What is the duty of those who call themselves a ‘Bharatiya’? What must they sow, grow, store and feed the Universe with? Bhagawan lovingly and poignantly reminds us today.
Be the master of your behaviour; do not be led away by impulses of the moment. Be conscious always of what is good for you. Carry on your daily tasks so that you don’t make others suffer or suffer yourself. That is the sign of intelligent living. Don’t give way to fits of anger, grief, elation or despair. The confusion you exhibit is the result of dark and dull (tamasic) and emotional (rajasic) qualities. Be calm, unruffled and collected. The more you develop charity for all beings, contrition at your own faults, fear of wrong, and fear of God — the more firmly established you are in peace! The very name Bharath is derived from two words ‘Bhagavan’ and ‘Rathi’ — ‘attachment to God’. That is why India has the role of being the “Teacher of the World”. She is also known as the “heart” of humanity and revered by seekers. But how can those starving feed others? It is your duty to sow, grow, store and feed the world with this great spiritual sustenance laid down in vedas and spiritual texts.
– Divine Discourse, Feb 27, 1961.