Making Human Unity
a Reality in Today’s World
Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj
Our world is in need of human unity. In our homes, our schools, our places of work, there is a need to come together and embrace each other in a spirit of love, tolerance and oneness. Doing so can help bring about peace in our homes, our neighborhoods, our communities and in the world at large.
How do we live human unity? It is not enough to tell others to practice unity and peace; we must live it ourselves if we want our words to be effective. Here are some ways that have proven effective in making unity a reality:
Clear our hearts
The first step is to make sure that our hearts are clear of any hatred and prejudice for others who are different from us. We must develop true love in our hearts for all people. We must eliminate prejudice and discrimination from our heart and our mind. It is said that out of the abundance of our heart we speak.
If we feel hatred towards any group, we cannot hide it for long; it is bound to come out from our lips or show on our face. Our actions will speak even louder than our words. Thus, living human unity begins with clearing our hearts of any animosity towards others.
When we clean the chamber of our heart from any prejudice and ill will for others, then God can reside there. God is love. God is all-encompassing and embraces all creation as one family. That love will enter our heart when we keep it clear of any negative thoughts towards others.
Watch our words
Next, we live human unity by making sure our words express appreciation and tolerance for all people.
We need to watch our words lest we injure any heart. Do our words cause division or do they bring people together? Loving, caring words that make people feel comfortable bring people together.
We need to become living examples of sweet and loving speech. In whatever situation we find ourselves we should become the example of love, tolerance, and harmony. Over time, others will emulate our example and start to speak in that manner as well.
Live it through our actions
Every day we are faced with choices. Are we going to take action that tears people apart or action that brings people together? In our jobs we often have to work on committees or make decisions on policy. Do our voices promote policies that show love and tolerance towards people, or do they perpetrate more prejudice, discrimination, and bigotry?
At every opportunity, we should inspire the people with whom we work to make decisions and take actions that promote peace and unity.
In this video clip, Sant Rajinder Singh Ji explains how we can experience more unity and connectivity with others as a benefit of spending time in meditation. (01:15).
Meditation and human unity
One of the most effective methods I have come across to make human unity a living reality in our own hearts is through meditation. Spending time daily in silent meditation helps us commune with our true self and the divine Power that created us.
Those moments are filled with bliss, peace, and love. As we enter the inner sanctum of our hearts, we find that there is Light within us.
That Light is the Light of the Creator. The realization dawns on us that the same Light that is within us is in all other human beings. We start to recognize that Light within others. Then the outer differences that separate us start to dissolve. We see one Light expressed by many different outer coverings, each beautiful in its own way.
Just as electricity can flow through bulbs and lamps of many shapes and sizes and still be the same light, so can the Light of the Creator shine in many different human forms, and even animals, fish, birds, and reptiles. We start to see all life as one. When this happens, we are truly living human unity in our own lives.
By sitting in meditation we can increase our own understanding of unity. We will then radiate that example to others in our own sphere of life.
Be an ambassador of human unity
By becoming ambassadors of human unity, we will be living human unity and we can bring about world peace. As we go about our day, let us take stock of where we stand individually and resolve to clear our heart of hatred, filling it with the sweet fragrance of love.
If we have any differences with anyone, let us resolve them. If we are to become true ambassadors of human unity it must reflect in our dealings with others. Let us become imbued with the spirit of human unity in our hearts so that we can spread its noble message wherever we go.
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What is God’s game of love? It is the game wherein we experience God’s love for ourselves, and radiate that love to all around us. This love is not only between God and each created being. It is also having love for the entire family of God.
Just as we cannot see the seeds in the ground that later sprout into buds and flowers, we may not see the fruits of our meditation right away. But with diligent practice the blossoms will appear.
In these troubled times, humanity is witnessing a growing hunger for peace and human unity. We are realizing that our survival depends upon us recognizing that we are all one family.
Using an engaging anecdote that focuses on possessions, a family and camels, Sant Rajinder Singh Ji highlights the rewards of selfless giving.
When we focus on examining our thoughts, we need to evaluate what aspects of ourselves we want to cleanse. We need to understand what is cluttering our minds and hearts and keeping us from opening up to God’s love.
Many only want to serve God directly. We do not realize that it is also God’s work to serve God’s creation. Each day, life presents us with opportunities to help others.