"peace of mind," but actually peace is never
in the mind. When we want peace, we have to go
beyond the realm of the mind. If you think that
you are twenty years old or forty years old, then you
will have to struggle with your mind to even have a
glimpse of peace. But if you can feel that you are
just seven years old, if you can have a childlike heart,
then you will make the fastest progress.
There was a great Indian scientist named Dr.
Satyendranath Bose. His name is truly immortal in
the scientific world, not only in India but in other
countries as well. He was not only great but also
extremely good, kind, and humble. His heart was
the heart of a child.
He had a special fondness for children and used to play
many games with them. One game that he
particularly liked was called Karam. One day he
happened to be playing Karam with some children, and he
was deeply absorbed in the game. A middle-aged man
came by and for a long time was watching the game.
After some time the scientist said to him, "What
can I do for you?"
The man replied, "Tomorrow there will be a special
meeting at our school. I would be so grateful if
you would preside over the meeting."
Very politely the scientist responded, "No, I
cannot. I am sorry. Please find somebody
Again the visitor urged, "Oh, we need you
badly. There is nobody else as distinguished as
you are. We shall be deeply honored if you come
and preside over the meeting."
With utmost politeness the scientist replied:
"I cannot come tomorrow at that hour because I am
supposed to play with my friends here. Nothing
gives me greater joy than to play with children. I
have presided over hundreds and hundreds of meetings,
and there I do not get any joy.
"I want joy, you want joy, everybody wants
joy. To me, this game is infinitely more
meaningful than the opportunity you are giving me to
preside over a meeting, for I know that intellectual and
argumentative people will come to that meeting, and they
will bring their reasoning minds. I am fed up with
the reasoning mind. I want only the heart, the
sincere and pure heart, the oneness-heart. I find
that kind of heart here, with my little friends.
"I have promised them that tomorrow I shall play
with them, and I shall definitely do it. I want
only to remain in the heart. I have played my role
in the mind and now I am playing the role of my
heart. Satisfaction is there, only there.
Peace is there, only there."
O dreamers of
Let us walk together.
O lovers of peace, come.
Let us run together.
O servers of peace, come.
Let us grow together.
Unless and until
we have peace deep within us, we can never hope to have
peace in the outer world. You and I create the
world by the vibrations that we offer to it. If we
can invoke peace and then offer it to somebody else, we
will see how peace expands from one to two persons, and
gradually to the world at large. Peace will come
about in the world from the perfection of
individuals. If you have peace, I have peace, he
has peace, and she has peace, then automatically
universal peace will dawn.
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