And Now Chinese Yuan too – International Currency in Addition to US Dollar


Sagar Raichura

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) officially green-lighted the acceptance of China’s currency – the Yuan – into the IMF’s foreign exchange basket. According to Reuters, this move paves the way for the IMF to place the yuan at par with the US dollar. This is the latest in a series of global developments that threatens to eliminate the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency.

Experts predict this announcement will trigger one of the most profound transfers of wealth in our lifetime. So if you want to protect your savings and retirement, you better get your money out of US dollar investments and into the one asset class that rises as currencies collapse.

The reality is that the IMF holds the “Supreme Power” in our world today. The International Monetary Fund, or IMF, is one of the most secretive and powerful organizations in the world. They monitor the financial health of more than 185 countries. They establish global money rules and provide “bail-out” assistance to bankrupt nations. Some are warning that any move by the IMF to supplant the US dollar could be catastrophic to American investments.

And now, the IMF has made the first move. As reported by The Wall Street Journal, the IMF officially green-lighted the acceptance of China’s currency – the Yuan – into the IMF’s foreign exchange basket. This marks the first time in history the IMF has expanded the number of currencies in the foreign exchange basket. This means that the Chinese currency will now become a viable global alternative to the US dollar.

According to Juan Zarate, who helped implement financial sanctions while serving in George W. Bush’s Treasury department, “Once the [other currency] becomes an alternative to the dollar, rules of the game begin to change.”

Leong Sing Chiong, Assistant Managing Director at a major central bank, said this dollar alternative “is likely to transform the financial landscape in the next 5-10 years.”

Currency expert Dr. Steve Sjuggerud warned, “I’ve been active in the markets for over two decades now, but I’ve never seen anything that could move so much money, so quickly. The announcement will start a domino effect, that will basically determine who in America gets rich in the years to come, and
who struggles”.

Dr. Sjuggerud says if you own any US “paper” assets – and that includes stocks, bonds, or just cash in a bank account – you should be aware of what’s about to happen and know how to prepare. A number of experts believe a recent spike in gold and silver prices is a direct result of the IMF’s action. Precious metals notoriously rise when the US dollar falls.

The death of the US Dollar is projected in one frightening graph. For the last 600 years, there have been six different global reserve currencies controlled by world superpowers. The latest – the US dollar – has dominated world currency for over 80 years. The alarming fact is, global reserve currencies have collapsed every 80-90 years for the last six centuries! What does this mean for America and the dominance of the US dollar? Based on recent evidence and long-standing historical trends, experts predict the imminent collapse of the US dollar! What’s more alarming? Many Americans aren’t yet doing the one thing that will save their savings and retirement from US dollar collapse.

Just take a look at the graph below. It shows the lifespan of dominant currencies going back 600 years. Notice that the US dollar has now been the dominant currency for 88 years, about the same length of time as its predecessors.

It’s obvious why experts say that the US dollar’s days as the world’s reserve currency are coming to a climactic end.

All fiat currencies ultimately collapse. “Fiat” currency is paper currency backed by nothing tangible. As opposed to “sound money” which is backed by gold or some other valuable commodity, a fiat currency is backed by nothing more than faith in the government. The US dollar has been a fiat currency since Nixon closed the gold window in 1971 in what was the greatest heist in American history. The scary fact is, the average life span of a fiat currency is 40 years, and the US dollar has now exceeded 40 years as a fiat currency!

Prior to 1933 and for well over 100 years, the dollar was backed by gold, and $20 bought you an ounce of gold. But after the government stole all US citizens’ gold in 1933 for a $20 paper certificate, gold was revalued at US$35, meaning the dollar was devalued by 43% overnight and all foreign and domestic holders of dollars were effectively robbed.

After Nixon closed the gold window completely in 1971, it took $67 to buy an ounce of gold, devaluing the US dollar by 50% again. Today, it takes well over a thousand US dollars to buy that same ounce of gold. Why? Because the US dollar is now nothing more than a fast declining Federal Reserve note backed by a government that is saddled with $18 trillion in unpayable debt — growing by $10 million per minute!

