You may be from many countries, and wedded to different cultures and traditions, languages and styles of dress, food, etc. But, this variety should not hide from our vision, the unity of Divinity inherent in all of you. The world today is afflicted with formidable problems and fast-spreading fear – fear of war, famine, and of demonic terrorists, problems of racial, religious and regional conflicts, of economic recuperation and survival, of student indiscipline, of credal clashes, of frenzy and fanaticism, of power-grabbing and extreme egoism. The only remedy for this creeping fear is an attitude of Vairagyam (non-attachment). When one is attached to the body-mind complex and the I-and-Mine limitation, fear is inescapable. The Advaitic (non-dual) awareness that what we witness is but a super-imposition of our own mind on Reality, is the best cure, and service is the most effective sadhana.