What does “world” actually mean? Individuals make a family, families make a society, societies make a nation, and nations make a world. Thus, individuals are the world. When individuals change, the world changes. There is no other way to build a noble world.
Both Christ and Buddha are titles, not last names. All enlightened mystics have the same experience: they are one with the all-pervasive Absolute. Therefore, Christhood and Buddhahood are synonymous.
Whether it is Jesus, Gautama, Krishna, Moses, Zoroaster, Mohammed, or Nanak who achieves enlightenment as a founder of a religion, enlightenment is always the same and identical.
Let me ask you this: When you go to sleep, do you give up your religion?
Meditation is like sleep’s older brother because it leads to a similar state. Just as sleep lies beyond your waking state, so also meditation lies beyond your deep sleep state. If the deep sleep can be so refreshing, imagine how much more refreshing meditation would be.
The practice of yoga includes meditation. Meditation (dhyana in Sanskrit) denotes the seventh of the eight limbs of yoga in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. The eight limbs of yoga are yama, niyama, aasana, pranayama, pratyahar, dharana, dhyana (meditation), and samadhi.
“It is extremely rare to find such a wealth of knowledge in one small book. The book, Building a Noble World, is more like a “capsule” — reading one small, easy to understand handbook instead of reading fifty complex books.” — Harish S Jhaveri, MD, Galveston, TX, USA
This TV interview of Shiv R. Jhawar for his book, Building a Noble World, by Ashok Vyas was aired on ITV in New York on the following dates:
Monday 10/03/2005 at 7 pm on ITV
Tuesday 2/21/2012 at 6:00 pm on ITV
You will find eight questions asked by Ashok Vyas, including: What is it that you would consider as a noble world?
“Why should we do good to the world? Apparently to help the world, but really to help ourselves,” said Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902).
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