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<quoted text>Take a class on logic. Study "or" statements. And we'll talk. All I know is that you called me possessed, and I hadn't communicated with you for 4 months. I was just wishing someone else holiday greetings. You didn't even give me a chance to speak with you before the insult. I am right, "Nothing has changed."
Its been 4 months? youch

What did you do with Rick?
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Aw shucks, Uncle Former.
I usually play up that taunt when I want to tease you or when I wish to get under your skin.
I am the least concerned with your socioeconomic status.
Beneath all the South Mumbai snobbery of the Cathedral School and Malabar Hill or Altamount Road kind, I am a person who looks more at the heart than at the head.
I'll be pleased to play host to you.
And are you of a generous, giving nature, my friend?

Being of limited socioeconomic status, I may require a modest travel stipend upon my arrival in your country. And of course the longer I stay, the more of these I will require.

Though in return, I will be very good company and may even stop in occasionally and say hello to you.

Will you assist in this regard? You seem like a good and magnanimous fellow. And clearly a man of some means.

I am but a poor middleman, trader of run-down properties, shacks and the like.

What do you say?

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So you never put any of your education to use?

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I would have continued with the PhD at an elite US university after the integrated master's degree in a scientific discipline at IIT but my yoga put a stop to that idea and the rest is known....

On the other hand, the yogic experiences have revealed to me a profounder world of reality by direct contact with these subtle objects/events and their causal links with matter and so I am not fascinated by science as much as say a person who lives at all times in the ordinary consciousness.

I am deeply thrilled only when I discuss mystical experiences and in ordinary subjects I get a kick from higher Math.

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If your money is well and properly invested, it should be on "autopilot" with only minor rebalancing perhaps quarterly at the most.
That's where you are wrong.

When huge sums of money and pricey assets are concerned, one has to have his finger on the pulse of the markets otherwise the money will stagnate or will yield lower dividends or will run into losses.

Having huge sums invested in leading blue chip companies, dealing with luxury properties and playing an active role as an investor in the precious metal trade is not easy - I say it is difficult as one has to know the ins and outs of the markets and keep up with the latest market trends and keep watching the company results and know when to buy, when to stay put, when to sell, when to diversify and so on.

The final decision rests with me and not with my financial advisers.

I have not just inherited a huge inheritance from my late parents and have sat on it like an inert machine but have made some pretty smart moves over the years that have increased the assets...

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What's a CA?
CA = Chartered Account.

To become a CA in India, one needs to pass a 3-tiered exam that's high on Commercial Math and intricate accountancy skills.

Of the hundreds of thousands of candidates who take the CA exams each year, just around 1 % or so are declared successful.

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Have you ever camped out? Backpacked, hiked? Overnight canoe trip?
Yes, as a student at Cathedral School and later in life on a few occasions with classmates at IIT.

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And are you of a generous, giving nature, my friend?
I am very giving, very forgiving and never hold grudges.

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I am but a poor middleman, trader of run-down properties, shacks and the like

What do you say?
You'll be jovial, entertaining and affectionate company, for sure.

Come to Mumbai and clear out all your doubts about me and see the golden shine on my face and hands as well.

Hey, there, Uncle Former, I like you a lot. Serious.

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TYPO

CA = Chartered ACCOUNTANT
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To give back to humanity?
In this regard, there are other more meaningful ways to give back like say sponsoring the education of needy but deserving students, providing for helpless single mothers, giving orphans from underprivileged backgrounds a chance to succeed in life and so on.
I do more than my bit in helping the needy and in keeping with the adage - charity begins at home - well my late parents and me too have always treated our servants very well and gave/give them all their needs and provide them with sufficient funds to get their kids married, to pay for expensive medical treatments, fund the education of their kids and so on.
I am actively involved with a few NGOs back here in an informal basis by helping the girl child from poor families in view of the fact that the girl child is badly discriminated against in a patriarchal society like India......
Many working people also give back/write checks/donate money.

These activities are not mutually exclusive.

Ever hear of multi-tasking?

I went to school and worked at the same time for many years. And also cared for two doga and with NO servants, if you can imagine this.

Today I made 2 online donations to Alzheimer's groups due to a recent death.

And still managed to do a few other things, believe me or not.
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<quoted text>........I am not overwhelmed by materialism......... and I am not attached to money/luxuries but more than this reason the real cause is that I am detached by nature from crass materialism.....
What have you done with Joel?

Whoever you are, you are writing the opposite of Joel.

I think "crass materialism" are his middle names.
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I would have continued with the PhD at an elite US university after the integrated master's degree in a scientific discipline at IIT but my yoga put a stop to that idea and the rest is known....
On the other hand, the yogic experiences have revealed to me a profounder world of reality by direct contact with these subtle objects/events and their causal links with matter and so I am not fascinated by science as much as say a person who lives at all times in the ordinary consciousness.
I am deeply thrilled only when I discuss mystical experiences and in ordinary subjects I get a kick from higher Math.
So...the answer to my question...

