Friday, July 29, 2011

Have been listening to
It is free for the next few days and it is interesting.
Some points:

Tapping Healing

Imagine a painful experience which hurt

Change your root belief

Don't chase anything, wait for divine guidance

Change the root

Give it a rating
Tap a few inches away with 4 fingers of both hands

Where eyebrows meet.       But think of something pleasant or a happy experience.

Adam apple



Rate how u feel

Once ur inner rage pain is removed, one heals.

Remove blocks to hear your inner voice

You should know it in your knower.

Love unconditionally
Feel love within you and spread
Accept your partner unconditionally

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Chapter 6 Lesson 4

In the verse 7 and 8 of Chapter 6 Krishna states: "He is spoken of as a God realized soul who is perfectly serene in the midst of pairs of opposites, such as joy and sorrow,cold and heat...

In Verse 9 of Chater 6 Lord Krishna continues to explain how a God realized Soul feels and behaves.
'He looks with the same eye':
Well-wishers, neutrals, mediators
Friends and foes
Relatives and objects of hatred
Virtuous and sinful

Lord Krishna continues in verse 10:
'The yogi who has controlled his mind and body...should constantly engage his mind in meditation'
My note
How to meditate?
To be continued

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Where was I during bomb blasts? It is ironical. I was at a meeting with Mr. Gorgievski (Co-Founder of Global Dialogue Foundation) He was appraising us of the UN vision to make Mumbai the first Unity in Diversity city, and to open new paths for increased understanding and cooperation among people, cultures and communities.
The meeting had representatives from all religions and cultures.
Point to note is a visitor got a call about the bomb blasts in Mumbai.
Everyone silently and peacefully phoned family friends, switched on TVs and dispersed.
Would you call the meeting a success?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

In the photographs: Peter Gorgievski, Kiran Thawardas, Maya Shahani and myself.
Mr Peter Gorgievski is the Co-Founder of Global Dialogue Foundation)
Ms Maya Shahani is the Chairperson of Sage Foundation
Kiran Thawardas is my grandson and he helped build a website for the 'Unity in Diversity' project which is operating under the auspices of United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, to open new pathways for increased understanding and collaboration among people and cultures throughout the world.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Chapter 6 Lesson 3

In the last lesson we learned that in order to make ones own self ones friend, we have to conquer ones body senses and mind.
In the verse 7 and 8 of Chapter 6 Krishna states: "He is spoken of as a God realized soul who is perfectly serene in the midst of pairs of opposites, such as joy and sorrow,cold and heat and honor and ignominy.
The self controlled man in whom the Supreme Spirit is rooted, to him stone and gold are alike.

My note:

Allow me to tell you a story, I heard:
A sanyasi couple was walking in the forest when one noticed a gold coin on the floor...the husband told the wife: "walk on, it is a stone"!

The following sutra may not be absolutely relevant to the above but it is related:
The Ishavasya Upanishad says your ego will disappear if you cease to call anything yours. "Everything in the universe is controlled and owned by the Lord. Accept only those things that are essential."

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Friday, July 08, 2011

Was invited to a screening of the 'Sun behind the clouds' on the occasion of the birth day of the Dalai Lama. You could have a peep on what the film was about in the link below.

In Osho's words:
"The only country that was working in search of ones own interior and its treasures (Soul) has been stopped by the communist invasion of Tibet...Now on the modern Chinese map Tibet is their territory.
And we think the world is civilized where innocent people who are not doing any harm to anybody are simply destroyed..."

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Chapter 6 Lesson 2

In the last lesson we learned that by merely giving up activity one does not become a sanyaasi (renouncer) but by giving up desire of fruits of action.
My note
During the so many years that I have been an instrument to explain the Geeta, youngsters have often asked: "How can one act without expecting fruits of action?
My understanding is: eg you want to be a doctor, you study medicine and you pursue your goal systematically until you become one. But you will only be able to be faithful to your goal if you concentrate on the diligently...In the spiritual context your effort of the moment is your 'success meter' whether you become a doctor or not is in God's hands.

