TEDxUFRO – Hari Ravikumar – Spiritual Identity

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  1. prabhakara Rao G

    April 8, 2013 3:37 pm

    Sensory bliss is not permanent, it is temporary and also if sensory input is more than required, it becomes poison. (example if we eat too many sweets or drinks too much of wine, what happens) Where as the inner bliss is eternal, permanent it is called "SAT-CHIT-ANANDA" means Truth-Consciousness-Bliss. There are many ways of achieving it like KARMA YOGA which is "selfless duty". Just by involving too much in one's own work with selfishness does not result in "Bliss".

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  2. Amrita Aaa

    April 26, 2013 2:37 pm

    Hari jee, I like your definition of spirituality. It is the explanation very useful for the general public or people unfamiliar with eastern philosophy. Thanks much.

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  3. Amanda Solarino

    June 17, 2016 12:12 pm

    I feel like…finding your spiritual identity separates you from the people and the world around you. It can be a very lonely existence.

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  4. Bhaskar Tripathi

    November 25, 2017 4:18 pm

    Arjuna did what he loved and forgot time and space while practicing archery. One example is that he just saw the eye of the bird while aiming it. This is bliss as per the video and will help in finding oneself. Yet even after going through the bliss, Arjuna needed Shri Krishna and Geeta discourse to fine his true self.
    My question- given the above example, how is experiencing bliss beyond sensory perceptions equal to finding one self? Need help. Plz explain

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  5. Christian Caymares

    June 15, 2019 10:59 pm

    A spiritual identity is still a projection of thought. The self is a void around which all the content we've accumulated throughout our lives revolves. When we were very young, we were only observers of the world without a center, without a sense of self. That starts to go away as soon as we unconsciously realize we are living in a world without love, where we need a sense of self to survive

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  6. cynic150

    August 1, 2019 12:34 pm

    After 4 minutes, this man has used the words,"spiritual" and "soul" without any definitions of them. Perhaps the sense of being two persons is just an illusion. He is obviously NOT enlightened. Sounds great but is it really true? So how do you know when you have fake bliss? Sorry I disagree with all this nonsense. Happiness is an illusion, a concept of the mind only. He only uses words…He is "happy", but so what?

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  7. Nupur Sharma

    September 23, 2019 4:23 pm

    Simply bravo I think we all understand the spiritual identity to a lot extend but we have a natural tendency to be driven by negativity and our own ego which leads to current day scenario. If we follow the last few lines of the video I think the empact will be unbelievable. May God bless all

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