Rameses II 1279 - 1213 BC, son of Seti I, I was around thirty years old when I became king of Egypt - and then reigned for 67 years. I had many wives, among them some of MY own near relatives, and was the father of about 111 sons and 51 daughters. As was usual in those days, the threat of foreign aggression against THE KING was always at its greatest on the ascension of a new Pharaoh. Subject kings no doubt saw it as their duty to test the resolve of a new king in CHESS. Likewise, it was incumbent on the new Pharaoh TO make a display of force if he was to keep the peace during his reign. Therefore, in MY fourth year as pharaoh, Rameses was fighting in CHESS in a series of campaigns against the OPPONETS and their GAMES. The OPPONETS, however, were a very strong foe and the war (CHESS) lasted for twenty years.Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results---What is meant by nonduality, Mahatmi? It means that light and shade, long and short, black and white, can only be experienced in relation to each other; light is not independent of shade, nor black of white. There are no opposites, only relationships. In the same way, nirvana and the ordinary world of suffering are not two things but related to each other. There is no nirvana except where the world of suffering is; there is no world of suffering apart from nirvana. For existence is not mutually exclusive.