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As written at PRASANTHI NILAYAM Today

28th September 2016 

The basis for the entire world is the love (prema) of the Lord. Even if one is able to learn by heart the essence of all the scriptures (Vedas), and is able to compose poetry in a very attractive manner, yet if that person does not have a purified heart, he is a useless person. What other greater truth can I communicate to you today? The present day’s education is not real education. It appears that the education of today is merely an avocation to enable you to make a living. While pursuing such a path which enables you to eke out a livelihood, you also promote individual selfishness. The aim of real education should be character development. That kind of education in which there is no sacredness and character is useless. What is the use of acquiring so many different types of education? You must try to learn that wisdom, through which you can escape death. (Summer Roses on Blue Mountains 1976, Ch 13)

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