International Peace Day Celebrated
Everyday the service projects and initiatives blossoming and thriving under HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji’s leadership are centered and geared towards not just praying for peace but also providing and serving to bring about long-term, sustainable peace in our own lives and within our communities. Today, on the beautiful occasion of the International Peace Day yoga students in Parmarth Niketan’s Intensive Yoga Course from many different countries, including but not limited to Germany, India, United Kingdom, China, America, Hawaii, Spain, Czech Republic, Russia, Sweden, Argentina and many others, joined Pujya Swamiji and Parmarth Niketan’s Rishikumars and volunteers for a short global peace meditation, followed by a special peace prayer and water blessing ceremony.
At the end, they were inspired by Pujya Swamiji to bring their Yoga and Meditation into Action, so that when they leave from the banks of Mother Ganga they have truly become Peace Ambassadors, maintaining peace and serenity within themselves and thereby manifesting peace within their families, communities and countries.
On the occasion, Pujya Swamiji shared that today when there is so much unrest, violence and terror, what seems like so many pieces in the world, it is so vital for us to envision and live a new perception of peace that is not just with our eyes closed in meditation but also with our eyes open, throughout the day, in every moment and every minute of our lives. He shared Yoga is the tool, the key that can help us become the instruments of peace, allowing us to stay grounded, centred and balanced in every situation and empowering us to solve every challenge in our lives and in our communities with compassion and wisdom.
The yogis from all over India and all over the world were so glad to be blessed and inspired by Pujya Swamiji’s message of peace, they pledged to be service to creating and manifesting more and more peace and harmony in the world.