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2010Dec05-Indian Values - Lions Club-Swarnadham - [Please download and view to appreciate animation aspects]

  1. 1. PROF. V. VISWANADHAM Indian Values
  2. 3. Who are we ? Why are we hear ?
  3. 4. Sarve Janah: Sukino Bhavanthu Lokha Samastha Sukino Bhavanthu
  4. 5. tat tvam asi YOU ARE THAT
  5. 6. Dharma Morality Ethics Individual Responsibility Social Responsibility Laws of the Land Profession Ahimsa (non-violence) The Law of Dharma “ Don’t do to others what you don’t want to be done to you.”
  6. 7. 4 Debts of Human Life <ul><li>Four Debts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deva Runam - Debt to God </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rushi Runam - Debt to Sages and Saints </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pitru Runam - Debt to one’s parents and ancestors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sangha Runam - Debt to the Society </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. 4 Stages of Human Life <ul><li>Four Stages: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brahmacharya (Studentship) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gruhastha (Householder) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vanaprastha (Retirement) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sanyasa (Renunciation) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. 4 Goals / Ends of Human Life <ul><li>Four Ends : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dharma - duty to be performed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dharma is appropriateness in thought, action and attitude </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Artha - economic security, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> means to fulfill wants and desires </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kama - desires / seeking pleasure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moksha - freedom from desire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> and rebirth </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. PURUSHARTHAS & ASHRAMAS DHARMA ARTHA KAMA MOKSHA BRAHMACHARYA GRUHASTHA VANAPRASTHA SANYASA 4
  10. 11. Progress of Human thought Towards Dharma 1. Dependent 2. (Independent) Individual 3. Family 4. Community 5. Nation 6. Humanity 8. Universe 7. Truth
  11. 12. V A L U E S
  12. 13. ? Your Values influence your behaviour Do you agree ?
  13. 14. ? Your behaviour influences your actions Do you agree ?
  14. 15. ? Your Habits reveal your behaviour Do you agree ?
  15. 16. ? What is the link between values, behaviour, actions and habits ? Do you see !
  16. 17. ? Habits Create Values ? or Values Create Habits ? What do you feel ?
  17. 18. ? WHY VALUES ARE NEEDED FOR LIFE ? VALUES ? WHY VALUES ? WHAT IS LIFE ? WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF LIFE ? WHAT ARE HUMAN VALUES ?
  18. 19. ????? ARE VALUES DIFFERENT IN DIFFERENT FIELDS ? Why there is general indifference towards VALUES?
  19. 20. ARE THESE VALUES ETERNAL ? OR, ARE THEY SUBJECT TO CHANGE , WITH CHANGING TIMES ? . . . . as in the case of fashions ? ARE THESE VALUES UNIVERSAL ? [ UNIFORMLY APPLICABLE TO ALL ~ IRRESPECTIVE OF RELIGION, CASTE, CREED, AGE, GENDER, AND SO ON ? ]
  20. 21. HAS LACK OF CONCERN FOR VALUES ANYTHING TO DO WITH THESE STATE OF AFFAIRS ? THE INEQUALITY, THE INEFFICIENCY, THE INDIFFERENCE, THE INEFFECTIVENESS . . . THE GROWING POVERTY, THE EXPLODING CORRUPTION, CHEATING, CRIME, VIOLENCE, VULGARITY, EVER-INCREASING POLLUTION, ~ NOT JUST IN ENVIRONMENT, BUT IN THOUGHT, WORD AND ACTION, DECREASING STANDARDS, DECLINING VALUES, WEAKNENING FAMILY TIES, GET-QUICK-RICH BY ANY MEANS ATTITUDE . . .
  21. 22. VALUES ARE NEEDED FOR PEACE, HEALTH, PROSPERITY & HAPPINESS ~ for you and also for everyone else
  22. 23. VARIETY VALUES VICES VULGARITY VIOLENCE VULNERABILITY VACUUM
  23. 24. IN GOD’S CREATION, IT IS BELIEVED THAT THERE ARE 84 LAKHS OF SPECIES ~ WITH HUMAN LIFE TOPPING THE LIST. THE HUMAN BEING IS BLESSED WITH A MIND – THE THINKING FACULTY, & “ VIVEKA” – THE FACULTY OF DISCRIMINATION.
