March 31, 1997
Students chant Brahmarpanam before eating food. When they do so, food gets transformed into Prasad. But when they go home, they won’t even chant it in their mind. As a result, food remains as food only. Sometimes it may turn into poison too. Some of the parents themselves discourage students by telling, “Any way you are made to practice many spiritual activities in the hostel. At least now, relax.” In such cases students should strongly tell them, “This is home. The place may change. But I am not changing. I am the same.” If it is not possible to chant loudly, at least chant in your mind. Since many students do not continue such good habits, they face so many problems and difficulties.
Some of the important guidelines given by Swami
|Sathya Sai with Students: |
Swami is your True Companion
At the end, Swami gave Namaskar and Prasadam to all the students. While giving Padanamaskar, Swami said, “Be good. Very happy… very happy. Good students. Be disciplined. Develop good manners. Don’t involve in bad practices. Don’t develop bad behavior.”