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					THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 1




MIND RANGE:
Lethal Weapon and Magic Wand
Prof. Dr. Deepak Rao
Oct 2007


Dedicated to my Teacher, Dr. Manu Kothari, who taught me not to
learn.




The concepts presented here serve to shock you out of your shell and make
you contemplate. After Investigation, you will discover your own truth!
THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 2


CONTENTS

   1. FOREWORD -5

   2. INTRODUCTION -6

   3. HEAD V/S HEART -8

   4. THE DNA DESIGN -9

   5. PHASES OF HUMAN LIFE -10

   6. THE GOALS OF LIFE -11

   7. PAST, PRRESENT AND FUTURE -12

   8. FEARS AND INSECURITY -13

   9. QUANTIFYING THREATS -14

   10. GOD AND RELIGION -16

   11. TRADITIONS -17

   12. SUPERSTITION -18

   13. SYSTEM -19

   14. MONEY -20

   15. POWER -21

   16. FREEDOM -22

   17. EDUCATION -23

   18. MARRIAGE -24

   19. CAREER -25

   20. MASK AND FRONT -26

   21. DISEASE AND DEATH -27

   22. MEDITATION -28

   23. SATORI & NIRVANA -29

   24. NEED FOR GOD AND GOSPEL -30

   25. ATHEISTIC PHILOSOPHIES -31
The concepts presented here serve to shock you out of your shell and make
you contemplate. After Investigation, you will discover your own truth!
THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 3



   26. MIND COMPARTMENTS -33

   27. EGO SUPER EGO BALANCE -34

   28. BASIC INSTINCTS -35

   29. LOVE AND COMPASSION -36

   30. ON SEX AND LUST -37

   31. ADAPTIBILITY -38

   32. PAVLOVS CONDITIONING -39

   33. CARL JUNG and DREAM BASIS -40

   34. MAN AND WOMAN -41

   35. STAGES OF LIVING -42

   36. COMPLEXES IN THE STAGES OF LIFE -43

   37. CHILDHOOD AND EDUCATION -44

   38. YOUTH AND MARRIAGE -45

   39. CHILDBIRTH AND PARENTHOOD -46

   40. MATURITY AND CAREER -47

   41. OLD AGE AND RETIREMENT -48

   42. SENILITY AND DEATH -49

   43. HUMAN RELATIONS -50

   44. THE FREUDIAN COMPLEX -51


   45. AGE ING & LIFESTYLE RELATED DEGENERATION -54

   46. PRINCIPLES OF LIVING -55

   47. COMMANDMENTS OF LIVING &
       DEVELOPMENT OF CHARACTER -57

   48. LAO TZU’S PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE -59

   49. THE PHILOSOPHY OF JEET KUNE DO -61

The concepts presented here serve to shock you out of your shell and make
you contemplate. After Investigation, you will discover your own truth!
THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 4


   50. SPECIFIC’S OF JEET KUNE DO - 63

   51. PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE JEET KUNE DO (JKD) -64

   52. A WORD ON THIS JEET KUNE DO -68

   53. FIND YOUR BUSHIDO &
       DEVELOP YOUR CODE OF ETHICS -71

   54. BUDDHISM -73

   55. ZEN IT! -74

   56. THE SANITY in INSANITY -75

   57. STRESS AND STRESS RELATED PROBLEMS -80


   58. PERSONALITY (STRESS) QUIZ. -81


   59. STRESS SCORE CHECKLIST -83


   60. STRESS COPING QUIZ -85

   61. MOOD MODULATORS -86

   62. DIET AND MENTAL PARAMETERS -87

   63. TECHNIQUES FOR STRESS RELAXATION -88




The concepts presented here serve to shock you out of your shell and make
you contemplate. After Investigation, you will discover your own truth!
THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 5


FOREWORD

By
Dr Manu Kothari MS, MSc
Prof. Emeritus KEM Hospital, Mumbai
Outstanding Oncologist, Philosopher and Human being

It delights me to pen a few words for Prof. Dr. Deepak Rao’s path
breaking synoptic, direct presentation of mind. Lord Krishna aphorized
ages ago in Bhagwad Gita, namely, YOUR MIND is the best friend you
can have, or the worst enemy you could ever. Like a karate punch, Dr.
Rao has been precise and hard hitting.

Adi Shankara had given an excellent metaphor for the human mind.
You could, Shankara said, empty the entire Pacific Ocean bucket by
bucket but you cannot control the flow of thoughts in your mind. So, the
human mind, the distinguishing feature of the so-called Homo Sapiens
or the wise one, has been a despair not only of individual souls, saints,
sinners and psychiatrists but in the third millennium, we are nowhere
near defining it or understanding it. So Dr. Rao brings a gestalt
summing up and the precise ways & means to help yourself to learn to
live.

The concluding section where he almost justifies the existence of
Neurosis, Psychosis and Schizophrenia is an intellectual achievement.
His faith in the wisdom of nature remains unshakeable. This work is a
rapid reader in understanding oneself and will help in arriving at some
lasting peace in one’s life.




The concepts presented here serve to shock you out of your shell and make
you contemplate. After Investigation, you will discover your own truth!
THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                  6


INTRODUCTION

This is a book on the MIND.

For all of us, the best companion and often the only companion is our
Mind. The Mind is what perceives. So any event however bad is bad
because it is perceived to be so by the Mind. The Mind by itself can
make heaven out of hell and hell out of heaven.

Most often, we do not realize the Enemy within. Our Mind. The Lethal
Weapon with which we tend to destroy ourselves as well as others
around us.

We cannot harness, control or maneuver the Mind. The Mind
maneuvers us, controls our behavior and gives us our attitude. We can
only understand the mind, and nurture it right.

In this book, I have gone to the source of all troubles within the Mind. I
have discussed the Mind and its functioning, its diverse complexes,
various conditioning, innumerable repressions and other emotions
which fire the Mind and its functioning.

The aim is to question everything and everyone till one stumbles upon
the truth. The truth is always outside of all fixed notions.

We have but one life. We need to leave behind the past, experience
the present and lose our fear for the future. Its only when we start living
in the present moment relishing its fragrance that our lives will be fully
justified.

Like Bruce Lee, the philosopher and martial artist once said –

“To refuse to be cast down, that is the lesson,
 Walk On and see a new view,
 Walk On and see the birds fly,
 Walk On and leave behind all things
 That would dam up the inlet of experience”

So read on, Open your Mind, Contemplate and Investigate all you
believed.

Summarizing In the words of the Buddha

Do Not Believe in the strength of Tradition
Even if they have been held
In honor for many Generations and many Places

Do not Believe Anything because many people speak of it
Do not Believe in the strength of the Sages of old times

Do not Believe that which You yourself have imagined
The concepts presented here serve to shock you out of your shell and make
you contemplate. After Investigation, you will discover your own truth!
THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 7


Thinking that a God has inspired you.

Believe nothing which depends only on Authority of
Your Master or of Priests

After Investigation, Believe That Which
You yourself have Tested and found Reasonable,
And which is for Your Good and that of Others.

Understanding the mind gives one a positive attitude. This
translates into positive speech and action, which in turn results in
positive events and outcomes. I hope you realize the tremendous
potential that your Mind has coiled up within it. When you unleash it, it
becomes your Magic Wand helping you to find contentment, spread
compassion and live a fulfilled Life.

Sincerely,

Prof Dr. Deepak Rao
                  MD, PhD (Alt Med), DSc (Military Sc), FRSH (Lon)




The concepts presented here serve to shock you out of your shell and make
you contemplate. After Investigation, you will discover your own truth!
THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 8


HEAD V/S HEART

The Human brain has a very large Cerebral Cortex – the center of all
intellectual processes and a very small hypothalamus – the center of
Emotions. The Hypothalamus and Cortex are connected and exchange
signals via nerve pathways.

So ultimately, it depends upon who is more dominant. You can of
course choose to allow any one to dominate. So decisions can be
made by Head or Heart.

Decisions made by the Cerebral Cortex (Head) are based on logic,
reason and judgment. Hypothalamic (Heart) decisions are based upon
instincts, feeling & emotional reasons, so they may not always be
correct. One has to learn to make the Cortex dominant over the
hypothalamus. Or suffer the consequences of Instinctive behavior.




The concepts presented here serve to shock you out of your shell and make
you contemplate. After Investigation, you will discover your own truth!
THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 9


THE DNA DESIGN

The Human body is made of billions of cells all taking birth from a
single fertilized cell – the Zygote resulting from your fathers sperm and
mother’s egg. The entire cellular code is therefore more or less
common though individual functions of cells may differ.

This code is present in the form of genes, subunits of chromosomes
present in each cell nucleus. The genes are made up of DNA or
sequentially coded amino acids (protein micro units).

The DNA has only two goals – Survive and Replicate. So the aim of
human cellular existence is only to survive in order to reproduce. Rest
of the goals are man conceived and not naturally innate.

So all that man tends to eventually think of is to court, cohabitate and
fornicate. This instinct is what tends to direct human life. Eventually of
course everything is governed by Cerebral Cortex. You have to learn to
make your Cortex dominant over your Hypothalamus.

The DNA per say has no interest in your priorities – Education, Career,
Marriage, Health, Freedom etc. So if you get led by the DNA, you may
end up sacrificing everything, all your priorities in your life for the sake
of cohabitation and sex. Perhaps that is why a princess gives up all to
marry a slave.

So one must not get led by his sexual instincts to make Life’s
decisions. As this is the intention of the DNA, to make you reproduce
with the best quality egg and your DNA is not interested in what you do
otherwise with your life. Hence Rapes are committed.

It is the same DNA which ages you after your peak reproductive years
are over. Skin sags, Eyes puff up, Hair loss, greying & balding occur.
THE DNA does not want you anymore to compete with other younger
and more viable of the species. As your fornication may now not
produce very good offspring. So your unattractiveness due to ageing is
actually a design to ensure replication in better quality specimens of
the human species.




The concepts presented here serve to shock you out of your shell and make
you contemplate. After Investigation, you will discover your own truth!
THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 10


PHASES OF HUMAN LIFE

All Life has three stages.

A) Stage of Growth

Physical: You grow, bones get longer, muscles get bigger and you
blossom from childhood to youth.

Mental: Your enthusiasm skyrockets. You have a never say die
attitude. You are happy, high and don’t ever seem depressed.

Health: Your Body is at its peak health irrespective of what junk you
eat, whether you exercise or not, whether you overwork or not. Healing
is rapid, fractures heal effortlessly, diseases cure with minimum
medications.

B) Stage of Maintenance

Physical: You are staus quo. You remain the same neither getting
better nor worse. A paunch may appear out of the blue.

Mental: Your enthusiasm is steady with some highs and some lows.
You get exasperated at times, while at other times you are very
enthusiastic.

Health: Your Body is maintained. Exercise, Diet, Rest and Sleep begin
to matter. You enjoy good health with good lifestyles and the reverse
also is true.

C) Stage of Degeneration

Physical: You age rapidly, bones get porous, muscles get weaker, and
you wither from youth to old age.
Mental: Your enthusiasm plummets down. You have a never say die
attitude. You are gloomy many times and always seem depressed.
Health: Your Body is at its lowest health irrespective of what healthy
food you eat, even if you exercise, whether you rest or overwork.
Healing is slow, fractures take ages to heal if at all, diseases are
resistant to healing and leave residual complications.




The concepts presented here serve to shock you out of your shell and make
you contemplate. After Investigation, you will discover your own truth!
THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 11


THE GOALS OF LIFE

Life has no true goals – The DNA will not permit any goals. Goals are
what we create ourselves. Each goal seems to be everything till it is
attained. Once attained, it ceases to be important. Then there’s the
next goal.

So the true goal can be nothing but to “Live the present moment to the
fullest” Bruce Lee said – This is the moment of supreme reality.

The past is an illusion. It does not exist. The Future is not factual. Like
they say in Zen : ‘We sit in a brightly lit room dreaming of the dimly lit
future’

The present is here. Every present moment will become past in a
moment. Every future moment becomes the present at some time.

Time runs slow for the one who waits. Time runs fast for the one in a
hurry. But Time is what it is – It is not!




The concepts presented here serve to shock you out of your shell and make
you contemplate. After Investigation, you will discover your own truth!
THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 12


PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Forget your past. It does not exist. One has to learn from the Past.

The Present is here. Enjoy it. Relish it. Work on the problems of the
present. And remember, don’t let the problem convince you that life is
not worth living. Come what may, life is always nice. You realize it if
you were to die tomorrow – that today is beautifu. Your problem
doesnot change the beauty of the sky, the sunshine, the chirping of the
birds and the magic of existence. So relish it. No matter what the
problem.

Enjoy fully the good that today offers you. As the good of the present
will not stay long before becoming the past.

