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Decision and liking

I”ve noticed is there is tendency to distinguish between heart and mind. I’m interested in knowing the differences. Decision and liking could be very different. For example if exams are approaching, student will study although he may not enjoy it. His mind actually wants to play, go for dancing and so on. We therefore cannot go by what our mind is interested in. Spiritual theories must be attended to. Our mind will not of its own turn to God. You”ll have to decide that I must think of GOD as my only beloved, my only well-wisher and HE is the only one who is everything to me. But love alone does not work. Theoretical knowledge is also equally important. Why LOVE God and not man? Why Devotion is better than any charity Work or than any other work of humanity? What way every one is related to God? Why are the theories that do not involve seeking Divine or Infinite happiness totally rubbish? Why are we at present away from God? Why mind demands pleasures of this world? Why is it necessary to think of him and only him? So many whys! One must get answers to all queries.

No practical is possible without theory.

I think we should not deny that our selection is always based on what could be the best course of action to achieve desired gains. Again we set our Goal on what could be the BEST that can be achieved with our abilities and resources.

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8 Responses

  1. Service_to_all says:


    The heart is subject to emotional decisions, while the mind acts on rationality of the decision.

    Take a case of a child begging on the streets. Your will heart will lead to giving alms to the child out of sympathy, while the mind will say dont as this will make the child habitual to begging and not attempt to do any work.


  2. jmalhotra says:


    yes they are two different things..we take decisons by giving a second thought in our mind but listens to heart if the liking for the same is good and fruitful for future….at times heart falls for a likable thing than the wise one…

  3. Service_to_all says:


    I disagree with the philosophy that there can be no practical without theory. Let me be blunt. I dont know how old you are, but as far as my parents are concerned and myself are concerned, neither had any theoretical class on sex. Everything were learnt by trial and error after marriage.

    There is also this class of Nadars, who are a business community, specifically focusing on provision stores. The rich invest in setting up the shops, but the employees are kids. These kids learn the tricks of the trade on the job and once they attain a particular age, these owners, establish shops for them and letting them run their business. They have not had any business management education, and most of them are farely successful.


  4. ShreeRadha says:

    Welcome ! Actually there are 4 states of mind :
    1. To think (mind)
    2. To enjoy (mind)
    3. To decide (intellect)
    4. To feel I (Ego)

  5. ShreeRadha says:

    Welcome ! I think there is some confusion. There are some actions which arise out of instinct! Birds don’t do practicals like we do in a science laboratory. Sex is an instinct. All animals indulge in sex. Actions arising out of instincts are different from practicals.
    Practical has to have theory.

  6. Service_to_all says:


    I have given my case with an example, and that is what I believe.


  7. ShreeRadha says:

    Welcome ! Is heart different from mind?

  8. ShreeRadha says:

    Just one correction
    To enjoy can be treated as to experience all feelings!

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