Every culture in the world has defined what is sacred and what is profane to them. The definitions have expanded as also eroded with time.
Archive for October 2011
When you recognise, at your core, the most apparent, or even the most abstract of thoughts, you tap into the heart of your conscious and sensuous life — your body and also your mind. Not otherwise.
More than ever before, we are today flooded with urgent moral questions — and, like our society, we are in conflict with ourselves. Yet, in the shade of this exigency, there is also hope.
It is, however, ironical that the complexity of contemporary life does not yield itself to one-dimensional, prescribed solutions beloved of movies and soap operas. It confronts the moral reason and imagination with new challenges.
Is there, then, a way of coping with them? Perhaps. We should begin by taking a journey into the past, and consult the ancient traditions of wisdom — the Upanishads, the Gnostic scriptures etc., — that offer us the highest standards to sustain and also guide us.