1. United Nations International Day of Peace ~ An Invitation to Pray
Wednesday, 21 September,2011
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
With the blessings of our Beloved Master, all our brothers and sisters throughout the world are invited to join in making a special effort on Wednesday, 21 September 2011 to pray the 9:00 PM Universal Prayer. This day has been designated by the United Nations as the International Day of Peace. Our Mission’s contribution to compliment the UN Charter and more comes in the form of our beloved Babuji Maharaj’s suggestion expressed in His letter to the United Nations on 8th July 1957 (Letters of the Master Vol I Page no 130,131 & 132), offering the Universal Prayer for the benefit of all of mankind.
The Universal Prayer compliments every effort made by the numerous NGO associates, who each pursue a very real and formidable task to serve humanity in their own unique way. Sahaj Marg was founded for and dedicated to the spiritual transformation of humankind. As each aspirant works towards this end, one heart at a time, we also have the opportunity to pray for humankind through our daily 9:00 PM prayer. We are extremely fortunate to have such an effective practice, one that is backed by a Master of extraordinary capacity. Revered Babuji has indicated often in His Messages in Whispers from the Brighter World, that our efforts join with those of the ages to assist in the spiritual transformation of humankind. Please ask your loved ones, friends and neighbors to participate in this effort.
(From Letters of the Master, Volume I - Page no 130,131 & 132)
(Letter to the U.N.O)
N. B349 / SRCM
Dated: 8th July 1957
I am glad to receive your bulletin and I pour forth my warm thanks for the awakening for peace created among our brethren of the world. The idea of peace common in all minds, though shattered by the self of the individual mind, is working on individualistic basis to gain one‚s own end on account of the narrow mindedness of people. To dissipate the idea of individual self and to work harmoniously for the common good is the demand of the time. The conferences and meetings held for the purpose may only be like spark to offer a temporary glow to the scattered fragment of peace. Their cries in the wilderness will not carry far on the path of success because of the material agony of faith working at the bottom.
What we, therefore, require at present is only to improve the morals and to discipline the mind. We must learn how to create within the heart a feeling of universal love, which is surest remedy of all evils and can help to free us from the horrors of war. I perfectly agree with our friend late Mr. Bernard Malan when he expresses his faith to unite in the common search for happiness. Happiness, of course, is necessary to end all grief. But it is like the Black wall of the scientists, which does not allow them to proceed further towards universal love. To come up to the level of real happiness we must necessarily rise above ourselves, which is essential for the creation of atmosphere of universal love. That is the primary factor in the solution of the problem. India has ever since been in search of it. She did not encroach upon other countries for war and blood shed not for reason of her cowardice but because she realized her pious duty towards humanity. They were happy in their own homes in spite of the torturous incursions of their nations. These tortures were to them nothing but flowers sent by the Divine Master to coach them to proper steps necessary for the uplift of mankind individually and collectively. The seed of it is so deeply laid that still its branches bear blossoms filling the air with the sweet fragrance of peace and happiness. It is so firmly rooted that even the worst tempest cannot uproot it. Such are the things necessary for the uplift of mankind, which everyone, occidental or oriental must treat as a part of his duty. Unless the foundation of peace is made to rest on spiritual basis no better prospects can be expected. It is but definite and certain that sooner or later we will have to adopt spiritual principles if we want to maintain our existence. If the material force can avert the incursions and attacks, blood shed cannot be avoided because even then we have to apply force causing thereby bloodshed on either side. Arrogance can not be stopped by material force. It is only the spiritual force, which can remove the causes of war from the minds of people.
How to introduce these things among the masses who are yet unfamiliar with the accuracy of the mark is the next problem and is equally intricate. If my opinion were to be invited I would lay down the simplest possible method as given below .
Let all brothers and sisters sit daily at a fixed hour individually at our respective places and meditate for about an hour thinking that all people of the World are growing peace ˆ loving and pious.
This process, suggested not with exclusively spiritual motives, is highly efficacious in bringing about the desired result and weaving the destiny of the miserable millions.
With prayer for the success of your noble mission
President, Shri Ram Chandra Mission
Shahjahanpur, U.P., India