YOGA AND PEACE

‘The term PEACE has a very profound and deeper meaning. It presupposes the feeling of contentment, self-satisfaction, a feeling of  wellbeing, harmony, respect for each other, oneness and above all, a feeling of “vasudhaiva kutumbakam” i.e. the whole world is one family, and as against this, a feeling of discontentment, dissatisfaction, unrest, disharmony, no respect for each other, selfishness wherein man becomes the Centre and the whole world becomes his circumference. Thus PEACE is a state of mind where contentment is felt in every sphere of existence. PEACE is not an outward phenomenon, which can be acquired through accumulation of material wealth. It can be observed in man who has given up his meanness, greed and lust etc. where only the contentment is reflected. In this context, a small story is being represented in order to convey the meaning of the term ‘PEACE’ which appears in ‘Yoga Sudha’ (Journal Vivekananda Kendra Yoga Prakashana Vol. XV. No.12. pg. 14 ).

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