Accept changes with equanimity, and perform in a spirit of divine freedom

Power of uplifting vibrations

The person who keeps himself cleansed of all wrong vibrations produces a powerful uplifting effect on his contemporaries. One moon gives more lustre than all the stars; so a mooned soul – one who purely reflects the light of God – can influence the masses much more than the masses influence each other. Thus, individual effort can be even more than important than mass karma.

One who in every way tries to uplift himself, harmonizing body, mind and soul with the Divine, creates positive karma not only in his life but in his family, neighborhood, country and world. Hence it is not justified to say, ‘Thousands of people are misbehaving, so what does it matter if I am, too?’ No! The goodness of one soul may effectively neutralize the mass karma of millions.

The goodness of one soul may effectively neutralize the mass karma of millions

Accept changes with equanimity, and perform in a spirit of divine freedom whatever duties come your way. If God were to say to me today: “Come home!” without a backward glance I would leave all my obligations here – organization, buildings, plans, people – and hasten to obey Him. Running the world is His responsibility. He is the Doer, not you or I.

Sri Paramahansa Yogananda