Maintaining peace of mind, peace of heart and peace in the world during these troubled times requires some attention. People are pursuing happiness by deceit, betraying trust, and exploitation, and discovering—but not realizing—that their pleasure is only fleeting and that their methods cause degradation of society and long-term misery for themselves (and others too). People have forgotten the connection between happiness and right-ness ("dharma," doing what is right), and many are confused about what is right even though we feel it inside. This little Prescription for Peace offers practical steps for anyone, anywhere, of any persuasion, to the inner peace that is natural to a just humanity.
Print-on-demand publishers have been unable to print this little 3-5/8 x 5-1/4 book correctly, so it has been recorded in short videos and audios.
Presenting Prescription for Peace to His Excellency Sri Hansraj Bhardwaj, Governor of Karnataka, Bangalore, July 2009
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