Abu Road (Raj): The Global Summit-Cum-Expo on “Science, Spirituality and Environment” was inaugurated at Brahma Kumaris Headquarters, Abu Road (near Mt Abu), Rajasthan, by Honorable Chief Justice of India, Justice Dipak Mishra; Honorable Home Minister of India, Mr. Rajnath Singh; Joint Chief of Brahma Kumaris, Rajyogini Dadi Ratan Mohini; with the august presence of eminent personalities and more than 10,000 delegates from 140 countries.
A Message was sent by Honorable President of India, Mr. Ramnath Kovind, and the Honorable Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi, for the success of the summit.
Mr Rajnath Singh, Hon. Home Minister of India, talked about mind, spirituality, science and Indian Culture in his 15-minute address. He said that Circumference of mind is directly proportional to the magnitude of happiness, the magnitude of bliss. In order to carry out a big task, one needs to have a big heart. A man with a small heart cannot do a big task. The bigger the heart, the more joy shall be in your life. A person does not become spiritual by merely praying in the church. As a person goes on doing big things, he continues to achieve the spiritual heights in his life. Along with offering prayers in temples or mosques, one needs to grow his heart. The bigger the heart, the more one would be spiritual. The Brahma Kumaris teach how to have a bigger heart. How big a heart would the Chief Administrator Dadi Janki and Dadi Ratan Mohini be having that they are taking care of such a big family. They have expanded the organization to 146 countries with the support of so many sisters. What a government is unable to do, the Brahma Kumaris are doing.
The Home Minister said that the United Nations has expressed concern over even small things. The organization is working on Cleanliness, Organic Farming, Solar Energy, Woman Empowerment. The organization is not only concerned about humans but also about humanity and living beings. On the 80th Annual celebration, the organization planted 80 lakh trees, sending a message of saving the environment.
The Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the sages of our country discovered the zero and spirituality. Science, Spirituality and religion are contrary to each other; this is a belief of the western world. Bharat believes science and spirituality to be complements of each other and that they are one. Charak, Arohak, Sushupt, Aryabhatt were great sages as well as great scientists.
Justice Dipak Mishra, Hon. Chief Justice of India, said, “I feel the sense of peace here. We want universal peace and each of you are a great ambassador of peace. Science tells you about what is happening in the universe. Physical morality matters the most, if we intend to have a clean, clear, unpolluted universe. If everyone in the world believes and practices physical morality, there will be prevalence of environmental morality. 80 lakh plants were planted by the organization; if you are planting a seed of morality, that is spiritual morality. Once peace is with yourself, there will be peace in the world. We want peace in the world, a good environment in the world and a scientific research-oriented spirituality which is going to advance the world on the path of peace. The effort of the Brahma Kumars is to make the world a place of belonging. All of us belong to this world, universe, so we need to be partners of construction, rather than destruction. You are Constructive in creating a peaceful world.”
“Desire gets into necessity, necessity gets into need. Need gets a Ph.D. when it is said ‘I want it.’ The moment I say I want it, peace of mind is gone and the sense of spirituality is lost. Science is absolutely relevant to conscious of mind, soul and heart. When Science and spirituality travel together with a philosophical approach, man can create wonders by transforming himself from ordinary man, by finding his true self with God. Science can grow with the aid of spirituality. God or Almighty loves all of us, looks after us. God never scares anyyone. When you surrender Ego, you can connect to God. Purity of this organisation is helping everyone move forward in spirituality,” he added.
Marla Maples, Television Personality and Actress, USA, said that America is facing many challenges these days, but the wonderful people and friends around us fill our lives with joy. That has happened because she has included Kundalini Yog, meditation of the Brahma Kumaris, and a vegetarian diet in her routine. While addressing the Global Summit, Marla said that all of us can progress, move ahead, stay together, many thanks to God for this. Marla said that she has tasted many types of food, but vegetarian food is the best among all. A non-vegetarian diet harms the environment too.
Padamshri Kartikeya Sarabhai, Founder and Director of Center for Environment Education, said that we need to follow our old traditions and go with the new technologies simultaneously in order to save the environment. A man feels that nature is at his disposal. This thought pattern is not right. Mahatma Gandhi said that we need to use nature as a trustee. Remembering the Founder of the Brahma Kumaris, Brahma Baba, he said that many decades ago, Brahma Baba saw the devastation caused by atomic bombs, nature and human conflicts by his divine vision; we are witnessing them practically now. In order to save the environment, we will have to take only that much from nature as is required.
