Aspiration of the youth: While there were many significant events during my tenure, a question from a little girl Anukriti of Sri Sathya Sai Jagriti Vidya Mandir School, of Darwa village from Haryana, during children’s visit to Rashtrapati Bhavan on May 22, 2006, rings in my mind ever after. Anukriti asked me “why India cannot become a developed nation before the year 2020”.
I appreciated the question and said it was indeed a thoughtful question and assured her that that her dream would be taken to the highest institution of the nation and we would work for it to achieve before 2020. This question reflects how the desire to live in developed India has entered into the minds of the youth. The same feelings are echoed by over fifteen lakh youth, whom I have met so far and who represent the dream of the 540 million youth of the nation. The aspirations of the young to live in a prosperous, safe and proud India should be the guiding factor in whatever profession we contribute
Where exactly does God reside? He is everywhere, in all beings.is termed Omniscient and Omnipresent. Really speaking, He is love, and love pervades everywhere. That is all we need to know. There is no being without a trace of love. Love leads to ananda (Supreme bliss), pure and lasting. Many seek this ananda through their relationships with other individuals, others try to attain it by amassing fame, power and riches, and a few attempt to gain it by renunciation of material possessions and the desire for worldly pleasures. Detachment alone can confer ananda. The Upanishads proclaim that tyaga (sacrifice) alone can grant the Bliss of Immortality. One has to ignore all bonds of kinship and comradeship, give up all attachment and affection and, in the heart thus liberated, install God in all His glow. This is the only means to earn everlasting, undiminished ananda.