Self Faith---Driving Force of Life

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Madam Toastmaster, enlightened fellow members & distinguished guests :

Recently Times Magazine declared Mahatma Gandhi as the greatest leader in world history till now. Highlighting the importance of self-faith; in one of his speeches he thundered:

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

We are the children of God; the sharer of immortal bliss, holy and perfect beings. We see divinities in greedy and power hungry people. It is a sin to call them so. It is a standing libel on human nature. Come up O lions and shake off the delusion that you are sheep. You are not servant of matter; but matter is your servant.

Old timers said that he is an atheist; who does not believe in God. The new thinking says that he is an atheist; who does not believe in himself. If you have faith in more than 33 million Gods worshipped world over and still does not have faith on you; then there is no salvation for you.

I will share a beautiful humorous story with all of you to clarify this point.

A man and a parrot were traveling together in a plane. While talking to each other; man start copying the parrot. Due to lot of noise; both were thrown out of the plane. In open sky; parrot asked the man are you still enjoying. The moral of the story is “We are born original, why to end a copy. “ For any individual the most powerful brand is himself.

To succeed, we must have tremendous perseverance and will power. I will drink the the ocean – says the persevering soul. At my will mountains will crumble up have that sort of energy. Work hard and we will reach the goal Faith is life; weakness is death. Strength is felicity. Weakness is constant strain and misery.

Doing is very good; but that comes from thinking. Let positive, strong thoughts be in us from the very childhood. If there is one word bursting like a bombshell on the masses of ignorance it is fearlessness. What we want is muscles of...
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