World peace possible with non-violence philosophy of Lord Mahavira: Acharya Lokesh

New Delhi: Ahimsa Vishwa Bharati founder and eminent Jainacharya, Dr. Lokeshji revived the Lord Mahavir principles of Ahimsa (non-violence), Anekant (unity in diversity) and Aparigrah (renunciation) by presenting Jain prayers during the Sarva Dharma prayer meeting on the occasion of the 74th anniversary of martyrdom of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Birla offered tribute to Mahatma Gandhi during the Interfaith prayer organized at Gandhi Smriti. On this occasion Vijay Goyal, vice-president of Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti was also present.
Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muni quoting Bhagwan Mahavir philosophy said that Principle of Ahimsa (non-violence) says that violence gives rise to counter violence. War, violence and terrorism cannot solve any problem. We can solve all problems through dialogue. Principle of Anekant (unity in diversity) says that we must respect other’s philosophy and thoughts like we believe in our own philosophy and views. Principle of Aparigrah (renunciation) says that if your brother sleeps hungry and you have eaten well, you cannot attain salvation. He said that by adapting Lord Mahavir’s principles we can build a healthy society.
Acharya Lokesh also recited Navkar Mantra, Mangal Path and Kshamapna Sutra. On the occasion Buddhist, Zoroastrian, Bahai, Judaism, Jain prayers, readings from Bible, Quran, Guru Granth Sahib, Bhagwat Gita and Shabad Kirtan were also recited by Interfaith leaders. Renowned singer Kavita Krishnamurthy & Dr. L. Subramaniam sung bhajans to pay tribute to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. 

Prime Minister Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Birla participated in Interfaith Prayer at Gandhi Smriti

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