The spiritual leader said that one’s sexual orientation is not a permanent thing and might change, while answering a question at a lecture at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
“This is your tendency now. Just acknowledge it and accept it, and know that this tendency is not a permanent thing. It may change. Homosexuality tendency not permanent. I’ve seen many men who were gay, later on turn into heterosexuals, and there are those who are normal — what are called straight people — end up being gay later in life,” Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said.The Art of Living guru was invited to JNU to deliver the 13th Nehru Memorial Lecture. Incidentally, a few years ago, Sri Sri had said homosexuality has never been considered a crime in Hindu culture. In fact he minced no words when he said that “nobody should face discrimination because of their sexual preferences.”Student asked Sri Sri what could be done to change the “anti-national” tag given to JNU “because of a few students”. He replied, “Rebelliousness is part of youthfulness. Some youths have a tendency to rebel. Just because they’re talking different, don’t think they’re anti-national. Don’t brand them… Nobody can be disloyal to the nation they are in…. If they are really so, they need counselling.”
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