My Dear Boys!
Accept My Blessings and Love. Even if every attempt of ours is a failure, and we weep and
are torn asunder, yet, through all this we have to preserve our heart. We must assert our
God-hood in the midst of all these difficulties. Nature wants us to react, to return blow
for blow, cheating for cheating, lie for lie, to hit back with all our might. Then it
requires a Super Divine power not to hit back, to keep control and to be unattached.
Dear Boys! We require no one else to make us happy for we are happiness itself. The first
sign that you are becoming religious is that you are becoming cheerful. When a man is
gloomy that may be dyspepsia (indigestion) but it is not religion. My dear boys, today I
am with you, in you. Be happy.
January 14, 1975 (Sankranthi)
(Letter to His students.
From Prema Dhara, a collection of Swami's letters)