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Five HUMAN VALUES, every one must cultivate!

Updated on January 18, 2012

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The great human virtues!

If you lose health, you can recoup it through treatment from Doctors and Hospitals, if you lose wealth, you can always earn it back. But if you lose your character, you cannot retrieve it, said Saibaba during one of his discourses to the devotees and students. Yes, character is the priceless possession of true human being. Calling ourselves human, we may slide to bestial levels. It is not living a life of mere existence that will contribute to the glory of human birth. When we exhibit the human qualities in actual life, then you can be proud of being a real human. Now let us examine what are the human qualities?

Scriptures point to five main qualities of a real human being. They are Truth, Righteousness, Peace, Love and Non-violence. Now let us analyze the above virtues one by one:

TRUTH :

Truth is different from Facts! Truth is which remains constant and it is independent of Time, space and causation. This Truth will never change under any circumstances. There is no Indian Truth or American Truth or Chinese Truth etc., it is common to the entire humanity as a whole and it is never subject to time or region. One example of Truth is “God is ONE”. He may be called in different names by different people but the ultimate Truth is God is ONE! Hindus may call him in several names, Muslims as “Allah” and Christians as “Father in Heaven” and Jews as “Jehovah” and Buddhists as “Buddha”. A simple example is I am a father to my children, husband to my wife, and son to my parents. Though each may accost me in different ways, I do not change.

RIGHTEOUSNESS:

Let us see what is “Righteousness”? It is our actions and behavior in right ways and manners. In Hinduism, this is termed as Dharma! For instance, I am a teacher. My Dharma is to teach properly, sincerely and correctly. If I teach wrong things, I will be treated as a wrong person. Though “Righteousness” is mostly related to professional ethics, it is really our personal morality, “how we behave in society and home”, “how I treat my friends and relatives? ‘how I practice charity etc.,

PEACE:

Everybody knows that “Peace” is the rarest possession for any individual. Everyone hankers for peace but none possess it. It is not the temporary feeling of satisfaction when our desires are fulfilled. Once a desire is fulfilled, we feel happy and peaceful but it is only a temporary phenomenon since the mind hankers for some other thing. Hence we should not confuse the temporary satisfaction we get during fulfillment of our wishes as “Peace”. This peace arises from inner SELF and it has nothing to do with material world. Once you get this Peace through spiritual practices, it should not leave you subsequently under any circumstances. Then only it can be termed as “PEACE”.

LOVE:

This is the most misunderstood term in human life. We consider, “affection, infatuation, friendship, reverence and a whole lot of feelings as LOVE, whereas they are distorted versions of Love. Saibaba has said, ‘LOVE IS SELFLESSNESS”. Hope this should clear our doubts. When one is bereft of ego and body consciousness, he can only LOVE others without any motive or consideration. Nowadays, we see that everybody show their feelings to others in anticipation of reciprocation. Previously a mother’s love is considered the most selfless love. But due to stark materialism around the globe, even mothers start expecting their child to take care of them. Of course, it is the bounden duty of every son or daughter to care their parents. A selfish motive is always associated with the love, we often talk!

NON-VIOLENCE:

I consider this virtue as the most essential quality; a human being should possess to live peacefully in this world. When you possess selfless Love, you will never hurt others. If you honor Truth, you will never act violently against others. Hence I feel that all the vital qualities finally contribute to this vital quality. Every one, every home, every village, every country and every Nation should practice non-violence against others. Then only the world and the human society will become a paradise to Live.

Hence let us follow and cultivate the above virtues. All are ONE, Be alike to every ONE; Help EVER, Hurt Never: God is LOVE, Live in Love. These are some of the lessons to the devotees by SAIBABA!

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      Avi 

      6 years ago

      very nyc really its 100% true nd even it helps me

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      Aravind Balasubramanya 

      6 years ago from Puttaparthi, India

      All of Swami's discourses have been neatly complied year wise at this link!

      please visit and enjoy a swim that ocean :)

      http://www.sssbpt.info/english/sss.htm

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      saisarannaga 

      6 years ago from Chennai in Tamilnadu, India.

      Thank you Spirit Whisperer for the encouraging and thoughtful comments. You are correct. I will avoid bold print henceforth. As i am not internet savvy, i hope AravindB may help if he finds time. Otherwise you may read the discourses in sssbpt.org. Thank you once again.

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      Xavier Nathan 

      6 years ago from Isle of Man

      This is an excellent hub saisarannaga. I was directed here by my friend Mr Happy and I am glad he did. Human values is central to all of the teachings of Sai Baba and as such I see this hub as His message. I am not sure about the use of bold print throughout as this tends to be interpreted as someone being emphatic or angry. Baba's message need only be whispered for the soul to hear. I would also suggest that you provide links to Baba's original discourses on the subject so people can hear directly from His mouth. Perhaps AravindB from radioSai can provide those for you.

      A great hub with a very special and important message. I am now following you as a result. Thank you.

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      saisarannaga 

      6 years ago from Chennai in Tamilnadu, India.

      Thank you Mr.Happy. It is very interesting to read the episode of Police Officers. You have dealt it in a nice way!

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      Mr. Happy 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Thank You for writing this article Mr. Saisarannaga.

      I can say that I already try to follow the virtues which You wrote about. Especially the first four.

      The last one, about non-violence ... I can say that it is a good virtue to follow and do try to follow it for the most part but this wolf has fangs as well and they are there for a reason I think.

      Two days ago I confronted two police offiers beause I saw one of them aggresively push a yonger man for no apparent reason. I told the Sergent that if they continue pushing there will be some pushing back and I also told him that neither him or I wanted that to happen. The pushing stopped.

      I think most wolves would bite when cornered. It is an instinct of self-defense perhaps ... I don't know. Just an opinion.

      All the best.

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      saisarannaga 

      6 years ago from Chennai in Tamilnadu, India.

      Thank you MsDora.

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      Dora Weithers 

      6 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for sharing your views on these character values. They're really what life is about.

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