“Now that I am going abroad people there will ask me why are you trying to improve others when you yourselves are so bad at home? At that time I must have an answer to give and that answer of mine is the Chinmaya Mission. I can say, who said we have not started? I am working for the last twelve years, I have started the organisation, and now it is a question of a few years before the results from it can be seen. Just as in a seed there is the possibility of a tree – it has just started; wait for a few years and you will find a huge tree coming out. That tree is the Chinmaya Mission.
On the other hand, if the Mission members themselves say immediately I go, “Now that Swamiji is gone, let us stop the study classes.” All work stopped, and fights between the secretaries, group leaders and members also split into rightists and leftists, if that comes that will be a very bad thing indeed. You regularly attend the classes and do your sadhana, and that will be your help to me there. I am going only depending upon and ensuring thus on your strength. When I am gone you continue with your study, meditation, japa and sadhana. You must regularly meet and be in touch with one another and ensure mutual relationships. As a team, work! Thus, you help me. Be regular in your Sadhana.
In every walk of life, wherever you be, 24 hours you are a Mission member, not only on Sunday afternoons. As members, your work is not by mouth but by your every action, 24 hours.
MORALITY is never taught, MORALITY is CAUGHT. Moral instructions you cannot give to anybody. Ears are not as powerful as the eyes. We easily imitate what we see and not what we hear. Exhibit the Geeta in your actions. Membership of the Chinmaya Mission is not available for all. Every member must be an active, dynamic living member. If one Mahatma Gandhi is good, all Congress is good – when he went away all are bad now. Now that I am temporarily going abroad, people will evaluate the Chinmaya Mission by your actions. Beware of your actions ! Actions will be good only when the thoughts are good, so keep the thoughts good. Beware, beware all.”
Then looking at the members from other centres, he said: “All those from Ernakulam and Poona also. This is not only to Bombay. Don’t say it was said only to Central Chinmaya Mission Trust. It is for everyone.”