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अथ द्वादशोऽध्यायः- भक्तियोग

साकार और निराकार के उपासकों की उत्तमता का निर्णय और भगवत्प्राप्ति के उपाय का विषय

अर्जुन उवाच
एवं सततयुक्ता ये भक्तास्त्वां पर्युपासते ।
ये चाप्यक्षरमव्यक्तं तेषां के योगवित्तमाः ॥
arjuna uvāca
ēvaṅ satatayuktā yē bhaktāstvāṅ paryupāsatē.
yēcāpyakṣaramavyaktaṅ tēṣāṅ kē yōgavittamāḥ৷৷12.1৷৷
भावार्थ : अर्जुन बोले- जो अनन्य प्रेमी भक्तजन पूर्वोक्त प्रकार से निरन्तर आपके भजन-ध्यान में लगे रहकर आप सगुण रूप परमेश्वर को और दूसरे जो केवल अविनाशी सच्चिदानन्दघन निराकार ब्रह्म को ही अतिश्रेष्ठ भाव से भजते हैं- उन दोनों प्रकार के उपासकों में अति उत्तम योगवेत्ता कौन हैं?॥1॥

श्रीभगवानुवाच
मय्यावेश्य मनो ये मां नित्ययुक्ता उपासते ।
श्रद्धया परयोपेतास्ते मे युक्ततमा मताः ॥
śrī bhagavānuvāca
mayyāvēśya manō yē māṅ nityayuktā upāsatē.
śraddhayā parayōpētāstē mē yuktatamā matāḥ৷৷12.2৷৷
भावार्थ : श्री भगवान बोले- मुझमें मन को एकाग्र करके निरंतर मेरे भजन-ध्यान में लगे हुए (अर्थात गीता अध्याय 11 श्लोक 55 में लिखे हुए प्रकार से निरन्तर मेरे में लगे हुए) जो भक्तजन अतिशय श्रेष्ठ श्रद्धा से युक्त होकर मुझ सगुणरूप परमेश्वर को भजते हैं, वे मुझको योगियों में अति उत्तम योगी मान्य हैं॥2॥


भगवत गीता के सभी अध्यायों को पढ़ें:

ये त्वक्षरमनिर्देश्यमव्यक्तं पर्युपासते।

सर्वत्रगमचिन्त्यं च कूटस्थमचलं ध्रुवम्‌ ॥
सन्नियम्येन्द्रियग्रामं सर्वत्र समबुद्धयः ।
ते प्राप्नुवन्ति मामेव सर्वभूतहिते रताः ॥
yē tvakṣaramanirdēśyamavyaktaṅ paryupāsatē.
sarvatragamacintyaṅ ca kūṭasthamacalaṅ dhruvam৷৷12.3৷৷
saṅniyamyēndriyagrāmaṅ sarvatra samabuddhayaḥ.
tē prāpnuvanti māmēva sarvabhūtahitē ratāḥ৷৷12.4৷৷
भावार्थ : परन्तु जो पुरुष इन्द्रियों के समुदाय को भली प्रकार वश में करके मन-बुद्धि से परे, सर्वव्यापी, अकथनीय स्वरूप और सदा एकरस रहने वाले, नित्य, अचल, निराकार, अविनाशी, सच्चिदानन्दघन ब्रह्म को निरन्तर एकीभाव से ध्यान करते हुए भजते हैं, वे सम्पूर्ण भूतों के हित में रत और सबमें समान भाववाले योगी मुझको ही प्राप्त होते हैं॥3-4॥

क्लेशोऽधिकतरस्तेषामव्यक्तासक्तचेतसाम्‌ ।

अव्यक्ता हि गतिर्दुःखं देहवद्भिरवाप्यते ॥
klēśō.dhikatarastēṣāmavyaktāsaktacētasām.
avyaktā hi gatirduḥkhaṅ dēhavadbhiravāpyatē৷৷12.5৷৷
भावार्थ : उन सच्चिदानन्दघन निराकार ब्रह्म में आसक्त चित्तवाले पुरुषों के साधन में परिश्रम विशेष है क्योंकि देहाभिमानियों द्वारा अव्यक्तविषयक गति दुःखपूर्वक प्राप्त की जाती है॥5॥

