Thursday, 26 November 2015

Mother News Editorial Nov-2015

Dear Friends
Arrogance is the bigotry that a person entrenches in one’s mind unmindfully that causes a strong sense of entitlement. It is a feeling of superiority and pride manifested in an over bearing manner or behaving that comes from believing that one is better, smarter or more important than other.
Arrogance is a creature. It does not have senses, it has only a short tongue and the pointing finger. It is an extreme pride, which typically describes as a violent and excessive behaviour rather than an attitude. It is also an overestimation of one's own competence, accomplishment or capabilities, especially when the person exhibiting it as a position of power.
Aristotle defined it as shaming the victim, not because of anything that happened to a person or might happen to a person but merely for that person's own gratification. It also denotes over confidence and pride. It lack humility. According to Proverb, "Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit  efore a fall". Adolf Hitler's pride ended with his down fall. What it implies is that everything has an end, nothing can remain the same.
Mikhail Gorbachev, the Russian Premier once said "Sometimes it is difficult to accept, to recognize one's own mistakes, but one must do it. I was guilty of over confidence and arrogance and I was punished for that".
Alexander the Great was the tragic case, once too much power concentrated in hands not strong
enough to use it constructively or wisely. Each successive conquest and the power and wealth that came with it bred arrogance in him, instead of caution, moderation and reflection. Because of his arrogance, he destroyed himself and believed that his success was confirmation of its cultural superiority over the rest of humanity. Arrogance can undermine the best achievements of the most brilliant leaders if they lack self control, and the discipline to remain focused on what is important and keep their success in perspective.
In Shakespeare’s King Lear, the play depicts arrogance as, Lear’s lack of foresight leads to his
downfall. The Fool, one of the characters in the play, repeatedly voices his concern over Lear's foolish
decision to divide the kingdom, without any foresight. He also attributes that there are two fools in the
kingdom, the first being the Fool and the other being Lear. In spite Lear never heeds his advice.
Leaders like Alexander the Great often have an inclination to rely on their instincts, and abilities instead of on objective information and analysis to conduct business. Seduced by their success and constant praise of those who surround them, they come to believe that they alone know what is best. They stop seeking, listening to and learning; hence they become rigid, authoritative, and no longer respective to feedback from subordinates in their organisations. When this happens, a corporate version of hardening of the arteries sets in, the flow of fresh ideas is slowed down; this usually ends in chaos.
Humility, modesty, unassumingness and humbleness are the true keys for success. Humility halts the arrogance and self indulging trap. Humble people share the credit and wealth, remaining focussed and hungry to continue in the journey of success.
“He who seeks truth shall find beauty. He who seeks beauty shall find vanity. He who seeks
order shall find gratification. He who considers himself the servant of his fellow beings shall find the joy of self expression. He who seeks self expression shall fall into the pit of arrogance” - Moshe Sadie.

Dr. G.K.Dhas

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Monday, 26 October 2015

Mother News Editorial October-2015

Dear Friends

    Hatred, discord, jealously, fits of rage, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, etc. are not good qualities in life. Life is like a new grass which springs up in the morning and wither away in the evening.
   Jealously is a complex of thoughts, feelings and actions which follow threats to self esteem and threat to the existence of the relationships, generated by the perception of a real or potential attraction between one's partner and rival. According to Spinoza, “Those who are believed to be most object and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.” Jealousy is forbidden by the laws of life because it is essentially destructive. It is cruel as the grave, it releases anger, and it is the greatest and the ultimate enemy of oneself.
    Bob Marley attributes, “Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you are riding through the ruts, without complicating your mind, flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t burry your thoughts, But put your vision to reality. Wake up and live!”
    It is important to keep the surroundings as well as self into a positive state, by making positive people surround you and negative and jealous people, away from you. It is said that more men die of jealousy than of cancer. The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves. If you cannot love yourself, you will not believe that you are loved. You take your eyes off others and turn the scanner within, you will find the seeds of your jealously, clear the old voices and experiences, put all the energy into building your personal and emotional security. Then you will be the one others envy and you can remember the pain and reach out to them. Jealousy is like salt in the food. A little can enhance the savour, but too much can spoil the pleasure and under certain circumstances can be life threatening.
    Shakespeare's play "Othello" is a typical illustration for jealousy which is largely driven by a grand love story filled with jealousy. Through the juxtaposition of Othello’s credulous nature and Lago's pernicious villainy (two characters) the image of jealousy is truly personified as an all-consuming "green eyed monster". Because of this venomous nature of the beast of jealousy, the events of the play manage to unfold in Lago's lustful authority, which bring down the eponymous character to his tragic downfall. He narrates jealousy as a beast with venomous nature, and the feelings of jealousy as a contagious disease which spreads and  spoils the human mind. Jealousy and envy lurks at the bottom of the human heart like a viper in its hole-says Honora de Balzac.
   Let us not hate people who are jealous, but respect their jealousy because they are the ones who think you are better than them. When someone is hating you, it is not about you, it is about them, it is about their fear, their jealousy, their boredom and their insecurity. Hence, let us live in joy, peace, love, hope, humanity, kindness and truth, which are good qualities for a blissful living.

