From: Padmini Arhant

Hon. President Barack Obama

Dear Mr. President,

Congratulations! On the health care bill victory.

My compliments to the members in the United States Senate in passing the historic legislation, even though I have reservations about the main content, details presented in the earlier article.

I sincerely hope that the people of this great nation will not be let down in the final deal.

It’s a monumental feat and the people have every reason to expect the best outcome favoring the mass across the spectrum and not merely the industries that are primarily responsible for the status quo.

Moreover, the expectations among the people are fair considering the fact that many of them shared their pain and agony from the flawed system.

I trust the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will merge their political ingenuity and power to deliver the long awaited meaningful “Health Care Reform” to benefit the republic in the present and the future.

Again, free market without real competition has led to the brink of disaster and conventional wisdom dictates that experimenting failed methods for new results lead to frustration and disappointment.

Since health care is a major component of the economic structure directly affecting the national GDP, it’s absolutely necessary to have a robust policy to curb the spiraling costs prevalent in the health care management. It’s not achievable without the government run insurance program, the public option.

Changing the old ways is never easy. As you know, it’s possible through hope and perseverance.

I reciprocate the season’s greetings and wish you and your family joy and happiness always.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Successful New Year to the members of the White House,
The Senate and the House of Representatives in Congress.

Thank you.


Padmini Arhant

Holiday Celebration

December 26, 2008

The world celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ – Merry Christmas!

On this holy day of Christmas, the message of peace and love to humanity is important as war, economic crisis, environmental degradation, poverty, disease continues to dominate the world.

The Prophets, Messiahs as the sons of God descend upon earth for deliverance…

Whenever there is immense suffering, chaos, injustice, disorder and erosion of morality and virtues in the entire world.

These Prophets sacrifice for sins committed by others against humanity.

They earnestly teach their followers and opponents alike, the purpose and meaning of life.

Lord Jesus Christ, as a savior and true son of God demonstrated the virtues for mortals to follow.

The earthly beings praise and worship Lord Jesus,

However, many fail to pursue his teachings or follow his example.

The reason being, human attraction towards materialistic pleasures is often the hindrance between righteous and self-righteousness.

It is necessary to develop the skill to control will to overcome indulgence.

Although, impulse intrudes during maneuver, it is still possible to restrain the willful act of wrongdoing through inherited or acquired virtues.

Another aspect of discord in human nature is narcissism that inhibits the character like caring, compassion, sharing and giving.

A confluence of negative forces within a personality disables the function to expand beyond the realm of individualism.

Sadly, such behavior is the cause of miseries in human life.

All of the problems since evolution is due to lack of discipline in human conduct.

It is evident in the contemporary events experienced by the global community.

Scientifically and Spiritually proven that every action has equal and opposite reaction.

There are consequences to everything.

Also available are options to make appropriate decisions.

Despite this testimony, individuals on their own or collectively engage in activities in defiance of the laws of nature.

So, accordingly the results confirm the facts.

Life is a continuous learning process accompanied by mistakes along the way.

Mistake has a hidden truth overlooked in disobedience to conscience.

Opportunities arise for reflection and corrective action thereby testing the quality and quantity of values in possession.

Those with fortitude display humility in recognition and acknowledgement of one’s own errors,
especially if it involves the welfare of a mass population during events like war or economic crisis.

Absence of remorse or failure to accept responsibility reveals the state of denial and dogmatic stance.

Even worse, redemption for unlawful characteristics thus, invalidating the judicial system in any sovereign nation.

One might be exempt from the law and order within one’s own jurisdiction,

Nevertheless, it would be delusional to assume status quo with the entity delivering judgment on similar matter.

Considering the deteriorating world environment in all fronts, one has to pray and hope for the revival of moral and ethical standards with the emphasis on universal peace and love that would benefit humanity in general rather than a selective few.

With that note, I kindly request visitors and readers of this blog post to remember all those in need of help and please donate whatever is affordable to favorite charities particularly at this critical period of economic downturn.

Happy Holidays!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant