@ ANOI Bureau
New Delhi : Mrs. Tulsi Gabbard candidate of United States of America Presidential election met Jain Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muni during his Peace and Harmony Tour in United States of America. Taking blessings from Jain saint for the upcoming US Presidential elections she said that the whole world is faced with spiritual crisis. Spiritual leaders can show the path towards achieving world peace and harmony. She said that America has always supported spreading of knowledge. Spiritual knowledge is the highest form of knowledge which Spiritual Leaders possess; they can play a larger role on international platform in the decades to come.
Mrs. Tulsi appreciating Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muni’s Peace and Harmony Tour to USA said that poverty, violence and illiteracy are the major global problems. Political, Spiritual, Social and Business leaders of America and India can work together to solve these global problems. She was addressing the delegation which met her in the leadership of Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muni on 15th foundation year of Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti. International coordinator of Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti Mr Dr Raj Bhayani and Mr Bipin Sangankar were part of the delegation.
Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muni blessing Tulsi Gabbard for achieving victory in upcoming USA Presidential elections said that there are three key challenges before us, Terrorism, climate change and inequality. Solutions to these problems are there in Mahavir Darshan, ahimsa (non-violence), anekant (unity in diversity) and aparigriha (renunciation). Talking about Peace Education program Acharya Lokesh said that 21st century will be of Spirituality. Emphasising the importance of joining religion with spirituality and science he said religion should serve the purpose of social welfare and it should help in removing social evils. Peace is necessary for development. Peace and prosperity are deeply linked. He emphasised introducing ‘Peace Education’ as part of school education.
Acharya Lokesh informed Mrs. Tulsi about JAINA Convention 2017 to be held in LA from 4th July to 7th July 2019. In the Convention besides representatives from 69 Jain Centres of North America, more than 4000 Jain representatives from Kanada, America, Britain and India will take part. There is more than 1.5 lac Jain population in USA.