Remember the future holds GOOD & BAD events. Both are
complementary. Both will come. The unseen good must make you
optimistic
 The future is will always be insecure, for EVERY ONE OF US. Don’t
worry, sitting in a brightly lit room, worrying about the dimly lit future.
The problems, IF and WHEN they come will have the following fate A)
Either the Problem will die B) Or You will adapt to it and therefore will
soon fail to make an issue out of it.

We must learn to stop bothering about the future. Concentrate on the
present, take measures for preventing problems and don’t think too
hard about how events may turn in the future. There are so many
possibilities that your worry or solution may be irrelevant.




The concepts presented here serve to shock you out of your shell and make
you contemplate. After Investigation, you will discover your own truth!
THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 13


FEARS AND INSECURITY

Man is afraid. Afraid of many things. Fear is inborn.

THE BASIC FEARS
(In order of danger)

(1) THE FEAR OF DEATH.
(2) THE FEAR OF AGEING
(3) THE FEAR OF PERMANENT DISABILITY.
(4) THE FEAR OF CHRONIC DISEASES.
(5) THE FEAR OF DEPENDENCE (IN DISASTER / DISEASE / OLD
   AGE)
(6) THE FEAR OF DISASTER.
(7) THE FEAR OF SITUATION (DANGEROUS).
(8) THE FEAR OF DANGEROUS MEN.
(9) THE FEAR OF DISAGREEMENTAND ASSERTION.
(10) THE FEAR OF LOSS OF ESTEEM AND LOSS OF FACE.
(11) THE FEAR OF MATERIAL LOSS.
(12) THE FEAR OF SEXUAL REJECTION.
(13) THE FEAR OF ALIENATION AND LONELINESS.
(14) THE FEAR OF POVERTY AND FINANCIAL INSTABILITY.
(15) THE FEAR OF SOCIETY.
(16) THE FEAR OF THE LAW.
(17) THE FEAR OF THE LOSS OF A LOVED ONE.
(18) THE FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN.
(19) THE FEAR OF BODILY HARM.
(20) THE FEAR OF THREAT.

At least begin by identifying your fears. One must work hard to
overcome each fear starting from the flimsiest ones ascending up to
the more dangerous ones.




The concepts presented here serve to shock you out of your shell and make
you contemplate. After Investigation, you will discover your own truth!
THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 14


QUANTIFYING THREATS

The Human Involuntary Nervous system body has two components –
The Sympathetic Nervous system and Para-Sympathetic Nervous
system.

The Sympathetic nervous system acts by releasing adrenaline
which raises the Heart rate, Blood pressure, Respiratory Rate, Muscle
tension and bombards the brain with Ideas.

All this is in the interest of survival and is called THREAT RESPONSE.
This response is meant for survival in life threatening situations like
when a lower animal is preyed upon by a larger animal.

But we humans now identify all daily situations like an altercation with
the boss as life threatening. And throw a Sympathetic response by
releasing adrenaline and get stressed.

The Parasympathetic system acts by releasing Acetyl Choline which
slows down the Heart rate, Blood pressure, Respiratory Rate, Muscle
tension and relieves brain of its cluttered thoughts. This response is
seen during Sleep, Relaxation and Meditation and is called
RELAXATION RESPONSE.

It is entirely in the hands of our psyche which response to throw by
sensory modulation. We have to learn to throw an appropriate
response to any situation rather than by identifying the Boss as the
Tiger!

Therefore we have to find a method of analysis of threat and outline an
appropriate response. Given below is one such Analysis- Response
method.

   A)   RATE THREAT BY INTENSITY OF CONSEQUENCE
   B)   RATE THREAT BY TIME OF OCCURRENCE
   C)   MULTIPLY A) BY B) AND GRADE IT ON CHART
   D)   GIVE APPROPRIATE REACTION ACCORDING TO CHART

   A) INTENSITY of CONSEQUENCE
         • Loss of Life of Self or Dear One (Death) -10
         • Loss of Health (Bodily Harm -injury, accident, disease) -8
         • Loss of Freedom and Environmental Disruption
           (imprisonment) -6
         • Loss Assets, Property, Money and Relation (loss of
           capital assets, salary or death of near one or divorce) -4
         • Loss of Face & Status (social respect) -2

   B) TIME OF OCCURRENCE
         • Immediate occurrence- 10
         • Within 24 hours - 8

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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 15


          •   Within the week - 6
          •   Within 3 months - 4
          •   Within 1 year – 2

   Now MULTIPLY A) BY B) AND CHECK APPROPRIATE
   RES[PONSE ON BELOW CHART

   C) REACTION
        • <25 – Forget It!
        • <50 – Observe It!
        • <75 – Take Preventive Measures.
        • <100 – Go all out to survive




The concepts presented here serve to shock you out of your shell and make
you contemplate. After Investigation, you will discover your own truth!
THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 16


GOD AND RELIGION

Different concepts of God and Religions were born when great
prophets wanted to integrate human beings with the idea of harmony,
peace and social order.

They created holy gospels, made religious order’s and wrote codes of
ethics. There writings over the years were interpreted and
misinterpreted by many followers on basis of the existing eras and
autocratic rulers.

Today many religions refuse to accept other religions, failing to
understand that the very basis of religion is peace and harmony among
all beings.

One must remember that religions were formulated for uniting human
race and not dividing it. Godliness and not different gods must be
cultivated.




The concepts presented here serve to shock you out of your shell and make
you contemplate. After Investigation, you will discover your own truth!
THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 17


TRADITIONS

Traditions are based on a) religions b) cultures c) ethnic habits.
Man must remember that traditions were made for the individual and
that individuals cannot end up becoming slaves of the system.

Systems have agenda which have goals. The goals are toward the
betterment of the individuals who form the system. The rules of the
system are made to cater to the average individual of the system.

Many a time however certain individuals who are higher in thought,
ability and aptitude may feel the rules restraining. They must then
carefully assess their goals and their own ability to stray from the
system and survive, if not rule. After being very certain that they can do
well without the constraints imposed by the system, they must alter
course, break the rules with conviction and endure the consequences
willingly, good or bad.

In the words of the Buddha

BELIEVE IN NOT

Do Not Believe in the strength of Tradition
Even if they have been held
In honor for many Generations and many Places

Do not Believe Anything because many people speak of it
Do not Believe in the strength of the Sages of old times

Do not Believe that which You yourself have imagined
Thinking that a God has inspired you.

Believe nothing which depends only on Authority of
Your Master or of Priests

After Investigation, Believe That Which
You yourself have Tested and found Reasonable,
And which is for Your Good and that of Others.

(Words of Wisdom from the Buddha)




The concepts presented here serve to shock you out of your shell and make
you contemplate. After Investigation, you will discover your own truth!
THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 18


SUPERSTITION

When one believes in destiny, occult power, God, Ghost and
supernatural, superstitions tend to come complimentary. Where God
exists, Ghost will have to exist. If you believe in the concept of Heaven,
Hell will be born instantly.

Obsessive thoughts lead to repeated contemplation about success and
failure. In this scenario, superstitious beliefs are born. So performing a
Yagna (rites) may help your future, doing a religious pilgrimage may
solve your problems and palm reading, exotic birth stones and black
magic may settle your business problems or health.




The concepts presented here serve to shock you out of your shell and make
you contemplate. After Investigation, you will discover your own truth!
THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 19


SYSTEM

The system is for the common man. If you are common with
expectations similar to the herd, then you need the system. It will be
productive for you.

However a system caters to the average of the herd. It will provide
routes which will strip you of a) money b) health c) individual interests.
As system does not cater to any one man’s individual interest, it works
on money and does not cater to the goal of peace but instead caters to
the goal of success. Followers of the system have regular problems
with society offering standard solutions (via routes as above).

Un-conventionalism is dangerous. It is meant for individuals who are
above average who find the system too limiting and unproductive to
individual interests.

Un-conventionalim brings extraordinary problems. Where the entire
system or society may oppose you. Solutions are difficult and most
rebels end up eventually joining the system.




The concepts presented here serve to shock you out of your shell and make
you contemplate. After Investigation, you will discover your own truth!
THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 20


MONEY

Money is an up gradation of the barter system. Today man buys
everything by money exchange. Food, Shelter and all amenities of
living can today be purchased through this medium. So man regards
money as the most important necessity for survival. He is prepared to
give up everything for this resource.

The phrase –‘God made man, man made money, money made man
mad’ is to be remembered. Agreed, Money is an urban necessity, but
one should never forget that money is not going to give you happiness.
Happiness is a state of mind that results because of proper thoughts,
behavior and contentment. None of these depend directly upon money.

So if one has to choose between money and ethics, it is always better
to choose ethics. As by choosing money, you will get happy for a few
moments or days but if ethics are sacrificed in the process, your
unconscious mind will not like it. Then there will be a superego ego
imbalance. (Please Refer to the relevant pages on SUPER EGO &
EGO). That will break your peace and threaten to take away your
sanity.

Remember till today, no one has claimed to have made ‘enough’
money. Everyone wants a little more. The one who has more than he
needs is RICH. The one who has less than he needs is POOR. So the
poor man on the road is used to sleeping on the pavement and eating
leftovers as food. He will stay rich till he does not crave for more v/s the
rich man who has more expense than earning, who will stay poorer
than the poor man. Once the poor man starts craving for more, he
suddenly becomes poor and similarly when the rich man gets content
and denies further desires, he gets rich! So, its all in the mind. You
decide whether you are rich or poor.




The concepts presented here serve to shock you out of your shell and make
you contemplate. After Investigation, you will discover your own truth!
THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 21


POWER

Man craves for power. Power over others, power to lead a group,
Power to settle problems and to rule others and their destiny are some
examples.

But one must remember that POWER HAS TO BE PERSONAL. Power
does not come with exhibiting leadership traits like modulating your
voice, keeping your hands on your hips, playing down people and
similar behavior so very characteristic of the leader lobby.

Personal Power comes from the power to influence others. This will
only be born out of truth, nobility, honor, courage and spirit. Genuine
concern and care for others will certainly draw people to you. Human
interest, compassion and effort in helping others will also make a
leader out of you. And it will be so unconscious that you may never feel
the need to be powerful or never realize the power you weild. Such is
the self conscious less of genuine personal power.




The concepts presented here serve to shock you out of your shell and make
you contemplate. After Investigation, you will discover your own truth!
THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 22


FREEDOM

Freedom is very important need of the human being. Freedom is
defined as mans perception of what he can do and what he is
restrained from doing.

Right from birth, as he grows up, Man loses his freedom progressively.
The child is free (though naïve), free to jump down from a table, free to
shit and urinate. The young boy and girl are taught compulsorily to go
to school, many a time against their wish (!) The adult learns to work,
giving most of his day to earning his bread. The husband and wife
learn to be Fidel to one another in spite of multiple attractions and
temptations. Man learns to smile at his boss and greet him, in spite of
wanting to abuse him (!) Man is constantly losing his freedom.

One must understand to define what boundaries of freedom to cater to.
We must contemplate on our requirement for freedom, our limit of
tolerating restraints, and line of action when our freedom is restricted.

To get totally free, one has to detach from rigmaroles of making
money, reduce ones needs and avoid dependence on people.




The concepts presented here serve to shock you out of your shell and make
you contemplate. After Investigation, you will discover your own truth!
THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 23


EDUCATION

We must wonder what Education does to us. In school, we learn to
cram literature, follow norms without question. Our concepts of money
is important, power gives control and drive for success at any cost is
developed. Our sense of ethics is dictated by the herd, our concept of
God is shaped by whatever majority of religion is around.

Whether this is to be termed useful or not is to be contemplated upon.




The concepts presented here serve to shock you out of your shell and make
you contemplate. After Investigation, you will discover your own truth!
THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 24


MARRIAGE

Marriage is not common to animal race, but only exhibited by humans.
It has to be differentiated from

          a) Courtship Affairs – where male and female interact and
             enjoy interactions- conversations, flirting, dating and
             meeting. May not culminate in sex.
          b) Physical & Sexual Relation – Where there is physical
             intimacy for mutual gratification of desires. May have no
             relationship with love.
          c) Love Relationship – where male and female cannot seem
             to do without one another and get obsessed with each
             others company. Does not imply that marriage will better
             the relation.
          d) Marriage – where for social reasons and for making
             permanence, the couple engage in irreversible ‘legal’
             relationship which cannot be terminated by ones will and
             consent but only by verdict of the law. Does not imply that
             the couple will be ideal life partners.
          e) Life Partnership - where the couple live together as each
             others partners voluntarily and coexist to mutual benefit.

          We must never mistake any of this stages for what it is not.
          And not infer that one stage must necessarily lead to
          another. Many people get married because they feel a) I may
          not get someone better b) My girlfriend will get attracted to
          another if I don’t hook her c) Family pressures.




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 25


CAREER

Career is meant to gain necessities and comforts in life. So after you
get comfortable, do not give career as much importance as before.
Because a career is meant to give you essentials like a House. Travel,
etc and after that do not waste expensive moments of your lifes time on
selling somebody else’s soap!

