The Need for Values
Dadi Junki who is the
head of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University in Mt. Abu India
has said the following about values: "At the time of crisis, we are
again at a point of recognizing the need for values."
An orphaned child
feels insecure, unloved, and unwanted; one without a life of values
feels the same. Values are our "parents" the human soul is matured by
the values it holds. A sense of security and comfort comes through
values in one 's life. Values are the treasure of life, making humans
wealthy and rich. Values are friends, bringing happiness in life.
A life filled with values is a life of self-respect and dignity. The soul is
able to come closer to God, and life becomes real and meaningful. Values
bring independence and freedom, expand the capacity to be
self-sufficient, and liberate one from external influences. The soul
develops the ability to discern truth and to follow the path of truth.
Values offer protection, and one who experiences this is able to share
this protection with others. Values bring empowerment, and it becomes
possible to remove weaknesses and defects.
As the innate goodness of the
individual is concentrated on values, the link with God becomes strong
and clear. Service is then rendered to others through thoughts, words,
and actions. A soul with values is not trapped by any limited desires or
attractions, but remains stable in the unlimited. Values open the heart
and transform human nature so that life is filled with compassion ad
humility. As we develop values within the self, we share the fragrance
of those values with the world around us, and in this way move forward
to a better world.