Importance of Value based life

via IISH Communication Team published on September 28, 2006

What are the values in our life? Whatever gives permanent happiness for yourself, your family members, your society and your motherland are values. How to incorporate values in our life? Modern knowledge is like the bricks used for building a tower to great heights. Value based knowledge are like cement put in between the bricks, to give strength, beauty and durability for the building of LIFE. When should the values be taught? Whenever you get opportunity to teach values, use that opportunity for teaching the values. But do it only after learning the merits of those values. You can teach the values to your children when they are young and in the receptive mood. Give them the values through stories and through experiences in a very positive method.

What are the methods to teach and learn the values? Use your ears properly. You are hearing many voices but listening to very specific messages. So listen to whatever you have to listen and learn from that carefully. The sources are radio, TV, cinema, Cassettes, CDs, advise from elders, relatives, teachers, gurus, and so on. Learn to listen when you are driving car, sitting simply at your home, before going to bed, while cooking in the kitchen, while taking rest, while working in the office, while going for a walk. You have got enough time to use for learning values. Whatever you are listening, try to make points from that, use these points in your discussions with others. Listen to his comments also if the discussion is constructive and useful. Think more while travelling in the bus or train, or whenever you have spare time.

Going for listening to speech for a long distance or bringing a good speaker from a long distance are equally cumbersome. But if their cassettes are available use them in the car, kitchen, office, lunch table, club, interval period,etc You can know that one hour cassette will contain minimum 40 points worth learning and implementing in our life.

Hear from your mother, father, teacher, supervisor, colleagues, you will get enough points worth knowing. What ever you have learned try to practice in your life one by one. When you practice for about 18 days it will become your habit make the habit your culture, by continuously following good practices in your life for more than 41 days. You will change and will become a different person altogether. Sometimes you may slip to your old habit . Do not worry at all, come back immediately to the new position.

So, the best method for learning about values is to listening to news, advice, suggestions, experiences, stories, puranas, itihasas, narrations, good slogans, effective messages, sad stories and experiences of poor / aged/ sick / helpless people living around us. Sit with the aged /sick /poor /..people few minutes and listen to their problems. You will know that you are in a much better position than millions who suffer day and night. This will give you the experience of life,So listen…listen….


 


Bhadram karnebhi srunuyaama devaa -Let us all hear the glorious useful message-


 


(for leading a useful and value based life)- says Upa nishad


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