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As written at PRASANTHI NILAYAM Today

24th December 2021 

In all religions, birthdays of great personalities are celebrated but ideals for which they lived are not remembered and followed. If you don’t care to follow their teachings, celebrations lose their meaning and become artificial observances. It’s not doing justice to the noble souls whose birthdays are celebrated. Christ taught people to love all beings and serve all with compassion. It is only by practising these ideals that one can truly celebrate His birthday! The Divinity within should be reflected in every action. The seat of Truth is in your heart. Worship means loving others with your full heart. You must live in love and lead a life of selfless service based on love. This is the only right way of celebrating the birth of Christ. God, in fact, has no birth and no death. God is changeless and permanent. The Atma within is but a reflection of God and it is the same in all beings as an eternal witness! -Divine Discourse, Dec 25, 1992.