One day while imparting knowledge to us Swamiji said, “What exactly does a person converse or talk about with another person ?” He further said , ” A person mostly talks about the thoughts that are on his mind and the emotions that reign supreme in his heart at that particular moment of his conversation. Thus , if he is sad or unhappy he expresses his sadness, unhappiness and in a way makes the listener…the receiver of his unhappiness. If he is depresed, he talks about his problem with the other person making the listener also feel depressed. On the other hand, if one is happy and in a joyful state, he makes the person listening to him also feel the same….joyful and happy. Hence, the speaker becomes a distributor of the thoughts and emotions that govern him at that particular moment. Our thoughts and emotions , whether positive or negative, have a similar effect on the people around us , from the smallest unit viz.a family….to the largest unit viz. society. Such is the power of your thoughts and emotions ! In which state should you always be ? “Depressed or happy ?”…… While reflecting deeply on Swamiji ‘s words later I was filled with guilt as we, inspite of being Swamiji’s devotees , at times , draw great comfort in remaining unhappy and depressed. Our Gurudev has blessed us with good health and everything we need and desire. In comparison, Swamiji continues to spread happiness, joy, cheer , positivity and optimism , irrespective of the physical ailments that He is suffering from due to the karma that He has taken of His devotees. Shouldn’t we always remember that as His torch – bearers it becomes our foremost duty to stay happy, calm and cheerful in all situations and spread joy everywhere , all the time , keeping depression and unhappiness at bay, aware of the fact that we are affecting people around us with the same emotion that we experience ? Stay happy and keep others around you happy is Swamiji’s simple but extremely relevant message.