Importance of Guru in Our Life: Nature has given human beings capacity to evolve beyond all limitations provided he is willing to strive. And Guru is one who helps you lead to the path of enlightenment. This day has special significance as it greatly helps opening of possibilities for human beings to evolve consciously.
Because Hindu’s have a tradition of giving paramount importance to their spiritual as well as academic teachers, they equate guru with the God and are consider him as a link between a person and the Almighty.
I consider Almighty God as my Guru and my mentor. Right from this morning I was seeking His blessing and was looking forward for His help learning the art of promoting positivism and establishing happiness and peace in this world for which I have been striving hard and working for several years. Today almost at the end of the day, He sent me Cosmic Vision. In a flash He filled my mind with instructions. It seems on this auspicious day, I got this knowledge from the Adi Guru, the very first Guru of this world.
And thus the ‘Art of Positive Consciousness’ is evolved today.
To begin with He has given me a five point program to be established in this world. This is for bringing happiness and peace in lives of people at large.
Following instructions are received by me. These must be practiced by every person living on this planet.
- Be Grateful.
- Practice Forgiveness.
- Practice Caring and Sharing.
- Love everyone.
- Keep Smiling and spreading Happiness.
Gratefulness has been considered as a master key that has capability to open your door of good health, more wealth, happiness, success, peace and several other positive circumstances in your life.
All religions of this world including Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Sikhism and Zoroastrianism etc. have strongly advocated gratefulness for their followers.
It is suggested to be thankful to everyone and everything that has made a positive difference in your life, directly and indirectly.
Be thankful to the Almighty God, Super power, nature or whom you believe in. Be thankful that you are living here in this world and are in good condition. Be thankful for your physical and mental health, good family, education and skills, job and financial security, decent life, your assets, your belongings and for many gifts of life. Be thankful that you are leading far better life as compared to billions others living on this planet.
Be thankful to your parents and other family members, your relatives, friends, colleagues. Extend your thankfulness to your employer, customers, vendors, coworkers and all those they are helping you for your livelihood.
Be grateful to each and everyone who is making your life comfortable and helping you. They can be a driver, servant, attendant, maid, nanny, domestic helps etc. You should learn to be thankful to the ones, who are supplying you grocery, food items and household goods, electricity, water, gas, telephony, mobile services, internet providers, media and many more.
Be thankful to the governments at various levels, various government and non government agencies, police, armed forces and several others who are working day in and day out for your welfare and comfort.
You must also be grateful for countless number of people who are serving you, directly and indirectly. They include farmers, producers, transporters, agents and many more spread all over the world. Governments and people of various countries also deserve your thankfulness.
In fact, you must develop a habit of exhibiting gratefulness to entire mankind, to your pets, to animals that are providing you milk and other products. Be thankful to all those animals which are sacrificing their lives and providing you food and subsequently health.
You can also add to your list, the Sun, the Moon, the Earth, Nature, plants for giving you life.
In addition, you must also learn to be thankful for various negative situations in your life including difficulties, problems, financial constrains, failure in life, ill health and to those they have betrayed you and troubled you. These situations help you in life in various ways.
The list is endless. You can explore many more avenues of thankfulness.
Every moment of your life should be filled with gratefulness.
You can repeat following affirmation for exhibiting your gratefulness. Repeat the same as many time as it is convenient.
“From the deep of my heart and soul, I am grateful to everyone and everything for making my life beautiful.”
Like gratefulness, habit of forgiveness has been at the core of all those religions of this world. Forgiveness is considered one of the most courageous acts of human nature.
There are different aspects of forgiveness.
- Forgive the self for all your negative and detrimental actions against mankind, animal and plant kingdoms and against nature. But, you must promise yourself for never ever repeating such acts in your life again that disturbs harmony of this universe.
- Forgiving all others for their misdeeds and negative actions against you and forget those acts forever.
- Seek forgiveness from everyone else by accepting your past mistakes and misdeeds and look for atonement. And at the same time promise the self for never repeating those misdeeds again in your lifetime. Also seek forgiveness from the God, Super power, nature and all those unseen powers who are making your life possible.
From the moment of following this principle of forgiveness, start practicing purity of thoughts.
Forgiveness is one of the finest gifts; you are giving to you and to this world. Keep on adhering to this system and never deviate from this path.
Repeat following affirmation five times a day for promoting habit of forgiveness.
“I lovingly forgive and forget the self and everyone else who has ever offended, hurt me or worked against my interest. I also seek forgiveness from everyone and everything for all my misdeeds. I promise not to repeat again my negative actions.”
