Pride and beyond dr shriniwas kashalikar
My Guru caringly guides every single particle, every chemical and physical reaction, every physiological event; every phase of consciousness; and every event and interaction in my life; and everything in universe. He empowers and enlightens me to see “this fact”! He shows me at appropriate time; His all encompassing vitalizing, controlling and nurturing role; in everything, which I feel proud or guilty; or hateful or envious of!
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Pride and beyond dr shriniwas kashalikar
It is very difficult to live without pride; as that amounts to live inself pity; which is like death. Whether we call it; ego, self respect,self esteem, self dignity or even a certain degree of arrogance; Ineed it! I need it to live. If I am a king, a celebrity or a rich person,then I tend to have it any way.But even if I am a beggar, an ailing individual; or a personhelpless in some other way; I need it; and I need it even more; tosail through the ocean of hardships. If I am stripped off this pride,then it would be impossible for me to gather any strength tostruggle and the vitality to live!Probably in view of this; pride of race, religion, nation, language,tradition, cult and a person; is often considered natural, normaland even commendable. It has played a major role in rise (thoughexcessive or perverted pride becomes a fanatic megalomania andcan lead to downfall) of a race, religion, nation, language,tradition, cult and a person.The holistic perspective; enlightens and empowers me. It adds tomy pride and enables me to fight a variety of failures. But byvirtue of this; it also develops condescending attitude in me! I tendto be judgmental, although compassionate and considerate; andtake onus upon myself; of everything; in my life and the universe.This is exasperating and never ending.
My Guru caringly guides every single particle, every chemical andphysical reaction, every physiological event; every phase ofconsciousness; and every event and interaction in my life; andeverything in universe. He empowers and enlightens me to see“this fact”! He shows me at appropriate time; His allencompassing vitalizing, controlling and nurturing role; ineverything, which I feel proud or guilty; or hateful or envious of!As this becomes clear and clearer; instead of being arbitrarily andabruptly stripped of my self-pride; I am skillfully sailed from andthrough my life full of pride (and prejudices); to the abode beyondevery kind of pride! In complete self effacement, which isotherwise terrifying; I find the lotus feet of my Guru; the infiniteeternal ocean of bliss.