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Best Evidence Yet for a High-Energy Jet Emanating from the Milky Way’s Black Hole

Posted by Admin on November 23, 2013

by NANCY ATKINSON on NOVEMBER 20, 2013

A composite image in X-ray and radio showing a likely candidate for a jet emanating from the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. X-ray: NASA/CXC/UCLA/Z.Li et al; Radio: NRAO/VLA

A composite image in X-ray and radio showing a likely candidate for a jet emanating from the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. X-ray: NASA/CXC/UCLA/Z.Li et al; Radio: NRAO/VLA

Jets of high energy particles emanating from a black hole have been detected plenty of times before, but in other galaxies, that is — not from the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, known as Sagittarius A* (Sgr A**). Previous studies and other evidence suggested that perhaps there were jets – or ghosts of past jets – but many findings and studies often contradicted each other, and none were considered definitive.

Now, astronomers using Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope have found strong evidence Sgr A* is producing a jet of high-energy particles.

“For decades astronomers have looked for a jet associated with the Milky Way’s black hole. Our new observations make the strongest case yet for such a jet,” said Zhiyuan Li of Nanjing University in China, lead author of a study in The Astrophysical Journal.

The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way is about four million times more massive than our Sun and lies about 26,000 light-years from Earth.

While the common notion is that black holes inhale and ingest everything that comes their way, that’s not always true. Sometimes they reject small portions of incoming mass, pushing it away in the form of a powerful jet, and many times a pair of jets. These jets also feed the surroundings, releasing both mass and energy and likely play important roles in regulating the rate of formation of new stars.

Sgr A* is presently known to be consuming very little material, and so the jet is weak, making it difficult to detect. Astronomers don’t see another jet “shooting” in the opposite direction but that may be because of gas or dust blocking the line of sight from Earth or a lack of material to fuel the jet. Or there may be just a single jet.

“We were very eager to find a jet from Sgr A* because it tells us the direction of the black hole’s spin axis. This gives us important clues about the growth history of the black hole,” said Mark Morris of the University of California at Los Angeles, a co-author of the study.

The study shows the spin axis of Sgr A* is pointing in one direction, parallel to the rotation axis of the Milky Way, which indicates to astronomers that gas and dust have migrated steadily into Sgr A* over the past 10 billion years. If the Milky Way had collided with large galaxies in the recent past and their central black holes had merged with Sgr A*, the jet could point in any direction.

The jet appears to be running into gas near Sgr A*, producing X-rays detected by Chandra and radio emission observed by the VLA. The two key pieces of evidence for the jet are a straight line of X-ray emitting gas that points toward Sgr A* and a shock front — similar to a sonic boom — seen in radio data, where the jet appears to be striking the gas. Additionally, the energy signature, or spectrum, in X-rays of Sgr A* resembles that of jets coming from supermassive black holes in other galaxies.

The Chandra observations in this study were taken between September 1999 and March 2011, with a total exposure of about 17 days.

Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/106612/best-evidence-yet-for-a-high-energy-jet-emanating-from-the-milky-ways-black-hole/#ixzz2lTSeYpJT

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The Loonies Are Loose

Posted by Admin on February 12, 2013

by Owen K Waters

During the cosmic gateway of December 21st, 2012, higher energies flooded into the physical realm. This was not a gateway that opened and closed; it was a gateway that opened and stayed open.

Since then, our emotional and physical bodies have been working to adapt to the new, higher energies. Those of us who wish to evolve have been adjusting to this new reality. Those on the opposite end of the spectrum have been losing their balance and acting out in some surprising ways.

There have been numerous examples just lately of weird and shocking behavior. The victims of violence have been random members of the public and sometimes authority figures have been targeted. Even the perpetrators can be from positions of authority, such as the senior police officer who killed his family, then himself, but not before he set the house on fire and threatened to shoot the firefighters who came to put out the blaze! Yes, the loonies are loose, and more of them will be popping up out of the woodwork before things eventually settle down again.

Add in the increased risk factors you face from the global warming-induced violence of storms, tornadoes, fires and floods and you can see that the world has become a lot less safe than it used to be.

This is not a time to hope that your intuition will keep you clear of trouble. This is not a time to hope that you’ll have the right hunches at the right time to keep you and your loved ones safe. This is a time to guarantee such safety.

Your soul can foresee every risk that will come anywhere close to you in the near future. The question is, if danger lurks, will you sense the warnings well enough to steer clear of a danger zone?

The only way to guarantee a strong and lucid inner warning system is to practice connecting with your inner self each and every day; preferably, more than just once a day. If you don’t already make a distinct inner connection daily through a dedicated spiritual practice, it is vital that you begin now.

We have expanded our explanation of the Spiritualize technique on our new website. The Spiritualize technique is the perfect practice for the fast-paced lifestyle of the 21st century. It takes just one to five minutes to perform this incredibly powerful and uplifting practice. With it, your inner attunement will be operating optimally for a strong inner warning system.

