Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Egotism is a state of being excessively self-absorbed in oneself. It inflates a favourable opinion about oneself and compels one to violence and aggression. A man can be physically strong or capable enough. He may claim to be wealthy or a learned one, but it has to be understood that egotism is inversely proportion to knowledge, and what one deems knowledge is only a pseudo one. Real knowledge and reason lead one to persevere and live in harmony. Without co-operation and co-ordination with others, or in the absence of others’ support how far can we move on in life? If one comprehends this with sincerity, he will immediately understand the reality of life and the consequences of egotism. He will, then, make conscious efforts to overcome the state of egotism –Ahamkara, and will step forward to the pathway leading to make his life meaningful in a state of harmony, further leading to satisfaction, inner peace and bliss.
It is egotism that leads one to the state of self-acquired isolation. An egotist falls away from the inevitabilities like co-operation and co-ordination, which are necessary for the real growth of life. Any development made on the basis of mere physical strength or power, wealth or pseudo knowledge can only be external –just to flaunt satiating individual self-interest and not the internal one; thus, not fulfilling and real. In such a situation one cannot realize Ananda by heart and soul. Overcoming the state of egotism is the first and essential condition of bliss and making life worthy and meaningful for oneself as well as for others! It is a macrocosmic approach extending from a microcosm.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016
पर्यावरण-संरक्षण मानव ही नहीं, प्राणीमात्र के अस्तित्व से जुड़ा विषय है I समुचित पर्यावरण-संतुलन आज एक बड़ा चुनौतीपूर्ण कार्य है, महान यज्ञ-सदृश्य है, जिसमें सभी द्वारा आहुतियां भी अपेक्षित हैं I गुरु-पूर्णिमा के अवसर पर महान गुरुओं –तीर्थंकर महावीर, शाक्यमुनि गौतम बुद्ध, आदि शंकराचार्य एवं श्री गुरु नानक देव का स्मरण करते हुए आज इस सम्बन्ध में दृढ़ संकल्प की भी आवश्यकता है I