Haresh Daswani

Haresh Daswani was born on August 27, 1981, in the Philippines. He is of a Sindhi lineage (from the Sindh province, now part of Pakistan) with his father born in India, and his mother in Singapore.  An entrepreneur since college, Haresh spends his leisure time either writing short stories and poetries, drawing abstract art, or discussing Philosophy and business with his friends. He also dreams to have his works published, recognized, and appreciated. You can reach Haresh at hmdaswani@gmail.com  Visit his Facebook page for the Evolution of Insanity Book or go directly to Amazon!

Friday, 11 March 2016 00:00 GFP Columnist - Haresh Daswani
I recently read an article from the UK with people criticizing how India spent millions of dollars to launch a spaceship to Mars when the UK gave aid of 260 million British Pounds.

To put it in one sentence. We don't need aid money. If this aid money is supposed to make people feel better over guilt, or make them feel superior over India, then keep it.

India's annual tax collection is in the hundreds of billions of dollars, focused on administrative tasks as well as helping subsidize cost for the poor.

Yes, India has a lot of poor people; yet, the percentage of people below poverty has constantly been shrinking as the economy grows.

And you know what? It did not come solely from foreign aid. It came from education, research, and infrastructure.

THE SAME THINGS that help a first world country grow is what India needs. It needs improvement in creating value for things to be done in India.

Monday, 18 January 2016 00:00 GFP Columnist - Haresh Daswani
Your skull tattoo and love for heavy metal and rock and roll might look cool, but it does not make you a Satanist. You may carry a tattoo of Satan on your arm and show it off. You look tough, people think you are cool, but you're not a Satanist, sorry.

Satanists are not cool people. Our choice of philosophy will not make us cool. Why? Because cool people are cool to belong or for others to look up to them to. Satanism was a path chosen not to belong or to be looked up to. Satanism is a choice taken by those who are pretty much serious about life and are not mentally lazy to really think about what is and what isn't. We've been kept up all night questioning beliefs imposed upon us.

We're not obedient to authority not because we want to rebel, but because we don't easily accept what is being presented as a law or dogma unless we understand its underlying purpose.

We are purpose oriented, we can choose to disobey. We have that free will to say no. How many others who are bound by their religious doctrine can say the same?

This is where the word heretic comes from. (Greek for "choice")

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 09:40 GFP Columnist - Haresh Daswani
There was once a saying in the Vedas...

Are we a dream of God, or did we dream of our God?

Interesting point that was further realized is how everyone's mind is its own universe. Everyone's mind carries infinity, and time is created by the limitation of the laws of physics over space rather than time by a ticking clock.

In short, it is possible that in every mind, in its own universe, is a world where another set of beings live, evolve, and live another story.

You are a God to the beings in your mind.

Our god, perhaps, is the dreamer, whose mind is where our universe resides.

Thursday, 02 April 2015 15:25 GFP Columnist - Haresh Daswani
Morals acted out in fear rather than rationality defies the concept of freedom. If you do not agree with the rationale behind the action being imposed by a religious faith, and if you believe that, after proper thought, the action even questions universal morality, then why go through with it?

Many faiths and governments have used fear to impose action. They impose that someone will punish those who disagree to get what they want. In the end, the use of fear superimposes itself and overrides what one is truly supposed to be done, until it becomes normality.

There's a story once on the whole mob rule, where when the mob punishes a singular entity until he complies, he ends up imposing the same rule on others until they comply. Once everyone is forced into compliance, they don't even know or question the logic behind it. They just follow.

It is time we all step back and review laws and actions being imposed. The question is as follows.

Let's suppose that there is no god, or heaven, or hell in the afterlife. Let's suppose that you only have consequences to deal with your actions.

1. How does your action affect others, and the environment, both in the present and future?
2. Is the consequence of the action ever worth the trouble?
3. Does your action do good for others, as well as yourself?

Sunday, 01 March 2015 15:59 GFP Columnist - Haresh Daswani
Whenever I meet someone who finds out I am a Satanist, they think "oh, this person is up to no good", or "he probably just hates Christianity".

Let me get this straight. There are Atheistic Satanists, Theistic Satanists, Christian Satanists, and Islamic Satanists (generally speaking). The LaVeyan Satanists are neither Christian nor Islamic Satanists, they are atheistic Satanists as far as I know. There are many other types of Satanists. You can find out more about other Satanists by opening a tab in your browser and search about Satanism.

To get my point across on this article, I just want to remind people that Satanism does not need Christianity or Islam to exist. Its doctrines and concept can stand on its own because of its presented values and virtues. It is first better romanticized by Milton with the book "Paradise Lost", there were other legendary writers who too saw the virtue of Satan and presented him fairly. We can find that George Bernard Shaw and Mark Twain have also seen the virtues of Satanism in some of their writings.

Monday, 02 February 2015 13:57 GFP Columnist - Haresh Daswani
Countries are at war, and some of the biggest wars happening in many countries happen internally.

Lives have been lost, civilian lives were affected by terrorist attacks as they live for their cause.

While it is true, that one group's terrorist is another group's freedom fighters. And it is true that perhaps they have a very noble cause at hand for their own people, killing innocent people cancels out the nobility of their act.

We have set examples of great men and women over time who were able to attain their cause through peace. It has happened, and it can still happen. We have put Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and many others on the pedestal for pushing the idea of non-violence as a way to get the message across. We have seen people boycott, turn to civil disobedience, and perhaps stage a massive rally to be heard.

In the Philippines as well, peaceful protests, massive peaceful protests were able to depose leaders and change society.

Why does terrorism become an option to get what they want?


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