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Where Are The Peacemakers?

Excerpts from a discourse by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar When we ask ‘Where are the peacemakers?’, we also have to think; what is the source of disturbance in the world?

Peace is our nature and yet, we see there are misunderstandings, misuse and misrepresentation. The main cause of disturbance is stress and a lack of coordination and interaction between people. The individual peace, the peace in the society, and the collective peace in the whole world, starts from where we are!

How can we get rid of our stress? How can we be calm and see life from a bigger context? That I feel, can give the answer to the world problem of uplifting human values.

Spirit is comprised of beauty, intelligence and knowledge. And spirituality is that which deals with compassion, love, caring, and seeing life from a bigger context.

According to Indian mythology, the Goddess of Wealth is wedded to the Lord of Liberation. They always come together - Lakshmi and Narayana. It means that knowledge and spiritual awareness should go hand in hand with the social and political system. Only then can justice prevail in society and bring a sense of belonging with everyone in the world, irrespective of one’s religious and cultural background or age group.

We need to impart this education at the level of schools and colleges. If you go to a school and ask a child “How many friends do you have?” in a class of 30 to 40 kids, they will count on their fingers – 3, 4 or 5!! Over a period of 4, 5, 6 years, a child is unable to be friendly with 30 children, pals from their own classroom, how do you expect them to be friendly when they co


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