Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Everyone needs one-pointed concentration. To develop powers of concentration, sports and games are very essential. They serve to promote physical fitness and mental health. Games and sports are to be practised mainly for keeping the body in good trim.  Along with keeping the body fit, it is equally essential to promote purity of the mind and develop large-heartedness. True humanness blossoms only when the body, the mind and the spirit are developed harmoniously. The enthusiasm and effort which people display in sports should also be manifested in the spheres of morality and spirituality. You must endeavour to experience the divinity that permeates Bharath's sacred culture. Samastha Lokaah Sukhino Bhavanthu! (May all the people be happy) is the benedictory motto of Bhaarath.
                                                                                      - Divine Discourse, 14 Jan 1990