ये तु सर्वाणि कर्माणि मयि सन्नयस्य मत्पराः ।

अनन्येनैव योगेन मां ध्यायन्त उपासते ॥
yē tu sarvāṇi karmāṇi mayi saṅnyasya matparāḥ.
ananyēnaiva yōgēna māṅ dhyāyanta upāsatē৷৷12.6৷৷
भावार्थ : परन्तु जो मेरे परायण रहने वाले भक्तजन सम्पूर्ण कर्मों को मुझमें अर्पण करके मुझ सगुणरूप परमेश्वर को ही अनन्य भक्तियोग से निरन्तर चिन्तन करते हुए भजते हैं। (इस श्लोक का विशेष भाव जानने के लिए गीता अध्याय 11 श्लोक 55 देखना चाहिए)॥6॥

तेषामहं समुद्धर्ता मृत्युसंसारसागरात्‌ ।

भवामि नचिरात्पार्थ मय्यावेशितचेतसाम्‌ ॥
tēṣāmahaṅ samuddhartā mṛtyusaṅsārasāgarāt.
bhavāmi nacirātpārtha mayyāvēśitacētasām৷৷12.7৷৷
भावार्थ : हे अर्जुन! उन मुझमें चित्त लगाने वाले प्रेमी भक्तों का मैं शीघ्र ही मृत्यु रूप संसार-समुद्र से उद्धार करने वाला होता हूँ॥7॥

मय्येव मन आधत्स्व मयि बुद्धिं निवेशय ।

निवसिष्यसि मय्येव अत ऊर्ध्वं न संशयः ॥
mayyēva mana ādhatsva mayi buddhiṅ nivēśaya.
nivasiṣyasi mayyēva ata ūrdhvaṅ na saṅśayaḥ৷৷12.8৷৷
भावार्थ : मुझमें मन को लगा और मुझमें ही बुद्धि को लगा, इसके उपरान्त तू मुझमें ही निवास करेगा, इसमें कुछ भी संशय नहीं है॥8॥

अथ चित्तं समाधातुं न शक्रोषि मयि स्थिरम्‌ ।

अभ्यासयोगेन ततो मामिच्छाप्तुं धनञ्जय ॥
atha cittaṅ samādhātuṅ na śaknōṣi mayi sthiram.
abhyāsayōgēna tatō māmicchāptuṅ dhanañjaya৷৷12.9৷৷
भावार्थ : यदि तू मन को मुझमें अचल स्थापन करने के लिए समर्थ नहीं है, तो हे अर्जुन! अभ्यासरूप (भगवान के नाम और गुणों का श्रवण, कीर्तन, मनन तथा श्वास द्वारा जप और भगवत्प्राप्तिविषयक शास्त्रों का पठन-पाठन इत्यादि चेष्टाएँ भगवत्प्राप्ति के लिए बारंबार करने का नाम ‘अभ्यास’ है) योग द्वारा मुझको प्राप्त होने के लिए इच्छा कर॥9॥

अभ्यासेऽप्यसमर्थोऽसि मत्कर्मपरमो भव ।

मदर्थमपि कर्माणि कुर्वन्सिद्धिमवाप्स्यसि ॥
abhyāsē.pyasamarthō.si matkarmaparamō bhava.
madarthamapi karmāṇi kurvan siddhimavāpsyasi৷৷12.10৷৷
भावार्थ : यदि तू उपर्युक्त अभ्यास में भी असमर्थ है, तो केवल मेरे लिए कर्म करने के ही परायण (स्वार्थ को त्यागकर तथा परमेश्वर को ही परम आश्रय और परम गति समझकर, निष्काम प्रेमभाव से सती-शिरोमणि, पतिव्रता स्त्री की भाँति मन, वाणी और शरीर द्वारा परमेश्वर के ही लिए यज्ञ, दान और तपादि सम्पूर्ण कर्तव्यकर्मों के करने का नाम ‘भगवदर्थ कर्म करने के परायण होना’ है) हो जा। इस प्रकार मेरे निमित्त कर्मों को करता हुआ भी मेरी प्राप्ति रूप सिद्धि को ही प्राप्त होगा॥10॥

