My/our response to the (evil) global trends must be both bold & thoughtful, not timid or naïve.
A community of resistance is (to be) formed by the networking of non-participants (in the current hegemony), and therefore alternative-life-seekers…
I think we need to pause and rethink certain recent choices by examining their trajectory compared with (vicious) market forces.
I was a medico.
Just forwarded this vital link to some of my friends who are in the health care field.
GOD have mercy on me, & this nation!
Looking at the big picture is a good tonic for (fighting) narcissism & depression!
To live is to survive AGAINST the odds. Time to perfect nihilism……
I/we need to move against the dominant, prevalent current of progress/development, both in the social & spiritual realms in my/our context.
Let’s start with “I prefer not to”!
Postmodern ~ subaltern ~ anti-orthodox theology
Hmmm… so, how does the move to Christ University measure up in this alternative scale??
Weakness (Johannine “flesh”)
Sinfulness (Pauline “flesh”)
Spirit ~ infinite, omnipotent & perfect ~ biological process
Flesh ~ finite, fragile, fallible ~ body
– Temple ~ building
Temple ~ body
The Pharisees & Jesus were using the word in very different ways, when they were arguing! Why was this not clarified by Jesus??
– Humiliation of the ego and communal solidarity
Individual uniqueness and social welfare
Flesh as Breath-temple – heaven-earth interface!
Glory ~ authenticity ~ fullness
– When pain leads to creativity
The musical genius
Soaked in Vedanta
– Friend becomes disciple!
More rare & special than disciple becoming friend.
Music + mysticism = devotion (Bhakti)
Mary, Sita, Kali, Vajrayogini
Raga > swara
The reward for humility and fearing the Lord is riches and honor and life.
Proverbs 22:4 NET
What are the cons of this proposition?
What are the rewards of independence & fearlessness?
Wealth, health & fame < LIFE!
Know the nature of reality, for both the inner & outer worlds, then embrace it wholeheartedly…
“Why are you depressed, O my soul? Why are you upset?
Wait for God!
For I will again give thanks to my God for his saving intervention.”
Psalms 42:11 NET
Why? Why? ~ you have no need to be……! 😔😕😖
The key word is WAIT. For I will again…
Compare with the Buddhist doctrine of “anichya”. No mental state lasts (forever), & will pass away, if you only remain objectively aware of it (for long enough), as an ephemeral phenomenon.
There is no need for any divine intervention, this is the very nature of life itself!
What is it that compels you to quickly overcome your melancholy, so that you can “get on with the real business of living”? That is what is really killing you!
First, get rid of the need to “be normal” or “feel good”……….