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Satheesan Kochicheril

"Culture and Spirituality Nobody can Make, Humanity Deserves a Better Deal"

Charlottesville, VA, USA
male, age 71
married, 2 children
Speaks: Malayalam, English as a 2nd Language
Joined Apr 15, 2007
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Pure Reason
The human mind, like those of other beings, is capable of being guided by the System that controls life in this World. At this stage the mind is at its pure state – in Indian thought kevala – and the mind here is not guided by human reasoning as reasoning itself is subject to change depending on one’s perception, conviction, and motivation of which motivation itself can cloud one’s reasoning. The mind can have its best expression only when it is guided by the System of Life. In other words, it can attain the highest consciousness only when it shows concern for the products that belong to the System. The System works according to a rule, Tao Te Ching says thus about these rules: "To know that unchanging rule is to be intelligent; not to know it leads to wild movements and evil issues. The knowledge of that unchanging rule produces a (grand) capacity and forbearance, and that capacity and forbearance lead to a community (of feeling with all things). From this community of feeling comes a kingliness of character; and he who is king-like goes on to be heaven-like. In that likeness to heaven he possesses the Tao. Possessed of the Tao he endures long; and to the end of his bodily life, is exempt from all danger of decay." (‘Tao Te Ching’, Part I, 16.2) Human consciousness tends to degrade when it is guided by the products of our reasoning. Usually this pure state of the mind is regained through meditation as it helps the mind to eliminate all those perceptions that have been imposed on it by the society. This is what Jaina Sutars speak about their saint Vardhamana Mahaveera (India, 599 - 527 BCE): "With supreme knowledge, with supreme intuition, with supreme conduct, in blameless lodgings … the Venerable One meditated on himself for twelve years."During the thirteenth year … being engaged in deep meditation, reached the highest knowledge and intuition, called ‘Kevala’, which is infinite, supreme, unobstructed, unimpeded, complete, and full. "When the Venerable Ascetic Mahaveera had become a ‘Gina’ and ‘Arhat’, he was a ‘Kevalin’ omniscient and comprehending all objects; he knew and saw all conditions of the world …. For him there is no secret, knew and saw all conditions of all living beings in the world." (Jaina Sutras, PI, Kalpa Sutra.  ‘Sacred books of the East’, translated by Herman Jacobi, Motilal Banarsidas, Delhi, 1980)This is what Tao te Ching speaks about that condition of the mind: "Without going outside his door, one understands (all that takes place) under the sky; without looking out from his window, one sees the Tao of Heaven. The farther that one goes out (from himself), the less he knows.Therefore the sages got their knowledge without travelling; gave their (right) names to things without seeing them; and accomplished their ends without any purpose of doing so." (Tao Te Ching - Part II 47. 1,2.) for more visit my site www.purereason.org
 
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Groups A Magick Within~A Spiritualist Group, Always Vegetarian, An Attitude of Gratitude, Book Discussions, GOLDEN AGE ADVOCACY FORUM, HEART AND SOUL, HSUS-The Humane Society of the United States, Indian classical music and bhajans, Learning Indian Culture, Nature Lovers, Nature of Spirituality!, On Earth as it is in Heaven, PURE REASON, Phuntsok Choephel Ling Monastery Project more »
Hometown Charlottesville, Va, USA 
Homepage http://www.purereason.org  
Birthday June 05, 1943  
Languages Malayalam, English as a 2nd Language  
About Me Author of 'Pure Reason'. Pure Reason is the Expression of the mind that transcends time and regionalism, in effect it defines the Enlightenment that is possbible to everyone with a human mind. This state of consciousness in ancient India was called 'brahmanya', the mind being capable of knowing the System of Life and evrything that belongs to it. The World that belongs to the System has its own method of transitting knowledge and the mind that belongs intellectually and emotionally to the System is capable of knowing this Truth that belongs to the System. Since we human beings belong to this System by virtue of our birth our best can be had only when we belong to it. This belonging to the System really expresses our spirituality and culture. That is why I say 'Culture and Spirituality Nobody can make'. Human consciousness degrades due to the alienation of consciousnes from the System to which we belong by virtue of our human consciousness birth. The blame goes to our religions as they project divinity in their gimmicks. When human communites were degrading due to their dependance on such products of reasoning the ones who regained their real consciousness demanded that life should be lived on its own basis- they were the people who spoke of the Truth after whom the major relgions are known. Again the religions have become the very expressions against which these people reacted- the alien relgious faiths. So Pure Reason is the Expression of the Enlightenment that has been achieved by these sages though they are called differently according the aspirtions of these religions. Pure Reason is the only remedy for the religious fundamentalism that is becoming the executioners of humanity. Alienation of consciousness is the only factor that is responsible for the violence against life in which millions die every year.
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Eating Habits Try and Eat Healthy, Raw Foods, garlic, Drink Loads Of Water, Almost Vegetarian  
Wild Fact About Me Defines Pure Reason in my book 'Pure Reason'
My Philosophy visit www.purereason.org
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What/who changed my life and why my self
What Bugs Me The destruction of rural areas, liars, ignorance, George Bush  
Passions spirituality, LIFE!!!, environment, earth  
Inspirations to fulfill my purpose on earth, the beauty of nature, The Great Spirit, nature, Birds chirping, a gentle breeze  
What Scares Me War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference, Violent people, Religious Extremism, ignorance, global warming, George W. Bush, current USA administration, abusers  
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Quotation "We should never identify ourselves with reason, for man is not and never will be a creature of reason alone, a fact to be noted by all pedantic culture-mongers." - CG Jung
Interests wildlife, Spirituality/Philosophy, psychology, photography, philosophy, Mind/Body/Spirit, meditation, Holistic Health, herbs, gardening, fitness, environment, ecology  
Books spirituality  
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Movies Siddhartha, Gandhi  
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Favorite Foods veggies, strawberries, indian, fruit, broccoli, apples  
Favorite Places Virginia, India, New York City  
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