SPIRITUALITY & HUMAN BEINGS
Every individual has different characteristics which are basically different from others of his ilk. Apart from the characteristics specific to an individual there are missions/purposes particular to the individual concerned which a person has to accomplish during the lifetime. Though present and past karmic deeds or misdeeds are also responsible for mission accomplishment the present karma too plays its part. We have, therefore, to establish our own identity and exert so that our mission in life fructifies. Apart from this destiny, in the form of our Lord’s bounties too, plays its part when we put forth our faculties for mission accomplishment.
Here we have to adopt a cautious approach, at the planning stage itself, have to introspect whether our mission, in any way, is not clashing with the objectives of the society in general. This is for maintaining peace and harmony besides working for sum total of progress of the rainbow of people. While we are fixing the nuts and bolts of our mission, we should always remember that we can change our plan of action for mission accomplishment according to the change in the situation with a notion that His Laws are changeless. It has rightly been mentioned in Veda: “That science is the greatest which makes us know Him who never changes!” People change as the environment change or change according to situation specific, for change is the sign / precursor of a vibrant society. But His commandments never change. He, the Bliss One never changes, it is eternal, perfect and with whom negativity ceases to exist. To say the least is, His science is simply the most enduring of all the sciences.
Scientific inventions and advent of technological advancements provide us with material prosperity. Not that material prosperity is a negative one but this prosperity should not make us heady or egoist. We should use this new found power status / power in providing succour to those who are weaker than us. Desire for material possession is not a negative quality. It is good for living an honourable life. But when our desires make us more subservient /passive follower of the still ‘more’ but lesser on those characteristics which make us magnificent in our own right, infinitely higher in words and deeds, infinitely more blissful than we can be with material comforts – leading a life of a character together with unflinching faith in our Creator. Unfulfilled desires just agitate our mind and result in causing huge stresses. These weaken us. Ask anybody who is bestowed with all the comforts; is that person happy with everything, does that person feel totally liberated from all the worries and cares and is infinitely is peaceful? The sum total of our prosperity can be ensured when we follow science in close coordination with spiritual thinking i.e. science and spirituality should go hand in hand even giving more credence to spirituality because it gives eternal bliss, where misery ceases and which is the sublimest science of all and a backbone /bedrock of a social culture.
Its mission was for expansion based entirely on intellect and not on any other factors like emotional unity. When that mission was touched/accomplished, it just withered away. Those races / cultures whose life revolves around spirituality these cultures just cling on and survive despite differences in religions, castes, creeds, and cultures; despite hurdles that may befall have to be surmounted. There are umpteenth countries in the world though subjugated and bled for centuries together by outsiders, their spirits remained intact and did not fritter. Though their progress may be tardy yet these societies just go on. These countries may not have the all the comforts in life, have suffered eternal misery but they have unflinching vitality with even less resources at their disposal – it is the belief in God and following a life of purity and moral life which have made these nations to trudge on relentlessly.
First Commandment rightly points out: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul and with all thy strength and with all thy soul and with all thy strength and with all thy mind and thy neighnbour as thyself.” Only His love is answer to our problems in our lives and we ought to exert to seek Him. For His love we have to be totally patient. It is not given to us on a platter – patience is a must for getting His LOVE. It has rightly been mentioned in Holy Quran: And obey Allah and His Messenger and do not dispute and lose courage and then your strength would depart; and be patient. Indeed Allah is with patient.
The eternal vitality of a society is concentrated in spiritual / religious values. This is also possible by following a life pursuing higher desires for Him. It cannot be replaced or destroyed when it is imbibed. In initial stages, it may take time to take shape but once it is done, it enters into the blood and tingled with every drop in veins and becomes a part of the system. The country which has got religion or spirituality as a basis for every activities which its people are performing, may experience hardships, but it continues and are not obliterated as has been the case with some. A society whose heart beats in unison keeping spirituality as its base just trudges on relentlessly.
