Action is the insignia of life.The law of life proclaims that none cna remain even for a moment without performing activity.Everyone is made to act helplesselyaccording to ones own inner temperament.Yet if one chooses to remain idle one Puriefies and perishes in the struggle for existence.Nature draws your attention to this law.Take a look at the stagnant pool and the running brook.Wher water stagnates it is filthy,dirty.It smells foul.Whereas running water is pure and clear.It is refreshing.Learn the lesson from Nature.If you are to succeed in life,if you wish to be prosperous and peaceful you need to adopt the principle of running waters.Follow their line of action. Work,work and work.The river keeps on moving,overcoming all obstacles,ever progressing.It never stops until it reaches the ocean.Pursue the principle of work right upto the abode of truth.You will soon realise that it is very to be greatas to be small.The Bhagavad Geeta preaches the gospel of karma.It emphasises the importance of action.The Geetai inveighs man's tendency to escape from his obligatory functions in life.
The scripture warns mankind,"Even the maintenance of your body would be impaired by inaction".This is so true.Let any part of your body remain inactive for aperiod of time and it loses its strength and vitality.Your body needs to be kept in constant repair.The significance and importance of this advice doesnot reach the common man.You detest the idea of doing Physical exercises.You prefer to find your pleasure in sensula indulgence.You donot seem to realise that even enjoyment of your sensual pleasure is commensurate with proper exercising of you physical body.
The desire to know truth has prompted mankind to ask some of the great questions such as: Who am I? What is the purpose of life? How can I live fully in the present moment? Learning to speak the truth is a first and vital step in the formation of strong character. Voicing an untruth is an anti-social act and causes confusion in the mind of both the speaker and listener and leads to anti-social behaviour. Telling lies hurts ourselves as well as others in a subtle, but very real way. One great distinction between humankind and the rest of the animal kingdom is the ability to choose how to behave, rather than just to follow the lower instincts (the law of the jungle). A human being is also able to recognize past, present and future and to take note of changes occurring over time.
Information is received through the five senses, i.e. smell, taste, sight, touch and hearing. When this information is referred to the conscience, the resulting action will be beneficial. Every action is preceded by a thought. If the thought is consciously seen and noted, it aims to assist and is unselfish, the action will be good for oneself and others. If our minds are busy, or we are daydreaming, the action may be useless, clumsy or harmful to ourselves and others.
Sometimes the people we meet give us realistic hope — and in this week’s blog we wanted to pass along a recent example of this. The students at South Plantation High School in Plantation, Florida are working with us on two major projects. We’ll be announcing those efforts to the public very soon. Stay tuned. For now, though, we can honestly tell you that we are finding the experience inspiring so far.
As the New Year begins, we proudly welcome a wonderful new member to the Humanity Project team. In December, Dr. Laura Finley was unanimously elected as a Vice President of our Board of Directors. Laura earned her Ph.D. in sociology and currently is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Barry University. She is the author or co-author of ten books as well as many journal articles and book chapters. Her impressive resume includes active involvement at the local, state and federal levels to promote peace, justice and human rights.
Today, the Humanity Project announces the creation of an ambitious new program that brings the organization into an entirely different area of community involvement: teen driver safety. Funded by a generous grant from State Farm Insurance, the Humanity Project’s “I Care!” program will adopt a totally fresh approach to connect with our youngest drivers. Instead of the usual (and ineffective) scare tactics, “I Care!” will use teen-to-teen social connections to teach greater concentration and cooperation on the highways. The program’s full name is “I Care! Safe Driving with the Three Cs: Concentrate, Cooperate … Come Home Safe!” .