Tuesday 2 July 2013

Cutting Chai with Bhawana Somaaya - Day 140

Balance Sheet of Life
1.7. 2013, Mumbai
There is something arrestingly attractive about Shivani of Brahma Kumari. Call it her aura, her voice or just her evolved self but every time she is in front of the camera or the microphone, you cannot look at anything else. It is not just about what she says but also about how she communicates that makes her special. She addresses complex issues in the simplest manner and resolves pressing problems.

On Sunday, at Hotel Sea Princess Brahma Kumaris hosted a talk by Shivani and the setting was perfect to connect with self and Almighty. After brief greetings and meditation exercise by elder sister Yoginiben, Shivani took the podium. She speaks softly and like always, begins almost tentatively, then slowly, like a master musician taking control of his notes; Shivani conquers your heart and mind!

She travels many topics but eventually it all leads to our sanskaras and karma, she explains that while we worry incessantly about our bank credits and debits we seldom pause to ponder over our karmas. It is important to be vigilant about oneself, to watch our thought, word and action every day, every minute and consciously work upon it so that we don’t consciously or unconsciously never hurt others, the only way to watch oneself is to guard your thought, word and action.

Brahma Kumaris have a simple mantra: kum bolo – dheeme bolo – dheere bolo – meetha bolo.
For starters we can try doing that...

Bhawana Somaaya/ @bhawanasomaaya

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