The morning session of the third day of the World Youth Meet witnessed some exhilarating speeches and captivating cultural programmes.
The first speaker of the morning was Swami Swatmananda, a reputed and dynamic leader of the Chinmaya mission. An Acharya of the Chinmaya mission and National Director of All India Chinmaya Yuva Kendra, he quoted Swami Chinmayananda and said that it is a crime to have small and selfish aims. He encouraged the gathered youth to broaden their thinking and consider the entire wold as an extension of themselves. He urged young students to love what they do and do what they love. His speech ended with a short video clip of Swami Chinmayananda in which the renowned master gives a practical illustration to help everyone see the unity in creation rather than the differences.
The next speaker was Sri Nithya Shanthi, an internationally reputed spiritual teacher, writer, educator. Sri Nithya Shanthi, with the help of practical demonstrations and exercises, helped the audience understand the meaning of unity, purity and divinity in a practical sense, which is the theme for the year’s World Youth Meet. Towards the end of his speech, he opened the floor to questions from the audience and when asked how to control bad thoughts, he urged the seeker to witness the thought as a by standing observer rather than try and control it.
The two speeches were followed by a music presentation entitled ‘Sampoorna’ by the Malaysian youth which consisted of a mix of songs in English and Malay languages, expressing their love for Bhagawan.
The next programme was a drama presentation by the youth from United Kingdom on the theme, ‘Hear all Say nothing; Bear all Do nothing; Give all Take nothing; Serve all Be nothing’.