Much advance publicity was made for the address the Master would deliver on “The Destruction of the World” and a large crowd gathered at the monastery grounds to hear him.

The address was over in less than a minute. All he said was:

“These things
will destroy the human race:
politics without principle,
progress without compassion,
wealth without work,
learning without silence,
religion without fearlessness
and worship without awareness.”

Anthony de Mello, SJ

He who knows the precepts by heart,
but fails to practice them,
Is like unto one who lights a lamp
and then shuts his eyes.