Unfair to say Hindus attacked all over Bangladesh: Sadhguru
Sadhguru -- an internationally revered Indian yoga teacher, author and public speaker -- recently, while answering a question, has said that it is not fair to say attacks on temples and Hindus are happening "in" Bangladesh, as such statement might indicate that it is happening "all over the country".
"The one important thing that we need to understand is, it is not happening all across Bangladesh, so don't say it is happening in Bangladesh. Learn the name of the place," said the popular spiritual leader, whose real name is Jagadish Vasudev.
Hardly 200-500 people took part in such acts, he said when someone in the audience during a talk asked him how to stop the recent atrocities on Hindus in Bangladesh.
"Similar things are happening in Kashmir, if you are outside the country and you say 'everywhere in India people are being killed like this' -- that's not going to be fair to us," Sadhguru explained.
Bangladesh maintains very friendly relations with India, he said.
"So as a nation we can't be blackballing their entire country, we need to condemn the particular incident," he said, adding that otherwise animosity may grow between nations, which is not in India's interest.
On how to stop such incidents, the guru said that shift of one's identity from small to a larger, global or cosmic sense is a must.
Such incidents are being inflicted on human beings by other human beings because people are identifying with things like religion, country, race and all other sorts of things more than with being human, being a life form.
"This may sound too far-fetched," he said. "But, beating people down or doing something else has not ever solved such problems."
Sadhguru is the founder of Isha Foundation, a non-religious, non-profit, public service organisation that addresses all aspects of human wellbeing through yoga and outreach programmes.