12-4-88, London. This morning Swamiji finished breakfast and was making his way to the Bal Sabha. He had to walk through a corridor formed by two lines of balaks. As Swamiji passed through,
Dinkerbhai loudly asked the kids, "What are the three types of unhappiness."
At once the kids chorused, "Adhi, vyadhi and upadhi."
Swami was extremely pleased at their knowledge. He stopped and asked, "Do you know how to get rid of this unhappiness?"
"No," the kids replied.
"By worshiping God, unhappiness is driven away".
"Do you know what upadhi is?"
"Beating others up, quarrelling with teachers in school, playing mischief and damaging things are all called upadhi. This leads to unhappiness. How can we get rid of this unhappiness?"
"Only by devotion to God." Swamiji answered himself.
Are you happy or unhappy kids? Think this one over carefully, and do as Swamiji advises.