Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thought for the Day - 30TH September 2010

The root cause of all anxieties and calamities of man is envy. We can find from the Bhagavad Gita that Krishna warns Arjuna repeatedly to be free from envy. Envy is invariably accompanied by hatred. These two are twin villains. They are poisonous pests. They attack the very roots of one's personality. A tree may be resplendent with flowers and fruits. But when the inimical worms set to work on the roots, imagine what happens to the splendour! Even as we look on admiringly at its beauty, the flowers fade, the fruits fall off and the leaves turn yellow and are scattered by the wind. At last, the tree itself dries up, it dies and falls. So too, when envy and hatred infect the heart and set to work, however intelligent and however highly educated the individual is, he falls. He is turned into an enemy of society. He becomes the target of ridicule because he is no longer human!

- Baba
Thought for the day as written at Prasanthi Nilayam today
30th September 2010