Monday, November 10, 2014

What's the holdup here???!@?

Huh? What the Freakin' F*ck??

Warmest spiritual greetings, Please understand that last night I placed a two line announcement on the Washington D.C. Independent Media Center news wire.  My brief message was that I am available to go to the district for participation in frontline radical environmental direct action.  I asked to be contacted via my email address.  This morning, I discovered that some insane, stupid, counterrevolutionary motherfucker had taken my networking message off of the news wire.
I want you to contact the DC IMC at dc@indymedia.org, and tell them that if you only wanted news stories, you could be better served by CNN.  Also, please inform them that we all got the IMC network going many years ago, because we recognized a need for a more radically conscious news network.  And tell the DC IMC to kick out of the collective what one of my anarchist women friends refers to as "that crazy bitch who never did like any of us who came to D.C. to help, and sabotages our efforts even now!"

I am presently at the Green Tortoise Hostel in San Francisco, packed and ready to return to Washington D.C. for the seventh time.  Before the planet earth literally melts down and everything here is compromised, I ask that the genuine international radical milieu appreciate my continuing willingness to be involved, and that I am not interested in taking retirement at age 65.  I am NOT "thanking you in advance for your cooperation".  If you need to get that from me, kill yourself!  Craig Louis Stehr, November 10, 2014

Craig Louis Stehr
Email: CraigStehr@inbox.com
Snail mail: P.O. Box 11406, c/o NOSCW,
Berkeley, CA 94712-2406
Blog: http://craiglstehr.blogspot.com

These Are Your Final Instructions

"The physical body appears only in the present.  A thing which has neither past nor future must be considered as non-existent in the present also.  If you think over deeply, with pure intelligence, you will find atyanta abhava (complete non-existence) for the world."
~Swami Sivananda  Webpage: http://www.sivanandaonline.org

The Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 17: 2-3

PROTESTS

Please click on this link: http://www.dcindymedia.org/node/351

UP-DATE FROM MARK CREEK-WATER, Part 2...Great Climate March Protest

UP-DATE FROM MARK CREEK-WATER, Part 2...Great Climate March Protest.

if u read my first UP-DATE, then u know that i promised to tell u in this UP-DATE #2   WHAT-HAPPEN'D-TODAY-AFTER-4pm ...
the SIGNAL to act came when folks started chant-ing "OFF OF THE SIDE-WALK AND IN-TO THE STREET !!" ... sudden-ly we were in motion:  approx 150 folks headed west-ward-ly on PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE ... "whose streets ??  OUR streets !!" ... our destination:  MONSANTO's offices ... after several wrong turns, due to  folks not actual-ly know-ing where these offices are located, we were back in front of the WHITE HOUSE again, then headed "up" to 13th street + I ["eye"] street, where, evident-ly, the offices are located ... 
of course, the police were follow-ing us:  approx. 10 or more police-cars, with sirens blare-ing ... very-intelligent-ly, they made no attempt to stop us:  instead, they were stop-ing traffic to allow us to proceed on our merry way ... at several points we were march-ing against traffic, weave-ing between the many cars who were STUCK IN GRID-LOCK:  the normal grid-lock which happens every work-day here in the big city ...
after a while hang'n-out at MONSANTO-offices i left  and  walk'd to the corner of 17th + L streets, where my favorite coffee-shop is located:  SURPRISE-SURPRISE:  2 years ago it was a CARIBOU coffee-shop:  now it's a PEET's ... what-ever ... i went in-side and bought a cup-of-coffee, use-ing a $20-bill which a nice woman gave to me early-er today, after she saw me dig-ing in a trash-receptacle ... "THANK YOU VERY MUCH ... BLESS YOU" ... then i explain'd to her that i was RE-CYCLE-ING:  pull-ing re-cycle-able stuff from the trash + place-ing it in-to the re-cycle-bin, which is, (LIKE), right next to the trash-bin ... i'm do-ing this every time i'm in DC ... and love-ing it !!
sincere-ly,  MARK CREEK-WATER DORAZIO,  climate-marcher    Email: mark.creekwater@gmail.com

UP-DATE FROM MARK CREEK-WATER, Part 1...Nov. 5 Occupy March, Washington D.C.

