My hearty congratulations and good wishes to dear Swami Atmananda and other members of Ajatananda Ashram on the Opening of the Interreligious Retreat and the Blessing Ceremony of the new meditation hall on the auspicious occasion of the Birth Centenary of the great inspired saint Pujya Swami Abhishiktananda.

I pray that the seekers of Truth and sannyasis of different traditions meditate and remember God at this holy place more and more. “Truth is one; paths are many”. The difference in the paths is due to the individual differences in temperament, personal interest and capacity to follow a particular path. Therefore there are bound to be differences among the various spiritual paths until the path leads to the highest spiritual goal and the path itself converges into the goal. It also implies that there will be more harmony and understanding among the followers of different paths if the common spiritual goal is nothing less than the Realization of the infinite, eternal and absolute Truth/Bliss/Consciousness which is the essential Reality of all that exists. Only that highest spiritual goal can bond all together.

Again my prayer is that more and more spiritual seekers be able to meditate here and tread the path divine and radiate love and harmony to all.

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti!