Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol 30 (1997)
There is only one caste, the caste of Humanity;
one language, the language of Heart;
one Religion, the Religion of Love.
Control Of Senses Is The Hallmark Of Character
In ancient times the youth maintained good character. If you maintain good character, the future generation will prosper. Individual sacredness and purity ensure sacredness of society and country. When all countries are filled with such noble people the world will be blooming with peace and prosperity.
Exemplary Behaviour Of Lakshmana
Later on, when Lakshmana followed Rama and Seetha to the forest and stayed with them for fourteen long years he never once looked at the face of Seetha who was just an eighteen year old damsel. Abundant testimony to this exemplary behaviour of Lakshmana is borne by the episode when Rama and Lakshmana acquited the friendship of the monkey-king Sugreeva. Sugreeva bade the monkeys to bring the bundle of jewels dropped by Seetha when she was being abducted by Ravana. When Rama saw this he was overwhelmed and asked Lakshmana to identify whether they belonged to Seetha. But Lakshmana respectfully said, “I can only identify the anklets worn by mother Seetha as I used to worship her feet every day. I cannot identify the bangles or necklace worn by her as I have never looked .up at her face.” Because of such worthy and laudable behaviour, they are remembered even today, though thousands of years have passed.
Youth should protect Character in that way. Both men and women should consider character as their very life breath. You may go to villages for doing Seva (service). Doing selfless service is the best way to cross the ocean of Samsara (transmigratory life). The Vedas declare, “Not by penance, not by undertaking pilgrimages to holy places, but by rendering service to humanity you can achieve the goal of liberation.” Ego is eliminated by the spirit of Service and thus it is linked to progress in spirituality.
When the great Sage Valmeeki completed composing the epic Ramayana, he was contemplating as to who could propagate this great Epic to the world at large. The two boys Lava and Kusha came before him. When questioned by them as to what he was contemplating on, Valmeeki said that he wanted the story of Ramayana which he had composed in poem be taught to the people and the Divine Glory of Rama should be spread far and wide. The boys with folded hands submitted to the sage who was also their preceptor, “We are ready to even sacrifice our life for your Seva. Command us and we shall follow.” Valmeeki was moved to tears at the spirit of service exhibited by the young boys. He said, “Go out and spread this epic story without delay”. Valmeeki had taught them the scriptures and moulded their character too.
The nectar like contents of an earthen pot are far better than poison kept in a golden jar. The human body is only a mud pot. God exists in this mud pot as Amrith (nectar). We do not want a golden vessel with poison. The world is tempting like a golden vessel but is full of poison of worldly pleasures and pains.
Spread The Message Of Divinity
Service To People In Rural Areas
Serve With Humility As Hanuman
You have to “shut your mind and open your heart,” which happens while doing Seva.