Bhagwat Gita enunciates: The person who remains alike in pain and pleasure and remains unaffected by these and does not get disturbed by sense objects becomes eligible for emancipation. It goes to show those who are spiritual are peaceful, very quiet, gentle and have equanimity in both happiness and sadness. There may be poverty but in that poverty even they will celebrate their religious functions with gaiety and happiness. Religion is the vital for a race. And those people who live according to spiritual ordained life will have resilience in day to day actions and do not become rigid. Doubtlessly those who have suffered eternal misery do possess eternal and unflinching vitality.
In Bhagwad Gita it has been succulently been enunciated: A person who lives spirituality will have inexhaustible vitality despite his empty belly. Besides this, the wonderful strength comes from leading a pure and moral life. We all are having inexhaustible vitality. This makes us amenable to the changing situations. If this were so, why we cannot change for the better and work for upliftment of the oppressed while at the same time broaden our spiritual outlook.
Systematic and proactive studying the spiritually rich knowledge given in different religious texts help cleanse the grey areas of inherent knowhow and help remove the misconceptions we nurture during interaction with our fellow beings. Thus the treasure of spiritual knowledge from different sources assists us in focussing and utilizing our energies for getting eternal benefits while performing our day-to-day routine duties.
SPIRITUALITY & HUMANS
Establish a temple in thy inner self
For thee’ll find Him on the altar of thy soul
This world of ours is really illusory
Search out a meaning in life
God realisation ought to be our goal
We ought to understand the immortality of our soul
Fear evaporates when thee adopts morality
We ought to seek God deeply
Inner prayer and is answer to many of our questions
In deep meditation we can have His solid relations
This planet of ours is a temporary abode
This realization should always dawn
Seek and He will seek us all
Like diamond which reflects light
Charcoal mentality attracts nothing
Repels even the common of all things
Some are conditioned for passion for material possession
And do not know the importance of self realisation
And get at the bottom of riddle that life is for us all
By bestowing us answer to our vexing problem at hand
When self is realized by our sincere efforts
Then the demands of our souls are finally realized.
•Signed in as:
Q. SENSE OF SUPERIORITY IS THE GREATEST ENEMY OF HUMANS AGREE?
• Okagua asked 2 years ago
I think so
that’s why there is always never-ending feud between human-beings
for ex : Religion > do i have to say something No !
American & China > do i need to say something No !
British Raj > do i have to say something No !
Racialism > do i have to say something No !
Sexual discrimination > do i have to say plz stop using women as a commodity Yes !
I think scientists must discover an agent to kill this “Superiority complex” virus ASAP
dude that isn’t anything related to what i’ve said
Don’t mix sense of superiority and righteousness they’re different
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• Harbans answered 2 years ago
Whoever coined this term ‘sense of superiority’ never took into account how in the first place he / she was born by his / her Creator. No human or animal is superior. It is ego which perpetuates the feeling of superiority. By extension we can conclude that ‘ego is the enemy of humans’ It makes us think that we are superiors.
Take an example of country ‘A’ which considers itself superior to country ‘B’ because of its superiority in atomic prowess or advancement in technological field. But this superiority leads to death and destruction; if this power is ever used? Thus superior feeling brings ego appeasement and this ego brings downfall.
Any form of superior complex brings with it its own cause for depletion/destruction. Even the mighty dinosaurs could not survive the onslaughts of the Mother Nature. Thus on the realm and matrix of superiority a feeling of greatness when generated, it will become a cause of downfall. Superiority complex, to some degree is OK but when it goes into the head of a nation or a person then God can only save that country or that person.
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You’re correct dude !
wiu_stu answered 2 years ago
Germans authorized Hitler to kill the Jews and others, read the history books. Hitler was a genius, he had a whole army following him. The killings were at a moral discretion, what’s worse, killing one or a dozen? Superiority is a sign of pride and that would get a person in vain with reality and soon as later a person would go in the directions of a manifestation of a disordered sense of direction. The route our country is going should be a good proof of this. Religion is an invention of man to cover up his denial of the existence of a living God. The name British means whitish in biblical terms and so are we Americans. Sexual discrimination happens because the male in society has lost his ethical principles and now allows the female to guide him instead. Racialism
What is Self Discipline……….?
