Formula for World Peace – Lecture delivered by Indradyumna Swami


Formula for World Peace – Lecture delivered by Indradyumna Swami

A few years back, His Holiness Indradyumna Swami gave a wonderful lecture on the formula for world peace. In the class, he spoke about how we are all spirit souls with one common father. In the Bhagavad Gita, Krsna affirms that He is the father of all living entities. Indradyumna Swami quoted from the 14th chapter of the Gita:

“It should be understood that all species of life, O son of Kunti, are made possible by birth in this material nature, and that I am the seed-giving father.”

In the class, Indradyumna Swami went on to say that although we are born in different cultures, speak different languages, and look different externally, on the level of the self, we are all part of one larger spiritual family. Realizing this, he said, is the formula for peace in this world.


Citing the advanced vision of a humble and realized sage, Indradyumna Swami quoted from the Bhagavada Gita again:

“The humble sages, by virtue of true knowledge, see with equal vision a learned and gentle brāhmaṇa, a cow, an elephant, a dog and a dog-eater [outcaste].”

Indradyumna Swami maintained that the saintly soul sees the true equality of all living beings at the level of the soul and treats every living entity with respect. That’s how we will have world peace—with that vision.

At the end of January, Indradyumna Swami spoke on a similar topic when he was a participant of a  ‘Peace Forum’ along with seven other spiritual leaders in Mumbai. There are many pictures from that event.

Quoted by Indradyumna Swami in his lecture on world peace, delivered on May 28, 2010.

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