The ideal of a high standard of life, instead of high level of living has played havoc with human society. A high level of living insists on morality, humility, detachment, compassion; so, the competitive greed for luxury and conspicuous consumption receives no encouragement. Now, man is the slave of his desires; he finds himself helpless to conquer the thirst for pleasure and luxury; he is too weak to keep his nature under control; he does not know how to arouse the divine consciousness that is latent in him. Mere moral practices or instructions cannot help you to achieve divine consciousness. It can be done only by spiritual sadhana. For it is a basic transformation. It involves the elimination of the mind which is the arch-obstacle in the path. Grace of God, if invoked and won can endow you with the power. And the grace is available within you, awaiting the call.
- Baba -