Meditation in Action Pledge Inspired during a Special Yoga Camp
A three-day Sadhna Shivir (Yoga and Meditation Camp) was organized by Pujya Shudhanshuji Maharaj in November at Parmarth Niketan with over seven hundred devotees attending and concluded with the divine blessings of Pujya Swamiji.
During the course of the camp, Pujya Sudhanshuji Maharaj said, “Tragically, violence and terror are rampant in our world. Humanity and human values seems to be dissipating. This is of massive concern to us all, however the solution is simple—we must change the hearts and purify the minds of the younger generation.“
Pujya Swamiji added, “The key to a peaceful world starts with the heart not with a gun. Changing our hearts, changing our ways will change our world. Today, on the holy banks of Mother Ganga, in the lap of the Himalayas, we are not only concluding a Sadhna Shivir (Yoga and Meditation Camp) but also a Sankalp Shivir (Pledge Camp). Today we are committing to bringing our meditation and our yoga into action. Let us pledge to make our communities free from open defecation, work to improve access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), end the practice of modern day slavery, plant and give more and more trees on every holiday and special occasion.” Pujya Sudhanshuji Maharaj’s lauded the incredible work that the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) was doing under Pujya Swamiji’s divine leadership and vision.