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