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ON NOBLE PROFESSION OF A DOCTOR – BUT A DOCTOR HAS TO SET AN EXAMPLE


ON NOBLE PROFESSION OF A DOCTOR – BUT A DOCTOR HAS TO SET AN EXAMPLE.

 

People in general are concerned insofar as the conditions of healthcare issues confronting our country are concerned. Usefulness of any professionals for depends on the service rendered by him/her to the society as a whole. There are the people who go all out in following the professional ethics to the letter while there are professionals who exceed their principles of ethics when providing healthcare to the patients thus rendering a yeoman’s role to the society in general. Such people are the cream of a society and are held in highest esteem by all thinking people. Society in general feel indebted by their services and these professionals with humane outlook are loved both by humans and our Creator.

Hope is the prime mover of our life and when we experience it in hopeless situations it make us aware that there are some humans who are here on this planet who follow their own exceptional professional ethics which is hallmark of any society to emulate.

I experienced this truly while I had gone to my home town Gangyal (Jammu- J&K) a few days back. During getting my room washed, suddenly, I slipped due to which I sustained injury on the left hand wrist resulting in breakage of bone of due to which there was severe pain. Time being 2 PM, when all the hospitals doctors etc go for lunch break and I was feeling unbearable severe pain despite taking pain killer.

I was taken to the nearest hospital (Govt. Rajiv Gandhi Hospital at Gangyal, Jammu) at that time despite time constraints.  I met the concerned doctor (ortho.). Although it was a lunch break, yet, the concerned Dr. Rajesh Gandotra (M.S. Ortho.) and Dr. Sahil  besides one physiotherapist Shri Kehar Sing observed my state of my health and  volunteered to provide medicare without any compunction.

All the requisite formalities; patient card, like making case history/sheet, taking x-ray, examining the x-ray etc and meeting all requisite formalities the HOD with the assistance of others helped did plastering etc with minimum pain just within a span of 25 minutes and in the process relieving me of severest pain and help me  in saving me from hopeless condition. Next day being Sunday, I must not have got medical treatment and my predicament must have increased. This shows that we can be relieved of hopeless situations with the active cooperation of medical professionals which counts, God’s help and appropriate situation created by our fellow humans.

Taking into cognigence the above humane and compassionate attitude of Dr. Gandotra and his team of GGH, Gangyal I can emphatically say that there are still some medical professionals who are reliable to the core. God keep this flock growing. I found the said hospital’s ambience most appropriate.

There are some imponderables which have to be kept in mind like:

Information on Medicare. Less knowhow/information about Government related initiatives in healthcare,

Profit motive. Excessive profit motives or  unprofessional attitude of some professionals do not feel even a shred of empathy for poor and downtroddens,

Inadequate medical facilities. In rural areas, we have seen inadequate  availability of doctors and para-medical staff, inadequate availability of medicines in the prevalent dispensaries/hospitals etc.

Unsympathetic attitude of some private hospitals whose main motive is profit, even go to the extent of asking for various tests which are uncalled for or sometimes recommend for operations which could be avoided and could be cured by medicines for garnering more money – it saddens all right thinking people and I shall call it professional dishonesty.

Delegation of Power. then there is no delegation of power by some professionals which may help the general public in the absence of HOD of a particular branch, doctor’s profession requires unmitigated commitment which is the hallmark of this noble profession.

Some of the important principles which anybody would appreciate: sound professionalism, positive approach in rendering healthcare, enthusing patient to get professional medicare taking into account the wellbeing of the patients, providing synergy to the patient through positive talk; negative bent of mind worsens the case rather than curing and sincerity and honesty besides commitment to the core in following profession.   

Conclusively, it could be rightly said that those who follow the  idealized and ethical principles of Hippocrates (the father of medicine) are truly the medical professionals  and in this Dr. Gandotra and his team mates meets the bill. Wish that our society gets medicare continuous medical attention which it rightly deserves.

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Posted by on November 30, 2015 in Inner Thoughts

 

WHY DO WE CROSS THE LIMIT OF DECENCY AND BECOME UNETHICAL, IMMORAL AND SINFUL IN THE PROCESS & RESORT TO SELFISH KARMA INDEED?

WHY DO WE CROSS THE LIMIT OF DECENCY AND BECOME UNETHICAL, IMMORAL AND SINFUL IN THE PROCESS & RESORT TO SELFISH KARMA INDEED?

 

We all are selfish to a degree – to a certain degree. Parents do a marvelous job of looking after their children – meet their sundry needs with the resources they have. At times, they’ll go all out, sometimes keeping their house as a mortgage for meeting their children’s requirements. In this process, they sacrifice their today for better tomorrow of their wards! Why they do so is a moot question? There is a huge paradox in this. Every parent want their children to be successful in their lives and to make it happen, they will do everything conceivable to fructify the same. They expect that if they meet their demands today then in their oldage their grown up and well adjusted children will also provide them helping hand while it is hugely required. Accept it or not but it is a truth; without mincing words, all expect such things from their offspring! Call it selfishness or too much of expectations; it all depends on perception. Happiness is generated when we realize the reality of our time and minimize our expectations – may it be from our close relatives or friends. In order to dispel this impression (of not being selfish) some suffer in silence.

Doing good and forgetting it should be our norm and ought to be followed meticulously. A few days back there happened an incident at an institute in which I am presently serving. This incident proved that there are the people who want something in return while they perform good deed. There occurred an incident; two groups of students were fighting outside the precincts of the institute and that too after working hours. Being a busy road, one of the motorists stopped and intervened to stop the scuffle. In the melee that followed, the person who had intervened to stop the fight got injured. The fight, in the meanwhile, was stopped by the intervention other people. But the person who intervened in the first instance wanted an FIR to be filed against the students, media should be called for tarnishing the image of the institution as a whole. I felt at that time, it was a well thought out design against the institute. Notwithstanding the fact that the management and the school administration suspended the indisciplined students pending detailed investigation. But the person who intervened called his friends and created a chaotic situation. Subsequently, I intervened and informed the person concerned if that person has done some good deed, he/she does not ask anything in return – there should not be any selfish motive. It is a kind gesture and should be appreciated as such. The lesson being; when you do good to others, we do not ask for return backs or publicity.

SELFISHNESS CROSSING ALL LIMITS

Yesterday there was a TV debate in one of the channels in which a case of a Pathological Lab. which was fudging their test reports of the gullible patients was being debated and that too with the authority of a qualified doctor. The lady doctor too was there on the programme who had worked in this Lab. for a short span. She told that her friend told her name was being misused by the Lab. On investigations, it was found that they were misusing her name for years together –  even after she left her employment there by scanning her signature and affixing on the forms meant for the test reports! How many of the hapless patients must have been duped for their physical state of health through this Lab and what limits the some people could stoop in order to earn some easy money! A selfish deed indeed.

KNOWLEDGE FOR GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

Knowledge is essential component for the growth and development for our life. If this gyan is used positively, this knowhow could be employed for enlightenment and help in self awareness but contrarily if this is utilized negatively for revenge or taking cudgels or lowering the image of others in front of others then it works negatively impairing the well earned image of person concerned. It happens in our offices and sometimes in our homes also. The adage: ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’ should always be kept in mind while castigating others.

ALMS & EXPECTATIONS THEREOF

One of the best positives of a person is to help the needy when that person requires assistance in any form conceivable. In Holy Quran, it has been mentioned: Establish Prayer and dispense the Purifying Alms (Zakat) and bow in worship with those who bow. One of the best prayers is to help the needy without any expectation of any reward. It ought to be on the basis of ‘left hand not knowing what right hand is doing’. That is a true method of giving.

But we see strikingly different attitude we see now a days. We must have witnessed a sort of competition going on amongst devotees in showcasing their one-upmanship in offerings to the deity in mandirs or any other sacred places. Even the priests give preferential treatment to those who offer more? This is also another kind of ‘return back’ .

PROFIT MOTIVE BEYOND A LIMIT IS A SIN

Any businessman would expect some profit from his business but to expect more than what is due is also not ethical. For example, when we hoard some essential commodities with an intention to earn more profit than what is our legitimately due then we commit sin which cannot be forgiven. For example, hoarding of dal by some unscrupulous businessmen has created artificial scarcity thus hiking the prices of this commodity as high as 300%.

It is relevant to recount a poem penned by Shakespeare. A Pound of Flesh. The description of Shylock and Antonio is a case in point. While Shylock was in need of money, he requested Antonio to lend him the same but with a rider that he will have to give him a ‘pound of flesh’ from his body and a bond was signed. Antonio did not want money back but only ‘pound of flesh’.

This is a travesty of our time that some people want this type of return back at the cost of gullible. People do not feel any qualm in fleecing others. Selfish ego is responsible for all our ills facing our society. No moral or ethical considerations stop them from furthering their ill-conceived designs.

Conclusively we can say that selfishness, ego, greed, anger,  more expectations than required besides feeling of invincibility even after knowing fully well human fragility etc are responsible for ills bedeviling.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 25, 2015 in Inner Thoughts

 

GURU NANAK DEV JI & HIS TEACHINGS / SUFFERINGS UNDERGONE BY THE MESSENGERS OF GOD AND LESSONS THEREOF FOR US ALL

 

 

GURU NANAK DEV JI’S BIRTHDAY (PRAKASH DIVAS) ON 25TH NOVEMBER 2016

(MY HEARTIEST FELICITATIONS TO ALL ON PRAKASH DIVAS)

GURUPURB – A HOLY DAY TO REMEMBER

 

Guru through His preaching changes our lives to perfection

Purb / Parva – a Sanskrit word meaning celebration

Factually, life is a festival (Purb) of highest order

It may be on the eve of some festivals

Or on the anniversary of supreme sacrifices

To uphold commoners’ causes

Or Prakash Divas

A Day of Enlightenment considered in esteem by us.

On the most auspicious full moon day – Pooranmashi

At a village named Rai-Bhoi-Di-Talwandi

Now known as Nanakana Sahib

In the month of Kartik

15th day of April in the year 1469

When our most revered Baba Nanak Ji was born

To father Baba Kalu & Mother Tripta

No one but our beloved Akalpurakh (Lord)

His observable mission for this Special Messenger

Of spreading ‘IK NAAM’S’  pious Message

And that such a person will make huge difference

For causes most dear to society in general

Indeed a Shining Star on the horizon!

Observance of holy days and celebration of anniversaries

Linkage of which is an important feature

Of the Sikhs & the ones who believe in (Khalas) purity

Way of living now or in future with certainty

Gurupurb lasts for three days

A pious Akhand Path in Gurudwaras

With organization of Nagarkirtans

Procession (Kirtni Jatha) is led by Pious Fives (Panj Piyaras)

With Holiest Sri Guru Granth Sahib on the Palanquin

Hymns from It purifies the environs

Spreading Its  Message – the most fragrant

Far and wide making the gentry mesmerized

Gatka Parties displaying their artistry

With their traditional weapons.

On the Gurupurb Day Diwan

Starts early in the morn hours

With Asa-di-Var

And hymns from Guru Granth Sahib are sung

Followed by discourses and prayers (Ardas)

And finally Prashadha in lines (Pangat)

By the devout (Sangat)

Called langar served to all alike

People share it with great reverence

And make this day; a day to reminisce.

O! our Babaji – the most benevolent of all

Our earnest prayer to Thee our beloved One

Let the spirit of this day

Remain echoing in our memory

Spreading Thy Universal Message

Of Uniting the Humans without bias

And ridding society of all ills and malice

Engendering brotherly feelings amongst all.

GURU NANAK DEV JI & HIS TEACHINGS / SUFFERINGS UNDERGONE BY THE MESSENGERS OF GOD  AND LESSONS THEREOF

 

Guru Nanak Gurpurb, also called Guru Nanak Prakash Utsav or Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated with gaiety and enthusiasm by all those who know about His contribution to the humanity in general. He was born on 15th April 1469 at Rai Bhoi-di-Talwandi of Shekhopura now in Pakistan. His life spans from 1469 – 1539 A.D. History is the guide to tell us that during this period many of the spiritualistic, cultural and progressive ideas came to the fore and fructified owing to the proactive role of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The following observable changes occurred:-

  • The universal message of Guru Nanak Dev Ji was to reach a common understanding through dialogue and carry all along by understanding others viewpoints.
  • The old dogmas and unnecessary rituals prevailing amongst the masses gave place to progressive ideas. Service (Seva) and prayers (Simran) should be given more credence.
  • Propagated the idea of goodwill and welfare of all without bias.
  • Insisted that everybody should be truthful in words and deeds.
  • Resulted in intellectual and spiritual renaissance of the masses.
  • Humanism was given more importance with the idea that human beings are considered good or bad according to the deeds and not on the basis of birth.
  • Religion should create harmony and not hurdles in the path of masses.
  • Complete surrender to the will of God for spiritual forward march.
  • He taught the philosophy of ONE GOD.
  • Bad traits such as ego, anger, greed, attachment and lust should be shunned from our midst.
  • We should always be in the quest/pursuit of knowledge for our enlightenment. Knowledge helps us to attain salvation too.

The Holy Gurbani is a sacred treasure and has universal appeal, every verse (shaloka) while recited suffuses and fills with fragrance in the environment it is spoken and cures the illness of our soul. Almost all the prayers are in the praise of our Akalpurakh in one form or other.

For Example: Gun Biant Kimat Nahi Pae!! Nanak Jis Bhavai! Tis Lae Malae!

Endless are His virtuous qualities; His worth cannot be appraised. O Nanak, one who pleases Him is united with Him.

This is the holiest day in the history of Sikhism. It is celebrated not only by Sikhs but also by all those who believe in His Holy Words. Akhand Path, non-stop recitation from Guru Granth Sahibji, Asa Di Var (Collection of 24 Stanzas written by the revered Guruji). Gurdwaras are specially decorated tastefully on this occasion. Devout pay respectful tributes to Sri Guru Nanak Devji and remember His contributions for  the spiritual upliftment of the common masses and rid them from unnecessary rituals that prevailed.

Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s premise was that those who do not know the true meaning of scriptures, cannot differentiate between good and bad; are steeped in egocentric pursuits. These people are verily the ignorant ones. There is no exaggeration in saying that main thrust of Guru Ki Bani is to remove ignorance, superstition and complex customs bedeviling the masses This also helped in spreading the message of goodwill besides engendering brotherly feelings amongst them without bias. Guru Nanak’s stellar contribution is the wellbeing of the humanity as a whole and for the spread of this message He travelled length and breadth of our country and abroad.

On this day Prabhat Pheris (early morning processions) which are taken from the Gurdwaras in the early morning itself and cover almost all the lanes and bye lanes in the vicinity. People sing hymns in His glory in this procession.

All the incarnations Messengers of God suffered. They suffered so that we may learn lesson for a peaceful co-existence between all humans:-

  • Guru Nanak Preaching are more relevant now than ever:

While pains and sufferings are the part and parcel of our life but when it is inflicted by ourown brethren then it still more painful. What has been happening around the world now is nothing but painful. Guru Nanak has himself mentioned this “Unto whom should I tie up and give the bundle of my pains? The whole world is overlowing with pain and suffering. Where-ever I see loads of pain and suffering.” Guru Nanak traversed lengths and breadths of India and in the foreign lands, so he mentioned about the ‘pain across the globe. This pain and suffering could be ameliorated through meditation, he mentioned. “Remembering Him in meditation, a profound peace is obtained. Oaub and suffering will not touch you at all – remain in the sanctuary of God and no pain and suffering will ever touch you at all.

All the humans are our Creator’s creations but they are born under different circumstances and difficernt conditions and different locations. But from the same LIGHT we are created. Then why people we interpret scriptural inscription differently. It really pains me immensely.

 

  • Prophet Mohammad suffered immensely at the hands of his opponents in Makkah and in other place like Al-Tayf and Madina who knew His exceptional intelligence and integrity.Although he was bestowed with very good business, a happy family and helpful relatives yet he preferred the path of pains and sufferings. His opponents raised every conceivable hurdles in His path but he did not care about His sufferings but wiped off the tears of others though He was called ‘lying renegade’. Madina Although like Christ, He forgave them and followed a Allaha ordained path for the welfare of mankind.
  •  Jesus Christ preached the importance of having compassion for our fellow beings. He taught that kindhearted feeling should be there even for our enemies,

Jesus was born in 7 – 2 BC and was crucified in 30-33 AD in Jerusalem on the orders of the Roman prefect, Pontius Pilate. He was born in Nazareth, Galilee to Parents Marry & Joseph. During his life time too he had to suffer at the hands of opponents on one pretext or other.

The Supreme Lord sends His Messengers on this earth to spread His Message. His teachings are so relevant that there is a definitive imprint of His teachings on the psyche of people and that is why His influence remains centuries after centuries. Those sincere devotees who have attained certain level of spirituality can see the Divine Vision.

Christ preached forgiveness and mercy. He even forgave those who harmed him immensely. No ill-feelings for anyone absolutely that is the message given:

Matthew 6:14-15  For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Jesus was the one who had won victory against material consciousness. He exists in the hearts and minds of His followers. He said, ‘I do nothing of myself, but as my Father hath taught me.’ Christians including numberless others who have indomitable belief in His preaching shun delusions and follow His ideals. His presence is felt through his teachings. Those who have self realization know that in every speck of cosmos Christ Consciousness exists but only those who have vision can experience this. Christ Consciousness is a part of Cosmic Consciousness should never be lost sight of by us humans.

His teachings are so exhaustive, yet, if we care to follow the ones mentioned below, we can make our life sublime.

  • Krishna – the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who appeared on this earth as the Avtar (incarnation of Lord Vishnu) more than 5,000 years ago had to put put up with so many pains and sufferings firstly at the hands of Demon King Kamsa (the most demonist of all Bhoja dynasty. Subsequently faced evils in the form of demons like Trnavarta, Bakasura, Aghasura, Dhenuksura, Pralambasura, Kesi in the form of horse, besides serpent Kaliya to whom he forgave and finally besides serpent Kaliya to whom he forgave. So much so was he disturbed by the demons that for the safety of his subjects he had to established his abode at Dwarka suffused with fortification etc. In Mahabharta, Lod Krishna played a stellar role in annihilation of evil in the form of Dhritrashtra and his sons especially Dharyodhna/ Though the battle between Kauravas and Pandavas took a heavy toll yet truth won and evil perpetuated and pampered by Kauravas was destroyed ultimately.
  • Lord Rama an epitome of Dharma and peace. He was to be carbonated as King of Ayodhya but had to go for exile for 14 long years. During exile, he killed many demons who disturbed the hermits in their meditation. His consort Sita was abducted with deception by demon king Ravana who represented evil. There was a ferocious battle between the two armies of Lord Rama and Ravana where evil of Ravana was defeated.
  • Lord Budha who eptomised non-violence and peace throughout his life and spread his message of fairplay and tolerance through his disciples too faced many hurdles initially from his opponents while spreading the message of love and affection. Even his death is death after consuming a special delicacy offered by his generous host, the remains of which was buried. 

It goes to show that our most revered ones suffered at the hands of their opponents then what we are? We should actually learn lessons out of their sufferings / sacrifices and live joyously and with empathy.

Profound lessons that we human should get from the Messengers and God incarnations.

We woefully opine that we are suffering pains at the hands of our opponents (those who do not agree to our viewpoints) just conveniently forgetting the untold sufferings undergone by the Messengers of God. Following should never be forgotten while dealing with each others.

  • The world of ours is in constant struggle between good and evil. This is due to thrusting our opinionson others forcefully and consequent struggle. Then differing people resort to disproportionate violence result in loss of precious lives. No religion recommends this.

 

  • There is a fight between the truth and falsehood. This difference may be due to different interpretation of scriptures but basic thrust of all religious scriptures is good of humanity as a whole without bias and feelings of compassion, empathy, cooperation, brotherhood and goodwill to be encouraged between all humans.  

 

  • There are those who are oppressor and those who are oppressed. The oppressor should introspect about his/her origin and should never identify himself/herself different from others.

 

  • Bad things could happen to good ones. This is a fact, bad things have happened to the good people but when this injustice should stop and message of goodness that is codified in all the religious texts made applicable in letter and spirit? The sooner this happens the better for the humanity as a whole. No human loss please.

 

  • We should never forget that we have a common Creator meaning we are commonly related to our Him. Then why bloodletting for temporary gain – a gain which pains even our Creator!

 

  • All the main scriptures exhort us for co-existing with mutual cooperation and with goodwill then why misunderstanding and killing? Where all this will lead the humanity?

 

  • Be that as it may, lets forget our small small differences and live as creation created by our ONE Creator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 21, 2015 in GOD AND WE, Inner Thoughts

 

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WHAT IS MEANT BY AURA, ITS BENEFITS AND CAN WE CHANGE OUR NEGATIVE AURA BY OUR SOUND KARMA (GOOD DEEDS)?

