Yes; all those fancy and exciting philosophies may help one in managing those conflicts. But, ultimately it is a fight those fancy and exciting philosophies are going to lose. They cant fight with the basic sense of right and wrong and secure a permanent win.
It is a simple fact of life.This is the essence of Easwaramma saying Dharmic people get Mana Shanthi"
Dharma is divided into to; Samanya Dharma abd Visesha Dharma.
Like how I said Samanya Dharma is universal, Visesha Dharma is not. It is dependant upon time, place, people, specific culture etc. Matters like these fall under Visesha Dharma. Hence trying to apply western morals and logic upon the Indian society is distortion."
"This fascination with reading is western. As per the ancient Indian tradition, it is not valued as much
Imagine you have written a great book on charity; I may understand a lot by reading it, but, the knowledge I will be getting by having a direct and deep converstaion about the same from you will always be many times more and clesr than the understanding I will be having by reading it.
This method of learning directly from a Guru's presence is highly valued and without any substitutes as per our tradition. That is my way too as I've been extremely lucky to have access to some really knowledgeable people.
Let me tell you a real incident that happened. A teenage girl to Swami Chinmayananda, "Whatever you teach are there in the texts. Then, why I need a guru?" Swamiji replies, "Why dont you ask this question to the texts?". Absolutely no substitute for a living guru."