Virtue

Virtue is a way of behaving in which someone do what is morally write and avoids things that are morally wrong. It is also a moral habit which helps in maintaining someones values.Virtues are pre-thought out methods for achieving your values or a particular aim in life.It helps us to avoid great dangers in life and prevents from making mistakes.   This means that  acting virtuous leads to a happy and successful life.

 

List of virtues

1)Self controle:This is about having self control in all things.

Sexual relations and other pleasurable activities,eating,anger etc should be kept in moderation.

2)Courage:Courage is the ability to act in the face of danger,uncertainty,pain, significant harm or risk. It is an important part of one’s life.

3)Patience: It is the ability to delay or wait for what is desired.

4)Integrity:It is the virtue of practicing what one believes is right.

5)Persistence: continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.

6)Self respect: respecting oneself.Have faith in your self.

7)Honesty: being honest to others.

8)self reliance(Independence): consume nothing that you haven’t earned. Every unearned gift is a blow to one’s confidence.

9)Kindness:being friendly, generous, and considerate.

10)Charisma:Compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others.

11)Cleanliness:the habit of keeping free of superficial imperfections. Outer cleanliness is to be cultivated for good health and hygiene.. Inner cleanliness is maintained by refraining from intoxicants.

12)Peace: One must cultivate a peaceful manner in order to benefit oneself and those around one.

 13)Silence:Talk less than necessary.Avoid arguments with fools.

14)Gratitude:Being thankful, show appreciation for others.

15) Self determination:make your own decisions without interference from others.

16)Rationality: act by reason.Question everything.

17)Harmony:Mind and emotions should be well balanced.

Benjamin franklin’s 13 virtues

In 1726, at the age of 20, Benjamin Franklin created a system to develop his character. In his autobiography, Franklin listed his thirteen virtues as:

  1. Temperance: Eat not to Dullness. Drink not to Elevation.
  2. Silence: Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself. Avoid trifling Conversation.
  3. Order: Let all your Things have their Places. Let each Part of your Business have its Time.
  4. Resolution: Resolve to perform what you ought. Perform without fail what you resolve.
  5. Frugality: Make no Expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e. Waste nothing.
  6. Industry: Lose no Time. Be always employed in something useful. Cut off all unnecessary Actions.
  7. Sincerity: Use no hurtful Deceit. Think innocently and justly; and, if you speak, speak accordingly.
  8. Justice: Wrong none, by doing Injuries or omitting the Benefits that are your Duty.
  9. Moderation: Avoid Extremes. Forbear resenting Injuries so much as you think they deserve.
  10. Cleanliness: Tolerate no Uncleanness in Body, Clothes or Habitation.
  11. Tranquility: Be not disturbed at Trifles, or at Accidents common or unavoidable.
  12. Chastity: Rarely use venery but for Health or Offspring; Never to Dullness, Weakness, or the Injury of your own or another’s Peace or Reputation.
  13. Humility: Imitate Jesus and Socrates.

“I propos’d to myself, for the sake of clearness, to use rather more names, with fewer ideas annex’d to each, than a few names with more ideas; and I included under thirteen names of virtues all that at that time occurr’d to me as necessary or desirable, and annexed to each a short precept, which fully express’d the extent I gave to its meaning.” – Benjamin Franklin

The power of Now

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Almost everyone wants his future to be Beautiful and bright,but many of us do not use our present for working for a better future.The brightness of the future depends upon how we use our present moment.Every moment of our life is indistinguishable (Absolute) we make them distinguishable.Our thoughts make them favorable or unfavorable for us.
the present is a part of an infinite flow which does not know to stop.The present is the gate to future hence do not wast the present moment.Let your past mistakes do not have any bad effect on your present.

Those who use there present moment are wise people.The wise knows the importance of present but fools are always careless about there present.No one on this planet is fully perfect but those who work hard to be perfect deserve to be called as perfect.Past shows the direction,Present gives energy.

The following things are necessary to use the present in right way
1)Right vision
2)Enlightenment
3)Positive Thinking
4)Braveness
5)Aim
The present is a blessing do not let it be waste.
The future depends on how one uses his present.

