‘Chaos often breeds life while Order creates habit.’ This statement from the famous historian Henry Adams has a lot to tell. A few weeks back, on his return from Japan, Pujya Guruji Shree Rishi Prabhakar was sharing how the whole country appeared so morose as if it has gone into a mass mourning till date ever since the Hirosima episode.
He explained that this was simply because of too much order. Everything is right about Japan and that is the whole problem. When everything is right, the whole process becomes very mechanical, very robot-like.
THE WISDOM OF INSECURITY : PART 2
BY ALLAN WATTS
The transformation of life
The proper meaning of the word ‘theory’ is not idle speculation but vision. Vision in this sense means ‘clarity’ .. proper understanding of who you are and where you want to go. Without such vision all talk of being practical is useless. It is like walking busily in a fog and going nowhere.
THE WISDOM OF INSECURITY : PART 1
BY ALLAN WATTS
The Age of anxiety
Essential realities of religion and metaphysic are vindicated in doing without them and manifested in being destroyed.
Human beings appear to be happy just so long as they have a future to which they can look forward. Man seems to be unable to live without the myth that the routine and drudgery, the pain and fear of this life have some meaning and goal in the future.
Key Learning Points from the book
THE CONSTANT ECONOMY
BY ZAC GOLDSMITH
We consume way beyond our means, roughly three times beyond our means but that doesn’t mean we must live lives that are three times poorer. It means we should demand food that has travelled shorter distances, less packaging for goods and products that will actually last.