Posts

Showing posts from August, 2016

Why, as I think, the west describes Hinduism as Dharmic religion

Hinduism is not a rigid system, having a well-laid rituals to observe for demonstrating one's conformity to this faith.  Hinduism is highly syncretic in nature, that is, it contains the contradictory , mutually inconsistent beliefs. Syncretic polytheist that we are, it leads us to a few problems. Firstly, one conforming member may fall into argument with other as to what one must observe and one must forbid to prove allegiance. Any rigid ritual will have the effect of doing to Hinduism just what it is not. Two, Hindus are highly susceptible to suffer internal confusion and conflicts by putting ourselves to comparisons with new age religions and as a consequence of upholding the differences which we have generated by personal thoughts, one group of Hindus might end up adopting certain rituals as a must, which can bring in a localised rigidity into them. Thirdly, Indeed the vast level of subdivision within Hindu society is explainable on the factor of our multiple belief system . Hi…

Carrot-and-stick technique, Feudal Narcissism and our desire to win medals in olympic games

Highly feudal narcissist that we are, carrot-and-stick is the only method of men management which is known and practiced in such societies.
"Carrot-and-Stick" is the summary of the reasoning why we don't invest in the sports earlier while we reward so generously after the medal is won.
In feudal societies , which are inherently narcissist too always, "free carrots" are not allowed to be lying around. the "feudal lords" see that as "wastage of resources". The feudals... think that they are the owners of the social resources , and hence cannot allow it to be freely available. They use the carrots to reward the "better performing" people who otherwise deserve a stick in their backs. Carrot-and-stick saves the spending of large amount of carrot, for achieving a "small success". Carrot-and-stick kills free spirit, innovation, but then the feudals don't care. They have enough carrots to buy away the new from outs…

Serendipity -- building a case for why freebies are important for a democracy