Q: How can we be able to retain good values in ourselves?(Ankit, Twitter)
A:I don’t see this from this perspective – I don’t think we "retain” good values. This would mean that we would be trying to keep inside ourselves things that ultimately do not belong to us. In a way your question is quite revealing of what society tries to instill in us: to be able to retain the rules of "dos” and "don’ts” of others.
I see good values in a different way; I see them in the sense of a greater understanding and joy. This can only be found within our souls – not outside from us. We have then to "tap” into this source that is available in virtually all of us.
This is the moment when we identify, in the silence of ourselves, the greater light, the greater path.
Once we recognize this inner fountain, we stop "retaining” and actually become instruments of a higher purpose: to allow it flow without questions, without the seeking of a reward. This is the only value, in my eyes, that truly matters.