The ‘Pancha Sutra’
By Acharya Sachidananda on 02-12-2016
The Baba continued; ‘The ‘Pancha Sutra’ is a five-point moral regeneration programme which can also help to usher in a culture of peace, my son. It consists of five simple programmes that can be practiced by people from all religious backgrounds… The Pancha Sutra is an effective programme for a culture of peace in India and the world……‘The five simple programmes constituting the Pancha Sutra are: Prarthana Sutra, Padhai Sutra, Safai Sutra, Seva Sutra and Prem Sutra…..‘Prarthana Sutra’ means praying daily for divine grace to guide and strengthen us, and for a culture of peace in the world. ‘Padhai Sutra’ implies improving one’s knowledge through self-study and reading inspiring books to keep one’s mind positive and energized. Positive thoughts alone can bring forth positive results through positive actions. ‘Safai Sutra’ implies cleanliness of body, surroundings and mind. A healthy body and a healthy mind go together. ‘Cleanliness is next to Godliness’ is an ancient dictum which implies that cleanliness has great importance in our spiritual life as well….‘The fourth is ‘Seva Sutra’. It implies service to parents and teachers at all times, and to the poor and the needy fellow beings as and when necessary and possible. Selfless service, ‘nishkam karma’, purifies us…‘The last is ‘Prem Sutra.’ It implies saying and doing things with love… God is love infinite. Those who love, live in God. They become God-like…‘You can study the details of this moral regeneration programmes from the books on ‘Tyagarchana’ in our library. They are clubbed together….‘Thus we have ‘Dharma Rajya’ as the inclusive vision, working together for a culture of peace on earth through an Integrated World Order as the shared mission, ‘Tyagarchana’ as the basic programme for spiritual unity and awakening, and ‘Pancha Sutra’ as the constructive programme for a culture of peace and moral regeneration.’ The Baba summed up.
About The Author
Swami Sachidananda Bharathi is an Indian Air Force officer turned spiritual guide and an apostle of peace and love. He is the patron of 'Indian Thoughts'. He represented India in the 'Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders' held under UNO, in 2000. He has founded Dharma Bharathi Mission.