The Golden Principles - by Sakshi Jain

The golden principles - by Sakshi Jain - The design of a book and the beautiful logo of Peaceful Writers International.

What were Mahatma Gandhi's principles? Basically they were truth, love and non-violence. He even sacrificed his life for us. When everyone was busy criticizing the Britishers, he was down there in the fields talking with the farmers or talking with the farm labourers, slowly building people and his support. And finally the time came when he rooted the Britishers out of India. But as the proverbs goes- "much water has flown down the Ganga". Slowly and steadily, the principles of Ahimsa and love disappeared. The society deteriorated. Profanity zoomed and truth doomed. Why all this happened ?

There must be a basic fault somewhere. Though, most of us would criticize the golden principles of ahimsa and truth but we can't deny the fact, as Thoreau said "For every thousand hacking at the leaves of evil there is one striking on the root." Those principles rooted out the problem instead of just curing the symptoms of the chronic diseases underlying like other so-called solutions. These days in the midst of ignorance and arrogance, people go for quick fixes denying the fact that the problem will be recreated and at the time it will be bigger and bolder. Our society always goes for shortcuts and quick fixes not knowing that so-called shortcuts would be the cause of the life-long sufferings. This reminds me of the story of a lark and the farmer. One day a lark in the jungle saw a farmer carrying a large box of seeds. It thought of a shortcut. It went to the farmer and asked him to trade his seeds for its feathers. The farmer agreed happily. The lark ate his full but soon realised that it couldn't fly and was left lamenting in the jungle and died a few days after.

Roosevelt said, "To educate a man in mind and not morals is to educate a menace for the society." The values which were instilled by Bapu in the people went away with them. They weren't transferred to younger generations efficiently and effectively. Let me ask you a question if you come first in a class of 2 people, how would you feel. Certainly good, in a class of 200 people, you will indeed be very happy; in a class of 2,000 people, you will be overwhelmed; in a class of 2,00,000 people, you will feel like the king of the world. But one thing is for sure, your happiness isn't coming first but for leaving others behind. As Vishnu Puran says Ya Vidya Sa Vimuktaya, Knowledge is what liberates. You might have also heard Vidya Dadati Vinyam...Knowledge gives humility. Do you think the prevalent education system is giving you the knowledge and making you educated? You tell me, would two educated people fight like dogs for petty things. Sounds funny! Education nowadays is just programming the brain to make a living. Our Education system is based wholly on hatred and competition. 

As we know that, Education empowers children. Every child is extraordinary and can scale great heights if provided with the right learning opportunities. The parents as well as the teachers believe in the overall development of a child. A question which strikes again and again to them is - "Can academics solely take a child to the Heights?"

Here I would like to quote the words of Mahatma Gandhi-

"The system of education leads to the development of the mind, body and soul."

In my learning days, many times I have come across the fact that some good friends of mine drift away from their goals. I feel that something is missing from their lives. They are restless while chasing their goals. Newspapers are full of crimes committed by youth. Many teenagers are not on the right track. What has happened to them? Who is to be blamed? Answers to the questions above may lie in our present lifestyle or materialistic thoughts.

The day education will teach us to thank, live, the day it will teach wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, religion without sacrifice and politics without principle is a sin. It was from causing the dignity and talents of all the children for the sake of one. That day our Nation will become great.

So let's join our hands to shape the mortals of the next generation, by inculcating good values in them such as honesty, integrity, sharing and compassion.

About the Author:

She is Sakshi Jain from Roorkee, Uttarakhand. Born on 8 July 2000. A patriotic girl and has a dedication in her works. She works as a Co-Author in 250+ Anthologies and now she is an Author of her books "Invisible Vines", "Allurement" and many more. Her family is inner strength.

Her Instagram handle is @sakshijain_writes

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Email ID- sakshijainsj12@gmail.com

'Let the students of today be the  trendsetters of tomorrow.'

Also read: Failures are the pathways for success. 

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