5 Indian Philosophies that can change your life
Don’t miss the 5th Point. Can change the world for good.
India is the oldest civilization and the most diverse country on mother earth. Indian scriptures are as old as 6000 BC, but their knowledge and information are apt for the present generation and future generations.
Ancient Indian scriptures like Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas, and epics like Ramayana & Mahabharata have been lighting the world for ages. These books have many amazing philosophies and lessons you can adopt to embellish your life.
Let me share 5 Indian Philosophies that can do wonders for anyone who follows them.
1. Focus on actions, not on the end Results
कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन।
मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि॥
This Sanskrit sloka is from ‘Shrimad Bhagavad Gita’ states that you have authority over your actions but can not control the end result. Therefore, you should detach yourself from the outcome and focus solely on your actions or Karma.
The results often differ from our expectations, and as a result, we feel devastated and disheartened. Also, at times we get lost in the imagination of the result, which leads to distraction from the course of action.
You should do your best in whatever you are doing without thinking much about the result.
If you write on medium, just create content consistently without thinking about the followers, likes, dislikes, etc. Your job as a writer is to write first and not think about what you’ll achieve. This way, you’ll achieve better results and focus more on your work.
2. Watch Sunrise and Sunset
Sun, the god of energy, light, and prosperity, is the supreme energy on earth. As per Hinduism, watching the Sunrise is auspicious and brings energy & good fortune.
Scientifically, watching Sunrise and Sunset helps the human body function well physically and mentally. Our circadian rhythm, responsible for the sleep cycle, temperature, etc., gets better by watching Sunrise and sunset.
Also, Sunrise and sunset are the most amazing activities of nature on earth. Witnessing these events would still calmness and gratitude inside you. You will feel relaxed, calm, and more energetic by beholding the sunset and sunrise every day.
3. Practice Yoga Everyday
व्यायामात् लभते स्वास्थ्यं दीर्घायुष्यं बलं सुखं।
आरोग्यं परमं भाग्यं स्वास्थ्यं सर्वार्थसाधनम्॥
It means “Exercise results in good health, long life, strength and happiness. Good health is the greatest blessing. Health is means of everything.”
Health is the foundation you need to build a successful life. Without good health, you can’t hustle hard, enjoy life to its fullest, and can’t find mental peace either.
Yoga is the best gift to the world from India. Through Yoga, you can get good health, achieve great focus, immunity to beat deadly diseases, and peace of mind.
Health is a form of wealth, and you can not afford to miss investing your time in it.
4. Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam — The World is One Family
अयं निजः परो वेति गणना लघुचेतसाम्।
उदारचरितानां तु वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम्॥
For narrow-minded people, things belong to them or others. But a person with a broad mind does not differentiate. For him, the universe is a big family, so everybody belongs to one family where Everything is shared.
Suppose the whole world can treat the living being on mother earth as one shared family. In that case, many disputes, differences, and a mindless marathon of accessing weapons will eventually stop.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, while developed countries restricted the supplies of Vaccines to themselves, India not only vaccinated its vast population (200 million+ doses till now) but also supplied vaccines to most of the countries.
We as a world can progress much faster with shared vision and efforts.
It takes four fingers and a thumb to make a fist.
This applies to creators as well. Instead of a competitive mindset, develop a collaborative mindset to learn and proliferate.
5. Truth is one
एकं सद् विप्रा बहुधा वदन्ति
Truth is one, but it can be told in different ways.
We can also interpret the above Shloka that -
God is one, but the path that leads to god are many.
If the world could follow this Indian philosophy, there would be Zero Terrorism, zero riots on religion, and zero incidents like 9/11.
In place of fighting for the supremacy of one religion, we must respect everyone’s faith. It means the followers of religions like Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, etc., can co-exist and live in harmony.
We must start somewhere to bring more harmony and peace to ourselves and the world. Let’s start by following these universal philosophies that can change the world inside and around us.
These Indian philosophies will help you become a better creator and noble person. You’ll feel more focused and energetic by following the first three Philosophies, and the last two philosophies will help you to be more collaborative, receptive, and tolerant.
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