- Arya Nikhil asked 2 years ago
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- Harbans answered 2 years ago
There are some important aspects which are of paramount important in self discipline. But before delving on that it is important that we understand the meaning of discipline. Whatever we do transact, undertake to do, we do those without diverting our attention from the coveted path, remain committed to the chosen path, putting all our faculties at our command to action. But that action oriented path should not involve anything which is unlawful or which may infringe the others’ rights.
Self discipline is one which could be done with a single mindedness, without selfish motive, with all the principles of fair play involved into action. One following these principles should be done selflessly and devotedly. Secondly, it is important that one who follows the path of self discipline, knows his innate self. He should understand that everything starts with self and end with self. Nothing is without self. If you think you are doing something, in which others interests are also involved, just think, if the same thing is done by others, what would you think? What is not liked by you, you should not do the same thing for others too.
In sefl discipline, we do not distance our self from moral principles, ethics, rationality, punctuality, take into account time and space.
In fact, self disciplined person is ego less, God loving, loved by others as he is selfless, disciplined to the core, and self realized. This quality makes him adjust with any environs in which he is thrown into.
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How to gain confidence to interact with people?
- Devil asked 2 years ago
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- Harbans answered 2 years ago
Just know thyself fully before you want to know others for interaction. Just explore what are your shortcomings which come in your way while you are interacting with others. It is not that it will come in a few days. It is a practice which you will have to do holistically. The following should also be borne in mind:-
1} Know your weak areas and devise ways to plug those weak areas. If required, you can attend some course in public speaking and behaviour.
2} Knowing your weak area and then taking proactive action to rectifying the same, just put those learnt traits into practice by venturing the first of initiating dialogue with someone known to you. It is just to be sure that if you fumble, the other party may not take offence.
3} Third step is to be precise and to the point in your expression of your view points. Not to be too much assertive but be persuasive to a point
4} If you repeat a thing, it becomes your habit in the long run. Bear in mind, we never lose by making a try. Try and see what the other party reacts.
5} Sure enough, your own efforts will bring dividends. Be at ease. Do not be impatient to put in your point of view.
6} Listen with sincerity the others’ view and then give your own.
All in all, I can say that you only can make a difference, so train yourself for a change and the results will be astounding.
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Arnold answered 2 years ago
1) think of a time when you were having a blast
2) remember it from a 3rd person perspective
3) now remember it normally from your perspective and feel whatever you felt then, and I mean go in DETAIL.
4) rub your left fist
5) imagine interacting with someone new, while feeling great like you did in the event you remembered above
6) rub your left fist again
I know it seems crazy but it works, if you do that before you go out, anytime you start feeling insecure, just rub your left fist, and your mind will automatically send you the feelings you just installed. Try it!
VARIETIES OF HUNGER
Apart from body hunger, hunger has many other forms and different methods for its appeasement. There are the moral paths and there are the immoral ones; which way we follow solely depends on our freewill and wisdom.
• Hunger of our Body. We eat food to sustain our energy in order to perform variety of body functions. If we do not eat proper and balanced diet, the mechanism /system of our body does not function properly. The hunger by our body is related to the contractions of our stomach muscles. The pangs of hunger is sometimes excessive due to the concentration of Ghrelin.
• Hunger for God Attention. God’s bounties for His creations are well known to everybody. How He created everything around us and the universe (which has been expanding) has been delved upon many a times. Theories abound. But His method of creation is laced in mysticism which sometimes makes us skeptical. All the religions of the world give us sound preaching as to why we should pursue certain principles in order to establish our connectivity with Him. This connection could only be cemented by having hunger for His attention and that can come only happen by showering our love to Him. If we do so, everything just happens in our lives. His love for us is always there even if we do not love Him. Bholenath loves Godheads, humans, demons and other creations just equally. But when we show extra hunger for His attention, He too just reciprocates in the same manner. Let’s imbibe this hunger in us for His reciprocity.
