How to develop Leadership through Self Development

Dr. Pranav Pandya, MD Gayatri Parivar Youth Camp 2006

• The body is the temple of GOD, the supreme power. It is imperative to look after its physical, mental and spiritual welfare.

Three Bodies
• Gross (Sthool Shareer)
– Outer sheath of the body through which we eat, respire and interact with the world

• Subtler (Sukshma Shareer)
– Mind-Brain stuff, through which we think and conceptualize

• Causal (Karan Shareer)
– The innermost being through which reflect our emotions and good vibes.

Three Bodies
• Sthool – Physical Body, Physical Power, Physical Strength. • Sukshma – Will Power, Attitude, Enhanced state of mind • Karan – Soul Power, Emotions and Power of Inner Self (Inner Strength); Beliefs and values

Inner Strength
• Sukhsma and Karan (Subtler and Causal) combined together form the basis of ones inner strength • Will Power and Soul Power constitute the strands of ones Inner Strength • Without Inner Strength, we are merely passive beings working like a machine.

Inner Self and its Development
• Our Inner Self is a treasure house of all miraculous achievements (Riddhis and Siddhis) • It needs to be awakened as this gives inner equipoise, mental composure, blissful joy and spiritual upliftment besides material gains.

The tale of the Lion living amongst a herd of sheep
• The moral of the story is have we been able to recognize our self?
– Who we are? – What for we have come to this earth? – What is our ultimate goal?

Self Realization (Atma Bodh) is the key to Self Development
• The fruits of real knowledge of Self (Atma Gnan)
– Illusions disappear – Door to success opens

Self Realization (Atma Bodh)
–Agyanen avratm gyanam ten muhyanti jantavah(Gita 5/15) The real knowledge of self is encapsulated by Ignorance thereby leading to a state of delusion in animal beings.

Tools for Self Realization
• Knowledge and Education are two different words
– Vidya vs Shiksha

• Knowledge starts where Education ends • Both are complementary to each other

Knowledge (Vidya)
• One Gains Vidya through Guru, Self Introspection, Sadhana and Reading of Scriptures (swadhayay) • Vidya liberates us from all bondages (lust, greed and egoism)
– Like a candle removes darkness and brings light

• Vidya trains one to tame all circumstances

Education (Shiksha)
• Shiksha is understanding the surroundings and the external world • It believes in bombardment of information on human mind. • It attempts to mould your thinking and fails to do so.

Scientific Spirituality
• Knowledge is closer to Spirituality. Knowledge of spirituality enhances ones inner strength • Education is closer to modern day science. Its information makes materialistic progress easier • The need of time is inter-communion of Science and Spirituality

Scientific Spirituality
• Because of lack of awakening of inner power we have so many stress induced disorders today. • Psychosomatic and Somatopsychic diseases are increasing. • Many of us even don’t know that our all problems today are due to dormant inner self.

Tools and Techniques to Awaken Inner Strength
• • • • • • Auto Suggestion Power of Syllables – Gayatri Mantra Pranayam Meditation Regular Yogic Practices Self Introspective Literature

Auto Suggestion
• To impose on one self stream of positive thoughts. • One becomes what one thinks. • Art of thinking so as to enhance the biomagnetism through focused introspection. • Guided Imagery

Power of Syllables
• 24 syllables of Gayatri Mahamantra stir the consciousness and strengthen the inner self. • The syllables work on the plexuses by generating intense fields of vibrational energy. • 24 subtler centers are awakened and neuro-hormones secreted for total transformation.

Pranayam
• Churning of Vital Energy, assimilating it in our inner self. • Pranayam is more than just deep breathing • To be in unison with cosmic prana • Brings equilibrium and harmony in all three bodies

Meditation
• Rinsing of Mind with pious, positive and virtuous thoughts. • Cleanser of ones Mental Garbage • Giving a bath to ones personality through noble and ideal vibrations • Going into subconscious and cleaning our past.

Regular Yogic Practices
• Physically one remains fit with muscular strength • Mentally one becomes tough and resilient to stresses of life • Spiritually one learns to go deeper into self and establish his consciousness on it. • You learn relaxation, mental balance and art of organizing oneself.

Self Introspective Literature
• Streamlines thoughts • Brings unison with vibrations of reflections of the authors feelings. • Promotes positivism • Teaches one to practice creativity. • Gives vision to plan for the spiritual journey.

Outcomes
• You are your worst enemy and you are your best friend (Geeta, ch. 6) • Inner strength brings with it inner joy and happiness • Success comes automatically • Confidence enhances

Outcomes
• Self discipline and self motivation become the key force in life • Better Scheduling and Organizing of oneself • Self Restraint (four sanyams) come into practice and lead to life of Dev Manav. • Ultimate outcome is growth of the soul.

The art of being The art of relating The art of thinking The art of becoming The art of organizing
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Camps at Shantikunj
• Shantikunj Haridwar conducts five day ‘Antah Urja Jagran’ (Awakening Inner Strength) satras
– Mid October to Mid March – Done solely in silence – Besides these 9 day camps are organized every year ,three every month.

• You are invited to perform and benefit from one such camp in lifetime.

Shantikunj, a centre where people are trained in
ways of leading enlightened life.

A UNIVERSAL CENTRE FOR DISSEMINATION OF ANCIENT SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE RELATING TO ENLIGHTENED HUMAN LIFE.

All are invited to visit this serene and vibrant center of moral and spiritual awakening

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