With the increased pace of life and the unrest in the world, Peace is what we all crave and clamor for. We go for wars to create peace, we rally for peace, we hold public protests demanding peace.
Do these work? Is absence of war equal to peace, can rally’s and protests create peace? Whose responsibility is it to create a peaceful environment?
I am sure we all have asked ourselves of these questions at least once if not many times and yet the answers seem to be elusive.
Sai Baba gave a simple prescription for Peace in the world and it starts with me as an individual. It starts with adhering to the Right Conduct attached to the duty that I am performing. Right Conduct and Duty are big terms that need extensive exploration. Hopefully we will do that here through these pages in future. But for now let us look at the following saying and see if it can be followed to achieve a peaceful life.
Sai Baba says:
If there is righteousness in the heart,
there will be beauty in character.
It there is beauty in character,
There will be harmony in the home.
Where there is harmony in the home,
There will be order in the nation.
Where there is order in the nation,
There will be peace in the world.
So, Peace begins with me acting with Right Conduct. Peace is not something I can demand from others. It has to begin with my actions and only then can I expect Peace in the world.
How do you define ‘righteousness’ in this context?
Please share your thoughts here. Love to hear from you
Until next time
With Love and Respect