Thursday Messages (No 563) 2nd March, 2017
“Character is to be established through thousands stumbles” = A baby gets many of his character traits from the parents, then comes the friends and then from the colleagues from the school including the teachers. Give them the character when they are young, it will last for long. Through stories, experiences of other people, messages and truth and facts about life one can give the character to anyone else, depending upon their age and intellectual level. The training to withstand the negatives in the powerful mind with the good character is to be received directly through facing many negatives in the life.
“It is renunciation, tyaaga, that is meant by religion, and nothing else”. = Taking anything from others, or getting anything is good and sweet, but giving to others is sweeter and better. ‘Giving’ creates a sense of happiness which will last for long. The happiness of getting anything lasts for short period. Thus giving up is sanyaasa/ moksha, the fourth state of our life among dharma –artha- kaama –moksha
“Let distinction of sex, caste, wealth, learning and the whole host of them which are so many gateways to the hell, be confined to the world along, if such distinctions persists in holy places of pilgrimage, where then lies the difference between them and hell itself?” In Hinduism these distinctions never existed, we have equal number of male and females gods and goddesses, equal number of temples for male and female deities/god. We consider the maha maaya, devi, prakruthi devi , Bharatha maatha, ganga maatha, gow maatha always at higher position than equivalent male concepts. Mother, daughter, sister, wife are respectively superior in Indian concept to father, son, brother and husband. Let us not have the differences at least in the holy places.
We congratulate the ISRO scientists and engineers for the marvellous astounding achievements of launching 104 satellites (including 86 American Satellites) in one launch which even gave a shock to America.
IN THE SERVICE OF DHARMA AND MOTHERLAND
IISH COMMUNICATION TEAM