Advancement of man is seen as evolution of self. In this article I show that since self is actually a fragment – a bundle of knowledge which is limited, no amount of evolution – of accumulation of knowledge – can make the limited go beyond limitations. And being limted and fragmentary, the self shall always divide man against man and man against nature. … Read More The evolution of self : really evolution, or perpetual conflict?
Psychological becoming is an umbrella term for all our desires: material, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. In this article, I trace out the roots of this movement, which governs our personal and social lives powerfully and unconsciously. Thereafter I show how it constitutes suffering at all realms – material, emotional, intellectual and spiritual, even though our current society actively encourages and rewards it.… Read More What is psychological becoming and how it causes suffering?
Our society makes a virtue out of struggle and psychological effort. But is not psychological effort a result of conflict? Is it possible to live life without the conflict of psychological effort. In this response to a question I look at the root of psychological effort in our work life, and how one can do work without effort; when one does work for the sake of love.… Read More How to live a life free of effort?
In society we are often chided for doing mistakes psychologically, by various forms of authority. These voices of authority go very very deep, forming and erecting codes of ethics within us. Do we ever question these voices of authority? Can we be free to learn about ourselves if we judge and label our thoughts and acts as mistakes in accordance with these voices? In a response to a question I look into the whole notion of what we call mistakes, and if psychological learning and freedom has anything to do with correcting mistakes.… Read More Is psychological learning about correcting mistakes?
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?