(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 September 2014, Scottsburgh, South Africa, Youth Programme)

jalakeli (17)Basically, human beings and even animals, all have the same soul. Wherever there is life, there is a soul, even in a plant, and therefore all life is like us.

The scriptures of the world have a common message – that we should not do to others what we do not want others to do to us. That is very deep – think about it. It is a good principle: what you don’t want someone to do to you, don’t do to others. If you just follow that, everything comes right. That is the key for being together. That will create an atmosphere of ‘live and let live’, and that is required if we want to be together.

Together we have our strengths. There is no doubt that we are stronger together than when we are alone. But what really brings us together is the realisation that we are not these bodies, but are actually souls.


“Live and let live” is an idiom expressing the ideal of allowing each other to live their lives as each sees fit.


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