PRESENT VIOLENT CAMPUS POLITICS IN BHARATHAM : - STUDENTS, SPIRITUAL LITERATURE AND SWAMI SIVANANDA-3.
Sub : STUDENTS, SPIRITUAL LITERATURE AND SWAMI SIVANANDA.-3
Sri Swami Sivananda
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
3. Transforming Power Of Daily Study :
Ques: How do spiritual books transform the life of a man?
Ans: Spiritual books transform the life of a man by imparting true knowledge and opening his eyes to the true purpose of life.
Let me explain what I mean.
*These days, even when a man passes his M.A., he is ignorant of the real purpose of life.
**He takes a degree merely to get a petty job and an income.
***Then, he marries and begets children.
****Some people, dissatisfied still, divorce their first wive and marry again.
*****The foolish man thus searches in vain for happiness in wealth and women, without understanding that both wealth and women are perishable.
"Spiritual books tell such a person that lasting happiness cannot be had in perishable objects but can be had only in God.
They will point out that real life consists not just in eating, drinking and sleeping.
Even animals perform these functions.
Man has a far higher purpose in life.
It is man’s privilege to seek and achieve perfection through God-realisation."
Spiritual books, by pointing out to you the purpose of life, by pointing out what is right and what is wrong, by suggesting various practical means of moulding your life on the pattern of great spiritual heroes, help you to shed vices, develop virtues and build up a noble personality.
They teach you to make a success of your life by living for the true goal of existence.
They endow your life with a rich meaning and save you from the temptations of petty and base things by constantly keeping before your vision the inspiring picture of a high ideal.
'These spiritual books contain words of authority and power derived from a higher source and this infuses the sincere reader with inner strength and provides him with a powerful urge towards a progressively nobler and better life.'
"Thus, though silent, they are yet dynamic life-transformers."
'Throughout the history of this world, spiritual books have played a distinct role in moulding the characters and personalities of great leaders of mankind, in all fields of life.'
"Sivaji, Abraham Lincoln, Gandhiji are some of the standing examples."
The influence exerted by great books upon the lives of men is an undeniable positive factor in human progress.
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