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Posts Tagged ‘ideals’

Skin Bleaching is Addictive!

For Catherine Tetteh the story of skin bleaching is very personal. She is actively educating people and fighting against skin bleaching in Togo and throughout Africa.  People are not aware of the Skin Bleaching industry being more profitable than the Pharmaceutical industry, or illicit drugs,  along with dangerous effects.  Aside from some of the very dangerous and harmful ingredients of bleaching products, it is also a fact that they are highly addictive due to cortisone as a main ingredient of those products.
Catherine talks about various side effects of daily usage of skin bleaching products which vary from skin rashes to cancers, sterility, and diseases induced by deep penetration of toxic and carcinogenic bio-products into the body.
Skin bleaching is widely used around the planet.  The reasons for its use slightly vary in different parts, but have a common denominator – “beauty comes first” says Catherine, but people and the industry are quiet about it.

What Is Skin Bleaching?
Skin bleaching is a cosmetic treatment to reduce the prominence of skin
discolorations and even out the color of the skin. You can buy bleaching creams over the counter and by prescription.
Some people apply skin
lightener to their entire body to change their complexion, but this can be very risky. The active ingredient in some skin lighteners is mercury, so bleaching can lead to mercury poisoning.
Mercury is a
toxic agent that can cause serious psychiatric, neurological, and kidney problems. Pregnant women who use a skin lightener with mercury can pass the mercury to their unborn child.
The use of mercury as an ingredient in skin
lighteners is banned in the U.S. However, some skin lighteners produced outside the U.S. may still contain mercury.

Skin lightening agents may include:
Other agents

Comments: 0 Date: 11 Aug 2017

Ideals for Human Unity with CIIS

Welcome to students from California Institute of integral Studies to a discussion with Aurovillians and guests on ‘Ideals for Human Unity’. The gathering at this open discussion forum was quite unique and diverse which in itself was a hallmark of human nity. A space to speak your mind and offer patient listening must definitely be counted as a core ideal to achieve human unity, for that part, Auroville is definitely the right canvas. A topic which could have very easily become just a philosophical or a psychological stimuli, grew rather a practical and rational exchange of thoughts. Auroville which is playing a crucial role in world history by reasoning to become a cradle for human unity, the topic was right at home with everyone participating. Aurovillians gave quite a frank and honest sharing about their present state both physically and spiritually. A common premise that human unity is a goal to be achieved, a lot of the group had interesting inputs which could suggest, human unity is not a target but rather an eventual state of life, lead by the divine and the supramental force.
In any case, it is sharing of such quality that strengthens ones hope in aspiring the unknown, as ‘everything seems possible’.

Comments: 0 Date: 06 Jan 2017

Food Distribution and Way Forward

General Meeting on the topic of food distribution has happened this afternoon at Mahalaksmi Park Amphitheatre – beautiful, and inspiring place in the center of Auroville.
RAS has stated that since 93% of the survey participants suggested AV outlets to do purchasing together, they have contacted executives of the outlets and invited them to discuss this possibility.

On Saturday 6th Feb, executives of PTDC, PTPS and HERS met at the RAS room. There was a strong interest and readiness from all the parties to combine their efforts, purchase together and give a better service to the Community.

RAS will follow this topic and will give update to the Community.

Following is the recording of the meeting airing some different opinions, and suggestions.

Loretta at Tibetan Pavilion

Loretta, an Aurovillian since 1972, interacted with students at the Tibetan Pavilion. She introduced them to the life and teachings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, and to an extent, also demystified the concepts such as ‘consciousness’, ‘aspiration’, ‘supra-mental’ and ‘transformation’. Some insightful questions were put up by students and Loretta explained more about Sri Aurobindo’s life, books written by him and the Mother, their vision of the future and much more.

Comments: 0 Date: 15 Feb 2012
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