“You have participated in this sacred Yajna for your good, for your welfare, and the welfare of humanity at large. This Yajna is not merely for a few individuals, it is for the entire world. The mantras chanted here have mixed in the air and spread to the entire universe. These sacred sounds entered our hearts and purified them. Hence, do not think that the mantras chanted in this Yajna are confined to only this place. They have spread to the entire world. This Yajna is not only for the benefit of India, but to all the countries in the world.
There may be difference in the languages spoken in different countries. But there is no difference at all in the bhava (feelings). People of many countries —America, Russia, Africa, etc.— have participated in the Yajna with a lot of enthusiasm. They are also learning the Veda mantras.
On the 26th of last month, about 80 people from Germany visited Puttaparthi in a special plane. All of them, ladies and gents, chanted the Vedas. They told Me, "Swami! It is only these mantras that are protecting our country. Hence, we chant these Veda mantras from dawn to dusk." There is not even an iota of selfishness in chanting these mantras. These mantras are for the entire humanity. They are essential for the well being of every human being. The Veda transcends the individual (vyashti) and concerns itself with the samashtiswarupa (the collective form)…
This Athi Rudra Maha Yajna has to be performed in several places, in future. This Yajna is everyone's concern. It is not limited to one country, one religion, or one caste. It is performed for the welfare of the whole world. If you continue to perform this Yajna, soon the people of the entire world will become united. Pakistan, Afghanistan, Japan, America, Germany —all countries will be united.”
- Bhagawan Sathya Sai Baba 19 August 2006