Objects of utility value benefit mankind only when its nature, quality and application are known by us. If they are not utilized aptly or if we forget its method of apt usage it will not benefit us at all. If we are unaware of why they were created i.e. what lack was it suppose to fulfill its special qualities will remain untapped. Due to a lack of its proper understanding its utility value becomes a question mark and many a times instead of benefiting us it becomes a source of danger. On this very premise they are labeled as useless. It is only when desirable qualities actually exist in various objects and are used optimally will they manifest a wholesome influence. Thus these objects will come in vogue and will be accepted by one and all.

The same holds true for religion/spirituality. All great scriptures of the world proclaim its supreme nature and deep import. They describe in many places the miraculous results of imbibing religious tenets. These descriptions are not without reason. And yet all this is possible only when its true nature and aim is deeply understood, its spiritual philosophy be deeply imbibed and the philosophical tenets of religion can be used in ones day to day social transactions. Only then will they bear fruit as has been described in these sacred religious texts the world over.

The aim of religion is to make our lives sacred and spread human values. On a theoretical level it is encouraged vociferously by all religions. despite this very few people realize the basic qualities required to march ahead on this path and so as to attain a desired goal. Various religious sects are busy augmenting the number of their followers and teaching them mere superficial religious rites/rituals. Thus it is a big question mark whether mankind’s psyche can be rendered taintless in this manner. Various religious sects are at loggerheads with one another because each believes their rite/ritual to be supreme. In this manner their followers remain totally ignorant regarding the true underlying spiritual philosophy of their respective religions. The basic qualities of each object show their influence in an equal manner in various settings. No doubt if there is a change in their environment and place of activity a little bit of difference here and there can be perceived and yet their basic characteristic can never undergo a total change either way. The principles of utilizing various objects are such tat they are uniformly applicable in different places. When they are adhered to aptly desired results are obtained. Between a negative and positive pole flows an electrical current. Nothing in this wire can be left out. A scientist may belong to any country, the nation too may be any yet if electricity is to be generated a positive and negative pole is necessary. There may be differences as far as the wires are concerned but the scientific law of electricity generation can never change. The principle of electricity flowing between a negative and positive pole is cosmic and eternal in nature. Without adhering to it, it will be impossible to generate electricity. Within the laws of Material Science there is no limitation as far as space and circumstances are concerned. In every place they are accepted in an equal manner. The sounds and visual scenes heard and seen on radio and TV are based on certain principles of a transmission networking. The laws/principles of making rockets, releasing them in inter stellar space etc are one and the same everywhere. There maybe differences as far as the materials used in their creation but not its underlying form and process of manufacturing. So the gist of this discussion is this that the principles of Material sciences are accepted by scientists all over the world in unison. As a result they are said to be apt and useful too.

From the standpoint of a ‘goal’ all religions are equal. Despite this differences are perceived between them at every step. The main reason why this happens is that followers of all religions without exception completely forget the fundamental principles and philosophy of their respective religions. For a layman superficial rites and rituals, mode of dressing etc is the be all and end all of his religion. If we intensely yearn to overcome these differences of opinions and help people imbibe religion in their day to day living it becomes imperative that a healthy and sacredly transformed religion be placed in front of world denizens. Thus it is important that the fundamental philosophy of every religion be placed in front of every devotee. They must be motivated and inspired to imbibe those eternal and cosmically accepted religious/spiritual principles which are wholeheartedly accepted by every religion of the world.

In reality there is only one religion and that is the HUMAN RELIGION. What is its aim? The answer is spreading of human values in the world. This is possible to achieve only if religious philosophy is made easily available to the common man in its pristine purity. These principles should be imbibed in ones daily living so as to purify and manifest a great character. How useful is religious philosophy when imbibed in one’s day to day social professional and other transactions? This question must be deeply meditated upon and once true understanding dawns in the psyche man should imbibe it in its sacred form and thus not only will human glory be protected but that the true goal of human life too will be attained.

Every thing and object has its principle and own characteristic. As long as that object keeps manifesting it, it remains useful. Ere it is lost not only does that thing become useless but at times it can prove to be dangerous too. Suppose fire loses its heat and light, it will be exist as ash and the latter will be of no use to us. In fact this ash will have to be discarded else it will spread its rot everywhere. The same principle holds true for mankind. Man’s thinking and social behavior should be in tandem with the principles of human nature. If a young man behaves like a 2 year old child he will be scoffed at. Man being the crest jewel of creation is required to perform certain duties and shoulder important responsibilities. It is his prime duty to maintain a great and taintless character. Only then can human glory flourish eternally. It is his responsibility to see to it that he maintains good relations with creatures and objects he comes in contact with. He should make apt and wholesome use of them. Human religion has to chief aspects viz. duty and responsibility. If he imbibes these optimally joy and progress will be his for keeps sake. On the other hand when he fails in this respect not only does sorrow come uninvited at his doorstep but that he spreads sorrow in the lives of others too. Hence it is most required that man lives responsibly and performs duties honestly for manifesting peace and joy everywhere. If every individual lives thus society will benefit and world well being will then become a foregone conclusion.

