Key Learning Points from the book
‘THE DIVIDED MIND’
What is TMS?
We so often attribute the symptom of physical pain to a physical movement or injury not knowing the reality that the person’s brain decides that time is ripe now and chooses a certain movement to initiate the pain because the person will assume that it stems from an injury, not a brain-generated physical condition that caused the pain.
‘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.
Key learning points from the book
‘The way of zen’
By Alan Watts
INADEQUACY OF LINEAR METHODS
My conventionally edited version of my past is made to seem almost more the real ‘me’ than what I am at this moment. For what I am seems to be so fleeting and intangible but what I was is fixed and final. It is the firm basis for predictions about what I will be in the future. So it comes about that I am more closely identified with what no longer exists than with what actually is.