iAmRta – 5 Day Ethics Certificate Program

 

Ethics-prog-logoThe iAmRta is a five day program which unravels the universal code of Ethics, Morality, Values, Aptitude and other constructs of right conduct. This program is designed to demystify the ciphers of acceptable behaviour while brining in deep transformation in your  observable demeanour.

Introduction

The program takes you deep into the mental formations of everyday choices in an easy   yet obvious manner. You will for the first time get a glimpse of the dynamism in decision making and understand the science behind your preferred action. You will as they say, be shown how deep the rabbit hole goes.

You’ll experience a fresh perceptive to life around you, receive a unique empowerment to undertake determined stands in difficult situations and evolve as a judicious problem-solver.  You will acquire an inner ability of joyfully determining the right from wrong without prejudice or pride that will help you progress in your chosen profession with honour, dignity and abundant respect form peers as well as superiors.

The nascent personality that you already possess will be metamorphosed positively into a strong and altruistic character. This character building leads to consistent moral and ethical behaviour in every situation that you may face. You shall resolve to remain in your chosen code of conduct though out the unpredictability of time and space.

The iAmRta program utilises Spirituality, Deontology, Modern Psychology, Nomology, Empirical & Normative Ethics, Culture, Civilisational Wisdom, Etc augmented with tailor made enterprising meditations that extract hereto unknown powers from the bottom of your consciousness. You will immediately be able to apply the wisdom gathered through the program in improving your work quality, decision making and productivity.

How It Works

The iAmRta is a gestalt for applied value based living. The program provides intrinsic experiential processes that are custom made to make you cognise the whole gamut of discerning Values, Morals, Ethics, Aptitude, Character Development and so forth. Grounded in a model of transformative learning, the program takes you through the fundamental realisation of the basic structures in which we cognise, think, and operate.

From that realisation flows an accurate sense of differentiating right from wrong, ethical from the unethical. The program also provides insight into the abstract mental constructs in a  simple and comprehensible manner. It creates a highly developed sense of empathy  specifically towards subordinates, peers, family members and others in general.

The iAmRta also imparts five different unique meditative techniques for producing the deep insight needed to unravel the codes of universally accepted human BEHAVIOUR; taking you into the realm of minimalistic effort if not effortless work-life ethics. The program is designed to put you on top of any situation and make you SPONTANEOUSLY “do the right thing” no matter what the circumstances may be.

Benefits 

  • Astute Leadership
  • Heightened empathy
  • Expression of altruism
  • Character development
  • Discerning capacity of action
  • Aptitude & attitude management
  • Differentiation between right and wrong
  • Efficient & effortless decision making skills
  • Complete & clear understanding of values
  • Self correction of moral & ethical values
  • Judgement of importance vis-à-vis interest
  • Mastery over abstract & intangible mental constructs
  • Note: the list not exhaustive

 

 

Participants – Yoga Mat & Costume 

 

Program Schedule & Delivery 

Duration; 5 Days delivered over two week-ends

The Program starts every second Saturday; Spread over two weeks including the following Friday, Saturday and Sunday at https://goo.gl/maps/7nkv8M52PhP2

Minimum participants; 30

Course material; Provided

Certification

All participants who successfully complete the program will be certified by MAHA Academy with the iAmRta, Ethics program certificate

 

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Open Letter to BBMP Commissioner Sri Sri N Manjunath Prasad, IAS. 9 Aug 2016

 

Open Letter to BBMP Commissioner Sri Sri N Manjunath Prasad, IAS

Based on frantic calls received by those effected by the Demolition Drive.

The writer honestly has not visited these areas (verified facts through Media reports though)

Respected Sir,

No government can survive being anti-people. I have known this to be the only truth for governance; however we routinely see many actions that are not only anti-people but blatantly against the spirit of humanity.

