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Stress Culture and Language Dr. Shriniwas Janardan Kashalikar

Stress Culture and Language Dr. Shriniwas Janardan Kashalikar

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But; it is said; that practice and promotion of NAMASMARAN; can purify us from deep within; improve our expression, make “freedom of expression” feasible; and also enable us to evolve appropriate laws for nurturing such freedom.
But; it is said; that practice and promotion of NAMASMARAN; can purify us from deep within; improve our expression, make “freedom of expression” feasible; and also enable us to evolve appropriate laws for nurturing such freedom.

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STRESSCULTURE
AND
LANGUAGEDR.SHRINIWASKASHALIKAR 
 
Stress begins with conception and is conscious, subconscious andunconscious. But the prevalent manifestations of stress; in individualand global life; originate from our ignorance of ‘true self’.This gives rise to ‘petty identity of self’ and petty perspective of universe! As a result; thinking is founded on wrong assumptions, prejudices and premises. Such thinking is not holistic. It is sectarian,fragmented and full of conflicts, stress and ill effects in individual andglobal life.Since one of the functions of intellect; in association with feelings and passions; is language; the language of a person and a social groupreflects the conflicts and stress in that individual; and social group.We can find many examples of the “linguistic symptoms”; of stress inthe languages of individuals, groups and cultures.Thus cow is referred to as Gomata; i.e. mother cow; expressing love,care, respect, appreciation; in societies where the Total StressManagement (the core of which is NAMASMARAN); is traditionally practiced. Others; look down (knowingly or unknowingly) upon cow;as an eatable product and call it; beef!The rivers are revered as mothers, who feed their babies, in societieswhere the Total stress Management; is traditionally in vogue for millennia. The rivers Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Krishna, and Narmada
 
are referred to as Maiyya (beloved mother). Others; treat the rivers; asmere sources of water, with some physical characteristics, area and atthe most; scenic beauty.The societies, where the Total Stress Management is ingrained incustoms; call the plants; such as Tulasi (holy basil i.e. ocimumsanctum); ‘Goddess Tulasi’ and worship them. Where as the societieslacking this perspective; treat them as mere living elements; lower down the scale of evolution; with some medicinal or other properties.The earth is called Bhoodevi (Goddess earth) and Bhoomata (mother earth) in such cultures with holistic perspective inherent to Total StressManagement. Earth is treated as a physical nonliving phenomenon andsimply called earth; by those who are oblivious to such concepts.We can quote many examples.By Total Stress Management, the perspective becomes holistic and ischaracterized (apart from many other things); by holistic perspectiveand language. Hence the myriads of forms in the universe are treatedand gratefully revered as deities or incarnations of the ultimate andabsolute truth, the true self of an individual. That is how there are prayers for earth, sun, rain, ocean, wind and water apart from otheelements.We find words with subtle, deep and profound meanings such as NAMASMARAN, SWADHARMA, dhyana, guru, guru-tatva,shraddha, prayashchitta; and karma, krama, raja, bhakti, jnana, laya

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