This is not about a meditation technique, nor is this about a few minutes or few hours of meditation practiced in the midst of one’s daily life. This is not about destressing oneself. This is about a life of meditation, a profound shift in which one’s whole life becomes a field of meditation. This begins only when one has understood and finished with all psychological becoming.… Read More A life of meditation
Ever since our childhood we are schooled by parents and society to create a positive self image. In an answer to a question, I look into whether there is anything called a positive self image, or whether all image construction is the root of human conflict and cause of global problems.… Read More Is there something called positive self image?
We never, ever look into our relationships, which are based on creation of images, and is the root of all conflict in life. Our relationships are based on pleasure, security, attachment and approval. In this response to a question I look into how we can observe and learn about the whole process of construction of images in the mirror of relationships: if we wish to.… Read More How to learn about oneself in the mirror of relationships?
One is conditioned to think that discipline has to do with control. A system of ethics is erected by human thought to control behavior. But has ethics solved the problem of human conflict? In this response to a question I look if there is a discipline which is not about control.… Read More Is there discipline without control?
People who get sensitive to the problems of the world often try to resolve the world problems by systemic interventions like politics, social entrepreneurship, environmentalism or religion. In this response to a question, I ask whether any system can resolve human conflict, or one has to go deeper and understand the very nature of thought which invents these systems.… Read More Can any system solve the problems of human conflict?
In this response to a question I look into what it would mean to be a truly authentic person. Would this person be a virtuous person according to society? Would society accept such a person?… Read More Who is an authentic person?
Since childhood, one is conditioned to become someone, someone better, someone successful. In later years, as one comes in conflict in relationships, one gets a vague sense of the word ego, as the cause of these conflicts. In this response to a question, I ask what is the root of ego, and is there any real meaning in attempts to reduce our ego.… Read More Is there something like reduction of ego?
We all live with the shadow of different fears. We invent a dozen strategies to suppress this fear, overcome it or to deny it. Yet it is there. In this response to a question, I go into the root of psychological fear and ask whether one can live life without a trace of this fear.… Read More Can one live without the shadow of psychological fear?
One usually thinks of work in the outer world as strengthening the ego. This article looks into fact whether it is the work which strenghthens the ego or the very act of choice and choosing, which is the act of ego.… Read More How to resolve the conflict between choosing opportunities in work vs choosing peace?
Society is all about competition and success. Since childhood we are schooled to achieve status, power, wealth and fame. My response to this question looks into this whole ethic of toughness society cultivates in us and whether it has any real value or virtue.… Read More How can we make ourselves tough?
Why is it so challenging to know yourself? It is certainly a challenge to know oneself, perhaps the rarest things that human beings do. Since childhood we are trained by our parents, schools, society, religions and politicians to follow. We are never encouraged to question. Questioning is considered a threat to the authority of all… Read More Why is it so challenging to know yourself?
Is it important to identify yourself with any particular thing or image? Let’s look at the larger question: do we ‘need’ to identify our self with anything at all? So it’s not about it being important or unimportant but to understand this whole business of identification. We identify with any one or anything for security… Read More Is it important to identify yourself with any particular thing or image?
Do you ever think about how you think? This is an interesting question. I would like to ask the question, is anyone thinking differently? Or is the thought of humanity the same? Technologically, man may be thinking differently from what he was thinking in the past. There is an increase in knowledge in different sciences,… Read More Do you ever think about how you think?
How tough it was for you to achieve inner peace? This question assumes that one is trying to achieve anything? One is not trying to achieve anything because one has seen that trying to achieve anything, whether it is peace or money, brings about conflict in oneself. Let’s try to understand the whole movement of… Read More How tough it was for you to achieve inner peace?
Which incident made you realize the difference between self-respect and ego? I don’t think that there is any difference between self respect and ego. Self respect is only a means of self preservation, which is the ego. When one is interested in self respect, one is preserving something, defending something. And when one is defending… Read More Which incident made you realize the difference between self-respect and ego?