The following is the translation of Dr Chinmayji's speech. The video can be found at the end.
Friends, this is an auspicious occasion of Vasant Parva—Param Pujya Gurudev’s spiritual birthday. The day Pujya Gurudev started his spiritual journey. If we look at Bhagwan Buddha’s life, three significant events happened on the same day—his birth, his great nirvana, and his self-realization. Gurudev had almost similar association with Vasant Panchami. We all have gathered here on this sacred, divine and auspicious occasion. With a sincere hope that Param Pujya Gurudev’s blessings, favour and grace shower in our life of all of us; that Mother Gayatri’s mantra, its tatva-darshan (its core message) and thinking which Gurudev wished to see integrate into our character; that such a fervour emerge in our lives, let us all chant Gayatri Mantra together. Gayatri mantra is the mantra dedicated to Bhagwan Surya (the Sun). It has three steps, each of which inspires us to ingrain tejas, ojas and varchas (spiritual energies). We should certainly chant the mantra but let us express it from the deepest core of our character and with such devout thoughts and feelings that its utterance can kindle energy, warmth, intensity, divineness and purity in our life as well as our character; and inspire us to follow righteous intellect and righteous path. With these thoughts and feelings, let us all chant Gayatri mantra together keeping our body still; calming down our mind and sentiments; preparing ourselves to be able to understand and ingrain what is about to be said.
All the fellow notables on the stage—Respected Kapil Mama Ji, Respected Om Prakash Mama Ji, Respected Pramod Bhatnagar Mama Ji, Arun Bhai Saheb, Dinesh Bhai Saheb; and our Gayatri Pariwar workers, brothers and sisters from various regions who have gathered here under the divine protection of Param Pujya Gurudev and Param Vandaniya Mata Ji at this pious venue of Shantikunj.
The last two years have been Gayatri Pariwar’s Yuva Kranti Varsh (Youth Revolution Year). The purpose of celebrating these years was to reach out to those people whose way of thinking, life purpose, their thoughts and feelings reveal genuine youthfulness. When our inner feelings become dormant, our youthfulness will also become dormant or get vanished. Losing youthfulness doesn’t mean getting older in terms of age or years. Getting older by age is not a misfortune. There is none in the world who has ever been born with a blessing from the Almighty that his or her body would never ever grow older. Ageing and ailments are among the inescapable rules of Nature. Anyone who has been born will have to go through ageing. Getting older by age is not a misfortune. However, if one grows older by mind—giving in to negative thinking and outlook; lack of interest and enthusiasm; lack of purpose; starting to look at society, life and future with some kind of pessimism as to what would happen to society and what would happen to their life; and our thinking and outlook becoming capitulated by negativity. Friends, it is that kind of growing older, the ageing of the state of mind, the ageing of outlook which is no less nuisance. Just imagine of someone having lost hope, aspirations, enthusiasm, interest, happiness and outlook for life. Then whatever age the calendar hanging on the wall may be showing, he or she has really grown older by the state of mind. However, if the hopes are still alive, and both the purpose and the direction of life are preserved and being taken care of, even death cannot take away your youthfulness. Then you are youthful in real sense. Gurudev has said, “One who has lost from the mind point of view, has really lost. One who has won from the mind point of view has won everything.” If a person is youthful in his thinking, he is young. Gayatri Pariwar is fortunate that it has succeeded in reaching out to them who are young by their thinking; whose thinking is as strong as steel; whose purpose or goals are high and resolute; and whose intentions have still preserved purity, goodness, greatness, commitment, truthfulness and noble feelings. If you too possess such inner feelings, you should feel assured that your youthfulness is still alive. I salute your youthfulness and especially of those who are working in various regions of India being part and parcel of Gayatri Pariwar. I salute them from the bottom of my heart. The reason being, youthfulness is one of the few selected fortunes of life that not everyone gets blessed with. The value of good fortune will be meaningful only if a person is able to appreciate it in time as well as value the time. If we don’t value the time, then my friends, the fortune will come and go away and we won’t have anything apart from regrets. The value of fortune is only when the person appreciates the value of time. Today, anyone among you who aspire to do something good for society—I am not talking for everyone, I am taking for only those who have heart to do something good for society— who have active youthfulness; who have passion, enthusiasm and eagerness to do Gurudev’s work; I would say