Rajyogini Dadi Ratan Mohini, Joint Chief Administrator of the Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu said that “all of us are children of God and hence brothers. Hence, we must co-operate with each other and make each other happy. We must never hold revenge, envy or jealousy for others. There was a golden age in Bharat where there was joy, peace and bliss everywhere. There was no trace of unrighteousness. We can again create a Golden world by making our actions divine.”
Executive Secretary of the Brahma Kumaris and Program Co-ordinator BK Mrutyunjaya said the organization is running a Cleanliness Drive all over the country between September 15 and October 2.
Mr. Thawar Chand Gehlot, Hon. Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of Indiasaid that the organization is making efforts towards materializing the visualization of Global peace, Vasudhev Kutumbakam, Live and Let live and motivating the masses to follow the righteous path. The reason behind an increase in anxiety and problems in the present world is due to our distancing from spirituality. Without adopting spirituality, the vision of Global peace, ‘Sarve Santu Niramaya,’ cannot be realized.
Dr. Sindhutai Sapkal, the Mother of Orphans, Pune who is looking after 1,050 children in Bangalore, said that we need to always learn to move ahead in life, not to stop. We need to listen to our heart, a shroud does not have pockets, no one ever recommends death. One needs to learn to renounce.
Sister BK Munni, the General Manager of the Brahma Kumaris, said, “I have learned from life to respect all, old or young. Take oneself to be an instrument. We need to have an attitude of benefit for all.”
Brother BK Brij Mohan, Additional Secretary General of the Brahma Kumaris, Delhi said that Raja Yoga meditation teaches us life skills. Thousands of brothers and sisters have experienced this.
Candle Lighting (Deep Prajavalan), Cake Cutting, Flag Hoisting, Release of Souvenir of Journey of Brahma Kumaris, Distribution of Prizes to the Top Artists of the National Painting Contest-cum-Workshop, Inauguration of a Beautiful exhibition on “Science, Spirituality and Environment,” and the presence of Justice Dipak Mishra, Chief Justice of India, were other highlights of the summit. Along with paintings made by more than 500 renowned artists from all over India, the history of the Brahma Kumaris and the services extended to society over the last 82 years have been very beautifully displayed in the exhibition on Science and Spirituality. Renowned actress Gracy Singh staged a marvelous dance with her team, and Diamond Hall echoed with the applause.
The stage was well co-ordinated by BK Asha, Director of ORC, Gurugram. Mr Otaram Dewasi, Minister- Gopalan Department, Government of Rajasthan; Mr Jagasi Ram Koli, MLA; Mrs. Payal Parasrampuria, District President, Sirohi; Ms. Anupama Jorwal, Collector, and other eminent personalities were present on this occasion.
A World Record Certificate, that is, a Wonder Book of Record Certificate, for a Unique Solar Power Plant with storage in house development was presented to the Brahma Kumaris at their Head Quarters in Diamond Hall, Shantivan. The “Wonder Book of Records has started in the year 2010 and were presented to many huge personalities,” stated Gurram Swarna Sree, representative of the Wonder Book of Records. “This is the first big solar system in the world which is being used by the Government and for service. The Brahma Kumaris name is now entered for the Mount Abu International Solar System Wonder Book of Record,” she added.
The biggest Solar Thermal Power Plant certificate was presented to BK Yogini, BK Sharada, BK Bharat and BK Mruthyunjaya. BK Yogini was also honored with a medal by the Wonder Book of Records representatives.
Message from Rajyogini Dadi Janki Ji, Chief of Brahma Kumaris
My Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Greetings of Peace and Love!
Cleanliness and sanitation are fundamental to the development of our country, and for the better, brighter and healthier future of our children. In the past four years, India has made rapid strides towards sanitation for all under the Swachh Bharat Mission, which has made sanitation a national people’s movement. It is our responsibility to ensure that we continue to play our part in ensuring cleanliness and sanitation in our surroundings.
As we approach the 149th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and the fourth anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission, the Government of India, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is re-launching the Swachhata Hi Seva mass movement from 15th September leading up to 2nd October 2018. During this period, all of us, citizens of India, should go out and play our part towards making India clean by offering shramdaan for swachhata in our localities and neighborhoods. We should also encourage our relatives, friends, colleagues and neighbors to come out and offer shramdaan by organizing and participating in cleanliness drives.
I expect to interact with the Prime Minister on the morning of 15th September through Video Conferencing, and I will share with him my personal commitment to the cause of a Swachh Bharat, as well as the work being done by the members and followers of Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya all over India to keep India clean. The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan will be executed by the Headquarters Committee headed by Joint Chief Dadi Ratan Mohini Ji, Program Manager BK Munni Ji, Secretary General BK Nirwair, Executive Secretary BK Mruthyunjaya, Multi Media Chief BK Karuna and BK Bharat. We are also constituting state wise committees at our centers to execute the cleanliness drives at various places in India. Immediately after the interaction with PM, I will offer shramdaan by leading a cleanliness drive at the Municipal Areas of Abu Road, Mount Abu, Swaroopganj, Palanpur and Ambaji Temple.