It is prudent to protect yourself before it’s too late. This “Paper Money Experiment” has run its course. The Federal Reserve, the US government, and Wall Street manipulaters have misused their power by
mismanaging the dollar, and now there are global repercussions. The debt load sitting on top of the US dollar is unsustainable and will continue to crush the dollar’s purchasing power until no one wants to hold US dollars, and they are ‘no longer’ accepted for global trade. The dollar’s collapse means that every single one of your paper investments that are dollar-backed – stocks, mutual funds, money markets, cash accounts, etc – will go down right along with the dollar! Meanwhile, the government and the banks will find a way to protect themselves at your expense !!

So as we say goodbye to the U.S. dollar’s dominance, it doesn’t have to mean goodbye to your savings and retirement. You can remove at least some of your savings and retirement from the dollar-backed, paper-based financial system and protect it with the one asset that has outlasted every fiat currency ever invented before the last 5,000 years: Gold.

Coronavirus, Humans and Sri Aurobindo


Nothing happens without a “cause” in this universe – and that includeas our Earth also. Science studies “cause and effect”; all science is based on this technique only. But the universe is so complex that we humans do not know its complete working. To make the matter still more difficult for us, some part of this universe is visible to us and some part is not even visible. Many things and processes work from behind – toatally unknown to us.

Sri Aurobindo was a great Yogi and he has taught us many things, which work from behind and remain invisible to us. He taught the working of life, which has something to do with the current Corona pandemic.

All life – of humans and animals of all varities but excluding the life of all plants and trees – is built on three mainframes – the constituents, the principles: 1. Physical body; 2. Vital body (प्राणिक सत्ता); and 3. Developing (in animals) or developed (in humans) mind element. (Plants and trees have physical and vital elements of life – minus mental element – in them). One can sense and see all these elements working in their life: they all have an anatomical physical body; they all wish to live and make efforts with this physical body to protect their life against present dangers and guard against an unforeseen future; and, they all use some – rudimentary or developed – kind of intelligent strategem to accomplish that wish and go about their life. This is all visible to us; one can sense it.

But something more is there, which is invisible to us: there is “subtle” frame, power or force supporting from behind these visible elements of their life. On death of all animals, including humans, these “subtle” bodies or frames are released – to be recycled, re-absorbed or re-born again in new forms by Nature. We have no means  to know about it but Yogis can see these “pores” of vital bodies present in the “vital world” – the world of the “Dead” – and also can interact with them. These “subtle” bodies when released for re-cycling may become “more or less intense or wishful”, depending on the circumstances how their death came about. Violent or untimely death makes them more intense, wishful or revengeful. It is a simplified version of an extremely complex process, which has been kept secret by Divine from human mind.

All life of animals, including humans but excluding plants and trees, on their coming into being (at the time of taking their birth) absorbs parts and splinters of these released subtle bodies. Viruses are no exception to this process. One need not elaborate further.

Lessons of Sri Aurobindo:
1. Be kind and loving to all life. Do not harm them – unless it is necessary to defend and protect yourself.
2. If possible, be vegetarian.
3. If need to kill to eat, be humane to the victim and least in pain.
4. Obey science and take precaution – like social distancing etc.
5. Take refuge at the feet of Divine, who had the power to create all life – and you the audecity to take away that life from them.
6. Pray and call Divine to help you in your hour of disress.
7. There is ONE DIVINE. Have firm faith in your OWN DIVINE and call Him to help.
8. With the faith in Divine and relying on his compassionate help to all beings, including humans, reject the entry of Corona into humans and refuse the entry in your mind of its fear.

Coronavirus: Modi’s Stock Rises Among World Leaders!


T. S. Mohan

India is surprising many in the world. A friend of mine, who is an NRI and whose group has many NRIs, has sent his thoughts, which are pasted below:

I have been tracking various social media groups and Internet forums which have millions of users from all over the world. As expected, the only topic of discussion everywhere these days is: Corona.

