I do fully agree with you Sravna.Dear Shri KRS and Renuka
I do understand the importance of the teachings but let me be clear about that. There is not enough balance in what is taught. But I am not blaming you for that. You are doing your work. But let us all understand that people should be receptive to them and find them applicable. When we say such high words as there are no others can we expect the common man to understand them and live by them. My real test of effectiveness of teaching is the understanding of it and living of it by the common man. Ivory tower teaching is not going to take us far. And more importantly do we ourselves have the real conviction in what we teach and live by them.
I am just placing some points to ponder. Let our work for the upliftment of mind of others not be just a futile or an academic exercise.
I have noticed in many spiritual groups when higher ideals are discussed honestly most of us might need a detailed explanation.
So I do agree with what you wrote.
Initially when I read the answer that there are No Others..I myself thought " how practical is this?"
It didnt give me answers right away though after some contemplation I linked verses from most religious texts to form an understanding.
So I do agree with you.
At the same time we do have to ask ourselves, how many of us treat others as vasudhaiva kutumbakam as in there are no others and how many of us get treated in the same manner as others?
Honestly I guess we might write well here but practiclly we might not practicing what we preach at the same time whatever we write should have an explanation.
Those who surrender to a Guru might have a guru shishya connection which allows inner engineering to take place.
But for the rest of us , we might need some guidance as you have suggested.