The Human Personality

There are five aspects in the personality of human being:

  • The Physical level of personality – Right Conduct 

  • The intellectual level of personality - Truth 

  • The emotional level of personality - Peace 

  • The psychic centre of human personality - Love 

  • The spiritual level of human personality – Non Violence 

The five values are inter-related and are inherent in human beings raising them above the level of the animal kingdom. They are the very make-up of a human being and are taught through five teaching components. 

For a well - balanced integrated personality development, it is essential that all the 5 aspects of the Human Personality be equally well developed and cultured or refined. 

Values imbibed in childhood last throughout life. Practice of the five core Values will ensure INTEGRATED, BALANCED, ALL – ROUND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT, which ensures stability and equilibrium even in the ups and downs of life.

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The Human Personality And The 5 Human Values  

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The Subconscious Mind 

Think of the subconscious mind as the storage room of everything that is currently not in your conscious mind. 

The subconscious mind stores all of your previous life experiences, your beliefs, your memories, you skills, all situations you've been through and all images you've ever seen. 

The best way to understand the subconscious mind is to look at the example of the person who wants to learn how to drive a car. At the beginning he wouldn't be able to hold a conversation with anyone while driving as he would be focusing on the different moves involved. That's because he's still using his conscious mind to drive. 

The subconscious mind; your Autopilot! 

Few weeks later driving becomes a natural habit that happens automatically without needing to think about it. That person could even start using his cell phone or talking to his friends while driving. 

This happened because the driving habit has been transferred to his subconscious mind and so the conscious mind become free. This allowed him to use it to talk in his cell phone. 

The subconscious mind is responsible for the automatically triggered feelings and emotions that you suddenly experience upon facing a new situation. If you were about to give a presentation then all the fear and anxiety feelings you might experience are in fact launched and controlled by your subconscious mind.

The conscious mind is, on the other hand, responsible for logic, calculations and all actions that are performed while you are conscious. The subconscious mind also controls other functions in your body like breathing and heart beats. 

Another good example that can help you better understand the subconscious mind is the process of breathing. Before you started reading the previous line your breathing was controlled by your subconscious. 

I want you now to try and control your breathing for one minute. You will be able to do so of course. This time it was the conscious mind that was controlling your breathing, but when you let go of your focus your subconscious mind will take over again. 

How you can you program your subconscious mind 

When the information about driving is stored into your subconscious mind it's stored as a program. Think of your mind as a computer and the driving information as software that can be run automatically whenever needed. 

The same goes for lots of other activities and emotions. If someone annoyed you the installed program of anger is going to be launched and the result will be a behaviour that you may regret later. 

By programming the subconscious mind with new programs you can fix many problems in your personality. Just make sure that your autopilot is capable of running your system without ruining your life or causing you any problems. 

The Super-Conscious Mind 

We all have something within us which help us, guide us, prompts us to know what is right and wrong. This ‘something’ also gives us knowledge and wisdom. Whenever we cannot think of a solution to a problem, if we sit still and calm our mind, very often the answer will come in a moment of intuition. It is important, therefore, to search for the source of this intuitive knowledge or wisdom. By so doing, we will find out the truth ... about ourselves and the universe. 

The Energy of the Mind (Love) 

When we are in the company of someone who is well-balanced and benevolent, we feel at peace, happy and full of inspiring thoughts. However, in the company of people who are restless, greedy, and angry and have other negative emotions, we also feel restless and begin to have negative thoughts. Thus, we seem to influence each other all the time with our own thoughts and feelings. If we learn to receive only elevating thoughts and feelings, we can raise our consciousness higher to the realm of super-consciousness. This can be done through the energy of love – the unconditional positive regard that comes when our motivation is unselfish. This attitude attracts the higher energy of the mind which helps to raise the consciousness higher. 

This will help us find peace and turn our actions to right conduct and eventually result in truth and wisdom.

External Influences – environment 

We have to learn to be at peace with our surroundings i.e. other people, animals, plants, nature and the environment. If we are violent towards others, others become violent with us. If we violate the laws of nature, nature will become violent with us too. Thus non-violence is necessary to create a state of harmony within and without. In order to achieve this goal of non-violence, it is necessary to use all the learning processes discussed so far. 

First we must achieve right conduct, seeing good in everything, hearing positive things, speaking kind words and performing acts of service for the benefit of all. Acting for the sake of others and giving without wanting anything in return, will promote non-violence. 

Secondly, we must understand the truth that we are one. Whatever we do to others, we are doing to ourselves, as the same life-force permeates all things. It is therefore our duty to help and protect everything around us as we would protect ourselves. 

Thirdly, to promote non-violence, we must work for peace. Peace is the opposite of anger, hatred, envy, jealousy and attachment. All these emotions will only cause disharmony, disunity and violence. 

Finally and most important of all, we must develop love, for love permeates all the human values. Pure love will create peace both within and without, whilst love in action is right conduct, love in the heart develops non-violence. 

Nonviolence is the culmination of all human values and results in excellence of character. The practice of non-violence brings about the development of the total personality. If people are to live in harmony with their surroundings, they must learn not to violate the laws of nature. They must learn to conserve and protect their environment. They must respect all life, trees, plants and animals; otherwise they may upset the delicate balance of nature, resulting in a calamity for the human race. At the same time, the world has limited resources, so we must learn to conserve whatever we have.

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The pedagogy of SSEHV is integral education based on a holistic approach, which addresses all five Domains of the Human Personality, using the Five Teaching Techniques of Silent Sitting, Quotations & prayer, Story Telling, Group Singing and Group Activity. The five human values of Truth, Righteousness, Peace, Love and Non-Violence are inherent in all of us.