While most of the discussions are mostly centered around the subject of precautions and updates about Corona pandemic, a significant number of users have now started noticing the maturity with which India is handling this issue. What was till recently considered a third world nation, India is now quickly gaining respect and recognition at the world stage.

Following are a few examples which illustrate how India is impressing the foreigners:

1) Firstly, and most importantly, many are impressed with Indian Govt’s quick measures and proactive initiatives even at such initial stages. The reason for this appreciation is that in all other countries, despite the rapid rise in cases, their respective govts had been ignoring the issue, and some were even taking it casually. Whereas India is one of the very few nations where Govt has jumped into action to tackle at root level itself. This has impressed many foreigners, especially Americans.

2) The strong measures like strict lockdown and police bandobast in India is being appreciated by Europeans. The reason here is that Europe is usually a highly democratic continent where emphasis is more on giving flexibility to people. So, they find it a bit strange when they see news visuals of Indian police forcefully chasing out violators from the streets during the curfew. In fact, Italians have been highly impressed with scenes where Indian policemen have lathi charged violators, because the Italians know the severity of this issue, and hence they feel such ruthless strictness by Indian police is fully justified, and is in the best interest of larger public.

3) Many, especially Americans, are impressed with the calmness of Indians, who are not resorting to crazy hoarding of essentials despite a nationwide lockdown. For example, even now, most of the American stores are almost empty, and Americans are fighting against each other in stores over these issues and are on a Gun buying spree ! However, in India, everything seems to be running smoothly without any hoarding or shortages.

4) Almost everyone are impressed with the innovative methods used by Indians to follow social distancing. For example, the circles and boxes drawn using rangoli color powder to ensure decent distance between people in queues at groceries, ATMs etc, have really impressed Europeans and Americans.

5) The world is clearly noticing how Indians are utilising their skills of ‘jugaad’ to solve these tough problems. For instance, PM Modi’s idea of turning train coaches into ICU wards, creating 10,000 bed mobile hospitals and sending them to all parts of India over railway, has taken many by surprise, because it is so simple yet practical.

6) Low cost kits from Mylab, Low cost ventilators developed by Mahindra company’s mechanical engineers. All these show Indian engineers are also rising to the occasion to help the health sector, with these innovative and affordable solutions. Everyone from across the world have been highly appreciative of these, and are now encouraging their own engineers to follow suit. Many startup’s have sprung up to invent low cost solutions

7) Public participation in India is something which has taken everyone by surprise. Probably because the usual perception about India in the west is that Indians are illiterate, careless, selfish, lazy etc. So, when they find Indians heeding to the leader’s call for participation through different means like Janata curfew, cheering for health workers etc. so enthusiastically, it gives an impression that Indians really care for their nation, are serious about fighting this issue, etc.

8) Last, but not the least. Finally, India is emerging as a new powerhouse, thanks to a strong and trustworthy leadership. The clarity and focus with which Indian PM is tackling this issue seriously, has already started receiving accolades from all over. During this global crisis, when China is acting like a cheat, Europe is almost down to its knees, and America is running like a headless chicken, the words from Indian PM, in all the recent summits have been heartwarming and inspiring confidence. In some ways, PM Modi is now taking the role of a global leader, filling the vacuum, taking charge and guiding the world in this crisis. This is something which rest of the world is also beginning to notice, and acknowledging the same.

India has really surprised many in the world!

Coronavirus: Did You Hear Modi Speak on 24th March, 2020?


By: R. Veera Raghavan, Advocate, Chennai

Did you hear Prime Minister Modi on television yesterday 24th March 2020? Listening to him, if an Indian was not moved or impressed, be sure he put his politics in the first place, his ego in the second and his country in the third.

I heard the prime minister last evening when he announced a nation-wide 21-day lockdown to battle the novel coronavirus for which there is no vaccine or cure as yet.  It was a touching speech, cajoling and compelling – not formal or authoritarian.

