Thursday, March 25, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
The dictionary defines humility as someone who is modest, who lacks pretense, someone who does not believe that he or she is superior to others. An ancillary definition includes: “Having a lowly opinion of oneself, meekness”. The word humility first struck me in the context of leadership when Jim Collins mentioned it in his seminal work Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't...
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
With a huge population it isn't easy to control so many people and not ever person is good, but after no matter what happens, Indians live side by side with different ideas, different life style, different culture and morals.
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With regard to global integration which all of us want, we often hear a lot of talk about world unity, etc without really an understanding of what it really means practically. Americans of a certain type (there are otherwise wonderful Americans who deserve my admiration) want world unity the way George Bush would want – run over every country in the world on some pretext or the other for the good of the world. This colonial mentality should go. Mostly such people do not even realise that they are stepping on other people’s toes so confident they are about their ideas and plans. On the other hand, many Indians with their age-old docility and tolerance either kowtow too easily to these so-called modern concepts or reject them in toto. What is needed is clarity of thought based on a deeper understanding of life and the strength to stand by it.
For example, let us take the example of modern sexuality. Do we want spirituality downgraded to the level of common sex in order to integrate Western culture with Indian yoga? Or do we want spirituality to integrate modern ideas of liberality in order to do the same? I would certainly go for the latter, in which case the stifling conventions of Indian conventions will be avoided without losing out on the essential purpose of life. This is the crux of the problem – which principle should dominate? And we are furiously fighting for it all in the name of world-unity. But the solution is simple as the Mother says in a message given in 1952 on the occasion of the opening of the
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Such resentments are manifest signs of a self-image of not just a “pitiful person, a victim, who was meant to be unhappy” , but also one who needs unfavourable and hostile situations around him as alibis and excuses to justify this self-image chosen for himself. The person thus easily finds causes to attribute motives, ill intentions and hostilities, where none may exist.
To go into the root causes of resentment, which process alone would also root it out permanently , it is thus necessary to be brutally frank about oneself, rooted in that abiding self-honesty that would expose to one’s own evolved self’s various complexes within , besides startling, yet glaring truths. This dynamic approach would enable one to comprehend that just as a harmful self-image was of his own making, changing that, to form a new one, is also in his own hands.
This process, as Dr Maltz points out, is that “creative goal striving” , where one becomes responsible for his own success and happiness. This also is the pathway to real freedom from impediments, both from within and without.
Such freedom is thus through selfanalysis, understanding and acceptance, leading to the needed major paradigm shift. This analysis would also reveal to the seeker that resentment and anger are often the same — the two sides of the same coin. In its passive form, anger is resentment manifest as brooding, self-pity, depression, unhappiness and masochism.
Comprehending the various aspects of this complex, yet ‘not, after all so complex’ issue would be pathway to truly and enduringly changing one’s self-image . The new found self-image , bringing with it freedom from that costly indulgence of resentment and other retarding traits within, would also indeed bring with it a new chapter in all aspects of life and living.
Thursday, March 04, 2010
Kirayn Chavda - Sex is basically a process of reproduction. You are going create a new life. So at the time of Sacred sex, you are having a tiny share of God's powers, and that makes you feel like the ONE, and you are closest to God. Also the act takes you in to the trans immediately. Further when it is sacred sex, you dont have any kind of guilt or fear. That makes your feel even more spiritual. 2 Mar
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