Add in the facts that the Spiritualize technique can dissolve any challenge you face as well as transform your life into a happier, more healthful, and more inspired reality.

The updated Spiritualize technique is fully explained and detailed at our new website:

http://www.SpiritualDynamics.net

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Owen K Waters is cofounder of InfiniteBeing.com and the new Spiritual Dynamics Academy site.

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TODAY WE ARE EXACTLY 0001 DAYS AWAY FROM 12-21-12

Posted by Admin on December 19, 2012

TODAY WE ARE EXACTLY 1111 AWAY FROM 12-21-12

Posted By: Gnostic <Send E-Mail>
Date: Saturday, 5-Dec-2009 13:41:06

We are now 1111 days away from December 21st 2012… I found this interesting to say the least after watching the powerful movie called 2012. I am so amazed how far our technology has advanced with special effects in movies. I am still at a loss to figure out how they do it. I found the movie pretty spectacular as it kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Some of the scenes seem quite unbelievable how a family kept escaping disaster, but it made for good film.My wife and I enjoyed the movie and yet as I walked out of the theater I could not help but wonder why so many are placing so much import on this date 12/21/12… It is said based upon the Mayan calendar that the world appears to end at this date, I don’t believe the Mayans actually ever said that, its just their calender ends at this date. The problem with this theory is even if the Mayans were able to calculate some event that would extinguish the world, when would that event occur?The fact is, we cannot place any import on this evidence because our entire history has been so modified that there is no concurrent history that we could follow simply because the times and seasons have all changed, and possibly by as much as a thousand or more years. Secondly, according to the Mayan interpreters this 2012 event is suppose to basically destroy the entire planet leaving only a small number left that may survive.

I do not see anything like this occurring of this magnitude in our lifetime and pretty much the lifetimes of our immediate future generations, “unless it is man made.” And this brings me to my real reason to discuss such an event. Once again we are being sent messages of great peril that is supposed to effect us all in a very calamitous manner. It seems we can’t find enough that is already wrong with this world we need extra incentive to believe destruction is immanent.

It appears as though every generation, every age of time, humanity has been sent messages of total absolute destruction coming their way. We have lived with fear and turmoil for so long it has become a part of our internal being. If it is not for Biblical prophecies, then it will be because the planet and the sun implode. No matter what it is, we have been fed with a diet of believing that our future is torn in tatters awaiting to claim us as its victim.

And what I find so strange about it all, is how humanity cannot see beyond the virtual world as if they are being seduced to believe that this is all there is. Personally I believe that the fear generated by these supposed end of the world events is promoting exactly what it is intended to promote, and that is a lack of any zeal to accomplish or fulfill your life’s plan. Yes the movie makes for good entertainment, but to accept is as valid, is not going to be very beneficial.

The ancients used to say, live every day as if it is your last, but plan as if their was no end. Personally I believe all of these cycles of fear and end time world events are being promoted by the darkness of the secret coalition. I am not saying that these events cannot occur, I am saying it is useless to spend your time worrying about it, or to place a date on it. There was an old adage that used to sway the hearts and minds of the innocence, and that is eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow you shall die. This belief actually creates chaos and confusion, and destroys any chance of you fulfilling your own personal destiny. You may die tomorrow but until then, do your best and be vigilant.

And you know the old saying, we shall bring you the chaos and then we shall deliver you, ordo/ab/chao. The ideology that we are entering end time events will only create one effect, and that is to completely surrender your minds and bodies over to those that will rise to save you. What is needed to be understood is there has never been any guarantees in life except for the fact you will leave this plane of awareness. This is the only guarantee… And yet somehow those in the dark circles of secrets are able to convince us that we should place all of our time and worrying efforts into accepting the inevitable as if there is nothing we can do.

Think about this movie called 2012… It was all about uncovering the secrets of the end time and then being one of the few who are to be saved. Or another way of saying it, is population control to eliminate billions so those in the dark circles can control the world the way they want to. Even in the movie it was about the corrupt being saved while the innocent perish. I don’t know about you, but who would want to be saved to be a vassal in the hands of the extremely corrupt that were saved because they purchased their ticket. Now think about it, what mindset does it serve to believe that billions will be eradicated except the few chosen by the dark elite, that will remain. It is all propaganda to surrender your minds over to those that want your bodies. It is all NEW WORLD ORDER PROPAGANDA!

What I am trying to say is the 2012 scenario is full of holes. And you can bet the entire philosophy behind the 2012 scenario was created by sinister agents of the New World Order. I have said so often even if the Mayans did predict an end-time scenario, there is no way we could possibly know when that would be since our entire world’s history was recreated by those that want you to believe in the 2012 scenario.

