Stress and hypocrisy dr shriniwas janardan kashalikar
When we are trapped in the dilemma of
what we expect from ourselves; and what we
actually feel and do; we get stressed.
We try to overcome such stress by
“assuming to be” “what we think we should
be” rather than being what we are, (which is
This is hypocrisy!
Similarly when we get “pulled” between
what others should think or believe us to be
and what we believe we are; we get stressed!
We try to manage such stress by hiding
things which we think people would not
approve; and show, exhibit and advertise
things which we think people would
This is also hypocrisy!
Often we condemn others for being
hypocrites. But most of us are hypocrites.
This is because we do not understand
ourselves and we do not understand whether
others understand us not! Actually it is
impossible to “know” ourselves and also
other selves! The “self” of every one of us is
beyond intellectual definition and concrete
and constant identity. It is not even possible
to understand our own and others’
perceptions, because they are not too subtle
The phenomenon of assuming to be
somebody and phenomenon of posing to be
somebody (hypocrisy) further add to our
stress; rather than freeing us from stress!
The fact that hypocrisy; thus actually makes
us miserable; becomes clear, through the
process of absorbing or recollecting our
essence (self); trapped in our subjective
thinking, feeling and needs; through the
practice of NAMASMARAN.
One need not believe in this but verify for
oneself if one desires to do so.