Verily like a
Knows not its own might
The sons of Bharat are quite unaware of the greatness of their
Tolerance and compassion its beauteous form,
Truth above all other rituals strict,
Mother's love and reverence, the very elixir eternal,
Character, true, greater than mere living of comfort,
Unmindful of ones own heritage,
The Bharatiya runs after fashions occidental,
Sad is the sight, sadder the plight.
It is enough if there are one or two organisations like this; Bharat
can be restored to its pristine glory. The service activities have
brought about a great transformation in the hearts of youth. If such
sacred activities are undertaken in every village and in every street,
the ancient culture of Bharat can certainly be revived. Today, there
are very few people who practise and propagate the sacred values of
our culture. The Bharatiyas have completely forgotten their rich
cultural heritage and are imitating the Western Culture, losing their
sanctity. Though the culture of Bharat is ancient, it is ageless and
as relevant in the contemporary scene and, hence, it should be
practised and propagated in every village.
A few elders of the Organisation have approached Me for guidance in
carrying out the service activities. Tomorrow I will speak to the
organisers from Hyderabad and the youth, and give them the necessary
guidelines. You are well aware how the values have degenerated in the
city of Hyderabad which was once known as Simhapuri. People have lost
faith in our ancient values and are ruining their lives by aping the
Words of appreciation or any type of compliments are inadequate to
describe in full the great ideal demonstrated by you. I shall provide
buses in which you can travel to various villages and perform service
activities. Today, the world is witnessing a strange scenario. People
preach spirituality on the one hand and act quite otherwise on the
other. This has become common especially in the big cities. People in
cities, however well educated they are, have completely forgotten our
ancient traditions and are behaving in a perverse manner in the name
of modernism. The enthusiasm, dynamism and the ancient traditional
values that are found in you, the youth in particular, are not found
anywhere else. It is only those who know the greatness of our ancient
culture will be able to understand and appreciate the sacred feelings
of your hearts. It is most essential that you propagate our ancient
culture in every village and in every hamlet. Though the people of
villages are interested in disseminating our ancient culture, they are
unable to do so for want of resources. Hence, I will give all
necessary support and encouragement for the furtherance of this sacred
cause. Such ideal students who participate in this sacred activity of
Grama Seva will be given admission in our educational institutions. Do
not think that you are outsiders. All this is yours. I am yours and
these institutions belong to you. You have every right to be here. I
am always ready to provide any help that you may require.
Tomorrow, I will address all
of you separately and give you guidelines for your future activities.
Never give room for disappointment. March ahead with all hope and
enthusiasm. Tomorrow, with full of happiness in your heart, wait for
Swami to address you. I may come any moment. Never give up chanting
the Name of God. The Divine Name is like a boat that can take you
across the ocean of life. I will give the necessary strength to your
units. Be prepared to undertake rural service activities with great
enthusiasm. Today, right at this moment, you must take a firm resolve
to develop and expand your activities.
Embodiments of Love!
Today, while watching your excellent programme depicting the rural
development activities, I lost Myself in joy. Tomorrow, I will spend
more time with you and bestow immense happiness on all of you.
Bhagawan sang the Bhajan, "Prema Mudita Manase Kaho …" and
continued the Discourse.
Never get yourselves entangled in politics. Keep yourselves away from
all political activities. Continue your sacred social work and
sanctify your time by chanting the Divine Name. Follow your chosen
path with determination and achieve success. Today selfishness is
rampant in the field of politics. You should lead a life of selfless
service contemplating on God all the time and thus redeem yourselves.
Tomorrow morning, I will come and address you at length.