Complete deciphering of the complexities of the human mind is indeed impossible. The passions for comforts, pleasures, respect, power and possession seem to dominate its tendencies in general. With the support of selfish intellect, the power of mind sometimes even gets engaged in what corresponds to inhuman, pernicious and heinous activities. Howbeit, a single stroke of emotional jerk, blow of inspiring thoughts, force of intrinsic character, spark of wisdom, intuition or afflatus may generate upright changes in the orientation of its enormous strength and creativity, and, may educe it towards realization of spirituality
Noting the crucial role of its normal tendencies of - "learning by examples" and "following and adopting what it often comes in contact with", wise men always try to keep it in the noble company of inspiring interactions, thought-provoking literature, creativity of talents, etc, which helps its illumination and conditioning in the righteous direction of elevation. The present volume is an effort to support such endeavors. This volume aims at psychological amelioration of people’s mind with the help of selected memoirs of the lives of great humans who, despite being born as ordinary mortal beings and facing the adversities of worldly circumstances, could register their names in the annals of modern history with perennial glory.
It is a common observation that people by and large aspire for selfish motives. The 'liberal thinking' of human mind gets trapped in the mesh of ego, attachment and limitless varieties of passions. Majority cares for more and more comforts and rights; some care for the duties too; rare are those, who live with higher objectives of evolution of consciousness. Most people remain unaware of the origin and ultimate goal of life; the voice of their souls lie unheard within the 'inert' peripheries of their unconscious mind.
Such is the influence of personal interests that even the highly educated, talented and well-off ones - including the 'experts' of moral sciences and religious philosophies - are often found behaving contrary to the basic ideals of humanity. Many of them either waste or misuse their potentials. Their minds remain dormant towards the welfare of society and escalation of human values and culture. Caring for national interests or service of the needy - are beyond imagination for them; such topics are 'subject matters of laughter' for them. What more, they even find logical reasons and ‘intellectual’ arguments as well as scriptural references in support of their misdeeds.
There is another category, viz., of the 'common people' or the masses, who presume that they are destined to adjust with the circumstances and live the life as it is. Their 'weak' mind finds easy excuses in - 'adversities of time', 'non availability of resources or support', 'pressure of circumstances', etc. Hopes of righteous development of personality, viable progress and escalation of thoughts are dim here too unless inspired by a greater force, which arouses their inner strength or enlightens their mind with realisation of the limitless potentials and dignity of human life.
While most people are scared of calamities, struggles and hardships and often lose courage and mental balance in the tragic moments, what is so special about the great personalities, whose virtues, courage, determination, prudence and compassion get more and more refined and stronger after passing through the more and more difficult phases of life? What is that which leads them to accomplish, what could never be dreamt by even the more skilled and resourceful persons?
The fact that most of the glorious lives have aroused from different backgrounds under different circumstances proves that the latter do not bear much influence on generation or transmutation of great personalities. Genetic lineage also does not seem to have any role to play in such effects because, otherwise, the annals of the history of human civilization would have been by now flooded by the large number of 'successive generations' or 'families' of greatness or heroic endeavors. Then what it is? Is it the influence of intrinsic characteristics of the soul inherited from its previous lives? Is there any thing common in the attitudes, aspirations, thinking or spiritual levels of the great humans of different ages? The illustrative narration of selected episodes of the glorious lives presented here would throw light on some such points with special emphasis on the presence, transmutation and multifaceted manifestation of virtuous tendencies in such lives...