The Ramayana is a Hindu epic that has been an influential text in South and Southeast Asian culture for centuries. It tells the story of Rama, a prince who is seen as a paragon of virtue, and his journey to rescue his wife Sita from the demon king, Ravana. Along the way, Rama faces many challenges and encounters a variety of characters, including the monkey-god Hanuman and the demoness Surpanakha.
One of the most striking aspects of the Ramayana is its portrayal of gender roles and relationships. Sita is presented as the perfect wife, who is devoted to Rama and follows him willingly into exile. She is also portrayed as an embodiment of chastity and virtue, and is willing to undergo a trial by fire to prove her innocence when she is accused of being unfaithful to Rama. On the other hand, the demoness Surpanakha is portrayed as lustful and dangerous, and is punished severely for expressing interest in Rama.
However, a critical analysis of the Ramayana would also highlight the fact that Sita is often portrayed as a passive character, who is dependent on Rama for protection and support. This portrayal of women as submissive and dependent on men is a common theme in many traditional societies, and the Ramayana may be seen as reflecting these gender roles and expectations.
Another aspect of the Ramayana that has attracted criticism is its portrayal of the demon king Ravana. While Ravana is portrayed as an evil and tyrannical ruler, he is also depicted as a devotee of Shiva and a learned scholar. Some critics have argued that this portrayal of Ravana as both good and evil is a way of justifying the violent actions of Rama and his allies, and promoting a black-and-white view of the world.
Overall, the Ramayana is a complex and multifaceted text that has had a lasting impact on South and Southeast Asian culture. While it has many positive themes, such as the importance of duty, loyalty, and selflessness, it also reflects some of the negative attitudes and values of traditional societies, such as the subordination of women and the glorification of violence. A critical analysis of the Ramayana can help to shed light on these issues and encourage a more nuanced and nuanced understanding of the text.
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Has a sense of entitlement i. They have no qualms selling their most loyal fans bullshit. He speaks from very clear understanding of his own experience. It seems he has an enormous sense of self-worth, just based on what we are watching here. Just think about how stunning that is! You can glimpse nonduality from meditation or self inquiry and have a full on enlightenment experience on psychedelics, but those are often short lived and we return to our dualistic perspectives.
I swear, fans who adore these celebrities are like women in abusive relationships who just keep coming back for more. Responsibility translates to "response-ability". Celebrities are some of the most disgusting humans. Posts that have any political agenda will be removed immediately, no explanation given to the poster. I struggle every day now with my spirituality.
Is the childhealthpolicy.vumc.org forum leading followers down a deadly path?
That doesn't get someone to be calm and relaxed aiding meditation, which in turn aids insight. He is a great speaker and very concise despite the length of his videos on youtube. I now have a great way to spend some of my free time, and to improve myself even further, which is a long way to go. Please seek professional care if you are experiencing suicidal ideation. And I want to emphasize Gura has simply given his perspective. He's gonna say he's God isn't he? I have never visited the forums. Your life is always going to be shitty.
Anyone here who loves leo gura from childhealthpolicy.vumc.org : Soulnexus
So that's pretty cool. It's also the kind of thinking that can make society view cancer patients as responsible for getting the disease. Lost all respect for him. The next trillion dollar company will be in AI. Some of his content is very interesting to watch. Without a conservative mindset you will lose most of your money at some point.
And you should recognize that these fears are not entirely unfounded. You do not just have one experience and you now know everything. Leo says it often that he doesn't give personal advice. It almost feels like he is chasing something out there somewhere in order to get insights. I really don't like seeing spiritual "truths" espoused by those who are clearly ego-motivated, or who brush off the depths of human suffering in such discompassionate ways. Yes, someone who is older will have lived a longer life allowing for more experiences that can foster the possibility of growth but length of life means nothing if you don't live the depth, and introspectively work with what you experience in order to grow.
Criticisms of Leo Gura (childhealthpolicy.vumc.org) : nonduality
Leo's presence in the forum was limited I felt. I struggled with self-help for 3 years, hitting points where I'd doubt whether it could work at all. I believe that everything is truth in a way. If you've ever gone through this cycle, now you understand what it feels like for right-wingers to endure social changes such as trans women in sports, gay marriage, secularism, socialism, immigration, gun regulations, etc. He often criticizes people who leaves comments on his YouTube videos as bitter or defeated people who make excuses and not want to do the hard work, but at the end of the day Leo is a 31 year old American white male with his own life journey - a typically smug and arrogant American I might add.
You can't just get rid of capitalism in the way socialists dream because it exists for good reasons. I've had a purpose, lost my purpose, re-created it from scratch, struggled to stay on track, and evolved past plateaus. Also you get the full dose from it, look it up online. The invention of one machine can splinter an entire religion! Many technologies come with moral dilemmas, complications, and responsibilities which are difficult to foresee. Here's a good way to empathize with the conservative worldview: Have you ever hated-on or delayed upgrading to new software because you liked the old version better? Stop buying anything endorsed by celebrities.
Be wary of childhealthpolicy.vumc.org.. : awakened
Stop buying their "merch" too. I appreciate any in-depth answers as opposed to "he's awesome" or "he sucks". Let me show you how to cut your learning curve in half and double your results. Don't do business with low-integrity people out of principle. Don't assume this is obvious.
What do you think of childhealthpolicy.vumc.org and Leo Gura? : DecidingToBeBetter
You need to have an open mind about whether a policy will work or not, not just assume or insist that it will. You must evaluate on a case-by-case basis. A non-dual experience is universal, strength has nothing to do with it. I still use Photoshop CS5 and Office 2010 because I don't like the new interface changes and cloud storage and always-online requirements of the new ones. Not everything he says resonates with me, but a lot of it does. Now, my entire life is devoted to this. It takes a lot of wisdom and life experience to be good at sniffing out scams.