AROGYA – 09.07.2006
The millions of life forms in all the worlds can be divided into two categories. The first is a group which exists only for the sake of living. The other group is living to achieve some thing. Birds, animals, underwater life and other small creatures belong to the first group. They exist only for the sake of living. Only human beings belong to the second group who live to achieve something. The life forms other than humans are concerned with maintaining their own lives, species and pleasures. They have no opportunity or the wisdom to achieve anything.
However, this is possible only for human beings. This is the greatest blessing and gift to human beings. The other life forms are not bestowed with such an opportunity. If you look at other living beings for any achievement, it is very rare because they are concerned only with two things. One is food and the other is safety. All living beings have eyes; but only man can see good things, get inspired by them and can do good deeds.
Every living being have ears; but only man can hear good things, get inspired by them and can apply them in their lives. Every living being has legs. The other living beings use their legs only for getting their food; but only man can use his legs to go to places of righteousness. Only man can do good things with his hands. Though other life forms have the same kind of body organs, they can use them only for their own pleasure. Only human beings can do things which result in achievements.
Many people have achieved many things in this world. The basis of an achievement is love. Love brings the idea of doing something good for others. The good deeds which we do without expecting any reward will definitely pave the way for achievements. Though there are many life forms, human beings have taken birth to achieve something. To achieve something love has to emerge from within oneself. Love emerges in many ways and shapes. If we follow the life style of those persons whom we love, it emerges automatically.
Love emerges when one worships God with devotion. Love emerges through reading good books or listening to the words of good people. Hence if a man wants to achieve something, he should be on the right path and get to know about the right things. If that is not there, this birth is just like any other life forms that are born only for the sake of living. So, if anyone wants to achieve something he should get to know about the good things in life. Then only, achievement is possible.
The reason why we say that human beings can achieve is because human beings can do anything and everything. This is the difference between other life forms and human beings. The elephant has a lot of strength and power; but in spite of this, can it do something good for others? Maybe very little. However, if a man decides to do something good for others, he can definitely do it. That is why the Tamil Poet Avvaiyar has said, “It is rare to be born as human beings; and a blessing to be born without any deformity”. The purpose of human birth is fulfilled only when a human being is able to do good things for others and make others happy. For that, there should not be any hindrance by way of physical deformity.
This is the reason why we have started a program called Arogya. Poor children who have a physical deformity are selected for rehabilitation through Government and other welfare programs so that they will get the help they need to live a normal life. After benefiting from the program they should be encouraged to help others with disabilities because the suffering of physical deformity is very well understood only by someone who is also disabled.
The Aroyga program was introduced with the noble idea that physical deformity should not stop anyone from getting the opportunity to achieve something in life. Twice a year the medical expenditure is financed for open heart surgery and other treatments for needy children. Those who get this help should not only be happy that they received such a gift but should also work towards giving the same to other affected people once they become well of in life because they would understand how difficult it is due to the lack of money. They must act as instruments of God to do good for others as they have benefited from God’s abundant mercy.
Amma blesses all living beings in all the worlds to be happy, peaceful and blissful.