The Essence Of Good Life ...in good faith and following

Thiruvananthapuram, India
January 1, 2010 3:53am CST
The modern times mark little care for mutual love and compassion. In our hectic schedule of living most human values are lost in the midst of turmoil and confusion. It is time we restore those noble gestures which governed us. Searching in all earnestness for the divine power that partakes in all our daily activities. It is in Him that we should pinpoint our thoughts and actions if at all we should receive more comfort and solace. Spirituality essentially is the need of the hour, for the pitfalls of societal norms are engrossing our lives in a dramatic and undesirable way. Invoking the true SPIRIT that resides within each of us and directing our energies for mass welfare is sure to gain rich dividends.
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@derek_a (10902)
1 Jan 10
I couldn't agree with you more on this. Even modern science in the form of quantum physics is recognizing that we have an effect on our world. Stuff that great teachers have been teaching for millennia are proving to be true. Because of our worldly attachments, many of us are now finding ourselves faces with an inner "battle", but as a Zen practitioner I see this inner turmoil as a positive thing because I am recognizing more and more that something needs to be done. I read last year that it has been proved that when a group of 11 people practised meditation in a city, violent crime reduced significantly. And then whatever city they visited, it had the same effect. An indication to me, that we are all connected on much more than just a physical level and that whatever religion or belief we hold, we indeed invoke the true spirit that reside in one and all of us, if we will just learn to contact these inner energies. - Derek
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
2 Jan 10
Realizing and understanding the real YOU that lies within should be our goals in life. The Hindu dictums AHAM BRAHMASMI and TATVAMASI hold worldly truths.. The real self, it lies within in each of us .....
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@derek_a (10902)
2 Jan 10
Yes, that is my goal in life. It may take me the rest of my life, or happen in an instant from now. We never know when such realization is going to occur, but it will occur for each of us... - Derek
• United States
1 Jan 10
It is true that the Spiritual has become less formal than it has been in the past. * Formal spirituality involves going to the Church on Sunday if Christian, other spiritual building if other religion, so on so forth. This kind of worship is visible, but was it genuine? That question can be answered only in the hearts of the flock, sometimes that answer is not bright. * We've now become less formal in Spiritual matters. Small groups, maybe families, groups of friends are finding sacred meaning in places that mean perhaps little to nothing to the person next to you. It is more private, less guided maybe. * The Bible is still very much sold. The Bible is still very much read in people's homes. And trees, being God's creations, do listen.
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
2 Jan 10
The air of sanctity observed in religious festivities portray in abundance the true spirit of peace and tranquility especially of the inner ones.
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• United States
2 Jan 10
Yes. Christmas is a beautiful Holiday.
• India
1 Jan 10
I totally agree with you. I don't believe in God but i am a spiritual person. Everyday i try and make time to just sit in a quite corner and take the positive energy and drive the negative energies out. Helps me control my anger and also keeps me healthy..... Its nice...
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
2 Jan 10
Simply the best choice of yours to overcome short temper and malice. Great !
• India
9 Feb 10
My dear harsh, God is none other than our purified form of soul.God resides in you but only need to just recognize him.
@Hazelrose (2185)
• Philippines
2 Jan 10
Hi sukumar794,Following the commandments of Our lord God is the real essence of good life.If you have fear in God,and you have strong faith everything in your life goes possitive.Have a nice day!
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
2 Jan 10
Nice thoughts...blessed be !
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
1 Jan 10
Hi sukumar, Thank you for an excellent discussion and I completely agree with you. Spirituality, not religion is what is needed. There is far too much division in religion. It is action that is needed, not talk. Blessings.
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
2 Jan 10
The realization of the inner self should be our prime goal...it saves you...protects you...guards you.
• India
1 Jan 10
Hi, Its very much true.The essence of good life is obtained by having good faith and by following the right path.Love and compassion are the key ingredients for maintaining good relations.That was a very nice article.Very imperssive.
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
2 Jan 10
Thanks.. Faith and earnest attempts at realizing the inner self save us from trying circumstances.
@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
1 Jan 10
That is very true. I think my faith has guided me through many rough waters, inspired me when I was discouraged and given me courage. Love of our fellow humans is what makes life worth living and He provides us a moral compass to make our lives complete and help us deal with adversity.
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
2 Jan 10
Quite true...it is in firm faith that we must stand in order to surpass trials and tribulations.
• India
9 Feb 10
Hello, First of all I would like to say that I understood a little of what you've said up there. But of course, you write elegant english. Spirituality to me is 100% surrender to divinity. If you have that you are a true believer. Spirituality brings elevated but humble lifestyle. A true believer will essentially have a few features. First of all, no material event will drive him into either in elation or depression. He will always have a mental state beyond that. Secondly, he should be clever enough to adhere to the concept that nothing that he observes is going to stay forever. He will stay among material things yet untouched and unperturbed by them. thirdly, it will make him simple like a child of 5 years, very transparent and a good human being. Take care God bless you
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• India
21 Jan 10
Hello myu friend sukumar794 Ji, WE Indians believe that 'SOUL IS GOD', One sould try and search in oneself. One need not step out from one's home in search of Almighty. One can find in one's soul. May God bless You and have a great time.
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• United States
7 Jan 10
There is a lot of confusion in my time! I don't really believe in spirts, but I do believe in God. It's kind of weird of all what i believe in but ALL people are different and I like it. I would hate to have someone be the same as me.
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
4 Jan 10
No matter what we believe it, to me, always boils down to "do unto others as you would have them do unto you".That is the spirit from God that we should always remember.
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
4 Jan 10
What a way to start the new year - restore the noble gestures governing us. I am sure it will bring positive vibes to one and those around. When one thinks well, one will be well. May you have a rewarding and wonderful 2010.
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
4 Jan 10
I do agree with you. In our quest for status and ‘stuff’ we have forgotten where our real value lies; our spirit. We rush too much and we endeavour to control results and we inevitably become disappointed; even when we receive our heart’s desire we are left feeling empty. Why? It is because our true beauty is within us and we already have all we need right now. If only we would stop just long enough to connect with the Divine each day and share our smiles and our love not forgetting to salute the Divine in all that we encounter every day we would feel more joyful and fulfilled; wouldn’t that change the world?
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
2 Jan 10
I think we must all keep our heads and chins up also and work hard towards our goals also. I think we must be kind to one another and try to live our life right as well to be able to live a good life.
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