“If a man can bridge the gap between life and death,
if he can live after he's died, then maybe he was a great man.
Immortality is the only true success.”
There is a story about Alexander the Great, that he was in search to find something which can make him immortal. Everybody is in search of something like that, and when Alexander is in search, he will find it - he was such a powerful man. He searched and searched, and once he reached to the cave where some wise man has told him that, “If you drink the water of that cave -there is a stream in the cave - you will become immortal.” Alexander must have been foolish. All Alexanders are foolish, otherwise he should have asked the wise man whether he had drunk from that stream or not. He didn’t ask; he was in such a hurry. And who knows? - he may not be able to reach the cave, and before he dies… so he rushed.
Jesus is talking from the heart and you are learning from the head and the difference is vast. The difference is almost unbridgeable, it is so vast. Knowledge is cheap, easily available. One can just go on sitting in a library and go on collecting knowledge. Man has so great a memory that it is said a single man’s memory system can contain all the libraries of thea single man’s memory system can contain all the libraries of the world. No computer has been yet evolved which can really compete with man’s memory system. It is almost unlimited and it can create such a great illusion of being wise.
He who stands the same to all,
The Pure One, whom immortal Gods adore,
Whom, even they, that daily stand beside, know not,
Him I seek, praise, and meditate.
“Hear, all ye children of immortal bliss, also ye gods who dwell in the high heavens: Follow only in the footsteps of the illumined ones, and by continuous meditation merge both mind and intellect in the eternal Brahman. The glorious Lord will be revealed to you." -Shvetashvatara Upanishad
Children of Immortal Bliss , what a sweet, what a hopeful name. Allow me to call you, brethren, by that sweet name, heirs of immortal bliss. The Hindu refuses to call you sinners. You are the children of God, holy and perfect beings. Sinners? It is a sin to call a person so. It is a standing libel on human nature. Come up, O lions, and shake off the delusion that you are sheep. You are souls immortal, spirits free, blessed and eternal." –Swami Vivekananda
“Lead me from death to immortality” is part of a prayer at the beginning of the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad. In this final part of the Katha Upanishad we are given practical understanding of the way in which immortality is gained.
“The mortal in whose heart desire is dead becomes immortal. The mortal in whose heart the knots of ignorance are untied becomes immortal. These are the highest truths taught in the scriptures” (Katha Upanishad 2:3:14, 15) When desire dies, when ignorance drops away, immortality is revealed. Practically speaking, we become immortal, but in reality we have always been immortal. Yet, like a millionaire who thinks he is a pauper, our immortality is of little meaning to us until we come to realize and experience it. Furthermore, the upanishad tells us that in essence this truth is the only spiritual teaching there is–not just “the highest truths” as Prabhavananda renders it. Shankara says that this is the only teaching in all the upanishads, however varying the approaches may be. The aspirant must not lose himself in philosophical byways, including those set forth in mountains of books on Yoga and Vedanta. He must keep his vision clear and focused by understanding that liberation is the only point the upanishads ever make.
It is easy to tell ourselves to rid ourselves of desire and ignorance, but how is that to be done, especially since we have been in the grip of these two ogres for creation cycles? The upanishad gives us the yogic key to rising above desire and ignorance into immortality:
“Radiating from the lotus of the heart there are a hundred and one nerves. One of these ascends toward the thousand-petaled lotus in the brain. If,when a man comes to die, his vital force passes upward and out through this nerve, he attains immortality; but if his vital force passes out through another nerve, he goes to one or another plane of mortal existence and remains subject to birth and death” (Katha Upanishad 2:3:16)
It is noteworthy that this comes at the very end of the upanishad. Yogananda used to say: “Yoga is the beginning of the end.” So it is appropriate that after all the philosophical exposition the yoga teaching should be given.
By “heart” is meant the hub–located in the midst of the upper trunk of the body–of subtle passages known as nadis (here translated “nerves”) through which the life force (prana) circulates throughout the gross and subtle bodies, just as the blood circulates from the heart through the veins of the physical body. One hundred of these nadis direct the life force to the life processes of the bodies and are the forces of embodiment. One unique nadi, however, rises directly upward from the heart-hub into the head. (This nadi rises from the heart directly into the head–it is not the passage in the midst of the spine.) If at the time of death the departing spirit leaves through that channel, he gains immortality. But if his consciousness attaches itself to any of the hundred other nadis he will be impelled into the subtle worlds that lead inexorably back to incarnation in relativity.
