WHAT IS WHOLE HAPPINESS?

WHAT IS WHOLE HAPPINESS?

I want to present a concept of ‘Whole Happiness’, a three-dimensional concept of Happiness in which happiness exists as a harmonious interaction between Happy Person, Happy Place, and Happier People. A person’s condition called happiness always demands a place that contributes a sense of happiness, and a community that can share the feeling called happiness.

WholeDude - WholeDesigner - Whole Happiness: Arthur Schopenhauer(1788-1860), German philosopher had famously stated: "It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else."
What is Whole Happiness?  Arthur Schopenhauer(1788-1860), German philosopher had famously stated: “It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else.”

The word happiness(noun) is about having, showing, or causing a feeling of great pleasure, contentment, and joy. The word glad implies a strong, exultant feeling of joy. Being cheerful requires a steady display of bright spirits or a condition of rejoicing. The term ‘bliss’ can be used to describe the perfect condition of total happiness and in the Indian language of Sanskrit the word “ANANDA” describes the perfect state of existence while experiencing pure happiness, joy, or bliss. It is easy to describe happiness while it could be difficult to find happiness. The reason is that of finding circumstances that favor or cause the feeling of happiness. The problem is, man’s experience of happiness is affected by both outward and inner circumstances beyond his control. The pursuit of happiness can be granted as a Constitutional Right and yet there is no guarantee that man may find the happiness that he desires in his living experience. Arthur Schopenhauer stated: “It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else.” While happiness is an inner experience, it is formulated by the external circumstances found in a given place, at a given time, and in a given environment. Happiness cannot be discovered and people cannot find happiness until the external circumstances favor experience of happiness. If the circumstances that do not favor experience of happiness cannot be changed, man experiences stress and has to use coping mechanisms to deal with those unhappy circumstances. The ability to cope with unhappy circumstances may not be viewed as a state of having, showing, or causing a feeling of great contentment, pleasure, and joy.  I am not inclined to say that Schopenhauer taught a ‘pessimistic’ view of human existence. He placed emphasis on human will and he considered that pleasure is simply the absence of pain. Schopenhauer lived a solitary life from 1831 until his death in 1860 and for about 28 years of his life he was resentful at the world’s failure to recognize his genius. Fortunately for him, his works received international recognition during the final years of his life and provided him experience of some happiness.

THE THEORY AND THE NATURE OF HUMAN WILL:

WholeDude - WholeDesigner - Whole Happiness: There is a fundamental problem with man's experience of happiness. Man has no choice other than that of interacting with the circumstances of a given environment in which he exists at any given time.
What is Whole Happiness? There is a fundamental problem with man’s experience of happiness. Man has no choice other than that of interacting with the circumstances of a given environment in which he exists at any given time.

Will is the term used in philosophy and psychology to describe the faculty of mind that may play a role to stimulate motivation of purposeful activity. Will is a motivating force and is related to other words such as wish, desire, appetite, impulse,choice, purpose, and it involves converting a thought into action. Will also includes the power of controlling one’s own actions. The Theory of the Will and the Freedom of the Will have been variously interpreted. Plato, Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Descartes and Kant describe Will as personal faculty or function. Spinoza, Leibniz and Hume describe Will as the externalized result of interaction of conflicting elements. Hobbes, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche describe Will as manifestation of personality. The religious doctrine of Determinism does not affirm the reality of individual’s Will. Modern Psychology considers the concept of Will as unscientific and human actions are explained on the basis of unconscious motivation.

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What is Whole Happiness? Arthur Schopenhauer described the World as a constant conflict of individual ‘wills’ resulting in frustration and pain. Pleasure is simply the absence of pain and can be achieved only through renunciation of desire. I may be able to control my desires and it may not defend me or prevent another individual exercising his Free Will to take action that will deny me the experience called Happiness. What is the Truth or What is the reality of Happiness???

During 1813-14, Schopenhauer was introduced to the teachings of Indian antiquity – the Indian Philosophy of the Vedas and their interpretations in texts called the Upanishads. It gives me a very good reason to share his views about human existence and about man’s purpose in life. Schopenhauer viewed the entire world is the representation of a single Will of which our individual wills are phenomena. He used the word will to describe desire, striving, wanting, effort, and urging. Man is  expression of insatiable will to life. It is through the will that mankind finds all their suffering. Desire for more is what causes this suffering. Schopenhauer claimed that our world is driven by a continually dissatisfied will that is continually seeking satisfaction. He tried to account for the world in all its significant aspects. He considers the pain and striving of the human condition and the possibility of deliverance from it.

WholeDude - WholeDesigner - Whole Happiness: How to Find Happiness in Each Day of Human Existence??? Schopenhauer explained that human "WILL" exists outside Time, Space, and Causality.
What is Whole Happiness? How to Find Happiness in Each Day of Human Existence???  Schopenhauer explained that human “WILL” exists outside Time, Space, and Causality.

Schopenhauer agrees with Immanuel Kant about human perceptions of the world in which man exists. But he equated Kant’s “thing-in-itself” with a blind impelling force manifesting itself in individuals as the “Will” to live. Schopenhauer’s most important work is “The World as Will and Idea”(1818-19) and a revised edition titled “The World as Will and Representation.”  His doctrine of the Primacy of the Will also emphasizes irrationality of Will. The Will(“thing-in-itself”) is not perceivable as a presentation and it exists outside Time, Space, and Causality. He viewed inner experience as intuited through the Will as the most important form of experience. He tried to understand the relationship between human will and human body. Man can go beyond simple perception to know the ultimate reality called the “Will” through which man is compelled to act to express love, hate, desire, and rejection. Although the Will is entirely real, it is not free nor does it have any ultimate purpose. According to Schopenhauer, human will is all-consuming, pointless, and negative. There is also no escape from the Will as manifested in Nature; the expressions of Will are seen throughout the natural world as in the struggles of animals, the stirring of a seed, and the turning of a magnet. Schopenhauer comes to the conclusion that the purpose in life must be that of escaping the Will and its painful strivings. The arts, especially the Art of Music with their “will-less perception” provide a temporary haven. The only final escape is through the “turning of the Will against itself”, a mysterious process that results in Liberation by causing the sheer extinction of the Will. The Indian School of Thought called ‘The Karma – Yoga’ or ‘The Yoga of Action’ describes that man has no choice and cannot avoid action and it recommends renunciation of desire to experience or tasting the fruits of one’s own actions.

WholeDude - Whole Designer - Whole Happiness:  In my view, Life cannot be explained on the basis of uncaused, self-caused, unguided, random, and spontaneous actions or events. Life, the striving, the desire, the 'Will' is action towards a goal. Most living functions of the human organism are performed by independent, autonomous units called cells that perform goal-oriented actions without the use of man's imagination or thought.
What is Whole Happiness? In my view, Life cannot be explained on the basis of uncaused, self-caused, unguided, random, and spontaneous actions or events. Life, the striving, the desire, the ‘Will’ is action towards a goal. Most living functions of the human organism are performed by independent, autonomous units called cells that perform goal-oriented actions without the use of man’s imagination or thought.

In my view, Life cannot be explained on the basis of uncaused, self-caused, unguided, random, and spontaneous actions or events. If Life has a goal or purpose, it primarily involves the striving or desire towards the goal or purpose to maintain the condition called existence. The human organism comprises of trillions of individual, independent, autonomous units called cells that perform living functions without any assistance from imagination or thought of man who lives in the world because of those living functions. Human existence cannot be explained on the basis of human will to exist if that human will is dependent upon human thought and imagination. The human being does experience desires and man indeed takes action to respond to those desires. However, the experience called happiness depends upon a factor called ‘Contentment’. It is the factor which determines the degree of gratification that is needed for producing the effect called ‘Satisfaction’. Man can choose to set the bar called Contentment at a high or low-level and experience the effect called Satisfaction while seeking gratification of his desires. There is no “Whole Happiness” until there is Satisfaction of desires. To conquer the insatiable enemy called DESIRE, to achieve the effect called SATISFACTION, man must overcome the organs of sense perception, the mind and intellect which are the sitting places of Desire. In my view, there is “Whole Happiness” if and only if man has fully recognized the existence of his relationship, partnership, connection, and association with an external source of “Whole Happiness.” I describe Spirit and Soul as the material principle that establishes man’s relationship with that external source of Happiness and thereby sustains man’s desire to live or to have life. Man is a Spiritual Being who can use his Spirit and Soul to exercise control over his mind, intellect, and senses to manage the feelings, the cravings, the urge, and the inner strivings that could manifest as Free Will and provide motivating power to translate thoughts into actions performed in the external world.

WholeDude - WholeDesigner - Whole Happiness: The word Sunshine means the light and heat from the Sun and Sunshine is used to describe the feeling of Cheerfulness and Happiness. To have a true or real experience of Happiness, man needs  an external source of Happiness.
What is Whole Happiness? The word Sunshine means light and heat from the Sun and Sunshine is used to describe the feeling of Cheerfulness and Happiness. To have a true or real experience of Happiness, man needs an external source of Happiness.

Whole Happiness, Pure Joy, and Perfect Bliss is a condition that demands connection, relationship, partnership, and association between man and his external source of support that formulates the conditions of human existence. In other words, man finds experience of Sunshine, Cheerfulness, and Happiness under the influence of an external source of Whole Happiness, or a Creator of Happiness who designs place of happiness, and a biological community to share happiness for man never exists all alone, or all by himself.

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WHAT IS FREEDOM?

WHAT IS FREEDOM???  INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION – A SLAVE IN FREE COUNTRY:

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION - A SLAVE IN FREE COUNTRY : THE PLIGHT OF #SENIORALIEN, SLAVE, NOT FREE.
WHAT IS FREEDOM? INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION – A SLAVE IN FREE COUNTRY : THE PLIGHT OF #SENIORALIEN, SLAVE, NOT FREE.

Fourth of July is observed as US Independence Day. This celebration calls for a study on the problem of Freedom in World, and the problem of Freedom in individual human experience. I want to share the plight of a Senior Alien(#SeniorAlien) living as a Slave in a Free Country which is recognized as Champion of Freedom and values Individual Freedom and Personal Liberties.

