CHAPTER -2. THE REAL NATURE OF MAN : 20.
(Delivered in London)
We see the world as we are.
Suppose there is a baby in a room with a bag of gold on the table and a thief comes and steals the gold.
Would the baby know it was stolen? That which we have inside, we see outside.
The baby has no thief inside and sees no thief outside. So with all knowledge.
Do not talk of the wickedness of the world and all its sins. Weep that you are bound to see wickedness yet.
Weep that you are bound to see sin everywhere, and if you want to help the world, do not condemn it. Do not weaken it more.
For what is sin and what is misery, and what are all these, but the results of weakness? The world is made weaker and weaker every day by such teachings.
Men are taught from childhood that they are weak and sinners. Teach them that they are all glorious children of immortality, even those who are the weakest in manifestation.
Let positive, strong, helpful thought enter into their brains from very childhood. Lay yourselves open to these thoughts, and not to weakening and paralysing ones.
Say to your own minds, "I am He, I am He." Let it ring day and night in your minds like a song, and at the point of death declare "I am He." That is the Truth; the infinite strength of the world is yours.
Drive out the superstition that has covered your minds. Let us be brave. Know the Truth and practice the Truth. The goal may be distant, but awake, arise, and stop not till the goal is reached.
Next : CHAPTER - 3. MAYA AND ILLUSION -
To be continued ....
Politicians and Political parties must aware of the above statement of Swamiji