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  1. I understand the importance of being at peace internally, despite all hardships and injustice. But as an activist who fights against all forms of oppression, how should one deal with an oppressor who has violence on their side? In other words, how must the weak overcome the powerful?

    If we are disturbed, our actions will not yield fruit. When we are calm, we get intuitive thoughts and with these thoughts you make a plan and take action on it. If you have to deal with an oppressor alone, it is not possible. You have to create awarene ...

  2. Dear Gurudev, is this the only path that leads to supreme peace and happiness?

    : If you ask me that water is the only answer to quench your thirst, what can I say? What can I say if you ask me if breathing is the only way to fill the lungs? Any path which leads you to inner peace, tranquillity, joy and love is the path. All ...

  3. What is your message to the leadership of the world, and especially to the leadership of the Middle east to get people to live in harmony and peace? What is your vision for the Kurdish nation which is divided into four countries to live in peace and harmony? (Dr. Akrawi: An active member of the Women Union working with UNICEF from Kurdistan)

    You know, the problem there is enormous. It is centuries old; not one century but many centuries old. There is not one solution. I think we will all have to collectively put our thoughts and our mind and see, whatever works wherever, we should apply tha ...

  4. Gurudev, in today’s world, America is going through an economic upheaval which is affecting so many other countries. Is there some karma that affects nations as a whole as well?

    America took a very wrong step when it went to war with Iraq. It spent one billion dollars every day for so many years. For five to six years, America kept spending one billion dollars per day. Can you imagine, trillions of dollars were spent in this war o ...
  5. Gurudev, you had mentioned that we can never be sure of a friend or an enemy. And that one should rely on oneself. Is that being selfish?

    No, it is not being selfish. It is being aware that there is a bigger force that guides you in your life. So when your time is good, and when your life is in the hands of that bigger force, or the Divinity, then that rules your life. This is what we need t ...
  6. Gurudev, I have been told that a human soul can often take one to two million years to find liberation. Is it true that by doing Kriya and meditation every day, this liberation can be obtained even in one lifetime?

    Everything works with some strange karma. You must lift your eyes and look into this realm.

    There is a beautiful couplet that says, ‘This world has all the wealth, all that is needed, but one who has no karma, cannot get it.’
    So, whe ...

  7. What is peace and how can we implement the principles of peace in our life through our religion, culture and family and in our education system starting from kindergarten?

    We need to learn a lot from children. We need to make them understand that they should make one new friend every day.
    If you ask forty fifty kids in a classroom how many friends they have, they can usually count them on their fingers, and they stay wi ...
  8. Dear Gurudev, how do we defend our civil and democratic rights without using violence? How to create a sense of belongingness in the society where the government is reinforcing polarization and using a divide and rule policy?

    A great cause has many obstacles and many challenges. When the challenges are bigger that is when we have to hold on to our values. I know that it is difficult to be peaceful when there is injustice, and especially when there is violence. We have to take t ...
  9. The recent demonstrations in Brazil has impacted all aspects of life here. How does one deal with it?

    When people do not get justice, or when they are tired of corruption in the society, it’s natural that they get agitated. People gather to demonstrate, they agitate. It’s a good sign that the people are waking up.
    One way is to take everything as it c ...
  10. Sri Sri, did you dream of growing up to become a humanitarian?

    I wish I never grew up (laughs), and I still feel that I am a teenager who refuses to grow up.
    When I was a teenager, I could not accept conflicts. I always wanted to bring peace. Whenever people fought with each other, I would want to intervene and d ...
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