FREEDOM HOUSE'S FREEDOM IN THE WORLD MAP: I lived in India since my birth and I left India during 1984 due to a concern about my Freedom. I had reached the United States during 1986 to discover that I have lost all Freedom.
WHAT IS FREEDOM? Independence Day Celebration – A Slave in Free World: FREEDOM HOUSE’S FREEDOM IN THE WORLD MAP: I lived in India since my birth and I left India during 1984 due to a concern about my Freedom after alienation or estrangement from my birth social community. I reached the United States during 1986 to discover that I have lost all Freedom; I had given up the Freedom associated with my Indian citizenship and found that my existence is not dependent upon Freedom but on Divine Providence and Divine Grace. Do I have a choice? Is Freedom an entitlement? Is there Freedom in Free World??? Freedom is it self-determined or is it determined by external causes???

The word ‘Freedom’ has many meanings –  theological, metaphysical, psychological, moral, natural, and civil. Freedom may mean enjoyment of personal liberty, of not being a slave, nor a prisoner, and in essence it speaks about the freedom in acting and choosing. Freedom may imply the state of not being subject to determining forces. Is it self-determined or is it determined by external causes???

FREEDOM AND FREE WORLD: 54th TIBETAN NATIONAL UPRISING DAY, MARCH 10, 2013:

Kalon Tripa Dr. Lobsang Sangay, political head of the Tibetan people, unfurls and raises the Tibetan National Flag on the 53rd National Uprising Day on March 10, 2012 in Dharamsala, India. Tibetan people are demanding their Right to Natural Freedom that was taken away by the military occupation of their Land. Freedom in Tibet is about oppression caused by foreign occupation.
WHAT IS FREEDOM? Independence Day Celebration – A Slave in Free Country: Kalon Tripa Dr. Lobsang Sangay, political head of the Tibetan people, unfurls and raises the Tibetan National Flag on the 53rd National Uprising Day on March 10, 2012 in Dharamsala, India. Tibetan people are demanding their Right to Natural Freedom that was taken away by the military occupation of their Land. Freedom in Tibet is about oppression caused by foreign occupation.
Freedom in Free World: I have arrived in the United States for I shared the Motto of this Nation: "In God We Trust." The New Testament Book, Apostle Paul's Letter to Ephesians, Chapter 2, verse# 19 speaks of my quest for Freedom: "Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household,..."  How can I find that Freedom to enter God's household if I am a Foreigner, or Alien???
WHAT IS FREEDOM? Independence Day Celebration – A Slave in Free Country: Freedom in Free World: I arrived in the United States for I shared the Motto of this Nation: “In God We Trust.” The New Testament Book, The Epistle of Apostle Paul to Ephesians, Chapter 2, verse# 19 speaks of my quest for Freedom: “Consequently, you are no longer Foreigners and Aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household,…” How can I find that Freedom to enter God’s household if I am a Foreigner, or Alien??? There is a promise in The New Testament Book, The Epistle of Apostle Paul to Romans, Chapter 9, verse# 25: As He says in Hosea: “I will call them ‘my people’ who are not my people;”

“Free World” is a Cold War era term often used by the US to describe those countries that are not in the sphere of influence of Communist States like the Soviet Union, or the People’s Republic of China. United States is the Leader of the Free World, and it is the world’s Democratic Superpower. In response to Communist China’s military occupation of  sovereign nation of Tibet, United States to defend its own national interests and to combat the threat of Communist Expansionism, initiated a program in 1950s to render assistance to the Tibetan Resistance Movement to uphold principles of Freedom and Democracy in the Land of Tibet. John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States(1961-1963) created  a military alliance/pact between the US, India, and Tibet to fight the military threat posed by China. During 1969, I made a deliberate choice to serve in India’s Armed Forces to face the military challenge and threat posed by China after it had brutally attacked India across its Himalayan frontier during 1962. On completion of my military training, I  joined this US, India, Tibet military alliance/pact and was posted to a military establishment called Establishment No. 22, a military organization known to public as ‘Special Frontier Force’. I am very passionate defender of Freedom and Democracy. During years spent in India, I imagined that I had freedom to choose and act and had deliberately expressed this sense of personal freedom when I got married during 1973. This choice had its consequences. It initiated a process of alienation and estrangement from my birth-related Hindu-Brahman, social community. The first blow to my sense of social identity and birth affiliation was delivered during 1976 while I was at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. By year 1982, I have recognized I have no freedom to choose, or act without compromising my sense of self-respect, and self-dignity. For all practical purposes, I was transformed into a Foreigner or Alien while I was still serving my country as a Commissioned Officer of its Armed Forces. It undermined my ability to serve in the Armed Forces to defend the Freedom of the Country while I am perceived as a Foreigner or Alien. At that time, as the father of two young children, I felt that I have no choice other than that of leaving India to find a place in another part of Free World. Now, I am conscious of the lack of freedom to make choices, or I may state that I am only free to make a choice that is foreordained, or predetermined. In the drama of human life and history, do we have capacity to choose our Life according to our Free Will??? The issue of human freedom, and Freedom in World may have to be reconciled with God’s omniscience, and omnipotence. We have to understand as to what extent the will of an individual can and does determine some of his acts. If man is entirely dependent upon God’s power, can man make bad, or evil choices??? Do we need divine grace for both meritorious, and even bad acts??? How to define the problem of the universal supposition of responsibility for personal actions??? Can there be Freedom in absence of Divine Providence, and Divine Grace???

DETERMINISM AND FREE WILL:

This Kid is apparently has Free Will and can choose to get wet in the rain. He can also choose to remain under a shade and keep dry. This ability to choose is operated by an external contingency called rain. Does man have the natural ability to make choices in the face of all types of external contingencies. Plato held that actions are determined by the extent of a person's understanding, or reasoning.
WHAT IS FREEDOM? Independence Day Celebration – A Slave in Free Country: This Kid is apparently has Free Will and can choose to get wet in the rain. He can also choose to remain under a shade and keep dry. This ability to choose is operated by an external contingency called rain. Does man have the natural ability to make choices in the face of all types of external contingencies??? Plato held that actions are determined by the extent of a person’s understanding, or reasoning. The New Testament Book, The Epistle of Apostle Paul to Romans, Chapter 8, verses 28-30 describe the concept of “Predestination.” Verse# 30 reads: “Moreover, those He predestined, them He also called; those He called, them He also Justified; those He justified, them He also glorified.” I live in expectation of finding this ‘glory’ in the eyes of God.

The term Free Will refers to the power or capacity to choose among alternatives. It refers to the ability to act in certain situations independently of natural, social, or divine restraints. Will is the factor which turns human thought into human action and behavior. Existentialist thinkers like Jean Paul Sartre speak about the concept of a radical, perpetual, and frequently agonizing freedom of choice. Sartre claims that man is “condemned to be free” even though his situation may be wholly determined. Behavioral psychologists hold the view that human action and behavior is determined by the nature of an external environmental stimulus. Sigmund Freud held the view that human actions are determined by hidden mental causes which control their actions; “You have an illusion of a psychic freedom within you which you do not want to give up.” Freud recommends that this “deeply rooted belief in psychic freedom and choice” must be given up because it “is quite unscientific.” Man appears to be subject to the Law of Cause and Necessity, or is governed by a doctrine of Determinism.

THE DOCTRINE OF PREDESTINATION:

Saint Augustine(354-430), Doctor of the Church, founder of Christian theology followed the doctrine of predestination or divine grace that states God's superintendence of the Whole Cosmos and everything in it.
WHAT IS FREEDOM? Independence Day Celebration – A Slave in Free Country: Saint Augustine(354-430), Doctor of the Church, founder of Christian theology followed the doctrine of predestination or divine grace that states God’s superintendence of the Whole Cosmos and everything in it.
Martin Luther(November 10, 1483 to February 18, 1546), German theologian, leader of the Protestant Reformation held the view that everything is determined by God from the beginning.
WHAT IS FREEDOM? Independence Day Celebration – A Slave in Free Country : Martin Luther(November 10, 1483 to February 18, 1546), German theologian, leader of the Protestant Reformation held the view that everything is determined by God from the beginning.
John Calvin(1509 - 1564), French Protestant theologian of the Reformation held the view that human free will is predetermined. While rejecting the role of free will, Calvinism maintains that God's grace is irresistible.
WHAT IS FREEDOM? Independence Day Celebration – A Slave in Free Country: John Calvin(1509 – 1564), French Protestant theologian of the Reformation held the view that human free will is predetermined. While rejecting the role of free will, Calvinism maintains that God’s grace is irresistible.

Saint Thomas Aquinas held the view that God’s omnipotence does not include predetermination of human will. The Roman Catholic Church teaches that predestination is consistent with free will since God moves the soul according to its nature. Do I make my own choices while God foreordained my circumstances? Does God have foreknowledge of my reaction to His Choice? If God foreordained the circumstances, the choices, and the destiny of the person according to His Perfect Will, how to explain the exercise of free will? It appears to me that God may elect or predestinate the circumstances of a person and make a choice on His own initiative on the basis of His knowing in advance the reactions of the person to His Will. Man’s free will is like the game of chess; man can make his moves while playing the game according to God’s plan while God is the second Player with whom man has to contend.

The Hindu Temple, Malibu, Southern California. Is this the Temple in which I am destined to worship the LORD GOD??? The New Testament Book, The Epistle of Apostle Paul to Ephesians, Chapter 2, verse# 21 reads: "In Him the Whole building is joined together and rises to become a Holy Temple in the LORD." Why does the Hindu-Brahmin community treat me as a Foreigner and Alien and provided the contingency to take away my Freedom???
WHAT IS FREEDOM? Independence Day Celebration – A Slave in Free Country: The Hindu Temple, Malibu, Southern California. Is this the Temple in which I am destined to worship the LORD GOD??? The New Testament Book, The Epistle of Apostle Paul to Ephesians, Chapter 2, verse# 21 reads: “In Him the Whole building is joined together and rises to become a Holy Temple in the LORD.” Why does the Hindu-Brahmin community treat me as a Foreigner and Alien and provided an external contingency to take away my Freedom???