This specific date is based on the belief that our entire chronology is correct, but those that have had access to the real time line know without a doubt that this is all bunk. Our chronology is not correct, period. It is simply the manufacturing of events creating by victors of war. Brand new histories, cultures and time lines were created by fiat. Even when Justinian using his General Belasarius defeated the Barbarian armies, of the Ostrogoths & Vandals that destroyed the Roman Empire, Justinian came on the scene to restore the Imperial Empire back to the way it was. But in so doing he changed the religion, the times and seasons to fit the new regime. And thus we have been handed down that which was changed, not that which had been prior. We do not know without the blueprint what year we are living in or what culture we belong to for real.

Just like people need to believe in a linear time cycle, they also need to believe in a linear Historical cycle, and yet they fail to comprehend that in this world it would be nearly impossible to have such a feat. Nothing has been linear about our world, it is a concoction of recreating themes one after another.

The fact is every generation believes they are living in the end time, and have been so since recorded history. And yet we are still here…BUT THEY ARE NOT…This is the SECRET

The entire philosophy behind the end time is one of creating within humanity a failure intensity without the ability to change. All of prophecy and predictions were caste in stone not to help humanity but to cause them to give up on themselves and their abilities. These warnings are not there for you to change, they are their to create the mindset of inevitability. It is causing you to give up before your physical life has ended.

And this brings me to the final conclusion of the matter… These end time beliefs and dates are nothing more than redirections being imposed upon your psyche from another awareness that is not set for your elucidation, but for ignorance. It is the attempt to stop each and every one of us in our tracks from fulfilling our objective. Each one of us has a life plan in one form or another. This is our destiny… if you cut short that plan then you will have failed to achieve your goal. Today is the last day to fulfill your plan, until Tomorrow…

Here are the facts… December 21st 2012 means absolutely nothing to you individually, you know why, because you may not even be here by then. You see the real facts are, there is no guarantee that you will be here tomorrow, so why worry about what may occur years down the road. You cannot change one jot or tittle of the destiny of the planet. All you can do is fulfill your life plan. And whether that plan comes to and end in 2012, or tomorrow, or in 50 years, your job is to fulfill your mission.

Instead of worrying about your life’s end, which will come to all one way or the other, begin concentrating on how you can create improvement now and for the future. Remember all of your ancestors of the past are gone, their end time came along time ago. The real fact of life is, the end time comes individually to all, according to each one’s life plan. Your mission if you choose to accept it, IS NOT TO EAT DRINK AND BE MERRY, it is make the best of the time you have for tomorrow may be your 12/21/12….or not!

And as I noticed today, 12/05/09, it is exactly 1111 days before this nefarious date, this number has often been relegated to bringing on a new consciousness awareness. So instead of worrying about 2012, concern your self with the fulfillment of your life plan today, for everyone will eventually come to their 2012, but what will have they accomplished…

GNOSTIC

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1000-year old inscription stone bears earliest reference to Bengaluru

Posted by Admin on December 4, 2012

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bangalore/1000-year-old-inscription-stone-bears-earliest-reference-to-Bengaluru/articleshow/17446311.cms?

By , TNN | Dec 2, 2012, 02.11 AM IST

BANGALORE: Begur, a village off the Bangalore-Hosur highway, has seen rapid growth in the past few years thanks to its proximity to IT companies in Electronics City. Property values have multiplied, with residential layouts, high-rise apartments and malls coming up near the once-sparsely populated village. The proposed Metro connectivity heralds further prospects for the region.

Amid all this development lies neglected in theheart of the village a precious inscription stone, said to over 1,000 years old. It bears the earliest reference to the name ‘Bengaluru’.

The stone, dating back to around 890 AD, was found at the Parvathi Nageshwara temple. Written in Halegannada (ancient Kannada), it mentions ‘Bengaluru Kadana’ (battle of Bengaluru) that took place between the Gangas (Jains) and the Nolambas (Shaivites).

When the Nolamba army attacked Begur, the Ganga administrator Nagattara was killed in the battle. It was a significant turning point in the history of Bangalore, as it led to the eventual decline of Jain kings and the rise of the Shaivites. Thereafter, Shaiva settlements and temples came up in Bangalore, including the famous Someshawara temple in Ulsoor, according to SK Aruni, deputy director, Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), Bangalore Regional Centre.

The inscription seems to refute the popular ‘Benda Kalooru’ theory behind the origin of the name ‘Bengaluru.’ While the boiled beans anecdote relates to Hoysala king Veera Ballala’s regime in 1120 AD, and modern Bangalore was built by Kempegowda I in the 1530s. But the Begur inscription indicates that a settlement called ‘Bengaluru’ existed much before that, as early as 890 AD.

This has been recorded in the ‘Epigraphia of Carnatica,’ compiled by the Mysore archaeological department. Even though the Begur stone was identified and recorded in 1915 itself, no efforts have been made to preserve it. It lies against a compound wall in the Parvathi Nageshwara temple. Several other stones (veeragallus) are lying along beside, cracked in two pieces, echoing the tales of battles bygone.

