Thought of the Day

As written at Prashanthi Nilayam on 19 - 1 - 2019

There is hardly anyone who is free from the vice of jealousy. Jealousy may arise even over very trivial matters and out of jealousy, hatred arises. To get rid of hatred one must constantly practise love. Where there is love, there will be no room for jealousy and hatred and where there is no jealousy and hatred, there is Ananda (real joy). This joy reveals itself in Beauty. "A thing of beauty is a joy for ever." If you see beauty in any thing, you will derive joy from it. But what is this beauty? Is the world beautiful? Are materials and objects beautiful? But these are temporary and their beauty too can only be temporary. Only God is permanent, so God alone can be said to be beautiful.The devotee's primary duty is to seek the nectar of bliss that is to be got from the contemplation of the beauty of God. The means of experiencing such joy is to cultivate good qualities and get rid of bad traits. [Divine Discourse, Sep 6, 1984]
- Baba