Celebrating Diversity (Part 2)

Posted on: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe


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Continuation from Celebrating Diversity (Part 1)......

All the wars in the world that were fought were to make the world follow one culture or religion; at least in the Middle East, that was the issue. However, if you go to the Far East, it is a very different story. Go to Japan or India, there are so many different sects peacefully co-existing.

The World Culture Festival was held to send a message to the global leaders, global communities, that we are not just tolerating each other, but we are celebrating the diversity. I think tolerance has a very negative connotation; you don’t like something, you tolerate it. We only tolerate what is distasteful, which we don’t like. And tolerance is considered to be a very big thing! The World Culture Festival was not about tolerance at all! It is about honouring, celebrating, rejoicing different cultures of the world.

Moreover, if we appreciate another culture, it does not mean that you are losing your own culture. If you appreciate the Chinese culture, it does not mean that you are losing the Indian culture. If you appreciate the Indian culture, it does not mean that you are losing the European culture. You are not losing something; you are only adding more glory. There are many beautiful things in different parts of the world, to honour, appreciate and make your own.

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