This video is a special release from the original Thinking Allowed series that ran on public television from 1986 until 2002. It was recorded in about 2000.
Swami Dayananda Saraswati was a member of the Order of Sanyasins, or spiritual renunciates. He is author of several books including The Value of Values, Who am I?, and Commentaries on the Bhagavad Gita. Here he points out that all human activity is based on a quality of non-self-acceptance. When we feel ourselves to be incomplete, inadequate or lacking in something that we desire, we often confuse the true self with the objects of awareness — such as our own body.
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