Thoughts Affined to Human dignity


The greatest among all the acts of bravery is the one in which we can earn the credit of correcting our own unrefined nasty habits. Other people could well help us when confronting with outside struggles or resolving others’ difficulties and they can also get us credit in one way or another. However, we will have to depend solely on our own personal efforts in carrying out the task of correcting our unworthy habits. For that reason, it has been designated as a mighty endeavor and anyone who undertakes it would aptly be called as a brave person in a real sense. 

By Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya
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Spirituality and Materialism are both mutually related. One is incomplete without the other. The saint, even when living in a cave in the jungle, needs food, fire, clothes, bed, books, blanket, utensils, and many amenities without which it is difficult for him to survive. So, it must be understood that some materialism is being practiced even by those who are highly spiritual. Even the extreme materialists such as robbers and dictators practice some spirituality in the form of love and sacrifice for their families and loved ones. Amongst the attributes where as spirituality is considered as most true, pure and divine, materialism is considered as dark, impure, and ignorance.The combination of the two extremes is the middle path, giving rise to force, energy, and a desire to act. The dynamics of the universe is maintained by a perfect balance of these attributes. If Darkness is destroyed, man will become God and if Divinity is removed, the same man will become a devil. It is a sad thing that in either case, the human nature is lost. Humanity lies in the delicate balance of the extremes. Therefore, so long as human life exists, materialism and spirituality will both co-exist in man. Giving a higher priority to one is what makes all the difference. For the generous and kind people, spirituality is the primary preference, to the extent that they might end up neglecting the material basis of all things. On the other hand, the selfish people prefer materialism so strongly that they transgress all the ethical limits set by spirituality.
In spite of these facts, each of the two types of people – whether materialist or spiritualist, accept the other viewpoint and are often compelled to consider it.

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By Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya
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Friends! The world is full of opportunities. But we are not able to benefit out of them. We can reap maximum benefits if we learn to mold ourselves to face the circumstances, we are passing through and prepare ourselves to avail the opportunities we see. A perfect co-ordination between the two leads to unmatched development of our character and disposition.
Here, what is primarily needed is, first a true and honest self analysis and then identifying the weaknesses. The final step is weeding out our weaknesses. After this we, each of us can reform ourselves and  and get a new rebirth with sound morals, principles and with a broad, modern and a flexible outlook.
We must also understand that to progress in life, planning is of utmost importance. Once a feasible strategy has been charted out, one must try to stick to it under any situation; eventually, success will follow. This implies that a person can elevate himself only by helping himself. Consequently the whole world will follow him.  The whole universe comes forward to help the person who is strong and determined towards his objectives.

Akhand Jyoti,
January 1950,
Pg.-27



By Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya
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Friends! Have we ever tried to understand how beautiful Truth is? Even Just pronouncing the word gives us immense pleasure, its contemplation soothes our mind and if we imbibe and inculcate it in our nature then the resulting happiness and peace must be felt to be believed.
A Fib or a lie, on the other hand, is proportionally ugly and disastrous. It makes us into a non human and subjects us to the curse of God. The Ultimate is true and the intentions of the Almighty are pure and serene. God has given us this incarnation so that we can roam in his truthful paradise with pleasure and without fear. But alas! We are ignoring the purpose of our life. We tend to forget that this world is nothing but a reflection of our own thoughts.
Truth inspires us to have insight into our identity, it teaches us to reform our outlook, motivates us to improve ourselves so that our environment and surroundings become calm and congenial. If we become honest, the our world becomes honest. Therefore, it is very important to walk on the ground of truth  if one is to attain the welfare of  humanity.

Akhand Jyoti,
January 1942, Pg.-1



By Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya
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