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  1. What about the meat industry? Is it violence?

    Meat industry, I would say is outdated now because people have started understanding how our whole system is made for vegetarian food. We are herbivorous because our immediate ancestors, apes are vegetarians. Monkeys, cows, zebras are vegetarian. Most o ...

  2. Aggression is considered as a sign of power these days, how to change this?

    If aggression is the power that brings positive change, the world would have changed a lot through all the aggression that has happened and is now happening in many parts of the world. But that is not what we see.
    Where there is aggression, there is ...

  3. Gurudev, if peace is our nature then what makes violence arise?

    Weakness or fear is the root of violence. The fear of extinction or rejection causes violence. Stress causes violence. Stress is also a kind of weakness. Stress or tiredness and no strength is weakness and causes violence. Lack of awareness of one’s ...
  4. Gurudev, if peace is our nature then what makes violence arise?

    Weakness or fear is the root of violence. The fear of extinction or rejection causes violence. Stress causes violence. Stress is also a kind of weakness. Stress or tiredness and no strength is weakness and causes violence. Lack of awareness of one’s ...
  5. Gurudev, if peace is our nature then what makes violence arise?

    Weakness or fear is the root of violence. The fear of extinction or rejection causes violence. Stress causes violence. Stress is also a kind of weakness. Stress or tiredness and no strength is weakness and causes violence. Lack of awareness of one’s ...
  6. In my culture (in Paraguay), it is common that when a child misbehaves, parents punish them. Is it not some form of abuse or violence? What do you feel about this?

    Parents should, I won’t use the word punish, but discipline the children, within some limitations. It should not be in excess.
    There is a difference between discipline and punishment. You can’t be violent and justify it as disciplining. A ...

  7. Gurudev, do you get dreams?

    I have a dream for the country. I want to see a corruption-free, violence-free, stress-free and happy society. ...
  8. The suicide rate in Korea is very high. The children of Korea are growing up in an environment where there is too much competition and very less culture and spirituality. Please send us your words of wisdom.

    When energy goes down you get depressed and when it goes further down suicidal tendencies arise. Through proper breathing exercises, some meditation and through good and loving company energy can go up.

    Usually when we have some negative things in our ...

  9. Dear Gurudev, Muslims in Pakistan are peace loving people, so how can we eliminate terrorism from Pakistan?

    To prevent terrorism, we need to see how we can establish communication and bring some sense into the minds of terrorists.

    Second is, we need to accept diversity and enjoy diversity. Diversity is not a matter of conflict or contention, it is a ma ...

  10. Gurudev, we see daily images of violence, bloodshed, and people suffering. What can we do to help those people?

    It can be done only through wisdom. It is through knowledge that we can tackle this problem in the world. That is why we started The Art of living and IAHV.

    You know, I would be very happy just sitting and meditating all day. Happily I could have been ...

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