Life Changing Habits : Right Use of Media
Is Media Good or Bad ? Is Media Effective or Defective ? Productive or Non-productive? Did you ever think about this ? But before we understand this tell me
Salt is good or bad ? Sugar is good or bad ? Salt is good if it is in limit, Depends on its quantity. Sugar is good if it is in limit. Similarly, Media & Internet is Good if it is in right limit & in right use
It’s said in our scriptures that, अति सर्वत्र वर्जयेत् – Avoid the TOO MUCH everywhere. Excess of anything is Bad & dangerous. Use of Media is not dangerous but the ADDICTION of Media is dangerous for our life!
What are the DISADVANTAGES OF ADDICTION, MISUSE & OVERUSE OF MEDIA ?
Loss of Concentration Capacity
- After watching TV Shows, Movies & other YouTube videos, you can’t concentrate your mind on the particular topic, You can’t read & study with the concentrated mind
- Why ? Because whatever is watched on TV, will be going on in our mind.
- Finally it will damage your education
- Remember, Video Games & Movies are the enemies of Concentration
- It also reduces the Focused thinking capacity
- It creates difficulty in sleep
- It also causes the Horrible dreams, violent dreams, scary dreams
- So, don’t overuse TV & Video Games
Physical Health issues
- Watching TV excessively, Eyes gets strained & becomes weak
- Harvard School of Public Health indicates that watching too much television can significantly increase obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Building Bad Habits
- Directly & Indirectly Video games, TV Shows & Movies register various kinds of impressions on our mind
- Generally, We do, what we see
- Children try to copy the dialogues, actions & stunts they see in movies
- Children learn bad habits, addiction of drugs, wine, smoking etc,
- In the USA many children tried to jump & fly like spiderman & lost their lives
- Also few children shot their own parents with gun
- Why did it happen ? Who gave such ideas to children ?
- Such Movies & Crime Shows
- It also leads to Violence, smuggling, robbery, Killing & even Rape
- Here works the GIGO Principle – Says the secret behind our each & every actions
- Good In Good Out – Garbage In Garbage Out
- Whatever data you save in your computer, same data will be displayed on the screen
- Similarly, throughout whole day whatever datas are saved by our eyes & ears will reflect in our actions
- Media is throwing all kinds of stuff, if you take good things IN, Good things will come OUT through our actions, but if you take Garbage IN, Garbage only will come OUT through our actions
Our Inputs determine our Outputs
If you want good OUTPUTS then insert the Good INPUTS
Waste of time
- Addiction to Video Games, Social Media & YouTube will seize the cream time for the study & other duties
- Finally he will become expert person
- Do you know in which area ?
- He will become EXPERT in taking excuses
Brainwashing – Invisible disadvantage
- TV & Movies are showing you so many things true-false, real or fake
- It will take you away from the Reality
- Movies & TV Serials are the biggest BRAINWASHING sources
- Indirectly It influences the culture of people, lifestyle of people, emotions of people
- Full glass of Milk with just 1 drop of poison, what will affect our body ? Milk or Poison ?
- People don’t remember the 99 good scenes but remember the 1 bad scene which is enough to spoil our mind, our emotion
- One who got addicted to media right from students life & college life he will face the big problems to settle his career & get the job because he didn’t improve Skills
- How will he get a good job without good skill ?
- Finally it will lead to depression & sometimes to the suicide
- Overuse of media at the time of job reduces the productivity
- Finally it ends with the loss of job
Adultery – Last & worst disadvantage
- By watching indecent scene from such TV shows & movies spoils the purity of thoughts & emotions
- Finally it affects the married life also
So, my dear Friends, that’s why we should not misuse & overuse media
What excites the misuse / overuse of the Media ?
Root Cause is : Goal-less life & Free Time.If you can understand the root cause, you can get the root solution. What is the ROOT SOLUTION to overcome the Addiction of Media & Misuse of Media ?
