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Garden of life Children should blossom in such a way that they turn to Him not just in need or during difficulties; they should be connected to the Lord at every point in time! We dream of a Prosperous and a Just India. We seek a united and truly educated India. We need a corruption-free and efficient India. Everyone thinks about what they need from India. Have we ever thought what India needs from us? If I need a new India, India needs a new me. India is what we the people make it. My Transformation Transforms Nation It aims at giving the future citizens of India and the West a true vision of life to help them face challenges in a positive and dynamic manner and heartily contribute to society. The child is the focal point of this programme, which also embraces the school management, teachers and parents. Through the child, the light of this vision spreads to the society, the country, and the world at large. Have you ever… Wondered if there is more to life? Wanted to contribute something worthwhile? Searched for a higher purpose of living in the world? Refused to give in to mediocrity and longed for excellence? Experienced that itch “to be someone?” produce complexes. Others use the term in a more generalized sense, and hold that a complex is a group of ideas closely bound together by a common emotional bond. According to some, our instincts and emotions can be grouped under three main complexes: the ego-complex, the sex-complex and the herd-complex. The ego complex includes the instincts of self- preservation, acquisition, pugnacity, curiosity, repulsion and flight; the corresponding emotions are: a sense of superiority, pride, possessiveness, anger, disgust and fear. The sex-complex includes sex and parental instincts; the corresponding emotions are: love, lust, jealousy, coyness and tenderness. The herd-complex includes the gregarious instincts, suggestion and appeal; the corresponding emotions are: loneliness, sympathy, distress, attachment, helpfulness and trust. Evidently, complexes include almost the whole gamut of our emotional life. Complexes are common to all human beings. They may be good or bad depending on whether they are used for good or bad purposes, whether they ultimately lead to development and expansion of personality, or destruction and cramping of personality. Instincts of self-assertion, for example, may be given a higher turn. They can be used to control one’s passions, using the energy so saved for higher evolution and thus for the good of one’s fellow-men. Therefore, there is no need to raise a hue and cry about complexes as some misguided people do. What is bad about complexes is the nature of some
Their hearts are touched by the joy of giving and they resolve to carry on such service even after they have walked into the wide world of competition. They truly become once for all, useful and dynamic contributors to society. Spiritual Miles is a way of keeping track of your spiritual progress. Spiritual activities essentially have three components: “Youth is a stage in human development when the personality is bursting with energy, enthusiasm and dynamism. This is also a phase in life when receptivity and retentivity are at the optimum. What they require is a clear vision of a goal in life and exercises for the cultivation of the right values of life to enable them to mould their personality and harness their inner resources along constructive channels. This systematic preparation alone can equip the youth to face the challenges of life with a smile.” The youth have always been symbols of bountiful energy, ambitious dynamism, inspiring creativity, and dauntless courage. To uplift themselves and their world, to awaken harmony within and without, to apply their vibrant energy for the betterment of society, they only require a noble cause, a high ideal, a sense of deep devotion, and the right channels of service. To empower youth with the vision, values and dynamism for success in all fields. youth realize their latent and infinite inner potential. He insisted on knowledge through application, calling it ‘Spirituality in Action’ or ‘Dynamic Spirituality.’ Based on his powerful inspiration and leadership, to creates a conducive atmosphere for learning, guides members in their spiritual studies and growth, and encourages them to test the logic and practicality of Vedantic scriptural teachings through applications in daily life. What is needed is balance, equipoise. In spiritual men like Swami Vivekananda, we find the spontaneity and freedom of a child combined with the control and purity of an ascetic. The result of this blending is a versatile, supple, creative personality, a source of power and peace. Meaning of the Word ‘Personality’ What is personality? The unconscious part of us and the conscious part together make up what is called personality, which reaches out into its environment and in turn is affected by it. When psychologists declare that ‘a man’s personality is a collection of capacities, habits and attitudes which distinguish him from other men’, the question naturally arises: who is it that thinks, feels, wills and acts? What is the constant factor that persists and enables man to consider himself the same person in the midst of changes in body, mind, ego and environment? The Inside of a Personality Let us, again, look into what it is made up of. According to the Gita, the human personality is a composite of three qualities (gunas) ‘The qualities are: Tamas (dullness, heaviness). Rajas (restlessness, activity), Sattva (serenity, purity).’ Much of what we are is determined by, besides our samskaras, these three gunas. Swamiji says, The mind is in three states, one of which is darkness, called Tamas, found in brutes and Integrating the Personality Emotional stability is a wonderful thing to have, but in our age we see very little of it. But it must not be forgotten that the conflicts that appear in the outside world are only a manifestation of what is to be found within our own mind. These troubles may be reduced only if we can take greater care of our own mind and use it judiciously. It is a fact that just as our body is affected by poisons and disease germs, so also our mind suffers as a result of harmful emotions. We are in constant conflict with our environment, but a greater struggle goes on within ourselves. We are our own greatest problem.
A well trained and controlled mind stands a man in god stead, better than armies, It saves him from cowardice as well as pearls.
“Power, strength, shakti are the ‘in’ words in today’s hi-stress environment. Huge amounts of money, time and attention are being spent on cultivation of physical strength, shakti and energy. But no one seems to be paying any attention to ‘inner strength’, that is so important when it comes toachievements of any kind – be it physical or mental.
Never can a child’s education be complete unless we impart to them a true appreciation of the eternal values of life and also help them to open up their sense of beauty, rhythm, ethics, and aesthetics. We must give them a chance to discover and develop their talents and express them through music, dance, painting, and so forth.”
Emotional stability is a wonderful thing to have, but in our age we see very little of it. But it must not be forgotten that the conflicts that appear in the outside world are only a manifestation of what is to be found within our own mind. These troubles may be reduced only if we can take greater care of our own mind and use it judiciously. It is a fact that just as our body is affected by poisons and disease germs, so also our mind suffers as a result of harmful emotions. We are in constant conflict with our environment, but a greater struggle goes on within ourselves. We are our own greatest problem.
In order to understand the individual we must know something of the universal. Do you know the ancient story of Socrates and the Brahmin sage? A Brahmin sage from India went to Greece and met Socrates who told him, ‘The greatest study is the study of man.’ But the Brahmin asked, ‘How can you know man unless you have known God, the all-pervading Being?’ We can get a correct idea of the individual being only in the background of the universal. We can understand individual personality only in the background of the cosmic Personality.
For each spiritual activity that you complete, you get some spiritual miles. Once you update your miles you cannot go back and reduce them. These goals and miles are only for self – evaluation and tracking and so please update the activity only when you have completed. When you reach your goal your name will automatically figure in the list of successful aspirants on our site with appropriate recognition. Please read the various options for spiritual miles under the sections and how to earn miles from them. Only after reading these miles, we suggest you set your goals with proper planning. Remember the maxim – Not too loose, Not too tight, Just Right. Please plan your activities so that they are just beyond your reach so that it impels you to strive harder and brings out the best in you on the spiritual.
Man is unique, and everybody should be respected as a world in himself. He is neither inferior to anybody nor is he superior to anybody; he is alone.In this aloneness there is beauty. You are no longer a mob, a crowd; you are yourself. The first principle of teaching is that nothing can be taught – Aurbindo