Master Hsin Tao then led the participants in meditation, describing meditation as a release of the energy of peace within us that builds a basis to trust, to forgive, and to love. Only through inner peace can we bring peace to the outside world. If we cannot reach this inner peace, then all of our efforts will be wasted. Listening to our heart and learning the power of silence we can use the experience of inner peace for spiritual growth and world peace.
As part of the dialogue with the audience participants, Arvinder Singh Garcha, President of Students Union Sikh Society, University of London Royal Holloway, contributed the following:
Every faith has two aspects, the religious and the spiritual. It is the religious aspect that seperates us all such as the prophets we follow, the scriptures we read, the rituals, traditions and our approach to God. These religious differences bring in personality clashes, namely competition between each religion to show that they are better than others which in turn result in conflict and violence.
But the foundation of each faith or religion is spirituality whose essence is Truth, teaching us love, to be merciful, kind, compassionate and forgiving. Interfaith dialogue based in that in spiritually tells us we are all the same, there is no room for conflict between faiths. This is the core of Nanak's teachings: That a person possesses the best aspects of their religion is one who is true to his inner faith, following the spiritual foundation on which all religions are established.