Arulvazhi provides components of integral education not provided in village schools for the children of Marthandi Village. Arulvazhi also reaches out to the people in Tamil Nadu through intensives at Auroville focused on the tecahings of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo. Varadrajan, Syamala and the entire Arulvazhi team are dedicated to their goals and have been a source of inspiration for me in Auroville.
I wish Arulvazhi all the very best in their activities and look forward to more such opportunities.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
This is the first IIM campus outside India, set up by IIMI in partnership with GEM
This is the first batch of PGP (the two year flagship program of IIMs)
This is the first course of the first batch
And, I had the privilege to take the first course of the first batch of the first IIM campus abroad!
And, this is my first Personal Growth event abroad.
I am grateful to all at IIMI and GEM for this opportunity.
inauguration, clad in a T-shirt and chappals! Vasu invoked the grace of Lord Ganesha and chanted "Namoh Bhagavathe Sri Aravindayanamah". I marvelled ta the divinne connection! It was an honor for me to be the first one to light the ceremonial lamp.
The picture on the right was taken at 12:30 pm on the last day and the students got it framed and presented it to me when we finished the course at 3:45PM! What gift for me! I cherish the love, affection and goodwill behind this extraordinary gift.
I wish this PGP course and the IIMI campus at RAK, UAE all the very best. I am sure that they will blaze new trails and create new realities that would be emulated by many.
My special gratitude to Kaushik, who willingly took on the role of class representative and provided me with all the support needed to conduct the course; Swapna, Vasu, Bala and all the GEM team for their kind hospitality, support and encouragement; Prof. Ravichandran and Prof Dipayan for giving me this wonderful opportunity.
I have an axiom- the basis of all healing is inner. Mother said that ultimately, it is faith that heals. Faith is inner. One may choose many pathways, based on various aspects but healing happnes due to that faith.
Then what is inner healing?
It is pathway to overcome conditioning and develop faith by tapping into inner resources.
1. Balm for physical discomfort
2. Practices for inner cleansing - let go toxic emotions , forgiveness etc.
3. Practices to systematically improve health, well being and explore the domain of being well.
This retreat was also very special for me as my niece and nephew came form Hyderabad to participate in this retreat. I really enjoyed their presence and participation. Thank you, dear Kusuma and Prakash.
I am gartfeul to the participants for giving me an opportunity to offer this retreat and share the principles that are so close to my heart.
It is rainy season in Auroville and I am delighted that the participants were so committed to their well being that the rain was never a barrier for them to be there at 6:55AM. It is a pleasure and privilge to share well being with such a grooup.
I am grateful for the privilege to share these principles and practices in this wonderful space.