I’m not talking of some remote Syria-Iraq-ISIS controlled area or Russian occupied Ukraine or even about China occupied Tibet & Xinjiang province. I’m not even referring to some dictator ruled banana republic. Here I want draw attention to the largest Democratic country and it’s eight largest state ‘Karnataka’.

My state Karnataka, that we are so proud of.

Karnataka that produced Raja Rishis like Basavana, Vidhyaranya and Krishna Raja Wodeyar has been reduced to a fascist state. You think I’m exaggerating?

Let me tell you a few happenings in the capital city of Bengaluru. On Shatter-day 6 August 2016 our great BBMP woke and decided to clear the Raja-Kaluve illegal occupation and bulldoze all the buildings built on these important storm drains in some areas of the city.

Nothing wrong, in fact commendable work by the officials.

Oh! however they forgot to inform (Official term Notify) to the residents that the houses that they were living in for 40 years or more; the house that was sanctioned by the previous BBMP Engineer (In some cases the serving one), the house that still carried an EMI from the re/construction loan to the nearest bank, the house that they paid property taxes to the same BBMP for so many years, the house that they had tried to make a home by working 15 hours a day in their small petty tea shop, that the same home would be demolished in less than 20 minutes.

Why Mr. Commissioner? why are so insensitive, why are you so anti-people? why are you so Storm drain loving that you forgot that the monsoons started two months ago (Even the Met Dept got the dates right this time)? Why did you not give them enough time make alternative arrangements?

IS THERE A METHOD TO YOUR MADNESS SIR?

I would like know now; since you have so chivalrously continued with your Raja-kaluve clearing drive for 3 more days after shatter-day, What scientific methodology has been followed in your pursuit of water conservation that this city needs so badly?

Like I said earlier no Government can survive being Anti-people, so why is common man feeling that you are going against the small fish while the land-sharks and whales are left out of your demolish-net?

I request you to kindly publish a plan of action of your demolition drive and explain why the choices of location have been in the that order of priority.

Even if you say that the BBMP are moving in concentric circles from the centre of the city to the periphery or vice-versa is good enough. The people of this great state and this punyakoti-like city (all Kannadigas will ‘get’ this) would like to know the method to your madness sir.

Also, isn’t it true that the government having received taxes from these properties for so many years must also take responsibility of relocating them, even though they sell tea they don’t want to be the Prime Minister, they just want a 20 feet by 20 feet plot on which stood an even smaller house.

You can guess that I’m writing this because hundreds of houses have been demolished and  thousands displaced. I’m made to understand that some pregnant lady was thrown out her home and dozens of senior citizens spent their first night (after Demolition!!) under the open starless night, sorry Bengaluru sky is too polluted for the stars to be visible.

Well! Nothing new, we have had Kashmiri refugees all over the country for 25 years now (never mind that its an oxymoron to be refugee in one’s own nation). So what if a few Benglaurians have become refugees in their own city; we can not give them camps because they are not political refugees from neighbouring counties. So sorry no such luck.

You might be reminded that yours truly while playing news analyst on television had repeatedly hammered the importance of clearing Raja-Kaluves and collection of monsoon water. I still stand by it, the natural drains that populate our lakes must be protected and illegal occupants must be evacuated.

However, this must be done in a humane manner. Mr. Commissioner; give them adequate time to find alternative dwellings if not homes. Return the Illegal-Taxes collected with interest, fire the officials who sanctioned the plans, start legal actions on land-shark-illegal-layout-developers and more importantly do all this before monsoons, so that the purpose for which you are running this demolition drive is more fruitful.

We have only 1/3rd of the monsoon left this year, so my suggestion is that you stop these demolitions now and plans for next year that way you and those future refugees both will have enough time to plan your opus to a grand success. what say??

If you like my ramblings, I request a 10 minute appointment to speak about the other side of story. What say, will you humour me with an interface??

Manish Mokshagundam

SreeRamDasa

9 August 2016

Also mailed to comm@bbmp.gov.in (Don’t know if it can still be called open letter)

Charter of Dharma

Aum

Charter of Dharma

All human endeavors, individual or social are for synthesis of self and God. The universe is a design for self-actualization, to provide a proper setting for such self realization is the collective responsibility of all Humanity. The movement of life is constantly towards this higher intellectual and spiritual synthesis; to facilitate this momentum, we must discover and express the intrinsic humanity, from an individual to the collective.

This synthesis of self with God on a complete humanity basis is possible if such principles are incorporated in the present synthesis of Nationalism and efforts are made to direct the collective growth of human-actualization. Till such a society takes shape, we must live as a nation before we start living as humanity.

A Nation requires no other commonality except the purpose of human elevation. This unifying principle is at the core of all current Nationalisms, which are formed for the same purposes but result in division instead due to their focus on language, religion, race, region and customs. A common enthusiasm uniting with a common interest is the most powerful fosterer of nationality.

Presently, Humankind has started taking the first necessary steps towards the higher synthesis through several Supranational unions like European Union (EU) and the regional co-operation Nationalisms like the African Union (AU), the Organization of American States (OAS), the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Arab League, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). The United Nations Organization may yet realize its complete potential.

However, the idea of a Nation cannot be just a uniform system of Governance. The Roman Empire, created a common language, a common religion and life, and tried its best to crush out racial diversities under the weight of its uniform system, but it failed to make one great nation and imploded under its own weight. Frequencies like Geo-political unity, a common History and a common urge to realize itself in an organized manner through governance which expresses its Nationality best, a uniting Leadership and common resistances to a common pressure; all provide the basic impetus to the idea of Nationality.

The plurality and differences in Humankind is in fact the very essence of it. Negating it or trying to form a uniform society is to negate the purpose of Humanity itself. The biggest challenge for Humankind, Governance and Leadership is of creating a setting where every individual can express himself/herself completely and at the same time follow a common set of laws and objectives to fulfill the collective self-actualization of Humanity.

The present popular worldviews of looking at the society through the lens of financial and materialistic yardsticks is rudimentary and incomplete. Contemporary social ideas based on only man- materialistic synthesis essentially propagate an innate conflict with those who have and those who don’t. A natural struggle emanating due to the imbalance of wealth distribution is also an essential component of wealth-based social theories. However, it is common knowledge that wealth alone cannot form the basis of society. A few random efforts on more Holistic indicators of social progress and quality of life have been attempted. Like GNH (Gross National Happiness) policy by the Monarch of Bhutan through the empirical research on happiness, positive psychology and well-being; by a Vermont-based, non-partisan, non-profit organization called Gross National Happiness USA and a few other organizations spread in different nations.

Though GNH is a far more Holistic approach to the elevation of society than wealth based approaches, in its present form it does not factor the plurality of Humankind and probably needs to formulate a very dynamic scale for measurements and indicators. However it is interesting to note that the origin of the concept lies in Buddhist principles. Unlike other organized religions Buddhism does not emphasize on faith but offers a formula of living. A good attempt has been made here to apply this formula in national policy.

Human pluralism can be incorporated quite efficiently into the Holistic approach to social elevation if we include Dharma as the basis of every exchange and transaction. “Dharma is the Law that upholds, supports or maintains the regulatory order of the universe”. All Indian Socio-economic-religious movements like Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism have the idea of Dharma at their core; where it points to the purification and moral transformation of human beings.

Dharma is not the same as religion, though differing in some particulars, all concur that the goal of human life is Moksha or Nirvana, wherein lies the completeness and fulfillment of Human life and in which the ultimate nature of Dharma (as cosmic law) is apprehended experientially. Dharma can be categorized into three levels

Swadharma. At the personal level where Dharma is the result of right conduct based on ethical and moral principles. They can also be called duties some personal ones (natural duties that you are born with) or Putradharma or Putridharma (the duties you have towards your parents). There are any numbers of personal Dharma’s as one may value. There are social duties like your Kuladharma (duties to your tribe), Rastradharma (duties to your nation), Manudharma (duties towards humanity) and so forth. Dharma here is obligatory or optional, therefore is of instrumental value.

