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On Being Human Teachings Based On Hindu Religion

To become human one needs to develop the intuition to connect to and understand the subtle.

One can stand erect only if there is an ideal in life. Having an ideal is another unique feature of the human being. One who has an ideal has something to live up to. Every action is tested against this benchmark. Every human needs an ideal that gives purpose to life.

To become human we have to continuously explore and learn, even if that learning were to cause unrest in us.

Reasoning is a human trait but it becomes more humane when combined with feelings and sensibilities. To become human is to venture to strike a balance between reason and emotion, to bring harmony between the head and the heart.

Excerpts from Prabuddha Bharata Magazine editorial February 2015.

Prabuddha Bharata is a magazine published by the Advaita Ashrama and is available free online.