WHAT IS MEANT BY AURA, ITS BENEFITS AND CAN WE CHANGE OUR NEGATIVE AURA BY OUR SOUND KARMA (GOOD DEEDS)?

MY AURA & ME

What type of person I want to be

Depends entirely on my Creator and me

If I want to remain static

In the midst of changing dynamics

Whilst opportunities abound

To pick and choose from amongst

Surely, I’ll have to awake from my slumber

Not a soul will coax me to get up

From a self imposed inactivity

It’s factually I and me only

Who’ll have to make an effort with sincerity

Nobody else will bell the cat for me, really

If I want to remain weakling with fragile aura for ever

Then nobody, my friends, cares

And why anybody ought to show even a shred of anxiety

When I don’t take the first step forward with and for dignity

For earning a place for my own self – with my own efforts diligently

Thus help remove the stigma of being a weak-link for good

And become a person with energy filled aura that counts, for sure

HARBANS KHAJURIA


Every atom and part thereof in the universe and everything/everybody is composed of vibrations. Even our thoughts we conceive and put into practice are made up of vibrations – motion of energy. Besides our consciousness are made up of vibrations. Aura is defined as the electro-photonic vibration response to an external object or excitement thereof. An aura is the particular type of space or atmosphere or a vital force that surrounds every living and non-living things and give out energy; positive or negative depending on the matter it is made of and energy emitted by it. For example, light and soft shades indicate a positive condition and dark shade indicate a negative condition. If our aura is made up of vibration then a question arises from where this vibration is created? There may be some cause of this vibration – without doubt from our Creator.


KINDS OF AURAS & FACTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR FORMATION


An aura is the affect or influence or sphere of energy or lack of it we create on the space we occupy. How much of aura we possess depends on the factors:

  •   Morality and discipline followed by an individual;
  • Perfect balance in life to be maintained for enhancing our aura;
  • Our daily deeds and misdeeds which obstruct positive energy;
  • Life style we follow – upright and based on principles or care less about these aspects;
  • Whether we follow Spiritualistic life or otherwise;
  • Whether we possess mental strength or possess mental lethargy;
  • Enlightened Soul Or Total Ignorant and do not make any effort to enhance our know-how;
  • Possessing Magnetism to pull others towards us with our good traits;
  • Or repel others with our presence, with cold and negative behavior etc.
  • Sphere of influence differs from person to person according to the traits we imbibe;
  • When our aura is weak, our space is limited while in case of those who are steadfast in character and heartwarming, possess vast expanse of influence. It all depends on the positivity we possess;
  • The spread affect or sway of influence is lasting for some while in others it is fragile or limited or a little or ineffectual totally depending on the personality of the individual.


BENEFITS OF ROBUST AURA


How best we react to a situation depends on our aura we are possessing presently. When we are down due to some sudden incident, if our aura is robust, we are unfaltering in our response to that incident – we face the situation squarely and take charge. Contrarily, when our aura is weak, it is ineffectual; it caves in / hides into our shell. Our aura affects us physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and even intellectually and bestows us assistance when required.


It is also a fact that we should get our aura checked from some expert so that we devise ways and means to boost / improve it. A person with sound aura is full of joy, accommodative, have clarity both verbal and in action to be transacted and maintains equanimity both in happy and sad moments. Best things about our strong aura is that it also improves our intuitive power.


More energy means more patience to face coming stresses and strains of our lives. Not only this, it is surprising how our strong aura increases our immunity and protects us from diseases. It also protects us from pollutants of all kinds bedeviling our environs.

 

SPIRITUALISM AND AURA


Christ Consciousness or Krishna Consciousness could come through our self effort. This is the result of righteousness we follow and positive behavior we follow in our daily lives. Those of us who are self aware through self realization are the ones who possess equanimity in weal and woe exhibit a fine-tuned aura. It also goes to show that we are ourselves responsible for building or improving our aura to be fully heightened one or cold or weak. With our improved aura, we feel energized, are joyous, healthy and every activity of ours brings better results. The good omen that comes from within us comes from our aura. Knowing the intensity of our aura, we can get ourselves healed from a wide range of diseases including physiological and psychological related diseases.


CHANGE IN THE INTENSITY OF OUR AURA


Aura around living things changes with time but differs from person to person according to our conscious intend (more our willpower more aura grows) but aura around non-living objects is changeless. Aura around humans is made up of electromagnetic radiation, depending upon our intuitive capacity, intense or limited intentions, emotional maturity, maturity and will to act or react to a situation.


It goes to show that we can afford to improve our aura through self introspection / self analysis / self effort and then acting in such a manner that it infuses confidence to transact our day – to – day activities with inherent enormous energy. We should never forget that when we are resilient, patient, not stressed, we are able to truly understand state of affairs around us, and with it we can devise ways and means to improve our aura, if self help does not work, then expert’s opinion could be sought so as to boost / enhance it for longevity and healthy life.


AURAS DIFFER FROM PERSON TO PERSON


We’ve very limited knowledge about the universe we see and even about ourselves which we boast of knowing. A normal person can know the aura of another person if concerted effort is made. In the pictures of our Gods, we see a visible circle around their heads. How best we can make use of senses and also our consciousness to find our auras, depends on our sincerity of our effort.


TYPES OF ARAUS & NEED TO CHANGE IT

There are varieties of auras which we cultivate due to our own Karmic deeds and misdeeds. Positive deeds results in positive auras and negative deeds brings in its wake negative auras. There is an urgent need to know about our aura, if need be, from the experts in the field so as to device ways and means to change it according to the need. Some of the auras are given below:-

BRIGHT OR WHITE AND CLEAN AURA. While is the colour of perfection. It is an indication of perfect harmony. It is the colour of Light connected with God. In other words it is the colour of GOD a DIVINE LIGHT.


YELLOW – GOLDEN AURA.
YELLOW: It is the indication of mental growth, awareness and intelligence with analytical thoughts. But when yellow is aligned with grey or black it is indicative of negative mindset.

GREEN COLOURED AURA. It the colour of harmony, proper balance in life and also indicates the subject’s connectivity with the Creator and compassionate in nature. But when green is aligned with murky or dark or grey it shows the person concerned is jealous, selfish to the core and more possessiveness.

ORANGE SHADED AURA. It is the colour of sun (mixing of red and yellow). It reflects creativity and awareness which could be used for healing purposes whereas negative shade of orange colour connotes aggressiveness along with destructive behavior.

BLUE AURA. It is connected with the spiritualism and positivity. But when blue is aligned with grey and black it indicates negativity

GRAY AND DARK AURA. BLACK. This is the colour wherein the subject is negatively oriented in every aspect. He is blocking the Light of our Creator.

INDOGO AURA. One who is in the process of seeking spiritual truth very intensively.VIOLET

AURA. It connotes selfless love and spirituality besides being humane and considerate and compassionate.

BROWN AURA. It reflects negative inclinations

RED SHADED AURA . it may either positive side may signify love but when deep red signifies negative side may reflect anger.


