Dharma has a great place and role in politics. People in power should run the government and the affairs of the society in a righteous way. It is the duty of the King to uphold and sustain Dharma (morality and human virtues) in the societ ...
People often change when they come to power. What should one do so that power does not corrupt one’s mind?
For this, one must continuously take the support of the spiritual path. Have a spiritual perspective towards life. Always consult and take the advice of good people.
When you come to power, do not simply think that you know ...
If people are becoming more spiritual, then that is a good thing.
When there are so many problems happening in the society today, then the good and spiritual people have to step in and take up political roles also. Both are needed. ...
Gurudev, we must all vote 100%. But if 100% of the candidates in the elections are not good, then what do we do?I understand your question. I am also in the same dilemma. There are many wrong candidates contesting the elections at different places in the country. But when it comes to electing people into the parliament at the center, then you should focus on the gre ...
Gurudev, Yesterday you told us to be like a lotus flower. How can we do this? I am doing my practices everyday and I meditate twice, but I don’t feel like a lotus flower at all.
Okay, if you do not feel like a flower, at least feel like a leaf! (Laughter) That is why I said lotus leaf also!
Sometimes you should just wake up and shake up!
You should say, ‘Come on! The whole past is gone! Finished! What am I holdi ...
Gurudev, India is rapidly emerging as one of the youngest nations of the world. How do we channelize all this energy of the youth towards the progress of the country? What should the youth of this country bear in mind as they move ahead in their lives?This is why we have created Volunteer for a Better India (VBI). All of you should become active members of VBI.
I want us all to bring about a wave of happiness in every corner of the country. You all should work for this. The population of our countr ...
You know, the party started with a good intention, but I feel they have to learn a lot. They need to move carefully and not just in a hurry and take all the rifrafs and people who are not worthy of being in politics.
They should not become the same p ...
Gurudev, With political parties having affairs and break up every other month, as a voter, how do I decide who to vote for so that I am not betrayed?
You should be watchful. See the intention of the people who are asking for vote and look at their track records. Sometimes, you may have to choose a lesser corrupt person or party if you have two parties and both are corrupt. You should see who are less ...
Gurudev, Given that most citizens don’t know their local candidates, should we vote for the individuals or for the party?
It should be a mix and match. When it comes to local governance, Municipal Corporation or even state, I would say, you should consider the local thing. But when it comes to national issues, you should broaden your vision and see what is good for the nat ...
Gurudev, very often people become excited or aggressive during times of revolution and lose their presence of mind. Today we see minor waves of change in the society but they soon disappear because there is no sense of awareness in people. How can we maintain both dynamism and a sense of peaceful awareness at the same time?
It is a bit difficult for everyone to have that state of peaceful awareness. But if our political leaders develop this sense of awareness, then our job of bringing about a positive change in society is done.
When those in leadership positions work wi ...