Candles of Peace for Kashmir

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The 4th GPM Session, Peace Candles for Kashmir was held on 16th April at Hotel Merwara Palace Ajmer at 9:30 am. The roundtable was organized by Kamaluddin Charitable Trust.

Dewan Saheb the spiritual head of Ajmer Dargah & Mehant Sompuri the spiritual head of Brahma Mandir in pushkar inaugurated the event by lighting the lamp. All the delegates were welcomed with bouquets and a candle for peace was lit by every one present in the meeting.

If peace is established in Kashmir India will become a super power. Impractical politics have played havoc with Kashmir and that now, through practical and pragmatic politics, we can pave the way for a progressive Kashmir . Indian Government should take steps to amend some provisions in the A.F.S.P.A. which have allowed the Army to harass civilian Kashmiris, over the years. Time for a re-look into the A.F.S.P.A. as well, the Article 370 said Gulsha Begum Chairperson Kamaluddin Charitable Trust and President Global Peace Mission.

The Kashmiris, on the whole, seem be disillusioned and are living in an atmosphere of complete mistrust. The aim of the conference is to help them in coming out of this environment and start a new life. But for this they must recognize their own predicament that they face today. And, must come out of the imaginary world and start to live in the real, practical world. They must adopt means that are in accordance with the present conditions and thereby begin to align themselves with reality.

Article 370 was debated extensively and majority voted against it at the conference. Scholars, Doctors, Writers, Academicians, Spiritualist, Politicians , Philanthropist from Kashmir, Delhi , Ahmedabad and London participated in the ground breaking topic.

Guest of Honour and Media person from Kashmir Komal Singh opened the session by highlighting the current scenario , conflicts and highlight the issues in the valley.

Dewan Saheb said a committee must be formed with members from all states to work in Kashmir at the grassroot level and educate the people to become first Indians. In current situation people see India as oppressor. Accept the situation start the process of change with open discussion. People will join eventually as they gain trust and interest. He further added he will join the Mission to go along with the committee and hoist the Indian Flag in Kashmir. He added Kashmir must be handed to the army and strict action against terrorism and extremism must be initiated.

Mehantji said that we must neutralize the minds of the people through spiritual growth and development. It should not be a playground for politics.

Majority of the delegates voted against the existing article 370 which they said was the major obstacle in the development of Kashmir. They spoke of strong military, education, medical facilities, sanitary conditions etc should be provided to the people and bring awareness amongst them that they are Indians.

Sufi and Vedanta Scholar Sandeep Awasti said the population of Jammu and Kashmir is 1.15 crore and our government gives them eight times higher package compared to Bihar. He further added education and unemployment are the bigger problems in today’s J & K. Human Rights Commission or Womens Right Commission and Lokayukt are not existing. Due to article 370 we dont force J & K government to form these constitutional institutions. Therefore he requested that the central government must immediately take necessary to remove article 370 and take serious action for rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pundits.

Keynote speakers Dr Sudhir Bhargav Former Principal DAV College , Dr Meghna Sharma from Maharaja Ganga Singh University, Bikaner, Dr Sandeep Awasti Sufi & Vedanta Scholar , Professor TK Mathur MDS University emphasized on education for the youth and alike.

DL Tripati, SP Mittal, Ras Bihari Gaur, Col Rakesh Sharma, Dr Brijesh Mathur, Prakash Jain, Sabah Khan, Mahendra Singh Ralawta, Dr Sudeep Rai , Nitin Sharma, SN Chishty , BK yogini , Sophia Barta Di Albufera participated in the session.

The session was concluded with the following points

Discussing the kashmir issue is important and should be brought in notice of the people of India.

Formalize the existing arrangement (make Loc into a permanent border)

Abolish article 370 or anything alike that makes kashmir different from rest of nation. Reconsider terms of accession if the state of the states is not normal.

Kashmir was always a part of India since ancient times and it was also part of India when there was Muslim Rule in the North and under the Sikh-Empire. The people of Kashmir are confused and the politicians on both sides want them to remain so.

Bring focus on improving lives of the people. Bring Kashmiris on national platform.

Promote trade and tourism. Bring in mutual dependence. Let people build their own destiny.