Love Letters in the Sand Some Quotes of Kahlil Gibran

yrtytryKhalil Gibran (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) was a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer.Born in the town of Bsharri in the north of modern-day Lebanon.He is chiefly known in the English-speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose. The book sold well despite a cool critical reception, gaining popularity in the 1930s and again especially in the 1960s counterculture. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu.
For more information about him click on the link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kahlil_Gibran

“One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.”

“If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don’t, they never were.”

“It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone… but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.”

“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.”

“Hearts united in pain and sorrow
will not be separated by joy and happiness.
Bonds that are woven in sadness
are stronger than the ties of joy and pleasure.
Love that is washed by tears
will remain eternally pure and faithful.”

“We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.”

“joy and sorrow are inseparable. . . together they come and when one sits alone with you . . remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.

“We are all like the bright moon, we still have our darker side.”

“It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.”

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“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.”

“You may forget with whom you laughed, but you will never forget with whom you wept. ”

“I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit. ”

“Trust in dreams, for in them is the hidden gate to eternity.”

“If you reveal your secrets to the wind,
you should not blame the wind for
revealing them to the trees.”

“The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.”

“They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price. ”

“Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.

“My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.”

“Your daily life is your temple and your religion.”

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“Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.”

“No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.
The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness.
If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind.”

“Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.”

“Forgetfulness is a form of freedom.”

“I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.”

“An eye for an eye, and the whole world would be blind.”

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“Of life’s two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer’s hand.”

“I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.”

“Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation”

“We are all prisoners but some of us are in cells with windows and some without.”

“Do not fear the thorns in your path, for they draw only corrupt blood.”

“The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.”

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“Half of what I say is meaningless; but I say it so that the other half may reach you.”

“When life does not find a singer to sing her heart she produces a philosopher to speak her mind.”

“Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.”

“Work is love made visible. And if you can’t work with love, but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of the people who work with joy”

“Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful.”

“Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.”

“He who seeks ecstasy in love should not complain of suffering.”

“Strange, the desire for certain pleasures is a part of my pain.”

“You cannot laugh and be unkind at the same time”

“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.”

“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.”

“Verily the lust for comfort murders the passion of the soul, and then walks grinning in the funeral.”

“He who is more mindful of one, loses the love and the faith of both.”

“Remembrance is a form of meeting.”

“So the wicked and the weak cannot fall lower than the lowest which is in you also.”
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Gautama Buddha’s way to end suffering

The great Gautam BuddhaTowards the end of the vedic period in india,the priestly class had become dominant due to the greater emphasis on rituals.This lead to the growth of superstition.At the same time the cast system had given rise to social discrimination.This discrimination was based on individuals cast and not on his capabilities.Some castes came to be superior and other inferior.In such conditions many thinkers like Kapila,Charvak,Vardhaman Mahavir,Gautama buddha etc. made efforts to reduce superstition.The teachings of Gautam Buddha and Vardhaman Mahavir where easy to understand and practice in day to day life.

Gautama Buddha provided answers to questions like ‘What is the nature of human life?’ and ‘Why does man have to undergo suffering?’ in the form of four noble truths.

1.Dukkha(Suffering):Human life is full of suffering.

2.Trisha(Desire):The cause of suffering is desire or craving.

3.Dukkha -nirodh:It is possible to end suffering.

4.Pratipad:The way to end of suffering.

The way shown by him to end suffering is known as astang marg or the eight fold path.The eight principles are

1.Right view

2.Right thought/concept

3.Right speech

4.Right action

5.Right livelihood

6.Right effort

7.Right memory

8.Right concentration

Panchasheel:These are the rules of conduct that are to be followed along with eight-fold path.

1.Ahimsa(Non-violence):No living thing should be hurt.

2.Satya(Truth):One should not tell lies.

3.Asteya:One should not steal.

4.Indriya Samyam:One should win control over bodily desires.

5.One should not take intoxicants.

