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    Re: What motivates human behavior?

    A person in the other forum said, that the Srivaishnava view (trust me, there is a SV view for 'human behavior' :) ) is 'எப்போதும் தனக்கு தானே அனுகூலமாக இருத்தல்' in Tamil! He said, he does not know...
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    Re: What motivates human behavior?

    Namaste Aanandinii ji,

    Thanks for the clarification. Your deduction that essentially a human is a sum of animal + jiva is correct. I applied this deduction against the original premise of calling...
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    Re: What motivates human behavior?

    Dear Aanandinii ji,

    It seems to me that you are saying humans are governed by survival instincts, but more than anything else, their behavior is not purely instinctual, rather based on mind,...
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    Re: What motivates human behavior?

    Very good reply, Aanandinii ji.

    I'm having problem with the above sentence (quoted), I'm not fully getting the meaning. Does this mean the same as saying, "oftentimes the actions are governed by...
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    Re: What motivates human behavior?

    Namaste harih ji, Aanandinii ji,

    @harih ji - No sir, I have not read that popular book. I have to read it. If there is insight from the moral of that book to be viewed in perspective of our...
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    Re: What motivates human behavior?

    You are right, EM ji. I tried to fit in altruism with 'avoiding discomfort' theme.... and thought maybe we can say one avoids discomfort within the confines of the best interests of the society......
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    Re: What motivates human behavior?

    This is an excellent reply! It sounds absolutely correct and also gives food for thought.

    Thank you.

    But I still think human behavior is motivated by 'seeking pleasure' then, perhaps unique to...
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    Re: What motivates human behavior?

    Namaste,

    How about those voluntarily embracing pain for a greater cause? Like firefighters for instance. Their behavior cannot be described by 'avoid discomfort' category?! It seems humans do not...
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    Re: What motivates human behavior?

    Namaste,

    I explain the paragraph given in the OP in the following manner:

    1. Needs give rise to instincts and instinctual behavior.


    2. Needs of an individual are always at a compromise...
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    What motivates human behavior?

    Namaste,

    Is it 'avoiding discomfort' that motivates all human behavior? Humans act based on their needs and in one way, they can be said to act in order to avoid discomfort as unsatisfied needs...
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