Jeevanpran Swamibapa encouraged his disciples to take care of their physical bodies, because devotion to God can only be performed well if one’s physical body is healthy and fit.
He commanded disciples to remain physically active and alert and made it a part of their daily rituals to perform meditation, exercise and yoga.
Valuable life skills, such as social interaction and teamwork, can also be learnt from such recreational activities. The principles of religion together with these skills can ensure that individuals lead a just, dignified, and respectful life.
Therefore, he encouraged his young disciples to further themselves and progress in all areas, including sports activities.