By arvind yadav

Rumi

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Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī or simply Rumi was a 13th century persian mystic,poet and theologian.
Rumi’s importance is considered to transcend national and ethnic borders. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world’s languages and transposed into various formats. In 2007, he was described as the “most popular poet in America.”
Rumi’s works are written in Persian and his Mathnawi remains one of the purest literary glories of Persia, and one of the crowning glories of the Persian language.
Rumi is one of the person who keeps me inspiring through his quotes and poems.
and i think he can inspire you too,so i am posting some of his quotes here which are my favorites.
Any one who wants to read more about him can go to wikipedia’s page on Rumi.

Why should I seek? I am the same as
He. His essence speaks through me.
I have been looking for myself!

“Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.”

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

“What you seek is seeking you.”

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”

“Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.”

“Forget safety.
Live where you fear to live.
Destroy your reputation.
Be notorious.”

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”

“Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.”

“Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.”

“Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”

“We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.”

“Travel brings power and love back into your life.”

“Two there are who are never satisfied — the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge.”

“Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.

“Be like melting snow — wash yourself of yourself.”

“You try to be faithful
And sometimes you’re cruel.
You are mine. Then, you leave.
Without you, I can’t cope.

And when you take the lead,
I become your footstep.
Your absence leaves a void.
Without you, I can’t cope.

You have disturbed my sleep,
You have wrecked my image.
You have set me apart.
Without you, I can’t cope.”

“I know you’re tired but come, this is the way.”

“And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?”

“In Silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves.”

“Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about… say yes quickly, if you know, if you’ve known it from before the beginning of the universe.”

“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames”

“Only from the heart can you touch the sky.”

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”

“Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged”

“They say there is a doorway from heart to heart, but what is the use of a door when there are no walls?”

“The moon stays bright when it doesn’t avoid the night….”
“Study me as much as you like, you will not know me, for I differ in a hundred ways from what you see me to be. Put yourself behind my eyes and see me as I see myself, for I have chosen to dwell in a place you cannot see.”

“Not only the thirsty seek the water, the water as well seeks the thirsty.”

“The lion is most handsome when looking for food.”

“Put your thoughts to sleep,
do not let them cast a shadow
over the moon of your heart.
Let go of thinking.”

“What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.”
“When someone beats a rug,
the blows are not against the rug,
but against the dust in it.”

“Learn the alchemy true human beings know. The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given the door with open.

“You were born with potential.
You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness.
You were born with wings.
You are not meant for crawling, so don’t.
You have wings.
Learn to use them and fly.”

“Keep walking, though there’s no place to get to.
Don’t try to see through the distances.
That’s not for human beings. Move within,
But don’t move the way fear makes you move.”

“Give your weakness to one who helps.”

“You are a lover of your own experience … not of me … you turn to me to feel ur own emotion”
“I am your moon and your moonlight too
I am your flower garden and your water too
I have come all this way, eager for you
Without shoes or shawl
I want you to laugh
To kill all your worries
To love you
To nourish you.

“These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.”

“You are the Truth from foot to brow. Now, what else would you like to know?

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”

THE POWER OF WORD

THE POWER OF WORD

In every religion the power of the word is recognized,so much that in some of them creation itself is said to have come out of the word.The external aspect of the thought of the god is the word,and as god thought and willed before the creation came out of the word.
Apart from the higher philosophic and religious value of the word,we may see that sound symbols play a prominent part in play of human life.
Someone talking to you,he is not touching you ,the pulsation of the air caused by his speaking go into your ear, they touch your nerves and produce effect in your mind.You can not resist it.Isn’t it wonderful.
Someone calls you a fool, you stand and slaps on his face.Suppose you are in trouble and felling miserable then one of your friend comes to you and he shares some inspiring stories with you and tell you some words of wisdom and from that point you start felling good, motivated.This is the power of word.
So from now whenever you are talking to anyone keep in mind the power of word.If you will say good words they will produce a good effect and that effect will help you to become a noble person.The opposite is also true if you will use bad words in your conversation the will produce a bad effect on you as well as on the person with whom your talking.
The words are great forces in higher philosophy as well as in common life.And these forces are very much responsible for your success,failure and most important your character.

