Today India will be celebrating its independence day. News papers, magazines and
television channels are already busy discussing what we gained, what we lost and
what needs to be done in the last 60 years. The main question raised in many of
these discussions is "What all Indians need to do in order to make India
better?". When I as an individual think about this question, a simple answer
comes to my mind. All we need to do is do our duties with sincerity and
dedication. That's it! Rest all will follow automatically. We need not have any
complex action plan to make our country better. Just do your duties,
professional as well as personal, with best of your ability and that can change
If you ask someone - "What would you like to change in order to make India
still better?" then many of us will present a long list ranging from
politicians, technology, interest rates, sport awareness, rural development and
so on. This is quite natural because we all see these problems in our daily
lives. However, do we ever ask this question to ourselves - "What change I need
to do in myself so that it will affect my country in a positive way?" When we
point one finger to others the rest four are pointed to us. If we at all need to
do something for our country then the simplest and highly effective way is to
improve yourself. That improvement can be at all levels - job, personal life,
relationships and civic duties.
Swami Vivekananda used to energize the entire nation with a slogan from
Upanishads. That slogan is still valid today. If we follow it India will be the
best country soon. He said - "Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is
Bipin Joshi is a software consultant, an author and a yoga mentor with more than 22 years of experience in classical yoga system of India. He is an internationally published author and has authored or co-authored more than ten technology books for Apress and WROX press. He has been awarded as a Most Valuable Professional by Microsoft. He has also written a few Marathi books including Devachya Davya Hati and Natha Sankentincha Danshu. Having embraced yoga way of life he also teaches Kriya and Meditation to selected individuals.
बिपीन जोशी लिखित देवाच्या डाव्या हाती आणि नाथ संकेतींचा दंशु या पुस्तकांची आपली प्रत आजच विकत घ्या. त्यांच्या अजपा योग मार्गदर्शनाविषयी अधिक माहिती येथे उपलब्ध आहे.