INNER PURITY ALONE CAN ELIMINATE EXTERNAL
Man has no doubt mastered many ways of accumulating wealth
and amassing fortune; yet happiness eludes him. Why? Because
his conduct is not proper. For good conduct, virtues are most
essential. A virtuous person can accomplish anything. A son
lacking in virtues and a life without a meaningful goal are
of no value. Without virtues, life ceases to have any meaning.
Good conduct should be the real basis for life. However, modern
man is totally lacking in character and virtues. No wonder
both peace and happiness elude him. Because of man's misconduct
and immoral behaviour, there is pollution everywhere - in
air, water, land and food. All the five elements have been
severely contaminated, consequent to man's unbecoming behaviour.
If man behaves properly, is pollution of the elements conceivable?
It is all due to the extensive prevalence of immoral feelings
and improper behaviour. It is the sharp decline of values
like Love, Compassion, and Forbearance that is directly responsible
for the widespread pollution that one sees today.
you fill a coloured bottle with the water of Ganges, it would
appear coloured. If the bottle is red, the water would seem
red while if the bottle is blue the water too would appear
blue. Where does the colour come from? From the water or the
bottle? Ganges water is intrinsically pure; the colour is
therefore due to the bottle holding the water. The human being
is like a bottle. If evil thoughts dominate, the body indulges
in bad actions; if good thoughts prevail, the body performs
good actions. The body is not responsible for the actions;
the thoughts that propel the body are. Bad feelings, bad thoughts
and bad company provide the stimulus for bad actions.
If you constantly chant the name of God, the polluted atmosphere
would automatically get purified. The Divine vibrations originating
from the chant of the Divine Name mix with the atmosphere
and spread everywhere, indeed throughout the world.
Give up bad company and join good company. Do good day in
and day out. This is the way to sanctify human life. Although
numerous opportunities exist for following the correct path,
people miss them all and instead waste their time. People
seem to revel in seeking bad company, even if they have to
pay for it. Why do you have to go in search of bad thoughts
and company? Instead, why don't you receive the good that
is offered to you free and at no charge? It is a grave mistake
to reject the good and accept only the bad.
Man is made up of the five elements, everyone of which is
Divine in origin. They are all intrinsically sacred. If they
are polluted today, man alone is responsible for that.
Enquire deeply into the meaning of five elements, and realize
that you yourself are made up of them. Make every possible
effort to venerate and revere the elements in a suitable manner.
Your breath must always resonate to the chant of God's name.
Always be singing His Glory.