"So you never put any of your education to use?"

would be "no?" do you have that word in your strange land?

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former res wrote:
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Many working people also give back/write checks/donate money.

These activities are not mutually exclusive.

Ever hear of multi-tasking?

I went to school and worked at the same time for many years. And also cared for two doga and with NO servants, if you can imagine this.

Today I made 2 online donations to Alzheimer's groups due to a recent death.

And still managed to do a few other things, believe me or not.
Good for you.

At the same time, I must say that let's not over-emphasis the giving part since anyone can write out a cheque either to feel good, to attract attention or to assuage his conscience.

More than handing out freebies, except to the most needy cases, it would be better to invest in infrastructure (creches, housing, nutrition, medicare etc), upping educational standards, spreading vocational training, giving soft loans to the poor to set up businesses, giving subsidies for those businesses set up by financially poor entrepreneurs, buying the goods of those entrepreneurs from ordinary backgrounds who're just getting established, providing expert guidance in life-making fields and so on.
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That's where you are wrong.
When huge sums of money and pricey assets are concerned, one has to have his finger on the pulse of the markets otherwise the money will stagnate or will yield lower dividends or will run into losses.
Having huge sums invested in leading blue chip companies, dealing with luxury properties and playing an active role as an investor in the precious metal trade is not easy - I say it is difficult as one has to know the ins and outs of the markets and keep up with the latest market trends and keep watching the company results and know when to buy, when to stay put, when to sell, when to diversify and so on.
The final decision rests with me and not with my financial advisers.
I have not just inherited a huge inheritance from my late parents and have sat on it like an inert machine but have made some pretty smart moves over the years that have increased the assets...
And so do you think a smart financial guy like Michael Bloomberg allowed his fortune and many businesses to languish and wither on the vine while he ran the most important city in the world for 12 years?

Or do you think he was able to perhaps multitask?

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What have you done with Joel?

Whoever you are, you are writing the opposite of Joel.

I think "crass materialism" are his middle names.
LOL.

At times, you tend to bring out the softer side in me.

Quite often, I am a very approachable person to one and all despite the Cathedral School, Altamount Road, IIT, high life snobbery.

My servants find me very approachable and sincere in helping make their lives better.

Come to Mumbai.
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CA = Chartered Account.
To become a CA in India, one needs to pass a 3-tiered exam that's high on Commercial Math and intricate accountancy skills.
Of the hundreds of thousands of candidates who take the CA exams each year, just around 1 % or so are declared successful.
That sounds like a CPA here.

Which I understand the exam has a lower passing rate than the bar exam.

It's India's version of our CPA. You probably copied us.

I really doubt the pass rate is 1%. Prove that unlikely fact please.
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You'll be jovial, entertaining and affectionate company, for sure.
Come to Mumbai and clear out all your doubts about me and see the golden shine on my face and hands as well.
Hey, there, Uncle Former, I like you a lot. Serious.
"Jovial" makes me sound fat.

But, Ok - maybe I'll come for a visit.

So, was that a yes or a no on the travel stipend?

:))

Bet you thought I'd forget...

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"So you never put any of your education to use?"

would be "no?" do you have that word in your strange land?
I have made the best use of my faculties by entering deep into the yogic experiences and I have been richly rewarded by the numerous yogic experiences that have given me a profounder insight into the reality of nature and being.

Th point is this - once a person begins getting the actual yogic experiences he begins seeing the world from a totally different perspective and loses interest in mundane affairs like learning more of higher science and so on.

So, while the yogi rushes after perfection and takes with him those who're capable of following him, he leaves to the others the tasks of charity despite the fact that the yogi may be charitable - what I mean is that charity for the yogi is not of prime significance even though he may give away in charity. The yogi seeks inner methods based on changing the force fields of the terrestrial nature or the force fields in a few deserving persons to bring in better life conditions. Besides, a yogi has none of that sentimental weakness that afflicts people living in the ordinary consciousness since the yogi sees the law of karma at work everywhere in the life of people and so he often does not intervene since too much of tweaking with the laws of karma in the life of people will upset the universal causal laws and leave people with no sense of responsibility.

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I really doubt the pass rate is 1%. Prove that unlikely fact please.
Say in the 1990s or in the early 2000s the pass rate was around 1 % or a bit more. Then the entrance exams standards were lowered after a huge outcry and due to advice given by the finance ministry and so the pass rate went up to 3 % to 4% but now it is falling to around 3% which is still very low.

Only those students with a commerce background sit for the CA entrances.

The IIT JEE, IAS, CSIR UGC, TIFR entrance, ISI entrance and BARC entrance exams are much tougher than the CA entrance exam

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And so do you think a smart financial guy like Michael Bloomberg allowed his fortune and many businesses to languish and wither on the vine while he ran the most important city in the world for 12 years?

Or do you think he was able to perhaps multitask?
Each person has a different aim.

With me managing wealth and entering deep into the direct yogic experiences are the combined personal aims (especially the latter).

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