Rudranarasimham, Rebbapragada

Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.

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WHAT IS DETACHED DEVOTION?

WHAT IS DETACHED DEVOTION??? HINDU BRAHMIN CUT OFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE:

HINDU BRAHMIN CUT OFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE: GERMAN PHILOSOPHER G.W.F. HEGEL CLAIMS THAT THE WHOLE HUMAN HISTORY IS A VAST DIALECTICAL MOVEMENT TOWARD THE REALIZATION OF FREEDOM. THE DESIRE FOR FREEDOM CREATES TENSION, STRESS AS IT IS OPPOSED BY MAN'S DEPENDENT EXISTENCE.
WHAT IS DETACHED DEVOTION? HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE(MALIBU HINDU TEMPLE IN SANTA MONICA HILLS): GERMAN PHILOSOPHER G.W.F. HEGEL CLAIMS THAT THE WHOLE HUMAN HISTORY IS A VAST DIALECTICAL MOVEMENT TOWARD REALIZATION OF FREEDOM. THE DESIRE FOR FREEDOM CREATES TENSION, AND STRESS AS IT IS OPPOSED BY MAN’S DEPENDENT EXISTENCE.

G.W.F. Hegel, German philosopher, in his famous lectures on the Philosophy of Religion(1832) had reviewed the whole human history as a vast dialectical movement toward realization of freedom. In Hegel’s opinion, the reality of history is ‘spirit’ and the story of religion is the process by which ‘spirit’ comes to full consciousness of itself following the dialectical pattern of thesis, antithesis, and synthesis. According to Hegel, religion plays a role in the self-realization of ‘spirit’.

HINDU BRAHMIN CUT OFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE: IN GERMAN PHILOSOPHER HEGEL'S OPINION, THE STORY OF RELIGION IS ABOUT MAN'S SEARCH FOR FREEDOM. IN MY OPINION, THERE IS NO SUCH FREEDOM IF MAN CANNOT CONTROL, OR MODIFY HIS EXTERNAL CIRCUMSTANCES THAT SHAPE MAN'S DEPENDENT EXISTENCE.
WHAT IS DETACHED DEVOTION? HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE(MALIBU HINDU TEMPLE IN SANTA MONICA HILLS): IN GERMAN PHILOSOPHER HEGEL’S OPINION, THE STORY OF RELIGION IS ABOUT MAN’S SEARCH FOR FREEDOM. IN MY OPINION, THERE IS NO SUCH FREEDOM IF MAN CANNOT CONTROL, OR MODIFY HIS EXTERNAL CIRCUMSTANCES THAT SHAPE MAN’S DEPENDENT EXISTENCE.

According to the laws of Hegelian Dialectic, one concept(thesis) inevitably generates its opposite(antithesis), their interaction leads to a new concept(synthesis) which in turn becomes the thesis of a new triad. The concept of ‘freedom’ is opposed by the problem of ‘dependence’ as ‘dependence’ determines the degree of freedom man has at any given time while he exists in a given environment, a place, while participating in social interactions with members of a social community or inhabitants of that place.

HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE: THE STORY OF RELIGION IS ABOUT HUMAN SPIRIT AND SPIRIT'S CONSCIOUSNESS OF ITSELF. IF GOD CONTROLS OR DETERMINES MAN'S EXTERNAL CIRCUMSTANCES, THERE WILL BE PROBLEMS IN THE NATURE OF MAN'S RELATIONSHIP TO GOD.
WHAT IS DETACHED DEVOTION? HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE(MALIBU HINDU TEMPLE IN SANTA MONICA HILLS): THE STORY OF RELIGION IS ABOUT HUMAN SPIRIT AND SPIRIT’S CONSCIOUSNESS OF ITSELF. IF GOD CONTROLS OR DETERMINES MAN’S EXTERNAL CIRCUMSTANCES, IT WILL BE CORRECT TO SUGGEST GOD CONTROLS THE NATURE OF MAN’S RELATIONSHIP TO GOD.

I do not speak about freedom in the context of Freedom of Religion or the history of religion of any given group of people. I speak about human freedom and its relationship with human nature. Liberty and Freedom is the opposite of servitude, or bondage, whether physical, moral, or spiritual. Human ‘spirit’ and human desire for freedom are related not because of religion but because of human nature. Man cannot avoid ‘dependence’ and at the same time, man wants to retain or sustain his free will, his freedom to choose, and his freedom to decide a course of action in response to changes in external circumstances.

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WHAT IS DETACHED DEVOTION? HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE(MALIBU HINDU TEMPLE IN SANTA MONICA HILLS): HUMAN ‘SPIRIT’ AND HUMAN DESIRE FOR FREEDOM ARE RELATED NOT BECAUSE OF RELIGION BUT BECAUSE OF HUMAN NATURE.

In ‘spirit’ man imagines, desires, and seeks freedom from ‘dependence’ that establishes his conditioned existence. Man primarily expresses his freedom in manipulating the dependent nature of his conditioned existence. Man seeks to exist as an ‘Individual’ with ‘Individuality’ while being attached and while surviving on support from an external source.

HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE: MAN PRIMARILY EXPRESSES HIS FREEDOM IN MANIPULATING THE DEPENDENT NATURE OF HIS CONDITIONED EXISTENCE. MAN SEEKS TO EXIST AS AN INDIVIDUAL WITH INDIVIDUALITY WHILE HE IS ATTACHED AND SURVIVES ON SUPPORT FROM AN EXTERNAL SOURCE.
WHAT IS DETACHED DEVOTION? HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE(MALIBU HINDU TEMPLE IN SANTA MONICA HILLS): MAN PRIMARILY EXPRESSES HIS FREEDOM IN MANIPULATING THE DEPENDENT NATURE OF HIS CONDITIONED EXISTENCE. MAN SEEKS TO EXIST AS AN INDIVIDUAL WITH INDIVIDUALITY WHILE HE IS ATTACHED AND SURVIVES ON SUPPORT FROM AN EXTERNAL SOURCE.

Freedom and Dependence are the two basic elements of human nature that are perpetually in tension with one another. These are the basic elements of human relationships and human interactions. If religion formulates man’s relationship with God, that relationship is shaped by the degree of tension between the opposing elements of freedom and dependence that each individual person may experience at a given time, and place.

HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE: IF RELIGION FORMULATES MAN'S RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, THAT RELATIONSHIP IS SUBJECT TO TENSION BETWEEN TWO OPPOSING ELEMENTS OF FREEDOM AND DEPENDENCE.
WHAT IS DETACHED DEVOTION? HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE(MALIBU HINDU TEMPLE IN SANTA MONICA HILLS): IF RELIGION FORMULATES MAN’S RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, THAT RELATIONSHIP IS SUBJECT TO TENSION BETWEEN TWO OPPOSING ELEMENTS OF FREEDOM AND DEPENDENCE.

The more man struggles to control or to manipulate his external circumstances, greater will be the gap between freedom and dependence. The resulting stress or tension between two conflicting realities; the distance between freedom and dependence causes separation, detachment, estrangement or alienation.

HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE: IF GOD PREDETERMINES MAN'S EXTERNAL CIRCUMSTANCES, IF GOD IS THE PRIMECAUSE OF THE GAP BETWEEN MAN'S FREEDOM AND DEPENDENCE, MAN'S RELATIONSHIP TO HIS GOD WILL BE AFFECTED BY THE PROBLEM OF SEPARATION, DETACHMENT, ESTRANGEMENT, AND ALIENATION.
WHAT IS DETACHED DEVOTION? HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE(MALIBU HINDU TEMPLE IN SANTA MONICA HILLS): IF GOD PREDETERMINED MAN’S EXTERNAL CIRCUMSTANCES, IF GOD IS THE PRIME CAUSE OF THE GAP BETWEEN MAN’S FREEDOM AND DEPENDENCE, MAN’S RELATIONSHIP TO HIS GOD WILL BE AFFECTED BY THE PROBLEM OF SEPARATION, DETACHMENT, ESTRANGEMENT, AND ALIENATION.

In human interactions and human relationships, if there is no freedom of action, and if there is no freedom of choice, the interaction and relationship suffers leading to progressive estrangement, separation, alienation, and detachment. If God predetermined man’s external circumstances, and if God is Prime Cause of a widening gap between man’s freedom, and dependence, man’s relationship with his God will be affected by the problem of separation, detachment, estrangement, and alienation.

HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE: JUST LIKE HUMAN INTERACTIONS AND HUMAN RELATIONSIPS, MAN'S RELATIONSHIP TO HIS GOD IS INFLUENCED BY EXTERNAL CIRCUMSTANCES OF ANY GIVEN PLACE WHICH ACT UPON  LIMITATIONS SET BY CONDITIONED EXISTENCE.
WHAT IS DETACHED DEVOTION? HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE(MALIBU HINDU TEMPLE IN SANTA MONICA HILLS): JUST LIKE HUMAN INTERACTIONS AND HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS, MAN’S RELATIONSHIP TO HIS GOD IS INFLUENCED BY EXTERNAL CIRCUMSTANCES OF ANY GIVEN PLACE WHICH SET  LIMITATIONS, OR BOUNDARIES OF HIS CONDITIONED EXISTENCE.

Just like interpersonal relationships, man’s relationship to his God is influenced by external circumstances of any given place which set limitations, or boundaries of his conditioned existence. The term ‘Free Will’ refers to the power or capacity to choose among alternatives; it refers to the ability to act in certain situations independently of natural, social, or divine restraints.

HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE : THE TERM FREE WILL REFERS TO THE ABILITY TO ACT IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS INDEPENDENTLY OF NATURAL, SOCIAL, OR DIVINE RESTRAINTS.
WHAT IS DETACHED DEVOTION? HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE(MALIBU HINDU TEMPLE IN SANTA MONICA HILLS): THE TERM FREE WILL REFERS TO THE ABILITY TO ACT IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS INDEPENDENTLY OF NATURAL, SOCIAL, OR DIVINE RESTRAINTS.