Education to youth
Build Infrastructure roads, railways, schools, colleges and alike. Providing with social infrastructure, building human capacity and employment. Most of the valley’s youth is attracted to extremist elements because of poverty and lack of employment opportunities.

The state of Jammu and Kashmir should ban all the separatist organizations demanding separation from India or joining Pakistan. Those who do not want to stay with India should be given a chance to migrate to PoK, for good.

Both sides give priority to practicality rather than emotions.

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Paper by Prof TK Mathur

The Seeds of Composite Culture in the ethos leading to World peace
Since the dawn of Human Society and the emergence of great but contrasting civilisations like the Indus,Greek,Roman,Egyptian,Chinese etc; a recurrent theme in the mindset of rational human beings was the concept and desire of world peace .But with the establishment and emergence of major empire world peace became elusive and mankind indulged in constant  warfare with each other and from simple weapons man developed weapons of mass destruction which caused untold misery the world over.This resultant tragedy continues unabated and one despairs to think of the shape of things to come.
Why did man wage incessant war against his fellow beings?There was territorial aggrandisement lust for economic gains , dominance of man over man, racial superiority and above all imposition of one’s faith and culture over others.Some leading intellectuals of the preceding generations and present age has stressed on the aspect of the emergence of a composite culture to reduce global tension as it lead to universal acceptance . As a humble student of History I have long dwelt upon the fact that the aspect of composite culture first emerges locally or regionally and then spreads as a mass movement .
Contributed by Prof T.K Mathur , Ajmer 

Paper by Dr Hafeez ur Rahaman

Very Good morning! To one and all….Respected His holiness dewan Syed Zainul Abedin spiritual head of Ajmer Dargah ….very respected Gulsha Fawzia Begum..chairperson Global Peace Mission and all the respected delegates present here in this global peace conference

I would like to thank Gulsha Begum for the invitation. Here I would like to share my views regarding ” key to world peace,art,culture and values” as well as “spirituality and practice”…. first of all I would like to start by narrating master quote of Rumi
Tu barai wasl kardan amadi,,, ne barai fasl kardan amadi,,, you have been sent to unite, ,, not to make them divide..
Also renowned urdu poet Jigar moradabadi said,,, unka jo kaam hai wo ahle siyasat jane,,, mera paigham mohabbat hai jahan tak ponhche.
Khwaja Gharib nawaz has said ,,, love for all amd malice for non….
Shaikh Nizamuddin auliya mehboob e ilahi has said that , if a man puts thorn in your way and you also put thorns in his way , there will be thorn every where so lets put flowers in place of thorn . And he loved to recite coupletes of persian poet hzt shaikh Abu syed abul khair has said,,,
He is not my friend , may God be my friend
And he who bears ill -will against me, may his joy increases
He who puts thorns in my way on account of enmity,
May every flower that blossoms in the garden of life be without thorn.

Dear brothers and sisters, I would like to speak few words here with the reference of Rumi a 13 century’s mystic and sufi poet and a global ambassador of peace for mankind.
The striking features of Rumi’s philosophy are humanity, love , compassion , tolerance, empathy, respect and acceptance of the others as they are , openness to others and dialogue. He abhors ‘ ignorance’ the mother of all evils and underlines that education and dialogue are only remedies.

These elements can be discerned from the following discourses:
” A westerner lives in the west. An oriental comes to visit. The westerner is a stranger to the oriental , but who is the real stranger? Is not the oriental a stranger to the entire western world ?
The world was a global village even in his time and he powerfully emphasizes this reality:
” still this whole world is but a house , no more. Whether we go from this room to that room or from this corner to that corner, are we still not in the same house ?”
A kind of deep spiritual message radiates out from Rumi’s writing that has attracted spiritual seekers from almost every religion in the world. Rumi’s doctrine advocates looking at Mulims, Jews, Christians and Hindus etc with the same eye and view them as one and same:

Come , come , whoever you are …..
Come and come yet again…
Come even if you have broken your vows a thousand times wanderer, idolater, worshipper of fire….
Ours is not a caravan of despair,
This is the date of hope,
Come , come yet again, come (Rumi)

Rumi has a tremendous impact on the Indian mystics as well. How he explains the mystic principle of ‘ Basic oneness of Human society’ thus:

