As we all know, internet has turned out to be one of the most important and influential tools in people’s life today. No doubt there are certain disadvantages of this facility, but despite the negatives, one cannot deny the enormous good it has brought about all over the world.

So, like everything else, internet too has two sides; it is upto us to choose which side. While choosing the flip side could make us slide downwards, if we choose the good side, it can greatly impact our life and more importantly our outlook towards life.

Today, through a couple of examples, let’s see how internet contributes to human’s positive outlook in life

There is this website which is launched with a goal of spreading peace, harmony and ultimate bliss to the world through one of the sciences called Akram Vignan, as expounded by a Gnani Purush Shree Ambalal Muljibhai Patel, fondly known as Param Pujya Dadashri or Dada Bhagwan.

This website gives us a novel insight of the actual reality, which is so different from what we are generally given to believe in life. There is a ‘Self-help – Make a better You’ section on this website, which lured me, the first time I happened to visit this site. On clicking it, I came across a list of social / spiritual level FAQs such as ‘How do I stop worrying? How do I manage my anger? How do I eliminate negative thoughts? How do I achieve freedom from fear and doubt? etc.

This amazed me for these were the very questions that I have so often asked my Google Aunty ☺. Ever since I learnt to use internet, it has been my hobby to read good online stuff that is knowledgeable, adaptable, practical and ofcourse available for free; especially the spiritually inclined material that helps me grow into a better human being.

Just that time, there was a phase in my life when so much of stress and tension had unknowingly got built up inside me, and through me it was spreading all around me! I couldn’t understand what’s happening and my nature didn’t allow me to share it with anyone else. Therefore, internet was the only hope for me then.

One day, while perusing the list of search results for one of my questions I was finding my answer to on Google, I found this website I was highly impressed with the kind of solutions provided for they were very different from the rest; and some of things which looked so simple, or at times even unusual, on the face of it; when applied, it opened up my frontiers of understanding like never before.

The ultimate example of this was Self-Realization. On this site, it says that anyone can attain Self-Realization within just two hours. Incredible, isn’t it? At first, I ignored it... because how can Self-Realization be so easy, I thought. But when I read the “Unconditional Love’ page, I made up my mind that I definitely want to receive Self-Realization as soon as possible. Right there, I found the online details of the place and time when I could attain Self-Realization. I reached there and yes, I realized my real Self, my true identity, in a just two hours session and that too for no cost whatsoever, with direct Gnani’s grace!!!

Now, it has become my regular habit to visit this site and read at least one page a day in great detail, making a note of the points that enchant me. As a lot of sentences I read keep churning through the day, I have begun to notice changes in my outlook with each passing day. Therefore, whenever I go to sleep, along with whole lot of other things, I greatly thank internet too for making this change possible in my life.

Another brilliant example before us is that of the recent Corona virus pandemic!

We are seeing how, through the medium of internet, we are receiving minute-to-minute information regarding how this disease is spreading. And more importantly, through this medium, how everyone is getting together to help the Universe in its critical hour.

At this time, when the minds of people of those entrapped in the clutch of this contagious virus are enveloped with utter darkness, the ray of hope and divine light reaches their heart and consoles them as millions of people are praying for them day and night so that they find some solace and strength to get through their fight.

We can see how effectively internet is contributing in maintaining positive outlook as it is this internet playing one of the most vital roles in getting the help-groups get together and put up an integrated, concerted effort to fight against the disease; it is this internet that is facilitating crucial communication of the national leaders and their team with the respective authorities and people at large on the go; and it is this very internet that is delivering the clarion call of the Spiritual leaders made to the masses around the globe to put their hands together and pray for the well-being of the entire Universe!!!

Amidst utter darkness of pessimism, internet has been one of the powerful mediums to inject positivity and optimism in the minds of people by collecting data from multiple sources and disseminating it to the right sources for effective action, and enabling the services to provide a prompt and effective service to society.

Thus, if one were to use it with wisdom and prudence, the internet has the power to bring about a paradigm shift in the way one thinks and looks at life and thereby contributes to a human being’s positive outlook in life in a large number of ways.

Author's Bio: 

Ambalal M. Patel was a civil contractor by profession. In June 1958, spontaneous Self-Realization occurred within Ambalal M. Patel. From this point on, Ambalal became a Gnani Purush, and the Lord that manifest within him became known as Dada Bhagwan. A Gnani Purush is One who has realized the Self and is able help others do the same. Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan used to go from town to town and country-to-country to give satsang (spiritual discourse) and impart the knowledge of the Self, as well as knowledge of harmonious worldly interactions to everyone who came to meet him. This spiritual science, known as Akram Vignan, is the step-less path to Self-realization.