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Friday, May 13, 2016

Facts,falsehoods and failures

Indians must be ashamed of certain things and resort to course correction.

It is very unfortunate that almost all those involved in the match fixation scandal have died or disappeared from the file of activity but in India with all tall talk of philosophy we have rendered one such person an MP by the party which has no qualms about anything or anyone, surprisingly in politics because politicians do all frauds but ensure that they are not obvious to public view.

Most Indians , I am sorry to make this remark, probably because I move more proximately with them than other nationalities in real life, have a very healthy public opinion and filthy personal standards in every sphere, of course some justifiable and could be blamed on certain inevitable circumstances or situations.

There is nothing wrong in using all that is available as a privilege to reach any or all your goals, but misusing that privilege or position or a few pennies is what smacks of hypocrisy, selfishness and lack of humane concerns.

We also need others, others including other family members or rank outsiders to point out what we are doing may be intrinsically wrong and also correctible.

This is perhaps the first philosophical concept taught in Ramayana through life of Valmiki who is robber and when made to go back, his wife and children make him realize that they do not approve  of what he does in spite of the justification he gave saying that ‘he was doing it only for their sake’.

So there are certain actions which are inherently and intrinsically wrong and they may not be wrong based on any socio moral dictum or legal sanction but intrinsically wrong.

Anyone of us may justify nay or probably may actions but then the ultimate analysis should preferably be whether those actions have caused happiness to some, helped some and have not hurt any directly any.

There are many others dimensions to these dirty attitudes with murky dynamics but then the obvious facts hit us hard on the face, which is not merely embarrassing but very regrettable.

Unfortunately in the long run these attitudes seep into our sub consciousness and influence our belief systems, opinions and so on.

Embarrassment lasts a moment, regrets last a lifetime. - Petteri Tarkkonen

Many think they can opt for a safer position by being indifferent and some take a very aggressive justification mode for ideological and identity veneration reasons.

This I can say is India’s one great weakness.

John Adams says, “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”
Ayn Rand says, "We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality."

 “All of us have our own inner fears, beliefs, opinions. These inner assumptions rule and govern our lives. A suggestion has no power in and of itself. Its power arises from the fact that you accept it mentally.” - Joseph Murphy, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

We must realize that the subconscious mind is the law of action and always expresses what the conscious mind has impressed on it. What we regularly entertain in our mind creates a conception of self. What we conceive ourselves to be, we become.” - Speare.

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