Man has to recognise the indebtedness to society and his duty towards it; this is the best way to solve the troubles of the day. Attention is paid only to arguments and counter-arguments, propositions and oppositions, plans and programmes; the aim of the ego-centred is more to win a verbal victory than achieve a valid target. No attempt is made to foster the social virtues of honesty, tolerance and cordiality. Society is the expression of Divinity in manifold phases, with its love, its ardour, its eagerness to comfort and console. A chance conglomeration of humans does not become a society. It has to be welded into a unit by the consciousness of kinship in God, by the sharing of each other's joys and sorrows, and the cultivation of samarasa, sympathy. The individual has to manifest through word and deed, the ananda inherent in him and in society.
- Baba -