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Monday, January 11, 2016

Arrogance and Self-Realization

"आत्मबोध होने तक अहंकार का अभाव नहीं है.  स्वयं में अहंकार को पहचान लेना जागृति की ओर पहला कदम है.

आत्मबोध के अभाव में मानव रूप, बल, पद, धन, बुद्धि को ही अपना स्वत्व माना रहता है तथा इन्ही के आधार पर अपने को श्रेष्ठ मान लेता है, यही अहंकार है.

अंतर्नियामन प्रक्रिया द्वारा ही आत्म-बोध होता है जो ध्यान देने की चरम उपलब्धि है.  ध्यान का अर्थ है - समझने के लिए मन, वृत्ति, चित्त, बुद्धि को केंद्रित करना" - श्री ए नागराज

"Until Self-Realization, there is no lack of Arrogance.  Recognizing Arrogance in oneself is the first step towards Awakening.

In the absence of Self-Realization, one mistakenly identifies self with Body (looks), Might, Position, Wealth or Intellect, and assumes superiority over others based on these alone.  This itself is the Arrogance.

It is only through Internalization Process that one accomplishes Self-Realization, which is the ultimate accomplishment of heedfulness or Meditation.  Meditation means - Focusing one's mun, vritti, chitta and buddhi for comprehension of Existence." - Shree A. Nagraj.


2 comments:

Anand Damani said...

Arrogance can only apply when there is another being who is lesser in value in comparison with the self.
There will certainly be differences and bridging them is a task in itself .
Once that is taken care of arrogance will not arise.

Rakesh Gupta said...

We always have other human beings around us. No one is alone. In the absence of self-realization, which is self discovering its rightful place in the whole order of existence, the arrogance has to be there in oneself, because one either considers oneself superior to others, or inferior, or denies oneself. Solution to this ubiquitous situation with humans is not by building bridges of consolation around perceived differences with others, though it may give some temporary relief. Its solution is internalization process, which could be called as meditation or dhyan - which is about aligning one's conscious forces for comprehension of reality, not merely at its surface but at its essence.