Spirituality and a Balanced Life

IN spirituality we come to learn of two significant terms: “meditation” and “dedicated service”. Some of you may use the terms ‘knowledge’ and ‘work’. Knowledge is the result of meditation. When we dive deep within, we see, we feel and we grow into the highest Knowledge. Work, when it is done in a divine spirit and for a divine purpose, is dedicated service. The combination of meditation and dedicated service makes a man perfect.

Many are of the opinion that spirituality cannot offer a balanced life, but  they are badly mistaken. It is spirituality alone that can offer us a real life, a balanced life, a practical life.

Who is practical? He who knows the truth and who knows how to apply the truth in his daily life. A spiritual person is he who tries to know the truth today, to discover the truth tomorrow and to apply the truth the following day in all his multifarious activities. A spiritual person is someone who goes to the very root of the Truth, for he knows that if there is no root there cannot be any tree. And the root of the truth is love. A spiritual person meditates not for his own sake alone; he meditates for all and sundry. He meditates for his dear ones, and he meditates for every human being on earth. His is a life of love and dedication.

Each individual has his own way of reaching the ultimate Truth. One may find it easier to reach the Truth through dedicated service, by loving God in each human being, by seeing and feeling the divinity in humanity. Another may want to dive deep within and reach the Source, and then work on the earth plane. Both are doing the right thing. But the person who does not aspire and does not want to aspire in any way-who is useless in society¬¬-is either a fool or a dead soul.

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