“Some pillars inside the ancient temple are gradually sliding and caving in. The government should take immediate steps to preserve the temple and the monuments,” said Venkatesh, a villager who is also a member of the Rajagopura Construction Committee. The committee, formed by locals, raises funds from devotees and is building four Rajagopuras (high towers) around the temple. The construction in the premises poses further threat to the inscription. There should be care taken that the new concrete cement towers don’t ruin the beauty of the temple.

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A Life-Changing Decision

Posted by Admin on November 26, 2012

by Dreama Vance
Co-Founder of InfiniteBeing.com

“Make spiritual growth your number one priority.” These words, buried in the middle of a paragraph of text on a flyer advertising a variety of classes, literally seemed to light up and take on a glow.

Yes, they were glowing and just as the church bells of old were used to gather people together, the words “Make Spiritual Growth Your Number One Priority” began to clang in my head and call to me, pulling me toward them. Living words. Powerful words that I could feel in my heart and, as I embraced them and they moved into my consciousness, I responded with a joyful, “Yes, of course!”

And in that moment, those words became a decision. And life changed. Like the turning of a kaleidoscope, a new pattern emerged.

What happens when you make this decision to make your spiritual growth your number one priority?

Everything falls into place. Prioritizing everything else becomes easy. Organizing your day becomes simple. Decisions about money are made with grace. In short, your life becomes balanced.

Magic happens

There is something magical that happens at the “decision point.” The decision point itself has a power. Once you make the decision, at that point, it becomes easy to follow through with your action, without you “doing” a whole lot to make it happen.

With this new decision, I was able to create sacred space in my day. Upon awakening in the morning, before even getting out of bed, I connected with Spirit, realizing our Oneness. At the beginning of work, I would take a moment to remember that connection again, spending a few minutes to calm the frantic pace of the external world and just breathe, realizing, “I live and breathe and have my being in God. God lives and breathes through my being. I am One with the Universe.” In the evening, contemplation, study, and quiet time became a food that was as necessary as eating.

New opportunities emerge

New opportunities for growth appeared. Classes and books “found me” without me even searching. Different people came into my life. Decisions about whether to spend the money for spiritual classes, courses and seminars were no longer an issue or even a consideration. I wanted this!

Shortly after spiritual growth became so important to me, I realized how conditioned we are to NOT grow spiritually. We are locked into a system that demands we spend the majority of our time getting ready to go to work, getting to work, working, and coming home from work, basically to pay for a house and car. By the time you fix food, do the dishes and some laundry, and take a shower, how much time is left for your spiritual growth? It is as if we are deliberately being misdirected. Our focus is all “out there.”

To summarize the point, in the short-term, what happens when you make your spiritual growth your number one priority is this: Time management and money management decisions fall into place; new opportunities for growth come your way.

What happens in the long-term? Wow! Where do I start? In the long-term, farther down the road, you will reap the rewards of actual spiritual growth. It is as if you become a different person. Your inner reality becomes the center of your being. And you never stop growing; consciousness is ever-unfolding. All because of one life-changing decision…

Make spiritual growth YOUR number one priority.

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Did You Volunteer?

Posted by Admin on November 26, 2012


by Dreama Vance

Back in the 1990s, it seemed as if every New Age teacher’s secret to the Universe was based on one statement: Remember who you are.

So, the scenario would go something like this: The teacher would stand at the front of the auditorium and give these great words of profound wisdom, “Remember who you are.”

The rest of us in the audience would think, “Okay, I am a spark of the Divine,” or they would think, “I am an aspect of God,” or something similar. And then we would all just sit and stare at each other… each of us thinking, “Okay, got that… now what?”

We would just look rather blankly around the room, each of us wondering… “What comes next?”

Clearly, we “got it” at the intellectual level, but alas, we did not “get it” from the heart level. It is from the heart that wisdom opens wide the doors of understanding. This understanding does not come from words, or the mind, but from the Silence, the Stillness.

During this time in the 1990s there was much talk about how Lightworkers volunteered to come to Earth for this mission. I remember adamantly refusing to believe I volunteered to come here. I jokingly insisted that everyone else stepped back and left the naive ones, myself included, standing in the front, looking as if we had volunteered.

It was almost ten years later before I had an epiphany. I was sitting outside on a beautiful spring morning having my quiet time. For the previous six months I had been “seeding my consciousness” with the word, “connection.” In other words, I would almost unconsciously think about this word for a few minutes at the beginning of my quiet time and then pretty much forget about it.

When you do this over a period of time, revelations begin to come to you concerning the topic or word being “seeded.” Thus it was, on that beautiful morning, that I had my epiphany. I felt, quite surprisingly, totally and absolutely connected to the Earth and everything I could perceive in my surroundings – the little lizards, the tropical birds, the grass, the very Earth herself. It was the realization, the feeling, of the One expressing as All That Is.

