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Ramana Advaita : A Clear Brief

 In Maharishi Ramana’s own words …

This is a special post.

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What is reality ? 
You are the supreme reality to yourself – the Self, the I that remains the same, still and silent, awake and aware, through your wakeful, dream and deep sleep states in life, from birth through death. 

Clearly, it is not the ego-being that waxes and wanes with its happy and miserable experience. 
You are awareness. Awareness is your another name. Since you are awareness there is no need to attain or cultivate it.

Your present knowledge is due to the ego and is only relative. Relative knowledge requires a subject and an object, whereas the awareness of the Self is absolute and requires no object. 

People want to see the Self as something new. But it is eternal and remains the same all along. They desire to see it as a blazing light etc. How can it be so ? It is not light, not darkness. It is only as it is. It cannot be defined. 

When a man realises the Self, what will he see ? 
There is no seeing. There is only being. The state of Self-realisation, as we call it, is not attaining something new or reaching some goal which is far away, but simply being that which you always are and which you always have been. 

All that is needed is that you give up taking the not-true as true. All of us are regarding as real that which is not real. We have only to give up this practice on our part.

At one stage you will laugh at yourself for trying to discover the Self which is so self-evident. There is no seer there to see anything. The seer who is seeing all this now ceases to exist and the Self alone remains. 

For those who live in Self as the beauty devoid of thought, there is nothing which should be thought of. That which should be 
adhered to is only the experience of silence, because in that supreme state nothing exists to be attained other than oneself.

It is false to speak of realisation. What is there to realise ? The real is as it always is. We are not creating anything new or achieving something which we did not have before. 

The illustration given in books is this. We dig a well and create a huge pit. The space in the pit or well has not been created by us. We have just removed the earth which was filling the space there. The space was there then and is also there now. Similarly we have simply to throw out all the age-long samskaras [innate tendencies] which are inside us. When all of them have been given up, the Self will shine alone. 

Liberation is our very nature. We are that. The very fact that we wish for liberation shows that freedom from all bondage is our real nature. It is not to be freshly acquired. All that is necessary is to get rid of the false notion that we are bound. When we achieve that, there will be no desire or thought of any sort. So long as one desires liberation, so long, you may take it, one is in bondage.

If you remain as you are now, you are in the wakeful state; this becomes hidden in the dream state; and the dream state disappears when you are in deep sleep. You were there then, you are there now, and you are there at all times. The three states come and go, but you are always there. 

It is like a cinema. The screen is always there but several types of pictures appear on the screen and then disappear. Nothing sticks to the screen, it remains a screen. Similarly, you remain your own Self in all the three states. If you know that, the three states will not trouble you, just as the pictures which appear on the screen do not stick to it. On the screen, you sometimes see a huge ocean with endless waves; that disappears. Another time, you see fire spreading all around; that too disappears. The screen is there on both occasions. Did the screen get wet with the water or did it get burned by the fire? Nothing affected the screen. In the same way, the things that happen during the wakeful, dream and sleep states do not affect you at all; you remain your own Self. 

There is only one state, that of consciousness or awareness or existence. The three states of waking, dream and sleep cannot be real. They simply come and go. It is the seer who says these come and go. The seer and the seen together constitute the mind. See if there is such a thing as the mind. Then, the mind merges in the Self, and there is neither the seer nor the seen. So the real answer to your question is, `They neither come nor go.' 

What is the difference between the mind and the Self ? 
There is no difference. The mind turned inwards is the Self; turned outwards, it becomes the ego and all the world. Cotton made into various clothes we call by various names. Gold made into various ornaments, we call by various names. But all the clothes are cotton and all the ornaments gold. The one is real, the many are mere names and forms. 

But the mind does not exist apart from the Self, that is, it has no independent existence. The Self exists without the mind, never the mind without the Self. 

