Q – Why is there such a need for meditation in today’s society, in today’s life?
Sri Sri: You know, if you look into the benefits that meditation brings into your life, we feel it is all the more relevant, all the more needed. In ancient times, meditation was used for enlightenment, to find the Self.
And meditation is a way to get rid of misery, to overcome problems. Meditation has been the way to improve one’s abilities. Leaving aside enlightenment, you see the social ills of today. The stress and tension call for one to meditate.
The more responsibility you have in life, more is the need for meditation. If you have nothing to do, you may not need meditation as much – because you have nothing to do. The busier you are, the less time you have, more work you have, more desires you have, ambitions you have – all the more you need to be meditative. Because meditation not only relieves you of stress and strain, it enhances your abilities to face challenges.
Meditation brings better health to us. Meditation is food for the soul. It is an energizer for the mind. It is a lifeline for the body. It keeps your body in shape, helps your nervous system, helps your mind, your alertness, improves your perception and helps you to express yourself properly. What more do you want! Everything has come! So the benefits of meditation are many! Basically, you can say if you want to be happy you need to meditate. Happy and healthy! If you want to be happy and healthy, you got to be meditative!