Kirsan Ilyumzhinov on faith and karma

The first President of Kalmykia Kirsan Ilyumzhinov admitted that he feels himself both a Buddhist and an Orthodox. “I am both a Buddhist and an Orthodox, I believe in one God who is the absolute creator. It could be not a God as such but some kind of higher civilization that is watching us. We are egoists; we believe that we are so great and life exists only on Earth. And we forget that there are 200 million stars only in our Galaxy, and there are several trillion galaxies as ours. There are other civilizations and other dimensions,” Ilyumzhinov said.


Kirsan Nikolayevich believes that “You can’t do bad to your neighbour. I learned this when I was in business. If you deceive someone then you will eventually lose money, or everything will be fine with you including your Mercedes and money until you lose either your family or get ill. Therefore, you should live your life without trying to offend anyone.

Earth is round, and there is enough space for everyone. And the Almighty watches us. If you karma is good, you gain a lot of positive benefits, and if you cheat, then sooner or later it will affect you or your children,” Ilyumzhinov said.