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Our lives as distinct individuals and as social beings overlap much, and the same is true for the problems and their solutions. However, our perceptions and the ways we view the things individually differ a lot.

When we try to seek solutions to our problems through seemingly logical discussions in some forums we make use of the obvious tools of our intellect and the words that have as many different meanings as there are numbers of people involved in a discussion. In various forums we often come out with the presentable forms of our problems and opinions, and rarely with our actual problems and honest opinions. The result is that we invariably waste much of our precious time and energy only for the trivial outcome of identifying the highest common factors related to the presentable forms of our problems.

There is no substitute for deep and sincere contemplation in silence and aloneness commensurate with genuine experiencing and experimentation, and also the Satsangs as natural and informal sources for internalizing the existing wisdom. No doubt, only such contemplation has always been the source of the collective wisdom.

[The writer of this blog is also the author of “Mahatma A Scientist of the Intuitively Obvious” and “In Search of Our Wonderful Words”.]