Mangalore, Apr 20: Brahma Kumari Shivani, the internationally acclaimed Rajayoga Meditation Teacher inaugurated the world welfare festival at Town Hall on Tuesday, April 20.
Presenting an introductory discourse on happiness and peace of mind on the inaugural day of the 6 day spiritual festival, she said that in order to lead a peaceful life, one should control his own mind and have an economy of thoughts.
“One’s mind should be able to obey one’s instructions. We have to order our minds to forget the unnecessary memories, which can cause pain to us.” She added.
Stressing on the importance of cleaning the mind before meditation in order to beat stress, she said that if we do not clean our mind often, several diseases will take their toll on us.
“Collection of bad memories only leads to anger, jealousy, and hatred toward others. Finally it also spoils your happiness”, she said.
Calling upon the people to cultivate the habit of forgiveness, which can ease our prolonged mental stress within a moment, she said that anger and the desire to take revenge results in tension and unhappiness.
“Values such as trust, happiness, peace, forgiveness, which are in fact natural, have now became very rare and unnatural things such as distrust, unhappiness, violence and angry have become common. To change this phenomenon we have to change our minds first”, she suggested.
The spiritual discourse was preceded by the musical concert ‘Jnana Gaana Sudha’ by Puttur Narasimha Nayak and party.
A spiritual exhibition was also inaugurated on the same occasion by IGP Gopal B Hosur.
Over 700 people including Brahma Kumaris and followers participated in the spiritual discourse.
The festival will conclude with the participation of Dadi Jankiji, chief of Brahma Kumaris, at TMA Pai Convention Hall in the city on Sunday, April 25.