6 Dec 2011 - QA 8

Guruji, how do we ensure that people around the world get basic opportunities like education, food and shelter? There are so many people without basic needs.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

You must know that it is not just the basic needs that a person wants.

Basic needs anyway get fulfilled. But one needs something more than the basic needs.

It is up to you, what you think is ‘basic need’.

Inner peace is so essential.

If you have every basic need but you are sick, you are mentally not sound, what good it is?

You may have good food but no appetite. You have a nice bed but you have insomnia and you can’t sleep. You have all the wealth but you have no friends, no family, no enthusiasm and no love in life, what will you do?

Everything has its own place so you must acknowledge that.