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THE SEVEN IMPORTANT LESSON;- 02 FACTS;- 1-Seven Important Lessons from World Religions Everyone Should Know It doesn't matter if you're an atheist, devout follower of your faith, an agnostic, or anywhere in between—there's wisdom to be learned from the world's religions. Here are some of the most important, universally applicable teachings from sacred texts... everyone can get benefit & evaluate oneself. 2-Putting aside differing beliefs—about the afterlife, the nature of the divine, and religious rituals—we can all glean life lessons from ancient scriptures. Here are some of the most notable ones from Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism etc.. THE SEVEN GOLDEN RULES 1.BE EMPATHETIC;- Empathy is the most important skill we can practice. It will lead to greater success…If there's any universal truth or common teaching across various religions, it's probably the golden rule: Treat others as you would want to be treated yourself. 1-A-In the secular world, this is called empathy, one of the most important skills you can learn both for your career and social life. It's about understanding where the other person is coming from and, even more important, treating their concerns the way you would your own. 2.WORK FOR THE HAPPINESS OF OTHERS;- Work for the Happiness of Others, Especially the Poor and Unfortunate. This teaching is similar to the golden rule, but expressly asks us to look out for others less fortunate than us. Studies have found that the most successful people tend to be givers rather than takers, and religions advocate this idea of selflessness and charity. 2-A-Buddha's final instructions on "the mission" set before us, for example, is to work for the happiness of others: Go your ways, oh monks, for the benefit of many, for the happiness of many, out of compassion for the world, for the good, benefit and happiness of gods and men. 2-B-The Bible also preaches concern for the unfortunate: If…there is a needy person among you…do not harden your heart and shut your hand against your needy kinsman. Rather, you must open your hand and lend him sufficient for whatever he needs. For there will never cease to be needy ones in your land, which is why I command you: open your hand to the poor and needy… 2-C-" Sri Guru Nanak said that if you want to meet God, serve the poor people," Gurdwaras around the world variously incorporate clinics, schools, guest quarters and community centers, which Sikhs say is a sign of the religion's values of service and equality. 2-D-And, Islamic prophets also emphasize the importance of being a beacon for others .. "Be like the flower that gives its fragrance to even the hand that crushes it." - Imam Ali ibn 3. FOCUS ON THE PRESENT(mindfulness );- As much as religions preach about the afterlife, they also emphasize making the most of the time we have available now. 3-A-Buddhism's emphasis on mindfulness and meditation might be the most prominent examples, but other religions also encourage us to savor the moment and sharpen our awareness. 3-B-In Vedic Hinduism (there are significant aspects in modern versions of Hinduism and Indian culture in general, but it's not as hard-and-fast as it's represented in the Vedas), there are four life stages: student, householder, retiree, renouncer. These stages do not necessarily have to all be completed in a lifetime; in fact, it could take several lifetimes to work through a single stage, depending on the person. 3-C-When one was acting within one's rightful stage (i.e. a householder doing their best to raise their family, work hard, and earn lots of money or a renouncer praying and meditating, having as little to do with other humans as possible), then one is actively contributing to the cosmic order. In other words, if you do what you're supposed to do according to your stage , you're helping hold the universe together. Everyone's at a different place in life, with different priorities, and that's a good thing. 3-D-The Hindu Svetesvatara Upanishad recommends the "quiet retreat of Yoga": Find a quiet retreat for the practice of Yoga, sheltered from the wind, level and clean, free from rubbish, smoldering fires, and ugliness, and where the sound of waters and the beauty of the place help thought and contemplation. 3-E-And Jesus told his followers: ''Take therefore no thought for tomorrow: for tomorrow shall take thought of the things for itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.'' In other words, worrying is a pretty useless pasttime. The only things you'll actually regret on your deathbed are things like not expressing your feelings and sacrificing family time for work. 4. AIM FOR ACHIEVEMENTS;- More money doesn't always mean more happiness—an idea most religions are happy to point out. Stop running after material things,Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Judaism agree. 4-A-Imam Ali ibn abi Talib says: "The parable of this world is like your shadow - If you stop, it stands still. If you chase it, it distances itself from you." 4-B-Money can also distract you from the bigger picture, as Jesus said: ''It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." 4-C-That's not to say we have to cast off all material possessions. Buddhism teaches the joy of not being in debt and finding your career path. Still, the things that make us happiest in life are not things we can add up with a calculator. 5. BE HUMAN & KIND;- Just as darkness can never engulf the sun, similarly, illusion can never again overcome the soul who has once attained enlightenment.Those who have realized God always remain in God-consciousness. 5-A-Under the illusion of Maya, we see the world as separate from God, and establish friendship or enmity with other human beings depending upon whether they satisfy or harm our self-interest. Divine knowledge that comes with enlightenment changes our perspective and vision of the world. Enlightenment help us to see the world as the energy of God, and utilize whatever comes our way in the service of God & see all human beings as parts of God and harbor a divine attitude toward everyone. 5-b-Not only does kindness strengthen our capacity to experience higher levels of happiness, but kindness connects us (and perhaps that’s exactly why it makes us happier). Relationships are a big part of long-term happiness, but too often we pass each other by without eye contact, much less a smile. 6. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS;- It is a present-day activity, and the references make it clear that the fruit you reap will be commensurate with the actions you have performed. In addition, the sowing you perform in this life will affect your reward or punishment in the afterlife."What goes around, comes around." Most religions have their own interpretation of karma and warn followers that your choices and actions have consequences. 6-A-Karma yoga is perhaps the central teaching from Hinduism's Bhagavad Gita. It's not the action itself that matters, but the quality of mind behind your actions that bind you. Act for the sake of acting, without desire for the rewards (Getting started is everything.)Karma Yoga is selfless service unto humanity. Karma Yoga is the Yoga of action which purifies the heart and prepares the Antahkarana (the heart and the mind) for the reception of Divine Light or attainment if Knowledge of the Self. The important point is that you will have to serve humanity without any attachment or egoism. 6-B-If one identifies with one's actions, desiring certain results, one is bound to that action-pattern and doomed to rebirth. However, if one acts earnestly but without attachment to results, performing every action as an offering to God, knowing that God alone is the only Actor, one proceeds on the path to liberation. 6-C-The core doctrine of Buddhism also teaches in the Eightfold Path that: All beings are the owners of their deeds (karma), the heirs of their deeds; their deeds are the womb from which they sprang…Whatever deeds they do—good or evil—of such they will be the heirs. 6-D-The Bible talks a lot about reaping and sowing.In each of these instances, as well as all the other references to reaping and sowing, the act of receiving the rewards of your actions takes place in this life, not in some future life. 7. KNOW YOURSELF;- Many people associate religion with indoctrination, but if you study the texts from the world's major religions, they actually advocate looking within yourself to make up your own mind—and find your spiritual core within yourself. 7-A-John Calvin's Christian writings in Institutes proclaims: Nearly all wisdom we possess, that is to say, true and sound wisdom, consists in two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves . Calvin argued that one could not truly know God without knowing oneself and that one couldn't truly know oneself without knowing God.

... SHIVOHAM....