This is a powerful concept. I am more interested in it’s application in my inner life. Our association with ideas/concepts/perspective over a long period of time transforms us, and we accept that ‘we are like that only’ as if it’s an inherent/unchangeable feature.
It also sheds light on how astrology might actually work — based on our tendencies — and refutes the fatalistic approach towards it. It’s not a new concept and has been expounded in the Sankhya philosophy. The roles of vrittis and samskaras.
‘I am like this’ and ‘I am like that’ has no permanence — like a fantasy or a dream?
And, hence it’s scary too. There’s no one but ‘I’ who is responsible for whatever happens to me. ‘Nam myoho renge kyon’
We’ve have all started from the same source, and have ended up seemingly different as a result of choices. We can retrace our steps back to the source.
Well, I don’t deal in one lifetime.
I will look for strategies to make my online reading more effective. Yes, you go it right. This publication is just one of those.
“Principles are time experimented values that have worked through the ages regardless of social context. Values such as “seek first to understand, then to be understood” or “the golden rule: do unto others what you would have done unto you” are the values that effective people of all ages have embraced. They are not quick fixes, not something that you learn and execute over night. They are values that you have to work on and master in order to become effective.”
Basics? Oh, yes, baby! Let’s go to school again.