Recently I read a Review of the Film ‘Gravity’ in the Times of India.
The film is reported to be good but with a rider that those who do not regard Space from the Scientific Angle may find it boring,.
I have planned to see it with my son.
The movie is reported to be about people lost in Space and is of more psychological in treatment.
As it often happens with me, as my children often tell me , I seem to get odd and confusing information in a row at a stretch,I had met up with a gentleman who worked in J. Krishnamurti Foundation for quiet some time and we had a discussion on Philosophy, more precisely on Indian Philosophy.
He, who has been a very Orthodox Brahmin, had become an Agnostic bordering on Atheism after his stint with JK foundation.
I am of the opinion that this attitudinal change is more due to his personal conflicts and not any thing more.
This,I have told him straight,though it is improper of me.
His gist is this.
All the practices we follow are for our ‘ mental Comfort’
Anything we do follow is for our comforts.
If one were to Pray to God, what happens?
Most of our Prayers remain unanswered and some may be answered.
So what is the use in Praying?
So what is the point?
It is the same with the Rituals prescribed in the Vedas.
Hence why should one follow something knowing that it is only for ‘Comfort’ and nothing more?
Though I have a fair of idea of J. Krrishnamurthi’s thoughts,I checked some of is speeches and writings,
I will be providing a Link and comments in the next the Post.
Now, as to the Comfort factor.
It is human nature to seek comfort, more precisely the avoidance of pain that ensures the survival of the Organism and this is its natural disposition, Nature, or as Lord calls it Swabhava and none can do anything about it.
Hence Doctor Radhakrishnan calls Indian Philosophy as a way of Life and not a view of Life.
Hinduism knows the limitations and recommends certain practices,with an ulterior objective of realizing Self and make mundane living easier, though the overt reasons for these practices are couched in mundane expectations.
Hinduism, at the Ultimate level does not envision God.
The Reality is Nameless, Formless, is a Principle.
But to understand this concept..?
It is not possible for the Human Mind to contemplate on Zero or imagine a reality sans Attributes.
So God has been postulated and once this level has been reached it becomes easier for the Mind to grasp the Attributeless, Formless Reality.
That the convenient concept of God has its rewards is another matter.
Please read my post ‘God has Names and Forms, Yes and No’ and more under Indian Philosophy/Hinduism.
Just as LKG has no relevance to a PhD., the concept of God and religious practices to the one who has realized Reality.
But one can not obtain a Doctorate with out LKG.
What is wrong in following somethings for comfort?
Do we not follow things in daily Life only for our Comforts, though we know we can exist without them?
So long as one realizes one has things for comfort and they are not essential , they are transient, and that there are things more important, it is fine.
This is exactly what Karma and Gnana Yogas are all about,.
If one were to shun things because they are only for Comforts, then we will have nothing.
JK as I found in the site talks about Mind and Communication .
I shall post on this later