Remember Time is also a resource which is rapidly getting depleted.
Spend your money wisely but do not forget to be careful while
expending your time. Time must be divided to accommodate
         a) Earning & Career
         b) Health & Fitness
         c) Family & Friends
         d) Hobby & Recreation

          Of what use is money to a person who does not have time?
          When have you last catered to your desire over and above
          your career?

          So in the words of Lao Tzu

          “Young man, Seize every moment of your time
          The years fly by, ere you too will grow old
          If you believe me not,
          Look at the courtyard laid with the frost
          On the grass that was once green
          You and me, are here today
          And will be gone tomorrow”




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 26


MASK AND FRONT

Man has a front, a mask behind which he hides his true self, his
feelings and nature. This mask is a portrayal of what may be not.

So you see men saying what they don’t mean, smiling when they don’t
feel like, praising when they feel contempt.

This front will split your self image in front of your mind. Deep down,
you will feel that I am behaving like I am not. Either to humour others,
or for material gain or to avoid scorn from society.

Destroy the mask. Do not be afraid to show others the way you are. If
you are ashamed of your qualities, change them. It’s never too late.
You are investing in your mind. Don’t do what you don’t feel like. Do
what you have been wanting to do for years. As long as it does not
hurt, harm or destroy others.

Ask yourself ‘Do I like who I am?’ If not, start working on a new self.
Tomorrow is yet another day! Today is gone with the wind.




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 27


DISEASE AND DEATH

Disease and Death are unrelated. One may be suffering from severe
illness for years without dying and the most fit candidate may suddenly
succumb to disease and die.

In roundworms, a gene responsible for determination of life span has
been isolated. So we now know that natural death is predetermined
and encrypted in the genetic code.

We believe death is an unnecessary tragedy of life, and intensely
painful ,that it is evil, bad should be avoided at all costs. That the
doctor will help us to combat/ delay it.

We don’t realize that death, like birth, is a necessary complement of life
and that it is a painless release, the time decided by our DNA and out
of control by the Doctor. So as is rightly said “If your time hasn’t come,
not even the doctor can kill you”




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 28


MEDITATION

Meditation is of two types

          a) Concentration
          Techniques like Pranayama (breath concentration),
          Transcendental Meditation (Aum) and Vipassana (sense
          concentration) all deflect your over burdened mind to another
          zone of concentration. They solve the troubles in your mind
          by diversion. There is no direct attack on complexes and
          insecurities

          b) Contemplation
          Techniques like those used by Krishnamurti, Osho and Zen
          can make you face the reality in your mind by a direct
          confrontation with your Self. One has to face the noise in the
          mind to awaken the music.

          So engage in contemplation. Ask yourself for e.g.

          “Why do I do this? Why not that? What prevents me from
          doing what I want?

          Am I afraid? Of What ? Why? What are my worst fears?

          Who am I? What is my goal in Life? What do I really want
          from life?

          What is my definition of happiness? How can I get that? Will
          that happiness last? How long?

          What is love? Whom do I love? Why? Is it selfish love or
          unconditional love?”

          And so on. Observe yourself in relation with others. Outline
          your needs. Change to a better self and experience a better
          tomorrow!




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 29


SATORI & NIRVANA

Nirvana is said to be achieved when man gets free from all bindings in
this world. Then he can truly experience.

Let me give you an example. We pass by the same road to office many
times, but never seem to notice the birds chirp, the brilliant blue of the
sky, the magic of the sunlight filtering through the trees, the sheer
ecstasy of being alive. At times suddenly for no reason at all, one
moment makes us realize how beautiful the earth is, how lovely the
people around are and how lucky we are to be alive. That exhilarating
experience is what we all have experienced some time or the other,
called as “satori” in Zen. Or temporary Nirvana (liberation).

Total liberation occurs rarely and only to some individuals who on basis
of correct thoughts, behavior and ideology seem to be constantly in a
state of bliss, however bad their circumstances may be.




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 30


NEED FOR GOD AND GOSPEL

Since Man is afraid, he needs to believe in a supernatural force he
calls God. Since God has created all, God can decide to regulate the
course of events. Man prays to God with the hope of being able to
control events of destiny.

Gospel is the code of regulation written on behalf of God (or by God)
for conduct on earth. Man now believes Gospel to be the truth.
Interpretation of Gospels are many so now many truths or religious
subsects are born, each with its own behavioral do’s and don’ts.




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 31


ATHEISTIC PHILOSOPHIES

History reminds us that from Bodhidharma came Zen Buddhism and
from the same man came the origins of Martial Arts.
Buddha did not believe in Idol worship. He focused more on the mind
rather than on religion. His philosophy got very popular with the
Chinese and Japanese, most of which are Non believers in divine
force. Some of these are enumerated below:

SAMURAI BUSHIDO:

In any Killing art, the soldier needs to be at peace with his self or state
of Mind. The Code followed by Samurai called "Bushido" which is:
Courage, Spirit, Truth, Honour, Destiny

BUDDHISM:

Buddha achieved Nirvana (Total Permanent Liberation) under the
Bodhisattva Tree. We may experience Satori (Momentary Liberation)
in day to day Life. The Monk who walked the same path for years who
one day suddenly realized that the path was laced with flowers,
butterflies & greenery which he never noticed before & started dancing
n singing which lasted only a few minutes. This is satori or momentary
realization

4 Noble Truths of Buddhism:

   •   In Life there is Suffering
   •   Suffering comes from Desire.
   •   Detachment ends Suffering
   •   Follow the 8 Fold Path to end Suffering.

8 Fold Path of Buddhism:

   •   Correct Thought (Understanding),
   •   Correct Aspiration (Purpose),
   •   Correct Concentration (Mental Focus),
   •   Correct Effort, (Physical Focus)
   •   Correct Behavior (Moderation),
   •   Correct Speech (Expression),
   •   Correct Vocation (Livelihood),
   •   Correct Contemplation (Awareness of Self & Universe).

ZEN BUDDHISM:

The Mind is like a bowl. Thoughts flow freely, in and out. Observe but
do not retain any thought. Also Do not force a thought out. Flow Freely.
Reflect every thought like a Mirror.
Develop Muen Munshi: One Thought. One Action. No Mind.


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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 32


Zen advocates Contemplative Meditation. Instant Realization is called
Satori. Osho said Satori is looking out of the window whereas Nirvana
is walking out of the door!

TAOISM LAO TZU:

   Tao represents perfect Balance that exists in this Universe.
Effortlessly. This balance is made of :

Yang:
represents the harder force: rigid, strong, powerful force. e.g. like Sun,
Male, Day, Anger, Will Power

Ying:
represents the softer force, the counterpart: gentleness, adaptibility.
Moon, Night, Compassion, Submission.

Tao
Perfect balance is a balanced interplay of the two forces. Be Soft, yet
not yielding, Be Firm, yet not hard!

VOID of Non Differentiation:

The Void is that which lies between this and that.
It is all inclusive and excludes nothing.
Make a hairbreaths difference and Heaven and Earth will be set apart
He who realizes the void , is filled with power, love & joy for all beings.

RAJNEESH OSHO

   emphasized Meditation in Movement like Dance to purge
   Repression & Anger & TEACHES Tao& Zen.

BRUCE LEE’S JEET KUNE DO

See Further




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 33


   MIND COMPARTMENTS

   Sigmund Freud first attempted dividing the mind into Conscious and
   Unconscious States.

   The Conscious Mind is fully aware of all thoughts governing
   resultant behavior while the Unconscious Mind is unaware of the
   thoughts governing resulting behavior.

   The Unconscious Mind is further divided into sub compartments:

                    a) EGO – What ONE thinks HE IS, instead of what
                       he should be

                    b) SUPER EGO – What ONE thinks HE SHOUD
                       BE, as dictated by his God, Gospel, Philosophy,
                       Ideals and Conscience.

                    c) ID – Ones Thought and Behavior governed by
                       INSTINCTS

                    d) LIBIDO – Ones Thought and Behavior governed
                       by SEXUAL INSTINCT




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 34


EGO SUPER EGO BALANCE

Please Refer first to the previous page on MIND COMPARTMENTS

For Mental balance Man needs to have sync /harmony with his EGO
and SUPER EGO. For e.g. if a man kills a bird for a meal, his superego
may justify it as a means for survival. But if a man kills an exotic
peacock, his superego may consider it murder. Here it is important to
note that it only matters to an individual what he himself thinks, not
necessarily what others think.

So we must learn to keep Ego and Superego well balanced and you
shall be happy.




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 35


BASIC INSTINCTS

Please Refer first to the previous page on MIND COMPARTMENTS.

Decisions made by the large part of the Brain called Cerebral Cortex
(or Head) are based on logic, reason and judgment.

Decisions made by the Hypothalamus, a small part of the Brain are
made based upon instincts, feeling & emotional reasons (Heart), so
they may not always be correct.

Like previously mentioned, ID refers to Ones Thought and Behavior
governed by INSTINCTS.

Instinctive behavior is hypothalamic and seldom based on logic or
reasoning which originates in cerebral cortex.

Instincts include good and bad instincts, like instinct to protect, instinct
to destroy, instinct to dominate and bully, instincts of jealousy,
compassion, etc

One must learn not to be governed by bad instincts. Mind may at times
harbor bad thoughts but they must never be translated into bad
actions.




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 36


LOVE AND COMPASSION

See page on FEARS AND INSECURITY

By most known philosophies, Love does not exist. Love is the
satisfaction of ones inherent insecurity.

The instinct of love many a times, is a selfish instinct meant to boost
the ego. A mother will love her son because he has been formed from
and by her. A brother may love his sister because she represents a
similar generation version of the mother. A man will love his wife as
she stands by him in times of need. And vice versa.

Very few people will love for the sake of loving. When you love for the
sake of loving, without any conditions, then your love becomes non
specific. It is then called compassion.

One can be compassionate towards everyone. Towards every animal.
Many vegetarians feel compassion towards animals and refrain from
killing for meat. Others are vegetarian by habit and conditioning. Many
are afraid of seeing death at close quarters and therefore are
vegetarian. There may be no compassion, but fear that plays a role in
their eating habit.

If we develop compassion then we start understanding everyone
around us a little better. The world becomes a good place. We feel
good. When total compassion is developed, one may also lose the fear
of death. Like the great sages, who were not afraid of death and took
Samadhi (Voluntary Death).




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 37


ON SEX AND LUST

Sex is a necessary instinct and function. The sexual instinct or LIBIDO
as outlined by Freud understands no social norms, criminal code or
preformed ideologies. So you see homosexuality, lesbianism, incest,
pedophilia rampant in society.

So all that man tends to eventually think of is to court, cohabitate and
fornicate. This instinct is what tends to direct human life. Eventually of
course everything is governed by Cerebral Cortex. You have to learn to
make your Cortex dominant over your Hypothalamus.

Sex is one of the most natural cravings, unlike a desire for owning a
BMW. Ape mans only hobby was to fornicate. The leader of the pack
did not have the maximum assets or own maximum companies, but
courted the maximum women in the pack. He could do so because he
was strongest one in the pack and dominated others.

Today sexual repression is a unseen force that many a time drives
individuals to achieve. The competitive urges, the desire to top and win
all are manifestations of repressed sexual instincts. Many women binge
and gain weight substituting sexual instincts with food cravings.

When sexual desire becomes overwhelming and tends to destroy ones
sanity and threatens to take away peace, it may be termed as Lust.

Sexual desire must be identified, and may be temporarily treated by a)
Moderation in desire b) Satisfaction with what one has c) Self
satisfaction. Permanent therapy is contemplation and understanding of
ones mind and behavior.




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 38


ADAPTIBILITY

In Life One must learn the 3 qualities

1. How to Prevent Adversity
2. How to Combat Adversity
3. How to ADAPT if the fight fails.

One must always believe in flowing, there is never an opposition to the
forces and energies exerted by the opponent. All movement and
responses are in accordance with the ‘flow’. You should be able to
adapt to the situation at hand. Lao Tzu said, ‘The rigid and unbending
is the disciple of death, the soft and yielding the disciple of Life’

Learn to adapt. In the words of Lee “Be like Water. Pour Water into a
bowl and it assumes the shape of the bowl. It becomes the bowl. Pour
water into a battle and it becomes the bottle. Water can crash, water
can flow. Adapt – be like Water, my friend’

Learning to Adapt to all possible happenings in life. Separation of a
Dear One. Death of a Dear One. Handicap & Disability of Self. Loss of
Property. If and When it comes, you should be already over it.
Be truly invulnerable. Like Buddha. Like Osho. Like BRUCE LEE.




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 39


PAVLOVIN CONDITIONING

Scientist Pavlov made history by his experiments on Conditioned
Reflexes. Today we understand well that Conditioning plays a major
role in behavior.

Pavlov fed a dog milk and rang a bell every time the milk was brought.
He collected the dogs salivary and digestive juices. After conditioning
the dog several times, he proved that the dog would secrete saliva and
digestive juice even without the food, just when the bell was rung.

