Dec 07, 2017: Speaking to media persons after a half-an-hour closed-door meeting with Paryaya Pejawar Mutt seer Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swami at Udupi, Art of Living head Sri Sri Ravishankar said he will prefer out of court settlement on Ram Mandir issue.
Ravishankar said that he will continue with his mediation on the issue which was strongly opposed by the recently concluded Dharma Samsad. He added that Dharma Samsad, VHP and RSS are free to have their opinions and there is no harm in voicing their opinions.
Ravishankar’s closed-door meeting with Pejawar seer has gained significance as he had stayed away from Dharma Samsad. The details of the meeting have not yet been revealed. However, Ravishankar said that he held some crucial talks with the seer.
“I am not affected by the strong opposition emerged as the collective opinion in Dharma Samsad. The Dharma Samsad’s view is one among various opinions on the controversial issue. Each and every varying opinion will end up unilaterally supporting the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. There is no difference in the end product. But the difference lies in opting the path to pursue the journey,” he clarified.
Ravishankar said he will leave no stone unturned in his effort towards out of the court settlement and the mediation is the only way out before him. The people, whom he met in connection with the issue, are all in favour of Ram Mandir, including the Muslim community, he added.
Meanwhile, the Pejawar Mutt seer declined to divulge the details of the talk. He added that he will also not accept the fact that Dharma Samsad had opposed Ravishankar’s views.
“The opinion at the Dharma Samsad over the role of Ravishankar in mediation was discussed with us. All issues end up in the out of the court of settlement and so as the construction of Ram Mandir,” he
Strongly criticising left thinker Dwarakanath for questioning the existence of Lord Ram, the seer said people worship and believe in Lord Ram. There is no need to engage in dismantling the beliefs in the minds of devotees. He questioned the thinker that whether he will utter the same things with regard to the other religions and the beliefs. Dwarakanath should not indulge in unnecessary remarks, he stressed.