What is wrong with the world today? Such questions are bound to arise in thinking minds, but often the answers given are not completely honest. Diagnoses given and remedies adopted have all been biased and so the situation remains vague and unresolved.
The crux of the matter lies in the correct reinterpretation of the ancient word “religion”. The West has very little religion, and whenever one hears of it, it is either subservient to politics or at best an adjunct of material life. The East is suffering from an overdose of religion, and consequently it hankers desperately for a material antidote.
Religion in the West is synonymous with scientific progress, which is distinctive in its manifestation. Religion in the East, and in India in particular, has gone underground and been replaced largely by crude ceremonies, vague rituals, and lifeless dogmas.
Instead of nourishing the seeds of peace and plenty, this subterranean religion tries to propagate communism, fanaticism, nationalism, and patriotism, which have now become by words associated with leadership and greatness, suffering and sanctity.
In short, religion as a living force has become obsolete.
The urgent need of today to resuscitate religion is to dig it out of its narrow, dark vault and let the spirit of man shine out once again in its pristine glory.
The most practical thing in the world is to be spiritually minded. It needs no special time, place, or circumstance. It is not necessarily concerned with anything out of the ordinary daily routine.
It is never too early or too late to be spiritual. It is just a simple question of having the proper mental attitude towards lasting value, changing circumstance, and avoidable eventualities, as well as a healthy sense of the inevitable.
Spirituality is not restricted to, nor can it be restricted by, anyone or anything, anywhere, at any time. It covers all life for all time, and it can easily be achieved through selfless service and that pure love which knows no bondage and seeks no boundary. A mighty surge of this spirituality is about to sweep over the world.
My blessings to you all.
——-AVATAR MEHER BABA
[LISTEN, HUMANITY. By Meher Baba. NARRATED AND EDITED By D.E. Stevens. An Avatar Meher Baba Trust eBook June 2011. Copyright © 1957 by Sufism Reoriented, Inc. Copyright © 1982 Avatar Meher Baba Trust]
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”
via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/2L1pLyt
After the release of the 1996 film Scream, which involved an anonymous killer calling and murdering his victims, Caller ID usage tripled in the United States.
“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.”
via Funny Quote of the Day https://ift.tt/2KH24va
“I decided on the spot that I would be an artist, and I assure you, it was no ordinary artist I had in mind.”
via Art Quote of the Day https://ift.tt/2XRSACq
“Writers don’t get mad they get even in their novels.”– Candace C. Bowen
“You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.”– Henry Ford
reproduction by division
Back to Square One
To go back to the beginning; back to the drawing board.
I feel Readers like short posts rather than one whole weblog.
While Weblog is for self consumption but a Premium Blog is aimed at Readers/ Viewers for their benefit too.
So feeling of Going back to Square One is overpowering.,
If Harper Lee had written To Kill a Mockingbird today, there’s no doubt that the salesforce and the marketers would have pushed for a catchier title, probably with better SEO.
And it’s hard to imagine that Waiting for Godot would have ever been performed on Broadway.
On a similar note: What would happen if instead of taking elements out of our work in order to make the product cheaper, we put things in instead? What if we made it better?
It’s tempting to race to the bottom. The problem is that you might win, and then you’ll have to stay there. Worse, you might try and come in second, accomplishing not much of anything.
Linkbait is a trap, because it brings you attention you actually don’t want.
The alternative is to be idiosyncratic, specific and worth the effort and expense. What would happen if you made something important, breathtaking or wonderful? The race to the top is not only more satisfying, it’s also more likely to work.
And then you get to live there. Doing work you’re proud of, without excuses.
“Do not let the hero in your soul parish, in lonely frustration, for the life you deserved but never have been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.”
– Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged