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Issue 9: Jan /Feb 2010

Snapshots frrom our partner organisations around


d the world
The Inner Wave
News, insights and experiences from the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (UK)

Welcome to the Inner Wave. Happiness can be as elusive as it is universally coveted. How can we, no matter what our situation may be,
Denmark: Brahma Kumaris’ European make our lives more constantly happy? We hope to provide some practical answers here.
Director Sister Jayanti at a press Editorial Team
United Arab Emirates: Dadi Janki presents a conference entitled Spirit and Science in
memento to His Excellency Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Agreement on the Climate Crisis at COP15, the
Ali Al-Nuaimi, CEO of Al Ihsaan Charity Centre, at UN Climate Change Conference, in December
an event organised by the Raja Yoga Center, Dubai,
entitled Wisdom and Will Power on 23rd December
2009 at Dubai’s Sheikh Rashid Auditorium.
2009. An interview with Sister Jayanti on
Climate Change TV is at: How to be
www.brahmakumaris.dk/webtv
Happy
Australia: Thousands of people arriving at The Parliament of the
World’s Religions in Melbourne wrote messages of support and hope to Christine Miller
the world leaders attending COP15 in Copenhagen in a 120 metre long
‘Great Letter’, organised by Brahma Kumaris (Australia) in December 2009.
Dadi Janki’s visit to the UK in January 2010
included eight public engagements - in Oxford,
Tobago: Youth leaders from across the Commonwealth, including Brahma Kumaris
youth representatives, discussing Youth Involvement in Decision-making at the Shoreham-by-Sea and various Greater London
7th Commonwealth Youth Forum, Trinidad & Tobago, in November 2009. locations - as well as meetings with many
groups and individuals. Christine Miller
captured some of Dadi’s thoughts on
In My Life Dr Ashutosh Deshpande
happiness for The Inner Wave.

Dr Ashutosh Deshpande Dadi Janki sharing her thoughts about The Power and Protection of Good Wishes at an
intimate gathering of around 140 people, with Sister Manda translating, at
The Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea on 13th January 2010.
The last ten years have been constant change with everyone. It helps avoid unnecessary
for me: finishing school, leaving home and anxiety and stress. It’s something that has
then the daunting prospect of finding my way improved greatly through practicing medita- She described how possessiveness leads to and keep ourselves in a state of inner peace.
in the ‘real world. Many personal and profes- tion – and it’s changed my outlook on life. unhappiness, because we have expectations Her words confirmed my own experience of
sional challenges came my way and I was of our partners, children and family, and, if finding peaceful happiness inside when I take
looking for a method to deal with them. I they don’t do what we expect, we are discon- time in stillness to reflect. I’ve discovered that
came across the Brahma Kumaris through
their talk show on the Aastha International TV
Channel. What struck me was the practicality
“ handling
I reflect on how I’m
different Christine Miller
tented. So, to have better relationships, we
must first give love in order to receive it.
what is within us remains ours forever,
whereas outside things, like money or
situations and am possessions, can disappear.
of the discussions, which provided insights
into how to deal effectively with everyday learning to respond
situations. Inner Space, which has recently
opened on Glasgow’s busy High Street, has
better to them.

‘How to have a happier, more peaceful life?’
is one of the most frequently-asked questions
of our time. We have material comforts, yet
“ I’ve discovered that
what is within us remains
A merciful, honest heart will give peace and
bring blessings to others without any need to
preach – we can then be ‘Virtues and Values
proven a valuable resource. I’m more positive and energetic. I meditate in Next issue: true peace still eludes us. On this theme, Dadi
ours forever, whereas in Action’
I’ve had a number of philosophical questions
the morning and at night, and take pauses
throughout the day. I reflect on how I’m
Dealing with Conflict Janki recently shared her wisdom in London,
for a long time, but I’m finding a greater level handling different situations and am learning
delivered with her inimitable humour and outside things, like Dadi Janki is Administrative Head of the
grace. Brahma Kumaris.
of contentment by going deeper into under- to respond better to them. My family and Learn to meditate money or possessions,
standing who I really am. Meditation helps me


