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    Elite of Society
    The elite of the society, mostly film actors/actresses, super pop stars, models and strayed neo-rich youths, a western product of the electronic age. This motley crowd, completely bereft of the finer values of life is roaming the world, in search of peace. They possessed beauty of body, wealth and highly charged energies and had reached the optimum level in their chosen fields. Beyond that, they stared at dead ends. Finding no way further, their charged energies began to consume them. As all of them were used to competitive life, and had reached their acme by sheer doggedness of purpose, now felt incapable to stretch any further and their brimming energies were dammed. In the realization of their ambitions they had acquired a fiery impetus, which, now was stalled but its drive constantly impelled them and their live swayed. They sought the release of their blocked energies but there was no way out. They were not a motley crowed but were the cream of their professions highly ambitious, completive, possessive and used to a fife style, which breeds arrogance, pride , jealously, hatred and sky high ego. They were a merciless lot as in achieving their aims; they had destroyed the lives of their competitors. In making themselves they had unmade others.
    They were the super stars, the celebrities, whose images had made soft niches in the hearts of their fans. Ordinary folks, simply, worshipped them, their sensational exposure, enthralled the barren lives of love torn hearts. They were not only the masters of their professions but the masters of the hearts of their fans.
    But in real life, their sizes were lesser than those of the ordinary mortals, they were the real midgets. As their sizes were many times, lesser than the images they had projected in the external world. They existed only in their images and inflated personalities. And to so keep up to these images, they constantly endeavored to devour others, who came in their way. Continuous strain imbalanced their lives, and invariably they yielded under its stress and became drunkard, drug addicts and what not. In the achievement of their ambitions, they had destroyed themselves, as they lived in fantasies, and drifted away from themselves. They had built colossal identities on the sandy foundations of images but their inner identities vanished.
    Now in the search of their vanished identities, they sought help, again from the external world and took shelter in the mansions, whose innkeepers, the so called master, the pseudo intellectuals, selling attractive wares, like transcendental meditation (TM), salvation, liberation, peace and wisdom, at very attractive prices. These masters are running a chain of extra modern nurseries providing everything but the promised wares.
    The more i learn more i become aware of my ignorance
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    Sense Organs
    It is our own projections that we seek in others. We seek in others, our projection of pleasure, joy and love. We have pleasure in us--- which we have experienced due to our own self-indulgence or through metal flights---we want it to be reciprocated! If the partner bounces it back, we say, pleasure has been attained. If not, we are disappointed.
    of the 83, 99,999 species of living beings, only man eats cooked food. Please note, when I use the word ‘man’ it includes woman, of course. Also we eat meat of living beings. It is unnatural to eat cooked food and kill animals and eat them. It was natural to eat meat, when man was evolving from animal state but when he has come of age after living through so many civilizations, matured through as many cultures, is it wise for him to behave like animals? At least, we must imitate animals and eat not to gorge our bellies and satisfy our palates but to just sustain them.
    Our tongue is the most important step in the advancement of man, in his journey to realization. It has two functions to discharge. It tastes and talks. For its tastes, it impels man (or it is the mind that does the dictating) to place before it scores of courses of food. Highly qualified chefs are engaged to prepare delicious dishes, extravagantly decorated on vast dining tables. For a table of four, nearly a fortune is spent, enough for a poor family to live on for a year. But to what purpose, all this labor when all that is eaten shall be out of the body as waste, whose smell its producer cannot stand? Too much eating is also harmful for the upkeep of the body. It ushers in many desires. Gluttons live not long. Moreover, it keeps the man in the shackles of sense organs. It breeds negative (Tamasic) tendencies. No glutton has ever made into a genius or a master. So, we should take food according to necessity, only to satisfy our hunger of bodies, not quench the inexhaustible hunger of taste.