And in that moment, Love, such Love poured through me, filling me and expressing itself as an amazing Love for humanity. It was then that I realized, of course I volunteered. How could I not? This Love that is so beyond our human concept of love opened like a bright sun in my heart and blew away all dark shadows. Of course we volunteered… because that Love is who we were… and that feeling was remembering who we are.

Now it is time to remember our mission.

We are here to help humanity during this time of great transition. The very Cosmos itself is working to aid our evolution into truth. Now is the time that we are called to action.

Just as in the birthing process, there is a time to push, a time to give every ounce of energy and effort to bring forth new life, and so it is for us, the Lightworkers, at this time. The spiritual gateway is open. Let us pass through it with every fiber of our spirit vibrating with the joy of that which is about to emerge upon Planet Earth.

Let us go through the vital cosmic gateway on December 21, 2012 with our heads held high and our hearts perfectly aligned with everything for which we stand.

We are Lightworkers. We have awaited this time. This is our cosmic moment.

Join us at this crucial time on our 2012 Transformation experience. Let nothing stop you from tuning in with the ascended masters who will guide you into the next level of spiritual consciousness. Your mission is calling…

http://www.infinitebeing.com/courses

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http://www.infinitebeing.com/about.htm#Dreama

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Join Your Ship

Posted by Admin on November 19, 2012

by Owen K Waters

2012 is the division of the ways. It will become ever more obvious that you must choose one of two predominant realities after the cosmic cycles end and new cycles begin on December 21st, 2012. Here are your options for the two realities.

Reality 1: Hang on to Old Reality consciousness and become immersed in its crumbling facade and deepening devastation. This reality will be filled with mounting evidence that the old ways of seeing the world are no longer functional.

Reality 2: Align yourself with the uplifting grace of New Reality consciousness and its inherent sense of the new, the hopeful and the inspired. Align yourself with its enormous potential to build a new and better world.

These two realities are like two ships waiting to leave port. Both ships have raised steam; their propulsion turbines are at rest, yet poised with potential and ready to push the massive ships forward.

For now, you are still able to move from one ship to the other, making your choice while they remain in port, but time is running short. The two ships, Reality 1 and Reality 2, are about to leave port and go their separate ways.

The reality that you subscribe to – the one to which you give the most energy – is the one that you will see manifest more and more in your perception of the world.

When storms pass by, they affect all ships. As world crises pass by, they affect all people. The difference is that those in the New Reality community will sense the emerging love and the new hope for a better world that emerges with each crisis, while those who subscribe to the Old Reality consciousness will fall deeper into a fear-filled view of reality.

Here are the rules of Reality 1: Watch the television, especially the news. Be afraid, very afraid. Do what you are told.

Here are the rules of Reality 2: Notice the ever-increasing frequency of consciousness that fills the air. Notice how each day makes it easier to access the unconditional love of heart-centered consciousness. Notice how you can join with others of like mind and work for a better reality, a future filled with community and support, while helping each other to realize more spiritual unfoldment.

For a time, the people of Reality 1 and Reality 2 will keep sharing the same world. The difference is the lens through which they will perceive reality.

The lens that looks at a material world sees one reality, while the lens that looks through the heart sees a totally different picture, even though they are looking at the same world. The lens that you choose determines how you experience your reality.

The time has come to make a firm decision to join the good ship, “Reality 2,” with its New Reality consciousness, and to see the world through a lens that encourages your purpose in life.

It is a time to expand your awareness through an increased focus on spiritual consciousness, through the study and practice of the universal laws, and through reaching out to others who can be helped in turbulent times that are filled with both great change and great opportunity.

It is time to make that crucial decision, to join your ship and set your course directly into the dawn of the emerging New Reality.

The single most powerful opportunity for spiritual advancement in 26,000 years is coming and it is just a month away! 

In order to best prepare for the 2012 cosmic gateway which occurs on December 21st, we are running a 2012 Transformation course, starting on December 1st.

Prepare now to pass through the 2012 gateway in the best possible way. Join the many souls of like mind on this course who will be learning about the emerging new standard in spiritual growth. Tune in with the ascended masters who will be assisting us during this course to reach the new level of spiritual consciousness.

Full details of this vital course are posted at:

http://www.infinitebeing.com/courses

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Where does Bangalore’s power come from?

Posted by Admin on November 12, 2012

http://bangalore.citizenmatters.in/articles/view/4648-bescoms-power-sources

Bangalore had been reeling under a power shortage until recently. The city alone consumes about a third of the state’s total power. What are Bangalore’s power sources?

By Navya P K
06 Nov 2012, Citizen Matters

For over a month, there have been reports about power shortage in the city. Early October, BESCOM had contemplated power cuts for industries, but later changed the plan when rains started.

Currently, the city has shortage of around 100 MW daily, which is only less than 5% of its total requirement, says P Manivannan, MD of BESCOM [1]. The shortage for entire BESCOM area is upto 600 MW. Manivannan says, “The shortage cannot be quantified, but varies from 0-600 MW through the day depending on wind and other sources. We are able to handle it, and are not contemplating any load shedding for the city.”

