Saturday, June 12, 2010

What Never Changes

Professor Guttorm Fløistad summarizes Slow philosophy this way:

The only thing for certain is that everything changes. The rate of change increases. If you want to hang on you better speed up. That is the message of today. It could however be useful to remind everyone that our basic needs never change. The need to be seen and appreciated! It is the need to belong. The need for nearness and care, and for a little love! This is given only through slowness in human relations. In order to master changes, we have to recover slowness, reflection and togetherness. There we will find real renewal.

advaita points to what never changes regardless of changes. Many aspects of Slow living are harmonious with classical vedAnta for exemplifying sattva guNa.

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