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STRESS

EQUALITY
AND

NAMASMARA
N

DR.
SHRINIWAS
KASHALIKAR
When we see inequality in the form utterly miserable
living conditions on the one hand and extremely
luxurious life style on the other; we almost instantly feel
the need for equality. This is so, especially if we are not
used to, habituated to; or addicted to; luxurious life style
or misery; because such addiction makes us callous and
insensitive; or helpless and moribund; respectively! The
innate urge for equality is actually due to the humane
feeling that we all (and not just few) should get food,
shelter and other pleasures of life. This noble pursuit of
equality is thus due to our high emotional quotient and
being one with the aspirations of millions! The urge for
equality is born out of our sensitivity; whether we belong
to the class of luxurious life style, middle class or utter
poverty and socio-economic exploitation.

Thus Gautam Buddha was a king; Karl Marx was born


in middle class; while Dr. Ambedkar was born in socio-
economically exploited class, but the revolutionary idea
of equality was articulated by all three; as a vitally
important value and was upheld by millions.

But the noble vision of Buddha, Karl Marx and Dr.


Ambedkar; which we seemed to share once; are far from
being realized. The aspirations of millions are still being
throttled in the abysmal and miserable living conditions.
Even as the slogan of “equality” has stayed in the
forefront; it has not made any difference in the life
millions.

Why is this so?

Why have we failed to bring the dream of equality in


reality? Why do we still suffer from the STRESS of
inhuman inequality, disparity and discrimination in and
around? Have we failed to understand the essence of the
teachings of Buddha, Marx and Dr. Ambedkar? Have we
failed to rise above our subjectivity and pettiness and to
help ourselves and our brothers in getting empowered?

Are we knowingly or unknowingly indulging in slogan


mongering for the sake of our petty gains and vested
interests? Are we shackled (and opted to be shackled) in
illusory, sectarian and ineffective “solutions” such as
favors, subsidies and reservations? Have we knowingly
or unknowingly; “misused” the slogan of “equality” for
getting blind followers and building sociopolitical clouts;
for our mean motives?

The answer is: We have not understood the spirit


underlying the concept of equality and immaculate and
impeccable governance of the universe that can be
achieved by appreciating the element of complementarity
inherent to and integral to equality. Our sublime emotion
associated with the urge of equality; is not enriched by
the wisdom of appreciation of the complementarities;
and has therefore remained naive and restrictive shackle;
that is hampering our blossoming!

We would continue to fail in absence of the wisdom of


appreciating complementarity inherent to the concept of
equality?

In fact; if we go on insisting on unrealistic and impossible


equality; would it not indirectly and unknowingly help
the advocates of exploitative inequality amongst us; in
pleading their side and in defeating us intellectually and
socio-politically?

Insistence of mere superficial or external aspects of


equality in terms of similar food, similar clothes, similar
houses, and similar behavior is obviously fanatic and
coercive! It throttles our blossoming (and blossoming of
even other species)! This is because; the spirit of equality
(inseparable from complementarity) embodies freedom
of growth and blossoming of everyone! This spirit of
equality gets jeopardized by insistence of superficial or
external aspects of equality!
Let us see; how in the following instances; mere
insistence of superficial or external aspects of equality;
harms and does gross injustice!

An infant without teeth should get milk or other liquids,


a grown up person with good teeth should get food that
can chewed and eaten and an old person with dentures
should get food that could be easily chewed with
dentures.

The children should get toys and blessings, grown up


people should get scope for fulfilling their creativity and
productivity according to their aptitudes; and elderly
should get rest, respect and opportunity to pamper and
bless the youngsters!

An ailing individual should get care and a healer should


get freedom to deliver the care! A mother should get the
freedom to breast feed and a new born to suckle!

We differ in our constitutions, capabilities, strengths and


weaknesses and hence should have a provision for being
groomed to fulfill our selves and contribute to the
blossoming of society.
Conversely; vain glory spiritual equality; without
consideration to material conditions; is certainly; cruel
mockery of the concept of equality. It blatantly supports
and strengthens the opponents of the spirit of equality
and the proponents and practitioners of exploitative
inequality.

