The importance of managing ego for the better self.

We should all be well aware that, where to apply our ego and where not. That’s called managing ego. The control part comes when our ego is hurt and we are looking to regain ego. There we should control our feelings and act wisely.

“Though ahaṃkāra is generally a state of illusion, once in that state, Vak tattva (one of the 36 tattvas) can appear. When it does, then, for the first time, individual will, determination, a sense of morality and ethics come into play – which is the first step on the path to spiritual development/enlightenment. Without a sufficiently harmonious and powerful ahaṃkāra (personality), it is thought to be impossible to exert the level of effort necessary to accede to a higher spiritual level.

The position of ahaṃkāra and buddhi are sometimes presented in reversed order because, as the principle of “I-ness”, ahaṃkāra is allowed control over the manas (sensorial mind) and buddhi (superior intellect, intuition). Yet, buddhi is a superior tattva, and ahaṃkāra is thus only able to be in a superior position to buddhi from a functional point of view. From an absolute point of view, ahaṃkāra is created by buddhi and thus subordinate to it.”

Wikipedia

Further reading:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahamkara

Copyright: Text (except the Wikipedia text) is licensed to Robin Mathew Rajan under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/.

 

Skype to block local voice calls originating from India starting November 10.

Skype to block local voice calls originating from India starting November 10.

Yes, it’s true and officially confirmed.

Skype to block local voice calls originating from India starting November 10.

Skype to block local voice calls originating from India starting November 10.

Read

  1.  From the support page of Skype: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA34487/why-can-i-no-longer-make-calls-to-india-from-india
  2.  A Times of India article on the same: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Skype-to-block-local-voice-calls-from-India-starting-November-10/articleshow/44479747.cms

Reason

According to Indian law, although it’s legal to use VoIP, it’s illegal to have VoIP gateways (server) in India. Read: The TRAI PDF whitepaper. The irony is that, the Government is forcing VoIP service providers to place VoIP gateways inside India while it’s illegal to do so! Read: News article from Times of India – “Government wants Skype to set up servers in India”.

Get my point here? The Government is forcing VoIP service providers to place gateways inside in India, while not amending the earlier policy which made it illegal. So in anyways, VoIPs can’t offer local calls ‘legally’. The contradictory polices of both TRAI and Government of India made VoIP service providers difficult to operate in India. So naturally, Skype had to stop the services.

What do you think of this move? Comment your opinion.

Further reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voice_over_IP

Copyright: Text is licensed to Robin Mathew Rajan under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/.