Duty is classified in 2 ways: One is our thinking and the second is our character or personality. Thinking is spiritual in nature and character revolves around ethics. Our psyche encompasses our beliefs, aspirations, faith, habits and sentiments. This is the very fount of human existence. It is with its inspiration that the mould of our thinking process is cast. It is called Chitta or psyche. Psyche means the level of our consciousness. In other words it can also be called faith. It controls our mind and intellect. Our intellect is designed on the basis of our education, study endeavor, experience and atmosphere. Our mind’s imagination capacity and our brain’s decision making capability are very much controlled by our external education (school, college etc) and studies. And yet its overall direction is given by the psyche. Thus the mind and intellect take up a particular task only on the inspiration of the psyche (Antakarana). Hence it is clear that our physical body is just an instrument or medium. The mind controls it in totality. It directs all bodily and other movements. Our eyes may perceive physical movements but know for sure that it is the mind who is the director.

Within the psyche rest our aspirations which in turn harbor infinite Kusanskaras or tainted psychic imprints spanning over innumerable previous incarnations/births. In this material world animalistic or beastly tendencies and activities tend to rule the roost. Hence it becomes imperative that human thinking be transformed sacredly. This requires warding off of narrow thinking along with mental taints and replacing them with wholesome thinking. Spirituality is nothing but a total positive transformation of human faith and thought process. Taints that have entered the human psyche in a big way need to be removed and in its place greatness that manifests human glory requires to be reinstated firmly. This indeed is true human culture. We must deeply understand that Spiritual Philosophy has been created solely with the aim of purifying and making sacred the very recesses of our soul and psyche. Vedas, Upanishads and other religious tenets were created solely for this great purpose. Thus all religious scriptures of the world basically ordain its followers to give up mental taints and instead imbibe wholesome qualities like selfless service to the world, honesty, ethics, commitment, accountability etc. An intellectual effort is made wherein by studying great scriptures and listening to discourses of great saints, man’s faith is made to transform for the better. The philosophy of all religions has this very aim in mind. Sadhana or spiritual practices very briefly put involves inducing man’s consciousness to give up taints and instead imbibe sacred characteristics which glorify all mankind. In other words it is the immense effort made by our psyche to imbibe sacred sentiments and wholesome habits so as to reach the pinnacle of greatness. To attain this many methods are in vogue. Due to the establishment of various religious sects, various modes of spiritual practices have come into being. And yet the underlying aim of all these are one viz. raising our consciousness to great heights of nobility and renouncing mental taints which obstruct our character from aspiring human glory. In a nutshell one can say that spirituality is an admixture of philosophy (theory) and spiritual endeavor (practical). It is on this very basis that the entire conscious arena made up of the psyche, thought process and character is made cultured and sacred. Within this realm the ‘do’s and don’ts’ too are at work. Yoga practices and penance too have this very aim in mind. Yoga transforms our beliefs and thinking for the better and austerities purify our habits.

The subtle aspect of man’s duty is to deeply imbibe spiritual philosophy so that the level of our consciousness is raised. The other external aspect of duty is to augment good qualities, actions and character in our inner personality and thus reach pinnacles of greatness. Past prejudices and bias significantly obstructs the imbibing of wholesome habits. Animalistic tendencies are all the time on the prowl. They need to be overcome totally via ethics and principles. It involves observing religious vows, discipline, mastery of the self and control of the mind. It is only when our qualities, actions and character follow ethics implicitly that they get transformed into greatness. We must realize that mere transformation of our thinking without reforming our actions etc will not do much good to us. This is because despite our thinking being great our tainted aspirations and habits can create our downfall. In fact there are many preachers in this world who talk of divinity etc yet their mind leans towards dishonesty, greed, corruption etc. Hence our personality can attain a total transformation only when it is ‘pressurized’ to dwell within the boundary of ethics and spiritual discipline. Thus compact soul progress can be attained only when both the aspects of man’s innate duty viz. imbibing of spiritual philosophy and our qualities, actions and habits are transformed sacredly. Spirituality lays equal emphasis on both spiritual practices and self control. Both are like 2 wheels of a cart and hence when they move in tandem the journey on the path of greatness becomes smooth. This is called Eternal Spiritual Endeavor.

The other aspect namely shouldering ones responsibilities helps man attain glory wherein first it undergoes ripening and then it becomes part and parcel of ones very inner being. This is the social aspect of an individual’s life. The level of our behavior and transactions with others decides what results will accrue. If our social behavior is obnoxious the fruits will be bad not only for that person but those connected to him/her also. If our behavior is gentlemanly others will cooperate with us and thus there will be true joy all around. Hence not only should our thinking be great in stature but that our actions and behavior in society too should be wholesome and pure.

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