friends have certainly appreciated the Christine Miller is a publisher, author and
to realise my true nature as a peaceful and benefits! For me it’s an ongoing process of
For information about free Raja Yoga Dadi explained that if we have peace and can disappear. poet and Founder Editor of ReSource
powerful being and it’s having a very positive meditation courses around the UK: happiness, we have everything. In her own life
spiritual self-discovery. It sounds like such a www.bkwsu.org/uk/uk/whatwedo/ Magazine www.resourcemagazine.co.uk.
impact on my ability to be a good person and she has found that tolerance and patience
simple thing, but it’s something I’m so glad courses She recently founded the ReSource
a good doctor. Work can be very challenging automatically lead to love and happiness, Dadi further guided us to be content with our Foundation dedicated to human development
I’ve found.
– dealing with difficult situations and making Visit our online TV channel based on inner peace, acceptance and under- situation and bless it; never say anything to and beneficial change for people and planet
decisions under pressure. It’s important for Dr Ashutosh Deshpande is a junior doctor in Watch videos of interviews, lectures and standing. hurt anyone; show mercy, love and honesty; www.resourcefoundation.org.uk.
me to approach clinical problems with a clear general medicine in Glasgow and a student of other Brahma Kumaris events (mostly in
English) around the UK The Inner In My Life
mind, remaining calm and getting on well Raja Yoga meditation.
www.BrahmaKumarisUK.blip.tv What’s Science of Space, Dr Ashutosh
Happiness Glasgow Deshpande
Inside... opens
© Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (UK) Join our mailing list Dr Prashant Kakoday
“ I reflect on how
I’m handling
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experiencing peace of mind and a positive approach to life.
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different situations
and am learning
to respond better
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The Science of Happiness Joy of Being:
Dr Prashant Kakoday
a Meditation
The tthhouughht th
Th
The thatt emmeerg
ergges
es in my awa wareeneessss is thhe
The Greek philosopher Aristotle once said: production. As a result, the ‘resting level’ tthhough
ought
ou gghht of
o joyy… tthhe wo wond
ond
nder
e of lilife
fe… th
fe the wo wond
nder
er of
"Happiness is the meaning and purpose of goes down – when the external boost wears naattuure
re… thhe wo
wondnderr of th
the woorlld aroouunndd m mee…
e… thhee joy
oy
life, the whole aim and end of human off. of beiing a chi
of hild ooff Go
hild Godd…
d… thehe joy
oy of ex
expeperiririen
enci
en c ng God’s
od’ss
od
existence." Scientists today have also begun love
lo ve.
to recognise its importance. So, what can Things like coffee, chocolates and cigarettes
In this awa ar
a eennes
ess ooff thee tthhi
hing
ngs of
of ete tern
rnititiy an
a d ththee
science tell us about happiness?  all artificially raise serotonin but with long
thin
thiinngs tha
h t are
arre reeal
al and tru
rue,
e, the
he feeeeelilng
ngs
gs of sor orro
roow ffaall
alll
term ‘boom and bust’ results. The same can
away
aw a.
Many observations are contrary to commonly happen with TV, Internet, sex, music, alcohol
held beliefs. For example, wealth beyond a and violence. A lack of serotonin leads to a My min ind haas flfluucctu
t atted bet etweween
e sor orroow an and hahappppi-
certain basic minimum doesn’t lead to happi- loss of self-control and increases negative ness
ne ss anndd I can an alllow
o it ttoo coonntitinu
tinuue toto fluuct
c uaate but
ut I
ness.  In fact, it’s been found that the happiest feelings like anger. By rediscovering our inner choo
ch oose see not
ot to do
do so.. Evver eryy ttiime
me my th thou
hoouugghhts
t swi
wining
ng to
are those who’ve discovered their own source of happiness and freeing ourselves soorrrroow
w, ththe im
impa
pact c of this iss on mymy co
coonnssccio
cio
iouusne
usneness
ss growss
strengths and virtues and use them for the from even one main dependency, we can So is there a formula for happiness? May I eevver
