Have you ever heard someone say “there is strength in numbers?” Have you ever wondered what that means? Strength in numbers means that when people work together, it is easier to reach a goal. When you have to do something that you think is going to be really hard, you can always ask for help. Sometimes you might find that if you have people to help you get the task done, you can do it in less time. Other times, you may not understand how to do something by yourself. If you ask someone to help you understand what you have to do, the task won’t seem as hard.
Unity is when a group of people come together peacefully and are willing to help each other. When these people are working together, they can accomplish anything they set their minds to. For example, if you have to clean the whole house by yourself, it will take a really long time. You also may not know how to clean everything or may not be able to do it by yourself. However, if your whole family works together, you can all clean the house in no time! If you have help, the house may even look better than it would have if you tried to clean it all by yourself. The power of unity brings out strength in numbers. For example, whenever there has been any weather disaster in the world, many of our BAPS volunteers come together with one purpose – to help those in need. Volunteering together and with the spirit of service in mind, we’ve been able to help many people affected by earthquakes, floods, or other natural disasters.
Next time you find that something is too hard to do, remember to ask for help! Asking for help doesn’t mean that you have failed. It just means that you know how to learn from others and work together to reach your goal. Likewise, if you see someone having a hard time doing something alone, you should ask if there is anything you can help them with and pay it forward!
Mahant Swami Maharaj always says “Unity is the greatest strength” and gave us his blessings this past Diwali that we all continue to come together to do seva, bhakti, and satsang together.
Until next time!
Jay Swaminarayan from the ‘kids.baps.org’ team