29th September, 1935
An engineer asked: "The animals seem to conform to their own natural laws in spite of their environment and changes. Whereas man flouts social law and is not bound by any definite system. He seems to be degenerating whereas the animals are steady. Is it not so?"
Maharshi: (After a long time). The Upanishads and scriptures say that human beings are only animals unless they are realised beings. Possibly, they are worse also.
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