WELL,  there was an OCCUPY-MARCH in DC today ... i reckon u can find more details by google-ing "MILLION MASK MARCH" ...

they started at a BANK OF AMERICA near the CAPITOL BLDG, march'd to the CAPITOL BLDG where some folks were arrested {YAY, TEAM !!}, and then march'd to the WHITE HOUSE, where they were hang'n-out,  {[( LIKE )]},  all after-noon ... 

i join'd them approx. 3pm,  and immediate-ly started tell-ing them about my group, ie, the GREAT CLIMATE MARCH ... only one or 2 people had hear'd about us:  i felt an intense sense-of-failure at this point,  as i had volunteer'd, days before we got to DC, to get the word out to OCCUPYERs regard-ing our epic cross-USA walk ... it didn't work, because the web-sites to which i sent E-mails are,  (LIKE), not-very-active ...

i gave-out all the flyers which i had, then made little info-sheets w/ our contact-info on it,  and INVITED every-body to join us for more actions at FERC [FED.ENERGY.REGULATORY.COMMISSION] THURsDAY (tomorrow) + FRIDAY;   i noted that  "FRIDAY IS GONNA BE BIG,  because a bunch of FRACTIVISTs are come-ing from PENNSYLVANIA" ... 

so i'v decided to take a day "off" tomorrow,  so i can send out more invites thru SOCIAL-MEDIA [facebook, twitter, etc], to try to make sure that lots of OCCUPY-folks participate in our FRIDAY-actions .....

FOLKs:  if u think that OCCUPY has ended,  well,  then yr dead-wrong:  i'm happy to report that the OCCUPY-MOVEMENT is big-er + better than ever:  in my next post, i'll tell u what happen'd today after 4pm ... stay tuned .....

sincere-ly,  MARK CREEK-WATER DORAZIO,  climate-marcher  Email: mark.creekwater@gmail.com

Check Out this Currently Critical D.C. Website

Beyond Extreme Energy...Action Overview...Washington D.C., Nov. 1-etcetera

Here's the link:
https://sites.google.com/site/beyondextremeenergy/action-overview

Am at Green Tortoise Hostel in San Francisco

Good Morning  I just checked into the Green Tortoise Hostel (494 Broadway in San Francisco, telephone (415) 834-1000), one block from the Beat Museum and two blocks from City Lights bookstore--literary meeting place, with Vesuvio's located next door across Jack Kerouac Alley.  

I have paid for five nights, $30 per night off season rates for a room share; I may stay up to two weeks, and beyond that with a manager's permission...AM POISED TO GO ANYWHERE THAT GREAT SPIRIT WILLS!


Craig Louis Stehr
Email: CraigStehr@inbox.com
Snail mail: P.O. Box 11406, c/o NOSCW, Berkeley, CA 94712-2406
Blog: http://craiglstehr.blogspot.com

November 3, 2014 Anno Domini

JUSTICE for MARK CREEKWATER!

UP-DATE FROM CREEK-WATER

WELL,  I DID IT ... yesterday,  for the 2nd time in my life, i got me-self arrested at a demonstration ...
the 1st time was 3 years ago at OCCUPY OAKLAND ...
yesterday approx. 25 of us were arrested in front of the office of FERC, the FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION ... 
why FERC ??   because they routine-ly approve applications to FRACK, with almost no consideration for the sad + horrible ways that this relative-ly-new OIL + GAS DRILLING-PROCESS affects people who live near-by ...

for example, in MEYERSVILLE,MARYLAND, less-than a week's walk from washington,DC, the town-council voted unanimous-ly to ban fracking,  but the federal-gov't, (i.e., FERC), over-ruled the ban, allow-ing fracking-companys to come in + start do-ing their dirty work ...

in my opinion,  this is just-simply not fair, to say the least !!   i get angry just think-ing about it ...