that the current time is urging you to appreciate the value of time. What is it begging? That the current glorious moments when we are here today, we are living, we are lucky to have a life—let us disregard our life for a moment—aren’t going to be repeated in the entire history of humanity. Their names will be scripted with gold in the history who appreciate the demands of these moments; study Gurudev’s plan thoroughly; and transform their life style, the way of thinking, outlook, inner feelings, contemplation and everything else to meet the demands of time. Your children and grandchildren will thank you and will revere you. They will say that people are looking at them with great regard because their parents, their grandparents were highly distinguished people who understood Mahakal’s plan, read Gurudev’s plan well in time and committed themselves to tread that path. People will respect their children and grandchildren saying that their parents, their grandparents were great people who were fortunate to work alongside Gurudev. Only those who are able to understand this plan. Those who cannot, those who remain engrossed in their fancy and fallacy would themselves regret and so will their progenies. What can be said about them? Their children and grandchildren would say that their parents, their grandparents had an opportunity to be Gurudev contemporaries, to meet him, to be with him, to talk to him; and they had an opportunity to join hands with Bhagwan but in spite of all these, why they didn’t made a right choice; why didn’t they take right decision at right time; why didn’t they make their youthfulness worthwhile? Friends, these moments of Vasant Panchami are the moments of making our individual youthfulness worthwhile. You should look at today’s Vasant Panchami thinking that everyone among us should go from here making their youthfulness worthwhile. What does it mean? You should read Pujya Gurudev’s literature if you wish to know how youthfulness can be accomplished. Every line of Gurudev’s literature isn’t any less than a blazing inferno. It can create a full-fledged revolution if it ingrains deeper into someone’s life and character. On this occasion of Vasant Panchami, I will cite four or five books. You are here today. You should take these books along. Keep them with you all along just like Geeta, Upanishad, Puran and read them regularly. It is essential that you must read this literature, these thoughts if at all you wish to know Gurudev’s thinking and to understand the plans. The first title is Mahakal aur usaki pratyavartan prakriya (Mahakal and His method of transformation). Long ago, a nail pricked in Gurudev’s feet which caused an abscess. A doctor came to see Gurudev in Mathura. He said he would have to make a cut to drain the pus. He said he didn’t bring his tools but would bring them along the next morning. He asked Gurudev if he would take medicines as it was going to be very painful. Gurudev asked him not to worry about medicines as the God would make all the arrangements. The doctor saw Gurudev at 9pm and came back with his tools at 5am the next day. Between 9pm to 5am, Gurudev sat down writing a book titled Mahakal aur usaki pratyavartan prakriya. The book was written in one night! If you read this book, you will find that its each letter isn’t any less that a blast. If you read it well, its every word would create such a blast in your personality and give such a profound inspiration that the person wouldn’t rest until doing Gurudev’s work. I would like to see someone who you come across and claims that he or she read the book and then went to sleep. That is not possible. If you read Gurudev’s book and especially this one, you will not be able to sleep. You will feel that you must start doing Gurudev’s work straightaway. The second book Praivartan ke mahan kshan (the great moments of change), Samasyaye aak ki, samadhaan kal ka (Problems of today, solutions for tomorrow), Hamari Yug-nirman Yojana (Our plan of creating a new era), Navyug kaa Matyaavtaar. I would urge you to take these five books along. You will get to know, listen to and understand two things if you read these five books. What are they? That Gurudev has spelt out—in these books, these thoughts— the full map, the full layout, the full sketch of the today’s world as it is and tomorrow’s world that we are going to witness. You will come to know everything about today’s world, tomorrow’s world, the world after thousand years. People may ask how they can be sure whether what Gurudev has said would be true or false. Friends, Gurudev isn’t a bhavishya-drastaa (the seer who sees and tells about future). Gurudev is a bhavishya-shrashtha (one who creates the future). The former can see but the later creates. If you study Patanjali’s work, he says that there are three types of proofs to verify something. In the seventh verse of the first chapter, Patanjali says, pratyaksha anumaana aagamaah pramaanaani.... You can verify in three ways whether something happened or not. The first one is pratyaksha (seeing something yourself), that you saw something