DOUBTS ABOUT NAMASMARAN DR. SHRINIWAS KASHALIKAR
The â€œActive Peaceâ€? is a concept to suggest desireless (absence of subjective desire) desire i.e. objective desire or 0 desires. This is a stage in life. It can not be and need not be arbitrarily imposed on oneself. But even as it is pleasant to those who achieve it; it can not be imagined by those of us who are engrossed in material and sensual pleasures. In fact those like us, who are engrossed in sensual pleasure and the pursuits of
sensual pleasures, find it quite dreadful to be “freed” from these “pleasures”! This is a kind of abstinence syndrome! One really becomes miserable even with the thought of such “freedom”! This is why NAMASMARAN, which binds you in something non sensuous and ties you in painful abstinence of the sensuous, is generally ridiculed as foolish, escapist, nihilistic, “nonsense’ and erratic; by many!
In addition; in the initial stages of NAMASMARAN; it also gives an impression to submission, prostration, defeat, surrender or prostration to negation of oneself! In fact this negation to oneself is actually negation of ego, and is extremely painful. For example if “I” want to acquire, accumulate and indulge, then this “I” gets “tortured” because of NAMSMARAN and you find it as painful as death itself. DR. SHRINIWAS KASHALIKAR