GOOD AURA REFLECTS THE INNER SELF OF A PERSON


When we know about our aura, we can simply gauge the thoughts of subject before he/she tells us something verbally. We can even know whether that person is telling truth or otherwise. When we see a bright and clean aura, we can expect something good from that person. That person cannot be untruth in his / her words and deeds. Furthermore, this sort of a person is spiritually forward moving where when we see a grey or dark aura; it is sure that such a person will have ill-intention or have intentions which are difficult to decipher. However, we cannot consider a person laudable mere at his face value; how best that person is dressed or how best he impresses you with his speech or good posture these are not the best indicators of good aura as it has been proven outer impressions are always deceptive.


HOW TO CHOOSE A PERSON AS A GURU FOR US


While choosing a spiritual preacher or Guru, we’ ve to be very careful. We’ve experienced so called Gurus most recently who were found to have indulged in unethical and immoral acts and proved themselves to be ‘sheep in wolf’s clothings’ but outwordly they professed wisdom and acted saintly. These people, in place of enlightening us will do an irreparable damage/retard or put a stop to our own spiritual journey. Such people only have ulterior motive or would like to control the masses for meeting the nefarious designs. Gurus with Yellow –Golden aura around their heads are preferred ones.


HOW BEST TO GAUGE A PERSON’S AURA & ITS USES


When we are able to decipher the aura of a person, we are also able to find out the diseases the subject is afflicted with. By consciously controlling aura we can actually provide required heat to our body. Auras can help us develop our consciousness, spiritual development and affords us an opportunity to know about Mother Nature. Those people who cultivate negativities like anger, jealousy, greed, rancor, fear, and pursue all sort of ways and means to satisfy their material possession urge, etc ultimately suppress their true nature and by so doing these sorts of people just suppress their auras. Also, by observing the auras of others, we can improve our own through intensely following the principles involved. It has been observed that children up to the age of five can see the aura. We must have experienced infants while looking at some person show instant liking by smiling while they see a good aura or cry when they see a negative or dark aura. Children do have strong auras since they are not have negativity which the adults are prone to.

HOW TO MAKE OUR AURA ROBUST

  1. SELF AWARENESS. Through self introspection/self analysis we have to know where we stand on ‘aura ladder’. If we are unable to know this individually then we can seek the help of experts in the field and then follow the regime of self correction so as to have self improvement in whatever way we lack.

  2. Removing Negativity. When our intension is merely to get material possessions and want to get in whatever way it is possible, then possibly we are lacking the characteristics which make us negatively inclined which makes us all the more weak in our aura. All the negativity like anger, jealousy, rancor, greed, etc have to be rid from our midst and transform into a positively oriented individual. Having positivity means having good aura.
  1. Spiritualism and aura. Having rid off the smut from our system, we can follow a life which has compassion for others, selfless life, feeling pain and others feel pain, help others when required, meet the needs of others, love others as we want others to love us, etc. Having acquired these traits in life, we can easily establish connectivity with our Creator because He too loves those who love his/her fellow being. Establishing connectivity means our aura has become robust.
  1. Positive Attitude and Sincerity. A life full of positive attitude besides righteous living makes our life purposeful and without encumbrance from the present birth to the other one and also decreasing our Karmic deficit from the previous births. This also helps in enhancing the AURA of ours.
  1. Infants and Auras. It has been said that a child upto the age of five can see the aura of other people. It is because of the fact that an infant is not affected by the ups and downs of the life which will follow after this age only. We must have observed a child smiling while looking at a person and also weeping while looking on the other. It is simply because the child is able to see the aura of a person and responses accordingly. With this point in view, we should always keep the children away from bad company, bad deeds and educate the child in such a manner that he/she develops a positive frame of mind and aura and is not enslaved by negativity.
 
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Posted by on November 18, 2015 in Inner Thoughts, SELF IMPROVEMENT

 

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ON GOD AND HIS CREATIONS

ON GOD AND HIS CREATIONS

 

Our solemn prayers to thee our Creator

Do accept our thanks and profoundest regards

For giving us things to sustain our life

Natural beauties to feast our eyes

Air to breathe life into our system

And sustain life for the living beings

Water to quench our thirst

For ensuring body functions so varied

And water the plants for farm produce

Thus helps us to make food to meet our energy needs

Besides keeping our body strong & healthy

This energy helps us do our day-to-day functions with agility

Whence haunted with incidents most unexpectedly

He bestows us His needful succor

Without letting us even asking, ever

For our most Dear One knows about needs of ours

Being omniscient and omnipotent beyond doubt

How can we suspect about His existence then

When He is the architect of our own creation.

 

Prevailing delusions about God bind us in one form or the other. Some say God exists and others just question His existence and argue: if God exists; has somebody seen Him in Person and proof thereof, if God has created all this creations then who has created the God, etc. There is also the cynicism about One or too many Gods – causing confusion in the minds of the people. Given this context, the question about the powers of our Akalpurakh / Bhagwan /Allaha/ Lord/ Creator besides, more importantly, the question as to how He came into being has been delved umpteenth times by different saints, sages and rishis. Despite of all explanation, skepticism still clouds our mind space due to myriad of perceptions. It goes to prove that Infinite God and reason why He created the finite creations is still stuck/ latched in His Maya which doubtlessly is all encompassing. It has no beginning or end has been amply demonstrated. Also, without finite (which is based on the Law of Relativity), Infinite (based on Law of Absolute) can exist but not the other way around. Our body is finite but consciousness is part of Absolute Consciousness. Furthermore the common thread of interdependence that exists between Creator’s creation for survival is undisputable and flawless, we tend to agree this reality or not hardly matters.


In Bhagwad Gita Lord Krishna mentions that material nature (Prakriti) is manifested automatically (Avasham). Nature (Prakriti) acts on its own and transformation of matter and living beings are both products of material world. Even our modern science concludes that all material world works in accordance with the Laws of Nature – in fact made and sustained by our Creator. It is also amplified that God does not interfere in the working of the Laws of Nature and it is also a fact that even God is not immune to His own creation (Natural Laws manifested by Him)! Not obeying these laws by the humans leads to unpredictable consequences – this fact has been demonstrated time without numbers.


As law of causation (reasons for creation of something and other related questions) applies to God’s creations only including humans and that is why these have finite existence. Everything that happens (good or bad) takes place due to some cause or reason. Laws of Nature too have their own independent causes and effects thereof while functioning.. It should never be forgotten that ‘time’ is a great healer for a unsuitable happening. We possess limited knowledge about everything that is created beyond and around us. Everything that glitters is not gold hence in our ignorance we tend to believe that what we see and know is the truth but there is something more to it than what meets the eyes – that is Eternal Truth. Anything which exists has a cause to exist according to His Supreme Will. Questioning His Will and its existence or creation is therefore a total fallacy. Creation is there because God has created it but who created Him is a moot question. It can also be argued that all the laws of caution is applicable only to the creation and not to the Infinite Creator. It can also be said that everything that comes out of Him could be dissolved in Him through His power.


