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Ananth

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Some (wise??) words that I read..
« on: June 18, 2008, 08:27:30 PM »
Jai Sai Master, Babu garu..
Jai Sai Master, Sai Bandhus..

Just wanted to share some of the words that I read today and pondered over.

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1) The ancient sages had a way of speaking that can be puzzling to the uninitiated. Know the true meaning of their sayings, however, and you know you are face to face with truth.

Thus they asked, "How shall a man live?"

"Die" was the answer. This meant that a man was to slay all that was ugly and mean in himself, so live truly and worthily.

They asked, too, "How shall a man die?"

The answer was, "Live". This meant that if you live in self-centred, animal-like way, concerned only with your own pleasures, without any thought for real happiness, you will effectively slay all that is worthwhile.

2) The most conspicuous failure in our ime is success. No age in man's history has ben so feverishly occupied with success; no age has been so nosily boastful of it. The reality of the promise of the "Good Things" pervades our view of the world; Almost everywhere plenty has replaced or has begun to replace poverty.

One of humanity's recent disillusionments, one of the great unlearned lessons of history. Success does not create happiness... For half a century it has been taught both by precept and by example that material success - distinction in the aquisition of fame and money, position, and power-is the most important goal in life...Material success is what a man has; spiritual success is what he is; and we had tended to lump them together, to assume that happiness is the product of wealth. We had ben proved wrong.

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Regards to all,
Jai Sai Master!

Ananth
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Re: Some (wise??) words that I read..
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2008, 05:06:20 PM »
Live => Die
Die => Live

Great.

I want to quote what Swami Vivekanda has said after looking at west(Now-a-days most of the modernized Indians are like westerners especially when it comes to the amenities & fun and think they are having a comparatively better living supported by all these. I also again think of Mahalsaapathi's life as mentioned in "Sai Sannidhi" and of our elders who resigned their life to His will):
"Social life in the West is like a peal of laughter; but underneath, it is a wail. It ends in a sob. The fun and frivolity are all on the surface: really it is full of tragic intensity. Now here, it is sad and gloomy on the outside, but underneath are carelessness and merriment."
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