Swami Mukundananda on Achieving Peace at the Global Spirituality Mahotsav

Everyone in the world is experiencing various types of conflicts and despite endless efforts to achieve peace, the desired results have not been achieved. Peace is central to human pursuits but we are not at the point where we believe that everyone in the world constitutes one big family. At such times, the world turns towards India for spiritual and moral guidance. To fulfill this responsibility, the Ministry of Culture of the Government of India held a spectacular four-day event, Global Spiritual Mahotsav, in Hyderabad in March 2024 hosting over 40,000 participants from all over the world.  

Swami Mukundananda, a senior disciple of Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj and founder of JKYog, was one of the invited participants who graced this event. He delivered a powerful message sharing the golden secret to achieving inner peace. We provide glimpses of the event and of Swamiji's address. 

Global Spirituality Mahotsav: A Worldwide Event for Peace and Harmony

The Global Spirituality Mahotsav aimed to harmonize solutions to achieve inner peace which would lead to the desired everlasting global peace. The event was held in the Kanha Shanti Vanam near the outskirts of Hyderabad, which is the world’s largest meditation center. The center spans over 300 acres and is situated in lush greenery that provides the perfect serene environment required for this event. 

About 500 spiritual leaders, including holistic wellness experts, were invited to contribute and each one brought experience and insights to people of every age group worldwide. Event attendees had the opportunity to participate in yoga, meditation, morning walks, and multiple wisdom sessions focused on spirituality. The evenings were filled with cultural programs rooted in Indian heritage. These opportunities served as the basis for people to learn to incorporate spirituality into their day-to-day lives. 

Swamiji’s Message: Peace Begins With You


"Swamiji's Message on Peace at the Global Spirituality Mahotsav"


Swamiji’s message was filled with deep wisdom, inspiration, and sentiments of gratitude. He commended the Indian Government for taking responsibility and setting the stage for conveying a harmonized solution to all worldwide. 

Swamiji highlighted that world peace could be achieved when many peaceful pieces (i.e., individuals) come together. Each piece becomes peaceful when inner peace is achieved. He reminded everyone of Shree Krishna’s message from the Bhagavad Gita that to achieve peace one must conquer the material mind. He reiterated that the human mind is the cause of bondage and liberation. When the mind is attached to the objects of the material world, the desires are endless. Therefore, it is important to give up unholy desires and ego on this path to achieve inner peace. He supported this teaching with a highly effective and memorable example. 

Swamiji continued his address by emphasizing the importance of purifying the mind, which is the essence of spirituality. He shared the simple approach to purifying the mind by attaching the mind to God. This approach can help one know God and when one knows God, ultimate peace can be achieved. He concluded his address by reminding everyone that if wars are necessary then the wars must be declared against what is lying inside each one of us. The demons of anger, greed, desire, hatred, and envy that reside within are bigger than the demons outside. It is only upon achieving peace inside that one can achieve peace on the outside. At a global level, peace can be achieved when every individual works on their inner peace. 

Do not miss the opportunity to listen to Swamiji’s speech on this remarkable occasion.


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