Most would agree that peace is the most priceless possession of man. We could have every desire fulfilled, yet, without peace of mind, we feel deprived, lacking, and incomplete. The Human Value of peace, like all of the other four Values, already lies within, waiting to be discovered in all of its calming fullness.
Each one of us has closed the doors which lead to this inner treasure-house; sealing them shut by ignoring our conscience, entertaining selfishness and desire for that which is separate and temporary, and forgetting that out birthright of Shanthi (Peace) even exists. Sathya Sai Baba gives us the keys to these doors so that we may discover our Peace once again. He says:
Divine Discourse, 8-7-1971
Peace is the end purpose of all human endeavors. Right or wrong, whatever a man thinks or does is with the intention of attaining peace and happiness.
Peace would certainly become a far more attainable entity, if one were to know the domain of personality at which it is acquired.
It is only when there is an emotional equilibrium that one experience peace. This equipoise is not inert or vegetative but a dynamic realization that the emotional conflict and upsurge can never withstand the test of Truth and Righteousness. Peace is a state of ‘power packed stillness’ and follows the awareness that the source of human fulfillment is within.
Often dubbed as a mirage, peace can be a reality for each of us if we have faith in our innate power to do good, to be good and see good.
What is equally important is to recognize that nothing in this universe is ever responsible for absence of peace within us. It is only when our internal emotional system is disturbed that restlessness and confusion finds a home. By conscious efforts we can certainly avoid such lacunae.
Divine Discourse, 25-10-1974