    The second function of tongue is the faculty of talk. The original purpose of speech was to communicate our needs and share our experiences. We graduated from sign language to talk and to present day languages. We shall discuss about the evolution from sound to scripts, later. Now we shall confine ourselves to its physical functions only. Now we go on talking and talking, blabbering out meaningless talk, which has no relevance to our existence. We have devalued its significance and use it simply to mesmerize others. It was meant to convey the beauty in the symphony of nature. Sweetness was it nature and sweet, musical words should come from it in place of vulgar vocabulary. We should talk less and listen more. We are basically, learners. No one has mastered the nature, so what is there to talk. Even Masters, who are aware, use it very wisely. They know it tarnishes the language of their thoughts. They communicate in subtle ways for they know human vocabulary is incomplete to express nature and it also wastes precious energy. To preserve energy and to prevent quarrels, embarrassment, spreading of ignorance, it should be used minimally only to convey what is most essential, not to impress others.
    Eyes are meant to remove physical blindness of man and to enjoy the beauties of nature but we are also using them for petty and lower purposes. Now tell me, how do you use them?
    Our eyes are mere organs. They can only see but cannot react. It is the faculty of sight in them that makes them see, so is the sense of sight that observes but is also cannot have pleasure as it lacks qualities of discrimination. Sight itself is incapable to decide whether a scene or an object is pleasing or displeasing. It is again the mind that enjoys the pleasure. In food also, it was the mind not the tongue that enjoys.
    But eyes and tongue have their reactions. Eyes react to all the elements, wind, cold, heat, water, etc. and they flutter accordingly.
    It is the mind which enjoys the food. In food also when we eat some dish, tongue only tastes its sweetness/sourness and immediately sends message to the brain. Mind discriminates the tastes and decides which dish the most was deliciously prepared. It is the mind that does the comparison and develops its standards. It is the mind that impels sense of smell and taste and induces watering of the tongue.
    Some way ears, nose, hands are also discharging the functions of the body. Their faculties of hearing, smell and touch are the communicating tools of the mind. You take away the mind; the bearer is immediately bereft of his friends. A fool though, tastes, smells, hears, touches and sees but he does not enjoy and discriminate their fruits. He does not derive pleasure out of them.
    Whenever our sense organs discharge any act, their subtle bodies (senses) convey their experiences to the brain which stores all data collected through sense organs. It is the mind that does the comparison and sets it definition of pleasure.
    Sense organs are vital parts of body machine. Body is only a machine. It is the mind that controls it and runs it according to its whims., mind gets pleasure, then its composition should be solid whereas it is subtle/invisible.
    Senses are subtle and the messages of observations they transmit to the mind through brain are invisible
    The more i learn more i become aware of my ignorance
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    Quote Originally Posted by little-self View Post
    Sense Organs
    It is our own projections that we seek in others. We seek in others, our projection of pleasure, joy and love. We have pleasure in us--- which we have experienced due to our own self-indulgence or through metal flights---we want it to be reciprocated! If the partner bounces it back, we say, pleasure has been attained. If not, we are disappointed.
    of the 83, 99,999 species of living beings, only man eats cooked food. Please note, when I use the word Ďmaní it includes woman, of course. Also we eat meat of living beings. It is unnatural to eat cooked food and kill animals and eat them. It was natural to eat meat, when man was evolving from animal state but when he has come of age after living through so many civilizations, matured through as many cultures, is it wise for him to behave like animals? At least, we must imitate animals and eat not to gorge our bellies and satisfy our palates but to just sustain them.
    Our tongue is the most important step in the advancement of man, in his journey to realization. It has two functions to discharge. It tastes and talks. For its tastes, it impels man (or it is the mind that does the dictating) to place before it scores of courses of food. Highly qualified chefs are engaged to prepare delicious dishes, extravagantly decorated on vast dining tables. For a table of four, nearly a fortune is spent, enough for a poor family to live on for a year. But to what purpose, all this labor when all that is eaten shall be out of the body as waste, whose smell its producer cannot stand? Too much eating is also harmful for the upkeep of the body. It ushers in many desires. Gluttons live not long. Moreover, it keeps the man in the shackles of sense organs. It breeds negative (Tamasic) tendencies. No glutton has ever made into a genius or a master. So, we should take food according to necessity, only to satisfy our hunger of bodies, not quench the inexhaustible hunger of taste.
