Egoism is the seed pot of greed, envy, malice, conceit and a host of other down-dragging tendencies. They cloud his intelligence; they divert the attention from truth and make the false appear as real, the real distorted as false. So, it becomes essential to cleanse the mind of these, through regular sadhana, to tune the little will to the infinite will of God, so that it becomes merged in His glory. Scholarship or skill, hover deep and varied, has no cleansing power. They only add the alloys of pride and competition. Learned men are not necessarily good, nor are men with spiritual powers over nature above pride, envy and greed. Sathya, dharma, santhi and prema are the hallmarks of a purified heart, a heart where God is enshrined and is manifest.
- Baba -