er sstrt onge
tr ger. Wha
ger h t I want
wantt to ddoo iiss errasse th the
he sccen
enes of
greater good. begin to raise our own serotonin levels.  suggest: sorr
so
orr
rroow
ow andd kee eep alivlivee the
thhe aawwararen
enesss ooff joy.
oy.
oy
T is
Th is is of of bbeeennneef
efit not juusst fo
forr me butut for thehe wor
wororld
ld,, foor
ld
Studies show a significant link between good Studies show that for many, one key relation-
each andd everyy hum
ea
each man bei e ng
ng whoho iiss partt of my
m w wororldd.
or
works and psychological wellbeing. ship in life is often the key source of happi-
The jo j y ofof bei eing
einng a child
hiildd of God
Good em emer
erge
gess my ownn
ge
Motivated volunteers are happier, regardless ness. On the other hand, broken relationships The fewer desires you have, the happier you diign
gnitity,
ity,
y a fee eelilngng of tr
t em meenndouss llovove:e: not
e: o onlnlyy ammIa
of personal circumstances. The link between
exercise and happiness is also recognised. In
are the biggest cause of unhappiness. As
with other dependencies, we can use another
will be.  Having the right information (truth) chilildd of
ch of Godod but ut I seee the
he w whohole
ho le ooff hu
humani
manity aalslsoo as
ls Inner Space, Glasgow
leads to contentment. Having the right under- chilillddrren
e of G Good.
some studies, regular exercise was shown to person like a drug: our serotonin level standing of the self, our purpose, our origins Glasgow’s new Meditation and Personal Development Centre was officially
be just as effective as anti-depressants. becomes linked to the presence or absence and our true relationships should free us from TThe
Th h de deptth off lovve in thi his ex
expeeriien
encee ooff th thee et
eter
e na
nall opened by Sister Jayanti, European Director of the Brahma Kumaris, on 29th
of that person. the cycles of boom and bust and lead society conn
co nnnec
ectitioonn filills
l my he
ls hear art an
and th
the ppoowe
werr off joy oy bbec
e om mes January 2010. Addressing the 100 people who had packed into Inner Space,
There are also some insights into the chemis- to that ultimate happiness. so stronng th that a I can
an lleaeaave
ve bbehhinnd ot otheer fe f ellinngs
gs aand
ndd Sister Jayanti said, “This is a beautiful setting to allow people to experience the
try of happiness.  Serotonin, a neurotransmit- em mototio
ion
ons and n lett jooyy rrul
ulee myy woorrld
rldd iinnsid
ide.
e.. Maiaint
n ai
nta ni
ning
ngg journey within. If a space is clean and beautiful, you are happy to spend a few
ter, plays a major role in our experience of Dr Prashant Kakoday is a medical doctor, thhis
thisi awaw reene ness, I cac n shshaar
are ha
are happ
happpiness
in s an andd joy wiithh all hours there. We can make our inner world like that. If we learn to create
happiness - high levels of it within the
synapses are associated with a feeling of
wellbeing. Conversely, most people with
“youThehave,fewerthe desires
happier
who has been studying Raja Yoga meditation
for over 20 years. He co-ordinates Brahma
Kumaris activities in Cambridge and lectures
aarrou
o ndnd m mee. contentment within, that is expressed in lightness, forgiveness and love.”
Inner Space, Glasgow offers a variety courses and talks free of charge, serving
as an introduction to personal growth and spirituality in daily life.
F om Innne
Fr ner Liigh
g tt, a CD
CD of memedita
ditati
di taat oonn coom
m
mme
ment
mentaririe
ies by
depression have low serotonin levels. If we
artificially raise the level of seratonin, the
body responds by lowering its natural
you will be.
” around the world on topics ranging from
science and consciousness to the holistic
principles of life and health.
Sist
Sist
ww
ster
er Jay
ww.
ayan
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bkpu
a tit, av
puubl
blic
a ai
i at
ic
a la
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atiions
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from
.com
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See also In My Life - page 4