I urge all of you to organize similar cleanliness drives on the same day in your localities and neighborhoods, and spread the message of swachhata to one and all. I also urge you to capture pictures of these activities and post these on social media with the hashtag #SHS2018. You may also upload these on MyGov.
Let us ensure that Brahma Kumaris and all our members and followers wholeheartedly participate in Swachhata Hi Seva 2018, and play our role in achieving a Swachh Bharat of Mahatma Gandhi’s dream.
गुणों की लेन-देन का भी व्यापार करें: दादी जानकी
– बिजनेस एवं इंडस्ट्री विंग की नेशनल कॉन्फ्रेंस शुरू
– देशभर से पधारे 8 हजार से अधिक व्यापारी एवं उद्योगपति
– आध्यात्मिक ज्ञानोदय द्वारा व्यापार में स्वर्णिम युग
2 सितंबर, आबू रोड (निप्र)।
ब्रह्माकुमारीज संस्थान के शांतिवन परिसर में चल रही नेशनल कॉन्फ्रेंस में देशभर से करीब आठ हजार से अधिक व्यापारी और उद्योगपति पहुंचे हैं। कॉन्फ्रेंस का आयोजन बिजनेस एवं इंडस्ट्री विंग की ओर से आध्यात्मिक ज्ञानोदय द्वारा व्यापार में स्वर्णिम युग विषय पर आयोजित की गई है।
उद्घाटन सत्र में संबोधित करते हुए मुख्य प्रशासिका दादी जानकी ने कहा कि देशभर से पधारे सभी व्यापारी भाई-बहनों का परमात्मा के घर में दिल से स्वागत है। यहां से सभी एक सबक लेकर जाएं कि आज से एक-दूसरे के गुण ही देखेंगे। गुणों की लेन-देन का ही व्यापार करेंगे। सदा याद रखें मैं एक आत्मा हूं और मेरा साथी, शिक्षक, सद्गुरु एक परमपिता परमात्मा है। जब साथी के साथ होकर चलेंगे तो सदा जीवन सुख-शांति और प्रेम रहेगा। हमारी दृष्टि सदा पवित्र हो। इस ईश्वरीय विश्व विद्यालय में ईश्वरीय पढ़ाई पढ़ाई जाती है। सदा एक-दूसरे को इंस्पायर करते रहें। हमारी जीवन यात्रा में ऐसी बातें हों जो सभी कहें कि जीवन हो तो ऐसा हो। परमात्मा सदा दयालु है। हम सभी परमात्मा के बच्चे हैं।
बिजनेस विंग की नेशनल को-ऑर्डिनेटर राजयोगिनी योगिनी बहन ने कहा कि व्यापारी एवं उद्योगपति भाई-बहनें अपने व्यापार में आध्यात्म को शामिल कर लें तो व्यापार में भी स्वर्णिम युग आ जाएगा। फिर व्यापार भी ईमानदारी और सच्चाई-सफाई का व्यापार बन जाएगा। इस दौरान उन्होंने डॉयमंड हॉल में उपस्थित सभी मेहमानों को राजयोग की गहन अनुभूति भी कराई।
विंग के वॉइस चेयरपर्सन एमएल शर्मा ने अपने जीवन का अनुभव बताते हुए कहा कि मुझे बचपन से ही परमात्मा की खोज थी। ब्रह्माकुमारी•ा से जुड़कर मेरा पूरा जीवन बदल गया। जीवन में कई परेशानियां आईं लेकिन सभी ऐसे निकल गईं जैसे दही में से बाल निकलता है। जब हमारे जीवन में मूल्य होते हैं तो हम जो भी कर्म करते हैं वह भी फलदायी और सुखदायी होते हैं। परमात्मा के आशीर्वाद से आज व्यापार दिन-रात बढ़ रहा है।
प्रसिद्ध बिजनेसमैन सागर जेठानी ने कहा कि ब्रह्माकुमारी•ा से जुड़कर पता चला कि जीवन की असली सक्सेस है खुद को जानना और खुदा को जानना। यदि जीवन में सुख-शांति और आनंद है तो वही जीवन की असली सफलता है। हम कितना भी पैसा कमा लें लेकिन यदि जीवन में आनंद नहीं तो वह पैसा व्यर्थ है।