(A popular joke on this experiment suggests this - What probably
Pavlov did not understand was that the dog conditioned him to give
food by intentionally secreting salivary juice!)

We humans are all subject to the conditionings of the past. Our
previous experiences dictate our present response to any happening.
Like for instance when most of us see a snake, we assume it will bite
us. The result of movies, stories and past grapevine.

We tend to predict how others will respond or behave depending upon
our biased ideas. We behave in a particular fashion based on peer
pressure and society.

Like for instance most individuals in society exhibit herd behavior. They
all live by similar patterns – Education, Career, Marriage, Childbirth and
Retirement. All this is done without individual contemplation or
suitability.

In order to live fully, we need to introspect. The truth of the herd may
not necessarily be each man’s truth.




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 40


CARL JUNG and DREAM BASIS

Carl Jung first explained dreams. According to Jung, Dreams are a
manifestation of repressed desires. If one has pushed many thoughts
forcefully to the back of his mind, then these thoughts have a way of
expressing themselves via dreams. In dreams man lives his most
deepest desires, experiences his strongest fears and lives in total
freedom doing whatever he wanted to do, but couldn’t do.

If one analyses his dreams, he may find sufficient clues to opening his
Pandora’s Box of repressed desires.

So go ahead and dream. Next morning spend some time before rising,
recollecting your dream and analyzing it. Go to the roots and find your
repressions. Decide how you could go about releasing your pent up
emotions.




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 41


MAN AND WOMAN

Man & Woman are very different from each other in nature and
personality.

Man is man because of Male hormone Testosterone. Woman is
woman because of Female hormone Oestrogen. But Man also has a
small amount of Female hormone and Woman also has a small
amount of Male hormone.

Testosterone confers masculine qualities of Agression, Drive,
Domination, Persistence, etc. Oestrogen confers feminine qualities of
Compassion, Understanding, Pliability and Adaptive nature.

Too much of testosteronic behavior tends to make a man rigid,
unbending and inflexible with Anger, Rage, Obsessive tendencies and
Stubborness.
Too much oestrogenic behavior will tend to make a woman very
accomodative to circumstances without putting up too much of a fight.

All opposite energies in the world have to coexist in perfect balance for
harmony. So every Man has to learn to balance his testosterone with
enough of estrogenic qualities and woman has to learn to balance her
oestrogen with enough of testosteronic qualities.

Now you have a balanced man with softer qualities and a balanced
woman with stronger qualities.




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 42


STAGES OF LIVING

Life as lived by human beings today can be roughly divided into various
stages.

   • CHILDHOOD AND EDUCATION
   A Childs life is full of frolic, fun without responsibility and all
   decisions are made to cater to fun and the present.

   • YOUTH AND MARRIAGE
   A Youths life of dating, courtship and romance culminating in
   marriage and legal partnership intended for a lifetime.

   • CHILDBIRTH AND PARENTHOOD
   A life with opposite sex, pregnancy and childbirth. Rearing of the
   offspring and beginning of another life cycle in the child.

   • MATURITY AND CAREER
   A life of householder and working / businessman with full focus on
   career and prosperity.

   • OLD AGE AND RETIREMENT
   A life of retirement from active work, from active participation in
   society many a time and time for indulging in oneself.

   • SENILITY AND DEATH
   A time of elderly state and often that of disease and disability,
   where bodily functions are rapidly sliding downhill.




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 43


COMPLEXES IN THE STAGES OF LIFE

In every stage of Living, there are certain specific peculiarities. Each
stage along with its perks brings along a certain set of generated
complexes which tend to impede superego-ego harmony and obstruct
mental peace.

One has to learn to identify, understand oneself and cure by
contemplation. These are

   • CHILDHOOD AND EDUCATION
   Freudian Complex

   • YOUTH AND MARRIAGE
   Freudian Complex

   • CHILDBIRTH AND PARENTHOOD
Ageing Complex

   • MATURITY AND CAREER
Ageing Complex

    • OLD AGE AND RETIREMENT
Alienation Complex & Immortality Complex

   • SENILITY AND DEATH
   Death Complex

These complexes are explained in the relevant pages




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 44


CHILDHOOD AND EDUCATION

   A Childs life is full of frolic, fun without responsibility and all
   decisions are made to cater to fun and the present.

   Largely governed by rapidly developing Freudian Complexes.

   Childhood is the time when one is largely governed by ideas all
   around. Ideas from Parents, Peer, Teachers, Media & TV, Books,
   Movies etc.

   One also has genetic traits which make up personality and at times
   negative traits like jealousy, hostility etc are picked up.

   Say for e.g. violent behavior can be learnt from movies depicting
   violence.

   As one grow up, one must identify certain traits and qualities in
   oneself picked up as an innocent naïve child. Then there is no
   excuse. One has to work towards uprooting these deep rooted long
   standing complexes.




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 45


YOUTH AND MARRIAGE

   A Youth’s life of dating, courtship and romance culminating in
   marriage and legal partnership intended for a lifetime.

   This stage is largely governed by fully developed Freudian
   Complexes.

   In youth one is impulsive. This makes one feel that he really knows
   what he wants from life and the recklessness of youth makes one
   nose- dive into circumstances without analysis. E.g. going overseas
   for education, getting married, doing drugs of abuse, leaving home.
   All of these are difficult decisions to be taken after some senior
   advice, contemplation and weighting the odds.

   Quite often Marriage may be to permanently endorse the male
   female relation so that there is no question of any other competition,
   infidelity or option.

   Bad decisions can make one repressed as most of these decisions
   are often permanent. These repressions can make one feel
   helpless and frustration builds within. As one grows these multiply
   and become part of ones inherent personality.

   Again one has to constantly wonder why he is behaving in a
   particular fashion and strive to change thinking, then attitude and
   finally behavior always in that order to ensure success.




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 46


CHILDBIRTH AND PARENTHOOD

Children are produced as a natural consequence of cohabitation. More
often, One gives birth in order to produce a miniature version of
oneself. Or to produce a permanent union of oneself with the spouse.

Many a time this is an accidental pregnancy due to poor contraception.
If it is so, The couple may decide to keep the baby because of
a) Not wanting to abort one’s offspring
b) Fear of Labor in woman
c) Too late to abort by standard medical practices

It must be well understood that having a baby is an option not a
compulsion. A couple must not have a baby as a result of inherent
complexes but only when they are ready, emotionally and financially to
have a child.

After childbirth, Ageing complexes set in. The woman finds that her
once voluptuous breasts now sag because the milk sacs are now
empty. The breast tissue soften and may resemble deflated balloons.
The vaginal cavity is now extra distended because of the delivery of the
child. Thus intercourse with the partner may not produce the same
degree of satisfaction. The estrogens fall after birth and there may be
hairfall, overweight states and depression.

The man may too age rapidly with sleepless nights in rearing the child.




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 47


MATURITY AND CAREER

Maturity is a good time because one feels well in control of his life.
Finances, work and family all seem to settle down. Wisdom and
Maturity keep one safe from day to day problems of living.

But Age catches up rapidly. Graying Hair, Balding, Pot belly,
Overweight, Muscular atrophy (shrinking), diseases like High BP,
Diabetes, Joint degenerations like spondylosis, Backache, Acidity etc
are a concern.

Hence one starts getting inferiority complexes. What happened to me?
I used to look so young. Now the young do not want my company. My
children avoid me, I am a disciplinarian to them. I don’t seem to have
any fun, but am only making money.

One has to balance his work with pleasure, fun and family life and
interactions. One must refrain from hair dye to hide the ageing as this
will only exacerbate age related complexes.

Above all one must realize that we all are on the same train from
churchgate to virar, only at different stations. That you are the same
whether a child in school, young man in college, husband, father or
retired man.




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 48


OLD AGE AND RETIREMENT

As one grows old his activities decline. He is out of work, his children
are settled in their own lives. He does not have the energy or
enthusiasm to engage in new activities. Many a times, he avoids going
out and socializing. His own vibrations generate complexes that make
people stay at a distance. This makes him feel secluded and alienated,
the Alienation Complex.

One cannot dislike the youth because it is gone. One has to realize that
this is a different stage of life that grants so much time and priority to
one self. Take time to go on a healthy diet, fitness program, outing and
pamper yourself. Do not prioritize on business. Live to your fullest.

Immortality Complex is what makes a person believe that he is going to
live forever. While seemingly absurd, it is manifest in each of us by
acting as if there is plenty of time for everything. As if all of Life is and
will be standing still waiting for your activity. Immortal, isn’t it?

We have to plan as if we are going to live forever. But remember to live
as if each day is your last.




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 49


SENILITY AND DEATH

The elderly feel deprived. Their work life is over. Their enthusiasm is
low, energy is low. Their children are now grown up and busy with their
own lives. Their daughters are now mothers with no time for them.
Their sons are often separate living their own lives and busy with their
own work.

The Elderly are lonely. They are many a time bedridden. Their
complexes are at their highest with complex elements carried over from
various stages of living, without solutions.

And Life is nearly over. They are now afraid of Death, Disease ,
Disability and being Bedridden. The endless wait for certain death, the
depressions of Life along with the frustrations of not being able to cope
with their immortal attitude kills them. This may be termed as the Death
Complex.

One has to contemplate and work through all the stages to avoid this.
One has to long ago shed the illusion of immortality and face life and
death in its ‘such ness’.




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 50


HUMAN RELATIONS

Human relations will suffer if there is poor understanding of complexes
in self and others.

One has to learn to identify these complexes, understand oneself and
cure the mind by contemplation. These complexes are

   • CHILDHOOD AND EDUCATION
   Freudian Complex

   • YOUTH AND MARRIAGE
   Freudian Complex

   • CHILDBIRTH AND PARENTHOOD
Ageing Complex

   • MATURITY AND CAREER
Ageing Complex

    • OLD AGE AND RETIREMENT
Alienation Complex & Immortality Complex

   • SENILITY AND DEATH
   Death Complex

These complexes are explained in the relevant pages, please refer to
them.

When you reach a stage of surpassing your own complexes, you must
give levy to other beings who are not fortunate nor intellectual enough
to conquer theirs. That is how harmony begins and compassion flows.




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 51


THE FREUDIAN COMPLEX –

Pudendal inferiorities governing Human Behaviour

Intro : The Freudian Complex is an inferiority complex to the same sex
arising in infancy in every human’s unconscious mind ,which governs
almost every attitude, action and thought from birth to death. It is the
root cause of most misery in the human mind. It was a psychoanalytical
hypothesis put forth by Sigmund Freud, the great neuro psychiatrist of
the last century who coined the theory of unconscious mind dictating
behavior.

A) SEEDS-- The Birth of the Complex

According to Freud, The son may develop guilt about his unconscious
yearnings for his mothers breast which he suckles. He could develop
an delusional apprehension that the father might castrate him– Freuds
castration complex called ‘Oedipus complex’ in psychology (and he
may resemble his sister) He develops an inferiority to his father who is
bigger, stronger and who has a greater influence on his mother. Since
then anyone bigger, stronger, better or more successful etc is identified
with the father and the inferiority perpetuated.
Similarly the daughter could develop delusional complex that the
mother has already castrated her, Freuds castration complex called
‘Electra complex’ in psychology and hence she does not resemble her
brother. These beliefs of Freud are now not accepted in current
psychological circles.

As fantasies of intimacy with the opposite gender grow, the inferiority
to the parent of the same gender intensifies. At school the male child
sees other boys with bigger builts, better grades and abilities, better
energy at sports .He starts feeling inferior. Also at school the word
“better’’ is learnt; and a confusion between “not better” and “worse” is
created.The female child sees other girls with better bodies, better
grades and better qualities and the inferiority grows.

B) THE STEM –Growth of the Complex

During Adolescence and teens, the development of bodies; sexual
status,& personalities occur .Obviously development of different
individuals is at a different pace. This compounds the inferiority.
Why is that boy taller than me, why has he such a handsome face,
why is he better built? Why is that girl beautiful, why does she have a
fuller bust, why does she have such a good pair of legs, why is she so
fair?
Why does she attract so much? Why are the boys gaga over her?
WHY NOT ME? And the inferiority complex creates delusions. She is
convinced that none of the boys like her since she is not “not better”
but she is “worse”. Even though there may be so many boys attracted
to her.

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Attraction of one sex to another is genetically determined by the DNA.
It is
almost universal, unless previous conditioning interferes. Hence most
boys are
attracted to most girls and vice-versa. Of course there will be good,
better and the
best choices, but certainly not bad, worse and better. The “ bad” is
because of previous conditionings by the parents, friends, teachers,
media, religion, environment and past observations.
Also smartness is envied. The ability of being good at elocution,
games, communication, leadership and management is envied. The
smart envy the beautiful, and the beautiful envy the smart. The smart
girls think that the boys are perpetually attracted to the busty beauties
and the beauties think that the boys like to flirt only with the smart girls.
The result, all develop massive inferiority complexes and bitterness is
born.