The term ‘freedom’ refers to the state of not being subject to determining forces,  enjoyment of civil rights like freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of movement, and freedom to seek gainful employment. The opposite of freedom is slavery, bondage, serfdom, servitude, and in modern economic times freedom is often interpreted as lack of equal rights to earnings, remuneration, or salary for physical, or mental labor rendered to an employer. However, it may be noted that freedom is not self-determined as it is always determined by external causes.

WHAT IS DETERMINISM? THE LAW OF NECESSITY:

HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE:   FREEDOM IS THE STATE OF NOT SUBJECT TO DETERMINING FORCES . FREEDOM IS NOT SELF-DETERMINED AND IS ALWAYS DETERMINED BY EXTERNAL CAUSES.
WHAT IS DETACHED DEVOTION? HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE(MALIBU HINDU TEMPLE IN SANTA MONICA HILLS): FREEDOM IS THE STATE OF NOT SUBJECT TO DETERMINING FORCES . FREEDOM IS NOT SELF-DETERMINED AND IS ALWAYS DETERMINED BY EXTERNAL CAUSES.

Determinism is the doctrine that states, everything including one’s choice of action is the necessary result of  sequence of causes.  God is viewed as Prime Cause as God’s Supreme Will is related to superintendence of the whole cosmos and everything in it. Existence of free will has to be reconciled with God’s omniscience, and with divine grace which could be necessary for any meritorious or even bad acts. In Indian tradition it is believed that God foreordained circumstances and destiny of a person according to His Supreme Will.

HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE: DETERMINISM IS THE DOCTRINE THAT EVERYTHING INCLUDING ONE'S CHOICE IS THE NECESSARY RESULT OF A SEQUENCE OF CAUSES. GOD IS THE PRIME CAUSE.
WHAT IS DETACHED DEVOTION? HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE(MALIBU HINDU TEMPLE IN SANTA MONICA HILLS): DETERMINISM IS THE DOCTRINE THAT EVERYTHING INCLUDING ONE’S CHOICE IS THE NECESSARY RESULT OF A SEQUENCE OF CAUSES. GOD IS THE PRIME CAUSE.

God may elect or predestinate the circumstances of a person and make a choice on God’s own initiative on the basis of God’s knowing in advance or foreknowledge as to how a person may react or respond to external circumstances caused by His Supreme Will. God has foreknowledge of man’s reaction to His choice. Man may think that he determines his course of action and makes a choice not knowing that God has already known that course of action. God influences external circumstances to provide a particular course of action as  the only option available to meet that contingency.

HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE:   THE LAW OF NECESSITY SPEAKS OF GOD AS PRIME CAUSE WHICH IN INDIAN TRADITION IS CALLED DAIVAM, VIDHI, NIYATI, BHAGYAM WHICH DETERMINES MAN'S FATE OR DESTINY.
WHAT IS DETACHED DEVOTION? HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE(MALIBU HINDU TEMPLE IN SANTA MONICA HILLS): THE LAW OF NECESSITY SPEAKS OF GOD AS PRIME CAUSE WHICH IN INDIAN TRADITION IS CALLED DAIVAM, VIDHI, NIYATI, BHAGYAM WHICH DETERMINES MAN’S FATE OR DESTINY.

In Indian tradition, the Law of Necessity speaks of God as Prime Cause and is called DAIVAM, VIDHI, NIYATI, AND BHAGYAM, the Cause which determines man’s fate or destiny.

HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE: IN INDIAN TRADITION GOD EXISTS AS A PERSONAL GOD. MAN'S RELATIONSHIP TO HIS GOD IS DETERMINED AND IS INFLUENCED BY SAME FACTORS THAT ACT UPON MAN'S SOCIAL INTERACTIONS AND SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS.
WHAT IS DETACHED DEVOTION? HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE(MALIBU HINDU TEMPLE IN SANTA MONICA HILLS): IN INDIAN TRADITION GOD EXISTS AS A PERSONAL GOD. MAN’S RELATIONSHIP TO HIS GOD IS DETERMINED AND IS INFLUENCED BY SAME FACTORS THAT ACT UPON MAN’S SOCIAL INTERACTIONS AND SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS.

In Indian tradition, God exists as a personal God. Man’s relationship to his God is determined and is influenced by same factors that act upon man’s social interactions and social relationships. Human interpersonal relationships fail to thrive if they become a source of stress, or tension. If man is left with no option, has no freedom to choose or act, his relationship to his God suffers for not want of faith or belief. Man’s trusting relationship with his God demands a sense of hope, comfort, and reassurance to cope with changing external circumstances.

HINDU BRAHMIN EXCOMMUNICATED FROM HIS GOD AND TEMPLE:

HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM HIS GOD AND TEMPLE: THE TERM "EXCOMMUNICATE" MEANS TO EXCLUDE A PERSON  FROM RECEIVING BENEFITS LIKE SACRAMENTS PROVIDED BY CHURCH OR TEMPLE BY CENSURE OR BY CUTTING OFF FROM COMMUNION.
WHAT IS DETACHED DEVOTION? HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM HIS GOD AND TEMPLE(MALIBU HINDU TEMPLE IN SANTA MONICA HILLS): THE TERM “EXCOMMUNICATE” MEANS TO EXCLUDE A PERSON FROM RECEIVING BENEFITS LIKE SACRAMENTS PROVIDED BY CHURCH OR TEMPLE BY CENSURE OR BY CUTTING OFF FROM COMMUNION.

The term “excommunicate” means to exclude a person by an act of member of clergy or temple authority from the sacraments, rights and privileges of a church or temple. Excommunicated person is cutoff from communion with a church or temple which is understood as body of God. It is similar to living in exile when the affected person is banished and has to live away from one’s country, community, and temple, or church. Excommunication need not always be enforced by a decree as it sometimes is self-imposed for an excommunicated person may have no freedom of action or free to choose on his own. In Indian tradition excommunicated person is not invited to participate in cultural events, ceremonies, and gatherings associated with birth, death, marriage, and other events to celebrate religious holidays. I believe that I am excommunicated for I find no opportunity to engage other members of Hindu Brahmin community in social interactions over the last 25 years. It may be traced back to 1989 when I was cutoff from Malibu Hindu Temple in Santa Monica Hills as the presiding Deity has determined a course of action in Santa Monica that reshaped the country in which I live into ‘wilderness’. I left India in 1984 in my quest for Promised Land. I arrived in Ann Arbor, Michigan,United States during July 1986 and I have not found my final destination.

WHAT IS PROMISED LAND?

HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE:
WHAT IS DETACHED DEVOTION? HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE(MALIBU HINDU TEMPLE IN SANTA MONICA HILLS): THE PRESIDING DEITY AT HINDU TEMPLE IN SANTA MONICA HILLS DETERMINED A COURSE OF ACTION IN SANTA MONICA WHICH BANISHED ME INTO ‘WILDERNESS.’

Promised Land is viewed as a place where one expects to have a better life. In India,  experience of estrangement, separation, detachment, and alienation forced me to make a choice, and the external circumstances allowed me to depart from India in search of a ‘Promised Land’. My desire to live away from India is fully supported by external circumstances sanctioned by my God for I could easily overcome all the obstacles that prevented my departure from India. For example, I spent an entire year(1982-83) to resist a posting order and to obtain Government of India’s approval to resign my Permanent Regular Commission in Indian Army Medical Corps. On January 10, 1984, I could depart from India, the day on which my letter of resignation was sanctioned in New Delhi.

WHAT IS WILDERNESS?

HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM HIS GOD AND TEMPLE:
WHAT IS DETACHED DEVOTION? HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM HIS GOD AND TEMPLE(MALIBU HINDU TEMPLE IN SANTA MONICA HILLS): IN 1984, MY EXTERNAL CIRCUMSTANCES IN INDIA PERMITTED ME TO DEPART FROM THAT COUNTRY TO DISCOVER A ‘PROMISED LAND.’ BUT  I FIND MYSELF IN A ‘WILDERNESS.’

Wilderness describes an uncultivated, uninhabited, waste, barren, empty, wild, arid, and desolate region that is naturally incapable of supporting almost any life. A dry, sandy region like desert brings to the mind an image of wilderness. However in such river less regions, land of drought, trackless wasteland of rock and sand, solitary places, some nomads may venture to occupy it for they have no other choice. Nomad is a person having no permanent home, a wanderer who has no fixed home, an itinerant who travels from place to place for he has not reached his final destination. External circumstances are powerful and in present day, modern urban environment, we find people who have no homes of their own, or people who barely subsist with very few material possessions. Such wanderers do not participate in social actions and interactions while they exist among members of a social community that fully participates in social events.

HINDU BRAHMIN’S SOCIAL SEGREGATION

HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM HIS GOD AND TEMPLE:
WHAT IS DETACHED DEVOTION? HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM HIS GOD AND TEMPLE(MALIBU HINDU TEMPLE IN SANTA MONICA HILLS): MY QUEST FOR PROMISED LAND HAS FORCED ME TO EXPERIENCE NOMADIC LIFE IN WILDERNESS. AS A NOMAD, I HAVE NO OBLIGATION OR EXPECTATION TO PARTICIPATE IN SOCIAL EVENTS OTHER THAN THAT OF ACTIVITIES THAT DIRECTLY SUPPORT MY DAILY MINIMALISTIC EXISTENCE.

In Indian tradition, a person is expected to maintain social contacts and social relationships that are consistent with his external circumstances. If a person has to lead a nomadic way of life, that person can live to the best of his ability without any social obligations imposed by cultural norms. A nomad is not required to socially entertain other members of his community and a nomad is exempted from observing Indian traditions that describe the rules of hospitality. A nomad need not provide room, food, and drink or accept the burden of hosting a guest at his temporary dwelling. In Indian tradition, hospitality imposes equal burden upon all participating members; if a person is entertained as a guest at the dwelling of another person, he would have an equal responsibility of treating that person as his guest at the next available opportunity. I cannot accept a social invitation unless I have the same ability to extend a social invitation. It is a natural process that encourages social separation, segregation, detachment, and alienation that is operated by changing external circumstances. It can be explained as a coping mechanism to survive at any given place where opportunities for social advancement are few or minimal.

