Rajan[1]

Abstract:

Actually, A crisis whether it plays out at the level of a whole world at a larger scale, or whether it is more localized to just society or a single person, affects the emotions and psyche in a quite similar way. With this premise, our essay starts and discuss that when a crisis leads to a rapid and extensive change in the patterns of our life it is quite disorganised which causes panic, traumas and conflicts and analyse how solitude and self-realisation can help us tackle such situation. As Michael Mahoney explains: “It is not easy to maintain a coherent sense of identity, self-worth, or competence in the face of multiple and chronic challenges to old patterns.”[2][i] During a world-wide crisis, a mass will tend to fear most the threats that precipitated the catastrophe, but depending on the nature of these fears and predicament, it is this existential crisis to our sense of self that may prove most dangerous. Fortunately, with some wisdom of the process that leads to a breakdown, we can find some steps and ways to fortify our psyche and can retain the world and its progress on the path.  Present sense of isolation which emerged due to Covid-19 pandemic and all-around shock which it gave us a good opportunity to re-think and reflect on the whole purpose of Isolation and detachment in the psycho-philosophical paradigm to help the humanity and to prevent any future pandemic. The present essay is focused upon the Indian philosophical exposition of solitude and self-realisation resonating to the contemporary scenario and how the virtue of solitude can help us to overcome so many problems throughout the world.


[1] jattrajan12@gmail.com

[2] Mahoney, Michael .Human Change Processes, Basic Books, 1991,preface 


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