Thursday, June 05, 2008


On the 2nd of April 2008, a group from Times Foundation attended a conference on World Peace Harmony.
We were invited by Mr Somaiya at Faizullabhoy building.
I particularly enjoyed hearing Mr Jeffrey Armstrong's spirited speech on 'Appreciating and Understanding the Wisdom of the Vedas correctly'

I do believe:
The Upanishads claim that the Atman (God within us) cannot be reached through much learning or much use of the intellect. Jesus Christ proclaims: "Except ye be converted and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven." The Katha Upanishad proclaims "The path is narrow as the edge of a razor." Jesus said : "Narrow Is the way which leads unto life." Hindus believe that we are a small part (atman ) of the whole (Paramatma). In other words we are the same children of God and enjoy the same inherent qualities. Christians also believe that man is made in the likeness of God, and the Kingdom of God is within each one of us. Jesus Christ claimed; "I and my Father are one".

We Hindus believe In a Trinity: Brahma (Creator), Vishnu (Preserver), Mahesh (Destroyer).
Christians believe in Father, Son and Holy Spirit
The occultists believe in Light, Love and Power
Humanity at large believes in Mind, Body and Soul.


Anonymous said...

Dr Taylor teaches us how to attain deep inner peace - easily, simply, without drugs, anytime we want it. Forgive me for doing everything I can to be sure everyone reads this book and sees this video, but I think all of us benefit and in the larger sense, if everyone reads this, our world will benefit in a very large way.

Anonymous said...

my 2 cents - Religion has a very important role to play in world peace. It's a shame that religion has always been given a negative connotation and has been mentioned as the cause of all the wars. In the modern world of today, religion is facing a challenge too. "Religion will have to stand the test of reason and relate itself to the changing needs of the time. Terrorism and materialism, the twin aberrations of our times, has deprived Man of his inner peace and leisure, making him weak and vulnerable.
I think another questions is worth thinking about is how can science and spirituality contribute to world peace. Swami Vivekananda quoted "If there be righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in character. If there be beauty in character, there will be harmony in the home.'' If there be harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation. If there be order in the nation, there will be peace in the world. I strongly believe that interreligious dialogue is a way to peace.