New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today stressed on the need for ideologies to make way for dialogue to resolve conflicts, voicing concern over violent non-state actors controlling large territories across the world and unleashing "barbaric violence", without naming any country.
PM Modi said, "Intolerant non-state actors now control large territories where they are unleashing barbaric violence on innocent people... The severe limitations in our conflict resolution mechanisms are becoming more and more obvious. It is, thus, no surprise that the world is taking note of Buddhism."
PM Modi said that the world should shift from the path of ideologies, which close the gates for dialogue, to avoid conflict.
He said, "Ideology only believes in unabated truth. So ideologies which close the gates for dialogue have the propensity for violence while philosophy seeks to avoid it through dialogue... Hindu and Buddhist religions are in that sense more philosophies and not just belief systems. It is my firm belief that the solution to all problems lies in dialogue."
The Prime Minister also spoke for the need for power to come through strength of ideas and effective dialogue which does not produce any anger or retribution, rather than just force.
PM Modi was speaking at the three day event, 'Samvad- Global Hindu Buddhist Initiative on Conflict Avoidance and Environment Consciousness', being held by the Vivekananda International Foundation.