Thought of the Day

As written at Prashanthi Nilayam on 19 - 9 - 2020

Life has to be spent in accumulating virtue and safeguarding virtue, not riches. Listen and ruminate over stories of great moral heroes of the past, so that their ideals may be imprinted on your hearts. Virtue is becoming rare nowadays in the individual as well as in the family, society, and community, in all fields of life, be it economic, political and even 'spiritual’. So also, there is a decline in discipline, which is the soil on which virtue grows. Unless each one is respected, whatever the status, economic condition or spiritual development, there can be no peace and no happiness in life. This respect can be aroused only by the conviction that the same Self (Atma) that is in you, is playing the role of the other person. See that Atma in others; feel that they too have hunger, thirst, yearning and desires as you have; develop sympathy and the anxiety to serve and be useful! (Divine Discourse, Feb 22, 1968)
- Baba