Sub : MESSAGE TO STUDENTS-8 :
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
8. AVOID BAD COMPANY : -
In this connection, I would like to say two things.
One thing that every young man, every student, every young girl should avoid bad company.
Fly away from bad company.
Bad company is more dangerous than fire or poison.
Poison may destroy one’s body; if you take poison one body will be dead.
But if you get into bad company and develop bad habits that will become your inner Samskara (impressions) and Vasana (desire), and bad Samskara will go from birth to birth.
Even if this body is reduced to ashes, the Vasanas and Samskaras will continue in your next birth also.
Fire will burn only when you come into contact with it.
It cannot harm you from far off, but the proximity of bad company will drag you down and bring about your downfall.
Therefore avoid bad company.
It is better to have no company, rather than risk bad company.
If you must have company, have com pany of such people who elevate you, who ennoble you, in whose company you feel pure, you feel good, you are inspired
towards higher idealism.
This is one very important thing.
NEXT : 9. NEVER IMITATE THE WEST
Thank you for reading
To be continued