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In the regeneration and divinisation of man: Peace : 6 & 7.

In the regeneration and divinisation of man: Peace : 6 & 7.: INDIVIDUAL REFORMATION AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION Reform yourself. Society will reform itself. Get worldliness out of you...

Peace : 6 & 7.

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INDIVIDUAL REFORMATION AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION

Reform yourself. Society will reform itself. Get worldliness out of your heart. The world will take care of itself. Remove the world out of your mind. The world will be peaceful. This is the only solution. This is not pessimism. This is glorious optimism. This is not escapism. It is the only way to face the situation. If each man tries to work out his own salvation, there will be nobody to create the problems ! If each man strives heart and soul to practice religion, to do Sadhana, and to attain God-realization, he will have very little time to create quarrels. Automatically there will be peace on earth.


THE ROLE OF RELIGION

A Christian thinks, "There will be peace if all people embrace Christianity". A Muslim thinks, "There will be peace if all people embrace Islam". This is an erroneous notion. Why do people in the world fight ? Why do Catholics and Protestants fight ? Why do Saivites and Vaishnavites fight…

In the regeneration and divinisation of man: Peace : 5.

In the regeneration and divinisation of man: Peace : 5.: 5. IMPACT OF POLITICS AND SOCIAL REFORM The 'peace' that prevails today is the peace of fear and the peace of prepa...

Peace : 5.

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5. IMPACT OF POLITICS AND SOCIAL REFORM


The 'peace' that prevails today is the peace of fear and the peace of preparation. Ignoring the sincere advice of men of wisdom, the great nations of the world are intent upon demonstrating their destructive strength. That way lies war, not peace.

No political 'ism can ever solve the problem and bring about peace. All 'isms are only different hoods of the hydra-headed monster of selfishness-cum-egoism. When autocratic monarchs ruled over the nations, people thought that democracy would shower peace, plenty and prosperity upon earth. They dethroned the kings. Democracy also failed to yield the fruit of peace. Some people tried totalitarianism, socialism, communism - so many 'isms. Each man thought that his solution alone was best for the world ! And each new 'ism created only more problems and more quarrels.
Many are working today for the promotion of world peace, without having peace in themselves. Their loud prop…

In the regeneration and divinisation of man: Peace : 3 & 4.

In the regeneration and divinisation of man: Peace : 3 & 4.: 3.INNER PEACE Perfect security and full peace cannot be had in this world, because this is a relative plane. All objects ar...

Peace : 3 & 4.

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3.INNER PEACE

Perfect security and full peace cannot be had in this world, because this is a relative plane. All objects are conditioned in time, space, and causation. They are perishable. Where then can you look for full security and perfect peace ? You can find this in the immortal Self. he is an embodiment of peace. He is beyond time, space, and causation.

Real, deeper peace is independent of external conditions. Real, abiding peace is stupendous stillness of the Immortal Soul within. If you can rest in this ocean of peace, all the usual noises of the world can hardly affect you. If you enter the silence or the wonderful calm of divine peace by stilling the bubbling mind and restraining the thoughts and withdrawing the outgoing senses, all disturbing noises will die away. Motor-cars may roll on the streets; boys may shout at the pitch of their voices; railway trains may run in front of your house; several mills may be working in your neighbourhood - and yet, all these noi…

In the regeneration and divinisation of man: PEACE : 2.

In the regeneration and divinisation of man: PEACE : 2.: 2.THE ABODE OF PEACE Peace is not in the heart of the carnal man. Peace is not in the hearts of ministers, advocates, busin...

In the regeneration and divinisation of man: PEACE : 2.

In the regeneration and divinisation of man: PEACE : 2.: 2.THE ABODE OF PEACE Peace is not in the heart of the carnal man. Peace is not in the hearts of ministers, advocates, busin...

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2.THE ABODE OF PEACE


Peace is not in the heart of the carnal man. Peace is not in the hearts of ministers, advocates, businessmen, dictators, kings and emperors. Peace is in the hearts of Yogis, sages, saints and spiritual men. It is in the heart of a desireless man, who has controlled his senses and the mind. Greed, lust, jealousy, envy, anger, pride, and egoism are the enemies of peace. Slay these enemies by the sword of dispassion, discrimination, and non-attachment. You will enjoy perpetual peace.

Peace is not in money, estate, bungalows, and possessions. Peace does not dwell in outward things, but within the soul.


