All topics of Ilya

Do you want to be charismatic?

Опубликовано admin - чт, 09/24/2020 - 18:51
Questions for discussion: Will you like always to be in the center of very strong and deep attention? Do you like to provoke people and invent adventures? Would you like to use symbols of power which hypnotize majority of (stupid) people? Would you like to have a very American and very successful appearance? Would you like to enjoy respect you don't deserve? Will you try natural but not standard and therefore very risky behavior? What about telling people the truth?

Ilya Shalnov, Discussion Leader:

Опубликовано admin - пт, 09/18/2020 - 12:26


There are so many interesting things in our life. I work on methods of self-development. I write books, articles and computer programs that help us to study foreign languages. New languages acquisition is a perfect self-development training.

Every new language gives us a new outlook on our world and new friends. I have lived abroad pretty much and that was an interesting experience.

Some very controversial principles of effective behavior

Опубликовано admin - чт, 09/24/2020 - 18:51
Questions for discussion: Everything is permitted. You mustn’t only be caught. You mustn’t only get in troubles. There is no crime but stupidity. Never worry about your karma. Care about nobody but yourself. Do only what you want to do. “Never regret about nothing”. And then, why do people regret? Never brake. And then, why do people brake?

Do you believe?

Опубликовано admin - чт, 09/24/2020 - 18:17
Questions for discussion: Do you believe in AIDS, swine flu, bird flu, atypical pneumonia and other new disastrous plagues like those? Do you believe that people's activity causes the global warming? Do you believe in possibility of the nuclear winter catastrophe? Do you think we can fix the first plague with the second one? What about ozone holes? Isn't it scaring? Do you worry about comets, asteroids and supernovas? Do you believe that democracy is the ideal and the only possible form of governing?

Men, women and all kind of stereotypes

Опубликовано admin - чт, 09/24/2020 - 18:16
Who should and who shouldn't, who does and who doesn’t, and why? Who is the giver and who is the taker? What one may expect to get in return? Who is stronger? Who lives longer lives and why? Around whom should the family be built? Who should be the breadwinner and who should be the housespouse? What is man's work and what is woman's? Should boys and girls be given the same toys? Who needs sex more? Who needs more sex? What is to do if one wants sex and the other one doesn't?

Believe in God

Опубликовано admin - чт, 09/24/2020 - 18:16
Questions for discussion: Do you believe in existence of God? Do you believe in existence of many gods? Are atheists and communists also believers? Do you believe in science? Where does the logical analysis lead? Should we trust our logic? Does materialism equal to belief that God exists, but he is an idiot? Does God or any other deity interfere in human affairs or has God left us forever?

Belief in Church

Опубликовано admin - чт, 09/24/2020 - 18:16
Questions for discussion: Is your belief your own choice or other people have decided for you in what you should believe? Should we in our belief be with our nations? Can one belong to two different churches simultaneously? Should Christians doubt their religion? What about Muslims? What about terrorists? If our religion tells us one thing and our conscience another, whom should we follow? Do we need mediators between us and God? Can we find the right way ourselves?

Can money make you happy?

Опубликовано admin - чт, 09/24/2020 - 18:16
Questions for discussion: Do you earn money mainly for wealth or for (self)respect? Can the real value of a person be measured by money he (or she) makes? Does big money make our life simpler or more difficult? Do you prefer to work to gain what you want or would you prefer to get everything without efforts? What is more important for you, unlimited consumption or creative work? How much money does your favorite art demand? How much do other people need for doing the work they love?


Опубликовано admin - чт, 09/24/2020 - 18:15
Questions for discussion: Have you ever practiced yoga? What are your impressions? Do you (will you) practice it? Do you believe in reincarnation, sansara and karma? Do you believe in materialism, Marxism, science? Do you believe in Christianity? Do you believe that there are no restrictions of human capacities? You have only to develop them day by day, don't you? Do you believe that our thoughts can directly influence the circumstances of our lives? What do you think of vegetarianism? What do you think of fast and hunger? What do you think of asceticism and ascetics?

Who are Russians?

Опубликовано admin - чт, 09/24/2020 - 18:15
Quesions for discussion: Who are Russians? Who are Russian women? Who are Russian men? Why others think of us in terms and images like: communism, vodka, laziness, Gulag, mafia, balalaika and bears on the streets? Do Russians have the national idea? What is Russian national anti-idea? Why don't western people like Russians? Do Russians have inner freedom? Do Russians have competitive advantages?