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As written at PRASANTHI NILAYAM Today




4th January 2022 

To get happiness and peace (santosha and shanti) you must develop a pure and unsullied mind, untarnished by egoism and its progeny - lust, greed, envy, anger, hatred and the rest. For this, you must seek good company (satsanga), perform good deeds (satkarma), entertain only good thoughts (sat alochana) and read good books (satgranthas). You may see a thousand good things or listen to a thousand good words or read a thousand good books, but unless you put at least one into practice, the blemishes in the mirror of your heart will not be wiped off. The Lord cannot be reflected therein. Constant practice with full faith will transmute Nara into Narayana, Manava into Madhava (man into God); for Divinity (Narayana) is your real nature, Madhava is your real essence. You are but a wave of the sea; know it, and you are free! - Divine Discourse, Mar 17, 1966.

 
- BABA