अथैतदप्यशक्तोऽसि कर्तुं मद्योगमाश्रितः ।

सर्वकर्मफलत्यागं ततः कुरु यतात्मवान्‌ ॥
athaitadapyaśaktō.si kartuṅ madyōgamāśritaḥ.
sarvakarmaphalatyāgaṅ tataḥ kuru yatātmavān৷৷12.11৷৷
भावार्थ : यदि मेरी प्राप्ति रूप योग के आश्रित होकर उपर्युक्त साधन को करने में भी तू असमर्थ है, तो मन-बुद्धि आदि पर विजय प्राप्त करने वाला होकर सब कर्मों के फल का त्याग (गीता अध्याय 9 श्लोक 27 में विस्तार देखना चाहिए) कर॥11॥

श्रेयो हि ज्ञानमभ्यासाज्ज्ञानाद्धयानं विशिष्यते ।

ध्यानात्कर्मफलत्यागस्त्यागाच्छान्तिरनन्तरम्‌ ॥
śrēyō hi jñānamabhyāsājjñānāddhyānaṅ viśiṣyatē.
dhyānātkarmaphalatyāgastyāgācchāntiranantaram৷৷12.12৷৷
भावार्थ : मर्म को न जानकर किए हुए अभ्यास से ज्ञान श्रेष्ठ है, ज्ञान से मुझ परमेश्वर के स्वरूप का ध्यान श्रेष्ठ है और ध्यान से सब कर्मों के फल का त्याग (केवल भगवदर्थ कर्म करने वाले पुरुष का भगवान में प्रेम और श्रद्धा तथा भगवान का चिन्तन भी बना रहता है, इसलिए ध्यान से ‘कर्मफल का त्याग’ श्रेष्ठ कहा है) श्रेष्ठ है, क्योंकि त्याग से तत्काल ही परम शान्ति होती है॥12॥

भगवत्‌-प्राप्त पुरुषों के लक्षण

अर्जुन उवाच
अद्वेष्टा सर्वभूतानां मैत्रः करुण एव च ।
निर्ममो निरहङ्‍कारः समदुःखसुखः क्षमी ॥
संतुष्टः सततं योगी यतात्मा दृढ़निश्चयः।
मय्यर्पितमनोबुद्धिर्यो मद्भक्तः स मे प्रियः॥
advēṣṭā sarvabhūtānāṅ maitraḥ karuṇa ēva ca.
nirmamō nirahaṅkāraḥ samaduḥkhasukhaḥ kṣamī৷৷12.13৷৷
santuṣṭaḥ satataṅ yōgī yatātmā dṛḍhaniścayaḥ.
mayyarpitamanōbuddhiryō madbhaktaḥ sa mē priyaḥ৷৷12.14৷৷
भावार्थ : जो पुरुष सब भूतों में द्वेष भाव से रहित, स्वार्थ रहित सबका प्रेमी और हेतु रहित दयालु है तथा ममता से रहित, अहंकार से रहित, सुख-दुःखों की प्राप्ति में सम और क्षमावान है अर्थात अपराध करने वाले को भी अभय देने वाला है तथा जो योगी निरन्तर संतुष्ट है, मन-इन्द्रियों सहित शरीर को वश में किए हुए है और मुझमें दृढ़ निश्चय वाला है- वह मुझमें अर्पण किए हुए मन-बुद्धिवाला मेरा भक्त मुझको प्रिय है॥13-14॥

श्रीभगवानुवाच

यस्मान्नोद्विजते लोको लोकान्नोद्विजते च यः।
हर्षामर्षभयोद्वेगैर्मुक्तो यः स च मे प्रियः॥
yasmānnōdvijatē lōkō lōkānnōdvijatē ca yaḥ.
harṣāmarṣabhayōdvēgairmuktō yaḥ sa ca mē priyaḥ৷৷12.15৷৷
भावार्थ : जिससे कोई भी जीव उद्वेग को प्राप्त नहीं होता और जो स्वयं भी किसी जीव से उद्वेग को प्राप्त नहीं होता तथा जो हर्ष, अमर्ष (दूसरे की उन्नति को देखकर संताप होने का नाम ‘अमर्ष’ है), भय और उद्वेगादि से रहित है वह भक्त मुझको प्रिय है॥15॥

