Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Yoga is skill to shape our tools

Techno-Capitalism and Post-Human Destinies - I, II, & III by Debashish have wisely been reposted as they deserve several attempts of reading. Santosh Desai in his Monday column, Televisionized India: Beyond small screen in The Times of India on 6 Oct 2008 has reminded that,

[In Marshall McLuhan's words, "We become what we behold. We shape our tools which in turn, shape us.'' The content, he goes on to argue in his characteristically extreme way, is the juicy piece of meat carried by the burglar to distract the watchdog of the mind and it has about as much importance as the stencilling on the casing of an atomic bomb. The televisionization of India goes way beyond television. We are increasingly what we watch.]

In a world where there is no escape from television, mobile phone, and the Internet, increasing awareness is needed as to how best to “shape our tools” so that we indeed remain yoked to Yoga. [TNM]

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