HINDU BRAHMIN’S MINIMALISTIC EXISTENCE

In Indian tradition, social actions, and social interactions are determined by social position, social ranking, social status, and social occupation of participating members. While it is true in Indian social ranking system a Brahmin may enjoy high-ranking, it is not a passport to give access to unlimited social activity. For example, Indian epic poems of Ramayana, and Mahabharata illustrate as to how external circumstances changed the social life of their princely characters such as Prince Rama, Prince Laxmana, and Pandava princes.

HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM HIS GOD AND TEMPLE:
WHAT IS DETACHED DEVOTION? HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM HIS GOD AND TEMPLE(MALIBU HINDU TEMPLE IN SANTA MONICA HILLS): INDIAN TRADITIONS APPROVE MINIMALISTIC EXISTENCE EITHER BY CHOICE OR IN RESPONSE TO CHANGING EXTERNAL CIRCUMSTANCES.HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM HIS GOD AND TEMPLE:

WHAT IS DETACHED DEVOTION? HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM HIS GOD AND TEMPLE(MALIBU HINDU TEMPLE IN SANTA MONICA HILLS): IN INDIAN TRADITION, SOCIAL ACTIONS AND INTERACTIONS ARE DETERMINED BY SOCIAL POSITION, SOCIAL RANKING, SOCIAL STATUS, AND SOCIAL OCCUPATION OF PARTICIPATING MEMBERS.

HINDU BRAHMIN’S LIFE IN WILDERNESS:

HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM HIS GOD AND TEMPLE:
WHAT IS DETACHED DEVOTION? HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM HIS GOD AND TEMPLE(MALIBU HINDU TEMPLE IN SANTA MONICA HILLS): IS THIS AN IMAGE OF “PROMISED LAND” OR IS THIS AN IMAGE OF WILDERNESS???  HUMAN PERCEPTIONS OF THE WORLD ARE ENTIRELY SHAPED BY EXTERNAL CIRCUMSTANCES. IF I AM A SLAVE HELD IN CAPTIVITY SERVING EGYPT, MY EMANCIPATION, MY SALVATION, MY LIBERATION INVOLVES MY JOURNEY TO THIS LAND WHICH LOOKS PRACTICALLY BARREN.

Man in his thoughts, dreams, and imagination desires freedom of choice, and freedom of action. Such desire for freedom is easily eliminated by man’s external circumstances. Man’s survival in any type of external environment requires operation of a principle called ‘dependence’, the ability to obtain matter, and energy from external source. Man’s desire for freedom shapes his ‘ego’ or self-pride. If man can control, or manipulate his external source of support, it boosts up his ego or self-pride. If man has to survive basically depending upon Divine Providence, his ego or self-pride is subdued, and he is humbled and acquires an attitude called humility. This attitude of humility is expressed in his behavior and actions that can be recognized as ‘Devotion’, acknowledgment of Divine Providence.

HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM HIS GOD AND TEMPLE:
WHAT IS DETACHED DEVOTION? HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM HIS GOD AND TEMPLE(MALIBU HINDU TEMPLE IN SANTA MONICA HILLS): A SANDY DESERT MAY STILL ALLOW A MAN TO KEEP HIS MINIMALISTIC EXISTENCE WHILE THE MAN MAY HAVE NO FREEDOM OF CHOICE AND THERE IS NO FREEDOM OF ACTION. LACK OF FREEDOM SUBDUES MAN’S EGO OR SELF-PRIDE GIVING ROOM TO HUMBLENESS AND HUMILITY.

HINDU BRAHMIN’S JOURNEY TO FIND DEVOTION WITH DETACHMENT:

HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM HIS GOD AND TEMPLE:
WHAT IS DETACHED DEVOTION? HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM HIS GOD AND TEMPLE(MALIBU HINDU TEMPLE IN SANTA MONICA HILLS): WHILE EXTERNAL CIRCUMSTANCES CAN LEAD TO SEPARATION, SEGREGATION, DETACHMENT, AND ALIENATION, MAN MAY FIND EMANCIPATION, OR LIBERATION FROM HIS ‘EGO’ OR SELF-PRIDE THAT TRANSFORMS MAN’S CHARACTER GIVING PLACE TO MEEKNESS, HUMBLENESS, AND HUMILITY.

Man who has limited freedom of action and choice is forced to detach himself from desires of acquiring material possessions and gets disinterested in his social ranking, social position, social status, and social occupation. Deprivation of freedom eliminates opportunities for social actions and social interactions for man has to separate himself from realities of external world if he has to find peace, harmony, and tranquility while living a life of utter simplicity. This social disengagement or detachment initiates a natural process that destroys man’s ego or self-pride. At the same time, man who is humble, meek and acquired the nature called humility will be able to acknowledge Divine Providence without seeking communion with his God at a House of Worship or Temple. While people with material possessions and material attachments prefer to worship God in Temples they build, a detached person expresses his humility in actions and behavior that can be recognized as devotion.

HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM HIS GOD AND TEMPLE:
WHAT IS DETACHED DEVOTION? HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM HIS GOD AND TEMPLE(MALIBU HINDU TEMPLE IN SANTA MONICA HILLS): PEOPLE WITH MATERIAL POSSESSIONS AND MATERIAL ATTACHMENTS WORSHIP GOD IN TEMPLES THEY BUILD, A DETACHED PERSON EXPRESSES HIS HUMILITY IN ACTIONS AND BEHAVIOR THAT CAN BE RECOGNIZED AS ‘DEVOTION’.

HINDU BRAHMIN’S ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE:

HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM HIS GOD AND TEMPLE:
WHAT IS DETACHED DEVOTION? HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM HIS GOD AND TEMPLE(MALIBU HINDU TEMPLE IN SANTA MONICA HILLS): DETACHMENT WITH DEVOTION ELIMINATES THE REQUIREMENT OF COMMUNION WITH GOD AT A HOUSE OF WORSHIP, CHURCH, OR TEMPLE. DEVOTION IS ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE, IT GIVES ABILITY TO HEAR GOD’S INSTRUCTIONS IN WILDERNESS WHERE THERE IS NO HOUSE OF WORSHIP, CHURCH, OR TEMPLE.

Hindu Brahmin living separated, detached, excommunicated, and alienated from his social community, leading a life of minimalistic existence, could still hear God’s word as shared in The Book of Matthew, Chapter 4, verse #4: Jesus answered, “It is Written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'” This was a statement made by Jesus when he was forced to experience wilderness and hunger by manipulation of his external circumstances. Jesus was unwilling to find food, and was unwilling to change or influence his external environment to any extent that may go beyond Divine Providence. Tolerance of hunger and thirst is a humbling process to teach discipline and obedience and man simply exists accepting the boundaries or limitations of Divine Providence.

HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE:
WHAT IS DETACHED DEVOTION? HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE(MALIBU HINDU TEMPLE IN SANTA MONICA HILLS): TOLERANCE OF HUNGER AND THIRST IS A HUMBLING PROCESS TO TEACH DISCIPLINE, RESPECT, AND OBEDIENCE WHILE ACKNOWLEDGING DIVINE PROVIDENCE AS THE FUNDAMENTAL BASIS FOR MAN’S EXISTENCE IRRESPECTIVE OF LIMITATIONS, BOUNDARIES SET BY CIRCUMSTANCES OF TIME, PLACE, AND ENVIRONMENT.

The words that I hear from Book of Matthew connect me to their original source. When Jesus claims, “It is Written”, He is directing attention to original source of words He spoke, The Old Testament Book of Deuteronomy, Chapter 8, verse #3: “He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.”

HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM HIS GOD AND TEMPLE:
WHAT IS DETACHED DEVOTION? HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM HIS GOD AND TEMPLE(MALIBU HINDU TEMPLE IN SANTA MONICA HILLS): JESUS ACCEPTS HUNGER AND THIRST TO TEACH DISCIPLINE, RESPECT, AND OBEDIENCE THAT QUALIFIES MAN TO KEEP HIS LIFE IN TRUE ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE.

As Hindu Brahmin I claim that I am cutoff from God and Temple as God has chosen those external circumstances that shaped my detachment, or alienation that allows no room for social actions and social interactions including access to places of worship like Church or Temple.

MAN’S FREEDOM FROM DEPENDENCE – DETACHED DEVOTION:

HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE(MALIBU HINDU TEMPLE IN SANTA MONICA HILLS):  JESUS WAS LED INTO THE DESERT OR WILDERNESS. AFTER FASTING FORTY DAYS AND FORTY NIGHTS HE WAS HUNGRY. HE DECLARED HIS FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE FROM DEPENDENCE BY BECOMING ALOOF, DISINTERESTED, DISENGAGED, NOT CONNECTED, OR DETACHED TO ANY EMOTION OR DESIRE TO STRUGGLE WITH CHANGING EXTERNAL CIRCUMSTANCES OF HIS CONDITIONED LIFE IN DESERT OR WILDERNESS WITHOUT ACCESS TO FOOD OR WATER.
WHAT IS DETACHED DEVOTION? HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE(MALIBU HINDU TEMPLE IN SANTA MONICA HILLS): JESUS WAS LED INTO THE DESERT OR WILDERNESS. AFTER FASTING FORTY DAYS AND FORTY NIGHTS HE WAS HUNGRY. HE DECLARED HIS FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE FROM DEPENDENCE BY BECOMING ALOOF, DISINTERESTED, DISENGAGED, NOT CONNECTED, OR DETACHED TO ANY EMOTION OR DESIRE TO STRUGGLE WITH CHANGING EXTERNAL CIRCUMSTANCES OF HIS CONDITIONED LIFE IN DESERT OR WILDERNESS WITHOUT ACCESS TO FOOD OR WATER.