अनपेक्षः शुचिर्दक्ष उदासीनो गतव्यथः।

सर्वारम्भपरित्यागी यो मद्भक्तः स मे प्रियः॥
anapēkṣaḥ śucirdakṣa udāsīnō gatavyathaḥ.
sarvārambhaparityāgī yō madbhaktaḥ sa mē priyaḥ৷৷12.16৷৷
भावार्थ : जो पुरुष आकांक्षा से रहित, बाहर-भीतर से शुद्ध (गीता अध्याय 13 श्लोक 7 की टिप्पणी में इसका विस्तार देखना चाहिए) चतुर, पक्षपात से रहित और दुःखों से छूटा हुआ है- वह सब आरम्भों का त्यागी मेरा भक्त मुझको प्रिय है॥16॥

यो न हृष्यति न द्वेष्टि न शोचति न काङ्‍क्षति।

शुभाशुभपरित्यागी भक्तिमान्यः स मे प्रियः॥
yō na hṛṣyati na dvēṣṭi na śōcati na kāṅkṣati.
śubhāśubhaparityāgī bhakitamānyaḥ sa mē priyaḥ৷৷12.17৷৷
भावार्थ : जो न कभी हर्षित होता है, न द्वेष करता है, न शोक करता है, न कामना करता है तथा जो शुभ और अशुभ सम्पूर्ण कर्मों का त्यागी है- वह भक्तियुक्त पुरुष मुझको प्रिय है॥17॥

समः शत्रौ च मित्रे च तथा मानापमानयोः।

शीतोष्णसुखदुःखेषु समः सङ्‍गविवर्जितः॥
samaḥ śatrau ca mitrē ca tathā mānāpamānayōḥ.
śītōṣṇasukhaduḥkhēṣu samaḥ saṅgavivarjitaḥ৷৷12.18৷৷
भावार्थ : जो शत्रु-मित्र में और मान-अपमान में सम है तथा सर्दी, गर्मी और सुख-दुःखादि द्वंद्वों में सम है और आसक्ति से रहित है॥18॥

तुल्यनिन्दास्तुतिर्मौनी सन्तुष्टो येन केनचित्‌।

अनिकेतः स्थिरमतिर्भक्तिमान्मे प्रियो नरः॥
tulyanindāstutirmaunī santuṣṭō yēnakēnacit.
anikētaḥ sthiramatirbhakitamānmē priyō naraḥ৷৷12.19৷৷
भावार्थ : जो निंदा-स्तुति को समान समझने वाला, मननशील और जिस किसी प्रकार से भी शरीर का निर्वाह होने में सदा ही संतुष्ट है और रहने के स्थान में ममता और आसक्ति से रहित है- वह स्थिरबुद्धि भक्तिमान पुरुष मुझको प्रिय है॥19॥

ये तु धर्म्यामृतमिदं यथोक्तं पर्युपासते।

श्रद्धाना मत्परमा भक्तास्तेऽतीव मे प्रियाः॥
yē tu dharmyāmṛtamidaṅ yathōktaṅ paryupāsatē.
śraddadhānā matparamā bhaktāstē.tīva mē priyāḥ৷৷12.20৷৷
भावार्थ : परन्तु जो श्रद्धायुक्त (वेद, शास्त्र, महात्मा और गुरुजनों के तथा परमेश्वर के वचनों में प्रत्यक्ष के सदृश विश्वास का नाम ‘श्रद्धा’ है) पुरुष मेरे परायण होकर इस ऊपर कहे हुए धर्ममय अमृत को निष्काम प्रेमभाव से सेवन करते हैं, वे भक्त मुझको अतिशय प्रिय हैं॥20॥

ॐ तत्सदिति श्रीमद्भगवद्गीतासूपनिषत्सु ब्रह्मविद्यायांयोगशास्त्रे

श्रीकृष्णार्जुनसंवादे भक्तियोगो नाम द्वादशोऽध्यायः ॥12॥

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Millet is a cereal grain that belongs to the Poaceae family, commonly known as the grass family (1).

It’s widely consumed in developing countries throughout Africa and Asia. While it may look like a seed, millet’s nutritional profile is similar to that of sorghum and other cereals (2Trusted Source).