Bangalore’s daily power demand is about 2300 MW (Mega Watt). That is, 2300 MW of power is transmitted throughout the day to the city on average (there are sharp differences in peak and non-peak hour consumption though). Bangalore consumes about one-third of the state’s total power. Karnataka‘s average demand is 6000 MW per day.

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Overall, Bangalore consumes 42 Million Units (MU) energy per day, as opposed to state’s 140 MU. The transmission of 2300 MW through the day, leads to consumption of 42 MU of energy.

What are our power sources?

Bangalore is powered by the same grid that supplies to the entire state – there are no specific sources for Bangalore alone. The sources include hydel, thermal and non-conventional sources like wind and sun. The state also gets power from Central Generating Stations (CGS) like Neyveli Lignite Corporation, Kaiga Atomic Power Station in North Karnataka etc. Together, the sources have the maximum capacity to produce 12,000 MW of power, but actual generation is about 6000 MW and the extent of generation from each source varies through the day. Major sources are the state’s own hydel and thermal power stations.

Hydel power:

The state has over 15 hydel power stations – Shivanasamudra, Sharavathy and Bhadra are some of them. Though hydel power is a major part of state’s power, BESCOM gets only a small share of it. The amount of hydel power allocation is fixed for ESCOMs (Electricity Supply Companies).

BESCOM gets 12% of state’s hydel power for its entire area which also includes Tumkur, Chitradurga, Davanagere etc (not just Bangalore). Because of this low dependency on hydel power, poor monsoon rains do not hinder power supply to Bangalore as much.

Thermal power:

Thermal power comes from coal, gas and diesel stations. Raichur and Bellary Thermal Power Stations (RTPS and BTPS), and Yelahanka Diesel Generating Station (YDGS) are the state’s major thermal stations. Unlike hydel power, thermal power is stable as long as there is no shortage of coal/diesel.

Central Generating Stations (CGS):

CGS are thermal/nuclear stations. The stations are maintained by central government, and each state gets a specified share of the power generated. The state in which the station is located, will get majority of the power while neighbouring states will get a smaller share. Karnataka gets about 1000 MW from CGS, on average.

Non Conventional Energy Projects (NCEPs):

This power is produced not by government agencies, but by Independent Power Producers (IPPs). NCE sources mainly are wind, sun, biomass etc. Wind generation is a major part of NCEPs, but depends on wind availability. While IPPs like Tata BP Solar exclusively generates solar power, much of NCE is generated in factories as by-product.

For instance, in sugar and steel factories, while production process goes on, power can be generated simultaneously. The factories use part of this power for themselves, and sell the excess to the state. Udupi Power Corporation Ltd (UPCL), a major IPP, produces power from imported coal.

How power reaches Bangalore

Three agencies are involved in the procurement, transmission and supply of power, before it reaches consumers. Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd (KPCL) is the state agency that gets power from different generating stations. KPCL also buys power from other states when required.

Another agency, Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Ltd (KPTCL) is in charge of transmitting power to different ESCOMs, including BESCOM. Once it gets the power from KPTCL, BESCOM’s local network supplies it to consumers.

All of this is co-ordinated by KPTCL’s State Load Despatch Centre (SLDC). ESCOMs inform SLDC about their power requirement forecast for the next day, 24 hours earlier. Similarly, KPCL informs SLDC of its generation forecast, a day before. Depending on this, the total power is distributed among each ESCOM for the next day. Demand and supply varies through the day, and SLDC maintains real-time data on this.

06 Nov 2012

Navya P K is Senior Staff Journalist at Citizen Matters.

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Spiritual Trendsetters

Posted by Admin on November 12, 2012

by Owen K Waters

It is time for the world to stop being fearful. Fear breeds fear. Love breeds love. One cancels the other. Which will you choose – love or fear?

If you decide to create more love in your life, the approach is simple. Spiritual awareness enhances the natural flow of the universal consciousness called love. By developing your inner spiritual connection, you attract and transmit more pure, unconditional love and all things will be added to you because of this.

Your relationships will grow deeper and more harmonious. You will appreciate yourself more, simply for being the child of God that you are. You’ll prosper in your professional dealings as you become more creative and, therefore, more competent and more valuable to the people to whom you provide a service.

It’s simply a choice. To develop love, start by ignoring the fears that face the rest of the world. Don’t let those issues of fear bring you down. That’s what they’re designed to do. If you let them bring you down, they will disempower you.

Instead, focus on what will make a difference within yourself. Your domain – the realm under your control – is within you. You can change that which is within yourself. Other people are outside of your domain, so change that which you can – that which is within yourself. Then, paradoxically, you will also effect positive change in the world because you are part of the global mind consciousness.

