Question: You told earlier that Swamiji said we should become perfect human beings. Can You please speak a little about that?


Yes, there should be some difference between the human being and the animal. For instance if you offer food to an animal they will simply pounce on it, they cannot hold on. A human would wait for others present to join in, they would pray to God before eating, with thanks.

When you practice austerities such as meditation then the mind will settle and become more refined. Then the ego is reduced, especially the ego to dominate - this is the source of all the problems for humanity.

So Swamiji said this - that we should aim to become perfect human beings rather than aim to become angels or gods. Also if you ultimately become a perfect human being, that means you will know the Self.

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