During his second event at the Teatro Manzoni, Prem Rawat compared the human potential for peace with a seed: it requires the right environment and the right care to let it grow. The key, he said, lies in practice.
Here are some excerpts from his talk:
A seed that is not placed in an environment where it can grow will simply remain a seed — and that’s it. No potential, no nothing. Just a seed. But plant that seed in that nutritionally rich soil — water it — and now you are talking about the manifestation of that potential. I’m not a philosopher, because a philosopher would talk about the potential of the seed. I talk about the realization of that potential. I am not a philosopher. I am much closer to a gardener.
If your potential has not come through, it is because you have not been sown yet. Prepare the field of your understanding. Then, take this existence that you have and sow it in this field. Give it the water of knowing. Not believing. Knowing. Give it the light of clarity and watch this seed bloom. This blooming is called 'peace.' That’s what peace is.
Your roots are in the most magnificent place — with divinity. If you want peace, take the seed and sow it in that fertile ground of understanding. Give it the water of knowing, of knowledge. Give it the light of clarity. Practice that that will make you more content. Not fear and anger. Practice joy. Practice clarity. Practice peace. Be thankful for what you have. And know that which is most important to you.