Brahman is said to be sat-chit-ananda. What does that mean ? 
Yes. That is so. That which is, is only sat – truth, being. That is called Brahman. The luster of sat is chit – consciousness, knowledge, awareness; and its nature is ananda -- bliss. These are not different from sat. All the three together are known as satchidananda. 

If a man thinks that his happiness is due to external causes and his possessions, it is reasonable to conclude that his happiness must increase with the increase of possessions and diminish in proportion to their diminution. Therefore if he is devoid of possessions, his happiness should be nil. 

What is the real experience of man ? Does it conform to this view ? 
In deep sleep man is devoid of possessions, including his own body. Instead of being unhappy he is quite happy. Everyone desires to sleep soundly. The conclusion is that happiness is inherent in man and is not due to external causes. One must realise the Self in order to open the store of unalloyed happiness.

Existence is the same as happiness and happiness is the same as being. The word mukti – liberation, freedom -- is so provoking. Why should one seek it ? One believes that there is bondage and therefore seeks liberation. But the fact is that there is no bondage but only liberation.

Parable of ten foolish men ...
The ten foolish men in the parable forded a stream and on reaching the other shore wanted to make sure that all of them had 
in fact safely crossed the stream. One of the ten began to count, but while counting the others left himself out. `I see only nine; sure enough, we have lost one. Who can it be ?' he said. 

`Did you count correctly ?' asked another, and did the counting himself. But he too counted only nine. One after the other, each of the ten counted only nine, missing himself. 

`We are only nine', they all agreed, `but who is the missing one?' they asked themselves. Every effort they made to discover the `missing' individual failed.

`Whoever he is that is drowned', said the most sentimental of the ten fools, `we have lost him.' So saying he burst into tears, and the others followed suit. 

Seeing them weeping on the river bank, a sympathetic wayfarer enquired about the cause. They related what had happened and said that even after counting themselves several times they could find no more than nine. On hearing the story, but seeing all the ten before him, the wayfarer guessed what had happened. 

In order to make them know for themselves they were really ten, that all of them had survived the crossing, he told them, `Let each of you count for himself but one after the other serially, one, two, three and so on, while I shall give you each a blow so that all of you may be sure of having been included in the count, and included only once. The tenth missing man will then be found.' 

Hearing this they rejoiced at the prospect of finding their `lost' comrade and accepted the method suggested by the wayfarer. While the kind wayfarer gave a blow to each of the ten in turn, he that got the blow counted himself aloud. `Ten,' said the last man as he got the last blow in his turn. Bewildered they looked at one another. 

`We are ten,' they said with one voice and thanked the wayfarer for having removed their grief. 

However often Bhagavan * teaches us, we are not able to understand. 
* reverential address, meaning God 

People say that they are not able to know the Self that is all pervading. What can I do ? 
Even the smallest child says, `I exist; I do; this is mine.' 
So, everyone understands that the thing `I' is always existent.

What is the ego-self ? How is it related to the real Self ? 
The ego-Self appears and disappears and is transitory, whereas the real Self is permanent. Though you are actually the true Self you wrongly identify the real Self with the ego-self. 

How does the mistake come about ? 
See if it has come about. 

One has to sublimate the ego-self into the true Self. 
The ego-self does not exist at all. 

Why does it give us trouble ? 
To whom is the trouble ? 
The trouble also is imagined. Trouble and pleasure are only for the ego. 

Why is the world so wrapped up in ignorance ? 
Take care of yourself. Let the world take care of itself. 
See your Self. If you are the body there is the gross world also. If you are spirit all is spirit alone. 

It will hold good for the individual, but what of the rest ? 
Do it first and then see if the question arises afterwards. 

Is there avidya [ignorance] ? 
For whom is it ?  For the ego-self. 
Yes, for the ego. Remove the ego and avidya is gone. Look for it, the ego vanishes and the real Self alone remains. The ego professing avidya is not to be seen. There is no avidya in reality. All sastras [scriptures] are meant to disprove the existence of avidya. 

How did the ego arise ? 
Ego is not. Otherwise do you admit of two selves ?

