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Taking beautiful words from Dalai Lama XIV “Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.”, We see preachers around the world in sync with Gandhiji’s believe to heal the world conflicts through peace. It is the mere understanding that could have stopped the World Wars. If only during India Pakistan Partition the leaders had peace agenda in mind, the uncountable deaths could have been saved. This hostile environment is the primary cause of fundamentalism which has been detrimental to not only ideologies but also to overall peace of world. With growing wars, technology and communication the fundamentalist thought is spreading like an epidemic and as we know basic human tendency is to choose to adapt to wrongs instead of rights. As this ideology is growing, innumerous unknown Gandhi’s are being killed before they could spread their wise thoughts to the world. Today’s era is in urgent need of people who can balance violence with peace. As the situation demands we should be ready with self-defence but the basic mind-set should focus on prosperity rather than destruction. Peace initiatives should not be mistaken as a weakness, rather it should strengthen our position to spread peace all over world. As very rightly mentioned in Bhagwad Gita, we shouldn’t bear atrocities but stand against it to save our basic interests. But as we see across, such situations are the cause of fundamentalist thoughts, which urges one to be an extremist. We require leaders who can merge Gandhiji’s thought to Bhagat Singh’s charisma to set the right example. A leader who can protect us while instilling positive thoughts and helping the world to prosper. Its high time we give up the theory of “Survival of fittest” and take up peace as the guiding path.

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