If non-violent volunteer corps are formed on the above lines, they can easily stop trouble. These corps will not require all the physical training given in akhadas, but a certain part of it will be necessary.
One thing, however, should be common to members of all such organizations and that is implicit faith in God. He is the only companion and doer. Without faith in Him these Peace Brigades will be lifeless. By whatever name one calls God, one must realize that one can only work through His strength. Such a man will never take another's life. He will allow himself, if need be, to be killed and thereby live through his victory over death.
The mind of the man in whose life the realization of this law has become a living reality will not be bewildered in crisis. He will instinctively know the right way to act.
In spite, however, of what I have said above, I would like to give some rules culled from my own experience.
- A volunteer may not carry any weapons.
- The members of a corps must be easily recognizable.
- Every volunteer must carry bandages, scissors, needle and thread, surgical knife, etc. for rendering first aid.
- He should know how to carry and remove the wounded.
- He should know how to put out fires, how to enter a fire area without getting burnt, how to climb heights for rescue work and descend safely with or without his charge.
- He should be well acquainted with all the residents of his locality. This is a service in itself.
- He should recite Ramnama ceaselessly in his heart and persuade others who believe to do likewise.