Man’s existence or lifetime is a constant struggle for man needs support from an external source to keep his life. That support demands man’s connection, partnership, bonding, relationship, or association with his external environment. This dependence on external support generates tension or stress for it directly opposes man’s desire for freedom or independence. By careful analysis, man can understand that external support is contributed by Divine Providence without demanding man’s faith or belief in God. Divine Providence operates without any concern for man’s struggle to control, to modify, or to influence his changing external circumstances. Divine Providence operates without demanding attachment for its nature is detached, aloof, separate, not involved by emotion or desires, disengaged, disconnected and indifferent to man’s physical and mental struggles. Jesus was led into the desert or wilderness. After fasting for forty days and forty nights, Jesus was hungry. And yet, He demonstrated His unwillingness to struggle to alter or change external circumstances imposed by desert or wilderness that provides no access to food or water. Jesus conquered dependence and won His freedom by finding Life that comes by hearing the word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.

HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE(MALIBU HINDU TEMPLE IN SANTA MONICA HILLS):  JESUS DEMONSTRATED THE NEED FOR DEVOTION; A DEVOTION NOT BASED ON MAN'S ATTACHMENT TO HIS EXTERNAL STRUGGLE. WHEN DETACHED, MAN FINDS A NEW LIFE; A LIFE WITHOUT DEPENDENCE ON FOOD AND WATER.
WHAT IS DETACHED DEVOTION? HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM GOD AND TEMPLE(MALIBU HINDU TEMPLE IN SANTA MONICA HILLS): JESUS DEMONSTRATED THE NEED FOR DEVOTION; A DEVOTION NOT BASED ON MAN’S ATTACHMENT TO HIS EXTERNAL STRUGGLE. WHEN DETACHED, MAN FINDS A NEW LIFE; A LIFE WITHOUT DEPENDENCE ON FOOD AND WATER.

Jesus demonstrated the need for devotion; a devotion not based on man’s attachment to his external struggle. Man has to sever his attachments to a life that demands a constant struggle with external causes. When truly detached, man finds a new Life; a Life without dependence, a Life of freedom and independence that flows from the word that comes from the mouth of the LORD. For I am cutoff from my God and Temple, I recognize futility of my external struggle while I have no freedom of action, or freedom of choice. As my life’s journey proceeds through wilderness, I can only seek a Life that flows from the WORD.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada

DIVINE PUMA PUNKU SOCIETY

HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM HIS GOD AND TEMPLE:
WHAT IS DETACHED DEVOTION? HINDU BRAHMIN CUTOFF FROM HIS GOD AND TEMPLE(MALIBU HINDU TEMPLE IN SANTA MONICA HILLS): JESUS ACCEPTS HUNGER AND THIRST TO TEACH DISCIPLINE, RESPECT, AND OBEDIENCE THAT QUALIFIES MAN TO KEEP HIS LIFE IN ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE.

WHAT IS SLAVERY?

WHAT IS SLAVERY? FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION – A SLAVE IN FREE COUNTRY:

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION - A SLAVE IN FREE COUNTRY : THE PLIGHT OF #SENIORALIEN, SLAVE, NOT FREE.
WHAT IS SLAVERY? FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION – A SLAVE IN FREE COUNTRY : THE PLIGHT OF #SENIORALIEN, SLAVE, NOT FREE.

Fourth of July is observed as US Independence Day. This celebration calls for a study on the problem of Freedom in World, and the problem of Freedom in individual human experience. I want to share the plight of a Senior Alien(#SeniorAlien) living as a Slave in a Free Country which is recognized as Champion of Freedom and values Individual Freedom and Personal Liberties.

FREEDOM HOUSE'S FREEDOM IN THE WORLD MAP: I lived in India since my birth and I left India during 1984 due to a concern about my Freedom. I had reached the United States during 1986 to discover that I have lost all Freedom.
WHAT IS SLAVERY? Fourth of July Celebration – A Slave in Free World: FREEDOM HOUSE’S FREEDOM IN THE WORLD MAP: I lived in India since my birth and I left India during 1984 due to a concern about my Freedom after alienation or estrangement from my birth social community. I reached the United States during 1986 to discover that I have lost all Freedom; I had given up the Freedom associated with my Indian citizenship and found that my existence is not dependent upon Freedom but on Divine Providence and Divine Grace. Do I have a choice? Is Freedom an entitlement? Is there Freedom in Free World??? Freedom is it self-determined or is it determined by external causes???

The word ‘Freedom’ has many meanings –  theological, metaphysical, psychological, moral, natural, and civil. Freedom may mean enjoyment of personal liberty, of not being a slave, nor a prisoner, and in essence it speaks about the freedom in acting and choosing. Freedom may imply the state of not being subject to determining forces. Is it self-determined or is it determined by external causes???

FREEDOM AND FREE WORLD: 54th TIBETAN NATIONAL UPRISING DAY, MARCH 10, 2013:

Kalon Tripa Dr. Lobsang Sangay, political head of the Tibetan people, unfurls and raises the Tibetan National Flag on the 53rd National Uprising Day on March 10, 2012 in Dharamsala, India. Tibetan people are demanding their Right to Natural Freedom that was taken away by the military occupation of their Land. Freedom in Tibet is about oppression caused by foreign occupation.
WHAT IS SLAVERY? Fourth of July Celebration – A Slave in Free Country: Kalon Tripa Dr. Lobsang Sangay, political head of the Tibetan people, unfurls and raises the Tibetan National Flag on the 53rd National Uprising Day on March 10, 2012 in Dharamsala, India. Tibetan people are demanding their Right to Natural Freedom that was taken away by the military occupation of their Land. Freedom in Tibet is about oppression caused by foreign occupation.
Freedom in Free World: I have arrived in the United States for I shared the Motto of this Nation: "In God We Trust." The New Testament Book, Apostle Paul's Letter to Ephesians, Chapter 2, verse# 19 speaks of my quest for Freedom: "Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household,..."  How can I find that Freedom to enter God's household if I am a Foreigner, or Alien???
WHAT IS SLAVERY? Fourth of July Celebration – A Slave in Free Country: Freedom in Free World: I arrived in the United States for I shared the Motto of this Nation: “In God We Trust.” The New Testament Book, The Epistle of Apostle Paul to Ephesians, Chapter 2, verse# 19 speaks of my quest for Freedom: “Consequently, you are no longer Foreigners and Aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household,…” How can I find that Freedom to enter God’s household if I am a Foreigner, or Alien??? There is a promise in The New Testament Book, The Epistle of Apostle Paul to Romans, Chapter 9, verse# 25: As He says in Hosea: “I will call them ‘my people’ who are not my people;”

“Free World” is a Cold War era term often used by the US to describe those countries that are not in the sphere of influence of Communist States like the Soviet Union, or the People’s Republic of China. United States is the Leader of the Free World, and it is the world’s Democratic Superpower. In response to Communist China’s military occupation of  sovereign nation of Tibet, United States to defend its own national interests and to combat the threat of Communist Expansionism, initiated a program in 1950s to render assistance to the Tibetan Resistance Movement to uphold principles of Freedom and Democracy in the Land of Tibet. John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States(1961-1963) created  a military alliance/pact between the US, India, and Tibet to fight the military threat posed by China. During 1969, I made a deliberate choice to serve in India’s Armed Forces to face the military challenge and threat posed by China after it had brutally attacked India across its Himalayan frontier during 1962. On completion of my military training, I  joined this US, India, Tibet military alliance/pact and was posted to a military establishment called Establishment No. 22, a military organization known to public as ‘Special Frontier Force’. I am very passionate defender of Freedom and Democracy. During years spent in India, I imagined that I had freedom to choose and act and had deliberately expressed this sense of personal freedom when I got married during 1973. This choice had its consequences. It initiated a process of alienation and estrangement from my birth-related Hindu-Brahman, social community. The first blow to my sense of social identity and birth affiliation was delivered during 1976 while I was at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. By year 1982, I have recognized I have no freedom to choose, or act without compromising my sense of self-respect, and self-dignity. For all practical purposes, I was transformed into a Foreigner or Alien while I was still serving my country as a Commissioned Officer of its Armed Forces. It undermined my ability to serve in the Armed Forces to defend the Freedom of the Country while I am perceived as a Foreigner or Alien. At that time, as the father of two young children, I felt that I have no choice other than that of leaving India to find a place in another part of Free World. Now, I am conscious of the lack of freedom to make choices, or I may state that I am only free to make a choice that is foreordained, or predetermined. In the drama of human life and history, do we have capacity to choose our Life according to our Free Will??? The issue of human freedom, and Freedom in World may have to be reconciled with God’s omniscience, and omnipotence. We have to understand as to what extent the will of an individual can and does determine some of his acts. If man is entirely dependent upon God’s power, can man make bad, or evil choices??? Do we need divine grace for both meritorious, and even bad acts??? How to define the problem of the universal supposition of responsibility for personal actions??? Can there be Freedom in absence of Divine Providence, and Divine Grace???

DETERMINISM AND FREE WILL:

This Kid is apparently has Free Will and can choose to get wet in the rain. He can also choose to remain under a shade and keep dry. This ability to choose is operated by an external contingency called rain. Does man have the natural ability to make choices in the face of all types of external contingencies. Plato held that actions are determined by the extent of a person's understanding, or reasoning.
WHAT IS SLAVERY? Fourth of July Celebration – A Slave in Free Country: This Kid is apparently has Free Will and can choose to get wet in the rain. He can also choose to remain under a shade and keep dry. This ability to choose is operated by an external contingency called rain. Does man have the natural ability to make choices in the face of all types of external contingencies??? Plato held that actions are determined by the extent of a person’s understanding, or reasoning. The New Testament Book, The Epistle of Apostle Paul to Romans, Chapter 8, verses 28-30 describe the concept of “Predestination.” Verse# 30 reads: “Moreover, those He predestined, them He also called; those He called, them He also Justified; those He justified, them He also glorified.” I live in expectation of finding this ‘glory’ in the eyes of God.

The term Free Will refers to the power or capacity to choose among alternatives. It refers to the ability to act in certain situations independently of natural, social, or divine restraints. Will is the factor which turns human thought into human action and behavior. Existentialist thinkers like Jean Paul Sartre speak about the concept of a radical, perpetual, and frequently agonizing freedom of choice. Sartre claims that man is “condemned to be free” even though his situation may be wholly determined. Behavioral psychologists hold the view that human action and behavior is determined by the nature of an external environmental stimulus. Sigmund Freud held the view that human actions are determined by hidden mental causes which control their actions; “You have an illusion of a psychic freedom within you which you do not want to give up.” Freud recommends that this “deeply rooted belief in psychic freedom and choice” must be given up because it “is quite unscientific.” Man appears to be subject to the Law of Cause and Necessity, or is governed by a doctrine of Determinism.