In every meditation we activate this channel, causing the life force to spontaneously and effortlessly, flow upward into the thousand-petalled lotus in the head toward the divine radiance that shines above and upon the upper levels of thelevels of the brain-lotus. Then at the end of life, having prepared himself by this practice, sitting in meditation the yogi ascends upward from the body into the realm of immortality.
The Supreme Person
Who is liberated in this manner? In conclusion to his teaching, Yama tells Nachiketa: “The Supreme Person, of the size of a thumb, the innermost Self, dwells forever in the heart of all beings. As one draws the pith from a reed, so must the aspirant after truth, with great perseverance, separate the Self from the body. Know the Self to be pure and immortal–yea, pure and immortal!” (Katha Upanishad 2:3:17) If the Self is seen, immaterial as it is, it will appear as an oval light, in the shape of a human thumb. (The shape is also that of a Shiva Linga, which is a symbol of the Self.) Those who have seen this are unanimous in describing it in the manner of the upanishad.
In my early teens I met a Christian minister who described the death of his twin brother. He said that at the moment of death his brother’s mouth opened, and as he exhaled for the final time, a white light shaped like a thumb emerged from his mouth and passed from the room.
It is through meditation, as I have described it, that we daily work on the separation of the Self from the body which will finally occur at the time of death. Not that we leave our body in meditation, but we begin conditioning all our bodies so they will not hold on to us at the final moments. As the fully ripened kernel of a nut pulls away from the shell so that when it is cracked the kernel comes out in full separation, so will it be with our Self in relation to the body. Sri Ramakrishna described it as being like the release of a fish back into the river. May these final words of Yama echo within us: “Know the Self to be pure and immortal–yea, pure and immortal!”
Now the upanishadic sage gives us a final assurance:
“Nachiketa, having learned from the god this knowledge and the whole process of yoga, was freed from impurities and from death, and wasunited with Brahman. Thus will it be with another also if he know the innermost Self” (Katha Upanishad 2:3:18).
IGNORANT people identify themselves with the body, mind, Prana and the senses on account of nescience or Avidya. They mistake these false perishable limiting adjuncts or vehicles for the pure immortal Atman and so they are caught in the round of births and deaths. But some wise people abandon this false identification, separate themselves from these limiting adjuncts through enquiry, discrimination, AnvayavyatirekaYukti and practice of 'Neti-Neti' doctrine (I am not this body, I am not this Prana, I am not this mind, I am not the senses), identify themselves with the all-pervading, immortal, pure Brahman, obtain knowledge of Brahman and attain immortality.
One becomes immortal by renouncing all desires. In this world man always talks of 'my son', 'my wife', 'my house', etc. The wise abandon all such worldly talks and worldly desires and attain immortality by meditation on Brahman who is the ear of the ear, the mind of the mind, etc. The Sruti says, Not by works, not by offspring, not by wealth, but by renunciation alone is immortality attained. When all desires are abandoned here they attain the Brahman. Having turned his senses inward for desire of immorality, the wise man attains Brahman.
Ratyaksa = Perception
Anumana = Inference
Agamah = Scripture
Pramanani = Knowledge
Wisdom does not come from knowledge, it comes from love. Wisdom has nothing to do with logic but it has everything to do with love. Knowledge depends on logic and knowledge can give you a false notion of being, because knowledge is imitative. You can repeat beautiful saying of Jesus, the beatitude, and if you go on repeating them long enough you will start believing, you will auto- hypnotise yourself by constant repetition. You will start thinking, as if you know, and you don’t know at all.
He reached to the cave. Inside it, he was very happy: crystal clear the water was there; he had never seen such a water. And he was going to drink the water… suddenly a crow who was sitting in the cave said, “Stop! Don’t do it. I have done and I am suffering.” Alexander looked at the crow and said, “What are you saying? You have drunk, and what is the suffering?” He said, “Now I cannot die and I want to die. Everything is finished. I have known everything that life can give. I have known love and I have grown out of it. And I have known success; I was a king of crows, and now I am fed up, and I have known everything that can be known. And everybody I knew has died; they have gone back to rest, and I cannot rest. I have tried all efforts to commit suicide, but everything fails. I cannot die because I have drunk from this condemned cave. It is better that nobody knows about it. Before you drink, you meditate on my condition — and then you can drink.” It is said Alexander for the first time thought about it, and came back without drinking from that cave and that stream.
