Why do we fail to realise the Divinity within us and in people around us? Bhagawan lovingly points out to us today and nudges us on.
What is the reason for this incapacity to realise the Divinity within? It’s because we don’t realise the soiled cover in which it’s wrapped. If our clothes get dirty, we change them because we are ashamed to appear in dirty garments. If our house is dirty, we try to clean it so that visitors may not get a bad impression. But when our minds and our hearts are polluted, we do not feel ashamed! Is it not strange that we should be so concerned about the cleanliness of our clothes and our homes, but are not concerned about the purity of our hearts and minds which affect our entire life? To purify our hearts and minds, the first thing we must do is to lead a righteous life. Our actions must be based on morality. Indulging in abuse of others or inflicting pain on them is not a sign of human nature. The evil that we do to others ultimately recoils on us!
– Divine Discourse, Apr 02, 1984.
Whatever sacred acts you may do in the external world, if you have no purity of mind and heart, all of them are valueless. – BABA