How has the unreal come ? Can the unreal spring from the real ? 
See if it has sprung. There is no such thing as the unreal, from another standpoint. The Self alone exists. When you try to trace the ego, which is the basis of the perception of the world and everything else, you find the ego does not exist at all and neither does all this creation that you see. 

It is cruel of God's leela (play) to make the knowledge of the Self so hard. 
Knowing the Self is being the Self, and being means existence, one's own existence. No one denies one's existence any more than one denies one's eyes, although one cannot see them. The trouble lies with your desire to objectify the Self, in the same way as you objectify your eyes when you place a mirror before them. You have been so accustomed to objectivity that you have lost the knowledge of yourself, simply because the Self cannot be objectified. 

Who is to know the Self ? Can the insentient body know it ?  All the time you speak and think of your `I', yet when questioned you deny knowledge of it. You are the Self, yet you ask how to know the Self. Where then is God's leela and where is its cruelty ? Because of this denial of the Self by people the sastras speak of maya, leela, etc. 

Does my realisation help others ? 
Yes, certainly. It is the best help possible. But there are no others to be helped. 

That will take some years. 
Why years ? The idea of time is only in your mind. It is not in the Self. There is no time for the Self. Time arises as an idea after the ego arises. But you are the Self beyond time and space. You exist even in the absence of time and space. 

All books say that the guidance of a Guru is necessary. 
The Guru will say only what I am saying now. He will not give you anything you have not already got. It is impossible for anyone to get what he has not got already.

I see you doing things. How can you say that you never perform actions ? 
The radio sings and speaks, but if you open it you will find no one inside. Similarly, my existence is like the space; thou this body speaks like the radio, there is no one inside as a doer. 

I find this hard to understand. Could you please elaborate on this ? 
Various illustrations are given in books to enable us to understand how the jnani can live and act without the mind, although living and acting require the use of the mind. The potter's wheel goes on turning round even after the potter has ceased to turn it because the pot is finished. In the same way, the electric fan goes on revolving for some minutes after we switch off the current. The prarabdha [predestined karma] which created the body will make it go through whatever activities it was meant for. But the jnani goes through all these activities without the notion that he is the doer of them. 

It is hard to understand how this is possible. The illustration generally given is that the jnani performs actions in some such way as a child that is roused from sleep to eat eats but does not remember next morning that it ate. 

It has to be remembered that all these explanations are not for the jnani. He knows and has no doubts. He knows that he is not the body and he knows that he is not doing anything even though his body may be engaged in some activity. These explanations are for the onlookers who think of the jnani as one with a body and cannot help identifying him with his body. 

You are Bhagavan. So you should know when I shall get jnana. 
Tell me when I shall be a jnani. 

If I am Bhagavan there is no one besides the Self - therefore no jnani or ajnani. If otherwise, I am as good as you are and know as much as yourself. Either way I cannot answer your question. 

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It’s A While, Dear Readers !

Yes, quite a while since I put up something new. But the 850 odd entries from before continue to engage readers across the globe, without slack. The warmth it leaves in my heart makes the effort more rewarding than my expectations. Thank you very much.

Somewhere in this pile, there is evidence of my involvement in INDIA AGAINST CORRUPTION movement during the Silence Singh govt, back driven by Gandhi family dynasts. Alas, my hopes were dashed then; the IAC leadership proved to be just as so many wannabes who spun off into a political outfit infamous by now for lying, left style propaganda, lowlife behaviour and self serving interests. Despair loomed large despite the daily struggle of reading through reams of scam reports and finding little objectivity in discussions on co-opted mainstream media platforms against the perpetrators. Then the 2014 general elections were announced. The rest is history.

Goodness prevails since then with relatively corruption free, development oriented and poor enabling governance. But every good thing has a shelf life and, I believe, the mainstream people of this country will begin looking about for an alternative, a better than the good one they would have had through its decade long tenure. I would be a little too old by then, more medically hamstrung and less drawn to political happenings.