Just as there is an atmospheric belt around the world, there is also a mind belt around the world. This mind belt is constantly fed by the thoughts and emotions of every human upon the planet. People are like radio transmitters and receivers, only the energy is mind energy, not radio waves. You constantly receive mind energy from the collective mind belt, process it through your own consciousness and transmit it back into the mind belt.

Mind energy consists of thoughts and feelings. It is a definite energy, even though it is much more subtle than physical energies like light or electricity. Mind energy is conditioned and directed by human will.

You can be affected by the collective mind belt or you can decide for yourself how you will react to life’s events. Choose now whether you will be affected by every twist and turn in the game of life, or whether you will be one of the few who create the game.

Independent thinkers are the trendsetters in the mind belt. The way you think affects every other human upon the planet. The way you feel affects every other human upon the planet.

Because higher frequencies of thought and feeling have much more power than lower frequency ones, the unconditional love that you generate through your spiritual practices has a huge influence upon humanity.

Choose the development of love through regular, dedicated spiritual practices and you will be changing the world. At the end of the day, the one thing that really counts is the amount of spiritual growth that you have achieved.

Make spiritual growth your number one priority in life.

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Owen K Waters is the author of the Infinite Being Insight E-Books, which are filled with clear and concise insights into Spiritual Metaphysics.

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Igniting Kannada minds

Posted by Admin on November 5, 2012

http://www.bangaloremirror.com/article/31/2012083120120831184632730b9e70a63/-Igniting-Kannada-minds–.html

Eminent scholar K V Narayana’s path-breaking initiative ‘Reading Karnataka’ seeks to radically change our traditional concepts of information and knowledge.

“We are not going anywhere,” said Prof G Venkatasubbaiah, effectively indicating that “the Kannadigas are here to stay and we will survive” irrespective of all the recent politicising of language issue.
Another crusader, Prof U R Ananthamurthy, never gets tired of pushing for “all information/knowledge to Kannadigas through Kannada”. But there is an unexpressed “also” to it, implying most of our knowledge sources are in English.
That the language issue has become a political game is common knowledge. The current topic of debate is the Nature of Knowledge. Journalist Sugata Srinivasaraju calls it an “epistemological intervention”.
Scholar and critic Dr K V Narayana thought of expanding the debate on such an issue and he started a series of workshops, a special knowledge zone, what he calls ‘Karnataka Oodu’. Some translate it as ‘Reading Karnataka’. It could also be termed Karnataka Studies. The three basic questions he poses are:
1. What should be the nature of the knowledge that we receive through Kannada?
2. Should the knowledge that we receive through Kannada be similar to the one we derivefrom English?
3. Is there a need to also import the frameworks through which we receive knowledge, that is, should we also borrow the troughs in which knowledge is contained?
“Karnataka Oodu (studies) is a result of debates we used to have among a group of friends and we decided to expand the reach and started conducting workshops at various places for the last two years,” says KVN.
“The first step we need to take in this process is to integrate the various knowledge zones that remain scattered, independent and disconnected in the language. Though we can’t erase the borders between them, we should not create walls. Through this process, as it connects history, sociology, political science, anthropology, archaeology, art history, linguistics etc., we’ll figure out the way Karnataka has been perceived and interpreted by these disciplines. As we peruse the material, we’ll realise that the various disciplines have perceived and placed the land and its culture in a global framework. That there is hardly any difference between an insider’s view and an outsider’s take because the theoretical receptacles are the same or similar. They are indistinguishable and alien. The only difference is that the insider would have written his exegesis in the Kannada language.”
‘Karnataka Study’ aims to get as many as possible to think about acquiring the capacity for thinking in Kannada and it should start from within and not be borrowed from outside. Education has resulted in getting into the habit of looking at ourselves from the outside rather than evolve a method that comes as being an insider critique.
If this has to change, we have to use frameworks that have an organic or symbiotic relationship with the knowledge that is created.
“In our enthusiasm to ensure that all knowledge is made available in Kannada, we opened our gates wide. Now, we realise that the knowledge we possess is what got transferred from elsewhere and that we haven’t created any of them ourselves. We seem to have expanded our understanding of things, but then we have lost the ability to think independently. Ram Manohar Lohia had once said that India had not produced an independent thinker since the 4th century. Shankaracharya was the last one. We have come to such a pass that if need to develop a process of thinking, we borrow it from outside; we have lost confidence that a Kannada mind can create it independently. When we borrow, we struggle to adapt to them to our circumstances and that in itself appears like a huge exercise. We should not only have a goal to create our own knowledge systems, but we should also believe that it is very much possible.”
LIKE HANUMAN’S MIND
He says that some sort of languor or fatigue has impeded the Indian mind. To think independently has taken a back seat. “It is like the state of Hanuman’s mind in Ramayana just before his leap across the ocean. He thinks he is an insignificant small ape and may not be able undertake the venture. But luckily for Hanuman, there are others around to instil confidence in him, that he is very much competent to carry out the job. But sadly, there is nobody to do that to our languages and cultures. We have simply given up.
“As we get into an exercise like this there are people who’ll accuse us of being frogs in the well. They may be correct, but while we express wonderment about the expanse of the ocean, we can’t allow our ponds and lakes to go dry. They sustain us, not the sea.” (Translated by Sugata Srinivasaraju)
Is the ‘Reading Karnataka’ a process or a product?
KVN says it is both. “It is something that I have been preoccupied since 30 years since my student days. Take for instance, the American concept of South Asia. For them, South Asia comprises Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. But from our point of view Tibet, Burma, Malaysia, Japan also belong to South Asia. However, we are conditioned by their concept. But our culture thoughts should be for our understanding and should relate to our lives in the contemporary times. The Kannada life, its problems should be understood from our point of view and we have to reclaim our intelligence. I call it the moment of realisation. Can we really reclaim our way of thinking? I think we can. We have to interact and include our younger generation into the debate and since it is not merely an intellectual exercise, but also emotional. They will definitely respond.”
KVN also talks about the scholars who address the pan-Indian or global audience “with their backs turned on Kannadigas, they should be facing the Kannadigas, if you know what I mean.” One has to talk to Kannadigas as an insider and not as an outsider.
KVN and his friends are organising workshops across the state and the response has been phenomenal. The next workshop is on September 1 and 2 at the farm house (Nisargadhama, Doddaballapur – Chikkaballapur Road, Thimmasandra,) of Kannada activist T N Prabhudev at Doddaballapur. Boarding and lodging facilities will be provided at Doddaballapur for participants. Those interested contact K Y Narayana Swamy (9739007127) and Ravikumar Bagi (9448881480).

