Oct 01, 2014


Life is like a river. The goal of river is to reach the ocean and that of life is to attain liberation. A river twists and turns along the way and finds a natural path as it flows. To sustain its water, it has two banks which guide its flow. Similarly life is lived at two levels – external (material) and inner (spiritual). A life well lived balances both the outer and inner aspects.

How do we know that we are living a fulfilling life from a Holistic Science perspective? The following evaluation will serve a guiding light and point out things we are doing well and things that require a renewed focus from us.

1. What is the Purpose of Life?
Why am I doing what I am doing? How can I serve humanity? What do I want out of this world? What do I want to get out of the inner life? What do I need to do get permanent happiness?

2. Do I live in the present moment?
Am I invested in the moment? Am I focused on my goal?

3. Do I know myself?
What is my identity? Am I living my truth? What are the three words that describe me (happy, positive, worrisome, stressed, goal orientated, helpful, kind, enthusiastic, caring, selfish, engaging, greedy, have pride, have anger, have attachments, etc….) How do I interact with others?

4. Am I taking care of my body?
How much energy do I have? Can I sustain high level of energy throughout the day? Am I rested and hydrated? Do I eat properly? Do I exercise?

5. Am I productive?
Can I do more? Have I accomplished what I want to accomplish? What is missing today? What am I doing about it? How am I progressing towards achieving my external goals? How have I done in terms of sincerity - dealing with others as one would deal with oneself? How have I done in terms of morality – only claiming things that are lawfully mine?

Self Examination of Divine Codes of Conduct

  1. Am I hurting, causing to hurt, or supporting to hurt even the slightest ego of any living being?
  2. Am I hurting, causing to hurt, or supporting to hurt even the slightest extent the foundation or view-point of any religion or faith? .
  3. Am I uttering untrue adverse things from offending or showing disregard (disrespect) to any preacher, monk, or a religious head?
  4. Am I disliking or hating any living being?
  5. Am I speaking, causing someone to speak or supporting someone speaking harsh, hurtful language or language of rivalry to anyone?
  6. Do I have faults, desires, gestures, or thoughts of perverted sensuality or passion towards any gender – male, female or neuter?
  7. Do I have any excessive temptation towards any relish or taste of food? Am I eating wholesome food?
  8. Am I uttering adverse things from offending or showing disregard towards any being – living or dead, in one’s presence or absence?
  9. Am I being instrumental in welfare of the world that is common good of mankind as a whole?


Rajnikant Patel, MSME, PMP (retired), Bethlehem, Pa

(This Inspiration is from the Holistic Inner Science and present Holistic Scientist Shree Kanudadaji).