Friday, May 11, 2012
Eternal value of spiritual education
The role of spiritual education has a tremendous cognizance in life to enhance its intrinsic value of livelihood. Our lives are confronted with various unforeseen measures of distress and at the same time, it is blessed with God’s blessings to obtain abundance happiness. In life, we have to overcome the situational constraints evolved due to painful demeanor of others, and socio-economic obstacles arise due to various factors. While we undergo these transformations in our lives, we need counseling particularly spiritual to get rid of this monstrous indolence.
But the spiritual counseling is possible to smear for the people who attains the age of discretion. In other words, it is possible for these people who are in a position to control their minds as to which set of morals ethics and values they want to follow. However, the good senses to embrace these values do not gleam for many people in their lives at all.
Childhood is the best period to sow the seeds of values to get its effect for throughout the life. People commit terrible mistakes not to impart the value systems to their children from the early stage of their life and instead they are carried away with the pretext of erroneous thoughts that values are nothing but a set of pattern of beliefs with no purposeful meaning. It is only adherence to a fixed system. This is completely wrong notion and precisely that is the reason many people are not able to recognize and understand the true meaning of spiritual counseling. Such behaviour not only deprives them from the solace but also make them responsible to sully their children’s upbringing with smoke.
Today’s educational systems teach children to get acquainted with intellectual training so as to score the desired level of marks for better employment. The instruction of education is mostly pervaded with to foster their heads with more and more facts till the time they are overburdened. The children get the edification that these facts and figures are for their benefits in future. The schools are unable to establish the efficacy and implementation of these facts which are drilled in their mind and memory. This pattern of learning is a deriding factor of education’s meaninglessness and so much so it also advocates the purposefulness in life.
If you observe the statistics of children’s apathy for their lives and how they dwindle with various unexpected behaviors in classroom, it would give an alarming reflection of their upbringing. It is neither because they are saddled with excessive pressure to study nor that they are under constant nomination about their competitiveness to deliver miracle results for better employability with status quo. It is basically because they are nurturing their lives without being encouraged with a high purpose to believe in what they are taught. They are constantly taught to be cynics when they must embrace and the need of ideals of some kind. Their adolescent stage is besmeared with only facts for which they do not have any clue which ultimately compel them to follow some more dry and meaningless facts. In this process, the children become lesser risible.
This phase of life which is based on the postulates that values of all kinds is only subjective. Childhood is the most precious and appropriate time to understand the nitty-gritty and in depth relatives of various values. These systems only will be able to make them grow and prosper in their future.
Jesus Christ said “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” This is absolutely flawless edification because you get divine pleasure to share with others and particularly observing their enlivenment. People become enamored with your kindness to sacrifice for others and you are also driven with Jesus’s saying that feeling of spirituality evolves when distressed are somewhat enriched by your help. God has taught us this simple teaching through our parents, peers and teachers when of course, our mind is not colluded with any prejudices. This truth usually comes after a blister of pains and sufferings arise out of our selfishness propositions in all our endeavors.
The values are not only subjective; they are the fruits of experience and meaningful learning. All of us in this great world cherish only for two things, one is to avoid all painstaking circumstances and the other is to be owner of abundance happiness. If you delve into the culture of spiritual thoughts, you will find that God is “Satchidananda”. He is omnipresent, ever existing, ever conscious, ever alert and have watchful inner eyes on our deeds and misdeeds. No one whatever great, he may be spared from his indictment.
Both eastern and western parts of the world are enriched with their own culture and systems which they follow in their lives for progress and prosperity. Indian’s ancient teachings show a tremendous inclination to accept the logical path to embrace the value systems. Same is the case with western culture. This also preaches that why value systems should be integrated with every part of the education. The meaning of joy, spiritual devotion and to overcome the anxieties and stresses must be taught to the children and the same are to be a part of their educational curriculum in the form of value systems. The more they will learn about the value system, the harder they will become mentally to resist the storms of lives.
Man is extremely happy when he is fully devoted to kindness rather than unkindness. He is extremely content with his life when he has no complaints for the life. This is only possible when he does not demur to exert his entire thrust of life on various kinds of values. To the extent he hurts others; he himself invites hurts more than that. The routines and daily chores are not a mere system of beliefs, these are universal principles that hold good for all human beings. Intellect is one kind of understanding. What we learn from our hearts is indeed a great deed and accomplishment for us. It also shows us the path of spiritual exuberance.
The system of education must be based on values and the same should be able to teach the children that how they conduct and carry out the things is more important for their prosperity rather than what they do. This basic edification is to be inculcated to all children at the early stage of their lives so that they are able to recognize and also patronize the value systems for future. Healthy society can only be developed by these value systems but not by only learning the facts and skills, co-operation, positive thinking, showing kindness, and other eternal values are the essential attributes for a truly productive life and to enjoy the fruits of the happiness for most of the life. So, life becomes a full circle under the influence of spiritual education encapsulated with value systems.