EMBODIMENTS of the Supreme Atma! Look at the condition of the people of this ancient land, Bharath, today. Afflicted by multiplying wants, with no faith in experience beyond the sensual, scorning the sacred scriptures of their forefathers, weakened by fear, anxiety, and lack of confidence in the capacity to overcome these, having no knowledge of the Source of Strength and even denying the’ existence of a Source which can be tapped in prayer – they are revelling in untruth, injustice, and unrest. Tossed in restlessness themselves, they do not allow others any rest or peace. Here, in days gone by; Karmakshethra was Dharmakshethra; the Field of Action was also the Field of Righteousness. But, now, declaring that Action and Righteousness cannot coexist, these people are bringing disgrace on the very name of Bharath. Of course, many lovers of the glory that was India are trying to revive it through means and methods their mental and intellectual resources indicate. But, unless one removes the disease from the root, no amount of care bestowed on branch, leaf and flower can save the tree. The pests are to be found deep down, inside the roots. They have attacked and impaired the two taproots of Indian Culture – Brahmanyam and Brahmacharyam. We must also have again in this land the Brahmin, so known because he is set on the path of Brahman, the Supreme Absolute. We must also have the revival of the ideal student life earnest, humble, celibate, concentrated study. This Navabharath Gurukul, where we have assembled for this Conference is an example of student life, sought to be set on proper lines. The seekers of Brahman and the scholars of the texts on Brahman have lost their status and honour, because they did not live according to the truths they expounded.
The Two Classifications Of Dhaiva
Character, conduct, daily behaviour, attitude towards others – these are all-important, for Dharma (righteousness) is essentially Social Morality. The Shruthi (holy scripture) says, Dharmo Vishwasya Jagathah Prathishtah – “on Dharma, the World is installed.” Dharma endows man with joy and keeps away grief. Every being in the world, whether it is aware of it or not, is dependent on Dharma, for peace and happiness. All triumphs, whether acknowledged so or not, are earned only through Dharma. Dharma is classified as general and special by the sages: general, including the virtues of truth, love, charity, etc., which every one has to cultivate and cherish; special, meaning those duties that are incumbent on one, as a result of his social obligations, professional status, etc., like the special Dharma of the Brahmin house-holder to maintain the Sacred Fire through ritually prescribed ceremonials. The Vedas lay down the ceremonies; they speak of the intimacy between the Brahmin and the rites of fire worship.
Individuals Are Limbs Of The Society
You are aware that, at the present day, both in India and outside, there is a wave of spiritual discontent surging in thousands of hearts and, as a consequence, we have eager groups who give up everything worldly and seek God and Godly preceptors. But, many do believe that this search concerns only the individual and that society need not get involved in their yearning or their endeavours. This is as foolish as saying that one need not worry about the darkness prevailing outside the walls of his residence. The individual and society are intertwined inextricably. There must be illumination, for both. Anandha (divine bliss) must surge out of the individual and fill the lake of society, and from thence, stream into the Ocean of Grace. Society is just a name for a group of individuals; but, it has no corporeal body. Individuals are the limbs, that nourish and support the ‘corpus’ called society. Society shapes the individual, provides the arena for his development and sets the ideals he should plant before himself. When the individual is stronger, more intelligent, more service minded, and more efficient as a worker, society benefits; when society is more aware of its role and of the need to cleanse that role with humility and wisdom, the individual benefits. Sai has resolved to transform the individual and society by promoting this mutual regeneration, by the action of one on the other; hence, the formation of this Organisation, and the establishment of its Units in all countries, for the sublimation of the human into the Divine. I have however to tell you that the units of this Organisation have not advanced much in the task that is expected. You must identify the reasons for this and infuse into yourselves the needed enthusiasm and effort. Lay your hands on the true situation and discover the remedies for curing the malady that is diagnosed. Whatever is considered by you as good when done by others in your case, endeavour to do them in the case of those others yourselves. Do not advise, exhort and direct others, without yourself following that advice. Again, many of you get discouraged when you meet with cynicism or criticism.
Getting Involved In Sai Organisation Will Induce Faith
One person came to Me some days ago and asked, “Swami! Are all the many thousands who are concerned with this Organisation imbued with devotion and dedication, with full faith in the Vedas and Shasthras (spiritual sciences), in the efficacy of righteousness and the Glory and Grace of God?” I told him that the very process of sharing in the activities of the Organisation and getting involved in its activities will induce faith and bolster devotion and dedication, and make them better and more useful citizens and happier and more peaceful individuals. Then, I asked him, to which organisation he belonged. When he mentioned that he was from a political organisation that had a membership of about 5 million, I asked him, “Is every one of them a true patriot? Do they all tread the path without deviation? Are they dedicated to the Nation? Or to Power? Or to places of Profit? Why, I find that though you wear homespun as per the rules of your organisation, you have as underwear, a banian manufactured in a foreign land? Your loyalty to the ideals of the organisation which you serve is mere superficial show.”
Bear Calumny And Criticism With Courage
You Have A Duty To Uphold And Foster Dharma
Duty, Discipline And Devotion Are Essential For Everyone
With Every Conference You Must Arrive Nearer The Goal
Karma is the sincere discharge of one’s duty, as laid down in the scriptures and as beneficial to our standard and status. Through karma done for some benefit in view, man progresses towards karma with no benefit in view, so that he does it as a rightful obligation, undeterred by defeat or unaffected by success. He does karma, regulated by dharma (virtue). Then, his consciousness is purified and elevated and can help him to become aware of his Reality as the Self which includes all, Brahman (Omniself).
– Sri Sathya Sai Baba