martes, 25 de noviembre de 2014

Top Military Brass Focus on Peace at International Maritime Conference

Top Military Brass Focus on Peace at International Maritime Conference
On November 16-18, 2014 the prestigious Indian School of Business (ISB) in Hyderabad, India, hosted a three-day international conference to discuss key concerns involving peace and maritime issues that affect India and the ASEAN region (Southwest Asian Nations). The conference was titled Peace, Prosperity and Progress through the Sea.
Event host, Professor Yoga Jyotsna, welcomed high-ranking military officers from India’s Department of Defense Services, including several admirals and air marshals, as well as staff members.
Vice Admiral Pradeep Chauhan, former flag officer and commandant of the Indian Naval Academy, gave the inaugural speech to over 350 delegates. Setting the tone for the conference, Admiral Chauhan seamlessly connected the topic of individual peace to the wider issues of national and international peace by posing the question, “How is the desire for societal, economic, and material prosperity of the teeming millions of human beings in Asia to be married to the intangibles of universal peace and goodwill that makes us human in the first place?”
141116_Hyderabad_VIP_mk_278Developing the focus on peace, Prem Rawat asked the delegates to consider peace not simply as a question of the avoidance of war or violence, but of individuals discovering their own personal peace. He suggested that if enough individuals can be at peace, it would have an effect on the human race in general, bringing about a material change in humanity’s well-being.
He remarked that we are experts at finding differences and divisions between us but very poor at finding common ground. He gave the example, based on over 40 years of international travel, that no matter what language we speak, we talk about the same things. By focusing on our similarities, he said, we can bring people, societies, and countries closer together.
Highlighting the huge cost of the lack of peace in our world, a recent report entitled The Economic Cost of Violence Containment,published by the 141116_Hyderabad_VIP_mk_197Institute of Economics and Peace, pointed out that the cost of global violence comes to US$9.46 trillion per year, equal to 11% of the world’s global GDP. A reduction of just 2.5% in global violence spending could pay for all the Millennium Development goals, including eradicating extreme poverty and providing clean water, sanitation, and universal primary school education for the poorest of the world.
Prem Rawat noted that while widespread greed is causing an imbalance that results in the failure to address growing poverty, peace could change this equation. Over the next few days, conference members continued to explore the link between peace and the goals of prosperity and greater maritime security for all.

sábado, 22 de noviembre de 2014

Medicine for Peace: Prem Rawat speaks at RML Hospital, New Delhi


On 12th November 2014, Prem Rawat delivered the keynote address at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in the Doctor Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in New Delhi, India. Under the umbrella of ‘Medicine for Peace’ — on the occasion of the United Nations’ International Week of Science and Peace — Prem Rawat spoke of the absolute imperative for all human beings to find peace within themselves before they risked losing their essential humanity.
Before hundreds of assembled senior and junior doctors from the hospital, plus members of the medical teaching faculty, he urged the busy medics to nurture the understanding that they each needed peace in their respective lives. He spoke of the everyday culture shared by all of us that says ‘peace, maybe someday. I do not have time’ and warned that one day we would all literally run out of time.
The urgency of the need for peace was expressed with humor, using anecdotes that related to the special role of the doctors as healers. But he reminded them that their own peace could not be jeopardized. In the interest of their self-knowledge, the well-being of their patients, and the impact on those around them, peace is an essential.
He warned that we have more education than ever before, more scientific knowledge than our predecessors, but never has there been less humanity in our relationships with each other. Passionately, he declared that there is a pill for peace that lies in every human being. The pill is the consciousness of who we truly are when we take off all the identities that we wear and awaken to life. He told us that “knowing about others is wisdom, but knowing yourself is enlightenment.”
He completed his keynote address by reminding everyone that “peace doesn’t have to be created. It is dancing in the heart of every single human being.”
Prem Rawat then took questions from the audience, clarifying the various concerns of the medical professionals. For those present, it became increasingly clear why he has been given the accolade of ‘ambassador of peace.’
On leaving the auditorium, a journalist was overheard to say that Prem Rawat’s suggestion of a ‘ten-second heaven’ in which we all pledged to truly listen to those closest to us would be enough to profoundly change our lives.

viernes, 7 de noviembre de 2014

Prem Rawat

I was talking to somebody whose mother passed away. And this person was "What about this, what about that". And I said something to him that even I liked it!

I said, "think of her as the earth and the moon. Moon came from the earth, and as it separated and went out, it's just there. It's not part of the earth anymore, but it's just there. Going around the earth beautifully, affecting it. Every night, every day- making the tides, the life, the motion. All you have to do, is look up and see the reflection of sun on it's beautiful surface- Glowing. For those who go, think of them the same way. Your little world, now they're the moon, and hopefully they're going to affect you in the most beautiful way that you're going to remember. On the night when it is really dark they'll glow for you, not only to admire but maybe see by."