C) THE FLOWERS- Youth and Adult Manifestations of Freudian
   Complex

The young man realizes that money is power , that money confers
status. The ladies want status and financial stability in the man. The
athletic ability at sex is no criteria for attracting the ladies, but the job
status, the pocket status are more important.
The young woman realizes that elegant clothes cut well to show the
good parts, revealing dressing, padded bras, high heels and a sexy
seductive attitude overshadows a naturally well asseted girl with a big
bust or good bodyline wrapped in hide all clothes.
Since money is the all powerful omnipotent weapon, men commit their
lives to it and develop an inferiority towards other richer men ,and
women commit their lives to finding a well settled, financially stable
man and their inferiority is to women with financially well off husbands.
The result is a highly complexed adult who is dissatisfied with himself
and is bitter about his sexual status and envious of every other man
with more money, status and sex appeal.
The woman also ends up discontent and frustrated and jealous of
every other woman who is more beautiful, sexy or married to a man of
greater status or financial standing.
Anyway, the Freudian inferiority provides drive for ambition, success
&achievement.

D) THE FRUIT- Marriage-The first Psychodefense for Freudian
   Complex

The only goal of the DNA is to replicate and reproduce. The human
being like any other animal is polygamous. The sexual desire is non
specific and universal with everybody getting attracted to almost
everybody unless biased by previous conditioning by the past etc.
In marriage, the spouse seeks a temporary defense against the
Freudian insecurity. The man wants his wife to convince him that he is
the only man she is attracted to, that he is at least her superman , that
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she will be sexually satisfied only by him and that he is God’s boon,
destiny’s greatest miracle for her.
The wife too wants her husband to convince her that she is the ultimate
sex Goddess and that he wants only her and that she is the center of
his existence and that no other woman is capable of evoking sexual
desires in him.
This is the unspoken agreement , the ultimate psycho defense for the
Freudian inferiority that at least my spouse does not find me inferior
and that she or he finds all others in the world below average and
somehow terribly unattractive.

E)SEEDS- Kids: The Ultimate Psychodefense

Now as the marriage progresses , the husband finds out that the wife is
attracted towards many other men and vice-versa. Now there is a
conflict and the inferiority comes back with a bigger bang.
Now the woman wants to convince herself that though the husband is
attracted physically to other women, he will inseminate only her and
form the fruit, the union of their two souls. The man too wants his wife
to bear his seed ,as this will confer on him, superiority over others
whom his wife is attracted to.
But soon after the birth of the child, the inferiority resurfaces since it
had never disappeared in the first place. Now cold anger and hostility is
generated in both the spouses, they actually hate each other and
blame each other for regeneration of their inferiorities to the same sex.
The wife desires a smaller model of her husband as her child and the
husband desires a smaller model of his wife. They believe that the
smaller models can be easily convinced and made to believe that they
are one of the superior humans of the opposite sex. The vibrations of
the mother are such that the male child may develop hostilily to the
father and the next generation of Freudian inferiority is born. And vice-
versa.

E) The Destruction of Freudian Complex :

Our society is plagued by the Freudian Complex. The people in the
society want it both ways. They want themselves to be polygamous
and their spouses to be monogamous. Firstly we must realize that we
have an inferiority complex imbibed in us, that this is making us bitter ,
frustrated and dissatisfied in life. We must realize that everyone
including ourselves is attractive to the opposite sex and that good,
better and best will always exist. That man and woman are
polygamous and that sexual attraction does not confer superiority or
inferiority. That sexual attraction is non-specific and universal , and that
this always was, is and will be as long as we are made by the genetic
code the goal of which is replication




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AGE ING & LIFESTYLE RELATED DEGENERATION

This collectively refers to the degenerative age related, lifestyle related
changes in each and every part and organ of the Body & mind, which
start right from the late twenties and progress rapidly with life.


  a) Wear & Tear of the joints due to prolonged sitting, standing and
other fixed postures.
  1) Spondylosis & disc problems in the neck.
  2) Arthritis of the knees, ankles, etc.
  3) Frozen shoulder.


  b) Vital organ degeneration slowly silently progressing
  1) Coronary Heart disease.
  2) Hypertension.
  3) Strokes & Paralysis (due to slow blockade of brain arteries)


  c) Weakening of bones due to sedentary life styles, obesity,
unhealthy diet, etc
   1) Fractures
  2) Osteoporosis (middle ages)


  d) Lung problems due to Smoking, Pollution, allergies, etc.
  1) Chronic Bronchitis.
  2) Asthma & Allergies.
  3) Reduction of Lung capacity Elasticity.


  e) Increasing weight causing.
  1) High BP
  2) Diabetes.


  f) Irregular Food Habits and unhealthy diet causing
  1) Peptic ulcer, Indigestion, gases, colics.
  2) Diarrheas & constipation.


  g) Stress causing
  1) Anxiety, Depression & mental illness.
  2) Smoking, Alcoholism & pill abuse.
  3) Repeated visits to the doctors clinic.
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GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF LIVING

          1) People are neither good nor bad, they behave good at
             times and bad at times

          2) Take good with gratitude, don’t be surprised by the bad.
             Good and bad instincts are both human qualities, though
             of higher and lower beings.

          3) Life is a karma cycle – What goes in, comes out. Do more
             good than bad, you will have a good journey with good
             outcome. Do more bad than good, you will have a bad
             journey with bad outcome. The good you sow, you reap.
             The bad you do comes back to you. All this is via your
             vibration and peoples reaction to it.

          4) Live one day at a time. Attend to one problem at a time.

          5) Concentrate on path, not the destination. No happening
             will make you permanently happy. No tragedy lasts
             forever.

          6) A spate of good luck is followed by bad. And vice versa.
             Nature believes in balance.

          7) The harm done by many bad people is often upturned by
             the good done by a single man. The good done by many
             at times is offset by the bad done by one man.

          8) What goes up comes down. Do not struggle to rise
             above your capabilities. Use effortless effort. A successful
             man happens to be at the right place at the right time.

          9) Life is purposeless. Find interesting goals and discard
             worthless ones. Savor the moments without getting
             obsessed by the future.

          10) Loneliness is a reality. One is really alone. Help others in
              distress and someone will think of helping you.

          11) We all start and end at the same point, irrespective of
              money, status, etc It’s the journey that matters.

          12) The journey has three types of moments
              • High moments: High will soon settle, so enjoy it to
                 fullest.
              • Routine moments: Are better than trouble, so relax
                 and wait. Beware of Change. Change will only bring
                 big success or big trouble.


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              •   Low moments: Either you will die or the problem will
                  die. If you are not going to die, then the problem
                  certainly will.




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 57


DEVELOPMENT OF CHARACTER

1. DO NOT LIE: Speak the truth. Be brave. Don’t say things you don’t
. mean. Don’t indulge in convenience lying. Only Cowards lie.

2. DO NOT STEAL: Don’t take things which don’t belong to you . Do
   not even EYE others possessions.

3. DO NOT HURT: Make others happy. If you can’t, don’t hurt. Speak
   & Act with care & concern.

4. DO NOT LET SEXUAL DESIRE RULE YOUR ACTIONS:
   Don’t do anything that you would not do otherwise for sexual
   purpose. Be ruled by your head.

5. DO NOT HATE: You will hate another if you do not like yourself.
   Unless Other’s block your Life’s way & path, do not be aggressive.
   Learn to appreciate the World. Live as if each day is your last

6. DO NOT WEIGH MATERIAL GAIN OVER DOING GOOD:
   Don’t be ruled by your pocket. Ask yourself how many friends you
   have, not how much you own.

7. DO NOT HARBOUR INFERIORITY TO ANOTHER PERSON:
   Many will be better looking, better asseted, better endowed than
   you. Many will be worse. No reason to dislike someone better in
   any aspect. Learn the Best qualities from your Enemy & shun the
   Worst qualities in your Friend or Near one.

9. DO NOT POTRAY A FRONT DIFFERENT THAN YOUR TRUE
   SELF:
   Don’t say things you don’t mean. Don’t do things you would not
   have done. Don’t try to be What you are not. Learn to Like yourself
   & Portray Your Own Self. Be your own man, not what others want
   to see u as.

10. DO NOT DO ANYTHING WHICH WILL SHAME YOU:
    When all is over, Youth has faded, Zest has waned, You will be left
    with only what YOU think you ARE. Don’t do anything that pricks
    your conscience. Not for Money, Not for Gain, Not for sexual
    pleasures.

11. BE OF SOME USE TO SOCIETY: Do something without Gain.
    Help somebody. Give a shoulder to somebody. Share someone’s
    grief. Contribute positively to Society & Social cause.

12. STAY AWAY FROM EXCESSES: Desire in moderation. Too
    much desire will make you unhappy. Do everything in moderation.
    Take the middle path.


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12. PRACTISE ALL OF THIS. Without correct conditioning, Nothing will
    be achieved. Keep up Practice.

   KNOWING IS NOT ENOUGH, YOU MUST APPLY. WILLING IS
   NOT ENOUGH, YOU MUST DO (Lee)

   Caution:
   Do not misconstruct and use the above philosophies to suit your
   personal needs & goals. Apply them to find personal liberation & to
   better the Self.




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                           59


LAO TZU’S PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE

Lao Tzu & Confucious were two great Chinese philosophers. Their
concepts of life are presented here in an oversimplified version.

   1. LIFE- All processes of Life are governed by two energies Ying &
      Yang. Gud & Bad, BOTH R NECCESARY. Bad is necc for gud
      to manifest. Nature balances two energies to achieve harmony
      or Tao. We can balance one excessive energy by going to the
      other extreme. We have to use hard against soft & vice versa to
      achieve tao.

   2. PHASES - Life is a Parabola-What goes up comes down
      prepare 4 d slide to avoid the muck -Every fall is followed with a
      surge. NO STATE IS FIXED & STATIC, evthg changes moment
      2 moment, as LIFE IN IN A STATE OF CONSTANT FLUX.

   3. PEOPLE – There are no good or bad people, only people who
      choose to do good or bad at any given moment of time. For
      every bad man, there is a good man. People don’t work on logic
      but on momentary gain or instincts.

   4. TIME -PAST – is an illusion. Learn the lessons, Don’t be
      conditioned & Wash out the memories. PRESENT moment is to
      be utilized to live the maximum. Be unfazed. FUTURE Insecurity
      seldom materializes.

   5. GOALS – there are no real goals, make the best out of Moment
      (Time), People, Place & Circumstance

   6. PRINCIPLES=Righteousness brings Victory. Principles give
      short term losses but long term victory. You may lose the battle,
      but will win the war. TRUTH & Ethics alters Vibration, Vibration
      alters Events.

   7. SUCCESS – Aim a little under your max need. For Success, in
      addition to Effort, the Time, Place, People & Circumstance has
      to be right. You have to exercise patience and your success has
      to benefit others and society in general.

   8. MOVEMENT - Move towards Peace first, community GAIN
      next, SELF gain last. People gain above self gain brings victory.
      Fill the crevices, avoid the resistance. When u don’t know what
      to do, do nothing

   9. USE OF FORCE-Get pushed if the force does not result in a fall,
      Hit back only if the road blocked

   10. EFFORT-Try Soft, Be effortless & without struggle. Choose path
       of sunshine & butterflies, Not the path of thorns & shadow.
       Effort has to be balanced with Patience for harmony. PATIENCE
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       is working at the worlds pace, SECURITY is working at worlds
       perception of threat

   11. PRIORITY – Mind – Body (Health & Fitness) – Livelihood –
       Necessity – Luxury. Don’t trade your health for your requirement
       Also, Peace of Mind is above any Livelihood or Material
       problem.

   12. OUTCOME, What you put in, u take out, you only reap what you
       sow. Work without regd for outcome & outcome will come when
       the time, people, place & circumstance is right. Karma or
       Destiny will supervene all events (Gita)

   13. SYSTEM - The Individual is more imp than the SYSTEM, don’t
       be a slave to it, DON'T oppose the system, synchronize with it.
       The system will handle all problems of the herd, with only avg
       effort on ur part . Let every task b dealt with the one with an
       aptitude for it

   14. ATTITUDE - Think Optimistic, Speak Positive, Don’t be Critical
       or judgmental. Do good to feel good. The KARMA CHAIN is as
       follows THOUGHT- VIBRATION (SPEECH- ACTION) - EVENT-
       OUTCOME

   15. BE INDIFFERENT – INSECURITY- is often more perceived
       than real. Unless Existence, Shelter, Meals, Relations & Health r
       not threatened, FOR 2 WEEKS, don't consider the threat as
       Serious. In 2 weeks all will change. Good follows bad, bad
       follows good. Nothing matters except your reaction. Don’t react.
       Observe quietly & relish the moment. THAT IS ALL THAT
       MATTERS!




