Programming the World

By Swami Dr Snehananda Jyoti on 07-07-2011

Programming, Deprogramming,
and Reprogramming the World – 1

In an earlier article I talked about
deprogramming and reprogramming the world. Deprogramming and reprogramming
presuppose an initial programming. To illustrate the whole process I would like
the example of the National Space and Aeronautic Administration (NASA) of the
USA. NASA meticulously plans various space missions. Goals and purpose are very
carefully set; tools to achieve them are selected with extreme care. If the
space ships are managed by humans, they are given the best available rigorous
training to carry out the pre-determined tasks. Corrections, adjustments, or
alterations of the programming are made to reach the target, and attain the
various goals depending on the prevailing circumstances that are different from
the predicted realities. Every successful mission involves detailed
programming, support systems, and needed correction of the programming as the
mission proceeds till its conclusion. If such is the case with a space mission,
how much more care needs to be given to the goal of an individual or entire
humanity, for that matter?!

Humans are heavily programmed right
from the beginning. To the extent they are programmed, their freedom to make
various choices could be, and often are, affected. They inherit a very certain
and unique nature and nurture. Their genetic pool and the environment in which
they are conceived and brought up are determined. Persons are influenced by
positive and negative suggestions and role models. That companies,
corporations, and politicians in a democracy are spending huge sums of money
for covert and overt commercials and advertisements to sell their products or
services or to get elected indicate that our choices or decisions can be manipulated
through subliminal or subtle messages. To study specifically the process of
programming or conditioning and deprogramming or deconditioning and
reprogramming or reconditioning I am going to use my own life as an
example.  I was born in a small village in an average middle class
Catholic Christian family in an exclusive Catholic-Hindu milieu in central
Kerala. Seven days after my birth I was baptized in my parish church. I was the
youngest in a family of six brothers and two sisters.  My second oldest
brother was about 20 years older than myself; he was in the British India army,
and was a role model for me in my younger years.  In a village
economically dominated by Catholics, I grew up in a large family surrounded by
large extended families of relatives, and received 11 years of formal education
in Catholic schools and received my Secondary School Leaving Certificate
(SSLC). I learned my catechism (religious doctrine) followed regular religious
observances. At the age of 17, as  innocent, guileless, and naive as
I could be, I left my native village that was untouched by the West at the time
of my growing-up to join the Jesuits in Gujarat. After 16 years of learning and
training by western and eastern mentors and guides in many educational
institutions and training places such as Mumbai (Bombay), Pune, Anand,
Ahmedabad, Jamnagar, and Delhi  I was ordained to the Catholic
priesthood. After further training in Bangalore and studies in the USA for a
doctorate in clinical psychology, I became a professor of Jnana Deep Vidyapeeth
(Institute of Philosophy and Religion), Pune, the premier institution in south
Asia that trained catholic priests from dioceses and religious orders. After 25
years as a Jesuit I left the Jesuits, got married, and practiced as a clinical
psychologist, and taught courses in psychology in a university in the USA till
I decided to actualize my long-cherished dreams and plans, and relinquished in
2006  my lucrative and emotionally satisfying career to launch my
mission of serving God and humanity full time. Even though initially I had
planned to live 6 months in India and 6 months in the USA, I have made India
the main sphere of activity spending about 10 months a year in India. By now I
have spent roughly half of my life (35 years) in India and the other half in
the USA. This is my life in a nut-shell. And I would like to highlight the
heavy programming and the deprogramming (unlearning) I underwent. (To be
continued).

About The Author

Swami Dr Snehananda Jyoti

Dr. John K Thekkedam (Swami Snehananda Jyoti) spent most of his life as a clinical psychologist in USA. He began his public life as a Jesuit priest. Quite attracted in distinct philosophies, he left the society and founded 'East West Awakening'.