12 August 2012 - QA 6

A person believes in God but cheats and robs. Another does not believe in God but never cheats. Who is right?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

You have already given the answer!
It is like asking me, ‘I have kept coal in one plate and butter in another. What would you like?’ It is so clear.
If someone believes in God, how can he cheat others? I don’t understand this.
It could also be that his conscience would be pricking him badly for cheating others and he could be asking God for forgiveness.
A person who cheats is stuck in ignorance. There is no vastness. There is fear in him somewhere and that is why he does things like that.