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LIVING IN PRESENT

DR. SHRINIWAS KASHALIKAR

“Living in present”; needs rising above the floods of extremely rapid tornados of physiological stimuli; and their invisible and deceptive metabolic, endocrine and neurophysiological effects, which are stressful! This evolutionary transformation, conscious sublimation, or freedom of self; obviously needs enormous empowerment through connection with the true self or cosmic self. It is said to be possible through NAMASMARAN. Teaching and preaching others is relatively easy, but actually “living in present” is extremely difficult! We face some questions also; as follows:
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Is the awareness of ‘past’ and ‘future’; the function of neuro-physiological effects of physiological stimuli? Does the “living in present”; actually imply living beyond ‘time’ by actually being (embodying the cognition, affect and conation); beyond the impacts of physiological sensations? Is this a supra-physiological plane of existence? Is such living equivalent to living at ‘causal’ level by going beyond the level of ‘effects’?

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5. Is this the same as STHITAPRAJNA?
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Is such “living in present”; associated with the blissful cosmic romance and benevolent to the universe; and brings about spiritual renaissance?

. We can search answers for these questions; and verify if and how ‘Living in present’; is possible primarily through NAMASMARAN; besides; reading, analysis, imagination, discussions, and various suitable changes in life style