Swamiji says …
“The world in which we live is home to people of different races, nationalities and cultures…but the problems that besiege us are one and the same. Floods, famine, disease, conflicts, earthquakes. Life and Nature are unpredictable.
One moment you could be sleeping comfortably in your bed…and the very next moment, a devastating earthquake could reduce everything around you to rubble and you lose everything that was yours. Nothing can comfort you during those traumatic moments as the shock you have experienced makes it impossible for you to comprehend the possibility of rising from the ashes some day. Assurance and assistance are meaningless words at that point in time. The pain and suffering endured by hundreds and thousands, everyday, resulting due to the havoc of war is gut-wrenching and scarring. Peace is alien to millions of people. There is unrest and turbulence all around them.”
“It is when all hope is lost and one is on the verge of losing sanity that the ‘duaa’…words whispered in the form of a prayer… by someone unknown to you, but meant for you, come to your aid and give you emotional respite during those agonizingly painful moments.”
“…’Duaa’ has immense power… as the words said by you…is a call for help, mercy to the Supreme Master and when you voice these words, you are certain that He has heard you and will respond. The prayer gives you and others, the courage and strength needed, to wage the battles that destiny has written for you, well in advance.”
“Each one of you pray for your welfare and for the welfare of your loved ones. You must now rise above the narrow minded ‘I’…’Me’ and ‘Mine’ and start incorporating..
‘We’ ..’Us’ and ‘Them’ in your ‘duaa’…Pray for the prosperity and welfare of every single denizen of the universe. Pray for a sense of sanity and calmness to prevail in the world. Pray for the mental equilibrium of all those who lose their loved ones due to the inhuman act of some misguided elements. Take out time to identify and relate with the agony of others and share it with them. It might not be possible for you to be physically present with with them but you can surely think of them and reach out to them mentally by saying a universal prayer.”
“Try saying it. You will surely succeed.”