Care and Share:
Caring and sharing is a habit that is need of the modern times. Financial and social economics of this world is changing at a fast pace. Sharing has several economic, social and behavioral benefits. Sharing is one of the most effective tool for promoting selflessness, co-operation, trust, understanding and interaction between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’. Caring for others leads you to a sense of belonging. It helps establishing a bond of love.
Sharing in form of charity and donations has been the essence of every religion.
Buddhists consider charity to be of paramount importance. For them out of six tenets, ‘perfection of giving’ stands at top position.
Christianity also gives equal importance to charity. Christ was living example of kindness, generosity and sharing. He taught all Christians to share as much as they can.
In Hinduism, donation to the needy and underprivileged has been accorded high priority. It is also suggested that Hindus shouldn’t develop any sign of ego while donating. It is suggested to them that your left hand shouldn’t know, what your right hand has contributed.
Islam promotes a sense of brotherhood among people. And it has been specifically told to the followers of Islam that through Zakat, it is mandatory for every Muslim to contribute money and other things for the welfare of underprivileged and poor people.
For them there is one more form of charity, i.e. Sadaqa. In this form one can voluntarily give to others at his free will. In addition to Zakat, Muslims contribute through this form freely and with much more enthusiasm.
Jainism stands for selflessness and compassion. For them Supreme Renunciation is of prime importance. Thus they believe more in giving than taking. They are advised to practice four types of help/donations. These are
- Donation of food.
- Providing protection to the poor and develop a sense of fearlessness among them.
- Providing medical help and medicines to the diseased persons.
- Giving books and providing education to the students who cannot afford.
Jews are the most generous people living on this planet earth. They are the largest donors also. Judaism suggests to its followers charity in form of Sadaqah to the unknown people. As a result, every Jew regularly contributes minimum ten percent of their income. But normally it is given much more than ten percent by most Jews.
Guru Nanak was the first Guru who promoted Sikhism. He was a living example of charity and help. As a result, all Sikhs feel their prime responsibility in sharing their wealth with underprivileged persons. They regularly provide food to everyone who comes to them. They also provide shelter to the needy persons. Sikhs always remain humble while serving others in any form.
In Zoroastrianism, charity is taught from childhood in the form of a prayer. It is said that for acknowledging kingdom of supreme God, you must provide assistance to the poor. Charity is in their blood. They are highly charitable in nature.
Thus it should be mandatory for everyone to share with others. Share everything and anything you can. Share your money, food, belongings, knowledge and time. Help those they are in need. Develop kindness, humbleness and generosity while sharing.
Every one of us must be trained from childhood to share everything available with us.
To enhance habit of sharing repeat following affirmation several times a day,
“I lovingly and freely share all that I have, including my wealth, happiness and love, with others. By sharing I am receiving more and more.”
Emotion of love is the strongest of all in human behavior. Life without love cannot exist. Love makes you happy. Love makes you content and love makes you healthy as well.
Every religion of this world promotes love and affection among its followers.
Love shouldn’t be misinterpreted with physical attraction of two individuals of opposite sex. True love doesn’t distinguish between people of different castes, creed, sex, color, language, religious beliefs, regions or nationality etc.
Learn to love everyone you come across in your life. Make sure that your love is unconditional and selfless.
In addition to mankind, love animals, love plants, love nature and natural resources.
Love everyone and everything.
Following affirmation helps promoting love among people.
“I radiate pure, unconditional and selfless love and I get the same in multiple forms.”
Keep smiling and spreading happiness:
Happiness is a matter of choice. It is our attitude that is decisive factor in making us happy. Hence, we must strive to create such an attitude that is conducive in making us a happy and content person.
Happiness has nothing to do with material objects. It comes with feeling of inner peace and satisfaction. Therefore we must ensure to maintain inner peace in various circumstances of life.
Smiling and happiness go hand in hand. Keep smiling to enhance level of your happiness. Smile is very simple but has great effect. Someone has rightly said, “Frown and you frown alone, but smile and the whole world smiles with you.”
Smile improves your appearance. Smile brings you closure to good health, more wealth, happiness, success, peace and helps winning friends.
Smile and happiness are contagious. When you are happy and are smiling, it changes mood of others present around you and makes them happy. A smiling person brings happiness in the atmosphere.
Smiling has therapeutic benefits as well. It releases highly beneficial hormones namely endorphins and serotonin in the brain. These are natural drugs. Smiling at a greater degree turns to laughter. Someone has rightly said, “Laughter is the best medicine.” So keep smiling and laughing and maintain happiness.
Repeat following affirmation for your happiness,
“My happiness and contentment brings me more and more happiness and contentment for now and always.”
The above five suggestions for practicing and promoting in this world. And these are suggested in all religions of this world and therefore could be practiced by one and all, without any reservation.
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