Some years back “stress” was not heard of. We
were never taught “stress” in our undergraduate
and postgraduate medical curriculum.
In contrast, these days everybody is talking about
or rather hyping the “stress”. In stead of
identifying and healing the stress like any other
problem, the “stress” is being used as a weapon to
threaten and exploit us. The so called Stress
Management experts, godmen and godwoman are
mercenarily selling and “pumping in” and “forcing
down” the so called “stress relaxation and stress
management” full of false promises; through our
In stead of providing holistic solutions, hollow
sermons and impotent advices are being poured!
Actually stress is normal and inseparable part and a
hallmark of life. It is a physio-gnomonic symptom
of life! In other words; presence of stress indicates
normalcy and liveliness. If we don’t have stress, it
means we are dead!
Stress is like fire; if not managed (channelized)
properly it can burn us and if managed
(channelized) properly it can enliven and enlighten
us! But if it is absent then we are cold, clammy and
When we are stressed we go to godmen god
women and counselors and long for blessings or
advices. They give blessings and advices.
The meaning of the word BLESSING and
KALYAN; incorporates simultaneous blossoming
of an individual and the universe. It incorporates
every development and gain that helps in such
blossoming. The blessings are not just wishes given
for our mere monetary profit or some such
mundane gains; they are meant for fulfillment in
our life. They are meant for the holistic blossoming
of us and the society!
However many of us think that our stress would go
away if we get material gains as often promised by
mercenary “stress management experts” and
"godmen and godwomen” . So we expect their
“blessings” to provide petty gains and when we
don’t get those gains, suffer miserably.
If a godman/godwoman (or any one whom we
approach for relief from stress) is properly trained
and adept in stress management he/she would never
give false promises and/or guarantee. He/she would
know how to bless you and also actually catalyze
your blossoming and fulfillment in life. Hence if
we are free from petty expectations, it would help
us gain more from the blessings and protect us
from bogus stress management professionals or
godmen; who guarantee and promise many things
other than holistic fulfillment!
If we practice NAMASMARAN, it can help us
grow stronger and immune to the basal temptations
of deceiving and exploiting as well as getting
deceived or exploited.