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Happy and Harmonious Family (Softcover)

by Acharya Mahaprajna

Man is a social being. He lives in a society. The smallest unit of a society is a family If an individual can live peacefully with a few people he can possibly adjust with a larger group as well. However, if the atmosphere within a small group itself is quarrelsome, life becomes a hell for him. For a calm and quiet life, it is necessary for an individual to co-exist within a family in a peaceful manner.

The main objective of peaceful co-existence in the world is that a nation deals nonviolently with other nations and accepts peaceful co-existence for itself. However, it will be difficult to accept this wide view, if a man is unable to maintain peaceful co-existence within the smallest unit of society that is family.

Peace is an inherent part of human nature, and the most desired. But somehow, man is not able to maintain it. He needs to be trained for leading a peaceful life. The first lesson of this training is 'Peaceful Co-Existence within a Family.' This, though desired by all, is not achieved by many. Why? What are the reasons? Let's try elaborating them. We cannot proceed without understanding the root cause of problems.

All human beings are gifted with three miraculous powers - mind, body and speech. Through these a man interacts with the external world. However, the inner world of consciousness is beyond these. The cause of all our problems lies within our inner world.

The cause of inner agitation is an unbalanced consciousness. All our senses are directed by consciousness. Unless and until our conscnsciousness is balanced, our senses - mind, body and speech remain disturbed and our discerning power doesn't awaken td develop the knowledge that can lead us to the truth.


Publisher: Jain Vishwa Bharati, Ladnun, India
Translator: Mukhya Niyojika Sadhvi Vishrut Vibha
Edition: First Edition, 2008
ISBN: 81-7195-107-0
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 13.90 x 21.50 x 1.60 cm (W x H x D)
Weight: 270 g