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Thursday, August 12, 2004

Thought for the day -12th August 2004

知性は人間の特権であり、一切の努力は知性を拡げ、研ぎすますことに向けられなければなりません。知性に加えて、人格も同じように育まれなければなりません。そうしてはじめて、知性は社会に役立てられます。他の人の重荷を和らげるために、自らの楽しみをすすんで放棄することは最高の美徳です。もっとも価値ある物は何かと聞かれたら、誰もが金やダイヤモンドだと言うでしょう。しかし、ダイヤモンドをカットしてその輝きを出すのはだれでしょう?地中深くにある金の鉱脈を見つけ出すのはだれでしょう?もっとも本当に価値あるものは人間であり、その長所は、自らの思考、言葉、行為を清める力にあります。

ババ

プラシャンティ・ニラヤムの掲示板より
2004年8月12日

Intelligence being the special mark of humans, every effort must be made to amplify and sharpen it. Along with intelligence, character too has to be cultivated in equal measure, for then alone can that intelligence be used to serve society. The readiness to renounce one's pleasure in order to relieve the burden of another is a prime virtue. When asked as to which is the most valuable object, everyone says gold or diamonds. But who cuts the diamond to expose its lustre? Who finds the ores of gold deep within the Earth? It is man who is really most valuable and his strength lies in his capacity to purify his thoughts, words and deeds.

- Baba

Thought for the day as written at Prasanthi Nilayam today
12th August 2004

http://sai.way-nifty.com/sainews/audio/TFTD12.mp3

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