Bringing solace to human heart is like Hajj-i Akbar.
One heart is better than a thousand Kaabas.
And same line of Sa’adi found as follow;
All human being are like limbs of a body,
For in their origin they are the same

After throwing open the realm of spirit to all without any distinction of religion and race, the sufi saints emphasized the basic unity and oneness of human society. This was the corner stone of their social thought. Deriving their inspiration from a tradition of the Prophet which runs:
All God’s creatures are His family; and he is the most beloved of God who does well to His creatures.
They treated all human being as ‘ children of God on earth’ and strove to bring their hearts closer and inspired them with a deep and abiding feeling of human love and sympathy. Even denominational categories which seperated one community from another were not acceptable to them. Shaikh Abdul Quddus of Gangoh once said;

Why this meaningless talk about the believer, the kafir, the obedient, the sine, the rightly guided, the misdirected, the muslim, the pious, the infidel, the fire worshipper, all are like beads in a rosary.
There was no such thing as Darul harab or darul islam for mystic. All was God’s earth and they believed that,
No man of God feels himself a stranger in east or west .anywhere he goes, all is the land of God.

The culture of tolerance and harmony,

A mind which failed to see any wisdom or truth in any way of life or thought except its own was the greatest obstacle to the growth of social amity, and the sufis or medieval india fought against this exclusivism and prejudice. But their tolerance was not born of any timely purpose, expediency or weakness.it had roots in the spiritual and moral strength of their convictions. They believe that the true toleration is of that spiritually powerful man who, while guarding the frontiers of his own faith, can appreciate all forms of faith other than his own.
Hzt Amir Khusrau’s verse;

O you who sneer at the idolatry of the Hindu,
Learn also from how worship is done.
Is an expression of this toleration of a spiritually powerful man. When shaikh Nizamuddin auliya remarked on seeing the Hindu worshipping the idols.

Every people have got their path, their religion and their house of worship he not only gave to his followers a lesson in religious toleration but illustrated for all time an ideal of religious co-existance and amity that Indian society had to cherish and strive for.

There are three level of mystic efforts towards unity and harmony, social, linguistic and emotional which Indian mystics have worked for to realise their objective of amity and harmony in human society.

(A) social,
if the social milieu of of the times is kept in view, it would appear that the sufi khanqahs were the only place in medieval india where people professing different religions, enjoying different social status and belonging to different backgrounds met and rubbed shoulders. Their free distribution of food ( langer) to all ; community living in the jmaat khanas where all lived and slept on the ground.
And above all their readiness to listen sympathetically to the problem of every visitor, made them centers of love and effection for the indian people. To the chishti khanqahs , for instance, came the Hindu and the muslims, the Jogis and Qalandars, old and young villagers and towns folk, men and women.
In the khanqahs of Shaikh Farid of Ajodhan, Shaikh Ahmed Khattu of Ahmedabad, Rishi Nuruddin of Kashmir and others, views were exchanged between the sufis and the yogis in atmosphere of goodwill and understanding.

(B) linguistic,
The attitude of the sufi saints towards languages was free from all prejudices.
Amir khusarau who was himself a linguist, used to say that every language has a flavour of its own and so there should be no prejudice against any language. The contribution of sufi saits in the sphere of languages was that

(A) they discouraged linguistic chauvinism , (b) developed the languages of different regions, and (c) evolved a common medium for the commu nication of ideas , known as Hindvi. They helped in the development of the Hindvi, the punjabi, the bengali, the dakhani, the gujrati and other regiinal languages as well. Shaikh Hamiduddin nagauri, baba farid ganje-shakara and hzt Nizamuddin auliya are best example of that.

(C) Emotional and ideological,
While social contact paved the way for communication of ideas, and the developmemt of a common vehicle of expression brought the people closer, the sufis turned their attention towards ideological and emotional integration. I diological integration was a long drwan and slow process and remained confined to a segment of society comprising the higher intellectual class, but emotional integration which could be brought about though mystic songs ( qawwali) , community living in the jamaat khanas and spiritual practices common to sufis, jogis, and meditation person, etc was easier and more fruitful to all.

Thanks once again for giving me opportunity to express my thoughts on global peace in the most sacred Holy place Ajmer sharif.

