Saturday, July 10, 2010

Retaining things in Memory : Wisdom Stimulus 159 : Application of Bhagvad Gita in Management

Ashish Kumar (Delhi) : How to retain things in memory ?

Sri Joydip :Our memory has infinite power. However , we could only use a small portion of memory, because we are not aware about the complete capabilities and the process of its retention . There are examples where memory has retained experiences from other lives . However , those experiences of other lives, are not very easy to be recapitulated . The main reason is the lack of understanding of the process, of memorization . We retain certain things in memory, on the base of there importance according to emotions. The importance is not given by the logical mind, but the emotional mind. We might have observed, that certain events which we are emotionally connected, is retained in our memory in picturesque details There are also other events , in life , which might be very important from professional and worldly standpoint , but you don’t retain them, as there is lack of emotional connection . So , to retain anything in memory, we have to retain the emotion associated with that thing, and to recapitulate, we have get back to that emotional experience . Often actors are found to be practicing it in there daily life, as they try to remember the dialogues and act on a character, They has to remain emotionally very mature for there. Retaining something is memory becomes easier, when the emotional maturity is gained and you are in state where you can identify more accurately your emotional state and label and document it , that you can use them time-to-time.

Getting Liberated : Wisdom Stimulus 158 : Application of Bhagvad Gita in Management

Krishna continues his instruction to Arjuna, on the field and the knower of the field . While he does so, he mentions that complete knowledge is only possible when the knowledge of both spirit and matter is gained. It is when one gains this knowledge, he gets liberated from his karma and never reborn again.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Swadharma,Destiny and freewill : Wisdom Stimulus 157 : Application of Bhagvad Gita in Management

Houd Menon ( Chandigarh ) : How do we reduce Work load ?

Work is a load , when we don’t enjoy the work . As when we don’t enjoy a work, our mind becomes de-focussed . It runs in several directions, and that’s why it becomes divided . The divided mind is the source of all perception, regarding the loads of work . When a person enjoys his work , his mind becomes focused, and work is never a load, at that point . The only way to reduce workload is make your mind focused. Sri Krishna talks about a concept called “Swadharma” in Bhagvad Gita . He instructs Arjuna that is better to die performing “Swadharma” , then living performing “Paradharma” activites . By Swadharma what Sri Krishna means in Bhagvad Gita is a individual inherent tendencies which can be referred as his own nature , what a person would automatically love to do . When a person acts according to his swadharma ,his mind becomes automatically focused and he doesn’t feel any load of work . For example for a IT professional who loves technology, and equally have it as his profession, learning and practicing new technological innovation becomes a source of relaxation not load . But for one who is forced to be an IT professional, every new technology brings a big work load to him and becomes his nightmare .

Ashish Kumar (Delhi) What is the role of destiny vice-versa free will ?

Sri Krishna devotes around 6 chapters in Yoga of Knowledge of Bhagvad Gita, to explain this concept of destiny, and free will in depth . The summary of it, can be stated, like this – “Every individual has an option of living by choice or living by chance” . Unless he gains knowledge by practicing the Yoga of Knowledge, and become wise , there is apparently no chance for a person, to live according to the choices he made. Once he become wise then, he stops living by chances, programmed by destiny and starts living by choices . Yoga of knowledge helps one to put a individual in a right direction, and that makes him free to live a life according to his choices and not by chances. However, one should not expect that Wisdom could be in calculated in one day . It is a gradual process of learning and experiencing which can convert the mind and build wise ness . That why it is suggested to join the classes of Wisdom Stimulus everyday from 20-30-21-30 IST at Wiziq and build wisdom gradually with practical application through Wisdom/Spiritual Diary.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Soul and Nature : Wisdom Stimulus 156 : Application of Bhagvad Gita in Management

Sri Krishna continues his discourses on the field and knower of the field. He explains that the soul seated in Nature experiences the qualities born of Nature – the Sattwa , Rajas and Tamas. It is the attachment to the qualities of Nature ( in purity[Satwa], hastiness and restlessness[Rajas], and indulgence and indolence (Tamas)) is the cause of the birth, in good and evil wombs.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Cause and Effect : Wisdom Stimulus 155 : Application of Bhagvad Gita in Management

Lord Krishna continues his teachings on field, and knower of the field. In the level of field, in case of all cause and effect , the nature is said to be the cause. On the other hand when the knower of the field, experience pleasure and pain, the soul is considered, to be the cause . This opens a whole new domain, where subjective experience, is what defines the emotional entanglement of persons.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Perfect Action : Wisdom Stimulus 154 : Application of Bhagvad Gita in Management

Ashish Kumar (Delhi) : Can you act without desire ?

Sri Joydip : You get what you deserve, and not what you desire . Desire is the greatest enemy of the wise , as Krishna mentions in Bhagvad Gita . It is an inner enemy, and distracts the mind, and make it move outwards ,instead of inwards . When mind gets bounded by desire, its focus shift to result of an action, and not the actions itself. Results are the effect, your action is the cause . If the cause is right , the effect is bound to be there .Most people think , that it is impossible to act without desire . That’s not true.We can take example from our mythological stories on understanding the effect of desire . We see in our mythological stories, two important character –Indra and the Vishnu . Indra is found to be desiring, and so he is constantly under attack from different kinds of demons. He is constantly found to be seeking pleasure for himself. On the otherside Lord Vishnu, is absolutely desireless, and works for the maintenance of dharma, in the world. Vishnu due to his desirelessness , attracts the whole Universe towards him . The whole world bows down to him in devotion, as Vishnu symbolizes perfect action . Because of the state of desirelessness , Vishnu always remain successful on vanquishing different demons, and other creatures who disturbs the Universal process , which Indra always fail to do . Indra gets affected with success and failure as due to his desire he has not reached the perfect equanimity in his mind .While Vishnu has reached that state of perfect equanimity, where success and failure and all the dualities of the world doesn’t affect him . So it is possible for him ,to endure the failure whatever it might be , which Indra is not able to . Acting without desire, helps to endure failure, and that’s why one always become successful, when he deserve ,not when he desire it .

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Practicing Equanimity : Wisdom Stimulus 153 : Application of Bhagvad Gita in Management

R.S(Delhi) : I get angry and don’t carry on the work, when people orders me . However, I carry on the work, when people tell me lovingly. So how do, I follow people’s order ?

Sri Joydip : In Bhagvad Gita , Krishna gives the ideal of equanimity of the mind, while performing action . Normally our mind get affected when somebody orders us something . So , it’s not about what you do , or what you don’t do . It’s a lot about, what is the state of mind, you are in , while you do something . If you have equanimity in mind , then whether somebody orders , or doesn’t order and say it lovingly, makes no difference to you . You carry on doing , what you ought to do.

R.S(Delhi) : But then that’s extremely hard ,how do I practice this equamimity of mind ?

Sri Joydip : It doesn’t happen in one day . You have to come this class, of Wisdom stimulus which is about Application of Bhagvad Gita in Managing life in Wiziq, from 8-30-9-30 I.S.T everyday, and take a litte sip of knowledge . Then you have to go back in life, and apply it . Slowly and slowly , your mind will start stabilizing . Its like, how you prepare a yoghurt, or curd . You first put a little bit of curd in the milk, and make it stay, that way , for a whole night, and then you could see in the morning , that the milk which is very liquid, with the association of the curd has converted itself completly into semisolid state of curd. That is the way the Wisdom, delivered in Wisdom Stimulus could help you. You take a little bit of this wisdom, and put it into your mind , you will see the liquidity and hastiness of mind, will soon turned into stability and calmness, and you will reach a state of equanimity, from where you will remain unaffected from the happening of world.