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The most influential nonviolent leaders have all been deeply prayerful people. Indeed, most of them have been spiritual leaders or devoted spiritual students. Dr. King was not a politician. He wasn’t a lawyer or a civic leader. Dr. King was a minister, a preacher. Buddha and Jesus were both students of their own inner guidance and devotion to their spiritual practice. It was their devotional practice that gave them the wisdom that led to their becoming masterful teachers.
Mohandas K. Gandhi was a lawyer who studied the Bhagavad Gita with a passion. Gandhi considered Jesus to be his most influential teacher next to his own practice. Prayer was an integral part of his life. He said “Prayer from the heart can achieve what nothing else in the world can.”
As part of my practice of nonviolence I pray for myself first. Northing is more important than inner peace. We have learned that we will have world peace when we have inner peace. We will have an end to terrorism in the world when we are wholly loving with ourselves in consciousness. We’ll have an end to terrorism when we each stop terrifying ourselves and our loved ones with threats and accusations.
Every day many millions of people participate in an endless and eternal prayer circle. Today we join them. With every prayer You tangibly move the world in a direction of peace, harmony and joy.