|Page 2||Home | First | Previous | Next|
Santhi must be manifested in feeling, word, posture and deed; Manas, Vak, Kaya and Karma in the same uniform equal measure. Then, Santhi becomes Prashanthi, the Real Santhi. Bereft of such Peace, one cannot hope to get either worldly, other-worldly, or trans-worldly bliss. Santhi is the nursery of all happiness and all joy. Thyagaraja knew this, for, he sang, "No Santhi, no Soukhya". All men need it, whoever they are, be they Daanthins or Vedaanthins, ascetics or scholars, pious men or philosophers.
But, man is unable to stand still even for a moment! Absence of mere anger cannot be taken as peace. The winning of a desired object and the satisfaction one gets then, should not be confused with Santhi. The Santhi that has pervaded the heart must not be shaken subsequently for any reason; that type of Santhi alone deserves to be called Prashanthi. Prashanthi has no ups and downs; it cannot be partial in adversity and complete in prosperity. It cannot be one thing today and another tomorrow. Maintaining the same even flow of Ananda, always, that is Prashanthi.
"Prashanthivahini" tells you and makes you understand how to earn it, how it can be utilised, and what its attributes are. Every single Sadhaka has the legitimate Right to earn this Prashanthi; so he must learn the path by which it can be earned. The World today is suffering from selfish politics, nihilistic religion and heartless competition; this is indeed a disgraceful state of affairs. Man has completely forgotten his fundamental divine nature. At such a crisis, the thing that is most urgent is Santhi, Prema.
There are the drugs, which will cure this dreaded disease. No other specific can ameliorate the illness. To get Santhi, Prema is the only means. The fuel Prema yields the divine flame of Santhi. Prema brings about unity of all mankind and this unity combined with spiritual knowledge will bring about world peace.