“India is not just a rising power, it has already risen. Its economy has risen at a breathtaking rate… we look forward to a greater role for India at the world stage,” . This statement by the most powerful leader in the world, US President ‘Barack Obama’ created so much of buzz across the world as well as in India also. However on an introspective note, if one thinks, then the question that comes to mind is that ‘Have we really risen?’ If yes then to what extent? Are we only happy to see scientific, ethnological, space, manufacturing & infrastructural development? Is that the parameter of our progress? There is no doubt that science has been a wonderful achievement for us. But, how many of us would be aware about a fact that beneath this development juggernaut our true wealth is lying buried. Remember, our world is not confined to just the physical aspect of life, there is psychology, the spirit, the inner self with which we identify. What we need to know today is that who am I? What is it that represents us? Unfortunately science does not give us direct answers to all these crucial questions.
We should remind ourselves that we are not prototypes manufactured on an assembly line; we are all an individual personalities having our own identities based on our values, personality traits & mannerisms. Each one of us carries certain set of values given by our parents & teachers. However we should remember that values cannot be known or taught, you have to imbibe them. One needs to experience values in a practical way & enlighten self to make a difference to the whole world. Just imagine, if one realized, refined individual can uplift and enlighten the whole atmosphere, then what would be the scene when every individual would be refined with values? Doesn’t it sound amazing? So, treat yourself as that anvil from which the spark should come which inspires each person who comes in contact with you & pass on the values of respect for life, compassion, wisdom, honesty to all because the more we share our values, the more it multiplies
By Rajyogi Brahmakumar Nikunj ji