Ethics : "Mental rehabilitation programme"
Sub : Why Ethics for Bharatheeya Citizens ? Part-2.
Ref : Earlier discussion dated 19/10/2015 in this column.
1. Urgent and most Important Thought ! : Character development of Citizens in Bharatham -
2. Character education at Schools in Bharatham ! ?
Respected family members of this great holy Nation.
"Mental rehabilitation programme"
1. This consists in two distinct aspects :
a) . Conserving energy.
b) . Redirecting it into profitable channels.
2. Energy is now wasted through wrong channels of egoistic self-assertion and vain sense of self-importance.
3. To divert the thought flow from these self-destructive directions is to stop all exhaustions and thereby accomplish the conservation of all mental and intellectual energies.
4. No columns of living energy can be indefinitely conserved, for, they grow in their force, and can when left to themselves, blast even the thickest barriers and continue again to flow through the same old wrong routes / ruts of dissipation.
5. In order to avoid this calamitous tragedy, the conserved energies should not be held back indefinitely diverted to water profitably the fields of useful endeavour.
6. It is to emphasize this purpose that in Hinduism the ethical and moral life have been given but a secondary importance when they are compared with insistence of the Rishi-s upon regular meditation and constant and faithful devotion unto the Supreme.
7. Ours is not a Sunday-church-devotion or a Friday-mosque-religion.
8. In our Sacred books the insistence is upon the seeker's mind lifting itself in attunement with the ideal of his heart constantly ( "NITYAM" ).
9. In all sermons of the Rishi-s, prescribing such moral values and ethical beauties of conduct , they concluded their declarations with the same chorus :
10 . They repeatedly advise us to apply the mind so purified at the feet of the Lord-of-our-heart in steady contemplation.
11. This is true in the Upanishads, in the Srimad Bhagavad-Gita and in the Purana-s.
12. Next : "This Yoga-Spirit is the strength of Hinduism"
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This topic is continued .....with Part-3.