Thought of the Day

As written at Prashanthi Nilayam on 27 - 9 - 2021

You must recognise the fundamental truth, i.e., the principle of Atma. It is within you. It is possible to know this only through the intellect because it has the capacity to discriminate. If you want to partake an orange, you have to peel out the bitter rind. Even the monkey peels out the skin of a banana before partaking it. Likewise, the intellect should give up evil and accept the good. What is the use of human birth if man acts in the same manner as a monkey or a buffalo? There is another lesson to be learnt even from buffaloes and cows. They graze in the fields without wasting a minute and masticate leisurely whatever they have eaten. Likewise, whenever you come across anything good, accept it without delay. Later on, contemplate on it and assimilate it. (Divine Discourse, Jan 14, 2002)
- Baba