Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji
We sit here in this place and perform some japa, dhyana, puja or tapas. This is such a big world consisting of crores and crores of people. In such a huge world someone in some corner sits and does some spiritual practice sincerely. It is said that there are innumerable invisible ‘lokãs’ (worlds). You may question, “What is the use of someone sitting in a hut in some corner and doing tapas? How will it bring in welfare to the world?” or you may question, “Is this not selfishness (‘swãrtam’)?”
But, though are many countries like America, Africa, Australia there is only one Sun. Each country does not have a separate Sun. Just as the whole world’s welfare is taken care by the one Sun above, just so when someone sits in some corner and does proper japa or dhyana or tapas it brings about welfare to the world. He is like the Sun. There is no need for him to do ‘prachãra’ in the world. The Sun does not say anything to anyone; in the mere presence of its rays, light (‘prakãsa’), in its ‘sannidhya’ (Divine presence) things happen in the world. Likewise, his ‘tapo bala’ will in itself bring about the welfare of the world.
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