what use is it to honour the Avatar and hold the
day when the Avatar took human form as sacred?
The Message of the Avatar must be born, must become
alive, must grow in you, your heart-that is the
Birthday, you have to celebrate. Celebrate the
Birthday in your own village. You need not travel
long distances to where I physically am! Plant
the seeds of Love in your hearts. Jet them grow
into trees of Service and shower the sweet fruit
of Ananda. Share the Ananda with all. That is
the proper way to celebrate the Birthday."
with God is True Education!
are a part of Society, and your individual welfare
is intimately tied up with the welfare of Society
as a whole. Hence, you must study not for making
money but for the sake of serving Society. Unfortunately,
these days, education has been reduced to a business,
greedy business in fact. What you have received
from Society must be returned back to Society,
and in greater measure too. You are able to study
because of the infra-structure provided by Society.
Having benefited thus, is it proper to forget
what you have received and focus on making money?
To do so is immoral, indecent, and totally against
man's basic nature.
must transform you into an embodiment of compassion.
Gandhi was once feeling very depressed. When an
Englishman enquired about the reason for his gloom,
Gandhi replied, "I am disturbed by the fact
that education today is making people hard-hearted."
That is the problem; instead of breeding compassion,
education these days is making people stone-hearted.
True education must touch the heart, release a
torrent of selfless Love, make a person compassionate,
and foster Divine feelings. Such education alone
is the need of the hour.
must not be for making a living but for guiding
your life along the right path. However, these
days, people think of education as a passport
to jobs and comfort. The unholy connection between
learning and employment must be totally eliminated.
education can be summed up in one word: LOVE,
all-encompassing LOVE! A life without Love is
worse than death. There is no use in acquiring
all kinds of knowledge if there is no Love in
the heart. It is Love alone that can save the