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What is the right attitude to live every moment of our life?
There is no need to wait for a new year to bring new tidings. Every moment is new. Many are wondering what troubles and losses the new year will bring. For all our troubles and difficulties the year is not responsible. Our conduct alone is responsible. If our actions are good the results will be good. Bad actions will lead to bad consequences. People think that good and bad are related to bad time. Not at all. Their thoughts are the cause. Hence, they should develop good thoughts and do good deeds. They should cherish good feelings and associate with good persons.
Divine Discourse 7 April 1997
What is the hallmark of a human being?
Young men and women! You may be getting a lot of thoughts because of your food and other habits. You should discriminate whether they are good or bad. You should not be carried away by bookish and superficial knowledge. You should, have practical knowledge to make your life useful. Achieve co-ordination between your education and behaviour. Perfect harmony in thought, word and deed is the hallmark of a human being.
Divine Discourse 17 July 1997
Does one’s thought, word and Deed define one’s destiny?
The Vedanta proclaims that the knower of Brahman becomes Brahman himself. This is illustrated by the example of Rathnakara, who was a highwayman who became the sage Valmeeki by reciting the name of Rama on the advice of the sages. While chanting the name of Rama he was also meditating on the form of Rama. Rathnakara experienced and acquired the effulgence of Rama. Likewise, the child Prahlada, because he was constantly chanting the name of Narayana, reflected in his rice the effulgence of Narayana. The great scientist, Darwin, similarly acquired as a student the traits of his teacher, Henslow, because he was constantly admiring his teacher and wished to be great like him. These examples show that whatever the object on which we set our hearts and go on thinking about it, it becomes part of us. Hence, it is only when you concentrate your thoughts on what is good, engage yourself in good deeds and be good always, you will manifest your true humanness.
Divine Discourse 25 Aug 1997
How can one be a noble soul?
Thinking one thing, saying something else and doing what is totally different is not correct. Those whose thoughts, words, and deeds are in perfect harmony are noble ones; those who lack harmony of these are wicked (Manasyekam vachasyekam, karmanyekam mahatmanam; manasyanyath vachasyanyath, karmanyanyath duratmanam).
Divine Discourse 25 Aug 1997