Why is the transformation of one’s conduct all-important? Bhagawan lovingly explains today.
Jnana (spiritual knowledge) is regarded as the primary requisite for man. But what is really primary is his conduct – righteous conduct. One’s conduct determines one’s qualities and the qualities, in their turn, determine one’s behaviour. All are God’s children and are equally entitled to the love of the Lord. Why then are there differences among men? Why is there no equality or sameness? This is because of differences in the mental makeup of people. If the mind is impure, one’s actions are bound to be impure. When the mind and the consciousness are warped by egoism, human behaviour is also distorted. When these are turned towards the Divine, good actions follow naturally. The mind is the cause of good and bad deeds. Hence, whatever we wish to achieve, we should try to accomplish without excitement or agitation.
– Divine Discourse, Apr 08, 1983.