Dharma for Dharma’s sake. This is a higher level of value, where Dharma is regarded as an intrinsic value worth pursuing for its own sake. Akin to the Kant’s ‘categorical imperative’ where he states in respect to good, ‘that all good in itself, and considered in itself is to be esteemed much higher than all that can be brought about by it in favor of any inclination’. Here, Dharma transforms from an instrumental value to an intrinsic value.

Dharma for Moksha. This is the highest value of Dharma, where it is urged that all activities should be of righteous nature and must also be Nishkama karma (undesired action) with no care for the benefits or fruits. Such deeds and conduct done without desires for the holistic good and probity ensure Moksha to the doer. Here we find Dharma becoming a combination of instrumental as well as intrinsic value. It transforms into a spiritual value for achieving the ultimate spiritual ideal of Moksha.

The movement of Human elevation is essential spiritual. That is the reason we find in societies with a long history of peace and stability an emphasis on the cultural and spiritual aspects. Even the best periods of Human history like the Gupta Era in India are called golden because of the growth and expression of art and creativity. The next step of cultural growth is spiritual growth.

If we are to formulate the ultimate and timeless model for social elevation; we must look for a model that not only guarantees spiritual synthesis but must have spirituality as its basic component. By including Dharma in every action, be it individual, social, national, natural or universal; we can ensure the Human pluralism and individuality to work flawlessly with one universal law.

Any society based on Dharma shall provide the best platform for both collective and individual elevation. Till the time we can move towards a united Human society, Dharma which is simultaneously both rigid and dynamic can provide a Humanity unification code. Societies and Nations can define their own Micro-Dharma best suited for their common Geo-political unity, History, culture and so forth. Markers of social and individual well-being are remarkably trans-cultural: communities generally show life satisfaction if they have strong and frequent social ties, live in healthy ecosystems, experience good governance and adopt spirituality as the basis of life.

An in-depth study of the history of the transitions of tribal states to territorial states in the southeast Asian regions; which are sandwiched between two great civilizations of India and China, indicate that the Kings of these new states choose the ‘Dharmic Model’ over the ‘All under heaven Model’ as this provided them with the independence, equality and the freedom to define its urge to realize itself in an organized manner through governance. This model provides sovereignty to realize itself collectively as well as individually, yet remain attached to the common canon of Dharma.

Spiritual growth is as much required as material growth for Human elevation. It is only when we adopt Dharma as the essential element in every exchange and transaction we shall be able to balance the synthesis of Humanity with God.

Dharma Sutra:
1.Highest synthesis is spiritual synthesis
2.All humanity shall unite through spiritual synthesis
3.Plurality and not uniformity is the basis of humanity and its synthesis

The problem of unification under one model or law while maintaining this intrinsic pluralism of humanity can be solved by adopting Dharma as the absolute value of all exchange and transactions

Implementation of Dharmic values guarantees complete human synthesis at all levels

Next chapter : Implementation of Dharma in the Indian political context

HOLI- colored colorless social pattern

Happy Holi – lets resolve to an equal society in the vibrant colors of holi, desolving the colors of classes, varna and castes. Paint all in multicolor….. 🙂

In the beginning we were monkeys

Evolved into this social junkies

The more evolved the more we revolved In the endless procession of the unsolved
Equation of the classes defined
Off the fore four varnas refined

Off, the white for the Brahmana
The red for the Kshatra
The yellow for the Vaisya
And black for the Shudra

Come let’s make this Holi holy
And create at least for a day motherly Stop the colored classes gradually Paint every one in colors heavenly

Let’s make this holi an expansion
Of a colored colorless social pattern