Thursday, March 19, 2015
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Morality is not merely a subject of preaching. Rather, it is a subject of practice. Morality leads one towards righteous acts. It accords protection and dynamism to human values. Performing duties or discharging responsibilities is the acid test of morality. If one performs his duties well, he discharges his responsibilities towards the society, the nation and humanity as a whole, he, in fact, follows the path of ethics; therefore, he practices morality in true sense of the word. The role of morality in the process of education, which is the manifestation and development of one’s virtues, already within and on the basis of them his all-round growth, is vital. Without morality one cannot grow tall in ethical height and, thus, cannot proceed on the right way. In such a situation, he will fail in performing duties justifiably; therefore, education acquired by him is worth nothing. Familiarity with the significance of moral values is necessary for those all who are connected at any level of the process of education. Moreover, it is their foremost duty that they found the process of education on the strong base of morality to make it worthy, real and result-oriented.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Each and every human being is bestowed with certain virtues, and niche capabilities. Man is able to identify his own virtues on the strength of soul-force. Mind and body co-ordinate in developing one’s personality through the manifestation of these capabilities. Hence, identification of own virtues through the soul-force, familiarity with capabilities and their manifestation pave way to the all-round development of personality, which is, in fact, the goal of life, and process of true education.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
“कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन। मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते संगोऽस्त्वकर्मणि॥”
India’s contribution to the treasures of philosophy of life is the utmost, unprecedented and the highest. It is unique and incomparable in almost all branches of philosophy –socio-religious and cultural in particular, and it is accepted by all around the world.
Indian philosophy [Bharatiya Darshan] as a whole relies on a direct vision through the search of truth [Satya] with reasoning. It is, in fact, self-evident from the meaning of Sanskrit word Darshan. Darshan signifies for direct vision. Direct vision and reasoning are, thus, the two fundamentals of Indian philosophy.
Further, these are the foremost principles of Indian philosophy:
1. Unveiling mysteries of life with a broad perspective, search for truth;
2. Recognizing Ahimsa [non-violence] as the supreme human value and making forbearance and tolerance, two of the most basic tenets of all human actions. This paves the way to create an atmosphere surcharged with harmony, which is a pre-requisite for co-operation among fellow-beings;
3. Approving the Law of Change, which is eternal; and
4. Accepting the reality of Universal Unity.
The Vedic-Hindu view and thinking are the spirits on which Indian philosophy is founded. The Vedic-Hindu way of life has affected it the most, while Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism etc. also branch from Indian philosophy. Moreover, due to its universal appeal the Vedic-Hindu view has influenced in one way or the other, more or less, all philosophies emerged or developed for thousands of years all over the world.
The Vedas are undoubtedly the chief sources of the Vedic-Hindu view. In them Brahman –Paramatman [Absolute Atman], Parameshwara, Ishwara or Bhagawan is the Supreme Authority. He is the all pervading [Sarvavyapaka], the symbolic of Universal Unity [Sarvabhaumik Ekata]. Everything –movable and immovable is within His control. He is the Creator, the Keeper and the Liberator.
Besides the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Puranas, the Smrities, and the Shrimadbhagavad-Gita are the other chief treatises or the text of the Vedic-Hindu view, or the Hinduism. The Upanishads are known as the Vedanta –the end of the Veda.
Thus, they are an indivisible part of the Vedas; also, the prime basis of the Vedic metaphysics. As the fundamental source of the Vedic-Hindu view, the Upanishads also guide man for acquiring knowledge of the Ultimate Reality [Brahman-Jnana] and lead him to the pathway to salvation. The Upanishads deal with knowledge to make the life worthy and meaningful.