Saturday, February 27, 2010
Inner Transformation: Biggest Service to Mankind
Recently I was volunteering in a meditation program held by acharyas (teachers) of Nithyananda order and was witness to amazing scenes of transformation and healing. During one of the meditation, each and everyone of the few hundred participants had melted completely. I could see clearly how they easily they were able to offload the burden of suppressed emotions that they were carrying till now. It was touching to see how people opened up their Pandora boxes and by the end of the session, each and everyone (this is the first time I am seeing a near 100% audience saying this) said, "we feel light... something huge that we were holding on to till now has dissolved."
This is the greatest service that one can do mankind - personal transformation. Spirituality is often mistaken to be social service only (see the emphasis on social service). Yes, social service is one component of spirituality, or rather, one by-product of spirituality but spirituality is not just social service. Spirituality is much more than that. Like Ramakrishna says, "It is better to teach someone how to fish rather than just giving him the fish to eat."
When the inner space of a person is cleansed, it just radiates in the outer world too. All our outwardly emotions like anger, guilts, worry, fear etc. are nothing but a corruption in our inner space. During the program, almost everyone experienced the cleansing of the inner space and each one could experience the result of this cleansing in their outwardly emotions and behavior.
The very transformation in an individual attracts people towards him. When one individual transforms, his transformation transforms 10 people around him. Each of the 10 people can transform 10 more, leading to 100 individuals and so on. Just imagine the chain reaction...
What better service can one do to mankind than to teach them how to lead a blissful life. Paramahamsa Nithyananda is on this one mission - transformation of an individual to transform humanity...
For those who are not convinced with this, let me also add that Nithyananda Global Initiatives spends lot of time, energy, effort and money on various charitable activities like free food serving, free medical camps, disaster relief etc. But these services are offered as a sharing of one's own transformation.