happening. If there was a fire that you saw, you will be able to say that it really happened. You saw it yourself. The second yardstick is anumaana (making an inference). If you see smoke emitting from a window, you would guess that there may be a fire in the building. The third way is aagama (information from a trusted source). Someone you trust, someone you regard highly tells you not to go to a particular place as there was a fire. There are three measures. Patanjali says that there are three measures to know whether something happened or not— pratyaksha anumaana aagama. He says that there is one more measure—ritambharaa cha pragyaa. If you have created something yourself, you will have no doubt about it. Friends, the world, the society, the culture, the civilization that is going to be the reality in future, isn’t something that Gurudev saw, like Nostradamus did, but has actually been created by Gurudev himself. Gurudev organized all the building blocks from bricks, cement, concrete and everything else that were needed to make the future world. If you wish to know tomorrow’s world, you should read Gurudev’s literature. If you read these books, you can infer from every single word; you can make a guess about what sort of tomorrow’s world, tomorrow’s civilization, tomorrow’s thinking, tomorrow’s outlook are going to be. No one should cast a doubt. You will yourself get to know about it if you read these books. What other things you can come to know by reading these books? Friends, you can read the principles of having everlasting youthfulness from these books and these thoughts. Gurudev hasn’t spelt out these principles but Gurudev has said what the principles of living a life were. The principles of living a life are same as the principles of youthfulness. Someone who accomplishes life can accomplish youthfulness as well. You can regard this as Newton’s law of gravity. There are three things that Gurudev has written which I would like to share with you. One, Gurudev has said that if someone wishes accomplish his life, the first thing that is needed is to appreciate is the value of time, the value of current time. What we should do in the current time we are living in? For this there are three further things that we need to know—the value of time, the course of time, and the hints given by the time. The first thing is the value of time. We don’t appreciate the value of time. There is no facet of life where we can accomplish anything without knowing the value of time. You go to a doctor. You have a common cold and cough. If you consult the doctor in time, you will get treated very easily. You may recover taking paracetamol tablets. If you delay it, the illness may worsen into pneumonia, you will then need to be hospitalised and given antibiotics. If you consult at right moment, you will get right treatment. If you go early, you may recover taking ordinary tablets. If illness worsens, spreads throughout the body, becomes a cancer, the person may need a surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and so on. Friends, you should understand the value of time. Some of you may be engaged in farming. If you try to grow the crop in the autumn which can actually only be grown in the spring, you wouldn’t get anything. The crop wouldn’t grow even if you got the seeds from America or London. Time is valuable. If you try to get a 28-year old person admitted in a nursery, the teachers will laugh, the pupils will laugh. You cannot bring him to the nursery for studying as his time has gone by. You should take him somewhere else. Neither study not marriage can take place once the right time has passed by. You won’t get a train ticket once it has already departed. A person can transform his life if he understands the value of time. The first thing that needs to be taken care of is to appreciate the value of time. The second thing is to know the course of time, the directions of the wind of change. Today’s need is to change the thinking and the outlook of individuals. It wouldn’t make any difference whether you believe in it or not but the world is slowly leaning towards morality, idealism and positivity. You need to take the heed and understand the hints well in time. There is a lovely narrative from Maharshi Shri Arvind’s life. Maharshi Arvind gave details about his previous lives in one of the evening dialogues. You may not believe but Maharshi Arvind said he was born as Napoleon Bonaparte. There is a vast difference between both personalities. One was the king and that too an arrogant one! And the other was Maharshi Arvind, who reached the pinnacle of spiritual growth. He said that when he was born as Napoleon Bonaparte, he made a mistake that he didn’t recognize the course of time. Bhagwan’s directions for him at that time were to relinquish everything and go somewhere else during his exile on St. Helena. He said he just stayed on doing nothing else except waging war. He had to pay the price for not recognizing the time. The first thing is the value of time, the second, the course of time and the third, the hints given by time.
What hints the God is giving to us? We need to know them and act accordingly. We need to follow Gurudev’s message. Keshav Chandra Sen was a famous thinker and a contemporary of Swami Ramakrishna Paramhansa. If you read Swami Ramakrishna Paramhansa’s kathamrita, leelamrita (life stories), you will come to know about Keshav Chandra Sen. He was a great personality. Even Queen Victoria came from London to meet him in Calcutta. He was the founder of Brahma-samaj. These days, no one is familiar with Brahma-samaj but most people know Ramakrishna Mission. Keshav Chandra came to see Ramakrishna Paramhansa. Narendra (Swami Vivekanand) was also there. When Keshav Chandra glanced at Narendra, Ramakrishna smiled. He said, “Narendra has the Sun burning within him and you (Keshav Chandra Sen) have a ray.” After Keshav Chandra had left Narendra queried Ramakrishna about what he said. Narendra said “Keshav Chandra Sen is someone whom even Queen Victoria visited and I am just a poor man who is wandering around.” Ramakrishna said, “Keshav Chandra Sen isn’t recognizing the time but I am. In the coming days, you will become Vivekananda and no one will know Keshav Chandra.” And that is the reality today. You all are aware that no one knows Keshav Chandra Sen but everyone knows Swami Vivekananda. Keshav Chandra Sen said so many big things about Brahma-samaj and its activities to Ramakrishna. Ramakrishna asked Keshav whether he had received any directives from God about what he was doing. Keshav Chandra said he didn’t receive any directive. Ramakrishna said, “Then your Brahma-samaj wouldn’t progress. I have received directives for what I have been doing.” If you see, when Gurudev published the first issue of Akhand Jyoti, it was written on the third page that, “If Akhand Jyoti, the Yugnirman Yojna were the programmes led by human beings, they would cease to exist at the end of this issue. If it is the plan commanded by Bhagwan, it will carry on day and night for years and forever, even after my departure.”
Friends, the first and the foremost point is to recognise the importance of the current time. I would urge you all. You are here on the auspicious occasion of Vasant Panchami. Don’t depart from here without recognising the significance of time, the course of the time. The winds of change which you cannot see are drifting towards Gurudev. You may feel that you don’t see anything happening. Nothing is going to happen here. All the happenings are taking place in the divine world. If you are able to see them for yourself, you won’t rest even for a moment without doing Gurudev’s work.
Friends, the first thing you need to do is to recognise the importance of the current time. The second thing is to develop inner capability to meet the needs of the time. Even an average individual can accomplish big feats if he develops such a capability. Have you heard about Vikramaditya? He was an ordinary youth who used to wander around aimlessly. He had no means to earn his livelihood. Once he went to Ujjaini. He came to know that its king had died without any heir to the throne. The secretaries of the state made a public proclamation that whoever wishes to, can become the king of the state. Many people tried, even got crowned as a king but died the same night. Vikramaditya expressed his wishes to be a king. The secretaries tried to discourage Vikramaditya saying that he was still a young man while others who came forward to be the king were all elderly who wouldn’t mind dying after becoming a king. They warned him against becoming a king as he was still young. Vikramaditya insisted on becoming a king and he did become the king. He believed that the place must have been cursed by a deity or a demon. He cooked various types of delicacies, set the table and sat down hiding behind the throne holding his sword. Agnivetal, Indra’s commander in chief, turned up at night. He ate the food and got thrilled. Vikramaditya emerged from behind the throne. Agnivetal asked him to make a final wish before he kills him. Vikramaditya asked when he was destined to die. Agnivetal replied that he would die at the age of hundred years. When Agnivetal put his sword on Vikramaditya’s neck, Vikramaditya told him he wouldn’t be able to kill him as he was destined to live hundred years! Agnivetal got stunned to find that Vikramaditya was a clever person. Then Agnivetal told him some stories which you might be familiar with. They are known as Vetal Pachchisi, Simhasan Battisi. These are the same stories we know as the stories of Vikram and Vetal. He became well-known as the great King Vikramaditya.