What would still engage me, perhaps even more than now, is the all encompassing Vedanta truth, Yoga practice, secret keys to the invisible Vedic Way, and culturally codified Dharma in epics, puranic texts, spiritually rich popular observances, and folk lores. And the people of this ancient nation, who are first hiers to all of these. I hope they progress economically upto that point of inflexion, whereafter materialism begins to overwhelm their personal beings. I trust the nation’s history, in which its knowledge traditions has won over ideological cultural imports and continuity has limited new age ways of living to tiny urban pockets. Both the people and the Way, and the underpinning legacy they contain, are precious to me.

I have written about my own experience of (Raja)Yoga and Vedanda realisations. It became an unwieldy tome of over 600 book size pages and had to be split into four paperback parts, apart the consolidated hard cover work. Ebook forms of two of the parts, EXTENDED BEING and THE VEDA, previously published on Draft2Digital, are now available on Kobo. They are at present in pre-order phase and will remain thus until their release on July 12 and 19, respectively. Please reach out for them on Kobo > ebooks, search them up by name, read up their descriptions and preview them. They are vested with much effort and close care, and the same sincerity you have always found in my words, if not perfection. Buy them for yourself as lifetime reads of true expression, beyond their impressive features or entertainment value.

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One of these days, I will also find a way to make these available in print.

Thank you, dear Readers, for taking the viewership of this blog closer to 200,000 mark !

 

 

What Have You Done, Modi Ji !

That is, speaking anecdotically, after a forenoon spent through election results announced for India’s Parliament, for its next 5-year term…

Amma ji : Kitchen will remain closed this evening. She then walked out of the house saying, do not wait for me for high tea.

Pita ji : Bring my whiskey bottle, son. I now know, he would be sprawled on his long easy chair and would doze off snoring through the rest of the afternoon. How he is so quiet though, bests me !

Beta ji : Mummy, will be late. Will have dinner with friends. Yeah, yeah…will leave my car at my friend’s. Yeah, yeah…will take a cab home.

Huh. Hah.

Kya karte ho , Modi ji !

Sorry. Kya kya karte ho, Modi ji ! ! !

SOROUSHA – A Millennial Work

INTRODUCTION

One fallout of persisting at such an impossible mission is that the work in your hand does not aspire to be entertaining. It would be a huge bonus if it does but only while it serves to expose the inscrutable subject matter better, a little more effectively. It really is the umpteenth retelling of Yoga-Vedanta, evidence of which has been revealed since hoary times, in Vedic lore or Sanatana Dharma texts.

This work draws upon the texts to sketch the same alluded truths, and the truth of truths. It has been personally rediscovered and revalidated in every age since those ancient days, for the truth is universal and its realisation is impersonal. The Way presents very exacting demands on individuals used to wearing different coats to project the person we desire to be on particular occasions. It is a solitary man’s search into his own truth values and the saga of his long drawn effort yo align his being along life perspectives that transport the individual over into transcendence, into realms of consciousness that brooks no personal conditioning or identity.

Those values and perspectives are already available, evolved and well clarified over dozens of millennia, and are now set in common awareness among mainstream people in the Indian subcontinent. If few walk all the way, it is because most are compulsorily mired in personal economics and are affected by the global ways being set up by communal religious hordes. Besides, human nature is still addicted to objects for his entertainment and pleasure, same as it has ever been.

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May I Attain Zenith

     May I Attain Zenith

~ Inspired by Sama Veda, 611

May I be luminous
As the heavens above
Rich as earth in abundance
Mighty as Indra, beyond compare.

May I be wise as Brihaspati
In love and wealth
May I attain zenith
In honour, truth and moral eminence.

Blessed thus
May I serve our fellowmen
With trust, true speech, and conscience.

… excerpt from my next work, VEDA

[212] I Was Never There — Smoke words every day.

