Selfishness has become the guiding force for all activities of man today

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Selfishness has become the guiding force for all activities of man today. His mind is filled with all types of desires and violence has become the way of life. He is wasting his life not knowing the purpose of life. He is straying away from the path of Dharma and Prema. Desires of man are crossing limits and ultimately leading him to misery Man is in a state of confusion as he is unable to comprehend the true meaning of life.

I have been giving discourses for the past 60 years, but you are not making any effort to put into practice at least a few of the teachings. Students are like gold. Their hearts are suffused with sacred feelings. Their behavior also should be in consonance with their feelings. Man will be ruined it his behavior is not on the right lines. It is not only the students, even the teachers and administrators are not coming up to the expectations. No doubt, they have immense love for Swami, but the same love is not expressed in the form of gratitude and Sadhana. It is rather surprising, even to Me, that for the past few days I did not 4eeI like speaking at all. As there was no marked change in you, I thought there was no point in continuing to speak to you. Hence I have decided to confine Myself to a few words. What do you expect Me to speak? I have already taught all that ought to be taught. There is nothing more to convey. I am pained to see that all My teachings have gone in vain and all My sweet words have become tasteiess to you.

Ego is on the rise in devotees. Pomp and show has become the order of the day. Man is not able to recognise that ego will lead to his downfall. He is unable to derive the benefits arising out of his education and experiences.

Devotees are not grateful for the love and grace showered on them by Swami. They pose themselves as great people to the world at large. There is no greater sin than this.

Since ancient times, the Vedas have been proclaiming profound truths. They form the basis for a peaceful and prosperous society The term ‘Veda’ refers to ‘wisdom,’ ‘discrimination’ and ‘existence’. There are people who chant the Vedas from dawn to dusk. No one is examining these issues — What is the utility and significance of the Vedas? What is the benefit derived by chanting them? Many do attend the Veda Classes and study them, but they do so only for the sake of money name and tame. It is well nigh impossible brahman to study them all Vedas within his limited life span. Therefore, Sage Vyasa classified the Vedas into four broad categories:  Rig Veda, YajurVeda, Sama Veda and Atharvana Veda. The Yajur Veda has been further classified into Krishna Yajur Veda and Shukla Yajur Veda. The manifold nature of the Vedas is conveyed by several other names such as — Sruti, Smriti, Trayee, Chandas, Swaadhyaaya, Nigama and Agama etc. Each name is pregnant with a deep inner significance. The Vedas consist of two divisions: Brahmanas and Aranyakaas. The Mantras that are chanted during the Yajnas and the Yaagas constitute Brahmanas. Aranyakaas consist of Mantras that are chanted by the Vaanaprasthaas in the forest. But unfortunately no one is giving due respect to the Vedas, which are very sacred and are replete with profound truths. As a result, Indian culture is on the decline. People from the overseas better understand the value of the Vedas than the Indians. The Japanese and the Germans have studied the Atharvana Veda deeply and thus could excel in the manufacture of arms and ammunitions. But unfortunately the Bharathiyas are unable to comprehend the greatness and the grandeur of the Vedas. They are ruining their lives in the pursuit of materialistic pleasures. Even spiritual practices are undertaken only to fulfill their worldly ambitions. Man can nourish this sacred culture only when he develops steady faith in divinity. They take to Pravritti Marga (outward path) forgetting the Nivritti Marga (inward path). Today man wants everything to be done in a trice without any exertion on his part. He is not prepared to put in any effort or put up with any hardship.  – Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba

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