Swami was talking to the mother of a student, who was happy spending all his winter holidays in practising for the Brass Band programme to be presented during Swami’s 92nd Birthday celebrations.
Unlike many other mothers, she was very happy that the boy did not mind being away from home for Swami’s sake. She confessed that her son had totally changed in the last few months of studies in Swami’s school.
Swami said, “Your son was always good. But the environment of the city was not good to allow his innate goodness to manifest outside. But in our school, the right kind of environment has allowed his inner goodness to come out. It is just like a seed which won’t sprout even if sown, unless it gets the right kind of weather. Likewise, the seed of goodness won’t sprout unless one is in good company.”