Thought of the Day

As written at Prashanthi Nilayam on 17 - 8 - 2019

What is sadhana (spiritual exercise)? Service is true sadhana. Serve society. Treat everyone as your brother and sister. Only through selfless service will your life be redeemed. Consider service unto others as a service to God. Unfortunately, today people take to service expecting something in return. People have become money-minded. Excessive wealth makes one egotistic. Ego leads to bad qualities. Excessive desires make one suffer. As the desires increase, misery also increases. “Asamtruptho dwijo nashtaha (a discontented man suffers both ways).” People are not happy with what they have and feel unhappy over what they have not got. Be content with what you have. Experience bliss and share it with others. If you have devotion, God Himself will confer bliss. (Divine Discourse, Sep 30, 1998)
- Baba