God's Compassion and the United Nations' dedication1Unlimited and unconditional is God’s Compassion. Thoughtful and fruitful is the dedication of the United Nations.
God’s Compassion is ignored by humanity. The dedication of the United Nations is quite often misunderstood and at times it is suspected. Now why does it happen so? It happens so precisely because ignorance still lords it over us. God’s Compassion is inner protection unseen. God’s Protection is Illumination seen, visible everywhere.
Dedication is the soul’s promise to God and to mankind. This promise has to be fulfilled by the soul. It may take time, hundreds of years, thousands of years, it may take millennia, but the promise that the soul made to humanity and to divinity must be fulfilled. Now the promise that the soul has made to humanity is very simple. It will kindle the flame of aspiration in the heart of humanity. It will make earth-consciousness a perfect instrument to receive God's Light from above in infinite measure. It will make the heart of the earth feel heaven’s Light, heaven’s Delight, heaven’s Existence. Finally, earth will be a divine clarion Light, the Voice of Heaven.
The soul has also made a promise to divinity, to God, that it will manifest on earth God the Absolute, God the Omniscient, God the Omnipotent. The soul has made the promise to the Omniscient, Omnipresent, Omnipotent, that here with the help of the physical, the vital, the mental — in one word, the entire being — it will manifest God on earth. Here the soul will offer the perfection of dedication to God.
Dedication is delight, the delight of the heart. When we dedicate ourselves to something, to someone, our very dedication expands our consciousness and we feel that inseparable oneness with God is something real, fulfilling. Each time we dedicate something of ours we expand our love for God, our love for mankind and our very reality, our earth-bound reality, is transformed into a heavenward journey.
Dedication to the Self is union. Now it is in union that life becomes meaningful and fruitful. A life without the feeling of union is confusion, frustration. Today’s dedication is bound to be transformed into tomorrow’s perfection. Now when perfection dawns, we can foresee clearly all our divine wishes, we can feed all our divine aspiration, finally we can fulfil all our divine needs. Human dedication has the key to open up God’s Palace and God’s Compassion shows man where his infinite treasure lies within him.
God’s Compassion at the United Nations’ Dedication.
A child of God was blessed with a vision. This child was our President Wilson. He had the vision of the League of Nations. Now we see the United Nations. There was a tiny plant, it grew up and now we see that the plant has grown into a big banyan tree: the United Nations.
Needless to say that the world is still not perfect. Since the world is still not perfect, the world opinion cannot be perfect. There are many on earth who find faults with the activities, the dedicated services of the United Nations. But from the spiritual point of view, I wish to say that each action, each dedicated service, is not a mere experiment; something more, it is an experience of God in and through the United Nations. Each nation may want to be united with the rest of the nations. United Nations means the usefulness of the united notions, united thoughts, united feelings and the expansion of oneness, where unity can be fulfilled through manifested multiplicity. This is what we see and feel in the heart of the United Nations. Again, since we are imperfect, we consciously or unconsciously, willingly or unwillingly, indulge in criticism and we see too much conflict in our thoughts and ideas, plans, ideals and missions.
We have been seeing the supremacy of human beings since the dawn of civilisation. Each human being wants to be an inch higher than the rest, each human being wants to surpass the rest. But from the spiritual point of view, we can surpass only when we become one, one nation, one soul. One nation can surpass all the nations only by becoming one with all other nations in their suffering, in their joy, in their achievements. When we become one, we really surpass. What do we surpass? We surpass not only the capacity of our achievements, of others’ achievements, but we surpass the capacity of limited feelings. Real supremacy comes when we grow into the vastness of Self, then who or what can be superior to us?
From the spiritual point of view the United Nations is struggling and striving for something meaningful and fruitful. What it needs, it has: the Divine Compassion. The Compassion of God has been unceasingly descending on the United Nations.
It is not in vain or without any purpose that the United Nations has come into existence. God’s Vision has to be manifested here on earth. Now the suffering nations need a place for consolation, the sacrificing nations need a place for appreciation. Here in the United Nations we see the message of fulfilment in a particular manner. Now it is up to the world. The world, the sleeping world, the unaspiring world, the unawakened world, is delaying receiving the light of the United Nations. There are many things that we can get from the dedication of the United Nations, but if the world is not receptive then it is not the fault of the United Nations. God is all Compassion, He is all-giving, but if we don’t want to receive His Light the way He wants to offer, it is not His fault. The heart of this place is Dedication, the soul of this place is Concern, the body of this place is for the illumining expansion of human consciousness.
We sow the seed, the seed germinates. First we see a tiny plant, then we see a huge tree. Now, when we go deep within, we definitely see that a seed was sown here in earth consciousness and that seed has boundless potentiality. God’s Light is here for humanity to receive on a practical level, in an earthly manner. God’s Light is here to illumine. Consciously, unconsciously the world is receiving this Light from the United Nations. When it is a matter of recognition, it is deplorable that it is not being recognised. The human beings who have become instruments to offer the Light that the soul of the United Nations has, may not be fully aware of what they are doing. When they see imperfections in others, when they see at times their limited capacity, they feel frustrated, but the divine in each individual, in each delegate, each representative from each individual nation is all wise; it has chosen the right place, the right being which is the United Nations.
Here we meet, not for mere consolation when the world is in conflict, when two parties are at daggers drawn, no! Not for mere consolation, not for mere justification, not for mere glorification, but for the feeling of universal oneness and for the manifestation of God’s perfection on earth in a practical manner.
At the United Nations we see the oneness of mental philosophy and psychic religion. Each philosophy, each religion is running towards the same Goal. Each religion has taught us to be nice, kind, honest and devoted. Each philosophy teaches us how to see the Truth and religion helps us in applying the Truth in our outer life. Here at the United Nations all major religions meet. Here the outer wealth of desire and the inner wealth of aspiration meet. Each one is offering its might. From the spiritual point of view, in the soul’s region, the contribution of each nation is sublime.
The United Nations is a chosen Instrument of God. To be a chosen Instrument of God means to be a divine messenger carrying the Banner of God’s inner Vision and outer Manifestation. One day the world will not only treasure and cherish the Soul of the United Nations, but also will claim the Soul of the United Nations as its very own with enormous pride, for this soul is all-loving, all-nourishing and all-fulfilling.
AUM 837. Dag Hammarskjold Aud., U.N. Secretariat, 2 March 1972 — No. 11/6↩