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.”
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>
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>
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>
? Your Values influence your behaviour Do you agree ?
? Your behaviour influences your actions Do you agree ?
? Your Habits reveal your behaviour Do you agree ?
? What is the link between values, behaviour, actions and habits ? Do you see !
? Habits Create Values ? or Values Create Habits ? What do you feel ?
? WHY VALUES ARE NEEDED FOR LIFE ? VALUES ? WHY VALUES ? WHAT IS LIFE ? WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF LIFE ? WHAT ARE HUMAN VALUES ?
????? ARE VALUES DIFFERENT IN DIFFERENT FIELDS ? Why there is general indifference towards VALUES?
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 ? ]
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 . . .
VALUES ARE NEEDED FOR PEACE, HEALTH, PROSPERITY & HAPPINESS ~ for you and also for everyone else
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.
“ 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
THE MAIN PURPOSE OF LIFE IS TO LIVE RIGHTLY, THINK RIGHTLY AND ACT RIGHTLY MAHATMA GANDHI
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
INDIA IS AMONGST THE MOST CORRUPT NATIONS ARE YOU PROUD ? ?????
A TRAGEDY MUST NOT BREAK US BUT ONLY STRENGTHEN OUR RESOLVE TO FIGHT EVEN HARDER A P J ABDUL KALAM
ARE HUMAN VALUES NECESSARY FOR A HAPPY LIFE ? WHAT IS LIFE ? WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF LIFE ?
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 ?
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 ?
DESIRE FOR MORE AND MORE OF . . . GOOD THINGS ? OR BAD THINGS ?
HAS CHARACTER ANYTHING TO DO WITH VALUES ? C = R RESPONSES RESPONSIBILITIES RELATIONSHIPS P
POLITICS PRINCIPLES SCIENCE HUMANITY COMMERCE MORALITY WEALTH WORK WORSHIP COMPASSION PLEASURE CONSCIENCE EDUCATION CHARACTER 7 WITH OR WITHOUT
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
VALUES lead to GOOD HABITS > LEAD TO GOOD LIFE Lead a Good Life With best wishes and thanks for a patient listening.
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