friends,  the fracking-process forces high-ly-pressurized toxic-chemicals down a mile or more, to break-up the SHALE-ROCK down there, allow-ing them to pump-up oil + natural-gas ... they are required-by-law to construct these wells in a way which will prevent them from leak-ing toxic-chemicals in-to the under-ground water (i.e., the "AQUIFER");  but this is, in fact, almost impossible to do:  many of the wells start leak-ing immediate-ly, poison-ing near-by well-water, and make-ing life miserable for the people who live near-by ...

one of our local-supporters in YOUNGSTOWN,OHIO described the way they try to prevent leakage as  "A HALF-ASS'D CEMENT-JOB" ...  so most of these fracking-projects are destined to leak eventual-ly, if not immediate-ly ...

so that was my main motivation to get arrested ...
stay tuned for more NEWS re this, but u will prob'ly not find much in the MAIN-STREAM media (TV + NEWsPAPERs):  instead, u need to go to social-media (FACEBOOK, GOOGLE, etc) to learn about what's happen'n .....

sincere-ly,  MARK CREEK-WATER DORAZIO,  climate-marcher    
more info:   www.CLIMATEMARCH.org       
PLUS we'r on FACEBOOK under "climate march"

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Craig Louis Stehr
1.XI.'14

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Here's my current situation: I am being refunded held-money today because I am opting out of the BFHP housing program...plus, I will receive both my social security regular amount and also the increased benefits amount on Nov. 1 and 3...and, I may sleep at the Berkeley MASC men's shelter until Monday morning, when I must exit.  
 
Beyond this, I am OMing on the outbreath. That's it!  Nothing else to report, except that I have networked fully, especially with the Washington D.C. radical activist milieu...if nobody takes advantage of my offer to participate, then I am moving outdoors to a spot above Berkeley's CAL football stadium, which has been prepared for me by a friend who is a decades long "hill-camper". 
 
The fact is that I have nothing left to do on planet earth besides OMing on the outbreath and waiting to dematerialize. 
Feel free to share this information with all, as I wait for postmodern America to respond, Craig Louis Stehr
 
Nota Bene: HAPPY HALLOWEEN...TAKE THE APPLES...IT'S HEALTHIER!
 
Craig Louis Stehr
Snail mail: P.O. Box 11406, c/o NOSCW, Berkeley, CA 94712-2406

Sahaja Samadhi Avastha

Constant without time consciousness
Yet eternity


Craig Louis Stehr
17.X.'14

Eureka!

Please know that I have been informed that I will be receiving the maximum social security benefits increase, and additional money will go into my checking account November 1st.  Am now up from $364.90, which I've been living on for the past three years, to $898.30.  Am uncertain if this will be adequate to move to Washington D.C., but it is a start.
Peace on earth, Craig Louis Stehr, October 3, 2014

Craig Louis Stehr
Email: CraigStehr@inbox.com
Snail mail: P.O. Box 11406, c/o NOSCW, Berkeley, CA 94712-2406
Blog: http://craiglstehr.blogspot.com

Number 65 in F Sharp

Strong greetings of cohesion and coherence as birthday
#65 on September 28th approaches.  Spent 40 sincere years
On the frontlines of radical environmental activism plus
Peace & justice protesting while cultivating a spiritual
Life which clarified that thinking and constant physical
Change does not affect the fourth dimension at all, Where
Questions are answered and the riddle is solved.  Wisdom

Poet brings world leaders to tears at UN Climate Summit

The power of poetry...awesome!!

Poet brings world leaders to tears at UN Climate SummitSeptember 25, 2014 - 10:11AM

To view the entire article, click on: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/poet-brings-world-leaders-to-tears-at-un-climate-summit-20140925-10lq5x.html

Nirvana in California

The weather in San Francisco is a game of hide and seek
What with the fog rolling in and then travels eastward
To the central valley.  Sunshine brightens up the city,
To change into a cloudy cooler afternoon, with a light mist.
Night time arrives punctually with bright stars and a
Huge moon over Oakland, while Berkeley residents stare up at
The rabbit and discuss its astrological significance.
Nobody in California can tell you for certain what will make
You happy for evermore, but millions are going for it!
The new digital gadgets became available this weekend, and the
Lines were blocks long.  Maybe the digital wristwatch which
Does everything, along with the computer compatible glasses,
All linked to the portable personal tablet, which is aligned
To the home PC, which is accessible from the cellphone will
Finally and at last distract so completely that nobody will
Have any problems anymore.  That is what the guarantee says.

