Stress and spiritualism dr. shriniwas kashalikarDocument Transcript
Even if we are prone to get dragged by the beast
within us, and make life miserable for ourselves and
the others, we still have potentials to blossom
together; and they can be manifested!
Even as we are individuals and hence fallible; and
make mistakes; we still have freedom to make
efforts to be objective and accurate.
Even as we have limitations to our capacities, and
are unable to achieve miraculous feats, we have
freedom to make choices in terms of actions; from
the options in front of us.
Even if it is true that the options available to us are
depressing, degenerating, deteriorative, disastrous
and destructive, we still have freedom to blossom
through NAMASMARAN and make benevolent
options available for ourselves, the people of the
world and the subsequent generations.
This is exactly why I am writing this. I am convinced
that; even as we are shackled in casual, petty,
superficial, piecemeal and ad hoc approach on a
variety of problems causing stress (and mismanage
the stress); we still can develop holistic approach
and work for individual and global blossoming and
overcome stress! Some of the examples of how we
can do this; in brief; (as the details are described in
many books and articles; of mine and others); are as
For health problems; our solution is; more hospital
buildings, more gadgets and more equipments.
Actually we need a thrust on study, practice and
training of Holistic health and Holistic medicine. For
example training in NAMASMARAN, byhearting
hymns from different languages, learning about the
medicinal uses of common foods and herbs, yoga,
For the lack of education; our solution is licensing
more institutions and greater use of learning aids
Actually we must emphasize on Holistic Education
(One which includes development and training in
spiritual and productive domains in addition to
cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains)
For unemployment and beggars on the road; our
solution is payment to unemployed people and anti–
Actually we require to eradicate; with priority; the
causes of unemployment such as policies, which
destroy the self employment and small scale and
home industries (e.g. excessive production of water
coolers, air conditioners, auto rickshaws etc) and
restrictions on traditional jobs (such as pot making,
cane work, circus and others).
For traffic jam our solution is; building more
Actually we need to reinforce the public transport
system and curb the production and import of
private cars and two wheelers, besides taking
adequate measures to reduce the movement of
people from villages to cities.
It is true that stern actions must be taken against
rule and law breakers. Discipline must be enforced.
Condition of roads must be improved. But these
steps have their limitations and can not be heavily
depended on. In fact corruption, cutting of trees,
congestion, chaos and crimes can multiply, besides
For suicides of farmers; our solution is subsidy
Actually the solution is; to resort to empower the
farmers and reorient them from market oriented
harvests to what can be called soil friendly and
health friendly harvests. The farmers have to be
reoriented to the traditional wisdom of culture,
agriculture and organic farming. They have to be
reminded of; the use of neem, cow urine, cow dung
etc. What is required; in addition; is making; water
and electricity available with topmost priority. The
ban on slaughter of animals would go a long way in
improving the farmers’ conditions.
For price rise; our solution is import.
The actual solution is; to ban all deceptive,
aggressive and imposing advertisements, which
create artificial demands leading to wasteful and
luxurious economic (apparently pleasurable but
effectively poisonous) activity in a small section of
the society; leading to price rise; at the cost of the
rest. For example; cold drinks, ice creams, fast
foods, bars, restaurants, five star hotels, wines,
alcoholic drinks, cosmetics and other luxuries are
thriving but the vast majority is deprived of basic
needs. In fact; the policy of production of and
“marketing” for few, has to be reversed to;
production and “exchange”; for the vast majority.
For socioeconomic backwardness; our solution is
Actually we require “productive and earn and
learn” kind of education for all; so that
unproductive unemployed and needy population
would become empowered, productive, self
sufficient and dignified in every way.
For the growing injustice and crimes; our solution is
increasing the number of laws and police.
Actually we require simple and honest laws drafted
in peoples’ language and understandable to people
so as to discipline the people for their growth; and
simultaneously remove all the laws, which were
created to suppress and exploit the people by the
previous alien rulers. We require policies by which
the traditional and ethnic art, sports, cuisine,
remedies and skills are NOT ALLOWED to be
suppressed by the tactics of the exploitative and
individualistic marketing culture. In fact in the
interest of everyone, the concept of individual and
global blossoming; which we call SUPERLIVING or
Total Stress Management has to be universalized; to
overcome the globally disastrous individualistic,
For so called “lack of progress”; our solution is
more foreign investment.
Actually; we must define progress in terms of
holistic health and restructure our policies in every
field such as health care, agriculture, industry etc
rather than stooping and surrendering to the culture
of pettiness, glamour and glitter.
For shortage of electricity; our solution is load
Actually we are required to shift our priorities from
“appeasing the exploitative and luxurious few”; to
the “welfare of all”, by stern energy saving
measures; coupled with development of pollution
free, low cost, low investment alternative energy
For road accidents; our solution is compulsion of
Actually the number of private vehicles on the road
has to be reduced, the number of public vehicles has
to be increased, the weekly offs have to be different
and the working hours also have to be different so
that most people do not travel at the same time.
Moreover, the on campus or nearby residence has to
be insisted as and when feasible. Most importantly,
holistic education and rejuvenation of traditional
jobs must be ensured so that the helpless and forced
movement of people to the cities and the inhuman
crowding of cities can be reduced.
For shortage of fuel; our solution is; generalized
sermons to common people (who in no way consume
fuel) to reduce fuel consumption.
Actually the fuel needs can be reduced if public
transport in improved and the bicycles are
promoted. There has to be shift of policies from
development of airports; to the improvement in
public transport and the infrastructure in the
villages, such as solar energy, wind mills, gobar gas
and such many, food storage etc.
We can cite hundreds of examples to show how we;
by NOT going to the roots of the problems; work
brilliantly and artistically but in a superficial and
petty manner, with individualistic, fragmented,
sectarian and divisive perspective, in misguided
direction of increasing stress! Hence our work is
rendered ineffective and/or counterproductive!
Further our talents are drained in extremely selfish
and cheap entertainment options such as gambling,
drinking, casinos, prostitution etc.
All the solutions provided can possibly be modified,
or refined in terms of details, because, they are not
the solutions provided by experts from those fields.
But they surely indicate the most essential core or
the crux of the solutions. There could be many more
holistic solutions also. All these can be cooperatively
and complementarily implemented universally; if
the third eye of cosmic consciousness is opened
through the ways of self development; such as