Human capabilities unlimited: Thinker
HUMAN CAPABILITIES are beyond limitation, opined eminent management thinker and spiritual guru Swami Sukhabodhananda. He was speaking at the valedictory session of the IMA national management convention-07 opened to the public at Abhay Prashal on Saturday.Updated: Feb 11, 2007 19:30 IST
HUMAN CAPABILITIES are beyond limitation, opined eminent management thinker and spiritual guru Swami Sukhabodhananda. He was speaking at the valedictory session of the IMA national management convention-07 opened to the public at Abhay Prashal on Saturday.
The Swami who, in his spellbinding oration on ‘guru mantra of innovation’ in fluent English drew a standing ovation, said, “If you can dream it and will it you can do it. Society can be liberated from constraints bogging down progress by creating purposeful minds by mutually enlightening the other.”
In his message he said psychological handicaps were more crippling than physical handicaps. He said martial arts exponent Bruce Lee had one leg shorter than the other and was nearsighted, while a famous American footballer suffered from rickets and Beethoven was deaf by the time he composed his immortal Fifth Symphony.
He said, “Lessons of inspiration in life can be drawn from those who excelled their handicaps. Disadvantages have to be made into advantages to turn adversity into fortune.” “You and ‘I’ are possibilities for we have many roles to play and objectives to achieve.
A person may be given targets and goals by his organisation, while spiritualism gives him ‘moksha’, nirvana and ‘kevalya’ as the ultimate aspiration,” he explained.
In order to reduce conflict humans should strive for excellence instead of being number one, he said. “Internal success brings satisfaction and synergy can be gained by mastering the energies of the cosmos,” he said.
He went on to explain that this could be done through experiencing ‘anand lahri’- feeling of joy making problems and life an enjoyable experience, ‘prem lahri’- wave of love invoking ‘bhav’ necessary for finding ‘bhagwan’ and ‘adbhut rasa’-the element of wonderment and ‘saundarya lahri- seeing beauty in ugliness and elegance on imperfection.
The three ‘lahris’ could be experienced by fixed concepts and dogmas and embracing everything without fixation, he said. He explained that life was a gift package waiting to be unravelled, explored and relished. “If one door closes another opens and one should not be bogged down by worries as it is just like a rocking chair, which keeps one occupied but leads to nowhere.”
Later speaking to media persons he said youth were interested in religion but religion needed to be repackaged, to make it more appealing for them. He said India was not just geography but a vision where people think with their heart.
“If this requires playing western music, youngsters can even be allowed to gyrate to the tunes emanating from their I-pods as Krishna and Natraj also danced their way to salvation,” he said, adding that to be spirited was to be spiritual. Any relationship matrix could be said to be healthy if it was not depending but giving energy, he said.
He said his core value about life was it’s being multidimensional where a single individual has to play multiple roles. “These roles will not come into conflict till they are played on the stage of transformation with goodness in the background,” he said.
First Published: Feb 11, 2007 19:30 IST