Craig Louis Stehr
September 21, 2014

Spiritual Direct Action Group Forming Now

Please join with me to form a spiritual direction group. Isn't it time to go to Washington D.C. and perform rituals, spiritually based theater, and get our collective mojo on, in response to this hopeless governmental area of nescience, and counteract the bogus energy which is emanating from there?  Craig Louis Stehr, September 9, 2014, Email: CraigStehr@inbox.com
 
Brahma's Prayers to Lord Krishna
Srimad-Bhagavatam: Canto 10, Chapter 14, Verse 22
tasmad idam jagad asesam asat-svarupam
svapnabham asta-dhisanam puru-duhkha-duhkham
tvayy eva nitya-sukha*-bodha-tanav anante
mayata udyad api yat sad ivavabhati

*Nota bene: Nitya Sukha means "eternal happiness": infinite knowledge, immortality, independence, and freedom.

Translation:
"My lord, this temporary material world, which is like a dream and thus we are suffering the miseries of material existence, trying to enjoy this dream.  It has such potency because it has emanated from You, who are the source of everything.  It is all your divine energy, though when we are bewildered, we see it as something separate."
Please enjoy blog updates created by iconic Earth First!er (and the director of Friends of Penobscot Bay in Rockland, Maine) Ron Huber here: http://craiglstehr.blogspot.com

Bhakta Craig is on the move.

Please know that my friend who has hosted me for two weeks on his living room floor at a cottage near Berkeley's People's Park, believes that either my presence, or something which may have been air borne and attached itself to my gear, either in New Orleans or here, is possibly causing him a problem with his immune system. 

As a result, I have agreed to leave.  A representative of the Berkeley Department of Mental Health, whom I reported this to at the Catholic Worker free community breakfast, has arranged for me to get an emergency shelter bed this evening at the MASC (multi-purpose service agency) on Center Street. The "Ambassadors" of the City of Berkeley will escort me there at 6PM and ensure that I be given at least a cot with blankets. 

Otherwise, I remain committed to engage in "spiritual direct action", particularly in Washington D.C., and continue to encourage as a socio-political/radical environmental tactic, the circumambulating of areas of nescience to bind in, and generally counteract, the bogus energy.  Hence, the Washington D.C. "beltway action" continues to be my focus, and beyond that, extrapolating this tactic worldwide to other appropriate places. 

If you have developed your spiritual life, and wish to engage in "spiritual direct action" with me, I may be contacted by email atCraigStehr@inbox.com, or snail mail at the Night on the Streets Catholic Worker mail box address which is: P.O. Box 11406, c/o NOSCW, Berkeley, CA 94712-2406.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

LIberated Moment

Liberated Moment
Identifying with the spiritual Absolute
Watching the mind churn out thought after thought
Witnessing this random thinking and not
Being that, or its manufacturer, nor the body
Which contains the mental factory
Is the key to liberation, free from the suffering
Of life and its phenomenally appearing modifications!

Witnessing eternally, not attached to anything at all.
Freedom is within our grasp, just a moment away from
Abominable Kali yuga horror stories which fill the pages
Of today's news media in color with internet links and
Editorials and video footage which shocks and sells more
Of the same to the already stunned public who feed on this
And live the warring of everyday life, and curse the weather
On planet meltdown, and fret constantly over the economic
Unpredictability, and the millions of displaced worldwide cannot
All be accommodated  in a shelter, and they all have to eat.

The avatars are due: Krishna as Vishnu's 10th manifestation Kalki on the white horse brandishing a flaming sword to vanquish the
Demoniac and return the world to righteousness, and also
Maitreya Buddha is due for an appearance, and the awaited
Second coming of Christ.  No wonder all of the yogis are
Applying themselves to practicing mindfulness and being free.

