Abu Road: A Plenary Session on the topic “Global Enlightenment for Golden Age” was organized at the Shantivan campus on Abu Road, Rajasthan, by the Brahma Kumaris on the third day of the Global Summit Cum Expo on “Science, Spirituality and Environment”.
Sister BK Sonja Ohlsson, Coordinator, Brahma Kumaris Environment Initiative Director from Denmark, shared how the Brahma Kumaris are working to make the society environmental-friendly and create sustainability in the world. She stated that, “We first create Golden Age in ourselves. Every day, every minute, every second we are given a chance to create a better world, not only for ourselves, but for all, including nature and animals. Every time we have a negative thought, we feel stress, we delay the new era of divinity, harmony and joy. We can replace inner pollution with trust, faith and goodness in all things. Everything that happens is for good.”
Rajyogini BK Sarla Behn, Chairperson of the Agriculture and Rural Development Wing from Mehsana, while sharing the benefits of yogic farming along with organic farming, said that, “We can do anything with positive energy. Whatever problems we have, as we give positive food to the human beings in the society, all the problems will be resolved. As is the food, so is the mind. Positive thoughts in the mind change the atmosphere around and make the earth green as it finishes the pollution of mind and soul.” She also conducted the guided meditation to awaken the positive energy from within.
Dr. Vandana Shiva, Leading Environmental Activist and Founder, Navdanya, Dehradun, expressed her views, saying that “The green revolution is neither green nor a revolution; rather, it has led to poisoning and destruction. Agriculture and Farming is a spiritual Act. We need to combine Rajayoga and Karmayoga in agriculture. The seeds of greed, illusion and violence will bear the fruits of the same, and the seeds of Awakening and consciousness will bear the fruits of Awakening and Consciousness. For Golden Age we have to promote poison-free and chemical-free farming and agriculture.”
Honorable Shri Nand Gopal Gupta ‘Nandiji’, Minister for Stamp and Civil Aviation, Government of UP, Lucknow,praised the Brahma Kumaris organization and gave his good wishes. He said, “Everyone in the organization, both rich and poor, are working here with a true heart and the organization is doing very well than the government.”
“I bow down and touch the feet of those Brahma Kumaris sisters who are doing such a wonderful task in the whole world through their renunciation,” he added.
Ms. Kuleshova Liudmila, Judge Secretary of the Statutory court, St. Petersburg State Counsellor in Justice, Russian Federation, shared that she has learned from the Brahma Kumaris “Who am I?” and “Who is my God Father?” She said, “We are the children of the same Father. God is the Ocean of Love. Being children of One God, we are also Loveful souls. We belong to One Family. Spirituality has brought us all together from different backgrounds as one family.” She “praised the work of the Brahma Kumaris on the spiritual side.”
Ms. Priyadarshinee Shrestha, Coordinator of WWF-India’s Khangchendzonga Landscape, Gangtok, talked about the importance of reducing plastic waste by taking two simple steps: carrying our own bottles and cloth bags, and refusing plastic bags. She congratulated the organization for making endeavors in beating plastic pollution.
Shri Amarjit Singh Jansewak, Former Education Minister from Kanpur; Dr. Amit Kaur Puri Founder President, AKP Healing India; and Rajyogini BK Shukla Behn, Addl. Director, Om Shanti Retreat Center, Gurgaon, also shared their insights on the theme “Global Enlightenment for Golden Age”.
Students from Butwal, Nepal, performed a beautiful cultural dance on the song ‘Om Namah Shivaya’. The program concluded with felicitation of the Environmentalists who have contributed towards ecological sustenance, and BK Bharat, Head Quarters Coordinator of the Scientists and Engineers Wing, RERF. thanked everyone for attending the summit.