An individual should develop the capabilities to meet the needs of the time. Friends, you have to recognise the time but you must also develop capabilities to match its needs. Was Hanuman Ji any less strong when he was born? At the age of four, he set off to swallow up the mighty Sun thinking it to be an apple! But when cursed by the divine beings, the same Hanuman Ji —whom we know as Pavan-putra (the son of Wind God) or Marich and we sing the praises of his extraordinary might and heroic acts— started hiding about being frightened of others. Gurudev has mentioned in his lecture. When Bhagwan Rama and Lakshmana came to meet Hanuman Ji for the first time on Rishyamukha mountain, he was so frightened of the warrior brothers thinking that they might kill him. He appeared in the guise of a Brahmin so that the warriors wouldn’t attack him. Hanuman ji approached Rama with fright. And just imagine how the same Hanuman Ji developed such power and strength that he started flying across the ocean, lifting big mountains, roaming around tying mighty Ravan to his tail, and so on. Where did he get those strengths from? That was the result of recognising his inner potentials. I would say to each of you, to at least recognise your inner potentials before you depart from here. You have come to the divine place of Shantikunj. Have we come here to live an ordinary life? Have we gained human life only to do small things? You haven’t come here to listen to a lecture or a religious discourse. You can do these things at hordes of places across India. You have come here. You should at least recognise your inner potentials, your inner divinity, and your greatness before you go. Friends, I am urging you to first recognise the direction of time. Second, you should recognise your inner potentials.
And the third principle Gurudev gave us is that only an individual—who recognises the time; develops his capabilities; joins in Bhagwan’s mission and sincerely contributes his efforts— can be regarded youthful and successful in life. The one who has so much dedication, confidence and faith that this is Bhagwan’s work and he wouldn’t mind even if he has to face a loss. That I am ready to tolerate any damage at personal level. If it is God’s work, I am ready to sacrifice my life. It needs faith and dedication. In Valmiki Ramayana, Adhyatma Ramayana, there a lovely story. When a bridge was being constructed across the sea, Nal, Nil, bears and monkeys were writing Rama’s name on the stones and throwing them in the sea. The stones would start floating on the water! Bhagwan Rama had a divine plan. He thought to test them out. He asked everyone how the stones managed to float on the water. Nal and Nil said they were writing Rama’s name on stones and that simply made them float on the water. Bhagwan’s name are making them float on the water. Rama asked whether the stone would float if he himself throws it in the water the same way. They said it definitely would. Rama wrote His name on a stone and threw it in the sea but the stone went under the water! Nal, Nil and everyone else started panicking about. How a stone thrown by Bhagwan could get sunk? Everyone looked towards Hanuman Ji with a curious glance. Hanuman Ji said it had to be the way it happened. Hanuman Ji said, “Rama’s name has such a power that it will make a stone float if Rama’s name is put on it. Whoever gets connected to Bhagwan’s name are definitely going to sail through.” Rama asked how the stone thrown by him the same way got sunk. Hanuman Ji said, “The one whom you abandon is surely going to sink. One who gets connected to Your name is definitely going to float and the one whom You have abandoned is undoubtedly going to sink.” Friends, when Bhagwan abandons someone, then his deliverance isn’t possible.
On occasion of auspicious Vasant Panchami, you should go from here with three thoughts. It is my polite appeal to all of you. It doesn’t matter however old you may be, whatever kind of life you may be living, whether you are from a city or a village, from India or abroad, you should go from here appreciating the current time. The winds of change are blowing towards Mahakal. The winds of change are blowing towards Gurudev. The only definition of youthfulness is that an individual recognises the time; develops inner capabilities thinking that it is God’s work for which we must develop the strengths of idealism; creates the outlook of faith, trust and dedication that we can join in and work together in Bhagwan’s mission. The God can sacrifice Himself for them, who succeed in doing so; who are able to recognise Bhagwan; and are willing to contribute their effort.
