Thought of the Day

As written at Prashanthi Nilayam on 22 - 5 - 2018

Amongst the qualities that make up a flawless character, love, patience, forbearance, steadfastness, and charity are the highest, and must be revered. The hundred little deeds you indulge in everyday harden into habits; these habits mould your outlook towards life. All that you weave in your imagination, seek and yearn leave an indelible imprint on your mind and form a picture of ‘your world’ and then you get attached to it. But whatever is your character today, it can certainly be modified by changing your thought pattern. The wickedness of nobody is incorrigible. Wasn’t the robber Angulimala turned into a kindhearted person by Buddha? Didn’t thief Rathnakara become Sage Valmiki? You have within your reach, the capacity to challenge your own evil propensities and change them. By selfless service, renunciation, devotion and prayer, old habits can be discarded and new habits that take you along the divine path can be instilled. [Prema Vahini, Ch 2]
- Baba