16 June 2012 - QA 5

Gurudev, why should we love a terrorist?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

I am not saying you should love terrorists. You have to accept terrorists. Only when you accept him can you bring a transformation in him or her.

These are people who are misguided. They never had an opportunity of education in love, in compassion and in non-violence. So we need to open doors for them to learn, and we need to have compassion for them. This is what I am saying.

If they had this education, they would never have become terrorists. This is our experience, because when we taught courses in the prison, those people said, ‘If we had this knowledge, if we had done Sudarshan Kriya before, our life would have been different.’