MindYourBusyNess: December 2017

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Yog(a) : realization of team work

If we look at the world's civilizations broadly, then a division is clearly visible. On one hand, there is a system in the countries like US and most of Western countries, where everything is tested on the basis of logic and science and very much importance is given to the person's actions and its consequences. On the other hand, there are civilization of India and other Eastern countries, where the system is based on belief, keeping faith and spiritual vision which gives greater importance to the concepts and feelings.
Often question is raised as to which one out of these two systems is better. Due to this comparison, often spirituality is considered as working against the logic and belief system working against the science.
Like the division of civilizations, our personality is also divided. On the one hand, our physical body, which gives karma based results, on the other hand there is spirit or soul which is an intangible entity.
At the core of this division is the human mind still a mystery to solve. According to the Nobel Prize  Winner 'Split Brain Theory' our brain is made of two hemispheres with ‘corpus callosum’ connecting  these two. These two parts of mind, though mirror images of each other physically, work differently.
 Where the left part, the analytical mind, performs calculations based on logic and words, the right part, the intuitive mind, works creatively or holistically based on picture and sound inputs.
Each part of the brain tends to work together in the decision making process.The overall intelligence  gathered by these two halves is the combined information of the mind.
 On the same logic, we should understand that logical and intuitional approaches does not work against
 each other but does a team work together as complimentary parts of same process.

  Yog(a) teaches us the art of watching the two forces of our mind in a non attached manner. The vision of a yogi is complete and unbiased. He enjoys events of his/her life as watching an interesting movie .On the contrary, the common man often keeps trapped in the vortex of life's ups and downs due to keeping a one sided or biased view.

The battle of Padmavati

The release of a film has become the battleground for two opposing forces in India. Although these two forces- ‘the liberals & conservatives’ always find some excuse to fight with each other but so intense battle on such a trivial issue is unprecedented.

In the focus of attraction is a character whose existence is debated as doubtful by most of the historians. Yet for centuries, this character has been kept alive and glorified by artists and common people.

The situation is so bad that even before seeing the contents of the film, people are vehemently and violently reacting to stop its release.Not only the ordinary public but powerful personalities including chief ministers have taken this stand and some of these have even banned the screening of the film in their states. On the other side, many liberals are advocating and pushing for its early release.

 CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) which is the appointed agency for deciding the issue has been thrown into background and made dormant.Thank God, good sense prevailed at Supreme Court which has refused to intervene before the release of the film after CBFC’s approval.

The phenomenon is a showcase of the complexities of the art of film making in India. The situation has come to this stage because both the parties have totally lost the faith in each other.

The indicators from the incident are dangerous. On one side, there are signs of poor governance as the government failed to read the mood of people and take proactive measures. On the other side, it is indicative of limited freedom available to the artist (filmmaker) which is just a profession in our society

Will we emerge as evolved society with better arrangements to settle such issues?
Can we see better governance, better film making and better controlled mechanisms for outbursts of reactions of janata /public in future?

Only time will decide.