Friday, April 24, 2009 web chat with Guruji

GURUJI's Web Chat on IBN live held on 23rd Apl 09
"Guruji had a web chat live on and replied to so many currently politics based questions out of more then 4000 questions put up to him in half an hour from 4.30 to 5.00 pm. Jai Guru Dev"
Satyanarayana:Given the staus of today's politics and politians what is the long term solution for Indian demoncracy and governce?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: we cannot blame all the poloticians as bad people. there are many good and honest ones as well in every party. they need to be an institue to train politicians. they need to be qualified to be politicians, right now, there is no qualifications to enter politics. ccriminals and people with no character and integrity should be kept away from politics. laws needs to be made to that effect.
Sudhir Kumar Gaur:Guruji, Politics is a key area for our growth, why it happens that we throw up the leaders who do not deserve to be our leader and totally opposite to what we expect of our leader. Are we are not the same which we think we are or we have different yardstick for us and from our leader.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: A person has no time to analyze himself or the leader in today's fast life. However, change will always humble the arrogant and empower the honest.
Kishan pai:Guruji ,whats your opinion on uniform civil code and Ram temple in ayodya???
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: goa has uniform civil code and Supreme Court has asked the govt to form it. Ram temple has to be built but not by antagonising the Muslim community, or I-win - YOu loose attitude. with the consent of the muslim commnity
Om Chandran:Why don't you and other Hindu gurus start a campaign to teach this pseudo-secular media a lesson?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Educating the media is a long process. However, you should remember their impact is short-lived.
Venkataramani:what in your opinion is the future of india and its political climate?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: at present, opportunists make allainaces and in election time blame each other and try to fool people about their genuinesness... those people who were with the party for 5-4 years enjoy sharing power suddenly become enemies and start accusing each other is just a staged drama to fool people. They blame each other left and right and finally say that this misunderstanding is due to language. Due to wrong policies and decision, we lost our neighbours as friends weather in Nepal or Sri Lanka. Today Tamil Nadu is burning, millions are suffering in Sri Lanka. India could have done so much to avoid this situation. The anger of Sri Lankan Tamils towards Indian Govt is mounting day by day.
Manu :should we vote considering person s educational background or on the party s history for the achievements they have done in the history.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Elections are there for choice. One must always go for change. It will give the party in power time to reflect on the deeds and the misdeeds that they have committed. It gives them time to rest to prepare to come to power again. This will also give checks and balances so that there is no rampant corruption or irreparable damage that a civilization or country will have to face for a long time. If a single party is in power for too long a time, we will never know the extent of corruption and financial irregularities that have taken place.
Ivis Linette Botello Otero:If God really love us so dearly... why then He allow his devotes to suffer so much? When you love someone so much you care for them and you want their joy and happines..
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: With the problems or challenges, you will become stronger and deeper. Your suffering appears too big for you, because you not seen the suffering of others. Become strong and help others!
D.R.Gulati:What role do religious heads have in elections?Kindly explain.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Religious leaders will have to create a long-term vision for people to help them see a broader picture of the nation and to choose candidates without a criminal background. They will have to help people to see through the nefarious designs of politicians to divide caste, community through rhetoric and false promise. A religious leader needs to be Samadarshi - equanimous, Satyadarshi - committed to truthfulness, Paradarshi - transparent, Doordarshi - foresighted, Priyadarshi - having a pleasant personality.
Srikanth:is entering of pontiffs/saints good for Indian politics? Although this is a known thing in north India, i think this is the first time we have seen a pontiff entering the political fray from Tumkur
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: the Tumkur seer was subjected false allegations, finally he was aquitted of all allegations it was a dirty politics played on him so perhaps it has made him enter politics in full swinnd was under trails for 4 years.
Manish Shrivastava:Earlier Kings had "Rajguru" , to help king, run the "RAJ" based on "NEETI". How do you feel , this model can be functional today ?? As the absence of it in modern politics is eating away the nation.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Politics devoid of spirituality loses its character and gets loaded with corruption.
Honeybee:Guruji, the moment we use words like 'spiritual' or 'religious' or 'holiness' , a mental block arises. and the other person is not even willing to listen. would it not be easier to say 'humanitarian' or simply ' values enrichment'? JAI GURUDEV!
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Yes! This block is obvious and that is the reason for growing naxalism and violence in the country. The media has brainwashed people especially against Hindu spiritual and religious leaders. This block is only with the Hindu spiritual leaders, whereas it is not the case with the Buddhists, Christians, Jains, Sikhs and Muslims.
M Vikram:It is clear that a 90+ percenatge of votes polled, the typical vote bank politics doesn't work. There are many who are not interested in voting, out of apathy. How do we get to these people?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: its right that there is a general apathy among people looking at the politicians and the way they jump from party to party like cars changing the lanes with no principles, no policies, no character, no committment. People of integrity, people who do social service and role models will have to inspire the voters... give them new hope.

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