ROOT SOLUTION : Set Big Goal
Who has BIG goal in life will never waste their time in Media & ENTERTAINMENT.Narendra Modi, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Sundar Pichai, Mark Zukerberg, Jeff Bezoz, they are actually ruling the world, they are running great organizations like google, tesla, microsoft amazon, we all are influenced by them, though they don’t have time to waste for entertainment. They are always engrossed in their Goal. For them their GOAL itself is the ENTERTAINMENT
Getting distracted is the sign of a weaker Goal
So my dear Friends,
Set a BIG GOAL in your life, as our elder Swamiji Shri Devprasaddasji Says that “Gurukulites are born to be great. You are not born to do the ordinary work, average work, you are born to do the great work, extraordinary work. So the ROOT SOLUTION for overcoming the addiction of Media is, SETTING BIG GOAL in life.
TAKE NOTE & PEN
Now the question is HOW TO USE MEDIA in the right way ? How do great people use Media ? They also live in the same world. If you want to achieve a GREAT GOAL without getting distracted in Media . then you need to SET 2 things
Set the MINDSET of LEARNING while using Media
- While using media, Invest Time for LEARNING, don’t waste time for only just Entertainment
- Ask 1 Question before you watch any TV Shows, Movies, Before you open YouTube, before you open social media
- Ask yourself honestly…
- Will it improve my Knowledge & Skill to achieve my Big Goal ?
- If answer is YES, watch it & improve your knowledge & skill to achieve your Big Goal
- But if answer is NO, stop it
- Here you need a BRAVE HEART to stop it if answer is NO
- So, Set the MINDSET of LEARNING while using Media
Set the TIMESET for using Media
- Set the fix time for the use of media
- I hope many parents also may be watching this video session, it’s our humble request to all the parents, that if we want to save the Sanskar of our children & our family then there must be TIME LIMIT for using Social Media, Watching TV, Video Games, News, etc. in our Home
- We can make the COMMON RULES for using TV, Video Games & Social Media in our family & we should follow it
- Already many our Gurukul Teachers are following this TIMESET for Media in their home & living peaceful life
- So, Set the TIMESET for using Media
By setting the MINDSET of Learning & TIMESET for Media will save you from the Misuse & Overuse of Media
Now, What will you do for the rest of the time ? if you will not use Media, you will not play video games, what will you do ?
Do’s : Alternatives
- Play Indoor games – Chess, Carrom
- Do Physical Exercise & improve physical fitness
- Go for bodybuilding
- Read the good Books
- Story books, religious books etc.
- You can enrich your knowledge
- And you learnt in Gurukul that, Readers are leaders
- Learn Music
- Kirtan Singing,
- Piano, etc.
- Improve your english speaking skill
- Learn cooking –
- Try something
- It also will be a help to your mother
- If you have such passion
- Learn software programming
- Learn Graphics designs – Photoshop, Coreldraw, etc.
- Learn Video editing – Premiere, After effect, etc.
- Learn Motion graphics, animation etc……
Don’ts : Restrictions
- Now last but most important points
- Note down these don’ts which should not be done in any situation,
- It should be avoided completely
- Don’t watch the time wasting & non-productive contents
- Don’t fall in the followers trap in social media
- Don’t watch any contents which are Anti-values
- In which people speak bad words, show vulgar scenes, etc.
- Avoid such contents which spoils your Sanskar & Spirituality
- Don’t watch any contents which are Anti-family
- In which there is an insult of parents, criticism for parents
- Don’t watch any contents which are Anti-religionDon’t watch such Videos, such motivational speakers who skillfully disprove our Vedic Culture & traditions like…
- Wearing Kanthi, Tilak-Tika & all such things are useless & meaningless…
- The contents in which they promote non-veg food,
- The contents in which they describe God as a FORMLESS…
- The contents they say, there is no God, no heaven & hell…
- Such speeches & contents should be avoided immediately
- Bhagwan Swaminarayan also mentioned in Shikshapatri that, one should not listen such person whose talks damage our faith in Dharm & Devotion for God
If you will use MEDIA in a right way it will MAKE your life. And if you will MISUSE MEDIA then it will BREAK your life. Finally choice is yours And don’t forget, Habits makes our life better not just mere Knowledge. So, let’s develop a habit of using Media with the MINDSET & TIMESET of LEARNING And finally let’s achieve a BIG GOAL in our life
Thank You, Jay Swaminarayan