    The second function of tongue is the faculty of talk. The original purpose of speech was to communicate our needs and share our experiences. We graduated from sign language to talk and to present day languages. We shall discuss about the evolution from sound to scripts, later. Now we shall confine ourselves to its physical functions only. Now we go on talking and talking, blabbering out meaningless talk, which has no relevance to our existence. We have devalued its significance and use it simply to mesmerize others. It was meant to convey the beauty in the symphony of nature. Sweetness was it nature and sweet, musical words should come from it in place of vulgar vocabulary. We should talk less and listen more. We are basically, learners. No one has mastered the nature, so what is there to talk. Even Masters, who are aware, use it very wisely. They know it tarnishes the language of their thoughts. They communicate in subtle ways for they know human vocabulary is incomplete to express nature and it also wastes precious energy. To preserve energy and to prevent quarrels, embarrassment, spreading of ignorance, it should be used minimally only to convey what is most essential, not to impress others.
    Eyes are meant to remove physical blindness of man and to enjoy the beauties of nature but we are also using them for petty and lower purposes. Now tell me, how do you use them?
    Our eyes are mere organs. They can only see but cannot react. It is the faculty of sight in them that makes them see, so is the sense of sight that observes but is also cannot have pleasure as it lacks qualities of discrimination. Sight itself is incapable to decide whether a scene or an object is pleasing or displeasing. It is again the mind that enjoys the pleasure. In food also, it was the mind not the tongue that enjoys.
    But eyes and tongue have their reactions. Eyes react to all the elements, wind, cold, heat, water, etc. and they flutter accordingly.
    It is the mind which enjoys the food. In food also when we eat some dish, tongue only tastes its sweetness/sourness and immediately sends message to the brain. Mind discriminates the tastes and decides which dish the most was deliciously prepared. It is the mind that does the comparison and develops its standards. It is the mind that impels sense of smell and taste and induces watering of the tongue.
    Some way ears, nose, hands are also discharging the functions of the body. Their faculties of hearing, smell and touch are the communicating tools of the mind. You take away the mind; the bearer is immediately bereft of his friends. A fool though, tastes, smells, hears, touches and sees but he does not enjoy and discriminate their fruits. He does not derive pleasure out of them.
    Whenever our sense organs discharge any act, their subtle bodies (senses) convey their experiences to the brain which stores all data collected through sense organs. It is the mind that does the comparison and sets it definition of pleasure.
    Sense organs are vital parts of body machine. Body is only a machine. It is the mind that controls it and runs it according to its whims., mind gets pleasure, then its composition should be solid whereas it is subtle/invisible.
    Senses are subtle and the messages of observations they transmit to the mind through brain are invisible
    Samuel Johnson.
    Et ignotas animum dimittit in artes.

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    Never heard of him! since 1982 little-self has not read any other books except ancient Indian thought ----especially on spirituality!Moreover l-s all his life has been a learner, whatever he writes is entirely based on the self-knowledge acquired during the coarse of his life, hence similarity in thoughts is natural outcome! whatever is contained in the article are biological facts, hence howsoever does the self-inquiry on the subject of sense organs wud come to the same conclusion, nothing surprising!
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    I understand, but this is a literature tipped forum, at last...
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    The whole idea is: we should put proper restraint over our senses so that our senses of perception, after sieving negative tendencies vibes, send only positive tendencies vibes to our intelligence, which after applying sense of discrimination extract out the gist of pure-intellect ----consequentially attain to the heights of wisdom----the pivot of literature! literature is the inherit-ency each civilization pass on to posterity!
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    Difference between the storage system of space and brain!
