Friday, December 28, 2012

Reflection of the Inner Self through Spirituality, Humanity and Power -Professor Dr. Ravindra Kumar

Spirituality, humanity and power [or energy], all the three, are, in fact, connected to the inner self of a human being.  In other words, all the three are the subject of the self –the virtues of the soul. Spiritualism, especially from the great Indian viewpoint is a process of searching the self through continuous practices. It is not merely a concept, but an active way of achieving the goal of life by meditation, prayer and contemplation while having high human values as the nuclei.
Further, humanity is not just a word connected to human beings. Rather, it divulges the identity and reveals human characteristics. Along with this, humanity is not only a word covering the whole of human race, but has, simultaneously, the spirit of larger welfare of human beings in its root. Equality of all is its chief attribute.
Power or energy signifies capability. Which capability? The capability of physical strength, or the capability earned by worldly materials? None of them. It signifies that capability, which exists within everyone and which is a subject of realization and continuous development; moreover, which is the best means of all-round development of the self. After the development of the self, welfare of all is expected from this. This very capability is also the education in reality; it is the basis, meaning and purpose of education for which Socrates had said, “ draw out what are already within.” It means to realize and develop the virtues, which are inherent in all humans.
Hence, it can be said in conclusion that spirituality, humanity and power [energy] are the virtues of the soul. They are the subject of realization and development. They call for indentifying the self, inspire for developing the self and after that expect for working in larger welfare of one and all. Spirituality, humanity and power also raise morality and ethics to the highest level on the basis of duty and responsibility and, thus, get a human being capable of successful execution of what is expected from life.
What is expected from human-life has been clarified already –to develop the self on the strength of righteousness to the extent it is necessary and inevitable to make the life meaningful or to achieve one’s goal and thereafter to dedicate her or him to the welfare of one and all by having the spirit of sacrifice as the nuclei.


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