Indian Culture has always emphasised the hard way, the beneficial way, by which the heart will be softened and the hands rendered liberal. But people are now enamoured of cultures that emphasise the 'oriya' and not the 'hitha' - the pleasurable and not the profitable. Indian culture attaches no value to frill and fancy, mirages and mushrooms. It advises control of the senses and prevents us from catering to them and becoming their bonds laves. Inner concentration is to be preferred to outer distraction. Quietness, simplicity, humility - cultivate these instead of noise, complexity and conceit.
- Baba -