Let’s Practice Peace: World Cultural Festival

Sanskrit scriptures beautifully describes Kalyug(the last of the four stages the world goes through as part of the cycle) as the “Time of downfall”. One of the prophecy mentioned in Markandeyas discourse says “People will have thoughts of murder with no justification and will see nothing wrong in that”. This is why today the world today has become a place where killing becomes a no big deal for someone just on the name of religion. This is a time when dawn of humanity can be seen where humanity is utmost required.

Outrage in Middle East, terror attacks by ISIS and shootings in countries which qualify as the ambassadors of peace are few of the biggest examples showing evidence the prophecy quoted above is getting proven today. While writing this blog, Boko Haram burned 86 villagers alive in Nigeria. Countries promoting gun cultures are becoming the victims of their own strategies. At the same time, we are trying to defeat weapons of destruction with weapons. Guess who won? The weapons. The history knows weapons never lead to peace.

Then the question arises, what leads to peace then?I was fortunate to listen to H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar when he said “When few hundreds of people(terrorists) around the world can shake this world then why thousands/millions of good people around the world can’t shake this planet with peace”. In the name of religion hundreds are dying everyday, then why not in the name of humanity we all can come together to honor every religion and to be peace ambassador for this planet.

I have seen friends from different religion and cultures visiting each others worship places to learn and to respect their cultures and traditions. Can’t we all as a big family live like friends and come together to learn each other cultures to honor and respect them,than proving O, your culture isn’t worthy. Can’t we come together to celebrate diversity, and to say out loudly that we are one though we have different ways to live life.

Time has come to be together, to hold each other hand and say you belong to me, this world belongs to me, every culture belongs to me, every human belongs to me. Let this Naad(sound) of peace begin with me. Lets come together as a family to promote peace and to honor this world and its culture in World Cultural Festival in New Delhi, India on 11,12,13 Mar 2016 where 3.5 million people are coming together to celebrate humanity, to celebrate religion, to celebrate diversity.

Lets celebrate together as a One World Family..!!!

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