Krishna in verse 5 of chapter 6 states: 
One should lift oneself by one's own efforts...for ones own self is ones own friend and ones own self is ones own enemy.
Ones own self becomes ones own friend when one conquers ones body senses and mind.
My note:
Guru Nanak says something similar: 
Man jeetey jag jetty
He who conquers the mind conquers the world.

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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Sunita Godbole is a trustee of Women's Movement for Peace and Prosperity (WMPP). She has a passion for preserving the planet's depleting greenery. So if the planet survives the crisis, we will all have Sunita to thank to, for increasing our children's life span.
To pursue her passion further she has founded a new NGO named 'Forever Green Foundation'
What a way to go, Sunita! Keep going we are with you always! In the photograph Sunita Godbole,Mallika Oberoi, also a trustee of WMPP.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

In the photo Malika Hemant Oberoi, Kiran and an under priviledged student

It has been lovely the last couple of weeks. My daughter Madhavi came down with her younger son Kiran followed later by her husband and elder son Aditya.
I love it, that the schools in America and I believe in India as well, are encouraging children to do social service. So my grandson Kiran helped in serving mid-day meals, helped with an origami class at two under privileged schools. He is also helping an ngo create a blog/website.
I spoke for a few minutes and told the children that even though my grandson lives in America, I do not want him to forget the country that he was born in. So when they are succesful which they will surely be, they must also return and serve India.
I ended by singing: 'Hum hongey kaamiyaab, ek din...ho ho man mein hai vishwaas, poora hai vishwaas hum hongey kaamiyaab ek din...

Friday, July 01, 2011

I got the following invitation:

My Dear Friend,
I am attaching the invitation for the VOLUNTEERS TRAINING PROGRAM to be held on Saturday, June 25th ,2011,
at 10am to be held at BCAS.
We will be very happy to see you all there but also bring in your friends who would be interested in participating in the program
Please also share this message with other members and friends who have attended the meeting in the past as they may fail to see this message or fail to receieve this invitation
Please do confrim your participation so that we can make the necessary arrangements for you.
hope to see you all on Saturday. June 25 at The BCAS.
warm regards.

My note:

Dear Friends,
I personally attended this program and I think it is very do able.
Just 2 hrs every saturday morning for 12 weeks.
The english that needs to be taught is absolutely basic and no preparation is really necesarry.
BCAS is short for Bombay Chartered Association Society and is situated opposite Nirmala Niketan, Marine Lines.

Do please attend and help 'make a difference'
Much love Shakun
If you live in Mumbai
For more details you may call a very enthusiastic vibrant young lady called Farheen Vaseem
981 910 8191
Much love,
Shakun Kimatrai

Be kinder than necessary-
Everyone you meet is fighting
Some kind of battle.

From left: Zeenat Shaukatalli, Homi Dhalla, Narendra Desai, Ram Puniyani

I attended an Interfaith Hindu Muslim dialogue on the 10th of June 2011 hosted by the Wisdom Foundation and Foundation for Unity of Religions (FUREC) at Homi J. Taleyarkhan Memorial Hall.

Some points discussed:

1) No peace amongst nations without peace amongst religions.
2) What is common between us? We have one Sun and one God.
3) Due to rift among religions/nations 110 million people lost their lives in the last century.
4) Sufis have played a great role in building bridges.
5) Gayatri Mantra is very similar to one in the Quran
6) Dara Shukoh wrote about co-mingling of two oceans
7) 3 Editions of Bhagvad Geeta were sold out in Pakistan.
8) Ignorance leads to prejudice.
9) 3 Lessons from 3 major religions:
Hinduism: Vasudeva Kutumbakam (World is one family)
Christianity: Love thy neighbour as much as yourself.
Islam: If we do not care for our neighbours needs, heavens doors will close on us.