• Hunger for Power and Pelf. There are the people who have insatiable hunger for material possessions and for fulfilling their hunger these people could go to any length for quenching this hunger – adopting any shortcuts contrary to the moralistic norms of behavior where the concerned person gives more importance to worldly possessions over any other considerations – at the cost of even bosom relations or self respect. This hunger leads to moral degradation and takes us away from God connectivity.
• Hunger for Work. There are the people who have hunger for more work for a successful fructification of their projects/jobs in hand. They will burn mid-night oil for getting success. If this work is done with sincerity by following and observing good conduct certainly it will have a moral stamp on it. The fruits of this work would be delivered for long. Such a person partakes the fruits of his/her work with his/her fellow beings in need. Contrarily, if the hunger for work is only for gaining possessions for self or for exhibiting status then results too would be similar.
The most enduring need for our body’s sake
For satisfying our physical sensation, food we take
To sustain our energy of our body
To work for earning our day’s bread
For with belly unfilled
Nothing gets accomplished
Mind becomes unmindful of our needs
Wrong messages it will then feed
People eat to mitigate their hunger and remain fit and fine
Some overeat and put flab and diseases they thus earn.
Then there is a hunger for power and pelf
Some just forget everything including respecting self
To quench this hunger so insatiable
Overlooking even norms of behavior, applicable
For humans and other living things
Driven by greed for still ‘more’ they care not about any beings
This hunger breeds contempt from all quarters
Disliked by all including our Creator.
Thence, there is hunger of body – called cupidity
Arisen out of excessive fantasizing, bordering on stupidity
Tarnishing the very image as a responsible citizen
And finally losing respect of all those who count.
Hunger for success spurs us to put in sincere effort
Helps us surmount hurdle
That may befall our way
And ensure victory ultimately
With our Lord’s benevolent grace
Thus sincere hunger finally pays.
O our Lord increase our hunger
For Thy attention so that we are able to do little more
For our brethren who are less fortunate
Owing to their ill-fate.
MAHA SHIVRATRI IS ON 27TH FEBRUARY 2014
Amongst the Trinity (Lord Barhma – responsible for creation, Lord Vishnu – responsible for preserving and then evolution), Lord Shiva is the most powerful and is responsible for dissolving / destruction in order to recreate. In this way, He has the power of destroyer and the creator. He is simplistic but is a bit difficult to understand. He is the embodiment of huge Shakti (Power).
Maha Shivratri is being celebrated on 27th February 2014 on Krishna Paksha (moonless night); with great enthusiasm and gaiety. Chanting of Aum Nimon Shivayaya and Maha Mantra Mahamritunaya Mantra are chanted / recited with utmost devotion and piety on this day. Lord Shiva is worshipped with Bel Patra, betel leaves, berries, ak datura and assorted other simple leaves. Those who worship Lord Shiva with oneness of purpose and with utmost devotion are blessed with all the bounties and ultimately Liberation (Moksha) – for those who pray with pure body, mind and heart. Bholenath is pleased with simple prayer.
There are a long queues in all the Shiva temples in all the small and big temples everywhere. All the devotees offer their prayers with simple offerings which pleases Him the most.
Legend has it that on this auspicious day of Maha Shivratri at midnight Lord Shiva revealed his Lingum Form and perform Rudra Abhshekham at midnight of this day. Linga symbolizes the energies required for life on microcosmic and macrocosmic levels – the world we live and the universe around. On this night Lord Shiva and Maan Parvati got married and thus became Sagun Brahman with the power of Maan Parvati. Legend also it that Lord Shiva drank a pot full of poison that came out during churning of ocean. He thus saved the humanity from being decimated with poison. Due to this the throat of Lord Shiva’s throat turned Neela (Blue) and that is why He also is called ‘Neelkantha’.
