Enjoy Inner Harmony

Inner harmony creates harmony in my outside world

Understanding the real self creates inner harmony

Connecting the real self with the Supreme Source of Energy enhances inner harmony

Energizing soul by connecting with the Supreme Light enhances inner and outer harmony

What do we mean by “Inner Harmony”?

“Inner Harmony” as a concept has different meanings for different people. For us, inner harmony is spirituality. Spirituality goes beyond formal notions of ritual or religious practice to the very essence of who we are as human beings, our essential relationships with one another and our eternal link to The Supreme Truth, the One Source. Through the spiritual practice of raj yoga meditation we become aware of and intimately experience these connections. Being harmonious internally is understanding that which is eternal, and consciously acting from this perspective.

How do we see the original nature of human beings?

We recognize the original nature of every human being to be innately good and virtuous — naturally radiating love, peace, happiness, wisdom and purity from the very core of our being, the soul. Over time, the soul loses awareness of its original brilliance and natural power. Ultimately it is the link with its eternal Parent, the Source, which provides the opportunity for renewal and a return to our original pure and powerful nature.

The soul is the living, spiritual essence deep within each human being, endowed with reason and conscience. Our personalities, thoughts, capacity to judge and make decisions are all aspects of the soul. Our values and powers are formed and expressed from the soul.

Living from this awareness leads us from indifference to compassion, from arrogance to humility, from isolation to cooperation, from cruelty to kindness, from deception to transparency, from revenge to forgiveness, from disparity to equality, from bias to tolerance from oppression to liberty and from taking life to preserving life.

What is the effect of the presence of a person who is internally harmonious?

In any given moment each person embodies and reflects a certain quality of presence. Whatever awareness a person is holding affects their thinking, saying and doing in that moment and creates an impact on the atmosphere, on other people and on the natural world. Anyone who pay attention to spiritual study and practice in order to cultivate an elevated state of awareness of being a harmonious being internally, will be a soul in connection with the One Source. This quality of presence is transformative. The mere presence does service.

How to serve through one’s presence?

Serve the self: In the awareness of self-respect, we experience wholeness and freedom.
Serve others: In the awareness of being an instrument of the higher Source, we express benevolence and generosity. We naturally deepen our relationships and uphold the dignity of all.
Serve the world: In the awareness of being a trustee, we convey the connection between the tangible and the intangible and cultivate deep roots of trust.

How to serve through elevated vision?

Drishti, the Hindi word for vision, describes the subtle act of seeing while in a spiritual awareness. One who is sharing drishti with another sees with depth, warmth and love. Sharing drishti is seeing with spiritual equality, affirming another’s essential and highest self. Drishti calls forward a person’s highest potential and affirms what is best in them. When we look with this elevated vision, we “see the other into being” with a clean and pure intention.

How to serve through sacred spaces?

In a world of increasing chaos and noise, there’s a growing need for spaces that quiet the mind. As places where we study and practice raj yoga meditation, our centers and retreat centers have become safe spaces — spiritual settings with an elevated atmosphere. Here one can reflect on what is most important in life and on what is most essential in ourselves. These are places to let go of the daily pressures of life, re-energize the spirit and reconnect the self with the Source. These are spaces that still the heart, stabilize the mind, bring humility to the intellect and trust in the self.

A Harmony House

With this positive objective in mind, we have initiated the re-opening of ‘Harmony House’ based in an easily accessible location in Dehiwela, which would function as a ‘Harmonious hub’. This would serve as an oasis for any individual to enjoy a truly harmonious atmosphere of the living and the non-living, to walk in and be a thread in our colorful tapestry of harmony.