Gurudev, why are the Yezdis suffering so much? Were they the guards of Hitlers concentration camps at that time and is this their karma? Why should somebody be victimised for nothing?
These questions have no answers because it is connected with something much bigger than our understanding. Instead of sitting and wondering why they are suffering, think of what we can do for them. You don’t need to come to the conclusion on why they are suffering, instead of that, let us see what we can do for them.
In Kurdistan they have already collected 110 tons of food grains and supplies. We are arranging to get all the material airlifted to the people who are caught in the Sinjar mountains. There are 9500 of them there. So our Art of Living machinery is working. Anyone who wants to help them can contact IAHV. Let us see how we can help them. Let us create the awareness in people about their suffering.
In the middle ages, this was the case with Parsis. They were chased out of Iran. They came in small boats and landed in Gujarat and that’s how they were given shelter by the Kings in India. The people of India were full of compassion and they allowed them to follow their own religion and keep their traditions alive. This has been an ancient tradition of India, i.e., to give protection to those whose existence was threatened. Similarly the Jews also came to India and they were given protection.
Today Yezdis are in trouble and so The Art Of Living is going to help them to preserve themselves and come out of their trauma and current situation.
Note: Its an excerpt of Sri Sri Ravishankar’s Art of Living discourse.