Inner Space, 277 High Street, Glasgow, G4 0QS 0141 552 7446
www.innerspace.org/glasgow

Happiness
Your Feedback
on The Inner Wave RECIPE: Egg-free Mayonnaise The A-Z of
 
The Inner Wave has been going for over a year now and ½ cup olive oil Spiritual Living
we've really appreciated receiving your comments about it –
what you like, what you don’t, and what you’d like to see
½ cup milk/soya milk
Juice of 1 lemon G is for Generosity
more of.
  Pinch of salt
Ther
Theree iiss happi
appi
ap p ne
ness
ss whe
ss hen ea
hen eachh moom
ment is
i usedd inn a In order to keep improving, we’ve designed a very short and Mustard and/or asafoetida to taste
simple online survey for our readers to give their feedback (optional)
woort
rthw
hwhhhiile
hw le way
ay. H
Haapp
ppin
ineesss is
is such
ucch nnoour
uris
i hm
h ent thatt at www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZJZ7LJ3
itt ccan traanssffoorm
m a peerrso
son fr
from
om wea
eak inntoo power
ow
weerrffuul.l. 1. Blend together the olive oil and
We would be very grateful if you would take five minutes to milk, using a hand blender
It makkeess dififfificcultt thi
hing
hin
ngs easy
eeaasy
sy and
nd hea
heeaavy
vy thi
h nggs liligh
ligghht.
t. complete it by 31st March 2010.
2. Add lemon juice in very small
To rem
reem
maiin happ
app
p y an
and shhar
aree ha
happ
p in
pp inees
ess wi
withh oth
ther
erss is If you are not able to give us your comments through the amounts to the mixture and
online survey, we welcome them either by email or letter at continue mixing with the blender.
a great aacct ooff cha
hari
r ty
ty.. No mat
a teer what
whhat happpens
pennss, my
pe m the address below. Stop adding lemon juice when
  the required consistency is achieved
hhaapp
ppin
innes
ess sshhhoou
ould
ld not
ot be loost
st.
st. Thank you. My heart is full and open. Flowing with pure
3. Take care that the mayonnaise does not turn runny. feelings and good wishes for everyone, I follow my
Media Dept, BKWSU (UK) If it becomes runny, add a little oil spontaneous instinct to give and I am truly happy.
Global Co-operation House 4. Add salt and mustard and/or asafoetida to taste and serve
FFrroom
m: A Po
Pock
ckeett Booook on
on Virrtu
tue, av
avai
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newsletter@uk.bkwsu.org available from www.bkpublications.com available from www.bkpublications.com
The Science of Happiness Joy of Being:
Dr Prashant Kakoday
a Meditation
The tthhouughht th
Th
The thatt emmeerg
ergges
es in my awa wareeneessss is thhe
The Greek philosopher Aristotle once said: production. As a result, the ‘resting level’ tthhough
ought
ou gghht of
o joyy… tthhe wo wond
ond
nder
e of lilife
fe… th
fe the wo wond
nder
er of
"Happiness is the meaning and purpose of goes down – when the external boost wears naattuure
re… thhe wo
wondnderr of th
the woorlld aroouunndd m mee…
e… thhee joy
oy
life, the whole aim and end of human off. of beiing a chi
of hild ooff Go
hild Godd…
d… thehe joy
oy of ex
expeperiririen
enci
en c ng God’s
od’ss
od
existence." Scientists today have also begun love
lo ve.
to recognise its importance. So, what can Things like coffee, chocolates and cigarettes
In this awa ar
a eennes
ess ooff thee tthhi
hing
ngs of
of ete tern
rnititiy an
a d ththee
science tell us about happiness?  all artificially raise serotonin but with long
thin
thiinngs tha
h t are
arre reeal
al and tru
rue,
e, the
he feeeeelilng
ngs
gs of sor orro
roow ffaall
alll
term ‘boom and bust’ results. The same can
away
aw a.
Many observations are contrary to commonly happen with TV, Internet, sex, music, alcohol
held beliefs. For example, wealth beyond a and violence. A lack of serotonin leads to a My min ind haas flfluucctu
t atted bet etweween
e sor orroow an and hahappppi-
certain basic minimum doesn’t lead to happi- loss of self-control and increases negative ness
ne ss anndd I can an alllow
o it ttoo coonntitinu
tinuue toto fluuct
c uaate but
ut I
ness.  In fact, it’s been found that the happiest feelings like anger. By rediscovering our inner choo
ch oose see not
ot to do
do so.. Evver eryy ttiime
me my th thou
hoouugghhts
t swi
wining
ng to