Money cannot give you peace. You can purchase many things, but you cannot purchase peace. You can buy soft beds, but you cannot buy sleep. You can buy good food, but you cannot buy good appetite. You can buy good tonics, but you cannot buy good health. You can buy good books, but you cannot buy wisdom.


Withdraw yourself from external objects. Meditate and rest …

In the regeneration and divinisation of man: Ahimsa : 7. ( Next ) PEACE : 1.

In the regeneration and divinisation of man: Ahimsa : 7. ( Next ) PEACE : 1.: A UNIVERSAL VOW Ahimsa is a Mahavratam or "great universal vow". It should be practiced by all people of all countr...

Ahimsa : 7. ( Next ) PEACE : 1.

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A UNIVERSAL VOW


Ahimsa is a Mahavratam or "great universal vow". It should be practiced by all people of all countries. It does not concern the Hindus or Indians alone. Whoever wishes to realize the Truth must practice Ahimsa. You may encounter any amount of difficulties; you may sustain any amount of losses, but you must not give up the practice of Ahimsa. Trial and difficulties are bound to come in your way to test your strength. You should stand adamant. Then alone will your efforts be crowned with sanguine success.


There is a hidden power in Ahimsa which protects its practitioners. The invisible hand of God gives protection. There is no fear. What can pistols and swords do ?
Even now there are people who do not give the least pain to any living creature. They carry sugar and rice for distribution to ants in their holes. They do not use lights at night for fear of killing the small insects. They are very careful while walking in the streets, as they do not wish to …

In the regeneration and divinisation of man: Ahimsa : 6.

In the regeneration and divinisation of man: Ahimsa : 6.: LIMITATIONS TO THE PRACTICE OF AHIMSA Absolute Ahimsa is impossible. It is not possible to the most conscientious Sannyasin or...

Ahimsa : 6.

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LIMITATIONS TO THE PRACTICE OF AHIMSA

Absolute Ahimsa is impossible. It is not possible to the most conscientious Sannyasin or monk. To practice that, you must avoid killing countless creatures while walking, sitting, eating, breathing, sleeping and drinking. You cannot find a single non-injurer in the world. You have to destroy life in order to live. It is physically impossible for you to obey the law of non-destruction of life, because the phagocytes of your blood also are destroying millions of dangerous intrusive spirilla, bacteria and germs.
According to one school of thought, if by the murder of a dacoit many lives are saved, it is not considered as Himsa. Ahimsa and Himsa are relative terms. Some say that one can defend oneself with instruments and use a little violence also when one is in danger; this is not considered to be Himsa. Westerners generally destroy their dear horses and dogs when they are in acute agony and when there is no way of relieving their suffering…

In the regeneration and divinisation of man: Ahimsa : 5.

In the regeneration and divinisation of man: Ahimsa : 5.: BENEFITS OF THE PRACTICE OF AHIMSA If you are established in Ahimsa, you have attained all virtues. Ahimsa is the pivot. Al...

Ahimsa : 5.

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BENEFITS OF THE PRACTICE OF AHIMSA

If you are established in Ahimsa, you have attained all virtues. Ahimsa is the pivot. All virtues revolve around Ahimsa. Just as all footprints are accommodated in those of the elephant, so also do all religious and ethical rules become merged in the great vow of Ahimsa. Ahimsa is soul-force. Hate melts in the presence of love. Hate dissolves in the presence of Ahimsa. There is no power greater than Ahimsa. The practice of Ahimsa develops will-power to a considerable degree. The practice of Ahimsa will make you fearless. He who practices Ahimsa with real faith, can move the whole world, can tame wild animals, can win the hearts of all, and can subdue his enemies. He can do and undo things. The power of Ahimsa is infinitely more wonderful and subtler than electricity or magnetism.
The law of Ahimsa is as much exact and precise as the law of gravitation or cohesion. You must know the correct way to apply it intelligently and with scientific acc…

In the regeneration and divinisation of man: Ahimsa : 4.

In the regeneration and divinisation of man: Ahimsa : 4.: GRADATIONAL PRACTICE OF AHIMSA : When thoughts of revenge and hatred arise in the mind, try to control the physical body and spee...

Ahimsa : 4.