He was like a concerned father talking to his little son, bending to him, meeting him eye-to-eye. I felt like raising my hand, clutching his fingers and eager to go by his affectionate guidance. I didn’t feel that the long curfew would be a command of the law, though it really is. That was the beauty of his speech.

What made Modi’s address to the nation click?

First, the man himself. Modi has built an image of a leader concerned about the welfare of the people and working for it tirelessly and efficiently. Second, the substance of his speech which, as always, matched the image of the man and fulfilled expectations around him, far and wide. Third, perhaps the most crucial, the way he uttered his well-chosen words, in a caring impassioned tone, beseeching his people to respect the curfew for their own good – and he did this most humbly from the seat of the prime minister. All these combined to convince.

To be sure about the effect of Modi’s appeal, just imagine that, instead of Modi, Manmohan Singh of the Congress, the man who was previously prime minister, or still worse Rahul Gandhi, that party’s projected prime minister, is our prime minister today appearing on national television at this difficult time. Then you would sense the strong arm of the law shoving you, and not a gentle hand leading you. To be still more sure, picture Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav or Mamta Banerjee – or Lalu Prasad Yadav too – coming on national television as prime minister in the middle of a serious national health crisis and announcing a 21-day curfew. Now you know the difference between Modi and others so sharp, don’t you?

Let’s not think that, when a lethal virus is slowly spreading in the country, people in different walks of life would instinctively accept a three-week curfew, no matter whether Modi or any other prime minister introduces it, as it is meant for everyone’s health and safety. It is not easy to mentally prepare large sections of the people for a long curfew when the virus is yet to show its menacing face on our land, convince them on the viciousness of the virus when it is lying low and at the same time instil in the people hopes for turning the corner.

Modi did it in his speech admirably, better than any other leader.  In humility and with folded hands he said: “I am speaking not as the prime minister of today, but like your family member. Please patiently follow the 21-day lockdown”. That way, Modi respected the dignity of the common man – more than leaning on the power of the law.

The 21-day curfew will temporarily eject lakhs of workers out of their jobs, many of them in the unorganized sector. It will deprive them and others of their livelihood income for an uncertain period ahead, and also leave migrant labour stranded at many places in the states, for whom the government is not geared to provide instant relief at the moment the curfew was clamped. More time is needed here. Modi had to choose whether he should wait longer to avoid immediate disruption in the economy – if he so waited, it would surely spread the coronavirus to more people leading to unmanageable hospitalisation and enormous fatalities – or instantly stop chances of the virus spreading to nooks and corners, save millions from a deadly illness, gradually and firmly control the virus and then manage and revive a bruised economy. Modi wisely chose the latter, allowing some pain now to avoid a gigantic disaster.

He felt like a responsible father in this choice too, deciding quickly. It is a blessing to have him as our prime minister right now, unifying the people. For our part, let us keep trust in him, keep hope and walk our steps right.

* * * * * (Borrowed with thanks from HERE)

Copyright © R. Veera Raghavan 2020

The coronavirus in the light of Sri Aurobindo


For Sri Aurobindo, behind every event that is happening in the world, there are forces at play. Some of these forces are dharmic, that is they tend towards the good of humanity ; and others are asuric, destructive, striving to disrupt, to bring disharmony, to hurt even, and in general push for regression in human evolution.

This is nothing new : all great Scriptures, whether the Vedas, the Bible, or Buddha’s precepts, have said the same thing – the world is Maya, illusion; look behind appearances, search for Truth. Now if you take a glance at the coronavirus epidemic in that light, it acquires a new dimension. On the medical angle, it is nothing compared to other deadly diseases, such as cancer, heart attacks, or Aids. In India, for now, there are less than 0,0001 per cent of the country infected. But just observe what comes along with the coronavirus : fear, suspicion, mistrust, and a worldwide panic that seems to have gripped all – governments, as well as individuals. This is the very psychosis, which comes with asuric forces. We perceive also that the coronavirus is bringing with it tremendous economic damage to the world: airlines, businesses, governments even, might go bankrupt, and individuals are right now undergoing tremendous financial and psychological stress. This also is the Asura.

