Q&A: Can meditation protect us from all the injustice we experience in life?
Can meditation protect us from all the injustice we experience in life?
When you have to defend yourself or protect yourself, always try to use a higher weapon. If people say something and you retaliate on the same level, there will be no end to it. Again, if you simply swallow your anger, they will continue to take advantage of you. But when they see and feel tremendous inner peace in you, which you can get from your meditation, they will see something in you which can never be conquered. They will see a change in you, and this change will not only puzzle them but also threaten and frighten them. They will feel that their weapons are useless.
Inner peace is the most effective weapon with which to conquer injustice. When you pray and meditate, your whole being becomes flooded with peace. This is not something imaginary. You can feel peace; you can swim in the sea of peace. Then, no matter what other people do, you will feel that they are just children playing in front of you. You will say, "These are all children. What more can I expect from them?" But right now, because they are grown up in terms of years, you become angry and upset instead. If you pray and meditate regularly, you will soon feel that your inner peace is infinitely stronger, more fulfilling and more energising than the unfortunate situations that others create.