Tulsi Gabbard Visits Guru Dada JP Vaswani

You know how some people are so selfless. All they do is work for others. Their aim is the happiness of other people. These are the kinds of people who make this world a place worth living. Without such souls, there wouldn’t be any peace at all. If left entirely in the hands of the ruling authorities, no one will get a life they deserve. While life is unfair in every aspect, such people only focus on the positivity. With such good vibes, there is no doubt that the world shines too.

If you talk about India, the country has lived through a lot. From the Mughal rule to British colonialism, Gandhi to Nehru, and what not. There have been ups and downs. We see a trend throughout history, the only good that came to the country was with the effort of some determined people. Back in 1940s, it was Gandhi who fought for India’s Independence. In modern day, it’s organizations like WHEF and Sadhu Vaswani Mission and similar who are committed for a harmonious and better society.

A brief idea…

World Hindu Economic Forum works on the basis of ‘Economy is strength’ which is a very powerful truth. Although bitter, it’s not a lie that the world respects those who have a financially stable background. Only those who have economical power get what they want. That’s true for individuals, industries as well as for countries. The strength of a country depends on its people. A strong economy comes from stable industries. The ruling class alone cannot take a country forward. Without successful people there cannot be a successful country. The motto, mission and vision of WHEF depends on all these truths. Their vision is to create a prosperous society. Their mission, by which they aim to fulfill their vision, is to create and share surplus wealth.

At the core, WHEF is based on the wise words of Bhagavad Gita; ‘Think in the future, for the future’. The organization takes sustainable steps for a secure and successful future of entrepreneur minded people. This in the end will lead to the ultimate success of the country. WHEF is a platform where the businessmen, traders, economists, etc. come together to share ideas and create better industries with a common goal of achieving economic strength.

WHEF is based in Delhi, Bharat, but its good works aren’t restricted within this area only. The worldwide events take place every now and then. The major event takes place annually. At this yearly conference, many influential and inspirational personalities come to share their expert advice as well as provide the motivation for amateurs. The platform of WHEF is basically a place to share ideas and resources. Those who are looking to invest in worthy and innovative ideas find suitable option. Those who have brilliant plans get the resources to implement them. Everyone gets a benefit out of this give and take. Each participant finds a way to success and in one way or another. With economically strong people, India can gain back the status of contributing to 30% to 50% in the world GDP, like it did years ago.

As mentioned before, WHEF conducts events throughout the world pretty often. There is always something coming up in some part of the world. You can attend and listen to the expert insight given by amazing people. These are the people who support WHEF ideas. These people can be investors, businessmen, economists, or even just veterans who wish to offer some sort of guidance. Their ultimate aim is to help out others without anything in return. WHEF gives them a platform to do so.

On the other hand, Sadhu Vaswani Mission (SVM) is a charitable organization based in Pune, India. It is engaged in various philanthropic activities in fields such as education, healthcare, social service, animal rights, feeding of the poor and spiritual upliftment. Its spiritual head is the educationist, poet, U Thant Peace Award-winner and modern saint J. P. Vaswani.

The organization was founded by Sadhu T. L. Vaswani (Sadhu is an Indian title for one who undertakes and is proficient in spiritual austerities) in Hyderabad, Sindh. It was called the Brotherhood Association then. After his demise the organization was renamed to its current name. Sadhu Vaswani (as he was affectionately called) was a prolific writer of inspirational texts during the freedom struggle in India as well as of insightful spiritual texts throughout his lifetime. His spiritual poems have been compiled into the Nuri Granth which is probably the world’s largest single compilation of spiritual poems by a single author.

Tulsi’s Life

Tulsi Gabbard is currently a member of Congress. You may think she got her success with the help of her influential background. However, if you look through her journey, you’ll feel inspired. Her simple story starts from nothing and reaches to a point of success that we all wish to achieve. She has been inspired to work for the betterment of the world since a young age. Although Tulsi moved to Hawaii when she was 2, she has always kept her motherland India in her heart.

The woman has represented India as well as Hawaii on multiple levels and very positively. She has the tendency to tackle any challenge in life which has made her capable enough to achieve success. You can expect to learn such skills by attending WHEF events. Tulsi has worked towards a helpful cause since the start. The first major steps she took in this field was at the age of 19. She co-founded a non-profit organization. This organization worked for a better environment, contributed to the education center as well as did work for the economic benefits. This organization came up with a curriculum that ended up being so successful that over 50 schools adopted it.

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She volunteered in the army to fight in Iraq twice. At age 21, she was in the Hawaiian politics. From there she moved to the US House of Representatives. And today Tulsi serves as a successful congresswoman. From a glimpse at her life we can see that she definitely has expertise as well talent. To share this wisdom with novices who need advice to more forward, A sincere Tulsi Gabbard has been invited to speak at the WHEF events multiple times.

Not only have her speeches provided top notch tips, they have ignited the motivation among the young attendees that is needed for them to take an initiative. Her helpful talks have definitely been worth attending the event for. She, along with other personalities who speak at the event, provide the perfect blend of inspiration to promote creativity as well as spread enough knowledge for guaranteed success.