are those who’ve discovered their own source of happiness and freeing ourselves soorrrroow
w, ththe im
impa
pact c of this iss on mymy co
coonnssccio
cio
iouusne
usneness
ss growss
strengths and virtues and use them for the from even one main dependency, we can So is there a formula for happiness? May I eevver
er sstrt onge
tr ger. Wha
ger h t I want
wantt to ddoo iiss errasse th the
he sccen
enes of
greater good. begin to raise our own serotonin levels.  suggest: sorr
so
orr
rroow
ow andd kee eep alivlivee the
thhe aawwararen
enesss ooff joy.
oy.
oy
T is
Th is is of of bbeeennneef
efit not juusst fo
forr me butut for thehe wor
wororld
ld,, foor
ld
Studies show a significant link between good Studies show that for many, one key relation-
each andd everyy hum
ea
each man bei e ng
ng whoho iiss partt of my
m w wororldd.
or
works and psychological wellbeing. ship in life is often the key source of happi-
The jo j y ofof bei eing
einng a child
hiildd of God
Good em emer
erge
gess my ownn
ge
Motivated volunteers are happier, regardless ness. On the other hand, broken relationships The fewer desires you have, the happier you diign
gnitity,
ity,
y a fee eelilngng of tr
t em meenndouss llovove:e: not
e: o onlnlyy ammIa
of personal circumstances. The link between
exercise and happiness is also recognised. In
are the biggest cause of unhappiness. As
with other dependencies, we can use another
will be.  Having the right information (truth) chilildd of
ch of Godod but ut I seee the
he w whohole
ho le ooff hu
humani
manity aalslsoo as
ls Inner Space, Glasgow
leads to contentment. Having the right under- chilillddrren
e of G Good.
some studies, regular exercise was shown to person like a drug: our serotonin level standing of the self, our purpose, our origins Glasgow’s new Meditation and Personal Development Centre was officially
be just as effective as anti-depressants. becomes linked to the presence or absence and our true relationships should free us from TThe
Th h de deptth off lovve in thi his ex
expeeriien
encee ooff th thee et
eter
e na
nall opened by Sister Jayanti, European Director of the Brahma Kumaris, on 29th
of that person. the cycles of boom and bust and lead society conn
co nnnec
ectitioonn filills
l my he
ls hear art an
and th
the ppoowe
werr off joy oy bbec
e om mes January 2010. Addressing the 100 people who had packed into Inner Space,
There are also some insights into the chemis- to that ultimate happiness. so stronng th that a I can
an lleaeaave
ve bbehhinnd ot otheer fe f ellinngs
gs aand
ndd Sister Jayanti said, “This is a beautiful setting to allow people to experience the
try of happiness.  Serotonin, a neurotransmit- em mototio
ion
ons and n lett jooyy rrul
ulee myy woorrld
rldd iinnsid
ide.
e.. Maiaint
n ai
nta ni
ning
ngg journey within. If a space is clean and beautiful, you are happy to spend a few
ter, plays a major role in our experience of Dr Prashant Kakoday is a medical doctor, thhis
thisi awaw reene ness, I cac n shshaar
are ha
are happ
happpiness
in s an andd joy wiithh all hours there. We can make our inner world like that. If we learn to create
happiness - high levels of it within the
synapses are associated with a feeling of
wellbeing. Conversely, most people with
“youThehave,fewerthe desires
happier
who has been studying Raja Yoga meditation
for over 20 years. He co-ordinates Brahma
Kumaris activities in Cambridge and lectures
aarrou
o ndnd m mee. contentment within, that is expressed in lightness, forgiveness and love.”
Inner Space, Glasgow offers a variety courses and talks free of charge, serving
as an introduction to personal growth and spirituality in daily life.
F om Innne
Fr ner Liigh
g tt, a CD
CD of memedita
ditati
di taat oonn coom
m
mme
ment
mentaririe
ies by
depression have low serotonin levels. If we
artificially raise the level of seratonin, the
body responds by lowering its natural
you will be.
” around the world on topics ranging from
science and consciousness to the holistic
principles of life and health.
Sist
Sist
ww
ster
er Jay
ww.
ayan
w bk
bkpu
a tit, av
puubl
blic
a ai
i at
ic
a la
l bl
blee fr
atiions
ns.c
from
.com
omm
om
om
See also In My Life - page 4

