The “Focus” Mantra

“Focus” – this is the most popular mantra among the modern “professional” motivators and law-of-attraction pundits. What they mean by focus is actually “concentrate”.

“Focus, or, rather concentrate on wealth….. oopsss, be specific, focus on money, on the specific amount you want to have. Make a wish, ask, and behold! You get it. Believe…”

And, one can wish for just about anything, from a sedan to a spouse… Yet, I still have to meet someone who is really contented and really, really happy, even if all their wishes for material comforts and sensory pleasures are fulfilled.

They are ever hungry and thirsty. Never contented, never happy. They become greedy, and would stoop down to any level to have their wishes fulfilled.

In their zeal, they even forget that their wishes are fulfilled not because of “asking and believing” alone, but, because of their hard work.

At times, they are so much focused upon what they want to achieve that they would justify any foul means to do so. Their concentration is upon what they want. They are least bothered if someone else is hurt by their zeal.

Consider this.
How does such self-centered attitude make them any different from those terrorists willing to harm and even kill people because they are promised certain facilities in some make-believe and imaginary paradise???

We shall continue our discussion, in the meantime let us all keep sane 🙂

“Do I Need a Spiritual Guide?”

“No, I don’t, absolutely no. I do not need any guide or facilitator. I am sort of autodidact type. I can learn anything by myself,” says Hola, very confident of himself and his achievements so far.

Hola is not alone. There are many, many Holas around us, those who think they can learn anything by themselves.

Well, in a way, this is true. We learn by ourselves. The learning is always done by ourselves. But, and this is a big but, a “but” that must be considered, and honestly contemplated upon….

“Fine Hola, ‘but’ consider this… Who taught you ABC?” asks Bola, “You mean to say that you came out from your mummy’s tummy jumping and rhyming, ‘ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOP…?”

“Bola, you are mixing things up. A newly born baby is a baby, infant. This Hola now, has already mastered ABCD, and i can use that knowledge to learn just about anything by myself.”

“Great Hola, you are really great!” Bola was wise enough to shut his mouth.This is how we must respond to Holas around us. There is no point in debating with them. How do you explain to a Hola that to become an astronaut you cannot rely on ABC alone? How do you convince him that even his driving licence is of no use. Forget becoming an astronaut, even to become a pilot, you must take flying classes.

The so-called Holas are living in their own make-believe worlds. They are thickening their delusion by adding more and more fresh layers of ignorance upon their already inflated ego. What can you do? Leave them alone.

Poor Hola, he does not even know that the word autodidact originate from the Ancient Greek “autodidaktos”, which was supposed to be a translation of the Sanskrit word “svadhyaya” – but, that is another story… Don’t mind Holas, Kolas, Molas, Golas, Lolas, and all those Lalalalalalas….. Hahahahahahahaha

The Myth of Body/Mind/Soul Healing

The soul is never born, nor it ever dies; nor does it become only after being born. For, it is unborn, eternal, everlasting and primeval; even though the body is slain, the soul is not.

(Bhagavad Gita II:20)

Certainly this immortal soul cannot get sick, cannot get ill so as to require some kind of healing.

And, mind, in my opinion, is so powerful that it can make us “feel” sick. In other words, it is the body alone that gets sick and may need some healing.

Mind must be disciplined. Thoughts and emotions are to be cultured and managed.

Thus, the popular phrase of “Body/Mind/Soul Healing” is, but, a myth. It is a misnomer.

With most “healers” still using the phrase, therefore, one cannot help wondering if they actually understand what healing is about, and that the faculty to be developed to affect the healing process is actually the Buddhi or Intelligence. Hence the termBuddhi Yoga used by Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita.

Just a thought, friends….

Namaste, i salute the Divine within You.


Can Happiness be Rated?

The May 7, 2007 issue of Newsweek carried an article by Rana Foroohar on “The Joy of Economics”. The writer quotes from an in-depth survey report on Happiness, the product of research by scientists at Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands.