Saturday, July 30, 2016

Egotism –Dr. Ravindra Kumar

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

Gandhi: A Living Quest for the Satya -Dr. Ravindra Kumar's article in the Bhavan's Journal, Mumbai (India), July 15, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

पर्यावरण-संरक्षण और संतुलन –डॉ0 रवीन्द्र कुमार

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

Friday, July 8, 2016

Education –A Sadhya not Just a Means for Short Time Gains –Dr. Ravindra Kumar

“Education is for life, not just for the livelihood” and “education is a disposition –Sadhya to achieve the goal of life, not just a means for short time gains”, keeping these two basic realities firmly in mind and heart, commitment to the fourfold education plan and work accordingly, is the answer to all problems related to the process of education. It is the way of transformation of dream into the reality –success or self-sufficiency of an enthusiastic and diligent youth who is full of capabilities and wish to make his life meaningful along with contributing to the welfare of society and the nation.