Outcome of Spirituality

Yoga Spirituality -Yoga Alliance AustraliaYOGA-Fundamentals of Spirituality: Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (The world is one  family).

We are not living in isolated compartments the world has become one family. In a society plagued with domestic and communal violence, we need to globalise wisdom. Though we have advanced technologically, we have cared very little for the emotional and spiritual needs of people. A sense of belongingness with the whole world rising above the narrow considerations of color, culture or background, is the need of the hour. We need to look back and learn from the mistakes of the past, we need to understand what is lacking in society and how we can nurture the human values without which his earth cannot be sustained.

Once the spinning impact of the west becomes weak, there is a bound to be a more helpful and harmonious process of mutual give and take. And that will be for the benefit of all. But for this to happen, India will have to intervene with his powerful spiritual influence and his characteristic integral philosophy and way of life. That alone will help resolve the conflicts of the present situation and reconcile the seeming contradictions in a harmonious and holistic vision.

Mere listening to spiritual discourses is not enough. One should always sit back and reflect on what had been said to actually benefit from them. It is said, “one hour of reflection” is equal to seventy years of pious worship. It is only when we introspect about good things that we try to imbibe them in out life.Listening to the best of things without reflecting back on them has only superficial effects. By reflection, one can realise the depth of the issue and its meaning.

Janism says that the dharma is made up of “Non-violence,Self-control and austerity.”Positive emotions bring pleasure and negative emotions make life miserable”. Non-violence is the heart of Jainism. All worldly problems can be solved by keeping nonviolence in center. We can protect environment (i,e earth, water,fire, air, vegetables and small creatures) by reducing our day to day requirement by reducing our greed. We should meet on injustice not with the force but with forbearance, Violence begets violence, enmity leads to Enmity. There is nothing in the world or even out of it that can be called good except the principle of nonviolence of all living beings. The root course of violence is material goods. The virtue of non-violence and Aparigraha are capable of establishing universal peace. Anand (bliss) is experienced by the sage who is free from all desires. Gita tells us that the actions should be performed after brushing aside all attachment and the desire for the fruit. The highest aim of human life is to attain eternal bliss. All the conduct should be such as would bring us the maximum of happiness and remove miseries from our lives.

Knowledge and spiritual awareness should go hand in hand win social and political systems. Religious leaders, political leaders, business establishments and
social workers should get together and spread the message of unity. All religions and traditions have a common value system.

These shared values have to reach every corner of the world. Even if one pocket of the world remains ignorant of these values, the world will not be a safe place. Sit a while in solitude, meditate, reflect on your thoughts, actions, your immediate environment the world around us. Think over and over again, introspect. Never let dust or dirt settle on it and distort our vision. Keep it bright and shining. Keep it pure and radiant. Let our thought be
pure, let our whole life be pure. It is also very necessary to teach our children about the importance of purity of life. Moral education is a must today. Young children have impressionable minds and we should try to develop a spiritual outlook in them from a very young age. We should help them inculcate good values and thoughts.

It is also very necessary to teach our children about the importance of purity of life. Moral education is a must today. Young children have impressionable minds and we should try to develop a spiritual outlook in them from a very young age. We should help them inculcate good values and thoughts.

We ought to be sensitive to the cause of the society and humanity. We must involve ourselves in the activities of the society and try to reform it from within as much as we can. We should not shut out eyes to the crimes taking place in the society. We are about to enter a new era, which will see the dawn of a new divine civilization on earth. Let us now try not to divide the people into smaller sects or sections but unite them to accept the
values of love, mercy, compassion, forgiveness and good conduct.

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