Can you just come over here And let me in to your little world And tell me things that I have missed Things that I should have learned Whisper in how you’ve grown And how you’ve moved on to better things Scream inside the sweet nothings Of the things we left behind Its the future […]

Its the future its the past
Lets listen in the present now
Your eyes don’t look the same
Your voice just sounds away
Like a ghost has taken your place
And i ask for you
Just let me be
Let me breathe
Let me live in your little world
Let me in
Let me give
Let me live in your little world

It will hurt
It will bleed
But I can’t function without these…

via [212] I Was Never There — Smoke words every day.

Ghost Trees Wailing At the Wind

 

A picture couldn’t do justice to

Arctic wind’s ferocity

blowing across the

great lake thirty or forty m.p.h.

white caps rushing toward shore

water, trees, sand and leaves …

combined

Shhsssshing relentlessly,

my hoody inflated into

a reverse parachute

pushing my head and

body backward.

Dots of rain prick

my face…

via Ghost Trees Wailing At the Wind

#AADHAR : UPA Limp, NDA Stride

Great Governance : NDA Govt’s #RealWork
By Arun Jaitley @arunjaitley,
 Finance Minister
The #UPA itself was a divided house on Aadhaar. Its non statutory status triggered a serious legal challenge. While Sh. @NandanNilekani pushed hard, a senior Minister blocked it.
The Prime Minister was indecisive & the enrollment continued, though at a very moderate pace.
The #NDA Govt. re-examined the UPA law & completely changed it. The pith & substance of the new law was to effectively use public resources in subsidising poor.
In the last 28 months over 122 crore Aadhaar numbers are issued & 99% of the adult population of India stands covered.
22.80 crore of PAHAL & Ujjwala beneficiaries are given cooking gas subsidies through DBT in their Aadhaar linked bank accounts .
58.24 crore ration card holders stand linked.
10.33 crore MGNREGA card holders get wage payment through DBT in their bank accounts.
The Govt. estimates that Rs.90,000 crore have been saved by the use of Aadhaar till March, 2018.
Several duplicate, fake, & non-existent beneficiaries have been eliminated. According to the @WorldBank Digital Dividend Report
India can save Rs.77,000 crore /year by using Aadhaar .
In most schemes the direct benefit transfer takes place to the beneficiaries’ 63.52 crore bank accounts that had been linked with the unique identity ‘Aadhaar’ as on December 15, 2018.
The total number of subsidy transactions through Aadhaar are almost about 425 crore.
For more…read here.
(1crore = 10 million)

#Karnataka : Con – JD(S) Regime

Dr Jagadish J Hiremut

Dr Jagadish J Hiremut
@Kaalateetham
In 6 months
HDK + Pappu govt in Karnataka has increased :
Bus fare 18%
Current bill 9.5%
Road tax 13%
Driving license tax bill 16%
House revenue tax 14%
Farm land revenue tax 16%
Registration tax at Sub register office 13.5%
I hope NOTA warriors are happily paying these taxes !!
In addition …
Till recently we had heard of farmers committing suicide due to financial distresd.
Welcome to Karnataka ruled by
@hd_kumaraswamy

&

@RahulGandhi

We have attained the dubious distinction of a state where full families of farmers are committing suicide… link here.

PM MODI : The Most Electable

Today : 89% of households electrified.

2014 : About 77% … #RealWork

#RahulGandhi, this would be unthinkable during those “accidentally” scam filled #Congress led years since your g-g-father !

 

INDIA In Numbers

INDIA In Numbers
@IndiaInNumber
Electricity
Rural Households
2011: 55%
2014: 65%
2018: 83%
Urban Households
2011: 92%
2014: 95%
2018: 99%
Nearly 89% of the country’s households have access to Electricity.
(People Research On India’s Consumer Economy)

Stock Market & Economy

I have heard some views, essentially saying that stock market is its own thing and has little or nothing to do with the “real” economy where people are involved : they labour, educate and skill themselves, create, produce, buy, sell, pay and receive.

