Sub : MESSAGE TO STUDENTS-2
Sri Swami Chidananda
(Lecture delivered by Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj at the 1st Zonal Orissa Divine Life Conference at Khurda Road on 1st December 1974)
Ref : PRESENT VIOLENT CAMPUS POLITICS IN BHARATHAM : -
Respected family members of this great holy Nation.
*REQUEST ALL STUDENTS, PARENTS AND TEACHERS MUST READ THIS TOPIC
**IT IS URGENT IMPORTANCE IN THE PRESENT SITUATION OF THE NATION
THE WEALTH OF CHARACTER :
What distinguishes the human individual from the animal is our behaviour.
There is a difference between the Charitra (character) of a Pashu (animal) and the Charitra of a Manava (human being).
If the Manava does not keep up to this higher standard of Charitra, then even though he may be a human individual in Roopa (form) and Nama (name), he is only an animal because his life, conduct and behaviour is more suitable to the animal than to a man.
Through your behaviour you must prove that you are a human individual.
If you have no control over your senses, if you have no principles for your living, if you are subject to anger and passion and gluttony (Kama, Krodha and Vishaya Vilasa), if you have no moderation, then there you have the animal.
Therefore, you have to prove your human status not merely by reading a few text books and passing a few examinations and getting a degree, but by the manner of your life, conduct and behaviour.
The highest wealth in human life, the highest wealth of youth, is the wealth of character.
The most precious thing is character.
That is your real treasure.
If you develop a noble character, then you are really a wealthy person, which means your life is rich with this Aishwarya (wealth) of Satcharitra (noble conduct).
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