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by Akhila L
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Discussions with Hari
Topic: Being unconscious
Replies: 5
Views: 2728

Re: Being unconscious

HARI: "The unconscious state you refer to is a feature of the embodied, because unless the linked consciousness-body-mind-memory-and all that jazz has some time when it is completely disconnected in total relaxation, we would go insane and have extremely short durations of life". Yes, sleep deprivat...
by Akhila L
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Good Old Days Discussions
Topic: Guru isue
Replies: 17
Views: 6673

Re: Guru isue

Thank you for this explanation. The mentor system has become very popular in science nowadays, in opposition to the old authoritarian system. If we could copy this idea from the scientific world, in the beginning you have to rely pretty much on your mentor(s) as you need some basic skills and knowle...
by Akhila L
Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Good Old Days Discussions
Topic: Guru isue
Replies: 17
Views: 6673

Re: Guru isue

Dear Hari, Thank you for this interesting comment. I also found the discussion you referred to as disturbing and not really focused on the topic. You wrote : " When people lose their personal vision, they tend to create a mythology that is increasingly more rigid and ruled by fundamentalism. Because...
by Akhila L
Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Discussions with Hari
Topic: Lord Shiva
Replies: 6
Views: 2817

Re: Lord Shiva

Dear Hari, thank you for your explanation,I am satisfied. I just found your comments very intriguing and elucidating at the same time. It seems that many of us have problem with person-energy duality. We do not really know how to deal with specific persons being one with a specific energy. Thus, the...
by Akhila L
Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Discussions with Hari
Topic: Lord Shiva
Replies: 6
Views: 2817

Re: Lord Shiva

Thank you for this explanation. Do you mean that to be able to understand how Lord Shiva can be both a person and energy at the same time you have to be on the same level? "Because of this basic incompatibility, Lord Siva is described by humans as the one who does wonderful things with wonderful qua...
by Akhila L
Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Discussions with Hari
Topic: Striving for perfection
Replies: 5
Views: 2631

Re: Striving for perfection

Again, thank you for this analysis and presenting different concepts. No doubt, these are very deep issues that require hard work of mind, intelligence, and the heart. I will focus upon three issues that you touched, and that I feel are crucial for understanding. #1 * What if I were curious? What if...
by Akhila L
Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Discussions with Hari
Topic: Striving for perfection
Replies: 5
Views: 2631

Re: Striving for perfection

Thank you for this explanation. In the same lecture you stated that you did not like the word "envy" as a designation of our state of mind. You said that this word may have an unnecessary negative implication on us. I liked this statement as I protest when religious leaders and teachers make us feel...
by Akhila L
Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: Discussions with Hari
Topic: Striving for perfection
Replies: 5
Views: 2631

Striving for perfection

Dear Hari, In your lecture from 2007, "Not good enough", you conclude that the reason why we are "here" is our idea that "we are not good enough" and that we are striving for perfection and having the arena for it "here and now". You said that our inner desire is "I wish I could be like that". Actua...
by Akhila L
Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Discussions with Hari
Topic: Your perspective on the current crisis in Europe
Replies: 2
Views: 2139

Re: Your perspective on the current crisis in Europe

Thank you for this analysis. I did not know that Nostradamus predicted it to happen. I used to read his predictions many years ago but it seemed to me that they could be appropriately interpreted first after the actual events had happened. I am not sure there is a good possibility to restore peace i...
by Akhila L
Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Discussions with Hari
Topic: Your perspective on the current crisis in Europe
Replies: 2
Views: 2139

Your perspective on the current crisis in Europe

Dear Hari, I would like you to comment upon the current situation in Europe. There seems to be a new demographic crisis arising with thousands of people of poorer countries trying desperately to get to Europe using conflicts and tyranny in their own countries as an explanation and the driving force....
by Akhila L
Sat May 02, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: Discussions with Hari
Topic: Do we need a religion?
Replies: 9
Views: 4107

Re: Do we need a religion?

Thank you for this commentary. I just watched a few Harry Potter's films with my daughter (who loves them) and realised that the school portrayed in the film has "teachers" and "students", although not all the teachers are very nice. Interestingly, the bad guy in the film, Voldemort, calls himself a...
by Akhila L
Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Discussions with Hari
Topic: Spiritual world, Heaven and Hell
Replies: 8
Views: 3439

Re: Spiritual world, Heaven and Hell

This is a very interesting topic (heaven and hell) as it is instrumental in making people follow representatives of "God's will" or "God's rules". It is instrumental in fooling people that someone can give them a passport to heaven here or, even worse, give them a ticket to hell. Unfortunately, this...
by Akhila L
Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Discussions with Hari
Topic: Do we need a religion?
Replies: 9
Views: 4107

Re: Do we need a religion?

"Religion, per se, is not required. However, a shared, mutually beneficial identity is required for people to assemble in a coherent, sustainable, dynamic group. This includes a teaching, a culture, and a social interaction within an economically sustainable structure." How relevant in this context ...
by Akhila L
Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: Discussions with Hari
Topic: Godhead and His Supreme Personality
Replies: 9
Views: 4091

Re: Godhead and His Supreme Personality

This is a very nice explanation and very personal declaration. I think the key word might be "self-limitations". In my experience, you appreciate somebody more when you lose them. Or even things and objects. It is somewhat difficult to appreciate persons and things we have. Maybe Radha and Krishna p...
by Akhila L
Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: Discussions with Hari
Topic: Our goals and objectives
Replies: 36
Views: 11305

Re: Our goals and objectives

Thank you for this commentary. I read Conversations a few years ago and this message was actually one of the most important and inspiring ones in the whole series. I like this universal concept of love (not the mushy one - I laughed a lot reading it) very much. But the real challenge is to live acco...