Youth Convention is basically meant to remove any misgivings in youth’s mind. If there are any misgivings, any misapprehensions or any question marks, the youth are highly dissatisfied. The curiosity of the youth should be satisfied, only then their paths to the future will be clear. We want all the youth to become Spiritual Youth.
What do you mean by Spirituality? What do you mean by Spiritual Youth? The basic thing we have to learn is ‘not to judge others’, never to judge others because we need huge amount of data to judge anybody; we need Himalayan amount of data to understand anybody. So a wise man goes only about collecting data and never concluding on that data. A non‐wise man or an unwise man never collects data, never bothers about data and keeps on judging everybody, others as well as himself like, I am so very stupid, I am so very negative, I am so very horrible and I am good for nothing. Mostly in the youth this kind of inferiority complex feeling exist. There are wrong judgments on one’s own self and he thinks that so many others are superior. Anyhow all these judgments have to be removed from the psyche of the youth and that is Basic Spirituality.
There are two levels of Spirituality. One is to gain common sense and Scientific Temper about all the things. The second level of Spirituality is of course Meditation, going deeper into yourself and harnessing the soul’s energies. That is the higher level of Spirituality. But the basic level of Spirituality is removal of judgments, complaints about others or about yourself, removing so many complexes and basically becoming free of one’s own past. The past is no indicator on the present or the future. The minds always struck up in the past and when you come to Youth Conventions like this, the mind is free from the past. Nobody asks about what your past, nobody cares for your past. We care only for your present! We are not bothered what you will do in the future or what you will become in the future. We don’t care for the future and also we don’t care for the past. We want you to be happily for one or two days listen to others.
One of the basic points in Spirituality is to listen to others, their experiences of life. When we listen, we take time away from our own selves and give time to others life, others predicaments then we learn a lot. So basically Spirituality means listening to others which is a very rare commodity. We have got one mouth and two ears because we have to speak half of what we are going to listen. But usually we do in other way! We keep on blah.. blah.. blah.. and never ever listen to others. We don’t give any value to our ears. We keep on talking and talking as we know everything and anything. We have to remove those faulty ideas. That is the basic thing in Spirituality. We have to learn from others. When you have decided that I have to learn from others then you are Spiritual, you are highly Spiritual. When you have closed your mind then nothing else exists for you to learn from others. Then you are really a devil.
Thank you very much.
When you have decided that I have to learn from others then you are Spiritual, you are highly Spiritual.
@ 2nd National Spiritual Youth Convention, Pyramid Valley International, Bengaluru