Due to our ignorance we are unaware about the true nature of our Soul (Atma). This ignorance is synonymous with cloud which hides the luminosity or glare of the Sun. We give more credence to our body and act as such. We put limits to our Soul (Atma) due to our ignorance (Ajnana). When Eternity of our Atma is visualized in its totality through self awareness through sincere meditation then subsequently we are able to know about the Super Soul. Having achieved this, everything falls in place – realization of Absolute Truth.


Being humans, our thoughts have inherent limitations, but our ego thinks it otherwise – never agree this reality. This is due to the fact that we are oblivious of self-knowledge (Atma-Janana). Due to lack of self-knowledge, we always think that a particular thing is our creation which is not a whole truth. Till such time we follow the twin paths of morality (Yama) and discipline (Niyama) and thus gain self realization by delving inside us, we may not be able to know what we actually are and what our function is as humans. By being egocentric, we’ll neither know our true nature nor the true nature of our Creator. It should never be forgotten that we are merely playthings in the hands of our Lord and what we are today is due to His blessings. The prescription for knowing the whole truth about our Creator is to firstly know how much truthful we are about own self.


Coming to connectivity with God, it does not happen just with a wishful thinking or praying or meditating for the sake of getting something but when it is accompanied with utmost sincerity and honesty. Persistence is the key for all these. Mere remembering Him as if we are casually calling some stranger just will not help. Remembering Him with zeal as though our very survival hinges on Him will help.


Some of us must have practically experienced, whenever we are faithfully focusing on God, there is a creation of positive energy and a feeling of being merged with a power which cannot be explained in words. Every individual is different so attentiveness on our Creator also differs and the result of that attention too differs in degrees. When we look within our own self, we see Him – just formless Light of Infinite. It can better be inferred that those who have experienced the truth are away from all the delusions and also His Maya. It is also a fact that those who has got self realization through self effort can conveniently judge the truth about His existence.


In Bhagwad Gita it has been amplified: Earth, water, fire, air, ether, mind, intelligence and ego are the eight types of Creator’s nature and these are the constituents used for the creation of the world. These are the lower lifeless nature of the Creator. The superior energy (conscious) is of the Creator (the life-element) by which this universe is sustained.

This completes the assertion of creation and its sustenance.Then question arises; if the law of causation does not apply to our Creator then how come we ask; ‘Who created the Creator’? In fact there is no ifs and whats and other questions asked about our Creator. Facts stands out that our existence is due to our mother and father and this has been continuing from ages together.


CONNECTIVITY WITH GOD IS ATTAINABLE

 

Different religions are like different pathways for connectivity with the Source, but the most favored one is the path which is followed with unmitigated devotion, or with heartfelt love for God. God recognizes and accepts the worship of those who worship without any doubt about His existence. It can better be said that the penance gives results only and only when we are pure in our Karmic deeds (in Satvika Mode), possess compassion for others, bereft of jealousy, anger or greed for anyone, no reaction based on unethical emotions on any event or occurrence, consider everyone equal, respect everyone’s freedom to follow his/her faith, and finally obey Laws of Nature.

 

 
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Posted by on November 13, 2015 in Inner Thoughts

 

DEEPVALI / DIWALI – A SACRED FESTIVAL OF LIGHT AND SOUND

DIWALI – FESTIVAL OF LIGHT

Celebrated on the return of Lord Rama
To his kingdom of Ayodhya,
After 14  years’ of exile,
To fulfil the wishes of his father,
The King Dhashratha of Ayodhya,
Whilst away from his kingdom and dear subjects,
He withstood toil and tribulation,
In the forests with no habitation,
Subsisted merely on wild herbs,
With his consort Sitaji and brother Lakshmanji along,
He neutralized many a demons,
Demons who desecrated the religious places,
Of worship of  hermits,
These demons respected  no rules,
Of humanity and had their  writ,
Of the demon King Ravana,
Who abducted, with deceit, Sita  Mata,
Lord Rama invaded the fiefdom of Ravana,
There ensued a battle, so violent,
In which Lord Rama decimated Ravana’s arrogance
And with it his wickedness, for good,
From the Mother Earth,
The purpose for which Lord Vishu,
Had taken Ram’s Avtar.
People  spruce up their houses tastefully
To welcome the Lordess of Wealth and Wellbeing,
The Mother Lakshmi, the benevolent one,
Fire-works and lighted earthen wicks lined, so stylishly,
The houses are lighted nicely,
There is  atmosphere of happiness all around
Business people worship their books of accounts,
And pray for prosperity for the days to come,
People celebrate Diwali,
With traditional fervor and gaiety,
By praying at the temples,
With a pray for their welfare.
And those of their nears and dears.
It is the festival whence goodwill prevails all around,
Good wishes and greetings along with sweets are exchanged,
For each others’ prosperity and good omen.

O my dearest Lord,
And Mother Divine,
Shower Thy graces,
To one and all – without bias,
So that all ills and intolerances are neutralized,
Like the demons done to death by Lord Rama,
So that everyday may be like a Diwali Day,
For celebration with enthusiasm and gaiety.

HARBANS KHAJURIA


DEEPVALI / DIWALI – A SACRED FESTIVAL OF LIGHT AND SOUND

Literally, the word DEEPVALI means (deep – light and vali a row and together it means a row of lights)

After the expiry of Lord Ram’s 14 long years of exile, winning over the ‘Sone Ki Lanka – GOLDEN LANKA’  and killing the demon king Ravana with it all his evil Karmic deeds; Lord Rama, accompanied with his brother Lashmana and Sita and all his followers including Hanumanji (a reservoir of strength, knowledge and intelligence,  courageous but without even a touch of pride, an epitome of Bhakti and Shakti –  despite all these qualities he considered himself to be the humble servant of Lord Rama). 

When Lord Rama reached Ayodhya, he was accorded a rousing reception / welcome by the happy populace there. They welcomed all by lighting their homes and streets of Ayodhya with earthen wicks. The righteous emperor Bharata, the virtuous one coroneted  his elder brother Rama to the throne of Ayodhya. 

Dhanteras : It falls two days prior to Diwali. Dhan means wealth and teras means thirteenth day as per Hindu Calendar. On this day, devout purchase gold, silver ornaments / coins or any other precious metal or utensils as per the propensity of the person concerned. Maa Lakshmi – the Goddess of Wealth and wellbeing is worshiped on this day. Also Kuber, the treasurer of gold and silver is also worshipped. On this day, houses and business established are spruced up for the ongoing Diwali. It is also accompanied with Yama poojan (worship – the God of death) for ensuring sound health and wellbeing with his blessings. 

THOUGHTS ON DIWALI

A Sterling Example of Obedience. The king of Ayodhaya Dhashratha, had made a solemn pledge to his wife Kakto ask for two boons or promises when she had saved him from a certain critical situation. She was given promises she could realize those boons whenever she wanted. While there was a strong news that the king wanted Ramji to be coroneted as the king, Manthra the maid servant of KaIkeyi poisoned the ears of the queen Kaikeyi and exhorted her to ask for realization of two promises given to her by the king.

