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Updated: December 5, 2010 16:23 IST

True empowerment

D. Murali
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Before we support India’s empowerment we need to know what true empowerment is, says Swami B. S. Tirtha Maharaj in ‘Actually There’s No Problem’ (www.dpb.in). “True empowerment is not about having the rights and privileges other nations or societies do not have. It is not about taking the prerogative to police the world and attack any nation that refuses to toe the line. And empowerment certainly does not mean arming yourself with weapons of mass destruction,” he elaborates.

Reminding that empowerment of any one nation cannot be in conflict with the interest of another, the author avers that true empowerment is the possessing of the ability to influence the world in a peaceful and positive way, as India has been doing for thousands of years and continues to do so.

Enlightening discussion.

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