In these two talks, given on July 3, 1983, and November 6, 1983, Brother Anandamoy discusses the subtle yet definite causes of war and peace, and explains what each individual can do to help improve world conditions.
• Is there a time when it is right to fight? — principles from the Bhagavad Gita
• The role of free will, karma, and evolution
• Examples from the lives of Gandhi, Lincoln, Padre Pio, and others
• War and peace in relation to the Cosmic Plan
• Understanding the deeper meaning of nonviolence
• Recognizing the subtler levels of violence in ourselves and others
• How each of us can improve world conditions and help to create peace.
Running time: 72 minutes
Brother Anandamoy was born near Zurich. He first came to the United States in 1948 to study architecture with Frank Lloyd Wright. After reading Autobiography of a Yogi, he traveled to Los Angeles to meet Paramahansa Yogananda. Soon after, he became a monk of Self-Realization Fellowship, the society founded by Yogananda in 1920 to disseminate his teachings worldwide, and was privileged to receive personal guidance and spiritual discipline from Paramahansa Yogananda. As an international lecturer for Self-Realization Fellowship, Brother Anandamoy has traveled extensively, captivating audiences with his wit, wisdom, and inspiring personal stories of his years with Paramahansa Yogananda.