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.