Thus, distributing pamphlets of “spiritual wisdom” to


those amongst us who are “equally and uniformly
starved”; or “are equally diseased” as in epidemics; is
callous humiliation of the complementarity inherent to
the true spirit of equality.

It is necessary to understand that equality in its true


spirit is actually; commonality that runs through not
only all human beings; but also through the species.
Hence appreciation of this commonality; is true spirit of
equality; and most justifiably upholds with utmost
intensity; the provision of everything that is required for
the blossoming of all the individuals and the species!

This value of provision of everything for the total


blossoming of one and all; is magnanimous, insuperable,
invincible, essential.

Based on this holistic perspective; we can evolve and


practice international policies, plans, programs, laws,
conventions, national constitutions, local laws/rules
essential for realizing the visions of Buddha, Marx and
Dr. Ambedkar! This is Total Stress Management i.e.
blossoming of one and all; and its core is; the practice of
NAMASMARAN!

But; what is NAMASMARAN?

Namasmaran usually embodies; remembering the name


of God, Guru, great souls; such as prophets and
whatever is considered as holy e.g. planets and stars. It is
remembered silently, loudly, along with music, dance,
along with breathing, in group or alone. Further,
NAMASMARAN is either counted by some means such
as fingers, rosary (called SMARANI or JAPAMALA), or
electronic counter; or practiced without counting. The
traditions vary from region to region and from religion
to religion.

However the universal principle underlying


NAMASMARAN is to reorient our physiological and
social being; with our true self and establish and
strengthen the bond between; our physiological and
social being; with our true self; and finally reunification
or merger with our true self!
Since individual consciousness is the culmination of every
activity in life; and NAMASMARAN the pinnacle of or
culmination of individual consciousness;
NAMASMARAN is actually opening the final common
pathway to objective or cosmic consciousness; so that
individual consciousness in every possible activity gets
funneled into or unified with Him (our true self)!

Thus NAMASMARAN is in fact the YOGA of YOGA in


the sense that it is the culmination of consciousness
associated with every possible procedure and technique
in the yoga that we are familiar with. It is the
YOGA of YOGA because it is the culmination of
consciousness associated with all the activities in the
universe, which it encompasses as well! It is YOGA of
YOGA because everybody in the world irrespective of
his/her tradition and the beliefs; would eventually,
ultimately and naturally reach it; in the process of
liberation. Even so called non believers also would not
“miss” the “benefit of NAMASMARAN as they may
remember true self through one symbol or another”!

Just as NAMASMARAN is YOGA of YOGA it is


meditation of meditation also! This is because the natural
and ultimate climax of every form of meditation; is
remembering true self or merging with cosmic
consciousness effortlessly!
These facts however have to be realized with persistent
practice of NAMSMARAN and not blindly believed or
blindly disbelieved with casual approach!

In short NAMSMARAN is super-bounty of cosmic


consciousness for every individual to realize it (cosmic
consciousness)! This is truly a super-bounty because a
person, who experiences it, rises above mercenary,
commercial and even professional and charity planes and
manifest super- transactions in his or her life!

These are just few observations to give rough idea about


what is NAMASMARAN. NAMASMARAN is an ocean
of bliss. Its true meaning is beyond description in words
and has to b experienced, not by one or few persons
sporadically; but most preferably, by billions!

The last point is; NAMASMARAN would certainly


enlighten, empower and enable some people; out of those
billions practicing NAMASMARAN; to evolve, guide and
consolidate the global conscience and thereby manifest
global unity and harmony and justice, through globally
benevolent proper policies!

References:
Namasmaran: Dr. Shriniwas Kashalikar
Sahasranetra: Dr. Shriniwas Kashalikar
Holistic Medicine: Dr. Shriniwas Kashalikar
Stress: Understanding and Management: Dr. Shriniwas
Kashalikar
Conceptual Stress: Dr. Shriniwas Kashalikar

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