Unity is the main force in the human heart

Lecture by Dr. Harbhajan Singh, Jan. 2nd, 1993

Dear brothers and sisters!

So each one of us has a purpose in our life, and in reality the purpose does not differ from each other, it is the same. The Unity of Man conference which we celebrated on the birth anniversary of our beloved Master in 1974 was a big success and a very spiritual lesson for all human beings because this unity is the main force in the heart of man. And how does unity come? Two things are there: one is love and the second nonviolence. These are rather the two most important pages of our holy life. These, you may say, are the pages of the holy book of our life. Love and nonviolence are one and the same thing. He who is nonviolent, he will not criticise anybody. He is not afraid, he is very broad-hearted and he who bears the love, will also be nonviolent. So these two things are similar, we cannot differentiate. So these two things are the main forces in the world. If these are put together in the world, then unity is there. And that already exists, but simply due to these two things, we have forgotten it.

The problem of the world is not political, but spiritual. If our premiers and religious people know, then the whole problem can be off (finished), because no problem is of political nature, it is all of spiritual nature. Some people who were affected with miseries said that the spiritual link is the only possible thing in the world which can unite man to man and nation to nation. So this Unity of Man- Conference which we are going to celebrate in the next year, will be a big success. But with the end of this conference on World Unity of Man, the real, the main work of the Master will start.

Everything appears, reappears or disappears with the change of our heart. Rather it is a law in the creation, in the universe. You can even see this thing in the animals. Just a little example: a cat, while picking up its kids from one place to another place with the help of its mouth, with the help of its teeth, does not harm or injure the kid. But when it catches the mouse, it crushes it with the same teeth. So you may say, this whole thing happened with the change of the mind, with the change of the heart. So Unity of Man means we have to change the heart of people. This is the only way to bring unity in the world. Everything is there, feelings are there, emotions are there, heart is there, head is there, everything is there in man, all possibilities are there.

When China attacked India and thereafter Pandit Nehru – he was a very loveable Prime Minister of India, and he believed in nonviolence – even one time declared to discard the army and use the army for other purposes, for the development of the nations, for other purposes. But what he declared later on? He said, “There is no other way than the spiritual link. With the spiritual link we can have this tie, we can bring this unity in the world.” Ignoring what happened to India, how much loss was there, how many people died, he still thought in the very right direction. He said: “Yes, this tyranny (and) murder is there. But in spite of that there is only one hope – that there should be a spiritual link from man to man, from nation to nation.”

So who will do that? Without a spiritual person, without the help of God, this is impossible. When you are able to bring this idea into the heart of a lot of people, then there will be a widespread change in the heart of other people, I tell you. So what are the main things there? There is a fear. Due to fear, some people create problems. “Oh, I must be conscious”. He is afraid, so he is conscious about the fear; because all other ways and means are false. Only the right way of life, the spiritual aspect of life, this is the right thing, this is the truth. And truth has no fear, it is devoid of all fear, whereas the falsehood is full of all fears, all doubts, all criticism. Everything is there in falsehood.

So the same thing you can also see in the entire creation. Once Master said: “People are afraid of the lion, but if you look very loveably into his eyes, he will not kill you. Because we are afraid of (it), so we are killed.” This was the only reason.

There is also a simple example: You give some bread to the dog; he is a very faithful animal. You have given it with love. So he shakes (wags) the tail and is very happy from within because you had given this bread out of love. But if he steals the bread from the kitchen, he will not do that. He will have fear in its mind, in its heart, and he will conceal (it) and run away. So there is a bread of love and there is a bread that we steal. So there is a lot of difference, I tell you.