Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Virtuous concepts of humanity- Dr TN Chugh
30 May, 2017
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Virtuous Concepts of Humanity
Humanity is the excellent quality connected with moral goodness, derived from gentle and passionate thoughts in mankind. It becomes the habitual action of saving lives and relieve sufferings, where ever needed, while ensuring regards for the individuals. Thus humanity has the righteous skill of compassion, brotherly love, fellow feelings, kind hardheartedness, understanding, sympathy, tolerance, gentleness, mercy, lenience, pity, tenderness, charity, generosity, magnanimity and humaneness. The attributes of affection, mercy and tenderness are the necessities and not luxuries. We need to live with eternal prospective, do as believer and working with wisdom. Without these qualities, humanity does not survive. The Latin word, ‘Humantas’ especially suggests the ‘Human nature for kindness’. Humanity rises to every challenge and sinks to any depth but we must cherish every heartbeat.
Strength of Humanity:
Understand that you have never lived today, until you have done something for someone, who can never repay you. Three noble qualities are considered encouraging, which provide enormous vigor and delight—Love, Kindness and public intellect. Love has different ranges varying from biological process to religious concepts. It is a mutual sensation among people characterized by attachment, comfort and general positive feelings. Strength of love is not about the capacity but being involved in loving relationships. Love purifies mind to sublimity and enlightenment that elevates the level of life.
The strength of kindness tends to increase the feelings of generosity, altruism and general desire to help the needy. Giving is more important than receiving; take care for grateful and ungrateful. The public intellect conveys to create good social relationships involved in intimacy, trust, persuasion, group membership and public affair. These characteristics help to develop high social intelligence, respect towards people, humility and feeling of gratitude toward God. Thus pursuit of righteousness empowers the path to strength and glory.
Noble aspects to promote humanitarian traits:
There are differences in human beings and being humane. The provision for human assistance must be impartial and solemn, free from caste, creed, race, religion, province, political category and nationality. When the mankind is treated equally under different circumstances by saving lives and relieves sufferings, it ensures respect for all individuals. Replace hatred with love, envious nature with affection, anger with calmness, selfishness with sacrifice, fear with courage, greed with contentment, despair with hope and inertia with actions. If you keep faith in Divine power, try to evoke spiritual grace.
You must adapt honesty, truthfulness, universal brotherhood, amiable behavior, selfless voluntary service, righteous thoughts and destination, true regards for elders, sovereignty, patriotism, self confidence, share earnings with needy, justice, forgiveness, sweet conversation, vegetarian diet, regular prayers and meditation. Always abstain from evil concepts of criticism, falsehood, corruption, bribery, cheating, dowry, egoism, violence, intoxicants, hatred, superstitions, ostentations, back biting, ill-will, gambling, theft, pollution etc.
The positive attitude awakens energy, initiatives, inner strength and motivation. These must be supplemented with positive sentiments and actions. The will power to work positively acquires a climax if mind is stable, the objectives are noble for social benefits, the perception is positive, mood is pleasant and selfish desires are least. Certain more constructive purview can be:
Tasks of Welfare:
Many governments, U. N. agencies, Red Cross, social NGO, NPO and religious organizations participate in the magnificent, splendid and admirable tasks of social welfare with full devotion. The central and state governments in India have launched many projects to help the destitute, for instance, allocation of plots, free construction of home, house hold gas connections, free insurance policies, free pension to aged persons and educated unemployed, provide relief to farmers due to damage of crops, compensation to the families suffering injury or death due to natural calamities or accidents etc. The civil or social organizations try to establish educational institutions, play grounds, libraries, hospitals, guest houses (inns), and buildings for orphans, blinds, physically handicapped and aged persons. These agencies should operate with respect to culture and customs; the humanitarian response should use more local resources; the sharing of beneficiaries should be encouraged; it shall be better if they are accountable to both donors and persons achieving benefits; the provision for assistance must be impartial. World ‘Humanitarian Day’ is observed on 19th August annually, dedicated to organizations involved in the virtuous concepts. Social affection and lenience of charity are praiseworthy humanitarian acts for voluntary help to the needy. It is the benevolent process of sharing the righteous concept unlimited passion.
