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Of “Masters and Slaves”? Of raising expectations, desires and detachment…?

Posted on: April 2, 2020

Of “Masters and Slaves”? Of raising expectations, desires and detachment…?

In June of 2007, I attended a Rajah Yoga retreat in Lebanon

We met for the last session of the day around 7 p.m. and the lecture was of how the relationship between slaves and masters are formed.

The Indian Dr. Prashant, a nose and ear surgeon, was the lecturing “guru”  for all the sessions.

Dr. Prashant said:

“In every relationship such as marriages, mothers and sons,… the one who take the initiative to increase the expectations and desires of the other partner becomes the slave, because the other partner was offered the potentials to act and behave as master.

Thus, if you cannot learn to detach yourself from emotions and passions and desires, then you are doomed to become a slave, fulfilling the expectations and desires of others. The more you are detached the more free and liberated you are.

I asked Dr. Prashant:

“Here in Lebanon we have learned to detach ourselves from the desires to have continuous electricity, clean water, safe environment and true democracy through a huge mismanagement in our society…

Does that mean that we have earned our freedom? That the Lebanese people have become the masters and our politicians the slaves?”

Dr. Prashant nodded but did not comment, as if my concerns should Not affect him.

There were many dissatisfied persons to my question and their noises of hooo demonstrated that the audience has identified the party “pooper”, the angriest person among the lot, Not fit to adapt to the guru teaching.

13 years later, the Lebanese still lack all the facilities and basic infrastructure and the necessary laws for a fair equitable democratic elections.

13 years later, Lebanon is totally bankrupt at all levels

A “mass movement” erupted in October from all provinces, a chaotic and disoriented 7iraak.

Turned out to be a major humongous bubble.

This Covid-19 virus epidemics arrived to salvage the situation and confined people at home.

And nothing basically changed in Lebanon sectarian/feudal/militia/mafia political structure

The roots are far more rotten and infected

The people spoiled rotten their local “leaders” into believing they are above the laws and can rob the budgets as they please.

The funny part is that, as far as I recall, most of these sectarian politicians rarely raised our expectations or desires...

We just supposed that “Eventually, they will shoulder their responsibility and do their due diligence…” toward the citizens

I claim that the Lebanese who remained, and those that returned to settle , in the last 30 years, they constitute the vast Silent Shitty Majority.

And I feel that I am Not exaggerating.

Note: In one of the last sessions Dr. Prashant lectured on the six spiritual levels such as Brahmin (knowledge, simplicity, and service to community), Deity (happiness), Warrior (courage), Merchant (comfort), Shudra (laziness and indulgence), and Demonic (sorrow).

All the time I was meditating with my eyes closed because I was not interested in the talk.

Then I realized that the six levels represent the terrible caste system in India and the discrimination that millions of Indians have suffered through the centuries based on these theological divisions.

I felt furious and commented energetically and heatedly that the lecturer was trying to give spiritual content to these discriminating classes and told him that he is using terms that are politically incorrect and covering them with spiritual meanings.

I offered that it would be more decent to change the terms and not support the religious caste system in India which is providing power control to the Buddhist hierarchy.

The audience was implicitly in favor of my comment but stunned and was wondering why I am always attacking the lecturer who usually never responds and resumes his lecture, as if what I said is none of the business of King Yoga doctrine.

 

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