How can we become Divine?

What is Divine? Man, minus desires is divine. Is it possible to give up all the desires? It is not. However, you have to give up the feeling of ‘I’ and ‘Mine’. You should learn and enjoy what God has given you without the feeling of ‘I’ and ‘Mine’. From ‘I’, you should move to ‘We’, and from ‘Mine’ to ‘Ours’. Only then can you rise from ‘We’ to ‘He’, or God.

You have to progress from ‘individual’ to ‘society’ and from ‘society’ to ‘God’—that is the way to become Divine. To think that only ‘I’ should be happy and healthy is wrong; the right attitude should be ‘all must be happy and healthy’. If you pray and work for others, you will also become Divine. This is how Madiyala Narayan Bhat (Founder of Loka Seva Vrinda and two educational institutions at Muddenahalli and Alike in Karnataka, South India) enunciated the goal of human life as ‘ātma kalyāṇa’ (Self realisation) and ‘loka kalyāṇa’ (welfare of the world).

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