Dada J.P. Vaswani addresses the Convocation of Hindu leaders from all over the world, at the Parliament for Worlds Religions – Dec 8, 2009, Melbourne, Australia
Dada heralded the most important message of Hinduism, which is reverence for all life. He said, even modern science has proved without any doubt, that all matter is composed of vibrations. Every single thing, whether living or non-living, animate or inanimate, vibrates to certain frequencies. Life, he said, is asleep in rocks and minerals. It dreams in vegetables and plants and stirs in animals. But, it is only in humans that Life is awake. Yet, it is this one Life which permeates all of Creation. Hence, Hinduism pays its respects to all, from the stone to man.
Dada further implored everyone to pay special attention to children, for they are our hope for the future. All Hindu parents and adults should invest in the children, by inculcating within them qualities of character. When children have imbibed gems like truthfulness, courage, love, humility, forbearance, compassion and many more, they will be suffused with such wealth, the benefits of which will overflow to all those around them.
These beautifully sculpted children will then craft out and create a new world which will be bereft of war and want. In this new world man will greet his fellowmen not with a blow, but with an embrace; not with a bullet, but with a warm heart; not with a curse, but a blessing; not a frown, but a smile; not with disdain, but with encouragement; not with hatred, but with love and oneness.
Dada’s rendition was extremely fiery. It was a wake-up call, a clarion call to all Hindus to rise, unite and build this new world. The verve, energy and force with which he spoke, verily shook up everyone’s complacency at the roots. Dada kindled in each one the drive and determination to become a part of this work force, to cleave through mountains if need be, to pave a golden path to peace and togetherness.
Though Dada’s talk time was up, the enthralled audience, while clapping and cheering, requested him to continue. Dada bowed down to their wish and spoke some more. When he was done, he was greeted with a standing ovation, expressing unanimous appreciation.
Various other Hindu leaders too illumined the gathering with their knowledgeable words and wisdom.
Outside, the weather was wet and rainy, making it appear that the very heavens were opening up to shower blessings on this renowned gathering. Dada even mentioned that the rains were akin to Hinduism in spreading the same qualities and benefits–such as cleansing; refreshing; reviving; rejuvenating; spreading the joy of greenery; filling streams and rivers with life-giving water; providing moisture and nutrition to seeds and plants, encouraging growth and sustenance. Hinduism, when practised and utilized correctly, is capable of providing all this and much more in our daily lives.