Darkness to Light
Today’s world is in so much darkness. To be liberated from total sorrow and to attain happiness requires effort which only Supreme Soul can inspire us to make. He is then responsible for our effort. However, until you have a complete connection with Him, you should understand that you are responsible for your own actions. He is only responsible for our actions when we completely belong to Him. To put our hand in His hand meanscompletely belong to Him. To put our hand in His hand means to forge a complete connection.
The words of Vedanta and the teachings of the Sadguru, those in whome the vision of the Truth is born in all beings, are liberated while living.
The words of Vedanta reveal our true nature. Since the Self cannot be known as an object of knowledge, it has to be revealed by subtle and indicative methods. The language used in the Vedas is therefore, mystical. The teacher adopts a method best suited for the student he teaches.
What are proven theories?
Theories are said to derive their proof from one or the other of the following sources:
(1) direct perception, sense-experience, or intuition;
(2) deduction or extension of direct perception and sense-experience or beliefs: in the absence of direct proof or experience, indirect proof is deduced from the right or wrong application of principles of logic chosen by oneself, which often lead to vague generalisations or presumptions that “since the theory comes from a usually reliable source, it must be correct.”
(3) scriptural or other trustworthy testimony or authority – where, again, one accepts as proof the statements of those whom one has accepted as THE authority, such acceptance being blind and fanatic.
Life will be simply unbearable if there is no death. Love will be unbearable if there is no opposite to it. If you cannot separate from your beloved it will be unbearable; the whole thing will become so monotonous, it will create boredom. Life exists with the opposites that’s why it is so interesting.
Wars cannot disappear from the world as long as it appears to man that he can be killed, that he can die. Regardless of how much Gandhi may teach nonviolence, or Buddha and Mahavira may teach it; no matter how many lessons of nonviolence are given in the world, as long as man does not experience from within that whatsoever is, is eternal, war cannot cease. Don’t think those who wield swords are brave people. A sword is proof that the man is a coward. Statues in the city square of those holding swords are statues of cowards. The brave man needs no sword in his hand because he knows it is childish to kill and to be killed.
But man creates a strange deception. He pretends he knows things he is ignorant about – all because of fear. Deep down he is fraught with fear, deep down he knows he will have to die – people are dying every day. He sees his body growing weaker inside – youth has passed, old age is approaching. He sees the body is on its way out, but inside he keeps reiterating. “The soul is immortal.” He tries to muster up his courage by doing so, and tells himself. “Don’t be afraid. Of course death is there, but the sages, the wise men say the soul is immortal.” Around such wise men talk about the immortality of the soul, people afraid of death gather in big crowds.
Janak asked: ”Oh lord, how does one attain wisdom? And how does liberation happen? And how is nonattachment attained? Please tell me this.”
Ashtavakra replied, ”Oh Beloved, if you want liberation then renounce the vishayas the passions as visha, poison and take forgiveness, innocence, compassion, contentment and truth as nectar.”
”If you want liberation then renounce the vishayas, the passions as visha, poison.” The word vishaya is very meaningful. It is derived from visha, poison. The meaning of visha is a substance which, if one eats it, one will die. The meaning of vishaya is that which, if we consume it, we die again and again. With passions we die again and again. With food we die again and again; with ambitions, anger, hatred, burning jealousy consuming these, we go on dying again and again. We have died again and again because of these.Up until now, have we known living in life? We have known only death. Our life until now... where is the flaming torch of life? There is only the smoke of death. From birth to death we are gradually dying. Are we living? We die every single day. What we call life is a continual process of dying. We don’t know life yet: how can we live? The body goes on weakening every day, strength goes on decreasing every day. Enjoyment and passion go on sucking our energy every day, go on aging us. Passions and desires are like holes, and our energy, our being, goes on flowing out through them.
In the end our pail is empty – this is what we call death. Have you ever seen? – if you throw a bucket full of holes into a well, as long as it is submerged in water it seems to be full. Pull on the rope and lift it out of the water and already it has started emptying. It creates a great noise. Is this what you call life? Falling streams of water – is this what you call life? And as the bucket draws closer to your hands, it becomes more and more empty.
When it reaches your hands it is empty... not a single drop of water. This is how our life is. Ashtavakra says passions are poisonous, because by indulging them we simply die. We never get any life from them.
