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FOREWORD. Sixth (Agrahayan) number of 'Anathbandhu.' (0. come and go, we do not know whence we come and where we go; but when we come, we must go. We do not bring anything with us nor do we carry away with us anything. Our life again is short and we are deluded with maya. In our childhood we follow pleasure and have aims and ambitions of one kind. These change as we change. Childhood passes, boyhood comes, when if we have sincere and well-trained teachers to prepare us we become useful to society and good to men and then we may pass a happy life. Then when we become householders, our duties change again. We now enter manhood, and our most important duty should be duty to God and men, and all creatures. If, however, we are placed under unworthy teachers we pass an unhappy life and leave behind us troubles to our posterity. To prevent troubles in life, we should sow seeds of love and duty to God and men and all creatures of God to enable us to pass a happy life and leave our children in equally happy position. Hence we should abandon luxury and live economically and be kind and good to all. Crystal and glass shine bright like diamonds. They look like diamonds, but have none of the merits of the diamond. Such is the case with human beings. Most of those we see are mere materialistic men who pick up their duties at random according to association. Men trained in spiritual life with the knowledge of Proper duties are called men. They are rare as diamonds, Our ignorance, in securing proper teachers ind worthy associations, places us in the dark And we follow men whom we foolishly consider great men. The great men of India were the Brahmins, who lived in caves and huts and practised religious austerities. The masses used to follow them and acted according to their instructions. Thus the people of the country were simple and sincere and possessed real wealth in their land which they cultivated and produced all their necessities. They kept cows for milk and other products of the milk, used. cowdung as fuel and a sanitary paste and the ash as a manure. Thus the poorest in those days were richer than the rich men of the present day, who live in a fashionable style but possess neither land for cultivation nor cow to obtain milk and its products and those that possess land and cow do not know how to utilize them. My grand-uncle, who was a teacher of music, used to tell his pupils at the start to unlearn all they had learnt before, and start. a fresh with Sa, Re, Ga, Ma. To bring back the old peaceful time, we must unlearn what we have learnt and go back gradually to the old ways by such processes as will suit the people atpresent. My Annapurna Asram will be a model home to teach economy and encourage Warnasram and pious living. The 4 mathbondhag has already given people an idea of teaching on the lines wanted for the good of the people. When this model home will be built, it will bring back the ancient mode of teaching children in Patsalas and Toles, the industries of the caste-men as enjoyed in the Warnasram Dharma which is being preached by the Hon’ble Sir Rameswar Singh, Maharaja Bahadur of Darbhanga. I seek the favor of such personages who like him has the good of the people at heart,