10 APRIL 1983
Shri Mahaprabhuji wishes to thank all those of the Sikh community who organized and participated in reading the Guru Granth Sahib. The words of this scripture are the same as Shri Mahaprabhuji uses in His speeches as they are meant to inspire faith and determination. All great saints and spiritual leaders who have appeared in the world have come to establish world peace and unity for humanity as a whole. Jealousy and hatred are the two causes by which humanity is ruined. In your lives these two vices should have no place. I want to weed out the prevailing non-violence in the world. It is a cause of apathy and idleness. This non-violence has cooled the blood of men so that it has become like cold water. This attitude of non-violence produces a lack of discrimination between good and evil. Everyone should lead a life of bravery and courage. A man without courage is like a dead man. Life without courage is no life. At present, many atrocities are being committed in the world. Human beings are treated like animals. No one has had the courage to stand up against these atrocities but everyone should be brave and resist them. Everyone must be of firm determination and stick to what he believes to be true. Be constant in your actions and dutiful. Lethargy must have no place in your lives. Lethargy is the weakest trait in man. The day mankind becomes hard-working, the world will lack nothing. Man must live and improve through, work. Work is the highest form of worship. You can evolve in all ways by doing work.
10 APRIL 1983
By the grace of Shri Mahaprabhuji,, the reading of the Guru Granth Sahib has been completed today without difficulty. The Lord says : “The saint always resides in My heart and I am in the heart of the saint. The saint knows Me alone, thinks of Me alone and I know him alone who is truly devoted to me. Guru Nanak, who appeared in Punjab, was such a saint. Whatever he did, he did for the sake of humanity. The actions of great saints like Guru Nanak are aimed exclusively at the welfare of mankind as a whole—to lead men to the true goal of life. The words of the saints contain a vibration and energy that have the power to remove vice and evil from the world. The value of their words is that they inspire. This is why the scriptures say that their words have to be read again and again and to be meditated upon and be put into practice. The reading of the Guru Granth Sahib, by the grace of Shri Mahaprabhuji, was like a flow of nectar.