Thought of the Day

As written at Prashanthi Nilayam on 19 - 6 - 2021

Modern man suffers from the sense of possession. This is a negative attitude. He is obsessed with the idea of ‘my’ and ‘mine’. He attaches excessive importance to the body, forgetting the most precious Atmic principle that is within it, which will give him enduring bliss. The reason for this attachment is the failure to use senses properly and becoming a slave of the desires prompted by the senses. The eyes, ears and other sense organs should be used only to perceive sacred things. They should not be used indiscriminately to enjoy whatever pleases them. This is the reason why Swami advises people not to see evil, speak evil, or hear what is evil, and to see what is good, hear what is sacred, and speak what is good! These may seem simple maxims, but are full of profound significance! People should constantly discriminate between negative and positive actions. All bad and immoral actions are negative in character and should be eschewed! (Divine Discourse, Feb 15, 1998)
- Baba