Life has to be spent in accumulating and safeguarding virtue, not riches. Listen and ruminate over the stories of the great moral heroes of the past, so that their ideals may be imprinted in your hearts. Virtue is becoming rare, nowadays, in the individual and in family, society and community, in all fields of life, economic, political and even 'spiritual'. So also, there is a decline in discipline, which is the soil on which virtue grows. Unless each one is respected, whatever his status, his economic condition, his spiritual development, there can be no peace and no happiness in life. This respect can be aroused, only by the conviction that the same atma that is in you is playing the role of the other person. See that atma in others; be aware that they too have hunger, thirst, yearning and desires as you have; develop sympathy and the anxiety to serve and be useful.
- Baba -