Sub : MESSAGE TO STUDENTS-5
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
5. THE ESSENCE OF EDUCATION :
Who is really an educated man?
He who can see two paths—worthy—unworthy, proper—improper, right—wrong, Dharmic— Adharmic (righteous-unrighteous), and he who has the strength to say, “I will choose that which is proper, that which is according to the principle of Dharma, I will reject that which is petty, that which is unworthy, even though it is attractive, even though it may be pleasant.
I know that I am a Bharatiya.
Therefore I have to fulfil a certain Adarsha (ideal), and I am also a divine being.
I am not this body.
I am not the five senses.
I am not this little restless mind.
I am not this limited intellect. Beyond body, mind, senses and intellect I am an immortal soul.
My wisdom which I have inherited as a Bharatiya, my culture which is Adhyatma Sanskriti (spiritual culture), tells me very clearly : -
"Ajo nitya saswatoyam purano,
na hanyate hanyamane sarire."
Unborn, eternal, changeless and ancient, it is not killed when the body is killed.
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