- Lord Shiva is called variously like:-
- Bhole Nath
To name a few.
The Godhead amongst the Trinity,
Lord Brahma – the Creator,
Remains absorbed in His domain of Creation,
Lord Vishnu – the Preserver,
Keeps His Lotus hand on preservation.
The Lord of all Lords,
The most powerful & benevolent of all,
Enjoys special place in His realm,
Of death and destruction,
Dissolving in the process of fresh creation,
Since death is a means for rebirth.
Known variously by 1000 names like;
Mahadeva, Maheshwara, Ardnarishwara,
Nine Avtaras, Natraja et al.
During churning of ocean by Gods & demons accompanying,
He drank whole pot of poison which came out from churning,
To save the living beings from poisonous effect,
And kept it in his throat (kantha),
And thus is called Neelkantha,
Known for providing soothing balm to troubled souls.
The Lord is too found in Phallic Symbol of Linga.
He is the Centrifugal Force of the Universe,
And is mix of the most simplest & complex amongst all deities.
Pile of curly hair, crescent tucked into it,
The Mighty Ganges flowing out from His piled hair.
With trident representing true virtues,
Coiled serpent signifying Kundalini,
The spiritual energy within,
Two sided drum (Damroo) drumming rhythmically,
The hum of AUM – the core & initiation of all Mantras.
Simplest in His appearance,
But complex in understanding,
With ash smeared all over the body,
Wearing Ruthraksha beads round his neck and arms,
Immersed in His Yogic mystic meditation.
He is the Lord who could be appeased very easily,
And bestows boons to sages and demons alike whenever invoked,
With love and piety,
The Omniscient Yogi’s abode is Mount Kailasha,
Where He dwells with our Divine Mother Parvati,
And sons Ganesha & Kartikeya – the Greatest in their own right,
Lord Ganesha for His troube shooting,
And Lord Kartikeya for demon conquering,
His Cosmic Dance is second to none,
By this Cosmic Dance all the Gods & Demi-Gods get enthralled.
When immensely provoked by inhuman acts,
Opens His Third Eye,
And annihilates the evil doers / the ferocious demons.
MAHA SHIVRATRI is the day of prayer,
When we all pray the BHOLE SHANKAR,
AUM NAMAON SHIVAYE,
May His Blessings remain on us all forever,
And may He fulfil all right desires of every being.
Is it okay to give up on dating and relationships?
- Mike asked 1 month ago
I’m 20 and I just don’t feel like it’s worth it. I feel like it’s too much risk for too little a reward.
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- Harbansl answered 1 month ago
It is important that we decide what sort of life you want to have. For a meaningful life one will have to face the situations arising in life with courage. For courage to happen in our life we have to first think about what do we want in our life. What sort of a life partner we would like to have. For establishing and cementing our relationship it is a must that we should know a person thoroughly; his / her background – including the person concerned and family.
If you want that you do not want to date the fellow and establish relationship it is your freewill. Nobody can compel you in this. This is your life and you are free to decide which and what you want to get out of it. And why not?
And if you still want to date the fellow then for the dating and establishing relationship meaningfully following should be taken into account by the concerned person.
1. The person concerned should be known to you. If not prior knowledge should be made known through different sources.
2. Having known the fellow; it is a must that the fellow concerned is compatible with your educational background. You have to spend your life with the fellow not for a short spell and then uncertain future.
3. It should be borne in mind that dating is for familiarization. It is not for the establishment of a body relationship. Why body relationship before marriage? May be after this happening the other party leaves. There are the people who want this thing to happen and that is their purpose of dating!
4. Dating means to know completely the concerned fellow and let him / her know about yourself.
5. No show offs on dating.
6. Be and act like a person you are. Never overact or exaggerate. This may boomerang on you. Ultimately it may lead to uncertainty.
And finally it is person concerned decision. Nothing should be done which may lower the self respect of the person.
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? answered 1 month ago
Of course not!
Finwie answered 1 month ago
Do whatever you want with your life. Dating isn’t for everyone.