"Yoga is the future."
"Yoga is the journey from jiva to Shiva."
"Yoga is the journey from me to be."
Today on Mahashivaratri, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave this speech at the unveiling of a 112-feet statue of Adiyogi, The Shiva, at the Isha Yoga Centre in Coimbatoire, Tamil Nadu. He said that India had given the gift of yoga to the world, and that through practising yoga, "a spirit of oneness is created. Oneness of mind, body and the intellect, oneness with our families and with the society we live in, with fellow humans and with birds, animals and trees." He touched on several important contemporary issues in a speech urging compassion and oneness.
If only all world leaders made speeches like this the world could be a much more harmonious place.