Vision and Philosophy
It has been said that one inspired, dedicated person can have the power of 10,000.
The kind of power that rests with one person. His name is Dr. Vasanth Vijay Maharaj.
He is working for peace from the 20th year of his life till today and wants to make peace a multi-faith phenomenon.
Mharaj’s philosophy comprises of the following:
Crusader for Peace fromthe age of 20 years
He is a Jain- the follower of the most peaceful religion in the world. It is the only religion which
understands the nature of violence and its effect on victims and perpetrators. His upbringing has sharpened his awareness. He is enlightened person and realizes how perceptions, values and attitudes can create social and political change. He is perhaps, the best possible human being on earth to create peace. He is a genius at identifying bias, enhancing self-esteem encouraging creative self-expression, imagining life beyond the present and working towards a vision. Dr. Vasanth Vijay Maharaj is our Ambassador of Peace.
Vows of Silence
Meditating for Peace in complete silence.
2001 50 continuous days X 3 sessions
2002 70 continuous days
2003 240 continuous days
2004 70+50 continuous days
2005 72 continuous days
2006 28 continuous days
2008 100 continuous days
2009 70 continuous days
Total 850 Days
over the last one decade.
The very process of living involves violence. The air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat andthe ground we walk on- it’s full of microorganisms. Dr. Vasanth Vijay Maharaj has disciplined himself with strict spiritual and rational choices. He avoids root vegetables because uprooting them involves killing the entire plant! He has even given up mangoes, sweets, milk, cheese, ghee and yoghurt!
This is a mental resolve he has made to further strengthen his efforts for peace!
Children deserved the full loaf.
(Extract from the Lecture on Peace Education, Norway)