Tulsi continues her good deeds. She likes to spread smiles. For this reason, she does little acts of kindness every now and then in her life. We’re pretty sure every day of Tulsi’s life is full of such acts but there are only a few that have been accounted. One of such things is her recent visit to famous Guru Dada JP Vaswani. Tulsi was on a trip to India when she decided she wanted to take out time from her busy schedule to visit Guru Dada at his ashram in Pune. Tulsi did this meeting at a Summer Camp. Dada JP Vaswani is a guru and a well-known Indian spiritual leader. He is currently serving at a foundation that his guru and spiritual master laid foundation of. This is known as the Sadhu Vaswani Mission.

The Summer Camp was being held for hundreds of people, like it is every year. That is where Dada greeted the strong and successful Tulsi. The meeting can be described as warm and friendly. There was exchange of gifts as well. The two engaged in friendly conversation that was full of smiles. This wasn’t the first time Tulsi met the guru JP Vaswani which is why she described the meeting as lovely, like always. She thought Dada looked good health wise and was glad she could have taken the time out to come meet him in person.

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At this occasion she also talked a bit about her trip of India. She mentioned that she was meeting with a lot of people, including businessmen, politicians, influential people, etc. Her topic of discussion with each one was the true meaning of Aloha, which she describes as being more than just a hello or goodbye. She believes Aloha is a very respectful gesture which shows that you have no discrimination in your heart based on the other person’s gender, race or ethnicity. She described it beautifully. Tulsi also played her ukulele for the audience. Her friendly chat with the audience was very lively too. With a welcoming mood, Guru Dada Vaswani was glad to see her and told her that she can visit anytime at his ashram.

 

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Importance of Protecting Mother Earth & Conserving Water

How often do you think about conserving water? How often do you think about your everyday routine affects the planet? If you are like most people, you might not think about these two things at all. But we are entering an age on this planet, where it is very likely that fresh water is going to become even scarcer than it already is, if we do not take the steps needed to protect our planet and the water that we and all living things so desperately need.

Are Conserving Water and Protecting the Planet That Important?

You likely use water in some form every single day. At the very least, you need to drink it to survive. However, water is used for cleaning and sanitizing our dishes and clothes, as well as our bodies, it is used in cooking and for growing gardens and making our yards beautiful. Continue reading →

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Helping Heroes Fly Act – Thanking Real Heroes

A country can never thank his national heroes, army and soldiers who sacrifice their family, change their lifestyles and in the end sacrifice their lives for their country. A soldier is the most controlled and faithful person in a nation. A soldier follows the orders of his superiors. He stands heroically before his enemies.

The term ‘soldier’ gives us a selfless feeling. He always strives for the safety and security of others. They make sure that we sleep in peace, when they are wide awake. Whenever the country is in a crisis, we see soldiers on their toes. During a flood we see soldiers giving a helping hand. When there is an epidemic it is the soldiers who will be in the forefront providing people with food and necessities and even the necessary medicines.

Wounded soldiers arrive for the opening of The Center for the Intrepid in Fort Sam Houston, TX, Jan. 29, 2007. The dedication ceremony for the Center for the Intrepid -- a $50 million, 65000 square foot, state-of-the-art physical rehabilitation center -- and two new Fisher Houses for hospitalized military members' families. Dept. of Defense photo by Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen (released)

Some of the soldiers come back home after a war, injured, paralyzed and disabled. Such veterans deserve all the respect and love we can give to them. These veterans are the true pride of the country.

The soldiers of USA have been through a lot. From seeing 9/11, to dealing with Taliban to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Also, the recent bombings in our cities Boston and Texas have terrorized the nation and calls for the army to take everything in control. Continue reading →

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The Atma

I come from a family with salt in their veins (well on my dad’s side anyway, my mother’s I know nothing about). As far back as our family’s remembrance goes every branch of my one sided tree holds some sea faring adventure that could be brought to life around the dinner table: Stories of sunsets, storms and foreign lands, Stories of the brilliance of nature, the madness of man and the magical expanse of the ocean. It was soon to be no different for me.

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It was the eve of my journey and exactly one year since my dad died. I had just finished my university degree, a bachelor of marine science,which I had promised my dad I would complete. The first of the spring time northerly winds were just beginning to blow heralding the time for my departure. Continue reading →

Full, But Still Empty: Chasing Pleasure

“Most people identify their bodies as being themselves. They think, ‘I am the body.’ Now, everyone wants to be happy. So the question is, how does a person who thinks he’s his body think he’s going to find happiness? What’s his conclusion?” This is the question posed by Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda, a world-renowned yoga spiritual master, during a lecture on the topic of satisfaction.

Jagad Guru shared with his audience that, when taking a close look at happiness, peace and satisfaction, it goes against logic to conclude that we are our bodies. However, this is a difficult truth for the majority of people to accept. Satisfaction of the senses is a deceptively convincing false happiness for most, but the emptiness it leaves in its path can lead to despair.