First, stock market as it is today involves the participation of millions of people who put their money where their sentiments. That could amount to billions of national currency, if not trillions. In effect, it is democratisation of the fruits of economy. At another level, it allows instant expression of appreciation and people’s confidence in businesses, their performance and their decision making which affect their future. And, it is a place where huge amounts of money are transacted and turned over everyday, keeping capital on the move.

These ought to be reason enough to regard stock markets as real, as part of our everyday economy. Their reality is especially understood when we think of an economy without stock markets. Businesses would function in almost complete isolation, without an idea of how the public feels about them and without the benefit of being watched over and checked by such generally impartial feedback.

Then there is hundred times more that stock markets directly contribute to the economy, through “valuations.” It enables businesses and their assets to be valued by the goodwill and trust of stakeholders among the public; and it facilitates “unlocking” of the value of assets that would otherwise remain dormant and in the dark. Today, valuations contribute big in banking and finance industry, who keep businesses of all sizes adequately capitalised and financed.

Stock markets are a big part of real economy any which way you view it.

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The Pic Captures…

How would you know what ? To you, it can only seem…to be beautiful or ugly : shapes, lines or surface, and colour flow in three dimensions. Yet, what a pic captures means things that remain unknown to strangers looking at it as it appears.

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This one seems almost like apainting with water colours. The kid displays an indescribable mix of impatience, curiosity and love, in a moment of arrest. The man, forever unconcerned with his unsmartness, gazes at the faraway beyond, secure in his loving mortal world. And the woman gestures assuringly at the imperfect gods with her, happily giving and given already to the love in her universe. It’s a moment that is filled with eternity and fullness that the pic captures.

How do I know ? I’ll let you guess that.

Plant Wed Stone

It was Tulsi Vivah … Marriage Day for Tulsi plant with Shaligram, a consecrated piece of slightly flattened, well rounded stone.

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I had no idea of the level and extent of celebration that accompanied the baffling tradition till this day, when the wedding took place between a daughter plant of Basil we had nurtured in our balcony and the Vishnu emblem worshipped in a neighbourhood home.

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It was a wedding proper complete with a mandap, propped on sugarcane sticks, congregation of people from the two sides — bride and groom, a priest to conduct the ceremony, and food galore. People cried to see the bride leave her foster home; others were happy to see them come together for good. It was a most auspicious thing to happen, an event that merited the celebratory sentiment and that dose of blessedness, with which the gentry felt blissfully inebriated. Understably,  onlookers were heard sharing their sense of amazement…and their conflict.

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The conflicted thoughts were usual : how can a plant be wed ? To a piece of stone ?! Wasn’t it all regressive, the very opposite of scientific temper ? Is this the 21st Century we are living in ?

I had no such thoughts, no such conflicts. That’s for the kids. Their zeal for the little they know, and inspiration from promises of scientific breakthroughs, was a wonderful thing in itself. Except when I consider its limits and likely basis of things far more obnoxious. The Plant Wed Stone affair was simple, happy and love-filled in comparison.

 

India : Nation, People, Music And Religion

I literally tire of moron columnists that @timesofindia carries. I’ll refer to just two of them : Aakar and Aiyar. The first offers a belaboured piece that concludes, a nation is about people, not geography. Aiyar’s article similarly peddles, nation and music must be without religion. Both outpours are quintessentially liberal and abstract, which are unrooted and mooningly afloat in generic atmosphere of 20th Century humanism that leftists in Europe militantly propagated — Equality, Fraternity and Liberty.

It is time India cleared this air over its being. India’s nationalism is indeed about love for its geography, not people. It is about the lap on which its rich and ancient way of life was nurtured and steered, sages and saints were born, and thoughts were scripted. It is about its rivers and mountains, by and in which its history is buried and its lores are spread. The piety and truth particular to its way is partaken from the land. India is not an idea, fixed or floating, which all all and sundry can interpret and shape in his own definition. It is a living continuity with a soul embedded in its terrain, its coasts and riverbanks, sand dunes and forested mountain slopes, which reverate with temple bells and festive songs, celebratory colours and everyday observations.

