Can I make the world more peaceful?
All world problems, from military conflicts to domestic conflicts, are caused by violence. Through meditation, [or simply being aware of our breath], we can remove the cause of violence, thus bringing peace to the world. [...]
Every war has a reason. Sometimes wars become unavoidable, like an operation. If there is a wound or a cancerous cell in one’s body, the doctor operates. After the operation, it is essential to nurse that part which has been operated. Similarly, after a war; a lot needs to be done to bring peace, love and confidence into hearts and minds of the people.
Don't think, "what can I do?" or that you are insignificant….,when the world is in a problem. You too have a role to play. A tiny homeopathic pill, which has a 1/100th, or 1/1000th potency, makes an impact on a body, which is sixty to seventy kilos! Scientists have discovered that a tiny change in one place, like the flapping of a butterfly's wings in South America, may produce a large effect in a far away location, like a tornado in Africa, which is called 'Butterfly effect'.
In the same way, every individual — everyone who is breathing, talking, walking, thinking - influences this planet. So we can all radiate peace, good thoughts, good vibrations, good wishes and that definitely makes an impact on the planet. Being peaceful in a meditative, prayerful state definitely helps.