(In February 1946, the question of food shortage vehemently has been risen in all countries of the world. Especially Indian newspapers were describing horrible famine of violent form in the near future. After reading these news people were affected by the famine even before it arrived. At this time Śṛīcaraṇ´s following sermon of 22th February had been published by several newspapers which gave particular solace and peace to public).
“The question of food shortage, which has been risen intensely nowadays in newspapers, need not worry the believers in God when reading it. The one who has protected you in the womb will protect you now also. This question of food crisis is heard in all countries.
Often it has been seen that, when mankind is surrounded from all sides, then also one or another solution for overcoming particularly comes out. It is not necessary to get fearful for the believers of the divine disc.
The one who has created is all supporting. He takes care for all. It is necessary to put particularly faith in Him and thinking gladfully of the supreme Father while performing one´s own duties and facing one´s inevitable fate with joy and staying satisfied in it.
When one´s personal fate is completed and even enjoyable results have come to an end then the body necessarily has to be dropped no matter whether the reason may be famine or something else; Therefore we should remain fearless. We should not allow weakness to enter the heart due to fear of famine.
In such times we should extensively worship īśvarā (God) by japa (mantra recitation), tapas (penance, austerities), sacrifices, and big sacrifices as much as we can. Because spiritual merit is increased by worshipping iśvara and by spiritual merit wrongfully deeds are destroyed, this is a Veda quote and it is true. For those who believe in the Vedas and the scriptures it is not necessary to be afraid of the misgivings of the material circumstances.
God has the burden of carrying and nourishing those who rely on him. From our side it is necessary to become His servant. The believers of God have got this knowledge also in their epic literature (i.e. Mahābhārata, Rāmāyaṇā) and in the ancient Vedic texts (purāṇas). In times of crisis the Supreme Being (God) certainly has created one or another means for sustaining. Therefore it is necessary to stay reliant on Him even now.“