We have the power to make ourselves

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The great indian monk swami vivekananda had explained the secret and power of work in his complete work.In a chapter on work he had written the following lines.
No one can get anything until he earns it.this is an eternal law.We may sometimes think it is not so,but in the long run we become convinced of it.A man may struggle all his life for riches ; he may cheat thousands ,but he finds at last that he does not deserve to become rich, and his life become a trouble and nuisance to him.. We may go on accumulating things for our physical enjoyment , but only what we earn is really ours. A fool may buy all the books in the world , and they will be in his library ; but he will be able to read only those which he deserves to ; and this deserving is produced by work.
Our work determines what we deserve and what we can assimilate. We are responsible for what we are ; and whatever we wish ourselves to be , we have the power to make our-selves.
What we are now is the result of our past actions , it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in future can be produced by our present actions.
You must remember that all work is simply to bring out the power of the mind which is already there , to wake up the soul.The power is inside every man, so is knowing ; the different works are like blows to bring them out , to cause these giants to wake up.

Agnosticism the best way to practice irreligion in absence of proof

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The Nasadiya Sukta is the 129th hymn of the Rigveda it is concerned with cosmology and the origin of the universe it is known for its skepticism it ends with:

Who really knows? Who shall declare it here?
Whence was it born? Whence issued this creation?
Even the Gods came after its emergence.
Then who can tell from whence it came to be?
None knows when creation has arisen;
Whether He made it or did not make it,
He who surveys it in the highest heaven,
Only He knows, or maybe even He knows not.

An Agnostic person is one who believes that”humans can not know if there god exists or not” .Till today there are not any strong proofs of existence of god.Hence anyone can say he is atheist but if an atheist is unable to prove the non existence of god then he’s also in the category of agnostic.Similarly if any theist who believes in god is unable to prove the existence of god is also in the category of agnostic.
I personally see Agnosticism as the middle way between atheism and theism.We can temporarily declare ourselves as agnostic till we have a strong proof about existence or non existence of god but a permanent agnosticism is not a right way to practice religion.
Similarly a permanent belief in atheism,theism or any other branch of religion is also not a correct way.
In our whole life we should first choose any logical religious belief and then if we get any reasonable proof about it then only we should believe in that particular branch of religion.And if you are not have any proof about any god or religion then simply declare your self as an Agnostic.

My Absoluteness

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i am not me i am absolute,there nothing in this world which is relative to me.
my existence is absolute,i don’t have any desire nor any aim,
i don’t have any success nor failure,
there’s nothing in this world which can make me feel good nor anything which makes me feel bad,
there’s nothing which makes me feel strong nor which makes me feel weak,
there’s nothing like friends or enemy of mine nor i have any relationships,
there’s no feelings in me nothing can make happy nor sad,
i am not a body nor i am organs,
there’s nothing which can destroy me nor anything can re-create me,
i was not born nor i will die ,
i am not a truth nor a lie,
there’s nothing which can bound me nor anything can make me free,
i am not good nor evil,
there’s nothing which can teach me nor anything can learn from me,
i am not matter nor energy,
there’s nothing which can define me,
i don’t have any start nor i have any end……………………………………….

STRUGGLE FOR EXISTENCE

STRUGLE FOR EXISTENCE

“Whosoever comes to me,through whatsoever form,i reach him;all men are struggling through paths which in the end leads to me.”-Bhagvat Gita

Every element which exists in nature looks to complete its configuration or i can say to acquire stability.If an element have not completed its electronic configuration it cant exist in nature.
We humans are made up of these elements only and we too show similar property to acquire stability.Each of us struggles for his existence. By existence i mean someone own identity,his own achievements,success,abilities.Each of us who live in this competitive world each individual wants to make his own identity and wants to prove himself in front of this world.
When someone have proved himself in this world then he exists in this world and when something exists we know him by his works.Such a person who has proved himself is successful.
But this stability will not come easily to live or exist in this word you will have to struggle and this struggling periods of your life will teach you the lessons of life if you will learn them successfully your chances of existence will increase and sooner or later you will be able to make your own identity and when you have acquired stability at that moment you will exist in this mighty universe.