Velandy Manohar, MD.,
Distinguished Life Fellow, Am. Psychiatric Association
Med Talk- Connecticut College, New London, CT
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Mahatma Gandhi Darshanam: Receiving and experiencing Bapu
- Relation is Reciprocity
- My you acts on me, as I act on it
- Our students teaches us [ as we reach out to them] our works form us
- Our wickedness becomes a revelation when they are touched the sacred basic word
- How are we educated by our children, by animals, we are inscrutably involved, we live in the currents of Universal Reciprocity. Remember Naari Shakti Badhao, Beti Bacchao, Beti Padao
Three Major Strategies of Ayurveda
Item 8 this is explained in next slide
Darshanam is a very basic and vital part of day to day lives particularly those of us who are on their way to be play important roles in the community where people entrust us with their lives, integrity, and honor.
Direct Non- Violent unbending assertive advocacy
Satyagraha is a dynamic mode of gaining darshan of the trajectory of the Arc of the moral universe while we work collaborative to bend it towards Justice.[ Equity and Liberty}
Sensory, emotional, psychological, and spiritual aspects of the process of bearing witness.
Obtaining a Darshan of Bapu
Is there a way for us to achieve a darshan of Bapu? Yes it is by committing ourselves to accepting and adopting the principles of Swaraj, Swadeshi, Satya, Satyagraha and Sarvodaya and diligently pursuing our goals by applying these precepts.
If we take care of the means, we are bound to reach our worthy ends sooner or later.
Freedom Fighters for Personal Liberty
It is vital to seek to succeed in our diligent efforts to achieve Swaraj (self-rule)
Items 4 and 5. The words MB Florentine is from the sash on the glorious image of Maryam in the Pieta installed in the Vatican . I modified it slightly the original words are MB, the Florentine made this.
Public Policy Screening process
Satyam Eva Jayate- Ashoka Capitol and symbol of Bharat that is India since 1947.
Item 3: ‘Note’ He never forgot the human background of the situation
Item 4 “ … not succumbing to hate and preserved his gentle humor..” These statement bear testimony to beneficial effects of the accepting and acting on the basis of the precepts.
Ahinsa Parmo dharma.
To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man. Euripides
Items 4 and 5 are critical for me.
We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated. Marguerite Annie Johnson
Item1. It is important to be able to make this statement respectfully and layout the facts in public arenas and or in small gatherings of stakeholders. It is also important to advocate for the stakeholder list to be comprehensive.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Item 3- so far unsuccessful first time Ms. N. Poddar
Item 5 – A pair of Jain organization coming together and CVHTS working together, Also CT Multi Cultural Health Partnership
Samaano Mantra, Samiti Samaani; Samaanam Manasah Chittameshaam; Samaani Va Aakuti; Samaanaa hrudayaani Va; Samaanam astu vo mano yato vasu sahaasati
Let us be united; Let us speak in harmony;
Let our minds apprehend alike.
Common be our prayer; Common be the end of our assembly;
Common be our resolution/purpose; Common be our deliberations.
Alike be our feelings; Unified be our hearts; Common be our intentions;
Perfect be our unity.
Rk Veda: X, 191-3,
Om! Saha Na Vavatu, Saha Now Bhunaktu, Saha veeryam Karavavahai, Tejas vinavadheetham Astu, Ma Vidwisha vahai. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shantihi. (translation below)
Om, May we all be protected, May we all be nourished, May we work together with great energy
May our intellect be sharpened (may our study be effective),Let there be no Animosity amongst us
Om, peace (in me), peace (in nature), peace (in divine forces) Taittiriya Upanishad (2.2.2)
Om! Oh! Mind and speech, enable me to grasp the Truth that the Vedas teach. Let not what I have heard forsake me. Let me continuously live my days and nights in my studies. I am thinking of the Truth. I speak the Truth. May That – the Truth protect me. May That –the Truth protect my teacher. May that protect me, May that protect my teacher.
Isiah Chapter 1- V 10-17:
Learn to do right;
Defend the oppressed.
Take up the cause of the fatherless;
plead the case of the widow.