26 Feb 2012 - QA 9

Guruji there are so many things which are wrong only for us, but right for the whole world. Should we do them?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

See, anything that inflicts pain to you and your family and people around you, in any manner, we should desist from doing it, we should not do it.
May be somewhere else, in some other country somebody may be doing it, but you have a social circumstance.
Like in Europe and America they drive on the right side of the road. You cannot say, ‘They drive on the right side so I am also going to drive on the right side here.’ If you do that you are going to cause a traffic jam all over. So you should follow the norms of your society, your environment, your family and your associates. Don’t you think so?
At the same time if there is any practice that is injurious, which is harmful and is being followed by people then you must stand up desist. That you should say no.