APPEARANCE AND REALITY: DR. SHRINIWAS KASHALIKAR
The glamour and glitter of the world tempts one and all, with some
exceptions which prove the rule! But even as it is well known that all that
glitters is not gold and all that does not glitter is not NON gold, we tend to
fall prey to and are completely deceived by glamour and appearances!
In fact we are deceived by appearances in both ways; one by getting tempted
by glitter and getting repelled by non-glamour!
Our education for generations is full of such deceit! The so called
acculturation is also full of such deceit!
This is why in general; we are attracted by the royalty and repelled by
poverty. We are tempted by riches and repelled by ashes. We are depressed
by abstinence and excited by indulgence.
But it is also true that our idols and ideals are determined by our
constitutions, moods and even whims and fancies! Hence our idols and
ideals can be contradictory! They are violent (war heroes), nonviolent
(Buddha, Gandhi, Mahavir, Jesus Christ), economically rich (Bill Gates),
economically poor (Vinoba Bhave), physically strong (Mohammed Ali,
Dara Singh), physically weak (Srinivas Ramanujam, Stephen Hawkins) and
so on, without any clarity about why this is so!
If we carefully introspect, then we would realize that depiction of saints is
usually deceptively sympathogenic (one that generates sympathy in your
mind) and also one that triggers pity in your mind!
On the contrary, the photographs of the film stars and the political leaders
are deceptively euphoria-genic (one that leads to euphoria and pleasant and
The seekers of truth are never pitiable. They are always the guiding light
houses. We should seek the truth irrespective of whether we belong to
science, arts, philosophy or technology and not get swayed or dictated by
any appearances, which are deceptive!
Is this possible?
It is said that through the practice of NAMASMARAN, billions can help
billions in seeking truth and emerging victorious and merging victoriously
with it! One need not believe in this, but one may verify!
DR. SHRINIWAS KASHALIKAR