02 Jan 2014

People suffer from two types of agony – the first one can be allayed through others’ intercession and the second can be allayed only by our own effort. For instance, hunger and thirst can be overcome only when we eat or drink. However much others may eat, will it abate even an iota of our hunger? So too, if our mother/father/spouse offers to take an injection on our behalf, can our illness be cured? The hunger and illness of our soul is also the same. We must help ourselves. The illness we face today is due to some infection. Our illness is caused by the viruses of desire, anger, greed, delusion, pride, jealousy (Kama, Krodha, Lobha, Moha, Madha and Mathsarya). These viruses prevent our Divinity from shining forth; they cause discontent, worry, grief and pain. We can overcome them by manifesting our inner strength. We must not yield, but fight them with the faith that we are eternal and unconquerable.


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