2019 Founder, Isha Foundation, Tamil Nadu
Without self-transformation, transforming the society, transforming the world is just an empty talk. It is time human beings invested in this. Society is not an entity by itself. Society is in a way a composite of what all of us are. If we don’t make this one peaceful, if we don’t make this one conflict free within ourselves the rest is going to be endless talk.
If you and I are capable of sitting here peacefully, we don’t have to worry about peace, it is anyway there in the world. But if we want that to happen, you and I should see, what we can do within ourselves that we can be blissful with our own nature.
What does pleasantness mean? If your body becomes pleasant we call this health, you want it, you must choose I am going to bless. If it becomes very pleasant, we call it pleasure. If your mind becomes pleasant we call this peace. If it becomes very pleasant we call it joy. If your emotions become pleasant, we call this love. If it becomes very pleasant we call it compassion. If your life energies become pleasant, we call this blissfulness. If it becomes very pleasant we call it ecstasy. If your surroundings become pleasant we call it success. Only to create pleasantness of your surroundings you need the cooperation of many forces around you. But to create pleasantness of the body, mind, emotion and energy is 100% your business. To create pleasantness around you, you need the cooperation of all these people. But for you to be pleasant, it’s totally your business because you are the only entity out here.
So Mahatma Gandhi’s message was this, whatever he wanted to do with country or people first thing is he experimented with himself if it is the truth, in his own little own way.
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