Pandit Narendra Dave
President, Australian Council of Hindu Clergy
"One of the core beliefs of Hinduism is that God resides in the heart of every living being.
All living beings are the embodiments of the Divine. But it is only in the human birth that one can strive for self-realization and unification with the Divine.
The human birth is thus an extremely precious attainment and we deplore all forms of trafficking, slavery or any form of degradation, exploitation or coercion of other human beings for commercial gain.
There is a common universal prayer that we recite: “May the wicked become virtuous, may the virtuous attain peace, may the peaceful be liberated from their bonds and may those who are liberated help to liberate others!”