A great deal of information and knowledge are contained in the books.
Our heads are, however, filled with dust.
Education is being used only for eking out a livelihood.
Oh children of Bharath, listen to this truth.
In our sacred traditions, we have many important and significant stories which are full of meaning. It is our misfortune that the students in this country are not able to see this significance. Bhagavad Gita means that it is the song of God. Devotees of God have also been called Bhagavathas. Vyasa has divided the story of Bhagavatha into twelve parts. Each part is called a Skanda. This is a sacred story which has been given to men in order to liberate them from bondage. This story of Bhagavatha has been taught by Vyasa to Suka who in turn gave it to the people. Maharishi Suka was the son of Maharishi Vyasa. Suka learnt the Vedas thoroughly from his father Vyasa. The Vedas and Vedangas have been divided into four parts called Samhitas. While describing the sa...
The District Judge in his opening remarks said that Bharath (India) has been blessed with many saints and sages and with many manifestations of Divinity in Human Form. A doubt may arise why such appearances take place in Bharath more than in any other place, when the world is so big and we have humanity everywhere to be saved and guided. There is a reason for this, believe Me! Well, why should, in all India, Kolar alone have gold? Where there is a gold mine, there is the need for mining engineers and chemists who will extract it, separate it, purify it, and distribute it to the various places where gold is in demand, is it not? So also, it is here in India that there is a mine of spiritual wisdom and spiritual treasure: the metaphysical sciences, revelatory scriptures, the Gita, and the Vedas. This has to be distributed pure and unsullied, guaranteed in value and quality, to eager aspirants everywhere, and thus we have here a succession of sages and saints.
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02 February 1958
Kannan High School
Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol 1 (1953 - 60)
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