Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Mother on Physical Education

Competitions 1967

       On this occasion of our physical education and sportive

activities: I must tell you once more that for us spiritual life does not

mean contempt for Matter but its divinisation. We do not want to

reject the body but to transform it. For this physical education is one

of the means most directly effective.

       So I invite you to participate in the programme beginning today

with enthusiasm and – discipline, because it is the indispensable

condition of order; enthusiasm, because it is the essential condition

of success.


             -    The Mother

 1 April 1967

1 comment:

pianomonika said...

When The Mother spoke about the sport and wished, that many took part in it,then she had noble intentions.Physical education needs discipline and a healthy body is necessary for spiritual life.--
But while reading came just this in my mind:''The National Socialist League of the Reich for Physical Exercise (German: Nationalsozialistischer Reichsbund für Leibesübungen, abbreviated NSRL), was the umbrella organization for sports and physical education in Nazi Germany.''
So the sport can also be misused.
Today when we think of all the doping cases that take place in competitions,the sport gets a bitter aftertaste.
For the most part it's about a lot of money,the advertising revenue for the winners are enormous.
But all this should not take our joy of sports!!!