Sri ram on currency now

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  1. Rahul92

    Rahul92 Senior Member Senior Member

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    Dutch give nod to 'guru currency'
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    A new "currency" issued by a group founded by Beatles guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi may be used and has not violated Dutch law, the Dutch central bank has said.

    The Global Country of World Peace, set up by the Indian mystic, issued the brightly coloured notes of one, five and 10 "raam" last October.

    Since then, more than 100 Dutch shops, some of them part of big department store chains, in 30 villages and cities have accepted the notes.

    A spokesman for the Dutch Central Bank told BBC News Online the bank was keeping a close eye on the raam, although he added that the Maharishi movement had done everything according to the law.

    "The raam can be used as long as the notes are not used as legal tender and it stays within a closed-off circuit of users," he said.

    Raam roll-out

    The raam is also circulating as the currency of Maharishi Vedic City in the US state of Iowa together with the US dollar, while raam-based bonds are being offered in 35 American states.

    Benjamin Feldman, 'Minister of Finance' of the Maharishi movement, told BBC News Online the raam could be used to battle poverty and create world peace.



    He said governments could use the raam to start up agricultural and other development projects around the world.

    "There are 1.5 billion people living in extreme poverty and currencies like the US dollar are not available to most of them. The raam can be used to build new houses, roads, schools and health clinics," Mr Feldman said.

    And after a few good crop seasons, and with export of produce, the raam could then be exchanged for any other, hard, currency or even taken out of circulation, Mr Feldman argued.

    He added the raam was introduced in a relatively rich nation like the Netherlands, "because developing countries can use that as an inspiration."

    The movement plans a roll-out of the currency "in the European Union and in all continents".

    Opticians take the raam

    In the Netherlands, the raam notes are accepted in Dutch shops at a fixed rate of 10 euros per raam.

    "There are now about 100,000 raam notes in circulation. That is not a lot but we are keeping a close eye on it because it must never lead to confusion for the public," the Dutch central bank spokesman said.

    Pearle Opticians in the southern Dutch town of Roermond started accepting the raam notes three weeks ago.

    "We have a lot of clients in the movement and we did it as a service to them. But so far, only one person has actually paid with it," a Pearle shop manager said.

    Shopkeepers can exchange their raam notes at the Fortis Bank branch in Roermond.

    The Beatles

    Mr Maharishi introduced his "transcendental meditation" methods to the West more than 40 years ago.

    Since then, he has built up a following of about six million people.

    His most famous followers were the Beatles, who travelled to India in 1968 to meditate with him.


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    it makes me feel sick to carry our Lords name as a means of "purchasing drinks and meats":frusty::shocked:
     
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    its 10 yrs old news. i was also thinking how come it did not come across me. After all its my pind.


    its nothing like that. i have not come across any such notes
     
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    being a catholic i would never want jesus's pic on anything like this......
    Fellow Indians don't make it a christian thingy coz these mofo [email protected]@rds have the same respect for christianity as much the talabanised mullahs have....

    for these white idiots sex, booze and dope is all that matters....family values, traditions or culture makes no meaning for this "Atheists p!gs"
     
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    GPM Tihar Jail Banned

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    But shoes with jesus on them do get sold in USA.
     
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    chase Tihar Jail Banned

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    Oh really?
    Mark Zuckerberg,Benjamin Franklin,Thomas Jefferson etc are great visionaries who are also atheists.
    Many peoples like assange,steve jobs are agnostics or have little or no religious beliefs.


    Such narrow views like yours are very idiotic.Should i say that just because several chrisitian priests are involved in sex scandals every year(particularly child abuse) should i say christianity is bad?
    Mullahs ,Talibans,fanatics,Crusaders all are great believers...yet see the destruction they bring.

    If these westeners are really evils then they won't have such low crime rates,efficient systems and technological superpowers.
     
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    chase Tihar Jail Banned

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    I am totally against this type of move.
    God on currency?..Never!

    I don't know what maharishi yogi was thinking by doing this...but i don't think this idea is any good,it goes on to show the innovative bankruptcy of our gurus who need to get into such cheap and idiotic stunts.
     
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    chase Tihar Jail Banned

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    And yet americans are so idiots that one of their republican nominee brands some kind of rape as 'legitimate' rapes because they don't cause pregnancy.Hence no abortion,hence no sin,hence god will be happy.

    Some times religious fanatics can be big idiots.
     
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    ohhh maha purusho.there is nothing like rama on note. I live here and i know better than u all
     
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    you live in denmark?
     
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    No, in sex and the city
     
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    good for you :D
     
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    Did you really guessed my city???
     
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    Amsterdam is one hell of a place you know :thumb:
     
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    Forget that sham currency.

    Should India have Crusader's Cross on currency and coins?
     
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    Maharishi Mahesh Yogiji expired a few years back.
    They wanted to create Ram Rajya worldwide.
    I believe they even floated or muted floating a political party in India. I read their manifesto but I don't remember much now.
    They were big promoters of Indian sciences and way of life.
     
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    hey marry poppins have i called them evil and low life????? read what i have written properly ...when it comes to religion these westerners are big [email protected] and offend others with their indifferent attitude....this is all i care ....otherwise i give a crap what they are and they think......

    Should i say that just because several chrisitian priests are involved in sex scandals every year(particularly child abuse) should i say christianity is bad?

    same goes for hinduism or any other religion....so your point is??????:confused:

    you can be a cheerleader for the westerners but calling my views narrow will not even affect a fart form me...so my advice take your views and shove it up your a$$....
     

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