Noninjury and Brahmacharya

Cybertalk: Bodhinatha speaks on vasudhaiva kutumbakam, "The whole world is one family," in reference to the current problem in India. He discusses the problem of the "my people" concept, that of exclusion, and the division it creates in the world. Next is ahimsa, noninjury, as it relates to speech, and the problem with joking, teasing, gossiping and backbiting. Bodhinatha reiterates a caution Gurudeva gives to those practicing brahmacharya, total sexual abstinence, with regard to the power of their words and thoughts.

Photo of  Gurudeva
Whenever we are injured or hurt, we understand that our suffering is but the fulfillment of a karma we once initiated, for which our injurer is but the instrument who, when his karma cycles around, will be the injured.
—Gurudeva