Warm regards,
Dr Hafeezur Rahman
Founder trustee ,
Sufi Peace Foundation, New Delhi.

Summary of 1st GSM session

Summary of Global Peace Conference held on 16-01-2016 at Hotel Merwara Palace, Ajmer Rajasthan

Distinguished Delegates, Guest. Ladies and gentlemen. The final conclusion extracted from all the renowned scholars and spiritual leader in the discussion is as follows.

We Must go through Spiritual way and bring peace without conflict and confrontation through the mystical way. There is no need to discuss political issues at all we must talk through spirituality and address humanity.

The clear message of its solution lies in love not in hate. We must be polite and go positive through the sufi way to counter hate and intolerant elements rather than being possessive and aggressive.

It is through self-knowledge that human consciousness reaches its highest form and establishes complete harmony with the transcendental order.

We need to be fearless when we counter the growing trend of the conflict and invite secular personalities to work towards the mission of Global community.

We need to identify the people who work for the people and not those who work for their own purposes.

There are two kinds of people who work for Peace. One who works for his personal development and the other who work for the development of Society through Spiritual , moral values and ethical standards.

Fear is the one key element to give us the sufferings and the vision of all forms to fill the gaps between the worldly desire and the unknown regions of Humanity.

Follow-up conference should take stock of what the participants have done towards these conclusions is also been suggested by few members.

This was the conclusion of the conference

GLOBAL PEACE CONFERENCE
AT AJMER
ORGANISED BY:-
Gulsha Fawzia Begum,
(Chairperson Divine Abode foundation, coordinator Global Peace Mission)

Paper by Veda Ravi Shangar

Power of Women

What existing going on with in us and around?

Awake Alert Aware

“Where there is Belief, there is Relief”

“First Belief Yourself, then Believe God”

“Listen to Others Decision is Yours”

“Faith + Determination + Dedication + hard Effort = Success”     GURU.

BY

Vedic & Scientific Research Foundation

At present, most of the women are not aware of what’s going on around them. Since past so many years and even in Kritha yuga, dvaapar yuga, thretha yuga, most of men controlled women, they used women’s emotional weakness. Males do not take female’s opinion for family or social issues, and always do their own way but some men respect women, take care of women’s heart, secure her,  ask for her views and opinions on every step of life. Those people who live with pure love, and try their best to understand each other, respect each other really attain moksha or self-realization. But that happens very rarely. As per science, as per nature’s laws, women’s brain is higher and stronger than men, they can multitask very well, and prolonged and deep thinking with strong imagination comes more easily to women as compared to men. But they are only weak in heart, are very emotional, get overwhelmed with feelings…. this makes them stressed and unhappy. Men use this weakness. Today women are used to market many products. She is treated as commodity. Even her dresses are designed and controlled by men. All the education system she gets educated in, the clothes she wears, the technology she uses, the food she eats, the professions she chooses, her work life, her family life and even her personal life are directly or indirectly controlled by male dominated society and its self-appointed promiscuous leaders.

Thus, it’s high time to take her life in her own hands and live it the way she wants. For this,

1. Women should realize their worth and power and should be proud to be a woman.

2. They should design their own life starting from dress and food.

3. Our society still doesn’t have any separate systems for women which can promote and bring out the best n them, not even education, research and all most of them are stuck in the system designed by and for men only.

 4. It’s the hour’s need to become alert, aware, and awaken. As there is  woman behind many successful male leaders in all field but very few accept this.

5. It is much called for now that a separate system is made for women in all fields, which is fair and promotes their potential in every way with the support of some men with good and open heart and mind because according to our ancient texts if man cares for woman’s heart as he is secure from heart, then woman can do anything in this universe for peace and prosperity. (Men need women to take care of their minds as they have stronger minds.)

6. All social and familial systems are redesigned separately for both males and females according to their energy of body, mind, and spirit to bring out the best of both and promote world peace and happiness.

