The founder of “5 Hour Energy,” Manoj Bhargava is an Indian-American billionaire who is driven to give back, and to make the world a better place. His particular interests at this time have led him to pursue solutions with respect to clean water, renewable energy, and preventative health. From YouTube:
The world is facing some huge problems. There’s a lot of talk about how to solve them. But talk doesn’t reduce pollution, or grow food, or heal the sick. That takes doing. This film is the story about a group of doers, the elegantly simple inventions they have made to change the lives of billions of people, and the unconventional billionaire spearheading the project.
For more information, see the Billion in Change website.5th October 2015 (Re-posted to xd4xt.com, 15th November, 2015)When faced with injustice, most of us have experienced that unmistakable feeling of outrage. There’s certainly plenty of material to choose from — GMOs slipped into the food supply, planetary destruction, governmental and corporate corruption, police shootings, oil spills, mafia-like pharmaceutical companies. The list could go on forever. And while most spiritual traditions largely classify anger as damaging and unskillful, one Buddhist teacher is taking the road less traveled by exploring the beneficial aspects of those times when we see red.3rd November 2015 (Re-posted to xd4xt.com 15th November, 2015)Activism is what the Earth needs right now, especially from conscious individuals, conscious groups and conscious communities. Those who started their awakening process most likely can see that we are living in maya (as the ancient Buddhist teachings tell us), a fake world of deception or a giant Matrix. Many have already begun to see that close to everything is fake, from mainstream media news to food to scientific research to Government itself. While it is true that to be effective we must address the cause of the problem – the dysfunction of the mind/ego complex inside all of us – it is also true that merely trying to be more spiritual or become enlightened in your own isolated and separate bubble is not going to help the state of the world and alleviate others’ suffering very much. Sure, by focusing on your own enlightenment you can avoid adding to the collective misery and pain, but what is the point of all that enlightenment if you’re not going to do anything with it?