A View of Santhigiri Ashram

A View of Santhigiri Ashram
Lotus Parnasala and Sahakarana Mandiram , Santhigiri Ashram, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Sunday, March 22, 2009

A Perennial Message from Navajyoti Sri Karunakara Guru

Gurucharanam Saranam

A Perennial Message from Navajyoti Sri Karunakara Guru

(Navajyoti Sri Karunakara Guru delivered this Message to a group of youths in Kerala in the 1980s, which has perennial and universal relevance in this troubled times)

Have you ever thought about yourself? How long, do you think, would you be here? Sixty, seventy or at the most of hundred years! Like a government servant you will have to retire sometime. Then, don’t you think that your life in this world has no meaning? From whom shall you get the true knowledge about that true meaning? Would your learning help? Can politics help? Or are you of the view that there is nothing beyond this life? If that is the case, anyone can indulge in any wickedness without consequences affecting them.

You mindlessly talk about an omnipotent power that presides over the universe. Do you really know what you are talking about? Your children are happily playing before your eyes. Do you realize that they are going to be mothers, fathers and grand parents? Have you given anything adequate to prepare them to meet life spiritually and temporally? Would the present materialist class room lessons suffice? Even those who cause destruction and calamity to the world are born as children to parents. Have you ever thought of the sad plight of those parents?

Whoever we are – Hindu, Christian, Muslim etc. – we belong to one humanity, don’t we? Have the masters – Krishna, Buddha, Jesus, the Prophet, Sri Narayana Guru, Chattambi Swamikal et al – ever pursued caste, creed or religion? Don’t you realize that it is the people with parochial and vested interests who confine these great masters? Don’t these seers belong to the entire humanity?

Are not Hindus, Muslims and Christians children of the same mother – India? We have traditions of sacrifice and love. Then why do we flight with one another instead of living in amity for the betterment of our home and country? Is it in order to drag the names of great teachers into your differences in caste and religion? You need not embrace all the master’s ideas, but must you trample upon them? May your children realize their value!

Can’t you evolve a faith above caste and creed? Do you have any place from where righteous thoughts and ideas are conveyed to your children? Seek. You might find it. It is a matter of divine will. Only a realized soul who can see past, present and future can redeem you. He would be above the narrow confines of caste, creed and religion. Jesus, Aurobindo and Nostradamus prophesied the coming of such a soul. If there is humanity left in you, may this thought follow you? Santhigiri continues to give out its tidings.
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