An organization famous at global level, Dera Sacha Sauda is renowned as, ‘Confluence of all Religions’ because it imparts reverence to every religion and welcomes people of every caste, province and nation. With the benevolence and guidance of most adorable Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan, this organization has launched 127 important projects of humanitarian social welfare. It has established many educational institutions for boys and girls (to provide free education to the trifling), Super-specialty Hospitals (with most prominent facilities), International sports stadia (for cricket, tennis, skating hockey, wrestling, swimming), Mobile hospital (Farishta) etc.; manage free camps for eyes, general medical checkup and polio and blood donation. More than 5-milion followers have been advised to adopt the various tasks which do not require any monetary expenditure. The volunteers are guided for tree plantation; free cleaning of streets, roads, pools, canals etc.; providing manual, financial and moral help to the needy; establish food and cloth bank; adopt self reliance, disaster management, scientific farming; righteous customs; peace and meditation; vegetarian diet; blood donation, empowerment of women; saving energy; avoid pollution; acquire good habits and strong character. This organization has achieved excellent talents and established many Guinness Book Record (15), Asia Book Record (29), India Book Record (9), Limca Book Record (2).
Certain countries are prominent in their natural resources, income and scientific progress, whereas, a few nations are still developing. Therefore, people of all nations should develop universal brotherhood and positive attitude for peace. They should never think or work against any caste, religion and country because human race is Divine creation everywhere, interconnected with land, ocean, atmosphere, sun and moon.
Social Benefits: Compassion, love and kindness are necessities, not luxuries. You must not lose faith in humanity. Aristotle and Plato considered that courage, justice, temperance and generosity, friendliness, truthfulness, grandeur of appearance and greatness of soul to be the sole virtues, respectively. All of us, the great or little has need for each other. A trouble shared is a trouble halved. The wisdom of charity helps to discard ego and arrogance. The most valued and sacred instants of our life are filled with spirit of warm affection and delight. The voluntary support through resourceful persons, when they give cheerfully and the recipient accepts gratefully, is benevolent goodwill and sense of generosity. It becomes a treasure of Divine boost during life and after life.
Humanity is Divine bliss:
We claim that Almighty Lord and soul are metaphysical, ontological, immortal and celestial powers of universe. There is only one God who has created all human beings in His own image. Thus the human race is the superb, subtle and supreme creation due to the graceful benevolence of God. He has bestowed unique qualities and multifarious duties to mankind for proper care, protection and progress of nature and living beings. He also relates to advanced state of humanity with great moral values and spiritual emancipation. The more a man advances towards Divine, the more enlightened he becomes, and more he understands the purpose and meaning of life. Every beautiful soul is alive to justice, goodness, enthusiasm and devotion. The angels show itself rarely and with difficulty. A remarkable quote conveys,’ we are not human beings having a spiritual experience but we are spiritual beings having human experience. Individually we are like single drop, but together we are ocean.’ According to Mahatma Gandhi, ’Humanity is like an ocean, if a few drops of ocean are dirty, the complete ocean does not become dirty.’
The practice of religion generally includes commemoration of Divine actions under the guidance of saints (spiritual guide) through sermons, initiation meditation, sacrifices, public or social services and other aspects of human culture. Let us determine to lead our life with highest ethical purity because spiritual progress is not possible without moral concepts of humanity.
Contributed by: Dr. Triloki Nath Chugh.
Co-ordinator, Shah Satnam Ji Educational Institutions, Dera Sacha Sauda, Sirsa (Haryana, India ).
The writer is an eminent former Professor of Zoology; he has more than 3 decades of teaching experience in various colleges of KUK and is presently Co-ordinator, Shah Satnam Ji Educational Institutions, DSS, Sirsa. He can be reached on his Mobile No:+91-94160 48789 and email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Dr Chugh has published many Zoology research papers; Guided several M.Phil students for research; M.Sc. Secured 2nd Position BITS PILANI 1968; Gold Medalist in French Diploma 1981 KUK; Prinicipal at SSS Boys College for 7 years. The views expressed in the article are exclusive to Dr TN Chugh.