Inner Space, 277 High Street, Glasgow, G4 0QS 0141 552 7446
www.innerspace.org/glasgow

Happiness
Your Feedback
on The Inner Wave RECIPE: Egg-free Mayonnaise The A-Z of
 
The Inner Wave has been going for over a year now and ½ cup olive oil Spiritual Living
we've really appreciated receiving your comments about it –
what you like, what you don’t, and what you’d like to see
½ cup milk/soya milk
Juice of 1 lemon G is for Generosity
more of.
  Pinch of salt
Ther
Theree iiss happi
appi
ap p ne
ness
ss whe
ss hen ea
hen eachh moom
ment is
i usedd inn a In order to keep improving, we’ve designed a very short and Mustard and/or asafoetida to taste
simple online survey for our readers to give their feedback (optional)
woort
rthw
hwhhhiile
hw le way
ay. H
Haapp
ppin
ineesss is
is such
ucch nnoour
uris
i hm
h ent thatt at www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZJZ7LJ3
itt ccan traanssffoorm
m a peerrso
son fr
from
om wea
eak inntoo power
ow
weerrffuul.l. 1. Blend together the olive oil and
We would be very grateful if you would take five minutes to milk, using a hand blender
It makkeess dififfificcultt thi
hing
hin
ngs easy
eeaasy
sy and
nd hea
heeaavy
vy thi
h nggs liligh
ligghht.
t. complete it by 31st March 2010.
2. Add lemon juice in very small
To rem
reem
maiin happ
app
p y an
and shhar
aree ha
happ
p in
pp inees
ess wi
withh oth
ther
erss is If you are not able to give us your comments through the amounts to the mixture and
online survey, we welcome them either by email or letter at continue mixing with the blender.
a great aacct ooff cha
hari
r ty
ty.. No mat
a teer what
whhat happpens
pennss, my
pe m the address below. Stop adding lemon juice when
  the required consistency is achieved
hhaapp
ppin
innes
ess sshhhoou
ould
ld not
ot be loost
st.
st. Thank you. My heart is full and open. Flowing with pure
3. Take care that the mayonnaise does not turn runny. feelings and good wishes for everyone, I follow my
Media Dept, BKWSU (UK) If it becomes runny, add a little oil spontaneous instinct to give and I am truly happy.
Global Co-operation House 4. Add salt and mustard and/or asafoetida to taste and serve
FFrroom
m: A Po
Pock
ckeett Booook on
on Virrtu
tue, av
avai
a la
ai labl
labl
blee frroom
m 65-69 Pound Lane From Self Mastery Cards – Self Empowerment and
ww
w ww.bkkppuublicaaattio
ions.c
nss.com London NW10 2HH From Pure & Simple – Cooking for a Busy Lifestyle, Self Management in Stressful and Changing Times,
newsletter@uk.bkwsu.org available from www.bkpublications.com available from www.bkpublications.com
Issue 9: Jan /Feb 2010
Snapshots frrom our partner organisations around
d the world
The Inner Wave
News, insights and experiences from the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (UK)

Welcome to the Inner Wave. Happiness can be as elusive as it is universally coveted. How can we, no matter what our situation may be,
Denmark: Brahma Kumaris’ European make our lives more constantly happy? We hope to provide some practical answers here.
Director Sister Jayanti at a press Editorial Team
United Arab Emirates: Dadi Janki presents a conference entitled Spirit and Science in
memento to His Excellency Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Agreement on the Climate Crisis at COP15, the
Ali Al-Nuaimi, CEO of Al Ihsaan Charity Centre, at UN Climate Change Conference, in December
an event organised by the Raja Yoga Center, Dubai,
entitled Wisdom and Will Power on 23rd December
2009 at Dubai’s Sheikh Rashid Auditorium.
2009. An interview with Sister Jayanti on
Climate Change TV is at: How to be
www.brahmakumaris.dk/webtv
Happy
Australia: Thousands of people arriving at The Parliament of the
World’s Religions in Melbourne wrote messages of support and hope to Christine Miller
the world leaders attending COP15 in Copenhagen in a 120 metre long
‘Great Letter’, organised by Brahma Kumaris (Australia) in December 2009.
Dadi Janki’s visit to the UK in January 2010
included eight public engagements - in Oxford,
Tobago: Youth leaders from across the Commonwealth, including Brahma Kumaris
youth representatives, discussing Youth Involvement in Decision-making at the Shoreham-by-Sea and various Greater London
7th Commonwealth Youth Forum, Trinidad & Tobago, in November 2009. locations - as well as meetings with many
groups and individuals. Christine Miller
captured some of Dadi’s thoughts on
In My Life Dr Ashutosh Deshpande
happiness for The Inner Wave.

