It holds spiritual free meditation and positive thinking discourses, programs,
seminars, retreats and so on for the benefit of humankind. Some of the
widely acclaimed programs are:
- The Million Minutes of Peace
The program was launched in 1986 during the United Nations International
Year of Peace, It gathered around one billion minutes in the form of meditation,
prayers and positive thoughts. The objective of the program was to emphasize
that peace begins with the individual and the peace process therefore
must start with the individual.
- Global Co-operation for a Better World
Encouraged by the popularity of this effort, another program called Global
Co-operation for a Better World was launched from the Houses of Parliament
in London in April, 1988. The project sought to increase co-operation
and understanding between nations, communities and individuals.
- Sharing Our Values for a Better World
The next international project called Sharing Our Values for a Better
World was launched in September, 1994. The objective of the project was
in line with the Preamble of the UN Charter, "To reaffirm faith in
the fundamental rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person".
The Project aimed to raise awareness of core spiritual values and the
development of those values at both an individual and collective level.
- Living Values: A Guidebook
The fourth program was of educational nature and revolved around the publication
of “Living Values: A Guidebook". The book contains the guiding
principles and tools for the development of the whole person, recognizing
that the individual is comprised of physical, intellectual, emotional,
and spiritual dimensions.
All these projects elicited the attention and participation of millions
of people in around 130 countries across the world.
Since the word ‘Yoga’ in its purest sense has no equivalent
in English language, the next approximate substitute is ‘meditation’.
If ‘meditation’ means ‘thinking deeply’ then meditation
is the best way to arrive at a state of yoga with God. Since we have not
seen God in physical form just as we see our sons and daughters, therefore
establishing such bonds of natural love with God is easier said than done.
This is where ‘meditation’ helps. Thinking deeply, constantly,
and lovingly -meditating-- about God Father/brother/mother/friend/son
and son and affectionately remembering His virtues such as His being an
ocean of love, bliss, compassion and so on, enables a feeling of relationship to develop.
Meditation gradually helps a person to quieten
the mind, clear it of the negative associations, fill it with positive
and uplifting thoughts and experience a supreme spiritual bliss, It is
in this sense that meditation/yoga is an exercise that must be practiced
daily and regularly in a quiet and relaxing environment.
Some excerpts on Meditation taken from various websites of Brahma Kumaris Meditation
The most important journey you can take is the journey within. This is
a journey to the truth of who you really are. This is the place, just
beyond every day consciousness, where spiritual empowerment begins. Spiritual
power gives you the power to choose creative thinking rather than automated
thinking, response rather than reaction, peace, love and harmony rather
than stress, conflict and chaos.
Meditation also helps you disconnect from damaging habits of thought,
feeling and reaction. This results in a conscious, positive release of
energy which improves the quality of your attitude, actions, and interactions. The process of going within, disconnecting from harmful habits, connecting
to your innate spiritual resources, and reconnecting with your external
life, is personally empowering in a lasting way.
Like any skill, meditation requires practice to achieve satisfying results.
More and more people are adding some kind of meditation to their daily
routine either as an effective antidote to stress, or as a simple method
of relaxation. By doing a little meditation every day, it soon becomes
a natural and easy habit, which generously rewards you for the effort
Brahma Kumaris Free Meditation
Be a light to others and you wont stumble on your own path.
Meditation is a process of careful thought consideration.
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