Saturday, 25 July 2015

Beautiful lines from book Velvet Rage

The one and only skill that resolves the crisis of meaning is that of acceptance. Learning to accept the things in life as they are in the present moment. 
When you drop the struggle with shame and accept life as it is without judgment, you find great freedom on the other side. It is freedom to be who you are, exactly as you are. The only real meaning in life is found in being who you are right now, without apologies. 
You don’t need to be more spiritual, richer, friendlier, better looking, younger, or living on a beach. In this moment, all you need to be is you. Only in that space will you find lasting contentment.

Velvet Rage- pg 106

Ma ke haath ka khana

Role of Feminine
From evolutionary point of view,
To cook food that enhances the health of individual families
To raise children who can experience positive emotions (Positive emotions are emotions that a human-system is drawn towards, for example, wonder, joy, courage, love),
are two primary roles that feminine energy is supposed to play in a society.
A society that thinks, "Aurate sirf khana banane ke liye aur baccho ki dekh-bhal karne ke liye paida nahi hui," (Women are not born to cook food and raise children) is a regressive society.
A society that understands that cooking food while preserving its nutrition and raising kids with emotional intelligence are two major roles of an evolving society is a progressive society.
The generations of women who cooked means after meals for their kids are actually unsung heroes of our society. I too am not a good cook, but I truly give 10/10 to women who conditioned their kids to like healthy "Ma ke haath ka khana"

Friday, 24 July 2015

Aparigraha

Aparigraha, non-hoarding, is an important step in yoga. Even intellectual hoarding is a hoarding. A person who has gyan needs to give away that gyan. Out of all the things in the world, giving away knowledge is one of the noblest giving. That is the reason why in ancient times people who used to give away knowledge, Brahmins, used to be considered above all the others. The teachers had a major role to play in our society in ancient times. They used to be considered even above the kings. Where have we reached now? Why does teaching as a profession not give as much importance as it deserves? Why do the best minds of our times don’t go in teaching?