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INDIAN ( Bharatiya ) IDEALS OF LIFE : 1.3 ( Children and Youth of Bharatham are misguided by some evil forces, in the name of student wings sponsored by dirty political parties like Congress, Communists, etc., ...)





 All Members,

  Respected family members of this great holy Nation.



 Sub : INDIAN ( Bharatiya ) IDEALS OF LIFE : 1.3.
 Swami Chidananda

 (A series of 3 talks given by Param Pujya Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj on the mornings of December 20, 21 and 22 1999, at the Sangeet Kala Kendra, Kolkata)

 Ref :  Children and Youth of Bharatham are misguided by some evil forces, in the name of student wings sponsored by dirty political parties like Congress, Communists, etc., ...

 Dear Children of this Holy Nation -

 1. First Talk : 3.


 Are we not to enter into this new century and new millennium as different beings, because the poor 20th century has seen a great deal of heaviness of heart, travail and tragedy : -

two great wars, much destruction, atom bombs, and now in the second half of this century, they have begun international terrorism, RDX bombings, shootings, assassinations, mass killings.

Someone gives an order in some nation and someone else carries it out.

Yet at the same time there have been great marvels of scientific research, advance of technology, new inventions :-

the ‘Concord’ that flies faster than the speed of sound, England and Europe are linked up with the cross-channel tunnels
There are cables across the Atlantic, from America to U.K., the hydro-coil skipping on the surface of the water.

These are all marvellous inventions.

And the medical science, antibiotics and so many life-saving drugs.

Now everything in the house is done by a mere pressing of a button : -

cooking, baking, dishwashing, washing and drying the clothes—everything.

And answering machines that take messages, so when you come home you know who all called—
everything is there for you, almost like a miracle and magic.

But with all these changes in everything around us, we too should not be left behind.

The human individual should also show and demonstrate a change for the better in his nature, his character, conduct and his dealing with people.

The time has come when one cannot side-line it and be engaged in some ordinary pursuits.

Thank you for reading


 To be continued  ...

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