THE DOCTRINE OF PREDESTINATION:

Saint Augustine(354-430), Doctor of the Church, founder of Christian theology followed the doctrine of predestination or divine grace that states God's superintendence of the Whole Cosmos and everything in it.
WHAT IS SLAVERY? Fourth of July Celebration – A Slave in Free Country: Saint Augustine(354-430), Doctor of the Church, founder of Christian theology followed the doctrine of predestination or divine grace that states God’s superintendence of the Whole Cosmos and everything in it.
Martin Luther(November 10, 1483 to February 18, 1546), German theologian, leader of the Protestant Reformation held the view that everything is determined by God from the beginning.
WHAT IS SLAVERY? Fourth of July Celebration – A Slave in Free Country : Martin Luther(November 10, 1483 to February 18, 1546), German theologian, leader of the Protestant Reformation held the view that everything is determined by God from the beginning.
John Calvin(1509 - 1564), French Protestant theologian of the Reformation held the view that human free will is predetermined. While rejecting the role of free will, Calvinism maintains that God's grace is irresistible.
WHAT IS SLAVERY? Fourth of July Celebration – A Slave in Free Country: John Calvin(1509 – 1564), French Protestant theologian of the Reformation held the view that human free will is predetermined. While rejecting the role of free will, Calvinism maintains that God’s grace is irresistible.

Saint Thomas Aquinas held the view that God’s omnipotence does not include predetermination of human will. The Roman Catholic Church teaches that predestination is consistent with free will since God moves the soul according to its nature. Do I make my own choices while God foreordained my circumstances? Does God have foreknowledge of my reaction to His Choice? If God foreordained the circumstances, the choices, and the destiny of the person according to His Perfect Will, how to explain the exercise of free will? It appears to me that God may elect or predestinate the circumstances of a person and make a choice on His own initiative on the basis of His knowing in advance the reactions of the person to His Will. Man’s free will is like the game of chess; man can make his moves while playing the game according to God’s plan while God is the second Player with whom man has to contend.

The Hindu Temple, Malibu, Southern California. Is this the Temple in which I am destined to worship the LORD GOD??? The New Testament Book, The Epistle of Apostle Paul to Ephesians, Chapter 2, verse# 21 reads: "In Him the Whole building is joined together and rises to become a Holy Temple in the LORD." Why does the Hindu-Brahmin community treat me as a Foreigner and Alien and provided the contingency to take away my Freedom???
WHAT IS SLAVERY? Fourth of July Celebration – A Slave in Free Country: The Hindu Temple, Malibu, Southern California. Is this the Temple in which I am destined to worship the LORD GOD??? The New Testament Book, The Epistle of Apostle Paul to Ephesians, Chapter 2, verse# 21 reads: “In Him the Whole building is joined together and rises to become a Holy Temple in the LORD.” Why does the Hindu-Brahmin community treat me as a Foreigner and Alien and provided an external contingency to take away my Freedom???

Rudranarasimham, Rebbapragada

Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.

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THE EAST-WEST CONFLUENCE- DISCOVER THE STAR OF INDIA

ANNIE BESANT (1847 – 1933), ANGEL OF INDIA.
ANNIE BESANT - ANGEL OF INDIA .
ANNIE BESANT – ANGEL OF INDIA .

ANNIE BESANT, b. OCT.1 , 1847 , LONDON – d. SEPT. 20 , 1933 , ADYAR, MADRAS. THE CHARISMATIC ENGLISH WOMAN WHO MADE INDIA HER HOME.

Mylapore, Madras is my birth place. I am native of Rajahmundry. Ms. Annie Besant had visited Rajahmundry twice and opened a place of worship known as ‘DIVYA GJYAN SAMAJ’ to honour the memory of Colonel Henry Steel Olcott, the first President of Theosophical Society International at Adyar, Madras. This temple is located in Alcot Gardens, Rajahmundry.

THEOSOPHY – THE CULTURAL ENRICHMENT OF INDIA :

Theosophy is derived from the Greek ‘theos’; “God”, and ‘sophia’; “Wisdom”, and is usually translated as “Divine Wisdom”. Theosophy is based upon the principle that God must be experienced directly to be known at all. It lays emphasis on mystical experience. It claims that a deeper spiritual reality exists with which direct contact may be established through intuition, meditation, and revelation, by transcending man’s normal consciousness. It is held that knowledge of the ‘Divine Wisdom’ gives access to the mysteries of nature and man’s deeper being. It views that the ‘reality’ is constituted by one principle. Theosophists have affirmed an underlying all-encompassing unity that subsumes all differentiation. The Theosophical Society affirms the following objectives; 1. to form a nucleus of the universal brotherhood of humanity without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or colour; 2. to encourage the study of comparative religion, philosophy, and science; and 3. to investigate unexplained laws of nature and the powers latent in man. The Society insists that it is not offering a new system of thought but it merely identifies certain universal concepts of God, nature and man that are known to wise men in all ages and that may be found in the teaching of all the great religions.

AN ENGLISH WOMAN IN INDIA :

ANNIE BESANT - ANGEL  OF  INDIA . ENGLISH  WOMAN  WHO  MADE  INDIA  HER  HOME .
ANNIE BESANT – ANGEL OF INDIA . ENGLISH WOMAN WHO MADE INDIA HER HOME .

Annie Besant after her conversion to Theosophy in 1889, traveled to Adyar, Madras and made India her home. She was active in educational and humanitarian work in India. She founded the Central Hindu College at Varanasi. Beginning in 1916, she became involved in the Indian independence movement and established the Indian Home Rule League. She was the president of the Theosophical Society from 1907 until her death in 1933. She wrote several books to promote understanding of theosophical belief. Her leadership gave Indians a sense of pride in that they were exporting ideas of importance to the West. The Theosophy movement has been a pioneering agency in promotion of greater Western acquaintance with Eastern thought.

DISCOVER ‘ THE STAR OF INDIA ‘ – THE SECOND COMING OF BUDDHA :

Jiddu Krishnamurti born into a Telugu speaking Hindu Brahmin family at Madanapalli in the present State of Andhra Pradesh was adopted by Annie Besant in 1909 when he was about 14 years old. She proclaimed that Krishnamurti is the vehicle of a coming World Teacher,  reincarnation of ‘ Bodhisattva, “MAITREYA” the Second Buddha. She traveled in Great Britain and the United States with Krishnamurti whom she presented as a new Messiah. In 1911, she founded the ‘Order of the Star of India’ based on the claim that he was Buddha reincarnated. She was his legal guardian till 1921.In 1929, Krishnamurti dissolved this movement.

THE QUEST FOR TRUTH :

The keynote of Annie Besant’s varied activities was her unswerving loyalty to Truth. As she said, “She(Truth) may lead me into wilderness, yet I must follow her; She may strip me of all love, yet I must pursue her; though She slay me, yet will I trust in her; and I ask no other epitaph on my tomb but ‘she tried to follow Truth’ .”

ANNIE BESANT - ANGEL OF INDIA - EAST -WEST CONFLUENCE .
ANNIE BESANT – ANGEL OF INDIA – EAST – WEST CONFLUENCE .

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada

Danavaipeta Municipal High School, Rajahmundry, East Godavari District, India,

S.S.L.C.  CLASS  OF  MARCH,  1961.

ANNIE BESANT - ANGEL OF INDIA . WORKED FOR SOCIAL, CULTURAL, RELIGIOUS HARMONY BETWEEN EAST  AND  WEST.
ANNIE BESANT – ANGEL OF INDIA . WORKED FOR SOCIAL, CULTURAL, RELIGIOUS HARMONY BETWEEN EAST AND WEST.
ANNIE BESANT - ANGEL OF INDIA.
ANNIE BESANT – ANGEL OF INDIA.
ANNIE BESANT - ANGEL OF INDIA .
ANNIE BESANT – ANGEL OF INDIA .
ANNIE  BESANT - ANGEL OF INDIA .
ANNIE BESANT – ANGEL OF INDIA .
ANNIE BESANT - ANGEL OF INDIA .
ANNIE BESANT – ANGEL OF INDIA .
ANNIE BESANT - ANGEL OF INDIA .
ANNIE BESANT – ANGEL OF INDIA .

 

WHAT IS MENTAL FLUIDITY?

WHAT IS MENTAL FLUIDITY? SET YOUR MIND FREE – LET SARASVATI FLOW

Goddess Sarasvati is known as the Goddess of Speech or Vag Devi and She symbolizes the importance of Speech Etiquette and Speech Discipline.
What is Mental Fluidity? Goddess Sarasvati is known as the Goddess of Speech or Vag Devi and She symbolizes importance of Speech Etiquette and Speech Discipline.
Richard Lovelace(1618-1657),English Poet and Soldier
What is Mental Fluidity? Richard Lovelace(1618-1657),English Poet and Soldier

SET YOUR MIND FREE  :     

Richard Lovelace, a romantic poet was confined within the walls of Gate House, a prison in Westminster, London. From the prison, in 1642 he wrote the poem, “To Althea, from Prison.” The poem has the following famous lines :     

Stone walls do not a prison make,     

Nor iron bars a cage;     

Minds innocent and quiet take     

That for a hermitage;     

If I have freedom in my love     

And in my soul am free,     

Angels alone, that soar above,     

Enjoy such liberty.     

Those who had confined him could not stop him from exercising his ability to think and dream. No one can imprison or enslave the human mind. A human being essentially seeks to exist in a free state and when imprisoned, the man can still set his mind free to think and dream. A mind that is free, expresses its freedom in speech, in writing, in songs and music. Speech in all of its forms conveys the ability of a man to communicate his thoughts. Fluent and coherent speech requires the formulations of propositions, which are translated into conventional symbols, earlier acquired and readily accessible, which then reach external expression by means of an efficient vocalizing apparatus. The sequences involved in efficient speech production could be interrupted at various levels to produce different types of speech defects.     

