SIMPLE LIVING AND HIGH THINKING
Great men of the world have preached that simple living high thinking should be the golden principle of life. Most of the men in the annals of history have practiced this principle and achieved greatness. All the saints like Mahatma Gandhi, Guru Nanak and Buddha who attained spiritual greatness and shook the world by their intellectual thinking are example of this principle.
From time immemorial, thinkers from every corners of the world have emphasized the importance of simple living and high thinking the advice is based on the fact that human wants are limitless. If psychologically encourage, these wants will multiply ad keep multiplying. They make the man a selfish salve from high thinking and bring him down to the narrow cycle of worldly pursuits. They affect adversely his devotion and concentration to higher ideals of life which mostly include service to fellow human beings.
In this atomic era, the harmony between the ideals of plain living and high thinking has come down. More thinkers feel that elaborate living is more conductive to the service of humanity than simple living. This thinking, however, is not endorsed in practical life. As is well-known, Mahatma Gandhi was always dressed in dhoti and still moved the entire world by his dynamic thinking. Similarly, Jawaharlal Nehru, Abraham Lincoln, Einstein and Bertrand Russell have proved that simple living is better way of achieving greatness.
There are other examples too, and a lot from human history, to prove the theory of simple living and high thinking. Kabir, VinobaBhave and Sant Longowal are the other examples of this mode of life. These personalities led unsophisticated lives, yet they became the idols of the people as philosopher, poets and leaders. They could lead the people to great deeds and achievements not only in the spiritual fields but in worldly affairs, too.
Live simple, think for high to happy living. Helps to poor and enjoy with friends. Life is little. Breath goes today or tomorrow. No use from the yester day. So do today day real and right day to something good. Do work hard to earn. This body is waste of after death. So live as good man to the end. Fine living is happy life.
Great saints of the word have always preached that simple living and high thinking should be the golden principle of life. Many great man histories have practiced this principle of life. Many great saints have shaken the world by their great and noble thoughts because they imbibed spiritual greatness by leading a simple life. The importance of simple living has been emphasized by all. These thinkers hold the view that human wants are limitless. Once a person indulges in materialistic tastes there is no limit to his desires. Particularly, in the modern life of scientific implements and apparatuses the wants of men have gone beyond limits.
As soon as wealth is gone, they ridicule and humiliate these materialistic persons. For real respect and esteem spiritual wealth is more important.
The character of a man, his principles, noble ideals, patriotism, selfless devotion to society, sprits of sacrifice and service, bring man immortality and heart felt esteem. These spiritual virtues give the man strength, courage and determination. They bring happiness to the soul and heart of man. They bring self confident and spiritual satisfaction.
Comparing the material and spiritual sides of human life, it goes with out saying that the spiritual side is more important from both the point of view of the individual and the society. Simple living and high thinking helps the cultivation of the spiritual side of life and enables a man to live as a better and more useful citizen.
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