  24. 25. “ EVERYBODY TODAY SEEMS TO BE IN SUCH A TERRIBLE RUSH, ANXIOUS FOR GREATER DEVELOPMENTS AND GREATER RICHES AND SO ON, ~ PARENTS HAVE VERY LITTLE TIME FOR EACH OTHER; PARENTS HAVE NOT MUCH TIME FOR THEIR CHILDREN; - AND IN THE HOME BEGINS THE DISRUPTION OF PEACE OF THE WORLD” MOTHER THERESA
  25. 26. THE MAIN PURPOSE OF LIFE IS TO LIVE RIGHTLY, THINK RIGHTLY AND ACT RIGHTLY MAHATMA GANDHI
  26. 27. A LONG WAY TO GO TO PRACTICE THE VALUES WE ALL KNOW & ARE HAPPY AND EAGER TO PREACH THE POINT IS. . . HOW SINCERELY WE FOLLOW THE VALUES WE KNOW
  27. 28. INDIA IS AMONGST THE MOST CORRUPT NATIONS ARE YOU PROUD ? ?????
  28. 29. A TRAGEDY MUST NOT BREAK US BUT ONLY STRENGTHEN OUR RESOLVE TO FIGHT EVEN HARDER A P J ABDUL KALAM
  29. 30. ARE HUMAN VALUES NECESSARY FOR A HAPPY LIFE ? WHAT IS LIFE ? WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF LIFE ?
  30. 31. PEOPLE ARE NOT HESITATING . . . TO TELL LIES TO CHEAT TO DO ANYTHING FOR MONEY TO THINK OF UNFAIR THINGS TO COMMIT A CRIME TO COMMIT SINS TO REMAIN A SILENT SPECTATOR TO BE EVEN A PARTNER IN THE CRIME DO YOU NEED VALUES OR NOT ?
  31. 32. WE ALWAYS WANT ALL OTHERS TO FOLLOW VALUES, TO BE FAIR AND JUST, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO OUR OWN SELF FOLLWOING VALUES . . . ARE WE FOLLOWING UNHESITATINGLY THE VALUES WE PREACH ? Why don't we walk our talk ? WHY THESE DOUBLE STANDARDS ? IS THIS NOT PURE SELFISHNESS ? IS THERE A SOLUTION ? AT LEAST, AN EXPLANATION ?
  32. 33. DESIRE FOR MORE AND MORE OF . . . GOOD THINGS ? OR BAD THINGS ?
  33. 34. HAS CHARACTER ANYTHING TO DO WITH VALUES ? C = R RESPONSES RESPONSIBILITIES RELATIONSHIPS P
  34. 35. HAS QUALITY ANYTHING TO DO WITH VALUES ?
  35. 36. POLITICS PRINCIPLES SCIENCE HUMANITY COMMERCE MORALITY WEALTH WORK WORSHIP COMPASSION PLEASURE CONSCIENCE EDUCATION CHARACTER 7 WITH OR WITHOUT
  36. 37. Satyam vada; Dharmam cara; … Satyanna pramaditavyam; Dharmanna pramaditavyam; Kusshalanna pramaditavyam; Bhutyai na pramaditavyam; Swadhyayapracvacanabhyam na pramaditavyam. Tell the Truth; Act according to the instructions of the Scriptures; Never deviate from Truth; Never deviate from Dharma; Don’t neglect taking necessary steps for self-defence; Don’t be negligent where your own interests are at stake; Don’t neglect reading the scriptures and teaching them to others. From Taittiriya Upanisad – Chapter 11
  37. 38. Learn to Distinguish
  38. 39. GOOD / BAD ? ? WHAT IS JUST / UNJUST ? S I N DHARMA / ADHARMA ? LOVE / HATE ? RIGHT / WRONG ? TRUTH / UNTRUTH ?
  39. 40. WHAT IS THE REWARD FOR DEVELOPING AND PRACTICING VALUES ? HEAVEN AND HELL IS FAITH IN GOD NECCESSARY FOR PRACTICING VALUES ?
  40. 41. IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED ? IS IT SELFISH ? THINKING MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE WHAT DOES YOUR CONSCIENCE SAY ?
  41. 42. DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WANT OTHERS TO DO UNTO YOU IS NOT THIS VERY FAIR ? CAN YOU IMPROVE UPON THIS ?
  42. 43. C O N T R O L DESIRES SELFISHNESS DOUBLE STANDARDS WEAKNESSES
  43. 44. WHETHER WHAT WE ARE THINKING, SAYING, DOING & ACHIEVING WILL MAKE OUR MOTHER, FATHER & TEACHER FEEL PROUD OF US ? WILL MAKE OUR GOD FEEL PROUD OF US ?
