Thought of the Day

As written at Prashanthi Nilayam on 27 - 11 - 2021

Speech (Vak) has to be rigorously trained to avoid chatter and wandering prattle. Keep the tongue under control; don’t express all that you are prompted to say; and cut that inclination to the minimum. Silence will charge the battery and you can win it through a longer period of meditation. Be full of pure love, then your words will spread love. They will be sweet and soothing like balm to those who suffer. Om is the root of all sounds in all the worlds. The most effective method of cultivating love is to practise Namasmarana (remembrance of the Name). Or, better still, spend your time in Pranavopasana (repetition of Om). Om is the origin of Creation; it is the source, sustenance and strength. It is prana (life) of every being. Just as air forced through reeds of a harmonium produces the seven musical notes, Sa-ri-ga-ma-pa-da-ni, the one Om is at the root of all the sounds in all the worlds. Know its significance and practise its recitation! - Divine Discourse, Nov 23, 1966.
- Baba