Archive for November, 2012


E, MUSINGS

IFM -Nov 25, 2012 –   excerpts from the speeches

MOVING TOWARDS MATERIALISM-BASED SOCIETY WILL MAKE US EXTINCT

  • KEEPING A STRONGHOLD ON SPIRITUALITY IS THE ONLY WAY
  • IN THE WEST PRIESTS TRACE THEIR ANCESTRY TO KINGS  – IN INDIA KINGS USED TO TRACE THEIR ANCESTRY TO SEMI-NAKED SAGES ( does it mean real royalty is simplicity ????  )
  • desires accumulate – build up slowly and eliminate dharma from the mind
  • we are guided by what we see
  • deep study of upanishads and the gita – to live in the world of materialism
  • PERSONALITY UNFOLDING OR DEVELOPMENT CANNOT BE DONE UNLESS CONNECTED TO A HIGHER POTENTIAL – THE MONKS TODAY
  • shankar bhashyam
  • GANDHIJI ,RAMANA MAHRSHI , LB SHASTRI DID NOT PREACH DHARMA  THEY LIVED IT
  • RAMAKRISHNA PARAMHAMSA TREATED IRON , MONEY AND MUD EQUALLY
  • ACC TO UPANISHADS – UNLESS WE REDUCE / ELIMINATE DESIRES WE CANNOT LIVE A LIFE OF DHARMA
  • THERE HAS BEEN A TREMENDOUS INCREASE IN KAMAS – DESIRES NOW

DHARMA – NOTHING BUT COMMON SENSE

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“If I had my life to live over,” said Nadine Stair at age 85, “I would perhaps have more actual problems, but I’d have fewer imaginary ones.”

Your task, as I see it, will be to train yourself so you can expertly distinguish

actual problems from imaginary ones. Part of your work, of course, will be to

get in the habit of immediately ejecting any of the imaginary kind the

moment you notice them creeping up on you.

http://www.thehindu.com/arts/history-and-culture/when-going-elsewhere-is-to-leave-beauty-behind/article4097683.ece

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jun/17/philosophy-life-jules-evans-review?INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3487

links

http://www.google.co.in/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CC4QFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chatelaine.com%2F&ei=hEGnUJWOPInLrQeTk4GgAw&usg=AFQjCNEGge2U6KnLlSxQVv-5GGmdn9wzYg

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Every duty is holy, and devotion to duty is the highest worship of God.