Thought of the Day

As written at Prashanthi Nilayam on 4 - 12 - 2021

You may have a costly transistor or watch or phonograph with you, but if you do not know how to use it efficiently they are mere lumber. Now, imagine what a wonderful machine you yourself are! Should you not know how to operate it and get the best results out of it? Provided there is the thirst to know, even one sage adept in that art is enough; many can light their lamps at the flame of that sage. Vyasa is one such, the first and foremost. That’s why he is described as Narayana Himself. By imbibing the teachings of Bhagavata, your tamo-guna (inertia) will be raised into rajo-guna (restless activity) and purified into satwa-guna (poise and serenity). It’s like fruit growing by the combined influence of earth and sun first into full sourness, then to partial sweetness and finally complete sweetness, in three stages. Man too by the twin forces of grace from God and yearning from within grows into the complete sweetness of bliss and love. - Divine Discourse, Jul 02, 1966.
- Baba