”Oh Beloved, if you want liberation then renounce the vishayas, the passions as visha, poison, and take forgiveness, innocence, compassion, contentment and truth as nectar.”
Nectar means that which gives life, that which gives immortality, ambrosia – when one has found it, one will never die again.
Garden of Life
Children should blossom in such a way that they turn to Him not just in need or during difficulties; they should be connected to the Lord at every point in time!
We dream of a Prosperous and a Just India.
We seek a united and truly educated India.
We need a corruption-free and efficient India.
Everyone thinks about what they need from India.
Have we ever thought what India needs from us?
If I need a new India, India needs a new me.
India is what we the people make it.
My Transformation Transforms Nation
It aims at giving the future citizens of India and the West a true vision of life to help them face challenges in a positive and dynamic manner and heartily contribute to society. The child is the focal point of this programme, which also embraces the school management, teachers and parents. Through the child, the light of this vision spreads to the society, the country, and the world at large.
Have you ever…
Wondered if there is more to life?
Wanted to contribute something worthwhile?
Searched for a higher purpose of living in the world?
Refused to give in to mediocrity and longed for excellence?
Experienced that itch “to be someone?”
Their hearts are touched by the joy of giving and they resolve to carry on such service even after they have walked into the wide world of competition. They truly become once for all, useful and dynamic contributors to society.
Spiritual Miles is a way of keeping track of your spiritual progress. Spiritual activities essentially have three components:
“Youth is a stage in human development when the personality is bursting with energy, enthusiasm and dynamism. This is also a phase in life when receptivity and retentivity are at the optimum. What they require is a clear vision of a goal in life and exercises for the cultivation of the right values of life to enable them to mould their personality and harness their inner resources along constructive channels. This systematic preparation alone can equip the youth to face the challenges of life with a smile.”
The youth have always been symbols of bountiful energy, ambitious dynamism, inspiring creativity, and dauntless courage. To uplift themselves and their world, to awaken harmony within and without, to apply their vibrant energy for the betterment of society, they only require a noble cause, a high ideal, a sense of deep devotion, and the right channels of service.
To empower youth with the vision, values and dynamism for success in all fields.
youth realize their latent and infinite inner potential. He insisted on knowledge through application, calling it ‘Spirituality in Action’ or ‘Dynamic Spirituality.’
A well trained and controlled mind stands a man in god stead, better than armies, It saves him from cowardice as well as pearls.
"Power, strength, shakti are the 'in' words in today's hi-stress environment. Huge amounts of money, time and attention are being spent on cultivation of physical strength, shakti and energy. But no one seems to be paying any attention to 'inner strength', that is so important when it comes to achievements of any kind - be it physical or mental.
"Never can a child’s education be complete unless we impart to them a true appreciation of the eternal values of life and also help them to open up their sense of beauty, rhythm, ethics, and aesthetics. We must give them a chance to discover and develop their talents and express them through music, dance, painting, and so forth."
Emotional stability is a wonderful thing to have, but in our age we see very little of it. But it must not be forgotten that the conflicts that appear in the outside world are only a manifestation of what is to be found within our own mind. These troubles may be reduced only if we can take greater care of our own mind and use it judiciously. It is a fact that just as our body is affected by poisons and disease germs, so also our mind suffers as a result of harmful emotions. We are in constant conflict with our environment, but a greater struggle goes on within ourselves.
We are our own greatest problem.For each spiritual activity that you complete, you get some spiritual miles. Once you update your miles you cannot go back and reduce them. These goals and miles are only for self – evaluation and tracking and so please update the activity only when you have completed. When you reach your goal your name will automatically figure in the list of successful aspirants on our site with appropriate recognition. Please read the various options for spiritual miles under the sections and how to earn miles from them. Only after reading these miles, we suggest you set your goals with proper planning. Remember the maxim – Not too loose, Not too tight, Just Right. Please plan your activities so that they are just beyond your reach so that it impels you to strive harder and brings out the best in you on the spiritual.
Man is unique, and everybody should be respected as a world in himself. He is neither inferior to anybody nor is he superior to anybody; he is alone.In this aloneness there is beauty. You are no longer a mob, a crowd; you are yourself.
The first principle of teaching is that nothing can be taught – Aurbindo
Indian higher education is a bewildering scenario. It is full of contradictions and paradoxes. Lakhs of colleges and thousands of universities, still growing fast in numbers. On the other, quality in higher education, both in professional and non professional colleges, is drastically diminishing.
