Cultivate an atmosphere of love
May 4, 2012 Comments Off
Cultivate an atmosphere of love and co-operation with one and all, and you can ensure joy for ever more. Do not seek arguments to keep away from others; seek rather ways of working together for the common good. The sense of ‘I’ and ‘mine’ scotch love and cooperation. Reduce them to the minimum and then start serving the needy and the distressed. Develop character as well as intelligence and health. The most reliable source of strength is not in money, or kinsmen, or physical acumen, but in yourself, the Atman. Delve deep and draw sustenance from it; see it in all; serve it in all. Discipline is another key trait. Every individual and every nation must learn to control the wild nature of passions and emotions; yielding to them brings only ruin. Discipline, self-control, desire to serve – these are the weapons that even the weakest can use, and win the battle of life.
– Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, from: Divine Discourse, Nov 27, 1965.