Sub : MESSAGE TO STUDENTS-10 : -
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
10. LEARN YOUR CULTURE : - BE PROUD TO BE A BHARATIYA -
Any person who is a Bharatiya should know that his culture is a rich culture. It is full of idealism.
There are many great things to learn and copy for which western people come here.
Therefore better learn your culture.
Better find out the rich, noble qualities of your culture and be proud that you are a Bharatiya.
Cultivate for yourself a Bharatiya life style, and that Bharatiya life style is what I have just now described to you.
By the strength and power of character you can keep your senses subdued, you can control the little desires and passions of the mind—
Asha, Trishna, cravings of the mind and be a master in your own home, not a slave in your house.
Therefore avoid bad or impure company and do not imitate the western superficial life style.
This is not necessary for us.
You must shine as an ideal Bharatiya and you must live in such a way.
If western people come here they must see you and realize what you are.
We have got enough light to banish the darkness that is prevailing in the material world.
We have enough light to give them, to bring light upon their life’s path.
Guide them towards a higher goal. As a Bharatiya it is your privilege and duty to evolve this higher idealism.
When you grow older you must be able to show the rest of the world the higher culture and higher ethical values for which your country stands.
This is the real essence of your country’s culture.
Therefore do not imitate and avoid bad company.
NEXT : 11. THE FOUR STAGES
Thank you for reading
To be continued