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Exploring India's USP

Yunan-o-Misr-o-Roma Sab Mit Gaye Jahan Se, Ab Tak Magar Hai Baki Naam-o-Nishan Hamara, Kuchh Baat Hai Ke Hasti Mit ti Nahin Hamari, Sadiyon Raha Hai Dushman Daur-e-Zaman Hamara.
~ Muhammad Iqbal

So far as I am able to judge, nothing has been left undone, either by man or nature, to make India the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his rounds. Nothing seems to have been forgotten, nothing overlooked.
~ Mark Twain More...

Self-pride

Pride is self-administration, considering ourselves to be superior to others. Inherent is that feeling that others are inferior. As human beings we are governed by emotions that are both negative and positive . Pride is a negative quality. Pride manifests in us as feeling s and thoughts that proclaim that we are better than others in terms of wealth, appearance, status, popularity, youthful looks, religion and country.

Pride with respect to lower quality can be beneficial. With respect to Absolute it is negative. Society accords pride a high position in the hierarchy of qualities. Pride can lift one's sense of self and bolster confidence. Self-esteem helps us overcome dejection and fear. Someone could be in a total state of depression brought on by shame or guilt, considiring the extreme step of suicide. At such a moment, it is self-pride that motivates the individual tp rise from the depths of confusion, non-action and depression.

~ Swami Nikhilananda Saraswati (Chinmaya Mission)

 

Success mantra

Why do people want success? It is associated with perfection, wholeness and joy. It is an expression of our Higher Self which is Supreme and perfect. We have this thirst for success because we are that Supreme alone. We want to be great because we are intrinsically great! It is a natural desire fulfilling its natural goal. If we understand this in all its connotations then our success will not be dependent on anyone's failure, nor will it be gained by pulling others down. Our joy will emanate from a deep sense of contentment and completeness.

If we attain what we want and still find something lacking then we know that either our desire was not desirable or the means adopted were not in accordance with Nature.

When people are positively satisfied, they want to share their feelings with others... Their motivational levels get higher. They want to work more and also efficiently. True success is that which gives happiness to self and others.

Discourse: Swami Nikhilananda Saraswati

Personality develops truly when...

personality development

Your true personality begins to develop when you are able, by deep intuition, to feel that you are not this solid body but are the divine eternal current of Life and Consciousness within the body.

~ Paramhansa Yogananda

'Man's Eternal Quest'

Practice the presence...

Focus

When you meditate, immerse your whole mind in God. And when you are performing a duty, put your whole heart into it. But as soon as you are through with work, place your mind on the Lord.

When you learn to practice the presence of God in every moment that you are free to think of Him, then even in the midst of work you will be aware of divine communion.

~ Paramhansa Yogananda

Silence - a spiritual tool

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature, trees flowers, grass grow in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence. We need silence to be able to touch souls. ~ Mother Teresa

Where speech will not succeed, It is better to be silent.~ Guru Granth Sahib

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