With the largest network of higher education, India still has largest number of illiterates in the whole world. Millions of our graduates are unemployables and unskilled. Private participation in educational sector is fast growing, but the high commercialisation of education is also going on un-checked and un-abated.
Along with these problems and malady’s, lack of sensitivity to values is the worst casualty in Indian higher education.
In short, the picture is alarming, if not frightening. It is decadent, dismal, highly-commercial and de-humanised. Is Indian higher education creating “self-centred, socially un-concerned, de-humanised, intelligent rascals as graduates, with few great exceptions please”!? There appears to be some truth in the above observation.
Of course, there is a overall decadence and degradation in Indian political, social and economic institutions in post-independenceIndia.
It is but natural, educational system as a part of the political-economy, isequally degraded. Corruption,everywhere and aggressive selfishness everywhere! Naturally it spreads. It is spreading like a wild-fire into educational sector too. Why it happened? What are the reasons and causes for this overall deterioration in our way of life and in our education system?!
The answer for this fundamental question should be the starting point and basis for the reforms in higher education and for launching the process of inculcation of values in higher education/ graduates.
After the British left, independent India had a great vision and mission to create a democratic, equitable, socialist, liberal humane and secular nation with inclusive growth as its strategy. Of course India’s growth rate was slow, nay discouragingly slow during the first 4 decades of independence, say up to 1990.
With this background, we have launched a new economic policy . Welcomed private participation in investments. Opened the doors for globalisation and global investments. In short, economy is liberalised, to an extent; our “permitlicense and quota Raj” is liberalised!
Since then, Indian economy has grown faster, 6 to 8% in the first decade 5 to 7% in the later years [by overall spread of growth rate]. Alas, with this fast economic growth rate, and with newly acquired wealth and employment, a new consumer class has emerged in Indian society ranging 250 to 300 million people in size.
For New political class [with few exceptions] earning of money is a must. No values no human considerations! Corruption or no corruption. Marketing is the way of life Profitability is the only Mantra. For them what they have is more important than what they are! Standard of living [consuming goods and services] is more important than quality of life!
In this process of economic globalisation, we have lost our social and spiritual moorings. Post liberalisation generation of youth [since 1991] have grown rootless and became aliens to Indian culture, Indian heritage, Indian spirituality and Indian family values and community values.
Added to this, fast emerged network technologies, along with social networks, websites and mobiles, haveimpersonalised the family culture. Hunt for privacy has killed the values of social living and community living. In addition to this, success-cult, success at any cost, has led to the exclusive self- centredness in the youth, few exceptions please! As a result, no values what so ever in chasing the success.
In short, the so called globalisation [in fact it is westernisation] not only in economy but in our total way of life, has tremendously and disastrously effected the values in Indian way of life, in its culture, heritage and values.
How did we become so materialistic civilisation, so commercial and so utilitarian a nation in such a short time of few decades [after independence]?! How this transformation from our ancient civilisation based on the values of simple living, sacrifice and self- restraint on wants took place so fast and in such a short time to be so materialistic, so self-centred and such-success-chasing obsessive life!. It is an enigma even for great social scientists!
In such a scenario of no-values-society, is it possible to inculcate all the great values in higher education, which after all is a subsystem in the vast political economy of the country and that too in such a heterogeneous nation?
Before we answer this question, we have to be clear about what the real values are and the real meaning of values! Then only we can spell out the concrete strategies and action –initiatives to disseminate the values through Indian higher education.
What are values?
Each man may have his own values in view of his experience. But then there may be hundred thousand values for different people! We must define values precisely and clearly. These must be core-values nay fundamental values which are universal in nature. What is the source and genesis of these values? As a nation, India had a very rich and precious heritage; we may call it “Indian ethos”. Indian way of life is based on this ethos and these values which have been practiced for past 4 to 5 thousand years in India,the Bharath.
This ethos comes from Vedas, Upanishads, Darshanas, Bhagavadgeetha, Budda’s teachings and Jain texts. What are the fundamental values emanating from these sources?
