Posted: 23.09.2019
By Acharya Tulsi
The country is surrounded by problems. This is nothing new. There is no country which does not face problems. Probably there is no mention in history of any nation that might have been free from problems in any age. That is why the problems of the nation do not surprise people. A dog biting a man does not make any news in the press, because dogs have been biting men all along. But if a man bites a dog, that...
Posted: 22.09.2019
By Acharya Tulsi
Destruction and construction-both are neces­sary. Without destruction, the chances of con­struction are reduced. But what needs to be consid­ered is, who is destroyed and where? There are certain expectations associated with construction. Man has in him two types of feelings-positive and negative. The positive point of view or positive thinking or feeling symbolises construction. The disruptive...
Posted: 22.09.2019
By Acharya Tulsi
Disasters can be of two kinds—natural and artificially created. Excessive rains, draughts, earthquakes, floods, cyclones, volcanic eruptions and some fatal illnesses are the calamities resulting from natural imbalances. Man's fertile brain has discovered ways to triumph over these calamities, but their percentage is very little. Man however surrenders himself to nature. In spite of sufficient...
Posted: 21.09.2019
By Acharya Tulsi
The country is facing a frightening problem on account of the Ram Mandir and the Babri Masjid. Rama, the best amongst disciplined humans, is the centre of faith in life of the people of India. His birth-place and temple are physical entities. The ideals embodied in him are spiritual realities. What is physical is important in its way, but it is insignificant compared to the spiritual. It should not be...
Posted: 21.09.2019
By Acharya Tulsi
There was a time when morning songs used to be sung to wake up children from sleep. In the present age, the mother says to child to wake him up, "Get up! Hurry up! Bath time? School time!" The inspiration of recitations of mantras and God's name is steadily disappearing. The tradition of greeting respected people and elders by joining hands and paying respects by falling at their feet is being pushed down under...
Posted: 20.09.2019
By Acharya Tulsi
Two thousand five hundred years ago, Bhagwan Mahavir promulgated the doctrine of relativ­ism. He said, "Things have limitless natural proper­ties (dharmas). They can prove their utility only by remaining true to their relativity. The individual too is a combination of innumerable natural tendencies (dharmas). Contradictory duals exist in him. If he understands the doctrine of relativism, then he cannot...
Posted: 20.09.2019
By Acharya Tulsi
There has been a very dignified tradition of renunciation in Indian culture. It has been accepted as a process of bringing sublime to life. The path of renunciation has been kept open for all persons, whether most ordinary or the greatest. According to the four stages (ashramas) of man's life, the stage of renunciation (sanyasa) is considered to be indispensable. In the Jaina tradition, there is no provision to...
Posted: 19.09.2019
By Acharya Tulsi
The basic element of a healthy life is an 'appropriate view'. There is a vast difference between living life and living with an appropriate view. Everyone lives when it comes to that, but living with a right view, right goal and right pace amounts to living with achievements. How would a right goal be decided without a right viewpoint? Without determining the goal, chance of setting out in the right direction...
Posted: 19.09.2019
By Acharya Tulsi
An ambitious young man prepared a detailed outline of his future life. He went to his guru, after making several plans for his progress. Handing over his file to the guru he said, "Respected guru, I have decided the programme for my future. I have come to you for guidance. What should I do by way of preliminary preparation to put my plans into action? The guru hurriedly went through his disciple's plans...
Posted: 18.09.2019
By Acharya Tulsi
Education is a kind of digestive medicine (janmaghutti) which is given to a child at the very birth. According to science, personality traits are contained in the genes. According to popular belief, this janmaghutti given at birth determines the personality traits of the child. It is also believed that the merits and demerits of the person admin­istering that medicine are transmitted to the child. No...

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