Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal, Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi, Reverent Religious Leaders, Eminent Guests and Speakers, Divine Brothers, Sisters and Dear Youth.
Good morning, Jai Hind, Jai Viswa!
Wish you all a Merry Christmas in advance!
I welcome you all to the Tenth World Confluence of Humanity, Power and Spirituality. I extend my gratified thanks to all for gracing the confluence. Your deliverance and presence will promote spirituality, humanity, peace, harmony, unity in diversity, hard work with devotion, righteousness, truthfulness, simplicity, austerity, cooperation and the realisation of God abiding within all beings.
We are all manifestations of God. We are created in His own image. God was alone. He said, “I am alone, let there be many”– “Ekoham Bahusyam” एकोहम बहुस्याम
He is seated in the hearts of all beings. God is the force within us. We are perfect and divine. The Universeis marked by unity with diversity. Our soul which is a part of the universal soul is infinite and immortal, and part of the universal soul is in all beings. So, there is no upper and lower class, no inferiority and superiority in men and women. Both are equal. The only difference is of gender. All the rivers of the world flowing through different countries merge with the oceans, and the oceans return water in the form of rain to nurture God’s marvellous creation.
Science has proved that physical individuality is a delusion. The sum total of cosmic energy is always the same. Science is in finding unity. Its goal is to reach perfect unity. Physics discovers a single source of energy out of which all are created/manifested/ expanded/subdued. Chemistry’s goal is to discover one element out of which all others could be created. Lord Krishna said, “The entire universe has been manifested from my form. All beings are dependent on me, but I am not dependent on them”.
Maya Tata Midom
God is everywhere and in everything. Religions of the world are complementary and not contradictory. Conversion from one religion to another religion is inhumane and against the respective Gods. One’s own religion is the mother and other religions are sisters of the mother—so was believed by Paramhansa Sri Ramkrishna. Have your core belief in the oneness of all. There is no concept of conversion.
Humanity is the essence of all religions. Spirituality ignites in one the determination to work hard with devotion and righteousness to create wealth for generations to come for the welfare of humanity. It is essential to work hard selflessly to provide basic needs to the ever increasing population growing at a pace higher than that of current economic growth.
Save Mother Earth, do not Fight; Assimilate, do not destroy. Bring harmony and peace, not dissention. Let the world have a cosmic cooperative spirit. Spirituality manifests divinity within us. It creates international bondage, one family and one world.
I would like to narrate a story from The Holy Vedas. The demi Gods andGoddesses, and human beings were hollow and full of sorrow despite having all the riches and bounty of nature. They approached the Supreme God, Vishnu who advised the demi Gods and Goddesses to have empathy, sympathy and kindness for human beings, and be free of ego to work hard with devotion and righteousness, selfless, live with simplicity and austerity and donate the wealth to the poor without ego. Help them to assist themselves and rise in life.
Spirituality infuses elements of balance and right living in physical, mental and intellectual personalities. Intuition is developed. It is then that life becomes balanced. “Service to Humanity is the worship of Lord Shiva (God)” said Paramhansa Sri Ramkrishna. Jesus Christ pronounced, “The only right in the world is to give, to serve. Be content to serve. Serve the world.” Swami Vivekananda said, “Do not neglect the living God, the man and woman who are the infinite reflection of God.”
Let us march ahead with firmness and determination, keeping high the flag of humanity and spirituality to manifest divinity, overcome global hunger and global warming, have harmony and peace, believing that the essence of all religions lie in cosmic cooperation and co-existence. God calls, “O Children, realise all in one, one in all.”
Om, Amin, Amen, Ek Onkar, Ahura Mazda.
Dr. H. P. Kanoria