Millet has gained popularity in the West because it’s gluten-free and boasts high protein, fiber, and antioxidant contents (3Trusted Source).

This article reviews everything you need to know about millet, including its nutrients, benefits, and downsides.

Attributes and types of millet

Millet is a small, round whole grain grown in India, Nigeria, and other Asian and African countries. Considered an ancient grain, it’s used both for human consumption and livestock and bird feed (45Trusted Source).

It has multiple advantages over other crops, including drought and pest resistance. It’s also able to survive in harsh environments and less fertile soil. These benefits stem from its genetic composition and physical structure — for example, its small size and hardness (45Trusted Source6Trusted Source).

Although all millet varieties belong to the Poaceae family, they differ in color, appearance, and species.

This crop is also divided into two categories — major and minor millets, with major millets being the most popular or commonly cultivated varieties (4).

Major millets include:

  • pearl
  • foxtail
  • proso (or white)
  • finger (or ragi)

Minor millets include:

  • Kodo
  • barnyard
  • little
  • Guinea
  • browntop
  • fonio
  • adlay (or Job’s tears)

Pearl millet is the most widely produced variety intended for human consumption. Still, all types are renowned for their high nutritional value and health benefits.

SUMMARYMillet is a small cereal grain that belongs to the grass family. Resilient in harsh environments, it’s commonly cultivated in Asian and African countries.

Nutritional profile

Like most cereals, millet is a starchy grain — meaning that it’s rich in carbs. Notably, it also packs several vitamins and minerals (4).

One cup (174 grams) of cooked millet packs (7Trusted Source):

  • Calories: 207
  • Carbs: 41 grams
  • Fiber: 2.2 grams
  • Protein: 6 grams
  • Fat: 1.7 grams
  • Phosphorus: 25% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • Magnesium: 19% of the DV
  • Folate: 8% of the DV
  • Iron: 6% of the DV

Millet provides more essential amino acids than most other cereals. These compounds are the building blocks of protein (48Trusted Source9Trusted Source).

What’s more, finger millet boasts the highest calcium content of all cereal grains, providing 13% of the DV per 1 cooked cup (100 grams) (410Trusted Source11Trusted Source).

Calcium is necessary to ensure bone health, blood vessel and muscular contractions, and proper nerve function (12Trusted Source).

SUMMARYMillet is a starchy, protein-rich grain. It provides plenty of phosphorus and magnesium — and finger millet packs more calcium than any other cereal.

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Benefits of millet

Millet is rich in nutrients and plant compounds. Therefore, it may offer multiple health benefits.

Rich in antioxidants

Millet is rich in phenolic compounds, especially ferulic acid and catechins. These molecules act as antioxidants to protect your body from harmful oxidative stress (10Trusted Source13Trusted Source14Trusted Source15Trusted Source16Trusted Source).

Studies in mice link ferulic acid to rapid wound healing, skin protection, and anti-inflammatory properties (17Trusted Source18Trusted Source).

Meanwhile, catechins bind to heavy metals in your bloodstream to prevent metal poisoning (16Trusted Source19Trusted Source).

While all millet varieties contain antioxidants, those with a darker color — such as finger, proso, and foxtail millet — have more than their white or yellow counterparts (13Trusted Source).

May help control blood sugar levels

Millet is rich in fiber and non-starchy polysaccharides, two types of undigestible carbs that help control blood sugar levels (10Trusted Source20Trusted Source).

This cereal also has a low glycemic index (GI), meaning that it’s unlikely to spike your blood sugar levels (8Trusted Source21Trusted Source).

Thus, millets are considered an ideal grain for people with diabetes.

For instance, a study in 105 people with type 2 diabetes determined that replacing a rice-based breakfast with a millet-based one lowered blood sugar levels after the meal (21Trusted Source).

A 12-week study in 64 people with prediabetes gave similar results. After eating 1/3 cup (50 grams) of foxtail millet per day, they experienced a slight reduction in fasting and post-meal blood sugar levels, as well as a decrease in insulin resistance (22Trusted Source).

Insulin resistance is a marker for type 2 diabetes. It occurs when your body stops responding to the hormone insulin, which helps regulate blood sugar (23Trusted Source).

