Religion has become a source of thriving business today. The exposure of fake gurus, preachers on television has polluted the minds of one and all. The television is definitely serving and enlightening the public by making them aware of false practices, superstitions of so called dharma pracharaks.different religious channels like Sanskar, Aastha, Jagran are also doing quite well job. But these channels are also flashing lot of advertisements which many times dissuade the observer from watching them. Commercialization has affected these channels and is increasing as their popularity increase. Moreover many young children do not opt to watch such channels. The very mention of such names bring humorous smiles on their faces and they instantly co-relate with old age.Sprituality is not related with any religion.
“Spirituality is related to the transformation of inner personality from selfish to selfless.”
-Swami Sivananda. When we think and brood only about our self a lot negative feelings like tension, worry, anger, fear manifest in our being, most of us concentrate on our weaknesses only. And gradually when this process continues for a long period of time, depression sets in and a person loses his mental balance. Many of the youngsters are finding solace in psychiatric treatment and have become dependent on medicines at such a young age. What an irony! What a pity! What are adults doing? By pushing pressuring the youngsters for so called higher aims which can yield a lot of money, many of them unknowingly are putting their future in dark.
Every individual is a sum total of strength and weaknesses. And in this life time our prime aim must be to become aware of our own inner personality.
Yoga is a very strong science which can greatly help one in becoming aware of one self. When we become aware of our weaknesses, inspite of getting disturbed by them, we must learn to accept them. After acceptance comes the stage of improvement upon them by eradicating those negative qualities. But I must say that it is a very very gradual process. A lot of patience, sincerity and hard work are required over a long period of time. In a garden, weeds keep on growing with being sown and unless and until they are completely uprooted, a healthy plant cannot grow.Similarly; a human being has to uproot his weaknesses, negativity continuously, consciously, carefully. On the other hand one must also become aware of ones own strengths. Strengths must be kept in mind to improve ones self confidence. Working on highlighting ones own strengths enable an individual to realize ones own inner true potential.
“There is divinity in each one of us.”
The manifestation of divine may be lesser in a criminal but it definitely is there. So with the full awareness of ones own good points. One can keep ones morale high during the times of depression, failures. By focusing on our strenghs, we also gradually can have the path of selecting an aim which is suited to our own personality. An aim which we want to achieve. A profession which gives inner happiness, contentment and enjoyment to us is also enjoyed immensely by us. All of us have different values, dreams in life and secretly we want those dreams come true. So many times due to confusions we let go our dreams which may be noble.
Let us all enable ourselves to explore our own inner selves. Choose and select aims according to our own values and dreams by becoming aware of our own strengths and weaknesses. Money is important in life for living a comfortable life but it is not the end of all. Money earned by immoral ways can never give happiness and peace. It is a call to the young generation, do not run blindly after money.Donot imbibe the values of others. India is great country of high moral values. The rich heritage of high moral values is acknowledged all over the world. Indian saints like Vivekananda have established the values of peace, happiness and selflessness not only by preaching but by practicing it in their own lives. Let us all strive to become selfless along with achievement of our aims in life. A little selflessness practiced daily brings a lot of virtues. Negativity can not blur the vision of a virtuous individual. And God! He can not abstain from showering His graces.
“There has to be a balance in life .You have to have as much devotion for God as you have craving for enjoyment. Enjoy the world as much as you can, but side by side give as much devotion to God as possible”