Sub : MESSAGE TO STUDENTS-9 : -
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
9. NEVER IMITATE THE WEST : -
As the second important thing for all students and young people, I will make this request.
NEVER IMITATE THE WEST in its superficial fashion and way of life.
There is nothing more shameful than imitation of Western or alien cultures.
It shows moral bankruptcy and that you have nothing of your own.
Therefore you are trying to fill it with something which is not your own.
It is most shameful for the youth of Bharatavarsha.
One should never imitate.
If you want to emulate the West, emulate the good qualities of western society, cleanliness, punctuality, honesty.
They are people with a sense of duty.
They are industrious.
They try to excel, to show their skill, they try to do their best and they are never idle.
They are always conscious of their duty.
In our country we don’t imitate these higher qualities of western men and women, we only imitate that which is superficial.
So imitation of fashion and passion, imitation of dress, hair-dress and life style –this is shameful, this is ignoble, this is not worthy.
NEXT : 10. LEARN YOUR CULTURE : - BE PROUD TO BE A BHARATIYA
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To be continued