Dearest Dadi Janki,
It is such an honor to reflect on the words Peace and Dignity as I wish you a Happy 100th Birthday, especially since “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All” is the 2015 theme for the United ...Read more →
Dadi Janki is loved as a world mother, revered as a spiritual leader, and considers herself a humble instrument of God. Dadi has dedicated her entire life in service to humanity. On January 2015, Dadi Janki entered her 99th year and in 2016 she will be 100 years old. As a tribute to this incredible milestone, we have created “CenterPeace.” As the Head of the Brahma Kumaris she is the main representative to the United Nations and since 1980 has taken keen interest in global initiatives. In honoring her centennial, “CenterPeace” will spotlight highpoints from her travels around the world and across the seven seas. We will focus on the essence of her contribution, participation and engagement as a United Nations Wisdom Keeper over many decades of UN conferences, International Days and Weeks.
Humberto Maturana and Dadi Janki are friends. They came together as the science and spiritual resource people in a Call-of-the-Time Dialogue in Chile. They got along very well, and their different perspectives on life and truth were complementary.
What Humberto Maturana and Dadi Janki share is an interest in the explanations of what is most fundamental in life and a respect for the experience and questions of others. They both believe in the importance of the choices one makes to act in a certain way. And they both work from a basic understanding that the feelings of love that one has for oneself and for others are the ground from which life-affirming action proceeds. They also share a belief that human beings are intrinsically loving. It is our nature.
In 2006 “Something Beyond Greatness – Conversations between a Man of Science and a Woman of God” (www.hcibooks) brought them together again. This time in a thought-provoking discussion of the humble, loving service to others that is at the heart of greatness. What does it mean to see with love, act from the heart, and be in the right place at the right time? Is it a matter of our biology? Or our spiritual essence? Or is it in the final analysis only Love?
Humberto Maturana is first and foremost a reflective man, an original thinker, and a compassionate friend. He is a professor of biology at the University of Chile in Santiago and founder and director of the Laboratory for Experimental Epistemology and …
Dadi Janki is the chief of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University, an international non-governmental organization headquartered in Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India. While she holds the title of administrative head of an organization of almost one million members in 120 …