Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Terrorism, you and me

I woke up fresh and smiling on the Sunday morning
Only to hear the sad news of the Delhi blasts and killing
The Anger inside me started boiling
But sooner than I expected I got some healing

I went to the YES!+ Followup in Koramangala
It was so nice to catch up with friends who have similar agenda
The breathing was nice, a soothing feeling
Sorrow and anger was gone and compassion and trust started flowing

After the Kriya, Shailendra asked, which knowledge, tell me a page
Number 30, came a response. To my surprise it was this knowledge: 
Weekly Knowledge #324 Bad Antogast 28 Sep 2001 Germany


The act which is only destructive and inflicts suffering both on oneself and others is terrorism. In such an act, human values are lost in the process of achieving a goal.

Some of the factors that lead to terrorism are:

  • Frustration and desperation to achieve a goal
  • Confused emotion
  • Shortsightedness and Impulsive action
  • Belief in a non-verifiable concept of heaven and merit; a childish concept of God favoring some and angry at others, thereby undermining the omniscience and omnipotence of the Divine.
  • Terrorism induces fear psychosis in all, increases poverty, suffering and loss of life with no apparent gains. Instead of solutions the terrorist looks for destruction as an answer. If you simply criticize without giving a solution, know that this criticism comes from the same seed as terrorism!

    Although there are certain qualities you can appreciate in a terrorist such as:

  • Fearlessness
  • Commitment to a goal
  • Sacrifice
  • You will have to learn from them things that you should never do:

  • Valuing some ideas and concepts more than life.
  • Having a narrow perspective of life and dishonoring its diversity.
  • The Remedy for terrorism is:

  • Inculcate a broader perspective of life -- value life more than race, religion and nationality.
  • Educate people in human values – friendliness, compassion, cooperation and upliftment.
  • Teach methods to release stress and tension.
  • Cultivate confidence in achieving noble aims by peaceful and nonviolent means.
  • Create spiritual upliftment which can weed out destructive tendencies.
  • Question: Can it be that terrorism need not be only physical violence, but also cultural or economical?

    Sri Sri: Yes.

    Solution for economic violence – "Think globally, buy locally."

    Solution for cultural violence – "Broaden your vision, deepen your roots."

    Question: How does one cope with the aftermath of terrorism?

    Sri Sri: Faith and prayer. When disaster happens, anger is inevitable. To take precautions that one does not react wisdom is needed, not emotional outbursts. One mistake cannot be corrected by another mistake. Strive for multi-cultural and multi-religious education and spiritual upliftment to reach every part pf the globe. For the world will not be safe even if a small pocket of people are left ignorant.


    So relevant, Guruji has spoken
    Solutions given, much before the problem
    As we were listening in rapt attention
    We saw losing all our tension

    Together we decided to wind up communal fights
    By celebrating festivals with all colors and lights
    Together we decided to break the walls
    By greetings from hearts and waking up calls

    YES!+ Awakens India...
    Jai Bharat!

    P.S. Here is an excellent Article by Bawa on What can I do.


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