Verily like a
Knows not its own might
The sons of Bharat are quite unaware of the greatness of their
Tolerance and compassion its beauteous form,
Truth above all other rituals strict,
Mother's love and reverence, the very elixir eternal,
Character, true, greater than mere living of comfort,
Unmindful of ones own heritage,
The Bharatiya runs after fashions occidental,
Sad is the sight, sadder the plight.
It is enough if there are one or two organisations like this; Bharat can
be restored to its pristine glory. The service activities have brought
about a great transformation in the hearts of youth. If such sacred
activities are undertaken in every village and in every street, the
ancient culture of Bharat can certainly be revived. Today, there are very
few people who practise and propagate the sacred values of our culture.
The Bharatiyas have completely forgotten their rich cultural heritage and
are imitating the Western Culture, losing their sanctity. Though the
culture of Bharat is ancient, it is ageless and as relevant in the
contemporary scene and, hence, it should be practised and propagated in
A few elders of the Organisation have approached Me for guidance in
carrying out the service activities. Tomorrow I will speak to the
organisers from Hyderabad and the youth, and give them the necessary
guidelines. You are well aware how the values have degenerated in the city
of Hyderabad which was once known as Simhapuri. People have lost faith in
our ancient values and are ruining their lives by aping the Western
Embodiments of Love!
Words of appreciation or any type of compliments are inadequate to
describe in full the great ideal demonstrated by you. I shall provide
buses in which you can travel to various villages and perform service
activities. Today, the world is witnessing a strange scenario. People
preach spirituality on the one hand and act quite otherwise on the other.
This has become common especially in the big cities. People in cities,
however well educated they are, have completely forgotten our ancient
traditions and are behaving in a perverse manner in the name of modernism.
The enthusiasm, dynamism and the ancient traditional values that are found
in you, the youth in particular, are not found anywhere else. It is only
those who know the greatness of our ancient culture will be able to
understand and appreciate the sacred feelings of your hearts. It is most
essential that you propagate our ancient culture in every village and in
every hamlet. Though the people of villages are interested in
disseminating our ancient culture, they are unable to do so for want of
resources. Hence, I will give all necessary support and encouragement for
the furtherance of this sacred cause. Such ideal students who participate
in this sacred activity of Grama Seva will be given admission in our
educational institutions. Do not think that you are outsiders. All this is
yours. I am yours and these institutions belong to you. You have every
right to be here. I am always ready to provide any help that you may
Tomorrow, I will address all of you separately and give you guidelines for
your future activities. Never give room for disappointment. March ahead
with all hope and enthusiasm. Tomorrow, with full of happiness in your
heart, wait for Swami to address you. I may come any moment. Never give up
chanting the Name of God. The Divine Name is like a boat that can take you
across the ocean of life. I will give the necessary strength to your
units. Be prepared to undertake rural service activities with great
enthusiasm. Today, right at this moment, you must take a firm resolve to
develop and expand your activities.
Embodiments of Love!
Today, while watching your excellent programme depicting the rural
development activities, I lost Myself in joy. Tomorrow, I will spend more
time with you and bestow immense happiness on all of you.
sang the Bhajan, "Prema Mudita Manase Kaho …" and
continued the Discourse.
Never get yourselves entangled in politics. Keep yourselves away from all
political activities. Continue your sacred social work and sanctify your
time by chanting the Divine Name. Follow your chosen path with
determination and achieve success. Today selfishness is rampant in the
field of politics. You should lead a life of selfless service
contemplating on God all the time and thus redeem yourselves. Tomorrow
morning, I will come and address you at length.