What’s more, in a 6-week study in rats with diabetes, a diet containing 20% finger millet led to lower fasting blood sugar levels and a drop in triglyceride and cholesterol levels (24Trusted Source).

May help lower cholesterol

Millet contains soluble fiber, which produces a viscous substance in your gut. In turn, this traps fats and helps reduce cholesterol levels (10Trusted Source).

One study in 24 rats found that those fed foxtail and proso millet had significantly reduced triglyceride levels, compared with the control group (25Trusted Source).

Additionally, millet protein may help lower cholesterol.

A study in mice with type 2 diabetes fed them a high fat diet with millet protein concentrate. This led to a decrease in triglyceride levels and significant increase in adiponectin and HDL (good) cholesterol levels, compared with the control group (26Trusted Source).

Adiponectin is a hormone with an anti-inflammatory effect that supports heart health and stimulates fatty acid oxidation. Its levels are usually lower in people with obesity and type 2 diabetes (27Trusted Source28Trusted Source).

Fits a gluten-free diet

Millet is a gluten-free grain, making it a viable choice for people with celiac disease or those following a gluten-free diet (8Trusted Source10Trusted Source30Trusted Source).

Gluten is a protein that occurs naturally in grains like wheat, barley, and rye. People with celiac disease or gluten intolerance must avoid it because it triggers harmful digestive symptoms, such as diarrhea and nutrient malabsorption (29Trusted Source).

When shopping for millet, you should still look for a label that certifies it gluten-free to ensure it hasn’t been contaminated with any gluten-containing ingredients.

SUMMARYMillet is a gluten-free grain that’s rich in antioxidants, soluble fiber, and protein. In particular, it may lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

Potential downsides

Despite millet’s multiple health benefits, it also contains antinutrients — compounds that block or reduce your body’s absorption of other nutrients and may lead to deficiencies (31Trusted Source).

One of these compounds — phytic acid — interferes with potassium, calcium, iron, zinc, and magnesium uptake. However, a person with a balanced diet isn’t likely to experience adverse effects.

Other antinutrients called goitrogenic polyphenols may impair thyroid function, causing goiter — an enlargement of your thyroid gland that results in neck swelling.

Nevertheless, this effect is associated only with excess polyphenol intake.

For example, one study determined that goiter was significantly more prevalent when millet provided 74% of a person’s daily calories, compared with only 37% of their daily calories (31Trusted Source32Trusted Source).

Furthermore, you can lower millet’s antinutrient content significantly by soaking it overnight at room temperature, then draining and rinsing it before cooking (4).

Plus, sprouting reduces antinutrient content. Certain health food stores sell sprouted millet, though you can also germinate it on your own. To do so, place soaked millet in a glass jar and cover it with a cloth that’s secured with a rubber band.

Turn the jar upside down, rinsing and draining the millet every 8–12 hours. You’ll notice small sprouts beginning to form after 2–3 days. Drain the sprouts and enjoy them right away.

SUMMARYAntinutrients in millet block your body’s absorption of certain minerals, though this is unlikely to affect you if you consume a balanced diet. Soaking and sprouting may reduce this grain’s antinutrient levels.

How to prepare and eat millet

Millet is a versatile ingredient that makes a good rice replacement when cooked whole.

To prepare it, just add 2 cups (480 mL) of water or broth per 1 cup (174 grams) of raw millet. Bring it to a boil, then simmer it for 20 minutes.

Remember to soak it overnight before cooking to lower its antinutrient content. You may also toast it in a pan before cooking to enhance its nutty taste.

Millet is also sold as a flour.

In fact, research suggests that making baked goods with millet flour significantly enhances their nutritional profile by increasing their antioxidant content (33Trusted Source).

Additionally, this grain is processed to make snacks, pasta, and nondairy probiotic beverages. In fact, fermented millet acts as a natural probiotic by providing live microorganisms that benefit your health (48Trusted Source34Trusted Source).

You can enjoy millet as a breakfast porridge, side dish, salad add-in, or cookie or cake ingredient.

Shop for millet or millet flour online.

SUMMARYMillet is not only available as a whole grain but also a flour. You can use it in a variety of dishes, including porridge, salad, and cookies.

The bottom line

Millet is a whole grain that’s packed with protein, antioxidants, and nutrients.

