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As written at PRASANTHI NILAYAM Today

3rd January 2021 

Of what use is a mountain of bookish knowledge, if you cannot secure real happiness as a human being? Will God not take care of man if he places faith in the Divine? What is it that is achieved by ceaseless preoccupation with earning a living and forgetting the all-pervading Lord? The essence of education consists in cultivation of good qualities and development of right values for meaningful living. Everybody clamours for peace saying, “I want peace.” But can peace be found in the external world which is only filled with pieces? Peace has to be found within oneself by getting rid of the “I” and “desire”. Peace is destroyed by the ego and by insatiable desires. Restrain your desires. Man is haunted by endless worries of many kinds. Only by turning his mind towards God, can he get rid of the worries. People have to reduce desires and cultivate detachment (vairagya) so they can have real peace of mind. (Divine Discourse, Dec 25, 1989)