DISTURBANCES OF SPEECH  :     

Intellectual impairment due to drugs, disease, and old age cause Speech Disorders.
What is Mental Fluidity? Intellectual impairment due to drugs, disease, and old age cause Speech Disorders.
Broca's Area - Brain's Speech Center
What is Mental Fluidity? Broca’s Area – Brain’s Speech Center
Co-ordination of sensory and motor functions is vital for normal Speech.
What is Mental Fluidity? Co-ordination of sensory and motor functions is vital for normal Speech.

Since speech is an attribute of a free mind, it is important to understand the problems of disturbances of speech:     

1. Intellectual impairment : Speech is deranged as a result of a deficit of intellectual function which prevents organization of meaningful propositions. A person who is intoxicated cannot speak well. There are several medical conditions associated with cognitive impairment, and the level of consciousness. Apart from these problems, a person, who is uneducated as he is unwilling to learn, cannot deliver good speech. In Sanskrit language such ignorant persons are identified as ‘MOORKHA’.     

2. Dysarthria and Dysphonia : Precise enunciation of words with good volume requires normal function and co-ordination of lips, tongue, palate, and the vocal apparatus called larynx. Several medical conditions could cause a defect in motor output involved in speaking and contribute to slurring  and distortion of speech.     

3. Aphasias : These are speech difficulties or absence of speech where the person has no motor disorder and the articulatory system is intact. Three major varieties of aphasias are described. a. Broca’s, motor/expressive/Non-fluent aphasia : Broca’s area of brain produces verbs, builds sentences and predicts what people are going to say. Problems in this area  makes the person’s speech non-fluent as the person has profound word finding difficulties. The person speaks slowly and with great effort. The speech is described as ‘telegraphic’ because it has no grammatic structure and small connecting words (e.g., and, or, but), are missing. The person comprehends well. The person can formulate thoughts in appropriate words i.e. internal speech is preserved, but is unable to translate them into corresponding sounds. b. Wernicke’s/Sensory/Receptive/fluent aphasia : Wernicke’s area of brain is involved in learning patterns corresponding to different types of auditory stimulation. It attaches meanings, images, and feelings to sounds and to individual words. Problems in this area would result in severe impairment in comprehension of language( both spoken and written). The person speaks fluently with ease and often in large amounts. However, the speech often goes in circles( circumlocutory) and contains incorrect word usages( paraphasias). The person fails to understand or carry out spoken instructions. Internal speech is disturbed and hence there is impairment of external speech. The person cannot understand what he hears. c. Conductive aphasia :  The nerve fibers between Broca’s and Wernicke’s areas are involved in this type of problem. The person has trouble converting auditory input to verbal output. It is characterized by a marked inability to repeat words or phrases spoken to the person. d. Dyslexia and Alexia :  Impairment of reading ability in individuals with normal intelligence either due to a developmental disorder or due to acquired brain lesions.     

Eloquent Speech is comparable to free flowing water, the words come out continuously without any apparent effort.
What is Mental Fluidity? Eloquent Speech is comparable to free-flowing water, the words come out continuously without any apparent effort.

SPEECH AND MENTAL LETHARGY :     

A normal healthy person with normal intelligence and abilities to speak, write, read, and sing may not automatically become a fluent speaker. Human mind needs to exist in a ‘fluid’ state to maintain and sustain a high state of alertness and activity. Mental lethargy is described in Sanskrit language as “JYAADYAA”. The mental lethargy could be due to disease (‘ROGA’), ignorance ( ‘MOORKHA’) ,or could be due to a depressed condition or state of mental activity which is described in Sanskrit language as “JADATHA”. This condition of mental weakness or diminished energy is characterized by intellectual sluggishness. The mind is dull, lazy or indifferent. Whatever term is used, mental inertia, lack of interest or energy or lassitude is an important issue , and the man’s speech lacks the fluency and the mind lacks the ‘fluidity’ that is needed for coordinating activities. Very often, man creates ‘mental barriers’, and erects ‘mental fences’ and impedes his own intellect from generating creative thoughts and in expressing such thoughts through creative forms of speech and music. There should be no obstacles to the flow of thoughts and to its physical expression. In its natural state, a river flows without any impediments and that ‘fluid’ flowing state is important for effective human communications.     

The Concept of 'Mental Fluidity' is very important to appreciate Eloquent Speech. Eloquence has a charming quality of its own, it is pleasing to the ears of the listeners and captivates the minds of the menbers of the audience. Speech should make the same impact in terms of its appeal like a scenic picture.
What is Mental Fluidity? The Concept of ‘Mental Fluidity’ is very important to appreciate Eloquent Speech. Eloquence has a charming quality of its own, it is pleasing to the ears of the listeners and captivates the minds of the members of the audience. Speech should make the same impact in terms of its appeal like a scenic picture.
Kunda's whiteness symbolizes Purity.
What is Mental Fluidity? Kunda’s whiteness symbolizes Purity.White Lotus symbolizes Purity.  White and radiant personality symbolizes Purity. Fluidity demands a quality called Purity.

Indian Traditions about Letters, Speech, Arts and Music :     

Mind if it is responding slowly, a condition described as ‘Buddhi Mandhyam’, the man cannot realize his creative potential in the field of letters, speech, arts, and music. The Vedic River of Sarasvati is personified as the patron Goddess of Speech (‘VAC or VAK’). Sarasvati enjoys a unique autonomous position and apart from man, the entire Hindu pantheon of Gods pay obeisance to Her and seek Her protection to destroy and dissolve the problem of mental lethargy which impairs mental activity. The mind of man cannot be set free unless the mental barriers and mental fences are totally eradicated and Sarasvati is allowed to flow in its natural state without impediments.     

A HYMN TO WORSHIP  GODDESS SARASVATI  :     

Jasminum multiflorum,'KUNDA', Star Jasmine, Native of India.
What is Mental Fluidity? Jasminum multiflorum,’KUNDA’, Star Jasmine, Native of India.
Moon, 'INDU' and the radiant personality of Sarasvati.
What is Mental Fluidity? Moon, ‘INDU’ and the radiant personality of Sarasvati.
'TUSHAAR', Snow clad peaks of Himalayas, the abode of Snow/Ice.
What is Mental Fluidity? ‘TUSHAAR’, Snow clad peaks of Himalayas, the abode of Snow/Ice.
'VEENA', stringed musical instrument, native to South India.
What is Mental Fluidity? ‘VEENA’, stringed musical instrument, native to South India.
Nelumbo nucifera, White Lotus flower,'Shwetha Padmaa',Native of India.
What is Mental Fluidity? Nelumbo nucifera, White Lotus flower,’Shwetha Padmaa’,Native of India.
The Divine Trinity-Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva join the worship.
What is Mental Fluidity? The Divine Trinity-Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva join to worship the Goddess of Knowledge and Wisdom.
The Rig Vedic River Sarasvati, the source of pure, nourishing waters.
What is Mental Fluidity? The Rig Vedic River Sarasvati, the source of pure, nourishing waters. The Sanskrit language and the Devanagari script originated here.
Sarasvati, the destroyer of Mental Inertia and Lethargy.
What is Mental Fluidity? Sarasvati, the destroyer of Mental Inertia and Lethargy.
Bhagavatee,Facilitator of man's journey from Reality to Ultimate Reality.
What is Mental Fluidity?Bhagavatee,Facilitator of man’s journey from Reality to Ultimate Reality.
'AUM', the Sound Invocation for Sarasvati Vandana.
What is Mental Fluidity? ‘AUM’, the Sound Invocation for Sarasvati Vandana.

OM, 

Yaa Kundendu tushaara haara dhavalaa, Yaa Shubhra vastraavritha,     

Yaa Veena vara danda manditakara, Yaa Shwetha Padmaasanaa,     

Yaa Brahma Achyutha Shankara prabhrithi bhih, Devai sadaa poojitha( Vanditha)     

Saa Maam paatu Sarasvatee, Bhagavatee, Nihshyesha jyaadyaapaha.     

Sarasvati is defined as “Saaram vaati iti Sarasvati”, She who flows towards the Absolute is Sarasvati. For river-like streaming and fluent speech the blessings of Sarasvati would help and the mind is set free as long as the waters flow.     

   

Shevata Padma
What is Mental Fluidity? “Shevata” Padma(White Lotus) “DHAVALA”(or White) – Symbolizes Purity, and Creativity; Nourishing Qualities that are the basis for Mental Fluidity.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada   

Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.,

BHAVANAJAGAT.ORG   

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WHOLE BEAUTY – WHOLE HARMONY

WHOLE BEAUTY – WHOLE HARMONY:

Plants have ability of Photoreception but do not have organs of sense perception like eyes. They produce flowers as if an artist is at work. The flowers below all have two things in common: They’re beautiful, and they remind the human eye of something else entirely. These are flowers are just stunning works of art by nature for there is perfect coming together of reality and illusion.


Monkey Face Orchid ( Dracula Simia )

 

Moth Orchid ( Phalaenopsis )

 

Naked Man Orchid ( Orchis Italica )

 

Hooker’s Lips ( Psychotria Elata )

 

Dancing Girls ( Impatiens Bequaertii )

 

Laughing Bumble Bee Orchid
( Ophrys Bomybliflora )

 

Swaddled Babies ( Anguloa Uniflora )

 

Parrot Flower ( Impatiens Psittacina )

 

Snap Dragon Seed Pod ( Antirrhinum )

 

Flying Duck Orchid ( Caleana Major )

 

An orchid that looks remarkably like a tiger

 

Happy Alien ( Calceolaria Uniflora )

 

And his fellow aliens

 

Angel Orchid ( Habenaria Grandifloriformis )

 

Dove Orchid Or Holy Ghost Orchid
( Peristeria Elata )

 

White Egret Orchid ( Habenaria Radiata )

 

The Darth Vader ( Aristolochia Salvadorensis )

 

An Orchid That Looks Like A Ballerina

 

NATURE IS AMAZING & ASTONISHING….

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