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She always chose ecstasy over agony | India News


Shortly after she took office as president of the BCCL, Indu Jain He expressed his wish to meet with all the female journalists at the Delhi office. There we were, huddled around him in a large room on the fourth floor of Times House, wondering what this was all about. “Nothing,” he said, “I just wanted to meet you all personally. I am so happy to see so many women here! “She was even more excited when The Sunday Times of India journalists introduced themselves and informed her that hers was an exclusively women’s department. The president smiled at us all, her face bright and happy, and spoke words of encouragement to us before the meeting ended. It felt so good.

Some of us were familiar with Improper Ma from a distance: She was popular as a spiritual mentor for BCCL employees and sometimes hosted awareness sessions for those interested. I have often glanced down the hall as she passed, to look and see, because she was a beautiful woman, very serene and confident. There was definitely an aura about her.

Not in my wildest dream did I imagine that I would one day work closely with her, on a project that she and her family teamed up to create: launching an independent eight-page Sunday newspaper called The Speaking Tree, an extension of the much-loved column that appears. six days a week in The Times of India. The column that was started in 1996 by Samir Jain and edited by Ranjit Hoskote in Mumbai, initially inspired by Indu Ma’s passion for sharing inspiring, positive and stimulating knowledge and information, drawn from the wisdom of ancient scriptures, teachings of masters spiritual and contemporary. philosophy so far not accessible to most readers. The intention was to bring relief to readers who were on a daily diet of Ella always chose ecstasy over agony, death, destruction, disease, disaster, and doom, to provide an oasis of hope that all is not yet lost. He wanted us to broaden our perspective from the negative to encompass everything on the broad spectrum of life, and to choose ecstasy over agony.

“We need to open the window to let in solutions as well, and not obsess over all the bad things that happen,” said the president. “If you come to see me with a problem, think about possible solutions as well.” For her, spirituality is the prism through which we must approach all problems to find balanced, positive and beneficial solutions.

Indu Ma believed that India’s greatest contribution to the world is spiritual wisdom. In his eagerness to spread this knowledge, he conceptualized the Encyclopedia of Indian Saints and Sages, in two volumes, covering millennia of those wise souls who shared the rich spiritual knowledge and wisdom of India. In his own words, “The Encyclopedia has timeless knowledge that is free from biases of religion, caste and geography, and is available for all to assimilate and adopt in their lives. My sincere hope is that readers can introspect, evaluate, explore, and eventually evolve as enlightened souls as they advance on their spiritual path. ”

Times of India