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.
Safety through Spiritual Life-Skills is a Brahma Kumaris Initiative dedicated to the United Nations Decade Of Action For Road Safety (2011--2020).
In the decade ahead the UN is asking the world’s citizens to take constructive actions to assure we are safe on the roads. But our outer actions are the manifestation of our inner state of awareness. So the Brahma Kumaris propose to support this UN Decade of Action for Road Safety with a Decade of Awareness for Road Safety: Safety Through Spiritual Life Skills.
Spiritual life-skills are principles of outer action based on higher levels of inner awareness. The connective strand between inner awareness and outer action is straightforward and crucial to creating lasting change: as is our awareness so is our attitude; as is our attitude so is our vision; as is our vision so is our action; and as is our action so is our world. So if we want to take action for road safety, we must first attend to the proper awareness for road safety.
So if we drive and walk on our roads with a high level of awareness of the value of life, then our attitude will be alert to the responsibilities of driving and walking on busy roads and to the need for caution and care. If our attitude is responsible and careful then our vision will be peaceful, patient and loving. With a vision of peace, patience and love, our actions will reflect that: • We will see the whole of the situation around us --- the pedestrians on the side of the road, the drivers in front of us, the drivers behind us. We will sense if they are in a hurry, distracted, or falling asleep at the wheel. • We will slow down to accommodate them, come to a full stop at lights and crossroads, and signal to let others know what we are doing. • We will make sure we are fully awake when we drive; and we will not allow phones or conversations to distract us; When we act in these ways then our roads will become safe places to be, and all of us using the roads will find ourselves living in the awareness of the preciousness of life.Dadi Janki Administrative Head Brahma Kumaris