You can scan through the history. The God tests for only one thing. He would come at awkward time and would demand awkward things. The God would never demand big things. He would come at awkward time and would ask for awkward things. Sudama was a poor Brahmin. His wife urged him to go to his childhood friend Krishna who was then the king of Dwarika and get some treasure from him. Sudama went to Krishna to beg but on the contrary, Krishna started demanding something from Sudama. He asked Sudama to check what he had in his pockets. He had two fistful of cereal. Krishna asked Sudama to hand it over to him. Sudama could have refused to give it saying that Krishna was the king of three worlds while he himself was a poor man suffering from hunger. Instead, Sudama willingly handed it to Krishna. In return, Krishna made Sudama the king of the three worlds. If you read Bhagwat, there is a lovely story. When Sudama was born, the Goddess of destiny ordained that he would not have any wealth throughout his life. When Sudama was crowned to the kingdom of three worlds, the Goddess of destiny expressed her displeasure to Bhagwan. Bhagwan asked the Goddess to check Sudama’s destiny once again. Bhagwan rubbed his hand on Sudama’s head where his destiny was written. When the Goddess read again, she was surprised to find what was written. That Sudama was certainly destined to have wealth. Not what she had scripted that he would never get wealth!
Bhagwan always takes a test first. You might have heard this story about Durvasa’s visit to Draupadi’s house. Durvasa had sixty-thousand disciples. When Durvasa met Duryodhan, he played a cunning trick. He fed him with very good delicacies thinking that when he has eaten enough he will ask Durvasa to bless him. Duryodhan offered him a grand hospitality but with bad intentions. Durvasa used to lose his temper very easily. When he finished eating, he got so pleased that he asked Duryodhan to ask for a boon. Duryodhan said, “My brother Yudhisthira is a noble man who lives in the forest. I wish you go to his house as well and have a dinner. It will make Yudhisthira very happy.” Duryodhan had cunning intentions in his mind. He knew that Yudhisthira had nothing to be able to feed Durvasa and his sixty-thousand disciples. Durvasa being temperamental will curse Yudhisthira if he fails to offer him hospitality. Durvasa arrived at Yudhisthira’s house. His wife Draupadi was in a dilemma as she had nothing to feed them. He had only a grain of cereal left in the pan. She begged Bhagwan for a help. Bhagwan did come but instead of helping her out, Bhagwan asked Draupadi to give him food as he was very hungry. Draupadi gave the last grain of cereal to Bhagwan. Bhagwan said to Draupadi that the last single grain of cereal would get her a desired boon.
Bhagwan comes at awkward time and asks for awkward things to test whether you are ready to relinquish it to him. Bhagwan went to dying Karna and demanded his golden teeth. Bhagwan went to Bali, who was cursed by his Guru, and demanded his kingdom of three worlds. Bhagwan comes at awkward time to test whether you are capable of giving. He wouldn’t ask for big things. Bhagwan asked for small things like some sand from the squirrel (of Ramayana), the leftover berries from Shabari, butter from Gopis, staves from the cowherds. Those things would cost from 5 paisa to 4 Rupees only. Bhagwan doesn’t crave for things. Bhagwan desires our inner feelings. Bhagwan will be willing to carry you on His head; to elevate you as high as the sky; to make you the king of the vast kingdom spanning from the sea to all the nooks and corners of the world; if you are ready to hand in whatever that has been demanded by Bhagwan. The only condition is your readiness to hand in. When Bhagwan comes to you, you should be ready to give whatever you have. That is the only condition (that must be fulfilled) when Bhagwan comes to us. Rabindranath Tagore has written a very lovely story. Once he was standing with a bag of cereals. A monk came to him. Bhagwan came in the guise of a monk. Rabindranath hesitated when the monk demanded cereals. He could have given away the whole bag of wheats but he chose to give only a fistful of wheats. The monk smiled. When the monk touched wheat grains given to him, they turned into gold! Rabindranath has written a poem. If he had a realization that day, he could have had given the whole bag (to turn all the wheats into gold). Now I am wandering around with that bag but cannot find Bhagwan anywhere.
