Thought of the day

Every human being has the evil tendencies of lust (kama), anger (krodha) and greed (lobha) in them. The great epics, Ramayana, Bhagavata, and Mahabharata, teach good lessons to control these enemies. Ravana, who had mastered all the sixty-four branches of knowledge and was a great scholar and a mighty warrior, lost his life and caused the ruination of his entire clan because of lust. It is not enough if you merely read Ramayana; you should grasp its real significance. In the Mahabharata, Duryodhana personified greed. He refused to share the kingdom with the Pandavas and denied them their rightful share. Due to this quality, he perished along with his entire clan. These illustrations echo the need for the eradication of the feelings of lust, anger and greed. Pandavas emerged victorious because they practiced all the human values of Truth, Love, Right Conduct, Non-Violence and Peace. If you follow these values, success will follow automatically.