On World Peace

~Insights by Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda

— Common in each of us, among other things, is the desire for peace. But this is not possible as long as we are not recognizing the fact that each of us is equal. If we do not see beyond the body, we will not see our absolute equality. When we see that each of us is an eternal spiritual entity—relatives and brothers in the truest sense—then we will become peaceful individually and also as a society. There is no other way for human society to be peaceful.

— A society of people who see eternal living beings rather than blacks, whites, Asians, Americans, Hindus, Jews and so forth, will be peaceful and cooperative. A society based on recognition of our common identity as spirit soul will be a society characterized by unity, harmony, and brotherly love. It will be a society totally devoid of racism and prejudice.

— For the world to be peaceful, we have to be peaceful within ourselves.