India’s nationalism, the love for this land, is too vast to be borne in individual minds. It especially escapes those reshaped culturally and intellectually by alien invasive ways brought in by Islamic, Christian and communist hordes. There is nothing in the West that comes even close to the love a patriotic Indian feels for his country, for its ways incubated since hoary times, and for the towering epitomes of godliness that have arisen from its soil and strode with impeccable conduct, fullness of love and unsurpassed valour.

Nationalism is not a generic thing to be abstractedly defined and applied to India and Indians. It is a very particular phenomenon, sentiment and belief, that is filled with this nation and all that it means to one who knows in the present day. What such a person is aware of is an infinite compared to both what he is and what he thinks. People pass away; India continues, held by others who come in their place. That is why : India’s patriotism, synonymous with nationalism, is about geography, not people.

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Aiyar’s views are rebutted on still more obvious grounds. India’s nationalism is about its way of life, values, practice and thought. It is a-religious for some, spiritual for many and religious for the rest. Everything in India evolved around the symbols instituted to represent the Way : society, education, administration, justice, science, arts, architecture, music, dance, et al. You only have to hear the Dagar recital or watch a Bharatnatyam presentation, or look at one of the glorious temples, from Madurai to Amritsar, to understand what I am speaking of.

As I said, I tire…of morons…

Get A Dollar Back…

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The ebook EXTENDED BEING,
releasing for sale on Nov 19,
can be availed with a single click here.

The book is priced at US $9.99.

It has about 83,000 words.

Buyers in Mexico, Brazil and India can buy it at about half the price. That is, for those who are resident there and will pay in their national correncies. Or, I guess, if you happen to be a member of the expatriate community residing in those countries.

Now, GETTING A DOLLAR OR MORE BACK !

I suspect there are errors in the book that I may have missed despite checking through the script a dozen times.

I want them reported to me by readers who spot one.

The rest is simple : let me know of the error you spot at my email id : atewari2007@gmail.com

A reader who reports of one error would receive a dollar back. He could report upto three and get back upto three US dollars !

There is just one condition : Each error would be paid only once. That is, it would be on “first report, gets paid” basis.

The Ideal And The Reality

All things considered, to reduce life to a play about your ideal is the best romantic thing to do : trying to harmonise your life as it is with the ideal or to elevate your life to how the ideal. If you have not yet caught on the real thing about yourself and your life, it might be worth engaging with the romance of holding a perfection to yourself, and try.

My criticism is neither of the ideal nor of the romantic engagement with it. It is the best, as I’ve said, until you catch on the reality of your being here and now. It comprises of truth values waiting to be discovered because you are oriented away from them. They are behind you, as you face the world and your life within it. The reality, waiting to be discovered, is the truth and your self that is filled with it.

I need to make this essay short for paucity of time and restrict this discussion to the nature of two orientations : one towards the world and the other towards your truth. The ideal and our romance with it has a possible role in reorienting ourself from one to the other. That would be use enough for retaining an ideal in our life.

What are our truth values ?

What is the nature of the journey in truth, after we have reoriented ourself towards our truth values, is a long presentation. It is being offered in a four-part series introduced on https://www.sorousha.net

The first part is published as an ebook and is available at https://www.books2read.com/u/meAkyR

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When My Ebook Is Unethically Listed By An Ecomm Site…

The gist of the matter is my ebook is priced at US $ 9.99 (against its paperback price of US$ 28.95 odd) through the only publishing arrangement I have, with Draft2Digital.com.

They have been good to my needs and queries.

But what is this ? I find this ecomm retail website is really aggressive not only with presenting my ebook but pricing it 50% more than what it should have been ! I have requested D2D for explanation and intervention…

Look at it yourself :

D2D page : https://www.books2read.com/u/meAkyR

Retalers : https://www.angusrobertson.com.au/ebooks/extended-being-ashok-tewari/p/9781386038979

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