....in a very quiet moment, H.H. Swamiji said to the group sitting before him... "the reason there is lack of peace in the world is because people have lost their inner peace, because they have lost the feeling of human to human, lost the feeling towards nature and the environment and they have forgotten God. The only way, to regain the inner peace, is to think of God, have love for God..."
A wise person forgives and forgets. It is said that the anger of the wise one is like striking water with a stick – the ripples caused by the stick quickly dissipate, but the anger of the unwise is like scratching a stone – the scratch may last a long time, maybe forever. Therefore, your anger should be on the surface only, not in the heart, otherwise it will be a problem to forgive and to forget.
The beauty of interfaith dialogue is the opportunity presented to highlight the unifying factors between religions. It is accepted that there are differences in beliefs, practices and philosophy of the various religions of the world, but if the basic tenets and interpretations of these faiths are presented in an honest and open way, an understanding of the reasons for any misunderstandings can be looked at, opened to dialogue and, hopefully, removed.
Look upon your environment with the light of peace means to bring to the world a loving attitude, kindness, trust and understanding.
To attain a state of peace and harmony, you must first convert the negative energy that expresses itself as desire, annoyance, quarrelsomeness, bitterness and resentment into a constructive and creative mental attitude. Peace is like a candle in your hands. To look upon your environment with the light of peace means to bring to the world a loving attitude, kindness, trust and understanding. Anger and jealousy make the heart closed. In reality, the entire universe is within your heart. We should open our hearts and allow everyone to feel the love and warmth within.
The pain that an animal feels is the same as what a human feels and the process of death is also the same...
World peace, protection of the environment and protection of animals is what all humans should be working for today. We have many examples to motivate us in the right direction. Mahatma Gandhi once said: “Mother earth has everything for our need, but not enough for our greed.”