The most modern interpretation of these values and Indian ethos has come from the writings of RajarammohanRoy [initiator of Indian renaissance in 19th century], Vivekananda, Aurobindo, Rabindranath Tagore, M.N.Roy, Mahatma Gandhi and J.Krishnamurthi.These values are:
Essential / Fundamental Values:
‘Simple-living and High thinking’ [saralajeevana and unnathabhavana]
‘Satyam-Vadha, Dharmam-Chara’ speaking the truth and practicing ‘Dharma’, an order of natural justice.
‘Ahimsa ParamoDharmaha’ practicing non-violence in thought, speech and action.
‘Let noble thoughts come from all sides [AanoBhadro]
‘Vinayam, vivekam, vidyalakshanam’ humility to women, the under-privileged and seniors as an index of real education and culture.
‘SamyamanaJeevitham’ Self-restraint on wants,desires and needs in life
‘Know thyself’ Self-awareness is the highest knowledge, knowing one’s emotions and instincts. [greed,jealousy, anger, lust ego etc.]
‘SanthruptiJeevanam’ Certain contentment and satisfaction in life.
Adopting Right means for Right ends.
Coming to Social Values
All fundamental rights enshrined in our great constitution are the fundamental values which every one of us has to practice, respect and adhere.
‘Sarveyjanasukhinobhavanthu’ Happiness and welfare of all, indicating inclusive growth.
‘Trustee ship’ Theprivileged people acting as the guardians and custodians of the under-privileged and their interests is an implied social dictum in Upanishads. [Gandhiji re advocated it during his time]
Open and liberal mind-set and attitude above the caste, class creed religion and region.
The spirit of scientific enquiry and investigation
Rational and humanistic out-look beyond superstition, bigotry and prejudice.
Success through hard work and righteous way and not success at any cost!
Co-operative and communitarian approach to social-development, instead of cut-throat, competitive and unhealthy approach [coming from the west]in development.
Love and concern to nature, environment and ecology, not aggressive destruction of nature in the name of development!
Need fulfilment in life, not chasing the greed.
Comfortable life- not the indulgence and addiction to luxury.
There could be many more values; However by definition, the values must be for all people and for all times, universal in nature and “with natural Justice” as a goal.
How to inculcate and disseminate the values in our youth in higher education, particularly in graduates and post-graduates?
Are there any techniques, strategies and methods to disseminate the values to students/youth?.
Techniques and Action Initiatives
Of course, there are methods; if not we have to invent effective methods for inculcating values in higher education. In some of the states, we experimented with a method for teaching values in colleges! We have created a separate paper to teach values with an examination at the end of the year! Alas! It is agrand failure and turned to be a mockery of teaching values!
Values cannot be taught in a separate paper, that too in a classroom alone!
Values have to be taught in the families. For this, values have to be part and parcel of way of life in the families. Parents, society and community have to believe in the values and practice them! Teaching a value of integrity and non-violence in the class and student-father indulging in corruption and practicing cutthroat success in life do not go together!
In this context, the “elite society” can make much impact on youth, if they practice the values, not preaching!
The elite, consisting of policymakers, administrators, professionals like doctors,engineers, accountants, teachers etc. and all other highly privileged sections in society, if they practice values; they will percolate easily to youth and have lasting impact on them [practical value] [Yadha-Raja Thadha-praja] What the elite practices, other follows, Bhagavadgitha]
Dissemination of values to youth, shall be a social-movement and mission. For this, second national renaissance is required to come; out of our corruption, greed, self-centred, narrow approach to humanistic, co-operative Indian way of life based on the real Indian ethos and values.
Mentoring as a process must be an integral part in higher education institutions “a mentor/teacher acting as a personal friend, philosopher and guide to 6 to 10 students”.
Personal counselling, particularly for aberrant youth and astray students, [prodigal students] will go a long way in spreading values to youth. For this, teachers/professors have to live a way of life based on values, before they teach values to youth. But how can we expect teachers alone, as a segment, to live value-based life, while all other segments of population are steeped in no-values life, decadent-life and degraded civilisation? [what a great fall my countrymen since independence]!
Before we teach values to youth, [based on Indian ethos] they must be de-toxified and de-addicted from the internet-technology as an obsession and indulgence!
Otherwise, all the teachings of values will have no impact on the technology addicts and drug addicts, whose sole aim is success at any cost! ; no-relationships, no-values, no-humanity, no social-concern and no-empathy to anybody and to anything, including the nature and environment!
Of course technology is a great aid and help to mankind, but it should not be at the expense of humanity, destroying the human civilisation and values like epic’s ‘Bhasmasurahastha’.