Very recently, a manic student was on a shooting spree, killing seventeen students in the Florida school. On this shooting youth are highly agitated and ignited, against President Trump and GOP lawmakers on the payroll of the gun lobby.
In America and some other countries, children carry guns to school! In America, children carry guns, in Muslim countries, children carry bombs and RDX and India suicide and the accidental death rate are alarmingly high. Perhaps these children have never practiced true love and compassion. They have abused and ignored childhood.
It is the first duty of parents to shower love and affection on their children. Teach them by example all that is good during their shaping years. Parents should not express anger and hatred in front of children. They should teach children patience and love.
Recent past has seen many such incidents where on minor provocation or without any reason or out of frustration people are been killed by such individuals. This madness is not confined to one or two nation but the entire world is a victim of such type of madness without any method. Now even minors are restoring to such type of mayhem. This cult of violence and suicides among students is comparatively a new phenomenon in India but it is a very serious and dangerous problem in the West.
A few years back, the peace of Virginia Technical University was shattered by the gunfire, resulting in the loss of thirty-three lives. It not only devastated the dreams of thirty-three families but the dreams of millions and billions of people worlds over. Today America has become a dream world, in addition, a destination for the people world over. Now America represents a brute kind of materialism.
Materialism is the worst kind of disease, which has no cure. This bitter truth has forgotten in our pursuit of that deceptive dream, especially in America. This type of ugly materialism has converted every human being as an independent master of his free will. Nation, society, family or for that matter any life has no meaning for him. The only dream he nurtures is making big bucks without much effort and enjoying every right under the sun, without caring about anything. Even they have no hesitation in buying their happiness, at the cost of other's happiness. America has been flooded with material comforts but this success has made people heartless, soulless, and emotionless black machines, performing black magic.
Children need loving care, but at the same time, we should not forget to discipline them. Infuse in them the love for all creation. This is possible through good value education. A dosage of pure consciousness can help clear the impurities and restore the mind to its purity. Then we can love selflessly and live in service.
Material progress has made the lives of Americans very comfortable and entire world mindlessly try to chase this type of Americanism. Now average American wants to enjoy all the pleasures of the world, similarly, he wants to enjoy all the rights of the world without caring the rights of others. This mentality has converted every human being as rightist Jihadi. This mindlessness has given birth to Cho-Senung Huism. (The Korean student who killed teachers and fellow students). Now, this virus has reached America and Islamic nation.
Now even every die-hard anti-American, jholawala communist or fanatic, round capped Maulana or Ulema want to settle down in America to enjoy this magical world. Nobody sees or understands another world hidden behind the designer clothes of the designer world. With all the success, people fail to see that America is also top in divorce, single-parent families, unwed mothers, or children out of the wedding, rapes, suicides, murders (except terror-related countries) and of course these devastating shootouts. These are all signs of perversion.
Today Americans think about consumerism, materialism, profit and of course about human rights. In every street of America, one can see an NGO, a Tom, Dick and Harry right activists, all busy making fast and big bucks, misguide, and corrupt not only Americans but also the entire world. In this way, Americans become rootless and they live in a vacuum and die in a vacuum. They do not know the meaning of family, emotions, love, inner happiness and voice of the soul. Everywhere they see divorced people, couples or single without children, children without parents, senior citizens living without family in old age homes. This loss of values results in emptiness within and emptiness outside, like a fish without water.
This type of Americanism has created a greedy, heartless, emotionless, cruel demon, ready to gulp the entire world like a Jihadi monster. Cho Seung Hui was also a creation of this system, who butchered thirty-three innocent lives for no reason, including the counsellor, who himself was a toxic creation of this toxic society. In this case, Cho Seung Hui thought the girl as his personal possession like any other designer cloth for gratification. The right answer here would have been to throw him behind bars, felicitating him with third-degree treatment for beating the girlfriend. However, the overdose of the human right system brought a counsellor from some disgraced NGO, who was first to be botched for this mindless materialism and intoxication of rights.
To confirm compassion to the suffering is our duty. Any spiritual search should begin with selfless service. If you sit in meditation and expect the third eye to open without opening your two eyes, can that happen? Be a witness and give of yourself without expectation. We cannot close our eyes to the world, call it spirituality and expect to become self-realized. To behold unity with open eyes as you look at the world, that is self-realization. For this, students practice yoga, meditation and read the Hindu scriptures like the Srimad Bhagavad Gita and the Ramayana to healing and distressing.
It was a complete loss of self and mad self-gratification. Unfortunately, Indians are now trying to adopt mindless American model resulting loss of inner peace. We are fast drifting away from rich values like the miraculous joint family system, spiritualism and rich Sanskars. Because of this entire nation is tormented by Gurugram like shootouts and increasing numbers of students' suicides. Nowadays youth compare themselves with the best in the world without knowing their worth. They should not see others achievements and find holes in others. Honor your strength only. If one sees similarities or weaknesses in others be gracious enough to accept and appreciate this. Cure thyself that you are the best and others are on the wrong side.
Better, be conversant with the Srimad Bhagavad Gita and follow the life of a karma yogi and his selfless action to recognize the call of kindness, justice, and stress on self-work and enlightenment. Try to avoid division, arrogance and alienation. Do not follow any method of hate and bitterness.
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Tasmad asaktah satatam
Karyam karma samacara
Asakto hy acaran karma
Param apnoti purusah
Therefore, without attachment, perform always the work that has to be done, for the man attains to the highest by doing work without attachment. (The Bhagwadgita, Ch.III, Sl. 19.)
If a work is performed without attachment is considered higher to the work done in a spirit of sacrifice but is higher than work performed with selfish motives. A man can attain happiness if he performs work without attachment. The need of the day is while praying happiness, health and prosperity for yourself and family, you should also think about others who breathe the same air and have the blood of the same colour. One should be directed to acquire enlightenment, redefine desire and purge them of selfishness and learn to bear pain, cultivate love and kindness and shed hate, bitterness and jealousy and move in the right direction. To learn all this higher wisdom and prevent Virginia type of shootouts, Hindu system of education Gurukul, yoga, meditation, would be an asset in the right direction.
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Brahmany adhaya karmani
Sangam ayaktva karoti yah
lipyate na sa papena
padmapattam iva mbhasd.
He who works, having given up attachment, resigning his actions to God, is not touched by sin, even as a lotus leaf (is untouched) by water. (The Bhagavad-Gita, Ch. V, Sl.10.)
We should not renounce work but do them in the name of God that alone is immortal. When we renounce our attachment, ego, its likings, and disliking and do our work in the name of God this is the best position for a man. The modern-day youth and students should take lessons from The Ramayana and The Bhagavad-Gita to avoid Virginia like painful shootouts. The self who is very detached from the higher self, meaning the master of this universe, is bound to perish, says Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita. Here I am reminded of the famous lines of Matthew Arnold –
Ah, love, let us be true
To, one another! For the world, which seems?
To lie before us like a land of dreams,
So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor live, nor light,
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain,
And we are here as on darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night,
(Matthew Arnold, in Dover Beach)
. Religion is not restricted to the terminology of scriptures. Religion is a mode of life. Its beauty and charm are articulated in the love and compassion of those who live in harmony with its guidelines.