What is the important quality to cultivate and hold on to if we have to dispel the unrest in the world? Bhagawan lovingly explains today.
One may be a simpleton without any intelligence or intellectual capabilities, but if one has fear of sin, it is enough. You may have any amount of wealth, gold and worldly possessions but if you lack fear of sin, you can only be considered as an ignoramus.
Once Prahlada told his father, “Why do you kill innocent people just as you hunt wild animals in the forest? You are indulging in acts of violence in order to expand your kingdom. What do you gain by killing so many people? This is not what you are supposed to do. How can one, who has become a slave to inner enemies, conquer his external foes? You have many great enemies within you. What are they? They are desire, anger, greed, delusion, pride and jealousy. Having surrendered to these six inner enemies, you are killing innocents outside. It is a great sin.”
First and foremost, kill your inner enemies like desire, anger, greed, etc. Only then can you develop fear of sin. What is the reason for the unrest prevailing in the country today? The reason is lack of fear of sin and love for God.
– Divine Discourse, Jul 12, 1996.