The same way, my friends, you have come here to Gurudev today. Don’t just think of handing in only a fistful. If you wish you can turn your entire life into gold. If you wish, you can turn your entire character into a paaras (a philosopher’s stone). You can rewrite your life. You have come here, don’t go from here having only small wishes fulfilled. You shouldn’t befall to the misfortune that the one bit of your life turns into gold and the rest remains as it was! You have come here; you should go from here making your entire life holy. Friend, this is great fortune. And Gurudev has knowingly offered this great fortune these days. You should note this down emphasizing it in the bold or in underlined text, that tomorrow’s world is going to the world created by Gurudev. When Ashwamedha series was going on, each and every individual wished to join Gayatri Pariwar.
The current time is the time of test knowingly put in place by Gurudev to test the depth of individual’s faith, trust and dedication. These moments may one day visit us again any time—to me and to you. The flag of Gurudev’s thoughts will be hoisted at every door steps, on every platform, in every parliament, in every place. You all are indeed going to witness that. But before that, Gurudev is going to prune the weeds. Those who has any deficiency in faith, trust and dedication need to move their address somewhere else. Only those are going to stay on who have come to Gurudev with total faith, trust and dedication.
Friends, I have shared all these matters with such a feeling that you have come here, you should depart accomplishing your youthfulness, recognising the time that is changing. It doesn’t matter that you cannot see it but the time is changing very fast. There are so many things happening around in the world that you cannot see. Can you see the earth revolving around its pivot? Do you see oxygen entering our body without which we cannot stay alive? Can you see the message going from one mobile to another? There are so many things we cannot see. However, that shouldn’t mean that they are not happening. With love or force, through persuasion or pressure, the world will come back to the place which Gurudev has decided. We need to get prepared for that. We need to join hands with and work for Pragyavtar. Mould our character to meet the demands. Pragyavtar is demanding only one thing that everyone be blessed with righteous intellect. There is no lack of intellect. But there is lack of righteous intellect. All corruptions, scams, wars, violence etc. are done by people who don’t lack intellect at all. Among them are even those who have received degrees from Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge and so on! If they lacked intellect they would have been committing small thefts or if they had little bit more intellect they would have been trading human beings. Humanity isn’t deficient from intellect point of view. It has intellect but lacks righteous intellect.
Friends, it is the need of the time to bring the humanity that has gone astray at the moment, on right path. Who will do that? You will have to do that. This task is there for good hearted devoted people, voluntary workers, those who can sacrifice, who are engaged in spiritual austerity. It is not for paid people. It isn’t possible to accomplish Yugnirman through paid workers. Friends, this task is only for good hearted people, for voluntary workers. If someone has a desire for money, fame, position, they have the whole world at their disposal offering those opportunities. They should go there, giving up Shantikunj; They need to give up Gayatri Pariwar; because Gurudev has made this Pariwar only for good hearted people, for voluntary workers.
Friends, you have come here, you should go committing yourself to recognise the time, develop your inner capability, develop those sentiments that we will not rest in peace until we don’t accomplish Gurudev’s mission. You should take along the thoughts I have given you, the Gurudev’s books which I told you, study them with conviction, be the integral part of those thoughts and mission which Gurudev wishes us to be. You have come here. Please don’t go away empty handed. Go from here having a resolve, purpose, pledge and determination in life; a conviction to transform your character; a resolve and dedication to offer your personal ahuti or contribution in this maha-yagya. Do not return empty handed.
One last time, with these parting words, I am appealing you that you have come here, you should go from here accomplishing your youthfulness. Vasant Panchami the festival to remind all of you— who enjoys youthful from mind, thoughts, outlook, inner feelings point of view —that the body can get older with years but the mind cannot. The mind gets older only when it harbours negativity. Today, it is necessary to refill positivity, new energy, warmth, resolve, determination within you. We wish that each and every one of you departs from here having accomplished inner youthfulness; with a resolve to recognise the demands of current time; with a resolve to develop inner capability, to be a genuine worker and genuine disciple of Gurudev.