First the coronation for Bharata (Kaikeyi’s son) and second, 14 years’ exile for Rama (the son of Kaushilya). As there was the dictum in the family since ages together: – Raghukul Reet Sada Chali Aayi Puran Jaaye Par Bachan Na Jaye (There is a tradition in Raghukul that they will prefer death to break a promise), so Ayodhya king had to concede the demands of Kaikeyi though with heavy heart/ grudgingly.

After hearing about the turn of events (Coronation for Bharata and exile for him), Rama did not say even a single word. Contrarily, he put on his the simplest dress to depart for exile, thus obeying the directive of his father without demur or reservation. Sitaji (consort of Ramji and Lakshamana (the son of Sumitra) too wanted to accompany Rama. This is a fine example of obedience of the orders of elders in the family. We ought to imbibe this fine trait of Lord Rama and thus follow a righteous path in our life.

Fine example of cohesion in the family. As Bharata came to know about the 14 years’ exile to Rama and coronation for himself, he felt very disappointed. He flatly refused to be crowed as a king of Ayodhya in the absence of elder brother Rama and Lakshmana. No arguments of any sort could placate him. He thought this act of being emperor as adharam (irreligiosity). He even went to the jungles in order to persuade Rama and Lakshmana to persuade them to come back to Ayodhaya but Rama did not agree to this because of the promise of his father. This is termed as Bharat Milap. 

Finally, he extracted a promise from Ramji that on his return back from 14 years’ exile, he will take the reigns as an emperor. Such was the love between the brothers – an unparallel one. Rama’s love for Bharta was also an example that ought to be followed by brothers now for ensuring goodwill in our families. Wealth or any other consideration should not be an impediment for a good relations in our families.

Ravana the Demon King was most Learned Demon King. Ravana, the son of Vishwashrava (A Brahman rishi) and his mother Kaikasi (from a demon family) was a scholarly person who had the knowledge of Vedas and other scriptures at his finger tips but he is taken in negative light because he did not make use of this knowledge for the benefit of demon clan. But Ravana was intoxicated with his prowess and knowledge. So much so he was swayed by ego that he stooped to abducting Sita Mata the consort of Lord Rama – an evil act. It goes to prove that if we do not use the knowledge with sagacity, we sure will fall prey to unethical karma leading to our sure downfall. 

Kuber Puja. Kuber is the step brother of Ravana and is considered as the treasurer of wealth. It is believed amongst the devout that worship of Lord Kubera, especially on the auspicious day of Diwali, brings affluence and progress in business. Just as we can have fresh water from the fresh water reservoir, we can have Lord Kubera’s blessings if we pray sincerely and work hard for that. Meaning, he bequeaths wealth if we sincerely do our karma as per the natural laws. His graces those who resort to right karma and possess right attitude in life. Kubera pooja is done on Diwali Day so that there is sufficiency of everything for meeting the needs of our family.

Lordess Lakshmi & Lord Ganesha Pooja. Diwali is considered complete without first inviting Lord Ganesha because He is an embodiment of good beginning and removes obstacles besides being the Lord of Wisdom. Lordess Lakshmi represents wealth and well being. On the auspicious day of Diwali, both of the deities share a single altar thus ensuring blessings of the both. The former is taken as Lordess of wealth and the latter as the bestower of prosperity.

Playing Gamble on Diwali Day. A legend has it that on Diwali Day Goddess Parvati played dice with Lord Shiva and He ordained that anyone who gambled on this day, prosperity will smile on that person. This tradition continues even today. But some unscrupulous / unethical people just gamble away their homes and hearths on this day and have to fend for themselves. This is bad. Tradition is OK, but excess of everything is bad  – should never be forgotten.

It should never be forgotten that when tradition marries with modernity, may it be celebration of festivals or any other day, we consider this as a pious and worth celebrating, it gives us feeling of wellness amongst our fellow beings. But one thing we ought not forget that celebration should never be individualistic in nature. When all are happy then celebration gives more satisfaction. May it be celebration of Diwali, Christmas Day, EID or any other religious day – when all accompany us, celebration becomes more meaningful and eventful in true sense of terms.
 
Message: Care to be taken that the crackers used (if at all) should be of low intensity and should produce less no or less noise or air pollution.

 
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Posted by on November 8, 2015 in Inner Thoughts

 

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What is intolerance and identify its forms? How best to come out of it all?

What is intolerance and identify its forms? How best to come out of it all?

Intolerance is supposed to have taken place when we do not accept others’ point of view or belief, are not in sync with others’ sensitivities or habits which are different to that of ours, etc. This intolerance could be due to our incapacity to put up with others beliefs and practices. These beliefs and practices could be ritualistic or religious in nature or could be in conflict with our own persisting beliefs and its consequence / spin-off may produce harmful effects on the country as a whole. It should never be forgotten that any over-indulgence in our beliefs and stark disregard or denigrate differing perceptions produces hostility between the communities. Also, the allowable deviation in beliefs, if at all, could be ironed out by sitting of differing communities and reach to a conclusive result by an approach of give and take otherwise intolerance between could result in bad blood and ill-feeling and could prove to be counterproductive to inclusive growth of a country. Divisiveness could spell doom for unity and integrity of a country as well.

 

Intolerance in any form has disastrous consequences and if not controlled with iron hand can prove ruinous to the inclusive growth first and then shake the very foundation of the state. We should never forget that India is a pluralistic society and every community has its role to play in its growth and development.

 

Following are some of the Intolerances which are creating ill-will and spoiling the congenial environs:-

COMMUNAL CONFLICTS AND INTOLERANCE

In India, we cannot separate state and the religion the people follow. Religion is a motivating and binding force in Indian context while having secular credentials. The state remains as an unbiased player as far as religion is concerned. We believe in the philosophy of secularism (Sarva Dharma Sama Bhava) – all are equal while we talk about religion. Despite secularism, we have differences in the name of caste, language, colour, culture consequently giving rise to conflict of interests wherein each community wants to have upper hand. In such a scenario, sometimes conflict is the natural corollary. As I said before, the state has to remain a neutral player lest this conflict does not take a turn for the worst.

The partition of India after independence in 1947 into India, Pakistan and Bangladesh took place on the religious lines. There was huge spillage of blood due to mass migration of people to their respective countries. The resulting widespread violence took toll of more than 5 lacs. Such dreadful consequence of communal mindset was enacted. In order that we remain united, it is important that we respect each others’ beliefs while following our own with fervor it deserves. Are not we participating and enjoying each other religious festivals? We are, then why create unnecessary differences. Religion is a sacred intent. If this is for our common Creator’s connectivity then there should not be any difference whatsoever. If some extraneous reasons are there then we’ve to remove those differences and live happily despite differences. Each one of us has the freedom to follow his/her religion of choice. No one can stop us from following this course. It is because our constitution gives full liberty to follow whatever religion we want. Communalism is antithesis to inclusive progress of a country so it should be nipped. Dissent if any, should be met with persuasion. Creating ill-feeling for vote bank purposes should be stopped.

