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Critics are disguised Compliments, so get Inspired and do your best for Success in your life

After a long time I got a chance to share some thoughts with you. I had gone through some books this time again, I am learning a bit of knowledge every time from them. While reading about Lord Rama in Bhagavatham I was so inspired by the way Lord Rama treats his brothers. Rama is a good example for a son, brother, husband and for a great emperor as well.

There is an incident in Ramayana in which Rama was playing with his brothers and after the play was over Rama went to ‘Kaikeyi’ (his step mother) and told her that he was defeated by Bharatha (his brother) with a large smile on his face and happiness, but Bharatha complained that Rama was losing the game every time to make Bharatha happy and win the game.

The lesson we can learn from it is those who serves others will reap more. Giving is a joy in comparison to Receiving. This is a simple principle in life ‘the life lead for others (for other’s happiness) is more worthy and has a meaning for it.’

For a man to live without selfishness…

Tapatraya (3 Cravings) of Humans and the suitable methods to suffice them

Tapatraya in Sanskrit, means 'The 3 Cravings (Anxieties)' of the Human Life. Trying for a thing or for a purpose with undue longing and anxiety is generally called as Tapatraya (Craving). This is the common man’s view. But spiritually this has got a different meaning, a meaning in true sense.

These three kinds of cravings termed as Tapatraya are  - 1. Aadhi Bhouthika (Physical), 2. Aadhi Dyvika (Mental), and 3. Adhyatmika (Spiritual).

The explanation of these three may differ from one school of thought to the other. But let us think according to our view.

Satya Tatvam (Truthfulness) is greater than Religious rituals and Sacrifices

Satya Tatvam in Sanskrit, means Truthfulness or Honesty. 'Telling what is heard and what is seen as it is' is called 'truthfulness'. One who tells the facts without any hypocrisy or cunningness in mind is called a man of truthfulness. Leading this kind of life is not an easy thing. The Mahabharata, the Indian epic tells about this truthfulness as follows: “Even if you compare with thousand performances of religious sacrifices, Truth proves its greatness more than them. The pious dipping and worshiping in all sacred rivers and making pilgrimages are also not equal to truth. Truth is the highest virtue”. Only speaking the truth is not a limit to a truthful person. Not crossing or acting against what he himself said is real truthfulness. In Indian epics, we find the king ‘Harischandra’ having such a truthful personality. He stood very firm to fulfil his words given to Viswamithra Maharishi. He sold away his wife, his child and he himself became a watchman to a burial groun…

Ahimsa (Non Violence) is the greatest virtue for any human being

Ahimsa (Non-violence) is the highest virtue. It is accepted by each and every religion and sect in some form or the other. But is there anyone who follows non-violence 100%? The answer will be no in all the cases, because taking vegetarian food is also not out of violence. The vegetables like leafy plants, roots, fruits and also grains and pulses all are with life and eating them also is violence. So in the ‘Mahabharata’ (an Indian epic) in ‘Aranyaparva’ non-violence is defined as follows: "There is no one on the surface of earth without committing violence. But one should keep away from violence to the extent possible. So keeping away from violence to the extent possible is itself called non-violence." To all the living beings eating is a must to survive. So eating for survival is not violence. But living for only eating is not acceptable as non-violence. Hence one should only eat to live and not live to eat. So doing minimum harm to the co-living beings for survival is to be…