By Guruji Shree Rishi Prabhakar
Inner peace, understanding of others’ claims, real diplomacy to inspire people’s actions for greater good and setting up of governance at local level (mini democracies in village level) instead of at national level are the prerequisites of a leader.
One should understand the basic question :
“Whether religion is for life, or, life is for religion?” Or “Is Islam for life, or, is life for Islam?” Or “Is Hinduism or Christianity for life, or, your life is for Hinduism or Christianity ?”
Almost all missions for any religion are dangerous entities. It produces pseudo religionists who use religious sentiments to evoke hatred for those from other religions and sects.
Should we follow peaceful ways and learn to be peaceful, or should our life be given over to violence, to protect imaginary peace, ideology, religion or territorial ownership ?
Similarly, “Is Money for life, or is life for making money ?”
Also, “Whatever you do is for life, or, your life is for what you are doing ?”.
People like Imran Khan are more suitable leaders for the present age. They have a global exposure, and are sane enough to understand the above questions. Many sport stars who live sportingly at an international level are good role models. Many business giants who practice inner peace and understanding as a way of life are good material for leadership material. Many religious leaders who live their religion rather than just profess it are good material too.
Training for Leadership:
First and foremost, all leaders must learn to be Silent and not get carried away by outer circumstances.
Leaders should never take any action when they are disturbed inside by what they see outside. They should enter their inner silence.
They should contemplate in silence without hatred and jealousy and then take action. They should have calm and peaceful mentors for consultation before taking any major action.
The second and more difficult, important training is to be able to collect people and establish love amongst them so that they will help in self government in as local an area as possible.
Here local leaders should care for their neighbor’s welfare more than they care for themselves or for their group. Then harmony and prosperity for all can reign.
For the second training to happen, they must locate their contentment within themselves in collective silence and merge into the others’ soul.
This merger is more than friendship or a convenient agreement for mutual benefit. They must learn to live in love and help others to live in love.
The third and a more difficult training is in entrepreneurship and economic development, so that everyone is engaged in a productive activity. This allows justice for all, to enjoy their life and be able to take large number of people to their own self fulfillment within.
The fourth training is in perseverance. They must gather energy from the group and within themselves to patiently persevere in spite of obstruction – “Being able to do good for even those who hate them or disagree with them”.
The fifth and the most difficult training is in ‘Humility’. One should go where they are not wanted and win their hearts. You go there to serve, not as a slave for money, but as a concerned individual offering help at difficult times.