Small is beautiful.

The small is beautiful . If little things had no meaning, they would not have existed. Scientists ,too, have told us the power ,mystery & glory a tiny atom has. Without grains of sands ,even the loftiest monuments cannot be built. In fact, the ultimate brick of the greatest monuments is the sand particle.

There are some people who think too ,highly of themselves. They have what is called a superiority complex. This is not good for themselves nor for others.

Then ,there are again those who think too, lowly of themselves. They have an inferiority complex. This is, in fact, worse than superiority complex.They think they are good for nothing. By continuosly thinking that way ,they really become so. When problems are discussed ,they throw their hands up & declare that small persons like them can do nothing about these great problems. They take shelter behind their so called smallness.

But, we should understand that even a small lamp has the capacity & privilege to give light. When we light a small earthen lamp, without a question & without hesitation ,it sheds its humble light. It does not look around to watch if any other lamp is shedding its lustre. It is not dismayed if no other light is burning in the vicinity. It is content to shed its own light .It is not worried how much darkness needs to be removed from over the world. For even a jot of darkness removed by its light can bring a lot of difference ,however small it is.

So,let us not be nervous about our smallness. Small is beautiful. It can bring about a great change .As they say drops of water make up an ocean, so even small good deeds can make a lot of difference .

Excerpts from prologue by Swami Budhananda.
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