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 61


THE PHILOSOPHY OF JEET KUNE DO

JKD is the Martial art, the concept and the philosophy founded by
Bruce Lee. The principles can be applied anywhere, in the arena or in
area pertaining to life. Here we outline the characteristics of JKD
philosophy.

JKD is a Way of Life.

It helps you to find that “Nothing” which man seeks when the search for
everything ends.

(As one passes thru life, there comes a stage where material gains
cease to matter, and man becomes concerned solely with finding
peace within himself)

JKD is a Physical, Mental, Spiritual & Martial journey.

JKD is aimed at Physical fitness & Health, Mental resources, Spiritual
growth and Fighting prowess. JKD is an art of Life.

JKD is a Self enquiry, a step towards knowing yourself. JKD teaches
the spiritual via the physical.

(JKD teaches you to understand your body movements in relation to
another body, your opponents. It makes you comfortable with yourself
and with others.
At a later stage you begin to understand your mind. It helps you to
question yourself and betters understanding of one’s self and the
world)

JKD is taking control of your life.

It is about developing discipline, will power & determination. JKD is a
re-contemplation about your Life.

(JKD is about learning to find time & priority for Fitness, Health &
Happiness)

JKD teaches you to fight.

It teaches you to react to force with gentleness and overcome it.

(JKD builds a fighting philosophy in you. It brings out the warrior in you.
When you fight opponents big & aggressive, you realize that in life, it is
your reaction to obstacles that count, not the magnitude of the
obstacle)

JKD helps you to get beyond System.


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In its analysis, JKD compares traditional martial arts with Street
fighting. In fighting, it teaches freedom from style, pattern or technique.
In Life, JKD helps you to free yourself.

(At a later stage you realize that man is a slave to the system, the very
system that was designed for man. The Individual is more important
than any system. JKD teaches you to harness the system rather than
play slave to it)

JKD takes you beyond time.

Past is History- Learn from it. Present is full of Opportunities – Seize it.
Future is Unpredictable- Prepare for it. JKD prepares you for Life.

JKD teaches you your own attitude.

It helps you to find your own way. And in the process, it helps you to
find yourself. JKD is just as you are – nothing else.




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THE SPECIFICS OF JEET KUNE DO

JKD is the Doctrine of No Doctrine. Bruce Lee studied Lao Tzu,
Buddha, Zen & Krishnamurthi He derived useful concepts and applied
it to his Fighting and his Life. He was a huge success. His JKD became
the worlds most effective fighting art. The same JKD Concepts can be
adapted to any situation, problem or area of Life top give the same
phenomenal success as in the ring.
THE 4 FOLD PATH OF JKD
Must be used to find solutions to any problem

          1.   RESEARCH THE TRUTHS
          2.   ABSORB WHAT IS USEFUL – Use JKD Concepts
          3.   REJECT THE LIMITATIONS – Use JKD Concepts
          4.   ADAPT IT TO YOURSELF BY ADDING SOMETHING
               SPECIFIC TO YOUR SELF.

JKD CONCEPTS
Must be applied to decide the path chosen in times of crisis
            i. SIMPLICITY – Work with fewer resources & methods to
               reduce failure
           ii. DIRECTNESS – Shortest distance between 2 points is
               a Straight line
          iii. EFFECTIVITY – It has to be give results
          iv. OPEN MINDED NESS – Flexible to newer ideas
           v. NON CONDITIONAL / TRADITIONAL – No influence of
               previous conditioning
          vi. FLUIDITY – Don’t oppose or give way completely,
               adapt like water


REMEMBER:
There is no JKD Man. There are only men who choose to use JKD at
any given moment. Using JKD will bring you Victory in Battles of Life. It
will bring you Peace of Mind. It will make you grow Spiritually.




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 64


PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF JEET KUNE DO (JKD)

JKD is the Martial art, the concept and the philosophy founded by
Bruce Lee. JKD is not a new art or style. JKD is a principle oriented art
based on the following ideology. This article is not intended to be a
fixed truth. However, as any JKD man will tell you, there are no fixed
truths in JKD.

The JKD Ideology is based on the following principles, applicable to
Combat as well as to Life. If you are smart, you wil learn to use JKD in
combat, but if you are wise, you will also learn its application in Life.

Simplicity.

Mechanically, the more parts a machine has, the greater the chances
of it breaking down. Being simple in nature, JKD believes in few tools
practiced to the point in which they are extremely efficient.


Directness.

A straight line, being the shortest distance between two points, is the
most logical path rather than a curved detour to reach the final
destination.
In being direct, no excess motion is exerted.


Effectivity.

JKD believes in absorbing the useful and rejecting the limitation. JKD
uses any means necessary to accomplish this task.

Non Classical.

Investigate Tradition. Find out why it was designed. See whether you
shall have any core benefits. If you still think it has more side effects
than benefits, drop it. But not without contemplation. One man’s
medicine can be another man’s poison..

Open mindedness.

JKD is open to newer ideas and concepts which work. It is a constantly
evolving art.

Fluidity.

JKD believes in flowing, there is never an opposition to the forces and
energies exerted by the opponent. All JKD techniques and responses
are in accordance with the ‘flow’. You should be able to adapt to the
situation at hand. The rigid and unbending is the disciple of death, the
soft and yielding the disciple of Life.
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Economy of motion

Use the least possible movement to achieve your goal. Sidestepping is
preferred to retreat.

No Pick & Choose

In the beauty of spring, there is no for or against. All branches grow,
some short, some long. Make a hairbreadth difference and heaven and
earth will fall apart. JKD does not distinguish between one technique
and another, favoring neither but supports a better and simpler
application of every technique.

Balance

JKD is balance of opposites. Meet hardness with softness. Meet
softness with hardness. Opposite’s compliment each other not oppose.
Therefore domination has to be complimented with yielding wherever
necessary. Be soft, yet not yielding, be firm, yet not hard.

Comfort in all Ranges

JKD teaches you to be comfortable in all ranges. One learns to
accommodate to the situation. Lee says “Be like water. It is
insubstantial. It assumes the shape of the bowl.” Thus the JKD man
fights and adapts

Adaptability

Learn to adapt. In the words of Lee “Be like Water. Pour Water into a
bowl and it assumes the shape of the bowl. It becomes the bowl. Pour
water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. Water can crash, water
can flow. Adapt – be like Water, my friend’


Longest Weapon on nearest target

Use your longest and strongest reach on the opponents nearest and
most vulnerable target. In the words of Winston Churchill ‘If you hit your
opponent, hit him with all your might or don’t hit him at all’ .

Strongest Weapon Softest Target
Use your most powerful weapon on the weakest & most vulnerable
area of your opponent.

Non Conditional

The JKD exponent defies conditioning. The JKD man prefers to
condition his opponent to a regular rhythm and then break it. he himself
remaining free and resistant to conditioning.
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Individual more important than the system

All systems are incapable of pliability and adaptability. The truth is
outside of all fixed systems. So to find liberation in the arts, one must
go beyond the system, As JKD is just a concept and not a fixed gospel.

Experience over Technique

In JKD experience is valued over and above technique. Experience
teaches response and this is valuable compared to executing
conditioned technique.

Teach how to Find Technique

If you fish for a man, you will fend him for one meal. But, if you teach a
man how to fish, you will fend him for life. Thus the principles take
precedence over individual technique.

Strategy

If there is a tactic, a strategy that makes you reach the goal faster, it
must be resorted to. However one must distinguish between strategy
and technical cunning.

Absorb what is useful

Take what is useful to you, what works and develop from here. So
develop what comes naturally to you rather than learn complicated
technique.

Hack away the unessential

Reject the rules, the limitations..

Individual Uniqueness.

JKD is unique for each individual. The techniques that work for one
burly man are not the same as those which work for another man.
Each individual has to travel his journey to find something exclusively
his own. His experiences which are unique to his self must form the
core of his responses.

Spontaneity

Muen Munshi. One thought. One Action. No Mind. For every thought
there are two actions. Doing & Non doing. And for every thought and
resultant action, there are a hundred doubts & uncertainties, a hundred
minds. Buddha concluded under the Bodhisattva tree ‘Hack away the
mind, it is the cause of all trouble’ the JKD man does not think

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technique, he does not do. ‘It’ does. The ‘It’ here refers to the No
mindedness of the great origin.

No Limitation as Limitation

In JKD there are no limitations. For every rule there is an exception.
The only limitations are those which you impose on yourself. So
instead of this is better than that, the JKD man feels, This is another
way of doing it! Hence JKD is a no Holds barred

No way as the Way

There is no fixed way. All routes lead to the same destination.
Liberation. "Your Way May Not Be My Way, Nor My Way Be Your
Way". In JKD You find your own way.

All inclusive, excludes nothing.

JKD is not limited to only punching, or only kicking. During training,
comfort is to be developed in all ranges. It is fighting with any ability
you may have…..

Full Belief, Total Conviction, Commitment and Discipline.

We are here to question the answers and not answer the questions.
Total knowledge is to question the Teacher, the teaching and the
textbook. Once the debates are resolved, one must have full belief
and conviction in his doctrine, unless proved otherwise. Complete
commitment and rigid discipline must be exercised in its practice. In the
words of Lee, Once the path is decided upon, there is no looking back.

Forever Evolving

JKD is forever evolving, getting better, losing its handicaps. The JKD
practiced today will be different from JKD practiced yesterday.
The Principles laid down by Lee will never change, though our,
understanding of their execution will better with time as Lee’s timeless
wisdom and intelligence will be realized.

Applicable anywhere

JKD principles are applicable to Combat, Life and every possible place
where greater effectivity is desired.

JKD is towards personal Liberation

JKD is one of the avenues through which life opens its doors to us. The
goal of JKD is to know our ignorance. Knowing our ignorance is the
best part of knowledge. In the words of Sun Tzu, If you know your self
and the enemy, there is no fear in a hundred battles. If you know your

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self, but not the enemy, the odds are even. If you know neither
yourself, nor the enemy, there is fear in a hundred battles.

JKD is just a word.

In the words of Lee, JKD is a boat used to cross the river, once across,
discard it. He also says in the Tao – If people say JKD is different from
this and that, then let the name of JKD be wiped out, for that’s what it
is, just another word.




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 69


A WORD ON THIS JEET KUNE DO

We are, at this point of your life, trying to understand, learn and
succeed. By using JKD, Bruce Lee’s Art and it’s associated philosophy,
The Magic Art with the capability to transform Lives.

JKD is a phenomenal method of Understanding Life, Solving Its
Problems, Succeeding in same areas where you have failed countless
times, Living and Enjoying every Single moment to the fullest.

JKD is an amalgamation of Chinese Lao Tzu, Japanese Zen & Indian
Buddhism. It is non conflictive with Any Religion, Belief or Philosophy.
Though It is for Anyone, It produces Results Only for the One WHO
APPLIES.

JKD is taught and understood via Combat. In Combat, application of a
useful principle produces instant Hits /Results on the opponent. Or
instant Punishment for Self, if you fail to apply. Since there is no time
for developing Nirvana in Combat, JKD helps you to realize Nirvana
quickly in the Combat Arena.

JKD is a SET of PRINCIPLES which result in Success, not just in
Combat but Elsewhere and Anywhere. These are the Principles of
COMMON SENSE and LOGIC as old as Existence itself. But they were
highlighted by Bruce Lee, our beloved Teacher. Personally, I am very
lucky to have this JKD.

**Simplicity, Directness, Effectivity, Non Conditional & Open
Mindedness. Easier Said than Practiced. This is JKD. Believe it or Not,
Understand this & Apply this with Open Minded ness to the very same
Problems which never got solved and everything will change for the
better.

However, There are certain principle for this JKD to work.

   a) DON’T ASSUME you know this JKD and already have it. If you
      had it you would not have problems succeeding!
   b) Realize that if you are not succeeding somewhere, There is a
      NEED for JKD.
   c) KNOW the solution by Understanding &Agreeing to the Logic of
      JKD.(See **)
   d) APPLY what you KNOW and agree to the JKD Logic. Even if it
      does not agree with your Heart If you cant apply, its no use
      Knowing. ‘Head over Heart’ is a winning attitude.
   e) BE OPEN to KEEP ON APPLYING. If & When You stop
      applying, You are no longer have JKD. You will NOT get Victory
      and return back to Problems.




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   REMEMBER JKD appears EASY. You may think everyone knows
   it. NO, NO, NOT AT ALL.

   Category A) People Who KNOW NOT. They only Assume they
   know it.

   Category B) People Know it, But are NOT OPEN
   enough to understand JKD application to the Problem on Hand.

   Category C) People Know it, But are UNABLE TO APLLY, as their
   Heart rules their Head.

   Category D) People who Know and Apply, but STOP APPLYING
   when some complication arises.

   Category E) People who Realize that APPLY & YOU KEEP
   WINNING, DON’T APPLY & KEEP FAILING.

   Good, JKD is not Easy. IF it were easy, JKD would be applied by
   very common man. Good, its is not so common. If all were to apply
   JKD every time, how would you stand out?