Dr. G. K. Dhas
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Saturday, 24 October 2015

Mother News Editorial Sep-2015

Dear Friends

    Fraternity means a structured society of men and women nested in an ambience of companionship
and brotherhood for the intellectual, physical, moral, religious, and social development. It implies all can mutually associate themselves for the beneficial purpose of the society.
    Human life is interrelated and interdependent; hence it is essential for human life. Furthermore, these are the ways and credulous means through which we can build a just society which is full of peace, solidarity and fraternity. The family is the wellspring of all fraternity, and as such it is the foundation and the first pathway for the blossom of peace, since, by its vocation, it is meant to spread
its love to the world around it.
    Fraternities can be organized from any purposes, including education, work skills, ethics, ethnicity,
religion, politics, charity, chivalry, personal conduct, asceticism, service, arts, etc. It may also be for explicit goal of mutual support in his/her endeavour. Epicureans valued fraternity very highly, it was
a form of friendship, the product of shared experience, and therefore an interpersonal relationship that
could live only in real communities. But, for Aristotle, it is based on the equivalent relationships among the absent ideas that inform things, and those characteristics we share with others and thrive within our communities, and those where the members cannot know each other, but they can recognize each other through the features they have in common. A common cultural background would make us co-national, being the same sex would makes us fellow men or women, sharing a certain age range would make us part of the youth, 'adults or the 'elderly' etc. The understanding of fraternity will determine whether we see it as the result of relationships among the common man in the society.
    Hisalmar Branting says 'fraternity among nations, however, touches the deepest desire of human nature’. The goal of the European Union is to form a region of freedom and justice combined with fraternity and equality. The ideal of fraternity is friendship, peace, and universal understanding. Of late, we could see that lot of refugees throng to the European Union, where they get accommodated. This fraternity and friendship leads to prevail peace and tranquillity in the universe and bring a sense
of community. The sense of community connects oneself in a sense of affinity, which strengthens community bonds, we need to find a way to connect with others, establish a feeling of connectedness.
This connectedness emanates because of the same neighbourhood, or local region, or one can find with common personal interests.
    The principles of French Revolution is liberty, equality and fraternity. We see now in the world  very kind of gun culture, terror, which ravaged the peacefulness and tranquillity in the nations. We could hear the sound of bombs and guns in various parts of the world. This is because of lack of friendship and fraternity among fellow citizens. In the name of religion wars are fought which ultimately result in human disaster.
    Fraternity helps us live in solidarity against inequality and poverty that undermine the social fabric,
to take care of every person, especially the weakest, and most defenceless, as well to love him or her, as oneself. Let everyone choose the pathway of fraternity to humanise the face of the world, a world that is constantly growing more interdependent, which serves to defeat the spread of global indifferences. Fraternity should spread its head in all speres of life including economy, finance, civil society, politics, research, judiciary, development, public and cultural institutions. It is the essential quality for all human beings. It is impossible to build a just society and lasting peace without fraternity.
Let us all build a society of good will and oneness to have a better world.

Dr. G. K. Dhas
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