The Gurus taught that the external world is merely the reflection of the inner one; that there are no real enemies without;  that attempting to forcefully change the external world is in vain if the inner one has not undergone change of heart; that if we want a better world, we need to introspect within. They taught that there are basically five passions in each of us that must be brought under balance and right channeling. If not rightly channeled, then these Five become demonic in creating havoc in our lives and in society, as is apparent everywhere today. They are:

1. Lust
2. Anger
3. Greed
4. Attachment
5. Pride / Ego

The only way to change the world for the better, is to win one heart at a time with dispassionate loving, beginning from within our own home. There is no shortcut.