Kundalini Yoga with Bijay J Anand


Spirituality is dangerous for the economy!

Bijay J Anand,

Spirituality is dangerous for the economy!

The powers that be do everything in their power to keep you unhappy and miserable. Here’s how they do it, and why.

We are bred and conditioned to believe that success, material possessions and physical beauty are the only sources of joy available. The problem with this thought process is that there are no defined parameters set when you are inculcated into this fogged Matrix, an inculcation that happens right from the moment that you begin developing awareness as a child.

In the absence of set parameters for these (delusional) sources of happiness, what happens is that even if you do achieve success and procure material possessions, there is always more to be acquired, more to be had. You never end up with a sense of fulfillment and never feel the unrefined bliss of existence.

The tragedy of our times is that we are trained to ignore every source and outlet that there is that gives us unbridled happiness for free. Truth be told, it would be bad for economies of countries if their citizens were to become peace-loving, non-materialistic, loving and meditative spiritual beings.

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The spirituality of living an insane life

Bijay J Anand,

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At the airport today morning, I met a dear friend after many years. After the usual pleasantries, he asked me what I was doing in Hyderabad. So I told him that I had taken up an acting assignment, and that I was here for a shoot. To which he said, “What? You switched your profession again? When I last met you, you were an art dealer. You went on to become a Yoga Guru, and travelled the world to teach your philosophy, and now, you’re back to acting?”

My friend was actually quite incredulous at the alacrity with which I had changed professions since we had last met.

This is not the first time I have befuddled someone with my crazy way of leading my life. It has happened on numerous occasions before, with many actually finding fault with my unplanned, uncharted career decisions.

I started my life in abject poverty, and my career began at the ripe old age of 9 when I started selling soap in Mumbai’s local trains. Around the age of 13, I started a garments business that went on to thrive. It actually showed me the meaning of financial stability and independence. I started modelling at around 17, and switched to doing television shows from the age of 22. At 27, I moved on to doing feature films, the first one being ‘Yash’, which was a major musical hit (it’s still available for viewing on YouTube). My second movie, ‘Pyar to Hona Hi Tha’, was an even bigger hit; it ran for more than 25 weeks, a real ‘big deal’ in India, also known as a Silver Jubilee.

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