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by Life Positive
Club med: A meditation session at the fair The questions that baffle each one of us were answered at The Winning Way, a three-day enlightenment fair organised by Chinmaya Mission in Delhi recently.
Swami Nikhilananda Saraswati, spiritual head of Chinmaya Mission in New Delhi, spoke about the three-tiered flowering of life – learning, loving, and serving. Citing examples from the life of Swami Vivekananda, he said that Vivekananda saw oneness in all and regarded others as a part of his own wider self. “Wise people look at all beings equally. The way a thread runs through each flower in a garland, in the same way we all are bound together by the same divinity. This is called the expansion of vision,” Swami Nikhilananda said.
Explaining the concept of oneness, he added, “Life is a journey of discovering the self. It keeps on changing, evolving and we come to know newer aspects of ourselves through it. I feel that not only am I related to human beings but also with animals and plants.”
The Chinmaya mission was started by Swami Chinmayananda in 1951. The organisation aims to empower people through the timeless wisdom of Vedanta and Upanishads. The organisation also promotes value-based education that fortifies Indian culture and heritage. Shyam Banerji, who designed the fair for the Chinmaya mission, said, “The wisdom of Vedanta helps youth solve questions posed by life and understand relationships. The enlightenment fair by Chinmaya Mission is one such effort in this direction.”
The fair featured lectures, guided meditation sessions, book exhibition, workshops, quizzes, storytelling, book reading and painting workshop for children. Also part of the fair was a treasure hunt, ‘Prakriti Namah’ that showcased India’s environmental heritage and values.
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