We are all constantly trying to be someone, be recognized, become important in others eyes. This takes a lot of effort. We want to be number one, famous, considered someone people want to know and be around. At least this is what we think we want. I know in my own life, when I’m speakingRead more about Searching For Value[…]
Almost everyone is trying to be beautiful. Some people are working very hard to try to make their body as beautiful as possible according to the standards of their culture or sub-culture. Some people are trying to become attractive through improving their mind, personality, behaviors, or talents – or through increasing their wealth, fame, or some other opulence. This desire to see ourselves as attractive is so prevalent, that it is difficult for us to imagine ever not wanting this.
Just look at the almost endless amounts of cosmetics, dress and looks enhancing product which directly harm the environment!! So taking care of earth is all connected with ourselves and how we live in the earth. Unless we are peaceful within we cannot have peace outside and hence the earth will remain in trouble.
We will often cause ourselves so much suffering and unhappiness over the course of our lives in the pursuit of beauty and in the fear of being unattractive – but rarely do we ask the question, why?
Why do we feel the need to be beautiful – either by our society’s standards or by anyone’s standards? Why do we seek perfection in beauty even at the cost of sacrificing the earth and its residents?
Nowadays, the world has become very fast paced, with people rushing to daily jobs, changing multiple roles and basically absorbed in busy lifestyle. There is hardly any peace inside, people even know it and state they are looking for real happiness but they can’t seem to find it.
The problem starts in misunderstanding that we are the material bodies and happiness can be achieved by satisfying the demands and the needs of the body. But is it really the case, if yes then why there is so much unhappiness, frustrations and quarrels in the world, where everybody is really trying to serve their bodies and extended bodies. The western world has loads of material comforts but still arguably the most unhappy people reside in these countries with plenty of social and individual problems.
So what is the issue here? Why are not everybody happy and satisfied within.What is the missing element? what are the answers to the modern problems in mankind. Have we missed some critical things in our quest for happiness?
If we look into ancient scriptures and bonafide texts of wisdom, we will find that there is sufficient evidence that we are actually not these material bodies. Real lasting happiness can only be achieved by focusing on our real identity and not trying to satisfy the endless demands of the body.
This video lecture by Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda Paramahamsa explains the real nature and definition of life. He clearly explains the real nature of the life and how the material body is distinct from life itself and cannot be identified as living organism.Life is distinct from matter.
For complete understanding of our real nature and its real function,watch the full identity series.
Once we know our real nature and function, then we can easily know how to be really happy and satisfied. The path to happiness is very clear once we understand our essence. Going back to timeless wisdom from the scriptures, it is said that the meditation on the holy names can give one inner happiness and contentment. What we hear is very important and it influences our consciousness and the mind as well. When we focus on hearing transcendental sound then it has a purifying action on us and thus enabling us to gradually experience peace and get clarity on actual situation of life. the more we hear the sacred sounds, the more we begin to taste lasting peace, contentment, and experience our anxieties being washed away from us.
Here is a beautiful chant by Jagad Guru Chris Butler for you to hear and meditate upon.You will gradually feel the security and comfort in your heart by hearing this.
From a very young time, we are fed non-vegetarian food, with education that it is good for health, it is nutritious, and a necessity etc etc. But is it true ? Are the promises of advertisers & so called modern scientist true. Do we really need a non-vegetarian diet? The answers to these questions are explained below to give an insight into the benefits of the vegetarian lifestyle. This is an initial piece of content, with more in depth analysis and explanations in the coming future.
Many people never even consider following a strict vegetarian diet but are usually unaware of the many health benefits that would follow if they stopped eating meat. Simply put a vegetarian is someone who don’t eat any meat, poultry, or fish products. A vegetarian diet consists mainly of fruits, vegetables, and legumes, while being supplemented with nuts, seeds, and grains. People become vegetarian for many reasons including health, personal beliefs, culture, or circumstance. Typically people who are vegetarians are healthier than their meat eating counterparts and enjoy a body that processes food much more efficiently.
One of the main benefits of being vegetarian and eating vegetarian food is the improvement on general health. Those eating vegetarian are at a lower risk of developing a variety of ailments and diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure. The average vegetarian diet is low in fat and high in fiber, which is really good for the body. However, vegetarians need to plan ahead in order to ensure they are consuming the proper amounts of vitamins, nutrients, fats, proteins, and carbs in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The benefits of eating vegetarian food are especially important regarding those who are overweight or suffer from heart issues. Red meat and processed meats are high in saturated fat, which has a negative impact on cholesterol and can increase the risk of heart disease. Studies have shown that people who consumer high amounts of meat, especially non-lean red meats, have a much higher chance of experiencing health problems related to unhealthy heart function and are more likely to have a heart attack. Basically, eating a vegetarian is great for your heart and will ensure you live longer and healthier.