12.1.14

How to prepare for the radical changes in the world!

We have published 4 e-books on Amazon Kindle. They can be downloaded to your PC or e-book reader. They give background knowledge on why and how to organize a holistic community based on Veda principles.

AN AMAZING CHANGE
FOR A FAMILY

We will start this book with a story on a family's shift from a time of difficulty to one of joy. The story below is based on a newspaper article which was sent to me 2-3 years ago from an unknown relative. The article is on faded brown paper and dated 29th October 1936. The author is unknown.

Independent People

The setup
Somewhere in Jylland (Jutland) the Factory Inspectorate discovered a pretty large timber factory with a number of whirring saws that produced a lot of noise – taking no notice of the laws and regulations. The buildings were not built according to rules either; they were put up little by little and in a rather casual way, as one could clearly see. Most of them were really just a roof on pine posts. The workers were not particularly well protected against wind and so; nor did they give that any thought. The work moved along at an impressive tempo and with a cheerfulness that was very unusual for the Factory Inspector to hear and see.
Dialog with bureaucracy
But naturally, whether the workers were cheerful or angry, they must be protected by laws and regulations. – Many criticisms were made and a long list of orders was given as related to machines and buildings.
The owner of the saw mill – smiling as everyone in the place – followed the Factory Inspector around the business:
'Oh – is that the way it is supposed to be? Well, we didn’t know, you see. We must take care of that, and that’s exactly what we will do.'
'Yes. After all, this is entirely reckless. The people can get hurt, or they may get sick.'
'Yes, indeed, it could happen; but I must say, it has gone well for 12 years now. And it will surely be a terrible drudgery after quitting time.'
The Inspector looked at the owner of the sawmill, failing to understand: 'You mean – – ? Oh, yes, it will be quite costly, I see that; but that is how it is going to be, regardless.'
'Yes indeed, indeed, Mr. Factory Inspector. One has to follow the law. I imagine we will get over the cost alright. We will do it ourselves, at night and on Sundays. It will cost something, after all; but then, we can afford it now. If you had found us out before, it could have been much worse for us.'
'You keep saying us.'
'Yes, because in a way we really have it all in common. All the men, you see, are my sons, and the women are my daughters-in-law. They are very good girls. Well, today is no real indication, because yesterday we were out having fun and they went to bed late. But normally you can barely see the hammers; that’s how fast they work. We make 500 boxes a day, so it has to go fast.
The phase transition
12 years before this dialogue took place, the now -so-smiling saw mill owner was not exactly in high spirits, because he was bankrupt. He had been an entrepreneurial farmer, and his fortune had been up and down. But now he was in a difficult situation with a wife and 9 children, 8 boys and 1 girl.
What a frightful lot for the parish to support! Perhaps if he were allowed to keep his truck, he might drive off with the family. The vehicle was, after all, just a poor worn-out piece of junk that wasn’t worth much.
They let him keep the truck. He loaded up his wife and all the kids and a few household items and drove away, for he was not the sort of man who liked to be a burden to anyone.


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