A Leadership for Tomorrow

A Leadership for Tomorrow

Quotes from SSS Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Lecture to Khalsa Council April 10, 1996

…There is no progress if there are no challenges; there is no progress if there are no calamities; there is no progress if there are no mishaps.  A nation does not make its way just with a simple fear of pain, defeat, dishonor, or diminish.  A nation progresses through its spiritual strength, against the tide of time.  A nation which cannot conquer time, a man which cannot overcome time, shall not exist in peace within its own lifetime.  Simple law…

It is not how spiritual one is; it is how spiritually one faces calamity.  …Spirituality is when all is gone, and there is nothing to hope for, you become the hope and you are not gone.  That is spirituality.  That is what man is going to be…

Now, there are certain things to be done as a nation.  We have to prepare ourselves for the onslaught, which after 21 years, we are going to face.  There are certain weaknesses we have.  Most rational person among us cannot tell an irrational person that he doesn’t have time.  Most disgraceful situation cannot be denied the most graceful person, because he cannot face it.  We are born to be face to face with death and conquer death…The technology is true, real, and it requires a practice…

There is no such moment more precious than when you see in the agony and the climax of the pain, that there is God…

You are going to be tested by time.  You can complain, bicker, and you can swim in the pool of your neurosis, your insecurities, and your short comings; or, you can just live in gratitude that you have the face and you have the grace.  Whether you are deserving or not deserving, that’s not your desiring, even.  But it is there.  And you’ll keep it.  And if you keep up, that’s all (that) matters.