   Remember, You are JKD till you apply. IF you fail to apply, You join
   the Common Man in his Failures, Fears & Hang-Ups.

   Also Remember, There is NO JKD MAN. There are only MEN who
   choose the JKD WAY for the given instant. JKD is just a word, for
   commonsense that is not so common. Respect it & Practice it &
   Watch how JKD will TARNSFORM Life!




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                71


FIND YOUR BUSHIDO & DEVELOP YOUR CODE OF ETHICS

The Samurai were the warrior clan under the Emperor during Japan’s
Imperialistic period. They were a separate caste altogether, born &
reared as warriors. From an early age, they were trained in Physical,
Martial, Mental, Spiritual & Philosophical aspects. They were Samurai,
a class apart from the common man.

The Samurai warrior followed a specific Code of behavior called
BUSHIDO. During his lifetime, he strictly adhered to this code of
thought, behavior & attitude. For the Samurai, this code was above
everything. It was his God, his Religion, his gospel truth. His Honor
depended upon it. Disobedience of the Bushido was equal to Death.
Now what was the Bushido? Among many elements of the Bushido,
prominent ones were as below:

HONOR: The most important quality of the Samurai, One without it was
not Samurai. They would live & die for keeping their Honor. Self
Respect, Self Dignity & keeping in line with a Respectful life contributed
to Honor. The Samurai would never do anything that would taint his
dignity, respect & Self Esteem.

TRUTH: or Virtuosity. The Samurai was honest & righteous in all that
he did. The Samurais word was totally dependable. The Samurai was
never afraid to face reality in its such-ness. He was ready to
understand & face the truth and was a strong protagonist of the truth.
He would fight for the truth and lay down his life for it.

COURAGE: The sheer mettle of the Samurai, the ferocity of his
attack, the ability to risk his life each and every time in impossible
situations. He would give his very best at every moment irrespective of
injury, tiredness or personal loss.

SPIRIT: This was the “Never say die” attitude of the Samurai, who
fiercely believed that the Victory was his birth right and that he would
win till life existed in him. Even when the odds were against him, the
Samurai never believed that he could lose. He matched physical
courage with indomitable mental spirit.

DESTINY: The Samurai believed that he would live with his Bushido,
his values. That correct values would lead to benefits and good results.
Like in “Karma” – What you do, shall be returned to you, that the
consequences of your actions would depend upon the nature of the
actions. Good comes to those who do good & vice versa.

SEPPUKU: In the rare advent of the Samurai breaking the Bushido, he
would fall in society’s eyes. And he would be disgraced in the eyes of
his fellow clan. He would above all, fall in his own eyes. As per the
Bushido code, The Samurai who has lost Honor would have one
chance to redeem his honor - by voluntarily killing himself in a public
ceremony by slicing his sword across his belly & bleeding to death –
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called Seppuku (Or Hara-Kiri). This was considered an important event
in Japanese Society.

You too, Like Samurai, must ask yourself Whether you have formed
any Code or Bushido to live your life with...

HONOR: Do you believe in Self Respect & Dignity? Are u doing
business with Values? Are u allowing other people to demean you &
put you down? Do you like yourself? Or the way you behave? Do you
respect your own self?

TRUTH: Do you have virtuosity or righteousness? Do you believe in
right & wrong & do you live life with some values or just live life towards
selfish, personal & material benefits? Do you have one set of values for
yourself & another for others? OR do you simply fool yourself that you
have all the values?

COURAGE; Do you have the physical will, bravado & courage to fight
for the truth? Or don’t you care for truth?

SPIRIT: Do you have the unbeatable spirit of the Samurai? Will you
give up Everything for all u believe?

DESTINY: Do you believe that the Good you do will be returned back
as good to you?

If you haven’t any Bushido, NOW the time has come to rethink, reform
your CODE & live life with it !




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 73


BUDDHISM:

According to the teachings of Buddha, Life is made up of 3 recurrent
processes: Craving, Action & Discontentment.

He preached the four Noble Truths
   1) Life is made up of Suffering
   2) Suffering is caused by Desire
   3) You can rid your desires by attaining Nirvana or Liberation
   4) Nirvana can be attained by following the Eight fold path

              1)   Right Understanding
              2)   Right Thought
              3)   Right Speech
              4)   Right Action (including Non violence)
              5)   Right Living (Buddhist concepts)
              6)   Right Effort
              7)   Right Mindfulness (Attention)
              8)   Right Concentration (Meditation)




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ZEN IT!

Indian Buddhism was founded by Buddha. Boddhidharma, generations
down, explained Buddhism to Chinese and Japanese. These teachings
became the foundation of Zen. The principle focus of Zen is to empty
the mind. For every thought, Zen says there is to be only action, or
inaction, but no rumination. The rumination in Zen is called “mind”. So
muen munshi, is the no mindedness of Zen.

The No Mindedness of Zen explained


     Zen                PAST                 PRESENT                 FUTURE


THOUGHT         Don’t ruminate over      Don’t lust for more,   Strategize about
                the past, just           just enjoy what is.    the future with
                conclude and use                                optimism and
                conclusions in                                  again forget till the
                future                                          time is ripe for
                                                                execution


ACTION          Alter future             Just act Or don’t      Execute action
                response based           act, but don’t think   only at
                upon the past                                   ripe moment
                experience


SLOGAN          Its not the size of      Only average           Future insecurities
                the                      action is needed       seldom materialize
                obstacle but the         for good results.
                reaction you give
                that matters


Knowing is not enough, You must apply. Willing is not enough, You
must do!




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THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 75


THE SANITY in IN SANITY
(MENTAL ILLNESS : A NEW PERSPECTIVE)

(1) DEFINITIONS

         Can we define Insanity? For that we will have to define sanity
first.
       The difference between the two is a thin zigzag line and we use
socially acceptable behaviour as the major criteria to differentiate.
       Furthermore if Insanity is defined by sane people, sanity will
have to be defined by insane people

(2) STATISTICS

        In the U.K. 20% of general population are mentally ill. About
40% of total hospital admissions for systemic diseases have mental
illness. Other statistics are

6%       Population mania & Depression
9%       Women mania & Depression
9%       Population Anxiety & Neurosis
1%       Population Schizophrenia & Psychosis
5%       Population above 65 yrs : Dementia & Alzheimer’s disease
20%      Population above 80 yrs : Dementia & Alzheimer’s disease


(3) CLASSIFICATION OF MENTAL ILLNESS

(A) AFFECTIVE (MOOD)DISORDERS (Mania & Depression)

Extremes in mood (affect) are inherent in human condition
Distinguishing pathological mood alternations from normal changes in
feeling has eluded clinicians for centuries Extreme exaggerations of
mood, mania (elation) & depression (sadness) with a marked tendency
to recurrence would be called affective disorders by the modern day
psychiatrist

 (B) ANXIETY & STRESS DISORDERS [ NEUROSIS ]

Anxiety is a common emotional response to the external vicissitudes
of life. Paroxysms of persistent feelings of worry and resultant somatic
responses of trembling, sweating, rapid breathing & sleeplessness
would be classified as Neurotic disorders
In conversion (Dissociation) Disorders i.e. Hysteria, mental disease
manifests as physical illness e.g. gait disturbances pseudoparalysis.
Aphonia (loss of voice) pseudoseizures (fits) or pseudoblindness or
pseudo amnesia (loss of memory)




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(C) PSYCHOTIC (Delusional) DISORDERS. [SCHIZOPHRENIA]

These are mental states with illogical thinking, loosening of
associations, Inappropriate emotions, paranoid or other delusions &
hallucinations lasting at least 6 months.

(D PERSONALITY DISORDERS

Inappropriate & socially unacceptable characteristic ways of thought,
feeling & behaviour (the so called personality) constitute this group.

(E) MEMORY DISORDERS [DEMENTIAS]

Senile dementia implies memory loss after 65 yrs “the so called
Alzheimers disease”

(F) MISCELLANEOUS DISORDERS

Substance abuse (drugs, alcohol etc), Behavioural disorders, sleep
disorders etc complete the spectrum

(4) PSYCHO GENESIS OF MENTAL STATES

a)     A human is born with certain temperamental traits determined by
     genes. His adult behaviour, his vulnerability & response to stress,
     his ability to recuperate and his psychological interpretation of the
     past stressful experiences all depend on genes. Different
     individuals respond differently & store past events differently in their
     memory areas of cortex.

b) At birth Freudian Complexes are born. Sigmund Freud put forth
    his hypothesis of sexual inferiority complexes arising in childhood
    The male child is attached to his mother and is constantly worried
that the father may disapprove and according to “Freud”, the son is
afraid that the father may punish him by castration and that he may
then resemble his sister; without the penis (The Oedipus complex)
        The female child is attached to the father and is worried that the
mother has already castrated her penis as a punishment (she believes
she, like her brother had a penis) (The Electra complex)
        In adult life the son’s inferiority to the father translates as an
inferiority to any other man and similarly the adult woman develops an
inferiority complex to other women.
        As the child grows, the complexes to the same sex magnify and
at a adulthood, it is this inferiority that provides the drive for
competition, career, marriage, material success, etc as the man tries to
prove himself superior to the other men around, whom he identifies
unconsciously with his father.

c) Childhood events play a very large role in the psychological
   makeup of the individual

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Frustrations of not getting what one wants, Communication gaps with
parents, siblings & classmate jealousy, difference of opinions with the
Teachers, peer pressures all contribute to the mind- set of the child.
           Further traumatic events in childhood years like death of a
near one, change of school, physical illness, parental disharmony,
failure in class, & realizations that the economically well off children
have all the benefits of a easy life without any struggle all contribute to
one’s psyche.

d) Large turnabout events of life like change from educational
institutions to the work place, change from one family to another as in
marriage, marital problems, having offspring, change from economic
security of the father to economic insecurity of an independent
adulthood, all are unexpected stressors to the adult human. His
reactions to these changes are largely dependent on the Pavlovin
Conditioning of the past by the parents, teachers, society and other
influences constituting his inner circle. He is conditioned to respond in
a particular manner as dictated by the concepts and ideology of his
inner circle. These responses need not be necessarily correct for the
situation or acceptable to the individual; but he is forced by his
unconscious conditioning to proceed in the custom dictated manner.
        Repressions build up in the mind creating great conflict. The
individual pushes these to the back of the mind in an attempt to ignore
or forget the conflict rather than actively solve the conflict. These then
manifest in hostile behavioural patterns in the later stages of life.

e) Stressors at work Place, Social life, personal & family fronts are of
the following types- frustration stressors, performance stressor,
physical stressor, Bereavement Stressor, Threat stress or all cause
psychological turbulence.

f) Freud sub- divided the mind into the conscious and the unconscious
mind. The unconscious consisted of ego, i.e. what one thinks he is &
superego i.e. what one thinks he should be. Conflicts in ego &
superego create all the turmoil

        The Ego & superego are defined by one’s past experiences
and psychological interpretation of these.
        At every moment there is a clash of ego and superego. For e.g.
a man might feel he is capable of being the chief manager but he is
actually just a salesman. There is now a conflict.
        Conflicts are either pushed away to the back of the mind
(resulting in repressions) or psychodefences are used to camouflage
them. These can be rationalization, intellectualizing, philosophising,
escapism, etc. These further compound the problem as whenever the
psychodefence is broken, the conflict come back with greater intensity

g)     Biological Factors

       Neurotransmitters & Chemicals such as like noradrenalin,
serotonin & dopamine excesses or deficiencies in the brain have been
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blamed in depression and mania respectively. Increased dopamine
has been blamed for schizophrenic episodes

(5)    REANALYSIS OF MENTAL ILLNESS

Let us analyse the different spectrum of the so called mental illness
from a different perspective altogether

A) NEUROSIS (ANXIETY)

Worry and Anxiety Responses to stress are usual first line defences to
stressors or events perceived as threatening. Adrenaline is released to
prepare for a flight or fight response. These cause trembling, sweating,
palpitation, hyper breathing etc, since the body is actually preparing to
combat the stressful event .Unconscious memory of the past anxiety
provoking events may cause a general sense of free floating ever
present anxiety. So are we justified in labelling these as unwanted?

B) MANIC DEPRESSIVE (AFFECTIVE) DISORDERS

         Depression & Mood Dips are responses to frustration and
unfulfilled desires let- downs to unusually high expectations or super
ego - ego conflicts.
        The mind may react by extreme sadness and total withdrawal
which may serve to decrease input and stimuli to the already tired mind
sleeplessness due to subconscious efforts in problem solving, feeling
of hopelessness and worthlessness since the psychodefences
generated to rationalize or intellectualize ones inadequacies are now
broken and this may continue till the time the mind comes to terms with
ones actual capabilities and worth or worthlessness. Can we debate on
the utility of the body’s Inherent defence mechanisms?
        Or should we blame the rise/fall in neurotransmitter chemicals
in the brain for the mental states without knowing with certainty
whether these are the cause or the effect of the mental states.

C) PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS[SCHIZOPHRENIA]

        Schizophrenic patients are usually intellectuals with a high
degree of intelligence
        Unresolved psychological conflicts reach a point where they can
be tolerated no more and all logical thought associations break
probably as an attempt to release the mind from intellectual burdens of
reasoning. Hence the inappropriate emotional responses can be easily
understood e.g. if a patient laughs at the death of a dear one, it is
because he can no longer bear the sadness of the bereavement and
hence, his mind as a defence mechanism has broken all logical
connection between death & sadness.
        He may hallucinate and hear voices telling him what he want to
hear or what he is afraid of confronting and similarly see visions which
satisfy his desires or expectations.

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        These are mind generated real time fantasies which temporarily
satisfy the patient’s ego. e.g. One may believe he is the prime minister
at last and may hear phone calls from his cabinet ministers.
        The paranoid delusions (suspiciousness) may take the form of
suspicions of sexual infidelity or irrational beliefs of persecution etc.
e.g. one may believe that he is being followed by the Mafia, or that his
wife is having an extramarital relationship with his boss.
        These delusions may be created by the brain as a defensive
mechanism to stabilize the turbulence in the mind. There are already
existing doubts in the patient’s mind which tear him apart by creating a
conflict between doubt and fact. The brain creates the delusions to
endorse a final evidence, thus allowing the patient’s mind to conclude
in one direction, the direction of the doubt. The delusions therefore
serve the purpose of setting the conflict in the patient’s mind.

(D) PERSONALITY DISORDERS

        To define these, we have to first define normal personality.
Inappropriate and socially unacceptable behaviour may be very well
justified by the individual displaying the disorder.

(E) SENILE DEMENTIA

       The loss of memory in the elderly (or Alzheimer’s disease) may
be a process in which memory loss could be a necessary component
of ageing, as a defence against unwanted anxieties to the individual
nearing the end of his life. This can be compared to the somatic
diseases such as cataract, osteoarthritis etc which compulsorily reduce
the exert ional activities of the elderly, to comply with the reduced
cardiac function, which is concomitantly compromised.

(6) CONCLUSIONS

        So Does Insanity signify the cracking of the human mind due to
unresolved psychological conflicts OR Is it an unconscious
compensatory mechanism of the human mind to deal effectively with
repressions, unfulfilled desires and unacceptable memories?Or The
result of these causing temporary stabilization of the superego ego
imbalances. This is probably necessary to avoid catastrophes in life
like suicide, homicide and destructive behaviour
        So should we look down upon these mental states as mental
disease or should we consider them to be compensated states of the
troubled human mind.
        We need to understand that the various manifestations of the so
called mental illnesses are nothing but enactions and verbalizations of
countless unfulfilled desires and expectations that characterize the
species called human beings. As Lang has put it, “Insanity is the
reaction of a sane mind to an insane society”



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STRESS AND STRESS RELATED PROBLEMS


STRESS is a nonspecific response of the body to threatening external
events or to any demand made on it regardless of whether the demand
is pleasant, unpleasant, emotional or physical.


STRESS CAUSES
 a) Cardiovascular- High BP, Heart attacks, palpitations.


  b) Respiratory-Worsens Asthama & Allergies, Breathlessness.


  c) Digestive-       Hyperacidity,   ulcers,   indigestion,   constipation,
diarrhoea.

  d) Musculoskeletal- Fatigue, weakness, bodypains, chronic,
    backaches.


  e) Nervous System- Headaches, dizziness, irritability.


  f) Immunological- Immunity falls and recurrent infections & colds
result.


  g) Sexual- Impotence, Frigidity, Premature, ejaculation and lack of
interest.

  h)    Psychological-     Diminished      concentration,   memory,
insomnia(sleeplessness), depression, suicidal tendency and Neurosis.


  i) Addictions- Alcohol, smoking, sedative abuse and drug addictions.




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PERSONALITY (STRESS) QUIZ.

Is your personallty stess-prone ?


1a. Are you competitive and aggressive at work and in
   sport and games ?
 b. If you lose a few points in a game do you give up ?
 c. Do you avoid confrontation ?


2a. Are you ambitious and anxious to achieve a lot ?
 b. Do you wait for things to happen to you ?
 c. Do you find excuses to put things off ?


3a. Do you like to get things done quickly and often
   become impatient ?
 b. Do you rely on other people to spur you into action ?
 c. Do you often rerun the events of the day and worry about
   them ?


4a. Do you talk fast, loudly, and emphatically and interrupt
   a lot ?
 b. Can you take "no" for an answer with equanimity ?
 c. Do you find it hard to express your feeling & anxieties ?


5a. Do you get bored easily ?
 b. Do you like having nothing to do ?
 c. Do you always accommodate other peoples wishes not your
   own ?


6a. Do you walk, eat, and drink quickly ?
 b. If you forget to do something, do you not bother ?
 c. Do you bottle things up ?


RESULTS :
Add up your score. For every "yes" answer to an a
question: score 6. For every "yes" answer to a b
question: score 4. For every "yes" answer to a c
queestion: score 2


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24-36
You move at a high-stress pace and might be prone to coronary heart
diseease, ulcers, and other stress-related illness. For your own sake,
slow down, take time to relax Look at your philosophy of life and
perhaps take up a non-
competitive hobby in your free time.


12-24
You are relaxed and free from stress. However, a certain amount of
stress is healthy and a spur to positive achievement. If you want to
achieve more. Consider being less apathetic.


0-12
You create stress by inaction. First try to relieve any
symptoms of stress, then start a campaign to build up your
confidence, self-esteem, and assertiveness. Make a list of
your good points and concertrate on them.
Although there is a certain amount you can do to alter the
way in which you react to situations and to people around you




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STRESS SCORE CHECKLIST

What is your stress score ?
How many of the following life crises have you experienced
in the last six months ? Add up your score on this events table, worked
out by Dr.Richard Rahe of Washington Medical
School, to find out how much "stress cushioning" you need.
1) Death of spouse.                     100
2) Divorce.                         73
3) Marital separation.                  65
4) Jail sentence.                     63
5) Death of close family member.              63
6) Personal injury or illness.            53
7) Marriage.                         50
8) Losing a job.                      47
9) Marital reconciliation               45
10) Retirement.                        45
11) Change in health of a family member.         44
12) Pregnancy.                         40
13) Sex difficulties.                 39
14) Gain of a new family member                39
15) Business readjustment.                  39
16) Change in financial status.             38
17) Death of a close friend.              37
18) Change to a different line of work.     36
19) More or fewer arguments with a spouse.       35
20) High mortgage of loan.               31
21) Foreclosure of mortgage or loan.         30
22) Change in responsibilities at work.     29
23) Son or daughter leaving home.            29
24) Trouble with in-laws.               29
25) Outstanding personal achievement.          28
26) Spouse beginning or stopping work.         26
27) Beginning or ending school or college.     26
28) Changes in living conditions.          25
29) Change in personal habits.             24
30) Trouble with the boss.            23
31) Changes in work hours or conditions.         20
32) Changes in residence.               20
The concepts presented here serve to shock you out of your shell and make
you contemplate. After Investigation, you will discover your own truth!
THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 84


33) Change in school or college.             20
34) Change in recreation.                 19
35) Change in church activities.            19
36) Change in social activities.           18
37) Moderate mortgage or loan.                17
38) Change in sleeping habits.              16
39) More or fewer family get-togethers.        15
40) Change in eating habits.               15
41) Vacation.                      13
42) Christmas.                      12
43) Minor violation of the law.            11


RESULTS:
Add up your score.


100 and over.
Your stress level has reached worrying proportions. You must
change some aspect of your life to try to reduce that score.


80-100
You are over-stressed and you score is reaching the critical
area. Learnt to relax. See. "Coping with Stress"


60-80
You are under the average amount of stress.


59 or below
You are enjoying a particularly stress-free time. Make the
most of it.




The concepts presented here serve to shock you out of your shell and make
you contemplate. After Investigation, you will discover your own truth!
THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 85


STRESS COPING QUIZ

How well are you coping with stress ?


 1. Do you often want to burst into tears ?
 2. Do you have any nervous tics/bite your nails/fidget/
   twiddle your hair ?
 3. Do you find it hard to concentrate and make decisions?
 4. Do you feel you connot talk to anyone ?
 5. Do you often feel irritable, snappy and unsociable ?
 6. Do you eat when you are not hungry ?
 7. Do you feel you cannot cope ?
 8. Do sometimes feel you will explode ?
 9. Do you often drink/smoke to calm your nerves ?
10. Do you sleep badly ?
11. Do you rarely laugh/feel increasingly gloomy and
   suspicious of others ?
12. Do you drive very fast ?
13. Do you feel unenthusiastic/constantly tired ?
14. Have you lost interest in sex ?


RESULTS:
If you answered "yes" to more than four of these questions
you need to relax more and distract yourself. Identify the
problem that you think may be leading to stress and do
something about it. Also try some of the following.


Listen to music- Take a break- Try meditation/yoga               relaxation-
Exercise regularly- Buy a pet- Talk to a
friend- Have a good time with someone you care about-
Make a list of the good things in the life and enjoy
some of them- Maketime for other people- Buy yourself
something new to wear - Smile at someone- join a club.




The concepts presented here serve to shock you out of your shell and make
you contemplate. After Investigation, you will discover your own truth!
THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 86


MOOD MODULATORS

Mood is controlled by many factors

a) Genetic Make up of Mind
b) Childhood
c) Past Experiences
d) Present circumstances
e) Constitution
f) Diet
g) Sunlight exposure
h) Presence of supportive friends, family
i) Exercise
j) Pet
k) Partner to talk to
l) Diversion Activity
m) Hobby
n) Therapist
o) Drugs or Lack of it




The concepts presented here serve to shock you out of your shell and make
you contemplate. After Investigation, you will discover your own truth!
THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 87


DIET AND MENTAL PARAMETERS

1) Refined foods are often acidic in nature and can
  cause a foul mood and depression(due to preservatives)


  2) Salty foods can cause irritability, palpitations,
  restlessness anxiety and obsessions(due to sodium)


  3) Very sweet food can cause weakness, drowsiness,lack
  of alertness, lethargy, palpitations and tremors(due to
  Sugar)


  4) Diet poor in potassium can cause weakness, slowness
  in thinking and diminished concentration.


  5) Aerated drinks in excess can reduce your immunity
  and increase acid formation in the blood( due to BVC &
  free radicals)


  6) Too much of tea and coffee can make you nervous,
  anxious and can cause muscle tightness(due to Caffeine)


  7) Sour foods like Sour curds, vinegar, tomato sauces,
  tamarind and kokum based curries can foul the mood and
  make you feel miserable (due to acetic acid, Tartaric
  acids and lactic acid). These can also cause joint problems


  8) Road side junk foods can cause a variety of physical
  & mental disturbances (due to adulterants like horse
  dung power in masalas and diesel in oil !)




The concepts presented here serve to shock you out of your shell and make
you contemplate. After Investigation, you will discover your own truth!
THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                           88


TECHNIQUES FOR STRESS RELAXATION

  a) SHAVASANA:- aims at relaxation of the body and mind.
  Technique in short
    Lie flat on the back keep the eyes closed. Stretch the legs out.
Gradually relax each part of the body,feet, calves, thighs, buttocks,
abdomen, chest, back, fingers, forearms, shoulders, neck, head and
face. Inhale and exhale slowly and deeply. Direct your attention to the
breathing or to God. Retain for 10-15 minutes.


  b) PRANAYAMA:- aims at regulating and controlling the
  vital force including respiration.
  Technique in short
    Sit or lie down comfortable. Take a deep breath slowly expanding
the abdomen rib cage and chest. Hold the breath for sometime
comfortably. Now release it slowly, wait for sometime before taking the
next breath and repeat the
cycle again and again rhythmically.


(I) BASIC MEDITATIVE TECHNIQUE
    1) Sit comfortably in the prescribed posture.
    2) Take yogamudra position.
    3) Relax all muscle groups.
    4) Practice Pranayama.
    5) Development of static awareness of senses.
      a) Sight.
      b) Smell.
      c) Taste.
      d) Speech.
      e) Auditory.
      f) Touch.
      g) Movement.
    6) Development of thought awareness.
    7) Development of dynamic awareness of senses.
      (See a to g )
    8) Cultivation of dynamic meditation.


NOTE: 1) Each meditatory session should last minimum 3 minutes if of
brief duration and up to minimum 30 minutes if of long duration.
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you contemplate. After Investigation, you will discover your own truth!
THE MIND RANGE – LETHAL WEAPON & MAGIC WAND                                 89


      2) Meditation has to be learnt from a skilled teacher for
development of correct technique to have beneficial effects and cannot
be decribed verbally.




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you contemplate. After Investigation, you will discover your own truth!

				
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