I pray for peace

Technical University; Berlin, Germany
6 June 1986

In the small hours of the morning every day I pray for peace—peace in my body, in my vital, in my mind and in my heart. I also pray for peace in the world, peace in the universe.

Peace is my mind's only happiness. My mind's happiness is my heart's satisfaction. My heart's satisfaction is my Lord Supreme's stupendous Joy and Pride in me.

Every day I pray to my Lord Supreme to convince me that I am not burdened with the teeming problems and difficulties of the past. Every day I pray to my Lord Supreme to convince me that I am not burdened with the teeming, imaginary problems of the future. I also pray to my Lord Supreme to convince me that my life is not burdened with the problems of the present.

My Beloved Supreme tells me that I do not have to be burdened even with the problems of a single day; I have just to bear the vanishing problems of a few fleeting seconds. He tells me that all my problems lie in my thinking mind, so I must be on guard against uncomely, unhealthy thoughts. At every moment there is a battle going on between my doubting mind and my loving heart. Sleeplessly I must support my loving heart if I want to have peace of mind.

I must also be aware of the fight that has been going on since the beginning of my life-journey between fear and courage. I must sleeplessly support courage so that I can have ceaseless peace. At the same time, I must sympathise with the weak and inferior members of my earth-family in order to have harmony in my heart, mind, vital and body. I must not pity my weak body, vital, mind and heart. My pity will not be able to strengthen or cure their weakness. I must sympathise with them and, while I am doing so, in silence my Beloved Supreme will shower His Compassion, Light and Delight upon me. His Compassion, Light and Delight I shall offer to my weak body, vital, mind and heart. Once these members of my earth-family are strengthened to my soulful satisfaction, I shall have abiding peace not only in my inmost being, but also in my multifarious outer activities.