Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 9-6.
Chapter 9. Gurudev Sivananda – Physician of the Soul-6.
Though desires vary from person to person, and though predilections and idiosyncrasies of each are different from those of other people, there is a peculiar trait in every individual which is common with everybody else.
And that is the one cementing element which can bring all people together on a common platform.
But for that element, there is nothing similar amongst us.
We are dissimilar in every respect.
We speak different languages and we have different ideals in social life.
We eat different kinds of food and we have differences in every respect.
But, there is one thing which keeps us together, and that is what we call the soul of man.
Bodies are different, languages are different, houses are different – everything may be different, but the soul cannot be different.
My soul and your soul are the same, and they speak the same language.
Though verbally I may be speaking a vernacular of India or the English language, and somebody else may be speaking in French or German, the soul in all speaks in a single language.
The language of the soul in the West is the same as the language of the soul in the East.
The language of the soul of a man is the same as the language of the soul of a woman or that of a child, for the matter of that, because the soul is indistinguishable in its characteristic.
While the characteristics of personalities may differ, the characteristics of the structure of the soul do not differ.
So, here is a common ground for a real unity among all people.
To be continued ...