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  1. 1. Personality Development - Healthy Mind and a Healthy Body Orientation Module-3 Prof. Sneh Anand, Dr. P.V.M. Rao and Dr. M.R.Ravi National Resource Centre for Value Education in Engineering (NRCVEE), IIT Delhi
  2. 2. Good Personality <ul><li>Attributes of a person with “Good personality”? </li></ul><ul><li>Good physique </li></ul><ul><li>Pleasing manners </li></ul><ul><li>Personal and Professional integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Trustworthiness and reliability </li></ul><ul><li>Good control over body and mind </li></ul>
  3. 3. Healthy Body
  4. 5. Healthy Body <ul><li>Nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Hygiene </li></ul><ul><li>Exercising </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional methods (Yoga, Pranayam etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modern methods (Gym, aerobics, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Walking and jogging </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disciplining of daily routines is a must! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mind control is essential for a healthy body. </li></ul></ul>No junk food!
  5. 6. When is mind unhealthy? <ul><li>Agitated mind is unhealthy </li></ul><ul><li>What agitates human mind? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not getting what one desires </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting what one dislikes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uncontrolled emotions in the mind </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Continuous accumulation of such likes and dislikes stresses the mind out. </li></ul><ul><li>Stress agitates the mind </li></ul><ul><li>Stressed mind is unhealthy </li></ul>
  6. 7. Healthy Mind <ul><li>Stress-free mind is healthy and calm </li></ul><ul><li>Such calm mind can be controlled more easily </li></ul><ul><li>De-stressing the mind is needed: </li></ul><ul><li>Prevention of accumulation of day-to-day complexes </li></ul><ul><li>Clearing the stockpile of stored complexes </li></ul>HOW?
  7. 8. Cultivating a Healthy Mind <ul><li>Documented human experience of the past: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-reactive observation of oneself mitigates the strength of these complexes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuous awareness makes this a continuous process: results in clearing the stockpile </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Different paths for removal of accumulated complexes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Path of service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Path of intellectual analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Path of devotion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Path of meditation </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Summary <ul><li>Good Personality arises from a healthy body and healthy mind </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy body needs a healthy mind </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy mind can be achieved by preventing accumulation of complexes in mind </li></ul><ul><li>Non-reactive self-observation de-stresses the mind </li></ul><ul><li>This is possible through several paths: paths of service, intellectual analysis, devotion or meditation </li></ul>
  9. 10. Thank You... Questions Please... Sarvey bhavantu sukhina Sarvey santu niramaya; Sarvey bhadrani pashyantu Ma kashchit dukha bhagbhavate;