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A temple-goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go
to temple every weekend.
"I've gone for 30 years now," he wrote, "and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 discourses. But for the life of me, I can't remember a single one of them. So, I think I'm wasting my time and the Swamiji are wasting theirs by giving discourses at all."
This started a real controversy in the "Letters to the Editor" column.
Much to the delight of the editor, it went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher:
"I've been married for 30 years now. In that time, my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this: They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to temple or the discourses for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today."
As we eat nourishing food to sustain our body and keep it healthy, so that we can enjoy life and material
pleasures, we must also give proper food to our Soul (Atma) to remain fit and trim and that food for the
Soul (Atma) is fed by attending spiritual discourses, temple worship,doing Namasmarana (Singing the glory of the Lord through the Chanting of the Bhajans) every day and regular satsanghs with the company of good people.
This will sustain our Soul (Atma) and keep it healthy.
It is only through the healthy body and the purified Soul (Atma) that we can reach our destination – Moksha (Liberation).
Let us all resolve today and put an effort to lead our lives and move to the right path as shown by our
ancient seers, so that we -all the individual Atmas (Jeevatmas) can attain the Lord (Paramatma).