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Spirit of Gandhi

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Celebration of 144th birth anniversary in Tupelo!

We have about couple of dozen photographs of Gandhi and a few of his quotes that gives spiritual insight into the legend that is a living inspiration to us all.

Gandhi himself said, “What a great thing it would be if we in our busy lives could restore into ourselves each day for at least a couple of hours and prepare our minds to listen to the voice of the great silence. The divine radio is always singing if we could only make ourselves ready to listen to it, but it is impossible to listen without silence.”

We have a small corner where we helped people who were interested to feel this inner silence. We had several people from different walks of life who came over to the exhibition. A few just sat and watched the Gandhi movie for a while. The most popular part of the exhibition for the kids was the depiction of the salt march near the seashore at Dandi.

Please join us between 10 and 4 at Lee County Library to celebrate a legend tomorrow again!

Every age has its greatest discovery. The greatest of all is inside of us.

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

Every age has its greatest discovery. The greatest of all is inside of us. ~ Edward Saugstad

This is an inspiring story that demonstrates the power of knowing our self through daily meditation. The best part of it is that this story is one of many thousands. So, rest assured that this beautiful world of God is not going the get destroyed. It’s a beautiful world! All we need to do is look into us and expand our heart and fill it with love. Love can overcome all that’s destructive in this world.

Here’s the audio for the interview.

Time to take action and replenish the energy within

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

We’re in a New Energy Crisis. This One is Personal. – Tony Schwartz – Harvard Business Review – This article makes complete sense to me.

I am a stay-at-home mom with two kids. I should have plenty of energy because I am lucky that I don’t have to work. But the above article resonates with me too! While taking care of my toddlers, doing never-ending laundry, cooking, cleaning, and grocery shopping I do feel a point where I just feel drained out almost every day. If I am drained out, the entire family, especially kids, catches to it and all of us start having a bad day. So, I do feel the urgent need to refuel.

The only thing that works best for me and has the long-lasting result is meditation. Also, I do need 8-hour sleep in the night. If my kids are in no mood to grant me the time to meditate, I resort to having caffeine and/or sugar. I feel better but the difference is that in about an hour or so I am back to feeling drained out and so the effect is not long-lasting. Or else, I had so much caffeine that I can’t sleep now at bedtime. Then I am tired when I get up in the morning because my 1 year old son wakes up at 6 like an alarm clock.

If weather permits, going for walk with kids helps too provided my 4 year old chatter-box will be quiet for just teeny-weeny 5 minutes. He says to me, “Mama, it’s too hard for me. I am just a kid.”

So, the best days for my entire family are when I get up at 5am in the morning and meditate before my little heroes wake up!

Say ‘No’ to Drugs, Turn To Sahaja Yoga for Help – Times of India

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

This is a nice article explaining how to combat addiction issues with Sahaja Yoga. It has introduced the concept of spiritual quotient, SQ. Never thought of it before but it makes complete sense as it is an important part of our well being.

My uncle was cured of alcoholic addiction because of Sahaja Yoga. This is what happened. Shri Mataji was visiting Mumbai. Because of electricity outage, her luggage could not be delivered to her apartment. So, her luggage was kept at my uncle’s place in his room. That evening, he sat down for his usual drinking session but he just couldn’t drink. He quit drinking that evening.


Saturday, January 6th, 2007

By: H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi This is a poetry Shri Mataji wrote in Cabella watching the mountain from the room. It is truly touching and joy giving …

I see a mountain from my window
Standing like an ancient sage
Desireless, full of love.
So many trees and so many flowers
They plunder the mountain all the time.
It’s attention is not disturbed
And when the rain pours like
Many pitchers of clouds bursting
And it fills the mountain with greenery. (more…)