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As written at PRASANTHI NILAYAM Today

10th December 2016 

Dharma (Righteousness) is not a casual word to be bandied about. Repeating often quoted phrases such as “Righteousness is that which sustains” (Dharayateeti Dharmaha) or Righteousness protects its protectors (Dharmo Rakshati Rakshitaha) is a very common practice, but is not enough. What is needed is the practice of righteousness. Right conduct alone constitutes Dharma. The person who leads a righteous life is bound to find peace. Whoever goes into towns and villages to propagate righteousness must remember and practice these four important injunctions, “Do not cause harm to anyone”, “Do not abuse anybody”, “Perform your duties with loving devotion” and “Make your heart pure”. Even though most of our actions are related to worldly concerns, realisation of Divine is the goal. The only way to sanctify all our actions while leading our daily life is to do every act as an act of worship, as an offering to the Divine. Thus your whole life will be transformed into a sacred existence. (Divine Discourse, Jan 7, 1988)

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