7. Both genders should understand their own limitations also.

8. Whatever a man can do, woman cannot do certain things because of their energy make up and same applies to men.

9. Both should understand and accept each other, join hands and do their best for self-peace and universe peace.

10. Women are representatives of Wisdom, Peace & Love.

11. Women Unity create many wonder in this Universe Peace.

Contributed by Veda Ravi Shangar
Vedic & Scientific Research Foundation (VSRF)
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The Sufi Conspiracy

Having lost touch with its glorious heritage of classical scholarship, the Muslim world today is divided in squabbles between two opposing camps, who despite their respective deviations, are both attempting to usurp the right to represent orthodox Islam. The Wahhabis and Salafis are the product of a British strategy to undermine Islamic tradition and create fundamentalism. While the Sufis are their most vocal and articulate critics, rightly pointing out their corruptions, they themselves are part of a similar conspiracy, again with close ties to Western intelligence and the occult.

The New Age movement, following the teachings of a leading disciple of H. P. Blavatsky, believes that the coming of the Age of Aquarius will herald the beginning of world peace and one-world government, headed by the Maitreya, who is said to be awaited also by Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims, though he is known by these believers respectively as Christ, Messiah, the fifth Buddha, Krishna or Imam Mahdi. The New Age’s expectation of the Mahdi awaited by the Muslims has been nurtured through its relationship with Sufism.

Essentially, the pretext of the occult is that in the future the world will be united in peace by eliminating all sectarianism, when the world will be brought together under a single belief system. The basis of that belief will be the occult tradition, which it is claimed has been the underlying source of all exoteric religions. As such, since at least the middle of the eighteenth century, occultists have marketed Sufism as being the origin of Freemasonry.

According to Idries Shah, the twelfth century Qadiriyya Sufi order was the origin of the Rosicrucians, the most important occult movement after the Renaissance, who later evolved into the Freemasons. As detailed in Black Terror White Soldiers, the Rosicrucians were responsible for orchestrating the advent of Sabbatai Zevi, who took the Jewish world by storm in 1666 when he declared himself their expected messiah. However, Zevi disappointed the vast majority of his followers when he subsequently converted to Islam. Nevertheless, an important segment followed him into Islam as well, and to this day consist of a powerful community of secret Jews known as Dönmeh.

The Dönmeh of Turkey maintained associations with a number of Sufi orders, like Whirling Dervishes founded by Jalal ad-Din Rumi, and the Bektashis. Strongly heretical, the Bektashi venerated Ali, the son-in-law of the Prophet Mohammed, repudiated many of the legal rulings of Islam, and combined Kabbalistic ideas with elements of ancient Central Asian shamanism.

Through the influence of Bektashi Sufism, the Dönmeh developed the belief of Pan-Turkism, later adopted by the Young Turks, a Dönmeh and Masonic organization responsible for overthrowing the Ottoman Caliphate in 1908. Pan-Turkism begins with Alexander Csoma de Körös (1784 – 1842), the first in the West to mention mysterious Buddhist realm known as Shambhala, which he regarded as the origin of the Turkish people, and which he situated in the Altai mountains and Xinjiang.

Csoma de Körös’s mention of Shambhala became the basis of the mystical speculations offered by H. P. Blavatsky, which she regarded as the homeland of the Aryan race. Blavatsky founded the Theosophical Society, and came to be regarded as an oracle of Freemasonry and the godmother of the occult. Blavatsky became largely responsible for initiating the popularity of Buddhism as a font of the Ancient Wisdom. However, contrary to popular perceptions, Tibetan Buddhism is a strange amalgam of Buddhist ideas, along with Hindu Tantra and Central Asian shamanism, it was for this reason that Blavatsky regarded it as the true preservation of the traditions of magic.

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The Sufi Brotherhood

This article aims to provide readers with a better understanding of Sufism and its evolution into the Muslim Brotherhood through Hasan al-Banna.

Do not let Sufism’s asceticism, mysticism, and syncretism, cause you to be mesmerised into believing that this is a benign sect of non-violence. People seem transfixed with these exotic descriptions and suddenly become warm, nostalgic, and develop a motherly protective wing over this romantic “aspect” of Islam, and are easily misled by Sufi dissimulations. In all probability, Sufism evolved through the fusion of early religions such as Zoroastrianism, Neoplatonism, Hinduism, even Christianity and other diverse traditions, and on top of these fusion of ideas, Islam was superimposed. Thus there are a lot of ritualism in Sufism that belongs to other traditions. But do not let that mislead you. In actuality, the Muslim Brotherhood evolved out of Sufism in the 20th century.

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