It may have numerous health benefits, such as helping lower your blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Plus, it’s gluten-free, making it an excellent choice for people who have celiac disease or follow a gluten-free diet.

Its nutty taste and versatility make it well worth trying.

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By Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 27, 2020 08:16 am

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Instead of banning Chinese apps, practice cyber hygiene 

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By Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 27, 2020 08:11 am

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New Zealand stock exchange halted by cyber-attack

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 27, 2020 08:07 am

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North Korean hackers ramp up bank heists

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 27, 2020 08:03 am

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CBN set to punish exporters who refuse to repatriate export proceeds to Nigeria

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 27, 2020 07:39 am

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is set to go tough on exporters who are guilty of forex non-repatriation. This is part of the CBN’s ongoing efforts to resolve the prevalent forex crisis in the country by increasing forex liquidity.
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The head of Denmark’s spy program has been fired for snooping on citizens and lying about it

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 27, 2020 07:38 am

The government in Denmark has fired 3 top officials from the country’s foreign intelligence agency, the Forsvarets Efterretningstjeneste (FE), following revelations from a whistleblower. The officials, including the head of the agency, Lars Finden, have been “relieved of duty for the time being” following the release of a trove of documents. The documents detailed that the FE has been illegally spying on Danish citizens in the last six years and were released by an unnamed whistleblower to the independent regulator of Danish security services which is known as Tilsynet med Efterretningstjenesterne (TET).
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Covid-19 counterfeiters: Faking it till they make it

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 27, 2020 07:32 am

The World Health Organisation (WHO) explains that a growing volume of fake medicines are on sale in developing countries, while Interpol has seen an increase in fake medical products. Seizures of fake Covid-19 tests and personal protective equipment (PPE) have been reported by both the US CBP and the World Customs Organisation.
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Philippine army may seek martial law return after suicide attacks

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 27, 2020 07:27 am

MANILA: Twin blasts that killed 15 people in the volatile southern Philippines could both have been suicide bombings, the military said on Tuesday, representing an escalation of violence that the army chief said may require martial law to be re-imposed.
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Strengthening global cooperation on counter-terrorism must remain a priority

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 27, 2020 07:26 am

Vladimir Voronkov, Head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism, said the global coronavirus crisis underscored the challenges involved in eliminating terrorism, as he presented the UN Security Council with the latest report on ISIL’s impact on international peace and security.
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United States: Harvest Natural Resources drops lawsuit against ex-Venezuelan oil minister


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United States: Harvest Natural Resources drops lawsuit against ex-Venezuelan oil minister
Aug 27, 2020 06:00 pm
U.S. oil company Harvest Natural Resources has dropped a lawsuit against former Venezuelan oil minister Rafael Ramirez for allegedly demanding bribes to approve the company’s sale of its Venezuelan assets, a U.S. court document showed on Wednesday. Harvest had won a $1.4 billion judgment against Ramirez, but the U.S. District
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South Africa: South Africa Publishes Virus Contracts Amid Corruption Fury
Aug 27, 2020 05:30 pm
South Africa published the names of all companies that won coronavirus-related government contracts in a bid to crackdown on corruption, making it the first country on the continent to do so. The move comes as a graft scandal related to the procurement of medical equipment that implicated staff in President
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World: Coronavirus impact underscores need for sustainable investment, experts say
Aug 27, 2020 05:00 pm
The impact of the coronavirus has reinforced, for both executives and investors, the need for companies to develop sustainable operations that can withstand major shocks, experts say. The pandemic has slowed the pursuit of sustainability goals based on the three ESG principles – environment, social, and governance – because of
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Czech Republic: Czech Republic strengthens anti-money laundering measures, but shortcomings remain
Aug 27, 2020 04:30 pm
In a follow-up report on the Czech Republic, the Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering body MONEYVAL concludes that the country has improved measures to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, but still needs to make progress in certain areas. Since the adoption of its mutual evaluation report in December 2018, the Czech Republic is reporting to MONEYVAL on
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Malaysia: Second biggest direct negotiation deal under Pakatan involved firm linked to Zahid’s corruption trial
Aug 27, 2020 04:00 pm
After the Ministry of Transport’s RM4.48 billion double-tracking deal, the second-biggest item in Ministry of Finance’s list of direct negotiations under the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government involved Datasonic Technologies Sdn Bhd (DTSB). The firm awarded a RM270 million deal on procurement of biodata polycarbonate page, is the supplier of biodata
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Philippines: Sandiganbayan convicts Floirendo of graft
Aug 27, 2020 03:30 pm
A former member of the House of Representatives and a businessman was convicted by the Sandiganbayan anti-graft court. The court’s sixth division, voting 4-1, sentenced former Davao del Norte 2nd District Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr. from six years and a month up to eight years in prison with perpetual disqualification
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Brazil: Pressure mounts to disband Brazil’s crack anti-corruption squad