Now what Sri Aurobindo also says is that these hostile forces need vehicles, instruments, to do their harm. In the case of the coronavirus, this instrument has been the media, both printed and electronic, which has, with sensationalism, hyperbole, and photoshopping, amplified a million time the fears and concerns of people, putting pressure on governments, which all fell prey to this bloodsucking blackmail.

During the Second World War, Sri Aurobindo and his spiritual companion, the Mother, clearly indicated that Hitler was an asura, an evil force, and they put their spiritual power in play to help the Allies defeat him. It is therefore clear that while taking all hygienic and medical precautions, the coronavirus needs to be fought on a spiritual and occult level.

For having a clear occult indication on how to fight this coronavirus epidemic, we need to look at its origin. Well, it does come from China. We are not anti-Chinese per se, but whether the coronavirus is man-made, because the Chinese eat all kind of animals, from vampires to snakes, which are killed alive before being sold; or if it is biological, which accidentally escaped from a research laboratory, there is no doubt about its source. On a very material level, it is a timely reminder to the West of China’s indomitable thirst for hegemonic dominance of the world. Ninety five per cent of the antibiotics consumed on this planet, for example, are made in China; so are most of the automobiles parts, computer chips, mobile phones such as Apple, etc. The world is therefore totally dependent on China today and this is a signal that it is a dangerous thing and the West needs to delocalize from the Chinese and re-localize – in India, for instance – a much more friendly, spiritual and democratic nation.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama often spoke of a ‘black karma’ of the Chinese, not only because they massacred nearly a million Tibetans but also because Mao-Tse tung, in his megalomania, killed 20 million of his own people. Is the coronavirus which has paralyzed the whole China and which will damage its long-term ambitions, such as a new Silk Road that crosses the Himalayas to reach the Pakistani port of Gwadar, and hence flood the western world with Chinese goods, a consequence of that black karma? The future will say.

At any rate, while India needs to take all sanitary precautions, it is She only who can fight the invisible forces behind the coronavirus. All the great gurus of the moment, HH the Dalai-lama, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Amrita Anandamayi, Jaggi Satguru, the Shankarya, Gurumai, etc, should assemble together and performs pujas and yagnas; individually we can also fight the virus by repeating in our hearts the Mother’s prayer:

“In the name of the Divine,

For the sake of the Divine,

By the power of the Divine,

With the strength of the Divine,

To all adverse beings or forces,

I order you to quit this place at once and for ever”….

François Gautier

Let 130 Crores Indians Resolve to Fight & Defeat Corona – Prime Minister


Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls upon 130 Crores Indians to Resolve to fight and defeat Corona disease and exercise Restraint on ourselves. Summary of his address at 8 PM on 19 March 2020:

  1. Do not be complacent about Covid-19. Do not get swayed by numbers. Unless we are really careful it will go up.
  2. I need the next few weeks of your time, cooperation, and discipline.

  3. Do not treat social distancing lightly. Please do not step out. Stepping out not only risks you, you are also putting pressure on the system. There are people who need to be out, so don’t make it worse for them also.

  4. People over 65 at no cost to step out.

  5. On March 22, Sunday, please follow a self imposed “Janta curfew”. Please do not step out of your house (even to the common area of your society) from 7am to 9 pm.

  6. At 5 pm on that day please clap from your door/window/balcony and thank, appreciate and express your gratitude to the people who have been working relentlessly during tough times (like medical care professionals, services, delivery etc).

  7. Do not hoard, we will ensure necessities are in place.

  8. Do not cut salaries of people missing work, especially those belonging to middle / low-income groups.

  9. Covid eco (economic) response task force has been set up under the Finance Minister.

  10. Don’t stress the medical service system, avoid non essential visits to the hospital. Postpone avoidable visits to hospitals and doctors. Get postponed surgeries to one month later.

