Swami Chaitanya Keerti
Very soon we will be having a new group of the parliamentarians who have been elected to rule the nation. It will be a fresh beginning for the Loksabha, the people’s temple of politics, but it is not going to be new and fresh if the members continue to behave the same way as they did in the election campaign. This election process witnessed the worst behaviour of the lowest level of politics–very uncivilised language, anger, and violence. Some of them who used foul language have also managed to win the election. Now they will have a new prestigious status after being elected as MP. This status of power could make them even more careless in their behaviour and more violent, as the power often corrupts everybody. The intelligentsia and the sensitive people of our country are always concerned about this undesirable situation that is worsening speedily, the social atmosphere getting more and more toxic. Now the gaali ( cuss words) poltics is the order of the day. The thinkers and psychologists are always looking for some solutions–but most of the time, even the best of solutions don’t work.
A decade ago, some psychologists came up with a solution to set up Rage Rooms in the parliaments of all the countries and they said that parliaments, corporate offices, schools, and universities need such rooms as they need toilets.
Here’s an example: A few years ago, two Serbian teenagers did set up a ‘Rage Room’ where people could vent out their anger and frustration by destroying as much as possible. Some old and useless stuff was kept in the room which people could destroy it with full freedom. It was reported by London-based Daily Mail: The ‘Rage Room’ has drawn a flurry of attention since it opened in the northern Serbian city of Novi Sad in October, where two decades of war, political crisis, and economic hardship have driven many people over the edge.
The teenagers were inspired by a similar ‘Anger Room’ in Dallas, Texas, who thought a Serbian version would be a surefire way to earn money. The Dallas version costs up to $75 per session and has an array of objects to destroy, including computers and office furniture. However, the Serbian alternative, housed in a refurbished garage, is much more basic, the report said. For only $6, customers, who are required to wear protective gloves, glasses and a helmet, can smash a coatrack, chair, bookshelf, and other items such as framed photographs, empty cans, and plastic containers.
These are the ways suggested by the expert psychologists to give vent to your anger and violence. And if you don’t give vent, there is a possibility of growth of ulcers within one’s being and volcanic explosions of uncontrollable emotions, depression, stress, and suicide. All these things happen because we don’t know what to do with the emotions that possess us.
Decades ago, Osho Ashram was the first center to experiment this in the therapy chambers, encounter groups, and the international participants could easily detox themselves. After going through this process of venting out their anger and other negative emotions with total freedom, the participants would become absolutely non-violent, peaceful and compassionate. Passing through this process was kind of new birth for them. Osho devised several other methods of cleansing one’s psyche full of animalistic instincts, overwhelming emotions. There is one particular method of Gibberish meditation, based on Sufi Master Jabbar’s teachings and Zen insights, Osho suggested this beautiful technique to experience the state of No-Mind of Zen and the purity of consciousness. Just one small experience of this state can wake up the thirst to want more of this peace, silence, joy & blissfulness. Jabbar always spoke a nonsense language with people who would come & ask him questions. Otherwise, he remained in silence. He told the people that their mind is nothing but gibberish, crap & nonsense.
This is an amazing method to clean one’s mind from the junk, crap or any other stuff that is bothering a person. The Indian Parliamentarians are advised to do this therapeutic method for 15 minutes and then sit in silence for 15 minutes–or they could make both steps of Gibberish and Silence for ten minutes each. This therapeutic method will bring instant results. After this experience, they will be able to discuss the problems of the country in peace and without fighting with each other, or jumping upon each other. The Hindi word for Parliament is Loksabha and Sansad. It is a beautiful word. Sabha means where Sabhya ( civilised ) people sit in harmony and discuss the important issues. It is expected of the Parliamentarians to exhibit a certain standard of Sabhyata to the nation and become an example. It is because of their uncivilized noise that most of the TV news channels have also become unwatchable and unbearable. The whole nation is suffering from this unhealthy noise pollution. Let’s have some moments of deep silence in meditation and rejuvenate our heart and be rooted in our soul. This is the meaning of real India that no politician talks about in our country.