Pain and bliss are inevitable and natural phenomenon and we are naturally gifted to experience these two extreme frequencies. When a child is hurt, then he/she experiences pain and cries out as it experiences pain. As child cries out, pain disappear and next moment child is ready to play again having no impression of fear of pain. Same toy, same kids and child is at same place doing same thing to experience Joy and bliss by being total in that moment of being playful. However that is not how we groom our children. We give them a belief that pain is not good and stay away from people/places/situations which give you pain. While as parents you are right to protect children, but mistake happens when we give a belief that you shall not cry when it pains… be strong… boys shall not cry…Read more
I remember the day when I first called Naveen, the day I had lost all hopes of living.
I am 38 years old woman and come from a well-respected industrial family in Karnataka. I am a professional therapist. I have known and practiced all the techniques of psychotherapy. Yet none of it worked and I was seriously considering ending my life.Read more
The great, Anna Hazare fasted for 12 days just like Windows in safe mode, in other words: lame, passive and anti-constructive. On the other hand, Ramdev, the greater yogi, collapsed the 3rd day while operating in the same mode. Instead another yogi had to be called and saved his grace by offering juice. Although Anna was successful, for once, and triggered hope through anger and rage, which unfortunately didn’t last long and let to great depression in people. At their own turf, with complete support of 1.25 billion angry people, Anna couldn’t be sustained or create optimism.Read more
Since the beginning of civilization, we have cultivated charity. You have more than you need and you give others who have less than what they need. With many centuries of organized civilizations, promotion of this concept has, disappointingly, resulted in 50% of the 7 billion people on this planet living below poverty line. So the question is: Do we still want to do charity?Read more
If Existence Does Not Want Us To Remember Our Past Lives, Is It Okay To Push Ourselves Into Past Lives?
Disclaimer: This is a question from a seeker and dwells well in the realm of mysticism, hence I may not attempt to reply to it at logical level. It is an assumption that existence does not want us to remember our past lives. If so, Buddha would not have seen all his past lives to attain enlightenment and Krishna would not have shown past and future to uplift Arjuna from attachment. Therefore, this assumption is grossly misplaced and has beenRead more
At the traffic light, due to noise levels around us, we develop irritation, even if we had just come out from a meditation. When we sit in the company of negative people, who are exhibiting hopelessness, we get a sinking feeling and feel down. By the same token, when we visit an old temple or go on holidays in the mountains, though our problems do not vanish, we feel positive and peaceful. We are constantly affected by the environment whichRead more
Deja Vu is a feeling that we have been in this moment exactly the way we are right now. It is like overlap. You are in the act and it is being played as well, making you an observer of the same act, with a very small signal time lag where the scene is played just a few short moments before the act. The effect of this phenomenon is that in an instant it creates a feeling of wonderment andRead more
Question: Why do we celebrate suffering or misery? OR shall I say, why do we respect people who are miserable or rather living a compromised life? We slander people who wish to change their lives, call them selfish, why? Why do we not celebrate happy people? an example; a woman stuck in a bad marriage, due to her parents or her kids, putting up with bad husband (could be anything), and everyone will be feeling sorry for her, saying howRead more