दीपावली और स्वच्छता (Deepavali and Cleanliness)
Deepawali and Hygiene
Deepawali is a great festival of Goddess MahaLakshmi. Everyone prepares for Deepawali with great enthusiasm and clean their homes. We decorate and adorn our homes. We purchase new articles and celebrate this occasion with delightful festivities. Deepawali and Cleanliness are interlinked.
What to do on this Deepawali? How to create an environment of cleanliness? How to obtain this cleanliness and make it a part of life? We are providing some specific techniques to all of you through the magazine.
Cleanliness has one meaning – Purity. Cleanliness means removal of dirt, garbage, rubbish, junk and trash. Come, let us learn how to clean four other aspects, along with the home.
Home is the place where you reside, where you have built your own nest. You are the most significant person in it, and so you have to make yourself exceptional and outstanding. This will enable your house to automatically become pure, clean, holy, enjoyable, comfortable and peaceful.
The four aspects of life are – body, mind, behavior and speech. You should do something to make all four aspects clean and tidy. Exterminate and rinse-out all the junk faults accumulated in these four spans.
Read and listen to informative literature.
Germinate brilliant thoughts in mind.
Grow the seeds of harmonious and cooperative ideas.
Forget bad and bitter memories.
Remember the sweet memories again and again.
Take bath daily, stay clean.
1 hour of physical exercise daily is a must.
Eat fresh-cooked light food on time.
Take immediate steps to cure diseases, stay healthy and disease-free.
Always take care of purity of food, water, hygiene and air.
Accord respect to those older in age and learned persons.
Always be clear in your thoughts and decisions.
Whatever debts you owe, pay them on time, and whatever loans you need to settle, take it from the debtors on time.
Beware of flattery and commend excellent efforts of others.
Always speak less and utter good words.
Choose finest words during dialog.
Repeat the thoughts in mind before speaking aloud.
Speak on any topic only if you have enough knowledge.
There are thousands of other things besides these. You yourself know the best about your own body, mind, speech and behavior. You can take the best decisions about their cleanliness and purity.