People cannot propagate a great ideology by their knowledge, intellect or social status alone. They can effectively do it through their conduct. Human conduct gets purified by intuitional practices. You don’t have to come from an exalted family, or have university degrees. Rather, these factors may create false vanity in one’s mind, which may ultimately stand in the way of reforming one’s conduct.
In the universe, two forces are working side by side – the sentient and the static. And one or the other dominates at different times. There is no scope for a pact between these forces. People will have to march ahead amidst the ceaseless struggle of these opposing forces. In society, we see antisocial elements, and also feel a sense of frustration among the moralists. These moralists have therefore developed a tendency to go out of society. With more wealth and strength, antisocial elements are in an advantageous position, and the moralists appear to be the culprits. This state of affairs is not desirable and it should not continue.
Your duty will be to unite the moralists. Let there be two camps. Let there be an open fight.
The moralists have been scattered for so long that they could not fight. The united strength of five moralists is much more than the united strength of a hundred immoralists because there is an unholy alliance amongst the latter. Meditation behind closed doors will not do. Gather strength by intuitional practices and unite yourselves against the immoralists.
So your duty is three-fold. Your first duty is to observe morality and to do intuitional practices. Without this, you cannot have mental determination. Your next duty is to unite the moralists; otherwise, dharma will not endure. The exploited people who do not observe yama and niyama – the cardinal moral principles – cannot fight against their own sense of frustration. It is, therefore, necessary to unite the moralists. This will be your real dharma. At the third stage, you will have to mercilessly fight against sin wherever it has taken root in this world.
No political party or so-called religious institution can bring salvation. Praising God in concerts with drums and cymbals will not bring salvation either, because this will not bring the sinner to submission…
Shiva’s companions…were virtuous people who were always ready to fight against sin…In the present world you are Shiva’s retinue or “gana”. That is, you have come to the world for victory and not for defeat.
It is not possible to fight against sin if there is some weakness in your mind. In this fight, your goal is not the sin or sinner, your goal is the Supreme Consciousness. Anything that comes in the way of this has to be
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