PRESENT VIOLENT CAMPUS POLITICS IN BHARATHAM : - STUDENTS, SPIRITUAL LITERATURE AND SWAMI SIVANANDA-1..
Sub : STUDENTS, SPIRITUAL LITERATURE AND SWAMI SIVANANDA-1.
Sri Swami Sivananda
Ref : PRESENT VIOLENT CAMPUS POLITICS IN BHARATHAM : -
Respected family members of this great holy Nation.
*REQUEST ALL STUDENTS, PARENTS AND TEACHERS MUST READ THIS TOPIC
**IT IS URGENT IMPORTANCE IN THE PRESENT SITUATION OF THE NATION
1. Spiritual Books And Their Benefits :
Ques: What is meant by ‘Spiritual Literature’, Swamiji? What benefits can students derive by studying such literature?
Ans: By ‘Spiritual Literature’ is meant not only standard works like the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and the Bhagavad Gita, but also all those writings of saints and sages, all those works by men of Godly wisdom which uplift the reader, help him to lead a better life and take him nearer to God.
By reading such literature, students will derive wonderful benefits.
The elevating ideas contained in such literature will inspire them and make a lasting impression on their adolescent minds so that their whole mode of thinking and living will be shaped on a noble, divine pattern.
They will develop the ability to think rightly and act rightly.
Secondly, study keeps your mind occupied.
You should never be idle.
Haven’t you heard the saying, “Idle brain is devil’s workshop”?
If you sit idle or if you read the wrong type of literature like novels and comics, your mind will be assailed by a whole host of debasing thoughts and these will go on developing.
Bad thoughts will lead you, in course of time, to bad ways of living and you will become miserable.
That is why you should always read elevating, noble literature.
Thirdly, constant study develops your mental capacity and power of grasping finer ideas.
You will develop a high degree of concentration which will help you in whatever profession you may choose in later life.
Fourthly, you must remember that books are a mine of knowledge and knowledge is power.
For instance, by reading books like “First Aid” and “Home Remedies,” you can equip yourself with useful knowledge and serve poor people in distress.
Further, books containing noble thoughts, ideas and living lessons from inspiring lives are in the nature of invaluable food for thought.
They provide ethical and spiritual nourishment to all persons, old and young alike.
Thoughts and ideas mould a person’s character.
You all know the great law that as a man thinks so does he become.
Thus, by regularly reading pure and great books written by noble and godly persons, the mind is filled with pure and sublime ideas.
These help to transform you into noble persons with lofty character and godly nature.
Thus study of such books becomes the basis of a noble and glorious life.
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