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The 2012 Gateway Trajectory

Posted by Admin on November 1, 2012

by Owen K Waters

2013 is almost here and it will bring a bright new dawn for everything related to the New Reality. Instead of being beset by multiple expiring cosmic cycles, we will become immersed in a new era where it becomes very easy to create positive new projects.

I learned from my primary guide – a senior member of the spiritual hierarchy who functions as the Lord Protector of The Shift – about a principle called the 2012 Gateway Trajectory.

This principle states that the pattern of consciousness that you have at the close of the cosmic cycles on December 21st, 2012 will influence your trajectory through experience for many thousands of years into the future.

The 2012 gateway is rather like a vortex. You enter it from one side, pass through the eye of the vortex where your pattern of consciousness is stamped or fixed within your aura, then you exit the vortex into a whole new set of multi-millennia cosmic cycles bearing that pattern.

As a spiritual seeker, you are a lightworker and therefore a leading thinker in the advancement of consciousness. You may have adopted one or more challenges to work through in this life so that you could create a pattern in the mind belt to make it easier for others to follow and heal their own lives.

You’ve borne those challenges, not so much because you need the experience, but because other people need pioneers to resolve the issues that are important today. The more the pioneers succeed in resolving their issues, the easier it becomes for the rest to follow.

The point of knowing this is so that you may resolve whatever challenges still face you before December 21st, 2012. As you head towards the 2012 gateway, it’s time to take inventory and see where you stand on matters of unfinished business.

Whatever gives you discomfort – even so much as a nagging doubt that all is not right – now is the time to address those issues. Anything that gives you a feeling of being out of harmonious alignment of mind, body and soul should be addressed and resolved.

Remember, you’re not the challenge that you are facing. You adopted it as something to master in order to make the way easier for others to follow the pattern you set in the global mind atmosphere. The average lightworker has already mastered those challenges in previous lives. They took the same challenges upon themselves in these critical days because they knew they could rise above and resolve those challenges in time to help set a pattern for others to follow and set themselves free.

If you are currently working through a major life challenge and feel as though you’re going round in circles and getting nowhere, stop and look for the gift in that challenge. The gift is that, by loving yourself and others more, you can rise above the challenge and become more of who you really are. Then, the experience changes from one of challenge to one of self-empowerment.

The solution to a challenge in the material world is typically not to be found in the material world at the level of the problem. The answer is found when you rise above that frequency and gain from the resources of the higher aspects of your mind. Fear-based challenges, for example, are always resolved by connecting with the strength and security of your inner being.

Real strength does not lie anywhere in the outside world. It lies within you. Once you find that inner power, you rise above any limitation and stand as a self-realized way-shower in a world desperate for spiritual freedom.

We can look forward to December 21st, 2012 as the gateway that marks the close of many cosmic cycles and the end of the functionality of the old ways.

The 2012 gateway is the beginning of a world full of opportunities. Positive action will come very easily when all the cycles begin anew and are running in their constructive, ascending mode.

Most of all, decide before then to make Spiritual Growth your number one priority and you will harvest an ever-increasing joy in the years ahead.

Make the 2012 gateway everything you want it to be. Make it a beautiful event opening into a wonderful future filled with joy and enlightenment!

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