…the Supreme Lord is the beneficiary of all human activities, He is the proprietor of everything and He is the benefactor and well wisher of all.

Participants of the ‘Inter-religious Friendship Group’ meeting, hosted by the former President of the U.S.A. and Nobel Laureate in Peace, Jimmy Carter at the Carter Center, Atlanta, U.S.A. on November, 1999 (Maharaja, fourth row, second from right)

drop cap All human activities are primarily aimed at achieving peace and happiness. Therefore, scientific and technological advancement, religious practices and all other human endeavors are meant to bring happiness to society. Peace and happiness are two sides of the same coin, without peace there can not be happiness. Srila Prabhupada’s peace formula, taken from Sri Krishna’s instruction in the Bhagavad-gita, is simply that we should all act with the understanding that the Supreme Lord is the beneficiary of all human activities, He is the proprietor of everything and He is the benefactor and well wisher of all. Maharaja has organized and attended many conferences as a humble attempt to educate people on this sublime message of peace.

Carter Center

Many people feel that religion is one of the sources of war in human society. Both intra-religious and inter-religious conflicts create a disturbance in achieving and maintaining world peace. Maharaja feels that inter-religious dialogue among the world’s religious leaders is a powerful means for creating a culture of understanding and discovering the commonalties amongst various religions and societies.

Buddhist Monks

He feels dialogue can create a congenial atmosphere of tolerance and friendship and ultimately benefit all humanity. The future of the planet is solely dependent on all the religions of the world working together in order to formulate a global standard of ethics and morality to guide human action in the right direction. Maharaja has been organizing seminars and inter-religious discussion groups as well as padayatra’s for peace and religious harmony in Manipur from early 1980. He is regularly invited to many inter-religious conferences throughout the world.

Maharaja with Buddhist monks during the ‘Inter-religious Assembly’ held in Vatican City, Rome, October, 1999