sulabh swatchh bharat

Saturday, 24-February-2018

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YOUR ARE WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN

4 days ago
Our beliefs create our reality and experiences. More importantly, our beliefs tell us who we are. They mark our place in the social world and provide a personal, autobiographical history that anchors us to various places and situations and events across our lifetimes. While we generally trust our beliefs and they usually serve us well, they can be very vulnerable to error and distortion. To understand why this is so, it is important to examine how they form in the first place and how they can shift over time. One of the most basic ways that beliefs can shape reality is through their influence on behavior—no quantum physics needed. For example, if you believe that yo...
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Kasturba : Gandhi’s Wife And Anchor

4 days ago
It is interesting that all we know about Kasturba Gandhi, wife of Mahatma Gandhi, are just the bare facts. She was born Kasturi Kapadia in Porbandar on April 11, 1869, five and more months before Gandhi himself. They were married in 1883 when she was 14, their first son was born in 1885 but he died. Harilal was born in 1888. Gandhi soon left for London to become a barrister and returned in 1891. Their second son, Manilal, was born in 1892. Gandhi left for South Africa in 1893, and took Kastruba and their two sons with him in 1896. The other two sons, Ramdas in 1897 and Devdas in 1900 were born in South Africa. As Gandhi describes in his autobiography, Kasturba was illiterate at ...
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MOTHER LOVING SAINT OF DAKSHINESHWAR

a week ago
“Have you seen God?” The question was from a clean-shaven youth with wavy hair and large, rather disturbed eyes. The unbelieving youth was Narendranath Dutta, who the world would later know as Swami Vivekananda. It was the year 1884. Narendranath’s father, a rich lawyer till he had lived, had died and the family fell into serious financial troubles. Having always been interested in spiritualism, and especially in direct intuitive connect with the Supreme, a disturbed Naren, advised by his mentor, Dr William Hastie, principal of Calcutta’s premier college, Scottish Church, had visited Ramakrishna.
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LOSE YOURSELF TO FIND YOURSELF

a week ago
The  idea that you have to find the purpose of your life, or the source or the goal of your life has caused immense damage to spiritual seekers and set them up on an empty, endless run. Ignorant people have constantly goaded spiritual seekers to somehow find themselves. Maybe to start off on the path, you need a fruit to attract you because you only work with temptation – so something needs to be set up. But spirituality is not about finding yourself, it is about losing yourself. You are willing to lose everything that you call as “myself”. If you try to find yourself, you will be on an endless run. A...
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INDIA HAS A MAJOR STAKE IN GLOBAL DIALOGUES

3 weeks ago
India is putting together this year its largest entourage of ministers, policymakers and business leaders for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting at Davos – with the Prime Minister addressing the opening plenary session at the prime event. The Davos meeting marks attendance of the richest and most powerful among the elite from across the world to discuss global economics and politics. This year’s theme is “Creating a shared future in a fractured world”, highlighting the need for collaborative and integrated action to address the multitudinal scale of challenges that our world faces toda...
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KEEPING GOOD COMPANY

3 weeks ago
The people we surround ourselves with influence our life and behaviour much more than we think they do. Our personalities are shaped by the company we keep. We may not realize just how much this affects us. It’s not only your friends and family who influence you; your social interactions on a daily basis affect you deeply yet subtly. Your personality has been mostly shaped by the social interactions and social exposure you have had in your life. Choosing who you surround yourself is a discretionary measure that allows you to be in control of what you become. You need to reach a level of awareness that allows ...
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MAHATMA GANDHI’S SPEECH ON THE EVE OF THE LAST FAST

3 weeks ago
My Fast as a Protest One fasts for health’s sake under laws governing health, fasts as a penance for a wrong done and felt as such. In these fasts, the fasting one need not believe in Ahimsa. here is, however, a fast which a votary of non-violence sometimes feels impelled to undertake by way of protest against some wrong done by society, and this he does when as a votary of Ahimsa has no other remedy left. Such an occasion has come my way. When on September 9th, I returned to Delhi from Calcutta, it was to proceed to the West Punjab. But that was not to be. Gay Delhi looked a city of the dead...
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BREAKING THE CHAINS OF TRYANNICAL PAST

3 weeks ago
Raja Ram Mohan Roy (1772 – 1833) is widely regarded as the father of the Indian Renaissances. He is particularly remembered for his pioneering role in the epoch making religious, social and educational reforms. Bramho Samaj which was founded by him played a major role in reforming and modernizing the Indian society. He relentlessly fought and successfully campaigned against “Sati” the inhuman practice of burning widows. He was instrumental in popularizing modern educational system in the country. His ideas of religion actively sought to create a fair and just society by implementing the humanitarian practices a...
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“NOT WIDHWA, BUT SAHELI”

4 weeks ago
I would like to say a few words about the two towering social reformers of the 19th century Bengal and their pathbreaking struggle to end the women’s misery and widows’ suffering. Contributions of Raja Ram Mohan Roy Social conditions, in general, were quite depressing in the 19th century India. The most distressing was the position of women. The birth of a girl was a curse, her marriage a burden and her widowhood inauspicious. So much so that when their husbands died the widows were expected to commit Sati—that is...
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THE SENSE OF SACRED UNITES HUMANITY

5 weeks ago
World Religion Day is celebrated worldwide on the third Sunday in January each year. The observance of World Religion Day is based upon the Bahá’í principles of the oneness of religion and of progressive revelation, which describe religion as evolving continuously throughout the history of humanity.  The purpose of World Religion Day is to promote these principles by highlighting the ideas that the spiritual principles underlying the world’s religions are harmonious, and that religions play a role in unifying humanity. For thousands of years, religions have had a monumental impact upo...
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DON’T MANAGE STRESS, MANAGE YOURSELF

5 weeks ago
Stress is such a prevalent experience in our daily lives that we have collectively come to accept it as ‘part of life’. What we don’t realize is that stress isn’t natural and neither is it ‘part of life’. Stress is simply one’s inability to manage one’s inner environment. Stress brews when the mind is chaotic. Stress is when one is simply going through the motions in life without being present to it. When a person is ‘stressed’, it simply points to the person’s inability to manage one’s body, mind, emotions, and energy. Stress is the byproduct of the ...
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YOUTH SYMBOLISES IMMENSE ENERGY AND HOPE

6 weeks ago
In words of novelist Henry James “Youth is the joy, the little bird that has broken out of the eggs and is eagerly waiting to spread out its wings in the open sky of freedom and hope.” National Youth Day is celebrated in India every year on 12th January on the birthday of the great spiritual leader, Swami Vivekananda. His words and quotes are energising the life of thousands of youth in the country. The reason for declaring Swami Vivekananda’s birthday as the youth day was due to the fact that he symbolised the youth of the country, and his inspired speeches and writings have been inspirational fo...