Jain Acharya Lokesh Muni on Saturday visited the United States and met President Joe Biden. During his visit to America, he suggested "peace education" to the President in order to tackle gun violence.
Acharya Lokesh talked about this discussion between the Indian Saint and the World’s top leadership that a powerful country like America is currently facing the problem of gun violence. Acharya Shri said that while listening to Joe Biden, the President of USA in Los Angeles felt that US President was serious about solving the problem, perhaps he was thinking about banning automatic guns. He requested US President that until the root cause would identify to solve the problem, the results would not be possible.
"The problem is not only guns, the problem is with that mindset, the real solution is to train that mindset inside our brain. Our modern education system is only working to awaken the left hemisphere which is responsible for intelligence, mathematics, reasoning, but the right hemisphere which is responsible for intuition is not being paid attention to. Whenever the animal brain is awakened, then the person engages in activities like violence," he said.
Recently, a student in Texas shot a half dozen and a few years ago, a student in Virginia University shot three dozen people. He said that to train that mind, programs like "Peace Education" have to be introduced in the education system from primary education itself.
Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muni is a thinker, writer, poet, and social reformer and has been making efforts in national character building, developing human values, and establishing non-violence, peace, and mutual cooperation in Indian society for the past 32 years.
He has traveled on foot about 20,000 kilometers throughout India to promote removing social evils and propagate values. In order to give practical shape to these values, he founded "Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti".
With the establishment of Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti, he started a strong movement against social evils like the abortion of female children, drug addiction, environmental pollution, etc.
Acharya Lokesh suggested in a discussion with the US President that there is a need for training of the brain. He introduced ‘Peace Education’ with primary education so that good individuals and society can be built.
He said that today, good Doctors, Lawyers, Engineers are becoming but value based education, peace education is needed to build a good human being and it has to be implemented from primary education because man does not change only by teaching, but by principle, he changes by experiment, we have to introduce these experiment based programs.