INDIAN ( Bharatiya ) IDEALS OF LIFE : 3.11. ( 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., ... eliminate these demons and purify this Holy Nation to maintain Sanatana Dharma here.
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(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)
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Dear Children of this Holy Nation -
Third Talk - 11
But then, the fourth which is ‘Atithi devo bhava’—‘Honour the guest as God’ may sound strange! Someone who unexpectedly turns up at your doorstep without prior intimation is to be regarded as God. Maybe an unknown wayfarer on a journey or pilgrimage who has been walking past midday without food or drink and suddenly presents himself at your door expecting your hospitality. If he is an unknown person, then you must go out and receive him and ask, “What can I do for you, brother?” because in terms of the global human family, he is your brother.
The word ‘Atithi’ means he is an ‘uninvited guest’. An ‘invited guest’ is expected. But this person is an unknown and unexpected person at your doorstep. Therefore, he is called an ‘A-tithi’ or one without an appointment. ‘Atithi devo bhava’. Regard a perfect stranger also as God and do everything that you can for him. This is our concept of Paropakara which should not only be towards the people related or known to you, but even to those absolutely unrelated and unknown. As we are fortunately born in Punyabhumi Bharatavarsha, there is no greater Punya or merit for us than being of benefit to others -“Paropakara sama punya nahin bhai.”
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