  11. Priority is now to fight Corona. We have to win. Humanity has to win. Nothing else.

  12. Share this message widely.

What a beautiful appeal!

Let us act on this appeal and make a “sankalp” (resolve) to fight and defeat this Corona.

India Leads Fight Against COVID-19 – That Media Doesn’t Tell


P M R

How Indian Government is dealing with the threat of COVID-19 with far greater tenacity and firmness than almost all countries – and a thread to dismantle Jim O’Neill’s bigoted claim “thank god this didn’t start in India” – 90% of our mainstream anti-India media does not tell us. Let us enumerate this commendable work of India.

  1. Firstly, despite sharing a border of 3,488 kilometres with China, India has only reported 78 cases and 1 death – just compare it with 596 cases and 8 deaths in the UK.
  2. India is the only country in the world to evacuate its citizens 6 times (and counting) and evacuated the most number of foreign nationals from the COVID-19 effected countries.

  3. The Indian Air Force evacuated a total of 723 Indians and 37 foreign nationals from Wuhan, China. India evacuated 119 Indians and 5 foreign nationals from Japan. IAF also evacuated 58 Indian pilgrims from Iran on the 10th of March. Total: 900 Indians and 48 foreign nationals.

  4. India is leading the fight against COVID-19 in the South Asian region, offering diplomatic, humanitarian and medical assistance to its neighbours.

  5. A total of 56 Virus Research Diagnostic Laboratories (VRDLs) have been set up in India to test its citizens as well as foreign citizens in a record time, with a plan to build 56 more VRDLs in the next month. This insane level of efficiency hasn’t caught the eye of the media – or wiliny ignored.

  6. India currently has one of the world’s most efficient and reliable testing systems, reducing the time taken to get test results back from 12-14 hours to four hours. US health officials have admitted that their system is failing and their testing has been very sluggish

  7. As a result, from Iran, Afghanistan up to Timor Leste, countries in Asia have been requesting India to help set up testing facilities in their countries.

  8. India has sent 6 top scientists to set up a make-shift lab and testing facility in Iran to test 6000 of its citizens because Iranian officials refused to test Indians due to their high load. India plans to send 3 more airplanes in the next week to airlift its citizens.

  9. India has provided 15 tonnes of medical assistance comprising masks, gloves and other emergency medical equipment to China.

  10. India has sent Maldives a 14 member medical team comprising of pulmonologists, anaesthetists, physicians & lab technicians and also a large composite of COVID-19 medical relief to assist Maldives health authorities.

  11. India has screened 1,057,506 people from 30 airports and 77 seaports in India.

  12. India has suspended all visas to India as well as visa-free travel facility for OCI cardholders. It has closed its border with Myanmar. The Indian nationals coming from COVID-19 hit nations after 15 February will be quarantined for 14 days. This is in contrast with the UK with far more cases but no quick action whatsoever.

  13. India has the world’s biggest state-sponsored health assurance scheme, covering over 500 million beneficiaries (approximately 8 times the size of the UK).

  14. Indian drug prices are among the cheapest in the world. Medbelle ranks India as one of the five countries with the lowest median prices for drugs around the world due to an elaborate price control mechanism for drugs and the government’s Jan Aushadi project to provide cheap affordable medicines to the poor.

  15. China had silenced the doctor who identified COVID-19 and he died 6 weeks later. China let this brew. On the other hand, when Nipah virus was found in India in 2018, 3 doctors identified it and authorities immediately reported it to WHO. 2000 were quarantined and 17 died in total. India would have never allowed it to become a pandemic.

The Indian civilization, being one of the most advanced and the most ancient in the world, has been way ahead of its time with gifting the world with the “Namaste” greeting – which is being propagated now by every world leader out of the necessity. Ancient India had idealised vegetarianism long ago and expounded Ayurveda, and as a result, she did not come in contact with any serious threat from plagues / diseases in its millennia of existence.

India never created any pandemic in the long history of its existence.

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