Craig Louis Stehr, August 30, 2014
Telephone messages: (510) 529-4420
Email: CraigStehr@inbox.com

Turning 65 Amidst the Battling of Global Adharmic Forces

Warmest spiritual greetings, Please appreciate that as of September 28th, I am officially a "senior citizen".  Tomorrow, I have an appointment at the North Berkeley Senior Center with the HICAP group to determine what additional benefits I might receive.  Secondly, my advanced-in-yoga friend who is giving me shelter, has offered me a couple more nights on his living room floor to take rest. 

Beyond this, is the most critical need to be victorious over the demoniac adharmic forces on planet earth, particularly the multinational corporations and their ilk, who are driven to control this world and make the rest of us their economic slaves.   It is my most sincere wish to return to Washington D.C. and form a group for the expressed purpose of spiritual direct action!  Please give me any and all cooperation to do this.  I'm ready.  Are you ready?

Everybody is invited to be involved in this global spiritual war.  Welcome to the future, and let us all be brave of heart, cooperate and love with one another, and succeed in returning this world to righteousness.

Craig Louis Stehr, August 25, 2014
Email: CraigStehr@inbox.com
Snail mail: POB 11406, c/o NOSCW, Berkeley, CA 94712-2406

48th San Francisco Ratha Yatra "Festival of the Chariots" Sublime Success

The 48th annual San Francisco Ratha Yatra "Festival of the Chariots" began promptly at noo
n in Golden Gate Park.  The highly decorated and flower bedecked chariots, pulling Lord Sri Krishna and other deities, slowly made their way to the meadow below "hippie hill", where an afternoon of staged music and dance, plus a FREE vegetarian feast was served to all.  Hundreds of bhakti yogis took turns pulling the chariots with ropes, played traditional Indian instruments, danced ecstatically, and chanted vigorously.  The overall effect was a deeply peaceful, sublime experience for all participants.  The general public lined the route and joined in with chanting the mahamantram, clapping to the beat, and urged the devotees onward!  This is precisely the energy needed to counteract the hopeless, depressed, sinking situation which materialism and postmodernism in general represents.  Bhakti yoga offers an elixir; spiritual direct action is an idea whose time has come.

To all of my spiritual associations: Please know that an advanced bhakti has hosted me at his place following my return to California from New Orleans. On Saturday I enjoyed the SF Mime Troupe's play "Ripple Effect", which encourages everyone to fight back against the multinational corporations and their ilk, who seek to control this world and make economic slaves of the rest of us. I am available for spiritual direct action, particularly in Washington D.C.  Please contact me.

Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar has passed

Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar has passed on.

 Amazing experience when I visited his teaching center in Pune, summer of 1994. Spent an afternoon on the roof with the glass encased murti of Hanuman, discussing the Ramayana with one of his earliest students, and my host, affiliated with Sri Aurobindo.  News coverage 

Everthing that You Need to be Blissed Out Forever

Bhagavad Gita...Chapter 18, Verse 66
http://www.bhagavad-gita.org/Gita/verse-18-62.html
sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam vraja
aham tvam sarva-papebhyo moksayisyami ma sucah

Additional bliss courtesy of Srila Bhaktivedanta Vamana Maharaj:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9hzj-L2WeQ 

Wisdom from Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do

"The man who is really serious, with the urge to find out what truth is, has no style at all.  He lives only in what is."

 --Bruce Lee, from Part 6, "Beyond System--the Ultimate Source of Jeet Kune Do" (1997)

Poem by Hafiz

Why all this talk of the Beloved,
Music and dancing,
And
Liquid ruby-light that we can lift in a cup?
Because it is low tide,
A very low tide in this age
And around most hearts.
We are exquisite coral reefs,
Dying when exposed to strange
Elements.
God is the wine-ocean we crave-
We miss
Flowing in and out of our
Pores
--Khwaja Shams-ud-Din Muhammad Hafez-e Shirazi