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Many take sweet diction and elocution as important. Of course, they are, to some extent; but, the sweetness of the words must be there, whenever the speech is recalled to memory. It should not turn bitter with the passage of time. Then only are those words Amritha. Now, the sweetness does not persist; it turns bitter soon. The reason is there is no co-ordination between the speaker, the subject and conduct. Therefore, instead of Amritha, the words now become Anritha. The impression will be changeless and permanent when a good subject is clothed in a fitting style and presented with appropriate feeling on the basis of actual experience.

What Sadhakas have to do now is this:

  • First Viveka is to be developed; that is to say, the capacity to distinguish the eternal from the transitory, and to decide which is worthy.
  • Second, a sincere attempt has to be made to experience what is so chosen as worthy and true.
  • Third, that attempt should not be given up; whatever comes in the way.

These three can be called genuine tapas. From this Tapas alone is born real Santhi and Joy.

Now, everything from Ant to Almighty is undergoing some change or other, every minute. There is no object, no live thing that is an exception to this law. Creation is ever changing. But this change is of two kinds; external and internal. The external change can be easily cognised; the internal is not so patent, not so easy to understand. That is why it is necessary to first train oneself to understand the external changes which are clearer, and then, gradually approach the problem of controlling the changing interior. Of these two, which ever you are at, do it with a full heart, to the satisfaction of your own conscience, not to earn the esteem of others, or to please them, or to get praised by them as a great Bhaktha. Such an attitude is treason to the Self, Atmadroha.