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Brazil: Pressure mounts to disband Brazil’s crack anti-corruption squad
Aug 26, 2020 06:00 pm
Political pressure is growing in Brazil to disband a high-profile team of anti-corruption prosecutors that has put dozens of former executives and politicians behind bars, despite its strong popular support and hundreds of cases still pending. Prosecutor General Augusto Aras will decide on Sept. 10 whether to renew for another
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Bulgaria: Bulgarian justice minister resigns amid anti-graft protests
Aug 26, 2020 05:30 pm
Bulgaria’s Justice Minister Danail Kirilov has tendered his resignation, the government press office said on Wednesday, amid criticism of his efforts to stem corruption. Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, under street pressure to quit himself, will discuss whether to accept Kirilov’s resignation with his junior coalition partners in the center-right government,
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United Kingdom: Three properties in Bangor sold off by crime agency
Aug 26, 2020 05:00 pm
Three properties in Co Down have been seized and sold as part of a National Crime Agency investigation carried out over almost a decade into a notorious organized crime group. The properties at Albert Street and Victoria Road in Bangor were among 59 premises worth an estimated £17m recovered and
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Malaysia: Malaysia’s anti-graft agency to look into allegations of ‘101 projects’ under previous Pakatan Harapan govt
Aug 26, 2020 04:30 pm
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will look into the allegations that 101 projects were allegedly awarded through direct negotiations during Pakatan Harapan’s administration, as political parties filed reports against former finance minister Lim Guan Eng on the matter. The MACC said it would obtain the list from the Finance Ministry.
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Japan: Ex-travel agency chief pleads guilty to bribing Tsukasa Akimoto over casino scandal
Aug 26, 2020 04:00 pm
A former Japanese travel agency chief pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of bribing House of Representatives lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto over a casino resort project. In the first hearing of his trial at the Tokyo District Court, Kimihito Kamori, 77, former chairman of Kamori Kanko Co., admitted to the charges. Public
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Indonesia: Police generals admit to accepting bribes from Djoko Tjandra
Aug 26, 2020 03:30 pm
Two police generals have admitted to accepting bribes in exchange for helping graft convict and ex-fugitive Djoko Soegiarto Tjandra evade capture. National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Awi Setiyono said Insp. Gen. Napoleon Bonaparte and Brig. Gen. Prasetyo Utomo had confessed to removing Djoko’s red notice status, allowing to freely enter
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Michael Sandel: The tyranny of merit | TED Talk


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What accounts for our polarized public life, and how can we begin to heal it? Political philosopher Michael Sandel offers a surprising answer: those who have flourished need to look in the mirror. He explores how “meritocratic hubris” leads many to believe their success is their own doing and to look down on those who haven’t made it, provoking resentment and inflaming the divide between “winners” and “losers” in the new economy. Hear why we need to reconsider the meaning of success and recognize the role of luck in order to create a less rancorous, more generous civic life.

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Michael Sandel: The tyranny of merit | TED Talk


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What accounts for our polarized public life, and how can we begin to heal it? Political philosopher Michael Sandel offers a surprising answer: those who have flourished need to look in the mirror. He explores how “meritocratic hubris” leads many to believe their success is their own doing and to look down on those who haven’t made it, provoking resentment and inflaming the divide between “winners” and “losers” in the new economy. Hear why we need to reconsider the meaning of success and recognize the role of luck in order to create a less rancorous, more generous civic life.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Michael Sandel · Political philosopher

Michael Sandel teaches political philosophy at Harvard, exploring the most hotly contested moral and political issues of our time.