    Baser life, engrossed in lower tendencies, exude similar sounds and images, which are stored in lower levels of earth’s atmosphere. As earth’s atmosphere is the basis for our life on earth, so anything relating to earth, is confined within its atmosphere. Vibrations of lower tendencies remain within earth’s atmosphere. As the level of thoughts assumes more subtle forms their sound and images rise above the confines of earth and reach higher levels. But our mind is choosy. It has developed a sense of likes/dislikes, good/bad, gain/loss etc. and it attaches itself more towards positive side than the negative. So baser emotions (ideas) though initially stored at lower levels but mind relegate them further to its far niches.But there are subtle ideas in its repository, such as, its own creations (shells). The world it has created with its imaginations, not based on actual experience but entirely its creations.
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    Nothing that exists in this world is useless or superfluous. Every object, live or inert has a specific role in the scheme of nature. Each sensation/emotion creates an idea, which again is a part of nature. Any act discharged, is also an extension of nature. Nature is not different from us. We are the nature, since we have inherited its rich treasures. It is another matter that we have dissociated ourselves from nature and are content in the enjoyment of its treasures.
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    Harmony with Nature
    We are governed by society, its laws, judiciary, culture, religion, sociology, economic conditions, political atmosphere and psychology. All these control our outer behavior which later influences our thinking process. Then there is atmospheric factor. Whether it is cold or hot or both? It affects our body chemistry and we behave accordingly. Persons living in cold areas behave differently than to people living in Africa. Body behavior, habits, nature of crime etc., differ from one weather zone to another.
    Similarly, the solar family of which earth is a member also affects us. All the planets are directly affecting our mineral wealth on earth. The types of minerals found on earth have direct relation with other planets. Each planet has a specific portion of minerals which will not be found on another planet. If these are found, it would be scarce in quantity. Each planet is vested with different and special minerals, but all of them are found on earth.
    . While at gross (body) level, why are we involved with the objective world only?
    History is witness, whenever or wherever such exodus has taken place such areas were always prone to troubles
    In nut-shell, exchange of both, lands (minerals) and people is un-natural! To some extent, it are right. People forced to leave their lands and cultures have not been able to assimilate with their new lands/peoples even after centuries. They always try to find their roots.
    Then what is to be done! Man is a helpless tool, tossed this or that way by the elements. Incapacitated he is by him imperfect senses and is being mauled in an incomplete molds of nature! Still he survives.
    By the power of adaptability to survive; put him in any situation, he will adapt. He not only adapts but transforms himself suitably to new situations. Nature has taught him well. Like nature, he tries to maintain balance. Nature keeps perfect balance in the scheme of her evolution. Deserts, snows, forests, vegetation, oceans, are where, they should be. It is man who is disturbing the nature’s chemistry and is suffering because of that. Nature had sufficient resources to sustain life on earth but man has overpopulated and has annihilated forestry. In the name of progress, nuclear tests are being carried out is oceans, outer space and underground. Industrial revolution has made inroad in green pastures. Chemical wastes, crude energy pollution, are destroying precious species and in the bargain mankind is faced with dreadful diseases----the outcome of their advancement. Ecological imbalance is hovering over the human race leading to its doom. Man must learn from nature. It is in continuous evolution but in the process does not annihilate. Mammoth galaxies, comprising millions of stars, constellations, comets, planets, are on the move. Each is moving around the other but not a fraction of second is missed or over-lapped. Man made satellites, get destroyed due to one snag or another. But natural satellites are circulating around their stars since ages and there has been no instance of time lap or time gap.
    Man is in hurry, he creates material objects whose life span is very short. He plans, keeping in view narrows perspective. He creates for his comforts or destruction. But nature creates to evolve itself to fuller heights-to ultimate completion and perfection.

    Man should work in harmony with nature. Whatever nature creates is for its fostering as well as for the benefit of humanity. Material progress by man is necessary but not by destroying himself and natural resources. Otherwise, his progress will lead him to doom one day. Look into the pages of man’s history on Earth planet. He has destroyed human races many a time but it is nature again that comes to his aid. During world war 2nd, male population in Germany had decreased alarmingly. But after the war, male population increased to make up the imbalance. Man destroyed but nature replenished the deficit. At any cost, nature keeps itself in balance. There is perfect harmony in nature. Man should also imbibe it as he is its creation.
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