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GRADATIONAL PRACTICE OF AHIMSA :



When thoughts of revenge and hatred arise in the mind, try to control the physical body and speech first. Do not utter evil and harsh words. Do not censure. Do not try to injure others. If you succeed in this by practice for some months, the negative thoughts of revenge, having no scope for manifesting outside, will die by themselves. It is extremely difficult to control such thoughts from the very beginning without having recourse to control of the body and speech first. 

First control your physical body. When a man beats you, keep quiet. Suppress your feelings. Follow the instructions of Jesus Christ in his Sermon On The Mount: "If a man beats you on one cheek, turn to him the other cheek also. If a man takes away your coat, give him your shirt also." This is very difficult in the beginning. The old Samskaras (impressions) of revenge, of "a tooth for a tooth", "tit for tat", "an eye for an eye", and "paying …

In the regeneration and divinisation of man: Ahimsa :3.

In the regeneration and divinisation of man: Ahimsa :3.: AHIMSA, A QUALITY OF THE STRONG : If you practice Ahimsa, you should put up with insults, rebukes, criticisms and assaults also. ...

Ahimsa :3.

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AHIMSA, A QUALITY OF THE STRONG :


If you practice Ahimsa, you should put up with insults, rebukes, criticisms and assaults also. You should never retaliate nor wish to offend anybody even under extreme provocation. You should not entertain any evil thought against anybody. You should not harbour anger. You should not curse. You should be prepared to lose joyfully even your life in the cause of Truth. The Ultimate Truth can be attained only through Ahimsa.

Ahimsa is the acme of bravery. Ahimsa is not possible without fearlessness. Non-violence cannot be practiced by weak persons. Ahimsa cannot be practiced by a man who is terribly afraid of death and has no power of resistance and endurance. It is a shield, not of the effeminate, but of the potent. 


Ahimsa is a quality of the strong. It is a weapon of the strong. When a man beats you with a stick, you should not entertain any thought of retaliation or any unkind feeling towards the tormentor. Ahimsa is the perfection of forgive…

In the regeneration and divinisation of man: Ahimsa : ( non-injury)-2.

In the regeneration and divinisation of man: Ahimsa : ( non-injury)-2.: MEANING OF AHIMSA Ahimsa or non-injury, of course, implies non-killing. But, non-injury is not merely non-killing. In its comprehe...

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MEANING OF AHIMSA

Ahimsa or non-injury, of course, implies non-killing. But, non-injury is not merely non-killing. In its comprehensive meaning, Ahimsa or non-injury means entire abstinence from causing any pain or harm whatsoever to any living creature, either by thought, word, or deed. Non-injury requires a harmless mind, mouth, and hand. 

Ahimsa is not mere negative non-injury. It is positive, cosmic love. It is the development of a mental attitude in which hatred is replaced by love. Ahimsa is true sacrifice. Ahimsa is forgiveness. Ahimsa is Sakti (power). Ahimsa is true strength. 




SUBTLE FORMS OF HIMSA

Only the ordinary people think that Ahimsa is not to hurt any living being physically. This is but the gross form of Ahimsa. The vow of Ahimsa is broken even by showing contempt towards another man, by entertaining unreasonable dislike for or prejudice towards anybody, by frowning at another man, by hating another man, by abusing another man, by speaking ill of others, by backbiting or…

In the regeneration and divinisation of man: Ahimsa : ( non-injury)-

In the regeneration and divinisation of man: Ahimsa : ( non-injury)-: 1. Introduction : In the regeneration and divinisation of man, the first step is to eliminate his beastly nature. The predominant tr...

Ahimsa : ( non-injury)-

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1. Introduction :


In the regeneration and divinisation of man, the first step is to eliminate his beastly nature. The predominant trait in beasts is cruelty. Therefore, wise sages prescribe Ahimsa (non-injury). This is the most effective master-method to counteract and eradicate completely the brutal, cruel Pasu-Svabhava (bestial nature) in man. 

Practice of Ahimsa develops love. Ahimsa is another name for truth or love. Ahimsa is universal love. It is pure love. It is divine Prem. Where there is love, there you will find Ahimsa. Where there is Ahimsa, there you will find love and selfless service. They all go together. 

The one message of all saints and prophets of all times and climes, is the message of love, of Ahimsa, of selfless service. Ahimsa is the noblest and best of traits that are found expressed in the daily life and activities of perfected souls. Ahimsa is the one means, not only to attain Salvation, but also to enjoy uninterrupted peace and bliss. Man attains peace by injur…