Dr Ashutosh Deshpande Dadi Janki sharing her thoughts about The Power and Protection of Good Wishes at an
intimate gathering of around 140 people, with Sister Manda translating, at
The Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea on 13th January 2010.
The last ten years have been constant change with everyone. It helps avoid unnecessary
for me: finishing school, leaving home and anxiety and stress. It’s something that has
then the daunting prospect of finding my way improved greatly through practicing medita- She described how possessiveness leads to and keep ourselves in a state of inner peace.
in the ‘real world. Many personal and profes- tion – and it’s changed my outlook on life. unhappiness, because we have expectations Her words confirmed my own experience of
sional challenges came my way and I was of our partners, children and family, and, if finding peaceful happiness inside when I take
looking for a method to deal with them. I they don’t do what we expect, we are discon- time in stillness to reflect. I’ve discovered that
came across the Brahma Kumaris through
their talk show on the Aastha International TV
Channel. What struck me was the practicality
“ handling
I reflect on how I’m
different Christine Miller
tented. So, to have better relationships, we
must first give love in order to receive it.
what is within us remains ours forever,
whereas outside things, like money or
situations and am possessions, can disappear.
of the discussions, which provided insights
into how to deal effectively with everyday learning to respond
situations. Inner Space, which has recently
opened on Glasgow’s busy High Street, has
better to them.

‘How to have a happier, more peaceful life?’
is one of the most frequently-asked questions
of our time. We have material comforts, yet
“ I’ve discovered that
what is within us remains
A merciful, honest heart will give peace and
bring blessings to others without any need to
preach – we can then be ‘Virtues and Values
proven a valuable resource. I’m more positive and energetic. I meditate in Next issue: true peace still eludes us. On this theme, Dadi
ours forever, whereas in Action’
I’ve had a number of philosophical questions
the morning and at night, and take pauses
throughout the day. I reflect on how I’m
Dealing with Conflict Janki recently shared her wisdom in London,
for a long time, but I’m finding a greater level handling different situations and am learning
delivered with her inimitable humour and outside things, like Dadi Janki is Administrative Head of the
grace. Brahma Kumaris.
of contentment by going deeper into under- to respond better to them. My family and Learn to meditate money or possessions,
standing who I really am. Meditation helps me


friends have certainly appreciated the Christine Miller is a publisher, author and
to realise my true nature as a peaceful and benefits! For me it’s an ongoing process of
For information about free Raja Yoga Dadi explained that if we have peace and can disappear. poet and Founder Editor of ReSource
powerful being and it’s having a very positive meditation courses around the UK: happiness, we have everything. In her own life
spiritual self-discovery. It sounds like such a www.bkwsu.org/uk/uk/whatwedo/ Magazine www.resourcemagazine.co.uk.
impact on my ability to be a good person and she has found that tolerance and patience
simple thing, but it’s something I’m so glad courses She recently founded the ReSource
a good doctor. Work can be very challenging automatically lead to love and happiness, Dadi further guided us to be content with our Foundation dedicated to human development
I’ve found.
– dealing with difficult situations and making Visit our online TV channel based on inner peace, acceptance and under- situation and bless it; never say anything to and beneficial change for people and planet
decisions under pressure. It’s important for Dr Ashutosh Deshpande is a junior doctor in Watch videos of interviews, lectures and standing. hurt anyone; show mercy, love and honesty; www.resourcefoundation.org.uk.
me to approach clinical problems with a clear general medicine in Glasgow and a student of other Brahma Kumaris events (mostly in
English) around the UK The Inner In My Life
mind, remaining calm and getting on well Raja Yoga meditation.
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Happiness Glasgow Deshpande
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