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Swallowed By The TV

I am staying at an elderly relative’s place. She keeps busy with crafts and Italian classes, cross word puzzles, and electronic jigsaws and patience games to exercise the brain and pass the time. She has an active social life, does tai chi and gardens, reads and goes to movies with friends. And watches TV. My next door neighbor, a still older woman, widowed, is visited regularly by her large and attentive family. She no longer is up to gardening, and her social circle has been more than decimated by the grim reaper. When she is alone at home, which is most of the time, she watches TV.

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I used to live in a block of flats on a surf beach on the Sunshine Coast of Australia. In the flat below us lived an old retired couple. From what they described, and as evidenced by their few mementos, they used to have a busy life, with hobbies such gardening, painting and sewing. The husband still would go for short walks along the waterfront, but his wife was semi crippled. Continue reading →

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Change

We experience it in the world around us, and in our own lives; the “ups” and “downs”, “goods” and “bads”. Sometimes we welcome it, though most times it comes unexpectedly and can be quite overwhelming.

But should we be affected by all this change, however stressful it may sometimes be? Should we let ourselves be taken around on an endless roller-coaster ride?

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Well of course not!

So how can we go about undisturbed by the circus of life?

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American Independence Day & Importance of Democracy

Independence came to full swing in the nineteenth century post World War II, bringing an end to colonialism. Every nation wants to form a state which is governed by its own people without being controlled and influenced by external forces.

In United States of America, feeling of nationalism took birth in the seventeenth century, also known as American Revolution.“Taxation without representation!” was the battle cry in America’s 13 colonies, which were forced to pay taxes to England’s King George III despite having no representation in the British Parliament. As frustration prevailed nationalistic feelings arose among the people of United States which rejected the aristocracy of the Great Britain. Drafted and signed by “Thomas Jefferson” United States declared independence on July 4, 1776.

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In America 4th July is a public holiday and celebrated with extreme patriotism. Flags are displayed outside houses and office buildings, emphasizing on traditional political freedom struggle. Public events are held; political leaders come up with national’s speeches accompanied with patriotic music such as “God Bless America” and national anthem. Not to forget about the fireworks that marks the start of this Day. The Statue of Liberty is a national monument that is associated with Independence Day.

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Modi & Tulsi Gabbard Meet – Bhagavad Gita glorified by all Spiritual Master & Guru

A meeting to remember – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Meets US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.

With news of Narendra Modi’s US visit all over the news and media world, this meeting of two promising visionaries – Modi and Tulsi Gabbard is really a notable event in history. On one hand, Narendra Modi, a great example of definitive leadership and on the other hand Tulsi Gabbard a wonderful example of sacrifice & self-less service. Their achievements and successes are not unknown to the whole world.

Their spirit to serve the society has made them famous and respectable. Mr Modi laying his initial foundation stone of success in Gujarat state in India and gradually spreading this momentum to the whole of India. He follows the principle of Mahatma Gandhi and puts his best efforts to the development of the poor in terms of economic reforms and overall growth. He inspires and has succeeded in making the development and progress of the nation as people’s own movement. On the other hand, Tulsi started her journey from his beautiful homeland, Hawaii; she has dedicated her life to serving others. She has served the state legislature at a very young age, served the military, stood for social issues, inspires for local development of small businesses. She is a sincere follower of the spiritual teachings of Bhagavad Gita, which is accepted as the crest jewel of all scriptures by all spiritual master or guru. Lord Krishna the Guru & Spiritual Master of Warrior Arjuna spoke this wonderful transcendental literature for the benefit of the mankind. Her magnanimity and true efforts for the people of Hawaii has been recognized and she is the first female war veteran to be elected to Congress.

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India & US – The Journey so far

India emerged from the post-colonial era as the largest independent democracy in the world. One in seven people born in this world are born in India—actually, the number’s a little more than one in seven. India has nuclear weapons. India has the largest potential consumer base. Despite all of these, India is often overshadowed in discussions of US foreign policy. President Barack Obama’s foreign policy has been characterized as a “pivot to Asia,” which focuses on the administration’s focus on East Asia, but ignores the future of India-US relations.

Almost immediately after Indian independence, talks between American and Indian leaders commenced. President Truman was the first to receive Indian President Nehru, and President Eisenhower was the first US President to visit newly independent India. Like many relationships cultivated in WWII and the years immediately after, it didn’t take long for the US-Indian relationship to get sucked into Cold War tensions. When President Carter enacts the Nuclear Nonproliferation Act, aimed at containing the spread of nuclear weapons, particularly to prevent them from spreading to communist countries, India refuses to comply, and tensions reach an all-time high. The source of those tensions, mainly India’s nuclear development and plans, continued to plague US-Indian relations. Despite those tensions, though, meetings between heads of state continued. In the early years of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, India and the United States signed a new Defense Framework for counterterrorism efforts.

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