Excerpts from the Australian launch of H.H. Swamiji’s book 'The Hidden Powers in Humans' 29th March 2005, Brisbane, Australia.
“We live in that house in which there is a hidden treasure but we think we are poor…. In the human body there is immense power or talent, but mostly it is dormant. Through the practice of Kundalini Yoga and Yoga exercises, problems within the consciousness, mind and intellect will be cleared and balanced.
On this planet the creator has created 8.4 million creatures and just one of these creatures is human. Only humans have intellect and the human intellect has limit-less potential to be trained. Human life becomes more divine through education and by this I do not mean schooling. What I refer to is that kind of training that makes us a human. When we know the value of our human qualities we will know what it means to have human rights. Otherwise we don’t fully understand human rights…… Do not block the river of the mind, rather give it guidance, give it direction…this requires self-discipline. As a successful business person once said, ‘the key to success is self-discipline’… and this applies to every aspect of life…
It is through steady, regular and disciplined practice that the most important and most powerful transformations of our character are achieved. These transformations also happen when we associate with the wise, with those more learned. Such wise souls are a tremendous inspiration. Their wisdom and their love is all-pervasive, shattering the limitations we have created in our own minds, to awaken us to our inner potential. Great souls like this are rare in the world - they live to impart timeless wisdom and understanding to everyone. Their lives are for everybody and yet we must first become receptive in order to fully comprehend and receive the benefit of their wisdom.
It is rare to have the fortune of meeting an authentic spiritual teacher and such occasions are not to be missed if the chance arises. In their presence many say, “suddenly my questions seem to be answered..” or “I feel a complete sense of peace..” or “now I know what I should be doing..” In life, such clarity or intense feelings like these are exceptional rather than the norm.
His Holiness Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda is one great soul whose life has been dedicated to the service of humanity. Swamiji, as he is affectionately known around the globe, is a veritable symbol of divine love and his teachings impart the true spirit of humanity…. “to live in unity”.
During the past four decades, whilst giving public talks and seminars throughout the world, the magnitude of Swamiji’s love for all humanity has inspired people within various communities to initiate events that will effect a positive change, such as the annual World Peace Summit, Peace Prayer Vigils, Interfaith Dialogues, Multi-Cultural events and planting of Peace Trees. Swamiji is fond of saying, “helping hands have more value than folded hands” and it is also due to the immensity of Swamiji’s love and inspiration that schools, hospitals and fresh drinking water projects have been constructed for disadvantaged populations in remote and rural areas of India.