What are the essential qualities students must cultivate to be leaders of tomorrow? Bhagawan inspires with His powerful advice today.
Students! The future of the country, for good or ill, depends on you. The older generation cannot reform the nation. Only a disciplined and well-educated younger generation can serve the nation well, as future leaders. Treat the whole world as a vast mansion. Strive for the well-being of Bharat as well as the nations equally. Adhere to your principles and beliefs regardless of what others may say. Have the example of the Gopikas in mind. Their devotion to Krishna was firm and unwavering. Consider truth as your life breath. If you speak the truth and practise righteousness, you will attain the highest state. Adhere to truth in earning a living or in experiencing anything in life. Ill-gotten wealth will be lost in the same way. Engage yourselves in some kind of socially useful activity in the educational, medical or other fields. Sacrifice is more important than earning money. Students imbued with this spirit of service may go to any country. Do not use your diplomas as begging bowls for jobs. Make proper use of your education to render service to the nation and to lead noble lives. This is my benediction to all of you.
-Divine Discourse, Nov 22, 1993.