In India there is unity in diversity and it is a must that all should have full faith in its diversity. Presently, there is perceived (I see that way) growth of communalism. Communalism is expression of love towards our own religion – thinking it to be superior while disregarding or disrespecting the aspirations and considerations for others’. We ought to follow the dharma of ‘live and let live’. The hydra headed venom of communalism divides our society. Although India is a Hindu majority country (85%) of people are Hindus yet all the people can follow their religious percepts without compunction – because our constitution guarantees religious freedom. Communal harmony is a must for inclusive progress of the country is an undisputed fact.


Secularism has to be the buzz words so that all contribute their mite for all round progress of the country – pro-Indian should be rooted in Indian psyche. Our conscience should prick if some aberrations take place without being selective in approach.


RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE


The Constitution of India gives freedom to follow the religious belief with freedom without any outer pressures. In India, we’ve special incentives for minority communities in education etc so that they remain in sync with the progress in education as the majority communities in order to get the benefits of national cake equally. It is in India only that we had had Presidents and every other heads from minority religions (It may be from Muslim, Sikhism, Christians etc) no discrimination or bias is exercised while choosing any constitutional posts.

 

It has been observed that so called fringe elements or loose cannons stoke fires by their irresponsible pronouncements and these off-the-cuff statements are picked by some media and dissected times without number. An utterance which should not have been given any thought and ought to have died a natural death after sometimes is made to perpetuate and results in bad blood. The Government in power should see to it that stringent laws are made in which equal space is provided to all religions for following their beliefs and practices. has to be maintained, all the cultures, beliefs, traditional modes of behavior, biases generated over a period of time. Though religion is a motivating force in Indian psyche yet it should not be stretched to a limit wherein it proves counterproductive for the overall good of the state.

 

FOOD HABITS AND INTOLERANCE

 

I am really perplexed as recently we are witnessing a perverted sort of intolerance as regards the food habit of people. This is for ‘beef eating’ – though I am a pure vegetarian yet I think food preferences are the personal in nature and should be left as such. There are states in India in which beef eating is banned then what is the harm in imposing ban and if one community’s religious sentiments are affected then others should also respect – at least in the states where ban has been imposed through legislation. Why raising hue and cry over food habits and create differences where none is warranted. If somebody wants to have it  even after ban then why there is there such a hue and cry about it. Why lynching of a person as happened in UP (Dadri). This is really a black spot in India’s secular character of tolerance. This should not happen again anywhere in India. We’re not living in dark ages. Mutual respect for each others’ religious sentiments is a must. Now coming to criticism concerning beef ban, Digvijay Singh had asserted in the past that his party (Congress) wants ban on cow slaughter and beef ban but it was not taken vociferously as has been the case now. The national media too is responsible for excessively doing its postmortem (may be for enhancing its TRP) without thinking about the negative fallout that will entail nationally or globally.

 

 

IDEOLOGICAL INTOLERANCE

 

It is the freedom or liberty to criticize and go hammer and tongs or getting extra strident sometimes a particular way of thought or action and in this process identify oneself with the thought in sync or commensurate with particular school of thought of the society. This ideological difference can be positive or negative in nature. The people to which negative criticisms or unhealthy criticisms are directed become the worst victim of intolerance. – sometimes without any plausible reasons. It is also a fact that everybody reacts differently to a situation. It is ok when differences are not to the detriment or at the cost of others’ ideologies. The dictum: ‘your freedom stops where my nose starts’ should always be kept in mind while accepting and respecting others viewpoints. A small difference produces such a backlash as though we’ve not to live in the society to which we’re vociferously criticizing.

Insofar ‘awardwapsi’ competition that is going on is the case in point. Award should make us proud recipients. Not that now something different has happened. Not that there were no riots and resultant killings of innocents on the basis of religion, there was no mega-scams, there were no flaring or heightening of religious feelings and consequent killings in UP and other parts of India but the aftereffects of Dadri incident and some irresponsible utterances has resulted in return of awards.

I do not understand why Central Govt is being held responsible for each and every incident that happens in states:-

  1. Killing of Pansare and Dabholkar happened in Maharashtra – while Cong rule was there.
  2. Kalburgi was killed in Karnataka with Cong rule.
  3. Dadri happened in UP in SP govt is there.

Selective outrage is not understood at all.

 

INTOLERANCE BASED ON SOCIO-ECONOMICAL STATUS

 

We have observed that some people show off their material prosperity and consider have-nots as the flogging horses. No mercy is shown to their state of health or change of situation which has brought about the dismal strait.

 

Then there are intolerances due to the following:-

  1. Gender Intolerances.
  2. Socio-economical Intolerances.
  3. Caste based Intolerances.
  4. Intolerance due to cultural tyranny of some.
  5. Language and region based Intolerances.

Some of the suggestions for removing the menace of intolerance:-

1.     Government should be firm in dealing with any adverse remarks (based on religion or ideological differences) coming from their own ruling ministers or party members. Such people should be counseled and advised to show restraint. In a vast country with variety of religions and cultures incidents would be there but how the ruling party conducts itself counts for fostering good relationship.

 

2.     People should have freedom to follow their religious beliefs and cultural traditions without fear.

 

3.     Intolerance is generated with the cocktail of politics and religion. Each should grow in different sphere because each has different goals. When these merge, there is problem.

 

4.     When creative instinct of people especially our youth gets fillip, they will not resort to cheap stratagems in order to get publicity and will become epitome of tolerance.

5.     Hate mongers of all hues should be identified and dealt with according to the laws of the land.

 

6.     National award is conferred for any outstanding achievement in variety of fields. An awardee should feel pride in receiving a national award. Returning the award due to one reason or other is not understood and when it is done with a ‘motive’ in mind then it is not understood at all.

 

7.     Sang Parivar should introspect first what they want to convey to the people in general lest its utterances may create ill-feeling amongst the people.

 

8.     While respecting the sensitivities of all, eating habits of all should be respected.

 

9.     As we are witnessing too much of media coverage of any adverse comment by any hothead, meaning we are enjoying freedom of expression enshrined by the constitution but while doing so we are overdoing this and in the process willy-nilly we are tarnishing the image of our country.

 

 

10.                       While there were worst situations created by anti-social elements in the past but now return of awards by our intellectuals require a rethink. What has changed so dramatically now! Has emergency been imposed and their right of self expression trampled, has some writer or a creative film producer interned without a trial or his /her rights taken away? Then why this return of awards? What do these highly intellectual classes want to convey to the masses and the world at large? Why now and not before when more grievous/heinous crimes against humanity were committed! I think ‘manufactured rebellion’ should stop altogether.

 

11.                       Liberal space should be respected and propped up by listening to their point of view.

 

12.                       If we give an intolerant society to our offspring to our future generations they will be even more intolerant. It is because our children will imbibe our way of thinking.

 

13.                       Respect for each other, love for everybody should be the buzz word for all of us.

 

14.                       New ideas should be generated for generating brotherly feeling for each other and ultimately this brotherly feel should take us to new heights in national building.

15.                                 The state should perform its Dharma in true sense of terms and nip the hydra headed menace of INTOLERATION with an iron hand whenever it raises its head. We believe it would be done for inclusive progress of our country.

 
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Posted by on November 4, 2015 in Inner Thoughts