Always in my life the human values have received the supermost position and incessant dedication of my words of mouth and pen. The history of ancient India mainly owes its glory. I opine, to the superimposition of human values.
Human race overmatches the global organism, mobile and immobile. Chandidasa, a renowned Bangla poet. wrote. ‘Factually human beings top all. none tops them. So wrote Gosvami Tulasidasa in his immortal epic. Rama-charita-manasa. ‘By great fortune this human body is earned which, as true books hail, gods desiderate.”
Through the ages, from the ancient to the modern, all the great men and jurisprudences have imposed priority on humanity and human law. Lord Mahavira revealed even. Each human being is vitalized by soul and each soul is capable of purification to Godhood. Mahatma Gandhi’s Rama-rajya was aimed at the men of values.
Our age, on the other hand, is wonderful for the scientific and technical inventions which have transformed the material character of the globe. This has turned the man into the lover of materialism, tending towards luxury primarily and humanity secondarily. This change has, needless to say. hurt the human values. Capitalism and duelist materialism have introduced a new culture. Man is fettered by his own creation.
Fortunately, along the crisis. grow some persons and powers which believe in. and promote, human values, In that very direction is a step. I admit, the publication programme chalked out by the P.S. Jain Foundation commemorating the memory of late Lala Pratap Singh Jain.
The present book. Parichaya Manav-ka Manav-se, is a beautiful creation of its own type. Its twentyseven chapters describe the physical, mental and spiritual points of view leading man to prosperity. The book, in quite a simple and easy language and impressive style, indicates the laws of the body, of the mind and of the soul and the way to follow those laws. The author has adopted many quotations and stories from the Vedas. the Mahabharata, the Pancha-tantra, collections of stories from the life of Christ and so on. to smoothly communicate his ideas about the duties and their performance in the moments of ups an downs frequenting each man’s life.
An indepth study tells that the external happenings mirror the conscience of man, where the emotions of merit and demerit never cease to conflict. The conflict, compared by Mahatma Gandhi with the Mahabharata war, causes man’s ups and downs. The man with the emotions of merit is least enslaved by the passions. while the one with the emotions of demerit has to lead a life ensnared by passions.
The present book introduces the man to himself, hence, inspires him to look into himself, just for a review. Conscience allows no malevolence, and then and there wants hands off the malice whatsoever. The same way, review of the conscience annihilates the demerits as soon as they are detected.
This process of distillization results into purification of mind, speech and bodily activities, discovering after all the real nature of the living being.
Once a renowned saint illustratively emphasized the principle the external happenings mirror the conscience of man’: a mirror reflects your face glowing with love and smile, your face smeared with malice. So emphasizes this book, advising to introspect for a retrospection, discovering that way, one’s real nature. the ultimate goal of the soul, that is, discovering the supreme state of the soul by way of austere penances with the latent capacity.
By birth a Nepalese national, the author’s deep faith in Hindi and deeper faith in human values are embodied in this book. To conclude, the author has presented a mirror inspiring the readers to look their face into and. that way, search out their latent capacity to face the bare facts of life. He is an entrant for the literary field. yet his thinking is clear, language lucid and style fresh. I appreciate the author for this work which, I believe. will earn welcome reception in all the classes and spheres of the society.
Also do I congratulate my friend Rameshji, the founder of the P.S. Jain Foundatation and his invariant colleague Sri Nemi Chandji who bring out popular books for the literery readers.