Chennai: “Meeting Acharyas and the spiritual leaders recharges one’s mind, gets guidance, reforms oneself, and equally helps in reforming the service to the society and the nation,” said RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat, while speaking at a function held as part of the Chaturmas Vrat of Acharya Shri Mahashraman on July 23. Acharya ji is observing Chaturmas at Madhavaram. He undertook Ahimsa Yatra on foot from 2014 promoting non-violence and entered Tamil Nadu on July 1, 2018.
In his discourse, Acharya Mahashraman articulated on how ‘anger’ is an enemy to a human being. A karyakarta, who does sewa as ‘dharma’ should cultivate the habit to control the anger to succeed. He should think forward and not get angry. Responding to Acharya’s thoughts on anger, Shri Bhagwat said anger cannot be controlled by external factors. It prevails in our heart. One has to restrain oneself to control the anger. Happiness or sadness, love or hatred everything affects our mind equally. The Indian spiritual leaders have gained complete control over these factors. So, we have to go to them to acquire these qualities, he added.The Sarsanghachalak said the foremost challenge we face every day is the ‘self', because the challenge is not to change the world, but to change oneself. To control ‘anger', the initiative should come from within. As such, to run a family, maintain an organisation or to work with togetherness you need satya, karuna, ahimsa, shuchita and tapas. India has seen many invasions. But because of the abundance of spirituality here, whoever invaded eventually got destroyed. This land was there, it is still now and it will go on. Don't fight with the nature of satya. Satya cannot be comprehended by one individual.He said in order to maintain peace in mind, family and society, we should change ourselves. The first challenge is correcting oneself. Make your life pure, efficient, remove your defect make your life useful, without this you cannot change the world. To obtain these virtues, you should get the holy presence and guidance of the spiritual leaders, and we are responsible for the action through good deeds in the society, Shri Bhagwat added.