jueves, 26 de noviembre de 2009

EVENTO EN ALWAR, RAJASTÁN





Words of Peace Global
To the great delight of many people who had long hoped to see Maharaji in their city, he spoke at a surprise event in Alwar, India, on November 19. He had not been there since 1970, just over a year before he first traveled to Europe and the Americas. Before that, Maharaji had visited this city several times as a boy with his father and teacher, Shri Hans Ji Maharaj.

Alwar is the administrative headquarters of the Alwar district of Rajasthan in northwestern India. Famous for the world-renowned Sariska Tiger Reserve, Alwar sprawls below the Aravali mountain range and is home to over 200,000 people.

Attendees came from all over Rajasthan by every possible mode of transportation—car, bus, train, motorcycle, bicycle, cycle, rickshaw, and by foot. Over an hour before Maharaji’s arrival on stage, more than 4,000 people had gathered, eagerly waiting for the event to begin. Scores of local volunteers had come together quickly to help make the event run smoothly. A number of enthusiastic young people helping with the event were scattered throughout the audience wearing black pants and sky blue shirts so people needing help could find them easily. One of the older volunteers expressed, “Helping with this event has been a wonderful opportunity for me. I have enjoyed it fully, and I hope to be able to have this chance again and again.”


martes, 24 de noviembre de 2009

4º TALLER INTERCULTURAL POR LA PAZ





Ayer se celebró en Bilbao, con gran éxito de público y crítica el 4º taller intercultural por la paz.
Jesús Gonzalo, doctor en antropología y trabajador voluntario incansable por difundir los valores de la paz desde hace muchos años, se desplazó desde Málaga para impartir una lección magistral que, a petición de la audiencia, se alargó mas de lo previsto.
Asistió mucha gente, pero cuando pedí permiso para sacar fotos, hubo muchas manos levantadas cuyo significado era que no querían salir en internet por lo que me limité a sacar retazos de la ponencia.

jueves, 19 de noviembre de 2009

4º TALLER INTERCULTURAL POR LA PAZ

Conferencia:

Jesús Gonzalo, antropólogo por la U.N.E.D.
"Oriente -Occidentoe, visiones distintas y puntos en común"

Lunes 23 de noviembre a las 19:30 (duración aproximada una hora y cuarto)

Sala de Juntas de la Diputación de Vizcaya
Hurtado de Amézaga 6
Metro Abando
Bilbao


Entrada libre

viernes, 13 de noviembre de 2009

HANS JAYANTI







Hans Jayanti
Excerpts from a letter to JFK by Shri Hans

..."You are rightly conscious that the dark powers of destruction unleased by science might engulf all humanity in planned or accidental self destruction. Your suggestions to the nations of the world to formulate serious and precise proposals for the inspection and control of arms, to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors and to create a new world of law where the strong are just, the weak secure and the peace preserved and lastly your call for the quest of peace are praise-worthy and hopeful and just what could be expected from a great man of your calibre, mettle and position.

The conception, however, that inspection, control or even total destruction of arms would eliminate wars and establish peace seems unrealistic. We think wars are not caused mere due to arms. Wars are the products of unbalanced and diseased minds. Peace also is not an absence of wars. It is indeed a sublime faculty of mind in which the very tendency of all conflicts becomes extinct. Battle for elimination of all conflicts and for establishment of peace, therefore, has to be fought in the minds of men and then only your high aims could be achieved.

Similarly material prosperity alone can not vouchsafe real happiness. Real happiness comes from contentment which also is a faculty of mind. To a man of unbalanced mind material plenty provides material comforts with added anxieties and agonies which bring miseries in the end. Material prosperity is helpful only to a man of equanimous mind. For peace as well as for real happiness therefore, equanimity of mind is absolutely necessary. It is often argued that acquisition of equanimity of mind is a personal concern of the individual. It cannot be tried on mass scale on the earth. Such arguments are quite unjustified and unconvincing.

Man is the primary unit of human race. What affects the man affects the whole world. As for development of any branch of learning, instructions are imparted to individual student, similarly for establishment of peace and happiness, instructions could easily be imparted to each individual to acquire equanimity of mind. And by a planned programme desired results could be achieved very quickly. Book education takes more than a decade but equanimity of mind can be acquired even within an hour. The only thing most needed is the intense desire for it.

Mind attains equanimity and tranquility by concentration on DIVINE LIGHT which is eternal, omnipresent, constant and everlasting. Visualisation of this self-effulgent Divine light within ownself absolves the mind of all delusions and the germs of lust, greed, hatred, fear and jalousies - real causes of conflicts and miseries are burnt to ashes. It releases the force of unity amongst all living beings and eliminates the forces of disruption.

A man with equanimous mind can not do harm to any living being. He sees the same omnipresent soul in all men. The current of his thoughts influences other also and even the most ferocious animal is rendered incapable of inflicting any harm in his presence. If the equanimity of mind is attained by men today wars will be uprooted from this earth root and branch and everlasting peace and happiness will descend on this earth spontaneously"....

martes, 10 de noviembre de 2009

TERCER TALLER INTERCULTURAL EN BILBAO





El tercer taller intercultural fue tan interesante que aprendí mas que yendo a una universidad americana.

Los ponentes:  
Clementine Pouatou, Camerún, Socióloga
Profesora de instituto en Camerún y postgraduada en el Pais Vasco, fundadora de la Asociación Euskalmon. 
Ali Souragjou, Benin, Sociólogo

Ambos hablaron de la necesidad de fomentar la dignidad individual de cada ser humano mediante la formación y el trabajo decente para conseguir que todos podamos vivir integrados en paz y armonía.

Se estableció un pequeño debate, ya que la audiencia estaba compuesta de personas muy preparadas, que luchan por la paz desde distintos contextos.


Para terminar se proyectó un extracto de una conferencia que Prem Rawat había dado en Nueva York, hablando de la paz y de la labor humanitaria que está llevando a cabo la Fundación TPRF.

viernes, 6 de noviembre de 2009

2ª FIESTA - PROYECCION EN ZAMPA





El éxito de la video-fiesta fué apoteósico.
Pasamos 20 minutos de la conferencia que dió Prem Rawat en el Bec de Barakaldo-Bilbao y asistió mucha gente que había oído hablar de "Guru Maharaji" hace muchos años y se sorprendían de ver a Prem Rawat con traje de chaqueta y corbata y sin ningún rasgo orientalista.
También hubo gente que había estado cerca de recibir las ténicas del conocimiento.
Y amigos míos que nunca habían querido que les hablase de ese tema.
En definitiva, además de resultar una puesta al día para conocer a Prem Rawat, Zampa nos trató con toda clase de delicatesen.

Y si alguien desea saber más, puede pinchar aquí.


Música: The Afghan Whigs (Miles Is Ded)

jueves, 5 de noviembre de 2009

FIESTA CON PROYECCION EN ZAMPA

Por fín ha llegado el día de la famosa fiesta que llevábamos esperando desde el verano; recordareís que la última vez Iberdrola cortó la luz y tuvimos que trasladarnos a otro bar y no hubo proyección, que en realidad es el propósito de la fiesta.

Hace un día que da miedo: llueve, está oscuro, hace frío pero hasta las 7 de la tarde pueden cambiar las cosas, es cuestión de esperar.
Bastante gente ha confirmado su asistencia incluidos músicos nigerianos y gente joven amigos de mis hijos.
Yo estoy encantada.