  44. 45. VALUES HAVE THEIR ROOT IN LOVE
  45. 47. LOVE FOR GOD FEAR OF SIN S O C I A L M O R A L I T Y
  46. 49. &quot; BE GOOD AND DO GOOD &quot; GET INSPIRED - SWAMI VIVEKANANDA
  47. 50. IN UNDERSTANDING LOVE – THE MOST BASIC HUMAN VALUE IN SPEECH IN ACTION IN THOUGHT IN UNDERSTANDING TRUTH RIGHTEOUSNESS PEACE NON- VIOLENCE WITH LOVE IN YOUR HEART
  48. 51. S T A R T THE DAY WITH L O V E S P E N D THE DAY WITH L O V E FILL THE DAY WITH L O V E END THE DAY WITH L O V E ~ THAT IS THE WAY
  49. 52. DO YOU FEEL THAT EVERY ONE OF US SHOULD BE CONCERNED ABOUT VALUES IN OUR LIVES ? THAT IS THE WAY TO BECOME HAPPIER
  50. 53. Help ever Hurt never
  51. 54. <ul><li>CHARACTER </li></ul><ul><li>INTEGRITY </li></ul><ul><li>OBJECTIVITY </li></ul><ul><li>PURSUIT OF TRUTH </li></ul><ul><li>CONCENTRATION </li></ul><ul><li>PURITY OF [ T+W+A ] </li></ul><ul><li>TRUTHFULNESS </li></ul><ul><li>PATIENCE </li></ul><ul><li>SELF-MASTERY </li></ul>HUMAN VALUES
  52. 55. <ul><li>COMMITMENT </li></ul><ul><li>PUNCTUALITY </li></ul><ul><li>EQUALITY </li></ul><ul><li>ORDERLINESS </li></ul><ul><li>SIMPLICITY </li></ul><ul><li>HONESTY </li></ul><ul><li>HUMILITY </li></ul><ul><li>ABSENCE OF ANGER </li></ul><ul><li>CLEANLINESS Etc., </li></ul>HUMAN VALUES
  53. 56. H A B I T S
  54. 57. ? What is the link between Values and Habits ?
  55. 58. Creates and develops FORCE OF HABIT WHY WE DO, WHAT WE DO THE WAY WE DO IT ?
  56. 59. EASY TO ACQUIRE DIFFICULT TO STOP HABITS
  57. 60. HABITS REVEAL / REFLECT OUR CHARACTER OUR PERSONALITY
  58. 61. HABITS HAVE THE POWER TO ATTRACT / REPEL PEOPLE THINGS CIRCUMSTANCES
  59. 62. ABILITIES [ By Birth or Acquired ] Combined with adequate PRACTICE Develop YOUR SKILLS As well as Your HABITS
  60. 63. GOOD HABITS, are very essential for SUCCESS in LIFE.
  61. 64. Foundation of GOOD HABITS forms the basis for developing competence & strengthening of positive attitudes that together contribute to SUCCESS IN ALL ASPECTS OF LIFE.
  62. 65. NEVER NEVER NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF GOOD HABITS
  63. 66. GOOD HABITS GOOD WORK HABITS GOOD LIFE HABITS GOOD HABITS
  64. 67. W. A. T. C. H. W = WORDS A = ACTIONS T = THOUGHTS C = CHARACTER H = HEAD & HEART
  65. 68. DEVELOP & PRACTICE GOOD VALUES & GOOD HABITS
  66. 69. VALUES lead to GOOD HABITS > LEAD TO GOOD LIFE Lead a Good Life With best wishes and thanks for a patient listening.
  67. 70. December 6, 2010 Dec 6, 2010 Viswam-2009 For the sake of record As on 3 rd Dec. 2010 Prof. V. Viswanadham has uploaded live recordings of more than 380 of his speeches to www.archive.org . ‘ Communication Skills’ - has been downloaded, 793 times. More than 150 Power Point Presentations, [ slides ] can be freely viewed at: www.scribd.com So far, 77,804 have viewed. www.slideshare.net/viswanadham - One of the presentations, titled Communication Skills , was viewed 8,814 times, & downloaded 1,215 times. Thank you dear friends for helping me to reach many more.
  68. 71. December 6, 2010 In case YOU liked this speech and presentation ~ for listening to more speeches and for viewing more presentations, Please Visit: Visit: http:// www.archive.org and Search for Prof. V. Viswanadham ~ please download and then kindly listen. thank you
  69. 72. In case YOU liked this presentation ~ for viewing more presentations, on various topics, Please Visit: Please visit : www.scribd.com and search for Viswam.vangapally4581 and / or www.slideshare.net/viswanadham In case YOU want to give some feedback / contact me : Prof. V. Viswanadham [email_address] ~ [040 – 2722 3383] A BIG THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENT LISTENING
  70. 73. Thank you once again

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