From the spiritual point of view, there are many things we can learn from games. One is fellow feeling. Then, in volleyball there is something called a serve. Let us take the term 'serve'. By playing, we are serving mankind. You will say, "How?" Let us say you are playing volleyball, and I am in the audience. You are giving me joy and inspiration. You are playing so well, you are smashing the ball and doing all kinds of things.
Why do we watch sports? The world needs inspiration and enthusiasm. You play volleyball extremely well, and I am inspired by it. Then I go and play tennis. You have given me the inspiration, and I go and play some other game. But you gave me the joy, you gave me the inspiration, you gave me the courage. Like that, each person can get inspiration from another person to do better in their own respective fields.
Why do we watch sports?
To receive inspiration, enthusiasm,
Joy and courage.
The inner world inspires the outer world
It is individuals who are responsible not only for their own lives but also for their countries and also for the entire world. It is from individuals that the message-light of inner strength can and will enter into nations… I feel that there shall come a time in the near future when the entire world will be inundated with peace and this world of ours will become a oneness-world-family-home.
If we have peace of mind, then we develop inner strength. And if we have inner strength, then we shall not quarrel and fight, we shall not declare war. Inner strength helps us at every moment to become good human beings.
The inner world has to be a source of inspiration to the outer world. They should not be like opposite poles — North Pole and South Pole. No, they have to be united. The body and the soul must go together.
Whatever we have within, we manifest in our outer life. It may be undivine qualities, such as anxieties, worries or insecurities. Again, if we pray and meditate early in the morning to become good citizens of the world, then we can express these divine feelings in our outer life.